Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This pretty two bedroom cottage enjoys a wealth of character and charm and has been tastefully furnished to provide comfortable accommodation for up to four people. Benifits include sea view and situated in a quiet pedestrian lane.
The original part of the cottage was built circa 1650 and extended during the 1990's. Owing to the age of the cottage, head height under the 2 beams in the sitting room is reduced to less than 2 metres.
Bay Cottage is situated in a quiet pedestrian lane within a short walking distance (400 mtrs. max.) of all the amenities of the historic and picturesque harbour town of Yarmouth.
Packed with maritime history, this pretty harbour town offers a varied choice of pubs, restaurants and cafes and is home to many yachts and pleasure craft. A great vantage point to appreciate the town, harbour and unspoilt coastline is Yarmouth's Victorian pier, which dates back to 1876 and is 700ft long.
Henry VIII built Yarmouth Castle as coastal defence and the Town Hall rebuilt in 1764 stands in the Square once used as a meat market until 1888. St.James Church (c1614) contains a fine white marble statue of Sir Robert Holmes, Governor of the Island in the late part of the 17th century.
Being so conveniently located, those seeking peace and quiet with miles of coastline and countryside in which to enjoy, Yarmouth is an ideal all year round resort. With the Yarmouth to Lymington car and passenger ferry docking in the harbour, holidaying with or without a car is easy. Places of interest and of outstanding natural beauty include The Needles, Alum Bay with its coloured sands, chair lift and Pleasure Park, Tennyson Down and the Yar Estuary.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Isle of Wight region
The West of the Isle of Wight is an area of outstanding natural beauty show casing the Island's iconic feature, the Needles. The dramatic and unspoilt coastline of the West Wight is very popular with walkers, bird watchers, nature lovers and those seeking a quiet, tranquil environment in which stay.
You must visit
Compton Bay's long sandy beach spanning the south west is non-commercialised and unspoilt and a popular spot for surfing, great family fun days out and for fascinating fossil finding. On the north west side sailors love to moor their boats in the safe harbour and step ashore to enjoy the old world charm of Yarmouth, with its variety of shops, superb pubs and restaurants and the 700 foot long pier boasting the splendour of the Victorian era.
Yarmouth Castle, Isle of Wight provides a magnificent picnic spot, with views over the Solent for a lovely relaxing family day by the sea. The Needles Park Chairlift continues to be a firm favourite with, the views are truly spectacular from the picturesque Needles Rocks and lighthouse to the multi-coloured sand cliffs, also look out for the marvellous turquoise colour of the sea.
Freshwater Bay golf course is one of the most spectacular courses in the UK. Set on the downlands overlooking the English Channel, this seaside links style course is 5,725 yards long, par 68 which provides a challenge for golfers of all abilities. Visitors are most welcome. Calbourne Water Mill, set in 10 acres of stunning rural landscape contains one of the oldest working water mills in the country, dating back to the Domesday Book. A great day out for all the family.
Yarmouth, Isle of Wight
The Tennyson Trail is a 15 mile walk from Carisbrooke Castle to The Needles. The route follows across Bowcombe Down, through Brighstone Forest, across Mottistone Down, Brook Down & Afton Down to Freshwater Bay, then onto Tennyson Down & across West High Down to Alum Bay. The name of the trail comes from poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, a former resident of the Isle of Wight. There are several points of interest along the walk, including The Tennyson Monument on Tennyson Down and the spectacular view of The Needles.
Places to eat
Spoilt for choice, from the opulence of the George Hotel in Yarmouth to fish and chips with fantastic view from Totland pier. Together with a good a selection of cafes and pubs all pallets and budgets can be catered for.