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Luxury self catering holidays for large and small groups in the Portsmouth Harbour area of Hampshire. Twin bedrooms available. Wings 1 and 2. © Harrington Homes

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The 1908 Lodge Visitor's Book

A small selection of our guests’ comments received by email and post
following their stay at The 1908 Lodge

"The house was fantastic and was very spacious for everyone. The children had a great time playing hide and seek over the 3 floors and the adults had a great time sitting round the big table in the kitchen/dinner catching up and chatting. It was lovely house and hope we will be back to this or visit one of your other properties."
Jo Martin (Wing 1) March 2011

"The reason for the hire of the property was to host the celebration of my wife's 50th Birthday. My wife and I, and every one of our guests and family, were extremely impressed with the cleanliness, comfort and fitting out of both the bedrooms and the communal areas. We have stayed in similar properties previously, for weekend breaks, and can honestly say your propertie(s) were the best equipped in relation to technology (TV's WiFi etc), kitchen equipment and the size and level of comfort of the rooms that we have ever rented. It was a general consensus that this would be an ideal property for future large weekend gatherings for our group of close friends."
Dave Riley (Wings 1 and 2) December 2010

"We had a fantastic weekend in the 1908 Lodge. The house was bigger than we imagined from the photos on the website and we especially spent a lot of time in the kitchen/dining room. Your instructions for the local amenities were spot on! The welcome pack to get us started with the wine was a great touch. Thank you once again for all your help in making my weekend one to remember. I think we will certainly be returning for a re-run at some time."
Tina Rogers (Wing 3) November 2010

"We found the house really lovely and the rooms were a very good size. We all had a really lovely weekend and are very much considering coming again. Thanks for all your help."
Lisa Jeffries (Wing 1) November 2010

"A group of 17 of us rented this property, 12 adults and 5 infants under 2, but luckily the house was enormous the noise didn't travel and those with crying babies in the middle of the night didn't disturb the rest! We had originally rented the house next door but were upgraded for free upon arrival as this property was also available. This was a great unexpected bonus. Thank you very much, this was much appreciated! The house is very well equipped and each room spacious. The beds were very very comfortable and huge! The place was clean and tidy with lovely duvets. There are nice walks along the nearby beach and it was very useful to have a Waitrose at the end of the road. The owners and agents were very accommodating, it wasn't easy to find somewhere that would take that many couples with infants but they did their utmost to help us and make sure the house suited our needs as much as possible."
Jessica Ward (Wing 1) October 2010

"We had a lovely weekend, it was ideal accommodation for my friend's Hen Party and all of the guests were really complimentary about Wing 2 which was a huge relief! It was just as lovely as it looked in the pictures which was great as this is not always the case with holiday rentals. We had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay and we we were impressed at the cleanliness also. The hot tub was a brilliant added luxury and a real highlight to the weekend. Thank you again for all your help, you made the organising of the weekend so much more easier and I really appreciate that. I will certainly be recommending your company to others."
Katie Haylock (Wing 2) September 2010

"Thank you for returning our deposit so promptly. We had a lovely time last weekend and were really impressed with the house and it certainly helped to make it a weekend to remember. Your information prior to our stay was excellent and much appreciated and meant that we had one less thing to worry about when organising a group of twelve!"
Kirsty Read (Wing 2) August 2010

"We had a totally fantastic time! Everyone was so impressed with the house! The house was fab, great decor, spacious and very well equipped. Think we definitely got things right in as much as doing a big shop, bbq, hot tub etc. I honestly cannot think of one thing that we wanted that wasn't there. I have to say one highlight for me and many others was the power boat trip. It was hilarious and totally exhilarating. Your help and advice was excellent, thank you so much and hope to return at some point."
Penny Wieland (Wing 1) July 2010

Self catering for large groups in the Portsmouth area of Hampshire. Wing 2 1908 Lodge living room. Wing 1 1908 Lodge hallway balloons for hen party booking, © Harrington Homes

"Just dropping a note to say how brilliant Fiona has been helping me organise the Hen Weekend. We made full use of the house and garden especially on the Saturday in the glorious sunshine as we sunbathed and chilled out in the hot tub. As the bride to be had no idea where she was going until she arrived, she couldn't have been more happy with the immaculate turn out of the house and huge bedrooms. A particular perk was the 2 jugs of Pimms waiting for us at Landers bar free of charge on the Friday night (as a Harrington client guests receive their first drinks free!), which really set us in good stead for an enjoyable evening at Gunwharf Quays, everyone one was loving the ferry journey too! If I ever had questions about anything, it was never a problem for Fiona to answer or sort out. Thank you for all your help!"
Sophie Thomson (Wing 1) July 2010

"I'd like to let you know that we all had a really good time in the house and we were really impressed by the little touches made by leaving flowers, wine, crisps and bread for us! Apart from the slightly broken shower on the top floor (note from owner - many apologies now fixed) the house was really great and perfect for us we all want to own the place now, and in a nice spot away from all the tourists but conveniently placed for us to do what we wanted. I know I'd recommend the place and Harrington Homes to anyone!"
Suzanne Carey (Wing 3) July 2010

"The house was wonderful and we appreciated all the special touches i.e. wine, milk, bread. We will most definitely be staying there again soon. The complimentary wireless internet access and cable tv stations was what made it really special and because of that it made the house as good an option as any hotel."
Susan Accornero (Wing 2) June 2010

"Thank you for the prompt return of my deposit it is greatly appreciated. My only feedback is that the house is absolutely beautiful and we had a fantastic time. The weather was just perfect! We ate breakfast on the terrace every morning which was wonderful. We would love to return and my friends are already planning our next trip! My friends are talking about a hen reunion the same time next year, so fingers crossed."
Lucy Fraser (Wing 1) June 2010

"We had an absolutely fantastic time, the house is gorgeous and everyone loved it!! I will be recommending it to friends and family."
Jo-Anne Bargent (Wing 1) May Bank Holiday Weekend 2010

"I just wanted to thank you for all your help arranging our weekend. We had a great time and made good use of the garden and bbq! The house worked really well for our group with loads of space in all the rooms so really versatile, and it was great to have such a big dining room and lounge so we could all sit together. The children loved the hot tub, and the garden and bbq was perfect for the weather we had. The house was lovely and clean when we arrived and it was really useful to have the travel cots and highchairs. I was also surprised how quiet it was!"
Natalie Davidson (Wing 1) May 2010

"We had a very enjoyable weekend staying at the lodge. The children did not want to return home. When Bryan greeted us at the house he was very helpful and made us feel very welcome and offered us assistance in anything we required. The tea coffee etc was a very nice touch. Thank you. The hot tub was used on one occasion and thoroughly enjoyed. The house is well situated for everything and it was great to be so close to Waitrose etc. "
Denise Tripp (Wing 2) Easter 2010

Historic Portsmouth and Southsea and Sailing in the Solent

"We had a wonderful week! The accommodation was great, the location ideal for the various tourist attractions, in fact we all said that we must come back very soon! Thank you for all your assistance, I must say I was well impressed, especially when you came up even with info on the nearest church! Bedrooms simply amazing, spacious with great ensuites. We were extremely impressed to find so much useful stuff in the house already - cleaning products, tea towels, toilet paper, cling film, sugar. The welcoming flowers, milk and bread very appreciated, thank you!"
Simona Silvester (Wings 1 and 2) February 2010

"We had a fantastic time at the Lodge. It looked top notch on your web site and it was pleasing to find it was in reality! Alistair did us proud with the catering, food was delicious, delivered on time together with all crockery and cutlery and we didn't even have to wash up! Fantastic! You were also very helpful, answering all my questions and we used one of the restaurants you recommended for lunch on Friday, surprise, surprise that was also good. All in all fantastic weekend thank you."
Lynn Kearns (Wing 1) January 2010

