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Alum Bay Cottage

Totland Grade 4 Star rating View Map
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Beautifully located within 3 acres of private gardens, paddock and orchards, this home is peacefully situated in a spectacular rural area.

Surrounded by spectacular, panoramic, downland and sea views, this spacious detached Victorian home is set within 3 acres of private gardens and paddock. Being in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, most of the surrounding land is National Trust offering breathtaking views over the countryside and sea, including West High Down, Tennyson Monument, Headon Warren and the setting sun over the western reaches of the Solent. The holiday property makes an ideal choice for families, with plenty of indoor and outdoor entertainment, including badminton, croquet and other games. Although in a secluded area, amenities in Totland and Freshwater are only 5 minutes’ drive, offering shops, library, tearooms, indoor swimming-pool and pubs, and Alum Bay with its famous coloured sands, is about 15 minutes’ walk over the Downs. The historic sailing town of Yarmouth, set in the estuary of the River Yar, is about 10 minutes’ drive, and Colwell, Totland and the popular sandy beach at Compton are 5 minutes’ drive away. As well as the excellent walks from the house locally, there are also many tourist attractions to discover, including The Needles Park - one of the most popular attractions on the island, with chairlift, boat rides, coloured sands, lighthouse, amusements and glass making. Also within easy driving distance are Blackgang Chine, Ventnor Botanical Gardens, traditional pottery making, Calbourne water mill, various NT homes/gardens, vineyards, museums, wildlife centres, a zoo, pearl factory, Carisbrooke Castle, Osborne House, Cowes/Yarmouth harbours. Outdoor pursuits include golf (nearby Freshwater), cycling, riding, sailing, fishing and diving. Shops 2 miles, pub a 1-mile walk over the Downs.

Large reception room with ornamental Aga, flagstone and part wood floor leading to well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with tiled floor. Spacious living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room with French doors. TV/play room with selection of toys, games, books and jigsaws. Boot room. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft brass bed and en-suite bathroom and toilet. Double bedroom with cast iron bed and wash basin. Two twin bedrooms, one with two additional pull-out beds (for +2). Bathroom with shower cubicle and bidet. Separate toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Two Freeview TVs with digibox
  • Two DVDs
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Additional fridge
  • Wi-fi
  • Large, enclosed lawned garden with furniture, and paddock area at one end
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Croquet set, hammocks and badminton net
  • Baby accessories
  • No smoking

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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Ideal for GolfIdeal for Golf
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Sea ViewSea View
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • StairgateStairgate
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • Christmas Themed CottageChristmas Themed Cottage
  • WifiWifi
  • Baby and Toddler FriendlyBaby and Toddler Friendly
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Coastal PropertyCoastal Property

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-16
    Fantastic accommodation, brilliant location

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-07-10
    Wonderful house, well equipped and suitable for families. Only thing is weather can be a little gusty staying on that side of the Isle of Wight, as no shelter from the elements! That said, fantastic views and house was perfect for our needs.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-08-14
    Had a lovely week, Alum Cottage is in a brilliant location, quiet yet with lots of things to do within a short drive or walk - especially convenient for walking over the downs to The Needles or Freshwater Bay.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-06-12
    A wonderful, unbeatable location, a lovely house, very well equipped. The only serious problem with it was having to leave.

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9.2 out of 10 – based on 10 reviews collected by Reevoo

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