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Windy Ridge Cottage

Yarmouth, Isle of Wight (Ref. 952517)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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35 Customer Reviews

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

    Reviewed by Anna-marieOct 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 JohnSep 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 JayneSep 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 RobertAug 2021

  • "Very well appointed with quality fitments ."

    Helpful but unobtrusive owners . Perfect

    Reviewed by JeremyJul 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 JoanneJul 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 AdrianMay 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 RichardMay 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 MandySep 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 IanSep 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 AngelaJul 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 ElaineFeb 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 KarenFeb 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 KaySep 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 CarolineAug 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 SamanthaJul 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 NeilJun 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 HelenJun 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 DavidMay 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 PatriciaMay 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 RogerMay 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 DerekMar 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 RosemaryOct 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 SuzieSep 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 JohnAug 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 PamelaJul 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 LornaJun 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 MichelleJun 2018

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

    Reviewed by RogerApr 2018

  • "Fantastic location."

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

    Reviewed by ChristineDec 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 KarenSep 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 KatherineAug 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 LindaJul 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 MatthewJun 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 HadiApr 2017

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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.


  • 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.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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