Sleeps 6 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
This lovely detached house is very attractively situated, close to the cliff top above Totland Bay, on the west side of the Island. There are sea views from the balcony, bedrooms and dining room and the lighthouse at Hurst Point can be glimpsed in the distance. The sandy bay of Totland where swimming, paddling and boating can be enjoyed is only a 3 minute walk away. This is also a marvellous walking area.
Sleeps 4: Children 14+ welcome
Lovely detached bungalow within a 3 minute walk of the beach at Colwell Bay on the west side of the Isle of Wight. Delightful walking area close to the coastal path linking to nearby Alum Bay, The Needles and Tennyson Down. Restaurant and bar overlooking the sea within a short stroll. The property has been furnished and equipped to a very high standard. It offers very attractive and comfortable accommodation which is all on one level apart from one internal step. Fenced and gated garden with parking for 2/3 cars in the drive. Large raised garden area with outside furniture so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine.
Sleeps 4 plus a baby in 2 bedrooms
The delightful Methodist chapel was built in the 1800’s and has been converted into a wonderful cottage. It stands on the outskirts of the pretty village of Brighstone on the south west coast of the island. The village is renowned for its lovely church, thatched cottages, village shops, National Trust shop, public house and teashop. Visitors can walk directly from the cottage and join footpaths to the beach at Chilton Chine (2 miles).
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Children aged 6 + welcome
The Granary is a charming cottage, which has been carefully converted from the wing of a large ancient barn dating back to the 17th Century - Ningwood Green Barn. It is nestled in lovely peaceful West Wight countryside. This is a lovely walking area and is not too far from the coastal path.
New Cottage; Sleeps 4 + child up to 18 months in 2 bedrooms
Milton Stables is situated on the south west side of the Isle of Wight within a 5 minute walk of Freshwater Bay, Tennyson Down and the coastal path which is particularly dramatic on its route westwards to The Needles. It is a detached property which has been converted from original stables - renovated with care to provide spacious, light and comfortable accommodation for 4 people with a large plan open plan living room with doors opening onto the courtyard garden; a fitted kitchen, and wet room. There is a ground floor twin room and upstairs there is a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a small sitting room. The cottage has an enclosed courtyard which is fenced and gated.
Sleeps 4 + 1 in 2 bedrooms
Apple House is situated on the west side of the island, within a 10 minute walk of the beach at Colwell Bay. Here swimming, paddling, fishing and boating can be enjoyed. Totland Bay is also within easy walking distance. The coastal path from this area can be followed westward to Alum Bay, Tennyson Down and The Needles - a wonderful walking area with panoramic sea views. The centre of Freshwater is also within a 10 minute walk.
New Cottage; Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (Adults and children 4+ welcome)
This charming stone cottage is situated on a lovely farm close to the picturesque village of Brighstone, on the west side of the Island. The cottage is only a mile from the coast and it is a pleasant walk across the fields to the sea. Here there is a beach where visitors can enjoy swimming, fishing and paddling. The sandy coves of Colwell Bay and Totland Bay are a short drive away.
New Cottage Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms plus a baby in a cot
Wagtails is situated in a quiet country lane on the outskirts of the pretty village of Brighstone. This lovely detached bungalow has recently been refurbished to a very high standard with meticulous attention to detail. It provides very attractive and comfortable facilities for four people with two bedrooms and two bath/shower rooms. The property has attractive front and rear garden areas with care having been taken to provide guests with a variety of areas for relaxation, including a cosy summerhouse. In addition, a stunning raised terrace provides the perfect sunny setting for al fresco dining.
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
This is a picturesque thatched cottage in the peaceful village of Newbridge, at the heart of rural West Wight. It is situated in a country lane leading to a farm track and there is little passing traffic. Local footpaths lead to Shalfleet Creek and to the Tennyson Trail, from which there are spectacular views across the Solent and the South Coast.
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms including a baby; Children welcome
Lovely stone cottage within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and only a 15 minute walk from the beach at Brook on the West Coast of the Isle of Wight. This is a wonderful walking and cycling area and there are spectacular views of the sea and the white cliffs of Tennyson Down from the farm.
New Cottage; Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms
This cottage is beautifully situated in Winkle Street – renowned for being one of the prettiest spots on the island with its lovely stone cottages overlooking a stream. The cottage is in a wonderful walking area with footpaths leading from close to the cottage. The south west coast of the Island, with its many quiet bays, is within a 10 minute drive and the market town of Newport, with its medieval castle, is also nearby. A lovely central location for exploring the Island. Ferry can be booked at greatly discounted prices.
New Cottage, Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms
This pretty thatched cottage, with leaded light windows, stands in beautiful countryside, only a few minutes walk from Calbourne Water Mill. The cottage was designed by John Nash as a lodge for Westover Manor and is a Grade II listed building with wonderful grounds of 3.5 acres. This is a lovely walking area with footpaths very close to the cottage leading to Newbridge, Calbourne and to the downs above Brighstone, linking with the renowned Tennyson trail to Freshwater Bay.
