Sea View Cottage Fort Victoria
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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4
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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4
Sea View Cottage is a stunning two bedroom cottage overlooking the sea at Fort Victoria, a short walk away from the pretty harbour town of Yarmouth on the west coast of the Isle of Wight.
Sandwiched between the coast on one side, and the Fort Victoria country park on the other, the cottage is situated in an idyllic and extremely peaceful setting, with plenty to do and see right on the doorstep. There are two private gardens: one at the rear which backs onto the woodlands and a network of paths on the Isle of Wight Coastal Path; and another at the front which overlooks the green at the front and the beach.
The cottage sleeps four in two bedrooms (plus one child in a put-up bed or travel cot in the master bedroom). Both the master bedroom and the living room have amazing sea views. The living room has oak flooring, leather sofas and an open wood fire. It also has a TV/DVD combo, a library of DVD films and a book library.
We never use contract cleaners; the cottage is cleaned to a very high standard by a local woman who takes great pride in making the cottage immaculate for guests. The cottage is fully equipped with everything you need for a wonderful self-catering holiday in a little corner of paradise. Free high-speed wifi internet available.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Fort Victoria Beach 100 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Southampton 15 km, Nearest railway: Lymington Pier 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The cottage has been recently refurbished to a very high standard. Guests are provided with fine bed linen and plenty of fresh towels. This cottage sleeps four adults very comfortably, and there is room for a child's bed in the master bedroom if required.
The property consists of:
Master double bedroom - Wake up and enjoy a wonderful view of the sea. This room is complete with a king-size bed, oak wardrobe with wooden hangers, large chest of draws and a hairdryer.
Twin bedroom- Two adult sized single beds, with views over the garden and surrounding woodland. A wonderful sunny room.
Living room - Two double-seat leather sofas, armchair, TV/DVD player, lovely log fire, oak flooring, DVD and book library
Dining room- Table and seating for four, with full set of crockery, cutlery and glassware.
Kitchen - Hob oven, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, toaster, iron and board, radio and kettle. We also provide you with fresh tea towels.
Bathroom - Bath with shower attachment, sink and toilet. Heated towel rail.
|Further details outdoors|
Off road dedicated parking spot
Rear private garden with table and chairs in the sunny 'breakfast area'; gate leading to woodlands and Isle of Wight coastal path
Front private garden with barbecue, teak table and chairs for evening sun and BBQ; gate leading to green and beach beyond
The Isle of Wight region
About half of the Isle of Wight has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) by Nature England, and most of this AONB can be found in the west. The coastline here provides soaring chalk cliffs and stunning panoramic views, as well as wooded creeks, long beaches and open pastures. The wildlife here is rich and diverse. There are foxes, badgers, plenty of rabbits and red squirrels in the woodlands (the Isle of Wight is famously a red squirrel sanctuary in England - one of the few places they haven't been wiped out by the American grey).
The Isle of Wight is a great place to holiday with families - as well as the great beaches, there are hundreds of attractions for kids ranging from adventure parks, to zoos and animal sanctuaries, to Roman villas and a working steam railway. For the outdoor types there are great cycle routes, sea kayaking, surfing, paragliding, coasteering, horse riding on the beach and plenty else besides. For people who love culture, art, history or gardens, there are dozens of castles, mansion houses, gorgeous villages, gardens and art studios to visit.
The immediate surrounds of the cottage are very peaceful, and yet full of adventure and wonder. There are beaches, walks, woodlands, cycle routes, nature, kids attractions, and beach-fronted cafe bars, right on the doorstep. Exit the back of the cottages and you walk straight onto the Isle of Wight coastal path, through a woodland conservation area, some stunning views of the Solent, long sandy beaches, coastal fortresses, and dramatic chalk cliffs - all part of the famous Heritage Coast here.
At the other side of the cottage is Fort Victoria beach, and a short walk along the sea front takes you to the very pretty harbour town of Yarmouth, where you can find some lovely pubs, restaurants, cafes, a castle (built by Henry VIII), the harbour of course and the only remaining wooden pier in the whole of England. Walking along the shore in the other direction takes you past Fort Victoria and all its attractions (planetarium, underwater archaeology centre, model railway and aquarium), along the remote and unspoiled beach in the nature reserve and on to the sister fortress Fort Albert.
Both forts were build in the mid 19th century to protect the Solent from the French, the so-called 'Palmerston Forts' (named after the prime minister of the time). Some parts of the old fort remain - the sea facing casements, and some old canons dotted around the car-park (unloaded). Sea View Cottage was built to be the quarters of officers stationed at the fort.
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18 May 2012
"Wonderful place to relax and unwind"
Spotted the cottage from the ferry on the crossing from Lymington (which was so easy). We had a car so only took 10 minutes to get there but it would have been possible to walk from the ferry if you were fit. Very welcoming with an unexpected gift of wine, local apple juice and shortbread that set the tone for the rest of the stay. Should not miss Osborne House if staying on the island. Nowhere too far to get to see - a little step back to an old fashioned British holiday location but with better food! New Inn in Shalfleet has wonderful fresh fish and a fabulous cream tea at Warren Farm was perfect. Take your slippers and relax at the cottage in the evening watching the boats on the water.
12 Jul 2011
"An excellent find, superb accommodation and location, will definitely be back!"
This cottage is tucked away, but we found it easily because of the detailed directions provided. The facilities were very good and the views were excellent. It's nicely placed for walkers, being right on the costal path and great views can be had of Hurst Castle and the Needles a 15 minute stroll away, with Yarmouth being a similar walk in the opposite direction. We had a really great time, even the showers in the latter half of our week did not spoil our enjoyment.
10 Jul 2011
"Easter week away"
A lovely welcoming cottage that had all the comforts of home with a fabulous setting.
A perfect place to spend a week away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
16 Jun 2011
"A classic british holiday break"
Myself, my wife and our 6-year old Springer Spaniel had a wonderful break here. Lovely cosy cottage, great sea location, and a short walk into Yarmouth town. We recommend this property without reservation
16 Jun 2011
"Practically perfect in every way!"
This is a great property if you have small children and don't wish to have to use the car every day. We visited the beach daily - a 2 mins walk from the front door. The coastal path is outside the back door and if you choose, you can walk for miles. We also walked to Yarmouth, which takes about 15 mins.
The property is light and airy, very clean, well organised and has all the amenities and facilities you require. There are a few internal steps on the ground floor, they are easily manageable but be aware if you have limited mobility or crawling children! The second bedroom is fairly small, with two single beds, but again easily manageable. The whole property is very tastefully furnished and comfortable.
This is a very peaceful location with lovely neighbours. We did the majority of our shopping before we left the mainland, so I can't comment on the shops! Petrol IS expensive, so if you're travelling over by ferry, it's definitely advisable to fill up first. There are lots of great attractions around the Island and everywhere seems to be under an hours drive away.
We loved it and are already planning our next trip back!
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