0800 148 8228

Waterfront Retreat - Yarmouth
4 Star Gold

Immaculate seaside retreat with Solent views
This beautifully styled and presented holiday cottage annexe offers the highest quality contemporary accommodation, and is light and airy, with stunning direct views across the Solent with some of the most stunning sunsets and an ever-changing maritime landscape, and benefits from a private access down to a water's edge coastal path leading into Yarmouth

Located on the outskirts of Yarmouth, the historic harbour town at the mouth of the river Yar has some of the Isle of Wight’s oldest architecture including a 16th Century Castle. Yarmouth also has a Grade II Listed Pier popular with fishermen. The town has a lovely selection of unique shops and galleries and a great selection of restaurants, cafes and pubs catering for all tastes and budgets. The Yarmouth Gaffers Festival is extremely popular and fills the whole town with a riot of colour fun and entertainment

Close to the Island’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with its stunning coastal scenery, the area offers a varied choice for walkers, cyclists and outdoor pursuits enthusiasts. Great for families and couples, there is plenty to see and do, with Compton Beach, recognised as one of the world’s best beaches and a haven for fossil hunters and surfers, just 5 miles away. Tapnell Farm with its restaurant, café, outdoor activities centre and indoor play barn is a short drive away. An excellent selection of water based activities are also available at Freshwater Bay a short drive away

Shop, restaurant, pub – 0.5 miles Nearest beach – Yarmouth – 0.5 miles Nearest golf course – Freshwater Bay and Farringford – 2 miles

Easy walking access – ground floor bedroom and bathroom. 3 steps into property

NOTE: Steep and narrow stairs to first floor bedroom
The cottage is south facing and has under floor heating throughout to ensure its warm and cosy even in the winter months.

Ground Floor:

Large and spacious living room with dining area, with French doors onto decked area with garden furniture. Travetine tile flooring

Small contemporary styled kitchen with breakfast area (seating for 2) and Bath limestone flooring

Bedroom with 3ft single bunk beds

Wet-room style bathroom with toilet, oversize shower, and limestone walls and floor

First Floor:

Stunning, spacious master bedroom with 5ft king-size bed, TV and dual aspect picture windows with far reaching direct Solent sea views and countryside views across to the South
  • Full underfloor heating throughout, Dyson fan heater
  • Linen and towels included
  • TV with Freeview in living room and master bedroom
  • DVD Player, DAB Radio, CD Player in TV, Bluetooth Speaker
  • Wi-Fi
  • Electric oven and 2 ring electric hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge with separate freezer
  • Travel cot, high chair and stair gate on request
  • Welcome Pack provided
  • No smoking

  • Sole use decked area, surrounded with mature trees and planting
  • Garden furniture
  • BBQ to hold instant trays
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Cycle / equipment store available

You can simply book just your accommodation, or in addition, you may prefer to book your cross-Solent travel at the same time.

We have specially negotiated rates with the key providers of cross-Solent travel which offer you preferential rates for crossing the Solent.

Please call us on 0800 148 8228 or email us at travel@vipcottages.com to book your crossing today.

"Thank you so very much, we have had a wonderful stay and your cottage is lovely. "
By Valerie, Jacky, Stefano
"Thank you for a lovely stay in your cottage. It's a gorgeous, relaxing place, even with two young children wreaking havoc! The space works brilliantly for a family with young children. We found everything we needed, including facilities to wash some clothes. Really handy when your 3 year old often sits in muddy/sandy puddles!"
By Rachel, Rich, Scarlett and Isla
"We have really enjoyed our few days here and been very comfortable. Thank you so much for everything - it's been a lovely introduction to the Isle of Wight. "
By Jean & Val
"You have a lovely place and it was a pleasure to stay in your cottage, hopefully I will see you again. "
By Jacky
"We have really enjoyed our time staying at The Waterfront Retreat.
The attention to detail is amazing and we really enjoyed the fact that there was chocolate and cookies for us when we arrived!
It has been a great base to explore the island from. We would love to stay again one day.

Thank you
Emma, Leigh & Sam"
By Emma,Leigh & Sam
"Dear Louise & Sam
It was such a pleasure and a joy to find your gem of a holiday home.
It really id feel like a home with incredible attention to detail.
Absolutely stunning - would love to come back."
By Cathy & Chris
"We have really enjoyed our time staying at the Waterfront Retreat. The attention to detail is amazing and we loved the fact there was chocolate and cookies for us when we arrived! It's been a great base to explore the island from. We would love to stay again one day. "
By Emma, Leigh and Sam
"Thank you for a lovely stay at Waterfront Retreat. It is such a beautiful beach house in an idyllic setting. We really appreciated all of the extra touches you included - the slippers were very welcome after a hike along the coastal path and the ginger biscuits were delicious. It was also great to have such warm and welcoming hosts!

