10 Best Holiday Cottages In Isle Of Wight, England - Updated 2023

cottages in isle of wight

The Isle of Wight, with its natural beauty and unique experiences, makes it a must-visit destination, not just for tourists but also locals from other parts of the UK who frequent it to get away from the busy city life. From its stunning coastline to its great range of dinosaur-related attractions and activities, this county has a lot to offer. But most of all, it allows for a quiet, relaxing time in the lap of nature and there’s no better way to experience it than in a secluded cottage by the countryside. Here is a list of cottages in the Isle of Wight, England, which would be perfect for a few days away with family, friends or as a couple.

1. Oceanfront cottage on Brook Beach (from USD 113)

The Palomino cottage is superbly located in a quiet rural area in the heart of the Isle, only about a five-minute walk away from Brook Beach which is the best beach on the island. The area around the cottage makes for a great place to cycle or walk along the coastline. The cottage has a children’s playground with lots of toys and a trampoline which works great for families with kids. Attractions like the Tapnell Farm, Chessell Pottery and the Needles are all within a 15-minute drive from this cottage, making it a very convenient base to explore the island.

Palomino Cottage - Brook Farmhouse
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
179 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
our cottage was extremely comfortable and cosy and we loved our stay
the cottage is really comfortable and has been decorated in such a lovely way
very well equipped and comfortable cottage in a lovely location
excellent facilities in a quiet and beautiful area of the island
bathroom with a great shower
modern and clean and very adequately appointed
very clean good facilities all well kept
the cleanliness and general standard/specification of decor was very impressive
immaculately clean and welcoming cottage right by the beach
spotlessly clean with all the comforts you could need
mike is a very friendly host and we really enjoyed our stay
really enjoyed the property and host was superb
mike is an incrediable host and made us feel welcome straight away
the hosts sent plenty of detail in advance and made us feel welcome
mike and hanna were great hosts and made us feel really welcome and comfortable
beautiful location close to the beach
great location to explore the island
the location is beautiful with the beach five minutes walk away
we found the location ideal for our walking weekend
the location was fantastic with the beach just a few minute walk away
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2. Cottage with a conservatory (from USD 96)

This one is an extremely comfortable and cozy cottage on the Isle with easy access to the beaches. Its central location makes it very easy to explore all corners of the Isle with ease. They have a beautiful conservatory at the back of the property which offers some great views of the countryside. Well-known local restaurants such as Valentinos and Blacksmiths Arms are also a stone’s throw away from this property.

BUTTERCUP COTTAGE great central location!
Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom
128 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

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Amenities & Room:
having sky and wifi was very much appreciated
lovely cottage with fantastic views and all mod-cons from quick wi-fi to washer/dryer
beds were comfy and the cottage was very well equipped
we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and found buttercup cottage very comfortable having all amenities and tastefully designed
beautiful cottage comfortable clran homely and relaxed place to stay
it was spotlessly clean and some wonderful personal visitor touches
it was clean comfortable and very restful
the cottage was clean and well equipped
the cottage was spotless on arrival and the communication from the host was excellent
totally spotless on arrival and easy check in
thank you for being a great host with a lovely house
the host is very friendly and helpful i would recommend
jane was so helpful in providing extra essentials for our dietary needs
the biscuits on arrival were a kind thought
the local pub was a joy too with live music and friendly service
the location was ideal for us very close to newport
perfect location to explore the island
great location as it’s easy to drive to different areas on the island
it is perfectly located to access all areas of the island and in a lovely quiet location
it is in a perfect location for exploring the island
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3. Delightful harbor-view

If you enjoy watching the busy harbor with ships and boats coming in and out all day, this waterfront cottage would be idyllic for you! This mews-style cottage is situated right at the waterfront and provides lovely views of the river Medina from its living room. The river traffic, with its variety of boats and yachts buzzing with activity, is a real treat to watch. Relax with a book or a glass of wine and soak in the goodness of the beautiful panoramic sunset from the balcony of this wonderfully located property. The central location of this cottage in Cowes and close proximity to the ferry terminal makes it easy to access all parts of the island.

Harbour View - waterfront cottage in East Cowes (Sleeps 3)
66 reviews
cottage 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
The one downside is leaving to go home
The cottage is beautifully modern
The view from the lounge was amazing
the bed linen and towels were crisp and the kitchen well equipped
From the moment you open the door
well appointed wonderful views and so convenient
Easy trip via chain ferry into Cowes Owner quick to reply to any queries and very helpful
this property is exceptionally well maintained and spotlessly clean
The chain ferry was a bit noisy
wonderful location lovely big balcony to watch the hustle and bustle of Cowes harbour
Easy to get to to park and great location
Lovely accommodation in a wonderful location
Literally a minute from the chain ferry across to Cowes and the main Red Funnel terminal Excellent base location to explore the island
restaurants and pubs serving delicious food
Lovely view perfectly furbished supermarket close by parking space
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4. Quaint lodge with a sunny garden (from USD 148)

Drayton cottage is a snug, well-equipped cottage located on a quaint road in the heart of the village of Bembridge. The village center is a great place with loads of good eateries and shops to choose from and is only a short walk away from the cottage. The property has a nice enclosed garden which is a good bonus if you plan on getting your dog along!

