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Arguably some of the best sea and harbour views of any in Portsmouth

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Solent view Town House in Old Portsmouth, Hampshire - Luxury Town House with stunning sea and harbour views in the heart of Old Portsmouth

Of Georgian origin Battery House was completely renovated in 2007, to create a luxury 4 bedroom town house. Situated on the corner of Battery Row and Grand Parade within Old Portsmouth the area is steeped in maritime history. Lord Nelson takes pride of place in the centre of Grand Parade and also from the front windows the ruined Garrison church where Charles II married can be observed. The house is situated over four floors, with the living accommodation being on the top floor, with a further floor for the roof terrace. The living area and kitchen are also situated here, with the bedrooms below.

About Us

Ian Hall
TravelRest limited, 22 The Avenue
PO14 1NS Fareham
TravelRest Ltd., 4029851
14 Poyle Road Guildford Surrey GU1 3SJ United Kingdom
VAT Reg NoGB 770 6864 01

Ian Hall
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Ian Hall

Hello my name is Ian Hall I am the Managing Director of a small accommodation company TravelRest Ltd.

Our ethos is to offer quality accommodation at affordable prices in interesting locations and settings.

We have many years experience in the hospitality and accommodation business and hope that our guests enjoy their experience with us time and again.

Ian Hall purchased this house in 2009

Why Ian Hall chose Old Portsmouth

Battery House is our first foray into holiday lettings. We fell in love with the house the moment we set eyes on the view from the roof terrace across The Solent towards the Isle of Wight as a navy frigate sailed past.

The enjoyment increased as we discovered each room from the living room to each bedroom offered more fantastic views.

Indeed where else could you lie in bed and watch so many varieties of sailing boats, ferries and container ships as they pass by?

We never tire of the variety of weather encountered from one hour to the next, sipping cocktails on the roof terrace one moment, then view an unfolding thunder storm at sea from the warmth and tranquility of the lounge.

Added to that a charming new house but within

Georgian walls we could not ask for more!

What makes this house unique

Being located right in the heart of Old Portsmouth Battery House is easily accessed by car, train and ferry.

Many of Portsmouth's historical sites are within walking distance.

There are so many attractions around this area of the South Coast from castles to cathedrals, designer shopping to navy ships. Days out to the Isle of Wight or days in observing the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour from a ring side seat!!

Southsea beach is just a stroll away for an afternoon dip followed by dinner on the roof terrace and what we think is one of, if not the best view in Portsmouth.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Old Portsmouth, Portsmouth

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite bathrooms - offer shower, basin and wc Family bathroom - offers bath, basin and wc All offer heated towel rail Separate WC for guest use
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1 + 3 overlook harbour - Bedrooms 2 + 4 - side view of Solent - Bedroom 2 has use of family bathroom Bedrooms 1, 3, 4 are ensuite Bedroom 1 is double only Bedrooms 2, 3, 4 maybe twin or double All offer flat screen TV
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The house is ideal for a special events, a family holiday or house party. Those with mobility difficulties and parents wth small children should consider access to each floor and safety using the roof terrace. Outside: Apart from the roof terrace there is no further outside space at Battery House. Utility Room: Utility cupboard on ground floor offers washing machine and tumble dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are provided. Towels changed once during stay of 7 days or more. Linen changed after 7 days. General cleaning every 7 days. Rubbish removed after 7 days. Full daily service available for additional fee at £75.00 per day


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Arguably some of the best sea and harbour views of any in Portsmouth
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Amazing views and a lovely house

  • 5 of 5

The views are even better than described - right on the water front with all manner of water traffic passing right in front of you, observed from the comfort of the lounge or with a panoramic view from the roof terrace.

The house is so well located for access to Portsmouth's many attractions, not least the naval dockyard, but also Guwharf Quays and the beach.

Accommodation very good with comfortable if small bedrooms but with nice en-suite facilities and excellent kitchen, well stocked with appliances and equipment. Great to prepare food and look out of the window toward the sea and Isle of Wight!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Duke of Wellington
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Portsmouth Harbour
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
a bar bistro
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: not necessary


Southsea beach for safe swimming is approximately 10 minutes walk. The beach here is shingle. Ryde beach (visible from Battery House) is 10 minutes by hovercraft and offers wide sandy beaches.


Portsmouth Harbour station is 10 minutes walk

Isle of Wight Ferry port is 10 minutes walk

Hovercraft port - 5 minutes walk

France / Spain ferry port - 10 minutes drive

Southampton airport - 20 miles by motorway

Heathrow / Gatwick airports - approximately 65 miles -

London - 71 miles (90 minutes by fast train)


Portsmouth city centre - 1 mile

Spinnaker tower / Gunwharf Keys - 1 mile

Historic Navy museum - 2 miles

Chichester - 15 miles

Winchester - 25 miles

South Downs National Park - 10 miles

The New Forest National Park - 25 miles

Further Details:

Local convenience stores, "local" restaurants and traditional pubs are available within the immediate area of Old Portsmouth and Battery House.

Gunwharf keys for designer shopping and entertainment is within 10 minutes walk and also offers food stores, banks, many restaurants and multi complex cinema. Spinnaker Tower is also located here offering stunning views across the entire Solent coast line.

The historic Navy base is within walking distance about 15 minutes walk, where the Mary Rose, HMS Warrier and HMS Victory are located, together with many museums dedicated to Naval history and sea life.

Isle of Wight is accessed by car ferry or hovercraft both within easy reach of Battery House.

The Pyramids leisure centre is approximately 10 minute walk as is Southsea beach.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
50% deposit payable at time of reservation
50% final payment is due 8 weeks prior to arrival
Bookings taken within 8 weeks of arrival subject to full payment at reservation
Bookings subject to completion of booking form and acceptance of terms and conditions which maybe found on our website (see link below).

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible. Departure time is requested by 10am. Arrival time from 16:00hrs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.