Stunning coastguard cottages each sleeping 4 with fabulous sea views across the Solent to the New Forest coastline, and backing onto Fort Victoria Country Park, a nature reserve woodland and part of the Isle of Wight coastal path. The pretty harbour town of Yarmouth is a short walk along the coast.
The cottages are furnished to a very high standard, and facilities include open/log fire, flat screen TV with integrated DVD/Freeview, oak furniture, wireless internet (WI-Fi), washing machine, dishwasher, and barbeque facilities. The master bedrooms and the sitting rooms in both cottages have great sea views. The twin bedrooms have views over the surrounding woods.
Well-behaved dogs welcome.
The cottage is just lovely - cosy, warm, with a wood out of the front door and the beach 50 yards from the front door - what more could you ask for ?
Yarmouth town is small but has most of what we needed - the deli in the main square is excellent; exerything from artisan bread to Latte coffees. Favourite pub lunches were at the Highdown Inn (v.good) and the Red Lion in Freshwater (fantastic food - we went three times !).
We will return to the island, and we will come back to this cottage - it really is that good.
The cottage and it's location were absolutely as described. For dog owners with a desire to ignore Christmas this was a real find. We were cosy, despite freezing winter conditions outside and the cottage was beautifully and simply equipped with everything we needed. The ability to walk straight out on to the sea or the woods was wonderful and I really hope to be back to enjoy the cottage in other seasons. My only hesitation in making my recommendation is that it will get more booked up! For us West Wight is the best part of the island for walking and everything you need is nearby. For simple pub food there is always the The Vine in Freshwater- plain and resonably priced. Thanks you .
We had a super time at Victoria cottages and we would recommend it without reservation. The location is perfect, tucked away, with amazing views of the Solent and a great safe space for children to tire themselves out running about.
Yarmouth is a 15 minute walk along the coast and being able to walk throught the gate and straight into woodland and onto the coastal path was lovely. The property was immaculate and had everything we needed for a really comfortable stay. We didn't know the island before arriving but I would say we were definitely situated in one of the nicest parts of the island, away from the hustle and bustle yet with everything easily accessible. We will most definitely return.
I have just returned today from 1 week spent at this fantastice house. We are mum & dad, a 1yr old & a 4yr old and all had a brilliant time. We have never stayed on this side of the island before but now we have discovered Victoria Cottages we will not be staying anywhere else. It was clean, comfortable and very well presented and am looking forward to our return soon. The pictures on the website do not do it justice at all and the views are amazing. At night we would just sit on the patio gazing out to sea and watching the wild bunnies on the grass in front. Also it is very quiet but none of the other residents in the adjoining cottages minded the children running around on the communal grass area in front playing and having fun with the other children that were there and we felt a very nice sense of community. I had my resivations after reading the review left by LEMONHEAD, even though we had already booked, re the parking etc so contacted Natasha who I found very helpful and friendly and she informed me of the parking situation if our space was taken ( which incidently it never was ) and could not see why there was ever a problem. Also a new TV has now been installed. I think it is a shame about the average review as this cottage is truely lovely, in an amazing setting with friendly people living around and I would like to thank Fran for her help while we were there and for Scruffy the dog for keeping us entertained...We are so looking forward to going back....
I would recommend this cottage to anyone who likes to stay in clean comfortable surroundings with amazing views....
We found this delightfully cottage to be very well presented and clean. The location is superb and the views are just stunning. The cottage is ideal base for walking , cycling etc. The communal grounds are ideal for children to play safety's. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this home from home cottage and have already booked to come again for 3rd year.
Very nicely presented cottage in good location. Wake up to lovely sea views. We were there for Walking Festival and cottage served as a good base. Loads of excellent walks from the cottage including a lovely one around the Year estuary to Freshwater where you can have a good homecooked meal in the Red Lion.
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
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Prices are inclusive of all cleaning costs, freshly made up beds and fresh towels, electricity, heating and free wireless internet.
To secure bookings, we normally ask for a 50% deposit, with the balance due 2 months prior to the booking date.
We only take Saturday to Saturday bookings, except in low season, or where important holiday dates fall on a Saturday.