Just a short drive from sandy beaches and nestling in the heart of the beautiful Isle of Wight countryside, this cosy holiday cottage for two offers glorious views and comfortable accommodation.
Robins' Retreat is situated in the grounds of Ford Farmhouse. It enjoys views across beautiful countryside and is within a ten-minute drive of the sandy beaches of Shanklin, Steephill Cove and Ventnor. It is a wonderful walking and cycling area with footpaths and bridleways leading from close to the cottage to nearby downs and to the villages of Godshill and Whitwell. There is a renowned walk which follows the course of the River Yar from its source at Niton to the sea at Bembridge. The nearby village of Whitwell has a great public house for meals, and within a few minutes drive there is also the village of Niton where there are excellent general stores, a public house, pharmacy and a beautiful church. The thatched village of Godshill lies about two miles away and has two public houses and a restaurant.
Robins' Retreat provides attractive and comfortable accommodation for two people in one bedroom. It has been furnished and equipped to a high standard and is centrally heated and double glazed. There is an open plan living area with a fitted kitchen offering an electric cooker, gas hob, dishwasher and refrigerator with icebox; a pleasant dining area; a sitting room with armchairs and a flat screen television with a DVD player and Freeview. Patio doors open from here on to a pretty terrace with a table and chairs so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine whilst enjoying the views. There is also an additional seating area to the rear of the cottage which has a picnic bench and can be found down a few steps.
There is a separate double bedroom with a super king-size bed. This room is well equipped with fitted wardrobes and a lovely en-suite shower room with a large walk in shower, basin and W.C. Heating and electricity are provided without extra charge. Wifi internet is available. A freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer are also available for visitors use in an easily accessible out-building.
A variety of birds, foxes, badgers, rabbits and hares are frequent visitors to the garden. In addition to the pretty terrace there is an area of garden where visitors can relax, and also a parking space immediately beside the cottage. There are fishing lakes in the village of Whitwell and golf courses in Ventnor and Sandown. Nearby places to visit include Ventnor Botanical Garden, Carisbrooke Castle, The Garlic Farm, St Catherine's lighthouse, Osborne House and a variety of stunning coves on the south and west coast of the island. There is a bus service within a 20-minute walk, and general stores and a public house just over a mile away.