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Admirals Cottage - a cottage that sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Admirals Cottage - a cottage that sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms

This delightful cottage is situated a short stroll from the centre of the historic and picturesque harbour town of Yarmouth. Well presented throughout, including modern kitchen and bathroom, the cottage provides comfortable accommodation for couples and small families alike. The enclosed courtyard garden with gated side access is ideal for cycle storage.

Yarmouth is located on the western side of the Island with a natural harbour guarded by Yarmouth Castle, a fortification built to protect the Solent from invading forces by Henry VIII. The Harbour attracts many yachts and motor cruisers which take advantage of the estuary afforded by the River Yar.

The Lymington to Yarmouth car and passenger ferry docks in the harbour, making holidaying with or without a car easy, as only a short stroll from the cottage.

This bustling town has an active community all year round. The square has a varied range of shops and delightful eating establishments. The 700ft long Victorian pier is a great place to go fishing and boat trips can be taken from here to various destinations.

There are walks along the promenade and the former railway track, called "The Causeway", which provides a delightful walk along the banks of the Yar towards Freshwater, with local wildlife in abundance and many species of birds. This is also a cycle track with many miles linking other tracks across the Island.

Places of interest and of outstanding natural beauty include The Needles, Alum Bay with its coloured sands, chair lift and Pleasure Park, Tennyson Down and miles of outstanding coastal scenery from nearby Freshwater Bay.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Yarmouth around the Isle of Wight

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom #1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom #2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom #1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom #2 - 2 Single Bed
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms This delightful cottage is situated a short stroll from the centre of the historic and picturesque harbour town of Yarmouth. Very well presented throughout, this cottage provides comfortable accommodation for couples and small families alike. Enclosed courtyard garden.


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Admirals Cottage - a cottage that sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms
average rating of 3.857143 based on 7 reviews
Bridgwater, United Kingdom

Comfy cottage once we managed to open the key safe!!

  • 4 of 5

Admirals is a pleasant well equipped cottage. We enjoyed our stay. We have stayed in neighbouring properties in the past so knew what to expect. The outbuildings were a bonus, very useful for storing our fishing gear.

However, we did find the key safe very difficult to open and would recommend that it was replaced.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: Island Holiday Homes
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Vancouver, Canada

nightmare holiday

  • 2 of 5

Arrived jet lagged from a transatlantic flight

Dishwasher ,,, not working ,,with a cursory note on it to say it was broken .ok but over the course of the long weekend the water at the bottom of the washer turned into a putrid ,,foul smelling mess,,,,,,.health hazard

No information in the cottage about the cob which I couldn't get to work automatic ignition broken ,,all weekend using old microwave

Small back garden uncared for ,,,weed covered ,,and overgrown shrubs which you have to work your way around and ,,small bench ,,no where for a family to sit

door blind broken ,,,,faded grim looking furniture ,,,,cheap foam pillows

very gloomy and disappointing

instructions for garbage disposal are confusion and filled with erroneous information ,,,there is a suggestion that you may take your garbage home !!!!!!!

good location

When I was able to get hold of the agency on Tuesday ,,day four of the holiday they were very helpful and kind and the major problems dealt with promptly

However this is a holiday rental and should be maintained at a much higher levels

The feeling that one gets from the cottage itself is far from welcoming ,,,,,,it is uncared for

and sadly this does distract immensely from a relaxing holiday

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Island Holiday Homes
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Bristol, United Kingdom

A lovely week's stay in Admiral's Cottage May 2018

  • 5 of 5

We had visited the Isle of Wight a couple of years ago and loved it so much decided to revisit the island. As we travel by public transport and ferry to Yarmouth we chose to stay in Yarmouth as the buses to Newport and onward to the rest of the island are frequent. We had chosen another cottage but were advised by Island Holiday Homes that our cottage of choice didn't supply linen - an added burden with no car! I'd looked at Admiral's Cottage but dismissed it based an previous reviews, but this was the only suitable alternative to our first choice. The previous reviews couldn't have been more wrong. The cottage was fantastic from a very well equipped kitchen with full instructions for every appliance (a welcome addition as in the past we have spent a week trying to work out how to operate a supposedly easy space age, state of the art cooker!!) to two lovely bathrooms and even the prominently displayed password for the wi-fi. Admiral's cottage is definitely spacious enough for four people (although there were only two of us) with plenty of crockery, cutlery and glasses and a very good sized kitchen/dining table. The location is brilliant as it is an absolute maximum of five minutes walk from the ferry, and just two or three minutes from the delightfully picturesque two centre and square which has a good variety of pubs and restaurants. It is also very well situated for access to the old railway shared use path to Freshwater with its two eating establishments that are a must for anyone who likes cake! "Off The Rails" is a real gourmet coffee shop and restaurant with fantastic cakes and lunches as well as being open two or three nights a week and is housed in a former railway station alongside the original platform, so is a must for railway enthusiasts. At the Freshwater end of the path, and opposite the nearest supermarket to Yarmouth, is a more 'ordinary' cafe, but equally lovely. This is on the site of the former station, but is in a newer building, though built in keeping with the railway theme. The path alongside the River Yar is a delight, with birds galore, including the song of the elusive reed warbler. All absolutely gorgeous in the Spring sunshine.

We had a little trouble manipulating the key box to access the keys to the property, and the staff at Island Holiday Homes couldn't have been more helpful. Had we not managed to dislodge the box cover a member of staff would have come to our aid. Likewise, the booking process was pleasant due to the lovely cheerful staff, who also phoned to ensure that everythings was satisfactory.

