The Arches

Winchester, Hampshire
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  • 1

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
  • Allocated parking and located in Winchester city centre

About The Arches

St Thomas's 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, minimalist 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's 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's 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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"A beautiful apartment, splendidly equipped in a marvellous 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 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

"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

"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

"A brilliant apartment and great service. The city centre can be covered within a ten minute walk from the apartment, including the train station. The apartment itself is spacious, private, and quiet, and is beautifully finished and meticulously clean. Check-in/out is easy allowing for arrival at any time of day without the need to give notice. We will definitely stay again. Thanks for being such a great host."


"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.

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