from £75 / night help Price for guests, Nights

Beach Cottage Fort Victoria – Home 88355 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Beach Cottage Fort Victoria – Home 88355

Very Good Very Good – based on 32 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Charming coastguard cottage situated at Fort Victoria Country Park near Yarmouth and Freshwater on the picturesque West coast of the Isle of Wight. enjoying 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 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

Charming coastguard cottage situated at Fort Victoria Country Park near Yarmouth and Freshwater on the picturesque West coast of the Isle of Wight. enjoying 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 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.

Location description from owner

The England 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

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

More Less

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

More Less

Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

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.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
View Policy

About the owner

Mark S
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated::
25 Mar 2017
Years listed:
8
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 24 Apr 2009. Located in Isle of Wight, it has 32 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £395 to £1245.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Mar 2017.

Map

Map and how to get there

Map

Guest reviews

Very Good – based on 32 reviews Very Good
32 reviews

Write a review

Excellent
23
Very Good
7
Average
1
Poor
1
Terrible
0
Write a review

“Excellent accommodation - location and local people”

Reviewed 10 Jul 2016

Good walks at rear and front of the property on this dog friendly island. Property overlooks the sea with fenced green area (for Victoria cottages residents) where rabbits and children can play. In this area dogs must be on a lead for safety and hygiene reasons. Very short walk through this green takes you to the sea where dogs can wander freely. Walk to the left and beach is okay for sandcastles but nowhere is safe for swimming. Only two of us, plus dog, but cottage would comfortably house 4 adults. Very smart, clean and quiet. Only small fenced front garden if your dog is an escape artist but the wood at back has good trails that lead to view of Needles and eventually coastal path. We love the area and cottage .... BUT don't expect to find supermarkets in good supply. However there is a Co op in Freshwater. 15 mins walk into Yarmouth good for eating and tourism but quite small.

“fabulous location”

Reviewed 6 Oct 2011

Within walking (coastal walk) distance of the lovely town of Yarmouth with its charming shops, pubs and restaurant the cottage is an ideal place to stay. Would definately recommend Saltys Restaurant and the one next to it overlooking the harbour and Gossip Cafe for local Minghella ice cream! Fort Victoria is an area which has the most wonderful views (you can see Lymington from the cottage window!) and the accommodation is furnished with everything you could want including wifi. The town of Ventnor has a great quirky charm to it, and the coastal path from there to Bonchurch is just lovely. We wre very fortunate to end the weeks stay with a fabulous musical show at the lovely old Shanklin Theatre.

“Lovely cottage in great location”

Reviewed 31 Aug 2011

3 Fort Victoria Cottage is a very welcoming place to stay. Nicely decorated and well equipped, it is very close to the sea and has fantastic views. The cottage has a small private patio and garden but also has access to a large communal garden with lots of rabbits! The walk along the beach to Yarmouth only takes around 20 minutes and the cottage is very close to the country park. All in all, a great place to spend a holiday.

“Peace and Quiet by the Sea”

Reviewed 29 Jun 2011

Very comfortable cottage with everything needed for Self Catering including a BBQ on the front porch overlooking the Solent and a fire in living room for chilly evening. Owner was very friendly and little things like home made cookies and bottle of wine on arrival were very welcome. I would recommend having a car, though it is about 15 min pleasant walk along beach to local village and bus stop to Newport. Restaurants in village were good and very friendly.

Review 1-10 of 32

Build your perfect trip, with Holiday Lettings & TripAdvisor

Book with confidence

Pay online to be covered by Payment Protection

Real opinions, real reviews

Genuine guest feedback from 100,000+ reviews

Safe, simple, secure

When you pay online with PayPal or by credit/debit card

Quick response times

Know where you're staying within 24 hours

Also consider

Europe Holidays

425642 properties

United Kingdom Holidays

57745 properties

England Holidays

42186 properties

Cornwall

5,616 properties

Devon

4,397 properties

East Anglia

2,454 properties

Cumbria

2,049 properties

Dorset

1,396 properties

East Sussex

1,256 properties

Cotswolds

1,157 properties

Hampshire

677 properties

Derbyshire

534 properties

Durham

321 properties

Herefordshire

318 properties

Gloucestershire

263 properties

Essex

250 properties

Cambridgeshire

242 properties

Cheshire

234 properties

Hertfordshire

101 properties

Bristol

84 properties

Buckinghamshire

80 properties

Bedfordshire

69 properties

Rutland

52 properties

Start a new search

This advert is created and maintained by the advertiser; we can only publish adverts in good faith as we don't own, manage or inspect any of the properties. We advise you to familiarise yourself with our terms of use.