Winter or high Summer, sun, snow, wind or rain, you can have a great break at Drayton Cottage, in lovely Bembridge on the Isle of Wight.
Let your car gather dust on the cottage drive and relax.
You can walk to the beaches in less than 10 minutes, you can easily stroll to a pub, cafe or restaurant in less than 5 minutes, or you can stay right at home and enjoy the gorgeous,quiet, sunny garden with comfy outdoor couches, barbie, dining table and chairs.
If the weather is blustery, enjoy a bracing coastal walk, followed by a relaxing soak in the bath and chill with a glass of wine and a good book in the cosy sitting room. There is a smart tv and wifi to catch up on emails. A wireless speaker for your iTunes and a lamp which charges your phone in case you leave home without a charger.
In the brand new kitchen for 2018 you'll find all you need to cook a great meal, hob, oven, microwave etc. There is a washing machine so you don't have to go home with dirty clothes. In the ground floor bathroom there are a range of toiletries for your use, and in the dining room you will find a drayton cottage cotton bag for your shopping. Please take it home as a thank you for staying with us.
Upstairs there are the two bedrooms, one double and one twin. There is also a baby travel cot, high chair and stair gate. Linen, except for the cot, and towels are provided at no extra cost.
Dogs love the walking on the island, so if you would like to bring your family friend with you, just let me know at the time of booking.The local beaches are open to dogs year round.
The sunny garden which is secure and secluded boasts an artificial lawn so no fears about muddy feet. There is a garden shed big enough to house a couple of bikes, along with various garden games, buckets and spades and nets for rockpooling. There is also a barbie and dining table with chairs, couches and bench. Shade is provided by a plant covered pergola.
In Bembridge you can do as much or as little as you like. You can find long interesting walks right from the front door, you can enjoy cycling trails, you can rockpool or find a quiet little sandy cove or you can simply enjoy a coffee and icecream at a nearby cafe.
Bembridge is big enough to offer local independent shops with a baker, butcher and farm shop as well as a bank and chemist. There is an excellent chippy and restaurants and village pubs offering a variety of food from tapas to high end formal dining. This small town has everything you need with a post office and supermarket, restaurant, cafes and pubs. Small enough to be cute but big enough to supply your shopping needs without having to use the car.
If markets are your thing Bembridge has a weekly WI market and nearby St Helens has a quirky car boot sale on the Green on Summer Sunday mornings. There is also a farmer's market in Newport.
If you are looking for exercise you could try a beach ride along Bembridge beaches in the Winter and at St Helens in the Summer. If you like yoga Ventnor Botanic Gardens has drop in classes at the centre below their excellent cafe. As well as plant sales, including magnificent agapanthus, they sometimes have art exhibitions and sales too.
Drayton Cottage facilities - 2 bedrooms ( 1 double and 1 twin), dining room, sitting room, kitchen and bathroom with shower. secure sunny garden with furniture and barbie, shed and pergola.
Gas central heating, gas cooker, microwave, washing machine and clothes drier, fridge freezer, toaster, kettle, iron, ironing board, flask, cool bag and rucksack for picnics. hairdyer, phone charging lamp, wireless speaker, smart tv and wifi.
Travel cot, high chair, stair gate, toddler seat and baby bath.
Barbie, outdoor couches, dining table chairs.
Shed to store bikes.
Board games, jigsaws, books, garden games and beach equipment.
Included are bathroom toiletries, linen ( except cot) towels for indoor but not beach use and a take home reusable shopping bag.
Indoor and outdoor games.
If you would like any extras arranged such as a home cooked meal ready waiting for you, just let me know.