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The Folly

Hambledon, Hampshire
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Pets 0

Property Reference: PRA
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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.

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: No children under 2 years old. Small pond in owners’ garden.

For couples who fancy a unique 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.

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  • 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 Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • WiFi
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Unique Cottages
    Unique Cottages

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/11/2019
    A very quiet and relaxing location, with an excellent local shop, welcoming pub and walks on your doorstep. The Folly is full of character, a very memorable place to stay.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/11/2019
    We had an amazing break at the Folly. It was ever so cosy. We enjoyed time in Portsmouth and got involved with some village stuff which the owners of the Folly invited us to, bonfire and fireworks. The owners were friendly and the pool was nice too. We had a great time. Would go back again. Was full of character. Thank you for a lovely time at a unique and special place

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 11/10/2019
    A little bland inside, more could have been made of it, comfortable and lovely surroundings, great having a swimming pool, we enjoyed our stay.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/09/2019
    We totally recommend booking this unique and picturesque holiday accommodation. From the top floor, you command stunning views over the beautiful village of Hambledon, which is located within easy access to visit Portsmouth, Winchester, Beaulieu, the South Downs and the New Forest. On arrival, we were warmly welcomed by the hosts Lindy and Tony, who gave us a tour of the amenities, facilities, and the history of the Folly. The bottle of sparkling wine and chocolates was a welcomed surprise too! The Folly is laid out on three floors. On the first floor, there is a self-contained and fully equipped kitchen, which gives you the option to eat in if you wish. You can, however, discover the many fine pubs and restaurants in the local area. The stairs lead through the lounge/dining area up to the top floor, where you are met with stunning 360º views through the four beautiful arched windows. This creates a relaxing and romantic atmosphere to totally unwind. An ideal location for walking and exploring the surrounding areas without having to travel by car. After a long day, you can enjoy exclusive use of the private heated indoor swimming pool on site. Truly a holiday to remember and one we would love to return in the future.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/08/2019
    The Folly is small and this is clear from the property description. The stairs take a little getting used to but are not a problem. The property is well equipped and the wifi is good. There is access to the roof of the property where there are two loungers and a table and wonderful all round views.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/08/2019
    Beautiful, peaceful, quirky and romantic. A fantastic place to completely and utterly chill out. Lovely considerate hosts, gorgeous four black Labradors!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/08/2019
    The Folly was an unusual but very relaxing holiday let in beautiful Hampshire. I would recommend it for the location as it is very close to both local countryside as well as major cities such as Portsmouth and Southhampton.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/07/2019
    Fantastic hosts and a unique experience. Loved the location and the experience of living in our own castle.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/06/2019
    A very relaxing location. Lovely hosts.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 26/04/2019
    The folly is a delightful place to stay - quirky yes, but comfortable and homely, set in lovely countryside. To see the stars on a clear night from the roof is a real treat! The welcome from our hosts was kind and warm, and much appreciated.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/03/2019
    The Folly was the most amazing place I have ever stayed. The surroundings are beautiful, quiet and relaxing. The building is wonderful, really comfortable with all the comforts of home you could possibly need. Small yes but perfectly formed. The weather when we where there was not great but being held up in such a fantastic place made watching rain from the window a pleasure, spotting a pheasant in the garden was very exciting to a city girl! 2 out of the 3 evenings we were there we were able to sit on the roof (only hampered by the rain), away from distractions it was superb - beautiful on a clear night. The aim of the weekend away was relaxation and staying at the Folly was an excellent choice.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/01/2019
    A superb place to stay , very quirky which is what we wanted . While it’s in the grounds of a family home we were not bothered by them . Very informative when we arrived and the owner was more than helpful. A must if you are looking for a village location for a get away as we did over new year

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 28/12/2018
    Unique is a good word to describe the Folly. It’s certainly different. However, the stairs do become tiresome after a while and affects the Novelty value after a day or two.

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9.6 out of 10 – based on 15 reviews collected by Reevoo
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