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

Bedrooms 2
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. Peaceful House and gardens with sea views

This lovely spacious peaceful house and gardens offering far reaching sea views is located just above Totland beach with its clear shallow waters and safe bathing. 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.

There are cosy pubs nearby to hunker down in after a lovely scenic walk 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, The Hut, a beach cafe and a comprehensive beach shop selling all sorts of beach toys and hiring out wetsuits and body boards as well. In addition we have the excellent Red Lion pub in old Freshwater with a lovely garden. There is a large new Co-op and a good butcher and fishmonger (who will sell you local crab, lobster, sea bass and sea bream) in Freshwater nearby. 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 with garden furniture 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. 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 Fibre 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.

More Details

Hilary Vernon
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

About Hilary Vernon

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.

Hilary Vernon purchased this house in 2005

Why Hilary Vernon chose Totland Bay

The property is very peaceful and secluded away from the bustle of everyday life.

What makes this house unique

The house can accommodate families with three children and has a huge garden which is great for playing hide and seek and generally running around. There is a nice deck where parents can sit and keep an eye on them whilst enjoying a glass of wine and the sea view.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely stay. Lovely house in an amazing peaceful setting. Loved the pheasants and the primroses!

We did the following: Walked to the Needles from the house and then the chairlift, visited the Steam Railway and enjoyed a sunny day at Compton Bay

Also loved The Cabin at Colwell Bay for a lovely scone and cake.

Ate out at The Waterfront and The Red Lion - both good!

Thank you for the extensive welcome pack too.
Apr 2018
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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: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Absolutely no smoking inside the house.
  • Please leave the house reasonably clean and tidy with everything put back where it was originally.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • 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
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Car advised. Secure parking. Outside: Sundeck/ terrace, large private garden 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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Totland Holiday House Rental, Beach nearby, Wi Fi, Terrace & Garden, Sea Views
average rating of 4.9 based on 12 reviews

Nice house in a lovely location.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed a week in Little mount and had a really good holiday. It was a peaceful location being on the west of the island. You can walk down to the sea from the house, which we did with our two young children and had lunch at the local restaurant with lovely sea views. The children loved their bunk bed room and we enjoyed the spacious main bedroom. Going in March the house was a bit cold with sash windows but as the week went on it managed to warm up. The owners were helpful when we had a few issues and were quick to resolve. The house was very clean and had lots of little extras, dvds, Games etc aswell as some nets which we used to catch some crabs with the kids at nearby freshwater bay, which was great for rock pooling action! The garden has a relaxing deck area where you can sit back and enjoy a sea view through the trees and observe some local wildlife!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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perfect comfortable base for exploring the west IOW

  • 5 of 5

the best feature is the rural feel and the walking out from the garden to Totland Bay or to Headon Down and the Alum Bay/Needles/Tennyson Down/Freshwater Bay area

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place for the family

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely, there's plenty of room for a family of 5 with all that you need. The garden is massive and my little boys thought it was a wonderland. It's in a perfect location too, just 10 mins by car from Yarmouth ferry port (great place itself), 5 mins drive to the Needles and 10 minute walk to the local beach. There's a great restaurant called the Waterfront where you can eat seafood and watch the waves ripple on the beach against the sunset. Hilary and Nick were there to meet us and showed us around. I would definitely return sometime. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Roderdam, Netherlands

Lovely house, nice gardens, great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful few days at Little Mount. The house was in a great location. We loved the garden with its nice view and secret path to the Coastal Path. The house had everything needed to make it feel like home.

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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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: 26-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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: 20-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
The Waterfront on Totland Bay
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Wightlink ferries in Yarmouth - 10 min drive
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
The Waterfront or The Hut in Colwell Bay
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Just down the coastal path - 5 minutes
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Totland Bay, South East England

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
7 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May Half Term
26 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Season
3 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
7 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Autumn
30 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 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: Saturdays during June,July and August

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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