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    Wonderful Freshwater Cottage

    Property ref: S37360

    • Bedrooms 3

    • Sleeps 4

    • Baths 1

    • Pets 2

    • Wifi Yes

    • Reviews (15)

    About this property

    This former coastguard’s cottage is the perfect family escape situated just a short walk from the beach at Freshwater Bay.

    Built in the 1860s this renovated former coastguards’ cottage is near the end of a quiet, tranquil lane only 150 yards from the beach. In the Victorian era the coastguard station formed a front line against smuggling and provided assistance to shipwrecked sailors. Today it is an ideal base for walking, a family holiday, or a peaceful hideaway from hectic lives at any time of the year. For the energetic there’s a hearty walk on nearby Tennyson Down to the Needles, or for those wanting a gentle stroll there’s Freshwater Bay where you can enjoy the sea breeze. West Wight is renowned for its scenic coastline and beaches; Compton, Brook, Alum Bay, Totland and Colwell Bay. Ideal for exploring whether looking for fossils or dinosaur footprints, building castles or enjoying the surf there is something for everyone. Shop 700 yards and pub within 1½ miles.
    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single (4ft). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD/MP3 connection. Gas range. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned front and rear gardens with patio, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

    Accommodation

    Open Fire / Woodburner
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Garden / Patio
    Golf nearby
    Pub within 1 mile
    Pets – no charge
    Television
    Woodburning Stove
    Decorated at Christmas
    WiFi
    Bed Linen & Towels Included
    Washing Machine
    Welcome Cottages
    Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
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    Reviews (15)

    Sarah ‐ 5 Nov 2018
    "Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. Cottage was excellent. We were out of season ( on purpose) so cafes etc were sometimes closed for winter."
    Julie ‐ 28 Oct 2018
    "A very pleasant stay."
    Coral ‐ 27 Oct 2018
    "Excellent coastal cottage, which was comfortable, warm and well equipped. Very dog friendly too! Couldn’t fault it! There is excellent walking from the doorstep, and friendly local shop which all adds to the pleasure of staying Freshwater Bay!"
    Glyn ‐ 19 Oct 2018
    "Perfect for a peaceful getaway with plenty of walking."
    Clare ‐ 16 Oct 2018
    "Just brilliant! Have booked to go again next year - that says it all."
    Darren ‐ 9 Oct 2018
    "We stayed in a cottage in Freshwater Bay. We arrived for the first week in October, which by luck was when the beach restrictions for dogs was lifted.Granted it was quiet, but that was our choice of location.The cafe near the beach was only open once in our weeks stay, but we often drove out and about anyway so it wasn’t like it was a big miss.The cottage was great. Very clean with lots of added things like milk, Breakfast Cereals, logs for the fire, tea, coffee etc. Our host made absolutely sure the cottage was well prepared despite us arriving at 1pm. Nothing is ever going to be perfect but these couple of things are nothing more than trivial at best, but feedback is always good.There was a choice of 3 bedrooms despite booking for just two of us, but I found the front bedrooms bed very uncomfortable, so I took the back bedroom after that. I do have a memory mattress at home so it’s not surprising I suffered a bit. I did sleep better on the other bed though.The second problem was the entrance when driving out of S37360s. It’s so blind that you have inch out into the road to see oncoming traffic. It was pretty quiet for us, but I can imagine in the height of the summer it becoming very dangerous. But that’s not the cottages fault.Overall it was pretty impressive and we got great value for money despite there being just two of us and two dogs. There’s a big Co-op just 5 minutes away to.We ate out most nights and all within reach within 10 minutes. We particularly liked the Waterfront. Others where the Sun Inn, the Sun and The Highdown. I can’t recall the last one unfortunately, but Waterfront was just so nice and right next to the sea."
    Beth ‐ 12 Sep 2018
    "We had a lovely two weeks at this cottage. It is situated on the quieter side of the island with lovely walks from it. All the islands dog beaches are is very close proximity and ours enjoyed a beach run every morning. Cottage it's self was very clean and comfortable and we were made very comfortable by Caroline. Two large enclosed gardens were lovely. Only down side for me was the parking. It does have parking but at the end of a small lane. Almost impossible to turn around if there are other cars. My own car was damaged during our stay while parked by someone probably trying to turn, they didn't stop to make my aquitance The only alternative is to reverse in or out and it's a long narrow lane.Great place however and would definitely go back"
    Nigel ‐ 19 Aug 2018
    "Lovely cottage in a great location. Made very welcome by Caroline the owners representative. Great selection of local walks and pubs, and only 100m from Freshwater Bay"
    Helen ‐ 7 Aug 2018
    "We had a lovely time in S37360. It was well equipped & clean and 3 bedrooms were good for us as a family of four, although the bedrooms are quite small. It was in a good location with the beach just across the road & lovely walks for our dog. The garden front & back were also good to sit in & secure for the dog. We would come back again."
    Mark ‐ 31 Jul 2018
    "A lovely cottage in a great location with easy access to the beaches and the wonderful walks of south west IOW. Also very convenient for meeting up with family who live in Freshwater."
    Margaret ‐ 15 Jul 2018
    "Absolutely delighted with our holiday. The cottage was wonderful, we had the morning sunshine in the front of the cottage with a lovely enclosed garden with lawn and fruit trees, and in the evening, sunshine in the back garden, again completely enclosed with lawn and patio area. The Owner provided "extras" beyond our expectations, the kitchen range was fabulous and kitchen well-equipped. The sitting room was lovely with good quality TV DVD and radio CD player and lots of local interest books to read. The sofa and arm chairs were very comfortable. Plenty of hot water always and the bathroom shower was excellent. The beds were so comfy that we all slept well being in such a peaceful location. Finally, being only a few metres from the beach what more could one want? Would highly recommend S37360 to all, who will leave feeling 100 per cent better than on arrival."
    Dave ‐ 7 Jul 2018
    "A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. It is clean homely and very comfortable. Very dog friendly and lovely welcome pack"
    Linda ‐ 23 Jun 2018
    "Had a lovely holiday at Coastguards cottage, comfortable everything you could need. Excellent location for walking the Downs. Look forward to another holiday there in the future."
    Clive ‐ 9 Jun 2018
    "This cottage, is a proper cottage, full of character. It has everything you could possibly need, except for a dishwasher ( and I don't see where it could fit). It was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Caroline did a good job, when I arrived and was helpful. It is in an ideal location if you enjoy walking. Not the place if you like Raves! I would imagine that you would be a bit stranded, if you didn't have a car; although a well stocked eccentric shop ( stuck in a time-warp ) is a ten minute walk. Wonderfully dog-friendly, mine even found a cache of dog biscuits. I have paid a lot more with a lot less amenities, in other properties. My 2 dogs and I highly recommend this property."
    Lesley ‐ 2 Jun 2018
    "A gorgeous cottage in a glorious location. The cottage itself is extremely well equipped - one of the nicest we ve stayed in - and the little touches like homemade marmalade in the welcome pack show how much the owners care about visitors having a great holiday. With both the Freshwater Way and the beach just steps from the front door, as well as a wonderful cafe, the Piano, and real ale pub, the Red Lion within a miles walk, we had a fabulous break."

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