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4 Star Cottage; Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms + 1 extra bed; Children welcome
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This lovely thatched cottage dates back to 1701. It is full of character with exposed beams, inglenook fireplaces. It stands in ‘An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' with views of Brighstone Downs. The pretty village of Brighstone village with its tea rooms, public house and village shops is within a 15 minute stroll. The cottage is only a mile from the coast and here there are several quiet sandy coves. This Isle of Wight cottage at Brighstone sleeps 5 people in 3 bedrooms plus an extra bed. Read full description

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Booking Fee £19.99 per booking Cot & High Chair £13.25 per week Extra Bed £29.95 per week Pets (No. of) £29.95 per week Towels (Bath & Hand Towel) £4.29 per person per week WiFi Internet Free WiFi Internet Heating & Electricity Free of chargeBed Linen Free of chargeBooking Deposit 25% of cottage rental Security Bond £150 per booking

Pricing and Booking Notes for Old Rock Cottage

This property includes heating, electricity and bed linen.

Sixth person can be accommodated for an extra charge of £29.95 p.w.
Towels £4.29 per set, per week. Pets £29.95 per pet, per week.
Wifi internet without extra charge

Arrival Time 14:30 Departure Time 10:00 Sleeps 6 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1

Introduction

Old Rock is a holiday cottage set in landscaped and terraced grounds. The building has two floors and is immediately surrounded to the South and West by areas of hard landscaping and decking, a small front garden to the East and a gravel area to the North. A swimming pool sits to the South of the property, as does the main car parking area. Due to the size and age of this dwelling, toilet and bathroom facilities are only available on the ground floor.

Pre-Arrival

  • All guests are provided with written directions to the house.
  • The phone number for the house is contained within the welcome information - there is no broadband facility
  • Due to location, a mobile phone signal is unreliable.
  • The nearest public transport is to be found in Brighstone village (approx. 1 mile away) and is a bus service operated by Southern Vectis - Tel. 01983 523831
  • The local bus service operates a service from Newport or Freshwater to Brighstone. The timetable for the service is in the house.
  • The nearest village of Brighstone is accessible by car - approximately 1 mile -there is a Newsagent, Hairdressers, a General Store and a Post Office as well as Tea Rooms

Public Houses.

  • A small public accessed via a narrow road between the hairdressers and the pub.
  • A public toilet is positioned at the southern boundary of this car park.
  • Delivery of provisions can be obtained from The Village Shop in Brighstone. Orders can be placed by contacting Mr David Hollis Tel. 01983 740783.
  • Taxi details are in the cottage information guide
  • This access statement is available in the 'Welcome File' in the cottage

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

  • There is car parking for 3 cars.
  • The driveway is gravelled and relatively level, except for a small ramp in front of the garage.
  • There is motion sensor lighting and solar LED lighting around the car park and path to the house.
  • The car-park entrance to the property has a wooden gate (width 800mm, latch handle 1000mm from ground) and can be easily held open.
  • 6 steps (15cm height x 60cm deep) lead you to the start of a path to the sunroom entrance. This pathway is 130cm width and 11 meters in length and is a mix of slab and concrete. There is a slight incline in the direction of the doorway for the last 5 meters.

Main Entrance, Reception

Sunroom Door

  • The main entrance to the house used when you arrive is the 'Sunroom' Door.
  • The key to this door is retained in a key guard positioned on the wall of the garage, adjacent to the entrance steps. The code to the key gu.ard is issued before arrival
  • The sunroom door is a wooden double patio style door that opens inwards and is 150 cm max width, handle height 1OOcm.
  • Within the sunroom there is seating for 2 people.
  • Flooring consists of large ceramic tiles in contrasting shades, the walkway being covered by a large non-slip rug.
  • Access from sunroom to house is via a narrow original period doorway (width 55cm) and high, angled, painted sandstone step (height 22cm)

There are 2 other entrances to the house. Front door

  • Only accessible from the road via 3 uneven flagstone steps (7cm height x 15cm depth, 23cm x 35cm). The top step (height 19cm) extends into a flagstone path 60 cm wide that leads to an open porch and front door.
  • This is a period doorway, dimensions -172cm height x 83cm width, with a threshold step of 20cm H x 11cm D.

Extension door

  • By taking the route to the West (left) of the sunroom, a 4-meter path (90cm width) takes you to the decked area.
  • This path is slabbed and has a slight right to left camber.
  • 1 concrete step (12cm H x 60cm D) and 1wooden step (12cm H) enables access to an 8-meter diagonal route across the decking to the door of the ext nsion.
  • There is a 7cm wooden step and a wooden double patio style door (140cm W) that opens outwards.

Public Areas - Hall, Stairs, Landing, Corridors etc.

  • There are no lifts in the property.
  • There are 2 floors.
  • There is a WC within theĀ· bathroom on the ground floor.
  • The flooring in the kitchen and bathroom is natural slate and is therefore slightly uneven in places.
  • The flooring in the extension is ceramic tile, as is the small front door lobby.
  • The rest of the flooring on the ground floor is carpet, beige short pile (80% wool) in lounge 1& 2. The downstairs bedroom carpet is ofsynthetic short pile Berber style. .
  • There are 9 stairs (20cm H x 27cm D x 70cm W) that terminate at a first floor landing (82cm D x 92cm W).
  • The stair carpet is the same type as both lounges.
  • There is a handrail on the Left wall at a height of 100 cm.
  • Bedrooms are carpeted with a synthetic short pile Berber.

Public Areas- Sitting room, lounges, lobbies etc. TV Lounge

  • This lounge is accessed from the sunroom and has 2 other exits, one to the front door/stairwell (doorway 79cm W) and the other into lounge 2/kitchen (doorway 1OOcm W).
  • Seating consists of a 2 seater 'Tub' settee, a single 'Tub' chair and a small window seat.
  • There is a TV, DVD and Sky-Freeview box, with accompanying remote controls.
  • Light switches are located next to the two exits.

Lounge 2

  • This lounge can be accessed from the TV lounge, kitchen or front door lobby. Exit to front door/stairs (doorway 77cm W)
  • Within the room there are 2 red leather armchairs and a piano, with dining style chair.
  • Light switches are located near both entrances to the room and there is additional illumination from an adjustable reading lamp if required.

Extension lounge/diner

  • Accessed from the kitchen or externally from the decking area, this room is of a more modern proportion, with high ceilings and large view windows that maximise all ambient light.
  • The original doorway height from the kitchen is very low (71cm W x 172cm H) and there is a wooden, latched door hinged from the right.
  • The light switch for this room is located to the left of this doorway and a dimmer toggle can control illumination levels.
  • There is a two-seater settee, small armchair and a wooden dining table with 6 chairs.
  • A large laminated wood unit houses the main TV/DVD/Sky system and contains assorted tourist information, books, DVD's and games.
  • The stereo system plays CD's, but guests are advised to select radio stations from the Sky menu, as reception is poor and the stereo is connected to the TV whilst in 'Aux' mode.
  • All AudioNisual equipment can be controlled by remote.
  • The telephone incorporated within this room is a modern adaptation of a 1970's style 'sliding dial' design and can be used on loudspeaker.

Bedrooms & Sleeping Areas

Downstairs bedroom

  • This bedroom can be accessed from the extension lounge.
  • There are 2 steps of different heights; lower- 6cm H x 20cm D, upper- 1Ocm H x 30cm D.
  • Door size is restricted to 70cm W x 174cm H, with a latched wooden door, hinged on the right, opening inwards into the room.
  • Main light switches are immediately to the left on entering.
  • Lighting is by multiple halogen down-lighters, plus a bedside table lamp.
  • One pine 3ft single bed is positioned against the right hand wall and a second 'pull-out' bed of similar dimensions is stored beneath, allowing for 2 singles or 1 double to be erected.
  • Both beds have med/firm pocket-sprung mattresses.
  • The space to the left of the single bed is approx 1.2 meters.
  • The electrical fuse box is positioned on the right-hand wall of this room at a height of approx 2 meters and is protected by wooden boxing.

Upstairs Bedrooms

Bedroom 1

  • Turning to the left at the top of the stairs, there is a wooden, 'rope' latched door (71cm W x 189cm H), hinged on the right, that opens into bedroom 1.
  • Light switches are positioned adjacent to the left-hand doorframe.
  • Lighting consists of halogen down-lighters and a wall mounted directional halogen reading lamp on both sides of the bed.
  • The bed is 4'6 double size and constructed of varnished pine. There is a memory foam mattress.
  • The space to the left side of the bed is 90cm and to the right side 80cm.
  • Included in the room are a built-in wardrobe with varnished wooden doors and a chest of drawers and dressing table, constructed of waxed oak.

Bedroom 2

  • Turning to the right at the top of the stairs, there is a wooden, 'rope' latched door (72cm W x 188cm H), hinged on the left, which opens into bedroom 2.
  • Light switches are positioned adjacent to the right-hand doorframe.
  • Lighting consists of halogen down-lighters and a wall mounted directional halogen reading lamp on the outer aspect of the beds.
  • There are 2 varnished pine 3ft single beds. Both beds have med/firm pocket-sprung mattresses.
  • The space between wall and outer aspect of bed is approx ?Ocm.
  • Included in the room are a built-in wardrobe with varnished wooden doors and a 'tallboy' unit and a chest of drawers, constructed of waxed oak.
  • An bedding is cotton with non-feather pillows and duvets.
  • Mattress protectors are fitted to every bed.
  • Additional fleece blankets are stored in each bedroom.

