About this listing
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We love our cottage ' Athcot ' and its stunning surroundings..We hope you will love and cherish it as much as we do..!
Athcot is the Western most cottage on a terrace that sits in an open field on a clifftop on the South coast of the Isle of Wight……This is the most unspoiled stretch of coastline on the Island……10 people on the beach is crowded.
This beautiful, SHABBY CHIC & QUIRKY 1860’s former Coastguard cottage on a unique cliff top location with SPECTACULAR uninterrupted views to sea and surrounding countryside and beyond to The Needles is pretty hard to beat if chilling out by the sea is what you're after. The cottage is however kitted out with all your necessities for a peaceful and stressfree stay. We are also close ( but not too close) to The Isle of Wight Festival & Bestival grounds and a twenty minute drive to Cowes Week- The UK's premier yachting regatta.
2 floors and a large attic ( accessed via the Master bedroom) fully furnished with good sized secure garden and Conservatory. 3 bedrooms in total (1 Master bedroom, 2 double bedrooms of which one is a great attic bedroom. 1 bathroom with clawfoot tub & electric shower with toilet + 1 downstairs toilet. Sleeps 6.
From our garden runs a pathway to the clifftop and the beach (100 m)- an unspoilt, wild sandy beach, a great spot for swimming, kite boarding, surfing, beachcombing, fishing ( Seabass, Mackerel, Whiting, sometimes Cod ) and arguably the best lobster on the island.
This part of the coast is also famous for Dinosaur fossils. Please do note this is a wild beach and to get down to the beach you need to walk down the clifftop via a pathway sinked in to the cliffwall- children accompanied. For easier access to the closeby beach either drive 5 min along the coast or drive to Freshwater or Ventnor ( 15-20min).
We are in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) on the Isle of Wight. You are surrounded by extraordinary landscape, wildlife and flora- apart from hens, chickens, cats, dogs and our neighbour's goat (!) this area is populated by badgers, foxes, pheasant, partridge, buzzards, doves, rabbits, gulls, peregrine falcons on a daily basis.
The area is also renowned for its scenic walking and cycling routes and within easy reach of all the islands many attractions such as The Needles, coloured sands at Alum Bay, nature and wildlife reserves, stately home Osborne House and Carisbrooke Castle.
Nearest shop and pub 2 miles.
Ventnor 8 1/2 miles
Yarmouth 10 miles
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Interaction with Guests
You will receive all essential info on the cottage, keys, shops etc approx a week before your stay via e-mail.
Nature and sea at its best, unique, calmness, recreational and beautiful, good sleeps, no stress and clarity!
No- car a must.
Other Things to Note
All bedlinen and towels ( 1large ,1small ) will be provided for- more if required for a small fee.
Treat the cottage as you would treat your own home i.e. with love & care. Please non smoking inside incl. Conservatory. Please do not use the Rayburn in the kitchen- not in use.