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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Alfred’s Cottage is a newly refurbished two bedroom cottage set within the grounds of the Farringford Estate, the former home of Poet Laureate, Lord Tennyson.

Internally the property designed by the famous architect, Clough Williams-Ellis, is furnished to a high standard throughout, full of character features including vaulted ceilings, stone fireplaces with log burning stoves. Externally, there is a furnished patio and garden area with the addition of an enclosed rear garden which leads onto the woods.

The Farringford Estate is set within 100 acres of mature parkland and adjoining National Trust land. Within the grounds of the estate, on-site facilities are available for guest use including a Par 3 nine-hole golf course, outdoor heated swimming pool & children’s pool, a hard tennis court, children’s play area and the restaurant ‘Justin Brown at Farringford’.

Footpaths lead from the grounds to the famous Tennyson Trail, providing walks and cycle paths through woods and along coastal paths heading east across to Freshwater Bay.

Freshwater provides the main shopping area for West Wight and here you will find a selection of shops and amenities. The hills above Freshwater are named after the Poet Laureate Alfred Lord Tennyson who lived near Freshwater for almost 40 years.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Southampton 54 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors


- Open plan living/kitchen/dining area.

- Furnished with a two seater sofa, two arm chairs, a glass fronted wood burning stove set in an inglenook fireplace and an antique pine coffee table.

- Features a beamed vaulted ceiling, wall mounted 26” flatscreen Sony Bravia TV and wireless internet access for guests who bring their own laptop.


- Features an electric single oven, halogen hob and a fridge freezer.

- Full range of utensils and appliances including a microwave, kettle, toaster and cafetiere.


Bedroom one with en-suite

- Furnished with a king-size bed, fitted double wardrobe with drawers and two bedside cabinets with lamps.

Views over the woods to the rear of the property.

- En-suite bathroom featuring a bath with shower mixer taps, wc and wash basin.

Bedroom two with en-suite

- Furnished with twin beds, fitted double wardrobe with drawers and a bedside table with lamp.

- Offers views over the woods to the rear of the property.

- En-suite shower room including a double shower cubicle, wc and wash basin.


- En-suite bathroom featuring a bath with shower mixer taps, wc and wash basin.

- En-suite shower room including a double shower cubicle, wc and wash basin.

Further details outdoors

- The cottage is accessed via one step.

- Paved patio and garden area.

- Enclosed rear garden leading into the woods.

- Communal gardens to the front of the property.

- Off-street parking for two cars.

- On-site facilities including a Par 3 nine-hole golf course, outdoor heated swimming pool, children's pool, tennis court, children's play area and the restaurant 'Justin Brown at Farringford'.

- Direct access from the Farringford Estate onto the Tennyson Trail and downs.

- Freshwater Bay just one mile from the estate.

The Isle of Wight region

Less than 5 miles from Hampshire, the Isle of Wight shimmers in the English Channel. Notorious for its unspoilt beauty, leading sailing port of Cowes and many outdoor activities, the Isle of Wight holiday is perfect for getting away from it all - at any time of year. Whether you enjoy sunny days on the beach, portside pursuits or family days out, Blue Chip Holidays’ Isle of Wight holiday cottages will position you right where you need to be!


The Isle of Wight was home to Queen Victoria and Lord Tennyson

Cowes holds the oldest regatta in the world, Cowes Week

Jimi Hendrix gave his last major performance on the Isle of Wight

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  • 7 Years listed

Calendar last updated:24 Nov 2014

Based in United Kingdom

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