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Freshwater

Freshwater is located in the far western tip of the island and has a picturesque bay and characteristic chalk white cliffs; perfect for dramatic cliff-top walks and exploration of this lovely corner of the Isle of Wight.

Freshwater Bay is an idyllic cove with a pebbled beach and beautiful clear waters. Sitting on the English Channel, it also provides a spectacular backdrop to the dramatic crashing waves around the famous Stag and Mermaid Rocks, two imposing chalk slabs that have tumbled to the sea from the nearby white cliffs.

From the pebbly beach you can wander along a coastal path up to Tennyson Down, where you will discover the Tennyson monument and appreciate the amazing views across the island and out to sea, taking in the iconic ‘Needles’ chalk stacks and lighthouse that sit amongst the dramatic waves.

Up in Freshwater village, you’ll find all the local facilities you could wish for in a cottage holiday destination. There is a bustling shopping centre with quirky, independent shops alongside popular high street names and there are plenty of places to eat and drink to enjoy the fresh local produce.

Take the children down to the Needles Meteorite at Compton Bay and search at low tide for dinosaur footprints or join one of the boats that take visitors out to the Needles from Yarmouth and Alum Bay. The chairlift at Needles Park offers visitors a spectacular view of the coloured sands and spiky cliffs.

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  • Needles and Winds

    Freshwater

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 31046


    This traditionally furnished, semi-detached holiday bungalow benefits from superb, extensive panoramic sea views across the Solent to the mainland and out to The Needles. Its elevated position offers a peaceful escape and offers a fabulous vantage point for watching sailing vessels and the world go by. The property is on the coastal footpath to Fort Victoria, Yarmouth and Tennyson Down. The area is ideal for walkers, cyclists and families alike. Pitch and putt, crazy golf, football goals and a children’s play area can be found a few minutes away from the property. The Needles, with chair lift, amusement park, boat rides, lighthouse and the coloured sands of Alum Bay are a short distance away. The 17th century Calbourne Water Mill, Carisbrooke Castle and Osborne House and Gardens are also a short drive away. Historic Yarmouth is worthy of a visit and the island can be easily explored from the open-top buses that stop regularly at various collection points across the whole island. Other attractions include Blackgang Chine, the oldest themed attraction in the UK is nearby, and island attractions include Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Isle of Wight Pearl, Dinosaur Isle, and a donkey sanctuary. The impressive south coast and Tennyson Down, with its many walks are only minutes away. Colwell beach is also within walking distance. Beach 1/2 mile. Small local shop and launderette available nearby in the summer. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 11/2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors/kitchen with breakfast bar. Second living room. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Portable electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 5-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Old Boat Store

    Totland, near Freshwater

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC387


    Set within the owner’s grounds down a privately owned track, The Old Boat Store offers a relaxing retreat for couples and is located in the valley between the West High Downs and Headon Warren. With fantastic coastal walks and beaches along the Heritage Coastline, virtually on your doorstep, this property makes a perfect base to explore West Wight and the rest of the island, especially for walkers and cyclists. The Highdown Inn is only a short stroll away offering a selection of beers, wines, spirits and locally sourced seafood and local produce. The open top bus stops outside the pub, which is another great way to explore the island. There are also four beautiful bays only a short drive away, Totland, Colwell, Alum, and Freshwater Bay. Totland Bay is only about ¾ mile away offering ’The Turf Walk’ and The Waterfront Bar and Restaurant. Here you can enjoy the most stunning scenery, lovely beaches and amazing sunsets, and you can walk from Totland Bay to Colwell Bay along the promenade. Alum Bay with its famous multi-coloured sands is only a short drive and offers The Needles Landmark Attraction and Alum Bay Glass. Freshwater Bay, about 2 miles, is one of the most picturesque beaches in West Wight and lies just to the south of the village of Freshwater. Smugglers once used the caves around the bottom of the chalk cliffs that are exposed at low tide – if you wish to explore them it is best to find a local guide as you can become cut off by the tide. Kayaking is the ideal way to see them and the other small bays, Watcombe and Scratchells. Freshwater beach is popular for surfing and water sports. You will often see boats moor offshore to come ashore here.
    The Yar River that runs from Freshwater Bay to Yarmouth has a scenic walk and cycle route along the causeway. Explore, relax and enjoy. Shop and restaurant ¾ miles, pub 200 yards.

    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space:
    With laminate floors.
    Living area:
    With electric wood burner, 32" Freeview Smart TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    Galley style with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed, 22" Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    LPG central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Courtyard with garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: No children under 18 years old and there is a small slope to the parking area and up to the front door.

