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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 bird watchers, 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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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 kitesurfers 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 and Freeview: 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 Freeview, 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: Wet room can be set up to accommodate guests with mild disabilities by prior arrangement, with shower seat and grab rails. Note: Property is wheelchair accessible when inside, two steps to get into property.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about 1 Ocean View:
This property was excellent in decor, comfort and cleanliness. Each bedroom had its own en suite. The owners went out of their way to be of help with suggestions of places to eat and visit. Nothing was too much trouble. The flat was very 'toastie' warm. I find it difficult to think how the amenities could be improved.
Mrs Hollands, Trowbridge, March 2013
The location of the property, approx 1 min walk from Freshwater Bay, and the private grounds/parking, allowed us to make best use of our kayaks during our stay. The quality and flexibility of the property was superb - matched only by the friendliness and helpfulness of the owners. A wonderful week, and would love to come back in the future!
Mrs Steele, Southampton, March 2013
The accommodation was even better than we imagined. The photos do not do the property justice. The hosts were incredibly kind, generous and accommodating.
Mrs Hunt, Modbury North, December 2012
The couple who owned the holiday flat were extremely pleasant and helpful and very friendly. The bus services are plentiful and cheap and comfortable to use. We enjoyed the scenery immensely.
Ms Badau, Romford, September 2012