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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:
March 9, 2018

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 Freshwater

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a wonderful time we've had in your lovely holiday home! Everything was perfect: stunning views (like having breakfast with The Needles under our nose), interesting historical places, amazing landscapes, the Tennyson walk, the fantastic Garlic Festival (which really reminded us of a setting of "Midsummer Murders", many attractions for children. We visited several of the local pubs and met where've we went very friendly people. We explored different beaches.

The icing on the cake was the weather. For us now the IOW is that sunny island in the South of England! We definitely will come back to this lovely place. Thanks for having us in your cosy & well equipped bungalow!!
Aug 2017
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Freshwater Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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.


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Two Bedroom Seaside bungalow with stunning sea views up to the Needles
average rating of 4.9 based on 25 reviews

Very clean lovely views,everything you need there.Close to beach .great walks very quiet.

  • 5 of 5

As above

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped accommodation. Clean and comfortable.

The view was stunning, with plenty of beautiful walks.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fab location

  • 5 of 5

Great location. We had very hot weather so used the beach all the time.

Hope to be back one day.. coastal erosion permitting!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. It has been a wonderful summer!
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Fantastic location with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Perfect property for our first family trip to the IOW. Property had everything we needed to explore the island. Well equipped for our needs. Would definitely recommend a stay in this charming little holiday home.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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This is a bungalow with personality and nit had everything we needed.

  • 4 of 5

We found endless walks, to right and to left, it did not matter which way, there are astonishing and beautiful views. The sandy beach to the right is so lovely for swimming and further along to the left are good cafes. You can walk the mile or two to Totland and the Waterfront Cafe and if it looks to be high tide take the steps up and walk the countryside back. We enjoyed the top deck of the Breezer, a marvellous way to see the Island and enjoyed the Gossip cafe and the Bugle Inn. Further afield we amazed by the Ventnor Botanical Gardens and the Roman house in Newport - well worth a visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your favourable review. Obviously you have enjoyed your holiday in our bungalow, in our specific location and on the Isle of Wight, because you are a returning customer, but we are curious to find out how we can improve on our performance next time round to make it a 5 star experience.
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Superb. Like a home from home. Well done Barbara! John

  • 5 of 5

Super location.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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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