An Explorer's Haven

Or a relaxing retreat to escape to. Holidays at The Bay Colwell aren’t just about exploring timeless forests, alabaster cliffs and heather-clad hills.

There’s sumptuous cottages, coastal beach houses with distant sea views and a heated swimming pool waiting for you and the family too. Whatever the season you know the Isle of Wight will put on her finest show. And The Bay Colwell is the perfect location to enjoy it -  walk to the The Needles and marvel at the winter wind sweeping through the towering rocks, wander around Yarmouth and watch boat masts swaying or stroll across to Headon Warren to breath-in the scent of blooming gorse in early spring.

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  • Swimming pool
  • Access to beach
  • Cottages with hot tubs
  • Pet-friendly accommodation
  • Cafe & soft play
  • Cottages & beach houses, sleeping 2 -6

Beach Houses

Sleeps 2 - 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2 - 4

Brand new in 2019, these New England-style beach houses feature lovely open plan interiors, with fully equipped kitchens, modern shower rooms and an outside decked area with distant sea views.

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Cottages

2 - 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 - 4

Beautiful interior design, a modern shower room and kitchen in a bright a spacious open plan living area with new furnishings. Some of our cottages have a hot tub on the patio, or garden and some have sofa beds in the lounge!

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family activities

Head over to The Lakes Rookley

Looking for ways to entertain your bundles of energy? Visit sister resort, The Lakes Rookley and make the most of its great activity programme.

Activities here include: Tye Dye, Clay Play, Ready Steady Teddy, Treasure Hunt, Woodland Survival, Archery, Water Zorbs, Remote Boat Racing, Raft Building, Air Rifle Shooting, Family Geocaching, Weird Science and many more... See more about each of our activities before you book

Don't miss out, book online before you arrive to secure your space. Some activities are in high demand, so we recommend booking in advance.

Watersports

Head over to The Lakes Rookley

Kayaking, paddleboarding and water zorbs are activities available for you at our sister site The Lakes Rookley. So if you fancy some on water action, head over and spend a morning or afternoon having a go at one (or more) of these activities. The veranda of The Lakeside Bar & Eatery is a great place to relax and refuel afterwards too.

The Bayside Lounge

Time to chill

After a bracing stroll on the beach or a day out exploring the best of the west of the island, pop into our licensed cafe and treat yourself to coffee and cake. Or even a sneaky glass of wine (or two!). 

If it's a sunny day, take your drink and sit outside, soaking up the peace and quiet.

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Soft Play

It's playtime

There's great fun to be had in our soft play area so let your little one's bounce, slide, climb and giggle their way through a morning or afternoon, while you sit back and relax.

They'll even make friends with our giant star or whale, what's not to love here!

Swimming pool

Splash!

From tots to teens and even for adults, there's hours of fun to be had in the pool! Dive beneath the surface, float on your back or get your energy pumping with laps. 

Slip into the inviting waters of our indoor heated swimming pool, it's open year round but phone ahead to check opening times during your stay.

The glass roof and sides mean that you can enjoy the sun in the pool, even in winter! Don't fancy getting your toes wet? Watch all the action from poolside.

HOPEFULLY WE HAVE SOME QUESTIONS COVERED...

We get asked these ones a lot!

  • What are some of the property amenities at The Bay Colwell?

    Licensed Café with soft play area, Indoor heated Swimming Pool with changing room facilities, Selected accommodation with Hot Tubs.

  • Is parking available at The Bay Colwell?

    Each accommodation has allocated parking for 1 car and a small car park onsite.

  • Can a food shop be delivered to The Bay Colwell?

    Yes food deliveries are accepted but to arrive after 4pm for your arrival time. Send delivery to reception with your personal number, so you can be contacted and we will also assist onsite.

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  • The Bay Colwell, Fort Warden Rd, Freshwater, Totland Bay PO39 0DA

Looking for a treat?

Here are a few tempting ideas to get your holiday journey started...

Wonderful time

The beach house we stayed in was superb, two bedrooms both en suite, all very clean, a lovely view and a well equipped kitchen. Modern and spacious with everything you need including a large fridge freezer and a washer dryer which we made full use of. Heating is included in the price which was great and it came with a decent thermostat so you could set the heating in advance. Well situated, plenty of parking and only around 12 minute walk into Freshwater. We know the Island well but got to explore the West of the island more than usual. A great time.

we have some gems for you

Don’t tell everyone but we asked our team the best places to see, go and do on the island. Here’s what they came up with…

Chocolate Island

Best hot chocolate

Visit Chocolate Island at Godshill for the best winter warming hot chocolate (and a few other chocolatey treats)

Osbourne House

A must see...

It holds a lot of the Islands royal history and the gardens and private beach are beautiful.

Compton Bay

Photo of the day!

Add life into your instagram feed with amazing images from Compton Bay