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The view of the pretty church over the road
Freshwater Bay is within walking distance
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The Wendy House - Freshwater

Freshwater, Isle of Wight
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Parking on site / nearby
Electric vehicle charging
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Charming single storey retreat, set in a leafy village location within walking distance of picturesque Freshwater Bay
  • Hike over Tennyson Down to The Needles with spectacular scenery on the way 
  • Relax and unwind on the outside deck whilst looking over the thatched village church
Property code: 73929

A great base for exploring the western reaches of the Isle of Wight, this cosy single-level getaway is ideal for a couple looking for a peaceful spot in idyllic surroundings. Set in the centre of a picturesque village, this cosy cottage has a charming view of the thatched church and makes a lovely base for long rural and coastal walks. It is also close to many of the island's popular attractions, including the Needles and Tennyson Down.

 

On entering this end-of-terrace property from the sloping driveway, you will find the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Decorated in cool neutral tones, this is a lovely living space, with a lounge perfect for spending an evening snuggled on the sofa with a good book or a movie. There's a pretty dining area, and the kitchen has a range of equipment so you can prepare your favourite meals. The double bedroom is a step down from the lounge, and is a light and fresh space which opens onto the decked area outside. There is a step up from the bedroom into the modern en-suite shower room with shower cubicle and WC. The enclosed courtyard features the decked area, sun terrace and garden furniture, and is ideal for relaxing with a drink and taking in the beautiful views.

 

Famous for its links to the 19th-century poet Tennyson, the pretty village of Freshwater is a fantastic base for exploring this part of the island. The village has a fine selection of places to eat and drink, as well as attractions such as the Dimbola Museum and the Freshwater Bay Golf Club. Other local places to visit include Tapnell Farm Park (2.5 miles), and Mottistone Gardens and Estate (4.5 miles). Walkers can explore Headon Warren (3 miles), Tennyson Down (2 miles) and the Needles (3.5 miles). A little further afield are the popular seaport of Cowes (15 miles) and Queen Victoria's Osborne House (17 miles).

 

  • 1 bedroom - double
  • 1 en-suite shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with small freezer compartment and a microwave
  • Off-road parking space on the drive for 1 car
  • Beach, pub and shop within walking distance
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • 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 £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. 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 40 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Christine 8th June 2024

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Reviewed by Robert 1st June 2024

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Reviewed by Allan 20th April 2024

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Reviewed by Richard 13th April 2024

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Comfortable cottage in an ideal location very close to Tennyson Down. We give it thumbs up. Our dog gives it paws up. We enjoyed ourselves so much, we have already booked again for later in the year.

Reviewed by Norma 6th April 2024

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Reviewed by Justine 27th March 2024

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A wonderful location perfect for dogs and the humans who like to walk with them.

Reviewed by Carole 16th March 2024

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Reviewed by Mary 9th March 2024

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Reviewed by Margaret 5th March 2024

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A well equipped cottage with a comfortable bed. Shops and Cafe near by . Rather steep drive, big enough for one car, but able to park across the road if preferred. Cottage big enough for a couple and dog. A small private patio area to sit in when weather allows. We enjoyed our short stay and would recommend it. I wish we had been staying longer.

Reviewed by Hazel 14th October 2023

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Cottage was lovely

Reviewed by Jackie 7th October 2023

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Reviewed by John 30th September 2023

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Reviewed by Dawn 23rd September 2023

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We had another lovely stay at The Wendy House. The location is good and off road parking a bonus. Although the property is small it has all you need for your stay. We walked along the causeway to Yarmouth and across Tennyson Down to The Old Battery both directly from the cottage. The outside seating area is a lovely place to have breakfast and the Read moresitting room area is cosy after a long walk. We have booked for next year and can't wait to return Hide

Reviewed by Sally 16th September 2023

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Amazing relaxing location beach and walk right on the door step. Could not ask for anything more

Reviewed by Michele 19th August 2023

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Reviewed by Jennifer 24th June 2023

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The Wendy House was lovely-very comfortable,very clean, well equipped and in a wonderful location. We have already booked to go back again next year!

