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Driftwood Cottage - Brighstone

Brighstone, Isle of Wight
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
VE 4 star Gold
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Comfortable cottage sleeping 6+1 in three bedrooms
  • Situated on a small complex of five holiday properties
  • Large private garden with terraced seating area and expansive lawns
  • Breath-taking views of the Downs and the coast to be enjoyed from the property and the garden
  • Located just a short walk from the sand and shingle beach at Brighstone on the south coast of the Isle of Wight
  • Excellent choice for keen walkers, with access to the Tennyson Trail
Property code: IC041

Attractive cottage situated on a small complex of similar holiday properties, sleeping up to seven guests, and located in the coastal village of Brighstone on the Isle of Wight’s south coast.

Driftwood Cottage is within a three minute walk of the beach at Brighstone on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight; a quiet beach where swimming and paddling can be enjoyed. This is An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is a particularly beautiful stretch of rural coastline. It is a delightful walking area with the nearby coastal path extending eastwards to Niton or to The Needles on the western tip of the island. The charming village centre of Brightone is a pleasant 15 minute walk inland and here there is a tea shop/bistro, a public house for meals, general stores, and a small museum and village church. From here there are some wonderful downland walks and cycle routes. Particularly attractive, is the Tennyson Trail which links The Needles with Carisbrooke Castle close to the centre of the Isle of Wight. There are a number of small coves within a short drive of the property including Freshwater, Totland and Colwell. Surfing can be enjoyed at Compton Bay and this is also a renowned area for fossils.

Driftwood is attractively situated in a small courtyard of five cottages. There are coastal or downland views from most of the rooms. On the ground floor there is a large open plan sitting room with comfortable leather sofas, a flat screen television with a DVD player, Freeview and ESPN, and feature fire place with coal effect convector fire. Patio doors open from the sitting room on to a terrace with views across fields to the nearby downs. There is a dining area; a fitted kitchen equipped with an electric cooker and hob, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator and washing machine (a freezer is also provided); a ground floor double bedroom with downland views; a family bathroom with a bath, hand shower, basin and W.C.

Stairs lead up from the sitting room to two further bedrooms - one twin room and the master double bedroom - a delightful room with French doors opening on to a small balcony with sea views and an en-suite shower room with built in shower, W.C. and basin. A travel cot, highchair, stairgate and folding bed can be provided for an additional child. The cottage is warmed by storage heaters. Telephone and unlimited BT infinity WiFi broadband is available.

Driftwood Cottage has an open courtyard at the rear of the cottage with garden furniture so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine. Visitors can relax and enjoy views across fields to the nearby downs. Parking is available for two cars in the drive to the side of the cottages. A car can be driven close to the rear cottage patio for ease of access at the time of arrival and departure. A bus service is within a 15-minute walk and a farm shop within a few minutes walk. A small supermarket and a variety of shops and public houses are in Freshwater; 10 to 15 minutes drive. Larger shops and supermarkets can be found in the market town of Newport ; 20 minutes drive. Nearby places to visit include The National Trust gardens of Mottistone, Blackgang Adventure Park and Yarmouth Castle. The sports centre at Freshwater has a swimming pool and fitness room, and golf can be enjoyed on the nearby Freshwater Bay Golf Club.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 doubles (1 on the ground floor) and 1 single with additional pull-out single bed (available at an additional cost)
  • 1 bathroom and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Electric and night storage heating included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome (not permitted in the bedrooms)
  • Pub, shop, and beach within walking distance
  • TV/DVD

This property is personally managed by Honor.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Harry Duncan-jones April 2017

A clean, attractively presented cottage. Brighstone has a great little museum and a lovely downland walk with wonderful views very close by at Strawberry Lane.

Reviewed by Debra Deacon March 2017

Driftwood Cottage was brilliant and we had a great weeks holiday there over Xmas. Fantastic position with views to the sea and the countryside. The cottage was really well equipped, beautifully clean and really comfortable. We would definitely consider staying in this cottage again.

Reviewed by W Pearce December 2016

Very clean, well equipped and perfect for our needs.

Reviewed by David Kightley September 2016

Another great stay enhanced by the twin aspects of sea and countryside/animal views. Already looking forward to next year!

Reviewed by J Crabtree September 2016

Ideal cottage for family sharing with grandparents .excellent welcome pack and well stocked with books toys and games .

Reviewed by Peter Millen September 2015

Our holiday at Driftwood cottage couldn't have been better, great location for the beach and for walks. Booking was easy and straight forward. Would definitely go back for another break. The cottage was well equipped and comfortable and the welcome pack was much appreciated. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Kay Redgewell September 2015

A lovely cottage which was spotlessly clean & very comfortable. A home from home feeling! The cottage has some great views & some lovely walks. A quiet & rural location.

Reviewed by Joanne Prince August 2015

Lovely cottage and beautiful location!

Reviewed by Jennifer Little July 2015

we did leave one but I don't remember what was said but there were no problems with the accommodation, the cottage is spacious and charming and suited our needs perfectly

Reviewed by Levine Martin July 2015

Lovely cottage, spotlessly clean with attractive bedding and comfortable beds. Great walks and scenery, would recommend

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Location

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