Freshwater, Isle of Wight
Freshwater 0.67 miles. This immaculately-presented coastal cottage is situated at the gateway to Freshwater Bay, just a 10 minute walk from the bay itself. Thoughtfully appointed throughout to provide contemporary accommodation, this all ground floor cottage is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is ideal for a couple looking to unwind in each other’s company, whilst enjoying the magnificent views that West Wight has in abundance. Outside this cottage in Freshwater is private gated access leading to a large patio with table, chairs and a BBQ, perfect for enjoying alfresco dining whilst viewing the visiting wildlife, including the Isle of Wight’s native red squirrels that regularly visit this Freshwater cottage from the adjacent Afton Marsh Local Nature Reserve. Nature lovers will enjoy visiting the reserve next to this cottage in Freshwater and spotting the water voles, breeding birds and an array of butterflies and dragonflies, just some of the wildlife to look out for on your visit. West Wight has a natural white light much favoured by artists and photographers alike, enhanced by this rural location on the Isle of Wight. For a couple staying at this Isle of Wight cottage, why not round off a romantic day out together by taking a walk along the white cliffs of Afton Down, over the breathtaking Tennyson Down or simply strolling in Freshwater Bay, with its unspoilt beach and impressive evening sunsets; the perfect place to create lasting holiday memories.
All ground floor. One double bedroom. Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed.
Gas central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, slow cooker, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own beach towels. Off road parking for 1 car. Bike storage. Enclosed patio with furniture, BBQ and outside tap. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 5 mins walk, pub 10 mins walk. Beach 10 mins walk. Note: Children aged 16 and over only at this property.
At a glance
- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Garden / Patio
- Ground floor bedroom
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- 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.