Winchester Holiday Cottages & Self-Catering Holiday Lets
Centrally located in charming Winchester, our self-catering holiday cottages provide the perfect base to uncover this historic city’s many delights. Nestled in the heart of Hampshire, Winchester entrances visitors with its grand medieval cathedral, winding lanes, and quaint shops. Steeped in rich history, Winchester demands to be explored. Discover well-preserved Roman ruins, wander peaceful riverside trails, and lose yourself in the city’s medieval heart. As the former capital of England and once a vital Roman settlement, Winchester brims with architectural treasures and artifacts. Read more.
Short Let Space has a range of short let accommodation, holiday cottages and self-catering accommodation in this historic city.
Winchester is a historic city located in the county of Hampshire in southern England. It is known for its medieval cathedral, which dates back to the 11th century and is one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. Winchester was also the capital of England in the Anglo-Saxon period and was an important centre of trade and governance.
Winchester has a rich history that spans thousands of years. The area was first settled in prehistoric times, and later became an important Roman town called Venta Belgarum. After the Romans left Britain in the 5th century, Winchester became the capital of the kingdom of Wessex, and then later the capital of England under King Alfred the Great in the 9th century.
In addition to its cathedral, Winchester is home to other historic buildings and landmarks, including the Winchester Castle, which was built in the 11th century and is now home to the Winchester Law Courts. The city also has a number of museums, including the Winchester City Museum and the Gurkha Museum, which tells the story of the Nepalese soldiers who have served in the British Army.
Today, Winchester is a vibrant city with a population of around 45,000 people. It is known for its picturesque streets and architecture, as well as its thriving arts and cultural scene. The city is also home to the famous Winchester College school, and the University of Winchester, which has a strong reputation for its teacher training programs and research in the humanities and social sciences.
With easy access from London, Winchester makes for an ideal romantic getaway or family trip. Immerse yourself in centuries of culture and heritage with a stay at our Winchester holiday cottages.
Take a look at our 7 best things to do in and around Winchester for more inspiration about your visit.