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Solent Cottage | Fort Victoria

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The cosy living room with views over the gardens and sea
1 of 15The cosy living room with views over the gardens and sea
Cottage -
3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England
Solent Cottage is a charming Victorian cottage with a lot of beautiful original features, incredible sea views and a fantastic location next to a nature reserve and the beach. The living room features a wood burning stove, original Victorian floorboards, and sea views. The kitchen is brand new for 2016, as is the bathroom, and both have been completed to an exceptionally high standard.

The master bedroom also has fabulous sea views, and original wooden floorboards. There are two additional bedrooms: a twin-bedded room, and a bunkbed room.
Listing #HL7068396
About the Owner
Natasha S
Languages spoken:English, Dutch
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2011
Interaction with guests
We've been holidaying since we were children, as have our parents before us, and even our grandparents had a little wooden holiday hut at nearby Colwell Beach. We know and love the area very well, and would be delighted to answer any queries you have or make any recommendations. A couple of weeks before your arrival we will send you a welcome pack of suggestions of our favourite restaurants at the moment, and the best things to do in the area. If we're not in the area at the time of your visit, definitely someone from our family will be, and will be happy to help you.
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

What's not to like about Solent Cottage. It's in a quiet beautiful part of the Island with so much to see and do around it. The views from the cottage are stunning. We loved sitting outside looking over the sea. From breakfast to dinner there...More

Thank cally21
Reviewed 13 June 2018

The cottage was ideal for our family (Dad, Mum, 2 children & Granny) over half-term break. It had everything you could possibly need and much more besides: the owners had certainly planned for every eventuality. It was tastefully furnished and we felt very at home...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

We - three adults and a five year old kid - enjoyed every minute of our week at the Solent Cottage. It is a wonderful place, perfectly equipped, tastefully furnished. We did not come by car, but it was no problem at all, it is...More

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  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Queen
    1 Twin
    1 Full
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About the neighbourhood
The immediate surrounds of the cottage are very peaceful, and yet full of adventure and wonder. There are beaches, walks, woodlands, cycle routes, nature, kids attractions, and beach-fronted cafe bars, right on the doorstep. Exit the back of the cottages and you walk straight onto the Isle of Wight coastal path, through a woodland conservation area, some stunning views of the Solent, long sandy beaches, coastal fortresses, and dramatic chalk cliffs - all part of the famous Heritage Coast here.
Getting around
The cottage is a 3-4 minute drive (or 15 minute walk) along the coast from the historical harbour town of Yarmouth, the arrival point for the car ferry from Lymington in the New Forest.

If you don't want to bring a car, there is a very good bus network all over the island, a regular bus stop at the end of the road, and a request stop at the fort. You can also rent bikes at the old train station next to the river in Yarmouth.

If you like walking the whole area is a paradise. The 15 minute walk to Yarmouth runs along the beach and coastal pathway to the edge of the harbour (Sandhart Beach), which you can either walk around, or take the £1.50 harbour water taxi straight into town.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Southampton Parkway: 40.0 km
Railway: Lymington Pier: 8.0 km
Ferry: Yarmouth: 2.0 km
The best route is through the New Forest to Leamington, and then Wightlink ferry to Yarmouth. The scenery through the New Forest is stunning, and you arrive on the island a few minutes from the cottage.

Alternative ferry crossings are Southampton to Cowes (Red Funnel) and Portsmouth to Fishbourne (Wightlink).

As you leave Yarmouth ferry terminal, turn right on the main roundabout and and cross the bridge over the River Yar.
Follow the main road as it bears left 90 degrees.
After about 400m turn right, following the brown sign to 'Fort Victoria Country Park'.
Continue over a small bridge, past some bungalows and over a hill, at the bottom of which the road bends left.
100m after this bend there is a dirt track to the left which leads to the cottage car park.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 0.2 km.
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