Bathroom, Shower-room & WC [Ensuite or Shared]

  • The bathroom facilities are on the first floor and are accessed via the kitchen, the door being adjacent to the boiler/airing cupboard and washing machine.
  • The bathroom has a bath (78cm H) with electric shower, shower screen, toilet (seat 43cm H) and a basin (55cm H).
  • The latched, wooden door to the bathroom opens inward and is hinged on the right. The door is locked internally using a slideĀ­ bolt.
  • The room has a wall mounted heated shower rail.

Self-Catering Kitchen

  • The kitchen is on the ground floor and is all one level.
  • lt is a galley corridor style kitchen and therefore offers limited space between opposing work surfaces.
  • Width between work surfaces- Max 68cm, Min 59cm prior to entrance to laundry/bathroom.
  • The doorway between kitchen and lounge 2 is of period size and low height (84cm W x 176cm H), with a 3cm-descending step.
  • The taps are lever type on/off
  • The worktop is at standard height and is of solid wood construction.
  • A Belfast style sink is recessed into the worktop and is at the midpoint of the kitchen.
  • Catering standard crockery is provided in the wall cupboards. Glasses and cups etc are in the wall cupboards.
  • Pans and cooking pots/dishes are in the wall cupboards above the oven/extractor unit.
  • The electric hob and electric double oven can be accessed from the front.
  • The freezer and fridge are under the work surface and are opposite the sink.
  • Dishwasher and microwave are stacked from waist-height above the washing machine at the southern end of the kitchen.

Laundry

  • There is a front-loading washing machine available in the space between kitchen and bathroom.
  • There is no tumble dryer, but a rotary washing line and airing cupboard are also available.
  • As all domestic wastewater drains into a septic tank, guests are encouraged to use environmentally friendly detergents where possible.

Grounds and Gardens

  • There is a heated ground-level swimming pool. (?m x 2.5m x 1m depth).
  • Metal steps are located at the North East end of the pool.
  • The pool has a flexible plastic cover that may prevent a small child falling in, although it's main purpose is for insulation.
  • The pool is available for use June - Oct, unless by special arrangement.
  • There is a large decking area and there is a patio to the side of the pool .
  • Patio furniture is available for guests to use There is plenty of seating in the form of benches I chairs and deckchairs.
  • As the garden slopes away steeply, a combination of 10 wooden and 5 'rustic steps, located near to the car park, allow access to the terraced, flatter areas of grass.
  • (Care should be taken near to steep drops between terraces).

Additional Information

  • No smoking is allowed in the house.
  • Pets are welcome, but not permitted upstairs of on furniture.
  • Although the building and furniture are cleaned thoroughly, people suffering serious allergies need to be aware that animals have been in the house.
  • There is a fire extinguisher and fire blanket in the kitchen.
  • Contact numbers for electrical/heating emergency assistance are provided in the welcome pack.
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Richard Hartshorn -
Old Rock Cottage was awarded a 5 star review by Richard Hartshorn - Sep 2016 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Stephen Heffernan -
Old Rock Cottage was awarded a 5 star review by Stephen Heffernan - Aug 2016 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Robert Greeenlees -
We had a fantastic holiday, the cottage was fantastic & peaceful surroundings. We all loved the pool. We can't wait to book this cottage again!! The Greenlees Family. - Jul 2016 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Cynthia Prendergast -
Had a great week at Old Rock Cottage, everything spotless, in a good location, just 10 minutes walk from the centre of Brighstone. The pool is a great plus and it was nice to find the Welcome basket with everything you needed to start your stay off. Red squirrels too. - Jun 2016 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

P Humphries -
Lovely home from home cottage. We had a lovely break! Great location, loved the pool, piano too! Comfortable cottage with all you need. Lots of birds and wildlife around. Great pubs nearby. Would recommend. - Jun 2016 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Ian T Fagan -
Old Rock Cottage was awarded a 5 star review by Ian T Fagan - Oct 2015 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Allan Munro -
Fantastic facility for people who know IOW well and for their pet dog. - Jul 2015 - Cottage Rating 4 Stars

Ron Bouttell -
We had a fantastic 2 weeks at Old Rock Cottage & we especially loved seeing the red squirrels on the feeders. The pool was lovely and warm & we swam most days. The pool is a real bonus at this property. Brighstone is a great village and very friendly - May 2015 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Lee Norris -
Lovely cottage. Clean and tidy. Comfy beds. Great shower. Loads of wildlife in the garden, including pheasants and one red squirrel. Local shops stock EVERYTHING! Pool looks like a welcome addition in the summer. Not available in winter, Brrrrrrrr. - Mar 2015 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

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This lovely stone and flint house stands within a 10 minute walk of the centre of the charming seaside resort of Ventnor. It enjoys sea views from the upper 3 floors. It has been furnished and equipped with care to provide attactive and comfortable accommodation for 6 people in 3 bedrooms.

