Golden Hill Fort is an amazing building, not many people get to stay in such a historic property.
The stunning open plan living-room with the fantastic brick arched ceiling, this is a very sociable space for relaxing with family and friends.
The spacious main bedroom on the ground floor with comfy bed and crisp white linens, perfect to sink into after a day out exploring.
The interior is enhanced by mood lighting which you can set to the colour of your choice!
A wine cooler has been installed in the kitchen.
The roof terrace offers plenty of areas to relax and take in the views, a perfect spot for a picnic on a sunny day!
The views are simply breath-taking in all directions.
Doors open onto the inner balcony from the living room, this is a great spot for an evening drink or at anytime even when its raining
The Tap Room is open plan living at its best.
Dine with family or friends, the fabulous kitchen is a cooks dream!
The interior is modern throughout and decorated to a very high standard.
 The stylish en suite shower-room to the main bedroom.
The lovely second twin room on the ground floor.
The pretty third bedroom on the ground floor is light and airy.
Lovely touches throughout.
The bedrooms and first floor living room showcase plantation shutters.
The family bathroom on the ground floor.
Sit back and relax after a day exploring the Island.
Arriving at the Tap House feels like a great adventure, on arrival a code is required before you can enter through the Fort gates.
Golden Hill Fort is a Grade 1 listed building surrounded by wonderful countryside and sea views.
Guests can access the shared roof terrace via a separate entrance within the fort, enjoy the fantastic views from here.
The stunning building with roof terrace and amazing views.
The balcony to The Tap Room faces the central courtyard, space to dine and relax on holiday.
There are lovely touches from the owner throughout, including personalised towels for The Tap Room.
There is a gated entrance into the centre of the Fort with parking for two cars for guests of The Tap Room.
The water feature takes centre stage.
The Tap Room is styled with beautiful artwork throughout.
The original brick work curved ceiling has been preserved.
Lovely plantation shutters have been added to the first floor sitting room and all bedrooms.
Cosy up in the evening after a day exploring what the island has to offer.
The Tap Room is located in the incredible Golden Hill Fort situated between Freshwater and Yarmouth.
The panoramic views from the roof terrace which can be accessed by all residents.
Take a seat on the shared roof terrace with a drink and a good book.
Please supervise all children on the roof terrace at all times.
A perfect spot for a picnic in the  beautiful park  that surrounds the fort.
An ideal spot to soak up the Island's sunshine.
There is separate entrance to the roof terrace, accessed via a spiral staircase which was once an ammunition hoist!
There is additional parking along with nature walks which can be found just outside of Golden Hill Fort.
There are some amazing walks right from the fort, some trails taking you into the town of Yarmouth.
The famous Needles is a short drive away from The Tap Room.
Spend an afternoon at the beautiful Freshwater Bay.
Compton Bay is a real delight in those summer months, with breathtaking views.

The Tap Room


Freshwater / Sleeps 6 + cot

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7 Nights from £850

If you are looking for that very special holiday in a truly unique location, then The Tap Room at Golden Hill Fort is for you. New to the Classic Cottage portfolio in 2021 the panoramic views from the shared roof terrace are quite simply breathtaking. After a day out exploring sit amongst the beautifully tended rooftop gardens and enjoy the spectacular view or snuggle up on the comfy sofa with or without a chilled glass of your favourite vintage.

This unique reverse level property has three bedrooms, an en suite shower-room and a bathroom on the ground floor and the fabulous living space up above. Step inside to start your five star experience with an Opus sound system providing the radio in every room and bluetooth speaker in the open plan living-room, where the walls are adorned with carefully selected artwork by local Island artist James Lord.

The main bedroom is to the front of the property and has a stylish en suite shower-room. The further two bedrooms are a twin and a double with a family bathroom dividing the two. The top floor living-room with kitchen and dining area is open plan with doors leading out to the shared balcony facing into the inner courtyard. The original bricked curved ceiling has been preserved, with added mood lighting making this room a wonderful place to dine and relax.

The kitchen is equipped with top quality Neff appliances including a freestanding Nespresso machine and wine fridge and everything you could possibly want for the perfect holiday cooking experience. There is a dining-table and chairs for four on the balcony as well as an outdoor sofa

Situated between Yarmouth and Freshwater on the west coast of the Isle of Wight, the Tap Room is a short drive away from some of the Island's most dramatic scenery. There are beaches aplenty to choose from, from small pebbled bays, perfect for dipping your toes to the large sandy beaches such as Compton on Military Road, ideal for family fun with a bucket and spade.

The town of Yarmouth, a short drive away, has a great choice of pubs, restaurants and cafes to choice from, so much so on a seven night break you could sample a different one every night! Colwell Bay is also close by and is home to the acclaimed Hut Restaurant, with a riviera atmosphere and delicious fresh seafood, it is worth booking early to avoid disappointment! Guests can also take a full or half day super-yacht charter from Yarmouth, for full details and prices please call the Isle of Wight office.

Golden Hill Fort was converted into private dwellings between 2008 and 2011, originally a defence barracks housing 136 men, it even had its own hospital. It is built in hexagonal form and has a Grade I Listing. The conversion has been beautifully executed creating eighteen unique homes in an exceptional location.

The land surrounding the fort is a country park and managed by Gift to Nature, mainly grassland with areas of woodland and stunning views of Freshwater Bay and Afton Down. The approach in itself is impressive as you drive through the tunnel in the external wall through what was once the moat and into the central courtyard via a secondary tunnel. The water feature takes centre stage and completes the magnificent setting.

Ground Floor

Entrance hall

Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6") and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin

Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')

Bedroom 3 with double bed (4'6")

Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, WC and wash-basin

First Floor

Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV. Electric hob, electric double oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier, wine fridge and dishwasher

Please supervise children at all times on the roof terrace.


  • Regret no pets
  • Travel cot and high chair
  • Arrive/Depart Saturday
  • Short breaks available
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Full gas-fired CH (partial under-floor)