Freshwater Fancy

This tale from the boot room shows how five friends had a super weekend on the Isle of Wight, staying at HF Holidays’ iconic Country House named after its location – Freshwater Bay House.

Headland Of Thrift, Freshwater Bay, Isle Of Wight, England

Where did you go?
Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight

Who did you go with?
A group of friends

When did you go?
September 2015

What holiday were you on?
Self-guided Walking

Any particular highlights?
Watching the sunrise over Freshwater Bay


Unexpected surprises?
I expected a beautiful location, but it was a lot more than that… completely spectacular!

Anything else?
We were advised by Tony the House Manager that the walk over Tennyson Down to the Needles and Alum Bay was the best walk on the island. So, armed with maps and route notes borrowed from the Discovery Point at the house, – these had photos of where we were supposed to be going which made them really easy to follow.

We set off, climbing up through pretty woodland to reach Tennyson Down and the Tennyson Monument at the top.

It was a glorious day and from this point we were able to see the whole island spread out below us and look across to the south coast of England. We continued along the coast path to the Needles, a set of separate white chalk rocks and a lighthouse which marks the Isle of Wight’s most westerly point. From there we headed down to Alum Bay with its stripey coloured rock, stopping on the beach to enjoy our delicious packed lunch.

From there we headed back up to Tennyson Down and back to the house where we all enjoyed a well-earned cup of tea from the Dandelion Café! A super day.

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Thank you Michelle for sharing your tale of adventure on the Isle of Wight.


For more information about HF Holidays’ holidays to the Isle of Wight call 0345 470 8558, visit the HF Holidays website or email their travel experts.


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