Parlour Cottage Merstone Isle of Wight
Parlour Cottage Merstone Isle of Wight

Parlour Cottage

Merstone Isle of Wight

Sleeps 4 + 1 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
This lovely 17th century cottage is built of Island chalk and brick and enjoys beautiful views across nearby lakes and open countryside to Ventnor Downs. Parlour Cottage is situated on a lovely farm in beautiful South Wight countryside. It is a marvellous walking area with footpaths that can be followed directly from the cottage in most directions. There are particularly attractive walks along the course of the river Yar; to the picturesque village of Godshill and to the nearby village of Arreton which has a public house, farm shop and cafe for meals. The cottage is excellent for cyclists as there is access to a network of cycle paths directly from the farm and arrangements can be make for the storage of bikes. The sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are all within a 15 minute drive.

Hackney Stable Cottage Merstone Isle of Wight
Hackney Stable Cottage Merstone Isle of Wight

Hackney Stable Cottage

Merstone Isle of Wight

Sleeps 6 + 1 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
This delightful stone cottage which dates back to 1761 is built of Isle of Wight chalk and brick. Hackney Stable cottage is situated on a lovely farm in beautiful South Wight countryside. It is a marvellous walking area with footpaths that can be followed directly from the cottage in most directions. There are particularly attractive walks along the course of the river Yar, to the picturesque village of Godshill and to the nearby village of Arreton which has a public house, farm shop and cafe for meals. The cottage is excellent for cyclists as there is access to a network of cycle paths directly from the farm and arrangements can be make for the storage of bikes. The sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are all within a 15 minute drive. Ferries can be booked for you at greatly discounted prices.

One Mead Cottage Alverstone Isle of Wight
One Mead Cottage Alverstone Isle of Wight

One Mead Cottage

Alverstone Isle of Wight

Sleeps 4 + 1 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
Mead Cottage is attractively situated on a 12 acre farm on the edge of the small rural hamlet of Alverstone in “An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”. This is a wonderful position for outdoor pursuits, walking, cycling, fishing and golf. In the village there are lovely water meadows and fishing ponds with hides for bird and red squirrel watching. There are many footpaths leading up on to the downs and towards the coast.

We can book the ferry to the Isle of Wight for you at preferential prices and this can be added to your Isle of Wight holiday cottage booking. A quote will automatically be sent to you with the confirmation of your holiday. For more information visit Ferry crossing and booking information

Old Rock Cottage has ground floor accommodation and is a non smoking cottage. WiFi Internet is provided free of charge at Old Rock Cottage. Old Rock Cottage is available for weekly self catering holiday bookings from Saturday to Saturday. The normal arrival time at this holiday cottage is 14:30 and the normal departure time is 10:00.

For details on access to Old Rock Cottage for those with impaired mobility or disabilities please read the cottage access statement in the tab below.

Old Rock Cottage Guest Comments

Reviews and feedback for Old Rock Cottage and holidays on the Isle of Wight

33 Guest Reviews for Old Rock Cottage
5 Stars - (26)
Richard Hartshorn - Sep 2016

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Stephen Heffernan - Aug 2016

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Robert Greeenlees - Jul 2016

We had a fantastic holiday, the cottage was fantastic & peaceful surroundings. We all loved the pool. We can't wait to book this cottage again!! The Greenlees Family. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Cynthia Prendergast - Jun 2016

Had a great week at Old Rock Cottage, everything spotless, in a good location, just 10 minutes walk from the centre of Brighstone. The pool is a great plus and it was nice to find the Welcome basket with everything you needed to start your stay off. Red squirrels too. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

P Humphries - Jun 2016

Lovely home from home cottage. We had a lovely break! Great location, loved the pool, piano too! Comfortable cottage with all you need. Lots of birds and wildlife around. Great pubs nearby. Would recommend. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Ian T Fagan - Oct 2015

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Ron Bouttell - May 2015

We had a fantastic 2 weeks at Old Rock Cottage & we especially loved seeing the red squirrels on the feeders. The pool was lovely and warm & we swam most days. The pool is a real bonus at this property. Brighstone is a great village and very friendly Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Lee Norris - Mar 2015

