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The Folly

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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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  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • Ideal for GolfIdeal for Golf
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Horse Riding NearbyHorse Riding Nearby
  • Romantic GetawayRomantic Getaway
  • WifiWifi
  • Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • FishingFishing
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Customer Comments

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-09
    The Folly is an unusual property situated next to the very friendly and helpful owners home in a beautiful village. The surrounding area is also beautiful. There is a good food shop in the village however the village pub The Vine no longer serves food which we found disappointing as we were looking forward to walking down for an evening meal. However, there are plenty of other good eating establishments within easy driving . Due to the type of property it is, The Folly does have its unwanted guests - spiders, etc. especially in wet weather, however this was not really a problem. The property could do with a little updating and a new sofa but the bed was lovely and comfortable. Overall a very enjoyable stay.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-07-20
    A lovely village with very friendly people. The owners of The Folly are welcoming and helpful. The Folly is an unusual place to stay, it's very compact but well thought out in terms of comfort. The views from the roof are worth the climb up the ladder.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-06-28
    Amazing & Magical place to stay

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 2015-04-10
    A most unusual, quirky folly. Brilliant swimming pool which could be used any time.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-03-06
    Very Relaxing. Had everything we needed. Very quiet and peaceful. Near to all the attractions in Portsmouth and the Coast. Nice and helpful village pub and village shop.

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8.9 out of 10 – based on 20 reviews collected by Reevoo

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