Little Halt Cottage Freshwater, Isle of Wight
This picturesque thatched cottage is very attractively situated, in peaceful surroundings overlooking Pound Green, on the outskirts of Freshwater. It is within a 15 minute walk of Freshwater Bay and Totland Bay. The sandy cove of Colwell is also nearby. The centre of Freshwater is five minutes walk away. Here there are a small number of shops, a public house for meals and a leisure club with indoor swimming pool.
The restaurant of the Farringford Hotel, once the island home of Tennyson, is within 5 minutes walk and there are several good restaurants in the nearby coastal town of Yarmouth, renowned for its sailing. This is a wonderful walking area with footpaths leading to Tennyson Down, the coastal path and The Needles - the most westerly point of the Island.
Little Halt is a detached Grade II listed cottage, dating back to the 1700's. It has been renovated and equipped to a high standard, with great care being taken to retain the charm and original features of the cottage. The windows and pretty French doors leading into the garden are particularly attractive. It is furnished in a traditional country house style and is centrally heated. It has five bedrooms and provides very comfortable accommodation for ten people. Little Halt has a wonderful light, spacious and pretty sitting room with French doors opening onto a patio.
This room is furnished with sofas and chairs, a colour television with DVD player and a wood burning stove so that visitors can enjoy relaxing in front of a real fire. There is a second smaller sitting room furnished with attractive sofas and an area off this room has a sofa and second television/DVD/Video player, and is a good place for children to relax and play. There is an open plan dining area with French doors leading into the garden. The kitchen is well equipped with fitted units, an electric oven, gas hob, microwave, and dishwasher. Two fridge freezers, a washing machine and tumble dryer are also provided.
The bedrooms are all upstairs and can be accessed by two staircases There are two double bedrooms - one with a small en-suite shower room with W.C and one which is particularly attractive with windows overlooking both the front and rear garden. There are also three pleasant twin rooms. The cottage has one staircase which leads up to a double and twin room. The second staircase leads up to one double and two twin rooms and on this side of the cottage there is the en-suite shower room and bathroom with bath, overhead shower and W.C.
A connecting door between one of the double and twin rooms can be unlocked to provide easy access between all the upstairs rooms. There is an additional bathroom on the ground floor with a bath, overhead shower and W.C. An extra two people can be accommodated on the sofa bed in the alcove off the second sitting room or two folding beds can be provided for children. Travel cot/high chair available. There is a third television in one of the double bedrooms. Heating and electricity at no extra charge. Telephone and WiFi internet connection provided.
Little Halt has beautiful gardens. At the front of the cottage there is a very pretty lawned garden with a white wicker fence and some lovely ancient trees, which give the cottage a picture box appearance. At the rear of the cottage is a spacious and secluded fenced garden with a wonderful patio area with garden furniture so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine. There is the protection of a large umbrella for use during hot weather. A small number of steps lead up to a large lawn with areas of shrubs. Here games can be played and visitors can relax. To the side of Little Halt is a drive, which leads to the rear of the property where there is a garage and parking for four cars. A gate leads from this area directly into the rear garden. There are two small ponds in the garden which are covered. Bus service and shop within 5 minutes walk. Arrival time from 4p.m. Bookings are Friday to Friday.
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This page was last updated: 14 November 2012