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Two Bedroom Seaside bungalow with stunning sea views up to the Needles

Bedrooms 2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Seaside Chalet near Freshwater and Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, a minute's walk to the sandy beach, safe bathing, spectacular sea and coastal views

Sunnyside Bungalow faces South and the sun streams in all day through the big picture window. Not only that, but it has one of the best locations of any bungalow on this private holiday park. A few paces away are the cliffs overlooking the beach of Colwell Bay and from the sitting room and patio you have views of the famous Needles landmark that juts out into the Solent. You can watch ships coming and going and see sunsets that take your breath away. Freshwater, 2 miles down the road, is where you will do your food shopping and the Red Lion is a favourite pub with visitors. The pretty historic port of Yarmouth is where the ferry comes in from Lymington and here you'll find a host of places to eat on a night out. Nearer to home, and directly on the beach, are popular cafes and bars like “The Hut” and “The Waterfront” which have wonderful views, especially at sunset. It's cosy and family-friendly with other bungalow guests nearby for children to meet and play with in the grounds, or on the safe beach below. We have made every effort in decorating the bungalow to reflect its seaside location with painted wood panelling, ship models and pictures and comfy sofas and chairs. There are books to read, guides on the Isle of Wight, and plenty of games to play with, as well as TV with Freeview, and most importantly for many, our own unlimited use of the Internet. If you like walking, cycling, riding, sailing or just exploring the island's many attractions, we think our cosy bungalow with its great seaside location and views will be ideal for you – self-catering on the Isle of Wight at its best!

Barbara Lascelles
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About Barbara Lascelles

We are semi-retired, living in London where we run an antique clock business, hiring out clocks as props for television and film and taking part in antique fairs where we sell clocks to the public, interior designers and restaurants.

Roger particularly likes travelling and tourism. He studied Tourism at the University of Hawaii and subsequently became Director of Tourism in the Seychelles. He enjoys the tourism potential of the Isle of Wight.

We have two grown up children, who also live in London and enjoy a holiday on the Isle of Wight with their own families as much as we do.

Barbara Lascelles purchased this chalet in 2010

Why Barbara Lascelles chose Isle of Wight

In 2010 we were staying with friends at their bungalow and enjoyed the holiday so much, that we purchased a bungalow there and then, near the sea with uninterrupted views over the Solent.

We had first planned to use it for ourselves and to rent it out occasionally, but when we found out about this bungalow, which had stunning views and sun all day long, we decided to buy it just for letting as a holiday home. It also offered us the opportunity that our children could join us on a holiday here while having their own space.

What makes this chalet unique

Linstone Chine is a magical place, so near to the sea, unspoilt and far away from the hustle and bustle of a town or city. The perfect place to relax, but also a good starting place for exploring the island on foot, by bike or by car.

The bungalow is only minutes away from the beach leading up to Colwell Bay, which is in part sandy and perfect for holiday entertainment. The 40 acre of ground surrounding the bungalows are always well kept and offer plenty of space for activities and incorporates a pitch'n put golf course, a football pitch and a substantial children's climbing frame and play area.

We very much enjoy that we can be on our own if we want to and meet people in other bungalows if we feel like it. The place is never crowded.


Freshwater Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Fully modernised bathroom with a bath equipped with enclosure for power shower, well appointed mirrors, WC, basin and heated towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds, both with convenient lighting and storage. Travel cots can be rented from the office. Beds fully made up with pillows, duvets and bed linen. You only need to bring towels.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Cots and High Chairs can be rented from the office! Please note that unfortunately dogs are not allowed on the site, even well-behaved ones! You have your own private patio directly outside in front of the large picture window and will find there a picnic table and sun umbrella plus two padded sun loungers. This is the perfect place for an outdoor breakfast or sunset drinks with the landmark Needles always in view. Private parking for one car at the back and a handy rotating washing line for swimming costumes, towels etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The bungalow is thoroughly cleaned before each rental period. Bed linen is provided and your beds are made up before you arrive with duvets and pillows covered. Towels not included, so please bring your own.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Two Bedroom Seaside bungalow with stunning sea views up to the Needles
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the chalet for 1 week and were pleasantly surprised with the view and how cosy the chalet felt. We were out everyday due to the good weather but spent the mornings and evenings sitting outside while the kids played on the grass (aged 2 & 5 ). The beach is a short walk away which was a bonus and every tourist attraction was around 30 minutes drive away.

I would highly recommend to a friend as we had a fantastic time here and will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write nice things about our bungalow and your stay there. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again.
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Such a lovely location.

  • 5 of 5

This has got to be one of the best locations on the Isle of Wight for a holiday. Lovely bungalow with an absolutely beautiful view across the bay to the needles. If you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday then look no further.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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the bungalow was very comfortable and extremely well equipped on a quiet site with stuning views

  • 4 of 5

the property was very clean and well maintained and we were delighted with the service provided by the owners.

it is situated on a quiet site which was most relaxing.and we would have no hesitation in recommending it to friends and relatives.

the 'captains table' in the bay provided good value for money food and the co-op store in Freshwater provided us with all of our shopping needs.

within easy reach of attractions such as Carisbrooke Castle, Chessell Pottery and the Needles all well worth a visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tom, thank you very much for your favourable review of our bungalow and its location. If you can make any recommendations how we can improve the holiday experience of our future guests, please send us a note. Obviously we are keen to earn a 5 star review if possible.
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Perfect place to explore the island

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a one week stay on the isle of wight in April. We stayed with our two small children (3 and 5) and found this bungalow to be the perfect place to explore the island. The bungalow is comfortable and well equipped and has stunning sea views. The weather was changeable and we had to plan our trips according to the forecasts for which the fast internet was a great help. The children particularly enjoyed the trips to Black Gang Chine (which we visited twice), the Isle of Wight Steam Railway and Carisbrooke castle. All are just a short drive away (under 30mins). There is however plenty to do right by the bungalow on a lazy day as well. The surroundings are spacious and include a playground and crazy golf. It is a two minutes walk from the bungalow to the nice and sandy beach. The walk along the beach to Colwell bay with its colourful bathing huts is great and a visit to “The Hut” restaurant is highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellently fitted-out property, with amazing views.

  • 5 of 5

This bungalow offers everything that holiday makers might need: comfortable furniture, excellent heating, modern kitchen equipment and TV. It is furnished with taste, on a nautical theme (pictures of ocean liners, shells, old ship parts), and has a very good collection of reading material and guides. It overlooks a large expanse of grass, and has wonderful views of the sea, with a spectacular sunset. The property was clean and well-maintained, the owner very helpful with local information. Highly recommended.

Professor Sir Brian Vickers

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our bungalow and loved, like we do, the stunning views over the Solent up to the Needles. We hope you will consider coming back next year and explore further the beautiful costal walks, not to forget some of the wonderful walks inland. Roger and Barbara
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Quality accomodation with stunning sea views

  • 5 of 5

This holiday bungalow is very highly recommended. It is comfortable, tastefully presented, very well furnished and is amply supplied with good-quality utensils and equipment. It has a prime location within a few minutes walk to the beach, and has a very beautiful south-facing view over the coastline from Colwell Bay to The Needles. It is an excellent base from which to explore the Island, whatever your interests (our interests are fossil-collecting, sea-fishing, natural history and art). An added bonus at this particular bungalow is the free private Wi-Fi that gives unlimited internet access at fast speed and plenty of bandwidth; much faster and more powerful than the site-wide communal Wi-Fi which has a subscription fee. We have stayed at this bungalow several times already and shall continue to do so!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alan, Thank you so much for your review. You are quite right in pointing out that our bungalow is perfectly located for exploring the island and with our easy to use private internet access, free of charge, everything happening on the Isle of Wight and how to get there is at your fingertip. Looking forward to having you back in October
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Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Lymington to Yarmouth
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Freshwater Bay
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Linstone Chine/Colwell Bay
Car: recommended


The chalet is situated on the cliff top, only minutes away from the sandy, family friendly beach of Colwell Bay, with spectacular views and good bathing facilities


The nearest ferry port is Yarmouth (route: Lymington to Yarmouth), only 10 min drive from there, car is preferable, but the Vectis Bus No 7 stops nearby with 15 min walk to the chalet from there. A taxi ride from Yarmouth ferry port can be arranged. Please contact us for further details.


10 min drive to Yarmouth and same distance to Freshwater, where you will find shops like Co-op and Sainsbury's, a Boots and other stores, pubs, cafes and restaurants. Freshwater also has an excellent Sports Centre with swimming pool and gym.


Rates & Availability

Freshwater Chalet Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We require 25% deposit (non-refundable) at conformation of booking and the balance 4 weeks prior to the rental date.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is Saturday. Please don't arrive before 2pm and vacate the property by 10am on the day of departure. We normally don't except bookings for short stays, but please enquire and tell us what your plans are.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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