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5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating
Marylyn Davidson (Mar 2016)

"Nowhere would you find a better place to stay. Nothing was left unturned to make it such a memorable..."

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; children 12 + welcome.
Delightful self catering cottage at Totland within a 12 minute walk of the sandy beaches of Colwell Bay and Totland Bay. This west side of the island is a wonderful walking area with easy access to the coastal path to The Needles and marvellous downland walks and bike rides. The centre of the small market town of Freshwater is within a 15 minute walk and this offers a good range of shops, public houses and restaurants plus a sports centre with indoor pool and a golf course with panoramic views. Romany Cottage is furnished and equipped to a high standard and an open fire in the sitting room and a wood burning stove in the dining area. These fires provide a lovely central focus in colder weather. In the warmth of summer three sets of french doors can be opened from the ground floor rooms into the garden giving the cottage a lovely open feel - the garden is a delightful protected spot to enjoy a barbecue and drinks in the sunshine. Children of 12 years or over welcome. This Isle of Wight cottage at Totland Bay sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms. Romany Cottage has availability and prices for self catering holidays in 2017.

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Romany Cottage - Totland Bay Isle of Wight
Romany Cottage - Totland Bay Isle of Wight
Romany Cottage - Totland Bay Isle of Wight
Romany Cottage - Totland Bay Isle of Wight
Romany Cottage - Totland Bay Isle of Wight
Romany Cottage - Totland Bay Isle of Wight
Romany Cottage - Totland Bay Isle of Wight
Romany Cottage - Totland Bay Isle of Wight
Romany Cottage - Totland Bay Isle of Wight

Romany Cottage, West Tip Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight, PO39 0AD

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Tony Dawson-Hill - Dec 2016 4 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Spacious house with pretty garden and pond. Good base to access the lovely town of Yarmouth and beaches & bays of the west coast. Some good places to eat a short drive away. Drive is very narrow and difficult to turn car round so not suitable for a large car. Cottage rating: 4 Stars

Sharon Dixon - Aug 2016 4 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Cottage rating: 4 Stars

This delightful cottage at Totland is within a 12 minute walk of Colwell Bay and Totland Bay. These sandy bays are popular with islanders and visitors can enjoy swimming, boating and fishing. This west side of the Isle of Wight is a wonderful walking area and footpaths can be followed along the nearby Coastal Path to the Needles on the western tip of the Island or an attractive walk overlooking the Solent and Hurst Castle to Yarmouth. There is a beautiful walk beside the River Yar towards the attractive coastal port and sailing centre of Yarmouth. The centre of the small market town of Freshwater is within a 15 minute walk and this offers a good range of shops, public houses and restaurants plus a sports centre with indoor pool and a golf course with panoramic coastal views.

Romany Cottage is situated in a quiet residential area. It is a charming cottage which has been furnished and equipped with great care to provide accommodation of a high standard for six people in 3 bedrooms. All the main living rooms are south west facing, and there are three sets of French doors opening out onto the terrace. Almost all of the windows in the cottage have garden views. This provides a pleasant open feel which is light and sunny with a romantic air. There are attractive wooden floors with rugs throughout the cottage. Upstairs there are three pretty bedrooms, two doubles and one twin, with luxury 100% wool rugs and a newly equipped stylish bathroom with a bath, overhead 'rain' shower, basin and WC. On the ground floor there is an attractive fitted kitchen equipped with an electric fan oven, gas hob, extractor, microwave, refrigerator with ice box and dishwasher, plus a charming breakfast area with seating for six; a delightful open plan sitting room with a large leather sofa, arm chair; digital television with DVD/Freeview and an open fire which visitors can relax in front of during colder weather; a spacious dining area for more formal meals with a wood burning stove; a cloakroom with a basin and w.c; a side lobby with washing machine and area for hanging coats and removing boots. The cottage is centrally heated and has double glazed leaded light windows and doors. Gas central heating, electricity, and bed linen provided without extra charge. (Children 12 + welcome). WFi internet available without extra charge.

Romany has a charming enclosed sunny garden which is south west facing and provides a lovely warm and protected spot to relax. It has a wonderful large heart shaped wildlife pond as the central feature. Visitors can stroll around the garden and enjoy relaxing on seats in various parts of the garden. Garden furniture is also provided on the terrace so that meals can be enjoyed outside. The cottage is approached via a narrow drive in which two cars can be parked. There is a garage where small boats and bicycles can be stored and also a room, with an external entrance which is ideal for storage and airing clothing and also includes a freezer. Regular bus service within 5 minutes walk.

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Romany Cottage is a non smoking cottage. WiFi Internet is provided free of charge at Romany Cottage. Romany Cottage is available for weekly self catering holiday bookings from Friday to Friday. The normal arrival time at this holiday cottage is 16:00 and the normal departure time is 10:00. Short break weekend and midweek self catering holidays are available from 6th January 2017 to 30th March 2017 and 3rd November 2017 to 21st December 2017.

For details on access to Romany Cottage for those with impaired mobility or disabilities please read the cottage access statement in the tab below.

We can book the ferry to the Isle of Wight for you at preferential prices and this can be added to your Isle of Wight holiday cottage booking. A quote will automatically be sent to you with the confirmation of your holiday.

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Booking Fee £19.75 per booking Towels (Bath & Hand Towel) £4.29 per person per week WiFi Internet Free WiFi Internet Heating & Electricity Free of chargeBed Linen Free of chargeBooking Deposit 25% (min £125.00)of cottage rental Security Bond Refundable Deposit £200 per booking

Romany Cottage has short break self catering holiday availability on the Isle of Wight. These are the short break periods.

