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self-catering and holiday let accommodation in Winchester city centre (downtown, town centre)

When people plan their visit to Winchester they are likely to consider several key factors while searching for the ideal holiday let accommodation. They strive to find a place which is central, comfortable and cost-effective.

Location is a pertinent requirement for any city break and particularly for Winchester. The luxury of a self-catering holiday let home based in the heart of Winchester city centre ensures holidaymakers are within easy access to everything that this great city has to offer. A visit to the centre is made easy when you are centrally based there, no driving is required.

Comfort is what makes the holiday experience complete. Without it the overall impression of your stay will be tarnished by the memories of uncomfortable bed, intermittent shower and lack of privacy.

The price of holiday rental or lets in Winchester should be adequate to its standard, however discerning travellers usually shop around for a more cost-effective accommodation without compromising on comfort and location.

There are several hotels situated in and around Winchester offering a wide range of services to their customers. And while these services are suitable to some, more and more visitors choose an alternative and book a Winchester holiday home or Winchester self-catering house type accommodation as places to stay instead.

Accommodation in Winchester at South House falls into this category of ever so popular short-term self-catering holiday lets, proving to be favourite choice for many visitors of Winchester. Here are some benefits of choosing self catering at South House Winchester and the type of boarding it provides:


Winchester city centre self-catering accommodation is particularly useful when travelling in a large group, as the cost of stay, food, etc. can be split between the members of the group. No one can deny that being able to share the living space, cook and eat together adds to the experience making it more social, fun and enjoyable. The whole space and beautiful design of South House Winchester lend themselves to such pleasant and relaxing experience. The kitchen in the house is fitted with the modern appliances and equipped with beautiful tableware that make cooking and dining easy.

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Shopping for food is easy too. A holiday (vacation) home in the centre of Winchester means there is no need to drive or go far to find the nearest store: Sainsbury's and Marks and Spencer are almost on the door step. Besides, there are numerous stalls on the High Street selling fruit, veg, deli food and many other ingredients for a perfect banquet. Of course, Winchester Farmers' Market is a regular event not to be missed. It was featured in Rick Stein's programme and it is the largest farmers' markets in the country voted best in the country by the Guardian Food Magazine. Winchester Farmers' Market takes place on the second and final Sunday of each month and gives the opportunity to sample the best produce that Hampshire has to offer.


Self catering holidays are extremely prominent with families with youngsters. By choosing the self catering alternative it serves to keep down the expense of the holiday and allows the holidaymakers' the option to pick precisely what kind of food to consume at whatever time. This is particularly useful for young children that may not have a set dining routine.


Children in particular love staying in holiday lets, especially if they have quirky features such as the spiral staircase and great (and safe!) hiding places, all found in South House. Space is the huge benefit of this accommodation, it's something that many hotels or other properties don't have.


The South House Winchester holiday let home allows its guests a lot of flexibility during their stay. Since it's so central, people can come and go as they please, even if it's just to pop back for a quick snack or a snooze or to freshen up before embarking on the next outing.


We believe that opting for a Winchester holiday let is by far a more adventurous way to travel than staying in a Winchester hotel. The holidaymakers place themselves in an environment that prompts investigation into surrounding areas and contact with local people.


Every year, every week hundreds of people arrive in Winchester to enjoy the vibe of this beautiful ancient place. Visitors are attracted not only by historical sites, monuments and casual shopping but also by numerous festivals, holidays and celebrations. One of the most popular summer festivals held in Winchester is the Hat Fair. The Hat Fair is an annual event and usually takes place on the 1st weekend of July. During this brilliant weekend, street theatre is celebrated. Entertainers from all over the world take over most of the outdoor space of Winchester centre gathering vast crowds and performing 1st class theatre and circus acts. Whereby grateful audiences are encouraged to throw money into their hats.


Places to rent in Winchester, especially a house or cottage, for longer periods when work is combined with pleasure is often made cumbersome as agencies require references and a huge deposit. We at South House understand the need for a quick and simple house rental in Winchester and maybe able to offer you the property without all the fuss - please contact us.