Perfect! Our flight arrived early into London and therefore we arrived at Giffard house long before check in time. I had already communicated we would be early and did not expect rooms to be available, but did want to leave our car. Our rooms were available, though, and we were warmly and graciously welcomed. We had two rooms for two nights. This is a beautiful home--comfortable and clean with lovely touches that made our stay so nice. Nothing seems to be too much trouble for them. Excellent recommendations for restaurants and area attractions. They even provide umbrellas if you need them! The guest sitting room is a lovely place to relax as are the gardens. In residence is a beautiful, well behaved and friendly dog. He did not approach us, but when we wanted to meet him, he was happy to have our attention. Same with the cat. We also wanted to meet the parrot and were obliged. She is a beauty, but a little shy. (Especially around women.)
Breakfast is made to order and plentiful and they are willing to accommodate special diets.
Winchester is a small, walkable town. Giffard house is in a quiet, residential area that is only about a ten minute walk to the City Center and the sites are easy to find. Make sure you do find time to walk along the river as well, as it is lovely.
This is truly the best location and the parking right there is a BONUS! The house and accommodations are worth it alone--but the wonderful owners and staff really make this place an absolute jewel!!
- Also Known As:
- Giffard Hotel Winchester