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Tennyson Wing Cottage

Alum Bay, Isle of Wight
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Apartment
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautifully located above Alum Bay with its sandy beach, this apartment has panoramic views of the downs and sea
  • Soak up the perfect scenery from the private terrace
  • Enjoy wonderful walks towards Freshwater Bay and The Needles and don't miss the sunsets that this area has to offer
Property code: IC135

Located within a large country house, this charming apartment enjoys a delightful terrace and superb rural and sea views. It’s also excellently situated for exploring the island.

Tennyson Wing is beautifully situated in a rural location above Alum Bay and enjoys panoramic views of nearby downs and across fields to the sea. It is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, within a two minute walk of Tennyson Down, leading directly to the coastal path. Breath-taking walks then extend eastward past Tennyson's monument to Freshwater Bay, Brook, Brighstone and Niton, or westwards to The Needles and Alum Bay. The beach at Alum Bay is within a 25-minute walk and is renowned for its coloured sands along with scenic boat trips to The Needles. The golden coves of Totland and Colwell Bay are within a five-minute drive and here, swimming, paddling and fishing can be enjoyed. The quaint town of Freshwater is also nearby and this has a variety of small shops, public houses, a sports centre with swimming pool and a popular golf course. The attractive port and sailing centre of Yarmouth is within a ten minute drive. Here, there are some excellent restaurants, boutique style shops and boat trips along the river or to the mainland.

Tennyson Wing is the first floor, south west wing of Alum Bay House - a grand detached property which has been carefully converted to provide six dwellings. Tennyson Wing has a spacious terrace which enjoys superb rural and sea views. The property has been furnished and equipped to a high standard by an interior designer to provide elegant accommodation for four people in two bedrooms.

There is a charming open plan living room furnished with a comfortable sofa and chairs, wall mounted flat screen television with DVD player and Freeview, a Radio/CD player and French doors opening onto the terrace. Guests can enjoy a relaxing dining area with sea views, as well as two delightful bedrooms; one twin room with sea views and a double bedroom with a king size bed and an en-suite shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC. There is also a separate bathroom with a bath, hand shower, basin and WC. Meals can be cooked and prepared in the well-equipped fitted kitchen with an electric cooker and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washer-dryer.

Heating and electricity are without extra charge. The property is heated with storage heaters with convectors. A travel cot and high chair can be provided. WiFi internet access is available. Tennyson Wing has a sunny terrace with attractive ironwork garden furniture and parasol. Visitors can also access a beautiful area of garden to the rear of Alum Bay House where there is shared use of a large lawn where one can relax and children can play games. There are wonderful views across surrounding fields to the downs and to the western reaches of the Solent, with the Hampshire coastline in the distance. Parking is available for two cars to the side of the property. There is a regular bus service within a five-minute walk.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Complex of properties
  • Private terrace
  • Shared garden
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • TV/DVD and Radio/CD player in lounge
  • Storage heating and electric included
  • Wi-Fi available - this is intermittent due to the remote location
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Pub within walking distance, beach a short drive
  • Please keep dogs on their leads within the communal grounds
  • We regret that the operation of drones is not permitted in the grounds of this property
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 14:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Adam Baker

This property is personally managed by Adam.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Darren 1st February 2024

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The cottage was wonderful , clean and in a fantastic location. I would have no hesitation staying here again.

Reviewed by Richard 4th November 2023

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Reviewed by Mark 30th September 2023

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For fabulous views , easy access to needles , Tennyson down, easy parking, well equipped clean accommodation look no further!

Reviewed by Karen 23rd September 2023

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We were very pleased with everything about this accommodation. All the comforts of home, including binoculars to admire the stunning view. Books, games and puzzles for all the family. Its a bit tricky to find when you first arrive as its up a small track. But good instructions were given. You will need a car to explore, although Tennyson Downs is lRead moreiterally on your doorstep with a short walk to Tennyson Monument. Hide

Reviewed by Gary 9th September 2023

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The Cottage is in an amazing location great views and walks and fantastically equipped and good value for money especially with option of discounted ferry easy walk to The Needles Park, We absolutely loved the location 5*

Reviewed by Judy 26th August 2023

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Reviewed by Allen 1st July 2023

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Second time for us at this property and we do love the views and the scenery and walks that are on the door step. Its a great base to stay at would love it to be just a little bit more comfy for wet days when you want to laze about and relax. Its a very quiet and peaceful place to be.

Reviewed by Elaine 17th June 2023

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The location is perfect with lovely views and walks. We really enjoyed the large sunny balcony with comfortable loungers and a table for meals outside. A very well equipped and comfortable apartment. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, thank you.

Reviewed by Rodney 5th June 2023

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The flat is lovely and very comfortable. We really enjoyed staying there. The bed linen is a very good standard and there is everything we needed for our stay. The views are outstanding. The location is perfect for exploring the beautiful island with good walks on the doorstep. Would thoroughly recommend and we certainly intend to go back.

Reviewed by Lesleyanne 13th May 2023

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Well appointed apartment, tastefully fitted out , and in perfect order. Stunning location

Reviewed by Sally 18th April 2023

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Reviewed by Julie 25th March 2023

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A really comfortable stay with attention paid to include EVERYTHING you might need for a restful break away. A real home from home!!

Reviewed by Suzanne 1st March 2023

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Reviewed by Michelle 22nd October 2022

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We really enjoyed our stay. Great to be able to walk straight onto the downs and down to the needles. Lovely, cosy and well equipped flat.

Reviewed by Caroline 15th October 2022

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Great location facing west so the large balcony came into its own for sun downers. Spacious apartment, very well equipped and comfortable. Our two dogs had a lovely time too

Reviewed by Wendy 8th October 2022

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Lovely flat in a fantastic location. 2nd time we have visited. The views from the balcony are wonderful and its great to be able to walk from the door up on to Tennyson Down, over to Freshwater Bay, or around to Alum Bay, the Needles, Totland Bay and Colwell Bay. Perfect spot for me.

Reviewed by John 17th September 2022

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The flat couldn't be in a better spot for fab walks and dog walks across the downs situated right in the middle of this outstanding area of natural beauty.

Reviewed by Emma 10th September 2022

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Beautiful apartment with amazing view. Very quiet location. We stayed in September after the school went back. Would recommend

Reviewed by John 3rd September 2022

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Lovely views but location at one end of island and as road was closed meant going over same route all the time. To be fair though we knew where it was. Lovely and clean condition if a little tired. The owners are going to refurbish though as had decorators around to quote whilst we were there. Fantastic walks from the property.

Reviewed by James 20th August 2022

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Beautiful location. Unfortunately we couldn't get in on arrival as we weren't given both codes. Once in we noticed some damage, the ensuite shower soap dish is broken and jaggered, the bedlinen had a few yellow stains. This was reported to housekeeper, she was rather unconcerned & unapologetic which was disappointing. The whole flat is in need of aRead more really good clean, eg; we spotted thick dust by the bed & some kitchen items needed washing. At 1500 it falls short of the standard expected. Hide

Reviewed by Rob 30th July 2022

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The whole property needs a big refresh as smelt stale & fousty as we walked in. Kettle needs a good de- scale, en-suite shower very poor no pressure to it. The Wi-Fi was extremely poor & the bath towels provided were on the small side could be bigger. Beds were comfortable on the plus side but for the amount it cost us to stay we were extremely disRead moreappointed as not what was advertised on your web site. Hide

Reviewed by Collette 16th July 2022

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Beautiful property we loved our stay. Would definitely book again. Stunning views.

Reviewed by Sarah 9th July 2022

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Views from the balcony absolutely stunning. In a lovely area for walks on the downs.

Reviewed by Pauline 2nd July 2022

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Reviewed by Rana 28th May 2022

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Fabulous accommodation and location with a stunning view. Easy walk to the Needles and local pub, which serves a great Sunday lunch ( advise to book). We would definitely return.

Reviewed by David 21st May 2022

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Reviewed by Bruce 16th April 2022

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Fantastic accommodation in what must be the most idyllic spot on the island. The views from the cottage are to die for, they really are. Will be returning!

Reviewed by Hannah 9th April 2022

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Reviewed by Janet 26th March 2022

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What a lovely holiday we had at Tenneyson Cottage. With a beautiful stunn8ng view from our private balcony. A very comfortable and well equipped cottage, I cannot fault anything. Thank you for letting us rent the cottage.

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