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
Freshwater is close to steep chalk cliffs. It was the birthplace of
physicist Robert Hooke and was the home of Poet Laureate Alfred Lord
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
Holiday Homes Owners Services
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!
The Really Green Holiday
Welcome to The Really Green Holiday Company for a great Yurt
holidays with a difference
provide high quality environmentally friendly camping holidays in
comfortable fully furnished canvas yurts on the beautiful Isle of
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.
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.
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