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  • Old Laundry Cottage

    Freshwater

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: UKC647

    Old Laundry Cottage offers a fantastic base for a wonderful holiday, with Tennyson Down and the beach at Freshwater Bay both being within a couple of minutes’ walk. This unique cottage, which once served as the laundry house for all the coastguards’ cottages, has been beautifully and stylishly renovated to provide a cosy retreat, benefiting from an enclosed, private garden and private parking. The living room offers a wood burner for colder days, whilst the private garden is the perfect suntrap for those who wish to soak up the sun. This cottage is perfectly situated down a peaceful, gravelled lane and is ideally located to explore this beautiful island. West Wight, famous for it spectacular scenery and walks, is accessible directly from the cottage. Just 4 miles west over Tennyson Down leads to The Needles, whilst the Tennyson Trail to the east takes you to Brook, Mottistone, Shorwell and Carisbrooke, all with great pubs and stunning views. Compton and Totland Bay beaches are just 2 miles along the coast road, where you can hunt for dinosaur fossils or simply just stroll along the promenade. The picturesque sailing town of Yarmouth is worth a visit, as are the many attractions on the Isle of Wight, which can all be reached by an open-top bus. In addition to walking, cycling, golf and surfing on the doorstep, Tapnell Farm is within easy reach. Apart from having a lovely restaurant, gallery, animals and an indoor play area, it hosts the Isle of Wight Activity Centre which can organise canoeing, coasteering and grass surfing at Freshwater Bay. Hired bikes can be delivered to your door, and riding stables are 2 miles away. There is also a stunning golf course overlooking the bay. Shop 700 yards, pub and restaurant 1 mile. Old Laundry Cottage can be booked together with Coastguards (W44285) to accommodate up to 6 guests.

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space: With beams.
    Living area: With wood burner, 32" Smart TV and ladder leading to bedroom.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric hob, combination microwave oven/grill, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom: Galleried with kingsize bed.

    Electric heaters, electric, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car; additional on road parking. No smoking.

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  • Brambles Kip

    Freshwater

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC173

    This single storey property is located on a holiday site, accessed via an unmade track in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Most of the surrounding land is owned by the National Trust, meaning that the countryside is left unspoilt. Scenic walks of particular note include West High Down, Tennyson Down and Monument, and Headon Warren, which offers some breath-taking views of The Needles.

    Within the holiday site, there is a shop, a launderette, pitch and putt, an outside play area with football posts, and the property itself boasts some fantastic vistas over the downs and the sea. There is direct access from the cliff down onto an unspoilt, traditional sand/shingle beach. Just a couple of minutes’ drive is Freshwater, which features shops, a library, tea rooms, an indoor swimming pool and a number of friendly pubs. The multi-coloured cliffs of Alum Bay are about a 5-minute drive, and 10 minutes in the other direction is the historic sailing town of Yarmouth, fittingly named due to its position at the mouth of the River Yar.

    As well as some splendid walks locally, there are also many tourist attractions to discover. One of the most popular attractions on the island is The Needles Park, which features a chairlift, boat rides, coloured sands, a lighthouse, amusements and glass-blowing demonstrations. Other attractions that lie in close proximity to the property include the UK’s oldest amusement park Blackgang Chine, Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Calbourne Water Mill, various National Trust-owned homes and gardens, vineyards, museums, wildlife centres, The Isle of Wight Zoo, Isle of Wight Pearl, Carisbrooke Castle, Osbourne House, and one of the longest-running sailing regattas in the world, Cowes Week. Outdoor pursuits include golf, cycling, riding, sailing, fishing and diving. Beach 800 yards. Shop on site, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with laminate floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (4 steps to second bed). Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. Gas cooker. Microwave. External laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer (at cost). Wi-fi (at cost). Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared use of grounds. Parking (1 car). NB: Cliffside 200 yards.

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  • Compton Farm Cottages - 1 Compton Farm Cottage

    Compton, nr. Freshwater

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: NT001019

    National Trust Holiday Cottages


    Owned by the National Trust, these 19th-century, semi-detached stone cottages are situated at the bottom of the downs close to Compton Bay. The cottages are surrounded by lovely views of the rolling hillsides and the white chalk cliffs of Freshwater Bay, and make an ideal base for walking enthusiasts. There are many routes along the coastline including the popular Tennyson Trail. Compton Beach, with its golden dark sands is just over a mile away and makes a great place to find fossils; at low tide there may even be a chance to see dinosaur footprints in the sandstone ledge at Hanover Point.
    Blackgang Chine, the UK’s oldest amusement park, is just 10 miles away and features rides, life-sized dinosaurs, pirate ships, fairy villages and much more. Calbourne Water Mill, 5 miles, dates back to the 11th century and is the island’s only working water mill. The Needles, with traditional children’s rides, chairlift to Alum Bay and glass making demonstrations, is just 5½ miles. The island has many other attractions to offer which can also be explored by an open-top bus which stops regularly at various points. Outdoor pursuits include cycling, riding, sailing and fishing. Beach 1¼ mile. Shop 3¼ miles, pub and restaurant 2¾ miles.