We had a wonderful stay and will definitely recommend you to our friends looking for their own little retreat."
By Amy & Dan
"Fabulous accommodation and great location, especially to explore West Wight and to walk into Yarmouth most evenings.
The weather was exceptional, been able to swim at Compton and Colwell beaches and have enjoyed walks from Yarmouth to Freshwater, as well as from the Needles Battery to Freshwater Bay.
We were hoping to see a red squirrel during our stay and to our surprise, we did - back at The Waterfront Rertreat, at the bottom of the garden!
Thank you"
By Julia & Mick, Yorkshire
"WE've had a lovely week here.
We feel as though we've discovered somewhere a bit special, finding your lovely accommodation!
A great base from which to explore the island.
Memorable days out, watching the surfers at Niton, a boat trip around the Needles and best of all was Compton Beach. So beautiful.
It was lovely to come back each night and watch the amazing sunsets.
Just the break we needed, thank you!"
By Charlee, Shane,Nathan and Ellis
"A fabulous week had by all, made even better by the gorgeous weather.
This was the perfect base to explore the Island from.
So much to see and do and being right at the water front made mummy very happy!
The boys had a great week, body boarding. Colwell and Compton Bays were a huge hit there.
We love the Isle of Wight and are sure to be back.
Thank you"
By The Murrays
"We had a wonderful week!
The Retreat is a comfortable, well-equipped and relaxing base to come back to.
The kids loved their bunk beds and we all loved the shower.
The coffee machine is a nice touch for morning capuccinos and the outside seating was a bonus for the wonderful weather we had.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay
Thank you"!"
By Jan, Stelios, Maya and Tyler
"Love the whole way the place is kitted out.
Beautiful touches.
We enjoyed our week here. "
By Margaret, Jenny, Rory and Luca
"Dear Sam & Louise
We've had a lovely, relaxing stay.
It felt like coming home after having stayed here last year.
It's great to be able to walk into Yarmouth, with a lovely view of the sea all the way!"
By Tracy & Richard
"Thank you for a beautiful week away.
Your hospitality was very much appreciated.
We couldn't fault a single thing, the Rertreat is lovely and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Thank you again and we hope to be returning in the future."
By Shirley & Keith
"We have had a lovely week on the Island
Waterfront Retreat is a real home from home and perfect to come back to after a long day.
You have thought of everything.
Thank you, Sam & Louise"
By Barbara & Neil
"Despite the occasional drop of rain, we have had a wonderful stay here.
Everything we needed was here and was complimented by Sam & Louise's warmth and charm.
We still haven't seen all of the Island, so we must make a point of returning in the future."
By Carol & Phil
"Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your lovely holiday home. It's beautiful and everything inside is of high quality.
We had an amazing, relaxing time."
By Joy & Dave
"Thank you so much for such a beautiful short stay to kick start our honeymoon!
Even though this is our second visit, I was still amazed at the beauty and tranquility of Yarmouth and The Retreat itself.
You have thought of absolutely everything, meaning not only is the cottage gorgeous but well-equipped and ready for everything!
It feels like home here - you guys are very good at this stuff!(Sam & Loiuse)
It's been wonderful to see you and relax after an amazing but busy wedding weekend and we managed to see even more of the Island."
By Mike & Charlotte Searle
"We have had a wonderful stay in The Waterfront Retreat. What a beautiful home which has been furnished to the highest degree, truly gorgeous.
The little touches make all the different. We will definitely be returning and be recommending to others."
By The Stanley family
"We had a wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage - you had thought of everything we would need and made our stay so easy!
Mariella loved her room and slept extremely well, which was a bonus for mummy and daddy!
Many thanks"
By Alex, Tom & Mariella
"We have had a wonderful weekend escaping from London to this peaceful retreat!
The interiors are tastefully decorated with all the little details carefully considered.
Clean, comfortable, quiet.
Thank you, Sam & Louise!"
By Anya, Denis,Elgin and Cealsa
"Thank you for a wonderful stay.
We couldn't fault a single thing.
We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 days here and wish we'd booked longer.
The Retreat is amazing - comfy beds, huge showers and great decking area are fab!
Didn't need to bring anything from home, kitchen well equipped.
We will be back!"
By Molly, Matt,Finley and Emmie
"Thank you for a lovely stay. This is a truly beautiful property.
We will certainly recommend and hopefully be back ourselves."
By Sarah & Sam
"What can we say? Fabulous weather has been the icing on the cake for our week's stay.
The accommodation is a perfect base from which to explore the island and has been exquisitely furnished with a lot of thought being put into exactly what is required of a holiday retreat.
Our holiday has been wonderful from start to finish.
Wonderful day at Osborne House was a highlight. Lovely meals at the Bugle and The Wheatsheaf in Yarmouth.
Good takeaway from The Blue Crab.
We will be back!"
By Coombs family
"We have really enjoyed our time here.
The accommodation was great - no complaints!
