About the property
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Serendipity is a gorgeous Victoria-era cottage overlooking the sea set in an idyllic and peaceful setting next to the beach and a nature conservation area. The cottage has been recently (2016) renovated to a very high standard throughout.
Both the living room and the bedroom have fantastic views over the sea. The cosy living room is the perfect place to watch the yachts sailing by. Or sitting with the family around a lovely log stove, recounting the stories, adventures and special moments of the day. The living room also has a wall-mounted TV/DVD, a music system and a games library.
The master bedroom is a wonderfully spacious room where you can wake up to enjoy a morning cup of tea with great sea views and fresh sea air. There are built-in cupboards for clothes storage, giving the room an extra airy feel, a roomy king-sized bed, and plenty of seaside pictures.
The second bedroom overlooks the garden to the back of the property, and the woodland conservation area beyond. This room has twin adult sized beds which can be zipped together to make a large double bed, and there is a travel cot available on request.
The bathroom is all brand new (2016), and features a large walk-in shower and a heated towel rail. The kitchen is also brand new and features a hob, double oven, microwave oven, washing machine, etc. There is high-speed (BT Infinity) wifi available in the property.
There are two gardens at Serendipity. The rear garden - leading off from the kitchen - has outside table and chairs and gets a lot of sun during the morning and early afternoon. The garden on the other side, facing the sea, gets evening sun, and is a great spot to enjoy a glass of wine watching the sun go down.
Serendipity has its own dedicated parking spot.
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- Response time:
- within one day
- English, German, Dutch
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Serendipity, Fort Victoria Cottages
Serendipity was everything we expected, clean, comfortable, warm and very well-equipped. Waking up to a view over the Solent from the double bedroom window was delightful. Very conveniently situated for the Yarmouth ferry, we thoroughly enjoyed exploring the Isle of Wight.
Charming little cottage in a perfect location
Immaculate little cottage with everything we needed for our stay. The location was wonderful, with the beach just across the road at the bottom of the garden (but note that swimming is not allowed on this beach due to dangerous rip tides). Yarmouth is just 10-15 minute walk away and Colwell Bay - good for swimming - is a 30-minute walk in the other direction. The cottage is in Fort Victoria Country Park - lots of lovely walks here too.
Immaculate and very comfortable
Lovely cottage and views, in immaculate condition, well equipped. Really enjoyed the location on IOW too, loads of great beaches and things to do in the area.
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, build to part of the coastal defence network of Victorian Britain, has been converted into a marine aquarium, a planetarium, underwater archaeology museum, and a model railway.
The achingly pretty and historically significant harbour town of Yarmouth is a short but lovely walk along the coast eastbound from the cottage, including an optional trip across the harbour waters in the harbour taxi. Yarmouth has many features of interest, such as the only surviving fully wooden pier in Britain and the castle built by Henry VIII.
The famous Isle of Wight Coastal Path runs right past the back of the cottages, through the woodland nature reserve and on to Colwell Beach, Totland, the beautiful Headon Warren and its Bronze Age burial site, the iconic Needles and Freshwater Bay. The route also passes Tennyson Downs, so named after the famous poet laureate, and where in Victorian times he loved to wander for poetic inspiration, and Afton Down, site of the world famous Isle of Wight Festival. In every direction there are stunning views over the sea, and the coastline of the New Forest, and Hurst Castle. It's a walker's paradise.
A 10 minute drive takes you to Compton Beach, recently named by the Telegraph as one of Britain's most beautiful beaches, and where at low spring tide you can see dinosaur footprints. Dinosaurs are a big attraction on the island, the bones, not actual dinosaurs. Within a 30 minute drive is Osbourne House, the summer home of Queen Victoria; the annual sailing regatta Cowes Week, and many attractions that prove a big hit with the kids - including Tapnell Farm, the Monkey Sanctuary, Robin Hill, and Blackgang Chine.
Other local activities include cycling, surfing, fishing, golf, horseriding, diving, canyoning, sailing, paragliding, fossil-hunting, wakeboarding, kitesurfing, tree climbing, canoeing, sea kayaking and many more.
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Pets are allowed, although we would like to pet owners first before approving the booking. Thanks for your understanding.