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Moonfleet Cottage - Freshwater

Freshwater, Isle of Wight
Visit England rating: 3 stars
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
VE 3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels for hire
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At a glance

  • Charming cottage situated on the cliff top above Freshwater Bay
  • Wood burner for cosy evenings in
  • Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with wonderful walks from the doorstep
  • Wonderful sea views of the bay, south coast and Tennyson Down
  • Within walking distance from Freshwater Bay
  • Well positioned for exploring the less populated western end of the Isle of Wight
Property code: IC088

With breath-taking views from the property and garden, this property is the perfect choice for a romantic getaway for two.

This charming cottage is beautifully sited on the cliff top above Freshwater Bay in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are spectacular sea views of the bay and South coast from the cottage and garden, as well as fine views of Tennyson Down. Visitors can walk down for a swim in Freshwater Bay in less than five minutes. Walkers have immediate access across adjacent National Trust land to Tennyson Down and the coastal path to the Needles at the Western tip of the Island.

Moonfleet was built in the 1850s, originally as accommodation for the chief gunner stationed at the nearby Fort Redoubt. The cottage was completely rebuilt to modern standards in 2009 and is furnished and equipped with care to provide attractive and comfortable accommodation for two people. The accommodation is open-plan, but with partial walls which gives each room a feeling of separation. There is a fitted kitchen with an electric cooker and ceramic induction hob, microwave and refrigerator with freezer section. There is a pleasant sitting room and dining area with comfortable chairs and a flat screen television with Freeview and a DVD player. A modern wood burning stove provides a relaxing atmosphere to both bedroom and lounge.

The bedroom with a double bed, and hanging space has a door which opens into the garden. There is a cloakroom with a W.C and large basin, plus a separate wet room (narrowing to 2ft wide) with a power shower providing constant hot water. The wood burner provides the main heating in the cottage in combination with electric radiators. Logs are provided. Heating and electricity are without extra charge. (Private use of washing machine/freezer in the nearby Fort Redoubt which is being converted into private accommodation by the owners of Moonfleet).

Moonfleet is surrounded by a private open plan garden of lawns which extend to the nearby cliff edge. Visitors are therefore asked to take the utmost care when in the garden. Guests can unload luggage in an area just above the garden and park a car in the Fort courtyard which is under a minute's walk away. General stores are within a ten-minute stroll, and a public house, tea room, cafe, and regular bus service are within a five minutes walk. A greater choice of shops are available in the nearby town of Freshwater which is a five-minute drive.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • Bedroom - 1 double
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice
  • TV/DVD in the lounge
  • Wood burner with logs included
  • Private use of washing machine/freezer in nearby Fort Redoubt
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Towels available to hire
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
  • 1 dog welcome - should be supervised at all times
  • Sea views
  • Enclosed garden

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Suzanne Stiles November 2017

We loved Moonfleet and the views and seclusion were perfect. The cottage was comfortable and provided everything we needed for a lovely holiday. We will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Raymond Robinson October 2017

This was a very compact and cosy cottage nice views just what we wanted and had what we required enjoyed the week could have done with better weather been on island a few times just great

Reviewed by Philip Brittain October 2017

What a beautiful place. Stunning location. Perfect for two.

Reviewed by Karen Slocombe September 2017

Beautiful cottage with amazing scenic views- to wake up to see and hear the sea so close by was incredible! Well placed for stunning walks too

Reviewed by Paul Hislop June 2017

Idyllic cottage in an idyllic location. Clean, cosy and comfortable. Will definitely return.

Reviewed by Daniel Richardson April 2017

lovely quiet spot fantastic views across the bay, would recommend dandelion cafe for food great value for money.

Reviewed by Ann Hawes April 2017

A lovely cottage in a perfect location. So peaceful and restful. Perfect for our dog, Rosie, who loved to play in the garden. Good for walking from the door.

Reviewed by Sharon Rumble March 2017

Very pleasant holiday small but had all the amenities needed just what we wanted and a plus was dog friendly.

Reviewed by Jennifer Barnard December 2016

Wonderful setting, wonderful walking from the door.

Reviewed by John Cordon August 2016

We found Moonfleet cottage exactly what we were looking for peaceful,quiet and restful. Ideally situated for getting anywhere on the island. We really recommend a day out to Osborne House.

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