Alum Bay, 5 min walk to beach, very well equipped, home from home, spotless!
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Happy to allow one / two children over age 6Happy to allow one / two children over age 6
Pets allowed - One small dog only - on lead at all time £150. One small dog only - on lead at all time £150.
Smoking allowed - Smoking outside property gates only .Smoking outside property gates only .
Max guests: 4 (sleeps up to 4 adults) - Please check bathroom / beds infoPlease check bathroom / beds info
Minimum age of primary renter: 18
- Dog on lead at all times and must not be left alone in home Children supervised at all times -aged 6 plus Check in time 1pm, 4pm or 6pm optional
Cleaned with disinfectant
Enhanced cleaning practices
The famous coloured cliffs of Alum Bay, with pebbled beach is under 10 minutes walk to the beach. There is a boat trip (seasonal) out to the Rocky crops called The Needles. The pebble beaches of Totland are only a 5 minutes drive or 25 minute walk over the Warren, from our gate. The sandy beach of Colwell Bay is a 10 minute drive as is the stunning sandy beach and beautiful waves of Compton Bay. Fossil hunting is good there and surfing and wind surfers common too. Also great for a long walk...
Only 10 minutes from the Lymington Ferry terminal. Approx 30 minutes to Cowes or 40 mins with traffic to Fishbourne ferry. A bus stop is 5 minutes walk away and goes via Yarmouth ferry to Newport where other buses connect to all boat access to the Island. The Old Hayloft is tucked off a private road off the Alum Bay Road, just beyond Freshwater / Totland.
The Old Hayloft is only about 5 mins drive to Totland /Freshwater offering an abundance of character pubs, restaurants, small supermarkets, local produce, bakers and butchers and array of small shops. Art gallery, photo shops, gift shops, florists. Yarmouth offers similar and is only 10 minutes away. Newport with it's larger array of clothes shops and the routine shops like Marks is 25/ 30 minute drive. There is also a cinema complex.
Tourist Attractions : Our most Local attraction is 5 minutes walk, The Needles Pleasure Park with its chairlift down to the Beach. Calbourne Water Mill is about a 15 minute drive, passing Chessell Pottery. There are also fishing trips and other interesting boat trips available in Yarmouth. Many tourist attractions are all within 40 minutes via coastal drive. Lovely Walks: No Car! From The Old Hayloft it is possible to walk one side of the Island over The Downs, above The Needles, to Freshwater via Tennyson monument. Or the other side of our coast, over the purple clad heather warren to Totland Bay. You can even venture all the way to Yarmouth if you like a longer few hours leisurely walk. The views are stunning on this long walk and I'd say the best to be had on the Island ?! You can always choose to catch the bus back from these walks, after a lovely meal in a local restaurant or pub !
About MELODY DEAN
I returned home to the Island in 2012 and have a wealth of knowledge of the island not just as a local but also returning repeatedly each year as a tourist! Many of my guests now return every few years or annually to get away from it all. I am about and happy to advise you on walks, meals out, where to go (or not go) and assist where I can to ensure you have a memorable holiday if you wish. Guests privacy is paramount, so you will still have all the privacy you'd expect on holiday here too.
MELODY DEAN purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why MELODY DEAN chose Totland Bay
If you are looking for a rest, walking, beach, family holiday to remember this is an ideal spot. If you wish to see no one for a week retreat here for the wild life, views and grounds it is also ideal. It really is an artists, walkers, photographers or nature lovers paradise. It has attracted many doctors, therapists and clergy here to stay, seeking that quiet week away . Many guests have now remarked it was the most beautiful getaway they have ever had in the UK. The walks on the doorstep are beautiful, even in winter with stunning sunsets over the Needles from own grounds, its cup of tea time and watch the sun set even in November at 4pm ! Its impossible to describe how stunning the views are, with such a wide landscape view here. Whether its been the snow, rolling mists, the autumn and winter sunsets, the rain clouds, the views and colours to the landscape change daily. There have been many days in winter when all was so calm it looked as if someone had painted a seascape as a backdrop from the grounds. Yet its spot the tourist here as so many seem to be put off winter breaks.
What makes this Cottage unique
Direct access onto coastal path Direct access to footpath and under 10 mins walk to Alum Bay Beach Direct views to The Needles, Headon Warren and Tennyson Monument and The Downs from grounds. Only minutes drives away Totland and Colwell Bay, Freshwater Bay and stunning Compton Bay. I am here on site so any problems get fixed as best i can and advice on hand if you need it. The property is stunning, see pictures and the 'Why this property'. If you shoot (air rifle) you are welcome to collect your own rabbit for stew here, site is registered. We just call it in to say you are, so they know, part of country watch.