The cottage at Fort Victoria on the stunning west coast of the Isle of Wight offers a superb location for a self-catered holiday.
Whether you enjoy magnificent cliff-top walks, visiting castles and stately homes, exhilarating water sports, or simply relaxing by the sea, this stylishly refurbished Victorian cottage provides a very comfortable home from home.
Through the gate at the front of the cottage, guests can walk straight onto a network of woodland coastal paths that lead to spectacular views over the Solent, to sandy beaches, historical monuments and some great pubs and restaurants. At the rear of the cottage lies the beach, and the 150-year old Fort Victoria.
Walk, cycle, sail or motor around the island at any time of year, and there is something for all ages and all interests. There are gardens, vineyards, Roman forts, pop festivals, extreme sports competitions and plenty to entertain and excite kids of all ages.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Fort Victoria Beach 100 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Southampton 15 km, Nearest railway: Lymington Pier 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The cottage is one in a row of 12 Victorian cottages and has been recently refurbished to a very high standard. Guests are provided with fine bed linen and plenty of fresh towels. This cottage sleeps 4 adults very comfortably, but there is room for a child's bed in the master bedroon if required.
The property consists of:
Master double bedroom
Wake up and enjoy a wonderful view of the sea. This room is complete with a Double bed, oak wardrobe with wooden hangers, large chest of draws and a hairdryer.
Two adult sized single beds, with views over the garden and surrounding woodland. A wonderful sunny room.
An extra childs bed is available on request.
Two double-seat leather sofas, armchair, TV & DVD player, stunning open fire, oak flooring, cosy fireplace rug, wireless broadband.
Logs and charcoal are available at extra cost.
Table and seating for 4, with full set of crockery, cutlery and glassware.
Hob oven, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, toaster, iron and board, radio and kettle. We also provide you with fresh tea towels.
Bath with shower attachment, sink and toilet. Heated towel rail.
|Further details outdoors|
Off road parking
Front garden with breakfast patio area, table and chairs
Gate in the front garden opens directly into the woodland conservation area and the coastal paths
Rear sea-facing terrace with barbecue, table and chairs
Huge shared garden to the rear of the property, adjascent to Fort Victoria (http://www.fortvictoria.co.uk)
Beach to the rear of the property
Popular since Victorian times as a holiday resort, the Isle of Wight is known for its outstanding natural beauty and for its world-famous sailing based in Cowes.
The island has a rich history including its own brief status as a nominally independent kingdom in the fifteenth century. It was home to the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, and Queen Victoria built her much loved summer residence and final home Osborne House at East Cowes.
The island's maritime and industrial history encompasses boat building, sail making, the manufacture of flying boats, the world's first hovercraft and the testing and development of Britain's space rockets. It is home to the Isle of Wight International Jazz Festival, Bestival and the recently-revived Isle of Wight Festival, which, in 1970, was one of the largest rock music events ever held. The island has some exceptional wildlife and is also one of the richest fossil locations for dinosaurs in Europe.
Yarmouth, a very pretty harbour town, 10-15 minutes walk along the seafront. Yarmouth is the smallest town in the UK, and also the oldest town on the Island. Yarmouth Castle, a stone artillery fortress built for Henry VIII in the mid 16th century.
Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill. Two great adventure parks for children. Robin Hill is the venue for Bestival in September.
The Needles Battery. Overlooking the Needles, one of the most rescognisable coastal features in England, the battery was built in the latter part of the 19th century to defend the Solent against France. Also the testing site for the Black Knight and Black Arrow, Britains' first space rocket.
Appledurcombe House. Kids can learn falconry at the Owl and Falconry Centre.
Carisbrooke Castle. Famous as the castle where Charles I was imprisoned before his execution.
Osbourne House. The summer home of Queen Victoria, and the place where she died
Brading Roman Villa. Fascinating excavations of a Roman villa. Great for kids, who get to dress up as Romans as they wander round the ruins.
Dimbola Lodge. The Freshwater home of Julia Margaret Cameron, the famous Victorian portrait photographer. The house is now a museum with permanent exhibitions of Cameron's work and photography of the Isle of Wight pop festival.
Fort Victoria. Home to a marine aquarium, model railway, underwater archaeology, planetarium