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Guest House

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Rated from 3 to 5, and meeting all the criteria of black stars, Gold Stars are awarded to the best in Britain and Ireland within their particular banding.

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A charming host ensures a memorable stay in historic Winchester

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At a glance

Family rooms

Expect a warm welcome at Giffard House, a stunning Victorian property, close to the university. The accommodation is luxurious, comfortable and well equipped for both the business and leisure traveller. Beds are made up with crisp linen, and breakfast is served in the dining room. There is also a fully licensed bar in the elegant conservatory. Parking is a real bonus.


  • Rooms: 13
  • Family rooms: 1
  • Ground-floor rooms: 4

Room rates

  • Credit cards accepted

Opening times

  • Closed: 24 December to 2 January


  • Afternoon tea served


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Free satellite TV in rooms
  • Freeview TV in rooms
  • Other facilities: Speciality toiletries


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Laundry facilities


  • Secure cycle storage


  • Maximum number of delegates: 15
  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 15
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 15
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 13

Getting here

M3 junction 11, at roundabout 3rd exit onto A333 (St Cross road) for 1 mile. Pass BP garage on right, next left, 2nd right. 150 metres on left.

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M3 junction 11
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