Lovely cottage. Clean and tidy. Comfy beds. Great shower. Loads of wildlife in the garden, including pheasants and one red squirrel. Local shops stock EVERYTHING! Pool looks like a welcome addition in the summer. Not available in winter, Brrrrrrrr. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Richard Hartshorn - Aug 2014

Brilliant second stay at Old Rock. A perfect location for a relaxing family holiday. The children (and Mum & Dad!) love the pool after a day on the beach. Can't wait for next year.... Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Dennis Sidley - Jul 2014

Fabulous weeks holiday spent at Rock Cottage, glorious weather all week made our holiday so memorable and I would not hesitate to recommend this property as a great base to tour the wonderful Isle of Wight. Dennis Sidley from Warwick Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Linda Knowles - Jun 2014

Excellent cottage with owners very helpful. We had a glorious week and the swimming pool was very welcome after completing several delightful walks in the beautiful area. Cottage was exactly as described. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Geoffrey Hodgson - Nov 2013

Old Rock is a wonderful cottage. There were four of us and it accommodated us very well. The heated pool was a real boon, even in mid-October. Hope to come back next year. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Meyrick W - Jun 2013

We had a wonderful holiday at Old Rock cottage with our two dogs. The owners have thoughtfully provided everything their guests might need and it is a delightful retreat. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Carol S - May 2013

Had a great time at Old Rock Cottage, beautiful setting, lovely cosy cottage. Lots of Red Squirrels in the Garden - what a treat !!!!!! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Philip B - May 2013

Ideal location for exploring island. Really comfortable, quality accommodation . Quiet surroundings and the regular visit from Red Squirrels an unexpected bonus. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Geoffrey L - Apr 2013

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Janet G - Aug 2012

Lovely,full of character,cosy, clean and in the most beautiful setting. The welcome pack was thoughtful and generous. We loved the heated pool and made good use of it as the weather was great.We would definately return. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Richard H - Aug 2012

A fantastic cottage, and a lovely peaceful location. The pool was used every day, as the weather was so good during our week! The cottage was extrememly clean and comfortable, and the children loved the spacious garden. We will definately be back! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Sue W - May 2012

Very nice cottage,ideal for a family holiday. Good walking up on the downs behind the cottage. Renovations to the cottage are excellent.Just a shame it did not stop raining all week. Would recomend to others. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Filip B - Apr 2012

A splendid cottage in a magnificent rural setting: the perfect mix for a relaxing holiday with the entire family! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Stuart B - Oct 2011

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Hazel V - Oct 2011

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Robert L - Nov 2010

Our weekend stay was excellent due, in no small part, to the lovely cottage and is facilities. Thank you. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Barbara - Oct 2010

A fantastic week , the cottage was beautiful , pool was super and the owner dealt with a small problem very quickly . Thanks for a perfect holiday. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Jason - Jun 2010

Excellent cottage. Excellent location. Real home from home. Cottage had everything you could wish for. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Rita B - Oct 2009

A very nice cottage in a lovely quiet area with walks but still accessable to pub with good food. The cottage was comfortable, clean and warm, with a lovely swimming pool which because the weather was so good, we made good use of. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

4 Stars - (7)
Allan Munro - Jul 2015

Fantastic facility for people who know IOW well and for their pet dog. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

A Walker - Sep 2014

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

D Glasson - Oct 2013

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Elizabeth Taylor Buck - Sep 2013

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

George M - Oct 2012

A lovely rural cottage with a pool for a fun filled holiday. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Robert - Jun 2010

Excellent cottage in very good location for exploring the South West corner of the Island. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

paul - May 2010

A lovely place. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

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Richard Hartshorn - Sep 2016

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Stephen Heffernan - Aug 2016

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Robert Greeenlees - Jul 2016

We had a fantastic holiday, the cottage was fantastic & peaceful surroundings. We all loved the pool. We can't wait to book this cottage again!! The Greenlees Family. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Cynthia Prendergast - Jun 2016

Had a great week at Old Rock Cottage, everything spotless, in a good location, just 10 minutes walk from the centre of Brighstone. The pool is a great plus and it was nice to find the Welcome basket with everything you needed to start your stay off. Red squirrels too. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

P Humphries - Jun 2016

Lovely home from home cottage. We had a lovely break! Great location, loved the pool, piano too! Comfortable cottage with all you need. Lots of birds and wildlife around. Great pubs nearby. Would recommend. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Ian T Fagan - Oct 2015

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Allan Munro - Jul 2015

Fantastic facility for people who know IOW well and for their pet dog. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Ron Bouttell - May 2015

