Mrs Jones October 2023
I always like staying at East Gull Sands as it is so close to the beach & the view from the 1st floor bedroom is wonderful. The house itself is spacious, & well equipped with everything you could need whilst on holiday.
Miss Calow September 2023
We really enjoyed our stay at East Gull sands. Everything is a tad dated, but clean, comfy and functional which is all you really need on holiday. The beds are extremely comfortable, and the shower and bath are excellent, which always makes a big difference. Plenty of linens and towels. Kitchen is again dated but very well equipped (except for oven gloves) and having a washing machine and tumble dryer was very helpful. The area is quiet and absolutely beautiful, (the beach is literally right as you walk out the front door) but all of the bigger towns and shops are very easy to get to by car. Lovely secluded garden at the back and a nature reserve basically right behind the house offers lots of greenery as well as the beach. The only issue we encountered was patchy (and sometimes non-existent) wi-fi signal in some of the rooms in the house, but this was explained in the welcome packet, and is understandable given the secluded location. Price-wise, we went off-season in early October so we did not pay as much as one might in summer, so it felt a sensible price. Not sure the higher prices would have been affordable for us in the summer, but we happened to go during a mini autumnal heatwave so it actually all worked out brilliantly for us! Over all my friend and I really enjoyed our stay, and we would recommend East Gull Sands. Classic Cottages kept us informed from booking to our stay, and we were also grateful for the discount off the ferry journeys to and from the Island.
Mr Stevens September 2023
A very comfortable property in an excellent location. We will be returning.
Mrs Smallwood July 2023
We love this cottage prefect for our family comes with everything you need, has a lovely garden to so on a nice evening you can enjoy a bbq in the garden. Having the beach right on your door step is a bonus too just look out the window and you can watch the sea so relaxing or take a nice drink over on the beach and enjoy! We always feel like we are at home when we stay here and never want to go home. Really you will love it here from the time you walk through that front door. Enjoy
Mrs Jones June 2023
East Gull Sands is very well placed on Duver Road, opposite the beach. What's not to like! It has everything you need to make your holiday a breeze with a lovely garden to sit in as well. Off road parking is also great as the road gets very busy in the summer. Can't wait to return.
Mrs Smallwood February 2023
We find your website to be easy to use, we have booked with you for the last 3 years and will continue to do so.
Mrs Jones October 2022
East Gull Sands is a lovely place to stay, with its superb location and lovely views. Can’t wait to return soon.
Mr Drury August 2022
An excellent and well equipped property with an unrivalled position on the seafront just a few paces from the beach. Off road parking included.
Mrs MacInnes July 2022
We absolutely love this house. The location is fabulous. It’s cosy and welcoming. Great garden to relax in. Super for us as grandparents and occasionally for the children to come and join us!!!
Mrs Haines July 2022
This is our second stay at this property and it does not disappoint. It is a home from home, with lots of little extras to ensure that you don't have unnecessary visits to the shops. It's biggest asset for me is that it is on the seafront. Perfect!
Mrs Phillips May 2022
My family and I are looking at next years too come back to this property.
Mrs Robertson May 2022
Beautifully positioned and equipped double glazed house with the beach across the road. Garden and lawn well kept with comfortable table and six sturdy chairs. Kitchen lacks no equipment or utensils including good quality matching china, and ample saucepans etc. Dining room with large table and chairs for six. Sitting room has 2 three seat sofas and 2 fully upholstered armchairs + foot-rest. Good supply of childrens’ books and games as also for adults. Bedrooms have plenty of storage with comfortable beds, mattresses and pillows Double bedroom upstairs with views across the Solent to Portsmouth. Bathroom with shower over the bath and WC upstairs, Shower room and separate WC downstairs. Parking for one car on the premises.
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Reply from Classic Cottages
Thank you so much for sharing your review - we're delighted to hear that you had such a great stay at East Gull Sands. We really appreciate you letting us know and very much hope to welcome you back in the future. Tanya, Customer Support
Mrs Jones October 2021
East Gull Sands is set in a brilliant location along the Duver Road with the added bonus of off road parking. It has a charm all of its own in its "quirky" layout & I would definitely recommend it & look forward to returning as many times as I am able.
The rooms are large & airy & the cottage has everything you need to enjoy your holiday.
Mrs Latter September 2021
Excellent location close to village, beach and nature reserve. Great property for multi-generation stays. Our second visit, and we would happily stay there again.
Miss Smart July 2021
A lovely house with a fabulous location. We spent a happy week with here with our 2 children. Good base for exploring the island. A good choice of places to eat within walking distance. Would definitely recommend.
Mrs Jones June 2021
The location is just fab & the cottage & garden are lovely with the added benefit of off street parking as well.
It is a well equipped & comfortable cottage & I loved staying at East Gull Sands.
It is such a shame that the owners have decided not to let the cottage again as I would rebook every holiday there. I can only hope they change their minds!
Mrs Robertson May 2021
Everything about the house was excellent. All furnishings and equipment were of very good quality, tasteful and homey. We were particularly comfortable and happy whilst there.
Mr West October 2020
Nice period property, great views of the beach, centrally located property to a get from place to place, around the island.
Ms Bailey September 2020
Good location, clean and tidy but a bit dated. Would book again. Really need to take your own pillows as the house pillows were very poor.
Mrs Jones September 2020
A lovely cottage, albeit a little quirky which is not a criticism at all. Brilliant location with a fab view from upstairs.
May not be ideal for the elderly or disabled due to the steps between some rooms but once you remember that they are there it's all good.
I am already looking forward to going back in the summer of 2021.
Mr Drury August 2019
Very comfortable property, well equipped, comfortable and great location in the summer months. The owner appears to be very caring about the property and about the tenants.
Mr Walker May 2019
Looking forward to staying there again
Ms White April 2019
Lovely old building, tastefully extended, comfortable, welcoming and very well furnished. Perfect location between sea and nature reserve (apart from neighbours' parking spaces at end of garden) - the road in front is mostly quiet and the off-street parking is convenient. Layout is well-considered apart from almost invisible steps between levels. The cottage could be made entirely accessible with a little bit of work, but that's not the market it's aimed at, obviously, and I was able to get about on crutches without a very great deal of trouble, apart from the rather tight toilet. (Upstairs facilities are glamorous but angle between bath and sloping wall is a bit treacherous, I gather.) All in all we spent a very pleasant week and I'd love to return.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thank you for taking the time to review East Gull Sands; we're pleased to see that you enjoyed a pleasant week at this comfortable beach front property and found that you were able to get around on your crutches without too much trouble. We do hope to welcome you back again soon. Alison, Customer Support
Mrs Hine September 2018
East Gull cottage very good and we had a lovely week there views were stunning with some lovely walks.The community shop in the village was very useful and only a short distance away.
Mrs Thorpe June 2018
We loved the cottage ,it had everything we needed, well equipped kitchen, tv and comfortable seating. Very clean . We loved the location , opposite the beach, also short drive into Ryde. There isn't much in Seaview , but we liked the fact it was quiet. We would hope to stay there again.
Mr Mulholland June 2018
A quirky cottage that is full of charm and well equipped.
I contacted both the local and Cornwall office and was dealt with by friendly, efficient and professional staff, booking both the cottage and the ferries was simple.
Keep up the good work
Mr Drury August 2017
A great holiday cottage on a prime seafront site
Mrs Hine June 2017
Excellent position with good eating places nearby and great walking right from the door. Light and spacious cottage with lots of room downstairs for a family to spread out.
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