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Powderkeg Cottage - 3 Bedroom Property on Harbour Foreshore sleeping 5 (+1)

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Short Stays are Welcome - Please feel free to enquire.

Set over 3 floors Powderkeg Cottage is a beautifully furnished waterside property enjoying wonderful harbour views from its master bedroom, lounge, kitchen diner, 2 balconies and patio garden.

The property boasts 3 bedrooms sleeping 5+2 and can also be rented along with its adjoining Gunpowder Cottage sleeping up to 6+2 to allow group bookings of up to 11+4 and is located in a peaceful location with off road parking. Set in the southern coastal town of Gosport, Hampshire with 3 nearby beaches Gosport is a short 5 minute ferry ride to Historic Portsmouth and Gunwharf Quays which has over 90 designer retail outlets, 30 restaurants/cafes/bars, a 14 screen cinema, 26 lane bowling alley, Jongleurs Comedy Club, Grosvenor Casino, Tiger Tiger nightclub and the UK's second tallest accessible building The Spinnaker Tower making the property ideal for special get togethers, family holidays, business or crew accommodation.

Our prices are for up to 5 people over 3 bedrooms in a large 5ft king size bed within the master bedroom that can spilt to create singles, then 2 singles within the twin bedroom and a single bed in the smaller 3rd bedroom, plus we can accommodate 1 or 2 more people on bed settees. Additional guests over 5 are charged at a rate of £25 per week/part week, per head, or we charge £25 per set of extra linen requested.

More Details

Property Manager
Ken White
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 11, 2017

About Ken White

Complete Holiday Homes are a small professionally run friendly family business offering superior quality self catering holiday homes suitable for special get together, family holidays, business or crew accommodation in the southern coastal town of Gosport, Hampshire, alongside the historic naval city of Portsmouth, plus a lovely 2 bedroom apartment in the Portuguese Algarve. Whichever your destination we will strive to give the best possible service from point of booking on throughout your stay and will do our utmost to ensure your time at one of our properties is a memorable one.

Why Ken White chose Hampshire

Close proximity to Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard, home to The Mary Rose, Nelsons HMS Victory and the HMS Warrior is part of its appeal. With the addition of world class heritage sites, award-winning 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. The Dockyard and the Spinnaker Tower are only a short 5 minute ferry ride away and with the retail outlet and leisure complex of Gunwharf Quays there is a range of options for those looking to explore, shop or simply relax and watch the boats go by.

Guestbook comments from the manager

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Gosport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • There is a downstairs cloakroom to the ground floor. On the second floor the master bedroom has an en-suite shower room with shower, wash hand basin and w.c. plus the main bathroom accommodates a bath, wash hand basin and w.c.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , or 2 singles
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Guests over the party size of 5 are charged £25 per head per week/part week which is payable 45 days prior to arrival. Notes on bedrooms: To the master bedroom is a 5ft kingsize double bed that can split to create 2 singles with 2 singles to the twin bedroom and 1 single to the single bedroom. The master bedroom also has patio doors leading onto the balcony with uninterrupted harbour views.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
Outside: The property is ideally positioned for walks along the foreshore or access into town and the short ferry ride from Gosport lands in Portsmouth Harbour and Gunwharf Quays which is home to the Spinnaker Tower from where you can stand on its splendid viewing platforms and look out over the water to The Isle of Wight and back inland as far as the eye can see. The area is also home to a number of forts, 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 waters between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight! Inland within a 5 minute drive we have The Wildgrounds or at Hillhead the Haven Nature Reserve and within a half hour drive The New Forest National Park and then the glorious chalk based South Downs. Alternatively you hop on a ferry for a day trip to The Isle of Wight or France! Utility Room: The separate utility room houses the washing machine, iron, ironing board etc and is situated off the hallway opposite the downstairs cloakroom. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen & towels are provided and are changed weekly with a mid week maid service available on request. Child cots and high chairs are also available at no cost. (If cots are provided guests are asked to please bring their child’s own bedding).


