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Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

Located less than one mile from Yarmouth’s car ferry port, our respite cottage at West Bay is close to many of the Isle of Wight’s best beaches, walking paths, historic attractions and adventure parks. It is the perfect location from which to explore the island.

Our two bedroom house sleeps up to five people thanks to the sofa bed in the lounge. Both bedrooms are located on the first floor. There is a king size bed in the main bedroom and two single beds in the second bedroom. There is a bathroom on the first floor with a toilet, sink and shower (over bath).

Downstairs, the main living area is open plan with a well-equipped kitchen and a spacious lounge area. There is also a downstairs toilet. To the front of the house, there is a small decking area with views across the park’s beautiful communal lawns. 

There is also a small lawn to the rear of the house. Please note that the park is a car free zone thereby providing a safe environment for children. The free car-park is located 100 metres away from the house but trolleys are available to easily transport baggage from your car as required.

What's Included

  • Ferry travel to the island
  • Free parking (100m away)
  • Car free / gated community
  • Free WiFi
  • Smart TV
  • Gas central heating
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • Board games
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Ironing board & iron
  • Launderette onsite
  • Outoor seating & tables

NB: Please note: the on-site leisure centre is closed awaiting redevelopment.

Check-in / Pets / Smoking

  • Arrive after 4:00 pm
  • Depart before 10:00 am
  • Sorry, no pets are allowed
  • Strictly no smoking / e-cigarettes

Travel To The Island

All our respite holidays to the Isle of Wight include travel to the island by ferry for up to six people including a car.  In partnership with our long standing partner Wightlink, we give you the option to travel to the island on any of Wightlink’s routes.

These include Portsmouth to either Ryde or Fishbourne and Lymington to Yarmouth. Given that our holiday home on the island is based very near Yarmouth, most people choose to take the Lymington to Yarmouth option. It is also the shortest car ferry route, taking just 40 minutes.

Whilst the fastest service is from Portsmouth to Ryde on the fast catamarran service (22 mins) this is for foot passengers only – you cannot take your car on this route.

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About The Island

Lying around four miles off the Hampshire coast in the South of England, the Isle of Wight measures 147 square miles (381 km2). Popular as a holiday destination since Victorian times, the Isle of Wight is known for its mild climate, stunning coastal scenery and its verdant inland landscapes. Thanks to its own unique micro-climate, the island gets more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in the UK.

The Isle of Wight has something for everyone. From its famous walking paths and cycle routes to its quaint villages and historic buildings, the island has a wealth of attractions for young and old. Unlike many seaside towns on the mainland, many of the islands principal attractions are also open in the winter months too. In fact, many people choose to visit the island out of season when the beaches are deserted and you can enjoy the island’s numerous natural wonders at a slower pace.

Things To Do

The island’s stunning coastline and warm climate combine to create the perfect playground for those who love the outdoors. There are more than 500 miles of walking routes and 165 miles of bridleways waiting to be discovered.

A visit to the Isle of Wight wouldn’t be complete without visiting some of the island’s beaches. The Island has the highest number of award-winning beaches in England, all managed to the highest environmental standards.

In terms of attractions, the island has something for everyone. Visit Queen Victoria’s favourite residence at Osbourne House or explore the oldest theme park in the UK at Black Gang Chine. Children will also love the island’s many animal themed attractions including Monkey Haven and Tapnell Park Farm.

The island’s official tourism website is a fantastic resource to find out more about what the island has to offer. Although the main tourist season runs from April to October, many of the island’s attractions remain open all year round.

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