1 (all year)
Grove Lodge easily sleeps 13 people in five bedrooms and is the sort of holiday home you can fill to the rafters and still have plenty of space. The location is as impressive as the accommodation, being within walking distance of Gosport's shops, cafes, supermarkets and pubs, as well as Gosport Park and Workhouse Lake. It's precisely the sort of place where you, your family and friends can feel at home while exploring the south coast. It's perfect for a relaxing summer holiday, getting away for Christmas and New Year, or getting your nearest and dearest together to celebrate a milestone event like a wedding or a birthday.
Gosport is an incredibly versatile holiday destination. Its shipyards were a vital cog in the hub of the Royal Navy during the late 1700s and 1800s, and the naval heritage is visible in places like Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower and the Royal Navy Submarine Museum. Many visitors follow the two-mile Waterfront Trail linking the two museums, enjoying beautiful views along the route. Other fun attractions include the Hovercraft Museum, the Gosport Discovery Centre, and the 1642 Living History Village. Just outside of town is Alver Country Park. It's a lovely area with paths beside the river, a crossing called the Apple Dumpling Bridge, and lots of birds and wildlife. Sailing, boating, kayaking, and paddleboarding are hugely popular around Gosport, which is surrounded by water on three sides and is also close to The Solent.
Another benefit of staying in Gosport is the proximity to Portsmouth. Jump aboard the passenger ferry, and in four short minutes, you can be disembarking at Gunwharf Quays. Portsmouth has an exciting history with a proud naval heritage on display at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, where the HMS Warrior 1860 and HMS Victory are berthed near Henry VIII's famous warship the Mary Rose. Get a bird's eye view at the top of the Spinnaker Tower, hit the shops, and stay for dinner and the nightlife. The last ferry leaves Portsmouth at 2am on weekdays and 4am on weekends, giving you hours of fun in the city.
Day trips can include taking the passenger ferry from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight, seeing iconic sights like The Needles, Alum Bay, and Osborne House. Explore the Hampshire coast and beaches like Lee-on-the-Solent and Stokes Bay, or drive half an hour to the gorgeous New Forest National Park, where there are hundreds of miles of footpaths and cycling routes winding through picturesque villages with free-roaming ponies and cattle, and ancient forests.
No matter what time of the year you visit, or the reason for your holiday, you'll find Grove Lodge incredibly welcoming and comfortable.
Complete Accommodation joined Independent Cottages in December 2020
Grove Lodge is a large, detached holiday home set back from the road behind a five-bar gate and shielded for privacy with fences and mature trees. Accommodation is over two levels.
Outside: The rear garden has a patio with outdoor seating and a chiminea. It's possible to hire an outdoor hot tub - please request this when booking. There is a summer house at the end of the lawn, and a wendy house and play equipment for children. The gated driveway has off-street parking for four cars.
Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are included. Guests to bring beach towels if they are required. Up to three well behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement. Short breaks are possible, depending on availability. Smoking is not permitted.
Star Rating: 4 Star
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