Romany Cottage Short Breaks 2017 6th January to 30th March Weekday & Weekend Short Breaks Romany Cottage Short Breaks 2017 3rd November to 21st December Weekday & Weekend Short Breaks

Pricing and Booking Notes for Romany Cottage

Arrival Time 16:00 Departure Time 10:00 Sleeps 6 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1

Romany Cottage Local Holiday Information Isle of Wight

Totland is a small seaside village on the West of the Isle of Wight. The beach at Totland is a hidden gem of the Island and mostly frequented by local people. The beautiful bay has a mix of sand and shingle and so very comfortable for sunbathing or swimming from. The neighbouring bay of Colwell Bay is also within easy reach and here you get wonderful views of the mainland and the historic coastal defences.

Eating and Drinking Locally

Red Lion Public House, Freshwater - The Red Lion is a traditional public house serving great food using local produce and local caught seafood. Find out more Red Lion Freshwater Website.

Highdown, Alum Bay - Attractive little public house serving good food. Located along the Freshwater Bay to Alum Bay back road and can be nicely incorporated into a walk between Freshwater Bay and Alum Bay via the coastal path. highdowninn.com.

Bare Foot on the Beach, Colwell Bay - Newly refurbished seafood restaurant opening in April 2012. Promises to be a great place for seafood. barefootonthebeach.co.uk

Isle of Wight Beaches Near Totland

Totland Beach - The beach at Totland is a long shingle beach with patches of sand. The position of the beach means it received more of the afternoon sun than beaches on the East of the Isle of Wight and therefore remains popular in the evenings with people looking out at the sea view and the mainland beyond. More information about Totland Bay

Colwell Bay - Colwell Bay is the next bay down from Totland Bay towards Yarmouth. Colwell Bay has a sandy beach with patches of shingle and also faces West and thus receives sunshine later in the day. More information about Colwell Bay

Freshwater Bay - This pretty bay on the West coast of the Isle of Wight is a short drive from Totland and can also be reached on foot. The bay is surrounded by cliffs which gives beautiful views and a dramatic back drop for swimmers. More information about Freshwater Bay

Isle of Wight Cycling Near Romany Cottage

Cycle Route 1
Freshwater - Yarmouth - Totland - Alum Bay
Cycle Route 1 Isle of Wight

The ride starts in Freshwater Bay, joins a cycle track on the edge of Freshwater town going to Yarmouth. After seeing Yarmouth, with it's castle and boutique shops, the route continues to Totland and Totland Bay, where there is a beautiful beach, and on towards Alum Bay where we turn back towards Freshwater.

This Isle of Wight cycle route runs near to Romany Cottage at Totland Bay

Details: Cycle Route 1 Isle of Wight
Cycle Route 2
Freshwater - Yarmouth - Wellow - Chessell - Nr Brook
Cycle Route 2 Isle of Wight

Marked route taking in two lovely stretches of countryside and attractive rural and seaside villages on the west of the Isle of Wight.The ride starts in Freshwater, goes along the cycle path to Yarmouth, across to Wellow and Chessell by road and then across the Tennyson Trail back to Freshwater.

This Isle of Wight cycle route runs near to Romany Cottage at Totland Bay

Details: Cycle Route 2 Isle of Wight

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Local Attractions West Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Adventure Activities
West Isle of Wight near Romany Cottage
Isle of Wight Adventure Activities

A wide range of organised outdoor and indoor activities including kayaking, indoor climbing, coasteering, archery and paddleboarding.

Website: isleofwightadventureactivities.co.uk
West Wight Alpacas
West Isle of Wight near Romany Cottage
West Wight Alpacas

West Wight Alpacas - These alpacas would love you to join them walking along spectacular scenic trails in West Wight. Alpaca trekking is a fun outdoor adventure for all the family. No matter what your age, you’ll love them.

Website: www.westwightalpacas.co.uk
Butterfly Paragliding
West Isle of Wight near Romany Cottage
Butterfly Paragliding

Butterfly Tandem Paragliding Centre, found at Chale on the West side of the Isle of Wight specialises in first flight experiences for absolute beginners of all ages.

Website: www.paraglide.uk.com
Freshwater Bay Golf Club
West Isle of Wight near Romany Cottage
Freshwater Bay Golf Club

18 hole West Isle of Wight golf club with single day and holiday memberships.

Website: freshwaterbaygolfclub.co.uk

More Isle of Wight Holiday Attractions

West Isle of Wight Information

The West of the Isle of Wight is best known for its unspoilt nature and dramatic coastline. The areas is far less commercialised and the many of the beaches can be enjoyed almost to ones self. West Isle of Wight beaches include Totland Bay, Freshwater Bay, Compton Beach, Brook Beach and Bembridge Beach.

Inland are the Tennyson Downs which connect Alum Bay to Carisbrooke. The Downs make a lovely walk even if you choose only to do a short part of them. Cycle paths and footpaths are especially numerous in this part of the Isle of Wight. View more West Isle of Wight Cottages

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Romany Cottage Local Public Transport Information:

Bus and train travel is an excellent way to see the Isle of Wight and can be very useful when walking or exploring the Island. For all your local public transport information as well as taxis visit Romany Cottage Public Transport Isle of Wight »

Romany Cottage Walking Holiday Information:

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Sea/Beach: Yes
Walking Trail: Yes
Public Transport: Yes
Food Shop: Yes
Cycle Route: Yes
Public House: Yes

Comments left in Romany Cottage guestbook

Anni and Guests - June 2016 - We have had a lovely relaxing stay. - The cottage is so cosy and the beds are so comfortable. We really enjoyed sitting in the gorgeous garden too. We found some great places to eat in walking distance of the cottage and right over looking the sea, both excellent. Evening walks along the beach have been great, you get fantastic sunsets this side of the island. Thank you very much for a lovely stay.

