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House of Logs

Totland Bay, Freshwater, Isle of Wight
Grade 4 Star rating
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A unique, spacious coastal property, perfectly located in an idyllic setting for nature lovers and walking enthusiasts. Ideal for anyone looking for a quiet getaway.

Welcome to the House of Logs, a detached Norwegian-built log house in the peaceful setting of Totland Bay. The house provides a comfortable haven for its guests, whilst the garden is a magnet for wildlife, including red squirrels and badgers (appropriate food is provided). There are glimpses of the Solent and the mainland from the terrace at the front of the house and from some of the first floor rooms. This holiday house is built on a sloping site and most of the accommodation is on the first floor. Opposite the house is the coastal path which runs through Headon Warren, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, to Alum Bay and the Needles, and across to Tennyson Down. The nearest beach is Widdick Chine, which is a short walk away, but there are steps! Totland beach is a little further and is a flat walk with a sandy beach, ideal for bathing. Where possible, local or British products have been used to furnish the house. The wrought iron beds are from the Wrought Iron and Brass Bed Company of Norfolk; Welsh wool blankets have been sourced to make cosy additions to bedding. All the mattresses, sofas, dining furniture and kitchen cabinets are made in England. Original works of art adorn many of the walls. As much re-cycling as possible has been employed, but rest assured that everything is smart, clean and works! The House of Logs is unique. Headon Warren includes bronze age burial mounds, quarries, Hatherwood Battery built in the 1860s, along with precious wildlife, such as Dartford warblers, the small copper butterfly and several unusual insects. The views from the Warren across to the mainland are wonderful. The whole area is an idyllic setting for walking enthusiasts. When you reach the end of Headon Warren, Alum Bay can be seen and a spectacular view of the Needles. Beach 500 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

Ten steps to entrance. First floor: Living/dining room with multi-fuel burner, wooden floor, rounded log walls and ceiling, and double doors to decked balcony. Kitchen. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and garden view. Twin bedroom. Bunk bedroom with view of the Solent. Bathroom with over-bath shower, shower cubicle and toilet. Ground floor: Utility area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and French windows to terrace. Shower room (no toilet). Separate toilet.

  • Multi-fuel burner - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Please note: This property has a security deposit of £250.

Show amenities 


  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Baby and Toddler Friendly
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/10/2018
    Very comfortable and well equipped cottage which was in a good location.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/09/2018
    A very happy bunch staying there...very was a shame that the nearby beaches were difficult to access with a pushchair. Nevertheless a great time had by all in very comfortable surroundings.Be aware that the house is on the edge of a road,albeit a very quiet one.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 24/08/2018
    We enjoyed our visit to the Isle of Wight and our stay at the house of logs. The house had everything we needed and the extra touches of the welcome scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam,along with a selection of biscuits, tea, coffee, sugar and a pint of milk we’re very much appreciated after a long day of traveling. The accommodation is a good size and extremely clean with a good supply of kitchen equipment. The only downside was that the two double beds were extremely uncomfortable. The bed on the main living space made so much noise when you moved that if felt like the bed was going to break. Also the bunk beds were extremely noisy and seemed very wobbly, so much so that my 6 year old son wouldn’t sleep under the top bunk in case it collapsed on top of him at night, so he slept at the foot end which was not covered by the top bunk. We also found the neighbours extremely rude who felt it was acceptable to shout at our 6 and 8 year old sons who accidentally kicked a football into their garden. Even after we apologised the women continued to shout at us. It was a complete over reaction which caused our sons to be too scared to go into the garden for the rest of the holiday. It’s a shame as the accommodation was very nice but the uncomfortable beds and the rude neighbours would be enough to stop us returning.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 07/05/2018
    Great place, no negatives at all but we did have fantastic weather which always helps!

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9.2 out of 10 – based on 6 reviews collected by Reevoo
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