Self Catering Holiday Guest Comments (October 2012)

Latest holiday comments from guests to our Isle of Wight self catering cottages. Read more comments for each cottage by clicking on the cottage image or name.

Fodder Stable – Merstone, Isle of Wight

“Peace perfect peace in superb setting. Good wildlife and good walks from site, good central spot from which to visit the island.” – Michael R

Laurel Cottage – Newbridge, Isle of Wight

“A wonderful cottage with everything you could possibly need – very thoughtfully kitted out,clean and with a lovely garden – thoroughly recommend this as a great place to stay” – Marylynn F

Romany Cottage – Totland Bay, Isle of Wight

“Romany is very beautiful and the best equipped self catering cottage I had ever stayed in. The finishing touches made it was more like being in our own home than a holiday let! Close to the sea and town but in a quiet residential area suits all tastes.” – Christine L

Stone House – Blackwater, Isle of Wight

“A beautiful house in idyllic surroundings + a garden to die for! More than enough kitchen equipment, plenty of information of places to visit + games provided for indoors + out. All rooms spacious + well equipped! So glad we found it. Loved our family holiday there!” – Tony R

Two Mead Cottage – Alverstone, Isle of Wight

“This was an excellent clean and comfortable cottage, with helpful and friendly owners, and in an ideal location; quiet, central, well served, footpaths from the doorstep, well equiped. One would be comfy living there permanently.” – John G

Manor Park View – Shanklin, Isle of Wight

“We had a wonderful time. The accommodation was absolutely perfect. A real home from home. We will recommend it to our friends and will definitely be coming back. Thanks for the memories” – Gemma (guestbook)

The Hayloft – Godshill, Isle of Wight

“Attractive cottage thoroughly recommended with well equipped accommodation in quiet and convenient location. Good range of amenities nearby in Godshill with some excellent eateries most very dog friendly.” – George R

Beaulieu Cottage – Borthwood, Isle of Wight

“A wonderful holiday cottage in gloriously peaceful surroundings with all the comforts of home. The red squirrels, rabbits and an amazing variety of garden birds, add to the beautiful countryside surrounding the cottage. A perfect place to unwind from the stresses of this busy life.” – Audrey C

Lavender Cottage – Godshill, Isle of Wight

“A comfortable cottage in a lovely location.” – B Aris

Yafford Mill Barn – Yafford, Isle of Wight

“Excellent cottage, very comfortable and lovely extra touches such as a great quality welcome hamper and a proper wooden cot and box of toys for our toddler.” – William H

Little Granville – Whitwell, Isle of Wight

“Home from home, we had all we needed and was made very welcome. I would recommend to any couple to book Little Granville” – Jean V

Marine Villa – Freshwater, Isle of Wight


One Mead Cottage – Alverstone, Isle of Wight

“First family trip with 2 teenagers to the IoW,picked a gem to stay in. Top class-contemporary accomodation, extremely well equipped. Lovely rural setting with long cycle/walking routes a stones throw away. Great pub meals close by too! Owners always on hand. Will be back for sure.” – Martyn L

Redway Granary – Merstone, Isle of Wight

“A great place to stay.Very comfortable and well laid out. Good location and very pleasant owners.We would certainly go back.” – Barbara M

Harbours Edge – St Helens, Isle of Wight

“we had a lovely holiday the house had all we needed look forward to going back again” – Tracey B

Stone Barn – Calbourne, Isle of Wight

“Extraordinary place with intriguing properties. Quiet and out in the wilds (which was just as we needed), but with a hearty welcome. Very Nice and large, and comfortable.” – David G

Chine Cottage – Totland Bay, Isle of Wight

“Very comfortable cottage with more than the basic essentials. Good walks straight from the cottage and close to a beachside restaurant and bar.Plenty of opportunities to watch red squirrels in the garden.” – Dorothy A

Old Rock Cottage – Brighstone, Isle of Wight

“A lovely rural cottage with a pool for a fun filled holiday.” – George M

Apse Manor Forge Cottage – Shanklin, Isle of Wight

“My wife, myself and my sister-in-law had a most fantastic stay at the cottage. Our host Jan and Barry were very helpful and courteous. We will definitely be returning to Apse Manor Cottage in the future.” – Michael G

Treetops – Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

“A truly wonderful, relaxing place – home from home with immaculate gardens which was a joy to sit in. Already missing the cottage which was 5 star and would highly recommend.” – Karen W

Moonfleet – Freshwater, Isle of Wight

“Perfect get-away-from-it-all location. Private and peaceful, a little gem, ideal for 2 people. Great location for seeing all the island. The walk across Tennyson down must not be missed, it isn’t as tough going as it looks from the base!” – John G