Rosemary and David - June 2016 - We have enjoyed a lovely week on the IOW and made better by perfect weather. The comfort of the cottage and the quiet, peaceful setting gave us the ideal base for our first visit to the island. Like others, we prefer 'West Wight' to the relative rush of the East. Our favourite of the week was the lovely gardens at Mottistone. Another recommended favourite by visitors is the Red Lion pub, Freshwater, excellent meal. We will certainly be back.

Gabriella and guests - May 2016 - What a wonderful relaxed stay! it's a pleasure to come back to the Island of Wight and stay near Freshwater. This cottage makes it all the more comfortable. So lovely to walk along the beach at Colwell Bay everyday , very near to the cottage. Thank you.

James and Amy - May 2016 - This is a tranquil spot, very little to disturb. The garden looks great, we wish the weather was a little more accommodating but we are pretty sure we will come back. Thanks for your welcome treats.

Sheila and John - May 2016 - Thank you for our stay in your peaceful, comfortable cottage. Enjoyed visiting different parts of the Island. Our highlight was the Garlic Farm, on a warm afternoon. It was fascinating, with good food and walks around the farm trails.

Ruth and Martin - May 2016 - We had a wonderful stay and we wish we did not have to go home! Cottage is very comfortable and location is great. Fabulous walks from Totland to Yarmouth and the amazing Tennyson Downs. Vine pub in village very friendly, infact everyone was really friendly and helpful.

Griffiths Family - April 2016 - Wonderful relaxing week. Weather was great for walks. Loved being able to walk down to the beach and other walks without having to take the car. Great meals at the Waterfront Restaurant overlooking the sea. Highly recommended. Beautiful cottage could have stayed another week! Thank you -

Jake and Family - March 2016 - Thanks for a great relaxing stay in a really cosy comfortable cottage. All the little touches made us feel so welcome, especially the comfortable beds, log fire and peaceful garden. Great weather for coastal walking and running, dinner at The Hut, cream tea at Chessell Pottery, sunsets wonderful... We hope to be back soon to explore more!

Marilyn and guests - March 2016 - Do we really have to go home!!! Thank you do much for letting us stay in your beautiful home for the last fortnight. Could not say anything against such a tranquil place. Lots of information in the cottage of things to do. We have so enjoyed our stay here. From the bottom of our hearts, we cannot say thank you enough.

Michael and Louise - Oct 2015 - Sadly we have to leave and have spent a really lovely relaxing holiday @ Romany. Weather lovely and warm, great sunsets. Great location. We saw the badgers and foxes in the drive one evening as we were having a glass of wine. We'll certainly be back to chill and relax. - Paula and David - Sept 2015 - A beautiful cottage on our favourite side of the Island. A great week that has gone by too quickly, we hope to be back next year. Many thanks.

Wuamett - Seattle - June 2014 - What a beautiful garden. I was quite happy sitting in the garden all week relaxing. Marvellous!

Power family - July 2014 - Had a fab weeks at Romany. Cottage lovely and cosy with a beautiful garden to sit eat and relax in. Weather has been glorious, finishing with an amazing lightening storm last night! Wish we were here for another week!

Phils - June 2014 - A very lovely week at Romany. The beds are particularly comfortable too! Thanks. The weather has been brilliant.

The Waltons - June 2014 - A really lovely weeks holiday.The cottage provides you everything you would need. Very comfortable and well equipped. We were also very lucky with the weather. Beautiful island with many interesting places to see. Thank you.

Dave, Di and Pam - June 2014 - We really had an enjoyable stay at Romany, all that you could wish for in a holiday home. We loved West Wight, perfect for great beaches. The weather was wonderful and so we spent time in the garden having lots of BBQs. We are very sorry our holiday is over and would definitely come to Romany again in the future. Many Thanks

Martin and Woodward families - June 2014 - A really comfortable, pleasant cottage. Weather very good, lovely walks, good time had by all.

Burton Family - May 2014 - We came to Romany Cottage to celebrate our 70th and 30th birthdays and we have had a very enjoyable stay, despite poor weather. We congratulate the owners in turning a derelict property into a very comfortable holiday home, where careful thought and attention has been applied. Unfortunately, the weather did not allow us to enjoy the lovely garden and pond. Thank you for providing all the useful information which made our visit enjoyable. The wifi was useful too.

Chloe and Nic - May 2014 - We had a wonderful time at Romany Cottage, after months of looking we nearly gave up finding the perfect cottage for us, until we saw yours! It was perfect to spend our anniversary and relax. The open fire was a particularly great feature,as we both have always wanted one in our house and so to come away and have one, was fantastic. The garden was extremely lovely and we spent a great deal of time sitting in the sun. Romany has felt like a home the moment we crossed the threshold and we are very sad to leave so soon but we are looking forward to returning in the very near future. Thank you for our perfect cottage get away.

Anne and Steve - May 2014 - Lovely cottage, everything you could need. We had great weather so eating outside in the garden was very agreeable. The fire was cosy one chilly night and the photo album is very interesting; you have worked so hard to make this a really lovely house. Congratulatons!

Dunning - 2nd – 9th May - Lovely cottage with everything you could need. The fire is lovely on a chilly night and the photo album is really interesting – you have worked so hard to make this a cosy house – Congratulations.

Stevenson - 12th – 18th April - The cottage is lovely and we had a great time. Beautiful garden and so much to explore locally.

