Butterfly Cottage is a gorgeous mid-terraced property just outside the village of Freshwater on the west coast of the island with stunning views to Tennyson Downs. The cottage has three lovely bedrooms, a triple bunk-room on the ground floor and a further twin and a double on the first floor. The good-sized modern family bathroom is also situated on the first floor. The living-room is a very comfortable and cosy space with a wood-burning stove ideal for an evening in with a bottle of wine. The galley kitchen is compact but has everything you need with the dining-room table overlooking the cottage garden and the stunning rolling countryside. There is a table and chairs outside on the lawn and a barbecue to dine al fresco and admire this idyllic setting. Moons Hill is a quiet country road, parking is available on the roadside in front of the cottage.
Tennyson Down is a grassy whale backed ridge of chalk named after Lord Tennyson who lived at nearby Farringford House for nearly 40 years. The ridge extends to the west for three miles where it ends at the Needles, a famous and wonderfully old fashioned family day out. The Tennyson Trail is on your doorstep and a wonderful scenic walk also making up part of the Isle of Wight Coastal path and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty a ramblers delight. The Piano Cafe is a short walk away in Freshwater Bay, a charming cafe where they use the freshest of ingredients and local produce where possible for their fresh coffee, tea and home-made cakes. Live music is on offer at least once a week and there's a piano player most Sunday lunchtimes. Within walking distance is the High Down Inn, which does good country food with an open log fire. Freshwater Bay is one of the most picturesque beaches in West Wight, part sandy and pebbles. At low tide a rock ledge is revealed making it a great place for kids to go rock pooling and crabbing. Butterfly Cottage is in an ideal location for a wonderful family holiday on the island.
Sitting-room with TV and wood-burner
Galley Kitchen/Dining-room with electric cooker, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with triple bunk-beds, TV and DVD player
Bedroom 2 with double bed (5')
Bedroom 3 with twin beds
Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Please note there is a stream at the end of the garden, which is gated off. Although this property has accommodation for 7, it only sleeps 6 but there is flexibility of bedrooms. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Regret no pets
- Cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Parking on road
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- 4 electric thermostatic radiators
Welcome to Butterfly Cottage, a mid-terrace property in the heart of the countryside
With seating for 6 and a wood burning stove, the cosy living room is perfect for a relaxing evening in
Live simply, speak kindly and believe.
Although this sweet galley kitchen is compact, it has everything you will need - why not cook up a treat with the Islands own produce?
Sit everyone around the country style, wooden, dining table and enjoy a lovely meal together
On a warm summer morning, open up the patio doors and enjoy your breakfast looking out to the garden and onto rolling scenery
Listen to the trickle of the stream at the end of the garden and the mooing of local farmstock from your cottage's outside sanctuary
The double bedroom has a lovely cottage feel in keeping with the rest of the house
The family bathroom with claw foot bath is a lovely quiet spot to run a bubble bath, grab a book and drink a glass of wine
The twin bedroom looks out to the lovely garden and Tennyson Downs, ensuring you wake up to a peaceful setting every morning.
The triple bunk beds is an exciting feature for the children!
Light the barbecue, grab the sausages and have hot dogs in the sun for dinner as a holiday treat
The quiet location makes al fresco dining perfect in the cottage garden
Butterfly Cottage - 3 Portland Terrace
The Island has some of the most diverse countryside in the country, why not book Butterfly Cottage and explore it?
Tea for two in the sunshine?
An aerial shot of the beautiful rural location of Butterfly Cottage
The view over the famous Tennyson Downs
The weather is no excuse to not explore the wonderful countryside, grab your wellies and go trek the surroundings
Surrounded by fields and peace and quiet, Butterfly Cottage is in a dream location
Freshwater Bay is one of the most picturesque beaches on the west side of the Island
The lovely Freshwater Bay is just a five minute drive away
Dimbola Lodge is a popular Museum and gallery in the village of Freshwater Bay, why not pay a visit?
The Piano Cafe and Mezze Bar has fantastic food, drink and live music at least once a week
The Island is full of breathtaking scenery and landscapes, all open for exploration!
Take a romantic stroll along one of many of the beaches
Tapnell Farm is the new all weather family attraction,with indoor and outdoor fun, and baby animals, it is amazing for children!
Butterfly Cottage, have a wonderful stay