Varvassi

Totland Bay, Isle Of Wight
The exterior of Pomone, Irex and Varvassi, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight
The exterior of Pomone, Irex and Varvassi, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight
The exterior of Pomone, Irex and Varvassi, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight
The sitting room at Varvassi, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight
The kitchen at Varvassi, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight
The double bedroom at Varvassi, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight
The twin bedroom at Varvassi, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight
The single bedroom at Varvassi, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight
The exterior of Pomone, Irex and Varvassi, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight The exterior of Pomone, Irex and Varvassi, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight The exterior of Pomone, Irex and Varvassi, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight The sitting room at Varvassi, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight The kitchen at Varvassi, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight The double bedroom at Varvassi, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight The twin bedroom at Varvassi, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight The single bedroom at Varvassi, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Preferred changeover day Wednesday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 001003

About Varvassi

On the Needles headland, this characterful former coastguard’s house has stunning sea views you’ll love.

Varvassi is one of a row of holiday cottages that once housed the area’s coastguards. Simple yet comfortable, Varvassi benefits from stunning views out to sea and character features including a wood burner.

Take advantage of the cottage’s stunning location and enjoy a wander to the Tennyson Monument, an impressive granite cross erected in 1897 at the highest point on the down. 

A short drive away is the National Trust’s Mottistone Manor and gardens. Explore this pretty country house with its beautiful herbaceous borders and cosy tea room.

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • Ground floor

    Kitchen/dining room, sitting room with wood burner, three bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed and 1 twin and 1 single) and bathroom with electric shower over bath.

Notes for guests

Access: This access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see those images in the main website page.

Heating: Night storage heating included.

Parking: There is a parking area adjacent to the row of cottages.

Garden: There is a shared grassed area to the front of the cottages.

Children should be supervised as the garden is not enclosed and the cottages are within 5 minutes walk from the cliffs edge.

Utilities: Water is regularly pumped uphill to a holding tank at these cottages. There are also individual tanks above each cottage. If there is very high usage all at once this can drain the tanks and you will need to wait for them to refill before water is again available. It is therefore best to spread baths out over the day.

Washing machine and tumble dryer is provided in a a shared utility area. 

Logs/charcoal: Additional logs can be purchased in advance through the contact centre. Logs are £6.00 per bag or £25 for unlimited access to the log store.

Offers: Guests will have free access (during opening hours) to all Isle of Wight National Trust properties. Please take your holiday confirmation invoice as proof of eligibility to gain entry.

Please note: These cottages are in a very exposed position. In periods of high winds car doors may slam and debris may be blown around, for this reason the picnic benches have had to be removed.

Ferries: We recommend that if you are travelling to the Isle of Wight, you should book the ferries early due to the excessive bookings at holiday periods. There are currently three options available depending on your preferred route:

1) Wightlink Ferries - www.wightlink.co.uk. National Trust Holidays guests receive a 10% discount with Wightlink ferries between Lymington and Yarmouth, Portsmouth and Fishbourne and the catamaran between Portsmouth and Ryde (foot passenger service only).  Follow this link to access Wightlink's booking system. The discount is applied once you have selected the crossing times.

2) Red Funnel Ferries - www.redfunnel.co.uk Travel Southampton/East Cowes.

3) Hovertravel - www.hovertravel.co.uk – foot passenger hovercraft service only from Portsmouth to Ryde

Bike sheds: There are two bike sheds that are shared with Irex and Pomone. The smaller shed holds two bikes and the larger shed holds four.

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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