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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

Self catering cottage, part of Headon Hall, above Alum Bay.

This Victorian cottage has fantastic views, beautiful beaches and breathtaking cliff top walks, all on your doorstep. A perfect holiday destination for anyone who enjoys outdoor pursuits but with many fantastic tourist attractions also within an easy drive of the house.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Alum Bay 500 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sea view
General Central heating, TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1)
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

This 2 bedroom, terraced cottage has a kitchen, lounge/dining room, double bedroom upstairs , children's bedroom to sleep 3 with 4ft large single and a single bed with low level pull out additional single bed, Travel cot (excluding cot bedding) and high chair can also be provided by arrangement. Due to being in a very rural location the Wifi may lose signal and therefore we can't guarantee Wifi during your stay. For this reason we do not charge extra for WiFi

Further details outdoors

There is a small garden area to the front and several acres of communal heathland surrounding Headon Hall. There is a large car park within the grounds. There is a flight of steps to reach the property.

Further details

Up to 21 people can be accommodated if you book this and our other cottages at the same location!

The Isle of Wight region

The Isle of Wight is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing break, at any time of the year. It is a stunning Island with unspoilt scenery and a wealth of fascinating attractions.

For the energetic, there are plenty of activities to enjoy, including windsurfing, sailing and paragliding. For a stress free, fun family holiday the Island is popular all year round. If it's an adventure holiday you are after then look no further. With over half the Island designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a network of footpaths that stretches over 500 miles it's easy to get close to nature. Alternatively, if you are looking for somewhere to be spoilt then indulge yourself in the Isle of Wight's fine restaurants, art galleries and historic houses.

There are many, many festivals, tourist destinations and events on the Island which are worth checking out via the official website of the Tourist Board.

Alum Bay

Alum Bay is renowned for its coloured sand cliffs and pleasure park. There is a chairlift and steps to the pebbled beach below, from where, weather permitting, you can take a boat trip to view the Needles rocks.

Walking along the cliff footpath towards The Needles will bring you to The Old Battery, now a National Trust property, (members free), with a cafe, kids activities and plenty of fantastic views. Within walking distance you will also find a pitch and putt green, farmhouse cream teas and tasty home-cooked meals at The Highdown Inn.

Nearby Totland Bay has a delightful small beach with a short esplanade and privately owned pier and cafe. It is a pleasant 30-40 min walk to Totland Bay over Headon Warren. To the east of Totland Bay is Colwell Bay, a popular family beach of golden sand with beach huts and watersports.

In the opposite direction one can walk over Tennyson Downs to Freshwater, passing the historic home of Alfred Lord Tennyson, now Farringford Hotel. Nearby is the Island's only thatched church, St.Agnes, built on land donated by the Tennyson family in 1908.

There is a frequent bus service from the Pleasure Park in Alum Bay if you wish to explore the rest of the island and we would particularly recommend a visit to nearby Yarmouth, Fort Victoria and on to Newport.

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Review 1-6 of 6

20 Aug 2013

5/5

"A relaxing holiday"

We have just spent a week in this cottage. It is very peaceful and has lovely views. Plenty of space for us and also clean. It has WIFI which kept my teenagers happy! We visited most areas of the isla… More

11 Oct 2012

5/5

"views to die for"

very comfortable stay in an idylic location with fantastic views over the needles. Will be back with friends very soon!!!

9 Oct 2012

5/5

"Amazing Location"

The location of this cottage is amazing, as it is perched on top of the cliffs over looking the needles. Peaceful and lovely views. The cottage is on two floors and is more spacious than the other cot… More

3 Oct 2012

5/5

"Amazing sunset views"

Really pleased with accommodation plenty of room for everyone very clean and tidy can't fault it .short walk to rides and amusements but best thing was the view stunning would definitely stay again.

4 Sep 2012

2/5

"Fantastic location, but disappointed with cottage"

The location of this cottage is fantastic - it has a beautiful view of The Needles. Unfortunately the state of the cottage was really disappointing. The first impression as we walked through the door… More

We are very sorry the cottage was not cleaned to a good standard. We have addressed this with the cleaning company we use. They used additional help during a short period over the Summer period and have assured us this will not happen again and that the cottages will be presented in the normal high standard that we have offered for the last 3 years which has attracted numberous repeat bookings

22 Aug 2012

2/5

"Great location shame about the cottage"

Cons
- there is no sea view from this cottage (#4) you need to stand outside the front of the cottage to see the sea.
- the cottage was not particularly clean (toe nails under the sofa, very dusty glass ornaments)
- the cottage was not well equipped for cooking (only small chopping board, only 2 pans (one v small), casserole dish only big enough for 2, no colander/sieve)
- the cottage had no cleaning equipment if you wanted to keep it clean during your stay (no brush, no vacuum etc)
- the cottage smelt damp and one of the sofas was so damp we had to put a waterproof backed rug on it to sit on it.
- the "garden" at the back has a patio the size of a table plus chairs and that's it. the rest is a steep overgrown bank with long grass and brambles.
- there is no curtain in the loft window in the upstairs bedroom
- no 3G coverage or Orange reception (and no wifi)

If staying with babies (crawlers/toddlers)

- the downstairs of the cottage is well thought out with furniture easy to "furniture surf"
- the high chair and cot were very clean and looked new
- the dining area is on a carpeted area something to bear in mind if your baby likes to throw food like ours.
- the curtain in the downstairs bedroom lets a lot of light in so you might want to bring a blackout if your baby has difficulty sleeping when its light.
- the upstairs bedroom isn't suitable for crawlers/toddlers as it's directly off the stairs.
- there are no stair gates

The cottage does have spectacular sea views, the communal grounds to the front where many enjoy the views are very well kept the grounds to the rear are more in keeping with the surrounding heathland,there is no WFI but this is described in the advert, there is carpet in the lounge but again this is also in the advert and there is a pull down blind for the upstairs window.we are very sorry the cottage was not cleaned to a good standard. we have addressed this with the cleaning company we use. They used additional help for a short period in the Summer and have assured us this will not happen again and that the cottages will be presented in the normal high standard that we have offered over the last 3 years which has attracted numberous repeat bookings

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