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Coastal cottages and self catering in South East England

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2 Seabreeze Cottages in Freshwater, Isle of Wight, South East England

2 Seabreeze Cottages, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, South East England

Sleeps 5
Weekly prices from £248 to £ 0

Self catering accommodation in Freshwater sleeps 5.

Accommodation overview:

2 Seabreeze Cottages is a two bedroom property perched on a cliff hugging road, on the West of the Isle of Wight. Enviably positioned on this rugged coastline, the property boasts spectacular sea views.

Internally 2 Seabreeze Cottages has been furnished to a high standard, offering views of the English Channel from several rooms and from the balcony in the master bedroom. Externally the property benefits from a large furnished patio and a communal garden suitable for ball games.

Just opposite the property is Brighstone Bay- an unspoilt beach on the “Dinosaur Coast”.  Many fossils have been found here including well preserved footprints and even a skeleton! To truly catch a sight of this stunning coastline be sure to walk a stretch of the coastal path, this can accessed within 300 metres of 2 Seabreeze Cottages.

The village of Brighstone can be reached within a 15 minute walk or a short drive, here you will find a selection of amenities including a post office, pub, National Trust Shop, museum and a beautiful Norman Church.  

This beautifully unspoilt area of the Isle of Wight is a haven for walking, cycling and nature lovers. Watersport enthusiasts are also well catered for, with nearby Brook Bay and Compton Bay providing ideal conditions for windsurfing, kite boarding and paragliding.

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  • Spacious open plan living/dining.
  • Furnished with a two seater sofa, two armchairs and an electric fan fire.
  • Features a futon that can accommodate the fifth guest.
  • Entertainment is provided by a 37” TV, VHS and DVD player.
  • A cot, high chair and stair gate are available for family bookings.
  • Benefits from access onto the patio.
  • The dining area consists of a pine dining table with seating for six.
  • Sea views from the dining area.
  • Night storage heater during winter months.


  • Modern kitchen with oven, fridge, washing machine and dryer.
  • Complete with a range of appliances including a microwave and kettle.


Bedroom one

  • Furnished with a double bed and bedside cabinets with lamps.
  • Complete with a fitted wardrobe and a chest of drawers.
  • Benefits from a small balcony with panoramic sea views.
  • Night storage heater during winter months

Bedroom two

  • Furnished with twin beds and a bedside cabinet with lamp.
  • Complete with a fitted wardrobe and a chest of drawers.
  • Benefits from a Velux window with sea view.
  • Night storage heater during winter months.



  • The bathroom consists of a wc, bath with shower over, wash basin and heated towel rail.


  • Off-street parking for 2 cars.
  • Balcony in bedroom one with panoramic sea views.
  • Furnished patio area complete with a barbecue and beach toys.
  • Communal garden.
  • Opposite the beach and coastal path.
  • Short walk to village centre.

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966

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Alum Bay Cottage in Totland, Isle of Wight, South East England

Alum Bay Cottage, Totland, Isle of Wight, South East England

Sleeps 10
Weekly prices from £977 to £ 2295

Self catering accommodation in Totland sleeps 10.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Close to the Beach • Close to the Sea • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage

Accommodation overview: Beautifully located within 3 acres of private gardens, paddock and orchards, this spacious detached Victorian home is peacefully situated in a spectacular rural area with panoramic views over the surrounding countryside and western reaches of the Solent. Being set within an AONB, most of the surrounding land is National Trust, offering spectacular uninterrupted views over the sea and downland, including West High Down, Tennyson monument and Headon Warren - with its breathtaking views of The Needles. The holiday property makes an ideal choice for families, with plenty of indoor and outdoor entertainment, including badminton, croquet and other games. Although in a secluded area, amenities in Totland and Freshwater are only 5 minutes’ drive, offering shops, library, tea-rooms, indoor swimming-pool and pubs, and Alum Bay with its famous coloured sands, is about 15 minutes’ walk over the Downs. The historic sailing town of Yarmouth, set in the estuary of the River Yar, is about 10 minutes’ drive, and Colwell, Totland and the popular sandy beach at Compton are 5 minutes’ drive away. As well as the excellent walks from the house locally, there are also many tourist attractions to discover, including The Needles Park - one of the most popular attractions on the island, with chairlift, boat rides, coloured sands, lighthouse, amusements and glass making. Also within easy driving distance are Blackgang Chine, Ventnor Botanical Gardens, traditional pottery making, Calbourne water mill, various NT homes/gardens, vineyards, museums, wildlife centres, a zoo, pearl factory, Carisbrooke Castle, Osbourne House, Cowes/Yarmouth harbours. Outdoor pursuits include golf (nearby Freshwater), cycling, riding, sailing, fishing and diving. Shops 2 miles, pub a 1-mile walk over the Downs.

