Needing overnight accommodation in Winchester for a quick visit I stayed at Cathedral Cottage where pilgrims sometimes spend a first night.
This bed and breakfast is in the Winchester city centre. The cathedral wall runs along the bottom of the garden from where there is a view of the cathedral.
A special attraction is an en-suite double room in the garden (£95). You can see the stars through the roof light.
The freshly cooked breakfast is taken at a large table back in the main house’s kitchen overlooking the garden or, in summer, on the terrace.
This is a non smoking and non credit card household. I was greeted by family member Richard who later served breakfast.
Cathedral Cottage, 19 Colebrook Street SO23 9LH; 01962 878975.