The Loft at St Thomas'

Winchester, Hampshire
  • 4
  • 2

Ultra stylish apartment in a landmark development of a Victorian Grade II listed church. Luxuriously located in the heart of Winchester, a once in a lifetime opportunity to stay somewhere truly unique!

  • Recently converted church blends ecclesiastical architecture with a modern interior design
  • High end Baulthaup kitchens with Miele appliances and Porcelanosa bathroom
  • One allocated parking space in Winchester city centre

About The Loft at St Thomas'

St Thomas' Church on Southgate Street was originally built in 1845 and had latterly been used as the council's Records Office after ceasing its religious use in 1969. You now have the opportunity to stay in this magnificent conversion that comprises 9 individually designed modern apartments.

The Loft is on the second floor and taking the stairs means that you can view from the landings the grandeur of the architecture, which the developers have successfully retained. Access via the private lift leads directly into the apartment. The loft style apartment has soaring ceiling space and arched original church windows complemented by the clean, white, minimalist lines of the ultra modern kitchen; that includes an induction hob and boiling hot water tap. A built in sound system and designer lighting shows off the splendour of the comfortable living space.

This quirky accommodation has two en suite bedrooms, one of which is accessed via a further staircase to an upper floor. Both bathrooms are super luxurious rooms you'll want to spend time in! Upstairs has a stunning freestanding bath, whilst downstairs has a sumptuous walk-in shower. Living here is like living at a 5* hotel. The owners of the Loft at St Thomas' have cleverly dressed and furnished the space including local Winchester touches to the decor that fits effortlessly within the historic feel of the building.

The Loft at St Thomas' holiday rental in Winchester is just the ticket for couples or a family wanting a luxury holiday rental in Winchester. Short lets are also possible for those needing to be in the Winchester for longer stays - just call us to enquire.


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"This perfect home was the perfect retreat for our quick trip. We are extremely grateful that you shared this wonderful place with us. We can't wait to return!"

January - 2019

"Gorgeous and overwhelming, what a start to the new year!"

January - 2019

"This is by far one of the most impressive places I have stayed at. I love the mixture between the original structure of the church and the modern cosy home feel.It is a lovely place in a great location. We would highly recommend to all of our family and friends!"

January - 2019

"Perfect stay, this is a truly exceptional property.It was everything we wanted, very much enjoyed the visit and will return."

January - 2019

"Wow!! What a fantastic place. The special touches - Xmas decorations, welcome pack, the location, couldn't fault a thing. See you again soon xxxx"

Alison & Paul, Sandie & Rob, Newmarket - December 2018

"A magical Xmas market stay. Thank you, every detail thought of in this lovely apartment."

Louise, Elaine & Woody - December 2018

"We had a lovely stay in this beautiful apartment. Thank you for the birthday balloons & drink for my husband. It was a lovely surprise! Thank you xxx"

Milnes from Bedfordshire - December 2018

"Beautiful apartment, well equipped. Excellent location for the main shopping area and cathedral. Needs to be lit outside though as we arrived in the dark and missed the entrance! Thank you for the lovely little gifts and crackers to make our stay even more Christmassy!"

Taaffe & Co - December 2018

"We had the most lovely stay in this beautiful apartment and thank you for our welcome pack full of lovely treats also our festive christmas tree it made our stay extra special can't thank Paula enough for her attention."

The lovely ladies from Somerset - December 2018

"Fabulous! Great location. Gorgeous property - we will be back."

Lovely Ladies from Fleet - November 2018

"Very enjoyable stay for our wedding anniversary in this lovely unique property"

Gary and Carole, Chichester - November 2018

"Thank you for a lovely stay in your beautiful apartment. The perfect place to enjoy celebrating a 40th birthday! The kids loved it and we would all love to stay longer."

The Yeomans family - November 2018

"Memorable stay in a beautiful apartment and city on a historic weekend of reflection and remembrance. Farmers market very good too."

Alison and Darren - November 2018

"We stayed here for our daughter's graduation and absolutely loved it. Will definitely be coming back every time we visit Winchester. The decor is beautiful, traditional and modern! Thank you for a great stay."

Barbara, Hertfordshire - October 2018

"We keep coming back, and this time it was for our granddaughter's graduation. This place is so beautiful."

The Pospisic family - Prague, October 2018

"We stayed here for 2 days for our wedding! The property is just so stunning, it made our special day even more special and all of your little thoughtful touches around the flat did not go unnoticed! Thank you for doing such a wonderful job and sharing this truly magical space with us, it will forever hold a place in our hearts and we look forward to coming back one day!!"

Amelia and Justin Copperwheat (West Harting) and Bexie and Chris (all the way from Bali!) October 18

"Have had the most amazing time in this fantastic apartment, and Winchester. This was a special birthday pressie from my children. Thank you Paula for the birthday treats. I feel thoroughly spoilt. Perhaps the big 70 is not so bad. Certainly a good start!"

Pam and Laurence, Sidcup, Kent - October 2018

"Absolutely loved the property. Tastefully and comfortably furnished to a very high standard. Fresh milk and supplies a very welcome touch, thank you. Excellent location to explore a beautiful city and within easy walking distance to many interesting places. What a stunning find!"