3.9 Guest Rating
3.9 / 5 Stars
33 guest ratings

Romany Cottage Guest Book Comments

Marylyn Davidson - Mar 2016 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Nowhere would you find a better place to stay. Nothing was left unturned to make it such a memorable holiday. Everything was there for our enjoyment. Spoke to the owners re a querie and they could have not been more helpful. Loads of information left in cottage. Thank you Sally and Ian Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Andy Farrell - Aug 2015 4 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

Eric Clarke - Jul 2015 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

The cottage was perfectly situated and a real home from home. All of a very high quality absolutely faultless Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Pam Handcock - Jul 2015 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

It was a fabulous cottage retreat in a superb quiet part of the island. The owners had thought of everything, nothing had been left to chance. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Michael Fox - May 2015 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

A comfy and well equipped cottage situated in a beautiful part of the island. Nice welcoming touches helped to make for a very enjoyable stay. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Roslyn Baker - Apr 2015 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Enjoyed this lovely cottage,our first stay at the west end of the Island. The nice welcome pack,and especially the Hot Cross Buns when we arrived on Good Friday. Slept well, very comfortable beds. Instant hot water when required. Much attention to detail has gone into this cottage. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Sharon Read - Mar 2015 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Lovely secluded cottage. Very spacious,sympathetically renovated and a lovely garden. Truely a hidden gem. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Jennifer Parkinson - Nov 2014 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Hilary J Down - Oct 2014 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Romany is a lovely, peaceful cottage that provided everything we needed. The beds, in particular, were so comfortable and we loved relaxing in the sunny garden at the end of our days out. A real home from home. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Peter Bird - Aug 2014 4 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Lovely cottage and garden. Very peaceful. Also very homely. Ideal for families and couples alike. Overall Rating: 4 Stars

Trevor Walton - Jul 2014 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Lovely cottage, in a lovely area. Read the publicity: it borders on "understatement". Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Teresa Roberts - Aug 2013 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

John H - Nov 2012 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Christine L - Oct 2012 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Romany is very beautiful and the best equipped self catering cottage I had ever stayed in. The finishing touches made it was more like being in our own home than a holiday let! Close to the sea and town but in a quiet residential area suits all tastes. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

John S - Oct 2012 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Very successful holiday. Ferry & cottage arrangements were excellent. Excellent location and in easy reach of sites to visit. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Denise T - Sep 2012 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

We had a lovely holiday at Romany Cottage which we found to be very comnfortable. An ideal base to explore the island. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Valerie S - Jun 2012 4 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

Isabel M - May 2012 4 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

David A - Nov 2011 4 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

David C N - Oct 2011 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Romany cottage was the loveliest cottage we have stayed in over the last 20 years. I would love to book again. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Robert S - Jun 2011 4 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

A very good holiday in quiet location. House set in very nice garden. We wish we were still there Overall Rating: 4 Stars

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Romany Cottage Access Statement and Disabled Access Information

The access statement is designed to help our guests with disabilities to choose a suitable self catering holiday cottage and check that the accommodation matches specific requirements. If you have any questions about disabled access in any of our holiday cottages please call us on 01929 481555.

Pre-Arrival

The cottage was built in 1903, but has been extensively refurbished inside and out in 2009 and 2010.

The property is not suitable for those requiring wheelchair access due to do the configuration of some of the doorways, but the property may be suitable for those who do not need to use the wheelchair in the cottage. There is ample room under a large open but covered porch at the front door to store a wheelchair.

Information about the property can be provided in large print on request.

Public Transport

  • There is a bus stop about 500 metres from the end of the drive of the property
  • Directions – at the end of the drive, turn left, walk to the end of Warden Road, walk along the path of Colwell Road, which runs parallel with Colwell Green. The bus stop is about 200 metres down this road. Cross over the road to get to the Colwell Green bus stop, of which the bus goes directly to Yarmouth and then onto Newport.
  • The other bus stop, at the end of the path will take you to Newport but via Freshwater. Although Freshwater is very close, it is a long village and so you may want to take a bus to reach the shops furthest away
  • e.g. the large Co-Op/Somerfield store and Post Office, which is based inside the store. From Freshwater, the bus will return to Newport.
  • At Newport , which is the centre of the Island and a large town, you can then continue your journey by bus to other parts of the Island.
  • The Isle of Wight does not have a railway network for general commuting as its railway track is more of a tourist attraction.
  • There are a range of taxis available either in Freshwater itself or from Yarmouth, at the ferry terminal – please ask for details. The taxi firms offer to take guide dogs, luggage, you just need to be clear about the amount of luggage and passengers so that they can locate the right vehicle. Being so close to the Ferry Terminal, they are familiar with passengers with different needs.
  • Taxi prices do vary according to the time of the day or night and the number of passages and luggage but as a rough guide, the costs from the Ferry terminal to the Cottage, should be about £6.00 one way, but it is always best to get a quotation before you take or book a taxi.

Useful information

  • Local produce can be arranged to be delivered for your arrival, if required.
  • Freshwater Village, has a good range of shops – two CoOperative/Somerfield stores and Sainsbury Local, as well as independent food stores e.g. bakery, butchers.
  • Freshwater is a long village, with about ••• mile in length of shops, with the cottage being 5 mins walk from one end of the shopping area.
  • RADAR keys are available from any Tourist Information Office on the Island. There is a charge of £2.50 per key
  • Colway Bay has a concrete slipway adjoining the beach. There are disabled toilets in Chine Road, which are located 200 metres from the beach entrance.
  • Moa Place has a RADAR toilet facility, which is in the centre of Freshwater, by the sports centre and library and next to the car park.
  • The nearest telephone box is in Freshwater, next to the Memorial Hall. It is about ••• mile from the Cottage.
  • The nearest post box is also in Freshwater and next to the Memorial Hall.
  • There are no loop systems installed at the cottage.
  • Skirting boards are white and the colour of the walls is a light beige colour, so there is limited colour contract, but all doors have white door frames.
  • The doors throughout the property have latch door furniture, with the exception of one door leading from the downstairs lobby to the kitchen which is a lever handle.
  • All taps except the downstairs toilet, have lever taps. The downstairs toilet taps are cross tap, making it easy to turn the tap on and off.
  • All guests will need to evacuate in the event of fire or emergency through the front door of the property or any of the three French doors leading out onto the garden
  • There are no hand rails throughout the property, including the bathroom, except for the stairs.
  • Please note that the first three stairs are curved where there is no hand rail. The straight part of the stairs leading to the upstairs, does have a hand rail.
  • Pets are not accepted at the property with the exception of guide dogs.
  • The kitchen has inset spot lights, the rest of the house has central lights or lamps. In addition on the south west length of the property upstairs and downstairs, there are good sources of natural light.
  • Downstairs the floors are polished wood with jute rugs in the lounge and dining area.
  • The kitchen flooring and bathroom floors are vinyl non slip flooring – R13 certification
  • Upstairs the flooring in the bedrooms is polished wood floors, with very thick pile wool rugs.
  • All bedding is poly cotton – 70 polyester and 30 cotton. All pillows are non feather, with the exception of one pillow. There are spare non feather pillows. Each bed has a mattress protector made of poly cotton and same material for each of the sleeping pillows which have pillow protectors. The booster pillows do not have pillow protectors.
  • The furniture in the lounge is dark brown.
  • The walls through out the cottage are a light beige colour and the skirting are white. The skirting height is 17 cms high 2cms width
  • A non smoking policy operates in the property and its grounds.
  • There is no thick handled cutlery available

