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Lovely Bright Garden Apartment With WiFi & Spa overlooking RSPB reserve. Brading

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Bright 2 Bedroom apartment with Spa and Open Country outlook. Ideal Any Season

Foinavon – the perfect holiday home, whatever the season, whatever the weather. You'll have plenty of space to yourselves

You've travelled south, towards the sun. You've crossed the water, you've arrived on a beautiful holiday Island, without all the hassles of going abroad.

Now, you've just opened the door to your holiday home. You parked in your own space on the drive and walked down the steps, you're now out of sight of everyone. Private and peaceful.

You wanted a private, clean, bright, thoughtfully designed, well equipped base for your holiday, conveniently positioned for the beaches or exploring the Island. That's what we've tried to create for you here.

In from the secure porch, now look around – either side of you are the two light, airy bedrooms, each room is of equal size, one with a King-size bed, the other, a pair of full-size 3' singles, complemented by all matching drawer and bedside units, also double wardrobes, more than adequate mirrors and a dressing top. A choice of soft lights and reading lamps. Vertical blinds and thick curtains for a good night's sleep. `

Through the hall, with mirrors bouncing the daylight around, to the cosy sitting room, with it's patio door revealing THAT VIEW. East facing, for the morning sun, not a building in sight, looking across the lowlands of the RSPB reserve to Culver Down beyond. Step through the door onto the balcony, there's only the side neighbours visible. This is a perfect spot for breakfast, perhaps?

Back into the room, you see the two comfy settees, facing both the view and the swivel wall mount TV. Also a DAB radio (with bluetooth to play your own music through), and a USB wall socket for your phone charging (fast WiFi from our fibre connection working right throughout the place).

On the shelves you'll find a good range of leaflets and flyers about the many varied attractions of the Island, some maps and even some local history books, if you're interested.

Also off the hall is the white, fully tiled bathroom – with the view – but it's private, none of your windows can even be seen from less than 200m. The shower has a big, fixed rainfall head as well as a flexible handset, over a P shape bath, with glass screen. Immediate, mains-pressure, hot water in this house, too, so no waiting for taps to run hot.

Next you find the fully equipped kitchen, with full sized fridgefreezer, oven and hob for those who want to cook, Bosch dishwasher for everyone (and microwave, naturally). All the cooking and eating utensils you could need, a Bistro table – breakfast or dinner for two, or children's activities, maybe. The view as well, of course.

From the kitchen, you pass through a utility room with Bosch washing machine, lines available outside – we'll tumbledry for you, if you ask.

Now, down some steps, and pause for a WOW. This is one huge conservatory, and it has casual seating for your whole party as well as a proper dining table and four chairs. Oh Yes -and a big, fully mosaic-tiled, in-ground spa at the far end, just ready and waiting for you to use it! This is actually an eight seater design, so the four of you will have plenty of space.

The whole garden is exclusively yours, too. So step out onto the pergola deck, then the lawn. That little summerhouse? That's for you, too. A pair of director chairs and somewhere to put your coffee. A perfect little spot.

There really is something for everyone at Foinavon, whatever the season.

From totally private sunbathing on the top lawn, to full central heating.

From birdwatching to stargazing – totally dark skies to the east, at the back.

From a short, easy drive to the beach, to Christmas dinner in the conservatory.

There will always be something to suit you.

Included in your rental is :- bed linen (changed weekly for longer stays), duvets (choice of weight), towels – personal and bath size. We also leave you mattress toppers, just in case the beds don't suit. (not every bed can suit everybody) All cutlery, crockery and cooking requirements, electric, hot water, central heating etc.

We just don't believe in making extra charges.

All you need to bring with you is your personal requisites, clothes and spa/beach towels.

Foinavon was built in the 1960's as a detached bungalow, where we raised our family in comfort.More recently an upper storey was added as a completely separate living unit, which is where we now live. Foinavon itself was replumbed, rewired and modernised throughout, with all new kitchen and bathroom, to bring it up to date to suit it's new purpose and give you the best experience we can offer.

More Details

Owner
Sue & Rob Greenfield
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2017

About Sue & Rob Greenfield

We - Sue & Rob - both grew up on the Island and have always stayed our side of the water. We moved to Foinavon with our small daughters in 1991, drawn by it's situation and views. We've spent many happy years here, the girls attending the local schools before leaving for university. As teachers, one still lives and works on the Island, the other having moved to live and work on the mainland with her husband, whose work took them away.

Rob has recently retired and partly looks after the property, while Sue continues to work part-time at the local hospital.

We chose to buy Foinavon (a bungalow at that time) as our home, some years ago primarily for it's location, it's outlook and ease of transport and travel. More recently we had the opportunity to invest in building a new home for ourselves, but, not wishing to lose our glorious views, we chose to build ourselves an independent apartment above Foinavon, which is where we now live.

Our guests now benefit from the spa, the large conservatory, stylish kitchen etc that we created originally for ourselves. We can't, of course, take the credit for that view!

Where else could you find these facilities, convenience, open outlook and, yet, privacy?

We really can't see ourselves moving from here; we'll continue to share our outlook with you, our guests.

Sue & Rob Greenfield purchased this apartment in 1991

Why Sue & Rob Greenfield chose Isle of Wight

We chose to buy Foinavon (a bungalow at that time) as our home, some years ago primarily for it's location, it's outlook and ease of transport and travel. More recently we had the opportunity to invest in building a new home for ourselves, but, not wishing to lose our glorious views, we chose to build ourselves an independent apartment above Foinavon, where we now live.

