CHARMING 18TH CENTURY GRADE II LISTED LAKESIDE MILL HOUSE, SLEEPS 15

Mrs Caroline Ground

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Sleeps15
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms6
Property type house
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CHARMING 18TH CENTURY GRADE II LISTED LAKESIDE MILL HOUSE, SLEEPS 15

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Sleeps 15 in 8 bedrooms (6 en suite), large garden and swimming pool

The Old Mill House is a charming 18th Century house where John Keats finished his poem 'The Eve of St. Agnes' in 1819 and spent his last night in England in 1820. The house is situated on the edge of the attractive village of Old Bedhampton in a large garden between a 3-acre lake and a tidal stream. It has its own outdoor heated swimming pool. It is very well located for visiting the beaches, countryside and many attractions of the south coast but also provides a home from home for staying in and relaxing. The 8 bedrooms, of which 6 are en suite, all have TVs and views over the lake and/or garden. The spacious main sitting room, with French doors to the terrace and garden, has a piano and overlooks both the lake and stream. A smaller sitting room with TV/DVD has comfortable sofas, a wood burning stove and board games. There is a well-equipped kitchen/breakfast room, a dining room with a large dining table seating 16 people and a conservatory with views over the swimming pool and lake.

Swimming Pool:

- Outdoor heated swimming pool available from end of May until end of September. Loungers provided.

Garden and Grounds:

- Large garden including a 3-acre lake and tidal stream.

- Built-in barbecue beside the swimming pool.

- Table tennis table in covered area.

- Free parking in the grounds.

Accommodation:

- 8 bedrooms (6 are en suite) and three separate bathrooms. All bedrooms have TVs and views over the lake and/or garden.

- Kitchen/Breakfast Room with electric cooker, microwave, plate heater, dishwasher and large fridge/freezer.

- Conservatory with views over swimming pool and lake. Second large fridge/freezer.

- Utility room with washing machine/drying room.

- Main Sitting Room, a spacious, well-furnished 25 foot double aspect room overlooking the lake and stream with French doors to terrace and garden. It has comfortable sofas and armchairs and also a marble fireplace and an upright Bechstein piano.

- Smaller Sitting Room with TV/DVD, wood-burning stove, board games, a large coffee table and 2 comfortable sofas and an armchair.

- Dining room with a large dining table seating 16 people.

Location and Getting There:

- The village of Old Bedhampton is between Chichester and Portsmouth, one mile from the sea and close to the South Downs National Park.

- It takes about 90 minutes by train from London Waterloo to Bedhampton station which is half a mile away, and about 75 minutes from London Waterloo to Havant station which is 1½ miles away and where there are taxis available. It takes about 1½ hours by car from central London.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a wonderful family gathering and found the accommodation spacious and entirely suitable for our needs. We enjoyed having the use of the piano on several occasions for making music and my daughter and sister created an evening of music and poetry as befits a house with so many rooms named after poets. A good time was had by all.
Aug 2010
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Mrs Caroline Ground

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Sleeps15
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms6
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Charming 18th Century Grade II Listed Lakeside Mill House, sleeps 15
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Charming 18th Century Grade II Listed Lakeside Mill House, sleeps 15
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p704190
44 (0)207 736 0131
Havant Hampshire
5

BEAUTIFUL SETTING

  • 5 of 5
The children loved the ducks, the swan and the heated the pool and the few musicians among us enjoyed the piano. There is a large very well appointed kitchen. We took away the cleaning products, foil, kitchen rolls etc we had brought with us as there was so much there. The property is about 10 mn walk from the nearest shops (grocer, fish&chip shop, chinese t/a, pub) and about 10 mn drive from two hypermarkets. The booking process was very straight forward. The staff looking after the property (manager, gardener, cleaners) were very friendly and helpful. We would take a lot more towels next time as only 1 small hand towel is provided in each bathroom. Everyone said they were very impressed and that they would recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming 18th Century Grade II Listed Lakeside Mill House, sleeps 15
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p704190
44 (0)207 736 0131
Havant Hampshire
4

FABULOUS, SCENIC LOCATION FOR LARGE GATHERING

  • 4 of 5
Our weekend was to celebrate two family birthdays and the house was large enough to accommodate us all. It was warm, cosy & comfortable and it's location is absolutely stunning. We were very lucky with the weather and the sun shone every day; every morning spent outside feeding the gathering of ducks and two swans that dwell on the river to the front of the house. We had such a great time that we have all agreed we would really like to return in the Summer of 2013.
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming 18th Century Grade II Listed Lakeside Mill House, sleeps 15
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p704190
44 (0)207 736 0131
Havant Hampshire
5

IDEAL LOCATION FOR FAMILY GET TOGETHER

  • 5 of 5
To celebrate a ‘significant birthday’ our extended family spent a week at this stunning house, with its ideal location, excellent facilities and spacious accommodation. A meal for 21 created no problems due to the impressive array of catering equipment and tableware + many cosy evenings were spent around the log fire. The holiday was a resounding success which we hope to repeat in the not too distant future. We were fortunate enough to have a gorgeous sunny Saturday and made full use of the outdoor pool, sun-loungers and barbecue.
  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming 18th Century Grade II Listed Lakeside Mill House, sleeps 15
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p704190
44 (0)207 736 0131
Havant Hampshire
4

EXCELLENT VENUE FOR LARGE GROUP

  • 4 of 5
The house is very large, so plenty of room to spread out, and nicely furnished. We found it was clean, warm, comfortable and very well-equipped, particularly in the kitchen. There are two large fridges and two freezers - a blessing if you are a big party wanting to store large amounts of food.There is a huge TV in the snug, board games in the cupboard and even a piano if you fancy a sing-song .The grounds are delightful, and there is plenty of parking space. It is quite near the main road, but we could not hear the traffic at all inside the house.Our visit was too early in the year for us to try out the swimming pool, but it looked very inviting and there were plenty of sun loungers placed around it .

