Island Cottage Bembridge
House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
A very attractive period cottage in a convenient location, having easy access to the beach and local shops, and pleasant walks along lanesand footpaths to the harbour, local restaurants and village centre.
Island Cottage is a quaint detached residence with beamed celings, equipped and decorated to a very high standard with charming cottage gardens and parking for up to two vehicles. Pretty countryside surrounds the village with direct access to many miles of coastal, country and downland walks. The Coastal resorts of Seaview, Ryde, Sandown, and Shanklin are all a short drive away.
Please note linen and towels not included but for a small cost can be provided
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Just down road 1 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Isle of Wight region
Bembridge is a village and civil parish[dead link] located on the easternmost point of the Isle of Wight. It had a population of 3,848 according to the 2001 census of the United Kingdom, leading to claims by residents that Bembridge is the largest village in England, and occasional claims that it is the largest village in Europe. Bembridge is home to many of the Island's wealthiest residents.
Bembridge sits at the extreme eastern point of the Isle of Wight. Prior to land reclamation the area of Bembridge and Yaverland was almost an island unto itself, separated from the remainder of the Isle of Wight by Brading Haven. Prior to the Victorian era Bembridge was a collection of wooden huts and farmhouses, which only consolidated into a true village with the building of the church in 1827 (later rebuilt in 1846). The historical heart of the village is located close to the church in the north of the village, consisting of a number of shops, pubs and restaurants, along with the Village Hall and site of the former Parish Council hall. Bembridge Library serves the community and there is a local museum in the same location.
The Lane End district is located to the South of the village. It is largely composed of modern bungalows and a small shopping area which includes a Co-Op store. The lane comes to an end at the beach, where Bembridge Lifeboat station and the Bembridge Coast Hotel are situated. Formerly many of the bungalows were on the land of a cottage where Cecily Cardew lived, after whom an Oscar Wilde character was named. Moving inland from Lane End one finds Bembridge Primary school, along with the local community centre, which are connected by a large recreational playing field.
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2 Aug 2014
"Lovely spacious cottage with large private garden"
We all really liked the cottage - it has character, is well decorated and maintained. Sunny weather was a bonus, and the garden and barbecue were very welcome. It's a very short walk to the beach… More
5 May 2014
"Charming cottage and private garden hidden behind huge hedge"
If you use Google Street view to (pre)view the cottage you will have to be careful not to miss the house as a 5 meter high hedge is obscuring the property from the road. The cottage behind the hedge i… More
2 Apr 2014
"Well equipped, character cottage."
The cottage was well equipped and had a good sized entrance way and upstairs landing so you weren't bumping into people. The living room and the dining room both had sofas so very flexible '… More
15 Feb 2014
"Tranquil setting with more than enough local attractions"
Another highly relaxing stay in this beautiful property.We love the daily walk to the lifeboat station and around the beach to Crab and Lobster.There were a few rainy days this time, and the home was … More
5 Oct 2013
"Beautiful home from home in peaceful location"
A lovely relaxing week in this peaceful cottage that has homely rooms and lovely location.Most days walked to the sea which is just a few minutes away.Great base for exploring the island, with the fee… More
7 Jul 2013
"Beautiful, spacious cottage - everything just right for a family holiday"
Island Cottage is a really beautiful cottage - very comfortable, very spacious, lots of garden space for the little one and grown ups alike, and very well equipped for a family holiday. Our party was… More
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