Welcome to 6 Coastguard Cottages.
Large sitting/dining-room with windows offering superb views.
Dining with a view out towards the sea.
Large fully equipped kitchen with a door out to large lawned garden.
Amazing views across Compton Bay towards Freshwater, a very popular spot for surfers.
Have fun making daisy chains on a summer afternoon.
Take advantage of the layout of 6 Coastguard.
The spacious double bedroom on the first floor...
..with stunning sea views.
The coastline can offer dramatic changes in weather.
The twin bedroom on first floor with sea views.
Uninterrupted views from the first floor bedroom.
The smaller twin bedroom on the first floor.
The family bathroom with bath and large walk-in shower cubicle.
The entrance is just off a little lane at the front of the property; plenty of parking space.
Relax at this Classic Cottage.
6 Coastguard Cottages is one of an original group of cottages situated on stunning National Trust coastline.
Compton Bay is dog friendly on one half of the beach which is sign posted.
Coastal footpath where you can walk into Freshwater or even as far as Alum Bay for the keener hikers.
Compton Bay has something for all ages, you can hunt for fossils from the dinosaur era, or catch a wave on a surfboard.
Spend the morning walking along the clifftop walking trails and your afternoon on the beach.
Explore the famous Needles in Freshwater.

6 Coastguard Cottages


Brook / Sleeps 6 + cot*

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7 Nights from £936

Great house and location drive a little narrow for our t5 views amazing

A lovely cottage, with rich history, and in a perfect location for those who like the sea. We have very much enjoyed building memories on the beaches and in the surrounding countryside. Amenities in the cottage are carefully thought through. We are looking forward to next year!

We stayed a6 Coastguards Cottages in 2021 and decided that we had such a brilliant time in this fantastic house, wonderful location and sea views, and on the island that we would return again this year, yet another brilliant relaxing holiday in comfort.

More than happy to rent this house again in the future.

Lovely cottage to stay in. Beautiful. House needing a little work plaster cracks etc. Lots of lovely 'aged' furniture. Kitchen very well stocked and good cleaning/washing facilities. Super clean and starchy linen and towels. Nothing beats the view though. Spectacular!

As a family of six this house was the perfect size for us and had everything we needed. The views are amazing and it is a very short walk down to the beach, ideal for those with young children. The house was beautiful and very clean. The children loved that house next door sold amazing jams, perfect for breakfast!! We would definitely stay here again without hesitation!

We stayed here in June 2022 and absolutely loved the cottage and the location. The house is light and spacious with a period feel yet comfortable and convenient. It was great to read about its history in the times of smugglers! Lovely to be so close to a quiet and beautiful beach.

Property exceeded expectations, especially considering earlier comments about cleanliness. Decoration was fresh and attractive, all perfectly clean. Comfortable beds, plenty of towels. EXTREMELY well-equipped, even down to buckets, spades, surfboards etc for the beach. Peaceful and attractive location, large garden. Very nice to be able to walk the dogs off-lead almost from the front door. Plenty of easy walks up onto the downs and also down to Brook beach (dogs allowed) and beautiful Compton Bay (dogs restricted). A comment earlier was that the garden is not fully secure. This is true, there is a gap beneath the gate that dogs can squeeze through. This could be remedied by wire netting nailed to the bottom of the gate, but in fact the road outside is only an access road to the cottages so is not busy at all. The house next door has a display and honesty box for delicious jam!

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for your lovely review. We're thrilled to hear you had such a great stay and glad you found the property clean and well equipped. How lovely to be supplied with buckets, spades and surfboards for the beach! Thanks for mentioning the garden not being fully secure. We rarely advertise gardens as being secure as we know how good dogs are at escaping! It's great to have so many places nearby to walk them. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kelsey, Customer Support

This cottage offers a great location and lots of accommodation space and the kitchen is very well equipped. However the very poor level of cleanliness in the kitchen in particular and generally throughout the cottage (dust and cobwebs) completely spoiled our holiday and really lets the cottage down. Issues of poor cleanliness were previously raised in 2018 and 2020. In addition, there were a number of minor maintenance issues (e.g the shower door would not close properly and the door knob on the bedroom was broken) that should have been addressed prior to our arrival. The combination of these issues was very disappointing and really spoiled the holiday. Classic Cottages claim they carry out regular inspections and that they keep checking to ensure everything is above and beyond expectations. Classic Cottages stated that they cannot inspect all the cottages and we were offered financial compensation for our experience. I would have preferred a clean and hygienic cottage especially again the backdrop of Covid.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so sorry that you had cause to contact us about the cleanliness but we're pleased that we were able to agree on a suitable resolution for the elements you found.

