Refurbished & Well-equipped Maisonette With 3 D/beds, Private Parking & Garden
About Steven Compton
I was born in Southsea, but moved away very young. I bought this property in 2009 as a business move, but loved the property so much i decided to keep it. I now live with my partner locally and we frequently stay in the maisonette at weekends so we can go out and enjoy what Southsea has to offer.
Steven Compton purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Steven Compton chose Southsea
The property was built circa 1851. The maisonette was setup as the local ballet school of dancing from 1951 to 2009. We purchased the property and converted it back into the maisonette. Fortunately, all the original features such as window shutters, doors, and high skirting boards were still present. So we sympathetically refurbished the property into a luxury 3 double bedroom apartment with side garden and private parking.
What makes this Apartment unique
The maisonette benefits from being in a central location with parking, in addition.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
lovely 3 night stay
we really enjoyed are stay at Onslow Villa. Everything in the house was of a very good standard and the house is ideally situated for trips into Portsmouth,the Isle of Wight and of course Southsea itself .
Absolutely wonderful villa that's in a great location and super clean and roomy. We enjoyed our stay and would defiantly look for this villa again to should our travels bring us back to Portsmouth. Thanks Steve!
Very Clean and well furnished.
Southsea is a great place for a holiday. Historic ships, shopping, seaside. We cycled everywhere as it is all flat and there are some good cycle routes. The propert is perfect for cycle storage outside and pannier storage inside.
Most Highly Recommended
Not only is the Onslow Villa is definitely in a great location. It is also a well kept property that was better than advertised. We have nothing but praise for the professional way we were handled from the initial reservation to the return of our damage deposit.
Our interactions with the owner were superb.
We would certainly stay here again if the need arises.
Wonderful accommodation. Feels really homely. Great facilities and an owner who is vested in ensuring clients have a great stay.
Beautiful property with well kept original features
We had a great stay at the property. The house itself is lovely, it is beautifully decorated with a lots of space, but still cosy and welcoming. Steve was easily contractable and made us feel very welcome. Also centrally located, with great access for getting around Portsmouth. Would recommend to anyone, will definitely be staying again!
The Central Southern England / Hampshire region
The Central Southern England / Hampshire region
Hampshire is a county on the southern coast of England in the United Kingdom, notable especially for housing the original birthplaces of the Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Air Force. It borders Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey, and West Sussex.
Today, Hampshire is a popular holiday area. Its tourist attractions include many seaside resorts, the motor museum at Beaulieu, with national parks in both New Forest and the South Downs (covering some 45% of the county). Hampshire has a long maritime history and two of England's largest ports, Southampton and Portsmouth, lie on its coast. The county is famed as home of such writers as Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, as well as the birthplace of engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The county town is Winchester.
The Portsmouth / Southsea area
The Portsmouth / Southsea area
Portsmouth is the United Kingdom's only island city. The island is separated from the mainland to the north by a narrow creek, bridged in places to make it a peninsula in appearance.
The climate of Portsmouth is much milder than that of the surrounding areas. Located on the south coast, Portsmouth also receives more sunshine per annum than most of the UK. The average maximum temperature in July is 22C, with the average minimum being 15C. The record high temperature is 35C.
Southsea is a seaside resort located within the naval town of Portsmouth, is an all year holiday destination. It boasts a 4 mile long promenade with views across the Solent. The centre of Southsea is within a mile of Portsmouth's city centre. Southsea also has a vibrant social scene with numerous bars and eateries which cater for a range of budgets and tastes.
Southsea beach is mostly flint gravel, but with sand exposed at low tide. There are two piers: South Parade Pier and Clarence Pier; both house amusement arcades. South Parade Pier also contains a ballroom and a bar area. Clarence Pier is adjacent to a permanent funfair.
Just off the seafront is Southsea Model Village which is a 1/12th scale model village with forty miniature buildings, houses, forts, castles and a miniature railway. It was opened in 1956 on the site of a Victorian fort. Another part of the fort has been converted into Southsea Rose Garden.
Canoe Lake is the last remnant of an area of marsh and open water known as the Great Morass, drained in 1886, on which much of Southsea now sits. The lake is topped up from the sea by opening a sluice at high tide. Crabs and fish find their way in, and attract children fishing equipped with a piece of bacon on a string. When undisturbed there are regularly swan and mallard, with less frequent visits from tufted duck, Mediterranean gull, cormorant, little Grebe and occasionally a lone black swan. In summer pedalos can be rented on the lake.
Cumberland House is a natural history museum, butterfly house and aquarium located close to Canoe Lake just off Southsea seafront.
To commemorate the millennium, a scenic walk was created extending to Gunwharf Quays from Southsea seafront. The route is marked on the pavement, and is lined by distinctive blue street lanterns.
The D-Day museum (which holds the Overlord embroidery) is located on the seafront in Southsea, very close to Southsea castle. next door is the Blue Reef and opposite is Southsea Common, a large expanse of mown grassland parallel to the shore from Clarence Pier to Southsea Castle. The Common is a popular recreation ground, and also serves as the venue for a number of annual events, including the Southsea Show, Para Spectacular, Military Vehicle Show, Kite Festival and a variety of circuses including the Moscow State Circus and Chinese State Circus. In August 2010, a life-size (52 ft high) model of an Ultrasaurus dinosaur was erected on the common in conjunction with the local Aspex gallery.
Throughout the summer, there are regular open air concerts and events at the bandstand and on Castle Field.
There are a number of miniature golf courses, a skateboard park, 3 beach volleyball courts and public grass and clay tennis courts.
Towards the eastern end of the seafront is the Royal Marines Museum. Based in the lavishly decorated former Officers' Mess of Eastney Barracks (built in the 1860s for the Royal Marine Artillery).
The Kings Theatre, situated in Albert Road, is a venue that hosts a variety of performances, including productions by the local amateur group the Southsea Shakespeare Actors.
A recently created attraction has been the now annual 'Love Albert Road Day' which is held along one of Southsea's main roads. The event features live music, street art and theatre, stalls, food from around the world, an outdoor cinema, competitions and skate demos. All the businesses from the road remain open for the day.
One of the favourite attractions to visit in Southern England is Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard.