Mr Rolfe September 2023
Lovely large house with every facility in near perfect location.
Mrs Corkett September 2023
Seacrest is an amazing holiday house. A real home from home. Immaculately clean when we arrived and welcome groceries in the fridge. A house that sleeps 10 and has all the kitchen and dining equipment needed for 10 people. There was loads of space inside and out. 2 family cars fitted easily into the driveway but maybe a little tight for 3. We had awful wet windy weather so we’re not able to be on the beach across the road but could see fabulous views when the rain cleared.
Mrs Mortimer August 2023
We looked forward to and saved hard for this holiday. Initially it seemed to fit our needs. The shine soon diminished when we discovered there was no hot water and a faulty boiler which the owner was aware of. We had no hot water for half our holiday and eventually an emergency visit from a Heating Engineer to turn off the boiler. The owner was having a new boiler fitted but this did not benefit us. This problem was very stressful and time consuming not what you want on a family holiday.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're so sorry that you experienced an issue with the boiler during your stay but were pleased to have been able to reach a resolution. We hope that you enjoyed your stay overall. Julie, Customer Support
Mrs Price July 2023
Another wonderful stay at Seacrest House. Ideal location for the sandy beach. Well equipped, spacious kitchen. The ground floor shower room was a great addition to this property. Very much looking forward to coming back next year
Mrs Steer July 2023
Lovely spacious home in a great location, settled in very quickly. The house had everything we needed, lots of interesting books to read. Would definitely stay there again.
Mrs Bell July 2023
A beautiful, spacious property opposite a sandy beach, lake & amusements. Well equipped & with ample private parking. Exceptionally clean and comfy. Wish to go back many more times!
Mrs Chiswell June 2023
This amazing house exceeded expectations. It's so spacious. The beds are very comfortable. All the rooms are lovely and the level of equipping is exceptional. There are even 3 book cases full of books! The quiet back garden is a delight, and from the front lawn you can exit through the gate, across the esplanade and straight into the beach. The location means you can walk there from the foot ferry in under 30 mins. And it's close to bus routes and the train to Shanklin. It's only a short walk from the town centre with loads of places to eat. If you're driving there is ample off road parking.
Mrs Hall April 2023
We stayed in Seacrest as 2 families with young children and grandparents. Lovely house in great location on seafront. The rooms are spacious & the property we'll equipped. The space inside and the secure garden made it a relaxing time enjoyed by all of us. The IoW has much to offer particularly for children and we look forward to returning.
Mrs Dancy March 2023
Beautiful house in great location, just across the road to beach and a walk to other amenities. Very spacious, well equipped, ideal for large families of all ages.
Miss McElroy March 2023
This is a fantastic house, in a great seafront location with parking included. It has huge space and flexibility for families over three floors and is a great base for exploring the island.
Mrs Heywood October 2022
A beautiful house in an excellent location. It is equipped with everything you need, including games and books. Spotlessly clean and ideal for a larger group. Lovely garden space at the front and very useful to have 3 parking spaces.
Mrs Jarvis September 2022
Lovely spacious, well equipped house in fantastic location. Great views across the Solent and easy walking distance to shops and amenities. Great walk from the house along the esplanade to Seaview. A nice touch to have the welcome pack in the fridge. We had a great week and would consider booking again in the future.
Ms Cashin August 2022
The best possible location for a beach holiday - a fabulously spacious property that a sheer delight to stay in. Anyone staying will love this house
Mrs Woolley July 2022
Beautiful airy property on the seafront at Ryde. Close to all amenities. Very helpful housekeeper. Would definitely recommend.
Dr Freed May 2022
A lovely house, in a wonderful location. We wouldn't mind to return again and again!
Mr Salter May 2022
We had a fantastic holiday with three families. The house accommodated us really well and I'd in an amazing location for all Ryde has to offer. The gardens and parking are also a big bonus.
Mr Cooper April 2022
Best equipped property we’ve hired in 14 years of annual family holidaying for 6 adults and 4 children - now nearly or actually teenagers. The off-road parking was good for 4 vehicles, once through the relatively narrow entrance. Very comprehensive, much appreciated, welcome pack of food and the local Isle of Wight County Press newspaper. All very welcome and probably the best we have experienced to date.
Mrs Reeves October 2020
Seacrest is in a great location for the beach and town. It was spacious, warm and comfortable with views across to Portsmouth so there was always something to watch.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thank you so much for your lovely review for Seacrest House. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the location and hope that you had some great walks on the beach. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Sarah, Customer Support
Mrs Holder August 2020
Great house and venue for mixed aged family groups who enjoy a real seaside holiday. Even with Covid restrictions we all enjoyed ouselves.