We understand how important cleanliness is and any concerns raised are always fully investigated. We continuously monitor standards via our questionnaire system and guest feedback, and always inspect every property at least annually but sadly it's not possible for us to visit on on every changeover. Your points have been shared with the owner so that he can look at them alongside the usual end of season maintenance.

We're really grateful for you bringing this to our attention and hope we can welcome you back to the island in the future. Tanya, Customer Support

This would be a wonderful place to stay for a family.

We all (including the dog) enjoyed the house and location so much, that we have already booked for another two weeks at 6 Coastguards Cottages in 2022.

An absolutely fantastic location for a complete break from it all. Views are magnificent, the dogs loved the garden. The nearby pub The Sun Inn was lovely and the food was excellent. There are lots of walks close by and you are not far from a range of attractions. We loved it.

Would recommend this cottage. Great base to enjoy IOW. We as a family of 6 had an amazing time. Beach close to walk the dogs and great costal walks

Beautiful cottage, very comfortable and stunning location but disappointed by the cleanliness of the kitchen.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you for reviewing 6 Coastguard Cottages - we're delighted to hear you had a great stay overall though really sorry that you were disappointed with some elements of the cleanliness. We received your email and called and left a message as soon as we could offering for someone to return to re-clean but unfortunately we didn't hear anything further. Please be assured that your comments have been taken on board and we do hope to see you again in the future. Bryony, Customer Support

A priceless location. Loved equally by my parents, children and dog!

This location is perfect. We love the walk to the beach, where we hunt for fossils. We have stayed here a few times now and we feel that this is the best location on the island! The house is a bit on the old-side can do with modernising, but regardless we love it there.

this is our second stay at 6 Coastguard cottages and we would love to go back again

We had such a fabulous stay at this property. The rooms are large enough and extremely light due to the large windows and sunny location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back again!!! The only thing we really missed here were sun-loungers in the garden!

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're absolutely delighted that you had such a good time at this lovely property - we'll pass on your suggestion of sun-loungers to the owners. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Tressa, Customer Support

A wonderful week at a wonderful cottage! So close to the beach, we walked there a few times. Very well equipped property, with plenty of spaces. Fabulous sunsets!

We always have a lovely time in any Classic cottage but this one has helped us make great family memories for two years now, on our favourite part of the island! Thank you

Lovely location and views, great size garden and driveway (though be aware not secure if you have dogs) spacious house but furnishings more shabby than chic and cleanliness could be better

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts although we were sorry to see that you felt the cleanliness could have been improved. We'll raise this with the housekeeping team, and we'll inspect all the funiture to see where upgrades could be made. Tanya, Customer Support

A delightful cottage, generously and thoughtfully equipped, in a highly enviable location.

We spent a brilliant two weeks in this beautiful cottage, it has great views of the sea, very comfortable and spacious, very well equipped,lovely big garden and perfect to take the dogs to the beach. The cottage is perfectly positioned to visit other areas of the island,would definitely come here again.

Exceeded expectations - immaculately clean, bright and spacious. Very well equipped and views were stunning. Definitely hope to return!

Fantastic location with views across a field to the sea. Beautiful sunsets over the white cliffs. A quick walk to an amazing sandy beach littered with fossil remains of dinosaurs.

Actually reviewed the same property last year. We liked it that much we returned.

A lovely cottage with beautiful views. Well equipped. Would highly recommend. Look forward to returning.

A delightful cottage in an enviable position. Very well equipped and our small problem with a lack of window key was resolved quickly and very efficiently. We will definitely book again.

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