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The Dairy House

from £315 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5 

85 reviews

from £315 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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Large dining room seating up to 20

House / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 20

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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)
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
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, Double beds (7), Single beds (16), Cots (3), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 20
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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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13 Jul 2015


"Fantastic Find in Gosport!"

We had such a great weekend and were bowled over by how lovely the property is. It was perfect for our group as we had just the right amount of people without converting the sofas to beds etc and everybody had there own privacy if required. The setting is fantastic with great views of the harbour which was quite awe inspiring and the spacious lounge/games/garden areas were perfect. Over the weekend we got chatting to a few locals and found people very welcoming and there were also a good couple of pubs close by which are definitely worth a mention. The procedures in booking and your staff have been faultless - with Laura being fantastic when showing us around the property on Friday. I would definitely use your services again in the future when looking for other places for weekends away! - Bhardwaj - July 2016

11 Jun 2015


"Annual Family UK Holiday"

Plenty of space on the drive for 3 cars. Property was built 127 years ago and has been extended into a large house. Ground floor. The kitchen is quite small and doesn't really cater for large groups that want to cook for themselves. With our group of 9 we managed but it was a bit of a struggle. Nice sized dining room with seating for about 12 people around a large dining table. Games room with Wii and pool table which all got well used during the week. A long sun room runs down the side of the house which gets nice and warm. Also on the ground floor are 2 of the bedrooms and a shower/toilet. FIrst floor. 4 more bedrooms, 2 of which are en-suite and 2 bathrooms. Plus my favourite room in the property the lounge. It has great views of Portsmouth Harbour and we spent many an hour watching the coming and going of various vessels. It's a shame some of the neighbours trees obstruct the views to an extent but there's not a lot can be done about that. Finally there's a staircase up to the attic room. Attic. This room offers great views of the surrounding area through several velux windows. The fire escape from the room made us laugh. If you survive a fire you might survive when you jump from a 2nd story window with no ladder / rope / means to climb down. Outside. Lots of garden furniture to sit on. Not the most comfortable but adequate. We were going to use the gas BBQ but the cost of £25 is far too high and a possible additional cleaning charge of £25 if you haven't done a good enough job yourself put us off using it. Instead we bought a couple of large disposable BBQs for £10 from the CoOp and used those. The property is 2 miles from the Gosport Ferry - about a 30 minute walk where a return fare is £3.30 and the ferries run very regularly over to Portsmouth where you have within easy walking distance the Historic Docks, Spinnaker Tower with shopping in Gunwharf Quays (for those who enjoy shopping) and the catamaran ferry to Ryde (go though the rail station). On the Gosport side there's the Submarine and Explosion museums both are worth a visit. Overall we really enjoyed our stay at the Dairy House. The property is in a great location with plenty of local attractions to occupy all ages. It'll definitely on our list of places would will return to.

17 Mar 2015


"Excellent accommodation"

The house was amazing, ideally located between Portsmouth and Southampton. It was great having the games room, many pool competition took place over the weekend. The amenities in the house were great and it was nice to get a welcome basket of goodies. It was a brilliant weekend. Everyone commented on how good the house was. - Whittaker - March 2015

17 Mar 2015


"Lovely house, great location!"

The Dairy House is lovely and had everything that we needed.The dining room was great and we made good use of the games room. It was very well equipped and to a high standard. It was in a good location with easy access to the passenger ferry and Gunwharf Quays. The staff were very helpful and quick to respond to emails, Laura was also very informative at the meet and greet. We would definitely stay again and recommend to others visiting the area. A great time was had by all. - Jo Brown - March 2015

13 Feb 2015


"Dairy House - Great Place to stay"

A really nice and spacious house, a great place for team building (and a bit of fun!) The staff were really helpful and accommodating, overall a really great stay. Thank you

29 Dec 2014


"The CHRISTMAS house"

We thought the house was beautiful, very we'll equipped, and the games room was a real bonus. I loved that the house was a stones throw from the sea and so easy to get to the ferry.Welcome pack was lovely and the Christmas trees were gorgeous. The Complete staff were very professional and friendly and we were kept well informed at all times. The Housekeeper, Laura,was lovely-so helpful-even helping us out with jump leads for the car. The Reece Family-Christmas 2014.

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

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    • 4 Years listed

    Calendar last updated:27 Apr 2015

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