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Drake Cottage

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Everything was fine apart from the washing line which was too high up."

    Not everyone is 6feet tall. I am only 5ft 2ins and struggled to hang the washing.

    Reviewed by Celia5.0Jun 2024

  • "No hanging space or wardrobes to hang our clothes."

    No private parking as what was we were told only communal parking but that was full at times.

    Reviewed by David2.2Jun 2024

  • "Drake cottage was well equiped,bed comfy,suited all our needs."

    Reviewed by Heather4.7May 2024

  • "So much better than expected."

    A great place with almost everything any visitor would want / need. Quite a warm place, plenty of heaters available should they be required. * Just the one thing missing - a tin opener!

    Reviewed by Keith5.0May 2024

  • "Listing states there is a car park but for me, it was not close enough."

    Im 75 and travelled alone so carting my luggage/ food etc back and forth was too much for me. Other than that, it was a fab location and the bungalow was perfect. The owners supplied everything you could possibly need.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Apr 2024

  • "No recycling bin in accmodation,a better description of how far from car park to chalet."

    A bad smell of sewerage from a pump house situated next to car park no mention of this in the description on the plus side nice and quiet and everything in the chalet provided

    Reviewed by Bill2.8Sep 2023

  • "The property itself has all you need for self catering holiday."

    If you like a hard mattress then the beds are fine but myself & sister take our own thick bed toppers to help make the mattress more comfortable. The kitchen has all the usual equipment so meals can be prepared & cooked. The main downfalls which we encountered last year & this year also is there is no lighting in the car park which is just a rough earth surface & is pitch dark in the evening when coming back from a night out & no lighting in the area where Drakes cottage along with all the others in that complex are, which are set out in a quadrangle around a grassed patch in front of the cottages, the lights on the cottages occupied by owners & holiday makers are the only available outside lights on the cottages so you can see your way back to your holiday home & only if the people in them leave the light on ( most don’t) & they are on timers.. we asked the owner could he do the timer to go off at 12pm which he did as he was in the island at the time. Holiday makers don’t have access to the timer or Lx outside lights, I recommend taking a good torch. Also the smell that smells like rotten eggs permeates the area & it’s vile, windows had to be kept shut both times we were there in September last year & this. Some say it’s the pond causing the smell which does appear more strongly when you’re near the pond and the pond is near the cottages. Also evidently there is a sewage plant adjacent to the car park and the cottages, some think it comes from there, tbh you can’t fully tell where it comes from is vile and very offputting. After experiencing it two years running. I don’t know if myself and my sister would go back again I really couldn’t stand it. It made me gag and heave. Other than that the cottage is very nice apart from the beds being too firm and that awful smell that’s constantly there.

    Reviewed by Linda3.4Sep 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage, well equipped and clean."

    Unfortunately I could not recommend this place to anyone else on account of the terrible, nauseating stench of raw sewage which seemed to get progressively worse throughout the week. It's a real shame because it will put us off coming back.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Aug 2023

  • "Very pleased with the chalet very cosy, location was brilliant."

    On the whole we loved it. Thank you

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely property very near the sea in a pretty village which is a good base for getting around the island."

    No issues with the property which although compact was absolutely fine - great shower!

    Reviewed by Kay4.4Apr 2023

  • "Property ideally located for walks by the sea."

    Very clean and all the equipment that we needed was provided. I did find the back cushions on the sofa rather uncomfortable though. It would be good if a mirror was located close to an electric socket for use of hairdryer, curling tongs etc. But a very comfortable place to stay. This was our second visit to this property.

    Reviewed by Sylvia4.7Sep 2022

  • "Nice clean comfortable cottage, bang next to a lovely beach."

    However TV sound quality was absolutely dire (booming and distorting) which made viewing rather unpleasant. Needs a larger saucepan.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2022

  • "We had no problems with the property whatsoever."

    ......BUT.... Disgusted to find that from Monday 11th July ALL WEEK from 8am until approx 4pm there were workmen ripping up decking and building new wood frames etc. using a circular saw & other power tools, making noise & creating sawdust clouds all around only 30 feet from our cottage. On the hottest week of the year so far we were not able to sit outside for any length of time or keep our windows open because of the noise and dust. Why was this work not undertaken out of season? It ruined our stay !!!

    Dear Stephen I am sorry your holiday was ruined by the work going on at one of the other bungalows. I can assure you that the owners of these bungalows have been told in no uncertain terms that they should not have arranged for this to be done during the peak holiday season. Apparently, it was due to the decking being in a dangerous state that it had to be replaced. It should have been temporarily repaired for now and then replaced in the Autumn.I will ask Sykes to contact you to discuss this with you. Best regards John Blenkinsop Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property, well presented and comfortable."

    Everything you needed for a enjoyable and relaxing holiday. Seaview is a great location wether you stay local for the day or evening walks along the beach after touring the island. It is close to lots of other places to visit and an ideal spot to vacate

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Jun 2022

  • "Only criticism would be that the property is a little small"

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Jun 2022

  • "The perfect location for a peaceful holiday, - and only 5 minutes from the sea."

    The chalet was clean and comfortable and very well-provisioned. Everything we could possibly need was provided.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2022

  • "The car parking was approximately 100 metres from the accommodation with 3 steps at various points."

    The description should have mentioned this as one of the party had mobility issues and found it difficult to access the property. Also when unloading at beginning of stay and loading at end of holiday was time consuming and tiring for the elderly driver. Please amend the description to highlight this issue.

    Reviewed by Barbara3.1Oct 2021

  • "Small cottage."

    comfortable and clean. Good location for sea front and Ryde. Lovely walk to Ryde along the beech . Beautiful Island . We were very lucky weather was glorious.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Oct 2021

  • "It was a fair chalet, wouldn't say cottage at all, It was good as a base, but could have been cleaner, the floor didn't appear to have been brushed when we arrived and we had a problem with tiny flies/midges inside, The dining table leg was broken when we got there , but after a phone call it was sorted quickly ,thankyou."

    I would more than likely use again if we were to visit the IOW again at any point

    Reviewed by Ian3.1Sep 2021

  • "We thought we had booked a cottage, the property should be listed as a chalet."

    Part of the blind on the patio doors where missing. Kitchen cupboard door missing and the shower had seem better days.

    Reviewed by Debra2.8Jul 2021

  • "We had a really great time, Drakes cottage had everything we needed (apart from a parasol) and was in a fabulous location for going to the beach."

    We used the cottage as a base for exploring the island but it was also a perfect place for a lazy day. We especially enjoyed the afternoon sunshine on the decking for a cheeky G&T!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great location, very comfortable."

    All instructions easy to follow.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric coal-effect stove
  • Electric heating with electric coal-effect stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for one car
  • Decking with seating
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: This property does not allow check ins on a Sunday
  • Note: Property is 100 meters away from the car park, which may not be suitable for those with mobility issues.

The property

On the delightful shores of the Isle of Wight in the Edwardian resort village of Seaview, Drake Cottage offers a charming escape for a family of four.

Enjoy open-plan living, being within a stone's throw of the sea, and being close to all the amenities you need, Drake Cottage is a charming retreat for a classic seaside stay.

Within the open-plan living space, you can relax on the sofas and easy chairs in front of the Smart TV and watch a film together for a quiet evening, with a dining table and chairs and a breakfast bar perfect for home-cooked meals and pit-stop lunches before continuing your activity-filled day.

The kitchen has all you need to rustle up some tasty treats, but with plenty of restaurants and pubs near by you will be spoilt for choice with where to go.

Spend time on your decked area with a picnic bench to perch on with a refreshing drink, an ideal place to enjoy an aperitif before finding a restaurant.

Enjoy the gorgeous views of the Solent and out to Portsmouth and the Spinnaker Tower from Springvale Beach before enjoying a walk in Puckpool Park, home to gardens as well as tennis courts, a children's play area and mini-golf, you can enjoy sunny days here with a picnic.

Take a dip in the waters at Seagrove beach, with gently sloping sands into the clear water, it is a popular site for swimming and other watersports including sailing.

The town of Ryde has a wider selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as museums and galleries to discover.

Appley Beach is another stunning beach with golden sands, and has some of the warmest waters on the island in summer, and it’s bordered by a lovely green park with a children's playground.

There are many other attractions on the Isle of Wight within reach including Amazon World Zoo, Carisbrooke Castle, Monkey Haven and the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, all well-worth visiting.

Enjoy a holiday at Drake Cottage and discover Isle of Wight.

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About the location


Ryde 2.6 miles.

Seaview is a small Edwardian seaside village on the north eastern shores of the Isle of Wight, only a 15 minute drive from the superb transport links of Ryde. Seaview is one of the South of England’s most famous holiday destinations, with a reputation of being an upmarket resort. This lovely seaside resort has stunning views out across the Solent, gorgeous golden sandy beaches, a sailing club, boutique shops and many popular restaurants and pubs, such as The Seaview Hotel and The Old Fort. On the coastal footpath towards Ryde just off Springvale is Puckpool Park, an old Victorian Fortification Battery, now with tennis courts, mini-golf and a children’s play area set within its pretty gardens. In the summer, locals and tourists take part in the famous Seaview Regatta, competing in many traditional activities, with races on the beach at Seagrove Bay, rowing in the village’s own unique boats, tug of war, the greasy pole and diving, all concluded at the end of the week with a magnificent firework display. As well as being a coastal village the nearby countryside at Seaview’s Duver is a nature reserve, with frequent visits from the beautiful red squirrel, as well as having an incredible array of bird life. A wonderful Isle of Wight base.

Note: This property does not allow check ins on a Sunday
Note: As of 06/04/23 this property only accepts bookings with a minimum of 4 nights.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas