University of Winchester



Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NR

Tel: +44 (0)1962 827 322

University of Winchester


Situated just one hour away from London and close to the historic city centre of Winchester, the University of Winchester is ideally located. The University has built up an established reputation as a venue for conferences, events, accommodation and weddings, thanks to the first class facilities and high standard of customer care.

The University has two campuses, which offer a combination of either traditional and elegant or modern and striking. With over 70 conference/meeting rooms available, we can accommodate from 10-300 delegates. Additionally we have 1800 bedrooms that can be offered on a self-catering, bed and breakfast, half and full board basis.

The majority of the bedrooms at the University are single Ensuite rooms however there are also some twin and double rooms available. Our bedrooms are ideally suited to groups, sports clubs, long-term summer lets and conference delegates with discount available for groups of 20 or more. 

All bedrooms are supplied with bed linen and towels and en-suite rooms have a wash hand basin, shower and toilet. The rooms are split into flats of 5-9 bedrooms with a shared kitchen in every flat where tea/coffee making facilities are supplied.

Our own experienced in house team, who over the years has gained a reputation for high quality food, provides catering at the University. We are proud to be able to offer a wide range of menus, sourced from regional and local suppliers and champion organic, free range and ethically sourced menus.

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Single Room£37.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
Single en-suite£38.65 per room per night (breakfast included)
Double en-suite£51.50 per room per night (room only)
self catering flat (two weeks minimum)£145.00 per room per week

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Accessible Bedrooms
  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible
  • Wheel-in Shower


  • Additional Meal Details
  • Banqueting
  • Bar
  • Bar meals
  • Cooking facilities for guests' use
  • Evening meal available on request
  • Full liquor licence
  • Half board supplement (£)
  • Packed lunches by arrangement
  • Restaurant
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch
  • Special diets catered for
  • Vegans catered for
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Cater for individuals
  • Central heating throughout
  • Conference facilities
  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Ironing facilities
  • LGBT Friendly
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Marquee Space Available
  • Meeting rooms
  • No smoking in dining area
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Photocopier
  • Wireless Internet Access

Leisure Facilities

  • Badminton court
  • Eating Out Within Walking Distance
  • Fitness facilities close by
  • Snooker / Pool table
  • Squash court

Parking & Transport

  • Free parking
  • Off-road parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • Railway station within walking distance

Payment Methods

  • Cash Accepted
  • Delta
  • Maestro
  • MasterCard
  • Solo
  • Visa

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Non smoking establishment

Room / Unit Features

  • Colour Television some rooms
  • Ground Floor Room(s)
  • Internet access all rooms
  • Showers some rooms
  • Tea and Coffee making some rooms

Specialist Features

  • Aim to attract conferences and business meetings
  • Baggage Storage
  • Cyclists welcome
  • Short breaks available


Map & Directions

Road Directions

From M3 Junction 11 follow signs for Winchester. Pass through St Cross and after passing the BP petrol station take the first left (Ranelagh Road). Pass under the railway bridge into Airlie Road and take right fork into Sparkford Road. The university is on the left hand side, halfway up the hill of Sparkford Road.

Public Transport Directions

From King Alfred’s Statue in central Winchester head along Broadway and High Street. Turn left at Southgate Street and second right into St James Lane. Go up the hill and take footpath through West Hill Cemetery. The university is opposite the far gate of the cemetery. From Winchester train station turn right into Station Road. Right over the bridge, left into Clifton Terrace. Cross Romsey Road, along St James Terrace. Right and cross the road. Through cemetery etc.


  • Green Tourism Business Scheme -Green Business Silver Green Business Silver 2023
  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Bronze Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Bronze 2023

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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