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Sheepwash Barn

Middleton near Freshwater, Isle of Wight (Ref. 951450)


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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46 Customer Review(s)

  • Caroline

    “The cottage was just perfect!”

    Our hosts, Julie and Steve were exceptionally kind, helpful and welcoming. The cottage exceeded my expectations for style, cleanliness and comfort. We will definitely be returning guests!

    Our hosts, Julie and Steve were exceptionally kind, helpful and welcoming. The cottage exceeded my expectations for style, cleanliness and comfort. We will definitely be returning guests!

    - Caroline, July 2021

The property

Freshwater 0.5 miles.

This superb detached, Grade II listed thatched cottage is next to the owner’s home in the hamlet of Middleton, half a mile from the village of Freshwater and three miles from Yarmouth.

Dating back to the 17th century, this delightful holiday home is ideal for a couple or small family who wish to explore this lovely part of the Isle of Wight.

After parking up you enter into a front patio area, where alfresco dining in the evening can be enjoyed after a day out and about or a breakfast before venturing to one of the nearby sandy beaches.

The first room you enter after stepping over the threshold is the kitchen with dining area, then you step into a cosy sitting room.

From the sitting room you take two steps up where you will find a small corridor with the bedrooms and wet room off it.

There’s two bedrooms at this wonderful cottage; a comfy double and a single, and completing the accommodation is an additional basin and WC.

The nearest shop and pub are just less than a mile away, with the nearest beach being a mile from the property.

The village of Freshwater, which is reached via a footpath directly outside the cottage, has shops and cafes, with Freshwater Bay boasting beaches and high chalk cliffs.

Walkers, cyclists and watersport enthusiasts are well catered for in the area, and there’s plenty to see and do within reach, including the charming seaside town of Yarmouth, The Needles Pleasure Park at Alum Bay and Osborne House.

An excellent Isle of Wight base for whatever you wish to see or do.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Separate basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area leading to sitting room.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, 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
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 7 mins walk
  • Beach 1 mile
  • Note: Although the property is set over the ground floor, there are two steps up to the bedrooms, wet room and separate basin and WC
  • Note: No BBQs allowed due to thatched roof.

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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.

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