Hidden Gems

Hidden Gem – Hannah’s B&B

Found on Instagram is Hannah’s B&B, a chic and beautifully restored bed and breakfast based in the heart of Winchester. I still can’t quite believe I had never heard of it until now.

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Located in a quiet courtyard in the heart of Winchester, hannah’s Bed and Breakfast is fast becoming the accommodation of choice for visitors far and wide. For this is not your average bed and breakfast, it is more in keeping with a luxury boutique hotel in every sense. A truly unique and exclusive place to stay…

The owner is Hannah McIntyre a 26yr old with a passion to host, who has created a haven for even the most discerning of guests.  Nothing is too much trouble for Hannah – guests are welcomed with a warm smile and a table laid with homemade scones and cakes, taken beside the fire in winter or on the pretty terrace in summer. The ethos of hannah’s is that the guest’s comfort is of the utmost importance and Hannah strives to make each one truly enjoy their experience in her home.  To that end the beds are super king size and super comfy. The three spacious bedrooms are individually decorated with quirky touches here and there and the copper showers, distressed headboards and bathing mezzanine make them reminiscent of a New York loft apartment.

Downstairs there is a well-stocked Honesty Bar and Library, with oversized sofas cosily placed in front of the log fire.  If slouching with a good book and a stiff drink isn’t enough entertainment, there is a carefully thought out information book for all that is going on in Winchester – recommended restaurants, shopping, theatre, lovely lazy strolls through the city to Cathedral Square or along the river and into the water meadows.

Breakfast is a feast of local produce and Hannah’s delicious homemade granola, jams and marmalades. Teas & coffee are sourced by the town’s boutique cafes. There are enough tables and daily newspapers to go around, so conversation with strangers isn’t necessary. This detail, effort and care at hannah’s has already earned quite a reputation, as evident by the 5 star “excellent’ ratings on reviews website Trip Advisor and by the reviews in the press.

In December 2015 hannah’s was named as one of the Top 10 Places To Stay In Britain by Fiona Duncan of The Sunday Telegraph and was included in the bed and breakfast section of the 2015 Sunday Times 100 Ultimate Hotels Guide.


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