We found excellent pub grub a short drive away at the Ship Inn at Langstone and the Sussex Brewery in Emsworth, and Chichester, with its cathedral, theatre, shops and art gallery is not too far away. There is also some lovely countryside to explore, Kingley Vale being particularly fine.

Booking was easy, and emails / queries were answered promptly. Would recommend this property for a large gathering - perhaps a family reunion or walking group - whose members want the privacy of their own bathrooms upstairs, but large reception rooms downstairs in which to congregate and to eat.
  • Submitted: May 11, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Southampton
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Portsmouth
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Bedhampton
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
A3M
Nearest Beach
6.5 Miles
Hayling Island (over 3 miles of beaches)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Bedhampton village
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Portsmouth Golf Course (Glendale)
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Emsworth
Car: recommended

Located in the attractive village of Old Bedhampton, between Chichester and Portsmouth, one mile from the sea and close to the South Downs National Park, the Old Mill House provides a superb setting for a holiday and a wonderful base for exploring the south coast as well as the countryside of Hampshire and West Sussex.

Chichester, with its cathedral, ancient city walls, theatre, shops and art galleries is about 10 miles away and Emsworth, only 3.5 miles away, has a picturesque harbour and a number of good cafés, restaurants and pubs.

The nearest point of the sea at Langstone Harbour is about 20 minutes walk away and from there you can walk along the coast on the Broadmarsh Coastal Path. Hayling Island, just a short drive away from the house, has over 3 miles of beaches, a funfair, plenty of bars, cafés and restaurants and also provides the opportunity to enjoy a variety of water sports. The natural and unspoilt sandy beach of West Wittering is about half an hour’s drive from the house and has been a favourite destination for a family day out for generations. The highest water quality and excellent facilities have made it one of the premier Blue Flag beaches in the county. It offers wonderful views of Chichester Harbour and the South Downs beyond and the whole area is internationally recognised for its wildlife, birds and unique beauty.

The Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Hampshire’s biggest Country Park with 2,000 acres of open access woodland and downland set within the South Downs National Park, is about 20 minutes drive from the house as is the Kingley Vale National Nature Reserve, a large area of grass downland and a yew woodland including some trees which are over 500 years old. From the top there are outstanding views over Sussex and the south coast.

Other places to visit in the local area include HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth as well as Spinnaker Tower and Gunwharf Quays with excellent shopping and places to eat, the Roman archaeological site of Fishbourne, Staunton Country Park, Weald and Downland Open Air Museum at Singleton with around fifty reconstructed historic buildings in a beautiful rural setting, Goodwood Park, Petworth House and Park, Bosham Art Gallery and Craft Centre, The Playzone at Cosham and Hinton Ampner House and Garden at Bramdean. Further attractions include an historic railway, the 'Watercress Line', which winds through the Meon Valley and regular ferries to the Isle of Wight.

There is plenty of opportunity for sporting activities as the house is close to the yachting, dinghy sailing and windsurfing facilities of Hayling Island, Chichester harbour and the Solent. Walking and cycling routes are within easy reach most notably in the Broadmarsh Coastal Park, the Sussex Downs, the Meon Valley and the New Forest. There are outdoor tennis courts in the village near the church and indoor tennis courts and real tennis courts a short drive away. There are three golf courses within 6 miles. The nearest is the Portsmouth Golf Course (Glendale) just 2 miles away from the house on Portsdown Hill. It is one of the best pay and play courses in the South and has great views over Portsmouth, Southsea and Langstone Harbour. There are several riding stables within 3 miles of the house including one at Fort Widley run by Peter Ashley Activity Centres who also offer a wide range of other activities for children at nearby Fort Purbrook. Also nearby are ten-pin bowling, ice-skating and a water park with slides.

Shopping in the area is easy. There are several small shops in Bedhampton selling all the basics and two supermarkets about 10 minutes drive away, a Waitrose and a very large ASDA.

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Notes

  • The Old Mill House is available for weekends from Friday to Monday and Bank Holidays Friday to Tuesday. Full Week letting only at Christmas, New Year, for the last week of July and in August.

    Pets will normally be allowed subject to permission being given in writing and payment of a charge of £16 per week per pet.

    Payment of one quarter of the rent is to be made on booking. The balance of the rent is to be paid two months before the beginning of the letting together with a deposit of 250 pounds plus an additional 50 pounds if heating of the pool is required. The balance of the deposit is returnable after the property has been left in a clean and tidy condition, the keys have been returned and charges for gas and electricity used during the letting have been deducted.

Amenities

Havant House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - shower
    Bathroom 8 - shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower
  • 6 bedrooms are en suite.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • All 8 eight bedrooms have TVs and views over the lake and/or garden. 6 are en suite.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Games for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • water parks
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • ice skating
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Hand towels are provided but not bath towels or beach towels.

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