We had a fantastic 2 weeks at Old Rock Cottage & we especially loved seeing the red squirrels on the feeders. The pool was lovely and warm & we swam most days. The pool is a real bonus at this property. Brighstone is a great village and very friendly Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Lee Norris - Mar 2015

Lovely cottage. Clean and tidy. Comfy beds. Great shower. Loads of wildlife in the garden, including pheasants and one red squirrel. Local shops stock EVERYTHING! Pool looks like a welcome addition in the summer. Not available in winter, Brrrrrrrr. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

A Walker - Sep 2014

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Richard Hartshorn - Aug 2014

Brilliant second stay at Old Rock. A perfect location for a relaxing family holiday. The children (and Mum & Dad!) love the pool after a day on the beach. Can't wait for next year.... Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Dennis Sidley - Jul 2014

Fabulous weeks holiday spent at Rock Cottage, glorious weather all week made our holiday so memorable and I would not hesitate to recommend this property as a great base to tour the wonderful Isle of Wight. Dennis Sidley from Warwick Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Linda Knowles - Jun 2014

Excellent cottage with owners very helpful. We had a glorious week and the swimming pool was very welcome after completing several delightful walks in the beautiful area. Cottage was exactly as described. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Geoffrey Hodgson - Nov 2013

Old Rock is a wonderful cottage. There were four of us and it accommodated us very well. The heated pool was a real boon, even in mid-October. Hope to come back next year. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

D Glasson - Oct 2013

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Elizabeth Taylor Buck - Sep 2013

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Meyrick W - Jun 2013

We had a wonderful holiday at Old Rock cottage with our two dogs. The owners have thoughtfully provided everything their guests might need and it is a delightful retreat. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Carol S - May 2013

Had a great time at Old Rock Cottage, beautiful setting, lovely cosy cottage. Lots of Red Squirrels in the Garden - what a treat !!!!!! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Philip B - May 2013

Ideal location for exploring island. Really comfortable, quality accommodation . Quiet surroundings and the regular visit from Red Squirrels an unexpected bonus. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Geoffrey L - Apr 2013

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

George M - Oct 2012

A lovely rural cottage with a pool for a fun filled holiday. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Janet G - Aug 2012

Lovely,full of character,cosy, clean and in the most beautiful setting. The welcome pack was thoughtful and generous. We loved the heated pool and made good use of it as the weather was great.We would definately return. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Richard H - Aug 2012

A fantastic cottage, and a lovely peaceful location. The pool was used every day, as the weather was so good during our week! The cottage was extrememly clean and comfortable, and the children loved the spacious garden. We will definately be back! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Sue W - May 2012

Very nice cottage,ideal for a family holiday. Good walking up on the downs behind the cottage. Renovations to the cottage are excellent.Just a shame it did not stop raining all week. Would recomend to others. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Filip B - Apr 2012

A splendid cottage in a magnificent rural setting: the perfect mix for a relaxing holiday with the entire family! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Stuart B - Oct 2011

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Hazel V - Oct 2011

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Robert L - Nov 2010

Our weekend stay was excellent due, in no small part, to the lovely cottage and is facilities. Thank you. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Barbara - Oct 2010

A fantastic week , the cottage was beautiful , pool was super and the owner dealt with a small problem very quickly . Thanks for a perfect holiday. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Robert - Jun 2010

Excellent cottage in very good location for exploring the South West corner of the Island. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Jason - Jun 2010

Excellent cottage. Excellent location. Real home from home. Cottage had everything you could wish for. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

paul - May 2010

A lovely place. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Rita B - Oct 2009

A very nice cottage in a lovely quiet area with walks but still accessable to pub with good food. The cottage was comfortable, clean and warm, with a lovely swimming pool which because the weather was so good, we made good use of. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

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Old Rock Cottage Holiday Availability

Popular Holiday Weeks Available for Self catering holidays at Old Rock Cottage

Old Rock Cottage has 1 days available for Isle of Wight self catering holidays from the 19th November 2017 to 31st December 2018. That means Old Rock Cottage is 99.75% booked for this holiday period with 58.1 weeks confirmed so far.

Old Rock Cottage Local Holiday Information

Brighstone, Isle of Wight local attractions for a self catering holiday at Old Rock Cottage

The pretty village of Brighstone has a great mix of thatched and period housing. The village centre is a vibrant place with a couple of shops and a pub and a restaurant. The Brighstone is by the sea and on the coast there is a long shingle and sand beach which extends up and down the west coast.

