The perfect family holiday home.
The open plan living-room with dining area overlooking the front garden.
A Mediterranean style dining terrace made with re-claimed sleepers.
Pastel hues welcome you to the upstairs double bedroom.
A small but efficient log burner will keep you warm and cosy in the cooler months.
There is an opening between the living-room and the well-equipped kitchen.
The ground floor twin room is beautifully decorated.
The en suite shower-room to the ground floor twin bedroom.
The second double bedroom on the first floor.
The family bathroom on the first floor with bath and shower attachment.
The patio doors lead towards the pool.
Lovely touches welcome you into each room.
Curl up and relax with a good book and look out of the window over the pool.
The half moon section with fountain is just 30cm deep, perfect for little ones. This then leads into the shallow end which is 1m deep, leading to the deepest area of 2.2m deep.
The first floor landing leading to the two double bedrooms either side and the family bathroom.
Enjoy the peace and serenity of Sunset Cottage.
Please note the pool is shared with the owners however they will be considerate when guests are in residence.
The unheated pool is securely fenced off from the cottage making it safe for younger children. Available from May - September.
Beautiful touches adorn the living-room.
There are lovely touches thorough the house.
Beautiful furniture at every turn.
Sunset Cottage is in an idyllic setting surrounded by mature gardens - please take care with children near the pond.
A great space to picnic or play ball games!
The sweeping driveway leading to the cottage.
In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the cottage is peaceful and tranquil and has vast dark skies due to the lack of light pollution.
From the upstairs bedroom of aptly named Sunset Cottage, watch the sunset over The Needles.
Stone steps lead from the parking-area to the main entrance.
The front of the cottage.
The kitchen has everything you'll need.
The owner has some free-range chickens which live in the neighbouring barn and may wander around the parking area.
Compton Bay is within a ten minute drive, a popular spot for surfing.
The Piano Cafe in Freshwater is also within easy reach, just a fifteen minute drive away.
Freshwater Bay is stunning with its clear waters, a place where smugglers once used the caves that are exposed at low tide.
A visit to The Needles and a ride on the chairlift is a must whilst visiting the Island.

Sunset Cottage


5.5 miles W of Ventnor / Sleeps 6 + cot*

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7 Nights from £1000

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sunset Cottage, it was absolutely gorgeous and was equipped with everything we needed and more! The daily fresh eggs were an excellent added bonus too! We’ll definitely be back!

Sunset cottage is a beautiful property in peaceful and stunning surroundings. Everything you could possibly need is present inside the cottage. The welcome basket of treats is a lovely touch and the fresh eggs just outside the door are super for breakfast. The chickens and ducks walking around are very cute. The Coast Bar and Restaurant in Cowes serves fantastic food. Freshwater Bay just down the road is lovely. A very enjoyable stay - I'm sure during the height of summer it is amazing and with the pool outside the door, you would not need to travel very far from the cottage. N and J Froehling (and family), October 2021.

We had an amazing holiday. This property was beautiful, very welcoming and the pool and game’s room were perfect for our family. The collection of fresh eggs in the morning was one of the kids highlights. We would love to return one day.

It was a return visit and all was perfect. At least two or three other bookings have been made on our recommendation from 2020, and we have emailed to request a summer holiday week in 2023. Love using classic cottages and sunset cottage is perfect for our family.

We had an excellent holiday at Sunset Cottage. The house was very spacious, comfortable and clean. The grounds were beautiful and tranquil, with plenty of space around the cottage. The swimming pool was large enough to do serious swimming or to just have fun. The games barn behind the pool was a great place to spend time on rainy days, playing table tennis and pool. Mark and Nicky were excellent hosts. We were in a good position to explore the island from. We would definitely recommend staying here.

A marvellous find as our visitors said, and the added bonus of fresh eggs every day. Wonderful. Exceedingly helpful and obliging owners, who were happy to spend time with us giving advice about places to visit in the locality. And willing to promote local Isle of Wight industry.

We had a fantastic week at Sunset Cottage! The photos don't do the cottage and surrounding gardens justice, you could be in Italy or the South of France. It is so quiet and peaceful and the hosts are virtually silent but so friendly. The house is better stocked than anywhere we've been before and the welcome pack was fantastic after a long journey. Our 7 year old son loved the chickens and finding eggs for breakfast and very much enjoyed the pool although at 21 degrees it was a bit too cold for us adults! The games room was good fun and being right on the round the island cycle path is great too. Location wise our only gripe is the lack of a corner shop, it's a good 20 minute round trip to the nearest food shop although the White Mouse Inn is within walking distance. Cannot recommend highly enough!

An idyllic place, set in beautifully tended, extensive grounds with its own bullrush pond and crochet lawn. Oozing natural French farmhouse charm every plant, every detail seems effortlessly perfect. Large, handsomely designed pool enclosed in old stone walls verdant with lush plants, fresh herbs and flowers leading to a huge barn with table tennis, table football and a piano. Dine under the shade of the beech trees, breakfast in the sun on the garden sofa or simply loll by the pool. Spacious, comfortable, well appointed and tasteful interior with large flatscreen TV and very reliable internet. Very welcoming, kind and attentive hosts. This is the perfect retreat and a real balsam for the soul.

Lovely, really friendly owners who don't interfere but are on hand for questions about the area etc

Absolutely lovely hosts / owners who allowed us to leave our bikes in a secure place, offered tips on places to go and fresh eggs from their fabulous hens. Really lovely property - perfect for our needs - and in an ideal location for walking and cycling. Super comfy bed in the main bedroom (didnt try the others) and great showers. Pool looked gorgeous - would love to come back again and try it out in warmer weather. Oh and an amazing TV too for watching movies on dark autumnal evenings, complete with surround sound. Felt like going to the cinema!

Magical stay at Sunset Cottage, pool was a special treat and warm considering it’s unheated. Location perfect for exploring the island. Owners couldn’t be more welcoming and friendly, already booked again for next year

Absolutely amazing stay at Sunset cottage - beautiful surroundings, amazing pool, everything just perfect - highly recommend!!

an absolute gem! I would happily return tomorrow. we loved the house, it is spacious, great layout, beautiful decor and the large pool was just the icing on the cake. there is a table tennis , chickens to tend to if you wish and beautiful walks near by. there is an amazing view of the needles from one of the bedrooms. it was the perfect place for our family of four. I would happily recommend it.

We had a lovely stay. The owners were so welcoming. We all appreciated the rural aspect the cottage had to offer which allowed us to explore the West of the Island. The children also particularly enjoyed the chickens and the excitement of finding an egg for breakfast!! A very special place - thank you!

Lovely, well equipped cottage in a rural location. Well furnished and comfortable house which was appreciated given the wet weather we had.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, despite the rain. We hope you'd visit again. Tanya, Customer Support

This house is just perfect. All the family loved it. The decoration and furnishing is really a must and the pool was the cherry on top of the cake !

Place and drinks mats would have been helpful. Could not see a carbon monoxide alarm. Beds sooo comfortable :o) Fabulous cottage in beautiful, peaceful location. Really enjoyed our stay. We loved the chickens but mess in the garden was a problem.

Reply from Classic Cottages

So glad you enjoyed the cottage, the owners' free range birds do stroll around the parking area, but should be fenced off from the garden; we'll double check this with the Island team. We've also checked with the team and they have advised that the carbon monioxide alarrm is integral to the smoke alarm. Tressa, Customer Support

This is a lovely cottage, in a beautiful setting, perfectly situated for exploring the whole island. The cottage was spotlessly clean and well-equipped, the beds were really comfortable, and the pool was an added bonus in the hot weather. The owners couldn't have given us a warmer welcome and were really kind and helpful, despite having only a couple of hours notice of our arrival.

This is a recently refurbished cottage in a very rural and tranquil location. If you get the weather you also have the bonus of a swimming pool. The cottage has everything you would expect and the owners live in the house next door so anything you need you only have to ask. When we come back to the IoW we will try and book this again. Lovely country retreat.

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