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Gunpowder Cottage
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Gunpowder Cottage
3 bedroom Waterside Townhouse With uninterrupted harbour views
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25 reviews
Gunpowder Cottage
3 bedroom Waterside Townhouse
With uninterrupted harbour views
5ft superior quality kingsize beds
Beds can split to create 2 singles
2 bedrooms with en suites
All linen and towels provided
Tastefully furnished throughout
1st floor lounge with balcony overlooking the water
With large comfortable corner sofa bed
Ground floor cloakroom off the entrance hallway
Large open plan lounge dining area
Leading into modern open plan kitchen
With all essential mod cons
Plenty of outside seating
To sit and watch the boats go by
Peaceful harbourside location
Can be rented with its adjoining property 'Powderkeg Cottage'
Sat right on the harbour foreshore
Formally an old explosives store within the historic Priddy's Yard
Sunrise from the promenade along from the property
Daytime view over to Portsdown Hill
Early evening views towards the Naval Dockyard
Portsmouth and The Spinnaker Tower in the distance
Well behaved 4 legged friends welcome
Close to nearby marinas
3 local family beaches
5 minutes drive from The Alver Valley Country Park
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Gosport, Hampshire, England

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_jrobinso...
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous views”
Reviewed July 20, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our 1 week stay in Gunpowder Cottage. When the tide is in, the sea comes right up to the garden wall. There are boats bobbing about in the water and you can see the Brittany Ferry going back and forth. We also had a Navy destroyer moored in the bay for part of our stay. We spent 2 or 3 days at the property as it was such a great place to chill out. We left the car at the property and used taxi's to get to Gosport Ferry where we went to Portsmouth for the day and on another occasion we caught the catamaran to the Isle of Wight to visit Osbourne House which was a great day out.
The Jolly Roger Pub is a short walk back along the promenade - nothing fancy just reasonable pub food in a great location. Did not find any decent restaurants close by.
The cottage is extremely well equipped and serviced. We could not get the microwave to work on our first night but after phoning the following morning it was replaced within half an hour.
The curtains in the master bedroom are see through which at this time of year means the room is bathed in daylight at 4.30am! This did affect our sleep so I would recommend taking an eye mask to anyone who cannot sleep in daylight.
The views from the balconies are wonderful especially the master bedroom where you can see across to the Spinnaker Tower. We loved the sitting room and watching the sunsets from here was glorious.
You will not be disappointed.

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Alan I
Alsager, Cheshire
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Location, Location, Location”
Reviewed June 13, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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The outlook from the patio and balconies of the Twinpowder cottages is probably the finest in the Portsmouth area. The cranes and buildings of Portsmouth dockyard are directly across the water. Modern naval vessels are moored alongside them; large cross channel ferries glide slowly past; the masts and spars of HMS Warrior are over to the right and the children in our party liked playing ‘spot the Victory’. Nelson’s flagship is clearly visible, but less obvious than usual because she is currently without her topmasts. In the distance, to the left, are the impressive Roman walls of Portchester castle. Closer to the cottages a bobbing procession of launches and sailing dinghies adds movement and variety to the scene. Despite the fact that we chose five days of really grim weather for our visit, the view from these former ammunition stores was a real pleasure.
The location brings other benefits. The ‘Explosion’ museum of naval weaponry was literally our next door neighbour. Although we only got round to visiting it on our final day, it offered lots of interest to the adults and the children in our group. The Royal Navy submarine museum was only a couple of miles away (the tour of HMS Alliance is not to be missed), The Gosport ferry terminal was half an hour’s walk or a short drive from the front door. The ferries run a shuttle service and the journey across the harbour to Portsmouth takes five minutes. You really appreciate the value of that if you try to drive round the harbour to the dockyard. At best, you spend a long journey in a slow-moving traffic jam.
The cottages were beautifully presented and equipped and the large patio doors meant we were able to get an ‘open air’ experience despite the weather. W e soon adjusted to the small size of the en suite shower rooms and generally felt very comfortable.
The Complete Holiday Homes staff we met were all helpful and cheerful. The ‘welcome’ arrangements worked perfectly and the paperwork was no problem; an important consideration for a group of eleven people (and one dog).

