As pretty as a picture, feast your eyes on Weirside a stunning Grade II Listed cottage at the heart of the idyllic island village of Brighstone, just half mile from the sea and the perfect getaway for a couple's retreat or small family stay including one very spoilt doggie.
Originally a worker's cottage, Weirside Cottage dates to the early 17th Century and has been beautifully restored with character features such as oak beams and fireplaces. There is driveway parking for two cars, a sunny terrace and a beautifully enclosed garden area reached by a small timber footbridge over a babbling brook which runs through the grounds; this really is the most charming of holiday stays.
Enter the cottage through the front door into a stone porch - great for storing your coats and boots - this leads into the inviting living space. The cosy sitting-room has comfortable sofas, exposed stonework and a brick fireplace (please note this is ornamental) the perfect spot for some quiet time after a busy day of Island sightseeing. The dining-room is furnished with dining-table and chairs, a dresser plus a cosy wood-burner for the winter months. This leads through to the small but perfectly formed kitchen which has all the space you need to prepare a lovely breakfast, or evening meal.
Beyond the kitchen is a well-appointed bathroom with bath and overhead shower, just the place for a long soak in the tub, or quick shower down for sandy toes - please note there is one step up and one step down to the bathroom.
Climb the cottage staircase and you will find two gorgeous light filled bedrooms, one double and one twin, each with good storage for your clothes and belongings. Outside there is a pretty summer-house by the terrace providing another peaceful space, as well as an area for laundry. Babes in arms up to six months are welcomed at Weirside Cottage.
Brighstone is one of the most popular and prettiest villages on the Isle of Wight in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded by lovely coastal and downland walks from the doorstep of the cottage. The village has all the amenities you might expect with an excellent general store/Post Office selling lots of local Island produce. There is also a newsagents/cafe, gift/card shop, family pub, two churches and even a hairdresser.
Nearby attractions include the famous Needles, beautiful Tennyson Down, Blackgang Chine adventure park and the quaint town of Yarmouth. The beaches of Compton, Freshwater Bay, Totland Bay and Colwell Bay are also within easy reach of Weirside.
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player and ornamental fireplace
Step to Dining-room with wood-burner
Kitchen with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Steps to Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
Summer-house with washing machine and tumble-drier
Please note there is a flowing stream running through the garden, please supervise children. There is a step down from the dining-room area to the sitting-room, steps up and down from the kitchen to the bathroom, and a step up to each bedroom from the landing. There's a rope handrail on the staircase to the first floor.
- Dogs welcome (1 small or medium-sized dog only)
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .25 miles
- Garden furniture
- Full oil-fired CH
Weirside Cottage in Brighstone, a little slice of Isle of Wight heaven awaits.
The stunning kitchen will wow the most discerning chef.
Gather everyone around the dining-table, time to eat and chat about Island adventures.
Cuddle up on the sofas in the lounge after a long day of adventures.
Cool shades in the pretty bedroom, with a window overlooking the courtyard and front of the cottage.
Enjoy the enclosed garden with your four-legged friend, a private and secluded spot.
The second bedroom is a comfortable twin in pretty coastal shades.
Beyond the kitchen, two steps up to the bathroom and the cottage staircase.
The bathroom on the ground floor.
Outside the back door the terrace and summer-house.
Al fresco dining from dawn until dusk, you have definitely found the perfect spot.
Plenty of spots to sit in the Island sunshine and relax.
The back door from the kitchen leading onto the terrace.
Laundry facilities available within the summer-house.
Bedroom one the perfect space to rest and relax.
The sweet smell of long summer days.
Lunch on the terrace.
The pretty wooden footbridge to the enclosed garden, the perfect spot for a game of pooh sticks.
The cottage staircase with two steps up from the hallway to each of the bedrooms.
Follow those pooh sticks through the grounds at Weirside Cottage.
Your wonderful holiday home awaits.
Welcome to Weirside Cottage.
View to the courtyard parking area at the front of the cottage with plenty of space for two cars.
Brighstone Village shop; visit here for all your Island produce.
Visit the red sand beach in Ventnor.
Take a pleasant walk down to St Catherine's Light House.
Stroll through the quaint lanes of Yarmouth. Stop in at the George Hotel for a refreshment on the lawn overlooking the Solent.
The iconic Needles is worth a visit. Why not take a boat ride for a closer look.