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Opulent 2 bed flat with turret - Jane Austen town
Opulent 2 bed flat with turret - Jane Austen town
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Situated in the heart of Alton this charming apartment from the 19th Century offers commodious living space in classical style. We have a wood burning stove, well equipped Kitchen, two living rooms and two bedrooms with a Victorian Panopticon on top! If you want to experience Jane Austen's town in the style to which she was accustomed then we can accomodate you.

The space

Please note it is a 20 minute level walk to the nearby village of Chawton where the Jane Austen house & museum is situated.

A very spacious apartment with lots of living space and a wood burning stove - perfect for a couple and space for 4 (should you need it). Of particular note - the second bedroom can be screened off by closing double doors - leaving a bedroom and private sitting room each!

Guest access

The small courtyard garden is owned by the downstairs property - we just have access to enter, and if it's sunny enjoy a coffee on the bench (!)

Interaction with guests

We are available by phone and text if needed and like to greet guests in person to say a friendly hello where possible. If we are not nearby we can leave a key and will be accessible by phone should you need us. Most people like to explore by themselves but we are happy to support and provide local info if needed.

Other things to note

We do not currently have a TV, just like Jane Austen (!)

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

Wireless Internet

Extra people $26 CAD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $43 CAD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Absolutely no smoking please

We are a no shoes household - shoes and boots can be left in the tiled entrance hallway. There are coat hooks here too - helpful for any wet or muddy gear!

This is a refurbished flat with mainly original wooden floorboards - we absolutely love them (they lend great character to this lovely Grade II listed building) but like in lots of old Victorian houses there is the occasional rough board. Please be careful of your feet, - it's for this reason we don't allow crawling infants, We often walk around barefoot though!

We are in a town centre location and live directly above an office. The courtyard outside (through which you enter the building) belongs to them. Please be mindful to consider our neighbours working downstairs between 8am - 6pm. Like in many old buildings, sound travels very effectively between the wooden floors! Having said that, normal living is totally fine. The flat feels extremely private and cosy and once you're inside feels like a detached house, so we try hard to remember it's not!
Please just use the same care for neighbours you would at home :)

Log burner
We are happy for guests to use this in colder weather, logs are stored outside under the external stairs and you should find firelighters, kindling etc. by the hearth. Please keep the stove door fully closed (preferable) or fully open, leaving it ajar burns the fire rope, apparently! So says Barry our stove installer, who installed this lovely stove one frosty December, whilst wearing shorts! Just use the same care you would at home, both for fire safety, and shorts wearing :)


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

10 Reviews

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Avril User Profile
September 2017
This is possibly the nicest airbnb I've stayed in! Didn't actually meet Andrew but he was very responsive and helpful in our communication. Flat is absolutely fabulous, decor is amazing, beds are comfy and it's close to shops, pubs and restaurants. Flat was immaculately clean and a basket of essentials was left for us which was a lovely touch. Would 100% stay here again!

Tammie User Profile
September 2017
The place was charming, convienient and spacious. Alton is filled with walking trails. We drove to Winchester for the day. There is so many small places to visit that will make you smile.

Ian User Profile
September 2017
Amazing place, great location and well looked after. Can't recommend enough.

Gordon User Profile
September 2017
An absolutely stunning apartment close to the centre of Alton. Loads of space, beautifully and stylishly furnished to boutique hotel standards, and extremely well equipped. Andrew and Chrissie are charming hosts and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. We wouldn't hesitate to book again.

Stephen User Profile
September 2017
Great place to stay

Penny User Profile
September 2017
Beautiful apartment and great welcome box! Very communicative and helpful host

Stephen User Profile
September 2017
Great place to stay

London, United KingdomJoined in March 2015
Andrew User Profile

32 year old freelance investment writer, love travelling, sailing and making my own furniture

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