Find the best place to stay — Freshwater

Where to stay around Freshwater?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 687 holiday lettings near Freshwater. From 393 cottages to 111 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Freshwater is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Freshwater?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Freshwater. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Yarmouth Castle: 1,916 holiday lettings
  • Fort Victoria Country Park: 1,912 holiday lettings
  • Dimbola Lodge: 1,852 holiday lettings
  • New Forest: 1,493 holiday lettings
  • New Forest National Park: 1,484 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Freshwater listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent cottages in Freshwater?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 393 cottages in Freshwater. Our other popular types of Freshwater holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 111 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 61 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 34 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including barns and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Freshwater?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 57 holiday homes with pool available in Freshwater. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    A holiday rental home in Freshwater provides a home base for many activities.

    When you choose a holiday rental home in Freshwater, you will find that there is much to do and see within a short distance. From beautiful beaches to historically important buildings, you holiday rental home will provide a comfortable place from which to plan each day’s adventures.

    Things to do on holiday to Freshwater

    Most travellers to Freshwater during the summer months plan to spend at least part of their time on holiday enjoying the beautiful beaches in the area. Swimming, sunbathing and water sports are all wonderful ways to spend a summer day in Freshwater. There are also boat tours, such as those offered by Cadley Island and Coastal Island Cruises. These day trips feature comfortable boats, many with both indoor and outdoor seating, and guides that point out important historical and geographical points of interest. For those who would rather stay on dry ground, a carriage ride through Tenby is a unique way to learn more about that nearby town.

    Places to visit on holiday to Freshwater

    There are many important historic building in the Freshwater area. Manobrier Castle is located in a valley and provides visitors with gorgeous ocean views. Once inside the castle walls, visitors can enjoy the perfectly manicured lawns, peruse the gift shop and explore the castle whilst medieval music plays in the background. St. James Church is another ancient building. Built in the 12th century, there remains part of the original foundation.

    There are also plenty of interesting museums close to Freshwater. The Guntower Museum was once a fort used to protect the Royal Navy. Today, visitors can see hundreds of artefacts about the sites history. The Flying Boat Centre is situated in a building that was once home base to these impressive boats. Learn about the engineering and history of these famous vessels. Art lovers will enjoy a stop by the Golden Plover Studio. In addition to a gallery, visitors will have a chance to watch artists at work as they create their works of art.

    Weather in Freshwater

    The most popular time to visit Freshwater is in the summer. During July and August, the average high temperature is 21 degrees. Also, the least amount of monthly rainfall occurs in July with just 37 mm. December through February brings the coldest months with average highs of only 8 to 9 degrees. Spring offers mild temperatures with average highs 10 and 16 degrees. The average high temperature during the fall is between 15 and 18 degrees.

    There is some rainfall every month. The wettest months are October through January when between 88 and 91 mm falls per month.

    Travel to Freshwater

    Travelling to Freshwater may involve air, rail or ferry travel or a combination of all three. The closest airport is Bournemouth (BOH), located just over 25 km from Freshwater. Southampton (SOU) is also close at 30 km distance. Some travellers are able to find a better faire by flying into Shoreham Airport (BSH) which is 86 km from Freshwater. The closest railway station is Shanklin, 33km from Freshwater. This railway station is well serviced from London and from some airports. There is a ferry terminal in Yarmouth, just 7 km from Freshwater. A ferry can be boarded close to Shanklin Railway Station.

    Attractions in and around Freshwater

    First time in Freshwater and looking for things to do? Visitors searching for nearby cultural experiences can spend an enlightening afternoon at Beaulieu National Motor Museum or Southampton Maritime Museum. To appreciate the outdoor scene, make time for beaches such as Bournemouth Beach and Gurnard Beach, and green spaces such as Fort Victoria Country Park and Tennyson Down. Activities around the area include Burley Golf Club, Ventnor Park and Alum Chine Beach. While you're in the area, stop by Bournemouth International Centre, Dimbola Lodge and Yarmouth Castle. Also you might want to add Hurst Castle, The Needles Park or Calbourne Water Mill to your agenda.