Elm House is a lovely family home in the center of Bembridge, in easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, pubs and beach. The spacious detached house has off street parking for 5 cars and a totally enclosed, private, well stocked garden. A large eat in kitchen provides a great relaxing area for all cooks and assistants, with Aga and 6 burner electric hob and oven, it opens on to a patio/terrace and garden with BBQ. The house has a sitting room with open fire, a sun room, dining room, study with Wi-Fi, games room with table tennis table, in all space for young and old to enjoy being together or to find a quiet space away from the rest of the party.
The house is perfectly suited for 2 families or 3 generations holidaying together. A High-chair, travelling cot and stair gates are provided making it suitable for families with young children. The 5 minute walk to the beach brings guests to the lovely un-spoilt Swains Beach which is ideal for crabbing, swimming, making sandcastles or a walk to the RNLI Life Boat Station. The nearest golf course at Westridge is only 10 minutes drive away and the English Heritage attractions of Osborne House & Carisbrooke Castle are just a couple of the many interesting places to visit on the island. There is plenty to do for all.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Swains Beach 300 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Portsmouth Harbour/Ryde Esplanade or Brading 15 km|
|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, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Located off the South Coast of England, the Isle of Wight is a beautiful and diverse island, linked to the mainland by 3 car ferry, 2 high-speed passenger catamaran and 1 Hovercraft routes. These routes take visitors to excellent road, rail and coach links at either Portsmouth, Southampton or Lymington but the moment you step on the ferry to head to the island your holiday begins.
A large area of the IOW is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and visitors will be delighted by the wonderful scenery and fabulous views. On a clear day you can see for miles across the island and over the Solent to the mainland from the Downs and beaches. Beautiful walks and cycle paths all over the island lead to stunning views of familiar landscapes eg The Needles. Since Victorian times, when Queen Victoria used to holiday at Osborne House, the island has been popular as a holiday destination and remains so today. The beautiful scenery, stunning coast line, sandy beaches, historic monuments and good restaurants and sporting facilities are just a few of the many reasons to holiday on the Isle of Wight.
Historic attractions on the island include Osborne House, Carisbrooke Castle, Brading Roman Villa, Morton Manor, Dinosaur museum, Shanklin Shine and Bembridge Windmill.
Other places to visit are Ventnor Botanical Gardens, The Needles and Alum Bay.
The Isle of Wight Festival, Bestival, Cowes Week Sailing Regatta and the annual Vespa owners rally are a few of the regular highlights of the calendar.Day trips to Portsmouth historic dockyard with shopping at Gun Wharf Quays are easy for visitors.
In short there is lots to do for all age groups.
Bembridge is a small all year round village (3000 residents) on the eastern tip of the island. The village center offers a variety of shops and services including and excellent butcher, delicatessen, bakery, flower shop, local fresh fish shop, Co-op and several restaurants and pubs.
A family friendly village Bembridge offers visitors good amenities and sailing opportunities. There are 2 local sailing clubs with dingy and keel boat racing through the summer and Illusion sailing for the hardy sailor from Bembridge Sailing Club during the winter.
Bembridge has a variety of easily accessible beaches, safe for swimming, crabbing and walking. A local riding stables offer rides on the beach at low tide. A 15 minute drive away is the larger Victorian seaside town of Ryde offering a greater array of shops, cinema, bowling alley and skating rink - perfect if in search of wet weather activities.
Between Ryde and Bembridge is a large 24hr Tesco's and a 9 hole golf course and driving range at Westridge; other golf courses are available at Ryde, Sandown and Cowes.