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Colwell Bay near Freshwater, Isle of Wight Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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


1 Customer Review

  • "We had a wonderful holiday staying at the property, and would definitely stay at Altair again, just a few things that would have made our stay even more enjoyable."

    Both the front and back doors require adjustment, found them very difficult to lock and unlock. The shower head in the main bathroom leaked from the hose connection. The light in the kitchen, two bulbs were not working and made the kitchen look dim when switched on. Other than that, we had a great time staying at Altair and would recommend it.

    Very many thanks for your feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Altair. Thank you also for the constructive comments. We have just had a new front door installed and are also in the process of replacing the kitchen (and lighting). We’ll update photos on the website. And we’ll look into bathroom shower - thank you for flagging. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Oct 2023


  • Four bedrooms: 3 x double, 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Family bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Downstairs cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Living/dining room
  • Sitting room/playroom
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • 2 x TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Gated private driveway for two cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, barbecue, patio seating, and dining furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Freshwater town with full amenities 0.5 miles, Iconic The Hut restaurant 0.2 miles, pub 0.8 miles

The property

Freshwater 0.8 miles.

Nestled in the idyllic location of Colwell Bay, near Freshwater, Isle of Wight is this delightful four-bedroom abode, Altair.

Just paces to Colwell Bay beach, this lovely property boasts a gated private driveway for two cars, an enclosed garden, and close access to the local amenities of Freshwater Town.

Altair welcomes up to eight guests to delight in a peaceful escape to the Isle of Wight.

Enter the property to discover a spacious open-plan living area where you can kick back and relax after a day at the beach; allow the designated chef to whip up a tasty delight in a well-equipped kitchen and settle down at the dining table as a family, ready to tuck in as a family.

If the weather permits, why not step out into the enclosed 'suntrap' garden for a barbecue or to bask in an alfresco affair?

For families with young children there is a purposefully designed sitting room/children’s playroom to allow young ones their own space and allow the adults quiet-time to take in the glorious late-afternoon/early evening sunshine.

Retreat upstairs to wash away the day in a sleek family bathroom or opt for a double bedroom benefitting from its very own en-suite shower room ahead of clambering into one of four neatly-presented double bedrooms.

If you can tear yourself away, begin your day in the stunning Colwell Bay with its sandy beaches or take the short walk along the picturesque coast to Totland Bay where you can admire the magnificent views out over the Solent and towards the Needles.

The Needles Landmark Attraction and the coloured sands of Alum Bay are only a short drive or healthy walk away; there you will find entertainment for all ages from the chair lift from Alum Bay beach and it’s famous-coloured sands, The New Battery Museum at the Needles and it’s look-out to The Needles Lighthouse.

You can get the Island bus service back to Colwell or continue the walk from the Needles up onto Tennyson’s Downs, taking in the glorious views of the Channel from the Poet Laureate’s monument before enjoying the gentle decline into Freshwater Bay.

From Altair’s doorstep, venture back to Colwell Bay for the iconic The Hut restaurant or along to Totland Bay for The Waterfront restaurant.

Or the short walk to the centre of Freshwater Town to find several convenience stores, restaurants, and pubs where you can stock up on the essentials or treat your loved ones to some hearty fare.

However you choose to fill your days here on the Isle of Wight, choose Altair as your next home-from-home.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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