Arrival and Car Parking Facilities

  • The drive up to the property is narrow and is approx 30m long, widening near to the house to 5 m, sufficient room for a competent drive to turn their car around. It is therefore possible to have 2-3 cars in the drive at any one time, but consideration will need to be made to turning or reversing the cars, without causing any damage to the property or the car/s. It is recommended that an experienced driver takes this responsibility. The owners will not be responsible for any damage caused to any vehicles.
  • The car drive is concrete and fairly flat with gravel either side of the drive and up the middle of the drive.
  • The road, where the cottage is based, is very quiet and if it is preferred, there are no parking restrictions to park the car in the road.
  • There is one street lamp in the road, but leading from the road up the drive, security lighting will come on, giving sufficient light for walking or driving up or down the drive.
  • Please note that half way up the drive there is a five bar gate, which is usually kept shut and will need to be opened. It is a wooden five bar gate, which if this needs to be opened, can be arranged to aid access.

Porch

  • The entrance to the cottage has a slight step – 5 cms leading into an open porch – 4m wide by 2m deep, which is tiled in patio stone, with wooden slated seating either side of the porch. There are no hand rails in the porch.
  • Should the car be driven up the drive, it is possible to park right outside the porch.
  • Width and height of the front door – 198 cms high by 78 cms wide
  • The main access into the property is from the front door and then through the lobby door to the kitchen. The door width of the lobby door is 61cms, which is narrower than a standard doorway and will not take an open wheel chair.
  • At the porch entrance there are two security porch lighting which are either side of the front door and are set to come on at dusk and will turn off when there is no movement automatically.
  • At the side of the porch is a side lobby which is locked with a key, which will be provided and houses ironing and hoovering equipment, the path to it is made of patio stone. This also has a security light which is activated by movement.
  • Guests will be able to access keys via a key lock, alternative arrangements can be made if this is unsuitable.

Ground Floor Lobby

  • The lobby is behind the front door where there is further seating and coat hanging facilities. The flooring is tiled with red quarry tiles.
  • The area including the downstairs toilet area below is 260 cms long x 242 cms wide
  • The doors throughout the property have latch door furniture.
  • The doorway to the kitchen is 61cms wide and 197 high -this door has a lever handle. Please note that this is not a standard width doorway.
  • Due to the opening of the downstairs toilet opening outwards, it can open to its full extent but it does give restrictive access in the lobby, if walking equipment is used. Possible but, there is not a lot of space, when coming out of the toilet room.
  • There is a coir mat inset behind the front door which is 84cms wide and 76cms deep, there is a lip to the mat area, which is 1cms deep.
  • The step across the front door threshold is 16cms. The threshold height from the porch flooring is 4cms, the same applies from the lobby flooring to the top of the front door threshold.
  • There is a window for this area, which opens with a key.
  • There is a double socket outside the toilet room
  • 8 cms from the door is a light switch which is 140 cms from the floor
  • The thermostat for the central heating is outside of the downstairs toilet.

Downstairs Toilet The toilet facility in the lobby, is self contained and has its own ventilation which comes on when the light switch is put on, which will be in every case when it is used, since it does not have a window.

  • The toilet room is 125 cms wide x 115 cms deep.
  • The toilet door width is 76cm and 198 cms high. It has a bolt to lock the door
  • The corner hand basin is 82 cms high with two taps for hot and cold water, which have a cross tap for each.
  • The flooring is red quarry tile flooring
  • There are no handle bars in the toilet or lobby area or raisers
  • In this area is housed 1 x CO2 fire extingusher which is located to the right of the door and hung on the wall near the stainless steel radiator.
  • 8 cms from the right hand corner of the room, is a light switch which is 140 cms from the floor

Kitchen

  • There is a cordless kettle, with a water measure built into the kettle to see if it is full.
  • A toaster for two pieces of bread.
  • A bread bin which is a wooden lid and a metal handle
  • Fan assisted fan oven with grill and oven. The Timer on the oven is to be used as a timer but will not turn on or off the cooker.
  • The Grill is integrated into the oven.
  • The oven is under the worktop.
  • A glass hob with 4 gas rings sits above the oven in the worktop. The dials for the hob are to the right of the gas ring, there is no facility to tell which gas rings are on, but special labeling can be arranged.
  • The hood above the hob is a self circulating extractor with a down light.
  • The corner kitchen cupboard has shallow shelfs including one open shelf with tea, coffee and sugar canisters. The canisters have raised words to show which canister they are.
  • There is a stainless steel plate rack available to use.
  • The central heating is housed in a kitchen cupboard to the right of the large kitchen window.
  • The inbuilt fridge is an undermounted fridge with a small freezer compartment. The door opens left.
  • The inbuilt washing machine, door opens left.
  • The heating can be preset via a timer clock, as can the thermostat prior to arrival.
  • The radiator is to the left of the door, leading to the cloakroom.
  • There is a stainless steel microwave, which is a push button operation
  • The kitchen walls are a cream colour and the skirting white.

