Mrs Buse September 2023
A well equipped cottage in a very quiet location but within very easy reach of the Crab and Lobster pub and the beach. The village shops are only about a 20 minute walk away and have most things people are likely to need. We went to Godshill Model Village, which was a really good day out. We didn't know until afterwards that the Old Smithy, where the main car park is, is well known for its amazing cakes! We will need a return visit to try them for ourselves.
Mrs Wright August 2023
Such a lovely cottage, love the fact that it is right near the Forelands Beach, & in the lovely village of Bembridge. It has everything you need for a superb comfortable stay. Have visited this cottage a few times & will be back again. Thank you.
Mr Oliver August 2023
Our second visit to the IoW and our second Classic Cottages experience. There were some lovely aspects to our holiday but unfortunately some problems with the property itself will linger long in the mind. A soggy bed, described by my much-travelled son as being amongst the worst he's ever tried to sleep in, meant that he resorted to sleeping on the dining room floor instead. A basin plug that didn't plug its basin, it's sole function sounds trivial but is extremely irritating in practice. A gas boiler that wasn't working. An engineer' visit was mentioned as a possibility but never materialised.
The owners offered a derisory £75 in compensation. This was matched by Classic Cottages. Lacking the emotional energy to pursue it further we accepted the £150.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're so sorry that your stay was disrupted but we were glad to have been able to reach a resolution. It's lovely to hear that there were many aspects of the property which you enjoyed and we hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Julie, Customer Support
Mrs Patterson June 2023
This cottage is ideally placed for families, with easy access to a beach. The cottage is clean and tastefully decorated, and is very well equipped.
Mr Kirk June 2023
A beautiful cottage, excellently fitted out with very private gardens. It was literally 2 minutes from the sea.
Mrs Whitecross September 2022
A comfortable and cosy cottage, with great facilities. Location brilliant for amenities and scenery. A peaceful and relaxing place for a holiday.
Mr Moore July 2022
A brilliant and well equipped cottage, great location able to walk to the beach in 2mins! Very clean, very welcoming!
Mrs Clear July 2022
Lovely cottage, with great outside space. Very comfortable. The stairs are quite steep with narrow treads in places. Very peaceful.
Ms Hart May 2022
A good location for a family who'd like instant access to the beach. Bus route 8 runs very near the cottage so you can get about easily without a car. Service goes to Newport and Ryde. Generally speaking the bus service on the IOW is excellent. The local Co-op is well stocked and includes the "Cook" range.
Mrs Fox February 2022
Love this cottage, love the view from two bedrooms and the location in beautiful Bembridge is fabulous.
Mrs Wright August 2021
This is a fabulous cottage, very well equipped and very comfortable. The location is excellent and just a minute from the beach. Really enjoyed our stay.
Mrs Naylor June 2021
Lovely sea view from main bedroom, very pleasant gardens. Would definitely return.
Ms Fry June 2021
Beautiful well equipped cottage. Location amazing, beach so close, and near to the pub for older guests. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, would return for another holiday. We are a three generational family, but it was ideal for all of us. The Fry’s
Ms Allanson May 2021
We had a great stay, it was lovely to be so close to the beach and the pub, but still be so tucked away. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped, and we enjoyed the table tennis. Would definitely recommend.
Mrs Parsons October 2020
Cosy & relaxing , home from home & right by the beach
Mr Rossignol October 2020
I think it has been adequately marketed.
Mr Mathews September 2020
Overall very good and suited our needs.
Ms Pepper September 2020
A fantastic comfortable house, in a beautiful quiet location near a lovely beach. An extremely well equipped kitchen, one of the best we have had. Appliances were also straightforward to operate.
Lovely to have two pretty gardens to relax in too, though we didn't find time to use the kayaks or table tennis table! Would certainly come back to this house.
Mrs Chapman August 2020
Cottage was very comfortable and relaxing, well equipped for our self catering needs. Bembridge was a lovely area to be based, the boys both teenagers and my hard to please husband enjoyed the close proximity to the beach and enjoyed using the kayaks that were provided with the property. All in all a wonderful two weeks away at a strange and trying time in our everyday lives. Thank you.
