The beams bring great character to the barn.
The open plan living space is great for entertaining. Snuggle up on the sofa in front of the log-burner.
The open plan living space is great for entertaining.
The master bedroom has sloping ceilings with revealed beams, feature stonework and dressing area with seating.
Blakes Barn is set in beautiful settings
The country-style kitchen.
Sit down for a family meal, who fancies doing the dishes?
Keep warm in front of the log burner
The quaint twin bedroom.
The family bathroom.
There is a fully enclosed courtyard with under-cover outdoor terrace.
Join the family for some al fresco dining!
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Blakes Barn


2.1 miles SE of Yarmouth / Sleeps 4 + cot

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7 Nights from  £388

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

Horse & Groom (1 mile)

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday this is a family friendly pub with extensive outside childrens play area. Parking is available and meals are home cooked to order. Dogs are welcome.

Nearest beach

Compton Bay (2 ¾ miles)

Park above the beach and take the steps down. There's two miles of open sandy beach, sandstone cliffs and the chalk cliffs of Freshwater further afield. There are no facilities apart from toilets so take all your food and drink with you. It's a popular spot for kitesurfers and windsurfers. Dogs are not allowed from 1st June to the end of September and there is no lifeguard cover.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2017

A great spot for an Ice cream if you're out for a drive along the South Coast. One of the few places on the Island you can usually find some Surf

Nearest walk

Yar Estuary Ramble (2 miles)

Have a little pootle around the Western Yar Estuary on this east access walk. It's just under 4 miles long so will take up to two hours, but the IOW Ramblers have put together a lovely illustrated map to download for free with lots of interesting snippets.

Nearest town

Freshwater (2 ¾ miles)

Situated at the point of the island where it seems the western tip might break off and float away, Freshwater is the largest town on this side of the Isle of Wight. Explore Tennyson Downs on foot, have a round of golf, walk the chalk cliffs of the beautiful bay and sample delicious morsels in the many eateries.

Also nearby

Off The Rails (1 ¾ miles)

The original station was transformed into a restaurant in 2014 and is now open for lunch and dinner throughout the year. This is a popular spot for walkers and cyclists and dogs are made very welcome. Give them a call for opening times before you go as they don't open every day during off season months.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2017

Fantastic meal and a nice location for a bit of birdwatching

We had some great burgers and a delicious roast duck leg with a savoury waffle (loved the sauce too!) What a great location! Shame it was too cold for us to explore the wetlands and foreshore, however still managed to spot a few interesting birds on the way back to the town centre. Dogs are welcome too, which is a bonus, and they can even sample some "doggy treats"

Freshwater Bay beach (3 miles)

A pretty bay with a sand and pebble beach nestled in between chalk cliffs. Located just to the east of Needles headland, the beach is popular but usually has ample space and facilities. Parking is available and dogs are not allowed from May until the end of September. There's no lifeguard cover here.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Treasure April 2017

If you visit at high tide, there's a good spot along the sea wall to jump off and go for a swim. At low tide the 'cabbage patch' of rocks appear, a great spot for rock pooling and exploring, but shoes are advised!

Parkhurst Forest (5 ¾ miles)

A large area of woodland maintained by the Forestry Commission. There's miles of woodland walks suitable for both walkers and mountain bikers. The red squirrel hide is a great place to spot wildlife from.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pascoe April 2017

Great place for a walk and to get close to nature - and we saw a red squirrel!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2017

Beautiful place to walk the dog and the kids!

West Wight Alpacas (60 yards)

Spend the day here and take an alpaca for a trek (children must be over 8 to take part). There's other animals to see on the 23 acre site including goats, donkeys, rhea and lambs. Visit the cafe bistro and shop to stock up on all things alpaca.

High Adventure Paragliding (150 yards)

An established paragliding and hang gliding school which offers lessons at various sites around the island. Being so far south the weather conditions are usually more than favourable for flying. What are you waiting for?

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