Sunnyside Bungalow faces South and the sun streams in all day through the big picture window. Not only that, but it has one of the best locations of any bungalow on this private holiday park. A few paces away are the cliffs overlooking the beach of Colwell Bay and from the sitting room and patio you have views of the famous Needles landmark that juts out into the Solent. You can watch ships coming and going and see sunsets that take your breath away. Freshwater, 2 miles down the road, is where you will do your food shopping and the Red Lion is a favourite pub with visitors. The pretty historic port of Yarmouth is where the ferry comes in from Lymington and here you'll find a host of places to eat on a night out. Nearer to home, and directly on the beach, are popular cafes and bars like “The Hut” and “The Waterfront” which have wonderful views, especially at sunset. It's cosy and family-friendly with other bungalow guests nearby for children to meet and play with in the grounds, or on the safe beach below. We have made every effort in decorating the bungalow to reflect its seaside location with painted wood panelling, ship models and pictures and comfy sofas and chairs. There are books to read, guides on the Isle of Wight, and plenty of games to play with, as well as TV with Freeview, and most importantly for many, our own unlimited use of the Internet. If you like walking, cycling, riding, sailing or just exploring the island's many attractions, we think our cosy bungalow with its great seaside location and views will be ideal for you – self-catering on the Isle of Wight at its best!
Seaside Chalet near Freshwater and Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, a minute's walk to the sandy beach, safe bathing, spectacular sea and coastal views
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- Calendar last updated:
- 18 Jan 2019
About Barbara Lascelles
We are semi-retired, living in London where we run an antique clock business, hiring out clocks as props for television and film and taking part in antique fairs where we sell clocks to the public, interior designers and restaurants. Roger particularly likes travelling and tourism. He studied Tourism at the University of Hawaii and subsequently became Director of Tourism in the Seychelles. He enjoys the tourism potential of the Isle of Wight. We have two grown up children, who also live in London and enjoy a holiday on the Isle of Wight with their own families as much as we do.
Barbara Lascelles purchased this Chalet in 2010
Why Barbara Lascelles chose Freshwater
In 2010 we were staying with friends at their bungalow and enjoyed the holiday so much, that we purchased a bungalow there and then, near the sea with uninterrupted views over the Solent. We had first planned to use it for ourselves and to rent it out occasionally, but when we found out about this bungalow, which had stunning views and sun all day long, we decided to buy it just for letting as a holiday home. It also offered us the opportunity that our children could join us on a holiday here while having their own space.
What makes this Chalet unique
Linstone Chine is a magical place, so near to the sea, unspoilt and far away from the hustle and bustle of a town or city. The perfect place to relax, but also a good starting place for exploring the island on foot, by bike or by car. The bungalow is only minutes away from the beach leading up to Colwell Bay, which is in part sandy and perfect for holiday entertainment. The 40 acre of ground surrounding the bungalows are always well kept and offer plenty of space for activities and incorporates a pitch'n put golf course, a football pitch and a substantial children's climbing frame and play area. We very much enjoy that we can be on our own if we want to and meet people in other bungalows if we feel like it. The place is never crowded.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Amazing view and location
Cosy, cute bungalow with such a beautiful view which inspired even my children to want to go on outdoor adventures. Perfect for the 3 of us - a really lovely week. Road to the bungalow was a bit potholed, but actually was expecting far worse - I live in South Bucks and most of our roads are much worse so don’t be put off by that! I am so glad we stayed here - it was really wonderful and a memory that will last.
Thank you so much for your uplifting comments, especially as you have stayed in our bungalow so late in the year when warm and sunny weather cannot be predicted or guaranteed. It's paramount for us that our guests are having an exciting and also relaxing time.
Beautifully decorated, Peace, Tranquility and Views to die for, what more do you need. Batteries recharged, and left ready to face reality again.
Sunnyside lived up to its description and we had no problems.
The accommodation was clean and tidy and had everything we needed.
The location is great for exploring the IOW and we visited many NT sites and Osborne House. The walk along the beach to Colwell bay and further round to Totland Bay was a nice easy stroll (45min - 1hr) to the Waterfront restaurant for some refreshments. We also booked (need to book for a window seat) a table for a evening meal had a great view of the setting sun the food and service very good. Walking the other way towards Fort Albert can be done along the shore if you don't mind scrambling over the rocks and a steep climb beside the fence to re-join the coast path onto Fort Victoria through the woods there is a nice but basic café in Fort Victoria. We took the easy option and followed the coastal path back to Sunnyside (30min).
Thank you for letting us stay at Sunnyside we hope to return soon.
Thank you very much to take the time and trouble to write about our bungalow and your stay on the island. We agree with you that the walks along the Solent in either direction without needing a car is certainly one of the advantages of our location .
Chalet was amazing. We had a wonderful week. Views were spectacular. So sorry that we had to come ho
The chalet was amazing. Everything we needed was there.views were spectacular. Walked on the beach everyday which was just a few hundred yards away from the chalet.. a nice cafe by the sea served good food. Nice bar as well. Place itself was nice. I would reccommend this place to anyone. Did not want to come home. We will definitely be booking up again for next year. A wonderful weeks holiday. Thank you barbara and roger for letting us stay there.
A Week on the I.O.W
We had the best September weather 😎! It was a superb base for a Holiday, nothing more than one hour drive.
Place was clean, functional and the neighbors were friendly. Lovely views out into the channel, and the Needles in the distance.
Overall we enjoyed our stay.
However the road into the place has done nothing for the suspension of my car.
Lovely Well Equipped Bungalow
Stunning Views & Great Location, Lovely cosy and well equipped bungalow - we had a fantastic holiday on the IOW.
The chalet is situated on the cliff top, only minutes away from the sandy, family friendly beach of Colwell Bay, with spectacular views and good bathing facilities
The nearest ferry port is Yarmouth (route: Lymington to Yarmouth), only 10 min drive from there, car is preferable, but the Vectis Bus No 7 stops nearby with 15 min walk to the chalet from there. A taxi ride from Yarmouth ferry port can be arranged. Please contact us for further details.
10 min drive to Yarmouth and same distance to Freshwater, where you will find shops like Co-op and Sainsbury's, a Boots and other stores, pubs, cafes and restaurants. Freshwater also has an excellent Sports Centre with swimming pool and gym.
Booking Notes: We require 25% deposit (non-refundable) at conformation of booking and the balance 4 weeks prior to the rental date. Changeover Day: The changeover day is Saturday. Please don't arrive before 2pm and vacate the property by 10am on the day of departure. We normally don't except bookings for short stays, but please enquire and tell us what your plans are.