About the property
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Norlands Cottage - a cottage that sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms
Norlands Cottage is perfectly located with outstanding views from the house and peaceful sunny garden across to Yarmouth, the Solent and River Yar. It is beside a popular footpath that leads from your garden gate as far around the Island as you are tempted to explore; from an easy one hour walk around the the Yar Estuary river to an all day adventure walking right round the West Wight.
It is only a few minutes walk across the bridge from Yarmouth along a small private lane, very easy to reach with or without a car. The beach is a few minutes walk back up the lane, perfect for an early morning swim, an afternoon of pottering or an evening barbecue whilst watching the sun set. Norlands Cottage is an extremely comfortable four bedroom family home, much loved and designed to be welcoming and lived in. Children and well behaved pets are very welcome.
The Yar Estuary is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, renowned for wildlife and birdwatching, particularly over-wintering wildfowl and waders. The Yar estuary is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Yarmouth is an ideal location for a holiday at any time of year. It is perfect for walkers, bird watchers, beach lovers, families, sailors; a historic and picturesque harbour town, packed with maritime history and offering an excellent choice of pubs, restaurants, cafes and interesting and original shops. There are miles of coastline and countryside to explore and enjoy, places of interest and outstanding natural beauty near by include The Needles, Alum Bay and Tennyson Down.
Christmas & New Year price on application.
Short breaks available on request
Discounted ferry travel available on request.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
The house on the marsh. What a lovely spot.
Wake up and look across the marsh to the River Yar and Yarmouth. What a lovely way to wake up! We have stayed here for years. It is the most beautiful spot. Yarmouth is very close and there are lots of outstanding walks. Further afield, the Isle of Wight is just beautiful. It is quiet. There is a huge variety of scenery. We think the Island does well on places to eat. Norlands will give you a comfortable stay. The conservatory is a lovely place to sit even on a miserable day. It is very lived-in, so don't expect to walk into a showroom living space. It isn't that sort of house. Downsides. The lane can be dusty in a dry spell, but I prefer that to a race track at the end of the garden. The stairs are steep in this period house. It is a little tired here and there. Whatever, it has given us a lot of pleasure over the years.
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