Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Bay Side is located right on the beach with glorious panoramic sea views. Quiet and peaceful but with easy access to 3 local restaurants/pubs, tea room, bus stop, golf course, shops, Leisure Centre and of course the beach for sunbathing, swimming and water sports.
Our apartment is rated 5-star by Visit Britain and boasts a large, bright and spacious living/dining room, with direct sea views, beautifully and comfortably furnished and even a modern fireplace for those chillier evenings.. There is a well-equipped modern kitchen with dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, electric oven, gas hob etc. The master bedroom has a 5ft bed and en-suite shower room and the 2nd bedroom is a double with an adjoining bathroom. The large private, covered terrace overlooks the sea and is furnished with table and chairs/loungers perfect for alfresco dining. There is direct access from the terrace down steps to the
beach, sea and Bay. Ideal for 2 couples sharing or families, with plenty to see and do during your stay and perfect for walkers, golfers, cyclists and those just wanting a lazy holiday or a romantic break! An ideal seaside retreat for couples.
Why not book a Spring or autumn break when the Island weather is very mild and you can enjoy the Island at its prettiest and when it is less busy. Even if the weather is not kind you can sit indoors and watch the windsurfers making the most of the waves rolling into the bay or take a bracing walk along the beach and the coastal path.. Book early to avoid disappointment for summer 2015 - enquire now!
Never been to the Island before? You don't know what you are missing. Just a short easy-to-book ferry ride away you will find a laid-back Island, breathtaking scenery, wonderful restaurants and an unforgettable experience.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Freshwater Bay 100 m|
|Will consider||House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Southampton 20 km, Nearest railway: Lymington 5 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
Bay Side is in a luxury apartment block in a stunning beachfront location. The apartment is ground floor and there are stunning sea views from all areas of the living/dining room and you can sit with the french doors open listening to the sound of the waves on the beach. The apartment is modern bright and spacious and has a tiled floor throughout. It has been furnished with quality furniture, beds, rugs, curtains, sofas so as to be comfortable but stylish. A modern fireplace gives extra warmth in winter and there is a very efficient central heating system for colder months and plenty of hot water for baths and showers.
From the communal hallway the front door of the apartment opens onto a spacious hallway decorated with seaside pictures. To the right is the inner hallway with doors to the two bedrooms and bathroom.
Bedroom One has an en-suite shower room with shower, wc, basin, and cabinet. The bedroom is spacious and furnished with a high-quality 5ft bed, 2 built-in wardrobes, a free-standing wardrobe, chest of drawers, two bedside tables and lamps, dressing table, 2 mirrors and chair. It is decorated with quality pictures and rugs.
Bedroom Two is a double room with an adjoining bathroom with bath, mixer tap, basin, wc and cabinet. The bedroom has a 4'6" quality bed with a wardrobe, drawers, bedside table, lights and mirror.
All bed linen and towels are provided.
The living/dining room is a large sunny and bright south-facing room with french doors directly onto the terrace overlooking the sea - with direct sea views over the Bay. Furnished with 2 3-seater excellent quality comfortable leather sofas (with recliner) and cushions ideal to lounge whilst watching the waves roll in. There is a coffee table, TV display unit (with TV, video, CD, DVD, and Ipod docking), modern lighting to ensure you can read, watch TV or just chill-out in comfort.
The dining area has a quality table and four chairs from which you can dine whilst looking directly out to sea. A french dresser provides storage for the many books, games, magazines and CDs, DVSs, jigsaws provided. WI FI is included.
The fully-equipped kitchen has a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, electric oven and extractor, gas hob, washer/dryer and plenty of crockery and dishes for anyone wanting to cook. There are 3 restaurants, and tea rooms within a couple of minutes walk - and also a fish and chip shop, and chinese takeaway within a couple of minutes drive for those who do not wish to cook!
This is my own holiday home (not just a 'holiday let') so is decorated and furnished to high standard with comfort a top priority.
|Further details outdoors|
Outdoor covered terrace overlooking the sea and beach with delightful Bay views furnished with dining table and chairs/loungers perfect for alfresco dining. There is also outside lighting so the evening can be enjoyed outside for longer. Enjoy a glass of wine here and watch the sun go down over the sea and the reflection of the moon and stars dancing on the water.
Adjoining the terrace is an area of grass and private steps onto the beach.
There is a allocated parking bay on site and a pay and display car park nearby as well as freely available on-road parking.
The location is as near to the sea as you can be without getting wet!
Maximum of four people only.
Short breaks available November - end March.
Not suitable children under 10 years.
Sorry I cannot accept pets at the property
Bookings now being taken for 2015 and autumn/winter 2014.
Customer service is all important to me and I will respond to all enquiries quickly with a personal response to your questions etc and not an immediate computer-generated 'book-now' or 'your email was read' response. The 'response rate' is reflective of the fact that your enquiry will be answered personally by me (the owner) and not by a computer or booking system.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask and if you would like information about suitability for guests with particular mobility difficulties I will be happy to provide more information.
The Isle of Wight region
The Isle of Wight lies off the South Coast of England and is reached by ferry from Lymington, Southampton and Portsmouth. The Island is renowned for its jurassic coastline, Its laid-back atmosphere "like going back to the 50s", and its links with Queen Victoria, who spent her summers at Osborne House on the Island and is very popular with those seeking a relaxed old-fashioned holiday.
Only 23 miles by 13 miles and a short sea crossing from the Mainland the Island has a unique atmosphere and is full of old world charm.
Visit unspoilt villages, fine seaside resorts, walk beautiful coastal scenery, eat locally caught seafood.
Explore the island's varied places of historial interest - the dinosaur excavation sites dating back 120 million years, the Roman Villas at Newport and Brading, Carisbrooke Castle where Charles 1 was imprisoned and of course, the magnificent Osborne House the favourite country home and retreat of Queen Victoria. Steam enthusiasts will love to travel on the steam railway at Havenstreet. Many well-known literary and artistic figures have lived on or visited the island including Julia Margaret Cameron, Joseph Turner, Tennyson, Keats, J.B. Priestly and Dickens who wrote part of David Copperfield in Bonchurch. And don't forget to visit the famous Needles and the famous yachting mecca of West Cowes.
Freshwater Bay is located on the 'dinosaur' coast and adjacent to Tennysons Down, yet only a 15 min drive to
Newport the island's capital. The apartment offers some of the most dramatic views on the island and is only a par 4 from Freshwater Golf Club (where you can 'pay and play') . Freshwater Bay is the iconic photograph used on most Island calendars and the wonderful coast road down towards the Bay has featured in countless films and TV broadcasts.
The seafront location is perfect for all sea sports including swimming in the Bay, scuba, snokelling, windsurfing and fishing. Sightseeing and fishing boat trips are also available at nearby Yarmouth Harbour. Two Hotels with bars open to the public are within 2 mins walk of the apartment and there is also a tea room for light lunches and snacks just across the road. A post office and shop are within a short walk and a larger supermarket is within a mile in the town of Freshwater. Farringford Manor (former home of the renowned poet Sir Alfred Lord Tennyson) is within walking distance and the afternoon tea there is lovely. The cafe at Dimbola Lodge in the Bay offers a good selection of vegetarian lunches.
The Lifeboat station is adjacent to the apartment block (with the boat launching for practice every Wednesday evening and Sunday morning). The shop attached to the Lifeboat station sells ice creams, sweets, books, toys, postcards etc.
Board the open top bus in the Bay for a tour around the Island - you can get on and off where you want and arrive back in the Bay later in the day - a good way to see the major attractions without having to get the car out.
Walkers have the magnificent Tennysons Way on the doorstep and even the most reluctant walker can wander along the clifftop path to see the famous Tennyson's Monument. If you love golf - bring your clubs - just across the road from the apartment is the magnificent Freshwater Bay Golf Club - terrific views.
The town of Freshwater with its shops, Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool is about a mile away. Yarmouth is only 7 minute drive away and of course all of the Island is accessible by bus or car.
Dimbola Lodge, the former home of the pioneer Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron, is located in Freshwater Bay. This is where you can see the statue erected in honour of Jimi Hendrix and dine in their wonderful cafe - a must for vegetarians Other places of interest within walking distance are the Afton Marshes Nature Trail, the National Trust walks along the cliffs, and the long unspoilt beaches which are popular with fossil hunters and surfers.
There are many and varied Festivals which take place on the IOW, a few of which in 2014 are:
May Yarmouth Mayfest, May Walk the Wight Walking Festival, June Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival (a must-see), June IOW Pop Festival, June Round The Island Yacht Race (watch from our window/terrace), August Cowes Week (world famous), August The Garlic Festival, September Bestival, September IOW Cycling Festival, October Autumn Walking Festival
There are lots of places of interest around the Island. 'Must-sees' include Osborne House, Dimbola Lodge, Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Yarmouth Harbour, the Dinosaur Museum, Carisbrooke Castle, IOW Pearl, IOW Glass, Godshill miniature villiage, the IOW Zoo (famous for Wight Tigers as shown on TV programme) and the famous "Winkle Street".
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22 Feb 2014
"Nicely set up unit, right on the beach."
We were impressed by this unit. It was right next to the beach, with lovely views onto the water. Freshwater Bay is a little bit away from the bigger towns but shops and restaurants were in reach by… More
24 Dec 2013
"Amazing apartment ,amazing location!"
A really nice place to stay,spotlessly clean, very well equipped.Very quiet in November,but plenty of good pubs nearby serving good food and excellent local ales.The location right on the beach is per… More
27 Feb 2013
This is a fantastic apartment in a really wonderful location. I think it was the best appointed apartment we've ever stayed in - and we've stayed in a few. Everything was well done (stylishly too), and everything worked. But the appointment of the apartment isn't half of it. Look through the living room's patio doors and there, with only a very few yards of short grass in between, is the sea: the apartment is almost on the beach. The sea is just a constant restful presence during a stay, if the sea's not too rough - and just fun if it is.
From the apartment there are easy but invigorating walks each way. Across the beach to the west the Needles are three and a half miles away over Tennyson Down. To the east is another nice walk up a gentle hill over Afton golf course.
There are great pubs just near, and a short drive will take you to anywhere on the western side of the island.
18 Oct 2011
"A sea view to die for"
Whatever your age, when you race through the rooms to see the view from the lounge - sky, sea, chalk cliffs - this really is a "Wow! factor place to stay!
The accommodation itself is immaculate, very clean and well-appointed, with a fully-equipped kitchen if you want to self-cater, but excellent cafes, restaurants and pubs nearby to dine out (the Red Lion in Freshwater itself is a must and it's worth booking in advance). The walk to Tennyson Mount (and beyond, to the Needles and Alum Bay - as we did) is worth the effort.
In October we had 22 degrees to sit out on the porch in shorts and t-shirts and fished in the bay (no luck, so will just have to go again). Would we recommend it? Well. it's our second visit and we'll go back again, so no question.
Thanks again Lesley!
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