In 2009, Lonely Planet voted the Island as having some of the World’s best cycling routes. The spring & autumn Walking Festivals are two of the largest events in Britain. The Island is blessed with having the most sunshine hours anywhere in the UK (source: Met Office).
The cottage is self-contained and provides a large private patio for our guest’s use. Ample private parking.
We accept bookings for a minimum of 2 nights for those pleasurable weekend getaways. We’re flexible in accommodating … 3,4,5 & 6 night stays as well & standard 7 night stays can commence on the day of your choosing (subject to availability). If your travelling schedule means booking a later ferry crossing then we accept arrivals up to 11.30pm.
Longer stays are available at discounted rates!
What we offer
We cater for 2 adults with additional accommodation for 1 more adult if required. Sorry no pets or children. The facilities include a double bedroom, lounge / diner with large sofa-bed, well provided kitchenette & a shower room with Electric Shower.
The accommodation provides a large patio area (for the sole private use of guests) with patio furniture for sitting out / eating alfresco on those pleasant warm evenings. The patio is just a few metres from the boundary of the Afton Nature Reserve and many less common birds & other wildlife often pay a visit including the Island’s native red squirrels … such a joy to see!.
Although the accommodation is self-catering, bedding and/or towels can be provided for your convenience for a minimal fee and this will then include the bed and/or sofa bed made for you prior to your arrival … one less thing to do!
At a glance
- Lounge with large double sofa bed, Freeview Television with DVD, CD HiFi System
- Kitchen area featuring “worktop” electric cooker/hob, fridge, microwave, slo’ cooker, toaster, kettle, crockery, cutlery etc
- Bedroom with double bed, twin bedside chests, chest of drawers, and spacious recessed wardrobe. Hair dryer provided
- Shower Room with WC, sink, heated towel rail and electric powered shower
- WiFi facility available
- Guest’s Private Patio
- Welcome Basket of tasty treats awaits guests
- Barbeque provided
- Safe Off Road Parking
- Cycle lock-up shed for two bicycles
- Outside tap for cleaning walking boots etc
We are ideally positioned between Freshwater Village & Freshwater Bay …. ‘At the Gateway to Freshwater Bay’. A few hundred metres away is a Co-op store open from 7.30am to 10pm Monday – Saturday & 10am to 4pm on Sundays. A Post Office is located within the store and is open from 9am to 5.30pm Monday – Friday & 9am to 12.30pm on Saturday. Freshwater Village has branches of the main High Street Banks (Nat West, Lloyds, TSB, Barclays), Two Chemists, Newsagent, Chinese & Indian Restaurants / Take-aways, Fish & Chip Shop, Ironmongers, Sainsburys Express store, Hairdressers & various small independent shops. A Garden Centre / ‘End of the Line Cafe’ is located adjacent to the River Yar Causeway within a brief 5 minute stroll from Little Sedge.
There are several local Pubs. The nearest ones (within reasonable walking distance) are Sandpipers (Fat Cat Bar) at the Bay, and the Red Lion at Church Place (near The Causeway). The High Down Inn located on the old road to Alum Bay is particularly good for food as is the aforementioned Red Lion. Further afield are The Bugle, The Kings Head and The Wheatsheaf all in Yarmouth. The Sun Inn at Hulverstone is also recommended and, like Yarmouth, is a ten minute drive away. The Bugle has a very good menu and has regular live music.