We loved Blackgang Chine(especially at night), Robin Hill, Carisbrooke Castle, Shanklin beach and crabbing in Yarmouth.
Many thanks"
By The Singerman family
"We had a lovely week.
The house is very clean and the beds very comfy.
Our son, Callum didn't want to go home!
Great days out at Osborne House, with Punch & Judy on the beach. A big hit for our 4 year old.
Also enjoyed crabbing at Yarmouth and visits to Blackgang Chine, Fort Victoria and Dinosaur Isle.
All sad to go home."
By The Hopkins family
"A peaceful, relaxing holiday.
The annexe is beautifully furnished and very comfortable.
Thanks for a lovely holiday"
By The Baxter family
"A beautifully decorated retreat. Very comfortable and peaceful.
Had a great week exploring West Wight.
A great location for a family gathering.
Excellent stay"
By Mike, Lynn, Becky & Corinne
"We really enjoyed staying here. Everything in the house is such beautiful quality and it feels so homely.
The shower is amazing. Our 3 year old announced she was having too much fun in it!
Yarmouth is a lovely village. Enjoyed visiting Bembridge windmill, Carisbrooke Castle and Needles Battery.
Beaches are fab, too"
By Emily, David, Wesley & Layla
"The annexe is beautiful. Thank you so much.
I will definitely be back.
I actually didn't want to leave."
By Jane Greefs
"Had a great holiday. The cottage is beautiful and spotlessly clean!
Loved the 'coast' theme, very restful.
Thank you"
By Michael & Rosemary
"A beautifully presented house in a lovely location.
Had a great time exploring the Isle of Wight.
We'll be back."
By Janet & Henry
"A wonderful relaxing stay.
My only complaint is that we had to leave."
By Ruth & Phil
"We loved our time staying in The Waterfront Retreat. It's a beautiful place, the style feels clean and fresh, like everything is brand new.
We felt like the first people to stay here.
We have had a wonderful relaxing time here - even though the property is attached to the owner's home, it felt very private and self-contained.
Yarmouth is a beautiful little town and we have thoroughly enjoyed our time here.
We will definitely return!
Thank you for a wonderful stay.
PS. The shower is amazing!"
By Steve & Lisa
"We have loved every minute of staying here and will definitely be back!
You made us very welcome and we adore this beautiful island."
By James, George and Ernest
"We have had such an amazing time at Waterfront Retreat.
We loved the style, peace and cleanliness.
Great location to explore the island from, too."
By Natasha & JP
"A lovely, clean, well put-together holiday home. We had a great time. "
By Jo, Dave and Albie
"A lovely warm welcome and thanks for the provisions left in the kitchen.
The place is absolutely beautiful, everything so clean and of great quality.
We really enjoyed our stay, here.
Just one little thing - we were a little surprised that The Waterfront Retreat is part of a house.
Maybe it's just us, but we didn't get that from the booking webpage.
We would like to have known.
By The Peters family
"Thank you so much for such a beautiful stay. This was booked as a Valentines surprise and the special touches you put in place made it a Valentines Day I shall never forget.
The roses, chocolates and champagne only added to what was already a magical place.
A real home from home, beautifully furnished, tranquil and relaxing. It is also a great location from which to visit the rest of the island.
We would love to stay again.
A perfect stay, thank you so much."
By Dan & Laura
"We were looking for a seaside retreat and we certainly found it here!
A really lovely place to chill and relax and watch the boats go by.
We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay in Yarmouth and hope to return soon.
By Linda, Mike and Hannah
"Thank you so much for a lovely stay.
The house has been beautifully furnished and decorated we were all very comfortable here.
It was a perfect base from which to explore the island for our stay.
Many thanks again"
By The Harold family
"We thoroughly enjoyed our week on your lovely Isle of Wight, in spite of the weather but that's a chance you take.
The house is very comfortable and beautifully equipped and decorated.
Thank you very much"
By Robert & Diana
"We have all enjoyed our stay at Waterfront Retreat and felt very at home.
We will definitely recommend the house further and if we ever came back to the island, we would want to stay again.
Thank you so much."
By Trudi, Marina,Brigitte
"Dear Sam and Louise
Thank you for a wonderful week at Waterfront House Retreat.
I am afraid we missed the oportunity to open your bottle and didn't want to 'steal' it home.
Many thanks again
Julia and Andreas
By Julia & Andreas
"Thank you for a fantastic stay. This is a lovely house with great views and facilities, situated in a beautiful part of the island.
The bathroom is amazing and the beds are very comfortable.
Thank you once again for a quiet and relaxing stay.
From the other half of the Roberts family. x"
By Roberts family Mk 2
"We have had a lovely stay at Waterfront House, thanks!
The beds are very comfy and the bunkbeds are a lovely safe design.
The house has a relaxing atmosphere and we love the style and all the quirky bits.
We all loved the huge shower, even the kids wanted to be washed!"
By The Roberts family
"Thank you for a wonderful week. We have loved staying here and look forward to returning. The children really loved the bunkbeds and our bed was so comfortable.
Your attention to detail is amazing and Waterfront Retreat is a wonderful and relaxing place to holiday."
By Sandra & Jean