About this listing
Our cosy Garden Chalet has a double bedroom, lounge with Sky TV and a Kitchenette. Heated by a Log Burner/Elecricity. Self catering, self contained, basic, simple & comfortable, not a Hotel or B&B! Great for Business Travllers too!
Self contained Garden 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 a combination microwave, small fridge, kettle, sink and a Portaloo for night time or emergencies only. The Chalet provides simple, basic accommodation, it is not posh but it is comfortable, cosy and clean. Please Note: The Shower, Bath, Toilet and main Kitchen are in the main house just a short walk through the Garden, not a problem for most guests though some may find this a little inconvenient . 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 around the side of our house through a garden gate so guests may come and go as they please.
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 of Southampton, this is an attractive city park with the River Itchen running along one edge, it is a haven for wildlife and joins on to the Itchen valley Country park to the North. We are a car or bus ride from the city center or roughly 45 minuets walk. It is possible to walk along the Itchen Way to Winchester from our house.
There are Bus stops to the town center nearby, three local Railway stations and one mainline station not too far away The Airport is also close, a short Taxi ride away.
Other Things to Note
Parking: On street parking is usually available just over the road from our house with more parking normally available just around a near by crossroads.
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 remembering if you are looking for total privacy.
We need access to the office during the week at usual business hours. Your Bedroom is private but the Chalets lounge area may occasionally 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 3pm please unless arranged in advance.