New Bonny Blink Photos 2017

There are new photos of Bonny Blink self catering in Seaview Isle of Wight to show updates and changes for the 2017 self catering holiday season. This large and luxurious holiday home has a new bedroom available on the ground floor and there are numerous changes and updates across the property.

Bonny Blink is best known for its fantastic position by the sea and has immediate access to Seaview Beach. This sandy stretch of coast is a beautiful seaside location and the gently sloping beach has excellent swimming waters.

For a complete description showing updates and changes, as well as all the new photos, live availability, prices and online booking visit Bonny Blink Seaview Isle of Wight

First Look at Sea Whistle Isle of Wight

Sea Whistle is a beautifully decorated and welcoming holiday home just back from the seafront and Ryde beach. This family self catering cottage has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 6 people. Sea Whistle is located in a quiet street without passing traffic and within a 2 minute walk of the sandy beach. This unique location makes it idea for relaxing at one of the Isle of Wight’s best loved holiday locations.

Ryde is also a wonderful North East location for exploring the Isle of Wight and local paths and cycle routes take you down the coast to Seaview, Bembridge and Shanklin. These coastal locations are also within a short drive.

Sea Whistle has a light and spacious feel with a open plan kitchen and dining room and a comfortable sitting room with wood burning stove. The bedrooms are decorated imaginatively and have a welcoming and inviting atmosphere. There is a ground floor bedroom and WC which is ideal for accommodating those with impaired mobility.

For a full description as well as photos, prices, availability and online booking visit Sea Whistle Ryde Isle of Wight

Seaview Bay Beach viewed from Bay View

Jeff has sent us these wonderful photographs of the beach at Seaview on the Isle of Wight which were taken on holiday at Bay View holiday cottage.

Bay View is only a stones throw from the beach and can be reached view a path behind the cottage. The beach is sandy gently slopes into the water. The beach is popular with swimmers who enjoy the water all year round.

Thank you Jeff for these wonderful photos!

Beyond the bay and around the headland to the right is the bay of Priory Bay. This beach is largely unknown on the Isle of Wight and is often very peaceful even in the height of the summer season.

Upper Dolcoppice Farm Holiday

Alison, who has been our guest at Upper Dolcoppice Farm, has sent us beautiful photos from her holiday on the Isle of Wight.
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Large and Luxurious Self Catering Cottage Updates

Three 5 Star Gold Award self catering holiday cottages on the Isle of Wight have new photos and updated holiday information. They are Bonny Blink at Seaview on the East of the Isle of Wight, Monks Path at Brighstone on the West of the Isle of Wight and Chine Side at Shanklin on the West Coast. All of these cottages have a 5 Star self catering grading and sleep 6 or more people making them ideal for a luxury holiday for a large family.

Here are a selection of new photographs taken this week at each of these luxury holiday homes.

Bonny Blink Seaview Isle of Wight

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There are many more new photos and lots of local information about Seaview. View Bonny Blink Seaview Self Catering

Chine Side Cottage Seaview Isle of Wight

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View more information, photographs, availability, prices and much more at Chine Side Cottage Shanklin Isle of Wight

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10 Best Rated Seaside Cottages to Rent Isle of Wight

Seaside and beach front cottages to rent on the Isle of Wight are very popular in the summer months and many of our holiday guests are looking for self catering properties within a short walk of the beach or with sea views.

To help you choose a seaside cottage in one of the Isle of Wight’s many seaside towns and resorts we have selected the top 10 seaside cottages as chosen by guests. The following cottages are the ones with the highest customer ratings and which are also close to the coast.

The average guest review score is listed next to each cottage as well as the number of cottage guest reviews. To view the reviews and comments that helped each cottage get a top 10 position click on that cottage photograph.

