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Charming Holiday Home In Totland Bay

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House in Totland Bay, Isle Of Wight, England - Peaceful Location, 10 Minutes Walk To Beach

Affectionately known as the Topsy Turvy House, this property has been lovingly converted to give a wonderful, light and airy living space with stunning views over a large and well established garden. This unique abode has the bedrooms downstairs and living areas including conservatory upstairs. Situated down a private drive off the road in a peaceful and rural setting, it provides a sanctuary for those wanting to relax and walk, while also providing a well located base to explore this beautiful island.

Lucy Williams
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The house was fantastic, clean and welcoming. The garden was beautiful. A great week in a wonderful beautiful home in a lovely area of the Isle of Wight. I would most certainly recommend a stay.." N Edwards, Easter 2012.

"The attention to detail you put into every facet of our stay gave us the ultimate home from home experience...The facilities available for two energetic two and a half year olds were priceless and are still talked about now...The Isle of Wight is simply perfect for pre-school families and Lucy, your home is effortlessly gorgeous" E Wilkins, Summer 2012

"We have had a lovely time in your beautiful home, the log burner kept us warm and toasty while we watched the snow fall!!" Easter 2013

"What a wonderful home you have and what a fabulous weekend we all had...A great buckets and spades holiday and having your home to come back to with all the space and wonderful garden, just perfect for us, especially our children" E Chrismas, Summer 2013
Dec 2011
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Totland Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large family bathroom with heated towel rails.
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , En-suite to master bedroom
  • Master bedroom has en-suite wet room with shower, basin, WC and heated towel rail. Spacious family bathroom with bath, overhead shower, basin, WC and heated towel rail.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Spacious master bedroom with ensuite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Spacious double bedroom with garden views
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , Two full sized sturdy bunk beds but kids/teens only please
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2 baby crib , Adaptable with single/truckle bed. Cots can be relocated.
  • No more than 6 adults accommodated, but very comfortably accommodates mixed generation group or 2 families. Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with cherry wood kingsized bed & 3 steps down to en suite shower & further 5 steps down to spacious utility room. Bedroom 2 with iron kingsized bed & garden views. Bedroom 3 with 2 full sized bunk beds (children only please) Bedroom 4 with 1 single and truckle bed. 2 cots available, 1 wooden, 1 travel cot which can also fit in double bedrooms if needs be.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Dogs are welcome with prior agreement and at a small additional charge. The property is extremely child friendly with everything required for a family holiday. Strictly no smoking please. Outside: The property is set well back from the road down a gravel driveway which opens up to provide ample parking. The lovingly planted and tended gardens stretch over 1/2 acre and include a covered pond, 10ft netted trampoline, swing, kids' den & climbing frame. A lavender bordered patio overlooks the garden where you can barbecue or relax on 2 sun loungers. There is also a balcony overlooking the garden with table and chairs for 6, parasol and gated stairs down to the patio. Utility Room: Basin, washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board & iron, clothes airer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are included. Please bring your own beach towels. The house is thoroughly cleaned between lets, but additional cleaning and midweek babysitting can be arranged at an additional charge. Other: Conservatory leads out onto enlarged enclosed balcony with table and chairs for 6, parasol, overlooking the garden. Gated stairs lead down to a lavender bordered terrace & the garden.


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average rating of 4.8 based on 16 reviews

perfect house for two families. The garden was amazing and lots to do even in walking distance.

  • 5 of 5

We recommend this house for anyone looking for a peaceful getaway. Lucy was extremely helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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A beautiful, striking house, great location and lovely large garden.

  • 5 of 5

This house is really striking with an amazing first floor very large conservatory that makes you feel like you are in a tree house. The bedrooms are very comfortable. The house is very well equipped. It is set back far from the road so I was never worried about our little kids running off. The location was perfect, 10 minutes walk from one beach and less than ten minutes drive from at least a couple more. The garden is great with a brilliant swing that the kids loved.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Beautiful house, home from home and a very helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful week in gorgeous East House! What a wonderful base for a home from Home holiday, East House has everything you could possibly need. The house has everything to hand, all that a family could need.

This was booked as a surprise trip for my husband and Lucy could not have been more helpful. We shall definitely book again when revisiting the island.

A wonderful holiday in a beautiful home

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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It was lovely and warm and a beautiful family home

  • 5 of 5

It was lovely and warm and a beautiful family home. Spacious and light. A delightful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday. Lovely accommodation and a great location. Very helpful person to answer queries.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic holiday. Lovely accommodation and a great location. Very helpful person to answer queries. Much recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely property with great living areas and garden

  • 4 of 5

Only one negative was no upstairs toilet and bathrooms were very average

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Highdown Inn
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Freshwater Bay Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
The Hut, Colwell Bay
Car: recommended


West Wight's beautiful beaches are all within easy access; Totland Bay is a 10 minute walk, Colwell Bay and Freshwater Bay are a 1.5 and 3 mile drive away and the rugged beauty, fossil hunting and surfing at Compton Bay are 5 miles away. The Needles Park with the coloured sands of Alum Bay are a mile further up the hill. The coastal path which can take you all round the island is close by!


Easiest access is via Lymington - Yarmouth ferry on Wightlink as Yarmouth is 3 miles away. Alternatively they run a Portsmouth - Fishbourne (18 miles) service and Red Funnel operates from Southampton - Cowes (16 miles away).


The bustling harbour town of Yarmouth is 3 miles away with its wonderful shops & restaurants. Freshwater (2 miles) has all the amenities of a small town and Totland Bay is at the bottom of the hill with its convenience store, fish & chips, pub & post office.

The Hut, at Colwell Bay is less than a 5 minute drive away. Make sure you book!

Further Details:

Freshwater has a large supermarket as well as a fabulous fishmonger, baker & butcher. Kings Manor Farm Shop and Afton Apple Farm are musts for foodies and there are plenty of good pub walks! Children will be spoilt for choice, between The Needles Park (1mile), Blackgang Chine (14 miles) Robin Hill (15miles) or castles at Carisbrook (12 miles) or Yarmouth. Osborne House, Queen Victoria's holiday home is 17 miles away. Closer to home West Bay (2 miles) and West Wight Sports Centre (2 miles) run fantastic tennis and swimming courses during school holidays, and Hill Farm Riding Stables are on the way to Yarmouth.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $64.72
Refundable Damage Deposit $323.62

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit secures your booking and balance payments are due at least six weeks prior to arrival when a refundable damage deposit is also payable.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day in high season is Saturday with guests to arrive after 4pm and requested to leave by 10am.

Notes on prices:
While the house is perfect for two families holidaying together, it is an extremely cosy getaway for those looking for a short break to walk in the Isle of Wight or for those not constrained by school holidays.

Please enquire about mid-week stays and long weekends in off peak times when we are able to be flexible on changeover days and pricing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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