The water stop cock to the cottage is under the sink. There is a water meter. The boiler must not be used if the stop cock is turned off. The draining board is right handed and the sink shape is rectangle with a plastic washing up bowl and sink protector.

  • The flooring in the kitchen is antislip, the units, cooker and hob are 92cms from the floor to the top of the worktop. The worktop is a roll top laminate, in a walnut wood style.
  • The kitchen units are positioned in an ‘L’ shape with the shortest part of the L being 190 cms wide. The actual kitchen room is 3.8 m long by 3.7m long. The actual area which is accessible is 9.3metres square.
  • In the shortest part of the kitchen worktop run, is a fan assisted fan oven with integrated grill, the knobs to use the glass 4 ringed gas hob are to the right of the rings, which are labeled but further clarity can be given. There is a stainless steel air extractor with light 91cms above the hob.
  • In the oven is 1 grill pan and grill 1 oven liner 2 oven racks
  • Beneath the work top are cupboards either side of the oven. To the right of the oven there is a double socket at the back of the cupboard which is for the oven and hob ignition, these are normally kept on.
  • To the left of this stretch of worktop is a 56L stainless steel swing bin.74 cms high.
  • Either side of the hob are stainless steel hot plate protectors – 50 cms in length, to put hot saucepans down. The gas hob has two iron saucepan holders which rest on the gas hob rings.
  • The extractor is 90 cms high to the extractor button and light button,
  • The cupboard to the left of the oven is clear for personal use, the saucepans are in the bottom of this cupboard with the shelf being 18 cms from the kitchen floor.
  • 8 cms from the door is a light switch which is 140 cms from the floor. These are located at either end of the kitchen doors.
  • The kitchen has inset spot lights which can be turned on and off at either exit to the kitchen.
  • There is a large window over the sink, a small fixed window above the corner seating unit and double French doors leading out onto the patio, so the kitchen has a good source of light.

The door way leading into the Lounge/Dining room is 198 cms high and 76cms side and opens with a latch key. The total floor area is 8.1m length by 3.0m wide

Lounge Area

  • In the lounge and dining area, the floors are polished wood covered with jute rugs, which are non slip. The rugs in each area are 3m long x 2 m wide. One is under the soft seating in the lounge and lounge coffee table, the other is under the dining room chairs and table.
  • The room is lit with a 100 watt central ceiling light (wicker shade), a table lamp – 60 watt bulb and double wall light each with 60 watt bulb.
  • In addition there are wide French doors leading out onto the patio
  • The seating is an L shaped soft seating, with polyester/cotton fabric, 218 cms wide, 122 cms deep with a corner cushion end to the sofa which 45 cms long – 94 cms wide. The seated area which is supported by 8 large back cushions is 71cms on one side and 100 cms on the other, which seats up to 6 people. There are 4 large seat cushions.
  • The height of the back of the sofa, not including the cushion height is 66cms.
  • The coffee table is in front of the sofa and is wooden and is 90cms long and 60 cms wide and 42 cms high.
  • There is a 32 inch colour TV and integrated DVD, which also has freeview. It is operated via a remote control. The switch to turn off the TV is to the right hand side of the television. Please do not leave the television on standby.
  • The jute matting to the brick heath has space of 48 cms
  • The hearth is 8 cms high, 79cms in depth and is 251 cms long.
  • The chimney breast is 140 cms, the firing opening is 110 cms for an open fire.
  • There is a fire guard infront of the fire.
  • To the left of the chimney breast and underneath the TV shelf are logs.
  • To the right of the chimney breast is a coal bucket with newspaper and starter wood.
  • Matches are to the right of the chimney breast on the TV shelf
  • Fire tongs/poker and brush are to the right of the fire opening.
  • There is a double socket under the stairs
  • 8 cms from the door is a light switch for all the dining and lounge area, which is 140 cms from the floor

The Dining Area

  • The table is 92cms side and the floor to the table top is 76 cms high. The length of the table is 180 cms in length.
  • The chairs have upholstered seats and are 48cms high and width 48cms and depth 48cms. From the seated part of the chair to the top of the back of the chair it is 69 cms.
  • The access from the dining room chimney breast to the table is 79cms
  • French doors lead from the Dining Room area to the patio, the access through both doors being 113 cms wide.
  • There is a door threshold which is 21.5cms wide and has a lip of 1 cms
  • The French door threshold height is 7.5cms. from the threshold to the patio there is a drop of 16cms. The width of the threshold is 16cms
  • The key to close the French doors is 97cms from the floor to the key hole and 106 cms to the handle. To open the slave door – ie open both doors the lever has to be removed which is another 50 cms from the handle.
  • The doors are new and can be stiff to close when fully open, due to the newness of the rubber seals. The have door restrainers on them and can only open to 90 degrees.
  • From the table to the French door there is an access of 120cms
  • From the table to the Radiator on the back wall of the dining room area the access available is 73 cms.
  • From the table to where the stairs cut across between the lounge and dining room area, there is 140cms of space available.
  • The area is well lit naturally from the French doors and there are also double wall lights with 6 bulbs of 40 watts. The switch for these is the lounge end by the kitchen door.
  • The dining room area chimney breast is not be used for any fires, nor has it any gas connected to it.
  • Fire extinguisher (Water) in the lounge under the stairs.
  • Ceiling across the lounge, kitchen and dining area and lobby and toilet is 248cms high.
  • However, the staircase comes up from the right hand wall and takes some of the ceiling space away for 100 cms width between the dining room and lounge areas. On the left hand side of this whole area there is ample width to walk from one area to another with 195 cms high 138 cms wide for this stretch of one metre.

