Greystone Cottage - Brook, Isle of Wight
This lovely stone cottage is beautifully situated in a small hamlet, on the south west coast of the island, amidst a wonderful rural and coastal landscape. The cottage is within a 2 minute walk of the delightful beach at Brook where visitors can paddle and swim. This is ‘An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ with much of the area protected by the National Trust. There are stunning coastal views across fields to the dramatic white cliffs below Tennyson Down. It is a wonderful walking area with a network of footpaths. From the cottage visitors can follow the coastal path westwards to the Needles on the southern tip of the Island and enjoy panoramic coastal views throughout the walk. There are several lovely coves within 15 minutes drive, including Freshwater, Totland and Colwel Bay. The pretty village of Brighstone is within a 5 minute drive and here there are thatched cottages, public houses and a cafe/tea shop. A public house for meals is within a 20 minute walk across the fields. The small town of Freshwater is nearby and this has a variety of shops and small supermarkets. The lovely coastal town and renowed sailing centre of Yarmouth is within 15 minutes drive and this has an excellent range of restaurants as well as a small historic castle.
Greystone Cottage is a wonderful detached property, which dates back to 1830 when it was built as a farmhouse. It provides an excellent family seaside home with very attractive and spacious accommodation. The cottage has recently been completely renovated and it has been furnished and equipped with care and sensitivity to provide very comfortable accommodation of a high standard for 8 people. It is centrally heated and on the ground floor has beautiful tiled floors with much underfloor heating. There is a delightful spacious open plan living room with french doors opening into the garden There are windows along two sides of the room, giving it a wonderful light and airy feel. This is furnished with large comfortable sofas, a piano, digital television/DVD/Tivoli radio with input for MP3; there is a very pleasant dining area beside windows where 10 people can dine together. Two large open entrances lead into the lovely fitted kitchen which is very well equipped with a double oven, ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher and big refrigerator. A small freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer are provided in a separate utility area. On the ground floor there is also a pleasant double bedroom with a small sitting area and an ensuite wet room with a double shower, basin and W.C. Upstairs there are 3 further bedrooms – a beautiful master bedroom which is very spacious and has an attractive bay window from which there are open sea views; a pretty twin room with lovely bright bed covers plus the compact ‘Cabin bedroom’ with a 5ft double bed which can be accessed from one side. The family bathroom is equipped with a bath, hand shower, basin and W.C. Two mattress beds, a travel cot and high chair can be provided. All heating and electricity at no extra charge. A telephone for outgoing and incoming calls plus WiFi available.
The fenced garden of Greystone Cottage extends to ¾ of a acre and has extensive open lawns and shrubberies. It is an excellent space for visitors to relax and children to play games. The large trampoline in one corner of the garden provides much entertainment. On the large south facing patio area at the rear of the cottage garden furniture is provided so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine. Parking is available in the drive for 2/3 cars. Bus service within 5 minutes walk. Public house and general stores ¾ mile. Nearby places to visit include Blackgang Adventure park, Alum Bay with its amusements and coloured sands, the National Trust gardens of Mottisone Manor and the medieval castle of Carisbrooke. Windsurfing and kite surfing are popular in the nearby bay of Compton and there are also interesting guided fossil walks in the area.
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