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The Blue Beach House

Bembridge, Isle of Wight (Ref. 1039822)

4.3

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely quirky cottage, very comfortable warm and well equipped."

    Great position just a few yards from the sea which was perfect for dog walks.

    Reviewed by RachelNov 2021

  • "This is a small cottage within a short walk, but no view, of the foreshore and Bembridge Lifeboat Station."

    The name of the cottage is misleading. The cottage bedrooms are small and tight, with little space for getting round the double bed in one room or the twin beds in the other and very limited space for clothes drawer storage or dressing. The cottage would be better served and rearranged as a single, larger bedroom for two people. 4 people in the cottage would be particularly cramped. The whole place is in lovely order with a well fitted kitchen and comfortable living/sitting room and a well maintained garden with useful outside sheds, in good order, for clients use. The positioning of the TV, which is wall mounted in a corner of the dining area, detracts significantly from viewing from the sitting area. 2 downlighters, one in the twin bedroom and one in the living room, were not working and the kitchen sink tap dripped. These items need attending to. We much enjoyed a relaxing break albeit suggest that at over £1100.00 for 4 nights neither the location nor the facilities of this cottage provide a break in October which is good value for money.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2021

  • "The blue beach hut is a quirky, gorgeous place to stay."

    Just a short stroll to the beach. The house was spotlessly clean, and very well equipped. The garden is secure and beautifully maintained. I can imagine in the warmer months that it must be lovely to enjoy breakfast outside. We enjoyed food at The Crab and Lobster pub, which if the weather had been better we would of walked to, as parking is challenging! Bembridge itself is a lovely quiet place. My party and I didn’t want to leave. Had a great stay.

    Reviewed by FionaOct 2021

  • "Small easily fixed things ."

    A little mould in shower room closet .bedroom cramped smaller width bed needed really.and a proper telly .need pair binoculars see this one or a telescope ! my main beef was the cost of car ferry what a rip off 144 quid return,if known would not have gone.money should be spent on local small buisness not big companys..and you need book months in advance to get suitable time.the owner was very obliging let us in bit early as arrived 8.00 a.m

    We were first made aware of the presence of a very small amount of mould in the shower by our housekeeping company on Friday 16th July - after Mr Durcan’s visit. We have re-grouted and resealed the offending few tiles this morning. We will also leave a reminder to guests that they must leave the shower door open after showering to properly ventilate the shower room. The bed in the front bedroom is a standard double a smaller bed would not be sutible for guest's. We feel the television is adequate for the space provided. The ferry prices are outside of our control. We do apologize for any inconvenience caused during your stay and wish you well for the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MartinJul 2021

  • "Roof over verandah is filthy and Internet doesn't work very well which spoilt our time there"

    Reviewed by SandraJun 2021

  • "The Blue Beach House was what an excellent holiday accommodation should be."

    It had what was written on the tin and more which made it a very enjoyable stay! Very comfortable, and had a light and airy feeling. The cottage garden was lovely to sit outside and have a glass of wine or 2. Amenities were on the doorstep with lovely walk to the village, bus service was excellent in getting around the island. Hopefully when Covid eases leaflets, etc will be available to find different places to go! This place is going to be hard to beat!! It even had its own Letterbox.

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2021

  • "We had a great time at the Blue Beach House and will certainly be returning as soon as there is availability!"

    The photos on the listing don't do the place justice and we had such a fantastic first holiday with our little one!

    Reviewed by KatieApr 2021

  • "It was little touch like flowers, the biscuits ,wine mince pies it was all very lovely"

    Reviewed by JenniferDec 2020

  • "The Blue Beach House was a lovely place to stay."

    The property was exceptionally clean and thoughtful touches such as fresh flowers were really appreciated. The kitchen facilities had everything you would want for a self catering break and the garden was a lovely secure place for our daughter and our dog to run around. Close proximity to the beach meant we could make the most of being by the sea. We will definitely book this place again.

    Reviewed by EmilyOct 2020

  • "The people that look after this house do a wonderful job the house was amazing lots of extra touches much appreciated."

    Reviewed by YvonneSep 2020

  • "The Blue Beach House was the perfect place to stay with my 3 kids and family dog."

    It had anything we needed, was the perfect location and had a really homely feel to it. I highly recommend the place and hope to stay there again soon.

    Reviewed by LauraFeb 2020

  • "Super stay at The Blue Beach House."

    Very well equipped, great location, very clean and well accessorised.

    Reviewed by SianFeb 2020

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The property

100 YARDS FROM THE BEACH !!!

The Blue Beach House is a pretty detached single storey cottage just 100 yards from the beach and public slipway.

