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

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    • Asset 46

      3 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 4 people

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      Yes 2 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Main fuel or power incl.
      Main fuel or power incl.
    • 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
    • Television
    • Woodburning stove
      Woodburning stove
    • WiFi
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • 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
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "This former coastguard’s cottage is the perfect family escape situated just a short walk from the beach at Freshwater Bay.Ground floor Livingdining room. Kitchen. First floor 3 bedrooms 1 double 2 single 4ft. Bathroom with bath shower cubicle and toilet. \n Woodburner in living room initial fuel inc. Gas CH gas elec bed linen and towels inc. Freeview TV. DVD. StereoCDMP3 connection. Gas range. Mwave. Wmachine. Ffreezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned front and rear gardens with patio terrace sitting-out area and furniture. Parking 1 car. Welcome pack. No smoking.\n \nBuilt 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. \n " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/918/840/918610.jpg W43661

    Coastguard Cottage reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.1 out of 10 – based on 15 reviews

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    out of 10

    We greatly enjoyed a return to West Wight after an absence of twenty-seven years. Coastguard Cottage was very well presented and fitted out and it suited all our needs. Well provided with maps and local information as well as the history of the coastguard service. There was a welcome pack for us on arrival.



    out of 10

    You really have to read the instructions on how to get to the cottage, once your in the area. The picture shown is not the way in. You have to enter a private unmade road full of potholes. The signage showing you where to park is old and weathered and the same colour as the fence it sits on, difficult to see, same as the sign on the fence to show you the gate to enter. I do think the furniture needs an upgrade. Upon arrival as we had difficulty getting in we phoned the contact, she wasn't available and we left a message. Surly when you are expecting new guests, you are available. We never heard back, and my wife phoned when we eventually gained entry. On the Sunday having arrived back in the afternoon, the TV didn't have any signal, I went outside to see what was wrong and the aerial was on the floor, not on the wall. I phoned again and left a message. It wasn't till Monday afternoon that I received a message to say that they were going to contact an aerial man to fix the problem. Tuesday I received a message to say that he couldn't arrive till Friday. Now I know this can't be helped, but an no point was a little compensation offered. I think that didn't help the PR. So all in all I think I can say that we didn't enjoy the experience.



    out of 10

    Beautiful cottage in perfect location with lots of stunning walks on the doorstep. Super holiday destination.



    out of 10

    A quaint little cottage that is thoughtfully equipped, there's even a tea strainer! A nice welcome tray that included biscuits for the dog. The bedrooms are lovely and beds very comfortable. The gardens front and back were lovely and very secure so Milo could be let out without worry. The location was just right for getting around the island, though I hadn't realised the Isle of Wight was going to be so hilly! Major towns were easy to find and Osborne House is a treasure. All in all a good week,



    out of 10

    A lovely cottage in a great location that is so convenient for the beach. Freshwater Bay is excellent for swimming and kayaking with good walking close by. The owner's representative is very helpful and even phoned to say the cottage was ready for us ahead of the published time. We had an excellent stay and will certainly consider staying again and will recommend to friends and family.



    out of 10

    Lovely cottage, set in quiet and beautiful location. Lots of stunning coastal walks.



    out of 10

    Love Coasguards cottage been last year and again this year. Tried to book for early september 2020 but booked up ? highly recommend particularly if you love the Downs and have a dog! 2 lovely secure gardens too no worries about the dog outside.



    out of 10

    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.



    out of 10

    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.



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