Winchester is located in the heart of Hampshire, an unspoilt cathedral city on the edge of the rolling South Downs; it is also England’s ancient capital and former seat of King Alfred the Great. Although we have cottages throughout the UK, Winchester is one of our favourite cities.
Today, Winchester combines the best of city life with the peace and tranquillity of the beautiful surrounding countryside. One hour from London, this is the England that we dream about. Home of good food and the country’s largest farmers’ market, birthplace of the modern game of cricket, resting place of author Jane Austen and inspiration to the many craft-makers and artists who live here, Winchester is truly a destination for all seasons.
Lively street theatre, a thriving contemporary arts scene and fine architecture also make Winchester an attractive destination for visitors.
Whether you are in Winchester for business or pleasure there is an abundance of things to do and see. The Cathedral grounds are a great place to explore the hidden secrets of the city whilst only being a stone’s throw away from our charming property Pilgrims Way Cottage – a 2 bed cottage perfect for short breaks or longer family holidays.
In the summer months the city embraces the Winchester Hat Festival which rounds up the best of street theatre and outdoor art from all over the globe. This festival is Britain’s longest running celebration of outdoor art and theatre and attracts thousands of visitors every year.
The Pavilion apartment, just on the outskirts of the city centre, is an idyllic location to stay at whilst admiring the acts and treats that the Festival has to offer. This property is only a short walk away from the hustle and bustle of the High Street whilst being far enough away from the crowds that you can enjoy a relaxing drink on the balcony in the evening sun in peace and quiet.
Twyford, located just south of Winchester city centre, is another popular area in the heart of Hampshire providing scenic and picturesque views of the South Downs National Park.
This village encompasses all the great things about countryside life and is home to our character-filled properties Highfield Barn and Embassy Cottage, both providing that cosy yet spacious feel.
Only a short distance away from St Catherine’s Hill these properties boast the perfect location for those who enjoy walking or for those who simply want to overlook the city of Winchester from the best view you could possibly get. For more inspiration, check out our cottages in Hampshire and please call us to have a chat if it is easier on 01227 464958.