Large reception room with ornamental Aga, flagstone and part wood floor leading to well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with tiled floor. Spacious living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room with French doors. TV/play room with selection of toys, games, books and jigsaws. Boot room. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft brass bed and en-suite bathroom and toilet. Double bedroom with cast iron bed and wash basin. Two twin bedrooms, one with two additional pull-out beds (for +2). Bathroom with shower cubicle and bidet. Separate toilet.

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Treacle Cottage in West Hythe, Kent, South East England

Treacle Cottage, West Hythe, Kent, South East England

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £314 to £ 621

Self catering accommodation in West Hythe sleeps 2.

Features include: Non Smoking • Enclosed Garden • Pub Close By • Sandy Beach 5 Miles • Sea 5 Miles • Open Fire • Easy Walking Access

Accommodation overview: Treacle Den and Treacle Cottage are two cosy little cottages ideal for couples looking for somewhere to get away from it all. Situated in the grounds of the owner’s home on a quiet lane in the countryside both cottages are cleverly arranged for maximum privacy ensuring a peaceful retreat. Within 100 yards of the cottages lies an excellent local pub that enjoys a superb reputation for its restaurant. Traditionally beamed the pub takes its name Botolph’s Bridge from the local legends surrounding St Botolph a 7th-century monk. There is an excellent selection of beaches to explore all within 3 miles and many beautiful walks including the Royal Military Canal which has recently seen improvements for walkers and cyclists. There are many local villages gardens museums monuments and castles well worth a visit. The cottages sit conveniently within a few minutes’ drive of the motorway yet each enjoys a tranquil spot with countryside to the front and views of Lympne Castle across the fields to the rear. West Hythe is a tiny hamlet within 3 miles of Hythe Dymchurch and Lympne. Set in a conservation area with excellent local walks.

Accommodation Detail

All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Sydney Lodge in Newport, Isle of Wight, South East England

Sydney Lodge, Newport, Isle of Wight, South East England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £320 to £ 859

Self catering accommodation in Newport sleeps 4.

Features include: • Close to the Beach • Close to the Sea • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Believed to have once been a tack room, this period property has been tastefully refurbished to provide spacious comfortable accommodation, and benefits from open beams, oak floors and bay windows. Centrally located on the Isle of Wight, with its excellent sunshine record, it serves as an ideal base for sightseeing and enjoying the island’s many beaches. For the more active, sailing, riding, attractive walks and cycle routes are available. Shop ¼ mile.

Spacious beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove, oak floor, sofa-bed (for alternative sleeping only) and French doors to courtyard. Beamed farmhouse-style kitchen with terracotta-tiled floor. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Beamed double bedroom. Single bedroom with pull-out bed (for +1 child only). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

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Oyster Cottage in Whitstable, Kent, South East England

Oyster Cottage, Whitstable, Kent, South East England

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £392 to £ 897

Self catering accommodation in Whitstable sleeps 6.

Accommodation overview: A spacious bungalow with accommodation of generous proportions private front and rear gardens a large 6-seater hot tub and on-site parking Oyster Cottage lies within walking distance of the local beach pub shops and train station and is well-placed for visiting all the major local attractions that Whitstable and the surrounding area have to offer. Beautiful beaches the famous Harbour Street for niche shops a castle and an Oyster Festival are all well worth a visit. Whitstable is a perfect destination from which to enjoy all the treasures of the area with the city of Canterbury castles gardens and stately homes all close by. There is plenty of scope for walking or cycling with the seaside and boat trips to enjoy. Shop 500 yards pub 250 yards and restaurant 1.5 miles.

