Large, recently refurbished 1920s house near Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. Sleeps 12 (plus 2 to 4 tinies). Lovely gardens and fields, 10 acres in all. Next to woodland and coastal path. Heated fenced swimming pool (end April to end Oct), tennis court, barn with table tennis. Children's swings etc. Large trampoline (without netting). Board games. Baby grand piano. Paddle boards and kayak for local beach. Walking and cycling guide books. Numerous bikes, in numerous sizes. 2 oven Aga. Gas BBQ. Open fire plus wood store. Two high chairs. WiFi. Projector with speakers and a collapsible outdoor screen.
Pool is heated by air sourced heat pump, not to a particular temperature. It will end up roughly at 10 degrees above the prevailing day time ambient temperature, and will drop by around 2 degrees if not covered overnight.
Warnings: Open pond close to house. No microwave. Bee hives at far end of property 200m+ away.
Bedrooms: 2 double rooms. 2 further rooms can be made up as twins or doubles. 1 room has 4 bunk beds. There are 2 spare mattresses for the floor, a cot, and a toddler bed too.
Bathrooms etc: 1 bath/WC; 1 shower/WC; 3 separate WCs
What's included: Plenty of bedding and towels. Beds etc will be made up. Food cupboard basics all there.
Parking: 5 cars easily accommodated
Location: five mins drive or 25 mins walk from Yarmouth ferry terminal (from Lymington, or Waterloo by train). 25 minutes drive from Fishbourne ferry terminal (from Portsmouth). On bus route 7 for island travel.
Activities: lots to do on site or on foot or bike from the house, but within a short drive there are many beaches, fabulous walks, Carisbrooke Castle, Osborne House