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Cottage In Charming Small Town Location Near The Solent

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights

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Property
cottage
People
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
nights

About the property

Cottage in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England - Yarmouth Is Surrounded By The Sea, River And Beautiful Countryside, Near Beaches, Sailing, Etc

This charming character cottage is situated at the end of a quiet pedestrian mews within the centre of the attractive old town of Yarmouth. Within 2-3 minutes walk from the Town Square and shops, and 4 minutes from the ferry and the harbour, Raglan Cottage was in origin two small Victorian cottages which were knocked together and modernised. When converted, Raglan Cottage was also ‘inverted’, so that the darker downstairs became the bathroom, utility and bedrooms, leaving an open and spacious living, kitchen, dining and patio area upstairs, which gathers natural light from all directions. While not be fitted out in a super-modern state-of-the-art way, you should certainly find Raglan Cottage a very clean and comfortable, well-equipped and characterful cottage with many more personalised touches (by way of pictures, books games, etc) than average. Once the owner's much-loved home, we have tried to retain its friendly feel and charm.


Owner
Kevin Shaw
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2015

About Kevin Shaw

Having spent much of my life on the Isle of Wight, for the last 30 years the small but charming historic town of Yarmouth has been my home. While Raglan Cottage was my much-loved base, my teaching career saw me spend much time away as a Housemaster in a large boarding school. Since then, working independently advising/writing on university admissions, I have combined this with my life-long love of history. Frequent requests to talk on the history of Yarmouth led last year to a book on that subject. Besides this I have been active in many aspects of Yarmouth' diverse life, from Chairman of the school governors, to helping organise local events, from the Old Gaffers Festival to Christmas Carols in the Square. Meanwhile I remain an equally enthusiastic supporter of our local hostelries!

Kevin Shaw purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Kevin Shaw chose Isle of Wight

The West Wight is much the quieter & less populated end of the Isle of Wight, but Yarmouth, though small and picturesque, proudly boasts one of the most active communities found on the Island. The oldest town on the IOW (founded 1135) and the 2nd smallest in England, much of the quaint and largely unspoiled appeal of this pretty old port town is explained in its geography: Given the busy waters of the Solent to the north, the lively harbour and tranquil river estuary to the west and the untouched marshes encroaching from south and east, these beautiful surroundings mean that the town’s small boundaries have never been, and cannot be, extended further. Yet it abounds in activity, especially in the summer with the annual Carnival Week and the 3-day 'Gaffers' Festival which draws over 25,000!

What makes this cottage unique

This charming character cottage is situated at the end of a peaceful pedestrian mews near the heart of Yarmouth. Within 2-3 minutes walk from the Town Square and shops, and 4 minutes from the ferry and the harbour, Raglan Cottage was in origin two small Victorian cottages which were knocked together and modernised. When converted it was also ‘inverted’, so that the darker downstairs became the bathroom, utility room and bedrooms, leaving an open and spacious living, kitchen and dining area upstairs, which gathers natural light from all directions and opens onto a small south-facing patio. While the 'town' offers a castle, pier, boat/fishing trips + a dozen good cafes, pubs and restaurants, within 3 miles are 4 fine beaches, 2 golf courses, horse-riding and 2 amusement parks for children.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Debbie and Mark Giddings: 7th June 2012:



Dear Kevin,

We just wanted to say we had a lovely time and won't hesitate to recommend Raglan cottage to our friends. … the only thing we wished was there was some salt and pepper for our fish and chips! [Now corrected!] Otherwise we thought it was very well kitted out.

We hope to return again in the future. Hope you are well.

Kind regards,



Debbie & Mark





Peter Kent: July 2012



We had a wonderful time. Raglan is the perfect place to stay!



Peter
Jan 2013
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  • Booking Notes:
    Contact by phone or (preferably) email to book. Deposits of 50% are required at the time of the booking, and the balance is due one calendar month before arrival.

    Changeover Day:
    As explained elsewhere, change-over days, length of stays and arrival and departure times are all flexible.

    Notes on prices:
    On a minimum 2 night short-stay per-night basis, the cottage rental ranges between £65 and £100, but weekly lettings in the lowest season correspond to as little as £42 per night.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Yarmouth in South East England

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
General:
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • One roomy bathroom/wc with bath and shower over. It has a door to a large airing cupboad, containing the boiler.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 bedrooms (1 double king-size bed, 1 with twin beds) + double bed-settee in living room.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Open all year round, we offer a friendly, personalised approach, competitive prices and flexible bookings (minimum 2 nights) than you will find with other more commercial local alternatives. We are not constrained by weekly turn-arounds, or fixed arrival and departure times. Many of our visitors are friends or recommended friends of friends, and we include extra value added by way of a personally produced up-to-date package of local information: where/where not to shop, eat, swim, etc. based on the closest of up-to-date experience of the owner, who still lives all year in Yarmouth, and the cottage manager who works there. Outside: Outside space is limited. In front of the cottage is a small garden area, with wooden bench, but the main outside feature is the small south-facing patio off the living area and kitchen upstairs. Table and chairs there make a good venue for alfresco breakfast or lunches in the summer (though the sun passes out of sight by early evening). Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble drier, iron & ironing board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels (though not beach towels) and linen are included, and are freshly laundered before each new arrival. For longer stays the property is cleaned weekly, and towels and linen changed.

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