The Arches

Winchester, Hampshire
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Unique one bedroom apartment in a landmark development of a Victorian Grade II listed church. Now luxuriously appointed in the heart of the city, with its own terrace; a unique Winchester experience.

  • Recently converted church architecture with a modern interior design
  • Integrated sound and lighting system
  • One allocated parking space and located no more than 40m from property on a gravelled area

About The Arches

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

The Arches is on the ground floor. The open and airy apartment has wonderful high ceilings complemented by a clean, white, smart kitchen with central island feature; including 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 that comprises a lower level with kitchen/dining area that leads to the bedroom and gorgeous en-suite bathroom. A mezzanine level above houses a splendid living area with comfortable seating and TV zone from where to relax and admire the arched windows and glass surround.

The owners of the Arches at St Thomas church have cleverly dressed and furnished the space, combining local Winchester touches to the decor that fits effortlessly with the historic feel of this magnificent building. The Arches at St Thomas holiday rental in Winchester is just the ticket for couples 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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"Amazing apartment, well located, everything we needed. Relaxed time before NYE festivities to recharge batteries. Must do: Cathedral tour - gave a wonderful insight to the history. Rick Steins very good. Thank you"

Catrin & Michael - December 2018

"Absolutely stunning apartment, everything was spot on even down to the Christmas touches thank you! We look forward to another visit."

Stephen & Andie - December 2018

"Beautiful apartment to help celebrate my 60th birthday. Winchester is stunning with loads of great places to visit & eat. Just a short drive to New Forest for a beautiful day out walking - weather was not good but who cares!! Thank you for a great stay."

Sue & David, Nottinghamshire - December 2018

"A very comfortable stay, excellent accommodation within easy reach of town centre, river walks, station and our son's flat. Disappointed that on Friday 21st carol service was standing room only 40 mins before it started - & short Saturday concert also early arrival necessary (but we'd learnt by then!) Future Christmas guests note!"

Trudy & Ian - December 2018

"Fabulous home celebrating my big birthday! Lovely extra touches for Christmas."

Yvonne & David - December 2018

"Kirsty and Phil were wrong - you can get the perfect property in the perfect location and this was it!! Sheer bliss, thank you and we hope to be back."

Vic and Bill Barnes, Southend on Sea - November 2018

"Lovely accommodation with wonderful lighting. Very comfortable. Dinner at Hotel du Vin and breakfast at Forte Kitchen were excellent."

Stephen and Anna, Nr Witney - October 2018

"A fantastic stay in a beautiful apartment!"

David and Alison - October 2018

"Very comfortable stay in stunning apartment. Well equipped and good location for town and river walks, and the station. We will be back at Christmas when we are again visiting our son."

Trudi and Ian Gray - Berwick upon Tweed October 18

"To stay in a converted church has been on my wish list for a long time and my wish has now come true. This apartment is stunning and takes nothing away from the spiritual place it once was. Thank you and God Bless."

Revd Alison Ley and my dear husband John - 3-7 July 2018

"Wonderful apartment in a beautifully converted church. Hats off to the builder who did an amazing conversion and to the owner for the fantastic decor and furnishings. Thanks also to Paula and her team during our 3+ weeks stay."

Steve and Richard - June 2018

"A wonderful and relaxing stay in this most elegant and clean space. NB Feed baby birds if you can"

Sue and Matthew - May 2018

"Agree with all above rave reviews! + Towels to die for!"

Miriam and Geoff - London - April 2018

"Amazing! Fell in love with the place as soon as we walked in. Great location, stunning building! Will definitely tell friends and family and will be back ourselves."

Phoebe - March 2018

"A beautiful apartment, splendidly equipped in a marvelous location. Booking this apartment was the first step to a wonderful holiday. Thank you! And thank you for making the apartment so festive - especially the goodies in Santa's sleigh!"

David Fryatt and Helen Gasking - December 2017

"What a truly special place, absolutely loved it and will be back!"

Fran & Jon Parker - November 2017

"Very good, perfect location, all well taken care of."

Lou Ann & Riz - November 2017

"Very good location. Well fitted out and equipped. Enjoyed our stay."

Howard & Kathy - October 2017

"A superb location. The flat is well appointed and renovated to a high standard. We have had a great fortnight."

October 2017

"Fantastic location. Luxurious living, the flat was spotless, a perfect place top stay."

October 2017

"A superb location providing easy access to everywhere in historic Winchester and areas of the South Coast. The flat is well appointed and sympathetically renovated to a high standard."

Gill & Bob Duncan - September 2017

"Fantastic location, only 5 minutes walk to great food, shops and the amazing historic gems of Winchester. Luxurious living, the flat was spotless. A perfect place to stay."

Lorna & Crispin - September 2017

"Wow! What a wonderful stay we had. Absolutely beautiful apartment with everything you could need. We enjoyed staying in as much as going out in Winchester. Paul was an excellent host and gave recommendations for us in the lovely city. We'll be back!"

Naomi - August 2017

"WOW! What a wonderful stay we had. Absolutely beautiful apartment with everything you could need. We enjoyed staying in as much as going out in Winchester. The host was excellent and gave recommendations for us in this lovely city. We recommend a walk along by the water meadows and up round the barracks. We'll be back!"

August 2017

"Lovely apartment, great amenities and thoughtfully designed. The extra little touches made this a very pleasant stay!"

August 2017

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

July 2017

"A peaceful retreat from the everyday hustle and bustle. Beautiful apartment and superb location."

July 2017

"A peaceful retreat from the every day hustle and bustle. Beautiful apartment and superb location."

June 2017 - Carrie and Chris

"We are honoured to be one of the first guests- hopefully of many guests in this fabulous apartment. Thank you and good luck!"

June 2017 - Alison and Rory

"We feel so privileged to be your first guests! What a gorgeous place. Very special! Thank you."

May 2017

What makes this area
So special...

Morning coffee at Winchester Cathedral cafe, followed by a walking tour of the old city. Don't forget your selfie in front of King Alfred's statue! Stroll along the water meadows to St Cross in the afternoon and finish your day with dinner at the River Cottage Canteen. Just Perfect!

Property details

The Arches


Apartment sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (1 king size bed) and 1 ensuite bathroom
1 parking space allocated in car park

Ground Floor

Open plan entrance and dining area with integrated sound system. Designer kitchen with dishwasher, electric induction hob, microwave, oven and boiling water tap
Bedroom 1: (sleeps 2) King-size double bed
En suite shower and WC3
Separate WC and laundry room with washing machine/tumble dryer

Upper Mezzanine Level

Living area with TV (Freeview) and comfortable seating areas


There is a terraced area beside the entrance and an allocated car parking space for the apartment with electric car hook up.


Under floor heating

What you need to know

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.

No stag or hen parties permitted.

This property can be booked for a minimum of 2 nights from £200 per night

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