2 Bedroom Apartment with Stunning Sea Views at Freshwater Bay. Beach 5 Minute Walk. Country and Downland Walks From The Door. Balcony. Parking. Wifi
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Why Mrs Dineen chose Freshwater Bay
Stunning Sea and Coastal Views from both inside the apartment and from the balcony. Easy 5 minute walk to Freshwater Bay. Many coastal and downland walks right from the door.
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Lovely comfortable top floor apartment
My husband and I had a lovely week staying in this apartment. It was well kept, spotlessly clean and had everything we needed for our stay on the island, with very comfortable beds. We were attending a wedding in Freshwater Bay and decided to make it into a week's holiday. We chose the right place. Lovely views out over the bay as it's on the top floor. We spent some lovely evenings sitting on the balcony admiring the peaceful surroundings. Within easy walking distance of the pebble beach and the downs on either side. The owner even provided us with milk, tea and a scrumptious packet of biscuits to welcome us! Would love to come back again next year as I've fallen in love with the island!
Great Easter break
We had a lovely break at this top floor flat. It was clean and had everything you needed from a pint of milk and biscuits on arrival to buckets and spades for the children. The balcony is great for sunbathing. As it is on the top floor the roof is sloping in places. This wasn't a proble for my youngest as she is only 9. Not sure what the smoking policy is for the whole building and whether the other 9 flats are holiday homes or permanent residences, as it was often a bit smoky when sitting on the balcony.
I am pleased you enjoyed your break in our apartment. To addiress your issues. With regard to the sloping roof in the bedroom. We advertise clearly that this is a penthouse apartment and by definition this means a sloping roof. You say it was not a problem for your 9 year old and the implication therefore is that it might be for others. This is very definitely not the case. I should point out that our grown up sons in their 20's frequently stay in that bedroom without any issues in the winter period and in fact you are only the second person in 4 years of intensive letting to have made any comment regarding this bedroom. With regard to the smoking you smelt whilst out on the balcony. You are the only person who has ever made any comment about smell from smoking. We, in our flat, totally ban smoking both inside and outside on the balcony. We cannot be held responsible for other owners in the other flats. All the other 9 flats are privately owned by different individuals - some are permanently lived in and some owners use them for their holiday homes - and we therefore obviously have no control over what other people do or who might be visiting the other flats. We can only think that this was a one off since as I say NO - ONE has ever previously complained nor have we ourselves ever had any trouble during times when we have lived there on occasions in the past. Obviously, with it's open aspect to the sea, I can only think this is a most unusual occurence.
Good location, fantastic view from the property
The property was very clean when we arrived and instructions on parking and access were very clear. It was also nice to have tea bags, milk and chocolate biscuits waiting for us! The flat suited our family well for a short break and is only a short drive from the ferry terminal in Yarmouth. The owner had left buckets and spades, which our children enjoyed using at the beach. The flat was in a great location for the Needles and not far to drive to other beaches and attractions further round the island. There is a good sized Co-op supermarket in Freshwater and we found a good chippy in Totland. A lovely holiday.
My adult son and I enjoyed yet another wonderful break in the apartment at Freshwater Bay.
Just spent 10 days at this amazing apartment. Well equipped Kitchen Comfortable beds Lovely Sofas to relax on and a balcony over looking the bay.Very clean and comfortable .
Spent one week at this lovely apartment which was exceptional. Very clean, well-equipped and comfortable. Would highly recommend.
‘The Isle of Wight is one of the top ten destinations in the world for cycling.’
‘The Island’s Military Road coastal drive is one of ten great European road trips you must do in your lifetime.’
‘The Island has 70 miles of coastal path, 500 miles of footpaths and 200 miles of cycle routes to explore.’
Visit Isle of Wight
Freshwater Bay which is a 5 minute walk is an iconic chalk cliff bay. Shingle and sand beach and swimming. Promenade. Cafe, hotel, lifeboat station.
Compton Beach - good for body boarding, surfing and dinosaur footprints and fossils - is a 5 minute drive.
Totland - an excellent beach and good for swimming with beach bar, cafe and toilets - is a 10 minute drive.
Colwell Bay - excellent beach and good for swimming and crabbing with cafes, 2 beach shops and toilets - is a 10 minute drive.
Wightlink Ferries - Vehicle/Passenger Ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth (Yarmouth is 3 miles from the flat). Visit Wightlink.co.uk for prices. You can usually find a discount code online so look for one first before booking!
Red Funnel Vehicle Ferry Southampton to East Cowes. Look for Discount Codes on the internet first!
Red Jet Hi-Speed Passenger Ferry from Southampton to West Cowes.
Wightlink Ferries-Vehicle/Passenger Ferry Portsmouth to Fishbourne.
Freshwater Village - 1 1/2 miles
Yarmouth - 3 miles - Harbour town and Yarmouth Castle
Newport - 12 miles - the County Town of the Isle of Wight
Cowes - 16 miles - world famous for its Regatta - Cowes Week - held in August. Quaint high street with local and boutique shops
Ventnor and Bonchurch - 17 miles - Botanical Gardens. Promenade and beach
Newtown Nature Reserve, Newtown - 8 miles
Osborne House, East Cowes - 16 miles
Isle of Wight Steam Railway, Havenstreet - 15 miles
The Isle of Wight covers an area of 380 km2. A large part, much of which is on the West of the Island where our apartment is situated, is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Island boasts 57 miles of varied coastline and 258 km2 of farmland. There are hundreds of miles of interesting walking routes whether they be coastal, downland or inland - you can access several walks directly from the apartment without using your car. There are many villages both inland and coastal. Newport is the County town of the Island. It has an excellent variety of shops, boutiques and supermarkets - Morrisons, Sainsburys, Lidl, M&S and BHS to name but a few. It also holds a Farmers Market every Friday. A Waitrose in East Cowes and an Aldi in Cowes means we are spoilt for choice! There is also an Arts Centre, a Multiplex Cinema and a large leisure centre in Newport. There are many attractions such as stately homes, forts, castles, an Abby and gardens, many of which are owned by the National Trust and English Heritage - one of these is Osborne House at East Cowes. This was the summer home and indeed the final residence of Queen Victoria. There is plenty of opportunity for outdoor activities - sailing, surfing, body boarding, windsurfing, paragliding, swimming, sea canoeing, cycling, golf and horse riding. Or why not take a boat trip round the Island or go on an organised sea fishing trip. If railways are your interest take a trip on the Isle of Wight steam railway at Havenstreet. Locally, Yarmouth and Freshwater have a good variety of local shops and cafes as well as a Co-op, a Sainsbury's Express and a leisure centre. Just down the lane from the apartment is Dimbola Lodge - Dimbola was the home of the celebrated Victorian Photographer, Julia Margaret Cameron. Now it is a museum dedicated to her life and work. It also has a tearoom and bookshop and the picturesque thatched church of St. Agnes is 100 yards up the road. There are also a number of pubs and hotels in the vicinity.