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Coastguard Cottage

Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight
Grade 4 Star rating

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14/05/2019
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Pets 2
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Description

This former coastguard’s cottage is the perfect family escape situated just a short walk from the beach at Freshwater Bay.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single (4ft). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD/MP3 connection. Gas range. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned front and rear gardens with patio, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.


Built in the 1860s this renovated former coastguards’ cottage is near the end of a quiet, tranquil lane only 150 yards from the beach. In the Victorian era the coastguard station formed a front line against smuggling and provided assistance to shipwrecked sailors. Today it is an ideal base for walking, a family holiday, or a peaceful hideaway from hectic lives at any time of the year. For the energetic there’s a hearty walk on nearby Tennyson Down to the Needles, or for those wanting a gentle stroll there’s Freshwater Bay where you can enjoy the sea breeze. West Wight is renowned for its scenic coastline and beaches; Compton, Brook, Alum Bay, Totland and Colwell Bay. Ideal for exploring whether looking for fossils or dinosaur footprints, building castles or enjoying the surf there is something for everyone. Shop 700 yards and pub within 1½ miles.

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Features

  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site


Customer Comments

  • 10

    14/07/2019
    Confirmed guest, 12/07/2019
    Lovely cottage, set in quiet and beautiful location. Lots of stunning coastal walks.


  • 9

    08/06/2019
    Confirmed guest, 07/06/2019
    Ideally located for walking, both coastal and countryside. Lovely pub within reasonable walking distance. Quiet and peaceful location. Few amenities within walking distance, but everything you need within a five minute drive. Very dog friendly - dog biscuits included in welcome pack, plus dog bowls and towels. Our dog is sulking because he didn't want to come home. The size of the island means that all attractions are within striking distance, and Freshwater Bay is at the quiet end - which is precisely why we returned for a second visit.


  • 8

    07/06/2019
    Confirmed guest, 31/05/2019
    Nice welcome tray and close to the beach. Did find the cottage a little small for 3 adults and 12yr old child. The garden brilliant both front and back for dogs being fully enclosed. Parking is difficult for more than one car, need to go to main road or pay at car park.


  • 10

    20/05/2019
    Confirmed guest, 17/05/2019
    Perfect perfect perfect


  • 10

    06/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 05/04/2019
    Fantastic cottage


  • 10

    05/11/2018
    Confirmed guest, 02/11/2018
    Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. Cottage was excellent. We were out of season ( on purpose) so cafes etc were sometimes closed for winter.


  • 10

    28/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 26/10/2018
    A very pleasant stay.


  • 9

    09/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 05/10/2018
    We stayed in a cottage in Freshwater Bay. We arrived for the first week in October, which by luck was when the beach restrictions for dogs was lifted. Granted it was quiet, but that was our choice of location. The cafe near the beach was only open once in our weeks stay, but we often drove out and about anyway so it wasn’t like it was a big miss. The cottage was great. Very clean with lots of added things like milk, Breakfast Cereals, logs for the fire, tea, coffee etc. Our host made absolutely sure the cottage was well prepared despite us arriving at 1pm. Nothing is ever going to be perfect but these couple of things are nothing more than trivial at best, but feedback is always good. There was a choice of 3 bedrooms despite booking for just two of us, but I found the front bedrooms bed very uncomfortable, so I took the back bedroom after that. I do have a memory mattress at home so it’s not surprising I suffered a bit. I did sleep better on the other bed though. The second problem was the entrance when driving out of Coastguard Cottages. It’s so blind that you have inch out into the road to see oncoming traffic. It was pretty quiet for us, but I can imagine in the height of the summer it becoming very dangerous. But that’s not the cottages fault. Overall it was pretty impressive and we got great value for money despite there being just two of us and two dogs. There’s a big Co-op just 5 minutes away to. We ate out most nights and all within reach within 10 minutes. We particularly liked the Waterfront. Others where the Sun Inn, the Sun and The Highdown. I can’t recall the last one unfortunately, but Waterfront was just so nice and right next to the sea.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Really glad you had a nice stay at Coastguard Cottage and thank you for your feedback. Regarding the beds all 3 have new and good quality sprung mattresses so we are sorry you did not personally find them comfortable, generally we have had positive feedback regarding the comfort of the beds. Regarding the lane exit, it is of course important to be cautious with the summer traffic but as far as we are aware none of our guests or ourselves have had any problems pulling out of the lane in either direction. Hope to welcome you at Coastguard Cottage again.

  • 9

    19/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 17/08/2018
    Lovely cottage in a great location. Made very welcome by Caroline the owners representative. Great selection of local walks and pubs, and only 100m from Freshwater Bay


  • 10

    14/07/2019
    Confirmed guest, 12/07/2019
    Lovely cottage, set in quiet and beautiful location. Lots of stunning coastal walks.


  • 9

    08/06/2019
    Confirmed guest, 07/06/2019
    Ideally located for walking, both coastal and countryside. Lovely pub within reasonable walking distance. Quiet and peaceful location. Few amenities within walking distance, but everything you need within a five minute drive. Very dog friendly - dog biscuits included in welcome pack, plus dog bowls and towels. Our dog is sulking because he didn't want to come home. The size of the island means that all attractions are within striking distance, and Freshwater Bay is at the quiet end - which is precisely why we returned for a second visit.


  • 8

    07/06/2019
    Confirmed guest, 31/05/2019
    Nice welcome tray and close to the beach. Did find the cottage a little small for 3 adults and 12yr old child. The garden brilliant both front and back for dogs being fully enclosed. Parking is difficult for more than one car, need to go to main road or pay at car park.


  • 10

    20/05/2019
    Confirmed guest, 17/05/2019
    Perfect perfect perfect


  • 10

    06/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 05/04/2019
    Fantastic cottage


  • 10

    05/11/2018
    Confirmed guest, 02/11/2018
    Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. Cottage was excellent. We were out of season ( on purpose) so cafes etc were sometimes closed for winter.


  • 10

    28/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 26/10/2018
    A very pleasant stay.


  • 9

    09/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 05/10/2018
    We stayed in a cottage in Freshwater Bay. We arrived for the first week in October, which by luck was when the beach restrictions for dogs was lifted. Granted it was quiet, but that was our choice of location. The cafe near the beach was only open once in our weeks stay, but we often drove out and about anyway so it wasn’t like it was a big miss. The cottage was great. Very clean with lots of added things like milk, Breakfast Cereals, logs for the fire, tea, coffee etc. Our host made absolutely sure the cottage was well prepared despite us arriving at 1pm. Nothing is ever going to be perfect but these couple of things are nothing more than trivial at best, but feedback is always good. There was a choice of 3 bedrooms despite booking for just two of us, but I found the front bedrooms bed very uncomfortable, so I took the back bedroom after that. I do have a memory mattress at home so it’s not surprising I suffered a bit. I did sleep better on the other bed though. The second problem was the entrance when driving out of Coastguard Cottages. It’s so blind that you have inch out into the road to see oncoming traffic. It was pretty quiet for us, but I can imagine in the height of the summer it becoming very dangerous. But that’s not the cottages fault. Overall it was pretty impressive and we got great value for money despite there being just two of us and two dogs. There’s a big Co-op just 5 minutes away to. We ate out most nights and all within reach within 10 minutes. We particularly liked the Waterfront. Others where the Sun Inn, the Sun and The Highdown. I can’t recall the last one unfortunately, but Waterfront was just so nice and right next to the sea.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Really glad you had a nice stay at Coastguard Cottage and thank you for your feedback. Regarding the beds all 3 have new and good quality sprung mattresses so we are sorry you did not personally find them comfortable, generally we have had positive feedback regarding the comfort of the beds. Regarding the lane exit, it is of course important to be cautious with the summer traffic but as far as we are aware none of our guests or ourselves have had any problems pulling out of the lane in either direction. Hope to welcome you at Coastguard Cottage again.

  • 9

    19/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 17/08/2018
    Lovely cottage in a great location. Made very welcome by Caroline the owners representative. Great selection of local walks and pubs, and only 100m from Freshwater Bay


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