Complete list of Isle of Wight Seaside Cottages

5 Stars 30 Guest Reviews
Dunnose Magna Cottage self catering Shanklin East Isle of Wight

Dunnose Magna Cottage Luccombe, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » East » Shanklin

Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms + 1 extra bed; Children welcome
Dunnose Magna Cottage is a substantial, Grade II listed, thatched property magnificently situated, close to the coastal path, amidst 2 acres of beautiful gardens and within a pleasant stroll of Bonchurch. The property is surrounded by wonderful National Trust countryside and enjoys splendid views across the surrounding fields to the downs in ‘An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. The wonderful beaches of Ventnor and Shanklin are within a few minutes drive. View Dunnose Magna Cottage Luccombe Isle of Wight

5 Stars 10 Guest Reviews
Bonny Blink self catering Seaview East Isle of Wight

Bonny Blink Seaview, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » East » Seaview

Sleeps 8 and 2 babies in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
This spacious house is splendidly situated immediately beside the sea. A stroll across the lawn leads to the beach where swimming, beach sports and boating can be enjoyed. A yacht can also be privately moored. There are spectacular, and panoramic sea views from the main rooms in the house and from the garden. Bonny Blink is in the quiet seaside village of Seaview on the east side of the Isle of Wight, commanding views across the Solent and the open sea. The pleasant village centre is less than a five minute walk away. View Bonny Blink Cottage Seaview Isle of Wight

5 Stars 8 Guest Reviews
Sea Shells by the Beach self catering Ventnor South Isle of Wight

Sea Shells by the Beach Bonchurch, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » South » Ventnor » Bonchurch

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms + 1 extra bed; Children welcome
A wonderfully spacious and welcoming seaside holiday cottage within a few paces of the beach at Bonchurch and located on the coastal path to nearby Ventnor. Sea Shells on the Beach has 3 beautiful bedrooms decorated with a luxurious seaside theme. Within a short walk is the centre of the village of Bonchurch where there is a village pond and excellent local restaurant. The beach at nearby Ventnor is a popular holiday attraction. View Sea Shells by the Beach Cottage Bonchurch Isle of Wight

5 Stars 21 Guest Reviews
Sea Whisper self catering Shanklin East Isle of Wight

Sea Whisper Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » East » Shanklin

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
Sea Whisper is a semi detached property standing within a 7 minute walk of the sandy beach of Shanklin – a lovely bay with sand gently sloping into the water. The property is also within a 5 minute walk of the small shops, restaurants, public houses and entertainments of the resort and the pretty Old Village of Shanklin with its thatched cottages and beautiful Chine. Visitors can walk down to the sea or take a lift from the cliff top. There are views across the town with glimpses of the sea and Culver Cliffs from several of the rooms and from the charming balconies which can be accessed from the sitting room and twin bedroom. There is also a sunny terrace at the rear of the property with garden furniture so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine. The property has been furnished and equipped to a very high standard and offers delightful accommodation. View Sea Whisper Cottage Shanklin Isle of Wight

5 Stars 30 Guest Reviews
Manor Park View self catering Shanklin East Isle of Wight

Manor Park View Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » East » Shanklin

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
Manor Park View stands in an attractive semi rural location less than 15 minutes walk from Shanklin old village with its pretty thatched cottages and the lovely sandy beach of this small resort. This beautifully equipped cottage overlooks lovely open parkland where visitors may enjoy a stroll and children can play games. View Manor Park View Cottage Shanklin Isle of Wight

5 Stars 30 Guest Reviews
Briary Cottage self catering Cowes Area North Isle of Wight

Briary Cottage Cowes, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » North » Cowes

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
This lovely two bedroom cottage is very attractively situated on Egypt Esplanade, near Cowes and is within a one minute walk of the sea. There are open sea views from the living room, double bedroom and garden. Briary cottage has been furnished and equipped with great care to a very high standard. Cowes and Gurnard are both within a short walk along the sea front. View Briary Cottage Cowes Isle of Wight

4.9 Stars 23 Guest Reviews
Spring Cottage self catering Ventnor South Isle of Wight

Spring Cottage Bonchurch, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » South » Ventnor » Bonchurch

Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
Spring Cottage stands in an idyllic location, within a 2 minute walk of the beach in the pretty seaside village of Bonchurch on the south east coast of the Island. The cottage enjoys beautiful sea views from most rooms and from its enchanting garden. Bonchurch is a peaceful village with a small shop, public house, good restaurant and two ancient churches plus a pretty pond which is home to carp, ducks and a variety of birds. View Spring Cottage Bonchurch Isle of Wight

