About the property
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Alma Cottage - a cottage that sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms
This pretty two bedroomed, Victorian cottage is situated in a terrace of similar properties. Since the cottage is in a pedestrianised lane it is free from traffic noise yet a few minutes walk from the centre of Yarmouth with its diversity of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. French doors from the kitchen lead to a small patio garden with table and chairs.
The bathroom is situated upstairs with a full sized bath and separate shower cubicle. The master bedroom is furnished to a high standard with a king size bed, large wardrobe and a chest of drawers. The second bedroom has twin beds and also a wardrobe and chest of drawers.
The through lounge/diner benefits from a wide range of books both fiction and non-fiction and has a TV and DVD player.
The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, oven and hob, microwave and washing machine.
This cottage offers cosy, comfortable accommodation for those seeking peace and quiet, yet is close to local amenities.
Yarmouth is an ideal year round resort with the Lymington to Yarmouth ferry docking in the harbour a few minutes walk from the cottage, so holidaying with or without a car is easy. Please note that Island Holiday Homes offer discounted ferry travel on request.
Walking in West Wight is a pleasure with the Needles, Tennyson Down and Alum Bay nearby. Close to the cottage is a beautiful walk down the Yar estuary to Freshwater Bay on the south of the Island. The small town of Yarmouth has a 700ft wooden Victorian pier which is a great vantage point to appreciate the town, enjoy an ice cream or fish for mackerel and bass, fishing permits are available locally. Yarmouth also boasts a castle built by Henry VIII and a pretty church. The town hosts many events during the year, including the famous 'Gaffers' festival during the last weekend of the summer half term. During this festival the town is busy with street entertainment, markets selling food and crafts, and splendid displays of the old boats.
Mid week breaks on request
Please see our website www.almaontheisland.co.uk
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- May 22, 2018
Few teething issues
Off to a bad start no heating or hot water which did not help as only 4 degrees outside. Had to get in touch with agent who did not really know what to do. Luckily my brother found the boiler in the loft which needed to be reset. So resolved issue ourselves.
Then went on to realise no parking permits had been left!
It was a shame as the location is great and the cottage is comfortable. But these issues need to be looked at as this is not good customer service.
What the West Wight has to offer: The West of the Isle of Wight is an area of outstanding natural beauty show casing the Island's iconic feature, the Needles. The dramatic and unspoilt coastline of the West Wight is very popular with walkers, bird watchers, nature lovers and those seeking a quiet, tranquil environment in which stay. You must visit Compton Bay's long sandy beach spanning the south west is non-commercialised and unspoilt and a popular spot for surfing, great family fun days out and for fascinating fossil finding. On the north west side sailors love to moor their boats in the safe harbour and step ashore to enjoy the old world charm of Yarmouth, with its variety of shops, superb pubs and restaurants and the 700 foot long pier boasting the splendour of the Victorian era. Attractions Yarmouth Castle, Isle of Wight provides a magnificent picnic spot, with views over the Solent for a lovely relaxing family day by the sea. The Needles Park Chairlift continues to be a firm favourite with, the views are truly spectacular from the picturesque Needles Rocks and lighthouse to the multi-coloured sand cliffs, also look out for the marvellous turquoise colour of the sea. Freshwater Bay golf course is one of the most spectacular courses in the UK. Set on the downlands overlooking the English Channel, this seaside links style course is 5,725 yards long, par 68 which provides a challenge for golfers of all abilities. Visitors are most welcome. Calbourne Water Mill, set in 10 acres of stunning rural landscape contains one of the oldest working water mills in the country, dating back to the Domesday Book. A great day out for all the family. Walking The Tennyson Trail is a 15 mile walk from Carisbrooke Castle to The Needles. The route follows across Bowcombe Down, through Brighstone Forest, across Mottistone Down, Brook Down & Afton Down to Freshwater Bay, then onto Tennyson Down & across West High Down to Alum Bay. The name of the trail comes from poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, a former resident of the Isle of Wight. There are several points of interest along the walk, including The Tennyson Monument on Tennyson Down and the spectacular view of The Needles. Places to eat Spoilt for choice, from the opulence of the George Hotel in Yarmouth to fish and chips with fantastic view from Totland Pier. Together with a good a selection of cafes and pubs all pallets and budgets can be catered for.