: Southampton Airport
: Yarmouth (Wightlink)
: Lymington Pier
The cottages are perfectly located between the beach at Fort Victoria to the front and the woodlands of Fort Victoria Country Park to the rear. Fort Victoria itself has been converted into a marine aquarium, planetarium, underwater archaeology museum, and a model railway. A short coastal walk away is the pretty historic harbour town of Yarmouth, where Henry VIII built Yarmouth Castle.
The Isle of Wight coastal path runs past the back gate of the cottages, through the woods to and on to Colwell Beach, Totland, the Needles and Freshwater, with many spots offering stunning views of the Solent and the New Forest coastline.
Tennyson Downs is also nearby, as is Afton Down, site of the world famous Isle of Wight Festival. A 10 minute drive takes you to Compton Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Southern England. Within a half hour drive is Osbourne House, summer home of Queen Victoria; the annual sailing regatta Cowes Week, and adventure parks Robin Hill, and Blackgang Chine.
Other local activities: cycling, surfing, fishing, golf, horseriding, diving, canyoning, sailing, paragliding, fossil-hunting, wakeboarding, kitesurfing, tree climbing, canoeing, sea kayaking