    Guests have free access to all National Trust properties during opening hours (Mar-Nov).

    Cosy, beamed living room with dining area. Compact kitchen with Belfast sink. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Low doorways throughout. Sloping ceiling on stairwell and on first floor.

    • Electricity, electric heaters, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV for DVD use only (no reception)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Freezer
    • Shared, enclosed lawned garden with furniture
    • Parking (for 1 car); additional available in National Trust car park (£2.50 per day or free for National Trust permit holders)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Sloping bank to cottage grounds

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  • Cliff End

    Freshwater

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 27479

    This semi-detached holiday bungalow is located in a lovely area of West Wight in a quiet position within a small coastal development of privately owned holiday homes. The bungalow itself is set on high ground with beautiful uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside as well over the Solent and the Channel. It is just a short walk from Colwell Bay with its lovely unspoilt sand and shingle beach and within easy reach of all the island’s many attractions. Fort Victoria and its tourist attractions is also a short walk along the nearby coastal footpath from the bungalow. The area is renowned for its scenic walking and cycling routes, as well as rock formation of the Needles and nautical Yarmouth with its large yachting harbour. The property is 2 miles from the ferry terminal at Yarmouth. Shops 1 mile, pub ½ mile.

    Step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining area/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric heaters and electricity by £1 coin meter. Bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities at cost (600 yards). Patio. Parking on site. No smoking. Please note: The cliff top is 100 yards away.

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  • Cliff Top Cottage

    Freshwater

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 29381


    This holiday bungalow benefits from superb, extensive countryside views and its elevated position offers a peaceful escape. The area is ideal for walkers, cyclists and families alike, and provides stunning sea views and dramatic coastal scenery. Pitch and putt, crazy golf, football goals and a children’s play area can be found a few minutes from the property. The Needles, with its chair lift, amusement park, boat rides, lighthouse and coloured sands of Alum Bay, is just a short distance. The 17th century Calbourne Water Mill, Carisbrooke Castle and Osborne House and Gardens are a short drive away. Historic Yarmouth is worthy of a visit and the island can be easily explored from the open-top buses that stop regularly at various collection points across the island. Blackgang Chine, the oldest themed attraction in the UK, Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Isle of Wight Pearl, Dinosaur Isle and a donkey sanctuary are all nearby. The impressive south coast and Tennyson Down, with its many walks, are only minutes away. Beach ½ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed and patio doors/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin (2ft 6in, for children). Shower room with toilet.

    Electric log-effect fire in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity and bed linen included. Digital TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Small patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 5-acre natural grounds. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Studio

    Moons Hill, nr. Freshwater

    Grade
    4
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 30576


    This bright lodge-style holiday bungalow is set in a peaceful and secluded rural area, which has a strong smuggling history, and many local properties are smugglers’ safe houses. The Studio is close to breath-taking beaches and coastal scenery, making it perfect for walking, cycling and for other outdoor activities. Set within an AONB, most of the surrounding land is National Trust and includes the West High Down, The Tennyson Trail and the stunning Heritage coastline. Tennyson monument and Headon Warren, with its breath-taking views of The Needles, are nearby. Amenities in Totland and Freshwater are only a 5-minute drive, offering shops, library, tearooms, indoor swimming pool and pubs. Alum Bay with its famous coloured sands, is about a 30-minute walk over the Downs. The historic sailing town of Yarmouth, set in the estuary of the River Yar, is a short drive, and Colwell, Totland and the popular sandy beach at Compton are a 5-minute drive away. As well as excellent walks directly from the house, other attractions to discover include 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 and of historic interest are Blackgang Chine, Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Calbourne Water Mill, Carisbrooke Castle, Osborne House, museums and various NT homes/gardens. For family days out, discover traditional pottery making, wildlife centres, Isle of Wight Zoo, Isle of Wight Pearl and both Cowes and Yarmouth harbours. Outdoor pursuits include golf at nearby Freshwater, cycling, riding, sailing, fishing and diving. Guests can relax and unwind in the property’s private hot tub after a long day of exploring. Beach 1 mile. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed, French doors and laminate floor/dining room/kitchen with laminate floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with French doors. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room. Electric heater and electric oil filled heater included. Bed linen and towels included. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Worktop freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Hot tub. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Small raised ornamental pond, 20 yards. 2 steps (or ramp) to decking.

