Located in a pretty street in central Yarmouth, staying here will give you the freedom to explore the many areas of outstanding beauty the West Wight has to offer. Surfers and bucket and spaders can head to the often listed as 'most beautiful beaches of the world'; Compton Beach. Walkers and cyclists can safely make their way up the bridle path beside the stunning River Yar for a pint in The Red Lion. The river is home to abundant wildlife so there is always plenty to see, sketch or photograph. Or simply enjoy crabbing around Yarmouth, finish off with a Yarmouth beach BBQ or supper in one of the many pubs and restaurants in the town.
Private boat trips up the river can be reasonably and easily be booked. Sea fishing trips are also readily available. Yarmouth harbour is now home each year to the 'Old Gaffers Festival'. The vibrant character of the town and harbour has meant this is now a very well served location, still maintaining it's 'away from it all' feel. There is plenty to explore, from the Henry VIII castle, a walk along the pier, or the common to view boating life on the solent. Shops and galleries are of high quality and the whole town is a friendly welcoming place to rest a while, whatever time of year... Although calmer out of season, the light is beautiful and the town, shops and restaurants carry on quietly.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Yarmouth beach, Compton Bay|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Lymington|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
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Sizeable, light, New England style kitchen with large range cooker, well equipped. Comfortable Sitting room with flat screen TV, all open plan to seating/dining area with roaring log fire. Large family bathroom on the first floor with spacious separate shower and comfortable slipper bath to relax in. Double bunk bedroom on the first floor, comprising a double bunk beneath single upper, well equipped with lots of games, jigsaws and books all are welcome to borrow and enjoy. Additional 'bunk' bed located in cabin style room above washer and tumble dryer, not as bizarre as it sounds, completely cosy and comfortable. Additional air bed available on request. Attic converted master bedroom with 5' double bed and velux windows, the roof naturally pitches but still has full height central area. The cottage can be accessed from the rear gate which has a small decked yard where your bikes and surf boards can be kept and taken in and out.
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Parking is not included with the cottage, but is easily found in the surrounding streets, we include some 'temporary' permits with each let.
This is a character, one time, fisherman's cottage, so the stairs from the ground floor to the first floor are steep. The rental rates quoted are for up to 5 persons, 2 additional people can be accommodated, 1 on an air bed and 1 in the 'cabin' bunk, both at a very low additional rate.
Two hours South of London, lying just off the coast of Southern England, the Isle of Wight is known as 'The Garden Isle' for good reason. To locals and holiday homers it is simply 'The Island'.
The Island is 27 miles east to west and 13 miles north to south and offers an incredible range of things to do. With a warmer than average climate, it's not surprising it's been a favourite holiday destination for generations.
Your holiday starts on the ferry, there are a choice of routes, with vehicle ferries from Portsmouth, Southampton and Lymington, the latter taking 35 minutes to bring you straight to Yarmouth.
Once you are on The Island there are many attractions inside and out; over 500 miles of footpaths, stunning scenery, secluded sandy beaches and brilliant attractions, including the historic Carisbrooke Castle, Osbourne House, Zoo and Botanical Gardens to name but a few. We recommend Robin Hill for adventure fun in a wholesome style for children of all ages.
There are many fantastic eateries, if you are looking for cosy country pubs or Michelin Star restaurants with fine dining there is something for everyone.
Whether you are a sportsman or a spectator there is plenty to consider; cycling, horse riding, sailing, paragliding, swimming, surfing, kite surfing or fishing. Those interested in ancient geology and social history can go fossil hunting, on dinosaur foot print walks and around Yarmouth are organised Ghost Walks!
This very friendly island has a happy and healthy pace of life, Yarmouth especially has a strong community with endless events to join (more information below). A break here, of just 2 nights, leaves you feeling you have really 'got away from it all', and we guarantee the restorative sea air leaves a healthy impression on you.
The West Wight is one of the country's most stunning geographical locations, with high cliffs, rolling green hills and pretty sparkling bays. The Needles being a short bus ride away.
Yarmouth, the second smallest town in England, is a well known and much loved vibrant and happy place, bustling with its local fishing industry and the ever busy lifeboat. Throughout the year there are many all inclusive community events, locals and visitors being most welcome to join in. In the coming season on 5th November is the stunning torchlight parade through the town, all meet in the town square, examine the Guy Fawkes entries, enjoy roasted chestnuts and hot drinks and then join the procession through the town to The Common to the excellent Fire Work Display. The 15th December sees all meet again in The Square for carols around the tree. A hotly contended tradition are the Pancake Day Races on Tuesday 12th February, try your hand at taking on the locals to win eggs, lemons and wooden spoons!
Nearly all the shops remain open all year, so the buzz never leaves the town, from tea rooms to pubs, fish bars and a Michelin Star Restaurant (The George Hotel) you hardly need to leave Yarmouth for something to do each evening, with the cottage just 100 metres from the town centre, there is no need for a car or taxis.
Freshwater Bay and Compton Beach are just 10 and 15 minutes away by car, and equally close are Colwell Bay and Totland Bay (a visit for us wouldn't be complete without fish and chips from 'Tottie's of Totland eaten on the beach 300 yards away).
In Yarmouth you can hire bicycles and take yourselves safely up the bridle path to The Causeway at Freshwater and have a drink or something to eat at the renound Red Lion Pub. From the Quay you can book yourself on a fishing trip with kit and bait supplied. For those that wish to take to The Solent there are tripper boats running out to the Napoleonic Hurst Castle or for the gentler river trip you can take a 45 minute trip up the River Yar to view the stunning scenery and rare bird wildlife.
Those who visit Yarmouth always speak of it fondly, and most return time and time again. Once described by a Tap Cottage visitor as his 'Utopia', it is the ideal base to enjoy your holiday.