House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Recently modernised and equipped to a high standard, the open plan house has underfloor heating to the ground floor and radiators upstairs provide comfortable accommodation in 5 well-proportioned bedrooms. Set on three levels Highfield takes full advantage of its enviable rural location. The entrance at the middle level brings you to the centre of the house with a wide glass sided staircase taking you up to the first floor or down three steps to the main reception area.
The spacious lounge and dining room area provides plenty of room for ten people to dine and relax in comfort. You can enjoy TV with our new freetime digital satelite recorder, including BBC Iplayer, or a film from our DVD library, have some fun playing a tune on our baby grand piano, or sit by the wood burning stove on a winter night. You can surf the internet on our wifi, listen to your favourite CD or Ipod on our mini hifi, or simply relax and enjoy the views across open farmland to Tennyson Down from the large south facing windows, which flood the room with sunlight.
French doors lead from the lounge and kitchen into the adjacent high ceilinged conservatory with another dining table and large L shaped settee and seating. Plenty of space for all to sit and enjoy the sun even on a cold day. The conservatory has double doors out to a decked area and the garden with a large picnic table that will accommodate ten people. A charcoal barbecue is available for cooking on warm summer days and nights. For rainy days we have a small pool table and a table tennis table in the garage to keep you entertained.
A further set of doors lead from the conservatory to the luxury kitchen. The central feature is a large island unit with an induction hob and hood over, a range of tall units incorporate the fridge/freezer, pull-out larder, built-in microwave and electric oven, and a long u-shaped worktop provides plenty of workspace, with a built in dishwasher and sink unit under the kitchen window which overlooks then next door field. A door leads through to a utility room with washing a machine, condensing dryer, and access to the garden and clothes line.
As you enter the house you come into the main hall with its impressive open tread oak and glass sided staircase that takes you up to the large galleried landing overlooking the lounge with a library area with plenty of books, dvds, and local tourist information. Leading off the inner hall is a twin bedroom with ensuite shower and basin, a double bedroom with ensuite shower, basin and toilet, and a separate cloakroom with toilet and washbasin. A further twin room is just three steps down at lounge level just off the main dining area. The staircase takes you up to the large galleried landing. On this level there is a third twin bedroom with views towards Tennyson Down, the newly fitted family bathroom which has a bath with a separate overhead shower and toilet, and next to this is the generously proportioned master bedroom. This delightful room has its own ensuite with a large walk-in shower, basin and toilet. The morning sun shines through the window overlooking the adjacent countryside, and a set of French doors open onto a balcony overlooking theupper part of the conservatory, a wrought iron spiral staircase taking you down to the ground floor.
Highfield is a contemporary split level detached property with glorious views over the beautiful West Wight countryside. The small rural village of Wellow ispicture just three miles from the historic town of Yarmouth with its popular harbour, shops, pubs, restaurants and ferry to the mainland. Facing south on elevated ground, with a field on one side and a footpath on the other, the house is spacious, bright and sunny, perfect for a restful and relaxing holiday.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Southampton, Nearest railway: Lymington Pier|
|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
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Further details outdoors|
The gardens have south sloping terraced grassed areas with views across farmland to the distant downs running along the south coast of the island, there are lots of trees and shrubs round the boundary with fencing and gates to the main entrance. There is a decked area outside the conservatory, making the most of the southern sunny aspect and the downland views. A large picnic table accommodates all ten guests and a barbecue is provided for cooking and eating in the sunshine. Five cars can be parked in the drive leading up to the house.
The Isle of Wight region
The Isle of Wight is a special destination for visitors all year round. There are numerous holiday attractions during the summer months for every taste and every age.
The world famous yachting centre at Cowes or the historic town of Yarmouth provide lots of opportunities to enjoy activities on the water, and the beautiful unspoilt downs of the heritage coast from the Needles to Niton offer unique walking and cycling opportunities at any time of year.
Yarmouth, Isle of Wight
Wellow is a quiet village three miles from Yarmouth and two miles from Shalfleet and the Newtown nature reserve. There is a great family pub just a mile away, the Hamstead trail footpath runs by the side of the house, and some lovely beaches at Brook and Compton ten minutes drive away.
Yarmouth has three pubs and several restaurants, the annual Old Gaffers festival (referring to the boats taking part) is a weekend not to be missed, when the whole town is in party mood.
This area of the island offers a multitude of outdoor activities, the Hamstead Trail, next to the house, is a footpath leading directly to the south coast over Tennyson Down and in the other direction to the wonderful National Nature reserve of Newtown providing access in both directions to a network of footpaths and cycle routes which cross the island. There are a number of good beaches around the West Wight; our favourites are at Compton, popular with surfers on the south coast, and Totland beach, which has a restaurant overlooking the beach. Yarmouth is the a very popular boating centre, offering safe sailing and kayaking on the river Yar for novices, fishing trips, sailing and high speed rib rides from the main harbour.
Freshwater is within a 15 minute drive and this has a variety of shops and a small supermarket. The lovely coastal town and renowned sailing centre of Yarmouth is within 5 minutes drive and this has an excellent range of restaurants as well as a small historic castle. There is plenty of off road parking for visitors cars.
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22 Jul 2014
"Fantastic house and location"
My wife and family (triplet 11 year old girls) loved this property, The house is large and very comfortable, well equipped and has the space and facilities to allow us to entertain friends and family… More
8 Jun 2014
"No one wanted to go home, enjoyed by All."
Lovely Large house, six adults and 4 & 2 year old, no one got in any ones way. No queuing for a bathroom. Large kitchen with more than everything you need. We had great weather to enjoy the lovely pat… More
20 May 2014
"An amazing sun-filled weekend !"
We had an amazing time at Highfield for the early May Bank Holiday weekend. The house was even better than I had expected. The owner came and met us as we arrived, I was surprised by fresh flowers … More
4 May 2014
"The perfect house for a holiday with a large family"
We spent a long weekend at Highfield with our extended family in April. As we need 5 bedrooms for our party, there are not many holiday homes that we can fit into. Highfield offered us the space we … More
3 Jan 2014
"A Christmas to remember!"
What a fantastic family Christmas we had staying here. The house was perfect, spacious and spotlessly clean. The Christmas decorations were very tasteful and there was plenty of equipment in the kitch… More
2 Dec 2013
"Beautiful house - wanted to move in!"
Highfield is an absolutely beautiful house; we stayed here for a weekend, for my birthday celebrations and would not hesitate to go back for a second visit. The owner - who was a lovely lady - met us … More
14 Oct 2013
"Great house with loads of space"
We recently stayed in Highfield as a group of 10 (6 adults and 4 children). The house was perfect for our requirements. Lots of space, inside and out, for kids to roam around. Fantastic kitchen, huge … More
30 Aug 2013
We arrived on a rainy saturday to a warm, friendly welcome from the owner.3 generations travelled together and all or us enjoyed the peaceful location and spacious home. The children especially enj… More
16 Aug 2013
We are currently enjoying our last night at Highfield after a week here. It is an absolutely wonderful home, spotlessly clean & has everything you need.There is a pool table & table tennis table in th… More
14 Jul 2013
"Lovely location, first class accommodation, friendly and helpful owner"
Beautiful house on the west of the Isle of Wight, well located for beaches, walking, sight-seeing and eating! We spent a wonderful week there. The owner was very helpful and knowledgeable in answering… More
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