Delightful cottage with a heart-shaped wildlife pond
View towards the cottage entrance with a handy porch
Cosy lounge perfect for relaxing
Sociable open-plan style kitchen/diner
The perfect spot to enjoy a bite to eat
Dining area with a wood burner for those home cooked meals
Tranquil double bedroom overlooking the garden
Calming twin bedroom looking out over the garden pond
Comfortable double bedroom for a good night's rest
Lovely bathroom with shower over bath
Enjoy a spot of al fresco dining in the lovely surroundings of the garden
1 / 11  Delightful cottage with a heart-shaped wildlife pond
2 / 11  View towards the cottage entrance with a handy porch
3 / 11  Cosy lounge perfect for relaxing
4 / 11  Sociable open-plan style kitchen/diner
5 / 11  The perfect spot to enjoy a bite to eat
6 / 11  Dining area with a wood burner for those home cooked meals
7 / 11  Tranquil double bedroom overlooking the garden
8 / 11  Calming twin bedroom looking out over the garden pond
9 / 11  Comfortable double bedroom for a good night's rest
10 / 11  Lovely bathroom with shower over bath
11 / 11  Enjoy a spot of al fresco dining in the lovely surroundings of the garden

Romany Cottage

Totland Bay, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels for hire
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At a glance

  • Delightful cottage within walking distance of sandy beaches
  • Located in Totland, close to Colwell Bay and Totland Bay
  • Great for walkers, with a coastal path leading to The Needles
  • Explore the small market town of Freshwater and attractive port of Yarmouth
  • Walking distance to shops, public houses and restaurants
  • Play a round at nearby Freshwater golf course
Property code: IC105

This delightful cottage is within walking distance of the sandy beaches of Colwell Bay and Totland Bay, providing an ideal base for enjoying everything the Isle of Wight has to offer.

This delightful cottage at Totland is within a 12-minute walk of Colwell Bay and Totland Bay. These sandy bays are popular with islanders and visitors can enjoy swimming, boating and fishing. This west side of the Isle of Wight is a wonderful walking area and footpaths can be followed along the nearby Coastal Path to the Needles on the western tip of the Island, or an attractive walk overlooking the Solent and Hurst Castle to Yarmouth. There is a scenic walk beside the River Yar towards the attractive coastal port and sailing centre of Yarmouth. The centre of the market town of Freshwater is within a 15-minute walk and this offers a collection of shops, public houses and restaurants, plus a sports centre with indoor pool and a golf course with panoramic coastal views.

Romany Cottage is situated in a quiet residential area. It is a charming cottage which has been furnished and equipped with great care to provide accommodation of a high standard for six people in three bedrooms. All the main living rooms are south west facing and there are three sets of French doors opening out onto the terrace. Almost all of the windows in the cottage have garden views. There are attractive wooden floors with rugs throughout the cottage. Upstairs there are three pretty bedrooms - two doubles and one twin with luxury wool rugs and a stylish bathroom with a bath, overhead rain shower, basin and WC.

On the ground floor there is a fitted kitchen equipped with an electric fan oven, gas hob, extractor microwave, refrigerator with ice box and dishwasher, plus a charming breakfast area with seating for six; an open plan sitting room with a large leather sofa, arm chair, digital television with DVD and Freeview, and an open fire which visitors can relax in front of during colder weather; a spacious dining area for more formal meals with a wood burning stove; a cloakroom with a basin and W.C; a side lobby with an area for hanging coats and removing boots. The cottage is centrally heated and has double glazed leaded light windows and doors. Gas, central heating, electricity and bed linen are provided without extra charge. (Children 12 + welcome). WIFI internet is available without extra charge.

Romany has a charming enclosed sunny garden which is south west facing and provides a warm and protected spot to unwind. It has a large heart shaped wildlife pond as the central feature. Visitors can stroll around the garden and enjoy relaxing on seats in various parts of the garden. Garden furniture is also provided on the terrace so that meals can be enjoyed outside. The cottage is approached via a narrow drive in which up to 4 cars can be parked. There is a garage where small boats and bicycles can be stored, and also a room with an external entrance which is ideal for storage and airing clothing, and also includes a freezer and washing machine. There is a regular bus service within five minutes walk if you don't fancy using your car.

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 doubles and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom - 1 with shower over a bath with WC and 1 downstairs WC
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment and dishwasher
  • Freezer and washing machine in outhouse next to the property
  • Open fire in the lounge
  • Wood burner in the dining area
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Regret no smoking or electric cigarettes
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels for hire, please request at time of booking (please note that tea towels and a hand towel in each of the toilets are provided)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Off-road parking for up to 4 cars
  • Storage for boats and bicycles
  • Beach, pubs and shop within walking distance
  • TV/DVD with Freeview in the lounge
  • Regret no babies or children under the age of 12


This property is personally managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susan 14th June 2019

Peaceful location and lovely well equipped cottage and garden.

