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Charming Holiday Home In Totland Bay

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Totland Bay, Isle Of Wight, England - Peaceful Location, 10 Minutes Walk To Beach

Affectionately known as the Topsy Turvy House, this property has been lovingly converted to give a wonderful, light and airy living space with stunning views over a large and well established garden. This unique abode has the bedrooms downstairs and living areas including conservatory upstairs. Situated down a private drive off the road in a peaceful and rural setting, it provides a sanctuary for those wanting to relax and walk, while also providing a well located base to explore this beautiful island.

Lucy Williams
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The house was fantastic, clean and welcoming. The garden was beautiful. A great week in a wonderful beautiful home in a lovely area of the Isle of Wight. I would most certainly recommend a stay.." N Edwards, Easter 2012.

"The attention to detail you put into every facet of our stay gave us the ultimate home from home experience...The facilities available for two energetic two and a half year olds were priceless and are still talked about now...The Isle of Wight is simply perfect for pre-school families and Lucy, your home is effortlessly gorgeous" E Wilkins, Summer 2012

"We have had a lovely time in your beautiful home, the log burner kept us warm and toasty while we watched the snow fall!!" Easter 2013

"What a wonderful home you have and what a fabulous weekend we all had...A great buckets and spades holiday and having your home to come back to with all the space and wonderful garden, just perfect for us, especially our children" E Chrismas, Summer 2013
Dec 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Totland Bay in Totland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large family bathroom with heated towel rails.
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite to master bedroom
  • Master bedroom has en-suite wet room with shower, basin, WC and heated towel rail. Spacious family bathroom with bath, overhead shower, basin, WC and heated towel rail.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Spacious master bedroom with ensuite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Spacious double bedroom with garden views
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Single Bed , Two full sized sturdy bunk beds but kids/teens only please
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 2 Cot , Adaptable with single/truckle bed. Cots can be relocated.
  • No more than 6 adults accommodated, but very comfortably accommodates mixed generation group or 2 families. Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with cherry wood kingsized bed & 3 steps down to en suite shower & further 5 steps down to spacious utility room. Bedroom 2 with iron kingsized bed & garden views. Bedroom 3 with 2 full sized bunk beds (children only please) Bedroom 4 with 1 single and truckle bed. 2 cots available, 1 wooden, 1 travel cot which can also fit in double bedrooms if needs be.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Dogs are welcome with prior agreement and at a small additional charge. The property is extremely child friendly with everything required for a family holiday. Strictly no smoking please. Outside: The property is set well back from the road down a gravel driveway which opens up to provide ample parking. The lovingly planted and tended gardens stretch over 1/2 acre and include a covered pond, 10ft netted trampoline, swing, kids' den & climbing frame. A lavender bordered patio overlooks the garden where you can barbecue or relax on 2 sun loungers. There is also a balcony overlooking the garden with table and chairs for 6, parasol and gated stairs down to the patio. Utility Room: Basin, washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board & iron, clothes airer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are included. Please bring your own beach towels. The house is thoroughly cleaned between lets, but additional cleaning and midweek babysitting can be arranged at an additional charge. Other: Conservatory leads out onto enlarged enclosed balcony with table and chairs for 6, parasol, overlooking the garden. Gated stairs lead down to a lavender bordered terrace & the garden.


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Charming Holiday Home In Totland Bay
average rating of 4.75 based on 13 reviews

It was lovely and warm and a beautiful family home

  • 5 of 5

It was lovely and warm and a beautiful family home. Spacious and light. A delightful place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday. Lovely accommodation and a great location. Very helpful person to answer queries.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic holiday. Lovely accommodation and a great location. Very helpful person to answer queries. Much recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely property with great living areas and garden

  • 4 of 5

Only one negative was no upstairs toilet and bathrooms were very average

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing stay

  • 4 of 5

Very nice house. Extremely well equipped ideal for families.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious house with a wonderful garden

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in the Isle of Wight (2 families of 5). The house was big enough for all of us and we never felt cramped. The lounge / conservatory area is lovely. Our children had a ball in the garden. The swing was a big hit.

The Isle of Wight was wonderful - beautiful beaches, great body boarding and some nice cycle paths. Lots of wonderful restaurants too. A great holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious, clean and comfortable property

  • 5 of 5

Even though there were 8 of us staying at the property it never felt crowded. The house was well eqiupt with everything needed, and very clean and comfortable. The children loved the garden and spent most of their time outside. On the couple of evenings that we ate in it was lovely to sit out on the balcony. It was very close to a couple of good beaches and had a large co-op supermarket not too far away. We ate at The Highdown Inn, very nice food and in walking distance, also the Waterfront which was a short drive. Owner was very helpful with the queries we had, would definately consider going back again.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Highdown Inn
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Freshwater Bay Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
The Hut, Colwell Bay
Car: recommended


West Wight's beautiful beaches are all within easy access; Totland Bay is a 10 minute walk, Colwell Bay and Freshwater Bay are a 1.5 and 3 mile drive away and the rugged beauty, fossil hunting and surfing at Compton Bay are 5 miles away. The Needles Park with the coloured sands of Alum Bay are a mile further up the hill. The coastal path which can take you all round the island is close by!


Easiest access is via Lymington - Yarmouth ferry on Wightlink as Yarmouth is 3 miles away. Alternatively they run a Portsmouth - Fishbourne (18 miles) service and Red Funnel operates from Southampton - Cowes (16 miles away).


The bustling harbour town of Yarmouth is 3 miles away with its wonderful shops & restaurants. Freshwater (2 miles) has all the amenities of a small town and Totland Bay is at the bottom of the hill with its convenience store, fish & chips, pub & post office.

The Hut, at Colwell Bay is less than a 5 minute drive away. Make sure you book!

Further Details:

Freshwater has a large supermarket as well as a fabulous fishmonger, baker & butcher. Kings Manor Farm Shop and Afton Apple Farm are musts for foodies and there are plenty of good pub walks! Children will be spoilt for choice, between The Needles Park (1mile), Blackgang Chine (14 miles) Robin Hill (15miles) or castles at Carisbrook (12 miles) or Yarmouth. Osborne House, Queen Victoria's holiday home is 17 miles away. Closer to home West Bay (2 miles) and West Wight Sports Centre (2 miles) run fantastic tennis and swimming courses during school holidays, and Hill Farm Riding Stables are on the way to Yarmouth.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50
Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit secures your booking and balance payments are due at least six weeks prior to arrival when a refundable damage deposit is also payable.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday, with guests to arrive after 3pm and requested to leave by 10am.

Notes on prices:
While the house is perfect for two families holidaying together, it is an extremely cosy getaway for those looking for a short break to walk in the Isle of Wight or for those not constrained by school holidays.

Please enquire about mid-week stays and long weekends in off peak times when we are able to be flexible on changeover days and pricing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.