Afintun Estate

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Sleeps: 44 Bedrooms: 21 Bathrooms: 17

Overview

Manor
Wow Factor
Romantic

Step into royal life at the beautiful, family owned Afintun estate. Whether it is a wedding or a private event, the tradition of hosting lavish parties at the estate has endured through the centuries. Once a prestigious party palace at the heart of the Royal Court, the grace and grandeur of the architecture and interiors is outstanding and is sure to take yours and your guest’s breath away!

Afintun Estate is located just east of Winchester, with 150 acres of private parkland stretching along the shores of the river Itchen. The romantic and ethereal country house dates back as early as 1661 and is recorded in the Doomsday Book. Perched elegantly on the banks of the river Itchen, it was a Priory for the Monks of Saint Swithun, until King Henry VIII took the estate for the Tudors and Royal Courtiers. It was then owned by the Crown and was enjoyed by the Royal Court for the next 300 years.

From the naturally lit, resplendent ballroom, to the homely and inviting King Charles Hall, there are spaces for every occasion. In the Orangery, living walls are bursting with jasmine, lemons and lime trees, whilst the books and history of the library creates a more intimate, atmospheric space for dancing.

On top of these fabulous entertaining spaces, Afintun offers twenty beautiful bedrooms. Set throughout a series of divine residential suites, every room offers its own unique charm, with stunning views across the vibrant surrounding parkland. Every corner you turn within this remarkable building you will find a new delight, from elegant kitchens, to indulgent four poster beds and luxurious bathrooms.

The grounds are a photographer’s and a holidaymaker’s dream. With a Rolls Royce Silver and a Bentley Continental convertible, you can make a special day even more memorable, driving around the gorgeous parkland in style. With a total capacity of 200 guests for a wedding experience, guest lists do not need to be cut down, you can invite everyone you both love and care about to share your special day with you.

Whether it is a wedding or a private event, having the exclusive use of the estate and partaking in the historic tradition of parties here guarantees a day you will never forget!

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What you should know…

  • For weddings and special events, there is a total capacity of 200 guests
  • The bedrooms are split across an elegant series of apartments, several of which include their own kitchen and dining facilities
  • Southampton airport is within a 30-minute drive, as well as Winchester station just 15-minutes away, making the estate easily accessible

Property Features

The Estate
Afintun Estate offers 20 beautiful bedrooms set across private residential apartments, each have their own stunning outlook of the charming courtyards and park.

Duchess Chandos Apartment
- Kitchen/Dining Room
- Bedroom
- Bathroom
- Drawing Room

George IV Apartment

- Kitchen
- Two Bedrooms
- Two Bathrooms

Elizabethan Apartment

- Kitchen/Dining Room
- Three Bedrooms
- Three Bathrooms
- Drawing room

Tudor Apartment
- Kitchen/Dining Room
- Five Bedrooms
- Four Bathrooms
- Drawing Room

The Courtyard Apartment
- Kitchen/Dining Room
- Four Bedrooms
- Two Bathrooms
- Drawing Room

The Butlers Apartment
- Kitchen/Dining Room
- Bedroom
- Bathroom
- Drawing Room

The Pavilion

- Kitchen/Dining Room
- Two Bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms
- Two Drawing Rooms

Ivy Cottage
- Kitchen/Dining Room
- Three Bedrooms
- Two Bathrooms
- Drawing Room

Location

About the surrounding area of Afintun Estate
Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Outstanding Landscapes
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The breath-taking Afintun Estate is located on the beautiful banks of the Itchen River, just east of Winchester. Boasting 150 acres of private parkland, from the moment you arrive at the estate it feels like you have escaped all the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life, fully immersing yourself in the tranquillity and romance of Afintun.

Within the estate, there is so much to see and explore, with walks that take you on a journey through the immaculate grounds, and plenty of picturesque spots within courtyards and on the river edge, from which you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and atmosphere.

Within the local area, guests can enjoy a round of golf at Avington Park Golf Course. This nine-hole Parkland course is renowned for its friendly welcome for visitors and members alike. Bring your own clubs and challenge your family, friends and colleagues to a round or two!

Located only a fifteen-minute drive from the charms and conveniences of Winchester, the Estate is easy to reach by both public transport and car. There are direct trains from London taking an easy hour. Winchester itself is perhaps best known for the medieval Winchester Cathedral, with its 17th-century Morley Library, the Winchester Bible and a Norman crypt. From walks and trails to light installations and retail therapy, there is plenty to keep you entertained for a day, making it well worth a stop off during your trip.

The train journeys are also quick from Southampton and Bournemouth. Southampton also offers the closest airport, easily reached in under a 30-minute drive.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Heathrow Airport

(80 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Southampton Port

(34.7 km)

Nearest Village Itchen Abbas

(300 m)

Nearest Town/City Winchester

(9 km)

Nearest Restaurant The Bush Inn

(3 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub The Bishop on the Bridge

(8.6 km)

Nearest Supermarket Tesco Extra

(7.3 km)

Nearest Golf Avington Park Golf Course

(400 m)

Nearest Tennis Worthy Park Tennis Club

(4 km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

Afintun Estate is sure to be as fabulous and impressive for kids as it is for the adults! With the bedrooms set within private apartments, families can make themselves at home, providing ease and comfort for families with younger kids. The 150 acres of private parkland, mean opportunity for outdoor adventure! Think huge games of hide and seek, and garden games with every generation playing together, the opportunities for entertainment are endless.  

Conveniently located, families can also enjoy all the conveniences Winchester has to offer. The national trust houses and parkland offer plenty of opportunities for family fun, with activities on all year round sure to entertain little ones.

Marwell Zoo is the perfect option for a day out with the kids, boasting over 170 exotic and endangered species across its 140 acres, as well as a toy train, cafe, talks and events that will give kids endless stories to tell their friends back home!

Royal Victoria Country Park is another great choice for families with children as it simply offers so much to do! The beach is great, perfect for some splashy fun. Then there is the park, train, fairy garden, café and chapel, all of which are beautifully maintained. It is easy to spend the entire day there, taking a picnic to keep you all energised and buying some ice creams as the sprinkle on top of a fun day out.

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £1500 charged to the client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to a full inspection
Arrival time 4:00 pm
Departure time 10:00 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included
Minimum stay
Changeover day
Pets welcome? Not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 44 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 8th 2023 - Dec 9th 2024 £21,500 £32,250 £43,000 £53,750 £66,650

Prices based on an occupancy of 44 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 8th 2023 - Dec 9th 2024 €23,468 €35,201 €46,935 €58,669 €72,749

Prices based on an occupancy of 44 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 8th 2023 - Dec 9th 2024 $25,133 $37,699 $50,265 $62,831 $77,911

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Amazing!

    on 03/08/2022

    Fantastic venue and fantastic experience. The event team is the best and beyond helpful. Recommend it to anyone

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