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Family Friendly Chalet With Stunning Sea Views, Close To Safe And Sandy Beaches

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Updated: 19-Aug-2016
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking

About the property

Chalet in Freshwater, Isle of Wight, England - Peaceful Location with great Sea Views. 2 bedrooms.

Superbly positioned, stone built, holiday chalet with stunning sea views across the Solent. Hurst Castle and the Needles are both clearly within view. This comfortably furnished bungalow can accommodate 4 people. A travel cot or Moses basket and high chair can be provided by request. Because the owners holiday here, all needs are catered to and you should find everything you could possibly need, making your holiday as convenient as being in a home from home! Very short walk to the safe & sandy, family friendly beach of Colwell Chine, with its quaint cafes, beach huts and gently shelving shores.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Mrs M. J. Sewell
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2016

About Mrs M. J. Sewell

My parents have owned this property for more than 20 years. In the past they have only let to family & friends. Now that I have left my time consuming job in teaching, I have time to advertise it for them. They can then cover the running costs involved with owning a holiday chalet. I know we're biased, but we think our chalet has the best position on the site. There are clear, uninterrupted and breathtaking views across the Solent to Hurst Castle and the Needles. Passing shipping provides constant entertainment. We regret that dogs cannot be permitted to stay as guests. Sorry, but much as we love them, it's against site policy.

Why Mrs M. J. Sewell chose Isle of Wight

This location is an area of outstanding natural beauty. We never tire of the views and it is very peaceful and calming.

What makes this chalet unique

The views and the tranquility of this place are second to none.

2 Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Great views and location.

  • 5 of 5

Very friendly and helpfull owners. The chalet is beautifully located over looking the Colwell Bay. Great beaches and woods a walk away. Colwell Bay also has a very good restaurant that is with in walking distance. Yarmouth is also a 25 minute walk away with a wide variety of restaurants. The chalet is very homely and accamodated our family of four beautifully.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic spot for a holiday

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place to stay. For a family of 4 it has all you need to make a base for a great holiday on the west of the island. We have stayed in Mel's chalet twice already for a summer fortnight each time, and we booked our 2016 summer holiday already. Very comfortable, the private complex is quiet and convenient for all the shopping you'll need. And as for the view from the dining table.... I truly believe it is the best view on the island.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Andy. We think you bringing your family back for the 3rd year in a row is the best recommendation ever. So glad you appreciate everything the chalet offers, especially the stunning views. Hope you'll enjoy your stay as much as ever later this summer.
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From the Owner

This location is an area of outstanding natural beauty. We never tire of the views and it is very peaceful and calming.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Southampton at 4 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Longshoreman @ Colwell Bay at 0.3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Yarmouth at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Freshwater bay at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Colwell at 0.3 Kilometres Car: necessary


Many safe, sandy & award winning beaches are within easy reach of the bungalow. The nearest is a short walk, across a field, away at Colwell Bay. There is also Totland Bay a little further along the coast. The popular and unspoilt Compton beach is a short drive away. All the beaches at Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are also less than an hour's drive from the property.


Although there are small airports at Sandown and Bembridge on the Isle of Wight, the nearest commercial airports are Eastleigh at Bournemouth and Southampton.


Freshwater and Totland are the nearest villages from Cliff End. Both are less than 2 miles away. Freshwater has a wide variety of shops (inc. Coop & Sainsburys), banks, cafes, restaurants, public houses, a hairdresser and a sports centre. There is a small shop on site. Local tourist attractions include Freshwater Bay, Alum Bay (famous for coloured sands), The Needles Battery (& rocket site).

Further Details:

There are Coop and Sainsbury's supermarkets in Freshwater village about 10 min drive from the chalet. There are Barclays and Lloyds banks in Freshwater. The site has a small shop which sells newspapers, milk etc. There is also a laundrette on site.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Booking Notes:
Having checked the calendar for availability, please confirm your booking with a 10% non-refundable deposit to secure your booking. You will need to contact the owner. We are unable to hold reservations for longer than 7 days without a deposit. Balance should be paid 6 weeks prior to your date of arrival. Late bookings should pay full amount at time of reservation. The bungalow will be available from 2.30 pm on your day of arrival and you are asked to vacate by 10.30 am on your day of departure.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is usually Saturday, unless you are booking a short break off season.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks may be available out of peak season. Please ask for specific dates required.

By bank transfer or cheque. 10% secures booking. Balance payable 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

The views and the tranquility of this place are second to none.

Property Type

  • chalet


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • recreation centre

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom is heated and contains toilet, basin, bath and over bath electric shower.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Two bedrooms, one with twin beds, one double.


  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Cot & high chair available only by prior arrangement. Parking for 2 cars is available adjacent to the property. Please note although there is no washing machine within the property, there is a launderette on the site. Outside: An unrestricted grass area with mature trees surrounds the holiday bungalows. There is a small paved area to the front of the property with a selection of outdoor furniture. Utility Room: Although there is no separate utility area in the chalet, we do provide an ironing board & iron, vacuum cleaner, spare light bulbs and various cleaning materials. There is also a small selection of outdoor furniture for use on the patio. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Changeover day is usually Saturday. The property will be available from 2.30 pm on the day of arrival. You are asked to vacate the property by 10.30 am on your day of departure. Sheets and towels will be provided. Please bring your own beach towels.

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