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The Well House, Golden Hill

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 4 reviews

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Golden Hill Fort is situated within 50 acres of Golden Hill Country Park. Originally built in 1863 in a distinctive hexagonal shape, which is elevated sixty metres above the North West Coast of the Isle of Wight. This spectacular Grade I listed building has now been beautifully converted into 18 luxury houses. Ideally located on the Western edge of the island it is the perfect place to visit many areas of outstanding natural beauty.

The developers have succeeded in preserving the forts historic and architectural significance and maintained many original features whilst adding the latest in modern conveniences. Internally, the property offers brick barrel vaulted ceilings flooded with coloured LED mood lighting, underfloor heating with solid oak floors and high quality built-in appliances. Externally, the communal rooftop gardens (approximately 5,500 square metres), is where guests can enjoy stunning panoramic 360 degree views across the Solent, English Channel and countryside. These are the only landscaped rooftop gardens on a Grade 1 listed building in the country. The central courtyard is where the parking spaces are allocated and features a large water fountain.

The Fort is situated near local tourist attractions such as the rugged white cliffs of Freshwater Bay, the multi-coloured sandstone cliffs of Alum Bay and the famous landmark Needles Rocks. Footpaths, bridleways and horse riding are on your doorstep plus an 18-hole golf course which is located on the downs above Freshwater.

Local shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes are close by in Freshwater, Yarmouth or Totland. Colwell Bay is the nearest family beach and is a fifteen minute walk away, while the popular surfing beach of Compton Bay is a short drive along the coast. The West Wight Sports centre, complete with swimming pool is based in Freshwater, perfect for entertaining the whole family. As a result of all these fantastic features, The Well House has been awarded a five star Gold rating by Visit England.

A cot and high chair can be provided on request.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Sandown 17.5 km, Nearest railway: Newport railway station 18.9 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors


- Situated on the first floor with dual aspect windows offering views of the courtyard, water fountain, Moat and Country Park.

- Open plan living/dining area with a vaulted brick barrel ceiling with LED mood lighting.

- Furnished with two brown leather sofas seating six, a two seater sofa and a glass coffee table.

- Features a 46” wall-mounted plasma TV with Freeview and ipod docking station.


- Breakfast bar with three stools and breakfast table.

- Features two built-in electric ovens, electric hob, integrated full height fridge and freezer, dishwasher, convection microwave and built-in Neff coffee machine.

- Complete with a full range of utensils and accessories including a kettle and toaster.

- Separate utility area featuring a washing machine and dryer.

- Dining area comprises of a bespoke glass top table with a solid oak frame and seating for eight.

- Views from the dining area look out to the courtyard and water fountain.


Bedroom one with en-suite wet room

- Situated on the ground floor.

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

- Featuring a 32” flatscreen TV with Freeview.

- En-suite comprises of a bath with separate shower, wc, wash basin and a feature glass kept illuminated well.

Bedroom two with en-suite wet room

- Situated on the ground floor.

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

- En-suite comprises of a shower, wc and wash basin.

Bedroom three with en-suite wet room

- Situated on the ground floor.

- Furnished with twin beds, two bedside cabinets with lamps, fitted double wardrobe and chest of drawers.

- En-suite comprises of a shower, wc and wash basin.

Bedroom four with en-suite wet room

- Situated on the ground floor.

- Furnished with twin beds, two bedside cabinets with lamps and chest of drawers.

- En-suite comprises of a shower, wc and wash basin.


- The en-suite to bedroom one comprises of bath with separate shower, wc, wash basin and a feature well.

- There are three further en-suite bathrooms each equipped with a shower, wc and wash basin.

- First floor wc and hand basin.

Further details outdoors

- Access is on the ground level with one flight of internal stairs.

- Balcony overlooking courtyard and water fountain furnished with a table and seating for four.

- Landscaped communal rooftop gardens with 360 degree views.

- Only Grade I listed building with landscaped rooftop gardens in the country.

- Various seating areas on the rooftop and a barbeque area.

- Within a short drive to Colwell Bay and to the popular town of Yarmouth and its harbour.

- Off-street parking for two cars plus visitors parking available.

The Isle of Wight region

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


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!

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Review 1-4 of 4

24 May 2013


"Fantastic property"

We took our sons, their families and grandchildren for a week to the Well House Golden Hill Fort. It is a fantastic property which gets its name from the well in the master bathroom. The well is cover… More

24 Jan 2013


"An astounding property"

My wife and I have for several years now been enjoying self-catering holidays on the Isle of Wight, usually at the Eastern end. But this year we thought we would try the West Wight area. And aren'… More

3 Jan 2013



A Victorian fort converted into apartments, what a splendid idea. This was a lucky find on the internet via a small company who allow bookings to start on any day of the week not just Friday or Saturd… More

6 Nov 2012


"Great location, stunning views, beautiful home"

A fantastic family break over half term. The holiday home was perfect; spacious, well-equipped, light and airy - what could beat staying in an old fort for 3 young boys! Views from the beautiful roo… More

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Calendar last updated:23 Dec 2014

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