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Sandy Cottage

(Ref. 1126551)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (9)
  • cottage (9)
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18 Customer Reviews

  • "We had such a lovely week at Sandy Cottage."

    It was absolutely immaculate and really comfortable. We had a lovely welcome pack and the welcome pack for our dog was such a nice touch. The kitchen had everything and more you could need to cook and the beds were really comfortable. The cottage is in a great location for going off to explore different parts of the island. Some of our favourites are Sandown beach, Bembridge and Brading and Culver Down.

    it was a pleasure having you to stay, I'm so glad you and your doggie enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Jul 2024

  • "This was our first visit to the Isle of Wight."

    We were so pleased with the location of the cottage. It was easily accessible to the whole island yet a nice quiet backwater to return to. The place was spotless, tastefully decorated with quality furnishings which were a pleasure to use. I liked the larger fridge in the kitchen with a freezer. The textile stair gate at the bottom of the stairs was a useful tool for keeping Archie (the dog) downstairs. Back garden was totally enclosed which gave me peace of mind when he was out on his own. Thank you for the goodies which we all enjoyed. A brilliant holiday with lots of happy memories.

    thank you so much! it was a pleasure having you to stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2024

  • "Sandra has thought of everything needed for a lovely stay at Sandy Cottage."

    We really appreciated the stair gate for our 18 month old and there were some thoughtful touches, such as the toddler-friendly tableware and some infant books - which my daughter loved! The welcome basket for us was a kind touch too. The cottage is spotlessly clean, bright and airy and is a perfect place to come back to after exploring the Isle of Wight for the day. We will definitely stay here again in the future.

    thank you so much, I look forward to having you stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sherill5.0Jun 2024

  • "Great location."

    Excellent accommodation, warm welcome pack for us and our dog.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7May 2024

  • "Not having been to IoW before, we needed a cosy place to act as a base to explore and then come back and be comfortable."

    We found it at Sandy Cottage. It is very cosy and perfectly relaxing with everything you need, so well equipped. It is very homely and after a while it is easy to think one might be literally at home. Unfortunately we had to leave, hey ho. Never had such a welcome set of treats both for us and the dog - especially the dog. Thanks to Sandra, lovely to meet you and thanks for sharing your lovely house with us. We had a very lovely two weeks and love the island very much. Needless to say, we will be back.

    Reviewed by Howard4.7May 2024

  • "Excellent property in a good location."

    Everything you need and so clean and very welcoming. This owner goes above and beyond providing all the essentials - tea bags, coffee, dishwasher tablets etc. even a bottle of red - we brought it all with us, but didn't even need to unpack it. Also a lovely hamper for our rescue greyhound with packets of dog treats which was really thoughtful. Thank you for a great property - which we will recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2024

  • "Sandy cottage is one of the cleanest properties I've stay in."

    Very comfortable beds with good quality bedding. Its in a cul-de-sac, which I was a little apprehensive about. But area is very good and quiet ,no issues at all. Lovely welcome pack too.

    thank you, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2024

  • "Sandy Cottage is very well equipped, immaculately clean and comfortable."

    The generous welcome pack was very much appreciated. The location is very convenient for exploring most of the island, particularly if using the local buses to visit Shanklin, Ventnor, Newport and Ryde. We found the Southern Vectis bus app was very helpful to plan around local road closures and diversions. We really enjoyed our stay at Sandy Cottage.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2024

  • "Absolutely perfect!"

    It looks as wonderful as it does in the pictures! All very modern appliances and so clean! Great communication and a lovely welcome! Very comfy beds as well! Lovely cosy home to come back to after days out. Thanks so much x

    I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wahida5.0Feb 2024

  • "Sandy cottage is a real home from home."

    Very welcoming for us and our dog. Ideal position quiet but within walking distance of Sandown esplanade. Spotlessly clean and everything we needed was there. Welcome pack for us and our dog with some local produce much appreciated. Visited in December but would love to return in the summer to take full advantage of lovely walks.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2023

  • "An amazing place with all the comforts needed!"

    Perfect for my trip to join the Isle of Wight Walking festival.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2023

  • "Perfect"

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great location to explore the Island."

    Property was ckean, fresh and very comfortable. Welcome basket was much appreciated and neighbours are friendly.