Jane and Jeremy - Bedfordshire, September 2018

"This is such a fabulous property and a wonderful location for a city break and exploring the New Forest. Our thanks for the much appreciated welcome pack. We found the apartment such a safe sanctuary to come back to each night and our girls loved the technology on offer. We shall tell our friends about this great find!"

Simon, Cathy, Lucy and Emily McCullough - 4-11 August 2018

"We wanted somewhere to stop for the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Wow, what a great find this apartment was. Lovely location and simply a fantastic space to stop in. Just a pity we didn't have more time to actually stop and explore things closer to hand. Fantastic!!"

Pam, Paul and Sam Yate - Bristol, 12th - 15th July 2018

"What can we say, except Wow!! The whole property is amazing, the high ceilings, beautiful windows and modern touches work together to make a stunning home. Thank you for the welcome pack, much needed, after a long journey! We have now found our happy place."

Mandy, Greg, Maddie and Callan, Benfleet, Essex - 6th to 8th July 2018

"Beautiful apartment - light, spacious, luxurious. Great access to all amenities in Winchester. Quiet, relaxing and just what we needed. Thank you for all the yummy treats and the extended check out time."

Sylvia, Claire, Becky and Elena - from all across the South Coast - May 2018

"A beautiful, remarkable space - quite beautiful. We managed to negotiate all the apartment's technology and hi-tech lighting. We felt very special staying here. Would love to return when the lift is fixed as coping with stairs at 83 and 88 years of age is no joke! Overall, a brilliant stay."

Flynn and Blake family - Chester - May 2018

"Marietta's 3/4 century birthday celebrations full of family and friends visiting Winchester while here at this wonderful 'loft'. Gothic style architecture is my main interest so this heaven for me and beautiful Winchester as well, many thanks. The corner sofa and lighting combinations in this tastefully decorated apartment are the icing on the cake!"

Marietta, Paul, Angela and Neil - May 2018

"We have spent a lovely 'girlie' weekend in your delightful apartment. Thank you for everything."

Julia Brooks and Carolyn Barnes - April 2018

"Lovely weekend away staying in the beautiful apartment! Thanks so much."

Cornish Sisters - April 2018

"We have had a perfect three nights celebrating a big birthday. This is truly a 5 star experience!! Your attention to detail and wonderful artworks have not gone unnoticed. We will definitely recommend this quirky, modern and luxurious stay to others."

Whordley and Marlow's - January 2018

"What an outstanding experience! We can't wait to stay at The Loft again!"

Eric & Brenda - December 2017

"Thank you very much, we had a lovely stay. The apartment is beautiful. The extra Christmas touches made for a wonderful stay."

The Wells Family - December 2017

"The place is wonderful - it's simply one of a kind. To live in an old church with all the modern amenities is amazing. It is an experience not to be missed!"


"Thank you for a wonderful stay in such a special and beautiful place. The apartment was so well equipped with lots of wonderful touches. Great Location as Winchester has stolen my heart!! Thank you!!"

Hilary July 2017

"This is such an amazing place, wonderfully high tech, such attention to detail, great location. Thank you so much for a great stay."

Saskia July 2017

"This is such an amazing place- great feeling, wonderfully high tech, attention to detail with thoughtful touches everywhere. Well done! Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. Thank you for the wonderful memories."

July 2017 - Ryan, Marie and Jessie

"Thank you for a wonderful stay. Amazing place made extra special by all the finishing touches. Thank you"

June 2017 - The Denby Family

What makes this area
So special...

Winchester is on your doorstep with just a 3 minute walk from the high street and cathedral. If you can tear yourself away from the apartment, why not treat yourself to lunch at Rick Steins fish restaurant. Look out for the Peregrine Falcons nesting in the tower.

Property details

The Loft at St Thomas'


Access is via a grand staircase to the second floor or private lift to the second floor leading directly into the apartment.

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (king size beds available on request) and 2 bathrooms (of which 2 are en suite.)
Parking - 1 Space allocated in car park.
There is no garden space.

Ground Floor

Open plan sitting and dining area with freeview curve screen TV and integrated sound system via an app. Designer kitchen with dishwasher, combined washer/dryer and drying rack, electric induction hob, microwave, oven and boiling water tap.
Separate WC.
Bedroom 1: (sleeps 2) King-size bed.
En suite shower and WC.

Upper Floor

Accessed via open tread stairs or private lift to the second floor leading directly into the apartment.
Bedroom 2: (sleeps 2 ), King-size bed, en-suite bath with roll top freestanding bath and WC. Beds can be made into 2 singles narrow (80cm) on request (Zip link bed). TV.


There is one allocated car parking space for the apartment.


Under Floor Heating

What you need to know

Please note that there is only one allocated car parking space. A second car will need to use public city centre car parks. Tower street parking is the closest.

Access is via steps or private lift to the second floor leading directly into the apartment.

No stag or hen parties permitted.

Please note that the upper floor bedroom at the top of the stairs is screened off by a curtain instead of an actual door. 

Please ensure you let our sales team know if you require the upper floor beds to be two singles well in advance of arrival.

This property can be booked for a minimum of 2 nights from £250 per night

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