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The view of the pretty church over the road
Freshwater Bay is within walking distance
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The Wendy House - Freshwater

Freshwater, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Charming single storey retreat, set in a leafy village location within walking distance of picturesque Freshwater Bay
  • Hike over Tennyson Down to The Needles with spectacular scenery on the way 
  • Relax and unwind on the outside deck whilst looking over the thatched village church
Property code: 73929

Cosy bolthole for two set in the pretty village of Freshwater, minutes from the bay and picturesque downland, this is the ideal base for walking and exploring all that the Isle of Wight has to offer.

A great base for exploring the western reaches of the Isle of Wight, this cosy single-level getaway is ideal for a couple looking for a peaceful spot in idyllic surroundings. Set in the centre of a picturesque village, this cosy cottage has a charming view of the thatched church and makes a lovely base for long rural and coastal walks. It is also close to many of the island's popular attractions, including the Needles and Tennyson Down.

 

On entering this end-of-terrace property from the sloping driveway, you will find the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Decorated in cool neutral tones, this is a lovely living space, with a lounge perfect for spending an evening snuggled on the sofa with a good book or a movie. There's a pretty dining area, and the kitchen has a range of equipment so you can prepare your favourite meals. The double bedroom is a step down from the lounge, and is a light and fresh space which opens onto the decked area outside. There is a step up from the bedroom into the modern en-suite shower room with shower cubicle and WC. The enclosed courtyard features the decked area, sun terrace and garden furniture, and is ideal for relaxing with a drink and taking in the beautiful views.

 

Famous for its links to the 19th-century poet Tennyson, the pretty village of Freshwater is a fantastic base for exploring this part of the island. The village has a fine selection of places to eat and drink, as well as attractions such as the Dimbola Museum and the Freshwater Bay Golf Club. Other local places to visit include Tapnell Farm Park (2.5 miles), and Mottistone Gardens and Estate (4.5 miles). Walkers can explore Headon Warren (3 miles), Tennyson Down (2 miles) and the Needles (3.5 miles). A little further afield are the popular seaport of Cowes (15 miles) and Queen Victoria's Osborne House (17 miles).

 

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 bedroom - double
  • 1 en-suite shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with small freezer compartment and a microwave
  • Electric and electric heating included
  • Off-road parking space on the drive for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Beach, pub and shop within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge

Amy Hendriksen

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Christopher 29th May 2021

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A beautiful little cottage just as advertised, perfect base for a break on the island, with lovely walks locally and attractions just a short drive away. The one down side and nothing that can be improved on by the vendor, the road where the cottage is situated appears to be ideal for every budding racer to test their motor bikes and race cars everRead morey evening. Hide

Reviewed by Myra 22nd May 2021

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Very well located, clean little house for two people Take a little stroll down to a very nice beach or drive all along the costal roads

Reviewed by Sally 19th May 2021

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Lovely quiet time in a picturesque setting , The Wendy House was just what we needed . Well presented and just right for a couple, even with two labradors !!

Reviewed by Shirley 15th May 2021

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Reviewed by Paul 8th May 2021

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Lovely area, great view from the cottage with great walks on the doorstep. Delightful walk to Yarmouth and back along the river. Comfy bed and lovely shower room. Plenty of storage in the bedroom and enough clothes hangers.

Reviewed by Jennifer 1st May 2021

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Lovely cottage it has everything that you need for a holiday home. This cottage is in a super location for walking and visiting the beach/down without using the car. Tennyson downs are great for walking to the needles and surrounding bays are lovely with cafes and toilets available. The island is easily accessible with many interesting places to viRead moresit. Dogs only allowed on some beaches in low season or have a section for dogs. The best we found was Yarverland. Lots of country parks available. Hide

Reviewed by Carole 24th April 2021

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Lovely little cottage in beautiful location. We will certainly go back. Many thanks to the owner for letting us use her property.

Reviewed by Pamela 17th April 2021

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Lovely little property in superb location for any couple who enjoy long walks with their dogs. The property has everything you need with excellent walks available directly from the property so no need to use the car, although their are other excellent walks a short drive away too. Don't be put-off by the negative comments about the shower facilitieRead mores. The size and location (en-suite to the bedroom) of the shower is perfect, benefiting I suspect from a recent upgrade. Hide

Reviewed by Glenn Anne 13th April 2021

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This cottage is ideal for two and we took our dogs for some fabulous walks across the road to Tennyson Down, Headon Warren and Alum Bay. The Island Breezer Bus and other services pass the door and its only a short walk to the bay. The beautiful Thatched Cottage Church is opposite and theres a lovely little shop and cafe/tea shops nearby. A gem

Reviewed by Cheryl 10th October 2020

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In a perfect situation it made an ideal choice for a short break, everything we needed was there. Great for 2 smallish people and a Labrador - the bathroom is tiny!

Reviewed by Mary 19th September 2020

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Ideally situated cottage with adequate size bedroom and lounge. Bathroom was exceptionally small, anyone with mobility issues would struggle. Had to get dried in the kitchen after shower!

Reviewed by Catherine 12th September 2020

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Reviewed by Joyce 29th August 2020

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Lovely. Owner available if needed and local. Fantastic location for cyclists and walkers . Very quiet area .very picturesque. Really enjoyed. Local shop well stocked. Dog friendly and parking available

Reviewed by Caroline 22nd August 2020

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Excellent location for footpaths and coastal walks.

Reviewed by Vincent 24th February 2020

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The kitchen was not clean and we had to re wash all the knives and forks,however the lounge and bedroom were very nice and well appointed. I would stay here again if the bathroom was improved.

Reviewed by David 16th January 2020

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Great time had at the Wendy House which we found to be a lovely little cottage perfect for our needs with our 2 little Frenchies who loved it. Good location too.

Reviewed by Susan 14th September 2019

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The property was lovely except for the size of the bathroom which was too small. The location was very nice, not far from the bottom of Tennyson Down which is a lovely walk. It has parking at the front of the property which is also a good thing. The property was very comfortable and had everything that you would need, and more. As I said before, ItRead more was let down by the bathroom, but you're only there for a week so you make do. It wouldnt stop us staying there again. Hide

Reviewed by Tim 31st August 2019

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The house is as, as its name says, The Wendy House. It is a small, quaint cottage sufficient for a couple with 2 dogs. It had everything we needed for our stay and we are very grateful to the owner for sharing this beauty spot with us. The island was very easy to get to from the house and we all had a wonderful week. Tim, Jane, Marley and Luna are Read moreall happy customers Hide

Reviewed by Paul 3rd August 2019

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The bathroom is just too small and close to the kitchen.

Reviewed by Miriam 27th July 2019

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Beautiful location and comfortable. The bathroom is very small without ventilation.

Reviewed by Jackie 6th July 2019

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A very pretty cottage opposite the only thatched cottage on the whole of the island and a few doors down from a really quirky bistro/cafe. The cottage is quite small but perfect for two people and a dog. Modern living area and the bedroom has sliding doors which open out onto the decking/garden area. Lovely little sun trap at the front to watch theRead more world go by. View from the property is beautiful and really close to Tennyson down which provides a great walk to the Tennyson monument. Hide

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