2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with wooden floor and patio doors. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.
Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared grounds. Gas barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Small water feature in garden. Sea 300 yards away.
This semi-detached ground floor holiday apartment was once the old kitchens of this Victorian house, which was formerly the summer residence of the Countess of Cowley, a member of Queen Victoria’s entourage. It is set within a beautiful 9-acre estate which gives guests staying here a private garden of 1½ acres. Bodwen Corner Cottage has been designed with families and small groups in mind; there is a cosy living room and 3 bedrooms that have carefully coordinated interiors and contemporary furnishings. The family bathroom and en-suite have both been decorated to a very good standard. The spacious open plan kitchen/diner has doors leading out to the patio and gardens where you can enjoy the peaceful surroundings and you may even spot one of the infamous red squirrels. The property also had the added bonus of an outdoor tap, perfect for washing off walking boots and bikes. New for 2020 is an outside room, called ’The Drey’ for children to play and do crafts in. It houses lots of outside games equipment too. It is named in honour of the red squirrels in the garden and the the nests they create for their young ones.
4 miles away is the seaside town of Ryde with its good selection of individual shops, restaurants, bars, tea shops and large sandy beach. There is also an abundance of attractions to visit which include; the Isle of Wight Steam Railway and Museum of Havenstreet (3¼ miles), and Osborne House, which was a former royal residence that was built for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as a summer home and rural retreat (4¾ miles). Robin Hill Country Park offers exciting rides and adventure play all set in beautiful rolling down land and forest (4½ miles). Also worth a visit, is Amazon World, an educational and conservation centre offering over 200 animal species and rain forest plants (7½ miles), and Calbourne Water Mill (11 miles), the only working water mill on the Isle of Wight which also features a small War Museum, rural exhibits and a café. The island is also a walker’s paradise, filled with over 500 miles of footpaths across contrasting landscapes and beaches. Outdoor pursuits include walking, cycling, riding, sailing and fishing. Beach 500 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.