About this listing
Medium room with a small double bed and firm mattress.
Most things are within walking distance e.g. University, parks, restaurants, clubs, local shops, West quay shopping Centre, train & coach station, Mayflower theatre. Bus stops less than 5 mins. The transport network is excellent and its the perfect base for exploring Winchester, The New Forest, Bournemouth, Portsmouth etc.
WIFI, Continental breakfast.
I live in a 3 bed semi detached house with a garden in a safe, quiet neighbourhood.
The room has a small double bed with a firm mattress.
Clothes rail for hanging clothes and storage boxes as shown in the photo to store clothes, shoes etc
Bedside table. bedside lamp, mirror
Clean fresh bed linen and towels.
Tea/coffee facilities in the room.
You have access to the shared bathroom, kitchen, lounge and dining area.
Please clean the bathroom and kitchen after you have used it as its unfair on other guests.
You will have a key to your room and the front door. Please leave them in the room when you leave.
You may use the washing machine but please ask me if I need to use it when I am home. (lots of bed linen and towels to wash). You will find a clothes airer.
You may smoke in the garden, but not in the house.
Please help yourselves to breakfast, there is normally a choice of cereals, toast, croissants, eggs etc.
Interaction with guests
Please come and go as you wish, but if late back please respect the other guests and myself.
I will be happy to recommend places to visit or eat. I will respect your privacy but am available if you require assistance or to chat. I am easy going so please make yourself at home and come and go as you wish.
If my schedule allows, I can collect you from the local train/coach station or airport.
Other things to note
Walking distance to Southampton Common which includes 326 acres of woodland, parkland, rough grassland, ponds, wetlands, nature trails, a paddling pool, a children's play area, a model yachting pond, and a fishing lake. Home of many runs and walks. 2016 sees Lets Rock Southampton Festival (80's) in July.
If you are a runner, jogger, walker or cyclist, the Common is the perfect place. There is a Park Run every Saturday morning at 9am which is very popular.
In the summer why not take a picnic/BBQ and have a leisurely day followed by a drink at the Cowherds pub situated on the edge of the common on your way back to the house. They also do very nice food. You are welcome to use my cool box and picnic blanket.
A taxi ride to/from the Cruise Terminal and the IOW ferry or if available I am happy to take you.
Bus stop nearby for University, Town Centre and Winchester.
Train & Coach Station around 20 mins walk
Southampton Airport 4 miles
The bed is a small double (4ft) firm comfortable mattress.
Fresh clean towels and bedlinen provided.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
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My son introduced me to this site as he also has the travel bug. I am a late starter but in the past 10 years I have made up for lost time. The furthest I have driven was to Lapland in Northern Sweden, which was amazing. I have travelled to Norway, Finland, France, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Morocco and Las Vegas among other places and next I want to visit Iceland in the hope of seeing the beautiful Northern lights, also Budapest. I have so many countries to visit on my bucket list. I love to see the sights, meet new people, experience the cultures and taste the food of all countries. I don't have a favourite, they are all beautiful and interesting in their own way. I like to try and ensure I learn the basics of the language, even if it may only be please and thankyous!!
I also enjoy going to the theatre, (recently saw the 'Full monty' at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton, now its one of my favourites) listening to music, eating out and spending as much time as possible with my two granddaughters, who have brought me so much happiness.
I am very clean and tidy, respectful of peoples homes and I feel I am a perfect guest to have. I would also want you to enjoy your stay in Southampton to the max. I will do all I can to ensure you enjoy your stay in my home.
My life motto? To treat others the way I like to be treated.
I hope we get to meet some day. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Enjoy the rest of your day.
I am loving hosting. I have met some of the nicest people and listening to their stories of their countries and places they have travelled, I am learning so much. One problem! I am usually quite sad when they leave!