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Fort Redoubt - Lower Caponier

Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Quirky
Apartment
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A unique three bedroom apartment set within one of the islands most photographed and painted landscapes
  • Take a hike from the doorstep over Tennyson Down onto the infamous Needles and explore the beauty of West Wight
  • This pet friendly accommodation is an ideal place for the whole family to holiday
Property code: 78099

Standing at the foot of Tennyson Down, this distinctive apartment’s sat within the cliffs of Freshwater Bay, benefiting views over the bay to the east and the English Channel to the south and west.

Located within the moat of Fort Redbout, a Palmerston fort constructed in 1856 as a response to the threat of possible invasion by the French under Emperor Louis Napoleon, the caponiers were built to be the barrack accommodation for 24 soldiers. with its iron window shutters and rifle slots, the caponiers also provided a means of ditch defence, these original features can still be found following a sympathetic renovation by the owner to this derelict building, creating wonderful holiday accommodation in keeping with its historical value. It makes for a great base for the family to explore the delights the Isle of Wight has to offer. You’ll find a good selection of water sports nearby at Freshwater Bay and will be spoiled for choice with the 57 miles of coastline to chose from when it comes to selecting your beach day out. Head further along West Wight where you will find The Needles Park, a great day out for the family.

Enter the grounds of Fort Redoubt over the bridge which crosses the moat next to where the caponier apartments are situated, access to the caponiers is via a staircase through an iron gate from the forts central parade square. At the base of the stairs is where the lower apartment is located, enter through the front door into the characterful hallway. Through the double doors to your right you will come into the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. There is a TV in the lounge and a fully equipped kitchen with electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher with a dining table and seating large enough to seat the whole group. Just beyond the feature archway in the hallway is where you will find all three bedrooms, a king-size with en-suite shower room and WC, a twin room and a further king-size bedroom. The bathroom with bath and shower over and WC is located at the end of the corridor.

There is allocated parking for two cars in the forts central parade square. A table and chairs are provided to sit out and enjoy the shared grounds in the moat and a BBQ is also provided.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom and 1 en-suite wet room
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • TV in lounge
  • Cello DAB/DAB+/FM/Internet Radio, CD Player, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth player
  • Towels included
  • Allocated parking for 2 cars
  • Pub, shop and beach within walking distance
  • BBQ provided
  • Table and chairs available to sit out in the shared grounds of the moat
  • Sea views from the grounds of the fort

Amy Hendriksen

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lisa 30th October 2020

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Reviewed by D 23rd October 2020

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A fascinating place to stay in and one never to be forgotten Quite an experience.

Reviewed by Stephen 16th October 2020

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Reviewed by Sandra 2nd October 2020

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Great place to spend a week living somewhere a little bit different. Quirky place and stunning location. Would definitely stay there again.

Reviewed by Ian 18th September 2020

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Well appointed stunning property steeped in history. Sited on the south coast the fort provides for an interesting holiday accommodation. Your visit needs to take in the cliff top walk up Tennison Down and on over to the Needles famous landmark and its lighthouse.

Reviewed by Karen 11th September 2020

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Perfect for our stay. Historic building with modern conveniences and a great finish. Good location, too. Only thing I would say was that the steps were a little bit of a puff with two small children, but we managed just fine!

Reviewed by Jessica 4th September 2020

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We had a great week at the fort. Its in a great surrounding and so relaxing. There is everything you need provided and its very peaceful. The walk across Tennyson Down up to the monument is great from the accommodation.

Reviewed by Jenny 21st August 2020

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Comfortable, unique accommodation in a safe location. There are a few niggles, which I am sure the owners will address.

Reviewed by Lisa 24th July 2020

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We stayed in the Lower flat, this was beautifully refurbished and equipped. The door to the outside space was just opposite the front door, and we even managed to have breakfast in the sunshine overlooking the bay! Being able to see the sea from the kitchen / lounge when the tide was in was a great bonus. The flat felt cosy and warm when the weatheRead morer was bad and a great starting point for walks over the cliffs to beaches or view points when the weather was good. A great find. Hide

Reviewed by Matthew 17th July 2020

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Beautiful, spacious, comfortable accommodation - close to attractions and amenities.

Reviewed by Matthew 10th July 2020

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The hosts are lovely, family friendly and dog friendly. The location is stunning and the fort has been sympathetically restororated making for a brilliantly unusual holiday. The historic touches are still there to see and imagine.

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Fort Redoubt - Upper Caponier

Fort Redoubt - Upper Caponier

Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 3

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