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Isle of Wight - Freshwater

Freshwater is a large village and civil parish at the western end of the Isle of Wight, England. Freshwater Bay is a small cove on the south coast of the Island which also gives its name to the nearby part of Freshwater. Freshwater sits at the western end of the region known as the Back of the Wight which is a popular tourist area.
Freshwater is close to steep chalk cliffs. It was the birthplace of physicist Robert Hooke and was the home of Poet Laureate Alfred Lord Tennyson.
There is evidence of a Roman harbour at the end of the Western Yar. In 530 CE, the Island fell to a combined force of Saxons and Jutes. After the Norman Conquest, Lord of the island William Fitz Osbern gave the Saxon All Saints Church and its tithes to the Norman Abbey of Lyre sometime between 1066 and his death in 1071. In 1414 all alien priories were seized by the Crown. In 1623, when King James I gave Freshwater Parish to John Williams, Bishop of Lincoln. Williams then granted Freshwater to St. John's College, Cambridge on 24 March 1623.

 
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Holiday Homes Owners Services

Tel: 01983 753423

Looking for your perfect holiday on the Isle of Wight?
With a number of Holiday Homes to offer, situated in some of the Islands most treasured locations, including Freshwater, Yarmouth and Totland. Holiday Homes Owners Services are sure to present you with the home your holiday deserves. We pride ourselves in providing that 'hands on approach', ensuring we meet all of your holiday needs. Whether you are after a relaxing break for two, or a fun packed family trip, we can offer you a suitable home, giving you the chance to explore the Isle of Wights Beautiful coastline and breathtaking views. 'Holiday Homes' is one of the longest established holiday home letting companies locally run on the Isle of Wight. We pride ourselves in providing that "hands on" personal touch. For more information about each personally vetted property contact us now. Your holiday deserves that little bit more!

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The Really Green Holiday

Tel: 07802 678591

Welcome to The Really Green Holiday Company for a great Yurt Holiday!

 Glamping holidays with a difference

We provide high quality environmentally friendly camping holidays in comfortable fully furnished canvas yurts on the beautiful Isle of Wight.

All seven of our beautiful Yurts are fully equipped and furnished with everything that you will need for your holiday, cooking utensils, pans, china, proper cutlery and real mugs and wine glasses - even a cafétiere for proper coffee! No setting up tents and blowing up airbeds before you can start your yurt holiday and relax.

The Yurts have wooden floors, a wood burning stove and proper beds and futons. You need to bring bed linen and towels unless you wish us to provide these at a small additional charge. You may wish to bring a torch or an additional blanket if staying at the beginning or end of the season. Otherwise you just need to bring your food, drink, etc as with any self catering accommodation.

Whilst each yurt has its own outdoor cooking and seating area we also have our “Dome”, a large undercover tented area providing weather-proof cooking, eating and seating facilities and a communal area for guests to mingle, which is a very popular facility.

 

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Little Moon Cottage & Sunbeam Cottage

Tel: 01983 756479

Little Moon Cottage - the Cottage with the white door in the photo - is one of a row of four terraced cottages built in the latter half of the nineteenth century to accommodate workers from Weston Manor across the road.
The cottage has great character and has had many colourful inhabitants. We found evidence of smugglers - a secret place for stashing contraband accessible from the loft. A more recent occupant worked on the Black Knight Rockets at the rocket testing site down by the Needles.

Sunbeam Cottage - the Cottage with the red door in the photo - is the end terrace of a row of four cottages built in the latter half of the nineteenth century for workers from Weston Manor, the home of Squire Ward.
Under the floorboards we found dated 1899 receipts from 'Benjamin Vibert, Grocer' in Newport made out to 'Mr E Barnes' detailing his purchases. We also found some old clay pipes, glass bottles and inkwells. 

 

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