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Wagtails Cottage

Brighstone, Isle of Wight
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
VE 4 star Gold
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Attractive single-storey property sleeping four guests
  • Finished to a high standard to offer comfortable accommodation throughout
  • Attractive garden with contemporary decked terrace and pretty summerhouse
  • Quiet location on a country lane just outside the village of Brighstone
  • Situated one mile from the local beach which is famed for its excellent fossil finds
  • Easy access to the coastal path which leads round to the lovely sandy beach at Compton
Property code: IC166

Single-storey property offering attractive accommodation for four guests, boasting beautifully designed contemporary-style gardens, located just one mile from the Isle of Wight’s south coast.

Wagtails is situated in a quiet country lane on the outskirts of the pretty village of Brighstone, on the south-west side of the Island. This picturesque coastal village with its 12th century church and thatched cottages is well served by local amenities including a general store/post office, newsagent, library/museum and a public house which offers meals throughout the day and evening. This part of the Island is renowned for its excellent cycling and walking with plenty of public footpaths and bridleways within a short walk of the property, including the Tennyson Trail which extends from The Needles on the western tip of the Island to Carisbrooke on the outskirts of the county town of Newport. The Isle of Wight Coastal Path and the beach at Brighstone Bay are also within easy reach of the property (approximately one mile), whilst the many coves along this stretch of coastline enable visitors to enjoy swimming, fishing and paddling. In addition, one of the Islands best kept secrets at nearby Compton Bay offers two miles of contrasting golden and dark sands with the opportunity to bodyboard and surf. The area is also renowned for its fossils.

This charming, detached bungalow has recently been refurbished to a high standard with meticulous attention to detail. It provides attractive and comfortable facilities for four people, with two bedrooms and two bath/shower rooms. The accommodation comprises a dining area in a conservatory style room with patio doors opening into the garden; a well-equipped fitted kitchen with an electric cooker and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge freezer; a sitting room with a large bay window overlooking the front garden, a wood burning stove, two comfortable sofas, wall mounted LCD television with Blu-ray player and surround sound speaker system; and a grand piano - a prized possession of the cottage owners which can be made available to a visiting pianist.

There is a beautiful double bedroom containing fitted wardrobes, French doors opening out to the rear terrace and a superb en-suite with a walk-in shower, basin and WC. The second twin bedroom also enjoys access to the rear garden area and is complemented by a luxurious, classical style bathroom consisting of a roll top bath, overhead shower, bidet, basin and WC. Storage, heating, electricity and Sky+ HD are all included at no additional charge, whilst a travel cot and high chair can be provided upon request.

The property also benefits from attractive front and rear garden areas with a variety of spots for relaxation including a cosy summerhouse which is perfect for reading or just quiet contemplation. In addition, a stunning raised terrace provides the perfect sunny setting for al fresco dining, enjoying the breath-taking sunsets or simply stargazing into the nights dark skies which this part of the Island is renowned for. The rear garden area which can be accessed from both bedrooms, provides a secluded and contemporary space where guests can sit and enjoy the cushioned rattan sofas and swing seat. This area is fenced and gated. The garage and driveway are available for the parking of two small/medium sized family cars, whilst larger vehicles may be parked on the road at the bottom of the lane - a half minute walk. Steps lead up from the driveway to the front garden. A rural bus service is available nearby, whilst the village is within a 15-minute walk.

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 £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC
  • En-suite shower room with shower and WC to the double room
  • TV, Blu-ray player, and hi-fi
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Bed linen, heating, and electric included
  • Towels available to hire
  • Cot and highchair available to hire
  • 1 large or 2 medium-sized dog welcome by arrangement, at an additional charge (must be kept out of the bedrooms and off the furniture)
  • £100 security deposit payable prior to arrival
  • Off-road parking for 2 small or medium-sized cars, with additional roadside parking available locally
  • Pub, shop, and beach within walking distance

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Kirsty Hardwick November 2017

Lovely cottage, beautifully decorated and spacious. Very impressed by the mod cons. Village pub closed at 9pm apart from Friday and Saturday nights but local store and village are excellent.

Reviewed by Darrell Belcher November 2017

Superb cottage with excellent facilities. The best we've stayed in so far. It as so good, we've already booked the same place for next year!

Reviewed by Rebecca Halstead October 2017

Had a lovely week at Wagtails - really comfortable and clean cottage. Very well equipped. A short drive to the most beautiful coastline on the island. Our car was a bit big for onsite parking but had no problem parking on the road nearby.

Reviewed by David Edgely October 2017

Lovely comfortable and homely cottage and great location. The parking takes a bit of getting used to if you have a big car. Brighstone is also a lovely little village with great amenities. The walks up the lane and through the woods and hills were superb. Will definately go back

Reviewed by Rhona Manning August 2017

Wagtails is perfect.Hazel was fantastic and VERY helpful. We had no problems booking with Island Cottage Holidays and it was amazing booking the ferry with them as we saved around 100, I loved it so much I had a few tears when the ferry left the island coming home!

Reviewed by Cooper August 2017

Quality cottage, felt like boutique hotel. All facilities help to provide ideal relaxing holiday. So impressed we are booked in for next year.

Reviewed by Annamarie Bannell July 2017

Beautiful cottage catering for all your needs ...even those you did not think of.

Reviewed by Valerie Page June 2017

Wagtails is a great place to stay - comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean. It's in a quiet spot, has excellent outdoor seating areas and there's a good village shop nearby. Hazel's friendly meet and greet was much appreciated. Definitely a 5 star holiday home.

Reviewed by Janet Smith December 2016

Lovely cottage highly recommended would like to stay again lovely part of the island, five stars

Reviewed by Malcolm Coomber November 2016

Clean , comfortable. Excellent accommodation. We have been renting cottages for many years and stayed in some beautiful properties, this has to be in our top five! Can highly recommend this to anyone.

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