Mrs Wieloch August 2020
This must be 'Classic Cottages' Flagship property. FIVE STARS. A superb house and seafront location
Mrs Hills July 2020
Seacrest proved to be an ideal house for our family party; there is plenty of space and it is well-equipped, with a good standard of furnishings and appliances. The large garden is safe for the children and access to the beach is easy. A wonderfully relaxed holiday in a commodious and comfortable house!
Mrs Tullett September 2019
its just a shame I wasn't quick enough to rebook for next year, still I am trying another of the properties your company offers for next year.
Mr Stephenson August 2019
Beautiful house and perfect for a family of 6 adults and 3 children. The house was a great size for us all, the bedrooms were extremely spacious and comfortable, and it was great to have 4 bathrooms. You couldn't beat the location being so close to the sea, and it was invaluable to have parking for 3 cars. We would definitely return and would recommend to others.
Mr Cheeseman August 2019
Spacious property that enabled the family to be together when wanted or to find a quiet space when needed. Facilities very good.
Mrs Wort August 2019
Lovely spacious, well equipped house, in a wonderful location, great for multi generational holidays.
Mrs Mould April 2019
Fantastic location, great views, easy access to Ryde and amenities. Lovely big rooms.
Mrs Holder August 2018
A wonderful well equipped house that is suitable for all ages in a splendid location. A good place for a real family holiday.
Mr Tyrrell August 2018
Five adults and four children, with ages ranging from seven to twelve, were comfortably housed within Seacrest. The property was furnished to exactly the correct standards for a family holiday. Everything worked and even the hot-water boiler adequately coped with the demands of nine. Delightful to be able simply cross the road and enjoy a promenade, or beach stroll in the evening.
Mr Rees July 2018
This is a gorgeous house. Much more spacious than expected. The photos online don't do it justice. The ceilings are really high and the whole house is so bright and airy. We all loved it and didn't want to leave. Very well equipped and especially appreciated the wonderful variety of books . Location is excellent and the rear garden perfect for eating out without being overlooked.
Mrs Price June 2018
The location is perfect for our needs. The beds are comfortable and there is a well equipped kitchen. The 'breakfast in the fridge' and the milk, bread and biscuits were very welcome!
Miss Griffiths June 2018
Seacrest House is a beautiful period property, maintained to a high standard and ideally located for beach and access to town and travel facilities. I visited with a group of friends from the UK, USA and Australia and they all loved it.
Mrs Mackimtosh June 2018
A lovely place for friends to holiday together with plenty of room to spread out and relax. All the amenities of Ryde are a short walk away, so no designated drivers needed when dining out. All 10 of us has a very enjoyable holiday.
Mrs Baxter-Hassall December 2017
Excellent property - so well equipped in the kitchen, and with lots of board games already provided plus a wonderful welcome hamper on arrival! We enjoyed Seacrest over New Years Eve, for a long weekend with mixed couples and children. It was great for us, loads of space and well located.
Mrs Hedgecock October 2017
Seacrest House was perfect for our group of walking ladies. We were so impressed - it exceeded our expectations! It was lovely to find groceries provided and that meant we didn't even have to shop when we arrived after a day of travelling and a long walk. The house was warm and very comfortable and there was plenty of hot water!
Mrs Johnson September 2017
Fabulous property and absolutely perfect for a family get-together. 10 of us met for a family wedding. We had the best weekend helped hugely by staying in such a great house. Thank you.
Mr Howlett July 2017
A superb house ideal for the larger family.
Miss Staples July 2017
Myself and 9 friends stayed in Seacrest House in the first week of July to celebrate completing our A Levels. The house was perfect! Very spacious, clean and tidy and well equipped. Also with a prime location overlooking the beach and near to the bus station and pier. We very much appreciated the extra tokens such as shampoo and soap as well as bread and milk...etc... We made good use of the games room downstairs and the lovely garden which leads out toward the beach. Overall, a lovely house which made for a perfect first trip. Would recommend! Thanks.
Mr Holton May 2017
Yes. Excellent holiday home ideal for larger groups of mixed ages. Games room & TV downstairs meant conversation possible without distraction. Location facing the seafront ideal. Very clean and very comfortable
Miss Bullock March 2017
Outstanding Victorian house in prime location overlooking Ryde Beach. Direct views across to Portsmouth and the Emirates Spinnaker Tower. A stunning property, beautifully arranged, with amazing sea views.
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