Ronda – Totland Bay, Isle of Wight

“Lovely house, lovely holiday.” – Tanya B

Old Brewhouse – Brook, Isle of Wight

“Really enjoyed our week on the isle of wight and the cottage made a nice place to relax in after a day out and about.Conservatory was a great place to have meals and look out over the fields and sea. Beach nearby was easy to walk to.” – Deborah F

Bramble Cottage – Bowcombe, Isle of Wight

“Very comfortable and well equipped cottage, a real home from home, enjoyed by all ages of the family from 3 to 77 years” – Jean W

Westview – Shorwell, Isle of Wight

“It was a privilege to stay in a property that is obviously someone’s home. Everything you could possibly need is provided. Shorwell is ideally positioned and the house is opposite the pub which serves outstanding food – couldn’t be better. Unreservedly recommend Westview for the perfect break.” – Patrick H

Spring Cottage – Bonchurch, Isle of Wight

“A delightful and tranquil location with access to lovely coastal walks.” – Sarah O

Squire Thatchers Barn – Newchurch, Isle of Wight

“We had a wonderful relaxing holiday. The cottage is lovely, in a beautiful location. We even fed the ducks each morning. The owners are wonderful people very welcoming.” – June H

Hedgerow Cottage – Whitwell, Isle of Wight

“It was a lovely peaceful location and a cosy cottage. Well situated for walking and getting around” – Jane C

The Indian Summer House – Osborne, Isle of Wight

“We loved the indian summer house and will definately be back! so clean and unique with a fantastic garden which our dog loved, a truley magical experience. had everything you would need and more for a home from home experience. Cant recommend this cottage enough to anyone. fabulous” – Zoe S

Winkle Street Cottage – Calbourne, Isle of Wight

“Beautiful cottage in a lovely, idyllic location. Frequent visits from friendly ducks at the clear water stream in the garden made the stay even more enjoyable.” – Claire T

Dairymaid Cottage – Shanklin, Isle of Wight

“Loved the cottage a real home from home had everything we needed. Location was fab and close to all local amenities and good for getting around. Would definatley stay again and recommend to friends and family. Loved the welcome pack a real treat thank you. 10/10!!!” – Sarah D

Clatterford Coach House – Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight

“Fantastic cottage. Lovely host. Views amazing. Will be booking again!!” – Dawn S

Park Lodge – Ventnor, Isle of Wight

“The cottage was a delight everything thought of to make our stay comfortable.” – Edward G

The Clock House – Ventnor, Isle of Wight

“A very lovely place to stay something a bit different from the norm. A perfect position for the beach and town, just a short stroll from each. Very spacious and clean inside. We had a really great holiday.” – Tina E

Hildas Cottage – Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight

“Hilda’s is one of the most comfortable and homely cottages we have ever stayed in! Quite delightful.” – Elizabeth G

Paper Barn – Newchurch, Isle of Wight

“Paper Barn is a truly welcoming place to stay. The location is ideal for the beaches in Shanklin and Sandown and gives you the most wonderful views of the rolling hills of IOW. You will truly have a wonderful stay if you book Paper Barn.” – Claire A

Honeymoon Cottage – Whitwell, Isle of Wight

“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Honeymoon Cottage. The cottage exceeded our expectations, supurbly furnished and equipped, comfortable, great location and a wonderful private garden with views over countryside. The local pub serves great food but remember to take a torch if walking back after dark! Will definitely return!” – Tim E

Belmont Villa – Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

“A fantastic property, very well furnished, beautiful garden and everything you could possibly require in the way of kitchen equipement etc, would definitely go again.” – Jude M

Milk Parlour Cottage – Godshill, Isle of Wight

“Great place to stay, comfortable and relaxing, everything you need in cottage. Godshill lovely place especially the old smithy and good pubs. Lots of other great places to visit and not to far to drive. Great holiday.” – Elizabeth C

Knighton Gorges – Newchurch, Isle of Wight

“My family and I spent a glorious week at Knighton Gorges. The house was well equiped and very clean. Peace and quite rating 5* wild life 5* Local area for walking cycling & beaches 5* It was the best accomodation we have stayed in th the Uk and will go back again.” – Patricia M

St Catherines Cottage – Niton Undercliff, Isle of Wight

“We had a great week in the cottage and loved waking up to the seaviews every morning. The cottage had everything we needed and was in a great rural location. A walk down to St Catherines Lighthouse is a must. We will definitely be returning to the cottage!” – Gemma H

Dylan Wing – Alum Bay, Isle of Wight

“Would recommend this property, which is in a wonderful position, with good views of the sea and sunsets. Also very good walking direct from the property.” – Lilian H

Medham Farm Cottage – Cowes, Isle of Wight

“Medham Farm Cottage was beautifully presented and equipped. The owners, while within reach, were not at all intrusive. They made us immediately very welcome, and then let us get on with enjoying our holiday.” – M and J Oliver

Bonny Blink – Seaview, Isle of Wight

“Wonderful house, lovely location , superb .” – Beryl M

Pictou Cottage – Niton, Isle of Wight

“A lovely cottage and very helpful team at Island Cottage Holidays. Will definitely be using Island Cottage Holidays again and recommending to friends and family! Thanks again” – Angela H

Little Dormers – Cowes, Isle of Wight

“Wonderful week with wonderful weather in a very quiet relaxing location; beautiful garden-2 sightings of red squirrels- enjoyed sitting on the deck – don’t forget your binoculars to watch the boats and ships of all sizes.Owner very welcoming and helpful….would definitely return!” – A Hall

Briary Cottage this weeks most popular Isle of Wight cottage?

Briary Cottage Isle of Wight
Briary Cottage Isle of Wight

The new cottage at Cowes Isle of Wight has been booking quickly and just today has booked for October Half Term and Christmas.

Briary is doubtless popular because of it’s position by the water, stunning views and beautiful interior making this cottage a wonderful place to sit and watch ships and sailing boats pass by in the solent.

The North of the Isle of Wight is an increasingly popular holiday destination and locations like this show the reasons why. Wonderful views, lots of local activities and sports, good local restaurants, excellent stretches of the Isle of Wight coastal path and great access to the rest of the Island are some of the many attractions.

View Briary Cottage Cowes Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Holiday Cottage Videos

There are number of new videos added to our Island Cottage Holidays Channel on Youtube.

Medham Farm Cottage – Cowes Isle of Wight

Medham Farm Cottage is a new Isle of Wight holiday cottage near Cowes. There are beautiful rural views and great places for walks and cycle rides.

Seahaze Villa – Ventnor Isle of Wight

This beautiful Ventnor self catering holiday cottage has wonderful coastal views and is within a short walk of Ventnor beach.

Belmont Villa – Yarmouth Isle of Wight

Belmont Villa is a luxurious Yarmouth self catering holiday cottage with lovely local walks that include a wonderful estuary walk to Freshwater and Freshwater Bay.

Guest comments at Ventnor Self Catering Cottages

Here are some recent guest comments from Ventnor self catering holiday cottages on the Isle of Wight. Ventnor is a beautiful location on the South of the Isle of Wight and between the two lovely villages of Bonchurch and St Lawrence. All three are linked by the coastal path which also runs past the beach at Ventnor and the bays at Wheeler Bay and Steephill Cove.

Ventnor also has two lovely sets of gardens. There are the town gardens and, towards St Lawrence, there are the Ventnor Botanical Gardens.

Western Lines

“Our first stay, the first of many we hope. We loved everything about the house especially the sea views, having the beds made up ready, having an airing cupboard.” – Helen C

Castle Coach House

“Loved the cottage and it’s history. It’s very clean, very well furnished and equipped. Nicely secluded in own grounds but within easy reach of town and lovely park next door. Owner very friendly and approachable, we had a great holiday and would be happy to stay again.
” – M Brown

Clock Tower

“Thank you for a lovely stay – we had a great week and the Clock Tower was an intriguing building to stay in.” – Helen J

Vestry Cottage

“A beautifully presented and welcoming cottage in an idyllic location, so tranquil and truly relaxing. The owner provided a very generous welcome pack with local produce – all very pleasing after a long journey. The Isle of Wight is a gem of an island!” – A M Goacher


“Our Holiday was great we had a lovely time at Uppermount, the house is fantastic. The Children loved the garden and enjoyed exploring. Its ideal for walking and the Bonchurch Inn is just around the corner – Great Real Ale. I would recommend Uppermount for a lovely relaxing break.” – Andy P

Sea Haze Villa Newly Added Holiday Cottage

Seahaze Villa Sea Views
Seahaze Villa Ventnor Isle of Wight

Seahaze Villa on the Isle of Wight is a new cottage near Ventnor. This beautiful cottage sleeps 7 + 3 in 3 bedrooms which makes it a wonderful family cottage by the sea of the south coast of the Island.

There is a seaside walk from the cottage along to the beach at Ventnor. Seahaze Villa is also on the coastal path rich runs through Bonchurch and on towards Luccombe and Shanklin.

For more information about Seahaze Villa go to: Seahaze Villa Ventnor Isle of Wight

For more Ventnor holiday cottages visit our Ventnor Holiday Cottages

Self Catering Holiday Guest Comments (September 2012)

We had some mixed weather but our holiday guests still seemed to enjoy their holidays and have sent us some lovely comments. Here is a selection.


