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Windy Ridge Cottage

(Ref. 952517)

Yarmouth, Isle of Wight Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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61 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, clean and attractive, well equipped and well located."

    Owner very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Jul 2024

  • "Excellent cottage with great views"

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Jul 2024

  • "Very comfortable, quiet and a lovely stay."

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Jun 2024

  • "We have just enjoyed a relaxing 2 weeks at Windy Ridge, light, comfortable & open plan - a home from home."

    The owners Inez & Andrew along with their boys are there if you need them, what a lovely family. It’s on the main costal road but you wouldn’t know with the quiet patio area and view at the back with so many lovely birds. There is also a washing machine & dishwasher not mentioned in the listing. Yarmouth is within walking distance where you will find most of what you need, if not Freshwater is a short drive with larger shops and you are only a 30 minute drive from Newport. We would recommend Windy Ridge and would not hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2024

  • "Windy Ridge is a perfect home away from home and an ideal location."

    Yarmouth itself is only a 15 minute walk from the house and is a beautiful place. It was our second time staying in Yarmouth, we enjoyed it so much last year that we booked for this year while still there! The Wheatsheaf is a wonderful pub and we ate there 3 times. The food is excellent, service very good, friendly staff and also has a nice outdoor space. Gossips Cafe is also definitely worth a visit, good food and a beautiful view. Inez was an excellent host, she came to greet us on our arrival day to let us know she was on hand, she came to make sure we'd had a good stay on the day we left and was available to answer any questions during the week. The road is busy and if you're in the in the upstairs bedroom there is quite a bit of traffic noise. However, the gorgeous view more than makes up for it and wouldn't stop us booking again. Lovely little garden area at the back too, also with a stunning view. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Jun 2024

  • "Great holiday property in perfect location."

    A few little things would make this even better. Small coffee machine and new towels for downstairs as they were a bit old and thin (upstairs bathroom towels were new though!) Couldn't find any scissors or bin bags. Otherwise great stay.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Apr 2024

  • "Comfortable cottage in a good location within walking distance of Yarmouth."

    Owners very responsive if any problems arise.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent, Inez and Andrew were very helpful and friendly."

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is the worst holiday let I have taken with them."

    No instructions on vacating properly re bedding and towels. Would have been useful to have the usual folder with all info needed. It turned cold during week and despite asking for help on how to turn in heating, no one came forward. The accommodation is very basic and could do with new furnishings and decoration. TV remote very unpredictable. Such a shame have found you very helpful in the past and accommodation was exceptional but I will certainly not recommend this property to anyone .

    As you can see from hundreds of previous reviews of 99+% that this is not the case and fortunately you are the only one that has not enjoyed your stay in over 7 years of letting the annex. So many guests have had wonderful stays with us, it saddens me somewhat that you felt this way about our home, however you can’t win them all. Good luck with your future holiday choices Property Owner

    Reviewed by Isabelle2.5Sep 2023

  • "A great property in a really good location with very helpful and friendly owners next door."

    My husband and I stayed with our two young children and it was ideal for them. The cycleway to the back of the house took us safely into the centre of Yarmouth way from the main road, which was really handy. And of course, it was lovely to have the sea view and watch the boats sail by. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Rosalind5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fabulous annex to the owners' home, with views to the sea in front and the water meadows behind."

    An amazing location. Very comfortable and spacious, every comfort thought of - oh, there is a washing machine by the way, not mentioned in the description. A lovely terrace to the back, which was a real sun trap - there was a large sun umbrella provided! Yarmouth is a delightful small town, with lovely small shops, a deli, great eating places and a handy small supermarket (tastefully disguised so as not to spoil the look of the town centre). We had a wonderful holiday!

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a fantastic time at Windy Ridge cottage."

    The cottage was clean, very well furnished, comfortable and perfect for our holiday. The owners were so welcoming and friendly! Being only a short walk from Yarmouth and on an incredible island we will definitely be going back!

    Thank you so very much for your amazing review. We hope to see you again in the future Best regards The Newmans Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ben5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Clean, comfortable and with all the facilities one could need. In addition to previous positive reviews, we liked the fact that no pets are allowed as we would otherwise avoid such properties. Very pleasant and friendly owners who are next door should you need them. Highly recommended.

