Weirside Cottage

Brighstone near Newport, South of England (Ref. 21801)

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    "All of the positive comments already said about this property are genuinely a true reflection of what this accommodation has to offer. I have since described it to friends and family back home as like being given the keys to someone's pride and joy second home. Undoubtedly, Weirside Cottage has to be the most beautiful, clean and comfortable holiday property that my wife and I have ever stayed in during the past 30+ years. Located in the pleasant village of Brighstone; Weirside Cottage is within easy walking distance of the Coastal Path offering a choice of East and West directions on the South West coast of the Isle of Wight. The village of Brighstone offers a good selection of local amenities including a local bus service and is ideally located to access the well known Tennyson Trail which offers fabulous walks and cycle rides (mountain biking) with stunning views on a clear day across the Island and both coastlines. A fabulous choice of circular and linear country/coastal path walks are available with an abundance of wildlife to be enjoyed from the village of Brighstone returning via local bus service if desired. For the keen walker(s) I can recommend travelling from the bus stop located a few metres from Weirside Cottage to Totland, then a return walk via The Needles (avoiding the cliff chair lift from the beach at the extortionate price of ?6 per couple for no more than a 200 metres travel distance!!!) to Freshwater Bay and Brighstone via the Tennyson Trail (approximately 12.5 miles). Yarmouth is a pleasant coastal town/port and makes a pleasant cycle ride via 90% off road tracks from the village of Brighstone or travel by road to Freshwater Bay Golf Club entrance (avoiding a steep cliff road); then a pleasant cycle ride to Yarmouth (approximately 17 miles return or 5 miles return respectively). In summary: Excellent accommodation, a great location, fabulous walking/cycling country with an abundance of wildlife to be enjoyed. We shall return!!!!!

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This immaculately-presented Grade II listed cottage is situated near the centre of the picturesque village of Brighstone on the Isle of Wight, nestled between the south west-facing coast and the chalk downlands to the north.

Superbly appointed throughout, with classical yet contemporary accommodation, this Brighstone cottage is perfect for couples or families looking to enjoy time together in one of the most stunning parts of the Isle of Wight.

Set over two floors, Weirside Cottage has two striking beamed bedrooms, whilst the ground floor continues to exude character with its beamed sitting and dining rooms.

Outside, the rear patio manages to capture the sun for most of the day, while to the left, step over a small bridge across the Buddle Brook to find your lawned garden, perfect for a relaxing drink while listening to the water passing along the brook.

The friendly village of Brighstone lies within a conservation area and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its coastline designated as a heritage site providing stunning walks.

Just outside of the village, why not visit the stunning NT Mottistone Manor Garden with hidden pathways and colourful flower borders, or walk through the olive grove and the kitchen garden, where you can purchase many plants that have been propagated at Mottistone.

The perfect Brighstone cottage for your year round enjoyment.


Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with TV, 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining room. Sitting room. External utility.


  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer in external utility, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own beach towels
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with furniture, BBQ and lawned garden divided by Buddle Brook and accessed by a bridge
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, Post Office, pub and restaurant 5 mins walk
  • Note: Babies under 6 months and children over 5 only.

About the location


Newport 7 miles; Yarmouth 8 miles; Cowes 12 miles.

A charming, picturesque village, Brighstone is situated in the South West of the Isle of Wight, and is well known for its terrace of chalk cottages with their neatly trimmed thatched roofs, and is well served by a local shop, Post Office, tea rooms and a pub. A visit to the local museum gives a fascinating insight into village heritage, where smuggling was once a flourishing occupation! The sea is less than a mile away, with beaches at Brighstone and Compton Bays, and the nearby coastal path provides visitors with access to the scenic cliff top gardens at Blackgang Chine, the sandy beaches at Ventnor and the world famous “Needles”.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas