SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION
Prices start from only £35.00pn for 1 person
and from only £50pn for 2 persons.
For the benefit and comfort of other guests
we are sorry but we are unable to accept any pets on the property,
we also do not accept stag and hen parties or any night clubbing groups.
victoria-mews is a strictly a non-smoking property.
At victoria-mews we offer competitivley priced fully serviced self catering accommodation in the riverside district of Woolston, Southampton, England.
We are family operated and offer friendly personal service as standard.
At Victoria-mews the studio rooms are en-suite and equipped with a microwave,fridge,kettle,toaster,tea & coffee,all crockery & cuttlery is provided as is all bed linen with fresh towels being provided daily.
ironing equippment and hairdryers are also available on request at no extra cost.
These facilities give guests freedom from the formality of strict meal times and curfews often found in hotel or B&B/Guest house type accommodation and of course the saving made by being able to prepare your own food and not having to constantly eat out.
We also provide on site parking, which is available at no extra cost.
although all vehicles and property are left at owners risk.
Personal service and our willingness to assist guests with local information including advice on public transport with timetables and maps etc and also places of interest to visit whilst in Southampton has made us a very popular destination for many guests some of which return time and time again from as far a field as Germany, Holland, Australia , South Africa & the Falkland Islands.
A little about the property and some local area history
Victoria-Mews was formerly the Old Woolston Dairy and is around 150 years old and was run by local businessman Charles Phipps and his family, the property is one of the original buildings in the Victoria road area of Woolston which is actually the Woolston High street and was built long before Woolston became anexed to the nearby town of Southampton, it was then just a small village along with nearby neighbour Itchen Ferry Village located on the eastern shores of the well known River Itchen and it's confluence with the River Test both of which then flow into Southampton Water and then on into the Solent / English Channel at the nothern tip of the Isle Of Wight opposite Cowes.
Both villages made their living predominantly from boat building and fishing and also the ferry business as the name sugests.
With the exeption of the ferry business which was originaly by rowing boats and also for over 100 years a chain ferry known locally as the "Floating Bridge or the Floatie" which was replaced in 1976 by a toll bridge linking Woolston to the city centre of Southampton the boatbuilding, fishing, and shell fishing trades continue to this day.
Our property was one of a few that survived the Blitz [although heavily damaged] during WW2 with the buildings either side being totally destroyed by direct hits from ariel bombardment and heavy casualties sustained, this was mainly due to being located only 100mtrs from the original Supermarine factory in Hazel Rd that manufactured the famous Spitfire fighter plane designed by RJ Mitchell and well known to many for it's involvement in the "Battle of Britain" and slightly further along Hazel road is the old Whites Shipyard which produced Landing Craft and Motor Torpedo Boats [MTB'S] during the war years, and also being a similar distance further along Victoria road in the opposite direction was the former Thornycroft shipyard [later Vosper Thorneycroft] which produced warships [mainly Frigates and Minesweepers] for many countries navy's worldwide for over 100 years,
we are also located directly on the opposite river bank to Southampton Docks where the D-Day invasion troops massed awaiting embarkment for the Normandy beach landings in june 1944.
All things considered it's a wonder the place still exist's !
We still have the old chimney pots from the building complete with shrappnel holes although they now are full of flowers and in our garden.
unfortunately the village of Itchen ferry did'nt do so well and was pretty much erased from the map with very few traces of the original buildings still visible [unless you know where to look of course]