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Hapton Folly

(Ref. 1139797)

Hambledon, Hampshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "We have just returned from The Folly, and had a folly good time."

    The property was very cosy and quirky just what we wanted. Very comfortable accommodation, with lots to do nearby including the vineyard, great walks, local shop and a nice local pub within walking distance. We thoroughly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Duncan4.7Dec 2023

  • "A cosy property."

    Clean and well equipped. Lindy, the owner, was very friendly and on hand if we needed something. The bottle of wine on arrival was much appreciated. The stairs were good exercise. The roof terrace was intetesting with good views over the vilage. Felt like our own castle . In spring/summer it would be great to sit outside and contemplate. We used it to listen to the church bells, that were calling all the villagers for the nine lessons and carols service. The village is friendly, with lots of walks, and a great teashop (highly recommended) . The village shop was well stocked and just down the road. All in all a great location .

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Dec 2023

  • "The Folly is a wonderful place to stay in the characterful village of Hambledon."

    It has been sympathetically restored and is similar in many ways to a Landmark Trust property. The host is very helpful and friendly. The property is clean, and well equipped with a good bed, sofa, shower & kitchen equipment (including a Nespresso machine). The stairs are steep - take your time - but the views are wonderful. We did not make it up to the roof terrace this time. There are no street lights in Hambledon, so bring a torch! The Vine is a friendly pub with excellent ales. The local shop has some interesting speciality food items. The Bat & Ball, a couple of miles away, does a tasty Sunday roast and has a lot of cricketing memorabilia. Further afield, Alresford is a lovely town and the Flowerpots at Cheriton is well worth a detour. All in all, The Folly is not your typical holiday cottage. It will appeal to those who like to experience a place which is different to the norm.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Dec 2023

  • "The Folly is a beautiful property, set in a peaceful and tranquil location."

    It is warm, comfortable and has everything you need in a holiday home. I would definitely recommended a visit and very much enjoyed my stay.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2023

  • "It was so peaceful and tranquil, an ideal spot to recuperate."

    Beautiful views of the countryside. The property was very clean and tidy, I met the owner who was very friendly and offered help with anything in the property. A very pleasant and restful few days. I can thoroughly recommend this property, especially if you need timeout from the world. Elaine Garrett-Simpson

    Reviewed by Elaine4.1Oct 2023

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  • Over three floors
  • One second-floor double bedroom
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • First-floor living/dining space
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, coffee machine, kettle, toaster
  • TV, WiFi
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Non-enclosed patio with furniture, plus roof-top terrace accessed from bedroom via ladder
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: No children
  • Note: This property is not suitable for those with mobility issues due to steep stairs

The property

Hapton Folly is a Grade II listed folly built in the 1800s, resting beside a vineyard in Hambledon, set in the South Downs National park, with off-road parking and unique features, this property is an ideal and unique base for a couple looking for a getaway to Hampshire.

Pass through the patio and be welcomed to this stunning stone-built property, a tall abode with castle-like features and a backdrop of mature trees.

Enter through a sage door, into a contemporary kitchen with a handful of amenities to cater to your culinary needs, and here you will also find a refreshing ground-floor shower room.

Climb the stairs and serve your meal at the dining space for a romantic meal for two, before settling into the sitting area to reflect on the day’s adventures, noticing the beautiful original windows and woodland views.

The attractive features of this property continue into a bedroom with a double bed, exposed brickwork, and tasteful furniture, and from here, pull down the ladder and access the turret of the property, a simply idyllic feature of this fantastic abode, decorated with fairy lights and offering panoramic views of the local town and countryside, as well as a selection of furniture so guests can relax and enjoy the sunset with a glass of their favourite beverage.

Outside this charming property there is a patio space with furniture, ideal for an alfresco affair in the fresh air.

Hambledon is a delightful village, offering a local shop for all of your holiday essentials, as well as pubs, such as the Vine Inn, eateries including The Old Forge Tea Room, and a cricket club.

The village offers tours and wine tasting at the local vineyard, the Hambledon Vineyard, which is a lovely way to spend the afternoon with your significant other.

The property is within reach of many delightful walks, including Old Winchester Hill and West Walk, Forest of Bere, whilst animal lovers will enjoy a trip to Marwell Zoo.

For a day spent beside the coast, head over to Portsmouth, where there are more eateries, HMS Victory and the Mary Rose, Eastney Beach and amusements at Clarence Pier.

From here guests can also get a boat to the stunning Isle of Wight for a day trip, exploring the plentiful history, stunning beaches and abundance of wildlife, as well as the many great cycle routes available.

All of this and so much more with a stay at the fantastic Hapton Folly.

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About the location


Denmead 2.7 miles; Portsmouth 10.2 miles; Southampton 19.2 miles.

Hambledon is a charming village settled into the countryside of Hampshire, with easy access to local walks and to the coast. The village offers a convenience store where guests can stock up on all of their holiday essentials, as well as a handful of local pubs, including the Vine Inn and The Terrace, and eateries such as The Old Forge Tea Room. The town offers a cricket club, countryside walks, and a fantastic vineyard, Hambledon Vineyard, where guests are welcome to wine tasting events and tours. The village has access to many local attractions such as Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium, Marwell Zoo and Jane Austen's House, as well as a great selection of countryside walks, for example those at the Forest of Bere, Old Winchester Hill and Kingley Vale. For a day spent beside the seaside, head over to the bustling town of Portsmouth, where there are many more eateries, pubs, bars, seaside walks along the promenade, a selection of museums and Eastney Beach. From here guests can also take a day trip via boat to the incredible Isle of Wight, where there are many fantastic historic sites, including Carisbrooke Castle, a selection of zoos, coastal walks, wildlife watching opportunities and stunning beaches to enjoy. Make the perfect getaway to Hampshire by staying in the tranquil Hambledon.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas