Detached cottage offering contemporary-style accommodation for up to four guests, boasting direct access to Bembridge Beach on the east coast of the Isle of Wight.
Driftwood Cottage is a lovely detached property in the coastal area of Forelands in Bembridge, on the east of the Isle of Wight. It is attractively situated within a one minute walk of the sea and overlooks a private grassy area which provides access to this quiet area of beach and some parking. There are sandy areas for paddling and rocks ideal for hunting crabs and prawns. Visitors can also walk along the beach at low tide to the sands of Whitecliff Bay. This is a wonderful walking area and the coastal path can be followed eastwards to Culver Down and to the seaside resort of Sandown, or westwards to the centre of Bembridge and onwards to the other small resorts of St Helens and Seaview. Forelands is a picturesque coastal area which seems tucked away and offers a relaxing retreat from the humdrum of life. From mid-September to mid-May a small riding stables within a few minutes walk offers riding lessons and also pony rides along the beach. In warmer weather there is a friendly cafe by the beach where cream teas and relaxed meals can be eaten whilst enjoying the beautiful view of the sea and the beach extending into the distance. A public house well known for its lobster is also within a few minutes walk.
Driftwood Cottage is a much loved family home which has been decorated and equipped to a high standard. It provides comfortable and attractive accommodation for four people, and is double glazed and centrally heated. On the ground floor there is a charming sitting room with two sofas, armchairs, an electric stove fire and smart television; a fully fitted open plan kitchen equipped with a gas cooker and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine and an attractive dining area; a double bedroom with an adjacent shower room which has been equipped with a large walk in shower, basin and WC.
Stairs lead up to a large open plan second lounge with dormer windows where visitors can relax. This room is furnished with sumptuous seating and a large Smart television with DVD player. There is also a huge selection of books to enjoy here. Also on this floor is a twin bedroom with 2ft 6ins. beds suitable for children and a washroom with W.C. and basin. A travel cot, high chair, stair gate and baby bath can be made available.
The cottage can be accessed from two sides. A lane leads around to the rear where there is a small garden and parking for two cars. At the front of the cottage there is a pretty fenced terrace with garden furniture and a parasol. A small gate opens from here onto a grassy area where games can be played. Sailing and boating can be enjoyed in Bembridge which has a charming centre with a variety of small shops, a tea shop and restaurants - a twenty minute walk away. The larger seaside resort of Ryde which offers traditional amusements, plus bowling and a good range of shops, wine bars and restaurants is within a 15-minute drive.