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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
SPRINGSIDE self catering holiday cottage, Whippingham, Isle of Wight is a quality holiday cottage set in beautiful gardens with a lovely heated swimming pool for shared use with adjacent cabin (2 adults) and the owners.
Built for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in the 1840s, to accommodate some of their staff, the cottage has recently been extensively restored and sympathetically modernised to provide a perfect well equipped holiday cottage.
The cottage offers two bedrooms one with ensuite and main bathroom upstairs and good size lounge, kitchen and ground floor toilet.
Outside there is a huge garden with alfresco dining area and garden furniture around the shared heated swimming pool.(shared with the owners and adjacent cabin which sleeps 2 adults.)
Fantastic countryside views and surrounded by open farmland which is complemented by the frequent visits from the red squirrels, pheasants and ducks.
Springside has a south facing garden which is a real sun-trap.
The country style kitchen/diner has a brick tile floor likely originating from Queen Victoria's own brickyard which was situated at Whippingham, it is well equipped with washing machine,dish-washer, fridge,freezer,electric cooker and microwave.
There is ample crockery and utensils etc for five persons. dining table and chairs, the benefits of a double sided log burner adds to the country kitchen style.
The furnishings, carpets, decorations and appointments are of excellent quality, and meet safety standards.
The cottage is centrally heated throughout, and all fuel and electricity is included in the rent, as is all linen, towels and logs for the burner not included.
Including unlimited Wi Fi and Freesat TV
The swimming pool is heated between May to September.
The cottage and facilities are for the use of the guests on the booking form.
Sorry no pets.
Check in time 3pm onwards
Check out time 10am
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||east Cowes 3 km|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Southampton 15 km, Nearest railway: Southampton 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated), Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Shared outdoor pool (heated), Private garden, Shared garden|
About this location
The Isle of Wight region
The Isle of Wight is located in the English Channel just off the mainland of England and can be reached from the ferry ports of Southampton, Portsmouth and Lymington. It is one of the sunniest parts of the UK and popular with holiday makers. In recent years many festivals and events have proved popular. Sailing and family holidays have been the tradition, but now include walking, cycling and music festivals, to name but a few.
Visit the many Island attractions, enjoy the sandy beaches, walk the downs.
Whippingham is the nearest small village and boasts a wonderful riverside pub and St Mildred's, Queen Victoria's local church when in residence at Osborne house. Whippingham has good conections to all parts of the Island. For walkers and cyclists there are various routes available on paths and smaller roads. The nearest town is East Cowes, 2km approx. with a range of shops including a large supermarket. Taking the chain ferry across the River Medina from East Cowes brings to the centre of sailing, Cowes. You will find a pretty high street with boutiques, and many eating and drinking opportunities. The Isle of Wight is about 30 miles wide, so you are never going to be far from home. There are good beaches, interesting places to visit and if you come for only one week you will have to return to finish your tour!
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30 Oct 2014
"Lovely cottage and pool - even in October"
A really lovely cottage with a fantastic garden and pool. The pool was still warm in October and was pleasant to be in. The owners were helpful and happy to help. We enjoyed seeing the red squirrels t… More
11 Oct 2014
"Perfect little hidden gem"
We are a family of four, 2 adults 2 teenage daughters. This place was perfect. Owners are fantastic. We had a wonderful week wished we had booked a fortnight. Pool us very well maintained and alwa… More
14 Sep 2014
"Beautiful, clean & comfortable."
The owners were so accommodating, they gave us help to find places to see, eat & enjoy, they were on hand if we needed them. The cottage was spacious, & comfortable, we had everything we needed. The p… More
10 Aug 2014
"A relaxed and superbly comfortable week on the gorgeous Isle of Wight."
I am vaguely hesitant to say what a simply lovely time we had at Springside in case 'our little discovery' becomes too well known! The cottage is cosy and so comfortable. The pool is warm an… More
11 Jul 2014
"what a lovely cottage"
We had just a week here and not only is the cottage comfortable and clean, the location is perfect. The owners were very friendly, offering us any assistance should we wish, but not pushy. The pool wa… More
17 Sep 2013
This is a real hidden gem, as are the the owners! From start to finish they made us feel most welcome and nothing was too much trouble for them. The cottage was absolutely delightful and the 30ft. swimming pool was immaculately clean and warm and a definite added bonus. The accommodation is spacious, comfortable and well appointed (we ALL enjoyed the electric reclining chairs!). We were fortunate enough to have been able to extend our stay by one extra night but I can honestly say that none of us wanted to leave! We are all longing to return soon!
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