Reviewed by Gwendoline 17th June 2023

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Reviewed by Christine 10th June 2023

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Reviewed by Angie 3rd June 2023

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Lovely little house ample space, clean and good location, however it is on a road so we had to be careful getting dogs in and out of the car on the drive. Our first visit to the Isle of Wight didnt leave us disappointed- its stunning! Dog friendly too

Reviewed by Matthew 27th May 2023

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This cottage is perfectly located near to the bay, not far from the village, with everything you would want nearby for a peaceful holiday. We had what we needed for our stay which we thoroughly enjoyed, though it was obviously a place where dogs had been as there were plenty of hairs around and it wasn't as clean as we would have liked.

Reviewed by Alan 20th May 2023

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Had everything that we needed for a relaxing holiday in a lovely location. Local shop and good cafe a short walk away.

Reviewed by Pauline 13th May 2023

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Cottage was very well equipped and in a lovely location. Able to walk Tennyson Downs straight from property. I was very pleased with my stay.

Reviewed by Brenda 29th April 2023

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Very nice little Wendy House lovely place to stay.

Reviewed by Allan 22nd April 2023

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Reviewed by Ann 15th April 2023

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Lovely little cottage, plenty big enough for two. Will definitely stay there again

Reviewed by Stuart 1st April 2023

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We had a very pleasant 1 week stay in the Wendy House. It was found to be very clean and well equipped, with everything that we needed. Great location, 5 minutes walk to seafront in the bay and lovely walks along cliff top paths. Also good base for travelling to all other parts of the island. A minor issue with water leak discovered on first day, uRead morender kitchen sink, was immediately resolved by owners soon as we reported it to them. We would have no hesitation in booking this accommodation again. Hide

Reviewed by Carly 28th March 2023

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Reviewed by Marion 20th March 2023

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This cottage is in a quiet area with lovely outlook to the front across to the church and Down beyond. I had all the amenities I needed and had a superb stay in The Wendy House. Tried to book again for autumn but dates full to November. . I will certainly return in early Spring 2024.

Reviewed by Marjan 12th November 2022

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We really loved the Wendy House, the area, the Bay, and the fields. Everything that's is needed was in the house. It was spotless. A lovely little space outside to sit and have a coffee. We did have to get used to the double bed, but that is because we have a king size one at home . This lovely house is definitely worth hiring for a week. It was utRead moreterly relaxing. Heating provided, two dogs allowed, all necessary info in folders available. 5 out of 5 Hide

Reviewed by Melanie 29th October 2022

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Lovely cosy cottage. Great that it has an electric charger. Dog friendly too. Will definitely return in the future future.

Reviewed by Dawn 15th October 2022

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We had a lovely stay at The Wendy House. It is in a lovely location and the little garden is perfect for sitting with a drink. Freshwater Bay is only a few minutes walk away. The property is well equipped, clean and cosy. We enjoyed our stay so much we have booked to return again next year.

Reviewed by Lisa 8th October 2022

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Had a nice 4 days on the island, lots of lovely weather and walking. Place we stayed not the best, not very comfortable and smelt of dogs with quite a bit of dog hair all over the place. Owners did come and change the bed thankfully on the first night because of dog hair in the bed. Did leave a night earlier than expected as just wasn't a very comfRead moreortable place to be, sofa small and chair very hard. Over all we knew we were going to a dog friendly place but weren't happy with the cleanliness. Hide

Reviewed by Pat 24th September 2022

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Wonderful break excellent location booking again in 2023

Reviewed by Robert 10th September 2022

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Reviewed by Judi 21st August 2022

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I found the Wendy House absolutely perfect for my needs. I was there just with Pedro my cockapoo and we both found it relaxing and extremely comfortable. Everything we needed was there and although it is really very tiny it is very well equipped and a lovely place to stay. The views from the cottage are stunning and Gate lane is a marvellous place Read moreto relax and unwind. I know the area very well having been a visitor for 60 years but can honestly say that this location in Gate Lane is perfect Hide

Reviewed by steven 13th August 2022

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Great location for beach and dog walks ,piano cafe a couple of doors away is a great advantage . The only gripe is the sofa just to small to be able to rest on .

Reviewed by Andy 30th July 2022

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Reviewed by Rosemary 28th July 2022

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Sofa is to small for comfort

Reviewed by Julia 2nd July 2022

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A small cottage but very nice. Property was very clean and as we were stopping for 2 weeks we were asked by owner if we wanted new bedding after 1st week.

Reviewed by Teresa 25th June 2022

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Great little place, very clean and well equipped. It's in an excellent location, close to the beach and footpaths to the downs. Also there's a very good cafe a couple of doors down from the property.

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