Enjoy a holiday in the centre of seaside Bembridge in our award winning cottage
41 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
it was a real sun trap
It was handy having the off street parking as the road would be tricky to park on otherwise so a definite bonus
We were fortunate to have very hot weather
The owners had obviously given a lot of thought to what their guests might need We've loved it
The parking space was a real bonus as it can be tricky to park in Bembridge Having been coming to Bembridge for years
The cottage was lovely & clean
The cottage is beautifully furnished and was really clean
The cottage is very well equipped and was very clean and inviting
Marion was very quick to respond to
Great base for exploring the IOW and the beach
The enclosed garden was brilliant for us and our dog
We had a wonderful long weekend at Drayton Cottage during February half term
the food reasonably good value
The cottage is close to lots of great shops and restaurants
There are shops nearby and plenty of local pubs and restaurants to choose from If you like walking then
Bembridge itself is a great village with plenty of varied shops and places to eat
just a 10 minute walk away
Bembridge has some wonderful shops and we really enjoyed the beach too
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5. Modern house by the brook

This stunner is a modernized cottage which dates back to the 1700s and is located in the scenic village of Shorwell which is encircled by hills. As the name suggests, the cottage has a charming brook running by it and is filled with trout. The village has a great pub - The Crown Inn which is the go-to place and dates back to the 16th century. There is also an interesting church nearby which dates back to the 12th century if you’d like to visit.

Brookside Cottage - character cottage, garden, great for families, near pub
31 reviews
cottage 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
The beds were very comfortable
We stayed for a Christmas break with our 2 daughters; one travelling from Southampton
The cottage is very well equipped with everything you could ever need
The pub over the road was a lovely asset
laid on those extra touches such as 2 Christmas trees and Christmas decorations to make it a wonderful Christmas exceeding all our expectations
she has put into her venture
The owner was very friendly and communicative and quick to help us when necessary (for personal reasons we had to cut our stay short
was so helpful in organising the ferry & loaning us the high chair travel cot and even a stairgate which was a huge help
We loved our hamper & everything about the cottage
We are so thankful to her for the wonderful spirit and energy
only a few minutes drive away from the south coast beaches
The Crown Inn opposite is very convenient and serves excellent food For somewhere else good to eat try the Pointer Inn at Newchurch
It's in a lovely little village with a fantastic pub across the road and
It is in a great location for exploring the Island and has the added benefit of being opposite a pub which serves delicious meals and has very friendly staff
We enjoyed the location as it was quiet but yet accessible to everywhere on the Island Plenty of things to do including walking short trips out or cycling Nice pub opposite and good beaches nea...
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6. Seafront holiday home by the Solent (from USD 121)

The Watch House is a Grade 2 listed old coastguard boathouse offering spectacular views of the Cowes Harbour as well as the Solent. Its location is ideal for boat spotting as well as to catch the glorious sunset right through your window! The house is very closely located to the supermarket, car ferry boat, buses and chain ferry making it very convenient for those traveling with or without a car.

A seafront holiday home with panoramic views of Cowes Harbour and the Solent.
50 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The views are great and it's an added bonus to have the outdoor space with picnic table
means after travelling you can be making a cup of tea in five minutes
everything you could need and want for a home from home
Only negative from our stay is one on of the single beds has a spring that sticks in your back
The nearby chain ferry provided an easy link to the delights of (West) Cowes
The house was very warm clean and comfortable
The house is comfortable and Angela was extremely helpful
The owner was very helpful and friendly with excellent and prompt communication skills
so could do with new mattress
meeting us when we arrived and quickly rectifying the couple of issues we encountered
Angela was very helpful on arrival and left us in piece thereafter assuring us that she was at hand if required
Superb and interesting house which was very well equipped for us to celebrate the festive season with our family
The house is right on the esplanade with a grocery shop and children's playground a walkable distance away
But apart from that it's a ten from us
The Wstch House is overlooking the harbour relaxing to just watch the world go by exciting to see the ferries coming in Great location near the ferry
Very well equipped house and a lovely place for a restful few days
The location of the house had lovely views across to Cowes with a hive of activity of Yachts and boats
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7. Thatched cottage alongside a crystal-clear brook (from USD 153)

This lovely cottage is placed in a quiet location in the peaceful village of Newport. It is a fully equipped home which has a brook with crystal-clear water running behind it and a spectacular garden view in front of it. The garden attracts lots of birds including pheasants and is an ideal spot for bird-lovers to sit and relax whilst watching the birds feed off the bird-feeder. There are numerous footpaths from the cottage which make for lovely walks through the countryside and Carisbrooke Castle is only a short walk away from here as well.

