Liz, Owner

Welcome to Magdalen House

Bed & Breakfast in Winchester

where you will enjoy a city-centre location with free on-site parking and free wi-fi. You can leave your car here safely and choose between a stroll to the cathedral via the bronze statue of King Alfred and the Gothic inspired Victorian Guildhall; a riverside walk to the famous Keats’ ode ‘To Autumn’ watermeadows or strike out further on to the South Downs Way, the Pilgrims Way or the Itchen Way.

St Giles Hill is on the doorstep where a fabulous sweep of the city from the Sunset viewing platform will give you your bearings for a fulfilling stay. Free off-street car parking, secure garaging for motorcycles and bicycles are available.

PRICES FROM £72.50 per night

Covid-19 Precautions

Before entering the premises guests are required to wear facemasks. This requirement was set out by the government to be effective from August 14th. I will also be wearing one to greet you. Once guests are in their room, facemasks can be removed but must be put on in any public areas of the property. This requirement is to protect both parties from the spread of infection.

Your room will not be serviced during any stay of 3 nights or less. The maximum number of nights for any booking will be capped at 3 nights in order to reduce risk of infection to cleaning staff. My policy is to leave 2 clear dayS between departures and arrivals, so a room vacated on, for example, Sunday will not be rebooked until Wednesday.

Breakfast will no longer be served in the kitchen and only the Light breakfast will be available, with all ingredients and provisions being available for collection from the pantry. Crockery, cutlery, condiments, toaster will be already in the room. Dirty items can be returned to the pantry, from where they will be removed and replaced with clean ones. If guests want to leave items in the fridge then they must be labelled clearly so that they are left undisturbed.

The Garden Room

The Garden Room is a large family room with a king size bed and a single bed. It is furnished with a sofa, Smart TV and a table & chairs and has access to a small west facing courtyard. There is a vanity unit in the main room whilst small shower room has an electric shower, toilet and handbasin.

  • Centrally heated
  • Tea and coffee making tray with complimentary biscuits
  • Bottled water
  • Smart TV
  • Free wifi
  • Full length mirror
  • Bathrobes
  • Magnifying mirror
  • Single use shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, soap, shower caps
  • Hairdryer
  • Hot water bottle
  • Electric fan heater
  • Electric fan
  • Access to ironing board and iron

A new look for 2021, when the Garden Room will become a self-catering unit. Bookings will be taken for March 2021 onwards. Prices to follow

King Suite Garden Room Twin Suite Snug

Dining Table Cathedral View


In view of the Covd-19 precautions a cooked breakfast is no longer being served in the kitchen.

The Light breakfast menu will be provisioned for guests to have in the Garden Room and comprises:

  • Orange juice
  • Choice of Kellogg’s cereals
  • Muesli
  • Instant porridge
  • Choice of prunes, berries, fresh fruit
  • Wholemeal and white bread
  • Crumpets
  • Organic butter
  • Organic natural yogurt, fat free yogurt & fruit yogurts
  • Selection of marmalade, jams, Marmite
  • Clipper organic breakfast tea
  • Cafetiere coffee
  • Fresh milk
  • Special diets can be catered for, with notice

NB there is a pantry adjacent to the Garden room where the breakfast items will be made available, refrigerated as appropriate. Guests may use the fridge themselves but any items must be clearly labelled and positioned so they can remain undisturbed if the fridge needs restocking.


£ Per Room
inc Light Breakfast

Single Occupancy
£ Per Room

Garden Room£85.00 Per Night for 2 people

£129.00 Per Night for 3 people

£72.50 Per Night

2020 Room Rates

  • Prices include a light breakfast
  • 2 night minimum booking weekdays and weekends (this is an unfortunate consequence of the Covid-19 cleaning protocols):
    • Friday & Saturday
    • Saturday & Sunday
  • Payments can be made by BACS or cheque and balances by those or cash
  • A deposit of £40 is required for a double booking, £25 for a single.
  • Children under the age of 8 are not catered for.
  • Not open between Christmas and New Year
  • No Smoking

The deposit in non-returnable in the event of a cancellation being made within 5 days of the first booked night, eg a Monday night booking must be cancelled by the previous Wednesday evening, a Friday/Saturday night booking by the previous Sunday evening.