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.
The cabin provided me with privacy to work in the evenings and able to watch TV in comfort and sleep in comfy bed too
The listing was exactly as described... It was a great value - felt like I was in a cabin in Montana. The bed was comfortable and the Sky TV gave me terrific options for tv and movies to wind down at the end of the day. Only slight inconvenience was the bathroom in the house but it was a 20 second walk, easy access and private. Graham and Rachel were terrific hosts and very friendly. I would definitely stay here and again and recommend it.
Rachel and Graham is very nice couple and enjoy their retirement life very much so. We have soon become a good friends. My colleagues and I were invited to their music group in a local pub. It is a great experience for a guess from Far East countries. The Chalet is in a reasonal size and comfortable. I am really enjoy the time during my stay particular for the friendship. I would highly recommend this place for staying if you are visiting Southampton for short period of time.
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.
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.