Powderkeg Cottage

5 (+2) 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms


Powderkeg Cottage is a superb, self catering Townhouse Cottage in the coastal town of Gosport in Hampshire, a seaside peninsular with over 24 miles of waterfront access. The property is sat right on the foreshore of the Historic Portsmouth Harbour with panoramic sea views over the harbour and Portsdown Hill beyond. Set over 3 floors this beautifully furnished property enjoys wonderful harbour views from its master bedroom, lounge, kitchen/diner, 2 balconies and patio garden, The property boasts 3 bedrooms sleeping 5+2 and is located in a peaceful location with off road parking. As the names suggest the cottage was formally part of the Royal Navy’s Armouries used to store explosives and was recently converted into a beautiful holiday home, being furnished to a high standard to ensure guests have a wonderful stay.

  • 4 Star Waterfront Townhouse Cottage
  • Sleeps up to 5+2 in 3 bedrooms with all linen and towels provided
  • Main bathroom, en suite shower room and ground floor cloakroom
  • Balconies from living room/master bedroom providing uninterrupted harbour views
  • Patio garden sat right on the waterfront overlooking the harbour
  • Wireless broadband internet access
  • Off road parking
  • Quiet harbour side location
  • 5 minute drive to beach with Isle of Wight views
  • 4 minute ferry ride to Gunwharf Quays
  • Ferry to Gunwharf Quays up until 2am weekdays and 4am weekends
  • 5 minute walk from pub/restaurant and local Co-Op


On the ground floor is a downstairs cloakroom off the front entrance hall with a separate utility room , stairwell and doorway leading through to the rear open plan, kitchen/living/dining area with a fully equipped kitchen including oven and hob, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave etc, dining table, sofa, 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 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 king double bed or 2 singles overlooking open green space opposite.

To the 2nd floor is the master bedroom with choice of a king double bed or 2 singles with a small en suite shower room with shower, wash hand basin and w.c plus balcony with fantastic elevated harbour views. To the front is a third bedroom with single bed and main bathroom with bath, wash hand basin and w.c.

Our prices advertised on our website are for up to 5 guests over 3 bedrooms in 2 x 5ft large king size beds that can spilt to create singles, and a single bed in the smaller 3rd bedroom plus we can 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.

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

Powderkeg Cottage is pet friendly and welcomes well behaved 4 legged friends at no extra cost, we just kindly ask that any ‘deposits’ they may leave are removed prior to your departure.

Prior to your stay we are happy to help arrange any activities you may wish to organise and answer any questions regarding the local area or things to possibly do. We can also help organise catering options at the property be it an ‘a la carte’ meal for a special occasion, a hearty breakfast to see you through the day, afternoon tea, or an informal barbecue in the garden. For menu choices etc please see the following link –private dining

* Our star system is based on current English standards

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q - What time is check in/out?

A - Check in times are between 2 - 6pm (unless agreed otherwise) with checkout by 10am on day of departure. If an early check in or late departure time is required then we will do what we can to help, however if this is vital for your plans we recommend guests book the extra night.

Q - Are towels and linen provided?

A - Bedding, linen and bathroom towels are provided with linen and towels changed weekly.

Q - What is the broadband speed and mobile phone reception like at Powderkeg Cottage?

A – Below left are the links to see the UK’s coverage for the major 6 mobile phone networks. These are intended for use as a guide only and are not always 100% accurate as forces outside of the control of the telephone providers may affect the signal within or around the property.

Below right is the results of a recent broadband/wifi speed test taken within the property. This gives a good indication of speeds available within the building but may vary depending on external factors at any given time.

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