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The Folly

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Hambledon, Hampshire
Grade 4 Star rating
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Description

Enjoy full use of an indoor heated swimming pool (in the summer months) after touring the area and coastal resorts nearby.


For couples who fancy a romantic getaway and something out of the ordinary, this detached 19th-century listed folly stands in the garden of the owners’ house and enjoys wonderful views over the pretty village of Hambledon, the birthplace of cricket, and full use of a 30ft indoor heated swimming pool, (open April to October) is perfect. This Georgian Grade II listed property was built in 1832 and is situated in the South Downs National Park making it perfect for stargazing. There are many wonderful walks nearby, and just 13 miles away are the sea and the coastlines of Hampshire and West Sussex – including picturesque Chichester Harbour. Easy touring to stately homes at Beaulieu and Broadlands, and gardens at Exbury. Portsmouth (13 miles) boasts Nelson’s Victory, the Mary Rose, a wide range of amenities, a harbour and ferries to the Isle of Wight. Historic cathedral cities of Winchester and Chichester area a half-hour drive. Rose Bowl cricket ground is within easy reach and a local free tennis court with all equipment supplied free of charge, National Trust properties and gardens, Goodwood Racecourse, Festivals of Speed and Revivals are all easily accessible. Golf, horse riding and fishing nearby. Shops 200 yards, pub 400 yards.

Small fitted kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Steep, narrow-tread stairs to first and second floor. First floor: Cosy living/dining room with electric fire. Second floor: Pretty double bedroom with attractive antique pine furniture.

  • Electricity, electric radiators, bed linen and towels included
  • Fan heater
  • TV
  • DVD
  • CD player
  • Microwave
  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Cycle store
  • Sole use of owner’s indoor heated swimming pool (open April-October)
  • Unsuitable for the elderly/infirm
  • No smoking
  • NB: Small pond in owners’ garden.

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Features

  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Horse Riding Nearby
    Horse Riding Nearby
  • Romantic Collection
    Romantic Collection
  • Wifi
    Wifi
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Fishing Nearby
    Fishing Nearby
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Folly
    Folly
  • Car Parking - On Site
    Car Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    24/06/2017
    Confirmed guest, 23/06/2017
    Lovely, slightly quirky place to have a relaxing stay. Stairs are a bit steep if you're not too agile and access to the roof terrace a bit challenging - but definitely worth the effort! Pool is a great bonus and we loved the attention from the dogs, who are pleased to greet you and very quickly settle down. The owner is friendy but discreet, very pleasant and helpful.


  • 7

    17/06/2017
    Confirmed guest, 26/05/2017
    The folly was a lovely quirky place to stay. Yes the stairs are steep and yes you have to go down 2 flights if you need the bathroom in the night, but that is only to be expected. We got into a 'routine' of the very compact living space. It was warm and cosy (the weather wasn't great over the 2 weeks) but we were never cold. The swimming pool is a fabulous bonus and we swam most days. The downside is it is VERY close to the owners property, we were expecting it to be at the bottom of the garden but it is right by their property and we felt a little uncomfortable with this as you have to walk past their living room windows each time you go out and come back so it is lacking a little in privacy. Having said that, they were away for most of the first week. The bed was also a little 'saggy' and not terribly comfortable. We wouldn't return, not because of the folly but because we've seen what there is to see in the area. Oh, The Vine down the road was good but the Bat and Ball was very disappointing, being big fans of cricket we were expecting better!


  • 6

    27/03/2017
    Confirmed guest, 24/03/2017
    A few things needed attention. The flush on the toilet needed attention before it breaks completely. The bed was uncomfortable and dipped in the middle. The plaster was cracked on the wall in the lounge. There was no welcome pack - absolutely nothing, and only 2 towels provided.


  • 9

    17/02/2017
    Confirmed guest, 05/02/2017
    A comfortable and quirky cottage in beautiful surroundings.


  • 10

    09/01/2017
    Confirmed guest, 02/01/2017
    a great place to relax and enjoy our honeymoon. Lovely owners and a stunning setting B


  • 9

    05/01/2017
    Confirmed guest, 11/12/2016
    Cosy and quaint and very comfortable for our short stay. Stunning views of surrounding area.


  • 7

    09/12/2016
    Confirmed guest, 02/12/2016
    We spent 3 weeks at the folly awaiting a house move and other than the very steep stairs in the property which would not be suitable for the elderly or children we had a very comfortable stay.


  • 9

    10/11/2016
    Confirmed guest, 04/11/2016
    A really quirky holiday cottage that was fun to stay in, comfortable and warm. Nicely placed for local walks. A very enjoyable stay


  • 9

    09/10/2016
    Confirmed guest, 07/10/2016
    Excellent, compact and most interesting accommodation. Friendly village. A great base for exploring the area. Good bus service to Portsmouth.


  • 10

    02/10/2016
    Confirmed guest, 16/09/2016
    a lovely relaxing break with excellent hosts


  • 7

    02/10/2016
    Confirmed guest, 11/09/2016
    Quirky and interesting accommodation. Not for those who struggle with step stairs or need multiple trips to the loo at night. (Bathroom is down two steep stair cases). Hosts very hospitable with friendly black Labradors. A great weekend retreat - may be a bit small for a longer stay.


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