Hill View House

Freshwater, South of England (Ref. 2513)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
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The property

A superb, modern, detached house, situated on a leafy lane opposite a golf course and the poet Tennyson's former home, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the Freshwater Bay area of West Wight, on the Isle of Wight. Furnished and decorated to a high standard throughout, Hill View House offers high-quality accommodation, with solid oak flooring and doors, an ash staircase, charming bedrooms, welcoming reception rooms and a study. A spacious conservatory offers the perfect place to dine or simply relax whilst enjoying views of the attractive gardens and countryside beyond. Sandy beaches are a 10 minute drive, the pebbled Freshwater Bay is a 7 minute walk, and there is superb walking, cycling and golf in the immediate area. A superb holiday base in a beautiful location.


Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin, WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin, WC, 1 x twin, 1 x double, 1 x single, additional pull-out bed. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, basin, WC. Ground floor basin, WC. Fitted kitchen. Utility room. Sitting room with doors to conservatory with dining area & additional seating. Family room. Study.


Gas central heating. Dual-fuel range cooker with 2 ovens, grill & 7-ring hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine & condenser tumble dryer in utility, 2 x TVs with Freeview, video, 2 x DVD, stereo/CD, books/DVDs/videos. Fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. 3 cots, 3 highchairs, pushchair & pram available on request. Complimentary welcome pack including bottle of wine & box of chocolates. Off road parking for 4 cars. Lit, decked terrace off conservatory with furniture. Large, enclosed rear lawned gardens with patio areas, summerhouse & countryside views. Sorry, no pets, smoking or stiletto heels. Shop 5 mins walk, pub 8 mins walk, beach 7 mins walk. Note: Gardens are tiered & sloped with steps - may be unsuitable for less mobile. Note: Conservatory is unheated.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas

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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