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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/On-site
  • Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
  • Folly
  • Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
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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?

  • 4

    Valued Customer

    Posted by anonymous

    Disappointed, disappointing, would not go back. Didn't read the reviews before we went as we didn't want to be swayed, now we wished we had. Romantic retreat???? How?? You are feet away from owners house, have to walk past their dining room and living room to get to and from the folly. The outside space pictured, that you think you can have a lovely evening meal outside on is in the owners garden. The one time we used the table, the dogs came out, barked a bit to which the owner called them back in and slammed the gate shut, making us feel as though we shouldn't be there. Oh, I forgot. . . . The dogs. Thanks for mentioning the five, yes FIVE dogs the owners have. We love dogs, but when they come out barking it is very off putting. I've since read how lovely and helpful the owners are, they didn't even bother saying hello to us or even querying if everything was okay. Now on to the Folly itself, the stairs didn't bother us, the cramp space not a problem, didn't even mind carrying meals up those stairs (a fold away table downstairs needed) but the cleanliness disappointing. Cobwebs everywhere, dust on doors and picture rail, dead moth in window, dirty dishcloth. Come on, it's not that big of a place to not be on top of this. Nearly forgot, if you don't like spiders, and I don't mean those lovely little creepy crawlies, but great big black beasties, don't book. At least 4 a night. Would not return, would not recommend, if you want a romantic retreat try the Blackcraig Bridgehouse in Blairgowrie.

    Confirmed guest, 08/09/2017 17/09/2017
  • 9

    Erwin

    Posted by anonymous

    We had a great time at the folly. Very nice reception. We made use of the swimmingpool. All very relaxed. A unusual place for a special holiday.

    Confirmed guest, 18/08/2017 26/08/2017
  • 8

    Posted by anonymous

    A comfortable stay, helpful, friendly hosts; lovely village with numerous walks and many places of interest nearby.

    Confirmed guest, 16/06/2017 20/06/2017
  • 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
7.7 out of 10 – based on 26 reviews collected by ReeVoo

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