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Rectory Cottage

Brighstone, Isle of Wight
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
VE 4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Quiet country cottage with far-reaching countryside and coastal views
  • Less than a mile from the beaches at Brighstone Bay
  • A haven for walkers and cyclists with footpaths and the renowned Tennyson Trail nearby
  • Head to The Needles at the island’s western tip
  • Visit nearby Compton Bay, popular with surfers
  • National Trust gardens of Mottistone Manor are close by
Property code: IC102

Set within a stunning conservation area, with Brighstone amenities on the doorstep and superb coast and countryside views, this cottage is perfectly located for a quiet retreat.

Rectory Cottage stands in a quiet country lane in a lovely conservation area and enjoys superb views across fields to the coast and St Catherine's Cliffs. It is less than a mile from the beaches of Brighstone Bay and is within a three-minute walk of the centre of the pretty village of Brighstone, with its 12th century church, public house for meals and village shop which specialises in local produce. This is a wonderful walking and cycling area with nearby footpaths leading to Brighstone Downs and the renowned Tennyson Trail, which links Carisbrooke close to the centre of the Isle of Wight with The Needles on its western tip. There are also paths leading from close to the cottage to the coastal path which is particularly beautiful here and offers extraordinary views. There are a number of picturesque bays on the west side of the Island. Compton Bay - a spot renowned for its fossils and popular with surfers is within a ten-minute drive - one of the best beaches on the Island. The National trust gardens of Mottistone Manor are also within a short drive.

This delightful stone cottage is Grade II listed and was originally a wing of the village Rectory. Now it is a completely self-contained property with its own private access and secluded garden. The cottage has recently been renovated to provide attractive and comfortable accommodation for 5 + 1 in three bedrooms. On the ground floor there is a fitted kitchen with a hardwood work top, a ceramic sink, induction hob, double oven, microwave, refrigerator, slim-line dishwasher, freezer and washing machine; an open plan dining area beside a large window within the kitchen with seating for six; a spacious sitting room with comfortable sofas and chairs, flat screen television with Freeview; a ground floor bedroom with a fitted wardrobe, smart television and French style bed providing a single bed for a child, or when pulled out a king-size double bed. The French style bed enables the room to be easily used as a second sitting room.

Stairs lead us to two charming bedrooms with superb views; a double bedroom with open views across fields to the downs with glimpses of the sea in the distance; a much larger master bedroom with a super king-size bed, fitted wardrobe and en-suite bathroom with a Victorian style roll top bath with feet, basin and W.C.; a family shower room with walk in shower, basin and W.C. A folding bed, cot and high chair can be provided for a child. WiFi internet can also be made available. (We regret the open fires cannot be used).

Rectory Cottage has a south facing garden enclosed by fencing and stone walling. Garden furniture and a barbecue are provided so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine. There is also a barouche which provides a spot to relax whilst enjoying the open views. A space is available immediately outside the garden gate to park a small car. A larger car (which is not over-height) can be accommodated by opening the garage door. Additional cars can be parked in the road beside the church or in the free village car park - five minutes walk. There is a bus service, also within five minutes walk.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 doubles and 1 single (additional folding bed available on request)
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 en-suite bathroom with WC, 1 shower room with WC
  • Induction hob, double oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • BBQ in garden
  • Off-road parking for 2 small cars
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub, shop and beach within walking distance
  • TV in living room and downstairs bedroom

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Eric Cross August 2017

A very enjoyable stay in this comfortable, spacious cottage.

Reviewed by Sally Mills March 2017

A truly charming cottage in a beautiful and peaceful location. The view from the bedroom window was breathtaking. We loved watching the sunrise over the fields. Lovely walk along public footpaths from the front door to the beach. Thank you!

Reviewed by Barrett Price September 2016

Great property for a family holiday and in a wonderful location. Would definitely stay here again!

Reviewed by Anne Compton June 2016

Excellent accommodation in good location, will definitely visit again.

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