“Excellent value and cottage exactly as described although it’s position was probably understated! Would happily return to Baltija.” – Brian D

Apse Manor Forge Cottage

“Excellent setting, lovely cottage, The owners were very nice people.” – SHIRLEY

The Barn

“Lovely house, great views, would go again.” – Paul H

Bay View

“The location was brilliant and we loved the views.” – Sue

Beaulieu Cottage

“A complete home from home. A lot of care and thought had gone into making us feel welcome, and the location is just the best!” – Phyllis

Belmont Villa

“Belmont Villa is easily the best house we have rented. The owners have thought of everything and they made us feel so welcome it felt as if we were staying in a friend’s house rather than a rental. The house is beautiful and we wished we lived there!” – Sara M

Bramble Cottage

“An excellent holiday. Cottage had all the comforts of home.” – John

Byre Cottage

“Great holiday. Will definitely be returning both to Byrn Cottage and Isle of Wight.” – shaun

Dunnose Magna Cottage

“To describe this as a piece of Rural England paradise is NOT an exaggeration at all! A superb location in a valley surrounded by downland and with the English Channel on one side. The thatched property is what you would expect to find in ‘Ideal Home’. As for Dunnose Magna gardens – Be sure to bring your camera – and that is from someone who does gardening for a living!” – Cottage Guest Book

Dylan Wing

“I can’t recommend Dylan Wing enough. The apartment itself is bright and spacious with wonderfully comfy beds. We were most impressed by all the thoughtful little extras. There were lots of good books to browse as well. Location wise, it was perfect. 100 yards to the costal path and spectacular views, and only a short walk to Alum Bay itself. Would definitely recommend it and would love to come again one day.” – Christina S

Greystone Cottage

“We all thought the house was fabulous and loved all the nick-nacs and interesting artifacts that instantly made it feel like home. The downstairs lounge/diner/kitchen area was wonderful and with all the lighting made it a very special space. The location was really good with the beautiful unspoilt coastline so near; even our visiting antipodian family thought it was equal to many a spot down under for it’s wildness! Please pass on our thanks to the owners for opening their house up, we loved it.” – John

Hildas Cottage

“Great cottage, great holiday. The owners of the cottage very friendly and made us most welcome. We would certainly go back there again.” – Mike

Honeymoon Cottage

“Lots of cahracter and some nice touches.
I would stay again at Honeymoon cottage.” – Frances

Little Halt

“The cottage allowed 11 of us to have a really relaxing family holiday.
All in all a great property in a quiet spot with a lovely garden.” – GRAHAM

Malthouse Cottage

“lovely cottage, lovely garden, perfectly presented in an excellent location. great!” – martin h

Manor Stable Cottage

“I can highly recommend Manor Stable Cottage, it is the prfect place to relax, and with its location, everywhere on the island is only a short car journey away. the best recommendation i can give it is – i will definately be returning.” – Dean C

Magnolia Cottage

“We loved the cottage, the farm and the lovely walk down through the trees and fields to Godshill which was a beautiful village – tiny, but so much to see. You could also walk to the village via the country lanes. The Isle of Wight is a lovely place to have a holiday, either just couples or families.We would certainly book through Island Cottages again. Thank you very much for helping to make our arrangements so simple.” – Audrey

Medham Farm Cottage

“This was the very best one bedroom cottage we have ever stayed in. Spacious, beautifully equiped, large garden, good views and, although next to the farm, very private and close to Cowes. Could not recommend highly enough.” – Roger H

Monks Path

“Lots of space, clean, pool and grounds in a great location – what more do you want. The house is wonderful, big, clean and has great facilities. 100% happy and will no doubt return for another visit.” – Paul M

The Poplars

“A beautiful cottage in a lovely location. Fairly basic inside, but met with our basic requirements.
I’ve fallen in love with The I of W, and would happily book with Island cottage Holidays again.” – Katherine

Romany Cottage

“A very good holiday in quiet location. House set in very nice garden. We wish we were still there” – Robert S


“We would thoroughly recommend this house to anyone considering self catering in Totland Bay. The house had everything to make your holiday feel like home from home and you were so close to walking down to Totland Bay.” – Wendy B

Isle of Wight Short Break Holidays

Isle of Wight Shortbreaks Self Catering Holiday Cottages
Isle of Wight Short Breaks

There are a number of Isle of Wight holiday cottages available for 3, 4 or or 5 night short breaks. To help you find an upcoming short break for you on the Isle of Wight we now have a new Isle of Wight Short Break site.

Visit: Isle of Wight Short Breaks

You can also view last minute short breaks on our Last Minute Holiday Cottage page.

New Honeymoon Cottage Photos Added

Honeymoon Cottage Isle of Wight
Honeymoon Cottage Isle of Wight

There are new pictures of Honeymoon Cottage at Whitwell on the Isle of Wight.

Honeymoon Cottage enjoys a beautiful location overlooking countryside outside of Whitwell on the South of the Isle of Wight. It is only a short walk across the fields to the excellent public house and a short drive down to the beach at Ventnor. For more information about Honeymoon Cottage visit

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