Artist's colourful townhouse, welcoming and quiet with "very comfortable beds". Great central location near the railway station, city centre, shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants. The railway station is 5 mins walk and the city centre is 20 mins walk. Trains take one hour to London Waterloo. I offer a delicious continental breakfast as an optional extra for £5 per day. There is free parking in The Close 10pm-8am plus i rent a space on my driveway for £5 per day. I look forward to welcoming you.
This light quiet bedroom on the top floor is a good size single room or a cosy twin. Guests say the beds are "very comfortable". The room is set out as a twin room and is mostly used as a single room.
Guests comment on how quiet the room is, considering how close the city is. The room overlooks the courtyard garden and a scout log cabin and field at the back of the house. There are coat hangers, plus an extra mobile clothes rail is available if required.
There are two flights of stairs up to this floor level. The room has bottled drinking water to welcome guests on arrival, tea & coffee tray if desired, fresh towels, quality bed linen, Wifi code with fast connection.
There is a lovely shared bathroom with travertine walls located on the same floor. The bathroom has a good hot shower with a rose shower head, bath and toilet. There is a separate toilet room on the first floor lounge level.
I do have an extra single room on the first level, at extra cost, if two people wish to have a room each. Please ask me.
Guests have access to their bedroom, a shared bathroom, additional WC, courtyard garden, and the kitchen during breakfast. Guests will have a front door key to keep with them during their visit to come and go as they please. If you need to 'self check out' just lock the front door and put the key through the letterbox.
We love to meet and get to know our guests, and as we both work from home we also value our private time and space. This home is designed for guests who are looking for a bed and breakfast facility and who are generally out during the daytime working, visiting family and friends or exploring the area.
We are available to help guests with information and local recommendations, and will enjoy sharing local knowledge and getting to know our guests. French and Spanish spoken.
Gay and Lesbian guests are very welcome. There is a pub across the road called The Roebuck Inn, which serves food until 6pm and has a good atmoshphere for a drink. There is an Italian restaurant within 5 mins walk called Pi Woodfired which serves great pizza. There is a cafe called Leaf and Bean on Stockbridge road about 3 mins walk, which serves breakfast, except on Sunday's. Artists especially welcome.
This Airbnb home is designed for guests who are mostly out during the daytime working, visiting family or friends, or exploring the local area. As I work from home I need to have the house spaces available between the check out and check in times of 10am-4pm.
CHECK OUT: We love to meet our guests, and we also lead our own busy lives, so on check out day, we would appreciate the checkout time of 10am being respected please.
There are no self catering facilities, so I do offer a good continental breakfast for £5 a head or a cooked breakfast with eggs and bacon or sausages for £10 a head. Please let me know the night before if you would like breakfast as I need to plan. I am a keen home cook and can occasionslly offer an evening meal for £10 per person so please ask about this.
Guests love my home cooking and as there are no self catering facilities, I offer a good continental breakfast for £5 per head, including freshly squeezed orange juice, cereal, toast, croissants, home made jams, eggs, pancakes. Please ask the night before if you would like breakfast.
Evening meals: I can also offer a bowl of homemade soup, bread and cheese for £5, or a home cooked evening meal for £10 including drinks so please ask about this.
The Leaf and Bean Cafe nearby on Stockbridge road serves breakfast from 9am, just a few mins walk, except for Sundays. There are also great breakfast places in town - I recommend The Corner House on North Walls.
PARKING: Parking is at a premium in Winchester and I rent out a parking space on my driveway for £5 for 24 hours. If you park in Langton Close it is free parking 10pm- 8am, and then it becomes permit parking during the day. It is possible but very rare to see a parking warden. If you wish to book a parking space on the driveway please let me know before you arrive so i can reserve a space for you as there are weekly regulars.
The house has three levels with two flights of stairs. Please take care on the first flight of stairs when wearing socks only as socks can cause slipping on the wood.
There are cash tills at the railway station, the Co-op shop at the large crossroads near the station. You can get cashback at the local Waitrose in Weeke. There is also cash till inside Aldi, next to Waitrose. There is a laundry nearby on Stockbridge Road opposite Pi restaurant.
Extra services such as clothes washing or printing may be possible and will have a small extra charge.
I am an artist and have my artwork for sale on the walls, plus I make hand sewn Exquisite healing cushions which are for sale.
Thank you and I look forward to welcoming you.
Please be respectful of a quiet home, no loud music, no pets, strictly no smoking indoors, but ok to smoke outside. No heavy drinking in the house. Please do not bring friends into the house without asking first. Please respect the check in and check out times to allow for cleaning and room preparation. Check in is from 4pm and check out is 10am, unless agreed otherwise. This airbnb is designed for people who are generally out during the daytime between 10am-4pm, as we work from home and need the house spaces during the daytime for work.
Please let me know in advance if you wish to book a car space on the driveway and if you would like breakfast.
The only reason why I say the house is not child friendly for young children is because there are 2 flights of stairs without stair gates, so this is at your own risk.