The Well House, Golden Hill Fort

Freshwater, Isle of Wight
from
£509
Freshwater, Isle of Wight
Not dog friendly
Baby friendly
Internet / Wi-Fi
Sea views
Parking available
A luxury house in a distinctive, hexagonal shaped, Grade I listed Victorian Fort
A luxury house in a distinctive, hexagonal shaped, Grade I listed Victorian Fort

At A Glance

All bookings that take place during any school holidays must be placed with a Saturday changeover, any alternative changeover will be at the owners discretion
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Grading
5 Star Platinum
Property Type House

Description

Golden Hill Fort is situated within 50 acres of Golden Hill Country Park. Originally built in 1863 in a distinctive hexagonal shape, which is elevated 60 metres above the North West coast of the Isle of Wight. This spectacular Grade I listed building has now been beautifully converted into 18 luxury houses.  Ideally located on the Western edge of the island it is the perfect place to visit many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The developers have succeeded in preserving the fort's historic and architectural significance and maintained many original features whilst adding the latest in modern conveniences. Internally, the property offers brick barrel vaulted ceilings flooded with coloured LED mood lighting, underfloor heating with solid oak floors and high quality built-in appliances. Externally, the communal rooftop gardens (approximately 5,500 square metres), is where guests can enjoy stunning panoramic 360 degree views across the Solent, English Channel and countryside. These are the only landscaped rooftop gardens on a Grade I listed building in the country. The central courtyard is where the parking spaces are allocated and features a large water fountain.

The fort is situated near local tourist attractions such as the rugged white cliffs of Freshwater Bay, the multi-coloured sandstone cliffs of Alum Bay and the famous landmark Needles Rocks. Footpaths, bridleways and horse riding are on your doorstep plus an 18-hole golf course which is located on the downs above Freshwater.

Local shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes are close by in Freshwater, Yarmouth or Totland. Colwell Bay is the nearest family beach and is a fifteen minute walk away, while the popular surfing beach of Compton Bay is a short drive along the coast. The West Wight Sports Centre, complete with swimming pool is based in Freshwater, perfect for entertaining the whole family.

Golden Hill Fort is situated within 50 acres of Golden Hill Country Park. Originally built in 1863 in a distinctive hexagonal shape, which is elevated 60 metres above the North West coast of the Isle of Wight. This spectacular Grade I listed building has now been beautifully converted into 18 luxury houses.  Ideally located on the Western edge of the island it is the perfect place to visit many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The developers have succeeded in preserving the fort's historic and architectural significance and maintained many original features whilst adding the latest in modern conveniences. Internally, the property offers brick barrel vaulted ceilings flooded with coloured LED mood lighting, underfloor heating with solid oak floors and high quality built-in appliances. Externally, the communal rooftop gardens (approximately 5,500 square metres), is where guests can enjoy stunning panoramic 360 degree views across the Solent, English Channel and countryside. These are the only landscaped rooftop gardens on a Grade I listed building in the country. The central courtyard is where the parking spaces are allocated and features a large water fountain.

The fort is situated near local tourist attractions such as the rugged white cliffs of Freshwater Bay, the multi-coloured sandstone cliffs of Alum Bay and the famous landmark Needles Rocks. Footpaths, bridleways and horse riding are on your doorstep plus an 18-hole golf course which is located on the downs above Freshwater.

Local shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes are close by in Freshwater, Yarmouth or Totland. Colwell Bay is the nearest family beach and is a fifteen minute walk away, while the popular surfing beach of Compton Bay is a short drive along the coast. The West Wight Sports Centre, complete with swimming pool is based in Freshwater, perfect for entertaining the whole family.

