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Bungalow 150 Metres from Beach With Stunning Views of sea and countryside.



Updated: 09-Oct-2016
2 bedroomed Bungalow in Brambles Chine Freshwater I of Wigh- Peacful Location To Public Footpaths Along Coast To Yarmouth And Alum Ba

Brick built 2 bed bungalow at the end of a line surrounded by manicured lawns at the edge of the Chine offering both privacy and extensive views over farmland and the Solent. Easy parking near the property. On site there are nearby playing fields facilities for tennis and 'pitch & putt' and there is a children's playground. Other facilities include an office(for information) a small shop and launderette. The ancient harbour town of Yarmouth (ten mins drive away) is where the ferry comes in, is quite charming and is a hub of activities eg sailing, canoeing etc and it regularly hosts fabulous festivals throughout the year. There is also a beautiful wooden pier to eat ice creams on or fish or go crabbing.

Five minutes drive away there are shopping facilities in Freshwater which boasts a Sainsbury and a large CO-OP. Children's facilities on the Island are second to none Fort Victoria is 7 mins drive away offering a small aquarium, a planetarium, miniature railway, a small museum, nature reserve and a cafe! Plus there are lovely walks along the beach and stunning views across to Hurst castle.The area is generally well served with good restaurants and excellent pubs some serving Gastro type food (in high Season it is advisable to book, we've left a list with tel nos in the bungalow.)

Freshwater Bay and Alam bay are both about 15/20 mins drive away and they are well worth a visit I can't resist a drive down Military Road where there are the most amazing views over the Needles and Freshwater and Compton Bays.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

As this is the first time we have let this property we can only give you our own experiences which cover the last 18 years from the time that are children were young. As a family we have enjoyed long safe and very healthy holidays with lazy days on the beach long walks through some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain and activities such as sailing swimming snorkelling ending in barbecues on the beach or at the bungalow. The island benefits from a micro climate being sunnier than the mainland it allows greater freedom to explore the beautiful countryside and beaches. In short this place has been the ideal tonic to escape the pressures of modern life and we cannot recommend it enough!!
Jun 2014
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2 holidaymaker reviews

High Wycombe

Great location and fully equipped, helpful owners!

  • 5 of 5

This bungalow is very well situated for the local beach, which was surprisingly quiet on a May/June half term. There's a large grassy area for kids to play on (and watch rabbits!) within sight of the window, with no roads nearby, so very safe for kids.

Within a few miles drive are a number of fun attractions, including the Needles Park (with chair lift), a Llama/Alpaca farm, Yarmouth Harbour, the shingle beach of Freshwater Bay, a petting farm (opening in July 2016?) , the coastal road, and the "Blackgang Chine" kids amusement park. This is all on the western side of the Isle of Wight. There are also plenty of walks , some originating right at the apartment, so you can maybe forget the car altogether.

The bungalow itself is well-stocked with all the essentials, everything works and is in good condition. It's no bigger than it needs to be, but the use of space is very well thought out, with dining area / lounge / kitchen , a good-sized bathroom, a double-bedroom and a kids' bedroom with 2 bunk beds. There's also a nice park-bench outside overlooking the grass and with a sea view, so you can eat or sit outside whenever the weather permits.

The owners of the other bungalows are all very friendly, and on a given week you'll only find around 1/2 in use, so it's not very busy. I got the feeling most of the bungalows are owned by people who don't let them out, but rather visit themselves on a regular basis. Many are retired, but there's also some families with little kids.

Although the ferry is nearby, it's the 30 minute ferry - you may actually find it more fun to drive to Cowes and take the 60 minute ferry into Southampton, since then you can get out of your car and enjoy the view for 40 minutes. On a sunny Sunday evening, it's a glorious and interesting journey, as you'll meet the mega cruise ships coming the other way out of Southampton.

Mary and Ian, the owners, may be around at the weekends. They are very friendly and knowledgeable about the area, having holidayed there themselves for many years. They are very happy to talk, but also have a knack of knowing when you want your privacy.

Personally I think the bungalow is a real bargain for what you get and the beachside location. We're going to Woolacoombe beach in Devon later in the year, renting an apartment for almost 3x as much (summer holiday - but we rented this place on the half-term). I only hope we have as much fun that week as we did in the Isle of Wight.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very positive review. Its nice to know that our efforts are appreciated and we are so pleased you had such a pleasant stay. Ian & Mary
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Wonderful chalet, comfortable & well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We cannot recommend this holiday home highly enough! This was our summer holiday and felt like a home from home. The very thoughtful owners, Ian and Mary, gave a warm welcome. They provided a welcome pack (milk, wine, fruit) and have left lots of helpful extras, such as beach equipment, dvd's, outdoor ball and board games for all to use. There is seating outside to enjoy the views of the bay and woodland, which is set amongst well maintained grassy area, leading all the way down to footpath with direct beach access. The beach is sandy with shell collecting potential and a few rock pools a couple of groynes away. Colwell Bay is a mere 5 groynes away with small beach shop, cafe and nice pub, great for watching sunsets!

The chalet is very well equipped. The double bed has a memory foam mattress, and was supremely comfortable ( thumbs up from light sleeper). The second bedroom had 2 beds arranged as bunks and the children slept well, plenty of room for clothes in both. The shower is great, high pressured and everything works well. Kitchen comes with everything you need to cook at home, washing machine too. Tea towels, tea, sugar and some condiments provided. There is a hoover and other cleaning gear for use. The living space is lovely. Leather sofa/armchair/poof with tv/dvd player. The dining table folds out the way as do the 4 chairs. We had plenty of room for 2 year old to play and romp around. The site has a playground, fields, small shop (opens 8.30am) and is really well maintained.

