Freshwater, England, United Kingdom

Freshwater, England, United Kingdom

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Where to stay around Freshwater, GB?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 646 vacation rentals near Freshwater. From 384 cottages to 95 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Freshwater for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Poetic beauty in idyllic Freshwater

With its spectacular cliffs and picturesque setting, Freshwater evokes a romantic vibe. Whether you’re visiting with your beloved or simply booking a Freshwater, Isle of Wight vacation rental for your own enjoyment, you’re sure to take something special from this bayside destination. Sparkling waters beckon, but there’s also a charming village to explore on foot and plenty of historic sites to devour. Where will your getaway take you? Make like a fictional character in your favorite love story—or make some real-life magic of your own—in this delightful cove that redefines the vacation experience.

When nature calls, Freshwater has the answer

When nature calls, head to Freshwater. A guided tour with an island specialist is a must, offering a glance at everything from sightseeing standouts to homey shopping options in the cozy town center. If you fancy marine life, keep a close watch for the dolphins that occasionally splash through the bay. The outskirts are dotted with pristine campsites with brilliant views, while the shadows of Freshwater’s iconic cliffs are prime picnicking spots. If you’re more about romance, a wedding on a breathtaking apple orchard would be an exceptional way to start married life.

Literal perfection from land to sea

Do you sense a literary theme here? Tennyson Down is one of Freshwater’s most beloved attractions. Named for poet Alfred Tennyson, the haunting chalk ridge provides exceptional sea views. The Tennyson Monument towers dramatically over the area. Equally humbling is the medieval All Saints’ Church, whose highlights are a magnificent organ and a stone pulpit. Delve into history at the Ferguson Family Museum, which celebrates one of Ireland’s most recognized pioneers. Striking Dimbola Lodge, meanwhile, is home to a museum that honors Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.

Soaking up the sunshine in Freshwater

Travelers enjoy booking Freshwater vacation rentals specifically for the area’s glorious weather. It’s typically sunnier than the rest of the United Kingdom, and even when the sun isn't shining it’s beautifully crisp and often perfect for a walk. Attribute the “crisp” factor to the occasional whipping winds, particularly during winter. The nearly endless sunshine complements the generally slower pace of the island. Summer isn't typically a torridly steamy affair—in fact, it’s not unusual to experience some light rains and cooler temperatures on occasion; enough to remind you that you're in Britain, but rarely enough to keep you tucked away in your Freshwater vacation rental.

Rocking out beneath the cliffs of Freshwater

Its handsome rock formations are the stuff of storybooks—a beautiful end result of coastal erosion that results in nearly endless spectacular scenery. The shapely Mermaid Rock is neighbored by a dark sea cave embedded within a cliff. Freshwater’s sandy beach occasionally collects chalk from the cliffs, which many visitors actually collect in lieu of standard vacation souvenirs. Idyllic fields stretch back as far as the eye can see, providing ample space to pluck wildflowers or to enjoy a little R&R while observing the sunrise and sunset.