If you are looking to holiday in a place that is just that little bit special then The Tap Room at Golden Hill Fort is for you. The panoramic views from the shared roof terrace are quite simply breathtaking, with seating areas in amongst the beautifully tended gardens you can take up a glass of wine and a good book and settle in for the day.
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.
Number 3, The Tap Room, has an 'upside down' configuration with three bedrooms, an en suite shower-room and a bathroom on the ground floor. Step inside to start your five star experience with an Opus sound system providing the radio in every room and Sonos in the open plan living-room, whilst James Lord artwork adorns the walls throughout.
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 an integral Neff coffee machine, a freestanding Nespresso machine 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. Enjoy al fresco dining or just your morning coffee whilst you soak up the view of this striking building.
The Tap Room is situated between Yarmouth and Freshwater on the west coast of the Isle of Wight, home to some of the Island's most dramatic scenery. There are beaches aplenty to choose from, from the smaller pebbled bays to larger sandy beaches such as Compton on Military Road.
The town of Yarmouth is a short drive away and 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.
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
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV. Electric hob, electric double oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier 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
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Full gas-fired CH (partial under-floor)
The Tap Room is located in the incredible Golden Hill Fort situated between Freshwater and Yarmouth.
The stunning living-room with kitchen and dining area is both modern and spacious.
Golden Hill Fort is a Grade 1 listed building surrounded by wonderful countryside and sea views.
The interior is enhanced by mood lighting which you can set to the colour of your choice!
Open plan living at its best.
The spacious main bedroom on the ground floor with en suite shower-room.
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.
Guests can access the shared roof terrace via a separate entrance within the fort, enjoy the fantastic views from here.
There are lovely touches from the owner throughout, including personalised towels for The Tap Room.
The 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.
The family bathroom on the ground floor.
The interior is modern throughout and decorated to a very high standard.
Wine and dine with family and friends.
Sit back and relax after a day exploring the Island.
The first floor opens up onto the inner balcony which is linked with the surrounding properties.
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.
The entrance to the complex is gated by a coded automatic gate.
The panoramic views from the roof terrace which can be accessed by all residents.
The roof terrace is beautifully maintained.
Take a seat on the shared roof terrace with a drink and a good book.
... and take in breathtaking views while enjoying each others company.
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.