Perfect for relaxation and close to central Winchester and restuarants.
I am a scientist working part time at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London. I have stayed in villas, cottages, hotels and apartments in some diverse places. For me, it is how a place makes you feel when you walk in, explore it and stay a while. Hang Your Hat is like a warm embrace, welcoming and friendly. Well equipped and cared for. Just what I would have liked to have found in the many places I have stayed around the UK and abroad. It provides this in an honest and unpretentious manner.. a place to simply Hang My Hat.
Mike purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Mike chose Winchester
I love old buildings, they have a character and charm, a patina of history, that you cannot just create. It is a beautiful brick and flint brewery workers cottage built in the early years of Queen Victoria's reign, 1843. For a small cottage it has a tremendous sense of space with a magical courtyard garden. It is in a quiet street in one of the oldest parishes of the city and yet just a short walk into the centre of town. Even nearer are two great pubs The Hyde Tavern and Mucky Duck, fantastic walks, a Theatre, a Library and the train station to London. It ticked all the boxes. Somewhere to feel at home.
What makes this Cottage unique
Imagine your own private suite, as if in your own private hotel. The warmth of an open fire, or the steam room, or to sit out in the courtyard garden and enjoy the evening air. The study can provide a close-by separate space for baby (up to 12 months). Ideal for a getaway break. Highchair available.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A perfect place in Winchester
This is a most beautiful property in Winchester. Close to the train station and easy walking distance into the city. The house has absolutely everything you could need and so much thought has gone into the decor. The back patio/garden is so private and lovely to sit in especially in the evening. The bed was so comfy. The property on arrival was spotless and we managed to park close to the house. I would highly recommend this property and if we are ever in Winchester we will stay in "Hang Your Hat".
Perfect in every way
A lovely cosy cottage, beautifully furnished to a very high standard. A superb private courtyard for al fresco dining. Luxurious shower and steam room. Private comfortable study/reading room. Excellent in all aspects and only 10 mins from city centre.
All around, excellent. Perfect location too!
Beautiful cottage, slept my buddy and I comfortably in separate rooms. Great single
bed available the guest room that is not pictured. Garden and terrace are amazing. Kitchen is perfectly stocked. Coffee. Mike has thought of every detail.
And the location. Literally a 5 minute walk to train station. Very close to town as well, maybe 7-8 minutes.
Very select, comfortable property with easy walking access to city centre shops and restaurants
Clean, quaint, quiet, well equipped and well positioned. A delightful place to stay when seeking to explore Winchester and surrounding area.
Your own spa in a romantic cottage
If you are looking to have a romantic getaway , to reconnect with your partner, or escape from the world to your own love nest, look no further than this cottage. Sharing nights by the roaring fire with your significant other, enjoying the one of a kind steam room and rainforest shower (bring your own eucalyptus oils for a true spa-like experience!), or just drinking wine in the beautiful back garden at night looking up at the stars, there is truly nothing like this. It's cosy, it's romantic - it's like another world.
No detail in the renovation has been spared with heated floors in the kitchen and heated towel rack in the bathroom, to the personal touch of bath robes as comfortable as any four star hotel.
Mike was superb as a host, even providing a bottle a champagne for our engagement celebration. He made some great restaurant suggestions - go and eat at the Chesil Rectory -
brought extra firewood when we'd used it all up (sorry, it was just too good not to light a fire every night!) and even stocked the fridge prior to arrival for essential items (the coffee is amazing, btw). Mike has various hats around the house - make sure to put them on and you'll guarantee to spend the night laughing.
The cottage is within walking distance of the town of Winchester and the meadows where you can go on some great walks along the river and to the top of St Catherine's hill. The kitchen is well appointed with all modern appliances.
The only reason not to give this rental 5 stars is the fear that it will no longer be the "undiscovered treasure" that it is. Come to escape the world and you will leave grounded, connected, refreshed and healed. This is truly a unique find.
Excellent small house in central Winchester
Tastefully renovated and well maintained cottage in historic Winchester. Short walk to the High Street and many pubs/restaurants. Highly recommend
Winchester Cathedral with the longest nave in Europe.
King Alfred the Great's Round Table in the Great Hall.
Winchester High Street the oldest High Street in England
Jane Austen trail, she is buried in the Cathedral and lived closed by.
Wolvesey Castle..the old Bishop's Palace.
Walk the water meadows where John Keats was inspired to write 'Ode To Autumn'
Sample the Wayfarer's Dole, a horn of ale and of morsel bread, which has been served for over 800 years to weary pilgrims on their route to Canterbury.
Get up early and catch a sight of the deer and wild life along the Pilgrims Way.
Chesil Rectory for lunch or dinner..a 600 year old Medieval house.
The Wykeham Arms has been awarded the accolade of best pub in the country alongside numerous other awards.
Explore the numerous restaurants and pubs in this ancient capital of England.
All this and more is within walking distance of Hang Your Hat.