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Fort Redoubt - Upper 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 stylish three-bedroom caponier apartment, set within the moat of historic Fort Redoubt
  • Amazing views can be enjoyed through the moat over Freshwater Bay
  • Take a stroll down to the beach where you can enjoy a variety of water sports
Property code: 78098

This unique caponier apartment is set within the moat of Fort Redoubt, located on the cliffs of Freshwater Bay. Originally served as army barracks it has now been converted into holiday accommodation.

Sat above Freshwater Bay this distinctive caponier apartment linked to Fort Redoubt, a Palmerston Fort built under Prime Minister Lord Palmerton during the Victorian period in 1856, is steeped in history. The fort was originally constructed to provide defence against the French who might land at Freshwater Bay in order to attack the Needles battery. The caponier was constructed to enable the soldiers to shoot along the moat if the enemy should attack the Redoubt in this way. It makes for a fantastic base to explore the many activities and attractions nearby, from the water sports available on its doorstep at Freshwater Bay to The Needles park close by. With over 70 miles of Coastline, there are plenty of beaches to choose from. This former derelict building has been transformed into comfortable and spacious holiday accommodation, ideal for families to come and enjoy this rare offering.

Enter the grounds of Fort Redoubt over the bridge which crosses the moat next to where the caponier apartments are situated. The Access to the caponier is via a staircase though an entrance door from the forts central parade square. Head through the tunnel and down the stairs to the first apartment entrance, the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner can be found beyond the double doors from the hallway. There is a TV in the lounge with a fully equipped kitchen complete with electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher. The dining table has ample seating for the whole group to gather and socialise. All bedrooms can be found along the corridor opposite the lounge, there is a twin bedroom, king-size bedroom and additional king-size with en-suite shower room and WC. The bathroom, complete with bath and shower over and WC can be located at the end of the corridor with an existing archway visible through the modernisation of the apartment.

There is allocated parking for two cars in the 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 shower 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 available
  • Table and chairs available to sit out in the shared grounds of the moat
  • Sea views from the living area and grounds of the fort

Amy Hendriksen

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ian 16th October 2020

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-Sadly a few issues really spoilt the experience for us. -A film crew was present for the week which meant we had to park in the dark lane approaching the property on rough ground. We were only informed of this a few days before. -The handyman entered our property when we were out, for a non-urgent issue, without warning. We only found this out ourRead moreselves as the property was left in a different state on our return. This was at the start of the second wave of COVID. Hide

Reviewed by Maggie 25th September 2020

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Well appointed flat( caponier) in Freshwater Bay. Three decent sized bedrooms and a warm and comfortable living area. Easy to reach the beach and worked well for exploring the island.

Reviewed by Robin 11th September 2020

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We chose the reboubt because of it's historic quirkiness. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was blown away how the owners have restored this to a very high standard indeed inside. There is everything one needs. And this is an ideal place for peace and quiet and base your holiday from. We loved it.

Reviewed by Ian 4th September 2020

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A unique location with huge character in a special place. You won't get many chances to stay in a fort on the top of cliffs beside the sea on such a beautiful coastline.

Reviewed by Anthony 24th July 2020

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The upper caponaire was clean,spacious,comfortable and quiet. The beds were really comfortable and the showers hot and powerful. It has views of the beach from the living room/kitchen.We had a fantastic holiday. The owners were friendly and really helpful. The local beach is great for swimming as its got a steep dip into the sea and the 5 minute waRead morelk to it from the property is down a quiet country lane. Would definately stay there again. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 10th July 2020

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Amazing place to stay! Clean, and indeed up views and really nicely renovated. Lots of stairs so not easy with little kids, elderly or with knee or leg problems. Great for kids and dogs with the outside space. Has so many things youd need included-hairdryer and kitchen items. Lovely beach in walking distance.

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