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Fort Redoubt - Upper Caponier

Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A stylish three-bedroom caponier apartment, set within the moat of historic Fort Redoubt
  • Amazing views can be enjoyed through the moat over Freshwater Bay
  • Take a stroll down to the beach where you can enjoy a variety of water sports
Property code: 78098

This unique caponier apartment is set within the moat of Fort Redoubt, located on the cliffs of Freshwater Bay. Originally served as army barracks it has now been converted into holiday accommodation.

If you’re looking for a unique getaway in a unique property, look no further than this wonderful caponier apartment set within the moat of historic Fort Redoubt. Located on the cliffs of Freshwater Bay, this lovely holiday apartment originally served as an army barracks. Sleeping six people over three bedrooms and welcoming two four-legged friends, it’s the perfect accommodation option for a family or small group of friends looking for a getaway with a difference in a building that’s steeped in history. You’re also sure to enjoy the amazing bay views from this incredible fort, which was built under Prime Minister Lord Palmerston back in 1856.

 

Enter the grounds of Fort Redoubt over the bridge that crosses the moat and you’ll find yourself in a wonderful complex of properties dating back to Victorian times. Access to the caponier is via a staircase though an entrance door from the fort’s central parade square. Step inside and you’ll discover an open-plan living room/kitchen/diner. Cook up a storm in the fully-equipped kitchen and dine with your loved ones around the dining table. After dinner, chill out in front of the TV and the warming gas stove in the living area or retire to one of the three lovely bedrooms with a good book.

 

Lying just south of the town of Freshwater, Freshwater Bay (0.5 miles) is one of the most picturesque beaches in West Wight. It’s also a popular spot for kayakers and surfers. Alternatively, spend a lovely day at the former royal residence of Osborne House (19 miles). This gorgeous house was built between 1845 and 1851 for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as a summer retreat.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, 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
  • A 3 pin plug socket is available on site for electric vehicle charging at no additional charge
  • Pub, shop and beach within walking distance
  • BBQ available
  • Table and chairs available to sit out in the shared grounds of the moat
  • Sea views from the living area and grounds of the fort
  • 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

Amy Hendriksen

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Claire 24th June 2022

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Wonderful view down to Freshwater Bay and access directly on to Tennyson Down made this place a perfect base to explore the Isle of Wight. The Fort is a unique home for the week and is well equipped. Would definitely go back.

Reviewed by John 10th June 2022

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This cottage has atmosphere and tranquillity in spades. Its unique and quirky nature is brilliant. It is very well appointed and has a breath taking wow factor as you descend to the front door. The peace and views over the bay from the windows and garden are stunning.

Reviewed by Suzanne 9th May 2022

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Reviewed by Helen 8th April 2022

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Lovely apartment and in a great location, very friendly.

Reviewed by Sohani 11th March 2022

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The apartment was comfortable and well equipped, we found the integrated lounge, dining and kitchen space to be a very enjoyable sociable space and one which we took full advantage of. The beds were comfortable and the bedding of excellent quality. The only downside and one which we were aware of before we booked was not to have any outside space, Read moretheir is a sort of garden which is thin strips which are lodged beneath high rocks and are permanently dark, actually rather grim and miserable. Hide

Reviewed by Erena 25th February 2022

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Fantastic location with a view to the bay. A very well equipped apartment, very clean, we were looking for something a little different to take our granddaughter to and were not disappointed. Fantastic walks on your doorstep and a great base to explore from.Look forward to returning soon.

Reviewed by Rachel 22nd December 2021

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Fabulous. Such a wonderful place to stay. Loved the views, the decor and how cozy and warm we were. Worked extremely well for us. Some lovely touches for Christmas - decorations and a gift for our family. We will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Newton 15th October 2021

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Reviewed by Charlotte 1st October 2021

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A wonderfully unique building which has been superbly converted to create a fantastic holiday home. Exceptionally clean, light and spacious, and extremely well appointed, the Upper Caponier is a perfect base for a very comfortable and memorable trip to the Island. Ideally placed to access everything that West Wight has to offer and thanks to the clRead moreifftop location, you are guaranteed fantastic views, whatever the weather. Well worth the many trips up and down the 19 stairs to unpack! Hide

Reviewed by David 24th September 2021

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Reviewed by John 17th September 2021

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A very comfortable and quirky apartment, with lots of character. It is in a magical location, with all the equipment needed to make a memorable experience.

Reviewed by Valerie 3rd September 2021

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This is a beautifully presented and truly unique property in a stunning location. Our host was welcoming and helpful. One of our best holidays ever. Thank you!

Reviewed by Camille 13th August 2021

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Nicely secluded and set back but still walking distance to the beach and many of the coastal walks. Great stay in a well presented apartment, which was clean and comfortable. Ample parking on site and a unique experience in such a gem. Freshwater Bay limits dogs between May and September so you need a car to reach others. Local amenities also closeRead more by. If you visit in August book well in advance for activities and meals. Most were booked out for at least 3 weeks, limiting options. Hide

Reviewed by Emily 6th August 2021

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Well equipped, fantastic location felt isolated but also walking distance to beach, pub, bus stop etc. Kitchen had everything we needed and the Caponier was very comfortable

Reviewed by Julie 16th July 2021

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Stunning property - completely unique. Location so pretty being adjacent to Tennyson Down and also 5 min walk to sea. 5 star for cleanliness and comfort and very well Equipped - Simon was friendly and offered any help we needed. Just a one off and very highly recommended.

Reviewed by Ian 2nd July 2021

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A spacious and comfortable base for a lovely week on the Isle of Wight - or at least for the western half of the island. We were attracted by the history and quirky nature of the property, but only gained access to parts of the fort through the invitation of Simon.

Reviewed by Gill 25th June 2021

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Absolutely loved the accommodation, very spacious, very modern. All the kitchen equipment was good.

Reviewed by Joanne 4th June 2021

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Exceptional property, very clean and well equipped. The location was fantastic and lovely and peaceful.

Reviewed by Christine 28th May 2021

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Reviewed by Emily 14th May 2021

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We recently spent a week at the Freshwater Fort Redoubt and absolutely loved our stay. Not only is the accommodation a really unique stay but the place has been renovated incredibly well (with original features) and the position is priceless, right on Freshwater Bay and at the foot of Tennyson Down. The fort had three spacious bedrooms, two bathrooRead morems and a fantastic large living/dining/kitchen room, not to mention the garden area outside with the picnic table. We can't wait to return! Hide

Reviewed by Duncan 16th April 2021

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Unique building in a stunning location. Would certainly come back and stay again.

Reviewed by Ian 16th October 2020

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-Sadly a few issues really spoilt the experience for us. -A film crew was present for the week which meant we had to park in the dark lane approaching the property on rough ground. We were only informed of this a few days before. -The handyman entered our property when we were out, for a non-urgent issue, without warning. We only found this out ourRead moreselves as the property was left in a different state on our return. This was at the start of the second wave of COVID. Hide

Reviewed by Maggie 25th September 2020

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Well appointed flat( caponier) in Freshwater Bay. Three decent sized bedrooms and a warm and comfortable living area. Easy to reach the beach and worked well for exploring the island.

Reviewed by Robin 11th September 2020

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We chose the reboubt because of it's historic quirkiness. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was blown away how the owners have restored this to a very high standard indeed inside. There is everything one needs. And this is an ideal place for peace and quiet and base your holiday from. We loved it.

Reviewed by Ian 4th September 2020

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A unique location with huge character in a special place. You won't get many chances to stay in a fort on the top of cliffs beside the sea on such a beautiful coastline.

Reviewed by Wynne 28th August 2020

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Great location as extremely helpful caretaker however property is a lot of style over substance which is a shame.

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