The Dairy House
About the home
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, 3km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 500m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool / 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 bathroom, 2 en suites and 2 shower rooms|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (5), Single beds (16), Double beds (7), Cots (3), Dining seating for 20, Lounge seating for 20|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
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 a large gas bbq and 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 / 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 :-)
The Portsmouth / Gosport area
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.
How to get there
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Airports - Southampton, Bournemouth, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Stanstead
Train Stations - Portsmouth Harbour, Fareham
Coach - Portsmouth Harbour
Ferry - Gosport to Portsmouth ferry link (5 minute journey)
International ferry port - Portsmouth
Car - Full directions from the M27 motorway directly to the house provided with booking.
Activities near Portsmouth
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
05 Jun 2013
We all throughly enjoyed our stay - the house was absolutely perfect and ideal for such a gathering. It had a feeling of luxury, whilst catering for everything we could think of. We wished we had longer and would love to come back! The staff and procedures were all extremely professional. - Birgitte, June 2013
17 May 2013
We really enjoyed our stay at the Dairy House thank you. The kitchen was well stocked with all what we wanted and it was really useful to have the 2nd fridge/freezer. The house was very clean and had a nice modern feel. The play room and dining room were great, we all loved the pool table, Wii and table tennis. Plus, it was well stocked with games etc. and the docking stations are a great idea too. The rest of the rooms were also very good and the property is in a great location too. We went to the beach and walked along the foreshore for dinner at the Jolly Rodger. Alison was great, really helpful and I could definitely recommend the Dairy House! - Matt Cooper, May 2013
01 May 2013
I recently rented the Dairy House for a 40th reunion party of 10 ex Wrens. We found it to be top quality with every amenity provided. Beautifully furnished, the owners had thought of absolutely... more
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