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
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
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.
The Orchards House
Tel: 01983 531350
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.
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.
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.