The Dairy House
House | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 20
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
|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|
|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.
£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 Central Southern England 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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2 Jan 2014
"A lovely family house"
It was extremely easy to book the accommodation and the payments facilities were also easy. I liked the fact we could plan ahead for the allocation of the rooms, saving a lot of messing about choosing when we arrived. The house was extremely comfortable and glad to say lovely and warm and the games room facilties were excellent plus the beds all comfortable and the showers always lovely & hot. The housekeeper was very helpful and even turned up to deliver a new can opener when we couldn't locate one!
20 Dec 2013
"Great weekend away with the family in a lovely house"
Me and my family group of 15 stayed at the Dairy House in December for a long weekend to celebrate my Nan's 100th Birthday, We had a great weekend and the house really suited the dynamics of our … More
26 Nov 2013
"Love everything about this house"
We had a wonderful time, as usual, at the Dairy House (this was our 3rd stay) and the whole process was smooth from start to finish. We particularly appreciated the way any difficulties were dealt with and the cleaning of the property halfway through our stay - people noticed all sorts of little touches that made a difference to them. Many thanks
12 Nov 2013
Good location, very clean and homely. We thought the welcome basket was very thoughtful. - Reena Shah and Family, Oct 2013
11 Nov 2013
"everything we needed and then some"
We had a lovely stay, The house is beautiful, well equipped and spotlessly clean. The whole family enjoyed the weekend and we had agreat time in the games room. Alison the housekeeper was so friendly and made us feel very welcome. It was a surprise for my mums 80th and Alison played along with us. I would definitely go again or to another property of theirs.
26 Sep 2013
We had a great weekend and everyone said how perfect the house was for the Hen weekend. The whole house was really clean and modern and it felt spacious enough for all 16 girls to relax and party comfortably. It was lovely to all be able to sit around the dining table together and also to be able to all have a comfortable seat in the lounge plus we had great fun using the Wii dance and the pool table. There basically was everything we needed for our three night stay and would thoroughly recommend it for any group or family gathering. The staff have been brilliant and very helpful, promptly replying to any query I had. Hopefully I will have a reason to book the house again in the future. - L. Smith, Sept 2013
23 Sep 2013
The Dairy House was prefect for a hen do i organised last weekend. With 16 women in one house there were plenty of bath rooms and space for us all. The staff at complete holiday homes always responded to my queries promptly and suggested things we could do, We went for the pamper evening and would recommend that too! The housekeeper who met us on arrival went clearly through everything we needed to know for the weekend although there is loads of info around the house if you get stuck!
11 Sep 2013
"Fantastic house for group of friends celebrating a hen weekend"
All very positive feedback from all 12 of us that stayed at the house. It was fantastic and perfectly set up and very well equipped. All the rooms were clean and very spacious and the dining room and lounge were great sizes for our party. Location wise was great too and very easy getting to Gunwharf, I would recommend for anyone staying that we found it much better and quicker to get the ferry across rather than cabs all the way round. The whole process for booking was very easy and all queries were answered really quickly; everyone we dealt with were very friendly.
10 Sep 2013
18 girls stayed very comfortably all weekend, we didn't need to go anywhere. The kitchen was very well stocked which was great, (the only thing we could have done with was an extra kettle, for the huge tea rounds we were making :-) Lester the chef and his team were absolutely super on Saturday evening, arriving with loads of time to spare, and the girls even helped out with preparing cocktail ingredients for us before our meal. They all made the evening run really smoothly and the food was really tasty with lots of empty plates which is always a good sign! The games room went down very well, ping pong being one of the favourites. The booking process leading up to it has been great, Sophie was wonderful answering all my pre-holiday questions and Alison's tour of the house on arrival was fantastic. Thank you so much for all your help in making the process stress free and for your patience with my many questions before me arrived. I would recommend you to future parties and definitely keep your site bookmarked for future holidays. - Louise Adams, Aug 2013
1 Sep 2013
"Altogether, we had a wonderful holiday!"
The Dairy House was absolutely fantastic and exceeded all our expectations. There was nothing that we couldn't find in the house, from clothes pegs or a butter dish to giant Jenga or a barbecue!! Each member of our party of 11 had ample room in the well-appointed bedrooms (the attic room was especially charming) with either en suite facilities or a bathroom close by (we won't forget the giant rubber duck!) and the first floor lounge provided a quiet retreat and offered fantastic views across the harbour. The games room was an enormous success with all generations of our party (pool, ping pong, wii anyone!?) and the well-equipped kitchen was a pleasure. With two members of our party having limited mobility, two ground floor bedrooms made it very accessible. We used The Dairy House as a base to explore Portsmouth; each day we took our cars and parked all day at the car park near the ferry terminal (only £4 per day!), took the ferry ride, and saw the sights in Portsmouth, where there's something for everyone. The staff at Complete were very efficient and helpful; thoughtful touches included the welcome basket of goodies and finding the table already laid for dinner on arrival.
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