Afton Dairy Cottage

Freshwater, Isle of Wight (Ref. 937163)

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  • Afton Dairy Cottage - Isle of Wight & Hampshire - 937163 - photo 1
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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Ms Welch

    “Staff at Sykes always friendly and efficient, prices are competitive.”

    ...

    Cottage was well equipped and modern, but it took us most of the week to overcome the smell of damp in the bedrooms. Sheets etc were clean but duvets, pillows, sheets, curtains and carpets all smelled of damp. Mattresses weren’t very comfy either. We found other bedding and linen which helped, weather was good so we had the windows wide open and used scented candles. It was a shame because the location was perfect for cycle routes, Black Gand Chine, Needles, garlic farm and Carisbrook castle which we really enjoyed. The pub down the road is friendly, welcoming to children and the food delicious in pretty surroundings. We had no problem with parking as cited in other reviews or traffic noise as we were out all day and hardly any traffic at night. The communal front gardens are pretty and we enjoyed several glasses of wine sitting on the sunshine at the end of busy days. New duvets, pillows, mattresses and a carpet clean would make this cottage perfect.

Features

  • 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/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
Facilities -
69/100
* Average score of 3 customer ratings

The property

This well-presented terraced cottage is situated within a charming mews, in the hamlet of Afton, near the village of Freshwater Bay on the west coast of the Isle of Wight.

This cottage has been tastefully furnished throughout to provide light and airy accommodation and is perfect for families wishing to holiday by the sea, with some of the best beaches on the Isle of Wight within easy reach.

Walk through the porch into a lovely open plan living area, with cosy seating, and a modern fitted kitchen which encompasses an L-shaped island unit and seating; perfect for a romantic candle lit dinner for two, or for a family supper whilst discussing your next day’s activities.

To your right is the family bathroom, with a shower over the bath.

Next door to this is an adult bunk bedroom, and finally the master double bedroom.

Outside the front door is a communal lawned garden and a garage that can be used for the safe keeping of any outdoor equipment and also stores the outside table and chairs.

Afton boasts stunning bird life within its marshes and an extremely challenging downlands golf course, which offers striking views and breathtaking sunsets across the Channel.

Just outside Afton is Tennyson Down where you can take a picnic up to Tennyson Monument to relax and let your senses come to life, with the simplicity and beauty of the translucent sea and clean air.

Walk towards the Causeway, where you will find bridleways taking you along the River Yar.

A visit to Yarmouth to sample some of the island’s best pubs, restaurants, delis and boutique shops, is a must.

If you’re looking for a truly relaxing holiday, then this cottage is for you.

This is a true buckets and spades holiday that can be enjoyed all year round.

Accuracy of the listing -
56/100
* Average score of 3 customer ratings

Accommodation

All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.

Comfort -
75/100
Cleanliness -
75/100
* Average score of 3 customer ratings

Amenities

  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own beach towels
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Garage for bikes and surfboard storage
  • Communal front lawned garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 9 mins walk
  • Beach 12 mins walk
  • Note: There is garden furniture in the garage.

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About the location

FRESHWATER

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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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