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The Old Kitchens

Totland Bay, Isle of Wight (Ref. 972940)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at the Old Kitchens."

    Such a unique and spacious property with everything we needed for our long weekend stay, plus in a super location. We would definitely return!

    Reviewed by EmilyApr 2022

  • "Excellent property, superbly equipped and finished."

    Wonderful quiet, beautiful location. Can’t fault it.

    Reviewed by AndrewMar 2022

  • "We wanted to leave the owners a note but had to leave urgently."

    What a wonderful property. We stayed here over Christmas and it was perfect. A Christmas tree and some decorations were waiting for us along with some very kind gifts and essentials. A huge thank you , so kind and thoughtful. Property is very clean and is very comfortable. We would definitely recommend and will hopefully return one day. 10 out of 10.

    Reviewed by ChristopherDec 2021

  • "A spacious property that is furnished to a high standard."

    The large enclosed garden is a real benefit for those taking their four-legged friends. There is a pub within 5 minutes’ walk that serves excellent food and is dog-friendly. Similarly a farm shop that serves excellent coffee and cakes. The property is within a few minutes (steep) walk of Tennyson Down with superb coastal views and walks to The Needles and Freshwater. Whilst the property is in a quiet countryside setting, you are only a short drive away from a number of beaches, attractions and towns. Yarmouth is approx 10 minutes’ drive away, making it convenient for the ferry.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2021

  • "The accommodation was beautiful and we were impressed from the moment we drove up the drive."

    The property is so well kept, clean and tidy. The owners had thought of everything to make our stay comfortable and relaxing. Highly recommend the Old Kitchen.

    Reviewed by LisaMay 2021

  • "Fabulous holiday in a beautiful location."

    The accommodation at The Old Kitchens was excellent; very spacious, comfortable, stylish and a truly unique property. We would love to stay here again and would recommend to anyone wishing to visit the Isle of Wight.

    Reviewed by ElaineMay 2021

  • "This was our first visit to Isle of Wight and we enjoyed it very much."

    The Old Kitchens was great! The listing was accurate and the pictures truly depicted the cottage. It is very spacious and well equipped. We appreciated the Welcome Pack of wine, artisan bread, eggs, milk, and a basket of firewood to get us started. The details in decor/furnishings represent the effort the owners placed in their property so be sure to check out the before and after pictures of their renovations. Great internet speed. The backyard and deck provide a welcome space to relax in when weather permits. There is also a pub within walking distance. We found this location to be good for exploring the whole island.

    Reviewed by MelissaSep 2020

  • "Really enjoyed our week at the Old Kitchens."

    The owners have done a great job with the conversion, it's a mix of old and new which makes it a more interesting place to stay. The 'new' all works fine with well equipped modern kitchen, power shower and fast Wifi so streaming Netflix on the big TV was no problem which was a nice plus when the weather outside was not too good. The location is quiet and peaceful with some nice walks which our dog loved especially up to Tennyson Downs which is spectacular. The Highdown Inn is within walking distance and worth a visit with some good food. The Waterfront in Totland is excellent with fantastic views of the sea, it's a bit pricier and can get very busy so you will probably need to book early. Our teenagers loved the new Aqua Park at Tapnell Farm, great fun and well run with very friendly staff. Also recommend Wight Water in Shanklin, the kids went surfing and Paddle Boarding and loved it. Our first visit to the IOW, we would go back and would definitely stay at the Old kitchens again.

    Reviewed by AnthonyAug 2020

  • "The Old Kitchens is a fantastic property."

    Beautiful surroundings; well located for walks, beaches and other attractions in West Wight; exceptionally clean; loads of space both indoor and outdoor.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2020

  • "Our hosts were very welcoming and we felt totally at ease, we had a wonderful holiday and we will return again soon"

    Reviewed by BrianMar 2020

  • "We enjoyed staying at The Old Kitchens."

