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17 August 2018 | Hotels

Five star guest house in Winchester comes to the market

Giffard House, a five star boutique hotel in the ancient cathedral city of Winchester has been brought to the market through specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co.

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Situated on Christchurch Road and within half a mile of the city, Giffard House occupies an impressive, detached Victorian property, benefitting from a residents’ sitting room, conservatory bar, dining room and 13 tastefully furnished en suite letting rooms. The building has undergone significant refurbishment over the past 22 years of ownership to have a ‘wow factor’ whilst retaining a welcoming and cosy feel.



The property also features considerable outside space with a large mature garden to the rear with a terrace for al fresco dining, in addition to a gated gravel driveway with parking for approximately 14 vehicles to the side and a double garage. A one bedroom annex with a lounge and kitchen, currently utilised as owner’s accommodation, is accessible through the garden.

The 5 Star Gold AA Award business maintains an excellent reputation, providing high end accommodation in a tranquil setting. The business enjoys significant repeat custom from corporate guests, national and international leisure guests visiting the city, as well as Winchester College and Winchester University parents during school term times.  

Ed Bellfield, Regional Director at Christie & Co’s Winchester office is handling the sale and comments, “Giffard House represents a great opportunity to acquire a highly regarded and popular business in a beautiful city which has considerable opportunity to grow.

“Surrounded by beautiful walks adjacent to the River Itchen and the water meadows leading to the Cathedral Close, Winchester Cathedral and Winchester College, Giffard House is in a superb geographical location with a wealth of shops and restaurants on the doorstep, in addition to excellent road and rail links to London, the southern coast and beyond.” 

Christie & Co is seeking £3,400,000 for the freehold interest of Giffard House.