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Driftwood Cottage At Forelands

Bembridge, Isle of Wight
Visit England rating: 4 starsVisit England Gold Award
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Private garden and a grassed area with direct access to the beach
  • Excellent coastal location with amenities and walks from your doorstep 
  • Situated on the Isle of Wight’s east coast, within easy reach of many beaches and resorts
Property code: IC042

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 renovated 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, a gas flame effect fire and flat screen television with Freeview; 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. 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.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 shower room and 1 separate WC
  • Gas cooker and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub, shops, and beach within walking distance
  • TV in lounge and Smart TV/DVD in second lounge
  • Sleeps 4
  • From mid-September to mid-May, enjoy horse riding lesson at the nearby stables and rides on the beach
  • Please note that the departure time is 9am for Driftwood Cottage and not 10am
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Amy Hendriksen

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Bernadette 7th May 2022

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So relaxing. Spotless house located in a fantastic area. Fulfilled all of our requirements. Already booked to return in September

Reviewed by Jan 23rd April 2022

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Lovely clean cottage would return.

Reviewed by Hayley 9th April 2022

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Great cottage. Excellent location, quiet, close to the beach, coastal path, pub and shop. Well equipped. Good parking. Our teenagers loved their own space upstairs. The housekeeper text us to let us know the cottage was ready (early) for us which was appreciated after a long journey. We loved it.

Reviewed by martin 14th March 2022

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Reviewed by Deborah 11th February 2022

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Fabulous cottage and wonderfully spotless. Well done to the domestic enhancers ( cleaners to you and me!). I stayed in February so the heating was important to me. It was very easy to work out and the cottage stayed warm all day and evening. Brilliant TV upstairs (Netflix, Amazon Prime etc). Shame it wasnt downstairs. Wonderfully equipped. It seemeRead mored to have everything. If you like your coffee it doesnt have a coffee machine. I would definitely stay there again. Hide

Reviewed by Kelly 28th January 2022

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Reviewed by Veronica 10th January 2022

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Another delightful stay in this lovely property. It is always immaculate, warm and homely. The location is superb for beach walks and walks over the cliffs.

Reviewed by Edward 21st August 2021

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Reviewed by Richard 31st July 2021

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Reviewed by Paul 17th July 2021

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Lovely cottage in a great location. Well equipped and comfortable. Two lounge areas were great with older children/teenagers and outside front and rear gardens with shaded area for eating was also welcome (we couldnt have been luckier with the weather!) it was so nice we spent more time on the beach and less time than usual out and about. Beach wasRead more only 100m away and virtually deserted all week Also a small supermarket within 10 min walk. The Crab and Lobster great but not taking bookings Hide

Reviewed by Sharon 3rd July 2021

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Driftwood cottage is absolutely beautiful. Fully equipped with a home from home feeling. The beach is literally 3 minutes walk along the road and down the steps. Would definitely return to Driftwood Cottage

Reviewed by Michael 26th June 2021

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Excellent cottage well located and presented, much as I try there's nothing to critise. Ideal cottage for walking or exploring the Island. Or if you like a challange there's the mini library on the second floor to keep you occupied.. Well done. Mr & Mrs James

Reviewed by Ingrida 22nd May 2021

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Great place to stay. The cottage is beautiful and could not be in a better position for somewhere to eat, at the crab and lobster. Within a couple of minutes there are lovely beach walks.

Reviewed by Ian 15th May 2021

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Great place to stay and great location to get out and about, only a short walk to a beach, please pub and local shops.

Reviewed by Samantha 8th May 2021

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The property was lovely and clean with a partial sea view from the upstairs windows. Plenty of books to keep you entertained on rainy days and the large additional upstairs living space was excellent.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 23rd December 2020

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Spent Xmas in this lovely cottage . The location is is lovely with the beach so near. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped . The nice finishing touches were the xmas decorations and xmas fizz . The owners of the cottage were incredibly kind after my husband was taken ill after xmas as were the holiday cottage company . Thank you from bRead moreoth of us , we really appreciated your kind thoughts . Hide

Reviewed by Susan 17th October 2020

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Absolutely spotlessly clean, a much needed plus during covid19. Very comfortable, this lovely cottage is well equipped for self catering. Ideally situated for Island exploring & also close to local amenities. Superb!!

Reviewed by Amanda 3rd October 2020

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Our home from home. This was our third stay and we have booked again for next year already. The new sofa and TV upstairs make a very comfy place to relax in the evening. We love the library and wish we had more time to work our way through the books. The location is great - so peaceful.

Reviewed by Colette 19th September 2020

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The cottage was very comfortable and a home from home. Extremely well kitted out with everything and more that you could ever need. The information and welcome book was rather useful, however none of the taxi phone numbers that were supplied were in operation or too far out for them to attend. Therefor one has to drive if you want to go further afiRead moreeld in the evening for something to eat, rather than the one local pub which is on your doorstep. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 5th September 2020

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This is a very good cottage that is well equipped, spotlessly clean and very well located for access to the beach areas. The kitchen and bathroom were up there with the very best cottages we have stayed in.

Reviewed by Paula 29th August 2020

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Great property, location outstanding. Walks from your doorstep can leave your Car in the drive, and chill.

Reviewed by Margaret 8th August 2020

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This is a brilliant cottage. Comfortable, well-equipped, and close to a lovely beach. Perfect for a family holiday.

Reviewed by Edward 1st August 2020

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A lovely spot, great location and comfortable homely holiday home. Scrupulously clean, well equipped with everything that a family needs. Great upstairs space for children.

Reviewed by Richard 25th July 2020

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