A superb, detached stable conversion, set in the grounds of the smallholding of Afton Farm, a Grade II listed Georgian farmhouse, close to Freshwater Bay on the west coast of the Isle of Wight.
This lovely cottage is in a prime location for those wishing to explore the whole of the Isle of Wight.
Enter the property via the lower ground level, either by the steps or use the path that leads you around the patio area to the front door.
You will find three bedrooms which are full of charm with their exposed beams.
The master bedroom offers an en-suite shower room, while the twin and another double bedroom are positioned either side of the spacious family bathroom.
Also, you will find a large hanging and storage cupboard, offering plenty of space for everybody to use.
Walk up four steps and you will be in the comfortable seating part of the open plan living area, where the double patio doors open out, facing the garden and parking area, and have fantastic views across the garden and adjoining farmland.
The open plan space oozes character with sloping ceilings and beams and also includes a dining area and an excellently equipped fitted kitchen.
Outside, to the front, you have a patio area with charcoal barbecue, where you can dine alfresco.
There is masses of space to enjoy one of the many games provided, like croquet, cricket, football, netball and boules.
Buckets and spades are also provided for your sunny beach days.
Enjoy stunning picturesque walks from your front door onto Tennyson Down via Afton Golf Course, all the way to wonderful Freshwater Bay.
Freshwater Bay has magnificent views out towards the English Channel, and is nestled under steep chalk cliffs, with its slate and chalk pebbles, and soft sand below low water, it’s a real children’s paradise.
Walk the other way, via the Western River Yar causeway, towards Yarmouth with its salt marshes housing many lovely wading birds and waterfowl, especially in the winter months.
A wonderful cottage in a spectacular location for exploring the back of the Wight, at any time of the year.
About the location
Yarmouth 3 miles; Cowes 16 miles; Fishbourne 16 miles; Ryde 18 miles.
Freshwater is situated at the western tip of the Isle of Wight and consists of Freshwater Village and Freshwater Bay. Freshwater village offers a good selection of small independent shops, cafes and the West Wight Sports Centre and Indoor Swimming Pool. The magnificent high chalk cliffs, rolling downs and delightful beaches at Freshwater Bay and nearby Compton Bay attract many visitors and surfers all year round. The renowned Freshwater Bay Golf Club, which overlooks the English Channel has stunning coastal sea views from most tees and offers a superb day out for golfers of all abilities, whilst the area is a haven for birdwatchers, cyclists and walkers with many wonderful walks to be enjoyed not only on West Wight but across the entire Isle of Wight criss-crossing over a much varied island landscape. Locally, Afton Down (the location of the famous 1970 Isle of Wight Music Festival), and Tennyson Down are the most popular walks. At the foot of Tennyson Down is the Dimbola Museum and Photographic Galleries. The Needles Pleasure Park at Alum Bay with its coloured sand cliffs and chairlift to the beach is just south west of Freshwater, plus a little further afield on the north coast of the Isle of Wight is the premier yachting centre of Cowes. Osborne House (the former home of Queen Victoria) is located at East Cowes. The nearby Farringford Hotel on the edge of Freshwater Bay was once the home of the British Poet Laureate, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and many notable poets, authors and painters have been attracted to the area of West Wight over the years. With the seaside town of Yarmouth close by with its busy harbour and pier, shops, inns, eateries and impressive Tudor castle, this is an ideal base for an enjoyable holiday.
Note: Up until 2nd September 2017, this property accepts one well-behaved dog. From 2nd September 2017, the property will be pet-free.