Set within its own private garden with ample off-street parking, it is ideal for guests wishing to bring boats, jet skis or water sports equipment.

We are a short stroll from local shops, pubs and restaurants; and a great base for coastal walks, starting right on our doorstep.

The Blue Beach House is decorated and furnished in a relaxed vintage style, and generously supplied with freshly laundered, crisp white bed linen and soft white towels.

The kitchen is well equipped for the perfect family meal: dine al-fresco on the sheltered patio, or relax with a sundowner while the children and pets play safely in the secure garden, and for those cooler days, there’s a Smart TV and WiFi.

Sleeps four in two bedrooms with one en-suite WC and one family bathroom - The Blue Beach House has two bedrooms -The main bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom has two singles - The double bedroom has an en-suite WC and hand basin - The family bathroom has a shower, WC and hand basin.

Open plan living area with views of the patio and garden - Comfortable open plan sitting room and dining area with views out of French doors to the patio and garden - The accommodation is styled over a single floor in a relaxed vintage fashion, and reflects the laid-back lifestyle and history of the property.

The kitchen is fully equipped, with washing machine, dishwasher, electric hob and oven, fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle and iron - We have a very good selection of beautiful tableware and high-quality cookware.

The Blue Beach House has a sunny south east facing patio, with a covered verandah and dining area, and a pretty cottage style garden – you will find luggage storage in the pretty mini beach huts under the verandah - It's a secure space for children to play, and the dog - if you have one - won't be able to escape either!

The Blue Beach House occupies a prime position yards from the beach and a short 5-minute stroll to Lane End food shops and Post Office - This local family run convenience store is extremely well stocked and open from 7:00 am until 11:00 pm.

The heart of Bembridge village is a short walk either along the coastal path, through leafy lanes or along the quiet roads - The village centre is home to a selection of beautiful independent shops and cafes, plus pubs and restaurants - Amongst other things, you will find a butcher, a baker and a candlestick …seller; as well as a fabulous fresh fish shop and delicatessen.

Some interesting history about the Blue Beach House: During World War I, the Canadian Government shipped thousands of wooden huts to England to house the vast number of troops awaiting deployment to France and Belgium - The Blue Beach House began life as one of these huts - It was originally designed to accommodate three military officers with a sitting room.

After the war was over, the huts were no longer required, and the British Government sold them off as surplus, their solid construction and easy assembly made them suitable for a range of uses - Many were acquired by sports clubs and are still in use today as cricket pavilions and club houses, others were repurposed as out-houses, holiday chalets, workshops and sheds - Our hut was transported to the island in 1925.

Over the years, The Blue Beach House has had many uses, such as tea rooms, a garage, and holiday accommodation, until it was finally left to fall into disrepair.

The photographs mounted on the wall in the cottage show The Blue Beach House as Mrs Smith’s Tea Rooms, c1930 - It was run by Mrs 'Mowey' Smith and her husband George, who was a fisherman based at Lane End.

As you can see from the pictures, the building exterior is still largely original - The current owners purchased the restored property in 2013, and the building retains as much of its former character as possible - The dark brown wooden interior cladding is original, and is constructed of Canadian cedar - The interior doors of the bedrooms and en-suite are also original, as are the size and layout.

Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin with en-suite basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed back garden with lawned area and patio furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles; 0.9 miles
  • Please note: Check-in is from 3:30pm and Check-out is 10am

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About the location

BEMBRIDGE

Ryde 7 miles; Newport 11 miles; Cowes 16 miles; Yarmouth 20 miles.

Bembridge sits on the most eastern point of the Isle of Wight, and it is claimed to be the biggest village in England. Bembridge used to be an island in its own right, and until the Victorian era, was a collection of wooden huts and farmhouses, hence Bembridge remains somewhat detached from the rest of the island even today, which adds to its charm. Bembridge is considered to be one of the most upmarket areas on the island and offers a surprisingly busy intertidal sheltered harbour, which is always full of pleasure crafts and fishing boats providing a constant flow of traffic to and from The Solent. From the harbour you will find quiet beaches consisting of sand and pebbles, perfect for swimming, beachcombing and crabbing and in high winds you will see plenty of kite surfing activity. As you walk along Bembridge beach, you will discover the lifeboat station, cafes and the famous Crab & Lobster Inn, as well as the magnificent Culver Cliffs as your backdrop. The village centre offers a good range of small shops, with its award-winning butcher's and 'The Best Dressed Crab in Town' which is situated in Bembridge harbour, you can also sample local produce from the greengrocer's, visit the art gallery and much more; in fact everything you should need while holidaying here.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
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