    Thank you very much for your lovely review We hope to welcome you again one day Best wishes The Newman Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ron5.0May 2023

  • "Windy ridge was lovely, everything you would want or need, and very comfortable."

    The owners are very friendly and helpful.

    Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you again one day Best regards The Newman’s Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay here."

    Spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The views are amazing and great for birdwatchers. We saw/heard about 15 species from the back garden and would probably be great for winter birdwatching too as this is a wetland area. You have a completely separate raised section of the family's larger garden and apart from their older son occasionally riding his bike we never saw anyone and there was virtually no noise from the other properties. The road at the front is barely noticeable in the back garden and quietens right down at night. The property is just steps away from The Solent across the road where you can walk along the sea wall into pretty Yarmouth. There are lots of footpaths near the property and we did a walk that runs parallel at a distance from the property around the woods. This leads you to the edge of Yarmouth and the lovely Off The Rails cafe and then along the estuary to the Red Lion at Freshwater. We also found the dinosaur footprint casts at Hanover Point. We would love to come back again to this area and the property.

    Thank you for your lovely review We hope to welcome you again one day Best wishes The Newman’s Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely relaxing few days at Windy Ridge Cottage."

    The accommodation is very comfortable, clean and well maintained. It is just a short walk into Yarmouth where there are some nice places to eat, we especially recommend Gossips for lunch and The Terrace for dinner. The owner was very friendly without being intrusive. We would certainly stay there again.

    Thank you for your lovely review We hope to welcome you again one day Best wishes The Newman’s Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim4.7Feb 2023

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay, although the weather was variable and we weren't able to sit outside and admire the view."

    We travelled all round the Island, revisiting old haunts and finding new places. The views were lovely, and we enjoyed watching the boats and the ferry on one side and the cows grazing on the other. The sunsets on that side of the Island are beautiful and Yarmouth is such a lovely little town. The property was very comfortable and had everything we needed, including very friendly and helpful hosts. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by J5.0Sep 2022

  • "Windy Ridge Cottage is superbly situated for a great base to enjoy your Isle of Wight holiday."

    It’s clean, comfortable and well equipped with everything you need for a home from home. Just a short, picturesque walk from Yarmouth where there’s plenty of choice for food and drink and a few shops to browse. The owners are friendly, helpful and on hand should you need them. Perfect stay and we’ll definitely be returning for a future stay.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2022

  • "The facilities were superb; clean, bright and modern."

    Beds for four; two bathrooms; well-fitted kitchen; comfortable sitting room, a sofa and two comfortable armchairs; good television (plus DVD player) and Internet. There was a secluded back garden overlooking the countryside, with table and chairs; ideal for meals and/or sunbathing. Plenty of parking at the front. (Also a very efficient bus service in to town; otherwise a lazy 15 minute walk) (pubs, restaurants, shops galore in town). We were lucky to meet our host and hostess; a friendly, helpful and knowledgeable couple. We can't wait to return there.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic Stay at Windy Ridge Cottage The cottage was very clean, comfortable and had everything we needed for the perfect getaway."

    The onsite owners are very friendly and there if you need them but always discreet and unobtrusive. Spectacular views over the solent from the front and peaceful countryside to the rear. Also just a short seafront walk into Yarmouth for great friendly pubs and restaurants. All perfect and highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very comfortable, clean property."

    Perfect base for exploring the Isle of Wight. Hospitable non intrusive hosts. Would definitely recommend staying at Windy Ridge.

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely spacious two bedroom property."

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful annex in a great location with stunning views."

    Clean, comfortable and well equipped for your ‘away from home’ time. Lovely, friendly hosts. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay, great location within easy walking distance of all the nice eateries in Yarmouth."

    Beautiful views of the Solent. Just 5 minutes drive from the Yarmouth Ferry. Nice outside space overlooking beautiful countryside to the rear. Friendly & helpful onsite owners.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7May 2022

  • "Suffice ìt to say that we cannot wait to return, and in fact have already booked a return visit in June."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely week here."

    Accommodation is clean and comfortable and the hosts very helpful and discreet. It was enjoyable to watch the wildlife over the marsh from the lounge after our walks around the Island.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Feb 2022

  • "Windy ridge was a beautiful place to stay everything you need to get rest and relaxation."

    Reviewed by Anna-marie4.7Oct 2021

  • "The house presented to us by the owners was excellent, in comfort, cleanliness and facicilities."

    The location for us was excellent. We would go back again at a shot but not at the prices being offered for next year. We don’t know how the future prices are got at but wouldn’t stop in this property for all its excellence at the prices being quoted going forward.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2021

  • "Had a very restful week at Windy Ridge - just perfect The property was beautifully presented with everything you could need with lovely touches to make you welcome."

    It is in a great location with fabulous views back and front and very central for walking and exploring. We would highly recommend and the owners are on hand if needed but also left us alone all week.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Sep 2021

  • "The owners were very friendly and the property was very clean with modern appliances and everything as expected."

    The location was great, a short walk into Yarmouth and a fantastic view across the Solent or over the marshlands behind. The only downside was their were no shaver sockets in the bathrooms.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very well appointed with quality fitments ."

    Helpful but unobtrusive owners . Perfect

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Jul 2021

  • "We were really pleased with the cottage, very comfortable, clean and wonderful hosts."

    It was in a lovely spot so perfect location too

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a very clean and comfortable cottage with a beautiful small courtyard garden that has great views towards Tennyson Down at the back, and the sea at the front."

    A perfect distance from the centre of Yarmouth with a pleasant walk into town along the seafront. Ideally positioned for cycling and walking.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0May 2021

  • "Great location, walking distance of Yarmouth, ideal for what l wanted, which was cycling around the Island."

    Ideal location for a short break.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4May 2021

  • "Such a lovely location and easy access to all places we wanted to go made even better by the wonderful owners, so welcoming and informative."

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great location, clean and tidy."

    Friendly owners nearby, privacy respected. Sunsets over the sea. Particularly enjoyed watching activity at marina in Yarmouth.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was immaculate, the hosts were friendly we had a wonderful time."

    The views from both front and back were beautiful.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable."

    Well equipped and well located. We met the owners who were friendly and helpful. The accommodation is highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Feb 2020

  • "Windy Ridge Cottage is a very comfortable cottage, in an ideal place to get around the island, it's clean, warm, and welcoming."

    Great views from the front across solent and the back across marshland. The only downside is the cost of the ferries to get to the island.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2020

  • "Just to say that everything was as described."

    We had bad weather unfortunately but we still got out and about. The accommodation felt very comfortable. Quite the best beds we have ever slept on; first class. The owners were very personable and eager to help.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Sep 2019

  • "Accommodation was very impressive and location superb."

    Andrew and Inez were both friendly and helpful, whilst leaving us to our own devices throughout our stay- perfect combination! I would have no hesitation in recommending this holiday to friends and family, and may well rebook ourselves in future!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2019

  • "Could not rate this property highly enough."

    Everything you could possibly want in a holiday home is catered for at Windy Ridge. (Although maybe a couple of recliners for us sun worshipers would be icing on the cake) Inez and Andrew were always on hand for anything you may need, and the views front and back were stunning. Yarmouth itself is just a gentle stroll away & has some lovely restaurants, cafes, pubs & shops. To round things up, we will certainly be back to this gorgeous property with other members of our family in the future.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jul 2019

  • "We were delighted with Windy Ridge Cottage, with its amazing views and spacious, modern, well-equipped accommodation."

    Everything you could want in a beautiful setting, and friendly, helpful owners nearby. A perfect holiday!

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jun 2019

  • "Fabulous place to stay, gorgeous views from the patio and we met the lovely owners too."

    Couldn’t of been better. Thank you

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2019

  • "Windy Ridge Cottage was beautifully equipped with everything that we want from a property."

    Andrew and Inez were very friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The position suited us admirably, close to the ferry and local shops and ,more importantly, close to excellent cliff walking with very good signposting. We will be planning to return.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2019

  • "Just returned after a week stay at Windy Ridge feeling relaxed and rested."

    It is a beautiful property with views front and back to die for.It was comfortable and spotlessly clean with all mod cons to make you feel perfectly at home.It is about 3 minutes from the ferry port at Yarmouth. The owners Inez and Andrew are on Hand if you should need them as they live close by, not that you are likely to as everything is first class,we had no problems at all.Would not hesitate to recommend this property and would love to return in the not so distant future.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2019

  • "Windy Ridge Cottage suited us perfectly - two bedrooms and two bathrooms for two couples."

    It had the parking (2 cars) and bike storage (4 bikes) we needed and a lovely sun trap of a patio. It was in Yarmouth, which to our way of thinking is the best part of the island. It was also close enough to the centre of Yarmouth to walk in for the excellent restaurants.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0May 2019

  • "Very nice location for exploring the Isle of Wight."

    Only 10 minutes from the Lymington to Yarmouth ferry. Owners are on site so very easy to clarify any issues. Well appointed and modern cottage with great views over the solent and the countryside. Short walk to the town where there are shops and restaurants.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Mar 2019

  • "This accommodation has the best views we've ever had from a holiday cottage - there is only a road between the cottage and the sea at the front and the rear overlooks open country and the rear patio is sunny from breakfast time until evening."

    It is on a main bus route with a half hourly service between Newport and Alum Bay - from Newport you can get anywhere else on the island. The cottage is a 15 minute stroll out of Yarmouth where a visit to "Gossips Café" is a must!

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Oct 2018

  • "This is a superb cottage situated in a wonderful location with panoramic views over the Solent."

    We found the amenities to be of a very high standard with a well appointed kitchen and extremely comfortable sitting area. We also appreciated the patio area which being south facing commanded plenty of sunshine. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and being just outside the town of Yarmouth the cottage was convenient for shopping and also for the ferry. Finally, our thanks to the charming owners who were very welcoming and made sure we were happy and settled.

    Reviewed by Suzie5.0Sep 2018

  • "We had such a great holiday !"

    The facilities were fab ,ample room for two cars , the views were amazing , and the owners were really helpful and such a nice family. The accommodation is in the perfect location with great restaurants all within walking distance . We hope to return in the near future. The only slightly negatives I would say is that the wi-fi signal could be stronger and the upstairs bathroom could use a mirror.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2018

  • "Windy Ridge was in the perfect location, sea views to the front, marsh land to the rear."

    The cottage was well equipped and clean and the welcome pack was most appreciated. The owners were most helpful and the added weather, constant sunshine, made it the perfect holiday. Will definitely recommend to friends and we hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jul 2018

  • "Andrew & Inez were very welcoming and friendly."

    We found the accommodation very comfortable and it had everything we needed for us to enjoy our holiday. It was just a short walk into Yarmouth along the coast path with wonderful views and sunsets across the Solent. We especially enjoyed our ride on the open top bus to the Needles.

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Jun 2018

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Windy Ridge Cottage."

    It’s a wonderful home in a lovely location. I’ve already shared the details with friends as I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending it. The best cottage we’ve ever stayed in. The owners (and their children) were lovely and welcoming and provided an amazing “starter pack” of food. I brought so much from home that was unnecessary (washing up liquid, sponge, tea towels, tea, coffee etc). The dishwasher and washing machine weren’t mentioned in the listing but were very welcome additions. Not the most commercial of parts of the Isle of Wight, which was nice, but nothing is too far to travel to. Osborne House was the farthest we went and it was only 35 mins away. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Jun 2018

  • "Windy Ridge is one ofbest cottages we've ever stayed in and would definitely recommend."

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Apr 2018

  • "Fantastic location."

    Very friendly welcome from the owners. Cottage facilities where excellent. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Dec 2017

  • "But for not having access to a washing line this accommodation was really well equipped and in excellent, clean condition."

    Hosts were very welcoming and we would definitely consider booking again.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2017

  • "Windy Ridge Cottage far exceeded our expectations for a holiday cottage."

    It is in a beautiful spot looking over the Solent to the front and open countryside to the back. The cottage has everything you will need, including very comfy beds, a nice powerful shower and relaxing free standing bath (these are important details if you want to relax!) Sadly we didn't get to meet the owners as they were away, but they made it clear we could contact them anytime and were very friendly and helpful via text. I would whole heartedly recommend staying as this cottage - we didn't want to leave!

