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Rose Cottage

(Ref. 950244)

Norton Green near Freshwater, Isle of Wight Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • comfortable (11)
  • helpful (9)
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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Very quiet property with good access to nearby bus station."

    Very cosy, clean and well maintained. The owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Christoph5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely old cottage."

    Very comfortable. Ideal for the ferry and exploring the west of the Island. Best beds we have slept on in a rental cottage

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2023

  • "Really lovely stay."

    We needed a home from home and Rose Cottage was perfect. Comfortable and cosy, and well equipped. Its close to dog walks and the pup was living his best life.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had such a great stay at Rose Cottage."

    Tim and Jo are lovely, helpful hosts. The cottage is in a great situation: quiet but close to the beach, wonderful walks, shops. There's even a local bus. The Golden Fort walk is within a minute and is beautiful. The house is cosy and with everything you need. It was great for us to be able to bring our dogs, and they loved their trip.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.4Aug 2023

  • "Excellent."

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jul 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Rose Cottage."

    It has a lovely sunny large back garden ideal for our cocker spaniel Alfie.Very well equiped kitcen. Very nice to be met by Tim when we arrived,and we delighted to find a cake and provisions.We had a bit of trouble with the television controls so he very promptly popped back to explain them. Lovely walks from the door,drive to coast in 6mins,well placed for just about anything. The Cottage we would think is perfect for four but maybe a bit of a squeeze for six as it only has one bathroom and loo. We would love a return visit.Thank you

    Reviewed by Trevor4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in an excellent location."

    Garden secure for the dogs. Kitchen well fitted out. All rooms comfortable. Ok for the 2 of us but maybe short of toilet/bathroom facilities if 6 persons in occupation. Parking is on the road which was slightly tricky due to ongoing utilities works in the grass verges.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2022

  • "An excellent cottage with excellent hosts."

    A very quiet hamlet. Lovely welcome food on arrival, a sunny back garden for barbeques, and a 20 min walk across fields to Yarmouth or down to the beach. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Toby5.0Jun 2022

  • "This was a perfect location to abandon the car and enjoy a countryside walk to local pubs and restaurants."

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7May 2022

  • "Just lovely!"

    Reviewed by Beverly5.0Nov 2021

  • "A lovely cosy cottage, especially in a wet and windy week!"

    Thank you. Sykes Customer Service poor though, not friendly when you call them.

    Reviewed by Susannah5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent hosts, good communication throughout and very attentive to needs."

    Highly recommend Jo and Tim's service and accommodation.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very comfortable stay."

    Rose cottage is lovely and in a quiet, superb location. Great for dog walks and easily big enough to accommodate 6 adults and a dog. Owner was very kind in giving free fire wood, tea bags milk and cake. Also good and easy communication with Jo. The holiday was as a good as the pictures on the website and you wont be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage !"

    We are a family of 5 with 3 teenage/ young adult daughters and we found Rose Cottage a brilliant place to stay. Plenty of room for us all and in a great location. We loved having an open fire at night and the convenience of walking to the beach. Would highly recommend both the cottage and the lovely owner Jo who could not have been more helpful. Many thanks, we hope to return. The Blackmur family.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in a sleepy hamlet."

    Fantastic walks to the pubs and shops. Perfect for a couple or family. Fully equipped we couldn’t have wished for anything nicer. Already booking again!

    Reviewed by Bill5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean but-most importantly it was a cosy home from home."

    The bedding was first class and we slept well. Our dogs enjoyed the garden and the lovely walk up Golden hill started only yards up the road.. Highly recommended .....thanks for a lovely break in these strange times.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2020

  • "Such a lovely cottage."

    The six of us (aged 7 - 51) fitted in quite comfortably were made very welcome by the owner. It’s a perfectly located cottage for beach walks, sea swimming and some great local pubs serving good food. I recommend.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2020

  • "We absolutely loved Rose Cottage."

    A beautiful holiday home , very comfortable , cosy and peaceful. All essentials were provided which was so appreciated. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2020

  • "We loved the cottage."

    The owner was very generous with the food items she left for us. She met us at the cottage and was very friendly and helpful. As we know the West Wight very well (my husband was brought up in the area) we knew the exact location and surroundings well. It was warm and comfortable and homely. My only problem was that all the duvets and pillows contained feathers and I am allergic!

