Coastguard Cottage, Freshwater, Isle of Wight
This former coastguard’s cottage is the perfect family escape situated just a short walk from the beach at Freshwater Bay.
Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single (4ft). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Woodburner in the living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD/MP3 connection. Gas range. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned front and rear gardens with patio, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.
Built in the 1860s this renovated former coastguards’ cottage is near the end of a quiet, tranquil lane only 150 yards from the beach. In the Victorian era, the coastguard station formed a front line against smuggling and provided assistance to shipwrecked sailors. Today it is an ideal base for walking, a family holiday, or a peaceful hideaway from hectic lives at any time of the year. For the energetic, there’s a hearty walk on nearby Tennyson Down to the Needles, or for those wanting a gentle stroll, there’s Freshwater Bay where you can enjoy the sea breeze. West Wight is renowned for its scenic coastline and beaches; Compton, Brook, Alum Bay, Totland and Colwell Bay. Ideal for exploring whether looking for fossils or dinosaur footprints, building castles or enjoying the surf there is something for everyone. Shop 700 yards and pub within 1½ miles.