Accommodation details

All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room with beams. Kitchen. 2 double bedrooms one (5ft) with French doors. Bathroom with roll-top bath shower cubicle and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Grove Cottage in Brighstone, Isle of Wight, South East England

Grove Cottage, Brighstone, Isle of Wight, South East England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £797 to £ 873

Self catering accommodation in Brighstone sleeps 4.

Features include: Non Smoking • Pub Close By • Sandy Beach 5 Miles • Sea 5 Miles • Short Break • Ultimate • Pet Friendly

Accommodation overview: Picture postcard perfect The Grove features a Grade II listed thatched cottage and a 200 year old thatched barn carefully arranged to ensure maximum privacy for individual guests or providing ample accommodation for six when booked together. Grove Cottage has grown from humble beginnings as a coachman’s dwelling to a TV celebrity in the 1980s when its photogenic exterior and beautiful gardens were regular features on popular BBC sitcom Brush Strokes. Brixton Barn once a National Trust office has been converted with marble floors underfloor heating and a luxurious en-suite bathroom to provide outstanding accommodation for two. Set just 0.5 miles from the beach and a 0.25-mile stroll from the welcoming local pub and village stores The Grove enjoys a wonderful location in the medieval village of Brighstone. Totally unspoiled and threaded with lovely walks and cycle paths the surrounding countryside is a joy to explore. Newport 7 miles and sailing at Yarmouth 10 miles. Shop and pub 0.25 miles.

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Steep open-tread open-sided stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) 1 twin. Bathroom with roll-top bath shower attachment and toilet. Sloping ceiling and beams throughout.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Chalk Pit Cottage in Sarre, Kent, South East England

Chalk Pit Cottage, Sarre, Kent, South East England

Sleeps 5
Weekly prices from £332 to £ 740

Self catering accommodation in Sarre sleeps 5.

Features include: Short Breaks • Multi bathrooms Near the Beach • Close to the Sea Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove Pub near by • Pets allowed sleeps 5

Accommodation overview: This charming cottage and its pretty garden sit at the end of a row in the little village of Sarre just a short drive from the myriad delights of historic Canterbury city (8 miles) and seaside Margate. Trips to France are easily accessible – both Ashford and Dover are under 20 miles away whilst Sissinghurst Gardens and fairytale castles at Bodiam and Scotney (all in the care of the National Trust) are a little further. Joss Bay provides a range of water sports and golf and riding are found locally. Shops 2.5 miles pub serving food 100 yards.

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. Conservatory. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double 1 single. Bathroom with bath shower cubicle and toilet. Second floor: 1 twin bedroom.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Castlemans Stables - Castlemans Stable East in Sedlescombe, East Sussex, South East England

Castlemans Stables - Castlemans Stable East, Sedlescombe, East Sussex, South East England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £405 to £ 817

Self catering accommodation in Sedlescombe sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Close to the Beach • Pub near by • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

These two stylishly converted, single-storey holiday barns (refs PPPR and PPPS) are in a delightful rural setting with glorious views and footpaths from the door across the countryside. Within walking distance of the picturesque village of Sedlescombe with a village green, a historic friendly pub and good local shop. The market town of Battle with its abbey and 1066 battlefield is approximately 4 miles. Hastings (7 miles) has a beach-launched fishing fleet and the iconic black weather boarded fishing net huts. Explore St Clement’s caves and unravel their smuggling past. The golden beaches and sand dunes at Camber and the medieval cobbled, Cinque Port town of Rye are easily accessible. Explore castles nearby including the moated Bodiam Castle and Gardens, and Sissinghurst Castle, or take a trip on the Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway. Shop, pub and restaurant 1/2 mile.

Living room with wood-burning stove, flagstone floor and French doors to decked area. Kitchen/dining area with flagstone floor. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with door to terrace. Bathroom with toilet and tiled floor.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail locally
  • Elec, full gas CH, bed linen and towels inc
  • T/cot and h/chair on request
  • Three Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • M/wave
  • Shared w/machine and t/dryer (in external utility)
  • Wi-fi
  • Decked terrace with furniture
  • Shared courtyard and paddock
  • BBQ
  • Ample parking
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Easy walking access
  • Friday to Friday.

Note: The Nook, ref PNNW may be booked with Castlemans Stables, refs PPPR and PPPS (100 yards) to sleep up to 10 people.

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