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  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 0 Pets
  • Bike Store
  • Detached Property
  • Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Romantic Collection
  • Wifi
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fishing Nearby
  • No Pets Allowed
  • Heritage Collection
  • Folly
  • Car Parking - On Site
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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

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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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What do our customers say?

  • 10

    Denise

    Posted by anonymous

    Had a fabulous time at the folly stairs are a little steep but good work out for legs, it was nice to play king and queen for a week

    Confirmed guest, 21/01/2017 29/01/2017
  • 7

    Russ

    Posted by anonymous

    Good base for visiting Portsmouth, Brighton and Isle of Wight (plus lots of other places in that area).

    Confirmed guest, 09/09/2016 30/09/2016
  • 10

    Janet

    Posted by anonymous

    I loved this break. We will return to the Folly as it was a perfect and unique place to stay. Everyone in Hambledon village was friendly and welcoming. The owners were very helpful, friendly and ready to greet us on arrival. Will book again. Janet

    Confirmed guest, 29/07/2016 04/08/2016
  • 10

    Juliette

    Posted by anonymous

    had a great week at The Folly - lovely spot, great property - really quirky but comfortable as well. Owners were very friendly & helpful. Would definitely visit again. Loved it.

    Confirmed guest, 01/07/2016 07/07/2016
8.7 out of 10 – based on 23 reviews collected by ReeVoo