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Rhapsody | Luxury Self-Catering Country House | Haslemere, Surrey

A utopia of surreal garden sculptures, topsy-turvy architecture and glass-like pools, Rhapsody has fallen head first through the rabbit hole and landed in the heart of Wonderland. Settled in the Surrey countryside and with a raucous history of revelry, this luxury rural escape, with outdoor heated swimming pool, yoga hut and sunken hot tub, is a self-catering retreat worthy of any Mad Hatter’s tea party.

Large country house with swimming pool, Haslemere, Surrey

Introduction

If only walls could talk! Rock and roll to its very core, Rhapsody has been host to the likes of Genesis, The Police and Queen (who played a roof-raising charity ball here in the nineties) over the years. But the time has come for this self-catering Tudor home to grow up and settle down, to enjoy the finer things in life at a more sedate pace. Here, one can lazily flick through the dailies on a chaise-lounge hanging over the pond, sit with feet swinging in the pool while drinking sweet homemade lemonade on hot summer days and let nights slip away around the warmth of the fire in the barbecue hut, deep between the evergreens.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

With its roaring fire, private balcony and en suite with bath and massage shower, the master suite offers sumptuous relaxation after a day exploring Surrey. Rhapsody also has two king-size bedrooms, one with en suite shower room and the other with a bathroom with roll top bath and walk-in shower, along with one en suite double bedroom with bath and shower, one double bedroom in an annexe accessed by a winding, narrow staircase and a large single bedroom with additional trundle bed underneath (suitable for children only), bath and shower.

Outside

A private yoga studio hidden beneath the trees, a floating glass reading room with a log burner on the crayfish pond, even a Moroccan pool house with its own kitchen for al fresco dining; there really is nothing ordinary about Rhapsody’s 20 acres of blissful grounds. Wander between the plentiful sculptures scattered around the gardens, swim against the jet stream of the heated outdoor swimming pool or simply sink into the hot tub and let all worries of life wash away as the moon rises overhead.

For Relaxation

From large family soirees to a weekend spent pampering with the girls, this large Surrey home will suit gatherings for every occasion. A characterful country house on the largest of scales, spend days patiently watching the wildlife amble between the trees before rustling up a feast of goodies collected from Cowdray Farm Shop. Beyond the grounds, if one really is inclined to leave, gentle canals peacefully carve through southern England's rolling green hillocks, racing courses offer exhilarating days out and formal gardens (and their respective tearooms) allow quiet afternoons roaming and indulging between the heady scent of florals in bloom.

Practicalities

There is plenty of parking for up to ten cars at the front of the house. The kitchen includes a large fridge-freezer, under counter drinks fridge, larder, Aga, electric hob and two dishwashers. There is a beehive in the meadow and dovecote onsite which will be locked at all times. There will be members of staff on-site daily tending to the house and grounds. Please supervise children in the garden. Dogs to be kept in the utility.

THE DETAILS

  • SleepsUp to 12 (10 adults and 2 children)
    From £11,995 per week, £8,250 per short break
  • Alternative Group OptionUp to 8 guests
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  • BedroomsDoubles: One super king bedroom, two king-size bedrooms, one double room and one double bedroom in a separate annexe (not available with the smaller group option)Twins: One large single with a truckle bed below, suitable only for children
  • BathroomsThere are two downstairs WCs, two en suite bathrooms with a shower, one en suite shower room and two en suite bathrooms
  • FamilyChildren: Yes, children are welcomeCots: One travel cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQWood BBQ hut plus large gas BBQ
  • HousekeepingDaily housekeeping is provided Monday - Saturday
  • FeaturesOutdoor heated swimming pool (May - September), with jet stream, sunken hot tub, yoga studio, glass reading room overhanging the pond and cinema room
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Mod ConsMedia room with large projector screen, BluRay player and Sky HD, music system throughout with touch pad controllersInternet & Communications:Wi-Fi internet is availableMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • RestrictionsParties considered on prior permission from the owner
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AROUND THE PROPERTY

Style: Adorned to the rafters with carefully collated art and filled to the brim with eccentric personality, Rhapsody remedies the monotony of everyday life and reignites the artist in your soul.

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Our Take

Creative Consultant Emma says

For me, Rhapsody is the true embodiment of the Unique Home Stays vision. Every inch is embellished with exquisite furnishings, priceless art and inspiring sculpture and you can’t help but feel completely immersed in its lively rock ´n´ roll soul. Is this real life, or is it just fantasy?

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Out & About

Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around Haslemere, Surrey to truly enhance your stay come rain or shine!

Cowdray Park With a long and illustrious history, Cowdray Park is recognised as the Home of British Polo. Viscount Cowdray’s 16,500 acre estate is situated in the South Downs National Park and the game of polo has been played on the estate for 100 years, with the first competitive tournaments being recorded in 1910. Today approximately 450 matches are played each season, with the highlight being the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup for the British Open Championships, welcoming spectators throughout the season.

Towns and Cities Petworth is a delightfully picturesque market town nestling in the South Downs just one hours' drive from the south coast. It has an international reputation as a leading antiques centre with over 30 antique shops dotted around the town, perfect for antique hunters of all levels! 

South Downs National Park Recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the South Downs is steeped in history and traditional English culture; from the ancient cathedral city of Winchester in the west to the bustling market town of Lewes in the east. Enjoy long walks or a horse ride along the South Downs Way, taste traditional ales in a country pub, visit arts festivals and watch spectacular performances at the world famous Glyndebourne.

On the Water If the heated outdoor swimming pool isn't enough to satisfy your thirst to be in the water then day trip to West Wittering beach. With views of Chichester Harbour and the South Downs beyond, the unspoilt sandy beach has been a favourite destination of traditional days spent at the seaside. Why not try your hand at surfing or stand up paddle-boarding?

FOOD AND DRINK

Home-Cooked

A kitchen as wonderful as Rhapsody's deserves the finest, freshest produce around to be sizzled, baked and roasted within, and after a morning browsing Secretts of Milford's home grown fruit and organic produce, return to let the comforting scent of rosemary infused roast potatoes waft through the house.

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your country house break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef provide professional catering for you and your party (on prior request and subject to additional cost).

Eating Out

For an exceptional evening, The Horse Guards Inn at Tillington offers welcoming hospitality with a locally foraged menu from the wild hedgerows or nearby seashores. For those who prefer a more hands-on approach to their gastronomic experiences, Applegarth hosts cookery courses alongside their seasonal, flavourful, ever-changing menu. Desperately in need of a Sunday roast? It has to be The White Horse Hotel in Haslemere - be sure to book ahead!

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