Our guests now benefit from the spa, the large conservatory, stylish kitchen etc that we created originally for ourselves. We can't, of course, take the credit for that view!

Where else could you find these facilities, convenience, open outlook and, yet, privacy?

What makes this apartment unique

Even after dark, Foinavon's views go on giving! Facing due east, with no development between us and the sea, we get some fantastic dark skies. You can watch the moon and stars rise over Culver Downs (and the Sunrise, if you're up that early).

There are so many countryside walks that you can start from Foinavon that it'd take you a week just to do the easiest ones. (and still have enough for your second week).

Do you want to walk to the sea? Barely over a mile. The full length of the Island to the Needles? About 25 miles, footpaths most of the way (there's a sponsored walk each spring).

A wide range of walks for everyone, all starting on your doorstep, level or energetic. In fact, if you're keen, you could be 400 feet up within a mile of your front door!

For drives out, you have quick and easy access to the whole of our beautiful Island,with few traffic hassles.

We've left you a range of maps and guides to give you some ideas.

Location

Car: not necessary

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Brading in Isle of Wight

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please do not take glassware to the spa area, plenty of nice, unbreakable, options are provided.
  • Please park neatly in allocated space, to allow the other space to be used.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Wide showerbath, immediate hot water, view, but private!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , King-size bed, wardrobe, 4 drawer chest, bedside chests.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 3' beds, wardrobe, 6 drawer chest, bedsides, dressing top.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • naturist beach
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Lovely Bright Garden Apartment With WiFi & Spa overlooking RSPB reserve. Brading
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews
5

Lovely break

  • 5 of 5

We had a week here at Easter and were not disappointed. Very clean, fresh and well equipped, there was everything we could have wanted and more. Friendly and accommodating, Sue and Rob have gone the extra mile to ensure their visitors have everything required for a great break on the IOW.

Fantastic views, relaxing and rural but with access to all amenities with a large TESCO less than 3 miles away, take aways that deliver and many good pubs within as easy stroll that serve great food.

A thoroughly great holiday home away, couldn't have asked for more!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You. We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay. We're very proud of what we offer, and put a lot of work into making our guests' stays enjoyable. It was a delight having you here and would welcome you back any time.
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5

Private, peaceful and thoughtfully equipped.

  • 5 of 5

The hot tub with bubble jets impressed us; we found it much better than expected. It is located in the spacious garden room, which has fantastic views without being overlooked. We enjoyed many hours relaxing in the morning sunshine, before heading off to explore the multitude of footpaths around the area, until we returned to a well earned soak to ease our tired limbs. Self indulgent luxury.

The apartment is clean and particularly well thought out with everything you are likely to want provided. Bedrooms are recently decorated in contemporary style. The kitchen is small and well equipped. The bathroom is incredibly light, the shower a delight to use.

The owners live above which ensures they are on hand with highly proficient property management, careful to respect your privacy and yet wonderfully hospitable.

All facilities of Brading village are within walking distance including a choice of places to eat.

We found our dedicated parking space awkward to manoeuvre into from the busy main road. Once inside the property it feels remarkably rural, the view is absolutely superb.

Trains clatter by regularly, but you cannot see them. It's well worth a ride on what is arguably a heritage railway, ancient rolling stock serve the island line, which also connects with the steam railway.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic base from which to visit the main attractions on offer

  • 5 of 5

Delightful, warm, comfortable accommodation with everything you need at hand. Informative hosts with a wealth of local knowledge. Ideal base for reaching all of the attractions we had planned to do. We would definitely stay here again. Many thanks to Rob and Sue for their hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great property. Lovely owners. They've thought of everything!

  • 5 of 5

We've returned today from at week at Foinavon. We loved it. The owners provided arrival essentials of bread milk butter beans. Perfect! The hot tub was fun! My boys loved it. Great location too. 5 mins walk to local shop pub and chippy. 5 mins drive to the beach. We'd happily return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Modern, well equipped and excellent attention to detail

  • 5 of 5

This is a two bed apartment with the fantastic bonus of a big family space including hot tub on a separate floor, and a secluded garden.

The owners' attention to detail is impressive - they do seem to have thought of everything in terms of a holiday cottage.

Decor is modern, there's plenty of seating and enough crockery and cutlery to ensure washing up doesn't have to be done on the hour every hour!

The view from the back of the cottage is over fields and faces east so breakfast on the balcony off the living room was an indulgence - on fine days!

There's plenty of storage, comfy beds and a good shower (we love a good shower!).

The location is good - near enough to Sandown, Shanklin, Ryde, and Brading's amenities to walk. The rest of the island is easily navigable - even without a sat nav!

We are happy to recommend this property to others.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

great weather.....great view........and hot tub

  • 5 of 5

we loved our stay at this property with the great garden view towards the hills and the cows. very good facilities within the house with small balcony adding to the sunny daze. handy location for bus and train travel throughout the island but we enjoyed the garden most with our walks and beach visits adding to our enjoyment.

did i mention the hot tub and great outlook.........ok.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Brading, South East England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn 017
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£425
for 7 nights
£425
 
 
Winter 017-18
28 Oct 2017 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£325
 
 
Early Spring 018
24 Mar 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Spring 018
28 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 
 
Late Spring 018
2 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Early Summer 018
16 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
Full Summer 018
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
Late Summer 018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Autumn 018
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£425
for 7 nights
£425
 
 
Winter 018-19
27 Oct 2018 - 12 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£350
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We Provide bed linen, personal towels and tea-towels. A small welcome pack will be left for you.
Foinavon will be ready for you at 3pm on Saturday, Please be able to leave by 10, so we can make it ready for the next guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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