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Cottage in Freshwater Village



Updated: 30-Oct-2016
Cottage in Freshwater Village, Isle of Wight, England, UK - Comfortable Home from Home with Designated Parking Space

A newly built, two storey home with views to Afton Down. The home is versatile with two bedrooms and bathroom upstairs and a lounge with a double sofa bed, dining area, separate kitchen/diner and toilet with wash hand basic downstairs. A sliding glass door leads to a courtyard garden at the rear with table and chairs for 6 and a bench. The house is a short walk from a supermarket, plus full range of shops, pubs, restaurants, swimming pool and superb park in the village. The award winning Red Lion pub has an excellent menu and is in easy walking distance. Freshwater Bay is close by with Dimbola Lodge tearooms a must to visit after climbing Tennyson Down to the monument overlooking the Needles. The area is a good centre for walking and cycling. Island Pearl, Ventnor (beach and Botanic Gardens), Newport, Carisbrooke Castle, Cowes, Yarmouth, Osborne House, Robin Hill Park, Sandown and Shanklin are all within an easy drive. Excellent bus services. Sorry no dogs or smokers.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a family living on the south coast. The property is our holiday home too and we visit regularly with our children and now 4 grand-children! Our fondness for the Island grows with every visit. We chose Freshwater as it is friendly and welcoming and has lovely beaches and walks on the doorstep - which is just great when we are over for a quick weekend refresher visit.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you for making our stay on the Isle of Wight so comfortable. Your house is lovely - we had everthing we needed there. If we hear of anyone wanting to stay on the IOW we will certainly recommend your house." J and B Worthing.
Dec 2009
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11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews


Peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the cottage. Ideal location within easy reach of shops, bus stops, and plenty of walking trails connecting Freshwater with the countryside and beyond. The cottage was clean, cozy, and in a very quiet location with friendly neighbors. We hope to stay at the cottage again next year. A hearty thank you to Eileen for making our stay so easy and enjoyable!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant cottage perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from lovely a week in Freshwater staying at this cottage and it was the best place we have stayed on the island. We visit the island regularly for holidays combined with a visit to my husbands elderly grandma who lives in freshwater. Travelling with a baby and a toddler this cottage was perfect. It is immaculately clean and beautifully decorated in a nautical theme which feels very holiday-ish! Both bedrooms are spacious with two double beds and a set of bunk beds. There is also a travel cot available and high chair which we made use of.

Everything feels modern and works well- the kitchen is very well equipped and even had a cold box and picnic plates etc to take on days out. We also found the toy box, beach mats, books, dvds, games puzzles etc really handy and a nice touch.

There is a small courtyard garden, big enough to sit outside and eat when the weather is nice. It is very pleasant surrounded by trees and lots of birds visiting next door's bird feeders.

Eileen kept in touch to make sure everything went smoothly and gave quick responses to questions we had beforehand.

There is a large co-op down the road which is handy but not cheap -we ordered shopping online from Tesco to be delivered shortly after we arrived, this saved us alot if time.

Only downside was having to bring all your own towels (including hand towels) which was a struggle with limited space in our car. However this is really a minor point and we would definitely recommend the cottage and return again in future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Consistent Comfort

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here now on 4 occasions. The property is always spotless, comfortable and well equipped. The location is extremely convenient for the Yarmouth ferry as well as walks, a very decent pub (The Red Lion), a good sized supermarket and the island in general. Although a car is always useful there is a bus stop with a regular service 50 metres away. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Another lovely stay, house always immaculate as ever, Lovely weather even managing to spend some time on the beach. Had a lovely meal at the Waterfront restaurant, Totland, recommend booking as it gets very busy so lovely having a meal looking out to sea. Hopefully we will be staying again soon.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped, beautifully clean place to stay. In a great location and very quiet. We stay in the Isle of Wight every year and this is definitely one of the best we have stayed in. Great communication with the owner Eileen and would love to stay again. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place for a peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Arrived to a clean and comfortable house, Perfect size for our family of four. Quiet and friendly, Freshwater is great for a peaceful getaway but everywhere on the island is within easy reach. Pleasant walks to the coast with plenty to see and do.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : The Red Lion Pub at 0.2 Miles Nearest Ferry : Yarmouth at 2.4 Miles Nearest Golf : Freshwater Bay Golf Club at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Red Lion Pub at 0.2 Miles Nearest Beach : Freshwater Bay at 1 Miles


Nearest beaches at Freshwater Bay (pebbles) and Colwell Bay (sand) approx 10 minutes drive. Fossil beaches at Compton Bay and along south of Island towards Sandown.


Freshwater is closest to Yarmouth with Wightlink Ferries from Lymington and approx 2 miles to the cottage. Wightlink also provide very regular services from Portsmouth to Fishbourne (near Ryde) and Red Funnel from Southampton to East Cowes. Both are approx 40 minutes from Freshwater.

The cottage has a designated parking space.


Supermarket 200 yards. Freshwater itself has a range of supermarkets, banks, specialist butcher, fishmonger and pubs and is easy walking distance.

All main towns are easily and quickly accessible by car or bus.

Further Details:

Freshwater is at the western end of the Isle of Wight near the Needles Park, Alum Bay and Tennyson Down. Freshwater has a swimming pool and horse riding is available. The Island has something for all ages and interests. A short drive away are Ventnor, Blackgang Chine, Robin Hill Country Park. Newport, Carisbrooke Castle, Sandown, Shanklin and Ryde with Dinosaur Isle, IoW Steam Railway are all within easy reach.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2016
5 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas 2016
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable booking deposit of £100 is payable on all bookings. The balance is payable 8 weeks before the date of your holiday. For holidays booked less than 8 weeks before arrival date the full fee is payable.

Changeover Day:

Changeover day during main school holidays is Saturday is Saturday.
The rest of the year changeover day is flexible so please email your requirements.
2012 PRICES STILL HELD for 2015!

Notes on prices:
Main school holidays are usually 7 day lets.
Remainder of dates we are flexible to customer needs so please email your requirements.
Short term lets also available - please email for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 30-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Everything in our comfortable home on the Island is stylish and new. We know it will always be sparklingly clean thanks to our wonderful lady who takes care of it all for us. It is a real retreat whatever the weather which is usually glorious anyway. Freshwater itself is peaceful and friendly. We love an early morning bike ride along the very safe track to Yarmouth to have coffee in one of the many and varied cafes. We also regularly enjoy a walk along one of the many sandy beaches that are only a matter of minutes away. Fossil hunting is a favourite past-time when we have the grand-children in tow!

Property Type

  • house


  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village


  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom upstairs with bath/shower over, wash basin and WC. Downstairs WC with wash basin.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed plus two adult sized bunk beds.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Central heating is provided via a gas combination boiler giving unlimited hot water Please note there is an open staircase from the lounge that cannot be stairgated. Stair Gate provided for bedroom 2 doorway. There is also a concrete step down to the patio garden. Outside: Patio garden with table, chairs, umbrella and bench seat. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedding including duvets and covers is provided. Travel cot bedding is not provided. The property is thoroughly cleaned before you arrive. GUESTS NEED TO SUPPLY ALL OWN TOWELS. The cottage is a non-smoking home and we regret no dogs are permitted.

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