4.9 Stars 28 Guest Reviews
St Catherines Cottage self catering Niton Undercliff South Isle of Wight

St Catherines Cottage Niton Undercliff, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » South » Niton Undercliff

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
St Catherines Cottage has been in the same family for three generations and enjoys an exceptional position with views across the lovely garden to the sea. There are sea views from several of the rooms including the sitting room, dining room and two main bedrooms. View St Catherines Cottage Niton Undercliff Isle of Wight

4.9 Stars 32 Guest Reviews
Seabreeze self catering Brighstone West Isle of Wight

Seabreeze Brighstone, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » West » Brighstone

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
Within a 2 minute walk of an attractive beach on the beautiful south west coast of the Isle of Wight. Here visitors can enjoy swimming, fishing and paddling. The cottage stands on high ground and there are sea and coastal views from the property. Visitors can relax in the sitting room or on the balcony and watch the sailing boats pass by. View Seabreeze Cottage Brighstone Isle of Wight

4.9 Stars 35 Guest Reviews
Pictou Cottage self catering Niton South Isle of Wight

Pictou Cottage Niton, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » South » Niton

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
This lovely stone cottage is nestled close to the centre of the attractive rural village of Niton on the south coast of the island. It is within one minutes walk of the excellent village general stores, post office, butchers, book shop, hairdressers and hardware shop. There is also a pleasant public house for meals and a beautiful 16th century church. The village of Niton is in ‘An Area of Outstanding National Beauty’ and is a wonderful walking area. View Pictou Cottage Niton Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages with Two Living Rooms

Having a spacious  living room in your Isle of Wight holiday cottage for playing games, watching films or talking about plans and activities on the Island with friends and family can make it the very centre of a holiday. It is a place to which the whole party returns at the end of an exciting day and the launch pad for the next.

However, sometimes family time requires doing separate activities while at home and many of us look to have two living rooms to best accommodate a larger family. Lively games and involved debates don’t have to prevent someone else from enjoying that great book they have been saving or a quiet sleep by the fire.

For those looking for holiday cottages with 2 living rooms we have prepared a small selection of cottages across the Isle of Wight which have two or more main living areas.


Chine Cottage has a large living room and a separate conservatory with comfortable seating. 5 Star Self Catering Holiday CottageGold Award self catering holiday home Isle of Wight

Chine Cottage self catering West Tip Isle of Wight West Isle of Wight

Chine Cottage Totland Bay, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » West » Totland

Sleeps 6 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome

This lovely detached house is very attractively situated, close to the cliff top above Totland Bay, on the west side of the Island. There are sea views from the rooms at the front of the house and the lighthouse at Hurst Point can be glimpsed in the distance. The sandy bay of Totland where swimming, paddling and boating can be enjoyed is only a 3 minute walk away. This is also a marvellous walking area. View Chine Cottage Totland Bay Isle of Wight


Rock Cottage has a comfortable sitting room and a lovely cosy sitting area by the fire off from the dining room.

Rock Cottage self catering Niton Undercliff South Isle of Wight

Rock Cottage Niton, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » South » Niton Undercliff

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome

This ‘picture postcard’ detached stone cottage is beautifully situated in the small quiet coastal hamlet of Niton Undercliff on the south coast of the Isle of Wight. There are glimpses of the nearby sea from the upper windows and a short walk leads to St Catherine’s Lighthouse and the sea at Castlehaven. The cottage have been furnished and equipped with the greatest care to provide accommodation of the highest standard. It also has a delightful enclosed cottage garden. View Rock Cottage Niton Isle of Wight

4 Star Self Catering Holiday CottageGold Award self catering holiday home Isle of Wight

Iona Cottage has two living rooms and one with a wood burning stove which is ideal for retiring to in order to enjoy a good book.

Iona Cottage self catering Seaview East Isle of Wight

Iona Cottage Seaview, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » East » Seaview

Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome

Light and spacious holiday cottage within a short walk of three excellent sandy beaches around Seaview on the East of the Isle of Wight. Iona is a modern and luxurious self catering cottage idea for family holidays on the Isle of Wight. View Iona Cottage Seaview Isle of Wight

Bay View Cottage Seaview Photos

Bay View at Seaview on the Isle of Wight has new photos including new pictures of the bedrooms, sea view, beach and front room. This lovely cottage by the sea is a short stroll to the beach where there is gently sloping sand and a friendly family atmosphere.

