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“the summerhouse is a paradise haven” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Summer House at Ivar Cottage

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The Summer House at Ivar Cottage
Ranked #8 of 11 Bembridge B&B and Inns
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“the summerhouse is a paradise haven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

My family recently spent a week at the summerhouse. Welcomed by Tina on our arrival with a chilled bottle of wine, and extras (bread, milk etc) . We were lucky with the weather , glorious sunshine all week. After exploring the island it was lovely to return to the summerhouse to relax in the hot tub and have a BBQ every evening. It is so peaceful listening to the birds.The views are fantastic, also there's a lovely walk to Bembridge village through the woods. The interior is tastefully decorated with 2 large double bedrooms and a large lounging area and large bathroom. We will recommend to family and friends. Thank you Tina

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

I took my mother and Nana here on a 5 night getaway and it could not have been any better! On arrival, there was the basic supplies, including a lovely bottle of chilled rose wine,not to mention milk and coffee which we were in desperate need of after a long day of travelling! Then, we walked inside and it was sheer perfection! Beautiful room, space, bedrooms, bathroom, hot-tub (with towels and robes already provided!) The location is hidden away, so you have privacy, but as you look out on the decking, the views are phenomenal, and at night when the sun sets, it's pure magic! Amazing place, amazing hosts - Definitely be returning! *****

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

We spent a very relaxing 5 nights at The Summer House; Tina, the owner, was very thoughtful and there were basic supplies (bread/butter/milk/eggs/tea/coffee) already there as well as a lovely chilled bottle of wine. We hit the jackpot with the weather and enjoyed BBQs on the decking in the evenings and wallowed in the hot tub once it got a bit chilly. It is a 5 minute walk to Whitecliff Bay beach (through the holiday park across the road) and a good 30 minute yomp into Bembridge itself, which meant we worked up a good appetite for lunch.
There is a Nespresso machine, if you want to bring your own pods too.
If you are into nature, you will love watching the resident badgers come out in the evening.
If the weather isn't too kind it has Sky TV (entertainment package) & loads of DVD's; there are also a couple of ipod docking station/speakers, although we couldn't take advantage as we have Android devices, and a few board games as well.

All in all a fabulous place to recharge our batteries.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

Couldn't recommend The Summerhouse enough, we stayed here for a week and come away totally relaxed. We looked forward to coming back to it every night. Tina is absolutely lovely and couldn't make you feel more welcome, she provides little touches that make such a difference. The location is perfect, quiet and cosy with excellent views.
The hot tub at night under the stars is absolutely beautiful, a must try! And seeing the badgers in the garden at night is wonderful.
We will definitely be coming back, looking forward to the extra build and great hall upon return.
Thanks Tina :)

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Louise1605
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TinamIsleofWight, Owner at The Summer House at Ivar Cottage, responded to this review, 14 October 2013
Dear Ashley and Louise, thank you so much..and for the beautiful card you left me..and the write up in my visitors book it bought tears to my eyes...I love it that nearly all my guests arrive as strangers but leave as friends...you were a delight and I really look forward to seeing you again :-) xx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

We spent a few nights at Ivar cottage in late July, What a beautiful place! Lots of old world charm but with all the mod-cons. The location is excellent, handy to the beach and walks to the cliffs and downs. We found the accommodation to be very clean and comfortable and the hosts extremely welcoming and friendly. Thanks a lot Tina.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013 via mobile

We have just returned from a week at the Summerhouse, the weather was absolutely perfect and we felt like we were away abroad!! Although the weather was great it didn't change the fact that the cottage was even more beautiful and perfect than we were expecting with fantastic decor and lovely surroundings!! As it was our first time on the island it was a great base for us to explore the sights and sample the lovely seafood, especially at the Crab and Lobster Inn!! The only very small criticism would be the noise of the work being carried out on the cottage on the grounds, however this didn't affect us hugely and we understood that Tina is extending her building so it wouldn't be for long!! Will definitely be back and look forward to it ❤

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2013

We came here for our honeymoon and it was absolutely beautiful! It was so relaxing to sit in the hot tub while the BBQ cooked in the evening. Everything in the house was so wonderfully put together and give a kind of oriental feel to the place. All the little things were thought of such as milk and bread, we even got home made soup left in the fridge for us! We could not find a single fault with this place and we will be going back again!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PJAllsopp
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Property: The Summer House at Ivar Cottage
Address: Ivar Cottage Hillway Road | Near Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park. Opposite Main Entrance As You Are Going Up the Hill on the Left. Look for Ivar Cottage and Go in That Gate/ Driveway. :-), Bembridge PO35 5PJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Bembridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Bembridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to The Summer House - luxury holiday accommodation with Hot Tub in Bembridge, Isle of Wight with stunning views of Culver Down and just a short walk to Whitecliff Bay. Close to Bembridge private Airport. Beautiful cliff path and woodland walks, double bedroom, tropical lounge, private bar, gas central heating, luxury bathroom, SKY TV with full sports and movies, American fridge freezer. Convection microwave. Gorgeous 55 sq metres of decking with BBQ and beautiful grapevines all over in summer, beautiful flowering pots. Ideal retreat to get away from it all. Please note there is no actual oven/hob at this property. Cooking is by way of convection microwave or BBQ - eating out! :-) ... more   less 
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