Explore the island from an open-top bus, spend a day on the beach (1 mile) or enjoy outdoor pursuits from this 19th-century cottage.
- Elec, elec heaters, bed linen and towels inc
- TV for DVD use only (no reception)
- Shared, enclosed lawned garden with furniture
- Parking (for 1 car); additional available in National Trust car park (£2.50pd or free for National Trust permit holders)
- Welcome pack
- No smoking
- NB: Sloping bank to cottage grounds
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Owned by the National Trust, these 19th-century, semi-detached stone cottages are situated at the bottom of the downs close to Compton Bay. The cottages are surrounded by lovely views of the rolling hillsides and the white chalk cliffs of Freshwater Bay, and make an ideal base for walking enthusiasts. There are many routes along the coastline including the popular Tennyson Trail. Compton Beach, with its golden dark sands is just over a mile away and makes a great place to find fossils; at low tide there may even be a chance to see dinosaur footprints in the sandstone ledge at Hanover Point.
Blackgang Chine, the UK’s oldest amusement park, is just 10 miles away and features rides, life-sized dinosaurs, pirate ships, fairy villages and much more. Calbourne Water Mill, 5 miles, dates back to the 11th century and is the island’s only working water mill. The Needles, with traditional children’s rides, chairlift to Alum Bay and glass making demonstrations, is just 5½ miles. The island has many other attractions to offer which can also be explored by an open-top bus which stops regularly at various points. Outdoor pursuits include cycling, riding, sailing and fishing. Beach 1¼ mile. Shop 3¼ miles, pub and restaurant 2¾ miles.
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