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Freshwater, Isle of Wight (Ref. 981443)


(16 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "We passed on some issues and hopefully useful suggestions to the maintenance company hoping they will benefit those staying here in future."

    We also would like to return as the property was comfortable and central to the West Wight area we like walking. Although the shopping area looks a little tired it offered every type of shop we could want. It was great being able to pop out to get whatever we needed and be back within 10 to 20 minutes. We didn't use the car from arrival until departure. The cost of the ferries is the only thing that has stopped coming to the island as often as we would have liked.

    Reviewed by GrahamMay 2022

  • "Had a marvelous stay."

    ....definitely recommend

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2022

  • "Lovely spacious and well-equipped house in a really handy location."

    Reviewed by EleanorOct 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely, really chamring and well-thought out - very well- equipped and clean, the garden pleasant and well-kept and a boon for us, who are older and have recently both been ill."

    The great drawback for us - which, after a couple of days coping with it, actually limited our willingness to drive out, was the very steep and quite narrow driveway. This debouched onto a two-way traffic road, with a stream of traffic coming in from the one way system at the top of the the road. Level roadside parking was impossible because there were never spaces and there was a car parked outside the cottage, never moving, for the entirety of our stay, its wheels on the white lines marking the driveway entrance, further reducing visibility when backing out. We didn't appreciate its steepness from the photo and it was not mentioned in the description. Perhaps it should be?

    Reviewed by CaroleOct 2021

  • "There were no instructions on how to use the oven, and it needed a clean."

    Apart from that everything was perfect.

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2021

  • "Great house, great location, very well stocked."

    Loads to do. Beautiful beaches, everywhere clean people friendly. Recommend to couples and families all day long. Worth the money? You bet.

    Reviewed by NeilSep 2021

  • "It was our first time in the Isle of Wight and our stay at Avalon largely contributed to make this trip perfect."

    The location is ideal, a short walk to the closest beach, shops, pubs etc. The house is lovely, very well-equipped, spacious and benefits from a large secluded garden. The owners left many useful notes and documents, very thoughtful. You might want to bring a sleep mask, or portable blackout curtains, as the bedrooms’ ones don’t block the light. We are definitely recommended Avalon and will go back without hesitation!

    Reviewed by AudreyJul 2021

  • "We did mention in the visitors book that there was no two pin bathroom plug for shaver/electric toothbrush, and would agree the driveway is very tight for a family saloon or larger."

    The property otherwise was very comfortable with adequate facilities and relaxing, with a south facing rear garden which was enjoyable on the better weather days.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2021

  • "Having had to move the dates twice due to 2 lockdowns it was well worth the wait."

    Avalon was lovely and a lot bigger than it looks in the photos. The furniture, bedding and towels etc were all very good quality. Avalon was clean and tidy on arrival with tea, coffee, milk and biscuits waiting for us (nice touch). We were so lucky with the weather it was great to come home mid afternoon and sit in the lovely south facing garden. Also spent time in the sun lounge listening to music on Alexa. Had a text from the owners to see if we'd arrived safely and to let them know if there were any problems, again a nice touch. We didn't have a problem with the drive at all! We felt so at home at Avalon that we booked for next year while we were still there.

    Reviewed by LynnApr 2021

  • "A lovely house, equipped with everything you could need."

    A nice touch was the additional bits like chairs and windbreaker to take to the beach etc. A good location, in a nice village, highly recommend the breakfast in the Salt loaf cafe.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2020

  • "I thought the location was very suitable for our short visit to the IOW, the house was clean and well suited for or family."

    We were also able to park our 4x4 on the drive way too.

    Reviewed by OliverOct 2019

  • "Sadly the shower had mould growing in the grout."

    Very off putting having to shower .It certainly needs to be kept clean. Dish washer hadn't been cleaned, food from previous occupants laying on top of the filter. Also greasy finger marks on all appliances ,and dirty waste bin in the kitchen.

    Reviewed by SueAug 2019

  • "Avalon was a credit to the owners."

    The house and the facilities exceeded our expectations. Giving recommendations based on what their own kids loved doing on the IOW was genius. It was a great guide for us. Our teenager was very impressed with Avalon, which is saying something. The weather wasn't great, but Avalon was such a spacious house that all 5 of us could do our own thing without disturbing the other when we didn't feel like venturing out. We would stay here again without s doubt. Close to both Compton and Freshwater beaches. Shops/pubs a minute from the house. What more could you want?

    Dear Mrs Hayfron-BenjaminThank you so much for the lovely feedback. It made our day reading your comments! This is exactly what we have tried to achieve. So pleased to hear that your teenager was impressed too! Great to hear that you used our boys recommendations as your own guide- did you try the sea-glass hunting?! We are delighted that you would come again, and very much hope that you do at some point in the future. Thanks once again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MaryAug 2019

  • "The house was exactly as on the photos, however the parking could be an issues ..."

    The house was exactly as on the photos, however the parking could be an issues if more than one car is used, also the drive way is very tight if in a large car and it can scrap the valance if not careful also the garden needed the grass cutting, and an extra sun lounger would be helpful, however that said it was one on the best properties we have stayed in and would have no hesitation in booking again it is a credit to the owner

    Dear Mrs Sullvan. Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. It is great to know that you enjoyed the house, and we really hope you come again at some point. You may see in a response to Mrs Wilkinson on the Avalon page on Sykes, that we have improved the width of the drive by removing the bush that was on the corner. We feel this has made parking a lot easier now. Regarding grass cutting, we apologise for this, this should not have been the case. We have tried to organise our gardener to attend every 2-3 weeks, but it seems a week too late in your case and we are sorry. You will be pleased to know though that we have added a second comfy sun lounger to the facilities on your advice!! Many thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DawnJun 2019

  • "Whilst it wasn't an issue for me."

    The steepness and shortness of the driveway should be mentioned in the details. Those with large cars would find it almost impossible to park on the drive and the street itself is full of parked cars, so parking could be challenging.

    Dear Mrs Wilkinson, thanks very much for the feedback. We just wanted to let you know that we have taken measures to widen the driveway by removing the heather bush that is visible on the photo of the driveway, which we feel has made a big difference. Obviously we are not able to change the gradient or depth of the drive, but as a reference for others it can fit our own fairly big SUV comfortably. We very much hope that you enjoyed your stay however, and hope you may enjoy another holiday at Avalon at some point in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmmaJun 2019

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  • Three bedrooms; 2 x double bedroom, 1 x twin bedroom
  • Family shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • 2 x sitting rooms
  • Dining Room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Dishwasher, washer/dryer, electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave
  • TV and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Garden with lawn area and storage for bikes
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub within a 5-minute walk.

The property

Avalon is a semi-detached property, situated within the village of Freshwater.

Resting at the western tip of the Isle of Wight, this cottage promises a relaxing retreat or an adventurous family getaway.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

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