New Cottage; Sleeps 4 plus a baby in two bedrooms
Lovely detached bungalow, in a quiet lane, on the outskirts of the pretty village of Brighstone, on the south west side of the Isle of Wight. Wonderful walking and cycling area with bridleways and footpaths at the end of the lane leading up on to Brighstone Downs. From here the Tennyson Trail can be followed to The Needles on the western tip of the Island or inland to Carisbrooke with its medieval castle. The cottage is only 1/2 mile from the village centre with public house for meals, bistro/tea shop, excellent village shop with local produce. The quiet beaches of Brighstone Bay are also nearby.
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Tennyson Wing is beautifully situated in a lovely rural location above Alum Bay and enjoys panoramic views of nearby downs and across fields to the sea. It is in ‘An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ - a wonderful walking area within a two minute walk of Tennyson Down and the footpath leads directly to the coastal path. Wonderful walks then extend eastward past Tennyson’s monument to Freshwater Bay, Brook, Brighstone and Niton or westwards to The Needles and Alum Bay. The beach at Alum Bay is within a 25 minute walk – this is renowned for its coloured sands and boat trips can be enjoyed to The Needles. The sandy coves of Totland and Colwell Bay are within a 5 minute drive and here swimming, paddling and fishing can be enjoyed. The small town of Freshwater is also nearby and this has a variety of small shops, public houses, a sports centre with swimming pool and a good golf course. The attractive port and sailing centre of Yarmouth is within a 10 minute drive. Here there are some excellent restaurants, boutique style shops and boat trips along the river or to the mainland.
Tennyson Wing is the first floor south west wing of Alum Bay House - a wonderful, large detached property which has been carefully converted to provide six dwellings. Tennyson Wing has a delightful large terrace which enjoys superb rural and sea views. The property has been furnished and equipped to a high standard by an interior designer to provide very attractive accommodation for four people in two bedrooms. There is a charming open plan living room furnished with a comfortable sofa and chairs, wall mounted flat screen television/DVD/Freeview and French doors opening on to the terrace; a lovely dining area with sea views; two delightful bedrooms – one twin room with sea views and a double bedroom with a king size bed and an en-suite shower room with walk in shower, basin and w.c.; a separate bathroom with a bath, hand shower, basin and w.c; a well equipped fitted kitchen with an electric cooker and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer and washer dryer. Heating and electricity without extra charge. The property is heated with storage heaters with convectors. A travel cot/high chair can be provided. WiFi internet access available
Tennyson Wing has a beautiful terrace with attractive ironwork, garden furniture and parasol. Visitors can also access a lovely area of garden to the rear of Alum Bay House where there is shared use of a large lawn where one can relax and children can play games. There are wonderful views across surrounding fields to the downs, and to the western reaches of the Solent with the Hampshire coastline in the distance. Parking is available for two cars to the side of the property. Regular bus service with 5 minutes walk; Public house ¾ mile.
Tennyson Wing is a non smoking cottage. WiFi Internet is provided free of charge at Tennyson Wing. Tennyson Wing is available for weekly self catering holiday bookings from Saturday to Saturday. The normal arrival time at this holiday cottage is 14:30 and the normal departure time is 10:00. Short break weekend and midweek self catering holidays are available from 17th February 2018 to 22nd March 2018 and 27th October 2018 to 20th December 2018.
For details on access to Tennyson Wing for those with impaired mobility or disabilities please read the cottage access statement in the tab below.
Tennyson Wing has 169 days available for Isle of Wight self catering holidays from the 13th February 2018 to 31st December 2018. That means Tennyson Wing is 47.52% booked for this holiday period with 21.9 weeks confirmed so far.
The small town of Freshwater is located on the West of the Isle of Wight. The town has an inland part with shops and a seaside part called Freshwater Bay. The bay at Freshwater is known for its stunning beauty and because it makes a pleasant place to enjoy the sea and have a swim.
Freshwater has excellent access to the other coastal location on the West of the Isle of Wight and walks run along the coast in both directions. A walk to The Needles at Alum Bay is a pleasant way to see the dramatic coast. It is also possible to walk to Carisbrooke at the heart of the Island along the Tennyson Downs.
Red Lion Public House, Freshwater - The Red Lion is a traditional public house serving great food using local produce and local caught seafood. A traditional pub feel with a friendly atmosphere makes it a very enjoyable place to enjoy lunch or stop off at on a walk around the Western side of the Isle of Wight. Find out more Red Lion Freshwater Website.
Highdown Inn, Alum Bay - Attractive little public house serving good food. Located along the Freshwater Bay to Alum Bay back road and can be nicely incorporated into a walk between Freshwater Bay and Alum Bay via the coastal path. Highdown Inn Website.
