HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Freshwater also enquired about cottages in Ventnor, holiday homes in Cowes and bungalows in Yarmouth

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.

  • Showing 1-50 of 300+
Additional service fee may apply.
    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (9 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Chalet #8165490
    9
    Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (17 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Bungalow #499036
      17
      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5.0/5
        (17 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Bungalow #8090995
        17
        Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
          avg/night
          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 5
          Chalet #6559266
          7
          Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
            Excellent! 4.4/5
            (5 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #8066439
            5
            Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
              avg/night
              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #8165530
              4
              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 4
                Apartment #6727914
                2
                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                  avg/night
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Barn #8126173
                  3
                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                    (7 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 3
                    Apartment #89718
                    7
                    Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Apartment #8143225
                      3
                      Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                        (14 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 4 BR
                        • 3 BA
                        • Sleeps 10
                        Bungalow #88471
                        14
                        Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 5 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 10
                          Cottage #6469182
                          2
                            avg/night
                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Cottage #8128049
                            2
                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                              (9 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 3 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              House #8161803
                              9
                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Apartment #6826803
                                2
                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                  (10 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Apartment #6504470
                                  10
                                  Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                    (33 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                    House #8156532
                                    33
                                    Viewed 84 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                      (26 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 2
                                      Apartment #1941225
                                      26
                                      Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (13 reviews)
                                        View details for price
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Cottage #410988
                                        13
                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                          (13 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          House #437622
                                          13
                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 5
                                            Chalet #6186662
                                            Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                              avg/night
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Bungalow #8155260
                                              1
                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                avg/night
                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                Cottage #1776099
                                                1
                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Cottage #1408488
                                                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Cottage #6472541
                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Bungalow #8165553
                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Cottage #1968026
                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Bungalow #6769897
                                                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cottage #6912788
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Cottage #1968914
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                Cottage #1965607
                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                  (12 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                  Bungalow #8106246
                                                                  12
                                                                  Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                    (5 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                    House #8154182
                                                                    5
                                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Bungalow #8164849
                                                                      2
                                                                      Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        View details for price
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • Separate Toilets
                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                        Cottage #1986360
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Cottage #6846455
                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                            • 4 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                                            Cottage #6879546
                                                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              House #6894626
                                                                              Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Cottage #1968777
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Cottage #8128048
                                                                                  1
                                                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Bungalow #6100178
                                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Cottage #1867706
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                                        Cottage #1860961
                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                                          Cottage #1862284
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Cottage #1861533
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • Separate Toilets
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Cottage #1866102
                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Cottage #1866186
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Cottage #1861532
                                                                                                    View details for price
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Cottage #1858288
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Cottage #1867827
                                                                                                      • 1 - 50 of 300+
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A Magical & Relaxing break

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Thank you Leslie for ensuring we had a very relaxing break while in the IOW. This accommodation is like home from home. Leslie had considered every little detail to make our stay relaxing, comfortable & enjoyable. We will defiantly be returning soon & highly recommend stay here
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Perfect holiday home!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Stayed for a long weekend with my partner, absolutely loved it! The chalet is well looked after, very clean and had everything that we needed for our stay. The view is exellent and the chalet is in a great location. Really looking forward to going back again in the future and would highly recommend to anyone wishing to stay on the Isle of Wight.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Amazing new year stay at the Ark

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Just returned from a 4 day stay at the Ark over new year. we had an amazing stay and the Ark had every thing you need for lazy days and nights in looking out at the sea or walks into Cowes for a drink, wander and nice places for dinner.The ark was spotlessly clean and so cosy and comfortable. Gurnard is a great base to explore The island from and we would defiantly like to return. A welcome bottle of wine was a lovely touch, thank you Kate for a great break. Denise and Matt (Surrey)
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016