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5 Holiday Homes for the Great South Run, Portsmouth, UK

When attending the Great South Run you need the perfect accommodation, so look no further. These homes are the best of the best

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If you’re heading to Portsmouth in October for the Great South Run, then we’ve got the perfect accommodation for you. When enjoying an event as incredible as this, your home has to match the standards, so heed our expert advice and book one of these gems to truly complete the experience.

Where to reside near the Great South Run

Take a look at 5 of the very best holiday homes in our Portsmouth collection. If these don’t meet your high expectations, then nothing will.

Pavillion Grey

Pavillion Grey, Plum Guide home in Hampshire

Pavillion Grey, Plum Guide home in Hampshire

Click to book Pavillion Grey now: from £1105 per night Forget what you think you know about holidaying at a Great British seaside resort. This glorious period townhouse in the heart of Southsea is sassy and sophisticated. Just minutes from the popular South Parade Pier as well as Eastney Beach, it's perfect for a big group getaway. It has its own marine-themed TV room, as well as a cinematic family room (pass us the popcorn) and a cosy bar area. The tree-shaded decked area is tucked away at the back of house, and makes the ideal spot to while away a few hours with a good book and G&T. Want to unwind even further? There's a sauna and hot tub here too. And if you've got kids in tow, there's a dedicated children bedroom with a playful bunkbed where they can rest easy before a day down the famous arcade. Sleeps up to 22 | 10 Bedrooms | 9 Bathrooms

Flow Theory

Flow Theory, Plum Guide home in West Sussex

Flow Theory, Plum Guide home in West Sussex

Click to book Flow Theory now: from £489 per night Flow Theory is the kind of place we'd recommend for a longer stay, just because we feel that a one-week booking will barely let you scrape the surface of all it has to offer. The insides are designed for a large family to play, relax, and adventure together, especially since the house is well equipped with cooking supplies, DVDs, and games. But we'd be silly not to mention the mudflats outside, which offer a unique opportunity for wildlife fanatics and birdwatchers to get their wellies on and reconnect with nature. We loved how the whole house is designed with the awareness of the natural beauty just outside, and every room has a stunning view that keeps inviting you to go outdoors. When you're ready to explore the nearby towns, we recommend that you start with Chichester's cathedrals, then take a twenty-minute drive to West Wittering beach for a day trip. If there are Peppa Pig fans in your party, then a visit to Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park is also a must. Sleeps up to 9 | 5 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Estuary Emerald

Estuary Emerald, Plum Guide home in West Sussex, UK

Estuary Emerald, Plum Guide home in West Sussex, UK

Click to book Estuary Emerald now: from £450 per night Just a ninety-minute drive from London, and tucked neatly into the Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, sits a home that's perfect for those that need to get away from the hustle and bustle. The modern interiors welcome up to eight guests and guarantee a life of luxury while staying here. Outside, the mature garden with a pond provides a tranquil setting for alfresco dining, basking in the sunshine, or playing games on the lawn. When you're ready for a change of scenery, guests can walk to the village pub for a drink or some food, then continue on to the harbour for a romantic stroll. However you choose to spend your time, it's sure to be a relaxing trip. Sleeps up to 8 | 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

Millstone

Millstone, Plum Guide home in West Sussex, UK

Millstone, Plum Guide home in West Sussex, UK

Click to book Millstone now: from £399 per night A gorgeous period cottage on the banks of the millstream, Millstone puts you in the heart of a picturesque English coastal village. It’s incredibly quiet, with barely any sound other than the burbling of the stream and the quacking of ducks. And as it’s a smartly converted community hall dating back to the 19th century, it combines the charm of yesterday with the comforts of today. Walk to the end of the lane and you’re at the water’s edge where you’ll find gorgeous views of the estuary and the sunsets over the waterfront quay. For biking, walking and nature enthusiasts, the South Downs National Park is a fifteen-minute drive and the Wittering Beaches aren’t much further. And if you’re looking for a little more action, the market town of Chichester is only 10 minutes by car. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Cory's Retreat

Cory's Retreat, Plum Guide home in Hampshire

Cory's Retreat, Plum Guide home in Hampshire

Click to book Cory's Retreat now: from £1492 per night If you’ve ever dreamed of staying in a typical New England mansion, then this modern home is just the ticket. Only you’re not in the Hamptons – this is Hampshire, in good old Blighty. From the panoramic window walls to the contemporary furnishings, this is a super sophisticated escape to the country. There are rustic touches, with plush sand-coloured sofas in the sitting room, and a soft blue country kitchen, creating a homely feel. Large, stylish bedrooms include two playful children’s rooms, and bathrooms feature luxurious walk-in showers and free-standing tubs. Spend fun times in the games room, or outside on the family-sized football pitch and climbing frame. Or head down to the lower ground floor and slip into the luxurious indoor pool or sauna. Outside, a stunning deck wraps around the back of the home, with an alfresco dining area and loungers for sunny days. While beneath is the lower ground floor patio, with a relaxing lounge area accessed directly from the pool. Beyond that, the lush green grounds offer an idyllic setting to unwind and reconnect with friends and family. Sleeps up to 15 | 6 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms

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