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Holidaymakers urged to visit Isle of Wight country house

Fri 12 Nov 2010

Holidaymakers urged to visit Isle of Wight country house

An Isle of Wight cottage has been recommended for travellers seeking a winter getaway in the UK.

The Guardian selected Afton Thatch as one of the ten best country houses for British holidaymakers, describing the building as the "quintessential chocolate-box cottage for a winter escape".

Located near the village of Freshwater on the western tip of the island, the 17th century building has room for up to nine guests and could provide an ideal base for people enjoying Isle of Wight holidays.

It is situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the head of the River Yar.

The newspaper noted that local pub The Red Lion serves real ales and homemade food, while the busy yachting centre of Yarmouth is a short distance away.

Freshwater may be known to literature fans as the one-time home of former Poet Laureate Alfred, Lord Tennyson, who lived at Farringford House for many years.

Posted by Adam PearsonADNFCR-3083-ID-800234160-ADNFCR

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