1 Ocean View

Freshwater, South of England (Ref. 13827)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

This charming ground floor Victorian flat is nestled just a stone's throw from the picturesque coastal inlet of Freshwater Bay, on the Isle of Wight. Thoughtfully appointed throughout to provide a spacious, light and modern accommodation, this Freshwater Bay cottage is the perfect setting for friends and families to experience an idyllic and nostalgic holiday, in one of the most stunning parts of the island. All on one floor, this Freshwater Bay cottage offers an extremely inviting family kitchen with a range cooker and large bedrooms, all boasting en-suite facilities. The well-positioned conservatory at this Isle of Wight cottage is the perfect tranquil setting for all to relax in at the end of a tremendously full and fun-packed day. Outside this Freshwater Bay cottage, there is an enchanting enclosed garden, planted with typical seaside architectural plants and gravel paths, which leads you to the decked patio area, with its all day sun and beautiful views towards the bay - a truly wonderful setting to prepare your day's excursions. Freshwater Bay is open to the channel and provides the most stunning scenery all year round, also, being in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded by National Trust farm land and the important wetlands of Afton Marsh, makes it a paradise for nature lovers. There are the most fabulous walks from your Freshwater Bay cottage, all along the headland towards The Needles following The Tennyson Trail - named after the former poet laureate and island resident, Alfred Lord Tennyson. Freshwater village is home to the West Wight Sports Centre, with indoor pool, sauna, and fitness suite. Just outside the village of Freshwater, explore beautiful Compton Bay with its sandy beach and dinosaur foot prints, where the beach is a paradise for wave and kite surfers due to its reliable and consistent waves. The ideal Freshwater Bay cottage, in a picturesque setting, to be enjoyed any time of the year.


All ground floor. Three bedrooms with TV: 1 x king-size double with en-suite double walk-in shower and basin, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite wet room shower, basin and WC. Additional WC. Freestanding kitchen with central island. Sitting room with dining area. Conservatory with TV and French doors to garden.


Gas central heating. Range cooker with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 5 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and toys. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen, towels and beach towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair available. 2 small children's mattresses available. Off road parking for 4 cars. Secure bike storage. Enclosed garden with decked area with furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 5 mins walk, pub and beach 1 min walk. Note: The owner is happy to collect guests from the ferry if travelling without a car, by prior arrangement. Note: From the gravelled drive there are 7 gravelled steps over approx. 30ft leading to the garden, then 2 steps onto the decking plus a door threshold to get into the conservatory. Note: Check-in time is 4pm.

Guest Reviews


    • “You cannot fail to love this property”
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    • “What a lovely place to stay. The property comprises the beautifully decorated ground floor of a mid-Victorian house, literally a stone’s throw from the beach at Freshwater Bay. The owners, Tina and Anthony are wonderfully welcoming and go out of their way to help you settle in. As soon as they spied my 9 year old son, an enormous box of Lego was summoned. My mother-in-law suffers from MS and attachable grab rails were provided for her en-suite. There are 3 bedrooms and, unusually, all 3 are en suite. One of the showers is actually a small wet room and another shower is simply huge. The kitchen is very large and one of the best equipped that I have come across in a self-catering property. This is perhaps not surprising as the property is the owners’ home for several months of the year. The living/dining area is open plan. A ‘snug’ has been created in what was originally the property’s large porch. There is a large flat screen television in the ‘snug’, which would seat 5 at a push, and 3 very comfortably. There is a further large sofa in the open plan area, as well as a large dining table with 6 chairs. Tina and Anthony are crew members of the Freshwater Lifeboat and we were all invited along one evening to watch the Lifeboat being launched. My son got to dress up in the full kit and was able to sit in one of the boats, which he thought was fabulous. No sane individual could fail to love this property. It’s not the cheapest place to stay on the Isle of Wight, but you get what you pay for. Book early, as we stayed in late March and they were fully booked through until October.”

    Richard L, Bath, United Kingdom, March 2013

    • “Refresh in Freshwater IOW”
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    • “We were there but a week that seemed to pass in a couple of days. A marvelous week made all the better by a very comfortable ground floor flat that was so well equiped. A splendid 'host' a lovely patio and we could actually see the sea. Thank you for a refreshing few days because that is what we needed.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Horsell Surrey, November 2012

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    • “A good location, right by the beach. Hosts were wonderful, nothing too much trouble. Lovely private patio which got plenty of sun. Very well equipped property, everything we needed was there.”

    Mrs Basson, Chesterfield, August 2015

    • “We received a lovely welcome from the owner on arrival at 1 Ocean View, it is in a beautiful area. We had a great time and the children really enjoyed the beach.”

    Mrs Jeffery, Cleethorpes, May 2015

    • “Our hosts were extremely friendly and helpful, and the cottage was very comfortable and provided for all our needs. It was the first visit to the Isle of Wight for some of our party, they were all very impressed.”

    Mr Butt, Scunthorpe, May 2015

    • “Very homely and right next to the beach.”

    Mr Ball, Dartford, August 2014

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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.

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