    It's close to many beautiful views. It's only a short (uphill) walk to Tennyson Down and the Celtic cross landmark; it's also perhaps an hour's walk across the downs to The Needles (or a 30 minute run if so inclined). It takes approximately 30 minutes to walk to Freshwater town centre for supplies (coop) or a 5 minute drive. We couldn't fault the accommodation. It was clean. It had all the amenities one could ask for, eg washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, cooker. There was WiFi and the TV was smart so in the evenings we could light a nice warm fire (in the wood burner) and watch catch-up TV on iPlayer, YouTube and Netflix. The building is a conversion and has a lot of character (there are some photos of the what it looked like before available). One minor downside is that the main lounge area is very large and tricky to heat. That said, the owners will pop by and adjust the heating to make more comfortable if required. A personal thing for us is that the main bedroom is quite far from the twin room where we set up a cot for our baby; although it wasn't completely out of earshot we felt more comfortable with one of us staying in the same room overnight. I expect the distance of the two bedrooms becomes more of a benefit when the kids get older; so I expect we'll be visiting again hopefully in a couple of year's time.

    Reviewed by BlairOct 2019

  • "A lovely property in a beautiful setting."

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2019

  • "The Old Kitchens was an absolute gem of a holiday cottage, there was masses of space and it was beautifully decorated and furnished."

    It was so well equipped that we needn’t have packed loads of bits! The kitchen especially was great, so many well thought out additions to the inventory. We visited with two young children (7&3) and there was everything we needed for them, there were many baby items supplied too tucked away in the bedroom wardrobe. The owners were extremely friendly, always around if we needed them and more than happy to help or answer any questions. We stayed for two weeks and were so sad to leave as it was such a lovely place, easy to find and close to loads of beaches and attractions, there’s also a pub five minutes walk away. The local town has shops/pubs/fish and chips etc and is only five mins away. We would definitely return to The Old Kitchens and would recommend it to anybody. Thank you for a wonderful family holiday!

    Reviewed by KatieJul 2019

  • "The property and facilities were accurately described and very good for our needs."

    There was an abundance of wildlife,red squirrels, badgers, fox, butterflies and birds to admire. It was very peaceful and relaxing with distant views towards "The Needles" area. The soft furnishings were of a very good quality but sadly didn't have extensive use of the wonderful settees due to fine weather and a busy schedule. The hosts made us very welcome and made every effort to accommodate one of our family who has a disability. There are a number of eateries of all sorts within easy travelling distance but usually essential to book unless out of season. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJun 2019

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove.
  • Woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, starter pack for wood burner, and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed decking area, with lawned garden and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • One well-behaved pet allowed
  • Shop 1.5 miles and pub 0.5 miles.

The property

Situated on the outskirts of the pretty village of Totland Bay, on the coast of the Isle of Wight, is this stunning stone cottage.

The Old Kitchens has been extensively renovated to provide families and friends alike the perfect base for exploring all this picturesque countryside area has to offer.

The open-plan living space has been painted in a stunning mint colour, with lovely modern furniture to sink into and relax and unwind of an evening, with the warming woodburning stove to keep you warm.

The dining area has seating for eight and has a magnificent rainbow-coloured, wooden table and chairs, giving the room a wealth of character and a splash of colour that makes it feel warm and homely.

Step through to the large kitchen, with modern fitted kitchen boasting all the appliances you could need to cook up a delicious home-cooked meal for the whole family.

With all rooms on the ground floor, you will have easy access to two well-presented bedrooms; one double and one twin, served by a family shower room with high-quality fixtures and fittings.

To the front of the property is an enclosed decking area and a large lawned garden, with plenty of furniture to sit out and simply enjoy the outstanding countryside views towards The Needles Headland.

While you're in the area, why not visit the beautiful Tennyson Down?

It was named after the famous poet and writer, with splendid country views, chalk rides and opportunities for walking and mountain biking.

You are ideally placed for exploring the magnificent Needles Headland, boasting dramatic coastlines, unforgettable views across the coast and country, with the thrilling chairlift rides, perfect for the whole family.

The Old Kitchens is the ideal property for families and friends to make memories that will last.

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About the location

TOTLAND

Freshwater 1 mile; Yarmouth 3 miles.

The village of Totland rests in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the west side of the Isle of Wight's beautiful coast, offering visitors local shops and pubs and spectacular unspoilt coastal scenery. The award-winning beaches of both Totland and Colwell Bay offer a range of activities, whilst a pretty footpath will take you to Freshwater in ten minutes where you will find its golf course and public swimming pool. It is also an excellent starting point for walks along the Tennyson Trail. Take a chair lift from Alum Bay and enjoy some of the wonderful views across the sand cliffs to the famous 'Needles' chalk stacks and lighthouse beyond, or explore the quaint narrow streets, ancient castle and busy harbour at Yarmouth. A great destination with plenty to see and do!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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