‘Cliffway’ is the best property of its type in the Totland area and is in a prime location, very close to the beach with lovely sea views, and its own large private garden, ideal for people of all ages to explore and enjoy.
Cliffway's peaceful location is ideal for a romantic stay, families, children, the retired and those who are less able, perfect for a three generation holiday experience.
The property has 2 bedrooms (sleeps 5), and an open plan kitchen/living space. A small annex is also available as a rest area/study with WiFi and a bed. In summer the property can sleep 6. Details on request.
Cliffway is located 10 mins from Yarmouth ferry and 4/5 mins walk from the beach and The Waterfront Restaurant and Bar. A splendid restaurant called The Hut is a short coastal walk away at Colwell Bay. Local shops & coastal walks are all within walking distance.
Cliffway has a large sunny garden throughout the day (with trees for shade) which provides a great place to relax for all the family.
Totland Bay is one of 106 beaches in the British Isles to have won a 2018 Quality Coast Award. It also forms a part of the Needles Marine Protected Area.
The Headon Warren Walk which starts on the Turf Walk was highlighted by the National Trust as one of the UK's 'Walks with a 'WOW Factor'.
'Cliffway' is a single storey property, refurbished in 2016 to provide an open plan living with new lighting and timber flooring throughout. The living room has two double glazed doors that open 180 degrees and fasten, almost flat, against the outside wall to give easy access to the garden.
The garden is enclosed by a white timber picket fence at the front and a combination of trees/hedge/fence & gates.
Parking is at the rear or in a lay-by opposite to the property.
The property has a new shower room with a low profile shower, walled fixed shower seat, wash basin and toilet. Heating and hot water are provided by a new combi boiler.
There are two bedrooms, one with a king size and single bed, the other room has two single beds.
There is also an outside annex, accessed via a covered walkway with two single beds (users will need to use the toilet facilities in the main house). The annex is useful as a quite rest area/work space, with wifi & TV socket.
The covered walkway can be used to provide a safe place to store bikes, surf boards etc and is a dry, sunny area to hang washing.
The glazed front porch provides space to hang coats and to store wet shoes etc.
‘Cliffways’ unique character lies in its quiet peaceful location, large attractive garden, great beach access and lovely sea views which are ideal for all the family. This is now combined with a modern renovation to give the comforts of home in all seasons.
‘Cliffway’ enables you to relax and sunbath in the garden, to sit and gaze at the sea watching the boats pass by or to enjoy a romantic supper sitting in the garden as you watch one of Totland's renowned spectacular sunsets.
In bad weather you can still gaze out from the warmth and comfort of the living room and enjoy watching the sky change and the white horses on the sea whilst keeping a watchful eye for the boats passing by.
Great beach access makes it easy for all the family to enjoy a day on the beach swimming, exploring rock pools, making sandcastles, collecting shells or to try your hand at crabbing, etc before strolling back to ‘Cliffway’ buckets and nets in hand for tea in the garden.
It’s lovely to enjoy an early morning or evening relaxing stroll along the seafront and so very easy to go for a swim.
'Cliffway' really offers the opportunity to 'dump' the car and relax.
The recent renovation and full length double glazed living room doors means that it is now possible to sit inside and just enjoy gazing out to sea watching the wind, the waves, the ever changing sky and the turbulent seas and dramatic evening sunsets all from the warmth and comfort of your living room.
THE LOCAL AREA
Totland has a wide sweeping Bay. The beach is sandy and relatively shallow for a good distance and ideal for younger children. The western end of the bay has plenty of rock pools to explore at low tide. The beach can be accessed by car.
Totland has something to offer whatever the season. It is popular with the fisherman who often camp out over night at the far end of the bay and with local water sport enthusiasts who also use nearby Freshwater and Compton Bays.
You can watch the Round the Island Race (June 23 2018) from Totland, and Cliffway and in summer passing boats often moor their boats in the bay for lunch at the Waterfront Restaurant.
For the dinosaur enthusiast the IOW dinosaur fossils were discovered on the coast at nearby Compton Bay and Brighstone Bay.
'Cliffway' provides an ideal base from which to explore West Wight and enjoy some of the UK's most spectacular and dramatic coastline. This can be enjoyed by foot, with a pram, with a wheelchair, by bus and as a cyclist:
The 'Headen Warren Walk', highlighted by the National Trust as one of the UK 'Walks with a WOW Factor' starts at The Turf Walk, almost outside Cliffway's garden gate! It’s therefore possible to walk from Totland Bay over the heather clad landscape of Headon Warren to the coloured sands of Alum Bay and the Needles Old Battery before continuing along Tennyson Down to Freshwater.
Alternatively, it’s easy to walk along the seafront from Totland Bay to Colwell Bay and continue along the Isle of Wight Coastal Path.
DISABLED /PRAM ACCESS:
Totland can be enjoyed by those who are less able to walk or who may rely on a wheelchair. The bay can be accessed by car with parking along the waterfront (including disabled bays).
There is a pedestrian walkway that runs from Totland Bay to Colwell Bay and I understand that this provides an unusual opportunity for someone who uses a wheelchair to experience the sea at high tide at close hand. Unfortunately there is now a small section with a steeper gradient but with assistance it may be possible for this to be negotiated in a wheelchair.
The 'Island Breezer' provides a round the island bus route where you can hop on and off as you wish. Other bus routes link to footpath routes.
The island is popular with cyclists and it stages the Isle of Wight Randonnee (provisionally 6 May 2018) on a route the Lonely Planet apparently describe as the best place in the world to cycle. The route can be followed all year as key junctions are marked.
LOCAL RESTAURANTS include:
The Waterfront Restaurant and Bar located on the Totland seafront which serves some great food including Greek Kleftiko and a range of dishes including fresh fish.
'The Hut' is located on the seafront, at Colwell Bay and has a growing reputation for great seafood among other dishes. Both are within easy walking distance of Cliffway' or can be driven to if need be.
Historic Yarmouth has a lovely selection of restaurants and old hostelries plus 'Yarmouth Spice' a great Indian restaurant, or 'On the Rocks' a steak/fish restaurant, The George Hotel etc.
Nearby pubs include the well-known 'Highdown Inn' just below Tennysons Down & 'The Red Lion' at Freshwater.
'Cliffway' and Totland Bay offer an ideal base for a restful holiday or weekend break away from it all, whatever the season, no matter the weather. It’s an ideal place to enjoy the seaside air and an opportunity to blow away the cobwebs!
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