The Waterfront Totland Bay - Beachfront seafood restaurant and bar on the seafront at Totland Bay. waterfrontiow.com
The Hut Colwell Bay - The Hut is an easy-going beach restaurant that combines an unrivalled passion for simple yet delicious food. thehutcolwell.co.uk
The Apple Farm Cafe - A wonderful family run cafe near Freshwater Bay with cakes and cream teas as well as a lunch time and evening menu. You are welcome to enjoy the excellent food and drink in the beautiful garden. aftonpark.co.uk
Freshwater Bay - Attractive crescent bay with shingle beach and great sceanary. - Freshwater Bay
Totland Bay - Shingle beach on the North West coast and within a short walk of Freshwater. - Totland Bay
Colwell Bay - Sand and shingle beach between Totland and Yarmouth and within a short walk of Freshwater. - Colwell Bay
The ride starts in Freshwater Bay, joins a cycle track on the edge of Freshwater town going to Yarmouth. After seeing Yarmouth, with it's castle and boutique shops, the route continues to Totland and Totland Bay, where there is a beautiful beach, and on towards Alum Bay where we turn back towards Freshwater.
This Isle of Wight cycle route runs near to Tennyson Wing Cottage at Alum BayDetails: Cycle Route 1 Isle of Wight
Marked route taking in two lovely stretches of countryside and attractive rural and seaside villages on the west of the Isle of Wight.The ride starts in Freshwater, goes along the cycle path to Yarmouth, across to Wellow and Chessell by road and then across the Tennyson Trail back to Freshwater.
This Isle of Wight cycle route runs near to Tennyson Wing Cottage at Alum BayDetails: Cycle Route 2 Isle of Wight
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A wide range of organised outdoor and indoor activities including kayaking, indoor climbing, coasteering, archery and paddleboarding.Website: isleofwightadventureactivities.co.uk
West Wight Alpacas - These alpacas would love you to join them walking along spectacular scenic trails in West Wight. Alpaca trekking is a fun outdoor adventure for all the family. No matter what your age, you’ll love them.Website: www.westwightalpacas.co.uk
Butterfly Tandem Paragliding Centre, found at Chale on the West side of the Isle of Wight specialises in first flight experiences for absolute beginners of all ages.Website: www.paraglide.uk.com
18 hole West Isle of Wight golf club with single day and holiday memberships.Website: freshwaterbaygolfclub.co.uk
The West of the Isle of Wight is best known for its unspoilt nature and dramatic coastline. The areas is far less commercialised and the many of the beaches can be enjoyed almost to ones self. West Isle of Wight beaches include Totland Bay, Freshwater Bay, Compton Beach, Brook Beach and Bembridge Beach.
Inland are the Tennyson Downs which connect Alum Bay to Carisbrooke. The Downs make a lovely walk even if you choose only to do a short part of them. Cycle paths and footpaths are especially numerous in this part of the Isle of Wight. View more West Isle of Wight Cottages
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We have a beautiful short video with a view over Freshwater Bay on the West of the Isle of Wight that shows the beach and the self catering holiday accommodation within a short walk of the sea. The cottages available in Freshwater Bay are shown on the video with their location picked out so you …
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To give you an overview of Swanage and where you might like to stay in this beautiful seaside town we have produced a short video showing a pan across the town and the beach. Holiday cottage accommodation is picked out so you can see where it is in relation to the town centre and the …
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There is a new self catering holiday cottage available for large families wishing to stay by the beach on the Dorset coast. Bay House is a very spacious 6 bedroom holiday home within a few minutes walk of Swanage beach. Fantastic Swanage Location Bay House is located at the Southern end of Swanage in historic …
We have an all new Island Cottage Holidays YouTube Channel with new videos of Isle of Wight and Purbeck self catering cottages, holiday locations, places to visit and much more. You can subscribe to see new videos available every few days and learn about places to visit while on holidays. www.youtube.com/c/islandcottageholidays The first series of …
We have a new selection of videos showing the location of Isle of Wight and Purbeck self catering cottages with annotations showing local attractions, features and beaches. There are 5 new videos in the playlist below and to get a reminder when new videos come out click on the Subscribe Button below. These videos include …
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We welcome you to the Isle of Wight on a short break to see the first signs of Spring with a special offer on your ferry from just £49 return for up to 4 nights until the 29th March 2018. Select any 3 or 4 night short break holiday within this period to take advantage of …
Family holidays at self catering cottages are a great way to gather the family and enjoy a whole range of family activities. The Isle of Wight offers a great range of family activities and activities for children and young adults. Below is a list of accommodation with suggestions for local activities. The Isle of Wight …
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Keats House in Shanklin is back and available for self catering holidays on the Isle of Wight in the 2018 season. Regular guests will remember this cottage for its spacious living room, lawned garden, views of the sea and proximity to Shanklin Beach. Now it also boasts a new look with renovated and redecorated rooms, …
Etchings Cottage is a new self catering holiday cottage in Ventnor and within a short walk of Ventnor Beach. This exquisitely furnished and decorated holiday rental property has 3 bedrooms, 2 sitting rooms, a family dining room and a spacious kitchen. Etchings is ideal for family holidays by the sea on the Isle Wight. Ventnor …
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Appletree Cottage on the Isle of Wight has new photos showing updates for the 2018 self catering holiday season. This thatched cottage in Brighstone has changed the bedroom configurations to better accommodate families. These new photos show some of these changes. Apple Tree Cottage New Photos Bedrooms Appletree Cottage Isle of Wight Appletree Cottage has …