Bay View Cottage is only a short walk from the idyllic Priory Bay beach and can be reached via the coastal bath or by following the beach to the south and around the headland.

Bayview Cottage Isle of Wight

Bayview Cottage Isle of Wight

Bayview Cottage Isle of Wight

Bayview Cottage Isle of Wight

For more information and to see all the new photos of Bay View Cottage at Seaview visit Bay View Cottage Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight and Purbeck Guest Reviews April

Holiday guests have been enjoying the wonderful Spring weather on the Isle of Wight and Purbeck. We love hearing about your holidays and welcomed the comments and reviews we received this April. To view the latest comments as they come in visit www.islandcottageholidays.com/comments/latest/

Afflington Manor Lodge – Corfe Castle, Dorset

“We had a wonderful time. The cottage was clean, up-to-date, comfortable and private. Could not have been any better. ” – Mem Kontos – 16 Apr 2015

Afflington Manor Cottage – Corfe Castle, Dorset

“Afflington Manor Cottage was fantastic. We have had a lovely time here, with a week of glorious weather. The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped, and perfectly located to enjoy all that Purbeck has to offer. ” – Ailish Oxenforth – 16 Apr 2015

The Granary – Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

“We had a wonderful time in the Isle of Wight. Our cottage surpassed all expectations, with lots of little touches which made it very comfortable,homely and relaxing. The granary cottage was beautiful and the owner was incredibly helpful. Island cottage holidays were also friendly and efficient. I highly recommend! ” – Jacqueline Gaskell – 17 Apr 2015

My Home on The Pond – Swanage, Dorset

“Lovely cottage in beautiful part of Swanage. Cottage very comfortable with easy parking and lovely garden. Few minutes walk from beach. Will book again! ” – Linda Davolls – 07 Apr 2015

Jasmine Cottage – Godshill, Isle of Wight

“lovely, comfortable, spotlessly clean cottage in an excellent location. very useful and thorough information about the cottage and local/island attractions etc provided by the owner. we had a lovely week and wouldnt hesitate to recommend jasmine cottage. top class. ” – Pj Kretzschmar – 07 Apr 2015

Honeypot Cottage – Corfe Castle, Dorset

“Beautiful property in a key location for exploring Corfe Castle and the Jurassic Coast. We’ve had a wonderful time and particularly enjoyed the rear access to Corfe Common and the play area situated there with that gorgeous view! ” – Tracy C Bright – 16 Apr 2015

Romany Cottage – Totland Bay, Isle of Wight

“Enjoyed this lovely cottage,our first stay at the west end of the Island. The nice welcome pack,and especially the Hot Cross Buns when we arrived on Good Friday. Slept well, very comfortable beds. Instant hot water when required. Much attention to detail has gone into this cottage.” – Roslyn Baker – 17 Apr 2015

Milk Parlour Cottage – Godshill, Isle of Wight

“Ideally located and immaculately presented, will defiantly be back. Fantastic choice. It has everything you need and more, will be recommending!” – Brooke Reeve – 17 Apr 2015

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Isle of Wight Beaches and Coastline

Isle of Wight Beaches
Isle of Wight Beaches

There are new information pages for Isle of Wight beaches and coastal locations on our website with descriptions of the beach, the beach facilities and where you will find it on the Isle of Wight. Each beach also come with a map and some nearby holiday accommodation within walking distance of the sea.

It also gives us a chance to talk about our favourite Isle of Wight beaches and some of those hidden treasures along the Isle of Wight Coast Line.

Today our favourite beach is Bonchurch Beach between Ventnor and Shanklin and within a short walk along the coastal path from Ventnor Beach. Bonchurch beach a mix of sand and shingle and when the tide is right there is a small sandy cove. Bonchurch Beach is special because of the peaceful isolation as well as the fantastic rock pools which are great for finding small crabs and little fish.

For more Isle of Wight beaches visit Isle of Wight Beaches