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Totland Holiday House Rental, Beach nearby, Wi Fi, Terrace & Garden, Walks



Updated: 02-Dec-2016
House in Totland Bay, Isle of Wight. Peaceful House on the edge of an AONB.

This lovely spacious and peaceful house, which is graded four stars by Visit England, is on the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the National Trust coastal path adjoins the garden, running down to the beach in one direction and up to Headen Warren with its stunning views and enchanting pathways in the other. The garden is home to red squirrels, rabbits and pheasants.

The house will be decorated for Christmas and there are cosy pubs and good restaurants only a short distance away. We can recommend somewhere special for a great meal out over the Christmas/New Year period. Bring walking shoes for crispy walks across the Warren and Needles headland.

For little ones the Needles Pleasure Park is nearby, offering chairlift rides down to the beach and various other amusements. From Headen Warren you can walk across to Tennyson Down and down to The Needles pleasure park and beach. Headen Warren itself is criss crossed with charming little paths leading amongst the heather to outstanding views over The Needles and beyond to Studland Bay and Bournemouth on a clear day. Totland and Colwell Bays are lovely sandy beaches, particularly Colwell, with safe bathing and interesting rock pools for the young. The Waterfront Restaurant and bar in Totland Bay is a good place to sit with a drink and perhaps a meal and gaze out over the water - on a clear evening the sunsets are beautiful. Colwell Bay just around the Headland has a waterfront bar/restaurant, a beach cafe and a comprehensive beach shop selling all sorts of beach toys and hiring out wetsuits and body boards as well. There are good shops in Freshwater nearby for groceries, fresh meat and fish, including lobster and crab, and a good farm shop. The charming little town and port of Yarmouth with its ferry links to Lymington is a short ten minute drive away. It has many interesting shops as well as pubs and restaurants and the lovely George Hotel with its seafront garden. You can hire bikes and cycle along the old railway line beside the River Yar to the old part of Freshwater for lunch at The Red Lion. The house sits in around an acre of garden nestling into the slope of the hill behind it. There is a flat lawn next to it with mulberry, laburnum and fig trees with a slope rising up to the sun deck area offering lovely sea views towards Lymington and Hurst Castle. We also have a hammock there to relax in. There is another lawn area and a path leading up past apple and pear trees trees to the top of the garden. Guests can walk out of the top of the garden and straight onto the cliff path which leads to the beach in one direction and Headon Warren and Tennyson Down in the other. Garden furniture is provided. There is a short driveway next to the house offering parking for up to two cars. We are more than happy to offer short breaks during the autumn/winter season or longer one month lets. The house has been refurbished to the highest standard and offers Wi Fi, a Nespresso coffee machine, i Pod dock and other small luxuries. The entrance hall leads to a huge sitting room with windows overlooking the garden. Two sofas, large dining table and chairs, flatscreen TV and DVD player, Hi Fi system. Fitted kitchen in New England style with breakfast bar and stools, leading to pantry and utility room. Downstairs loo. Very large main bedroom with two large windows overlooking the gardens. King size double bed, fitted wardrobe, dressing table, 'day bed', full size cot. Second smaller bedroom overlooking the garden with bunk beds and chest of drawers. Bathroom with white suite, heated towel rail and large walk in shower. Bed linen supplied, beds made up ready for guests arrival. Please bring own towels and cot bedding. Birthdays, Anniversaries and Special Occasions catered for.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We took early retirement moving down to the Island in 1997 and settling in the West Wight area. West Wight is very beautiful with lovely beaches and walks.

We enjoy doing holiday lets and meeting and welcoming our guests. Little Mount is great for families with a big garden and proximity to the beach.

We can offer longer 31 day lets from November to the end of March. Please enquire for availability and prices.

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Speaks English, French, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful break at Little Mount. Perfect environment for relaxation but also plenty to keep my lively 18 month old son busy. Lovely weather too so we took advantage of the local beach and the local fish and chips! We'll be back soon.

Thank you for your warm welcome Hilary and Nick. Little Mount and its beautiful gardens was the perfect place to stay. We loved the little path leading out of the garden to the Coastal path which took us down to Totland Bay with its waterfront restaurant.
Aug 2014
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


A gem of a cottage

  • 5 of 5

Tucked away on a hillside, Little Mount is a fantastic little cottage. Private location with a generous driveway and gardens. Old schoolhouse which has retained its charm but has been modernised. Good sized and airy lounge with comfortable couches and dining table, well equipped kitchen and access to the garden with amazing views over Totland beach. Upstairs the master bedroom is spacious and bright and the 2nd room had a cot for our 18 month daughter. The cottage also provided a high chair and stairgates along with some toys and books. The gardens were a great asset as we could let our daughter run around outside in the morning before we went out and again after dinner before bedtime. The location of the cottage meant that The Needles was only minutes away and so were the beaches of Totland and Colwell Bay. The Hut at Colwell Bay is worth a visit as great food, drinks and service and the local takeaway Sunbo was fantastic. There isn't a lot of option for takeaways but local Co-Op & Tesco Express is nearby. Red Lion is recommended but they aren't kid friendly (no kids menu or highchairs). If you haven't been to the IOW before, everywhere is close but takes a while to get to as the locals drive very slowly! Good days out are Compton Beach which is where the locals go and the highlight of our holiday was Tapnell Farm. Thanks Hilary & Sharon for making Little Mount a perfect little getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David for your lovely review for Little Mount. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Hilary
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Lovely comfortable and spacious house with everything needed for a lovely break.

