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Holiday cottages in Portsmouth

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Clean,tidy, small single bedroom ideally located .
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Private room · 1 guest · 1 bed · 1 shared bathroom

Clean,tidy, small single bedroom ideally located .A small, neat and tidy single room in a 1895 family home,stairs inside the property are steeper than standard, this is purely due to the age of the property. NO SMOKING ANYWHERE AT ALL IN THE HOUSE. Room is used predominantly for Airbnb but there are some personal touches in the room. Room has single bed and wardrobe in. Small breakfast of toast or cereal available as well as unlimited tea and coffee.

Cosy House in  Central Southsea
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Entire residential home · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bathroom

Cosy House in Central SouthseaNewly refurbished , light and airy Victorian terrace house in a great central Southsea location. Just a few minutes from Albert Road and within walking distance from King's Theatre and Southsea shopping centre. Two bedrooms, living room, dining room , fully equipped kitchen and small garden with the sitting area. The stair gates are available.

2 Bedroom Static Caravan with ensuite master bed
Entire residential home · 6 guests · 4 beds · 1.5 bathrooms

2 Bedroom Static Caravan with ensuite master bedA 2 bedroom static caravan with the Hayling Island Park Dean Resort. Entrance is up a small set of steps, through the door takes you into the open plan kitchen/living room area. The sofa pulls out to a double sofa bed. The doors to the shower room/toilet and twin room are facing the front door. The door to the right as you enter is for the master double en suite bedroom, with plenty of wardrobes and drawers for storage. Tea, instant coffee, sugar and towels provided. Lidl is a short distance.

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Popular house amenities in Portsmouth

  • Free parking on premises
  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Hot tub

Cottages in Portsmouth

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Cottage by the Sea Stunning Location
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Super King Size bed, central Southsea with parking
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Beautiful Cottage Close to the Beach
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18th Century Boat Builders Cottage
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West Stoke Cottage
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Coastguard cottage overlooking the sea
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The Stables cosy barn conversion
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New England Coach House with a boutique hotel feel
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Two bedroom modern cosy cottage, close to beach
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1 double room with private shower room
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Charming Victorian cottage.
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27 Tollgate Cottages, Seaview

Pet-friendly houses

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Traditional family seaside home near Seaview
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Bay Casa - Charming and spacious place to relax
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East Street Beach House - family living by the sea
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Private 5* Wing of Georgian home near the sea
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Luxury self-catering house with parking & garden
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A little house full of fun.
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Horizon View ......... come and Sea for yourself
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A kingsize bed in a nice, quiet neighbourhood.
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Cosy Single clean tidy road facing . parking
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3bed family home ☼ direct water access ☼ sleeps 6
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Solent View - sweeping panoramic views of the sea
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No 1 A town or sea beautiful home

Houses with free parking

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Barratts Beach Retreat - West Hayling - Modern
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  2. Milton
Double Room in modern house with free parking
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The Hideout retreat Victorian House, in Southsea.
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A friendly home from home
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Charming quarters in historic South Coast setting
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Lovely room in a friendly family home
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Modern Town House in Southsea with Home Cinema
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Ctrl Southsea Luxury ensuite FREE prkg- Green Room
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Home from home .comfort warmth and cleanliness .
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More Than Just a Bed, Self Contained Home
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Harold House - Large, bright, spacious 4 bed house with free superfast wifi in walking distance to central Southsea and the beach
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Double room/quiet/own bathroom/Firestick ONLY TV

Your guide to Portsmouth

Welcome to Portsmouth

With its busy dockyards and major naval base, this port city on the South Coast of England has been a place of lively activity for centuries. Its 14th-century fortifications and engaging maritime museums tell of Portsmouth’s starring role in England’s seafaring history, from the recovered Tudor warship the Mary Rose to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (home of HMS Victory), and the D-Day Story. There are still cobbled streets and traditional fish markets in Portsmouth’s old town, and Southsea’s Victorian beachfront combines pebbled shore with grass-covered parks and rows of independent shops and cafes.

You’ll notice a more contemporary feel to the shopping and nightlife destination of Gunwharf Quays, overlooked by the piercing needle of the Spinnaker Tower, whose observation platforms offer views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. Still, with water surrounding Portsea Island on which the city sits on three sides, you’ll find plenty of sea views and salt air wherever you venture.


How do I get around Portsmouth?

The nearest airport, Southampton International (SOU), is 22 miles away, with flights to a number of European and UK destinations, while London’s chief airports Heathrow (LHR) and Gatwick (LGW) are around 60 miles away. The capital city is connected by a train service that takes only a couple of hours. There are good bus services within Portsmouth, and it’s a flat city that’s easy to navigate by bike, with a number of designated cycle paths. Many of the attractions are near each other: You can walk from HMS Victory to Southsea in 30 minutes, and there are taxi ranks at the harbour bus and train stations. Ferries and waterbuses can take you across to Gosport on the other side of the harbour. If you are driving, you can avoid parking hassle by using the park-and-ride service on the outskirts of the city.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Portsmouth?

Summer is undoubtedly the time when Portsmouth puts on its brightest colours. The waterfront becomes a joyous space of al fresco dining, and its beaches a place for families to bask in sunshine. There are all sorts of summer celebrations in the city, including the annual sailing regatta in June. Southsea is fringed with markets during its July Food Festival and Gosport has its own waterfront festival, while August sees thousands turn out to witness the spectacle of the city’s International Kite Festival as well as the Victorious music festival. Spring and autumn are good times to visit if you want to avoid the crowds; in winter the temperatures can be nippy, but so long as you pack some waterproofs and warm layers, there’s still plenty to enjoy.


What are the top things to do in Portsmouth?

Hotwalls beach

Tucked away beneath the Point Battery & Barracks, which house a set of creative studios, this little beach is quite literally a hidden gem. You can lean up against the sturdy fort walls as you look out over the water towards the Isle of Wight, and you’re only a few minutes’ walk from Portsmouth’s 12th-century Anglican cathedral.

Gosport

The four-minute ferry from Portsmouth to Gosport is worth it to visit the marina, beaches, and many historic attractions and museums you’ll find there, including Fort Brockhurst, the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, and HMS Alliance. There’s less urban development in Gosport, and it’s a good way to experience a flavour of the Hampshire countryside.

Farlington Marshes

This 300-acre nature reserve, on the mainland northeast of the city, is an amazing bird-watching spot — come in winter and you can see short-eared owls out on the hunt. The salt marshes are far less bleak than they sound, covered in wildflowers, and the migratory birds add colour all on their own.

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