Admirals Cottage - a cottage that sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms
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A great cottage
We found this cottage quiet, clean and well equipped. Perfect for our half term in Yarmouth. The location is great and this really suited us as a family with school age kids. Hope to visit again.
Another stay at Admirals Cottage
Again we have had another enjoyable stay at Admirals cottage. We did see a problem with the detached guttering upstairs at the back of the property which we reported to the main office and the downstairs toilet which they thanked us for reporting and they would send the maintenance people to sort it out.
Really lovely gin fuelled weekend!
Perfect location and really central for parking. With the bus stop at the end of the road (£15 for a 48 hour unlimited bus ticket) we were able to head off to Newport connecting us to anywhere on the island.
Lucky enough to have head about the Real Ale Festival and steam railway in advance so got to make the most of that by having no driving to do!
Admirals Cottage is really well equipped so cooking a decent breakfast wasn’t an issue. Comfortable chairs in the kitchen meant we stayed up late chatting, playing cards and trying to guess the intro on the random radio channel we found.
It was a perfect getaway for 4 friends but would equally go back with children.
Another stay at Albert's
I think this is probably our fourth stay at Admirals so clearly we are happy to return and no doubt we will return again.The house is like a 'home from home' for us as we live in a mid terrace Victorian cottage.We arrived as foot passengers from the ferry and the house is only 5 minutes walk away and the bus stop is just a 2 minute walk.
My only thought is that the front bedroom may benefit from secondary double glazing as it can be quite noisy with traffic noise from vehicles passing down South Street (the back bedroom is lovely and quiet).
We had a few minor 'niggles' with the property following our stay last year but these have all been resolved.The only thing that is outstanding is the refuse collection.As there is no big recycling bin at the cottage, we had to take all our recycling to the main carpark (glass/ aluminium cans only accepted) but paper/cardboard and plastics cannot be recycled which is surprising in this day and age..This is clearly a local council and not Island Holiday Homes Issue....
Comfy cottage once we managed to open the key safe!!
Admirals is a pleasant well equipped cottage. We enjoyed our stay. We have stayed in neighbouring properties in the past so knew what to expect. The outbuildings were a bonus, very useful for storing our fishing gear.
However, we did find the key safe very difficult to open and would recommend that it was replaced.
Practical cottage in beautiful Yarmouth
This cottage was ideal for the three of us, easy walk into Yarmouth and the common and pier area. Bus station close by for island trips. Perfectly comfortable with plenty of kitchen equipment.
Only downside is the parking as you have to purchase a visitor pass but this does allow you to park all over the island for the length of your stay. Previous cottages we have stayed at have provided parking permits.
What the West Wight has to offer:
The West of the Isle of Wight is an area of outstanding natural beauty show casing the Island's iconic feature, the Needles. The dramatic and unspoilt coastline of the West Wight is very popular with walkers, bird watchers, nature lovers and those seeking a quiet, tranquil environment in which stay.
You must visit
Compton Bay's long sandy beach spanning the south west is non-commercialised and unspoilt and a popular spot for surfing, great family fun days out and for fascinating fossil finding. On the north west side sailors love to moor their boats in the safe harbour and step ashore to enjoy the old world charm of Yarmouth, with its variety of shops, superb pubs and restaurants and the 700 foot long pier boasting the splendour of the Victorian era.
Yarmouth Castle, Isle of Wight provides a magnificent picnic spot, with views over the Solent for a lovely relaxing family day by the sea. The Needles Park Chairlift continues to be a firm favourite with, the views are truly spectacular from the picturesque Needles Rocks and lighthouse to the multi-coloured sand cliffs, also look out for the marvellous turquoise colour of the sea.
Freshwater Bay golf course is one of the most spectacular courses in the UK. Set on the downlands overlooking the English Channel, this seaside links style course is 5,725 yards long, par 68 which provides a challenge for golfers of all abilities. Visitors are most welcome. Calbourne Water Mill, set in 10 acres of stunning rural landscape contains one of the oldest working water mills in the country, dating back to the Domesday Book. A great day out for all the family.
The Tennyson Trail is a 15 mile walk from Carisbrooke Castle to The Needles. The route follows across Bowcombe Down, through Brighstone Forest, across Mottistone Down, Brook Down & Afton Down to Freshwater Bay, then onto Tennyson Down & across West High Down to Alum Bay. The name of the trail comes from poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, a former resident of the Isle of Wight. There are several points of interest along the walk, including The Tennyson Monument on Tennyson Down and the spectacular view of The Needles.
Places to eat
Spoilt for choice, from the opulence of the George Hotel in Yarmouth to fish and chips with fantastic view from Totland Pier. Together with a good a selection of cafes and pubs all palates and budgets can be catered for.