More holiday information at www.wightinfo.co.uk/brighstone

Eating and Drinking in and around Brighstone, Isle of Wight

The Three Bishops, Brighstone
Brighstone Isle of Wight and near Old Rock Cottage
Three Bishops Public House Brighstone Isle of WIght

The Three Bishops, Brighstone - A public house at the heart of Brighstone. A large sunny garden and within a short walk of the beach at Brighstone. threebishopspub.co.uk

Website: threebishopspub.co.uk
Seven Cafe Brighstone
Brighstone Isle of Wight and near Old Rock Cottage
Seven Cafe Brighstone Isle of Wight

Seven Cafe, Brighstone - A cafe with decked area to enjoy breakfast and lunch.

Website: Seven Cafe
Sun Inn Brook
Brook near Brighstone Isle of Wight and near Old Rock Cottage
Sun Inn Brighstone Isle of Wight

Sun Inn, Brook - A public house with a sunny garden between Brook and Brighstone. sun-hulverstone.com

Website: sun-hulverstone.com
The Crown Inn
Shorwell near Brighstone Isle of Wight and near Old Rock Cottage
Crown Inn Brighstone Isle of Wight

The Crown Inn, in nearby Shorwell - A lovely riverside public house in the little village of Shorwell. Enjoy good food with a table next to the little river which teams with fish and bird life.

Website: crowninnshorwell.co.uk

To See and Do Around Brighstone, Isle of Wight

Brighstone Beach - The sand and shingle beach at Brighstone is a short walk from the village centre. The West coast beach extends all the way to Blackgang in the South and Freshwater in the West. Find out more about Brighstone Beach.

Walking the Downs - Footpaths from Brighstone take you up onto the Down from which you can take a hill top walk to Freshwater Bay to the West or Carisbrooke to the East. The Down affords wonderful views of the Isle of Wight and some vantage points allow you to see almost the whole of the West side of the Isle of Wight. Alternatively, one can follow the coastal path from Brighstone and enjoy the dramatic coastline towards Alum Bay which takes in Brook and Freshwater Bay.

Isle of Wight Cycling Near Old Rock Cottage

Cycle Route 1
Freshwater - Yarmouth - Totland - Alum Bay

The ride starts in Freshwater Bay, joins a cycle track on the edge of Freshwater town going to Yarmouth. After seeing Yarmouth, with it's castle and boutique shops, the route continues to Totland and Totland Bay, where there is a beautiful beach, and on towards Alum Bay where we turn back towards Freshwater.

This Isle of Wight cycle route runs near to Old Rock Cottage at Brighstone

Details: Cycle Route 1 Isle of Wight
Cycle Route 2
Freshwater - Yarmouth - Wellow - Chessell - Nr Brook

Marked route taking in two lovely stretches of countryside and attractive rural and seaside villages on the west of the Isle of Wight.The ride starts in Freshwater, goes along the cycle path to Yarmouth, across to Wellow and Chessell by road and then across the Tennyson Trail back to Freshwater.

This Isle of Wight cycle route runs near to Old Rock Cottage at Brighstone

Details: Cycle Route 2 Isle of Wight

More Isle of Wight Cycling Holiday Information Isle of Wight Cycling Holiday

Local Attractions West Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Adventure Activities
West Isle of Wight near Old Rock Cottage
Isle of Wight Adventure Activities

A wide range of organised outdoor and indoor activities including kayaking, indoor climbing, coasteering, archery and paddleboarding.

Website: isleofwightadventureactivities.co.uk
West Wight Alpacas
West Isle of Wight near Old Rock Cottage
West Wight Alpacas

West Wight Alpacas - These alpacas would love you to join them walking along spectacular scenic trails in West Wight. Alpaca trekking is a fun outdoor adventure for all the family. No matter what your age, you’ll love them.

Website: www.westwightalpacas.co.uk
Butterfly Paragliding
West Isle of Wight near Old Rock Cottage
Butterfly Paragliding

Butterfly Tandem Paragliding Centre, found at Chale on the West side of the Isle of Wight specialises in first flight experiences for absolute beginners of all ages.

Website: www.paraglide.uk.com
Freshwater Bay Golf Club
West Isle of Wight near Old Rock Cottage
Freshwater Bay Golf Club

18 hole West Isle of Wight golf club with single day and holiday memberships.

Website: freshwaterbaygolfclub.co.uk

More Isle of Wight Holiday Attractions

West Isle of Wight Information

The West of the Isle of Wight is best known for its unspoilt nature and dramatic coastline. The areas is far less commercialised and the many of the beaches can be enjoyed almost to ones self. West Isle of Wight beaches include Totland Bay, Freshwater Bay, Compton Beach, Brook Beach and Bembridge Beach.