4/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Powderkeg Cottage - 3 Bedroom Property on Harbour Foreshore sleeping 5 (+1)
average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews

Beautiful. Much nicer than the photos

  • 5 of 5

Lovely stay in Gosport. The property is really lovely with big picture windows over the harbour on all 3 levels. Shop 4 mins away and a decent take away. Pub 5 mins walk along the sea front. Nearby Explosion museum - perfect for family visit. Really a much better stay than I was expecting.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice location but requires maintenance

  • 3 of 5

We have been looking for an accomodation for our trip to Portsmouth and this seemed to be a good compromise. Walking distance to the ferry to Portsmouth but with a nice view and a bit out-of-town. The house at first sight seems to be lovely and the view from the garden is stunning but unfortunately it turned out to be not well maintained. Bed linen with stains, window leaking, pots and pans completely worn out, carpets need to be cleaned, lightbulbs not working, etc. Spoke to the agency and they professed that the property will be refurbished soon what would definitely move this property back up to a 4star rating. If so a lovely house for exploring Portsmouth and its attractions.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: After this review we carried out a full inspection of the property and did find that ideally a couple of the saucepans could ideally be upgraded which was carried out straight away, along with replacing 2 light bulbs on the multi bulb chandeliers that were found to be blown. We did not find any bed linen with stains and we have not found a leaking window?.... We have since received 9 other fully positive 5 star positive reviews on Trip Advisor including one that was posted by guests whom stayed directly after the guests who left this review departed, so we are a miffed regarding some of the negative comments received. We always try our best to make guests stays as comfortable as possible and if there is ever anything we can do to help please just ask
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Nearest Airport
19.9 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Gosport Ferry
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Portsmouth Harbour
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Stokes Bay
Car: not necessary


Situated on the foreshore of Portsmouth Harbour with all its comings and goings or you are a short drive to Stokes Bay, Lee on Solent and Hillhead beaches looking out over to The Isle of Wight where you are likely to find a variety of sailing enthusiasts, windsurfers, kite surfers and jet skiers. With 24 miles of waterfront and fantastic viewing points you don’t have to wander far to find the sea whether you want to go in or on it or just sit and enjoy the view.


The nearest airports are Southampton, approximately 32km away, or Bournemouth, around 78km, and Gatwick and Heathrow are the nearest London airports. You can train into Portsmouth Harbour and hop straight on the 5 minute ferry to Gosport where we are situated only a 5 minute taxi ride away from the terminal so a car is certainly not essential.


Rates & Availability

Gosport Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May / June / July
May 18 2017 - Jul 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jul 26 2017 - Sep 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sept / Oct
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
Oct Half Term
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
Oct / Nov / Dec
Oct 30 2017 - Dec 21 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan / Feb
Jan 5 2018 - Feb 8 2018
5 night minimum stay
Feb Half Term
Feb 9 2018 - Feb 18 2018
5 night minimum stay
Feb / March
Feb 19 2018 - Mar 25 2018
5 night minimum stay
April / May / June / July
Mar 26 2018 - Jul 22 2018
5 night minimum stay
Jul 23 2018 - Sep 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
Sept / Oct
Sep 3 2018 - Oct 18 2018
5 night minimum stay
Oct Half Term
Oct 19 2018 - Oct 28 2018
5 night minimum stay
Oct / Nov / Dec
Oct 29 2018 - Dec 20 2018
5 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2018 - Dec 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 28 2018 - Jan 3 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $323.4
Refundable damage deposit $323.4

25% of rental to be paid at point of booking and the remaining 75% to be paid 45 days prior to arrival.

Deposit refunded within 7 days subject to no significant damages or excess cleaning.

Changeover Day - Flexible - Please contact us for details

Notes on prices:
Guests over the party size of 5 are charged £25 per head per week/part week which is payable 45 days prior to arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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