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1 Willow Cottages

Freshwater, Isle of Wight (Ref. 1014265)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay and the house was beautifully clean."

    My only recommendation might be to have a door or child gate on the dining room so that dogs can be stopped from going upstairs.

    Reviewed by ClareApr 2022

  • "Brilliantly appointed property."

    Extremely clean, south facing sun trap of a garden and very well located for Freshwater. Lovely big kitchen and nice conservatory area. Great BBQ. Good sized bedrooms and nice clean bathroom. Only minor drawbacks are no downstairs toilet and a fairly steep staircase, so not recommended for elderly or less able people. Overall a great stay and a really well presented and very well appointed house.

    Reviewed by BenMar 2022

  • "Every thing catered for."

    Only down side is parking and accessing property not recommended for anyone unsteady on feet.

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2021

  • "Holiday cut short due to the failure of th cleaning company to clean the cottage."

    Sykes however were brilliant in their handling of the situation aqnd we would use them again.

    Reviewed by DAug 2021

  • "Website photographs don’t do this cottage justice."

    It’s absolutely beautiful with literally everything you could need, supplied. Whether you’re travelling by car or by public transport, everything is within a short distance from the cottage. Would highly recommend and will hopefully be back again. Thank you!

    Reviewed by LaurenAug 2021

  • "Holiday cottage was lovely, well fitted."

    We did have maintenance issues with the property, handles breaking etc so I would suggest an maintenance check when free. Cottage was amazing, quiet street, always found parking across the road, garden was amazing my kids and dog loved it.

    Reviewed by KerryAug 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Everything we needed was included especially in the kitchen.

    Reviewed by SusieJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and comfortable stay."

    Reviewed by PaulineMay 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at 1 Willow Cottages, the house and garden are absolutely lovely."

    You feel like you're staying in a boutique hotel, with lots of highend touches such as the kitchen equipment and the decor. The house is ideally situated for lots of great walks from the doorstep, and our dog loved the garden with all its nooks and crannies. My only slight downside was that the bed is rather too firm, and I didn't find the sofas comfortable, so nowhere comfy to sit. However, with so much to do outside it's not really an issue. Very clean, and every facility you can think of.

    Reviewed by DebbieApr 2021

  • "1 Willow cottage had everything we required to have a great holiday"

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2020

  • "Everything was wonderful, comfortable and clean."

    The location is quiet but handy for local shops and exploring the west part of the island. One important and urgent note I need to make about refuse disposal / collection.....because the cottage has weekly collections which alternate between household general waste and recycling waste. It was our week for putting out the recycling bin which was fine and was collected with no problem. However the general waste bin was already completely full on our arrival and no room for our waste....this means problems for the next holiday let. (The notices said overfilling of bin is not allowed otherwise it won’t be collected). I would also like to emphasise this general waste bin was extremely heavy even though a wheely bin. IF THE NEXT LET IS ELDERLY OR FRAIL THEY WON’T BE ABLE TO MOVE IT TO THE KERBSIDE EASILY....(complicated by a front door step obstruction en route to the kerbside). Otherwise all fantastic and thanks to the cleaning team and staff for a wonderful holiday. Kindest regards, Ware family

    Reviewed by DavinaSep 2020

  • "Lovely property, clean, tidy and very comfortable."

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, very clean and nicely decorated."

    Great location - we walked to the needles and Yarmouth during our stay, as well as explored the local area. The conservatory/garden area is really lovely and the lounge too, the TV is a smart TV so you can use Netflix which was great. Literally the only comment I would have for improvement is to have bin left a couple of essentials like a couple of bin bags and a dishwasher tablet. We had to go out especially on the first night to buy loo roll, bin bags and stuff to wash up with.

    Reviewed by HollieSep 2020

  • "The cottage was very well equipped and the owners had made a lovely effort with the living areas, the garden and the kids bedroom."

