Beach Cottage Fort Victoria
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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Charming Coastguard cottage situated at Fort Victoria Country Park near Yarmouth and Freshwater on the picturesque West coast of the Isle of Wight. stunning sea views across the Solent. The recently refurbished seaside cottage offers an excellent base for a self catering holiday with its easy access to the coastal path at the rear of the property and the local beaches at the front of the property.
The Coastguard cottage and its location have to be experienced to be believed. Set in a quiet and peacful location at Fort Victoria. Wake up to magnificent views across the Solent, and in the evening admire the beautiful sunsets over Hurst Point. The country park setting around the cottage offers a myriad of short walks through woodland paths. Take a walk along the sea front to Yarmouth, or stop at the harbour and catch the water taxi. For the more adventurous, continue the walk at the front of the property, along the coastal path to Totland Bay, the famous Alum bay and the Needles, and along to Tennyson Down.
The Isle of Wight has something for everyone...... all year round. walking, cycling, water sports,horse riding, and lots of entertainment for children, whatever the weather. The West Wight has some excellent beaches and stunning vistas. Excellent restaurants can be found to suit all tastes.
Built in 1850's, the coastguard cottages were originally designed to house officers stationed at Fort Victoria. The external walls are 15" thick, and were designed to withstand the vibrations from the cannons located at the fort. The maritime museum at Fort Victoria and the Needles battery at Alum Bay have lots of information.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 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, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
This Victorian cottage in set in a row of twelve cottages facing the solent . We provide our guests with freshly made up beds and towels. The cottage has been decorated and furnished to a high standard,it sleeps 4 adults comfortably, and their is a sofa bed for additional guests. A child's travel cot is available upon request which fits easily into the main bedroom.
The property consists of:
Master double bedroom
This room has magnificent sea views, and is complete with a kingsize bed, bespoke oak wardrobe with large oak bespoke chest of draws, bespoke oak bedside cabinets,and a hairdryer.
A child's travel cot is available on request.
Two bespoke oak single beds, with views over the rear garden and woodland.You will wake to the sun streaming in to this room. Large chest of drawers, bed side cabinet with drawers.
Laura Ashley 2 seater bed settee (with deep mattress) and matching armchair, two leather armchairs with foot stools, TV with freeview & built in DVD, CD player, Logic3 ipod player, stunning fireplace with enclosed inset stove, carpet, two oak stools.
Bespoke oak table and seating for 6, bespoke wall mouted display cabinet .
Hob. fan assisted oven,microwave oven, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, toaster, iron and iron board, kettle, all the kitchen utensil you may need. We also provide you with fresh tea towels. Bin bag and dishwater tablets are provided.
Bath with thermostatic shower, sink and toilet. Heated towel rail.
|Further details outdoors|
Off road parking
Rear garden with wooden bench for morning coffee, breakfast patio area, table and 4 chairs to catch the early morning sun.
To rear of the property there is access to the woodland walks/coastal path
Front terrace with large barbecue, large round table and 8 chairs,with sea views
Football pitch size, private shared garden to the front of the property, adjacent to Fort Victoria
Beach to the front 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.
Yarmouth, Isle of Wight
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
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6 Jul 2014
The cottage was almost as it appeared in the photographs although it looks like the back terrace with the Summer house is completely enclosed, however it is not - it is across a path that is accessibl… More
16 Jun 2014
"Sea views !"
Very clean,comfortable and well equipped cottage in a great location .Sea views to wake up to from the master bedroom and lounge.Local cafe Verdi at Fort Victoria good for breakfast and about 15 mins … More
4 Jun 2014
Lovely cosy cottage. Well equipped and clean. Great views across the Solent . Location is perfect , great woodland and beach walks and easy access to Yarmouth. Made to feel very welcome, when we arri… More
27 May 2014
"comfortable, well equipt, cosy cottage."
4 adults, one 2yr old and 2 dogs. we had a lovely week. good for touring the island or relaxing watching the boats and activities on the water or watching the bunnies, from the front/back of the cotta… More
12 May 2014
After reading previous reviews we had high hopes for this cottage. We have stayed in many similar properties throughout the UK so our expectations were not unrealistic. Firstly, the good points - the … More
In such a fabulous location, with so much outdoor space on the doorstep, this is a welcome opportunity for most of our guests to get their families away from the TV and outside playing in the fresh air in a safe and secure environment. This is why we have configured the living room furniture to be facing each other, and not lined up facing the TV. We appreciate this doesn't suit everyone's behaviour on holiday.
We certainly do provide logs and kindling wood, firelighters and matches for our guests, but we don't do this (for lots of reasons) during the summer months. May is, I'm afraid, past the cut off point for this service.
Our welcome packs are emailed to our guests, as many of our guests prefer to know what to do and where to go well before their holiday. Also, some of our recommendations need to be booked in advance. However, in future we will print out a copy of the welcome pack and leave it in the cottage as a back up.
Thank you for noticing that the cottage was very clean. Unlike most holiday rentals we do not use contract cleaners. We use a local housekeeper who takes enormous pride in preparing the cottage spotlessly clean during every turnaround. I once caught her removing the powder tray from the washing machine and cleaning it with a toothbrush! We are not exactly sure what is meant by the sofa being 'past it's comfortable best', because it is professionally cleaned regularly. But if it is in any way broken or stained it will be removed and replaced immediately.
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25 Mar 2014
Lovely location, very well equipped cottage which, with the log fire for the evenings became a cosy and relaxing short break.… More
12 Nov 2013
"A very high spec. cottage."
Beach Cottage enjoys a superb and quiet location at Fort Victoria, overlooking the Solent, towards Lymington. As the title suggests it is comfortably furnished and fitted out to a very high specifica… More
12 Nov 2013
This cottage was exactly what we were looking for. Clean and tidy and most important, quiet.We had everything that we needed with the bonus of lovely views.We would recommend and are hoping to go back… More
10 Nov 2013
A lovely cottage in a lovely spot of the island - clean with great facilities and panoramic sea views, the only negative is that you may not want to leave.… More
1 Jan 2013
"Got away from it all"
A great gem of a cottage on the quieter ( better) side of the Island. great views over the Solent to the mainland. very clean cottage furnished to a high spec. nice welcoming touches, like wine and… More
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