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The Folly


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Hambledon, Hampshire
Grade 4 Star rating
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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 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.

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.

Show amenities 


  • 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, 22/07/2018
    A real find, had a real relaxing time and would highly recommend this to everyone. Lovely welcome, super location and an amazing property. Beautiful...simple as that

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/07/2018
    Lovely stay in a wonderfully different type of accommodation. Rooftop sunbathing was fantastic . Tony and Lindy were amazing hosts and ever so helpful with local knowledge. Would highly recommend

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/07/2018
    Best described as charming, quirky and wonderfully different. The local area is awash with quaint villages, walks and views. The Folly is very well appointed and I wanted for nothing. Take note of the Folly's extremely honest details of the property, I struggled for a day till I got used to the steep stairs (I am 74 and have big feet!), after that it was no problem. The view from the roof top is magic. Your hosts Tony & Linda are very accommodating and a font of local knowledge. A great base for exploring the wider area. I had a magical time and would not hesitate to reccomend.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/05/2018
    We had a fantastic weekend break the Folly is so quirky going to the top of the roof and looking over is amazing the only thing you need to watch his stairs and your head but we really enjoyed it

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 16/05/2018
    The Folly is very pretty and in a lovely setting. Furnishings are of a good standard. The biggest drawback is access to a private sitting out area. The photos and description do not point out that there is no privacy. The owners are very pleasant but do not clean up after their dogs immediately round the Folly or in the garden which is not an area guests are encouraged to use. In Summer I question where one can sit and enjoy the outdoors.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Looking at the visitors' book I note your partner gave lovely feedback. You had private use of the pool during your stay and there is plenty of seating and a table in the pool room and I am pleased your partner enjoyed this lovely facility. So this was totally private for you. We are so pleased that many of our customers are awarding us 9s and 10s, I am only sorry it did not work for you.

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9.0 out of 10 – based on 29 reviews collected by Reevoo
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