Well it’s fair to say Autumn is well and truly underway! We can hardly believe it either... after what’s been, for most of us, one of the most stressful and strangest years we hope to have to endure for a very long time! Never to fear however, whether it’s full steam ahead with the nostalgic ‘back to school’ September routine or whether you’re merely still recovering from the 2020/21 antics, we have the perfect remedy to help you completely unwind and relax...
Summer this year has been exactly what we all needed after the chaos that was 2020 and the first half of 2021. In real Summer spirit and because we want to make sure you get the most out of your Winchester stay this August, here is our guide to local festivals and activities you really don't want to miss this August.
Whether you’re here to stay or on a weekend away, Winchester’s local independent shops are a must-see for anyone visiting our beautiful city. Thanks to COVID-19, supporting locally is more important now than it ever was, and for these independent businesses, every little really does help. See below for a guide to Winchester's top independent shops.
If you follow us on Instagram, you’ll have seen recently that we were celebrating Garden Wildlife Week! So, what is Wildlife Gardening? “A wildlife garden is an environment created by a gardener that serves as a sustainable haven for surrounding wildlife...."
Fancy yourself a fine diner? We love organizing special evenings out with friends and family, especially when the mutual love for good food is shared. But where, in Winchester, could one go for an evening of exceptional fine dining service, food, and beverages?
We hope to make your life just that little bit easier when it comes to rounding up the family unit for an unforgettable post-lockdown staycation, with these short and sweet tips on the most essential part of getting ready for your trip: PACKING!
Whether you’re a resident of Winchester, visiting on leisure or here out of cultural curiosity, we know our city is laden with secrets and surprises that never fail to intrigue. From historical events to literature and architecture, there is a magical mystery behind most of what you’ll see while strolling through our wonderful city.
Lockdown has been hard for some and harder for most, and we know just how much you all need a relaxing, luxurious and easy stay away from your normal abode. Here is our guide to making your lockdown feel like a South Winchester Lodges Staycation, until we can welcome you through our doors again.
Here at South Winchester Lodges, we are in a position to be able to offer you and your families longer let stays if you are currently unable to stay in your own home. If your home is being renovated, undergoing building and maintenance work or if you simply need somewhere safe to stay during the interim before your new home is ready to move in to, then we would love to help.
It’s safe to say a lot of us will be happy to see the end of 2020; welcoming in 2021 with open arms and feelings of hope and anticipation for what lies ahead. Here, at South Winchester Lodges, we want to help you start the new year in the best possible way, and give you the fresh start you’re looking for.
Whether you’ve spent quarantine together or apart, it’s time to start thinking about treating that special person in your life. After what’s been, for most of us, a stressful year, we want to give you the opportunity to completely unwind and relax together in your own private luxurious lodge, surrounded by calming and tranquil nature – the perfect remedy for 2020!
Are you starting to feel like you just need a bit of a getaway? Some time away from that home office? After having spent most of this year cooped up inside our homes, wouldn’t it be great to escape for a while, breathe in that countryside air and connect with nature? Well we can provide you with just that escape at South Winchester Lodges; perfect for that mid-week staycation!
The last day of summer has officially passed, autumn is upon us and that means goodbye to ice creams, wasps and flip flop tan marks – hello indulgent hot chocolate, warming wine sipped in private hots tubs and the perfect time to cosy up with the one you love on a midweek escape to somewhere idyllic: beautiful Winchester and all this wonderful city has to offer…
If, like so many others, your holiday plans have been put asunder in the last few months, fear not! The solution is simple; forget queues on the slip roads, crowds at the airport, rushing to find the shuttle from your car to the right terminal, and instead think ‘stay-cation!’ We have the perfect stay-cation-destination for you at South Winchester Lodges, set in beautiful English countryside, near Winchester.
During this current time of worry and uncertainty we want to do our very best to help as much as we can. If you need to self-isolate, need to offer a haven to those family members more at risk, are having building work to your homes which has been interrupted, or simply need to get away from it all, we still have spaces in our individual lodges.
The January blues are over (hopefully!) and Christmas is a thing of the past… it won’t be long until February is here. For us, that means…lighter evenings, warmer afternoons, bluer skies... and half term!
There is lots to see and do this half term, whatever the weather!
Are you feeling the Christmas rush?
This is the perfect time to get away from it all, take a breather and also do your Christmas shopping while you’re at it!
We have some great suggestions for you below, as well as some ideas for if you’re visiting with children…
Is the ‘relaxing family holiday’ an oxymoron? Or it is achievable?