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“GCH, Double Glazing, Washer Dryer, Dish washer, a home from home, then add a hottub.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Colwell Bay Holiday Cottages
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38 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“GCH, Double Glazing, Washer Dryer, Dish washer, a home from home, then add a hottub.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

The first WOW from the family said it all. You could literally live in these cottages. Large lounge with 3 piece, and dining table for 4 too. Kitchen with every kind of electrical appliance possible. Large double bedroom and even larger twin. Bathroom bigger than our home bathroom. Late check in was easy and the owners were on end of phone at all times for any problems eg battery gone in smoke detector at 8pm. Great service. Pool to ourselves at 8.30am. If you dont want a noisy clubhouse, takeaway and amusements on site this is perfect and only 20 mins from newport which was a pleasure to drive across the hills.in middle of island. Great location 5 mins walk from beach and 15 from town with 3 supermarkets and various pubs and take aways. Parking next to our own patio area with furniture to eat outside, will be great in summer.
Now the niggles, 3 in our party but you could have given us more than 3 knives 3 forks 3 plates etc. The dish washer was never full. Some doors creak. The shower sprays water on bathroom floor. That's it, and not enough to even affect a great week. We will definately return here. Is the west of island too far from attractions?? I had that concern but as the days go by the island seems to get smaller and the drive along the south coastline is breath taking. If you have read any other of my reviews you will know i like to get a "deal". Hoseasons eventually gave us 2 cottages for 60% off and we found a voucher for large discount off redfunnel ferry, who by the way are so much better than wightlink if you dont mind the extra drive to southampton. A great site and a great holiday with an amazing hot tub.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 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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3 Thank BRSA
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IslandViewHoliday, General Manager at Colwell Bay Holiday Cottages, responded to this review, 28 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It is so nice to hear when our guests have had such a wonderful stay and enjoyed the Isle of Wight as a whole. The Island, as you may already know, has so many attractions and interesting places to visit and we encourage all of our guests to experience them. The team at Colwell wishes me to express their gratitude for your lovely comments, they work really hard to make every guest experience a memorable one and they were so pleased that they manage to do this for you and your family. We look forward to your return.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

This is now our ( 3 adults ) second visit and everything was as expected. The bonus touches this visit were the tea, coffee, bread and milk provided on arrival. The cottage itself was clean and comfortable with everything in place and warm. If its peace and quiet you are after then this is the site. Plenty of walks with the beach only 5 mins from the cottages. The site itself was spotless. Would happily recommend.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank dugblue
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IslandViewHoliday, General Manager at Colwell Bay Holiday Cottages, responded to this review, 28 February 2014
Thank you for taking time to leave such a glowing review, it is so nice to hear that you and your family are a returning guests and that you enjoyed the same high standards that the team at Colwell Bay strive to. I am so pleased that you found the cottage to your expectation and we hope that you will return again very soon.
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Bucks, Uk
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62 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

I stayed here with my hubby, 6 year old daughter and 6 year old niece. Overall we had a lovely time at Colwell Bay. We stayed in Yarmouth Cottage which was a good size though the double bedroom felt cramped, not really enough space around the double bed. There was a second bedroom with 2 single beds and a big wardrobe that was ideal for the girls. The lounge was a good size with TV and DVD player and a dining table. The kitchen was quite small but had plenty of appliances in. There were only 4 of everything and in our cottage there were not enough teaspoons and I felt I had to clean the plates etc before I first used it. Some of it was dirty!
The hot tub out back was fantastic and even though it was the last week of October we still managed to use it. The girls loved it.
There is a swimming pool on site, not too big, but great to have. Again the girls loved their afternoon swim. The pool is open from 8.00am to 7.00pm.
There is a small beach close by, less than a 5 minute walk, though the sea was in so no sand. We arrived the day of storm Jude so it was quite a mess down there but I am sure it is lovely in the summer months.
There are quite a few cottages on this complex but it still felt quiet and we had a lovely holiday.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank MoW77
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IslandViewHoliday, General Manager at Colwell Bay Holiday Cottages, responded to this review, 28 February 2014
Thank you for you lovely comments about Colwell Bay, it sounds like you and the family had a nice and relaxing stay with us and the girls enjoyed their half term break. It’s always good to hear all feedback, good or back, as we are constantly striving for better standards and service. We hope that you and the family will be visiting us again in the near future.
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

