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Priory Cottage, Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Priory Cottage, Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Priory Cottage, Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Priory Cottage, Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Being in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this property is close to the West High Down, The Tennyson Trail and the Heritage coastline.

This warm and welcoming property is located close the the West High Down, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Priory Cottage is a period, thatched, stone cottage, originally owned by Lord Tennyson and features in the Tennyson Trail. The cottage is semi-detached and features beautiful decorative tiles above its windows and doors that were made by Lord Tennyson himself when he chose the property to house his beloved nanny. Priory Cottage has other famous connections as Tennyson’s good friend G.F Watts lived next door, and Montgomery’s map-maker is also known to have lived in the cottage.

Situated in the scenic village of Totland, most of the surrounding land is National Trust owned and the Tennyson monument and Headon Warren with its breathtaking views of The Needles are nearby. The fantastic Totland Bay is just over a mile away where you can find a restaurant, pub and café to try the locally sourced seafood, experience some of the finest sunsets or enjoy a stroll along to neighbouring Colwell Bay. There are spectacular views across the Solent to mainland England, with clear, calm waters and gently sloping sand and shingle, it’s an ideal beach for swimming. For surfers and kite surfing enthusiasts, Compton Bay is nearby on the south coast and is just a short drive away. One of the Isle of Wight’s best kept secrets, Compton, offers a 2 mile stretch of contrasting dark and golden sands, with rolling seas, and a stunning backdrop of multi-coloured sandstone cliffs. It’s also a great place to go fossil hunting, you can actually book tours on the beach to see the dinosaur footprints in the sandstone ledge at Hanover Point that are exposed when at low tide.

Whether you want to explore or just unwind, this fantastic property offers everything you need for the perfect holiday. There are numerous attractions to discover for all ages on this beautiful sunny island. The Needles landmark attraction is a must see, and is just a short distance away to the west, with its chairlift, amusement park, boat rides, lighthouse and coloured sands of Alum Bay. Why not pay a visit to Queen Victoria’s favourite holiday residence, Osborne House and its gardens, Blackgang Chine which is the oldest themed attraction in the UK, Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Tapnell Farm Park, Carisbrooke Castle or the world renowned sailing town of Cowes. Whatever you decide, one things for sure, the Isle of Wight has plenty to offer. Beach 1 mile. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 500 yards. These two, warm and welcoming properties are located close the the West High Down, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Priory barn (ref UKC2914) is a detached, upside-down style house, sleeping up to five guests and boasts a spacious open plan living space. Priory Cottage (ref PRRX) is situated in front of Priory Barn and is a period, thatched, stone cottage, originally owned by Lord Tennyson and features in the Tennyson Trail. The cottage is semi-detached and features beautiful decorative tiles above its windows and doors that were made by Lord Tennyson himself when he chose the property to house his beloved nanny. Priory Cottage has other famous connections as Tennyson’s good friend G.F Watts lived next door, and Montgomery’s map-maker is also known to have lived in the cottage.

Situated in the scenic village of Totland, most of the surrounding land is National Trust owned and the Tennyson monument and Headon Warren with its breathtaking views of The Needles are nearby. The fantastic Totland Bay is just over a mile away where you can find a restaurant, pub and café to try the locally sourced seafood, experience some of the finest sunsets or enjoy a stroll along to neighbouring Colwell Bay. There are spectacular views across the Solent to mainland England, with clear, calm waters and gently sloping sand and shingle, it’s an ideal beach for swimming. For surfers and kite surfing enthusiasts, Compton Bay is nearby on the south coast and is just a short drive away. One of the Isle of Wight’s best kept secrets, Compton, offers a 2 mile stretch of contrasting dark and golden sands, with rolling seas, and a stunning backdrop of multi-coloured sandstone cliffs. It’s also a great place to go fossil hunting, you can actually book tours on the beach to see the dinosaur footprints in the sandstone ledge at Hanover Point that are exposed when at low tide.

Whether you want to explore or just unwind, these fantastic properties offer everything you need for the perfect holiday. There are numerous attractions to discover for all ages on this beautiful sunny island. The Needles landmark attraction is a must see, and is just a short distance away to the west, with its chairlift, amusement park, boat rides, lighthouse and coloured sands of Alum Bay. Why not pay a visit to Queen Victoria’s favourite holiday residence, Osborne House and its gardens, Blackgang Chine which is the oldest themed attraction in the UK, Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Tapnell Farm Park, Carisbrooke Castle or the world renowned sailing town of Cowes. Whatever you decide, one things for sure, the Isle of Wight has plenty to offer. Beach 1 mile. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 500 yards.

Ground Floor:
Living room: with gas wood burner, Freesat Smart TV, DVD player, CD player, Wii, beams and French doors leading to garden.
Snug: With FreesatTV.
Kitchen/dining room: Farmhouse style with gas/electric range with double oven, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and wooden floor.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Separate toilet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and beams.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bedroom 5: With bunk bed.
Bathroom 1: With shower over colour-changing mood bath, and toilet.
Bathroom 2: With bath, toilet and tiled floor.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Lawned rear garden with gravelled patio, terrace, shaded verandah and garden furniture. Enclosed lawned front garden with children’s play area. Gas barbecue available on request. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 5 steps in the garden.

Address

Address:

Freshwater, PO40 9RW, United Kingdom

GPS:

50.6752419, -1.5316926000000421

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