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Detached barn conversion in glorious 2 acre garden

People3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Haddon Lake Boathouse is tucked away in the glorious 2-acre grounds of Haddon Lake House, voted one of the country’s finest gardens in the television series 'I Own Britain’s Best Home & Garden'.

With shared gardens and stunning lake, this beautifully converted detached single-storey barn enjoys a superb elevated location, with gently sloping path access. The Boathouse is at the heart of this outstanding award-winning Victorian garden that has also been featured in national magazines. We normally accept a minimum of seven day bookings but this can be negotiable at certain times. Please use the 'ask the owner a question' button to contact us before booking online.

The Boathouse is perfect holiday base in the AONB for breathtaking scenery and spectacular downland and coastal walks. Sea 650 yards. Shop ½ mile. Recently and stylishly converted, the property offers all the comforts of home inside, and outside a private terrace, deck and furniture. Guests are encouraged to use all the gardens and grounds as if they were their own!

The accommodation features : Open-plan living/dining room/kitchen, limed oak floor. Double bedroom, skylight and feature limestone floor, en-suite bathroom with shower attachment, toilet. Single bedroom, skylight and limestone floor, en-suite shower room, toilet.

All services — electricity, radiators, bed linen, towels — are included. Facilities available: satellite TV; DVD; microwave; washing machine; dishwasher.

NB: Unfenced lake, sloping banks in grounds. Off road parking.

Regret no babies or children under 16 yrs for reasons of insurance due to unfenced lake. The cottage is not suitable for pets.

We request that guests do not smoke on the site.

Please note reception for mobiles is patchy for some networks, but our landline is freely available for urgent messages at any time of the day or night. The Boathouse is not connected to the internet, so you are guaranteed a peaceful stay!

The garden which the cottage adjoins has featured in Homes and Gardens (Feb 2006), The Sunday Times (March 2007), the Lady magazine (May 2007), Ideal Home (June 2007), and was a main feature article in Country Living magazine (Oct 2008) and The English Garden magazine (Aug 2009), The Garden - RHS Journal (Dec 2010), Garden Style (Aug 2012) and Country Life (Oct 2012). The gardens have also been featured in books - Dream Gardens of England (published by Merrell), Exploring Britain’s Country Gardens (published by the AA) and Garden Design - A Book of Ideas (published by Mitchell Beazley.

More Details

Owner
Steve Lambert
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 January, 2018

About Steve Lambert

I work from home as an architectural illustrator, with my wife Phillippa, who is a landscape designer. Together we run Lake House Design, providing a combined design service for architects. To find out out more about our work, and the restoration of the Victorian gardens at Haddon Lake House, look us up online at Lake House Design

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ventnor in Isle of Wight

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Corner bath with shower; basin; toilet; heated towel rail
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower; basin; toilet; heated towel rail
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Feature stone floor with rugs; skylight window.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , Feature stone floor with rugs; skylight window.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Detached barn conversion in glorious 2 acre garden
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
5

Very clean and modern accommodation and very well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful tranquil setting in the owners superb gardens

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a great pleasure to have you both stay in The Boathouse. The cottage was left sparkling clean, which is always much appreciated! Hope we will see you again soon — you will always be welcome!
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5

Perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

You couldn't ask for a better setting a really genuine warm friendly welcome from phillippa, The gardens are wonderful even out of season they still impress,The accommodation is five star including the home baked cake, We would recommend this holiday let as it was very good value and in a secluded position,

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed the gardens even in October, and very pleased the homemade cake 'hit the spot' after a long journey! It was a genuine pleasure to have you all here and hope you will visit us again one day.
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5

Great accommodation, great setting

  • 5 of 5

Lovely wine and fabulous cake greeting. Made welcome from start to finish. Phillippa and Stephen were both extremely approachable and helpful. The boathouse is extremely well equipped and comfortable. The garden and grounds are beautiful, we were granted full access for the duration of our stay.

If you are looking for a peaceful, tranquil place, this is ideal. Conversely the Island lends itself easy to get around.

We had a good time, a good memory. Thanks Phillippa and Stephen

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a pleasure it was to meet you two! Friendly, charming and appreciative of all the accommodation has to offer. The Boathouse was left spotlessly clean and that thoughtfulness was very much appreciated. Hope to see you again one day!
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5

Lovely

  • 5 of 5

Lovely boat house lovely people lovely holiday

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed yourselves so much! It was a pleasure to have you stay at The Boathouse, and we hope to see you again before too long!
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5

Excellent Accomadation & Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Really loved the location and the gardens. Property was spotless and we were greeted with a home made cake which was a lovely. Hosts were great; very helpful and friendly. No complaints at all. Beware though there is no wifi or phone signal unless you walk 5 minutes up the road.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review — very much appreciated! We loved having you here, and you are all welcome back anytime!
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4

Amazing setting

  • 4 of 5

The barn conversion provided everything 3 people needed for a week. Modern and clean. Easy to keep clean. Spacious. Good storage.

Showering in the double room's corner bath with shower attachment needed a bit of agility as it was not possible to stand up. Would have appreciated thicker bath sheets instead of the bath towels provided and a spare couple of hand towels.

Friendly welcome from the owner, including tasty cake, sweets and flowers. Fully informed about access, bins and other necessary info.

Quiet location. The best bit must be being able to freely explore the stunning garden.

No Broadband or mobile connection - whether good or bad depends on individual views. In the absence of Broadband a supply of brochures about local attractions, services etc (which we have had in every other property we have stayed in) would have been useful.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Southampton
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Whitwell
Nearest Ferry
24 Kilometres
Fishbourne Car Ferry
Nearest Golf
14.5 Kilometres
Sandown & Shanklin Golf Course
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Shanklin
Nearest Motorway
22.5 Kilometres
Portsmouth
Nearest Restaurant
3.2 Kilometres
Ventnor
Nearest Beach
3.2 Kilometres
Ventnor
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ventnor, South East England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early May
5 May 2018 - 19 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£590
for 7 nights
£590
 
 
Late May
20 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£685
for 7 nights
£685
 
 
Early June
3 Jun 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£721
for 7 nights
£721
 
 
Late June
17 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Early July
1 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£815
for 7 nights
£815
 
 
Mid July
15 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£875
for 7 nights
£875
 
 
Late July
22 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£915
for 7 nights
£915
 
 
Late July
29 Jul 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£915
for 7 nights
£915
 
 
August
11 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£915
for 7 nights
£915
 
 
Late August
26 Aug 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£875
for 7 nights
£875
 
 
September
9 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Early October
30 Sep 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Mid October
14 Oct 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£630
for 7 nights
£630
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£875
for 7 nights
£875
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Mobile phone signal is patchy for some networks
The cottage does not have Wi-fi

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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