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Fort Redoubt - Garden Caponier

Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Quirky
Parking on site / nearby
Electric vehicle charging
Decorated for Christmas
Apartment
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A unique three bedroom apartment set within one of the islands most photographed and painted landscapes
  • Take a hike from the doorstep over Tennyson Down onto the infamous Needles and explore the beauty of West Wight
  • This pet friendly accommodation is an ideal place for the whole family to holiday
  • Book Fort Redoubt - Upper Caponier to create a sleeps 12
Property code: 78099

Located at the foot of Tennyson Down, this unique apartment sits in the moat of one of the island’s most photographed and painted landmarks: Fort Redoubt. This Palmerston fort was constructed back in 1856 in response to the threat of possible invasion by Napoleon. The caponiers were originally built as barrack accommodation for 24 soldiers, but today they are welcoming holiday homes. Now sleeping six people over three bedrooms and welcoming two four-legged friends, this quirky apartment is the perfect accommodation option for a family or small group of friends who appreciate a sense of history and incredible ocean views.

 

You can’t help but appreciate the history of Fort Redoubt as you cross the bridge over the moat to arrive at the complex of properties where you’ll find your holiday home. Access to the caponiers is via a staircase through an iron gate from the fort’s central parade square. Step inside and you’ll find yourself in a spacious open-plan living room/kitchen/diner. Cook up a feast for your loved ones in the well-equipped kitchen and serve up dinner in the dining area. There’s plenty of room for everyone around the table. After dinner, relax in front of the TV and warming gas stove or plan the next day with your loved ones. At the end of the day there are three lovely bedrooms to choose from. There is allocated parking for two cars in the forts central parade square. A table and chairs are provided to sit out and enjoy the shared grounds in the moat which is easily accessed from this apartment and a BBQ is also provided.

 

You’ll find a good selection of water sports at Freshwater Bay (0.5 miles), which is said to be one of the best beaches on the island. Further afield, spend a day at The Needles (3 miles), where a row of three stacks of chalk rise up out of the sea. Take in the views from a chairlift ride, learn about glass blowing at Alum Bay Glass, or try your luck at Jurassic Adventure Golf.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom and 1 en-suite wet room
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, Lakeland coffee machine, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • TV and gas stove in the lounge
  • Cello DAB/DAB+/FM/Internet Radio, CD Player, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth player
  • Towels included
  • Allocated parking for 2 cars
  • Pub, shop and beach within walking distance
  • BBQ provided
  • Outdoor weatherproof table tennis
  • There are two flights of stairs down to the apartment
  • Table and chairs available to sit out in the shared grounds of the moat
  • Sea views from the grounds of the fort
  • Book Fort Redoubt - Upper Caponier to create a sleeps 12
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:00 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 £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. 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 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Douglas 7th June 2024

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I cannot overstate just how well laid out and well equipped this property is. Such a well thought out kitchen.

Reviewed by Angela 31st May 2024

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Fantastic location, very well equipped and everything you could think of was provided, even pint of milk on arrival. We were in the lower apartment giving really good access to the garden/moat. There are a few steps - just for reference. Comfortable beds and spacious.

Reviewed by Melissa 10th May 2024

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An excellent stay in a brilliant location. Perfect for enjoying the sunshine and a base for all island travel.

Reviewed by Catherine 3rd May 2024

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Beautiful location, wonderful furnishings, warm and cosy. Kitchen has plenty of worktop space and all the utensils and bits and bobs we needed. Lovely large enclosed garden, perfect for our four legged guests.

Reviewed by Dominic 5th April 2024

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Absolutely gorgeous property! We were blown away by the location, history of the building, and the sympathetic restoration. A very well equipped holiday property with all those little things you normally leave at home provided. The owner was super friendly as well. Highly recommend!!!

Reviewed by Liam 23rd March 2024

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Reviewed by William 9th February 2024

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Reviewed by Michael 29th December 2023

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Fort Redoubt was the perfect place to spend the wettest New Year in decades! Cheerful, warm, well-laid out, immediate access to Tennyson Down, and atmospheric, we all departed saying 'let's go there again'.

Reviewed by Karen 20th October 2023

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Fantastic location. Very comfortable accommodation which was enjoyed by all. Help with storing bikes greatly appreciated. A lot of stairs but soon got used to them. Unable to make the most of sitting out in the moat due to the weather. Dog owners need not worry about letting dogs roam around the moat as it is secured by fences both sides (not visibRead morele in photos). Would love to return. Hide

Reviewed by Samantha 13th October 2023

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We loved our stay at Fort Redoubt lower caponier, great location, stairs kept us fit. Well maintained and equipped accommodation. Good Parking.

Reviewed by Karen 8th September 2023

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Very interesting place to stay and the location is excellent. You can get straight out to Tennyson Down and Freshwater Bay. Due to the nature of the property and old fortifications the apartment does not get a lot of natural sunlight even on the brightest of days and you are chasing the sun in the garden.

Reviewed by Helen 25th August 2023

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A fantastic historic place to stay, couldn't be much nearer to bay and beach. Fantastic views and loads to do nearby. I would definitely recommend this property - it would suit all ages

Reviewed by J 16th June 2023

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Lovely well equipped accommodation, in a unique setting. Enjoyed breakfast every morning in the "dry" moat, and wine in the evenings! Ideal for walking, enjoyed walking the dog every morning at 6am to Tennyson Cross! IOW is a lovely island to explore and enjoy, at a leisurely pace. Intend to return next year

Reviewed by David 9th June 2023

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Lovely location near a nice beach. Very spacious and well furnished. Good parking and prompt responses to any problems we encountered.

Reviewed by Susan 19th May 2023

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Reviewed by Scott 28th April 2023

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Great place. A word of warning that it is not suitable for those who can't manage steep stairs and tne brick walls do pass a bit of dust onto things leant against them. Loved the views and that Tennyson Down is on the doorstep. A short walk from the supermarket (a Tesco and a wee bit further for a Sainsbury and a Co-op).

Reviewed by Jan 14th April 2023

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Very comfortable stay at unique location. Quiet area at Freshwater with beautiful surroundings. Most relaxing holiday I have had for a very long time.

Reviewed by Kathy 25th March 2023

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Reviewed by Cameron 30th December 2022

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This apartment is very comfortable and so so quiet for a small family. Great walks nearby and fabulous country pubs with super food. Easy parking and Simon the local neighbour was very welcoming. We had a superb relaxing break.

Reviewed by Glenn 23rd December 2022

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a really unique place and location lovely even in winter

Reviewed by Bernadette 7th October 2022

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Unique and quirky property in a stunning location!

Reviewed by Priyanka 19th August 2022

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Lovely cottage and very spacious. Perfect location and very scenic. Had a fab time. All the equipments are provided . No need to carry any..Would come here again and again!!

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Twin bedroom
King-size bedroom
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