We are planning to return and hope that Admiral's Cottage is available as we enjoyed our stay so much.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Island Holiday Homes
Owner's Response: I am very pleased you enjoyed the cottage, Yarmouth and your stay. I, too, thoroughly enjoy the walking around and about Yarmouth - and the local cafe's and restaurants: I can also recommend the Red Lion near the church in Freshwater that you can see from the end of the old Railway line walk route'
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Preston, United Kingdom

relaxing holiday

  • 4 of 5

A relaxing holiday, we found Admirals Cottage was in a quiet location and the cottage was clean and tidy with every thing to hand and a plus for us was a comfy double bed. Shops pubs ect just a short walk.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Island Holiday Homes
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SHEPPERTON, United Kingdom

Easter break in Yarmouth

  • 5 of 5

A week spent at Admiral’s Cottage, Yarmouth was the perfect way to recharge our batteries. I took my elderly mother who loved it. The cottage was very clean and the beds soft. It was ideal having 2 bathrooms, as we were able to have one each. My mother, who is 77, found the steep stairs daunting, but she got to grips with them. We had mixed weather but the cottage was always warm and welcoming after we’d been out for the whole day. The kitchen was very well resourced and I cooked for my mother most evenings without any hitches. The front room is particularly comfortable and we spent one day snuggled up and reading our books. The WiFi is decent and it’s always useful to be able to plan your days out and book in advance online. We know the Isle of Wight very well but still managed to find things we’d never done before-the Steam Railway, Alpacas and Quarr Abbey-all of which we’d recommend. Yarmouth itself is a lovely place, with plenty to do. We particularly love the art gallery and the Blue Crab fish and chip restaurant. There is a grocery store a 5 minute walk away and the harbour is a great place to sit and watch the comings and goings. A down side is there is no parking outside the property and the only real choice is to park in the Yarmouth car park, 5 minutes away. We paid for a week’s pass online. This costs about £40. However, it means you can park across the island for free and we made use of this in Freshwater and Newport. You need to factor this in to the cost of your week, however. A minor issue is the disposal of rubbish. It is not practical to take smelly bags of rubbish home with you. We tried to recycle using local bins but there is no where for general waste. This needs to be addressed-cleaners, contractors to dispose of rubbish so it’s not left to clients, would be better. It’s a lovely footage, in an ideal location, and I’d stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Island Holiday Homes
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Derby, United Kingdom

Let down by poor maintenance

  • 3 of 5

Admirals Cottage provides good accommodation and is well equipped. We were very disappointed on arrival to find only one working bedside lamp shared between four beds. In addition, the battery in the smoke alarm was chirruping repeatedly and could not be silenced. The owner cannot be contacted directly by guests. So we had to contact the agents. Although their response was commendably swift and helpful, the owner was either unwilling or unable to resolve the lamp problem. So we had to make do. The smoke alarm proved to be faulty and had to be removed by the agents' maintenance handyman. It was not replaced during our stay. It is not acceptable to let out a property with these faults.

The cottage is conveniently situated in the centre of Yarmouth. Although the rear bedroom is blissfully quiet, there is disturbance from traffic noise in the front bedroom - very disappointing to be woken by that sound. We went on holiday for a rest and to escape from that kind of disturbance.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Island Holiday Homes
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What the West Wight has to offer:

The West of the Isle of Wight is an area of outstanding natural beauty show casing the Island's iconic feature, the Needles. The dramatic and unspoilt coastline of the West Wight is very popular with walkers, bird watchers, nature lovers and those seeking a quiet, tranquil environment in which stay.

You must visit

Compton Bay's long sandy beach spanning the south west is non-commercialised and unspoilt and a popular spot for surfing, great family fun days out and for fascinating fossil finding. On the north west side sailors love to moor their boats in the safe harbour and step ashore to enjoy the old world charm of Yarmouth, with its variety of shops, superb pubs and restaurants and the 700 foot long pier boasting the splendour of the Victorian era.


Yarmouth Castle, Isle of Wight provides a magnificent picnic spot, with views over the Solent for a lovely relaxing family day by the sea. The Needles Park Chairlift continues to be a firm favourite with, the views are truly spectacular from the picturesque Needles Rocks and lighthouse to the multi-coloured sand cliffs, also look out for the marvellous turquoise colour of the sea.

Freshwater Bay golf course is one of the most spectacular courses in the UK. Set on the downlands overlooking the English Channel, this seaside links style course is 5,725 yards long, par 68 which provides a challenge for golfers of all abilities. Visitors are most welcome. Calbourne Water Mill, set in 10 acres of stunning rural landscape contains one of the oldest working water mills in the country, dating back to the Domesday Book. A great day out for all the family.


The Tennyson Trail is a 15 mile walk from Carisbrooke Castle to The Needles. The route follows across Bowcombe Down, through Brighstone Forest, across Mottistone Down, Brook Down & Afton Down to Freshwater Bay, then onto Tennyson Down & across West High Down to Alum Bay. The name of the trail comes from poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, a former resident of the Isle of Wight. There are several points of interest along the walk, including The Tennyson Monument on Tennyson Down and the spectacular view of The Needles.

Places to eat

Spoilt for choice, from the opulence of the George Hotel in Yarmouth to fish and chips with fantastic view from Totland Pier. Together with a good a selection of cafes and pubs all palates and budgets can be catered for.


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