This beautifully appointed, semi-detached holiday cottage offers a rural bolt-hole escape and is set in tranquil surroundings in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property is well-equipped, with Freesat TVs, DVD players, a blu-ray, Playstation 3 and a media on demand system, which is pre-loaded with music and films. There is direct access onto the Shepherd’s Trail, which is ideal for walkers and cyclists and offers spectacular views along the south coast towards Freshwater Bay. The Needles, with its chair lift, amusement park, boat rides, lighthouse and coloured sands of Alum Bay, is just a short distance away. Blackgang Chine, the oldest themed attraction in the UK, is nearby, and other island attractions include Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Isle of Wight Pearl, Dinosaur Isle, a donkey sanctuary and Calbourne Water Mill, which has a 17th-century working watermill. Osborne House and Gardens (Queen Victoria’s holiday residence), Carisbrooke Castle and the sailing town of Yarmouth are also worthy of a visit. Cowes, in the north west of the island, is renowned for its sailing. The island can be explored from the open-top buses that stop regularly at various collection points. Also within easy reach are vineyards and quaint villages, some with thatched roofs, and include Godshill, Old Shanklin and Brighstone. Outdoor pursuits include scenic walking, horse riding, fishing, cycling, watersports and golf. Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.
Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 bunk bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with Veluxes, 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double). Bathroom with toilet and Velux.
Electric central heating (preset times) included (outside preset times at cost). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two freesat TVs. DVDs. Blu-ray. Playstation 3. Stereo/CD/iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with terrace, patio and sitting-out area. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.