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Beach Cottage Fort Victoria

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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England
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 peaceful 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 m...
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Listing #HL88355
About the Owner
Natasha S
Languages spoken:English, Dutch
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2011
Interaction with guests
We've been holidaying since we were children, as have our parents before us, and even our grandparents had a little wooden holiday hut at nearby Colwell Beach. We know and love the area very well, and would be delighted to answer any queries you have or make any recommendations. A couple of weeks before your arrival we will send you a welcome pack of suggestions of our favourite restaurants at the moment, and the best things to do in the area. If we're not in the area at the time of your visit, definitely someone from our family will be, and will be happy to help you.
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Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful little cottages. Very well kitted out and looked after. Cosy and clean and with a fantastic sea view. We had a relaxing week with some sightseeing too. Highly recommended. Thank you so much. Rachel and family.

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Rachel2734
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Fort Victoria and park on the doorstep which is very convenient with the dog. Short walk into Yarmouth with its excellent eateries and food shops. Cottage is well equipped and very comfortable. There is a lot to explore on the island a week is not...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank arcowan
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

If you are looking for a relaxing holidays this is the place to be. Lovely pet-friendly cottage with stunning sea views from the bedroom, new kitchen and fireplace in the living room. Beach is just across the road which was great for our water-loving dog...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Petinka11
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 King
    2 Twins
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About the neighbourhood
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.
Getting around
The cottage is a 3-4 minute drive (or 15 minute walk) along the coast from the historical harbour town of Yarmouth, the arrival point for the car ferry from Lymington in the New Forest.

If you don't want to bring a car, there is a very good bus network all over the island, a regular bus stop at the end of the road, and a request stop at the fort. You can also rent bikes at the old train station next to the river in Yarmouth.

If you like walking the whole area is a paradise. The 15 minute walk to Yarmouth runs along the beach and coastal pathway to the edge of the harbour (Sandhart Beach), which you can either walk around, or take the £1.50 harbour water taxi straight into town.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Southampton: 15.0 km
Railway: Lymington Pier: 5.0 km
Ferry: Yarmouth: 1.0 km
The best route is through the New Forest to Leamington, and then Wightlink ferry to Yarmouth. The scenery through the New Forest is stunning, and you arrive on the island a few minutes from the cottage.

Alternative ferry crossings are Southampton to Cowes (Red Funnel) and Portsmouth to Fishbourne (Wightlink).

As you leave Yarmouth ferry terminal, turn right on the main roundabout and and cross the bridge over the River Yar.
Follow the main road as it bears left 90 degrees.
After about 400m turn right, following the brown sign to 'Fort Victoria Country Park'.
Continue over a small bridge, past some bungalows and over a hill, at the bottom of which the road bends left.
100m after this bend there is a dirt track to the left which leads to the cottage car park.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.1 km.
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