Stairs

  • The width of the stairs is 81cms. The tailored jute runner which is centred in the middle of the straight stairs is 51 cms wide. There are 10 straight stairs from the landing and the there are 3 curved stairs, which are fully covered with jute, the widest being 79 cms and the narrowest part , where the stairs curves is 12 cms.
  • The tread of the stairs is 19 cms and height 22 cms
  • There are 10 stair rods on the straight stairs.
  • The banister on the straight stairs is on the right hand side and has banister struts underneath the banister 5 cms apart.

At the top of the stairs is one bedroom to the right referred to as the Blue Room, since the bed coverings, shade and dressing table have a egg blue theme. The other two rooms are to the left, with the bathroom being at the very end of the landing.

Blue Room

  • The room size is 3.7 wide by 3.0m deep
  • It has a large wicker basket ideal for laundry near the wardrobe which is to the right of the window.
  • The room has a closed chimney breast but lends itself to 2 alcoves each with a wall light, 60 watts, the switch is to the left of the bedroom door.
  • The right alcove is 120 cms wide. The left alcove is 107 cms wide
  • • The window is 76 cms, which is the same in all of the bedrooms from the floor. The window itself is 174 high, 97 cms wide which applies to all the bedroom windows and can be opened using a key found in the lock and remains in the lock.
  • The double bed is a standard 4ft 6inch bed wide. Access on the right of the bed between the bed and the chest of drawers is 32 cms. To the right between the bed and the doorway 187 cms. From the bottom of the bed to the window 150cms
  • The wardrobe hanging pole to floor is 190 cms. The width of the hanging area is 86 cms. Height of the metal bedframe from the top to the floor is 38cms, the mattress is 20cms.
  • The width of the bedroom door is the same as all of the bedroom doors 198 cms high – 76 cms wide.
  • There is a glass topped kidney shaped mirror dressing table, with a stool which is 46 cms high.
  • There is a lamp of 60w and a central chandelier with 3 x 60 w light bulbs.
  • There is one double socket behind the bed.
  • The chest of drawers is in the right hand side alcove.
  • All curtains, as found in all the bedrooms are metal eyelet curtains, on metal poles. The curtains are unlined. The window blinds are used more since they cover the entire window, with an easy pully system found on the right hand side of the window blind.
  • Above the skirting on the right hand side of the double bed stead is a double socket
  • 8 cms from the door is a light switch which is 140 cms from the floor, o of which there are two switches one to operate the wall lights and one to operate the main central light.

Landing

  • The size of the landing is 76 cms wide at its narrowest point 550cms long. There is a double radiator
  • There is smoke detector on the landing.
  • The flooring is polished wood and covered by a woolen shaggy style rug which is 70 cms x 460 cms long. The rug is heavy and does not slip.
  • There are 3 ceiling lights in this entire length, with 60 watt bulbs in each.
  • There are landing light switches at either end of the landing for ease of use.
  • Above skirting is a single socket to the right of the green room doorway
  • 8 cms from the radiator is a light switch which is 140 cms from the floor-there are two switches operating all three lights

Green Room

  • The room is named because the cushion and lamp and curtain motives use olive green material. The floor area is 3.7 wide by 2.7m deep
  • The door width and height of door the same as for all bedrooms.
  • The metal beds are single and these are cream metal, the other bedrooms are black metal and are of the same height 38 cms and 20 cms for the mattress. The space between the single bed to the door is 103 cms.
  • The distance between the beds is 40cms
  • There is a bedside table between the beds with a touch lamp with a 60w bulb. The table is 61 cms high, 39 cms wide and 32 cms deep
  • The other single bed can only accessed from one side, the other being up against the bedroom wall.
  • Access from the bottom of the beds to the wall 80 cms. So from the bottom of the beds the 80cms width access is to reach the wardrobe. The wardrobe which is 86 cms wide and has a height from floor to hanging rail of 190cms.
  • The wardrobe hanging pole to floor is 190 cms. The width of the hanging area is 86 cms. Height of the metal bedframe from the top to the floor is 38cms, the mattress is 20cms.
  • There is a large cupboard with 3 shelf spaces and a large drawer.
  • The cupboard has two ceramic button handles to open it. It is 30 cms deep. 115cms width
  • The height of the cupboard from floor to useable space is 152 cms. There is a lock which is 104 cms from the floor. The width is 115cms
  • There are double doors to this cupboard
  • There is a mirror 48.5 cms from the floor. The actual mirror is 44 cms wide and 59 cms high.
  • Central light – 60 watt bulb. There is a waste bin by the mirror.
  • 11cms from the door frame above the skirting is a double socket
  • 8 cms from the door is a light switch which is 140 cms from the floor

Pink Room

  • The cushions, lampshade, blind and wardrobe are pink, hence the name.
  • The bed, window, door measurements remain the same
  • The bed is a standard 4’6’’ wide bed.
  • Access around the bed is more limited. Facing the bed the access to the right is 27 cms and to the left 30 cms. It is possible to move the bed over a little so that one side is against the wall but this will give approximately 57 cms access and may be more convenient.
  • This room has a stand alone wardrobe with a chest of drawers inside of it.
  • Floor to wardrobe door knob – 97 cms
  • Floor to wardrobe rail – 153 cms
  • Wardrobe width – 97 wide, 53cms deep, 185 cms height
  • • Drawer – lowest drawer 28 cms from floor to handle. Height of drawers
  • – 62 cms, width 60 cms.
  • Bedside table – 62 cms height, 32 cms deep, width 32cms deep
  • Mirror – lowest point 143 cms, height to top 179 cms
  • Central light 60 watts, side lamp 60 watts.

