Our Chalet is a 7m x 5m log cabin, it has a double bedroom, lounge, office and Kitchenette. Heating is by a Log Burner or Electric and the Chalet is very cosy. The Kitchen and bathroom are in the main house and have both been recently renovated.
The front of the Chalet is a Sun Trap and provides a great place to just sit and soak up the sunshine.
Self contained Pine Log Chalet with Double bedroom, lounge and Kitchenette, equipped with wireless or cable Internet, Sky+ TV and Stereo with ipod dock. The Kitchenette is equipped with Combination Microwave, small fridge, kettle, sink and a Portaloo this is a Caravan/Motor Home toilet, not meant for general use but for night time or emergencies only. Shower, Bath and Toilet are in the main house. The Kitchen in the house may also be used to prepare main meals if desired. The Chalet has a log burner that will be lit prior to your arrival in winter months or if it is cold and you may request us to make the Chalet cosy for your arrival. Electric Heaters are also available.
Local shops and restaurants are in easy walking distance. Great local pubs with good selections of real ales. Good Bus and Rail links. The River Itchen, Riverside Park and the Itchen Navigation all in walking distance.
Great place to stay to explore the New Forest, Exbury Gardens, the local yachting scene at Hamble and the Solent. Great for when the Cricket is on at the Ageas Bowl and of course Southampton Boat Show. Many folks have stayed with us before or after embarking on a cruise to all those fabulous destinations available from Southampton.
The Itchen Navigation stretches for 15 miles from Southampton to Winchester, it is a walkers heaven at all times of the year, it is possible to walk from our house to Winchester, catch the train home all in one day. If this longer than you fancy then, if you have a car, there are planned circular walks along the length of the walk.
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Our Guests have acces to the Chalet, the Garden, Shower, Bath, Toilet and the Kitchen. The Chalet and Garden may be entered with out going through the House.
Interaction with Guests
Some guests want to interact a lot, some do not, we cater for both quite happily.
Bitterne Park as its name suggests is built around the Riverside Park area, this is a lovely park with the river running along one edge, it is a haven for wildlife and leads on the Itchen valley Country park to the North.
There are Bus stops to the town center nearby and on street parking is avaialble a short distance from our House. The Airport is also close, a short Taxi ride away.
Other Things to Note
Please remember that we have our office in the Chalet and will often be working in the office during working hours. Generally this causes no problems but is worth rembering if you are looking for total privacy.
We need access to the office during the week at usual business hours. Your Bedroom is private and lockable but the Chalets lounge area may occaisionly be a shared space during these hours. The Downstairs Bathrooms and the Kitchen are also shared spaces so common sense is applied to ensure everyone is happy. We request that the washing machine and tumble drier are not used after 10:00 pm.
Arrival time is flexible but after 2pm please unless arranged in advance.
Really great little getaway! Enjoyed the fire and solace. Thanks
Very cosy and comfortable place to stay - I'd recommend it. Convenient shops and takeaways nearby, too.
On arrival the chalet was lovely, very cosy and surprisingly warm considering it was early March. The log fire was already going and I was able to settle in straight away. Rachel and Graham are perfect hosts. I would definitely recommend a stay here should you find yourself in Southampton.
The chalet is perfectly described and Rachel and Graham ( and Coco the dog) were the perfect hosts.
I enjoyed my stay and look forward to coming back sometime.
A really wonderful airbnb stay. The property was exactly as listed, the cabin was exceptionally warm and cosy. Rachel and Graham were really friendly and accommodating and have a gorgeous dog. Unfortunately though, we didn't get to spend much time with them, due to the short length of our stay it wasn't possible. The area is really nice a quiet, close to all amenities and only a short bus trip into the city. Also surround by some beautiful parks and scenery. Would definitely reccomend :)
Rachel and Graham are amazing people, My family knows that I never feel at home anywhere outside my home. My experience with this family changed everything. I feel at home during all my stay, before I met Rachel and Graham, I wrote on my platform. "NO ANIMALS PLEASE" because I have never lived with dogs in the same house, I used to be scared of Animals because of a previous experience since I was a child , they changed my views about Dogs,they taught me how to live with Dogs and gave me all the tips, i now get use to their lovely dog COCO, they changed my views about animals.Very nice people and accommodating.
I feel at home , they treat me like one of theirs and not a stranger. They make my stay a memorable one, lovely Chalet, Private, i feel really satisfied. I keep coming back because it is what i wanted.
Tonight Rachel and friends invited me to their rehearsals,very pleased, lovely music and sounds coming from these lovely ladies was amazing, I could listen to them all night..I recommend this value for money chalet to anyone to try and see.You will be well looked after... Comfortable environment x
Wonderful accommodation, super warm and cosy. All amenities and a warm welcome. Hardly saw Graham and Rachel due to working hours, wish I could have had more time to appreciate the cabin. Thank you
Hi! We are a Family Unit, Cocoa the Chocolate Lab, my missus Rachel and myself. We like music, walking, swimming, cycling,cards/games and we participate in a local folk club once a week.