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Alum Bay Cottage

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Surrounded by spectacular, panoramic sea and downland views, this spacious, romantic, detached Victorian home is set within 3 acres of paddock and private gardens.

Surrounded by spectacular, panoramic sea and downland views, this spacious, romantic, detached Victorian home is set within 3 acres of paddock and private gardens, the sun can be seen setting over the western Solent every evening from the garden gate. The house is within walking distance of many attractions including Tennyson monument, Headon Warren, Freshwater Bay, Totland Bay, Alum Bay and The Needles. This characterful property is an ideal choice for couples or families looking forward to spending quality time together, and to enjoy this delightful island. From almost every room in the house you can see beautiful, uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside and sea. There is a large reception room with an Aga that leads into a well-equipped farmhouse style kitchen, the stylish living room features a wood-burning stove and the dining room has French doors opening out onto the large, lawned garden. There is even a play room for the children to enjoy a variety of toys, books and games. Upstairs there is a large bathroom with separate toilet and two charming double bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom and another with a wash basin and feature fireplace. Furthermore there are two light and airy twin bedrooms.
Alum Bay Cottage is only 1½ miles from Freshwater town offering shops, library, indoor swimming pool, pubs and restaurants. It is also in a superb area to explore the many walking routes including the Tennyson Trail, named after the famous poet who resided just down the road at Farringford. There are many beaches to enjoy; nearby you will find the sandy beach of Colwell Bay, and further south there are the golden dark sands of Compton Beach and Brook Bay, which not only have views of the white cliffs of Freshwater but are also a great place to find fossils. At low tide dinosaur footprints can even be found at Hanover Point.
The Isle of Wight has many other attractions to visit including the famous rock formation and lighthouse at The Needles, which has a chairlift down to Alum Bay, as well as traditional children’s rides and glass making demonstrations, and Chessell Pottery, a working pottery with a paint studio where you can make a memento to take home with you. Enjoy a fun day out at Blackgang Chine, the UK’s oldest amusement park featuring rides, life-sized dinosaurs, pirate ships, fairy villages and so much more. Outdoor pursuits include golf (nearby Freshwater), cycling, riding, sailing, fishing and diving. Shops 1½ miles, pub a 1-mile walk over the Downs.

Large reception room with Aga (for heating only), 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 with toilet. Double bedroom with cast-iron bed and wash basin. Two twin bedrooms, one with two additional pull-out single beds (for +2). Bathroom with shower cubicle. 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
  • Two additional fridges
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Coastal PropertyCoastal Property

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/05/2016
    A delightful house in a lovely location

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/03/2016
    The shower was a little low on pressure but we absolutely loved the house. The owners are really thoughtful! Loved the linen and towels and all the notes to help you get the most out of the house! Thank you for letting us stay!!

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thanks for your input regarding the shower pressure which has now been resolved. We're very happy you had such a good stay; it's always lovely to hear that our efforts have been appreciated and the house enjoyed.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 19/02/2016
    Excellent. We appreciated the well equipped children room, the fire was a pleasure, and the beds were comfortable.

  • 10

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

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 10/07/2015
    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.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/08/2015
    Excellent: we wanted comfort, space, peace, and some quiet. We got it.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 14/08/2015
    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.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 07/08/2015
    Beautiful location and lovely home. Plenty of space for all 10 of us and very child friendly. Well equipped, clean and comfortable. Happily make this an annual visit!

  • 9

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

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/05/2015
    beautiful cottage in a beautiful location with amazing views

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9.1 out of 10 – based on 14 reviews collected by Reevoo
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