Secure your holiday for £20.
Limited availability, could end at any time.T&Cs Apply.
Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search
1 of 24 View Image Gallery
  • 4 The Old Smithy - Isle of Wight & Hampshire - 952914 - photo 1
  • 4 The Old Smithy - (Ref. 952914)

  • Icon/Play
    Icon/Replay Created with Sketch.





4 The Old Smithy

(Ref. 952914)

Freshwater, Isle of Wight Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing
Facilities and Maintenance
  • All reviews
  • house (10)
  • location (9)
  • stay (8)
  • quiet (6)
  • holiday (5)
  • everything (5)

22 Customer Reviews

  • "Nice accommodation, comfortable and homely, Really enjoyed our stay,"

    Reviewed by Rob4.7Apr 2024

  • "100%, it's got everything, a perfect home from home holiday."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Not worth the amount paid facilities were very poor location was good"

    Reviewed by Linda1.6Jul 2023

  • "We've had a relaxing and enjoyable stay in this house."

    It is clean, comfortable and well-presented and set in a quiet cul-de-sac with its own parking space. The local shops, pub and coffee shops are a short walk away. The coastal walks are easily accessed and other attractions are only a short drive.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is a nice quiet house in a cul de sac."

    lovely neighbours. very close to the village, only a 3-4 minute walk, and 10 minutes to the nearest beach which has beach shops, restaurant and bars. seemed safe for children. Really accessible for Freshwater and Yarmouth and beautiful views can be found from the military road only 10 minutes drive away. The house itself has everything you need, and very comfortable beds and lounge furniture. The only negatives from the whole experience was a strange smell emanating from under the stairs, which could have been from previous leaks or maybe a large wooden chest that is there. We didn't look inside but just bought a plug in air freshener which masked the smell whilst we were there, the garden could have done with a weed, (but a lovely sun trap) and some tv channels were unwatchable as the signal broke up. None of these things bothered us too much ... but would have been a 5* otherwise. Would we book this property again...YES without a doubt

    Reviewed by Angie4.4Jun 2023

  • "We had another great stay at The Old Smithy."

    Great location for getting to lovely spots and amenities on the doorstep. Thank you. We will book again.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0May 2023

  • "The main comment I would make that all the mugs in the place were seriously crazed and one actually craccked."

    This is a health hazard. The other problem that has been going on for a long time judging by the warped condition of the wooden bath panel. The shower screen on the bath is useless, the water finds its way under it and you end up with a lot of water on the bathroom floor. I dont like baths so I had to use a bucket and a mop every day. This is not what you would expect from a holiday property. If they leave it I hate to think of the damage to the floor/ ceiling below.

    Reviewed by Jacqui3.8Sep 2022

  • "Lovely house, everything you need."

    Home from home. Close to bus stop for trips to yarmouth .

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2022

  • "Warm and cosy little house, well-equipped and tastefully decorated."

    Good location for walking, especially around the cliff paths near Freshwater Bay and The Needles. It's also easy to get to from the Lymington -Yarmouth ferry. Thanks for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Felt like home"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2021

  • "We prefer old cottages but otherwise it was excellent."

    A long mirror would have been useful.

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Jun 2021

  • "Cottage was everything it said was, great location, pictures were exactly what we saw on Internet, great stay, would definitely stay again."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely place just as discribed only fault was the shower which was difficult to ..."

    Lovely place just as discribed only fault was the shower which was difficult to adjust and the water could be scoldingly hot be aware

    Reviewed by Dawn4.4Jun 2021

  • "The house was clean, well maintained and had a well equipped kitchen - everything required for a wonderful stay."

    The location in Freshwater is ideal to get to from the Lymmington/Yarmouth Ferry - literally 5 minutes drive. Easy reach to the Needles (walked it in an hour round the coastal path), and driving north/east to Cowes/Ryde/Osborne - very easy, as was South/east to Ventnor/Sandown/Shanklin/Godshill. Lots of great tea rooms and places to visit - many recommended by the host in their welcome pack. Very well equipped kitchen - oven/microwave/washer/dishwasher and enough cupboard space for a weekly shop. Private and well kept back garden with table and chairs. All in all an excellent property in an excellent holiday location

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2020

  • "It's in a great location to visit the whole of the Isle of Wight."

    Very well equipped house.

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Sep 2020

  • "Very quiet neighbourhood and convenient for the beach and shops."

    Reviewed by Sheila4.7Sep 2019

  • "Modern furnished, clean and well equipped house in a quiet cul de sac in the centre of Freshwater."

    Convenient location, with pub just 2 mins walk and beach 10mins walk.

    Reviewed by Vicki4.7Aug 2019

  • "The holiday house is very nice, clean and well equipped plus in a good position for us."

    We had an enjoyable holiday and enjoyed our stay. Shops and a pub being close is an added bonus.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2019

  • "It was a lovely well equipped house, in a quiet location but close to the very good facilities in Freshwater village so no need to use the car."

    The beach was within walking distance for younger people and just a five minute drive for us.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2019

  • "Fabulous location, beautiful property, quiet residential area and absolutely perfect for us."

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2019

  • "Very nice property with lots of extras."

    However the mattress in the main bedroom needs replacing as is very saggy and lumpy and we couldn't sleep in there. Apart from that, a very nice place to stay

    Thank you for your comments. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. The mattress has now been replaced with a memory foam topped mattress. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wayne3.8Jul 2018

  • "Fantastic holiday house"

    Reviewed by Benard4.8Dec 2017

Show more Hide all


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, DAB radio, Playstation 3, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot
  • Off road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Patio garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub and shop 3 mins walk
  • Beach 1 mile
  • Note: No Stag/Hen or similar.

The property

This is a marvellous semi-detached eco-house in the village of Freshwater on the Isle of Wight.

Partly powered by solar panels, it has refreshing decor and is located right in the heart of Freshwater, making this an ideal spot for a family holiday.

Step through the splendid porch and enter into the rejuvenating, bright kitchen diner, decorated with calming creams, tans and mint greens, creating a soothing environment in this immaculate room, the perfect place for family meals.

The airy hall leads you towards the large family sitting room, with comfortable sofas sat in front of the TV, complete with Freeview and a DVD player if you fancy a cosy, lazy day.

The downstairs is complete with a cloakroom and storage underneath the stairs.

Heading up the stairs finished with exquisite spiraling handrails, they lead you to an upstairs with three dazzling, pristine bedrooms and a large, classy family bathroom.

To the back of the property through the patio doors is a patio area complete with contemporary furniture, a BBQ and lawned area, perfect to relax in after a long day of exploring all that Freshwater has to offer.

Freshwater sits at the most Western point of the Isle of Wight.

Despite being on a small island, it is a village with a whole lot to offer, including independent shops and cafes, along with more extreme activities such as surfing.

Outside of Freshwater, the Isle of Wight has an whole lot else to offer.

Just 5 miles away sits the oldest town on the island, Yarmouth.

Full of narrow streets and passages, it is a place that holds a lot of culture including Henry VIII's castle along with an array of surrounding beaches.

A stunning house set in an extremely interesting area of the Isle of Wight, most certainly a different place to spend a holiday.

View on map

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.