My fiancé and i needed to get away for our week off work. We loved our cottage, it was the perfect getaway :) arrived to a warm place with bread and milk and tea! very modern and clean cottage. The beach was a 5 minute walk and we enjoyed a nice stroll on the prom. Great value for money, highly recommended. Also Visited the isle of wight zoo which was brilliant, saw lions and tigers up close. A beautiful island.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Andrew and Amy O
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IslandViewHoliday, General Manager at Colwell Bay Holiday Cottages, responded to this review, 28 February 2014
Thank you for your complimentary review, it sounds like you had a wonderful time which is always lovely to read. I will pass on all your comments to the team at Cowell Bay which I am sure they will be thrilled to hear. Hope you will both be visiting again very soon.
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

We have just returned from our annual holiday spent at the excellent Colwell bay holiday cottages, the accommodation was clean, comfortable and very comfortable for a family of four. The site is well located for visiting the many local attractions and has all of the on site facilities you could need.
The welcome we received on arrival was fantastic and the welcome pack gave us everything we needed for our first day. The cottage could be slightly better equipped with more cutlery and crockery but on the whole had everything that we needed.
We stayed in a Yarmouth cottage which had a hot tub in the garden which was very well maintained.
We had a great time here and would recommend it to any family looking for a good value holiday destination.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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1 Thank Tim W
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IslandViewHoliday, General Manager at Colwell Bay Holiday Cottages, responded to this review, 28 February 2014
We love to hear from our guests and I thank you for providing us with such an in depth review. It is always nice to read good feedback I'm so pleased that you an enjoyable stay with us. We hope that you will be visiting again very soon.
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West Sussex
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

This is our second holiday in this accommodation, the cottage was well equipped with modern furnishings and extra touches such as the welcome pack (including bread and milk) and family board games were great. The reception staff were always helpful and happy to offer local knowledge. It is located in a very quiet area with a beautiful beach and large council run play ground close by for the kids, pool was an added bonus! Thanks for another fab holiday we love it here for tranquility and comfort.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank flamesWestSussex
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IslandViewHoliday, General Manager at Colwell Bay Holiday Cottages, responded to this review, 28 February 2014
Thank you for taking time to write this lovely review. I'm pleased that you had such a lovely stay with us and that the team at Colwell Bay was available for any tips on local attractions. We pride ourselves on excellent service and standards and by the sounds of it it would seem we succeeded in offering this to you and your family. We hope that you will be visiting again in the near future and we look forward to your return.
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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

I've stayed at Colwell Bay Holiday Cottages three times now and I really love the place. Linzi is always very welcoming and is around to sort things out for you. The cottages are really comfortable, and have everything you need for a short stay. They are well furnished with a modern neutral look. Unfortunately no sea view, but the beach is less than five minutes walk. There are buses nearby that can take you to other bits of the island, so you could leave the car behind if you wanted to. There's also a friendly shop nearby. There is an on site swimming pool and tennis court. If you want an affordable holiday base to go walking, cycling or playing about on the beach in this beautiful part of the Isle of Wight then these holiday cottages are ideal.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rob_s_smith
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IslandViewHoliday, General Manager at Colwell Bay Holiday Cottages, responded to this review, 28 February 2014
Thank you for your amazing review. We are so pleased that you are a returning guest to Colwell Bay and that you've experience yet another great holiday break. Linzi has asked me to thank you for your lovely mention within this review as she works hard to ensure guests feel at ease when coming on holiday. Thank you once again and we hope to see you back soon.
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Property: Colwell Bay Holiday Cottages
Address: Fort Warden Road | Colwell Bay, Freshwater, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Freshwater
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Ranked #1 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Freshwater
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Number of rooms: 50
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