Barn | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
New to the holiday market!! Stable Cottage, set in the grounds of Afton Farmhouse, is in an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' on the west of the Isle of Wight. Awarded a 4 star rating by visit England. Afton, on the outskirts of Freshwater, is within 15 minutes walk of Freshwater Bay and is just minutes away from cycling and walking routes including Tennyson Down, the coastal path and paths along the River Yar leading to Yarmouth. Various sandy beaches are a 10 minute drive away, including Compton Bay, a popular surfing destination.
Stable Cottage is a converted stable to the Farmhouse which dates back to 1750 and was the Manor Farm to nearby Afton Manor. It has been furnished carefully to provide modern, comfortable accommodation to sleep 6 people in three bedrooms. Many of the original beams are exposed while there are also attractive tiles and wooden flooring. The main living area is open-plan, with a modern kitchen which includes; a dishwasher, washing machine and fridge freezer with a 5 ring stainless steel gas cooker. The dining table is located centrally while the sitting room area has two lovely leather sofas and a television/DVD player. Three steps lead down to the other rooms. There are three bedrooms, the first of which has a double bed and a fully tiled en-suite shower room with a W.C. A large built-in cupboard in the hall way provides storage space and the second bedroom has two single beds. The main part-tile bathroom includes a shower while the third bedroom provides another double bed. Free WiFi internet and central heating/electricity are included. Toys, books and games are also available.
The living area has double doors to the exterior where the property has private use of a patio area with lovely garden furniture for 6. There is a large grassy paddock area with a trampoline with shared use by the owner. There are lovely views to be enjoyed of the surrounding hills and fields. There is guest parking for two vehicles and direct access to a pavement from which the numerous footpaths and bridleways can be accessed. Shops, cafes and pubs including good-sized supermarkets, are available in Freshwater, a 15-20 minute walk away. A golf course is a 5-10 minute walk
All bedding is included, as are hand towels. Both bath towels and beach towels are available for a small fee, as is a travel cot and high chair.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Freshwater Bay 15 min walk|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Southampton, Bournemouth or Gatwick, Nearest railway: Lymington, Southampton or Portsmouth|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Trampoline|
The Isle of Wight region
The Isle of Wight has long been a popular tourist destination, indeed it is famous for being Queen Victoria's favourite escape from London. Visitors can still enjoy Osborne house as well as Carisbrooke Castle and other historic attractions. Most visitors enjoy a trip to the many beaches around the Island, small coves, long sandy beaches - something for everyone. The idyllic thatched villages and rural nature of the Island make you feel that a trip to the Island is like stepping back in time. To keep the family entertained there are numerous attractions on the Isle of Wight, theme parks, Zoos, a steam railway amongst others. Things to do can be booked at a discount via www.islebookit.com. The ferry journey across the Solent makes the perfect start to a holiday, young children find it particularly exciting. The Isle of Wight is working to become an EcoIsland by encouraging sustainable initiatives. You will definitely enjoy your visit.
Afton is a small hamlet on the outskirts of Freshwater - itself officially a village. The West Wight is a beautiful, rural landscape famous as being the favourite haunt of Tennyson the poet, sailing at Yarmouth and of course the Needles at Alum Bay. Relax in a converted barn from where you can enjoy long and dramatic walks, cycling, sailing, adventure activities as well as trips to numerous attractions, beaches and historic sites. We are situated almost directly on the key bridleways and walking routes that are used for the walking festivals. Afton Farmhouse was the location for the original Isle of Wight festivals of the 1960s/70s. Nearby Compton Bay is the favourite beach for locals and has the best surf for body boarding or surfing.