"Thought the house was superb, the best self catering accommodation we have stayed in (all our group agreed). It was perfect for what we wanted and only 2 minute drive to the ferry. The house was so well equipped, beautifully decorated and had everything you needed. Bedrooms were really comfy. It was so nice to have all the finishing touches as well, bottle of wine, flowers and milk. We have been very impressed with Harrington Homes. You have been very helpful with restaurants, taxis etc and I would not hesitate to use your company again. You will definitely be recommended to other friends of ours. A 50th birthday to remember!"
Jane Rose (Wing 2) October 2009

"We all really enjoyed our stay in the cottage. The facilities, location and property itself were great. Thank you! "
Laura Barkaway (Wing 3) September 2009

"Great house and great to be near the sea. Thank you for all the info and support."
Paul Scott (Wing 1) September 2009

"All the feedback from this side is positive. It was great to have some milk, butter, bread etc in the home to begin our stay. The rooms, and entire house, were beautifully furnished and the bathrooms had top of the line fixtures. Even though we didn't use the hot tub, it was nice to have the option. Thank you."
David Cardinali, Managing Director Rosebud Racing (Wing 1 & 2) July & August 2009

"We had a great holiday and The Lodge suited our needs perfectly, with lots of space and the many ensuite facilities. We would not hesitate to use Harrington Homes again. Thanks again."
Jonathan Duke (Wing 1) August 2009

Luxury self catering for groups with large gardens and hot tubs in the Portsmouth area of Hampshire. Wing 2 garden.  © Harrington Homes

"Many thanks for all your help with the booking, we had a fabulous weekend and everyone commented on how lovely the house was."
Jo Walker Hen Party (Wing 1) August 2009

"Just wanted to say that we had a fantastic weekend, the house was lovely, the weather was gorgeous and the hot tub made the weekend!! Thank you."
V Henderson (Wing 1) June 09

"The weekend was excellent. The house was great and suited our needs very well. We took some great pics which I’ll try to send to you as the house looks great in them. Please send on my thanks to the manager Bryan, he was very helpful."
J King (Wing 1) May 2009

"The place was superb! Bryan was a star, and thanks for all his help.  The standard of quality of the house was fantastic and we all said we would certainly consider the lodge as a holiday location in the future.  Thank you for all your assistance in arranging our stay, and keep an eye out for us on Time Team in the autumn!"
Cranfield University (Wing 2) May 2009 (Booked 2nd visit for April 2010)

"We had a fantastic weekend at the 1908 Lodge. The house exceeded expectations and your advert truly represents what the house has to offer. The weather during the weekend was fabulous so we used the garden furniture every day to bask in the sunshine whilst some wallowed in the hot tub. With regards to the services I received from yourself and Harrington Homes I cannot fault these. I bombarded you with questions prior to confirming the property as I needed to ensure the kitchen facilities were right considering I was cooking for everyone all weekend. You provided prompt, accurate, polite and useful extra information to every question posed. I shall definitely be recommending you and using you again."
Steph Harris (Wing 1) May 2009

"I can’t say enough how fantastic the house was – we absolutely loved it – it was so grand! We’ve been ringing and texting each other all day today saying what a great weekend we had. Thank you for everything, you helped us make it a great hen weekend!"
Charlie Lonsdale, Hen Party (Wing 1) May 2009

"We all enjoyed our stay at the house. We would definitely use the house again!!"
Tracy Young, Hen Party (Wing 1) March 2009

"We had a lovely weekend and thought the house was beautiful, very well equipped and nicely finished although could do with a tea towel! (Note from owner: Now rectified).  In fact we were discussing how nice it would be to rent for a big family Christmas!  We did have an issue with the upstairs shower not working properly but when we called Alistair he came out very promptly and sorted the problem out - fantastic service.  We would definitely recommend the house and all of the services that came with it. Thank you."
Katrina Turnbull (Wing 1) February 2009

"We all really enjoyed our stay in the house which was extraordinary. Thank you for providing everything we needed. Beautiful home - we didn't want to leave."
Peer Productions (Wing 1) January 2009

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