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The view of the pretty church over the road
Freshwater Bay is within walking distance
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The Wendy House - Freshwater

Freshwater, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Charming single storey retreat, set in a leafy village location within walking distance of picturesque Freshwater Bay
  • Hike over Tennyson Down to The Needles with spectacular scenery on the way 
  • Relax and unwind on the outside deck whilst looking over the thatched village church
Property code: 73929

Cosy bolthole for two set in the pretty village of Freshwater, minutes from the bay and picturesque downland, this is the ideal base for walking and exploring all that the Isle of Wight has to offer.

Set in the heart of the pretty village of Freshwater overlooking the charming thatched church, this cosy retreat is ideally situated for exploring the western coast of the Isle of Wight. If you’re feeling energetic a walk up Tennyson Down will take you up above Freshwater Bay where you will find spectacular scenery, including views of the iconic Needles rocks. The village centre offers a good selection of amenities for those essential supplies, with a shop and popular cafe just along the street, or perhaps try your hand at golf on the nearby course. Beach lovers will enjoy exploring the pebbled shores of Freshwater Bay, which is within walking distance.

A sloped driveway brings you up to the single storey end of terrace property. Once inside you are met with light and bright open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The lounge area is the perfect spot to relax and perhaps watch a film as it has a TV/DVD, as well as lovely views over the countryside surrounding the property. Tucked into the corner of the room is a dining table with space for two to dine in comfort. The kitchen area is equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge with small freezer compartment and a microwave. Heading back through the lounge, a step brings you down into the pretty double bedroom, where you can wake up to lovely views and throw open the doors to a pretty deck overlooking the church. A step leads up to the modern en-suite shower room with shower cubicle and WC.

Heading outside you will find an enclosed courtyard with decked area, furniture and gravelled sun terrace, this is the ideal spot to relax with a drink, whilst watching the world go by or simply taking in the lovely views. There is an off-road parking space for one car to the front of the property.

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

  • 1 bedroom - double
  • 1 en-suite shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with small freezer compartment and a microwave
  • Electric and electric heating included
  • Off-road parking space on the drive for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Beach, pub and shop within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge

Amy Hendriksen

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Raymond 4th September 2021

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Cottage was just like a Wendy house small but big enough for a single person or couple. Could do with a more comfortable sofa it was like sitting on a childs sofa. Kitchen very well equipped cooker did set smoke alarm off when opened. Great value for money you do need a car as difficult to get to otherwise

Reviewed by Carol 21st August 2021

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No fault of the owners but the road outside is really busy and parking is a nightmare

Reviewed by Suzan 24th July 2021

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Would recommend a visit. walks over Tennyson down brilliant.

Reviewed by Kirsty 26th June 2021

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A really lovely location. A selection of great walks from the doorstep in all directions- across Tennyson Downs to the Needles and Alum Bay, beside the Yar Estuary up to Yarmouth or across Compton Down - then when you come back theres the lovely terraced area that catches the afternoon and evening sun and looks out on the Downs and the beautiful thRead moreatched church. The house is small but comfortable and has all you need for two people- or in my case one and a dog! We had a lovely stay. Hide

Reviewed by Patrick 19th June 2021

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We found the accommodation to be spacious and comfortable. The small garden area is secure. Wifi is good but mobile phone signal is poor in the area.

Reviewed by Christopher 29th May 2021

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A beautiful little cottage just as advertised, perfect base for a break on the island, with lovely walks locally and attractions just a short drive away. The one down side and nothing that can be improved on by the vendor, the road where the cottage is situated appears to be ideal for every budding racer to test their motor bikes and race cars everRead morey evening. Hide

Reviewed by Myra 22nd May 2021

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Very well located, clean little house for two people Take a little stroll down to a very nice beach or drive all along the costal roads

Reviewed by Sally 19th May 2021

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Lovely quiet time in a picturesque setting , The Wendy House was just what we needed . Well presented and just right for a couple, even with two labradors !!

Reviewed by Shirley 15th May 2021

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Reviewed by Paul 8th May 2021

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Lovely area, great view from the cottage with great walks on the doorstep. Delightful walk to Yarmouth and back along the river. Comfy bed and lovely shower room. Plenty of storage in the bedroom and enough clothes hangers.

Reviewed by Jennifer 1st May 2021

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Lovely cottage it has everything that you need for a holiday home. This cottage is in a super location for walking and visiting the beach/down without using the car. Tennyson downs are great for walking to the needles and surrounding bays are lovely with cafes and toilets available. The island is easily accessible with many interesting places to viRead moresit. Dogs only allowed on some beaches in low season or have a section for dogs. The best we found was Yarverland. Lots of country parks available. Hide

Reviewed by Carole 24th April 2021

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Lovely little cottage in beautiful location. We will certainly go back. Many thanks to the owner for letting us use her property.

Reviewed by Pamela 17th April 2021

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Lovely little property in superb location for any couple who enjoy long walks with their dogs. The property has everything you need with excellent walks available directly from the property so no need to use the car, although their are other excellent walks a short drive away too. Don't be put-off by the negative comments about the shower facilitieRead mores. The size and location (en-suite to the bedroom) of the shower is perfect, benefiting I suspect from a recent upgrade. Hide

Reviewed by Glenn Anne 13th April 2021

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This cottage is ideal for two and we took our dogs for some fabulous walks across the road to Tennyson Down, Headon Warren and Alum Bay. The Island Breezer Bus and other services pass the door and its only a short walk to the bay. The beautiful Thatched Cottage Church is opposite and theres a lovely little shop and cafe/tea shops nearby. A gem

Reviewed by Cheryl 10th October 2020

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In a perfect situation it made an ideal choice for a short break, everything we needed was there. Great for 2 smallish people and a Labrador - the bathroom is tiny!

Reviewed by Mary 19th September 2020

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Ideally situated cottage with adequate size bedroom and lounge. Bathroom was exceptionally small, anyone with mobility issues would struggle. Had to get dried in the kitchen after shower!

Reviewed by Catherine 12th September 2020

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Reviewed by Joyce 29th August 2020

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Lovely. Owner available if needed and local. Fantastic location for cyclists and walkers . Very quiet area .very picturesque. Really enjoyed. Local shop well stocked. Dog friendly and parking available

Reviewed by Caroline 22nd August 2020

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Excellent location for footpaths and coastal walks.

Reviewed by Vincent 24th February 2020

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The kitchen was not clean and we had to re wash all the knives and forks,however the lounge and bedroom were very nice and well appointed. I would stay here again if the bathroom was improved.

Reviewed by David 16th January 2020

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Great time had at the Wendy House which we found to be a lovely little cottage perfect for our needs with our 2 little Frenchies who loved it. Good location too.

Reviewed by Susan 14th September 2019

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The property was lovely except for the size of the bathroom which was too small. The location was very nice, not far from the bottom of Tennyson Down which is a lovely walk. It has parking at the front of the property which is also a good thing. The property was very comfortable and had everything that you would need, and more. As I said before, ItRead more was let down by the bathroom, but you're only there for a week so you make do. It wouldnt stop us staying there again. Hide

Reviewed by Tim 31st August 2019

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The house is as, as its name says, The Wendy House. It is a small, quaint cottage sufficient for a couple with 2 dogs. It had everything we needed for our stay and we are very grateful to the owner for sharing this beauty spot with us. The island was very easy to get to from the house and we all had a wonderful week. Tim, Jane, Marley and Luna are Read moreall happy customers Hide

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