Mrs Coult October 2023
Superb location, large garden with uninterrupted views of the sea. Highly recommended.
Miss Tinkler September 2023
This is our third visit to The Shute, and we’ll be back again. It’s spacious, well equipped, and in such a peaceful location within easy reach of the coastal path. A morning coffee or evening drink on the terrace looking out over the sea is always a highlight of our stay - just stunning.
Mrs Emens September 2023
We had the most wonderful stay in The Shute. The house is lovely and feels like a real family home. It is very well equipped, with everything needed for a week or two on holiday with a lovely kitchen diner or outside patio for those evening meals or cheeky glass of wine. The garden is absolutely stunning with far reaching sea views and we both enjoyed watching the evening cruise ships passing by on their way from Southampton. There was a fantastic welcome basket waiting for us and the lovely owners also met us on arrival with a further gift of freshly home baked bread :-) We cannot recommend The Shute enough.
Mrs Marks August 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Shute. Spectacular views from the gorgeous garden.
The hosts were fantastic. Very friendly, but not at all intrusive. Caroline also grows delicious tomatoes!
Dr Ball August 2023
The Shute is a beautiful cottage in a peaceful location with stunning views over the cliffs. We loved the large garden ( complete with climbing frame and slide and lots of garden chairs) and the patio for alfresco dining ( large BBQ included) The house was quirky with lots of little steps into rooms, it was well equipped and had everything we could possibly need. The owners welcomed us warmly and we appreciated the groceries especially the home made and still warm bread. Would definitely recommend and hope to stay again soon.
Mrs Szyman June 2023
The house is lovely, it does not feel like a holiday rental but a real home from home. It has everything you could need and is very tastefully decorated throughout. The owners are next door and welcomed us very warmly when we arrived, but did not at any point intrude on our privacy. There was fresh eggs, butter and milk in the fridge for us, in addition to some freshly baked bread and a basket with lots of lovely island produce. It was also so nice to have things provided like toilet rolls, kitchen roll, tin foil, cling film, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, clothes detergent, washing up sponges and clothes and an apron and an ample supply of tea towels, as well as nice shower gels and handwashes in all the bathrooms. We loved the property, the gardens were beautiful and the views were stunning, it was relaxing even just sitting on the patio, definitely somewhere we would like to return to.
Mrs Pike May 2023
The Shute is a beautiful house with stunning sea views which the listing photos do not do justice to! It has every comfort and we really enjoyed our stay
Mrs Blandford May 2023
The Shute is in an outstanding location for peace and quiet with stunning sea views in the village of St Lawrence. It really is a location to savour. The village itself doesn't seem to have any facilities but Ventnor is a short drive away and we walked to the Botanic gardens and Steephill Cove one day (although this might not suit everyone). After each lovely day out exploring the beautiful island it was great to come "home" and sit on the terrace or in the sun room and relax with those views before cooking a nice meal in the sociable kitchen. The beds were comfortable, the showers hot and there was a basket with lots of nice treats from the owners for our enjoyment. A great few days!
Mr Bowes April 2023
Lovely comfortable house with fantastic views.Bus stop within walkable distance for ease of travelling around the island.
Mr Lefaudeux October 2022
Very authentic house, doesn't feel like some of these "investment rentals" but a real family house which was great and welcoming for our small tribe. Stunning views of course, but that was only the icing on the cake. We've been traveling a fair bit and used rentals more often than some, and the Shute was a big positive surprise to us
Mrs Gallo October 2022
We loved staying at the Shute. The owners are lovely people and eelcomed us with a freshly baked bread. The house had everything we needed and we liked feeding the badger ??!! The beds were very comfortable and also the size of the rooms is great. Waking up to that view on my birthday was the best present! Loved it and would like to go back.
Ms Gilman October 2022
Beautiful well equipped house with stunning sea views and garden full of wildlife. Owners very concerned for their guests, providing welcome pack and local advice if needed. Perfect place to stay !
Ms Murdoch October 2022
Such a stunning location, beautiful garden and property. Loved Ventnor too, (beautiful beach that dogs are allowed on from October until the spring)
Mrs Povey October 2022
A perfect base for a holiday in the Isle of wight. Quiet and peaceful, yet not far to most places. Sea views that will stay with you forever.
Mr Neal September 2022
Lovely homely accomodation with outstanding views to the sea and in a great location. Looking forward to our next visit.
Mrs Flint August 2022
We absolutely loved our stay, the hosts were very welcoming and the cottage had everything we needed. We spotted dolphins from the garden and even got to see the resident badger! It was a fantastic base for our family holiday. Would recommend a cliff top walk to Woody Bay, the local fish & chip shop and a day in Ventnor. Can’t wait to visit again.
Mrs Newham August 2022
A beautiful and extremely well equipped house which was above and beyond our expectations. Our three year old especially loved the garden and climbing frame with a view of the sea!
Mrs Boniface July 2022
The host were very welcoming Lovely property, the views are incredible and such a peaceful location Amazing walks taking you to secluded bays. Welcome pack from owner was fantastic amazing freshly cooked bread and other lovely Island produce to try. We would happily stay here again
Mr Meadows July 2022
The Shute is in a lovely area and the views from the property are absolutely stunning! We are still talking about them now and are hoping to book again for 2023. The accommodation is very attractive, spacious, homely and clean and had everything we needed. It suited all the guests from 4 years old to 76! The hosts were friendly and helpful. And we even got to see the resident badger!
