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Tower Vacation Home in Hampshire, England

This is a Tower Vacation Home in Hampshire, England that’s sure to make you feel like letting down your hair!

The three-story “folly” (as they call it across the pond) has stunning arched windows and the storybook-perfect “castle roof” that we all imagine when we think of knights. Inside, however, are all the comforts of the 21st century including a living room, kitchen and bathroom, and a perfect tower bedroom featuring an interior stone seeped in character. You can book your stay at Choose Cottage!

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Tower Cottage in Hampshire, England

Images via Choose Cottage

The arched door + those robin’s egg blue cabinets = Perfection.

Steps to the next story!

Lovely living, dining and relaxing space.

Love the little wall cut-out for the vase. Clever!

I could sleep here! That exposed wall is just breathtaking.


I also just adore those arched windows.

Clean and simple bathroom.

That’s where you want to relax (or stargaze!)

Yes, those are the views you get!

Outdoor eating under a big lovely tree!

Images via Choose Cottage

Related: Lochside Follies Tower Cottage

From the landlords:

For couples who fancy a romantic getaway and something out of the ordinary, this detached 19th-century listed folly stands in the garden of the owners’ house and enjoys wonderful views over the pretty village of Hambledon, the birthplace of cricket, and full use of a 30ft indoor heated swimming pool, (open April to October) is perfect. This Georgian Grade II listed property was built in 1832 and is situated in the South Downs National Park making it perfect for stargazing… Shops 200 yards, pub 400 yards.

Small fitted kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Steep, narrow-tread stairs to first and second floor. First floor: Cosy living/dining room with electric fire. Second floor: Pretty double bedroom with attractive antique pine furniture.

Want to vacation here? Book your stay at Choose Cottage!


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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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  • Marc
    April 11, 2017, 10:23 am

    A folly is a building built for ornamental purposes, often built to look like something it isn’t. Basically an architectural garden sculpture. Usually on large estates with enormous gardens and landscaped grounds.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 12, 2017, 7:51 am

      Thanks, Marc 🙂

    • Silver Gypsy
      May 27, 2017, 2:42 pm

      Yes, thank you, Marc. I have often wondered about the word “folly”. Thank you for sharing this. 🙂

    • Eric
      May 28, 2017, 8:52 pm

      Usually, as I was told as a youngster, built via/for an “aristocrat” who had far too much money to burn and if it didn’t work then what the hell. Hence the term folly as numerous buildings turned to custard, so to speak.

  • Marsha Cowan
    April 11, 2017, 12:51 pm

    Wow! That’s precious! I would love to stay there for a while. It’s so homey and warm and inviting. Just lovely!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 12, 2017, 7:26 am

      I loved it too 🙂 Too cool!

    April 11, 2017, 1:16 pm

    Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down your hair…! Lmao…! OK…! I’m sorry it just struck me funny when first seeing this tower house… It is though a very nice tower, and as I can see they have used stone to build it, I would think it to be very fortified, and able to withstand almost anything, including the tests of time…! It’s interior, is well appointed with all that is needed to make living in it comfortable, and whimsical init’s thought out floor plan… It is a beautiful little tower for sure….!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 12, 2017, 7:16 am

      That’s the first thing I thought of too!

        April 12, 2017, 12:39 pm

        : )

    • Eric
      May 28, 2017, 9:01 pm

      Wouldn’t probably stand up to a good earthquake though. Think about what happened to Christchurch in 2011. Refer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Christchurch_earthquake

      Christ Church Cathedral (yes that is spelled correctly)
      Before pic: http://www.richard-seaman.com/Wallpaper/NewZealand/Cities/ChristchurchCathedral.jpg

      After pic: https://leelcampbell.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/983455-christchurch-earthquake.jpg

      • David Harriman
        July 12, 2018, 3:53 am

        Eric, We don’t get earthquakes in the UK; well not anything to speak of anyway. We sometimes get a slight rumble every couple of years of so, and it usually makes the national news. I used to live in Paraparaumu in New Zealand and they have real earthquakes there. The New Zealanders wouldn’t even notice a UK earthquake!

        • Eric
          August 22, 2021, 1:57 am

          Well, well, well… small world. I live in Paraparaumu, been there for 35 years…

          Oh, and you do get earthquakes… just not big enough to register on peoples consciousness. 😇

        • David Harriman
          August 22, 2021, 3:52 pm

          We lived in Kaimanawa Street behind the big statue of the virgin Mary.
          I loved it there and we only repatriated to the UK for complex family reasons which have all resolved now. I wish that we hadn’t bothered, and just stayed there instead. I don’t miss the Whitetails though!
          I ran the London Marathon in 2016 and caught the tube in with a chap named Michael from Raumati. As you say, “small world”.

  • Joanna Chanin
    April 11, 2017, 2:09 pm

    Looks like a lovely place to stay

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 12, 2017, 7:14 am

      That it does 🙂

  • oxide
    April 11, 2017, 4:31 pm

    Whoh, £339/night ($500). Actually it might be worth the money.. just imagine the stories you could tell your friends! And that roof deck! Totally open to the sky, trees far away, loungers to lay flat on. Now THAT’s a stargazing space.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 12, 2017, 6:58 am

      Haha certainly a “once in a lifetime” adventure!

      • Eric
        May 28, 2017, 9:02 pm

        Yeah, probably bankrupt me staying there just one night. LOL

  • Jeremy
    May 27, 2017, 1:05 pm

    I was going to stay there until I saw it’s 400 yards to the pub. Way too far.

    • Silver Gypsy
      May 27, 2017, 2:44 pm


    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 29, 2017, 4:11 pm

      Hahaha, Jeremy 🙂

  • Annie
    May 28, 2017, 2:29 pm

    I think I just fell in love. What an enchanting little place.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 29, 2017, 2:29 pm

      Enchanting is the perfect word 🙂

  • Marsha Cowan
    July 11, 2018, 7:59 pm

    It’s fabulous, darling!

  • Karen Blackburn
    July 12, 2018, 10:31 am

    Have been lucky enough to stay in a genuine tower house – long weekend – and while this looks good it is a genuine folly. The walls are nowhere near thick enough for a proper tower house, 8 feet at the base going down to about 4 feet at the top. No garde-robe either or fireplaces for heating in winter (they get really cold in winter) and where are the arrow slits – archers would have had a field day besieging this. This is definitely some wealthy persons idea of a tower house, and I reckon would appeal to anyone brought up on a diet of Hollywood mediaeval residences. Great interior decor as well.

  • Diane Gray
    July 12, 2018, 7:30 pm

    Lovely! Looks as though the castle disappeared, and all that was left was the tower. It looks like a merry ol’ English cottage inside and out–although I realize that those who are accustomed to seeing the real thing can be critical of new construction. I think it’s awesome!

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