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40 The Retreat

Alfresco dining
16 reviews
Alfresco dining
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Bedroom 2
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Family bathroom
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Family shower room
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5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Located in beautiful Southsea just a ten minute walk from the sea, this sympathetically modernised victorian house still offers original features such as fireplaces, stained glass, coving and ceiling detail.
The house is laid out over three floors with five bedrooms each with a double bed and the flexibility of including a cot or camp bed where needed.
With an open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area leading onto the garden through slide away glass doors this house offers holiday guests a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
The ability to walk to the beaches, museums, parks and shops means a stress-free holiday.
About the Owner, Malisa C
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 90 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Jan 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 16 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
You will be met at the property and shown around, parking permits explained, keys handed over and any questions answered.
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Fiona M
1 review
Reviewed 18 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

The house proved ideal for our family and friends to gather for a family wedding, there were 10 of us so the house was full but there was plenty of room for everyone. House was very clean and well equipped could not have asked for more. The house is situated within walking distance of local shops,seafront, Gunwharf Quays etc, once...

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Thanks Fiona, look forward to your return visit.


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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 12 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

This home is everything you would like your own to be. The situation of the kitchen, lounge and dining areas together with the well designed garden which merged in when the doors were open made for a lovely, relaxed communal meeting place for our family. The decor was quirky and vibrant. The family photos gave the feeling of a loving...

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Thank you, so glad you enjoyed your stay. We love the area so we're glad you had a good time.


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  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(4)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The house is on three floors, the top floor with two double rooms and a play area. The middle floor has three bedrooms, the master bedroom with ensuite, a family bathroom and a family shower room and two further double rooms. One of these can easily accommodate three as a children room. On the ground floor there is a self contained laundry room with a downstairs toilet and then an open plan living area with kitchen, lounge and dining area. Four bedrooms have TV and the house has wifi throughout. The main TV is in the lounge along with a DVD player and Virgin recording box.
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 3 nights
1 Jun 2017 -
6 Jul 2017
Early Summer
3 nights
7 Jul 2017 -
14 Jul 2017
Rachel B
3 nights
15 Jul 2017 -
4 Aug 2017
3 nights
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
We can be flexible on numbers, many groups come with children, some with their own cots and chairs some without, just ask and we will try and help make your stay as hassle free as possible.
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About the neighbourhood
Portsmouth and Southsea offers a plethora of interesting places to visit including The Historic Dockyard with the new Mary Rose Museum, The Victory and The Warrior, Explosion Museum and trips boat trips around the harbour. Gun Wharf Quays has outlets for the bargain hunter, restaurants and there is always a trip up Spinnaker Tower to take in the view from above.
If you prefer to check out the local independent cafes and restaurants there are plenty. The beach is shingle but beautiful with great walks along the front and the pier has now re-opened. In the summer there are a number of events on the common. There is a butterfly museum, skate park, rose garden, Sealife Centre and many other attractions.
Getting around
Once here many people often leave their cars and walk as everything is close at hand. Southsea is ideal for cycling as it is very flat. (Cycles can be easily hired.)
There are three stations here and of course the ferry port which serves France and The Isle of Wight. The hovercraft (one of the only ones still operating) leaves from the beach near Clarence Pier and will deposit you in Ryde.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Southampton: 30.0 km
Railway: Portsmouth & Southsea: 1.0 km
Ferry: Portsmouth: 2.0 km
Coming from the UK M3 or A3 or M27 and join the M275 headed Portsmouth. Follow signs to Southsea and sea front. From France ferries arrive at Portsmouth from Caen, Cherbourg and St Malo. By air, aiports at Southampton, Gatwick and Heathrow.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.0 km.
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