Inland are the Tennyson Downs which connect Alum Bay to Carisbrooke. The Downs make a lovely walk even if you choose only to do a short part of them. Cycle paths and footpaths are especially numerous in this part of the Isle of Wight. View more West Isle of Wight Cottages

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Isle of Wight Holiday Guide

A selection of local attractions from wightinfo.co.uk

Brighstone BeachBrighstone BeachBrighstone Beach is sand and shingle bay within a short walk of the centre of Brighstone. The long beach is a wonderful summer season retreat from the... Read more »
Brighstone Village ShopBrighstone Village Shop Isle of WightExcellent local shop in the village of Brighstone. The shop is very popular locally and they have an reputation for selling good food from daily essentials to... Read more »
Appletree CottageLovely traditional thatched cottage situated within a few minutes walk of the centre of the lovely village of Brighstone on the south west side of the Isle... Read more »

Old Rock Cottage Pet Policy

Information about bringing your pets or dog to Old Rock Cottage Brighstone Isle of Wight

Specific Pet Policy for Old Rock Cottage

Two dogs are welcome, a third by prior agreement. The enclosed back garden is fenced. Pets are not permitted upstairs, on the furniture or in the bedrooms. We ask owners not to allow their dogs to foul the garden. Dogs can be left confined in the property while visitors are out as long as they are not noisy or destructive. Puppies and also dogs with incontinence problems are not permitted without specific agreement. Please ensure that your pet's treatment for the prevention of fleas is up to date. Cats accepted by agreement.

General Pet and Dog Information

(applicable to all cottages if not conflicting with individual cottage policy)

Isle of Wight General Pet and Dog Information

Isle of Wight Vets - Pet Doctors in Newport Isle of Wight

Outside Photo of Westview 2017

Westview Cottage in Shorwell Isle of Wight has a new outside photo showing its location at the heart of the village. Shorwell is a lovely rural and peaceful location with a small post office and a village pub. Westview is also within a short distance of the coastal bays and beaches along the South West …

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Stable Cottage updated 2017

Stable Cottage has new photos showing some of the updates and changes for the 2017 self catering holiday season. Stable Cottage is a beautiful thatched self catering holiday rental cottage in the attractive seaside village of Brighstone. The village is within a few minutes walk of the beach at the heart of the village is …

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Driftwood Cottage Photos 2017

There are new photos of Driftwood Cottage to show the updates and changes for the 2017 self catering holiday season on the Isle of Wight. Driftwood Cottage is located on the coast near Brighstone and within a short drive of Freshwater to the West. This seaside location puts you within a few minutes walk of …

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Brighstone Brew House 2017 Updates

Brighstone Brew House has new photos for 2017 to reflect some of the updates for this holiday season. Brighstone is an increasingly popular holiday destination due to the proximity to excellent walks and cycle rides, the nearby coastline with lots of beaches and coves, the local attractions and amenities such as farm shops and local produce …

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New Westview Photos 2017

Westview self catering holiday cottage is located in the picturesque village of Shorwell and if within a short drive or cycle ride of the beaches of the West Coast of the Isle of Wight. The village has a public house and the neighbouring village of Brighstone has a village shop and a choice of places …

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Update Winkle Street Cottage Isle of Wight 2017

Winkle Street self catering cottage on the Isle of Wight has new photos showing updates and changes for the 2017 holiday season. Most notable is the new kitchen and Winkle Street Cottage which is new for this year. Winkle Street is a landmark of the Isle of Wight and is a quiet street of traditional …

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Photos of Apple Tree Cottage Isle of Wight 2017

Apple Tree Cottage in Brighstone on the Isle of Wight has new photos showing updates and changes made for the 2017 self catering holiday season. Brighstone is on the West of the Isle of Wight and is a peaceful village with an excellent local shop and public house. There are footpaths down to the sea …

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Dove Cottage New Photos 2017

Dove Cottage has been preparing for the 2017 holiday season on the Isle of Wight. Last week we took all new photos and updated the description of the cottage with the new features added. Here is a selection of some of the new photographs of Dove Cottage. For more information, including all the new photos, …

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Preview of New Photos for Field Cottage Isle of Wight

There are new photos coming soon for Field Cottage near Shalfleet on the North West of the Isle of Wight. Field Cottage has been redecorated for the 2017 holiday season and these are stunning new photos to show all the updates and improvements.  You will be able to see the new photos at Field Cottage …

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Brighstone and Brook Cottages Updated 2016

Brighstone and Brook are two attractive coastal villages on the West of the Isle of Wight and are characterised by their traditional cottages and historic centres. Both are located very close to the sea and have bays and beaches within a short walk. Brighstone and Brook also have excellent links to the rest of the …

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