Relaxing
Living Room/Area
  •     Situated on the first floor with dual aspect windows offering views of the courtyard, water fountain, moat and country park.
  •     Open plan living and dining area with a vaulted brick barrel ceiling with LED mood lighting
  •     Furnished with two brown leather sofas seating six, a two seater sofa and a glass coffee table
  •     Features a 46” wall-mounted plasma TV with Freeview and iPod docking station
Cooking & Dining
Kitchen/Utility
  •     Breakfast bar with three stools and breakfast table
  •     Features two built-in electric ovens, electric hob, integrated full height fridge and freezer, dishwasher, convection microwave and built-in Neff coffee machine
  •     Complete with a full range of utensils and accessories including a kettle and toaster
  •     Separate utility area featuring a washing machine and dryer
  •     Views from the dining area look out to the courtyard and water fountain
Dining Room/Area
  •     Dining area comprises of a bespoke glass top table with a solid oak frame and seating for eight
Sleeping
Master Bedroom
  •     Situated on the ground floor
  •     Furnished with a super king-size bed, two bedside cabinets with lamps, fitted double wardrobe and chest of drawers
  •     Featuring a 32” flatscreen TV with Freeview
Bedroom 2
  •     Situated on the ground floor
  •     Furnished with a king-size bed, two bedside cabinets with lamps, fitted double wardrobe and chest of drawers
Bedroom 3
  •     Situated on the ground floor
  •     Furnished with twin beds, two bedside cabinets with lamps, fitted double wardrobe and chest of drawers
Bedroom 4
  •     Situated on the ground floor
  •     Furnished with twin beds, two bedside cabinets with lamps and chest of drawers
Bathing
Family Bathroom
  • There is no main bathrom but each bedroom features an en suite
  • En suite to Master Bedroom comprises of a bath with separate shower, WC, wash basin and a feature glass kept illuminated well
Bathroom 2
  •     En suite to Bedroom Two comprises of a shower, WC and wash basin
Bathroom 3
  •     En suite to Bedroom Three comprises of a shower, WC and wash basin
Bathroom 4
  •     En suite to Bedroom Four comprises of a shower, WC and wash basin
Outdoors
  •     Access is on the ground level with one flight of internal stairs
  •     Balcony overlooking courtyard and water fountain furnished with a table and seating for four
  •     Landscaped communal rooftop gardens with 360 degree views
  •     Only Grade I listed building with landscaped rooftop gardens in the country
  •     Various seating areas on the rooftop and a barbeque area
Parking
  •     Off-street parking for two cars plus visitors parking available
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At A Glance

All bookings that take place during any school holidays must be placed with a Saturday changeover, any alternative changeover will be at the owners discretion
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Grading
5 Star Platinum
Property Type House
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Overall Rating out of 5:
5
Based on 2 reviews.
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The Well House, Golden Hill Fort

Brilliant! Thanks very much, what an experience! Lovely living upside down and the outside space is breath taking, lovely apartment, well provisioned. Fantastic roof garden. Would be even better in nice weather! I could quite happily live here permanently. Thank you for a wonderful break. Love the design, would love to come back a second time.
By Cornock And Gath Families
2 people found this review useful

The Well House, Golden Hill Fort

Great combination of comfort and nostalgia in a beautiful setting. We had a brilliant celebration lunch at the George in Yarmouth. Off to Carisbrook Castle with the kids today.
By Leach Family Golden Wedding Weekend
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The Well House, Golden Hill Fort

A Victorian fort converted into apartments, what a splendid idea. We booked a short Christmas/New Year break here a mixed group of family members in a four bedroom apartment. The accommodation comprised a large through lounge/dining room with under floor heating, large, extremely well appointed, kitchen, utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer and loo, one master bedroom with en suite (complete with its own 160 foot deep glass topped well), one double with shower room and two twins with shower rooms. The apartment is divided up so that the lower floor is all bedrooms which are traditionally heated. The fort is accessed through an electronic security gate and cars are parked in the inner courtyard around the fountain. Everything is provided, there are plenty of towels and an abundance of warm bedding. The interior is very new with multi coloured lighting hidden in the tops of the walls and the vaulted brick ceiling has been made into a feature, cracking. Go up to the roof terrace and look out to sea in three directions. There are sitting areas and BBQ stands and I suspect that in the summer this would be the place to spend a spectacular evening relaxing. It was excellent value for money and our "caretaker" couldn't have been more helpful.
By Mrs (Guest)
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The Well House, Golden Hill Fort

Thanks a million for an amazing experience. Happy 2013 everyone!
By William And Co
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Rating out of 5:
5
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Long weekend break in Fort

As a group of four couples we have recently spent three days at the Golden Hill Fort in Freshwater Isle of Wight. The accommodation was first class in every respect. The property has every facility and was spotless. The property manager Phil was onsite to meet us and show us around and was extremely helpful. The Fort has a magnificent roof terrace with stunning views across the Solent and surrounding area. As a weekend break, or longer we would all recommend this property and hope to return soon.
By Colin Grady
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5
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A unique destination.

An excellent choice of destination for our party. To find an apartment with four en suite bedrooms was perfect. Plenty of space for two couples and two singles in our group. A second visit for us and brilliant weather once again!
By Finch
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