Detached Thatched Cottage in the village of Carisbrooke
23 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The spacious sitting room has comfortable seating and is well furnished
Younger children loved the space
made it accessible for all The cottage
Each bedroom is different; the pretty bed linen was immaculate and the decoration throughout matched the cottage perfectly
The dining table had ample room for us all
They loved everything and didn't want to leave
I have to say that the website doesn't do Cresswell justice
Our party consisted of six adults and a toddler (three generations) and the space was ideal for us
all very friendly Allison is a lovely lady also very helpfull
We were three generations grandparents parents and young children
We visited all the beaches and numerous attractions
The house us so well equipped
A lovely cottage well equipped with a good layout
Cresswell Cottage is a beautiful cottage set within site of Carrisbrooke Castle
Has a lovely garden also some lovely locals passing by
It's a beautiful period cottage in an idyllic location with a brook running behind it
bus stop and mini market
Had a great week in this cottage which is in a quiet location at the edge of the village
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8. Enchanting thatched home close to river Yar (from USD 89)

The property is a thatched cottage situated in a rural area in Freshwater which allows for great walks from your door and beautiful views of the estuary and the countryside. The cottage is only a short walk away from the Red Lion pub, a local church, and the supermarket. It is a great place for a romantic weekend for two, with a small private garden and makes for a great base for exploring the western side of the Isle of Wight.

The Lodge: Adorable, Romantic Thatched Cottage
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
192 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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Amenities & Room:
lovely cottage plenty of space in kitchen/lounge and bedroom
enjoyed our stay at afton cottage; very relaxing environment comfortable and clean good amenities good location
will definitely come again for some island peace and serenity (no wifi is a bliss)
very clean and tidy
very clean and super quiet
very clean and nice private place
everything was really clean and stylish as well
everything was super cool very clean lots of towels and fully equipped kitchen super warm and cosy
easy check in and helpful throughout
morgan was a great host and replied and responded to our request immediately
we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and morgan was so responsive with any questions we had when booking
morgan was a really great host and she made the whole thing very easy for us
helpful if you haven’t
lovely countryside location great location for walks and cycling
nicely private and close to pub
great location quiet and near the river with walks
great location and everything was perfect
beautiful house in a stunning location
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9. Country farm retreat for the nature lovers

The Willows is a charming property set in the grounds of a farm in West Wight. It is an ideal location for animal lovers who would love to explore the barn and have a look around at the various farm animals and maybe engage in a chat with the resident owner of the farm. The cottage also has a garden area with a pond which is frequented by birds and makes for a lovely view. The Willows is well-located, with the beaches, restaurants, shops, and bars being only a 10-minute drive away!

Willows - One Bedroom Cottage, Sleeps 2
11 reviews
cottage 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
There were dog hair on the bed and pillows CBBC playing on the TV and dirty towels in the shower
Nothing was to much trouble
The wi-fi is very slow
perfect if you want to go down to Yarmouth and the needles
It was also advertised that there was a fold-out sofa in the living room however
Richard the farmer and host was extremely helpful and accommodating
Richard is very pleasant and helpful and there are numerous ducks and chickens roaming around together with a very affectionate dog
When we arrived the owner wasn't there to greet us
luckily his sister was there to let us in
We loved the visits from Trixie the dog too
but just about OK for browsing and Facebook
and I felt I was wasting my time trying to get any satisfaction out of them Therefore 2/10 for the company but 10/10 for the property
it is advertised that there was access to a lovely pond next to the house
The cottage is located on a farm in the central Isle of Wight
This was a neat and comfortable property in a good location
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10. Quiet getaway in a spacious brewhouse

This is a spacious cottage only a short drive away from Yarmouth and is situated amidst a beautiful garden away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It has a lovely patio area which can be used for barbecuing and al fresco dining. The cottage is comfortable, clean and well stocked with supplies making it an ideal holiday home.

The Old Brewhouse Near Yarmouth, Isle Of Wight PO30 4JY
39 reviews
cottage 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The accommodation is very comfortable and well-appointed
Cosy quiet comfortable and well equipped
The cottage is well-appointed and well-away from the hustle-and-bustle
The bedrooms are a delight and so comfortable
It would be difficult to say anything other than what a wonderful place
I highly recommend this location and the property and facilities are superb
The bathrooms and showers were excellent and included very powerful showers
Fantastic stay well equipped and secure Wonderful hosts
just what we wanted One small niggle was the assurance that all was well cleaned etc
being a welcome property for dogs
The lovely furnished lounge allowed all of us dog as well the comfort to chill out after lovely walks around the local area
the grounds that the Old Brewhouse sit in are amazing and so well kept Dealing with Paula the owner from the booking with our questions
Living in a quiet location in North Yorkshire
The location of this property is great for exploring the Island
A lovely spacious cottage a very short drive from Yarmouth - the sail from Lymington is beautifully placed and felt less intimidating than traveling to Cowes
If you're looking for a quiet getaway - here it is
Beautiful tranquil location and gorgeous property but ready for an update
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Experience Isle of Wight with a peaceful stay

The Isle of Wight in England is best experienced through its warm welcomes and impeccable hospitality provided to its guests, evident in the special care taken by the hosts at each of these properties. A stay at any of these cottages is definite to make you feel one with nature, renewed, and have you leaving with the sweetest holiday memories!

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