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The Dairy House

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £300 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 78 reviews

Large dining room seating up to 20

House | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 20

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The Dairy House is a superb sprawling detached Victorian house situated a minute from the foreshore of Portsmouth Harbour with views over the water from the large lounge and 2 of the 7 bedrooms. Set in the southern coastal town of Gosport, Hampshire with 3 nearby beaches, the house is only 1 minute from the foreshore of Portsmouth Harbour and is a 5 minute ferry ride to Portsmouth and Gunwharf Quays which has over 90 designer retail outlets, 30 restaurants/cafes/bars, a cinema, bowling alley, comedy club, casino, nightclub and The Spinnaker Tower, the UK's 2nd tallest publicly accessible building

Each of the 7 bedrooms have superior quality kingsize double beds which can separate to create 2 singles and are made up with crisp white cotton linen and fresh white towels for each guest. 2 of the bedrooms are 'family rooms' which can sleep a 3rd and 4th person plus the 3 large sofas within the lounge convert to make extra beds for extra guests if required. For guests with limited mobility there is the choice of 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor.

The 5 high spec bathrooms all have quality fitted showers and the main 1st floor bathroom is also fitted with a sumptuous corner bath (complete with giant duck)! The kitchen comes fitted with all mod cons, a large range style gas cooker, washing machine, dishwasher, an American walk in style fridge freezer, etc and there is even a second fridge freezer if required. The adjacent dining room is home to a splendid large oak 16 seater dining table with 16 matching leather high backed dining chairs plus a smaller overspill table and 4 chairs to allow dining for 20. The lounge also seats 20 with binoculars in front of the large picture window to view the goings on in the Harbour and across to Portsdown Hill beyond. In addition the property boasts a super fun games room with a pool/snooker table, table tennis table, a 50" TV & Wii plus plenty of games to keep young and old amused.

Finally there is the conservatory off the dining and games room where it is lovely to escape with your morning tea and toast and enjoy the first of the morning sun. All linen and towels are provided and are changed weekly with a mid week maid service available on request. Child cots, highchairs and stairgates are also available at no extra cost. (Guests are requested to bring their own childs bedding please)


Size Sleeps up to 20, 7 bedrooms
Nearest beach Stokes Bay 3 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Southampton 30 km, Nearest railway: Portsmouth Harbour 3 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 2 Shower rooms
Furniture 5 Sofa beds, Single beds (16), Double beds (7), Cots (3), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 20
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

See our website (link at end of this page) for copy of Floor Plan with sleeping layout.

Further details outdoors

To the rear of the house there is the patio area with table and chairs, the lawn and a large hardstanding by the rear double gates where children can play whatever the weather plus enough room to allow a couple of cars or a small boat to be moved off road if required. 3-4 smaller cars can be parked off road on the gravelled drive at the front and there is plenty of on road parking alongside the house and the main street.

Further details

£500 refundable reservation/damages deposit payable at time of booking by debit/credit card and refunded within 10 / 14 days of departure subject to no damages or excessive cleaning. Rental fee to be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival by debit/credit card, bank transfer or cheque. Early booking may be preferred to have good choice of dates.

The Hampshire region

Hampshire is one of Britain’s most unspoiled counties, but its coastline is stuffed with seaside resorts and includes the great maritime cities of Portsmouth and Southampton, two of England’s largest and most historic ports. Inland lies the New Forest National Park and Winchester was the 9th century capital of King Alfred's Kingdom plus to the east is the glorious chalk-based South Downs. Just off the shoreline can be found the Isle of Wight and opposite is Gosport, a focus for both windsurfers and yachtsmen. Hampshire is also home to the famous National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, a cute bundle of picturesque villages and some of Britain’s most enchanting castles and great houses. The more modern city of Southampton lies on the edge of the New Forest and is a bustling container port. It is blessed with a deep natural harbour making it suitable for the largest of ships, including some of the world’s luxurious and biggest cruise liners. It was from here that the Titanic set out on its ill-fated maiden voyage in 1912 and before that in the Pilgrim Fathers embarked on their mission to America aboard the Mayflower. The city of Portsmouth became a major port when Henry VII built the world’s first dry dock there. Its Historic Dockyard is home to world famous ships such as The Mary Rose, HMS Victory and HMS Warrior. The Mary Rose - Henry VIII’s flagship - sank with all on board in 1545 but was miraculously recovered from the ocean in the 1980s. The Victory was the flagship of Admiral Nelson and he died on board while HMS Warrior 1860 was the world’s first iron-hulled battleship. While Portsmouth’s cobbled old town contains hidden gems like its 12th century cathedral a more modern attraction is the Spinnaker Tower, which soars to a height of over 500 feet. The UK’s second tallest publicly accessible building, it offers stunning views over The Solent and for those who dare you can stand over a section of glass floor where you look down below or over the city, Gosport, the Roman Castle at Portchester, out to sea and the Isle of Wight and as far inland as the eye can see. Also, if you are looking for a day trip you can hop onto a ferry or hovercraft and pop over to the Isle of Wight or take a train at Portsmouth Harbour for a 90 minute ride to London Waterloo where apparently there's one or two other things to see and do :-)


With 24 miles of waterfront, 3 marinas, scenic walks and fantastic viewing points across to Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. Gosport has a lot to offer, days at the beach, harbour, island and river boat trips, sailing, messing around in the water on funcraft, fishing either off the pontoons, the seawall, or on chartered boats. Keeping with the water there is the Submarine Museum at Dolphin, home to the Royal Navy's very 1st submarine (Holland 1) and the Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower at Priddys Hard, a 10 minute walk from The Dairy House which displays the navys firepower over the years and who's coffee shop looks out over the harbour.

We have a number of Forts within the area, part of 'Palmerstons Follies', the then prime minister who commissioned these buildings to deal with or prevent another French invasion, which subsequently never happened. These include Fort Brockhurst on land or The Spitbank Fort which sits in the middle of The Solent !

There are 3 Public houses in close proximity to The Dairy House. The Old House at Home is only a few minutes and can be seen from the drive, The Jolly Rodger is a five minute walk and has views over the harbour and The Windsor Castle is again only a 5 minute walk which has a pool table, darts board and occasional live music, all serving hot food.

Gosport’s great location and close proximity to Portsmouths Historic Dockyard, home to The Mary Rose, Nelsons HMS Victory and the HMS Warrior is only part of its appeal. With the addition of world class heritage sites, award-winning interactive museums and historic trails, plus Fort Brockhurst, the 17th Century Village and the Alver Valley Wildgrounds, Gosport is packed full of surprises and interesting places.

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26 Nov 2014


"Weekend exceeded expectations"

We have just spent a wonderful weekend at The Dairy House which was enjoyed by all (ages 5-77).The house has a great layout, was very clean and the kitchen well equipped. The games room was a winner! … More

6 Nov 2014


"Top location for exploring Portsmouth."

Excellent stay . House well presented, clean, comfortable. Staff helpful.
Many thanks,The Hallidays.

6 Oct 2014


"The perfect place for big group getaways"

We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Dairy House. It suited our needs perfectly. As a group of girls having five bathrooms was a god send! The rooms were all beautifully furnished and clean and comfortable and the highlight was the huge dining table that allowed us all to share meals around it. We loved all the other communal rooms too, they allowed for people to break off and have down time when they wanted too. Laura the house keeper was incredibly helpful, answering all my questions super promptly and generally making our stay that extra comfortable. We enjoyed a drink at the Jolly Roger and a stroll along the water front with gorgeous views. It helped that we'd picked the perfect weekend of weather! I would also thoroughly recommend Andy Biggs for watersport activities. We all went for a paddle board and kayaking session at a lake nearby and it was so much fun. The session was wonderfully run and we all managed to stand on our paddle boards which having never done it before was quite a group achievement! It was also incredibly reasonably priced. Andy was helpful and friendly from the first enquiry to when we settled up the bill at the end. So yes, they're a fab company. The local taxi service was also very handy and we were always able to get a couple of 7 seaters for our large group no problem. All in all it was the perfect house for our needs and a lot of the girls have said they would be interested in returning for family get togethers and the like so I hope our stay may generate more business! Thank you again for all your help. We had a very happy bride to be at the end of the weekend! - Birley, September 2014

12 Aug 2014


"The Dairy House makes an excellent base for exploring both sides of Portsmouth Harbour"

Very accommodating - clean, well looked after and very well presented with enough space for everybody to sleep and relax. The Dairy House feels like a home not just a holiday house. The living areas, garden etc. absorbed our party with ease and beds were comfortable and bed-linen and towels top quality. Gosport and Portsmouth are centres for so many great places and we enjoyed a nice meal at The Jolly Roger. Great conversations with Ken, the office and housekeeper. Would we return – yes certainly and would we recommend it to friends yes certainly. The Dairy House makes a brilliant base for exploring both sides of Portsmouth Harbour and reminds us land-lubbers how important the sea and ferries are to our island heritage. - Long's 60th, Aug 2014

6 Aug 2014


"Excellent house and very helpful staff at the Complete Holiday homes!"

Excellent ! - It was a fantastic experience of sharing The Dairy House and it had all the facilities to make the stay comfortable and enjoyable. We very much enjoyed the property as well as the Marina and Jolly Roger Pub, the view was great and in a nice location to have a drink, chat and watch the view. Complete's staff were co-operative and informative, thank you - Deshmukh, July 2014

28 Jul 2014


"Excellent 50th Birthday Weekend"

Very spacious, all the bedrooms were lovely and there was plenty of room for entertaining plus a fully equipped kitchen. The ferry ride to Portsmouth for the shopping was excellent. Lester the Chef cooked a meal for 14 of us - very good food and the staff were very accommodating - Ayling, July 2014

10 Jul 2014


"Fabulous - thank you!"

We had a fabulous time staying at The Dairy House, thank you for all your help in organising our weekend away! My sister and our party were celebrating her hen weekend and all commented on how beautiful the house was from the size and amount of rooms available to us, to the cleanliness throughout.
We also met with Ken on arrival and he was very friendly and accommodating, which was a lovely start to our break away.
We have all said that we would definitely return to the area and would love to stay at the house again separately with our families and some were even considering hiring it out for Christmas one year!
I would consider using your company in the future and would be happy to recommend you to others. Thank s again!
Victoria Lovell, July 2014

18 Jun 2014


"Great location and facilities"

First class. This an annual tour to different locations and is one of the best properties we have stayed in. It is situated in a great location and the Jolly Roger pub within a couple of minutes walk is highly recommended. Complete's staff and administration were first class and there is no hesitation in recommending this property as it is ideal for large groups. (Springett golfing week , June 2014)

11 May 2014


"Great Place for a Get Together"

The dealings that I have had with Complete have been a pleasure and everyone has been very helpful. It was great to have the flexibility to organise rooms in different ways and the items, such as the cot beds and stair gates, that were provided to make our stay stress free were fantastic. The housekeeper who called to confirm our plans was also a great touch. The house was very clean and the space was great for our friends reunion. The children had plenty of space to play, as did the men! The layout meant that the adults could talk and enjoy catching up whilst children slept and were not disturbed. There was a generous number of bathrooms and showers which is always a plus when trying to get a large number of people up and out in the morning! The kitchen was a little small for the number of people but was very well equipped and the welcome items were very sweet. We all had a fantastic time and would definitely consider using the house again and recommend it to friends - Faye Ingram, April 2014

22 Apr 2014


"Excellent venue for a party weekend,great access to Portsmouth across the ferry.."

It was all very good at The Dairy House thank you, I can't think of one criticism. The house was ideal for what we wanted, very comfortable, warm, clean & well presented. Showers were good. The kitchen is in a good position to the dining room & the upstairs lounge is comfortable, light & has a great view.
Portsmouth is so interesting & the house in a good position to access all of the facilities. We quickly found the bus to the ferry & used the Museum water bus to return to the Explosives Museum for some returns from Portsmouth. There is so much to do it can't be fitted into one weekend. The local pub & the Jolly Roger were handy, good shopping in Portsmouth & a betting shop for the Grand National just by the ferry in Portsmouth ! The walkers had a good walk along the harbourside & further out along the Solent. Everyone enjoyed the house & the weekend stay. We are past the age of being noisy & enjoyed how quiet the area was ! Laura the housekeeper was very helpful, contacted me in advance & was waiting at the house when we arrived. I contacted her about a problem with a cooker knob & she answered very promptly with helpful information. The booking process was straightforward & pending the right occasion would certainly use your house/services again. Hall, April 2014

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