Mrs Saville July 2020
Coastguard cottage fantastic, location to the beach excellent. Love the two gardens, one with table tennis great for the kids, the other to sit & soak up the sun. Definitely looking forward to going back again.
Mr Conroy July 2020
A Wonderful Property in a Prime location, we came away very relaxed after our stay here.
Mrs Neil October 2019
Cottage is a gem, in a lovely quiet setting. Very close to the peaceful beach walks around Bembridge and very handy for the local pub along with easy access the delights of Bembridge village.
Beds very comfortable and kitchen well equipped.
Mrs Rixon September 2019
Exceeded expectations. Beautifully clean with good quality furniture and bedding. Well equipped kitchen. Pretty gardens with plenty of outdoor seating.
Mrs Wright August 2019
Coastguard Cottage is a lovely property. It has all you need for a fantastic stay. It is lovely to be so near the sea and beach. Bembridge is a favourite village of ours.
Mr Smith August 2019
Fantastic property,ample room for the family, can't complain about anything!
Mr Henderson June 2019
A nice secluded cottage with great access to beaches and village. Fairly well equipped and comfortable. Stairs and gardens not suitable for small children, unfortunately.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for your review of 23 Coastguard Cottage - it's great to hear that you found the property was in an ideal location to explore all the lovely beaches and the local village. The stairs within the property are fairly standard with a turn and a landing half way up where we'd recommend that younger members of the party are supervised. The property does offer a grassy front garden with seating for eight guests and room enough to play, along with a rear garden with a patio, gravelled area and a corner of decking as mentioned in the description. Bryony, Customer Support
Mrs Rapley June 2019
Our extended family, ranging in age from three to sixty four , all loved our stay at this gorgeous cottage. There is a lovely beach with rock pools to explore at low tide literally five minutes walk from the cottage and we particularly appreciated being able to use the table tennis table.
Ms Hewlett April 2019
A lovely cottage in a great spot. Well worth staying.
Ms Tame October 2018
A lovely, cosy secluded cottage. Near the sea, supermarket, beach and a good choice of restaurants. We loved it.
Mr Nash September 2018
A superb property in a great location. Spacious, well equipped and beautifully presented. Really enjoyed our stay!
Mrs Halsted August 2018
23 Coastguard Cottage is comfortable, well equipped and beautifully decorated and well appointed. Highly recommended.
Mr Barker July 2018
Lovely Cottage in a lovely location but totally spoilt by the cleanliness upon arrival :(
Reply from Classic Cottages
We were so sorry that there were areas that need a little extra attention on arrival. There had been a problem following the previous departure and it appears this had affected the changeover routine. We're glad that the housekeeper was able to rectify the points when she returned, and hope that you enjoyed the rest of your stay. Tanya, Customer Support
Mrs Dyche June 2018
Wonderful cottage in a fantastic location, so beautifully furnished and so well equipped. Loved our stay here.
Mrs Fox February 2018
Have stayed at this cottage three times as a family and we’ve enjoyed every minute. Had concerns during our first stay as our youngest grandson was only 18 months old and the narrow, twisting stairs are not gated. There were enough adults to keep an eye on him though, so no tumbles luckily. Not a problem now he’s a year older. Nice house in a great spot very close to beach, plus lovely views from two bedrooms.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for taking the time to review the cottage - it must be a family favourite after your three visits there! Whilst the stairs are fairly standard, there is a turn with a landing half way, and we'd always recommend that the more adventurous younger members of the party are supervised, just in case! We hope to welcome you back in the future. Tanya, Customer Support
Mrs Fox October 2017
Highly recommend this cottage.
Mr Maiden September 2017
A lovely cottage where you can relax and enjoy a slower pace of life.
Mrs Dyche June 2017
This is a very comfortable, well equipped cottage in an excellent location. Cottage is tastefully decorated and furnished. We had a very enjoyable stay here and would love to return.
Mrs Fox April 2017
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