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Aug 2017

  • "The cottage was bright, clean and beautifully furnished."

    The views from windows both front and back were superb, I could have looked at the view all day. Facilities were excellent, with even a washing machine and dish washer in the kitchen. The owner was very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2017

  • "Fantastic accommodation; very clean everything beautifully finished to a very high standard and the views are stunning."

    We had a very warm welcome from the owners & had our 10 month old baby with us who is crawling; the property was completely baby friendly & incredibly spacious. The town of Yarmouth is beautiful with lots of cafes and pubs less than a ten minute walk along the sea wall from the house.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jun 2017

  • "Windy Ridge Cottage is the absolute best cottage I have ever stayed in my life!"

    Cottage is very clean, beautiful, modern, and more like a 5 star hotel. The location is the best in entire island. Speaking about the owners who lives next door, they are very nice people, very kind and helpful and support you anytime you just text them. We really had a 5 star experience and really enjoyed and of course 100% recommend to next holiday makers.

    Reviewed by Hadi5.0Apr 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double, 1 x twin (zip/link can be king-size on request)
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and stairgate
  • Patio with furniture
  • Off road parking for 1 car, plus additional off road parking for 1 car available by prior arrangement
  • Secure bike storage for 4 bikes
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 8 mins walk
  • Sea wall opposite
  • Note: There is an interconnecting door to the owner's home which is kept locked from both sides at all times
  • Note: There are wider doorways on the ground floor, may be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: The charging of electric cars is not permissible at the property the nearest charge point is a 5 minute drive away in Freshwater

The property

Yarmouth 0.6 miles.

This delightful cottage is attached to the owner's home in a fantastic coastal location with views of the Solent to the front and from the marshes to the Tennyson monument at the rear, just outside the popular town of Yarmouth.

The cottage was built in 2016 and is an ideal base for friends and families, and with wider doorways on the ground floor it may also be suitable for those with limited mobility.

You enter into the open plan living area which is a very light and bright room with large patio doors to the rear garden.

There is a well-equipped, modern kitchen and dining space overlooking the Solent and some wonderfully comfortable sofas where you can relax.

Completing the ground floor is a king-size double bedroom which has views out to the marshes and a contemporary shower room.

Upstairs is a twin room with stunning views across to Lymington which offers the flexibility of being a king-size double bedroom on request and a fabulous bathroom with a freestanding bath.

Outside, the outstanding south-facing rear garden provides an ideal setting for evening drinks while enjoying the views and wildlife with a patio with furniture to relax on.

This is a lovely secluded spot to watch the tides and enjoy the sea breeze.

Just a short walk from the cottage brings you into the heart of bustling Yarmouth which has a busy harbour and a variety of attractions.

Visit Yarmouth Castle, wander the pretty streets and enjoy the boutique shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs.

You are also ideally situated to enjoy the railway track footpath which takes you into Freshwater and there is a bus stop to the front of the property if you fancy a faster journey.

There are a number of water based activities on offer such as fishing, sailing, paddle boarding, kayaking and of course there are a number of different walking trails nearby and cycle hire is an option.

Set just a ten minute walk from the ferry terminal, Windy Ridge Cottage is an ideal base on the Isle of Wight surrounded by stunning views.

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About the location


Newport 12 miles; Ryde 18 miles.

The attractive seaside town of Yarmouth is the oldest town on the Isle of Wight, and its busy harbour is a haven for all kinds of watercraft, with the terminal used for regular mainland ferry crossings to Lymington. Yarmouth’s narrow streets are home to an attractive array of shops and inns, whilst a visit to Henry VIII’s castle is not to be missed. There's great cycling (and a cycle hire shop) and walking to be had along the coastal path. Why not take an energetic stroll at the nearby Tennyson Down and Headon Warren. Sandhard beach is 15 minutes' walk away, with Colwell Bay with its sandy beach and amenities for the family 7 minutes away by car. Yarmouth's pier and sailing club jetty is another good spot for crabbing. Four miles away is Compton Bay, famous for dinosaur remains; head there at low tide and see if you can find the two enormous three-toed feet. West Wight is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Yarmouth is an ideal base from which to explore this wonderful island.

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