  • 5 of 5

The property is a comfortable house and perfect for families. Well equipped kitchen and comfy lounge with a huge master bedroom and small bunk room.

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

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at little mount with our family of four. The accommodation is lovely and homely with beautiful light in the rooms and amazing gardens to explore. It's perfectly situated to explore the beach, coast and surrounding areas. It was absolutely ideal for our needs and the kids were so busy with all that was on offer close by including swimming, horse riding and historical sights. A great trip.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely break away

  • 5 of 5

Lovely break away had by all of the family over the Christmas period. We wanted an escape and found a delightful and spacious home away from home in Little Mount.

We have two little ones but there's plenty of space and the owners had some little toys for them to play with and help keep them occupied!

The house is close to the beach and some great walks up on the highlands and we found some lovely pubs not far away. Sadly the Needles pleasure park (another local attraction we wanted to visit) was closed for Christmas but will be visiting next time!

Overal would thoroughly recommend if you're after a peaceful break with lots of fun things to do closeby and enough things for kids to enjoy too.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. All the Isle of Wight attractions for families will be open from Easter.
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Lovely holiday rental, beautiful house & location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday in Little Mount this August. Little Mount is more spacious than it looks in the photos - the lounge and main bedroom are really good sizes. Our two children loved the bunk beds. The owner was very friendly helpful. The garden is super and the 'secret path' which leads to the coastal path was well used - walking to nearby Totland Bay and Alum Bay. I would definitely recommend this holiday rental to friends/relatives, especially those with children. There is so much to do on the island, our children had the times of their lives. We will definitely be coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : The Waterfront on Totland Bay at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Wightlink ferries in Yarmouth - 10 min drive at 4 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : The Waterfront or the Red Lion in Freshwater at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Just down the coastal path - 5 minutes at 0.5 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The Isle of Wight region

The Isle of Wight is an ideal holiday destination offering beautiful landscapes, beaches and charming small villages. Made popular by Queen Victoria who had her maritime residence at Osborne close to Cowes, the Island is famous for sailing in the Solent, its beautiful coastline including sandy beaches, spectacular countryside and long sunshine hours.

Many people come to the Island for the spectacular coastal and country walks - the Island has a network of footpaths, many of them up on the Downs offering wonderful views. The West Coast is particularly beautiful with Compton Bay's long sandy beach being popular for swimming, surfing and interesting dinosaur walks and fossil finds. Charming Freshwater Bay is a good starting point for the Tennyson Trail - a dramatic coastal path with far reaching views.



Totland Bay is a peaceful countryside area yet right above the beach and about three miles outside Yarmouth. Alum Bay and The Needles are walkable from the house up the coastal path.

Places of interest nearby apart from the beaches are The Needles Pleasure Park, Dimbola Lodge, Tennyson Down, Yarmouth Castle and the River Yar.

Totland Bay and Colwell are safe sandy beaches - Colwell is particularly child friendly with lots of beach shops and wetsuits plus bodyboards to hire.


Nearest ferry: Wightlink terminal in Yarmouth 5 km.

Just two hours from London by car or train the Island is very accessible. Wightlink ferries run from Portsmouth to Fishbourne or Lymington to Yarmouth. The Red Funnel car ferry runs from Southampton to East Cowes and there is a Red Jet passenger service from Southampton to West Cowes.

The property is a 10 minute drive out of Yarmouth travelling towards Alum Bay and The Needles.


Nearest beach: 5 minutes walk 300 m.

Nearest amenities: 1 km.

Further Details:

Bicycles are available for hire in Yarmouth - the area around Yarmouth offers lots of flat paths and tracks to cycle on.

Water sports, Horse riding, Fishing.

Walking holidays, Rural or countryside holidays, Beach or lakeside relaxation, Cycling holidays.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter Season
30 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter Season
4 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Spring Season
1 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter Holidays
8 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid Season
23 Apr 2017 - 20 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer Half Term
21 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Season
5 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
15 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn season
4 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

We ask for a modest Security Bond in the form of cash or a cheque which will not be cashed unless there is damage of any sort. and is returned after your stay.

Changeover Day:

16 Jul 16 - 3rd September 16: Saturday.

Rest of the year: Flexible.

Notes on prices:
Pay by cheque, bank transfer or Paypal.
Return guests offered a discount.
Minimum 3 night stay.

We can offer longer lets (up to 31 days) during the winter months - November to end of March - please enquire for availability and prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 02-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

The house can accommodate families with three children.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom: Bathroom with white suite, bath & walk in shower. Separate downstairs loo


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main bedroom: King size double bed, "day bed" & full size cot. Smaller bedroom: bunk beds.


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Car advised. Secure parking. Outside: Sundeck/ terrace, large private garden, BBQ. Utility Room: Iron, Clothes dryer, Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen provided. Please bring towels. Other: Central heating, Hair dryer, i Pod dock, Wi-Fi available.

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