Hadfield and Yafford Mill Barn Latest

Hadfield Cottage Bonchurch Isle of WightNew photographs and updated information has been added to Hadfield and Yafford Mill Barn Cottages today. Both cottages have been accepting new holiday guests for the early summer holiday season and there are been a number of new improvements.

Hadfield Cottage enjoys a beautiful position by the coast at Bonchurch just East of Ventnor and on the coastal path to Shanklin. The beach at Bonchurch is beautiful and it is only a short walk along the wide promenade to Ventnor Beach.

Hadfield Cottage has new flooring and new decoration downstairs. The whole cottage has had a big revamp for this year.

Yafford Mill Barn Isle of Wight

Yafford Mill Barn is a lovely rural cottage on the West Coast of the Isle of Wight and near Brighstone and the beach. The converted farm building is done to the highest standards and is a luxury Isle of Wight holiday home.

There has been a change to the configuration of Yafford Mill Barn and there are now two double bedrooms and a twin bedroom.

For more information visit Hadfield Cottage Bonchurch Isle of Wight and Yafford Mill Isle of Wight

Puckaster Cottage New Inside Photographs

Puckaster Cottage Isle of Wight
Puckaster Cottage Isle of Wight

Puckaster Cottage has been made newly available for 2015 and has been redecorated and newly furnished for holidays.

To show the latest improvements and the new look we have new photographs of the inside of Puckaster Cottage with scenes from the front room, kitchen and bedrooms.

Puckaster Cottage is in the grounds of Puckaster House and there are extensive gardens and grounds with views of the sea off the South East Coast of the Isle of Wight. Ventnor is to the North East and it is a short drive to all the beaches of the West Coast from Whale Chine to Bembridge, Brook and Freshwater Bay.

For more information about Puckaster Cottage and to view the latest cottage photos visit Puckaster Cottage Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight and Purbeck Guest Reviews April

Holiday guests have been enjoying the wonderful Spring weather on the Isle of Wight and Purbeck. We love hearing about your holidays and welcomed the comments and reviews we received this April. To view the latest comments as they come in visit www.islandcottageholidays.com/comments/latest/

Afflington Manor Lodge – Corfe Castle, Dorset

“We had a wonderful time. The cottage was clean, up-to-date, comfortable and private. Could not have been any better. ” – Mem Kontos – 16 Apr 2015

Afflington Manor Cottage – Corfe Castle, Dorset

“Afflington Manor Cottage was fantastic. We have had a lovely time here, with a week of glorious weather. The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped, and perfectly located to enjoy all that Purbeck has to offer. ” – Ailish Oxenforth – 16 Apr 2015

The Granary – Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

“We had a wonderful time in the Isle of Wight. Our cottage surpassed all expectations, with lots of little touches which made it very comfortable,homely and relaxing. The granary cottage was beautiful and the owner was incredibly helpful. Island cottage holidays were also friendly and efficient. I highly recommend! ” – Jacqueline Gaskell – 17 Apr 2015

My Home on The Pond – Swanage, Dorset

“Lovely cottage in beautiful part of Swanage. Cottage very comfortable with easy parking and lovely garden. Few minutes walk from beach. Will book again! ” – Linda Davolls – 07 Apr 2015

Jasmine Cottage – Godshill, Isle of Wight

“lovely, comfortable, spotlessly clean cottage in an excellent location. very useful and thorough information about the cottage and local/island attractions etc provided by the owner. we had a lovely week and wouldnt hesitate to recommend jasmine cottage. top class. ” – Pj Kretzschmar – 07 Apr 2015

Honeypot Cottage – Corfe Castle, Dorset

“Beautiful property in a key location for exploring Corfe Castle and the Jurassic Coast. We’ve had a wonderful time and particularly enjoyed the rear access to Corfe Common and the play area situated there with that gorgeous view! ” – Tracy C Bright – 16 Apr 2015

Romany Cottage – Totland Bay, Isle of Wight

“Enjoyed this lovely cottage,our first stay at the west end of the Island. The nice welcome pack,and especially the Hot Cross Buns when we arrived on Good Friday. Slept well, very comfortable beds. Instant hot water when required. Much attention to detail has gone into this cottage.” – Roslyn Baker – 17 Apr 2015

Milk Parlour Cottage – Godshill, Isle of Wight

“Ideally located and immaculately presented, will defiantly be back. Fantastic choice. It has everything you need and more, will be recommending!” – Brooke Reeve – 17 Apr 2015

Continue reading “Isle of Wight and Purbeck Guest Reviews April”

Isle of Wight Beaches and Coastline

Isle of Wight Beaches
Isle of Wight Beaches

There are new information pages for Isle of Wight beaches and coastal locations on our website with descriptions of the beach, the beach facilities and where you will find it on the Isle of Wight. Each beach also come with a map and some nearby holiday accommodation within walking distance of the sea.

It also gives us a chance to talk about our favourite Isle of Wight beaches and some of those hidden treasures along the Isle of Wight Coast Line.

Today our favourite beach is Bonchurch Beach between Ventnor and Shanklin and within a short walk along the coastal path from Ventnor Beach. Bonchurch beach a mix of sand and shingle and when the tide is right there is a small sandy cove. Bonchurch Beach is special because of the peaceful isolation as well as the fantastic rock pools which are great for finding small crabs and little fish.

For more Isle of Wight beaches visit Isle of Wight Beaches

Marvel Cottage Blackwater Preview

Marvel Cottage Isle of WightHere is a peek preview of a new cottage at Blackwater at the heart of the Isle of Wight and in a beautiful rural area of lakes, rivers and wildlife.

Marvel Cottage sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms and is located on a farm with horses and sheep. Nearby are excellent facilities for fishing, walking, riding and cycling. Cycle routes and walking trails run from near the cottage all the way to the coast at Shanklin in the East or Ventnor in the South.

Local history and holiday attractions around Marvel Cottage include the wondrous Carisbrooke Castle,  the walk across the Downs to Bembridge, the old railway line walk or cycle ride to Shanklin, or the nature walk to Godshill where there are historic thatched cottages, excellent pubs for food and boutique shops.

For more information about Marvel Cottage including prices and availability visit Marvel Cottage Isle of Wight

Blacksmith Shop Cottage New Photographs

Blacksmith Shop Cottage Self Catering Isle of Wight
Blacksmith Shop Cottage Self Catering Isle of Wight

There are some new photographs of Blacksmith Shop Cottage in the beautiful early summer sun.

Blacksmith Shop Cottage has also recently been awarded a 4 Star grading.

The local area around this rural cottage is beautiful and criss-crossed with footpaths. There are lovely walks to the nearby village of Whitwell and the village pub or down the hill to the coast at Ventnor and St Lawrence.

For more information visit – The Blacksmiths Shop Cottage Isle of Wight


Isle of Wight and Purbeck Front Page

You can see our new look home pages for Island Cottage Holidays – Isle of Wight and Island Cottage Holidays Purbeck which are now online.

The new pages have responsive design and aim to help you find a self catering holiday cottage suitable for you and your family faster and more easily.

New features include a special offer section showing a list of special offer cottages available in the coming weeks as well as and instant Isle of Wight and Purbeck map of cottages so you can click right to where you want to stay.

For more information visit:

Island Cottage Holidays Isle of Wight

Island Cottage Holidays Purbeck Dorset

Welcome Schemes Self Catering Isle of Wight

Quality in Tourism grade all the cottages at Island Cottage Holidays to give an independent star grading as well as Gold Awards. This year we are adding Welcome Schemes and each cottage will be assessed on the facilities it offers to walkers, cyclists, families and pet owners. Those able to provide these facilities will be awarded the Welcome Scheme award in each area.

Welcome Scheme cottages are available all over the Isle of Wight and the first to be assessed include cottages in Bembridge, Seaview, Ventnor and Shanklin.

There are four Welcome Schemes:

Walkers Welcome Cottages Isle of WightWalkers Welcome

Isle of Wight holiday cottage accommodation suitable for walkers and those wishing to hike around the Isle of Wight. Cottages come with walking information and clothes drying facilities.

Walkers Welcome »

Cyclists Welcome Cottages Isle of WightCyclists Welcome

Isle of Wight holiday cottage accommodation suitable for cyclists. Cottages come with cycling information, clothes drying facilities, a first aid kit and basic tools.

Cyclists Welcome »

Welcome Pets Cottages Isle of Wight Welcomes Pets!

Pet friendly cottages which have those little extras which make pets feel at home. Welcomes Pets cottages have facilities for pets, local information you might need for your pet and details of local vet services.

Welcomes Pets! »

Families Welcome Cottages Isle of WightFamilies Welcome

Isle of Wight self catering holiday cottage accommodation for families that have special facilities for those traveling with young children.

Families Welcome »

For an overview of the Welcome Schemes visit Welcome Schemes »

Purbeck Cottage Photographs April

Burr Bank Cottage Langton Matravers Purbeck Dorset

Burr Bank Cottage Langton Matravers DorsetBurr Bank Cottage in Langton Matravers Dorset has stunning rural views over the Purbeck hills and is within a pleasant walk of the Jurassic Coast and the bay at Dancing Ledge.

This large 4 bedroom self catering holiday cottage sleeps 7 and also has ground floor accommodation for those with impaired mobility. The view you see in the picture is from the ground floor.

View the updated photos taken this month at Burr Bank Cottage which include new photographs of the kitchen, dining room and bedrooms.

For more information visit Burr Bank Cottage Langton Matravers Dorset

The Bakery Langton Matravers Dorset

The Bakery Cottage Langton Matravers DorsetThis traditional Purbeck stone cottage in Langton Matravers was once the village bakery and has been converted into a beautiful holiday cottage sleeping 8 people.

The Bakery is within a pleasant walk of the Jurassic Coast and it is only a short drive to the beach at Swanage or the historic village of Corfe Castle.

Bakery Cottage has a number of new photos showing updates and changes made for the 2015 holiday season.

For more information visit Bakery Cottage Langton Matravers Dorset

Inglenook Cottage Swanage Dorset

Inglenook Cottage Swanage DorsetInglenook Cottage is a lovely stone Purbeck cottage in the seaside town of Swanage. This beautifully decorated cottage is only a short walk from the beach and also has access to the coastal path to enjoy the Jurassic Coast.

This Swanage cottage sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms and has a lovely sitting room with wood burning stove.

New features and decoration have gone into preparing Inglenook for the 2015 holiday season and there are new photos showing this.

For more information visit Inglenook Cottage Swanage Dorset

Worth Cottage Worth Matravers Dorset

Worth Cottage Worth Matravers DorsetWorth Cottage is a large and traditional stone cottage at the heart of the small rural hamlet of Worth Matravers. This is an idyllic area and it is only a short walk down to the sea at Winspit Bay on the Jurassic Coast.

Worth Cottage sleeps 8 people and has two newly decorated bathrooms with large showers.

For more information visit Worth Cottage Worth Matravers Dorset