Hill Farm Cottage
Freshwater, Isle of Wight
This lovingly-restored cottage is a 400-year old thatched farmhouse with a Victorian extension with Welsh slate roof, set within the grounds of a friendly riding stables, situated amidst picturesque countryside in Freshwater on the Isle of Wight. Sympathetically modernised to provide contemporary holiday cottage accommodation, yet retaining its character features, this Freshwater cottage is perfect for families and friends looking to experience countryside living, with the added benefit of the beach being just a short walk away. This Isle of Wight cottage has a modern farmhouse kitchen, a light and airy sitting room, and boasts stunning panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Outside this Freshwater cottage there is a large lawned garden perfect for children to play, while you enjoy a refreshing drink and soak up the views as the sun sets over The Needles. With a riding stables on the doorstep of your Isle of Wight cottage, there’s no better place to learn to ride, or enjoy an exciting hack through some of the island’s stunning countryside. With Freshwater Bay open to the channel, there is an ever-changing backdrop all year round, while Yarmouth offers an array of cafes, pubs, boutique shops and art galleries. Whether you’re on foot, bicycle, or horseback, this Freshwater cottage is perfectly situated for exploring West Wight.
Four bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with TV and DVD player, 1 x twin with countryside views, 1 x single. Ground floor bathroom, with Jacuzzi bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area and door to garden. Sitting room with woodburner-effect gas fire.
Electric convector heaters with gas boiler for hot water and gas fire in sitting room. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, DVDs and games. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent (please bring own beach towels) Cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Off road parking for 3 cars. Private garden with far-reaching views, furniture and BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops 1.2 miles, pub 1 mile, beach 10 mins walk. Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead around the property due to horses in neighbouring riding stables.
At a glance
- Off road parking
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
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.