    My children were so excited to have an Alexa and lovely touches such as torches for the children in the bunk room. The kitchen was very well equipped, maybe a few more bits of cutlery would have been good and some normal sized desert spoons but this is minor feedback and obviously didn't affect our stay. The cottage is very well placed and we really enjoyed exploring all that was on offer. The map with all the local top tips was a great touch. Thanks so much! Would definitely come back

    Reviewed by CathrynAug 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Willow Cottages."

    The house has been modernised well and is comfortably furnished and thoughtfully equipped with a delightful enclosed garden. Its position is ideal for a family seaside holiday and plenty of lovely walks to enjoy.. We would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by CarolJul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in great location."

    All mod cons to make it home from home. Sykes and owner were really helpful during storm Dennis! We have used Sykes before this and been pleased and would recommend and will book again.

    Reviewed by AlisonFeb 2020

  • "1 Willow Cottage is delightful and had been refurbished very tastefully Especially the Kitchen and Bathroom."

    The one small drawback was the slope to the house down a grassy bank as there was no path as such,with just a dip in the grass and as the weather was not so good this made it very slippery, I noticed the house next door had built a concrete path to their property.We were visiting our 95 year old friend on the Island and were hoping to bring her back for tea,but we knew she would not have been able to walk up the slope. Also the parking is very difficult having the conservative club a few doors along meant the members used the road for parking,however we did manage even if it was further along the street,I am not sure what the owners can do about this as the houses were clearly built when the motor car was not around so much! But none of these things affected our stay.And the view of the Horse chestnut trees from the front window were a delight with me collecting conkers to display at home!

    Reviewed by ArthurSep 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double bedrooms, 1 x twin bedroom
  • Family shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility room
  • Sitting room
  • Dining room
  • Conservatory.
  • Gas central heating
  • Dishwasher, washer/dryer, gas oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave
  • Smart TV, DVD, Freeview HD recorder and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Enchanting garden with small lawn areas for sunbathing and storage for bikes
  • Roadside parking is readily available outside the property
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles.

The property

1 Willow Cottages is a charming Edwardian semi-detached property, set back behind a grassy bank in a village green style setting on a delightful street a short walk from the centre of the village of Freshwater.

Resting at the western tip of the Isle of Wight within walking distance from Freshwater Bay, Totland Bay and Colwell Bay, the magnificent Tennyson down with views potentially out to Cherbourg, and the Needles, this cottage promises a relaxing getaway or adventure-filled family retreat.

After a busy day exploring the area, return to the contemporary style property, oozing an atmosphere of tranquility, and benefiting from a lovely west-facing garden for summer alfresco dining.

Snuggle up in the cosy sitting room with your favourite film playing, taking advantage of the Smart TV with Netflix and other services.

Meander on through into the kitchen, equipped with a range of modern appliances so you can cook up hearty family feasts.

Adjacent is the conservatory, an inviting spot to enjoy your home cooked meals for up to four, or head to the dining room for a more formal setting for six people.

Upstairs is occupied by three bedrooms, including two doubles and a bunk bedroom, perfect for younger guests.

Open the patio doors and discover a lovely terrace space with garden, flourishing with a plethora of exotic plants that exudes a tropical feel to the outside.

There is also lockable bike storage which is a welcome addition to those with bikes.

Within a short walk are a selection of pubs, cafes and restaurants to suit all needs and tastes, as well a great local fishmonger, butchers, bakery, two supermarkets and a range of other shops.

For those active members of the group, the West Wight Sports Centre and Indoor swimming pool is on the doorstep, as well as the magnificent high chalk cliffs which offer some superb vistas.

Elsewhere in the area is The Needles attraction, where younger guests will be thrilled with traditional games, the interactive 4D cinema experience and iconic chairlift taking you to the needles rock and views of the coloured sands.

In the summer months, head down to the delightful, sleepy Freshwater Bay, hosting one of the most picturesque beaches in the Isle of Wight, or out to Totland Bay for one of the best sundowner bars in the country.

A welcoming base in this delightful part of the Isle of Wight.

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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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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