Holiday cottages in Gosport are hard to beat you want to explore Hampshire’s spectacular coast and countryside, with an ancient town centre on your doorstep. Gosport lies on a peninsula on the western side of Portsmouth Harbour, opposite the city of Portsmouth. It has a fascinating military and naval history, and is still home to a number of impressive fortifications which look across The Solent towards the Isle of Wight and France. The Gosport Peninsula’s 17 miles of waterfront are a paradise for sailing, kayaking and other water sports. All along this stretch of coast, you will discover safe, unspoiled beaches for sunbathing or an invigorating swim in the sea. The steep pebble beach at Stokes Bay is a lovely spot for a picnic, where you can watch the comings and goings of huge cargo ships.
Wandering into the town centre from your holiday cottage in Gosport, you will notice historic landmarks alongside stylish, modern independent shops and eateries. Many of the best cafes and restaurants can be found at the waterfront, including Trinity’s at the Lightship, The Boathouse, Hardy’s at Haslar and Bayside Cabin. The Royal Navy Museum has a number of unique exhibits, including Holland 1, the Navy’s first submarine, and HMS Alliance, a submarine used in the Second World War.
Self-catering holidays in Gosport are ideal if you’re planning to explore the glorious county of Hampshire. Just to the north, the South Downs National Park covers 1,600 square kilometers of rolling hills, tranquil farmland and ancient woods. The park is home to bustling market towns, pretty villages, thriving vineyards and cosy country pubs. A scenic hour’s drive north of Gosport, Winchester is an atmospheric city with magnificent medieval architecture and some of the region’s best restaurants, while 25 miles to the east, Chichester is a stunning cathedral city with a maze of narrow streets packed with independent shops and cafes. The Isle of Wight is a short ferry ride away, with sandy beaches and classic seaside resorts.