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  • Fifteen

    Freshwater

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 25540

    This detached holiday bungalow is situated in a quiet road at the edge of Freshwater village. Freshwater has a variety of shops, supermarkets and sports centre with indoor swimming pool. This beautiful part of the island has miles of heritage coastline, scenic walks, cycle tracks, Tennyson Down and Headon Warren as well as breathtaking views. Attractions include Needles Rock Formation, Crompton, Alum, Totland and Colwell Bays with their beaches, Calbourne Water Mill and the harbour at Yarmouth. Shop and restaurant 710 yards, pub 550 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Three freeview TVs. DVDs. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: 2 steps in garden.

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  • Compton Farm Cottages - 2 Compton Farm Cottage

    Compton, nr. Freshwater

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: NT001020

    National Trust Holiday Cottages


    Owned by the National Trust, these 19th-century, semi-detached stone cottages are situated at the bottom of the downs close to Compton Bay. The cottages are surrounded by lovely views of the rolling hillsides and the white chalk cliffs of Freshwater Bay, and make an ideal base for walking enthusiasts. There are many routes along the coastline including the popular Tennyson Trail. Compton Beach, with its golden dark sands is just over a mile away and makes a great place to find fossils; at low tide there may even be a chance to see dinosaur footprints in the sandstone ledge at Hanover Point.
    Blackgang Chine, the UK’s oldest amusement park, is just 10 miles away and features rides, life-sized dinosaurs, pirate ships, fairy villages and much more. Calbourne Water Mill, 5 miles, dates back to the 11th century and is the island’s only working water mill. The Needles, with traditional children’s rides, chairlift to Alum Bay and glass making demonstrations, is just 5½ miles. The island has many other attractions to offer which can also be explored by an open-top bus which stops regularly at various points. Outdoor pursuits include cycling, riding, sailing and fishing. Beach 1¼ mile. Shop 3¼ miles, pub and restaurant 2¾ miles.

    Guests have free access to all National Trust properties during opening hours (Mar-Nov).

    Cosy, beamed living room with feature fireplace and dining area. Compact kitchen with Belfast sink. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Low doorways throughout. Sloping ceiling on stairwell and first floor.

    • Electricity, electric heaters, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV for DVD use only (no reception)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Freezer
    • Shared, enclosed lawned garden with furniture
    • Parking (for 1 car); additional available in National Trust car park (£2.50per day or free for National Trust permit holders)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Sloping bank to cottage grounds

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  • Loreto

    Middleton, Freshwater

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: PLLR

    This charming and spacious adjoining holiday cottage lies in an AONB on the western side of the island, renowned for spectacular walks including West High Down and The Tennyson Trail. The Heritage coastline is popular for walking and beaches. There are games, pool table and dart board in the summerhouse, great for keeping the children entertained on wet days. Shops ¾ mile, pub 1mile.

    Living room with open fire, wooden floor and French doors to front garden. Dining room with wooden floor and French doors to back garden. Kitchen with Belfast sink and tiled floor. Three steps up to bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with ornamental fireplace and bay window. Two single bedrooms, one accessed by deep step. Shower room with toilet.

    • Open fire – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • High chair
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Large enclosed garden with lawned areas, summer house with decking area and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars); additional roadside parking
    • Cycle store
    • External games room (in summerhouse) with pool table, dart board and children’s games
    • No smoking
    • NB: Garden on various levels with steps and some sloping areas

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  • Brambles Cottage

    Freshwater

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30030


    This semi-detached holiday bungalow benefits from being in superb countryside with breathtaking sea views a moment’s walk away, and its position offers a peaceful escape. The area is ideal for walkers, cyclists and families alike, and provides stunning sea views and dramatic coastal scenery. Pitch and putt, crazy golf, football goals and a children’s play area can be found a few minutes from the property. The Needles, with its chair lift, amusement park, boat rides, lighthouse and coloured sands of Alum Bay, is just a short distance. The 17th-century Calbourne Water Mill, Carisbrooke Castle and Osborne House and Gardens are a short drive away. Historic Yarmouth is worthy of a visit and the island can be easily explored from the open-top buses that stop regularly at various collection points across the island. Blackgang Chine, the oldest themed attraction in the UK, Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Isle of Wight Pearl, Dinosaur Isle and a donkey sanctuary are all nearby. The impressive south coast and Tennyson Down, with its many walks, are only minutes away. Beach 750 yards. Shop 20 yards, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (4ft), 1 twin (2ft 6in for children). Bathroom with toilet.

    Electric fire in living room included. Gas, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Shared laundrette with coin-operated facilities. Patio with furniture. Shared landscaped grounds. On road parking. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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