Sea View Cottage Fort Victoria
About the home
The cottage at Fort Victoria on the stunning west coast of the Isle of Wight offers a superb location for a self-catered holiday.
Whether you enjoy magnificent cliff-top walks, visiting castles and stately homes, exhilarating water sports, or simply relaxing by the sea, this stylishly refurbished Victorian cottage provides a very comfortable home from home.
Through the gate at the front of the cottage, guests can walk straight onto a network of woodland coastal paths that lead to spectacular views over the Solent, to sandy beaches, historical monuments and some great pubs and restaurants. At the rear of the cottage lies the beach, and the 150-year old Fort Victoria.
Walk, cycle, sail or motor around the island at any time of year, and there is something for all ages and all interests. There are gardens, vineyards, Roman forts, pop festivals, extreme sports competitions and plenty to entertain and excite kids of all ages.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Fort Victoria Beach, 100m|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|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 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared garden, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The cottage is one in a row of 12 Victorian cottages and has been recently refurbished to a very high standard. Guests are provided with fine bed linen and plenty of fresh towels. This cottage sleeps 4 adults very comfortably, but there is room for a child's bed in the master bedroon 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 Double bed, oak wardrobe with wooden hangers, large chest of draws and a hairdryer.
Two adult sized single beds, with views over the garden and surrounding woodland. A wonderful sunny room.
An extra childs bed is available on request.
Two double-seat leather sofas, armchair, TV & DVD player, stunning open fire, oak flooring, cosy fireplace rug, wireless broadband.
Logs and charcoal are available at extra cost.
Table and seating for 4, with full set of crockery, cutlery and glassware.
Hob oven, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, toaster, iron and board, radio and kettle. We also provide you with fresh tea towels.
Bath with shower attachment, sink and toilet. Heated towel rail.
Further details outdoors:
Off road parking
Front garden with breakfast patio area, table and chairs
Gate in the front garden opens directly into the woodland conservation area and the coastal paths
Rear sea-facing terrace with barbecue, table and chairs
Huge shared garden to the rear of the property, adjascent to Fort Victoria (http://www.fortvictoria.co.uk)
Beach to the rear of the property
The Isle of Wight region
Popular since Victorian times as a holiday resort, the Isle of Wight is known for its outstanding natural beauty and for its world-famous sailing based in Cowes.
The island has a rich history including its own brief status as a nominally independent kingdom in the fifteenth century. It was home to the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, and Queen Victoria built her much loved summer residence and final home Osborne House at East Cowes.
The island's maritime and industrial history encompasses boat building, sail making, the manufacture of flying boats, the world's first hovercraft and the testing and development of Britain's space rockets. It is home to the Isle of Wight International Jazz Festival, Bestival and the recently-revived Isle of Wight Festival, which, in 1970, was one of the largest rock music events ever held. The island has some exceptional wildlife and is also one of the richest fossil locations for dinosaurs in Europe.
The Yarmouth, Isle of Wight / Fort Victoria area
Yarmouth, a very pretty harbour town, 10-15 minutes walk along the seafront. Yarmouth is the smallest town in the UK, and also the oldest town on the Island. Yarmouth Castle, a stone artillery fortress built for Henry VIII in the mid 16th century.
Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill. Two great adventure parks for children. Robin Hill is the venue for Bestival in September.
The Needles Battery. Overlooking the Needles, one of the most rescognisable coastal features in England, the battery was built in the latter part of the 19th century to defend the Solent against France. Also the testing site for the Black Knight and Black Arrow, Britains' first space rocket.
Appledurcombe House. Kids can learn falconry at the Owl and Falconry Centre.
Carisbrooke Castle. Famous as the castle where Charles I was imprisoned before his execution.
Osbourne House. The summer home of Queen Victoria, and the place where she died
Brading Roman Villa. Fascinating excavations of a Roman villa. Great for kids, who get to dress up as Romans as they wander round the ruins.
Dimbola Lodge. The Freshwater home of Julia Margaret Cameron, the famous Victorian portrait photographer. The house is now a museum with permanent exhibitions of Cameron's work and photography of the Isle of Wight pop festival.
Fort Victoria. Home to a marine aquarium, model railway, underwater archaeology, planetarium
How to get there
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The cottage is 1m along the coast from the Yarmouth ferry terminal, which is the destination for car ferries from Lymington in the New Forest. http://www.wightlink.co.uk
The passenger ferry terminal in West Cowes is about 25 minutes away, and the car ferry terminal in East Cowes is 35 minutes away. Both terminals service routes from Southampton. http://www.redfunnel.co.uk
The terminals at Fishbourne and Ryde (services from Portsmouth) are about 45 minutes drive from the cottage. http://www.wightlink.co.uk
Activities near Yarmouth, Isle of Wight
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
01 Jan 2013
Its pretty good. Cosy stay for us but didnt do much outdoors as it rained most of the time. Open fire made up for it though!
21 Aug 2012
We had a great time in this holiday cottage. It was very well equipped and the owners left out complimentary wine and apple juice which was very well received. Also left out were dishwasher tablets,... more
18 May 2012
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.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|13 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 495||£ 95||£ 95||1 Week|
|25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 745||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Jun 13||20 Jul 13||£ 745||-||-||1 Week|
|20 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 985||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 745||-||-||1 Week|
|28 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|26 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 745||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 365||-||-||1 Week|
|21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 745||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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