Alton bed and breakfast in Hampshire, England

Description of Alton bed and breakfast in Hampshire, England

St Maryís Hall in Alton won Gold in the Best B&B/Guest Accommodation category at 2011 Beautiful South Awards for excellence in tourism.

A beautifully converted church in a quiet town location within walking distance of Jane Austenís House, restaurants, pubs and transport. All rooms are refurbished to a very high standard. We are Four Star accredited and have received Enjoy Englandís prestigious Silver Award. Our visitors enjoy our spacious guest lounge with satellite TV/DVD player, WIFI and fridge and our peaceful garden which won an ĎAlton in Bloomí Gold award in 2010. We have welcomed visitors from across the UK and from 45 countries, who visit the local attractions or stay whilst on business.

Also nearby is Gilbert Whiteís House in Selborne, Jane Austen House Museum, Chawton House Library and the direct train service from London connects with The Watercress Line Steam railway at Alton station. Only 25 minutes from Winchester, the former capital city of Saxon England with its 900 year old cathedral, and the historic naval dockyard at Portsmouth, home of Nelsonís HMS Victory. Guests are welcomed whether walking along long distances paths (The Hangerís Way and St Swithunís Way pass through Alton), or cycling on the national network, playing golf on local downland courses, visiting The Lasham Gliding school or the many National Trust and English Heritage locations.

We have over 300 'Excellent' ratings and testimonials on TripAdvisor from visiting guests who come to Alton which is on the edge of the new South Downs National Park.

Rooms, food and facilities

* Ground floor single room ensuite

* Ground floor twin room with private shower room

* 1st floor Super King double room with shower ensuite with private landing and hand-painted decorative mural ceiling.

* 1 Super King Suite ensuite with futon, TV and DVD player fridge & internet access

* Guest lounge with satellite TV, DVD, guest fridge, games and fast wifi/wireless internet

* High quality home-cooked breakfast from locally sourced ingredients wherever possible

* High quality decoration throughout

* Dietary requirements catered for, walker and cyclist friendly, transportation organized by request, off-road parking, private guest entrance

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How to find us

St Maryís Hall is a peaceful location on the west side of Alton in Hampshire. Alton has excellent road connections and is on a direct rail line from London Waterloo in just over an hour.

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Hidden away between the cathedral cities of Winchester and Chichester, this is great walking, cycling and riding country. Invigorating long-distance trails and circular routes dip and rise through ancient woodlands, and out onto the tops of the Downs. We recommend the long distance walking paths which pass directly through Alton (The Hangers Way and St Swithunís Way), as well as Route 23 on the national cycle network.

Contributing to our environment through our garden is really important to us. We have water-butts on all our down-pipes and we attract many species of birds with our bird-baths, pond and tit-boxes.

The Impacts of this Trip

I know where you can find all things local and promote our local community. I participate in organising at least 1 charity event per year. In 2011, it was a Charity Ball in support of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre in Alton.

My breakfasts are made with locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Alton is a regular venue for the Hampshire Farmer's Market and we buy from many of the stallholders, but particularly appreciate Brocks Butchers and the Chilli Jam company.

As a member of the Alton Chamber of Commerce, Business networking groups and the East Hants District Council Steering Group (for tourism), I meet and actively promote local organisations, when fulfilling my own requirements and in recommendation to others. My technology, marketing and business services are all located in our Alton town. I have been instrumental in the set-up and running of an accommodation co-operative where a core group of local bed and breakfast properties work together, operating a mobile phone hotline service and co-ordinating availability diaries every week in order to be able to distribute booking requests .


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