    Reviewed by Melanie4.7Nov 2019

  • "The location is very good, bus stop at end of lane, cottage full of character, IoW a lovely place with plenty to do and see."

    You are near the coast wherever you go.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage and garden."

    Nice location. Lovely helpful owners

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2019

  • "When I booked I was told that Sykes do not have IT rates for the ferry."

    I think this is something you should really look into. Most hotels on the Island offer reduced rates for ferry crossings and as the ferry is horrendously expensive this is something that you should offer as part of the package.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.4May 2019

  • "Very well equipped and comfortable cottage."

    Lovely location and within easy reach of shops and places to eat. Nice long garden for the dogs to have a run. Larder had a few staple extras and the welcoming cake was a nice touch. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Apr 2019

  • "Excellent wonderful cottage and surroundings with a great base from which to explore the island."

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Dec 2018

  • "Met with owners, very welcoming."

    Informed them that the one draw back with six occupants was there being only one toilet which was in the bathroom.

    Reviewed by Howard4.7Oct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, would highly recommend."

    Very comfortable and had all that you would need. Dog loved the garden and outside area

    Reviewed by Carla4.1Sep 2018

  • "We booked last minute and I am so pleased that Rose Cottage was available."

    It had everything we needed and more and Jo and Tim were so accommodating and helpful, even offering to provide the kind of toys that the children in the party would like. This was our first visit of many to the IOW and I would be grateful if Jo could pass on the other details of her rental properties. My 7 year old daughter said, the cottage was comfortable and we really liked it, please can we come again!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2018

  • "Pleasant well equipped cottage with good local beaches."

    Very helpful owner who contacted us prior to our trip, provided some provisions and met us on our arrival to show us round.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Aug 2018

  • "Jo the owner was very helpful, even asking us which toys are children would like to play with during our stay."

    We were given lots of useful information about the best beaches, places to eat, etc on arrival. The cottage is on a very quiet lane with very friendly neighbours. Easy access to beaches and local supermarket, pubs, etc. The cottage is very comfortable with plenty of room for the 5 of us. Our little girl loved the “flower” room as she called it, after seeing it on the website. We’ll definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely a real home-from-home."

    The owners met us on arrival and showed us around, they were very welcoming and helpful. Very dog friendly. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2018

  • "We had such a warm welcome and the owners had been so thoughtful to make sure we ..."

    We had such a warm welcome and the owners had been so thoughtful to make sure we had essentials when we arrived, it was so cosy and comfortable, the children loved the garden, lovely cottage

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Mar 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, DAB radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgates
  • Roadside parking on a first come, first served basis
  • Secure bike storage
  • Rear lawned garden with BBQ and picnic bench, front lawned garden
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome second pet charged at £35
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Property is accessed over a small walkway over a stream, care to be taken
  • Note: One twin bedroom has narrow access to the beds.Please note: to book 16/07/2022 -23/072022 please call our reservations team.

The property

This charming semi-detached cottage is set between Freshwater and Yarmouth along a quiet lane.

Within very easy travelling distance of the Yarmouth ferry, Rose Cottage is an ideal base for those looking to explore the western side of the Isle of Wight.

With very comfortable furnishings and a homely feel, the cottage is perfect for a family or a group of friends.

To enter the cottage you must cross a small walkway over a narrow stream which then brings you to the front lawned area.

Inside the cottage is a cosy sitting room with an open fire which makes this a lovely retreat.

The rear kitchen has a dining area and leads out to the lawned garden which includes a picnic bench, a barbecue and some very useful storage space for bikes.

On the first floor are a double bedroom and two twin rooms which share use of the family bathroom which also has a separate shower.

Walks lead from the door along the causeway to either Freshwater or Yarmouth and this is a great opportunity to spot the local birdlife.

Why not stop off on the way at the traditional Red Lion in Freshwater for a lovely meal prepared from local ingredients?

If you fancy a more adventurous day try out some watersports including kayaking.

Slightly further afield, Yarmouth has a good selection of boutique shops, restaurants and pubs or you could dine at the beach at The Hut by Colwell Bay.

Rose Cottage is a delightful holiday cottage with something nearby to keep everyone entertained.

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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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