Cycle Route 2 holiday cottages available for self catering holidays on the Isle of Wight sleeping 2 to 10 people in 1 to 5 bedrooms . For more information about visit the Holiday Information below the selection of cottages.
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. Jump to Cycle Ride Detailed Directions »
The route starts at Freshwater Bay where there is a large council run car park. Free road side parking is available at other locations along the route. Freshwater Bay also has an excellent local shop located a hundred yards or so up towards Alum Bay and here you can buy provisions for the journey.
1. Leave Freshwater Bay along the road to Yarmouth (Afton Rd) and cycle till you see a garden centre on your right. Just before the garden centre is the start of the cycle track which you turn right onto.
2. Follow the cycle track till you come to a junction with a bridge on your left. Cross straight over the road and cycle along the track while keeping the estuary on your left.
3. The cycle path takes you all the way to the edge of Yarmouth where you can stop if you wish (see gold box below).
Yarmouth is a pretty seaside town with plenty of small shops and places to eat. There is a historic castle and a pier which are both worth getting off the bike to have a look at.
4. Back on the cycle path continue along the track till you reach Thorley Rd. Turn right onto Thorley Rd and continue past a farm before turning left onto Thorley St (marked with signs to Wellow).
5. In Wellow turn right onto Wellow Top Rd and follow it till there is a junction with Main Rd. Follow Main Rd for a few meters before turning right onto Dodpits Rd.
6. At the junction with the main Freshwater to Newport road cross straight over and continue along Brook Rd and then left onto the B3399.
7. Climb up the hill road till you get close to the top. Here there is a gravel road to the right marked 'Tennyson Trail'.
8. Follow the Tennyson Trail till you reach the golf course in Freshwater. Continue past the club house and left at the junction to meet the main road. Turn right and follow the road back into Freshwater Bay.
Back at Freshwater Bay where there is a teashop and lifeboat charity shop from where you can buy ice creams. Freshwater Bay is also popular with swimmers so you might like a refreshing swim.
Lovely thatched, stone cottage, on the west side of the Isle of Wight within a 10 minute walk of the sea and within a very short drive of Yarmouth and the bays of Colwell and Totland. The cottage is furnished and equipped to a high standard to provide very comfortable accommodation for 9 people in 5 bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms. Two separate sitting room areas and delightful fitted kitchen. Sunny garden and parking for 3/4 cars. Wonderful walks along the coastal path and nearby Tennyson Down. View Well Cottage Yarmouth Isle of Wight
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. View Milton Stables Cottage Freshwater Bay Isle of Wight
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. View Bayside Cottage Colwell Bay Isle of Wight
Sea Haze is a lovely detached bungalow situated on the outskirts of Freshwater with a large garden and sea views from the garden and kitchen. It is in a secluded area with individual well spaced properties and on a quiet unmade road. Sea Haze is 1/3 of mile from the sandy bays of Colwell and Totland.This west side of the island is renowned for its beautiful countryside, pretty villages and small sandy bays. View Sea Haze Cottage Totland Bay Isle of Wight
Tennyson's View stands within a 2 minute walk of the beach at Freshwater Bay in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Lovely views of Tennyson Down from the property which has accommodation which is all on one level. Private balcony and communal gardens. Wonderful walking and cycling area close to coastal path and downland walks with spectacular views. Public House, tea shop and 10 hole golf course within 5 minutes walk. View Tennysons View Cottage Freshwater Isle of Wight
This charming cottage is beautifully sited on the cliff top above Freshwater Bay in ‘An area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. There are wonderful sea views of the bay and South coast from the cottage and garden as well as fine views of Tennyson Down. Visitors can walk down for a swim, in Freshwater Bay, in less than 5 minutes. View Moonfleet Cottage Freshwater Isle of Wight
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. View Chine Cottage Totland Bay Isle of Wight
Tennyson Wing is beautifully situated in a lovely rural location above Alum Bay and enjoys panoramic views of the nearby downs and across fields to the sea. This is a wonderful walking area within a two minute walk of Tennyson Down and a nearby footpath leads to the coastal path. Tennyson Wing is the first floor south west wing of a large detached property with a wonderful large terrace where meals can be enjoyed. It has two bedrooms - a twin room and a double bedroom with a king size bed and en-suite shower room; family bathroom; fitted kitchen; charming sitting room and dining area. Sea views from most main rooms. Only a short drive from several sandy coves on the west side of the island. View Tennyson Wing Cottage Alum Bay Isle of Wight
Delightful self catering cottage at Totland within a 12 minute walk of the sandy beaches of Colwell Bay and Totland Bay. This west side of the island is a wonderful walking area with easy access to the coastal path to The Needles and marvellous downland walks and bike rides. The centre of the small market town of Freshwater is within a 15 minute walk and this offers a good range of shops, public houses and restaurants plus a sports centre with indoor pool and a golf course with panoramic views. Romany Cottage is furnished and equipped to a high standard and an open fire in the sitting room and a wood burning stove in the dining area. These fires provide a lovely central focus in colder weather. In the warmth of summer three sets of french doors can be opened from the ground floor rooms in... View Romany Cottage Totland Bay Isle of Wight
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. View Apple House Totland Bay Isle of Wight
This picturesque thatched cottage is very attractively situated, in peaceful surroundings overlooking Pound Green, on the outskirts of Freshwater. It is within a 15 minute walk of Freshwater Bay and Totland Bay. The sandy cove of Colwell is also nearby. The centre of Freshwater is five minutes walk away. Here there are a small number of shops, a public house for meals and a leisure club with indoor swimming pool. View Little Halt Cottage Freshwater Isle of Wight
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