Bathroom The bathroom is very neat and is not spacious but has all the amenities It is 240 cms in length and 176 cms wide

  1. Doors – are single leaf with metal latch furniture with chain and pin bolt for locking There is not a shower chair
  2. No alarm or pull cord available
  3. There are no steps into the bath or a bath seat
  4. There is foot space underneath it
  5. The WC is standard height and is not adjustable.
  6. The bathroom furniture is white and the walls are beige , with white skirting.

The door width and height is the same as the bedroom and lounge doors

  • Bath is a good quality solid acrylic bath with 170 cms length, 78 cms wide and 57 cms height. There is a shower end to the bath widening to 74 cms. There is no bath hoist. There is a rubber bathmat which can be used but if not left in the bath permanently. It can be found in the bathroom cupboard.
  • The shower has a mixer tap and a water control tap, which are located on the opposite side of the bath taps and are 68 cms from the top of the bath.
  • The bath tap is on the right hand side – getting in side of the bath and is 89cms from the back wall so free from the curved glass shower screen.
  • The shower head is fixed and from the top of the bath is 74 cms. The temperature of the water is around 53 degrees but this can be altered, cooler or hotter by turning the dial.
  • The toilet is situated in the narrowest part of the bathroom – 53 cms width next to the curved part of the bath for the shower. To give more access above the bath the curved shower screen can be moved to across the bath but this is not essential to use the toilet. The toilet is fitted to the back wall and is operated by a push button in the wall which is 84 cms from the floor
  • The toilet is 38cms high from the floor. There are no raisers in the bathroom or handles. There is a toilet roll holder to the right of the radiator.
  • There is a cupboard in the bathroom which floor to cupboard knob is 164cms
  • The mirror over the basin is round and floor to bottom of the mirror is 150 cms to the floor to the top of the mirror 200cms.
  • There is a lidded bin which is under the basin area.
  • There is a radiator in the bathroom 50 cms away from the toilet.
  • The radiator in the bathroom is 60 cms wide and 117 cms high.
  • • There is no window in the bathroom being an integral bathroom, but there is good ventiliation from the light switch, which automatically sets off the air extractor which operates over the shower area of the bath and also has a light within it and a manual pull above the toilet shelf.
  • There is a bathroom light fitting with a 60 watt bulb.
  • The basin in the bathroom is round with a circumference of 39cms. Its height is 79 cms. It has a lever tap which is located 37 cms from the front of the basin to the tap.
  • There are no support rails in the bathroom toilet
  • No raiser is available

Outdoor facilities

  • There is a large pond in the garden, which is not fenced and is approx 3 ft deep in some parts of it.
  • The majority of the garden is gravelled
  • There is a large patio 15 m’s long by 2 m with wooden patio furniture, arm less chairs. French doors with a drop to the patio of 16cms are the exit points to the garden, no ramp facilities available.
  • The gate into the garden is 2m wide
  • There is patio lighting available, which is not security lighting.
  • There is no outside WC facility
  • There are 3 wooden seats, solid but made from tree trunks so not flat in places.
  • There are rocks around the pond, with one end with cobbles.
  • No part of the pond is without a rock or stone barrier.
  • There is a waterfall.
  • There is an outside socket

Additional information Bedrooms

  • No bedrooms are suitable for wheechair users, due to the restricted access.
  • There is a smoke detector in the landing, but no fire alarm.
  • There are no TV facilities in the bedrooms
  • The bed frames are metal frames with sprung mattresses.

Kitchen

  • There is a stainless steel plate rack available to use.
  • The central heating is housed in a kitchen cupboard to the right of the large kitchen window.
  • The inbuilt fridge is an undermounted fridge with a small freezer compartment. The door opens left.
  • The inbuilt washing machine, door opens left.
  • The heating can be preset via a timer clock, as can the thermostat prior to arrival.
  • The radiator is to the left of the door, leading to the cloakroom.
  • There is a stainless steel microwave, which is a push button operation
  • There is non slip vinyl flooring in the kitchen

Bathroom

  • There is only one bathroom on the first floor including a toilet and a separate toilet on the ground floor
  • There is not a shower chair
  • No alarm or pull cord available
  • Bath – there are no support handles
  • The bath tap is a lever tab and is a mixer.
  • To get into the bath the shower screen can be pushed away from the bath giving more access from the side.
  • There are no steps into the bath or a bath seat
  • Basin – the tap is a lever mixer tab with a lever plug at the back of the tap
  • The WC is standard height and is not adjustable.
  • The bathroom furniture is white and the walls are beige , with white skirting.
  • There is a bathroom light over the bath
  • There are no hoists in the bathroom

Additional Information

• Hiring of medical equipment – Red Cross Freshwater

  • Red Cross depot 101 School Green Road Freshwater PO40 9AZ 01983 759325
  • Guide dogs are acceptable but any other pets are not permitted.
  • Dogs should not be allowed to sleep on any soft furnishings
  • There is a non smoking policy in the cottage or its gardens
  • Most networks mobile networks from the property.
  • No provision has been made for dog bowls.
  • There is a small BBQ in the shed, please use this on the gravel only

Future Plans

No plans for alterations planned or proposed adjustments to the services and facilities.

Contact Telephone and Email Address

Contact: Island Cottage Holidays, The Old Vicarage, Kingston, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5LH.

Telephone: (01929) 481555; Email: enquiries@islandcottageholidays.com

We welcome your feedback to help us continually to improve. If you have any comments please telephone or email Island Cottage Holidays.

Please note that all measurements quoted are approximate. All information is kept up to date but if there is a particular requirement of special importance to you we would ask you to contact us for clarification.

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