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Liked best: The location
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Rhicez
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“beautiful place, great location”
Reviewed June 9, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We had a lovely weekend at Gunpowder Cottage. In the run up to the stay, all staff were very helpful and prompt at responding to queries. The house was beautiful and in a great location. We found it well equipped and it had everything we needed. Overall a great house and helpful staff, so thank you for a lovely weekend!
We managed to fit 10 girls into the property on some kind of beds (6 in bedrooms - single beds), 2 in the living room on the pull out sofa bed (a little tight but they didn't mind) and 2 on pull outs in the kitchen. We didn't really find the showers being in people's bedrooms a huge issue but we were only there for the weekend. With that number of people there wasn't quite enough in the way of toilet rolls etc., but I suspect that's more to do with the number of people we had in the property.
Overall we'd highly recommend and would definitely consider booking again.

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9Fran9
Tavistock, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fabulous”
Reviewed April 1, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Gunpowder Cottage is an amazing property. The views are second to none. Sitting on the balconies watching the sun come up, and go down over the water was stunning. The property has everything you could wish for, and is warm and comfortable. Complete Holiday Homes staff were very flexible, accommodating and overall excellent. The area was particularly lovely and easy to get around.. We have stayed at numerous properties with the company and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. Thank you!!

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Liked best: Comfort and views
Liked least: No bath
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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mrjrkelly
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic.”
Reviewed October 19, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Gunpowder Cottage was excellent, We enjoyed the ferry crossing to Portsmouth, the dockyard museum and the harbour tour. The Staff at Complete Holiday Homes were all very good ! A fantastic time - Kelly, Oct 2015

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Your age range 50-64
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rachelilo...
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely outlook - just a bit small”
Reviewed October 19, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

The cottage has the most beautiful view across to Portsmouth and for this alone I would rate it 5 stars! However, for 6 adults it is just a bit small - one of the bedrooms on the 2nd floor is too small for 2 people and their cases and the lack of a family bathroom wouldn't have been so much of a problem if the 2 en-suites were of a decent size but as they are literally the size of a cupboard it got very cozy when we were all trying to get ready at the same time.
Also there really needs to be more seating in the lounge - the sofa is large but as it is a sofa bed it does not really sit more than 3 (4 at a push) comfortably so with only one other armchair in the lounge we were short of comfortable seats.
That said, we really did have a lovely weekend at Gunpowder Cottage and would certainly go back, just not with 6 adults.

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Liked best: View from lounge
Liked least: Too small
Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
May 8, 2017
Thank you for your kind comments and we have now upgraded the seating within the lounge to include a new large corner sofa that also converts to provide an extra bed plus 2 new reclining swivel chairs so you can swing round and full enjoy the wonderful harbour views
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Holly P
Oxford
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely House, Beautiful Outlook”
Reviewed September 8, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Gunpowder Cottage is a lovely house, the views are beautiful across the Gosport harbour with plenty of yachts and fishing boats coming in and out throughout the day. Our hostess Laura was very welcoming and ensured we were set up for our stay. A couple of negatives were that the dishwasher was out of use & a broken chair in the living room meant there wasn't enough seating for the 6 of us to eat at the table - but nothing important enough for us to ruin our trip. The local pub is only a 5 minute walk along the sea front and is very pleasant, there's also a couple of other local amenities which makes the stay even better. We will definitely be back.

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Liked best: The view from the back terrace
Liked least: A few niggles that need fixing within the property
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Sep 9, 2015
Dear Holly, thank you for your feedback and kind words. Thank you for also letting us know about the couple of maintenance issues. There are 2 spare chairs in the large hall cupboard housing the boiler for when extra guests come and stay and the engineer has been booked in to repair the dishwasher. Thank you so much for letting us know.
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