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Isle of Wight - Yarmouth

Yarmouth is a port and civil parish in the western part of the Isle of Wight, off the southern coast of mainland England. The town is named for its location at the mouth of the small Western Yar river (there is also an Eastern Yar on the island). Yarmouth is a crossing point for the river, originally with a ferry, replaced with a road bridge in 1863.
Yarmouth has been a settlement for over a thousand years, and is one of the very earliest on the Isle of Wight. The first record of a settlement here was in King Ethelred the Unready's record of the Danegeld tax of 991. It was originally called Eremue, meaning "muddy estuary". The Normans laid out the streets of Yarmouth on the grid system, a plan which can still be seen in the layout today. It grew rapidly, being given its first Charter as a town in 1135. The town became a parliamentary borough in the Middle Ages, and the Yarmouth constituency was represented by two members of Parliament until 1832.
Until the building of the castle, regular raids on the island by the French continued, and in 1544 the town of Yarmouth was reputed to have been burned down. Legend has it that the church bells were carried off to Cherbourg or Boulogne.    

 
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Yarmouth – Grading four star. A semi-detached and well-equipped cottage within a few minutes walking distance of the ferry terminal, harbour, shops, public houses and restaurants in the historic and picturesque town of Yarmouth. The beaches of Colwell Bay, Totland Bay, Freshwater Bay, Compton Bay and Alum Bay Pleasure Park, famous for it’s coloured sands and Needles Rocks, are all approximately five to fifteen minutes drive away and offer a selection of safe sandy/shingle beaches. Fort Victoria Country Park is about ten minutes walk away and has barbecue facilities, cafe and exhibition centres.

Totland – Grading four Star Silver. A unique opportunity to holiday in this detached three bedroomed chalet style house which is ideally situated for a quiet, relaxing holiday. This property overlooks the sea with extensive views of the Solent and the Needles from the front of the house, the beach at Totland Bay being just a few minutes walk. The village of Freshwater is just 5 minutes away with supermarkets, swimming pool & shops. Walking to the Alum Bay across Headon Warren is close by.

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Three Gables West Wight

Tel: 07792 603565

Newbridge is a small rural village in the west of the Isle of Wight. Three Gables holiday home is in the center of the village yet secluded at the end of its own private drive with plenty of room for parking. The house sleeps 10 in four/five bedrooms. It is the perfect base for friends and families wishing to spend time together and enjoy a relaxing break at any time of the year with the micro climate of the island giving weather that is often better than elsewhere in the UK.

Patio doors and large windows give a light and airy feel to the house while good insulation and central heating make Three Gables warm and cosy in the colder months and solar panels provide the hot water in the warmer months. There is a shop two minutes walk away (open March to November) and three pubs within two miles walk. There are easy drives to local towns for shopping and the many tourist attractions around the island. The county town of Newport is only six miles away and historic Yarmouth is three miles away. The nearest beach is also three miles. A taxi ride will get you to the Isle of Wight festival or Bestival.

 

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The Orchards House

Tel: 01983 531350

The Orchards House is a spacious, stone built, 4 bedroom house situated at the entrance to The Holiday Park and provides a unique opportunity to enjoy the facilities of a five star park with the privacy of a high quality, spacious home and garden to enjoy with your family or friends.

Orchard House can sleep up to 10 people.

The house enjoys a private garden and patio area to one side, with a sunny aspect. Excellent fully fitted kitchen, large sunny lounge with patio doors leading to the garden, good sized bedrooms and modern bright shower and bathroom.

The House is ideally situated for walking and cycling and with the Isle of Wight having more than 500 miles of marked footpaths and cycle tracks many make great family walks and cycle rides, others are suitable for the less ambitious and some solely for the intrepid explorer. The Orchard House is in an enviable position being surrounded by beautiful countryside where you can enjoy exploring a new area every day.

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