OVERVIEW: LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION 18 June to 2 July - covers 25 June Round the Island Race!
Short breaks 4 nights to end May 22 please enquire. Summer generally min stay 7 nights,
‘Cliffway’ is the best property of its type in the Totland area and is in a prime location, close to the beach with lovely sea views, and its own large private garden, ideal for people of all ages to explore and enjoy.
'Cliffway's' peaceful location, attractive garden and sea views from both in and outside the house make the property ideal for a three generation holiday, families, children, the retired and those who are less able. The dramatic sunsets and National Trust rural/seaside walks are also ideal for a romantic stay or those who wish to 'blow the cobwebs away' at all times of the year.
The property has 2 bedrooms (sleeps 5), and an open plan kitchen/living space.
Cliffway is located 7 mins drive from Yarmouth and the ferry and 4/5 mins walk from the beach and The Waterfront Restaurant and Bar.. A splendid restaurant called The Hut is just a short walk away, along the waterfront promenade to neighbouring Colwell Bay (booking required). Local shops & coastal walks are all within walking distance.
Cliffway has a large sunny garden, with trees for shade, which provides a great place to relax for all the family..
Totland Bay is a Marine Conservation Society Recommended Beach (MCS Award) & is classified as Excellent by the EA. It also forms a part of the Needles Marine Protected Area.
The Headon Warren Walk which starts on the Turf Walk was highlighted by the National Trust as one of the UK's 'Walks with a 'WOW Factor'. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a lowland heath covered by a mix of heather/gorse. There are a range of breeding birds on the cliffs. Views of the Solent, the island and mainland are possible from the top of Headon Warren.
'Cliffway' is a single storey property, refurbished in 2016 to provide an open plan living with ceiling lighting and timber flooring throughout. The living room has two double glazed doors that open 180 degrees and fasten, almost flat, against the outside wall to give easy access to the garden.
The garden is enclosed by a white timber picket fence at the front and a combination of trees/hedge/fence & gates. Parking is at the rear or in a lay-by opposite to the property.
The property has a shower room with a low profile shower, walled fixed shower/screen and seat, wash basin and toilet. Heating and hot water are provided by a combi boiler.
There are two bedrooms, one with a king size and single bed, the other room has two single beds. A fold up child's cot is provided.
The covered walkway can be used to provide a safe place to store bikes, surf boards etc and is a dry, sunny area to hang washing.
The glazed front porch provides space to hang coats and to store wet shoes etc.
‘Cliffways’ unique character lies in its quiet peaceful location, large attractive garden, great beach access and lovely sea views which are ideal for all the family. This is now combined with a modern renovation to give the comforts of home in all seasons.
‘Cliffway’ enables you to relax and sunbath in the garden, to sit and gaze at the sea watching the boats pass by or to enjoy a romantic supper sitting in the garden as you watch one of Totland's renowned spectacular sunsets.
In bad weather it is still possible to gaze out, through the full length double glazed doors, and enjoy watching the wind, the waves, the everchanging sky and turbulent seas and dramatic evening sunsets, whilst keeping a watchful eye for boats passing by, all from the warmth and comfort of the living room.
Great beach access makes it easy for all the family to enjoy a day on the beach swimming, exploring rock pools, making sandcastles, collecting shells or to try your hand at crabbing, etc before strolling back to ‘Cliffway’ buckets and nets in hand for tea in the garden.
It’s lovely to enjoy an early morning or evening relaxing stroll along the seafront and its so very easy to go for a swim.
'Cliffway' really offers the opportunity to 'dump' the car and relax.
THE LOCAL AREA
Totland has a wide sweeping Bay. The beach is sandy and relatively shallow for a good distance and ideal for younger children. The western end of the bay has plenty of rock pools to explore at low tide. The beach can be accessed by car.
Totland has something to offer whatever the season. It is popular with the fisherman who often camp out over night at the far end of the bay and with local water sport enthusiasts who also use nearby Freshwater and Compton Bays.
You can watch the Round the Island Race (3 July 2021) from Totland, and Cliffway and in summer passing boats often moor in the bay for lunch at the Waterfront Restaurant.
For the dinosaur enthusiast the IOW dinosaur fossils were discovered on the coast at nearby Compton Bay and Brighstone Bay.
'Cliffway' provides an ideal base from which to explore West Wight and enjoy some of the UK's most spectacular and dramatic coastline. This can be enjoyed by foot, with a pram, with a wheelchair, by bus and as a cyclist
The IOW boasts a 68-mile-long coastal path that circles the island & connects to footpaths that cross the island. The Yarmouth to Freshwater Bay section runs along the Totland Bay waterfront (or can be joined from the Turf Walk) & heads over Headon Warren, to the coloured sands of Alum Bay & the Needles Old Battery (past the old rocket station/museum), before heading along Tennyson Down, past Tennyson's Monument, to Freshwater Bay where the path continues to Chale.
The coastal path connects with Colwell Bay & Yarmouth in the other direction.
A footpath also connects Freshwater to Yarmouth along the River Yar.
The Freshwater to Yarmouth cycle path provides a walk on the disused railway line, alongside the River Yar & has a café/restaurant at either end in the old railway station.
DISABLED /PRAM ACCESS:
Totland can be enjoyed by those who are less able to walk or who may rely on a wheelchair. The bay can be accessed by car with parking along the waterfront (including disabled bays).
The waterfront walkway runs from Totland Bay to Colwell Bay &, I understand, provides an unusual opportunity for someone who uses a wheelchair to experience the sea, close at hand at high tide. Unfortunately, a small section has a steeper gradient, after the landslide, but with assistance it may be possible for this to be negotiated in a wheelchair.
The 'Island Coaster' provides around the island bus route which you can hop on & off as you wish. The 'Needles Breezer' offers a fun local ride.
The island is popular with cyclists & it stages the Isle of Wight Randonnee. The Lonely Planet apparently described the route as the best place in the world to cycle. The route can be followed all year as key junctions are marked. The Freshwater/Yarmouth cycle path is nearby.
LOCAL RESTAURANTS include:
The Waterfront Restaurant/Bar is located on the Totland seafront which serves a range of good dishes including Greek Kleftiko & fish.
Totland Pier has reopened with a new Bay Cafe at the land end of Pier and with outside seating at the land end of the Pier. I understand that there are plans to open the Pier to the public and for a new restaurant at the far end of the Pier.
'The Hut' is located on the seafront, at Colwell Bay & has a growing reputation for great seafood among other dishes. The restaurant has been used by James Martin as a part of his television programmes. Its apparently opening on 12 April 2021 for meals served outside (book in advance). Both are within easy walking distance of Cliffway or can be driven to if need be.
Historic Yarmouth has a lovely selection of restaurants & old hostelries plus 'On the Rocks' a steak/fish restaurant, The George Hotel, & a new restaurant overlooking the ferry/marina.
Nearby pubs include the well-known 'Highdown Inn' just below Tennysons Down & 'The Red Lion' at Freshwater.
Cliffway & Totland Bay offer an ideal base for a restful holiday or weekend break away from it all, whatever the season, no matter the weather. It is an ideal place to enjoy the seaside air & an opportunity to blow away the cobwebs!to be displayed:
Mrs C. July 2016. 'We had an absolutely wonderful stay. I did write in the visitor book. The bungalow is a gem and you have obviously put a lot of thought into making it work so well for your guests. My daughter kept asking me if I could buy it off you!
The 'Waterfront' restaurant was a real hit with the young ones. It was 27 years since I took my daughter on the chairlift at Alum bay...she took her little boy on it... Maybe a new family tradition has started.
Amy C with family & friend enjoy exciting weather. 19th Aug 2016
'The house is very nice and well-maintained and the living space was more than sufficient. I went with my teenage sister, her friend and my mum. Being a 17 year old girl, one of the fears is that we would get bored with the island's activities. However, our weekend was packed. When we weren't doing anything in particular, the beach was so close that even teenagers as lazy as us were willing to make the very short trip down.
Newport had some amazing shops that we didn't expect to find on the island and the sheer number of high quality places to eat really lifted our spirits after a windy day at the beach. Also the Emma Bridgewater pottery painting at Chessell was a really fun experience and a great chance to paint what ever you want onto one of their many different pieces of pottery.
The weather unfortunately refused to cooperate but the gale force winds and rain didn’t stop my sister, her friend and I from wandering along the sea front promenade from Totland Bay to Cowell Bay. The waves were enormous and we got a bit wet but it didn’t really matter as Cliffway was so close there was no need for steamy car journeys in soggy clothes. All in all, it was a great weekend and there was a lot there for us to do.'
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