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Sea View Cottage Fort Victoria Cottage
- 2 bedrooms
- 4 sleeps
- min stay varies
Sea View Cottage Fort Victoria
- 2 bedrooms
- 4 sleeps
- min stay varies
Description from owner
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
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.
Location description from owner
The England 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.
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 0.1 km
- Child friendly
- Car not necessary
- Ask about pets
- Private garden
- Great for children of all ages
- Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King Bed
Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
- 1 Family bathroom
- Wi-Fi available
- Shared garden
- Private garden
- Sea view
- Internet access
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- DVD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 12 Aug 2016
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 09 Dec 2008. Located in Yarmouth, it has 41 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £395 to £985.
The Owner has a response rate of 85% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 12 Aug 2016.
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– based on 41 reviews
- Very Good
“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.
“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.
“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. Loved it.
“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
“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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