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Gunpowder Cottage - a lovely 3 Bedroom Waterside Townhouse, sleeping 6 (+2)

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


About the property

Situated along the waterside, Off Road Parking, historic and peaceful location

Gunpowder Cottage is one of 2 adjoining Waterside Townhouse Cottages in the coastal town of Gosport in Hampshire.

Set over 3 floors this beautifully furnished property enjoys wonderful harbour views from its master bedroom, lounge, kitchen diner, 2 balconies and patio garden sat right on the waterfront.

The property has 3 double bedrooms sleeping 6 and can also be rented along with its sister and adjoining Powderkeg Cottage sleeping up to 5-7 to allow group bookings of up to 11-15 and is located in a peaceful location with off road parking.

On the ground floor is the front entrance hall with downstairs cloakroom, separate utility room, stairwell and doorway leading through to the large rear open plan, kitchen/living/dining area with the fully equipped kitchen including oven and induction hob, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave etc, dining table with comfortable seating for 8, two sofas, TV and patio doors leading onto the patio sat right on the waterfront with superb views over the harbour.

On the 1st floor is the main living room with large corner suite/sofa bed, flat widescreen Freeview TV, music system, DVD player and balcony with uninterrupted harbour views. The bedroom to the front on this floor is a pretty room accommodating a 5ft kingsize bed that can split to create 2 singles if required

To the 2nd floor is the master bedroom with choice of one 5ft king double bed or 2 singles with a small en suite shower room with shower, wash hand basin and toilet, plus balcony with fantastic elevated harbour views. To the front is a third bedroom with another king double that can split to create 2 singles and another en suite shower room.

Superior quality linen and towels are provided and are changed weekly with a mid week maid service available on request. Child cots, highchairs and stair gates are also available at no extra cost. (If cots are provided guests are asked to please bring their own child's bedding).

Parking off road exists for 2 vehicles and and parking for 1 or 2 more exists for the adjoining Powderkeg Cottage.

Our prices are for up to 6 guests over 3 bedrooms in 3 x large 5ft king size beds that can split to create singles, plus we can also accommodate 2 more people on bed settees at an additional charge of £25 per week/part week per head or we charge £25 per set of extra linen requested.

Short Stays are Welcome - Please feel free to enquire.

If you would like to bring along a pet for your stay this is possible at no extra rental charge but is subject to a £250 pets deposit payable 6 weeks prior to arrival.

More Details

Property Manager
Complete Holiday Homes
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2018

About Complete Holiday Homes

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 Complete Holiday Homes chose Gosport

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 Country Park, Gosport is packed full of surprises and interesting places. The Dockyard and the Spinnaker Tower are only a short 4 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

Excellent homely accommodation. The Views and rear terrace to the harbour are truly fantastic. Sunrise was gorgeous on waking too. The area and location is great - plenty of sightseeing places and good travel links. The Christmas tree provided was a lovely seasonal touch. We encountered no problems when booking - communication between us and staff were very good as was the friendly lady housekeeper who met us on arrival. - as registered on Trip Advisor
Dec 2016
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Gosport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Ground floor toilet - toilet
    En-suite shower room 1 - toilet , shower
    En-suite shower room 2 - toilet , shower
  • There is a downstairs cloakroom to the ground floor and on the second floor are the 2 en-suite shower rooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , or 2 singles
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , or 2 singles
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , or 2 singles
  • Sleeping 6 within beds plus 2 additional if required on bed settees. Guests over the party size of 6 are charged £25 per head per week/part week or we charge £25 per set of extra linen requested. All 3 bedrooms accommodate 5ft kingsize double beds that can split to create 2 singles plus both the 2nd floor bedrooms have en suites and the master bedroom a balcony overlooking the harbour with great harbour views.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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 Alver Valley 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! The separate utility room houses the washing machine, iron, ironing board etc and is situated off the hallway opposite the downstairs cloakroom. 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).


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Gunpowder Cottage - a lovely 3 Bedroom Waterside Townhouse, sleeping 6 (+2)
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Excellent location. Very clean. Perfect.

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We came for a family holiday (7, including 3 children). Gunpowder Cottage was perfect, with easy access to the ferry to Portsmouth. You can even get a boat there from the Explosions museum which is about 1minute walk away. We loved our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were pleased to have you stay with us and if we could help at any other point in time would be happy to do so.
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
The Jolly Roger
Nearest Ferry
2.5 Kilometres
Gosport Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Stokes Bay Golf Club
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Portsmouth Harbour (via ferry)
Nearest Motorway
9.7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
The Jolly Roger
Nearest Beach
4.7 Kilometres
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 4 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $355.16

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 - Please contact us for details on pricing and for up to date availability. Guests over the party size of 6 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.