We had a fantastic relaxing time. It's a very family friendly place but without the furore and noise of busier beaches .The views are truly inspiring.we had no problem keeping our 11 & 2 year old entertained.

We paid £350 for May half term, which was good value. Ian & Mary asked for a cash deposit, wg

which was returned before we left. They can provide duvets, linen and towels for a small charge. We booked via email and Ian responded quickly. We paid by BACS bank transfer and the whole process was very easy.

Go and enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We love this property because there are no properties to one side of it so it offers privacy and space ...it has a calm peaceful feel . It is positioned so that you can enjoy the sun from first thing in the morning to last thing at night. Surrounded by countryside the night sky is also quite spectacular on a clear night. We visited the Isle of Wight with our children ( and friends and family) for nearly 20 years. Our children learnt to swim here fish, handle boats understand about the sea and the countryside. There are rangers offices dotted around the island which conduct walks and arrange little sessions and activities we all found out so much about wild life on these trips. We have spotted Dolphins off Colwell bay, red squirrels in the beautiful tree next to our bungalow and the number of shrews, weasels and butterflies and birds etc we have seen are countless. I call the IOW the Ark of the British Isles. Although we have visited many places around the world there is definately something special about this spot in West Wight.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Beach : Private beach to Brambles Chine at 150 Metres Car: recommended


The property is within 150m of clean, safe and quiet beaches which are adjacent to the well known seaside resort of Colwell Bay is only 10 minutes walk further on.

The beaches are very natural with a mixture of pebble and sand. They have a gentle slope and are ideal for small children revealing at low tide many pools which can be explored and large expanse of sand for suitable for all types of beach games.

To the left of where you join the beach dogs are banned from May to September .


The island is served by two ferry companies. The first and most convenient is Wightlink which crosses between Lymington on the mainland and Yarmouth .The ferry terminal in Yarmouth is only 10 to 15 minutes drive from the property. Wightlink also run from Portsmouth to near Ryde which is some 50 minutes from the property. Both of these crossings are approx.30mins.

Finally Red Funnel run a ferry from Southamption (one hour crossing) to East Cowes which is approx. 45 minutes from the property.


Bungalow is I mile from Freshwater town and a mile from Freshwater Bay on the west side of IOW. Driving east there are some fabulous beaches (Compton Bay)famous for dinosaurs fossils and surfing.The delightful historic town of Yarmouth welcomes you off the ferry is only 2 miles away.Fort Victoria is a fabulous old fort 1 mile away it boasts an aquarium, planetarium, cafe,and excellent views and walks.

The IOW is only 23 miles long and 13 miles wide at its widest so nowhere is very far by car.

Further Details:

The nearest shopping facilities are in Freshwater which is an old fashioned village with a bank, post office, pub, fish & chip shop; however it does benefit from two modern supermarkets, Sainsbury, the CO-OP and an excellent sports centre and health centre.

There are excellent restaurants and gastro pubs in Yarmouth and a new beach bar /restaurant has just opened 15minutes along the beach at Colwell.

The attractions for children on the Island are to numerous to list but include zoos, nature parks. and the famous theme park along Military Road - Blackgang Chine.

On the Ferry there are free very useful booklets giving full and detailed descriptions of all the activities and attractions on the Island which guarantee you will be spoilt for choice whether your interests are walking, cycling, castles or butterfly parks... it is all here!

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Xmas period
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £120

Booking Notes:
We can be flexible with the change over dates and at accommodating stays of less than 7 days, particularly at less off-peek times, so it is well worth calling us to check out the possibilities naturally these shorter stays are not worked out pro rata of the weekly rate and will need to be worked out separately.

Once you have decided to book the bungalow we would require a 30% deposit paid into our account and this would confirm your dates. The remaining 70% would be payable 2 weeks before your arrival date.

Changeover Day:
The normal changeover day for the site is Saturday after 12noon.

Notes on prices:
Please see Price Chart as Prices for 2015 are unchanged. Regretfully we can no longer arrange ferry crossings.
Wi Fi is available at an additional cost of £10.
Linen can be organised at a cost to be agreed once we have details of exact requirements.

Pay by bank transfer or cheque (if far enough in advance). Please always call owner before making a payment to co-ordinate with them regarding bank details and to ensure security, you will be notified by e mail as soon as the money is successfully transferred and this e mail will serve as your receipt.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Sitting outside my bungalow surrounded by countryside with the sea in front of me and the sun on my face and a cool drink in my hand.... Peaceful bliss!

Property Type

  • bungalow


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural


  • bay
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Wash hand basin and cabinets, an efficient heated towel rail
  • Standard size bathroom with bath/shower over, and w/c and basin. Very light and airy benefiting from large heated towel rail.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: One standard double with 5ft double bed (good quality mattress) wardrobe, cabinets etc. and a smaller bedroom with a Captains bed and a single bed under arranged to resemble bunk beds. Chest drawers etc.


  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The property is modern with oak strip floors, light airy decorations, fitted kitchen. Most of the furniture most of which is under three years old and is of good qualIty. provides comfortable accommodation for up to 4 people and is ideally suited for a family with two children. The bungalow is surrounded by well maintai communal lawns which run up to farmland and coastal walks. Due to its location at the end of a line of bungalows this unit benefits from grass on three sides and much more privacy than the other bungalows si it provides a very safe and secure play area for children. There is a private patio with table, benches, and parasol which seats six easily. Other seating is also available in the form of storage cabinets. There is an outside hose for removing sand etc. from beach equipment and external security lighting. Parking is very near to the bungalow. Plus there are clothes drying facilities on the green at the back. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen can be provided at a nominal cost Duvets and pillows and mattresses covers are always available. The bungalow will be cleaned throughly after each visit.

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