A holiday break at Christmas can be a real treat whether you spend it with close family or throw out the invite wider family. With a wide selection of cottages throughout the Isle of Wight, you’re sure to find an escape to meet the needs of your party. Whether it's for a pre-Christmas shopping trip to the Isle of Wight Christmas Markets, or for the big day itself.
If you’re struggling to choose the perfect property, we’ve handpicked a few of our favourite holiday retreats for you to enjoy this Christmas…
Briars Lodge, Ventnor, sleeps 4 + 1 dog
Built with quality in mind, this stunning detached lodge provides guests with a beautiful island retreat to explore both the coast and country of the Island, a real home from home for couples and small groups. Enjoy cosy nights in front of the wood burner after a day of long coastal walks or Christmas festivities. With the Isle of Wight Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the West and the seaside town of Ventnor just 5.5 miles away, you’ll benefit from the activities and tranquillity the island has to offer.
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Field Cottage, Ningwood, sleeps 8 + 2 dogs
Situated in a lovely village, this detached cottage is the perfect Christmas escape in the countryside. The well-equipped kitchen is perfect for cooking up a festive feast, with an electric oven and AGA at for your use, as well as a walk-in larder to store all the season’s treats. Offering plenty of living space for socialising inside and out, everyone will be thrilled with a stay at Field Cottage. Plus, the local village is home to an award-winning gastropub and plenty of picturesque walks for the days when you want to get out and about.
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Lucerne, Cowes, sleeps 12 + 2 dogs
Situated in the much-loved maritime town of Cowes, a stay at Lucerne puts you in the heart of it all. With a fantastic selection of eateries and attractions within walking distance, as well as the beautiful beach, you’ll not be short on things to do during your stay. The bright, airy interiors will have you feeling right at home from the moment you step inside, and the layout is ideal for catching up with the family. Yet, the spaciousness of the house means that you can still find peace when needed during the madness of Christmas.
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Not only is the name fit for the occasion, but the space is also ideally suited for a festive gathering. This 400-year old Grade II-listed building has been beautifully furnished whilst retaining its original charm with ancient beams and flagstone floors. When you want to explore further afield, the central location in Godshill offers a plethora of walking paths, independent gift shops and tea houses for you to peruse at your leisure. What’s more, with the option to bring up to three dogs, you won’t have to leave your four-legged friends out this Christmas!
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If you’re keeping Christmas simple this year and spending it just as a twosome, The Clock Tower Cottage is a great choice with an unusual character. Boasting gorgeous views over Ventnor park and the beach, which is just a 10-minute walk away, you’ll be able to kick back and relax during your stay. The dining area and country style kitchen are well suited for filling up on Christmas dinner, before heading to the lounge with a wood-burning stove to cosy up for the evening.
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This coastal property is the perfect base for exploring the hidden gems of the region. Visit Cowes to get to know the local area or stroll for just a few minutes to the beach at Gurnard, which is stunning even during the winter months and a wonderful spot for a boxing day walk. On return home, the inviting open-plan living area provides an excellent space to unwind as a family as well as celebrate the season!
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Still in search of the ultimate cottage for Christmas on the Isle of Wight? Take a look at all of our dog-friendly, family-friendly and large cottages to find a great property that ticks all the boxes.
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