    Thank you, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2023

  • "An absolutely stunning cottage, beautifully furnished to an extremely high standard, we could not fault it at all and it was spotlessly clean."

    Provisions at the cottage went over and above what was expected, including a coffee machine and cafetière, a beach bag and four beach towels and a bucket and spade. Also a huge crate of items was available for dog owners. On arrival, we were greeted with fresh flowers and a welcome pack that included fresh bread, cheese and milk - all local produce. We would not hesitate in recommending this fabulous property and hope to stay again in the future.

    Thank you, a pleasure to have you as our guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Juliette5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had such a brilliant holiday."

    We would recommend this holiday stay you have everything you need and it is not far from amenities and travelling from place to place is easy by car bus or train

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2023

  • "What a fantastic holiday rental."

    Tastefully decorated, clean and with everything you could need provided. Would book again if coming back to the IOW.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely mid week stay on the Isle of Wight with our two children and puppy - the cottage was absolutely spotless and beautifully decorated, with plenty of space for us."

    The host was attentive and kind and we loved the little touches around the house. It’s very light and airy and will be gorgeous in the summer months. The cottage is a short walk to the beach and easy to find, but in a residential area so very quiet at night. We wouldn’t hesitate to book Sandy Cottage again if we return to the IOW.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely break."

    The house was very clean and well thought out. Our two dogs were very happy and we encountered no problems. There was plenty living space and good kitchen facilities. Two double beds were very comfortable with good storage in bedrooms. Easy location to access the island. Could walk to the beach took approx. 15 mins.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2023

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  • Two double bedrooms
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available upon request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.6 miles, beach 0.8 miles
  • Note: There is bike storage available in the shed
  • Note: Please contact owner with description of dogs as suitable towels and robes and a basket will be provided, they will be located in the shed
  • Note: Dogs to be remain on the ground floor only please
  • Note: Strictly no smoking permitted anywhere in the property or on the grounds

The property

Perched in a stunning location in Sandown on the Isle of Wight, discover this pretty two-bedroom dwelling, Sandy Cottage.

Boasting an open-plan living space, enclosed garden and close access to the local amenities and a beach, Sandy Cottage welcomes four guests to relish the ultimate family escape on the Isle of Wight.

Cross the threshold into your new home-from-home ready to kick back and relax in the sitting area in front of the Smart TV as the designated chef rustles up a tasty dish in the well-equipped kitchen.

Settle down at the dining table ready to tuck into a feast as the wine is poured and conversation flows.

If you’re seeking some much-needed R&R, take refuge in the spacious family bathroom and indulge a soak in the tub, before completing your skincare routine and clambering into one of two neatly-presented double bedrooms to catch your rest.

Kickstart your itinerary along the coast with a visit to Sandown Beach, a fabulous location for sunbathing, paddling the shores or trying your hand at a range of watersports including paddle boarding and surfing.

Close by, discover the Wildheart Animal Sanctuary, sure to excite any animal lover, or head to Dinosaur Isle, an interactive museum featuring a wide variety of fossils and geology.

Head into the centre to discover several restaurants, pubs, shops and independent stores where you can stock up on the essentials or treat your loved ones to some hearty fare.

With plenty of places to perfect your swing nearby, including Shanklin and Sandown Golf Club, be sure to pack your clubs!

You can also venture into the Isle of Wight AONB, where the infamous Garlic Farm Shop and Restaurant, Isle of Wight Steam Railway, Brading Roman Villa and Nunwell House all reside.

Whisk your loved ones away to the Isle of Wight, with Sandy Cottage as your lovely base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Shanklin 3 miles; Ryde 6 miles; Newport 8.5 miles; Cowes 13.5.

Situated on the south east coast of the island, this lovely town has something for everyone! It is home to the longest stretch of beach on the island, extending six miles from the chalk headland of Culver Cliff in the north, to Dunnose Head in the south. This glorious expanse of sand provides excellent bathing, and facilities for all kinds of watersports. Blackgang Chine is perfect for the young and young at heart, with attractions such as the Hall of Funny Mirrors, Giant Hedge Maze and a 100m fast boat slide. The Shanklin Chine is also well worth a visit, with its dramatic waterfalls and deeply shaded paths. Boasting lovely coastal walks and spectacular scenery, Sandown is known as one of the sunniest places on the South coast, making it a perfect holiday destination for all.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas