Isle of Wight Self Catering Cottages
Farringford is delighted to welcome you to experience and enjoy it's immense charm, providing the freedom and flexibility of our self catering cottages in a uniquely historic and peaceful setting.
Nestled within the grounds of this spectacular estate, former home to Poet Laureate, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, are the Alfred and Emily cottages:
- Alfred Cottages, designed by the famous architect and visionary, Clough Williams-Ellis, are full of character with vaulted ceilings and stone fireplaces with log burning stoves. All have been redesigned and completely refurbished to a very high standard for 2011.
- The Emily Cottages provide a good standard of accommodation and the Emily Superior Cottages enjoy a heightened level of contemporary décor and furnishing.
Set in 100 acres of mature parkland and adjoining National Trust down land, with breathtakingly beautiful coastline close-by, Farringford offers the perfect relaxing retreat for holidays and breaks throughout the year. Within the grounds there is a Par 3 nine-hole golf course, outdoor heated swimming pool & children’s pool, a hard tennis court, children’s play area and, refurbished in 2011, Farringford Garden restaurant, with a fantastic modern British menu and fine wines and champagne that can be enjoyed both within the restaurant or on the large terrace.
Farringford promotes a dog friendly policy and there are many walks around the estate and surrounding area of outstanding natural beauty. There is a purpose built dog-wash station with warm water and dog shampoo.
Nearby there is horse riding, cycling, walking and much more. Footpaths lead from the grounds, and the famous Tennyson trail is a spectacular walk through tranquil woods and along coastal paths heading east across to Freshwater Bay enjoying stunning views, and west to the Needles. The beach is within easy reach along the coastal path.
Adjacent to the grounds of Farringford in Freshwater Bay is a local village store and a post office. The small and pretty harbour town of Yarmouth is close-by where the Wightlink car and passenger ferry crosses from Lymington. The Isle of Wight's best known landmark, The Needles, with its adjoining pleasure park, offers many visitor attractions and is a short drive. Children will love the chairlift ride down the cliffs to Alum Bay with its famous multicoloured sands. Freshwater Bay Golf Club is also close, with 18 holes spanning Afton Down with breathtaking views of dramatic, unspoilt coastline and across the sea to the horizon.