Seaside Chalet near Freshwater and Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, a minute's walk to the sandy beach, safe bathing, spectacular sea and coastal views
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About Barbara Lascelles
We are semi-retired, living in London where we run an antique clock business, hiring out clocks as props for television and film and taking part in antique fairs where we sell clocks to the public, interior designers and restaurants. Roger particularly likes travelling and tourism. He studied Tourism at the University of Hawaii and subsequently became Director of Tourism in the Seychelles. He enjoys the tourism potential of the Isle of Wight. We have two grown up children, who also live in London and enjoy a holiday on the Isle of Wight with their own families as much as we do.
Barbara Lascelles purchased this Chalet in 2010
Why Barbara Lascelles chose Freshwater
In 2010 we were staying with friends at their bungalow and enjoyed the holiday so much, that we purchased a bungalow there and then, near the sea with uninterrupted views over the Solent. We had first planned to use it for ourselves and to rent it out occasionally, but when we found out about this bungalow, which had stunning views and sun all day long, we decided to buy it just for letting as a holiday home. It also offered us the opportunity that our children could join us on a holiday here while having their own space.
What makes this Chalet unique
Linstone Chine is a magical place, so near to the sea, unspoilt and far away from the hustle and bustle of a town or city. The perfect place to relax, but also a good starting place for exploring the island on foot, by bike or by car. The bungalow is only minutes away from the beach leading up to Colwell Bay, which is in part sandy and perfect for holiday entertainment. The 40 acre of ground surrounding the bungalows are always well kept and offer plenty of space for activities and incorporates a pitch'n put golf course, a football pitch and a substantial children's climbing frame and play area. We very much enjoy that we can be on our own if we want to and meet people in other bungalows if we feel like it. The place is never crowded.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect base for a holiday very well equipped only down side was the seating not hugely comfy for long periods.
Excellent Location for the Needles
Highly recommended. Definitely budget accommodation, but excellent nontheless. Thanks to the owners for their kind and positive response to a major issue we had (our fault).
Amazing view and location
Cosy, cute bungalow with such a beautiful view which inspired even my children to want to go on outdoor adventures. Perfect for the 3 of us - a really lovely week. Road to the bungalow was a bit potholed, but actually was expecting far worse - I live in South Bucks and most of our roads are much worse so don’t be put off by that! I am so glad we stayed here - it was really wonderful and a memory that will last.
Thank you so much for your uplifting comments, especially as you have stayed in our bungalow so late in the year when warm and sunny weather cannot be predicted or guaranteed. It's paramount for us that our guests are having an exciting and also relaxing time.
Beautifully decorated, Peace, Tranquility and Views to die for, what more do you need. Batteries recharged, and left ready to face reality again.
Sunnyside lived up to its description and we had no problems.
The accommodation was clean and tidy and had everything we needed.
The location is great for exploring the IOW and we visited many NT sites and Osborne House. The walk along the beach to Colwell bay and further round to Totland Bay was a nice easy stroll (45min - 1hr) to the Waterfront restaurant for some refreshments. We also booked (need to book for a window seat) a table for a evening meal had a great view of the setting sun the food and service very good. Walking the other way towards Fort Albert can be done along the shore if you don't mind scrambling over the rocks and a steep climb beside the fence to re-join the coast path onto Fort Victoria through the woods there is a nice but basic café in Fort Victoria. We took the easy option and followed the coastal path back to Sunnyside (30min).
Thank you for letting us stay at Sunnyside we hope to return soon.
Thank you very much to take the time and trouble to write about our bungalow and your stay on the island. We agree with you that the walks along the Solent in either direction without needing a car is certainly one of the advantages of our location .
Chalet was amazing. We had a wonderful week. Views were spectacular. So sorry that we had to come ho
The chalet was amazing. Everything we needed was there.views were spectacular. Walked on the beach everyday which was just a few hundred yards away from the chalet.. a nice cafe by the sea served good food. Nice bar as well. Place itself was nice. I would reccommend this place to anyone. Did not want to come home. We will definitely be booking up again for next year. A wonderful weeks holiday. Thank you barbara and roger for letting us stay there.
The chalet is situated on the cliff top, only minutes away from the sandy, family friendly beach of Colwell Bay, with spectacular views and good bathing facilities
The nearest ferry port is Yarmouth (route: Lymington to Yarmouth), only 10 min drive from there, car is preferable, but the Vectis Bus No 7 stops nearby with 15 min walk to the chalet from there. A taxi ride from Yarmouth ferry port can be arranged. Please contact us for further details.
10 min drive to Yarmouth and same distance to Freshwater, where you will find shops like Co-op and Sainsbury's, a Boots and other stores, pubs, cafes and restaurants. Freshwater also has an excellent Sports Centre with swimming pool and gym.