Light and bright open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with lovely views
The perfect spot to relax after a long day
Space for two to dine
Take time out for a coffee
Compact kitchen area, perfect to prepare a meal
Pretty double bedroom with doors to the decking
Bright and airy shower room
Property details
Admire the view from the private deck
The perfect spot to relax with a drink or meal
View towards the front of the property
1 / 11  Light and bright open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with lovely views
2 / 11  The perfect spot to relax after a long day
3 / 11  Space for two to dine
4 / 11  Take time out for a coffee
5 / 11  Compact kitchen area, perfect to prepare a meal
6 / 11  Pretty double bedroom with doors to the decking
7 / 11  Bright and airy shower room
8 / 11  Property details
9 / 11  Admire the view from the private deck
10 / 11  The perfect spot to relax with a drink or meal
11 / 11  View towards the front of the property

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
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. Off of the kitchen is the compact shower room, which is accessed by a folding door and has a step up into the shower and a WC.The double bedroom is a step down from the lounge, and is a light and fresh space which opens onto the decked area outside. 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 compact 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

This property is personally managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David 16th January 2020

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

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

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

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

Reviewed by Miriam 27th July 2019

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

Reviewed by Jackie 6th July 2019

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

Reviewed by Sandra 11th May 2019

An excellent location. Loved the thatched church across the road. Very pretty accommodation. Bedroom nice and roomy with patio doors and lots of birdsong. We are used to a bigger bed. Let down by the location and size of the shower room.

Reviewed by LINDA 25th March 2019

It was a lovely cottage very clean the only problem for me was the fridge is in a difficult place to get to but equipped with everything else we needed and would have nice if the wi fi was working

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