Reviewed by Kate 24th May 2019

Beautiful peaceful cottage with a superb garden. The wildlife pond was a joy, and we loved watching the ducks each day. Romany was thoughtfully equipped, and located in a lovely quiet area. Very handy for the ferry at Yarmouth, and a few good shops nearby so that catering was easy. Only 10 minutes from Totland beach, and some great walks to TennysoRead moren Down and Headon Warren. This is a perfect base for exploring the island if you want to be away from the more touristy areas. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 26th April 2019

Romany Cottage was a beautiful peaceful place to stay. It had all your needs and lovely little touches around the place, it was very comfy felt like Home from Home. It was definitely a lovely and beautiful place to relax. Will definitely be going Again.

Reviewed by Mavis 29th March 2019

The cottage is situated near to the village of Freshwater with local pubs of good quality in walking distance. It is near to the Needles - only a short cycle or car drive away. The cottage is warm and cosy. Great location to explore the island.

Reviewed by Alan September 2018

Lovely cottage, a home from home. Stunning scenery. Everything so close by, Red Lion pub is a must. Wonderful pond, very comfortable beds. We will be back

Reviewed by Chris August 2018

Lovely cosy cottage with interesting heritage. We were very lucky with the weather as it only rained twice. Beautiful garden, teaming with life. Many thanks for a peaceful stay

Reviewed by Graeme August 2018

Lovely two week stay. Comfortable home, quiet and within easy reach of the loveliest parts of the island. WE enjoyed some cycling, walking and beaches. Tried out some new restaurants. Most importantly, we are all going home a lot more relaxed than when we got here. Time to be still an appreciate what you have.

Reviewed by Jean-Marc July 2018

A wonderful week in the Isle of Wight. Despite one day of rainy weather. Have enjoyed exploring this side of the island and would recommend Colwell Bay and the hat and Farringford House tour.

Reviewed by Nigel July 2018

Wonderful holiday cottage has everything you need in a perfect location. Stunning weather so enjoyed the beaches and beautiful walks to The Needles from Freshwater Bay.

Reviewed by Katie June 2018

Very comfortable and well equipped cottage for our first stay in the area. Had everything we needed including sun loungers in the shed which actually got used, twice! Tennyson Downs and Mottishore Gardens were highlights in the sunshine. And the cottage itself is a very peaceful place to be. Thank you

Reviewed by Carol Jackson May 2018

A beautiful cottage with a delightful garden. Everything there you need for a restful holiday. Easy access from the ferry and set in the best side of the Island. A very enjoyable week which left us wanting to return to see more ! Would definitely stay there again.

Reviewed by C Jackson

Very well equipped accommodation. Everything we needed and more. The pond is a hive of activity at this time of year. Highly recommend trips to the donkey sanctuary and the model village. We have been extrremely lucky with the weather but there are activities for when it is not so nice. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend the cottage or island to anyone

Reviewed by The Nash Family

Our second stay in this gorgeous cottage and just superb as the first visit. Despite the not so good weather, we have enjoyed numerous walks to Tennyson Downs and around the area. Also visited St Helens & Bembridge (well worth a visit) Cowes, Yarmouth, Ventnor, Needles Cable Cars. The cottage is so clean, warm, cosy and well equipped. We've also enRead morejoyed the log fire. We would highly recommend this place to anyone coming to visit the island Hide

Reviewed by Sarah & Dan

A lovely stay in a beautiful cottage, where the only thing lacking was the sunshine. But that didn't stop us from having a fabulous week exploring the island. We would recommend catching some waves at Compton Bay, Crab pasties at Steephill Cove. Walk to the Old Battery to see the Needles, wander around Yarmouth and a trip to Cowes. Osborne House isRead more also worth a visit. We would also recommend the chips from the Rainbow fish bat and a walk to the Hut ot Waterfront Bay Hide

Reviewed by Marylyn Davidson March 2016

Nowhere would you find a better place to stay. Nothing was left unturned to make it such a memorable holiday. Everything was there for our enjoyment. Spoke to the owners re a querie and they could have not been more helpful. Loads of information left in cottage. Thank you Sally and Ian

Reviewed by Eric Clarke July 2015

The cottage was perfectly situated and a real home from home. All of a very high quality absolutely faultless

Reviewed by Pam Handcock July 2015

It was a fabulous cottage retreat in a superb quiet part of the island. The owners had thought of everything, nothing had been left to chance.

Reviewed by Ian Fletcher June 2015

A very good value cottage, comfortable and very well equipped, spoiled by inadequate cleaning.

Reviewed by Michael Fox May 2015

A comfy and well equipped cottage situated in a beautiful part of the island. Nice welcoming touches helped to make for a very enjoyable stay.

Reviewed by Roslyn Baker April 2015

Enjoyed this lovely cottage,our first stay at the west end of the Island. The nice welcome pack,and especially the Hot Cross Buns when we arrived on Good Friday. Slept well, very comfortable beds. Instant hot water when required. Much attention to detail has gone into this cottage.

Reviewed by Sharon Read March 2015

Lovely secluded cottage. Very spacious,sympathetically renovated and a lovely garden. Truely a hidden gem.

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