The owner of this quirkily designed and utterly unique house, Hannah, is particularly adept at taking properties that feel a little lost in their purpose, and turning them into brilliant hospitality spaces. Her other project, the B&B named Hannah’s, was once a former livery, then a dance hall. Two Bare Feet, her new self-catering venture, was a scout hut then an office in its former life. Now beautifully refurbished with Hannah’s excellent eye for splashes of colour amid serenity, it makes the perfect base from which to explore the picturesque cathedral city of Winchester. Hire the whole place and make use of the excellently equipped kitchen for a family weekend away, or book just one of the individually designed, fresh and contemporary duplex style bedrooms with snazzy en suites as a bolthole for a work trip. Expect touches of luxury such as Egyptian cotton sheets and fluffy white towels. Eggs and bread are included, and there is a marvellous breakfast honesty tray for any extra morning nibbles. As comfortable as it is convenient.
Doubles from £75
+44 (0)1962 840623; twobarefeetwinchester.co.uk
The Cathedral; a must have visit when in Winchester, steeped in history and beauty.
At the Black Rat, the Michelin star restaurant is a perfect accompaniment to a celebration.
From the Consortium; a maze of clothes, trinkets, cards, homewares and more.
CLAIM TO FAME
Jane Austen died in Winchester and is buried in the cathedral.
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