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Excellent 5/5 Score from 11 reviews


Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Longshoremans Cottage is located close to all the amenities Sandown has to offer and benefits from off road parking. It was originally converted from a boat house, whose owners earnt their living from working on the beach. The cottage is fully equipped with all the essentials that are needed for a self-catering holiday.

It has full central heating and therefore suited for breaks at any time of the year. The private garden is level

and has a patio with table and chairs for al fresco dining. The beach is only a few minutes walk away.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Sandown
Will consider House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Southampton, Nearest railway: Sandown
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 DVD player
General Central heating, TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Bedroom with double bed and space for travel cot

Living room with double sofa bed and TV with DVD player. Patio doors leading to garden.

Fully equipped Kitchen with electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.

Bathroom with full size bath with overhead shower, washbasin and WC.

Full gas fired central heating.

Electric and gas included NO METERS.

Duvets, pillows and bed linen provided with bed made up for your arrival.

Bath towels and hand towels provided but please bring your own beach towels.

Cot and Highchair available on request.

Further details outdoors

The garden is level and has a washing line for drying your beach towels.There is a patio and grassed

area with flower and shrub borders.

The Isle of Wight region

The Isle of Wight is situated off the South Coast of England and enjoys a mild climate with above average sunshine hours.

It is famous for its dramatic coastline and superb beaches with secluded coves and wide expanses of sand.

It has wonderful scenery and areas of outstanding natural beauty which makes it ideal for cycling and walking


There are many attractions for the whole family to enjoy including Carisbrooke Castle, Amazon World Zoo Park, Blackgang Chine Fantasy Park, Dinosaur Isle, Brading Roman Villa, The Needles Alum Bay, Queen Victoria's Osborne House and Robin Hill Country Park.


Sandown is the perfect place to enjoy a traditional seaside holiday. It is situated in a beautiful bay with a gently sloping, safe, golden, sandy beach. There are plenty of attractions to keep all the family amused including water sports, crazy golf, The Dinosaur Isle Museum, The Isle of Wight Zoo/Tiger Sanctuary and The Pier providing all weather amusements. You can enjoy a stroll along the coastal path into nearby Shanklin taking in the stunning scenery.

The town provides an abundance of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. The Heights Leisure Centre with indoor pools, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and gym is a favourite for all the family and is only a short walk away.

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Review 1-10 of 11

18 Aug 2014


"Sparkling clean and perfect"

I've stayed at a few holiday rentals and this was definitely one of the best. The cottage was perfect for myself, my husband and two young children. It was spotlessly clean and freshly decorated. All the amenities we needed were there, including a combi boiler, dishwasher, freezer, Freesat TV and washing machine (essential when travelling with kids!). The enclosed garden was lovely and very private. The neighbouring properties were quiet, making this retreat peaceful. The addition of off road parking and its central location made this the ideal holiday rental. The beach and the pier was 5 minutes walk away, along with The Rock Shop, butchers, bakery, restaurants, takeaways, post office, Boots and a Sainsbury's local. We travelled out and around the Isle during the day, but came "home" to relax and enjoy the beach every night. The owner, Jacqueline, is friendly and helpful and made the arrangements nice and easy. Many thanks!

2 Aug 2014


"Impeccably Clean"

The cottage is situated in a quiet residential area 5 minutes from the beach and town. It has a lovely enclosed patio garden area that is quite secluded. The property lacked nothing other than interne… More

21 Mar 2014


"Perfect stay"

What a great place, near to lovely cycling paths, beach, nice pubs, luckily had great weather as well, thank you, cant wait to return.… More

28 Nov 2013



Perfect sized cottage for 2 people. Had everything we needed and more. Really close to the beach and pier - about a 5 min walk if that. Looking forward to staying in the summer!… More

4 Nov 2013


"A wonderful find!"

We found the cottage exceptionally well-equipped, very clean and great value for money. It is in an ideal position - convenient for beaches, walks, shops and restaurants - and is one of the best self-catering properties we have found. We hope to return before too long.

4 Nov 2013


"Lovely cottage for a relaxed break"

My wife and I stayed at Longshoremans Cottage for a week with our 14 year old daughter. We found the cottage to be larger than we had expected it to be. The cottage was clean, tastefully decorated a… More

12 Aug 2013


"Very pleasant"

We found that this little cottage was just what we required for our weekend away with our 2 children; short walking distance to the pleasant family beach at Sandown, cottage very clean and nicely fitted out and the owner extremely helpful and easy to deal with.

You might find it a bit more snug than you would want if you were staying any longer with 2 adults/ 2 children but really excellent value and we would certainly book again for a long weekend.

4 May 2013


"Everything you need!"

Reviews can be a little bland - telling you everything was wonderful but not much more. Well, this one may not be a lot better! We have submitted other reviews for holiday properties in this area wher… More

9 Apr 2013


"Really nice place to stay"

I stayed in this small cottage for just over two weeks in November. On my arrival I was able to park my car in the designated off-street parking spot in front of the cottage and the owners were there to welcome me and show me around the cottage, which was clean and tidy and extremely well-equipped. The cottage is in a really perfect location, being only a few minutes walk to the centre of the town, or down to the beach and I particularly enjoyed being able to take a short walk to the end of road, cross a small park and find myself on the lovely cliff-top walk. The cottage has an attractive small patio, which unfortunately I was not able to use because of the weather in November!. The owners of the cottage could not have been more helpful and I would certainly recommend this as a place to stay.

15 Aug 2012


"A wonderful little retreat!"

Highly recommend Longshoremans cottage. The location is superb being just a short stroll to the local shops and the beautiful Sandown Beach. Having a parking space is a must as most streets are yellow lines/pay and display.
Sandown itself is a lovely area with many nice gift shops and a handy sainsburys and Co-Op local just a short walk away. Took us about 20mins to get here from ferry and we wereblown away.
The cottage has everything you could wish for and is tastefully decorated. As for the little garden, a lovely secluded retreat for a glass of wine in the evenings. A lovely peaceful location both day and night.
Having come to the IOW as a child for many years, its lovely to come back and share the same beautiful Island with my own family. Of course the weather helps and this to did not let us down.
I can't thank the owners enough for their kindness and helpfulness with an easy booking.

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