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Holiday Cottage Reviews for Old Coastguard's Cottage

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Old Coastguard's Cottage, Alum Bay Old Road, Totland, Isle of Wight,

Description of the self catering

Old Coastguard's is a character cottage that has recently been restored to an extremely high standard. Light filled rooms have views to Tennyson Down, the Solent and Headon Warren. The cottage’s location, nestled between the two downs and as one of the most westerly properties on the Isle of Wight, within walking distance of Alum Bay and the Needles, make it a dream location for walking holidays. Warren Farm, an award winning tea rooms, and the Highdown Inn, serving delicious local food and ales, are both within walking distance. The main cottage sleeps 3 in a master bedroom and a single. The capacity can be extended up to five if a double sofa bed in the small reading room is used, and even to seven if the Lookout is hired, for a small extra fee.

Best Features

The property is rich with history and a stay at Coastguard's can include access to 'the Lookout', a delightful two room cottage with high bunk beds, formerly a lookout cottage where the coastguards would watch for smugglers coming up from Alum Bay. The old outhouse has been converted to a luxurious wood-burning sauna, complete with heated outdoor shower. The sauna’s porthole window looks out over the fields to Tennyson and the sunset.

Sleeps: from 0 to 3

Pets: Yes

Contact Details

Contact Name: Morgan Curtis

Telephone: 020 89959288

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Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 05/2019
Cottage Review:  

A charming cottage in an unspoilt rural location. We enjoyed a barbecue in the garden, spectacular views from the downs, a delicious lunch in the nearby village and felt very much at home. We also visited Yarmouth and Ventnor Botanic Gardens.

Make up of party:  Couple
Cleanliness: good Location: exceptional
Facilities: good Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: D Kent Review Added: 30.05.2019
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