Mrs Howard June 2022
Fabulous week’s holiday. Wonderful views from the property. Very well equipped. All our needs were catered for. Very friendly and thoughtful owners. Everything first class!
Mrs Godwin May 2022
This is a wonderful property, spacious and well equipped and the view is breathtaking. The owners, who live next door were welcoming and helpful.
Mr Glanville April 2022
The property is situated in a quiet and peaceful area with wonderful sea views from the rear including from the large conservatory. We would not hesitate to recommend a stay at the Shute, you won't regret it.
Mrs Maclaurin April 2022
A wonderful family holiday house. Stunning views and a beautiful property in a picturesque location.
Mrs Whiteman March 2022
A perfect location and very comfortable. Home made bread and local products were very welcome.
Mr Parris December 2021
We had a lovely time at the cottage and we will be booking again for the summer.
Reply from Classic Cottages
It's so wonderful to hear that you had a lovely stay at The Shute, so much so that you're already planning a repeat visit. We're looking forward to welcoming you back. Julie, Customer Support
Ms Gilman October 2021
Beautiful house and gardens, with amazing sea views and wonderful wildlife including red squirrels . Friendly caring owners who left lovely treats for us to enjoy. Loveliest location on the island if you like peace and tranquility.
Mrs Cooper October 2021
A perfect location the property came complete with its own personal red squirrels!
Ms Harmer September 2021
Lovely property with fantastic views of the sea. John and Caroline provided a lovely welcome pack and provided really useful information about the area.
Miss Durbin September 2021
The cottage was very spacious with wonderful sea views from virtually every room. The hosts were thoughtful and helpful, providing the best welcome pack we've ever received as well as produce from their garden. The location was perfect, being close to many attractions.
Mrs Smith August 2021
We will definitely consider returning at some point. Our hosts were lovely, very friendly and accommodating. The fabulous gift baskets, both for the humans and our dog were so thoughtful. Truly a lovely place to relax and 'get away from it all'. Thank you, very much.
Mrs Conradi August 2021
This was our second stay at the Shute. Both times have been wonderful visits. The view is absolutely gorgeous and the cottage very comfortable - we didn't want to leave it. The wifi is of a good speed if that is important to you - my husband needed that for work. The owner has made sure that the cottage extremely well provided for & she is extremely thoughtful - Not only did the she leave us a welcome pack (bread, butter, milk plus a pack of Isle of wight produce) which was great, but also soap in the bathrooms, washing up liquid & dishwasher tablets and extra toilet rolls. All much appreciated and went to making our holiday so much easier.
Mr Winsor July 2021
The hosts were very welcoming and provided advice on local walks and amenities, and supportive in relation to late changes in ferry bookings by Wightlink
Mrs Turner June 2021
A beautiful Victorian house and garden with stunning sea views. The house is very comfortably furnished and in inclement weather the conservatory kept us warm and still provided a beautiful view of the garden and sea. Well placed for the botanical gardens and dining out in Ventnor. V Turner
Mrs Johnson June 2021
The Shute is a fabulous place to use as a base to explore the island, or just to laze around in the garden. Enjoy a barbecue in the evening with friends/family and then gather together in the conservatory or the huge, relaxing sitting room later for drinks and great conversation. If you're after a peaceful get-away then this is the place for you.
Mr Moloney May 2021
Absolutely perfect break for our family, the setting was beautiful, the house is magnificent and our hosts were fantastic and informative. From the moment we arrived with the wonderful welcome pack, including one specifically for the dog, we were made to feel at home and instantly relaxed
Mr Basey October 2020
We had a wonderful holiday at the Shute, Mr and Mrs Russell were lovely and the property is beautiful. We hope to return sometime next year.
Mr Balchin October 2020
We had a lovely stay at The Shute on the Isle of Wight. The house had everything you could need and the sea views were amazing. We would definitely recommend staying there.
Mr Edwards October 2020
Superb sea views, spacious and everything you could possibly need was provided.
Mrs Wheeler September 2020
We met the home owners who live next door. They were very friendly, helpful and accommodating & couldn’t do enough to make our stay very special. We will certainly go there again
Mr Fear September 2020
We really enjoyed our stay at The Shute. A spacious and wonderful property with a super garden and lovely views over the bay and out to sea. The house was very well cleaned, well fitted out with comfy beds and quality linen. A warm greeting and thoughtful welcome items gave us a feeling of being welcomed Guests. We would have no hesitation in returning to The Shute.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Delighted that you felt so welcome! Hope to see you again soon. Sarah, Customer Support
Mr Oyston September 2020
This property is amazing lots of space, the cleanliness and presentation was super. A great place to stay for the peace and quiet, lovely gardens and terrace to sit out on. Location was ideal not to far from the Needles, Osborne House etc
Mrs Boothroyd August 2020
Gorgeous house with beautiful views of the sea. The garden is brilliant and the kids loves the climbing frame. Inside is lovely and comfortable with everything you need for a relaxing stay.
Mrs Foster July 2020
The Shute is a wonderful place for a family/friends holiday, with beautiful views of the Bay and gardens full of interest to relax in.
Mrs Perkins February 2020
Beautiful location. Wonderful property to watch the sea from the comfortable conservatory. Spacious house & garden to spend time in as well as base for exploring the island. Very well fitted-out house with extra welcoming & thoughtful items.
Mrs Crowther October 2019
Superb location with everything you could possibly need provided. We’d love to return as it’s such a great property.
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