The Isle of Wight was, famously, the holidaying location of choice for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Today, generations later, it remains a popular mainstay for British holidaymakers who are eager to escape to a place that is just that little bit more magical. Here, LUXlife spotlights a select few cottages from Island Cottage Holidays’ extensive portfolio.

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Seaview, Isle of Wight

At a Glance:

  • 5 Bedrooms, sleeps 10
  • Situated in the idyllic Edwardian village of Seaview
  • Recognised with the Visit England Gold Award

This magnificent property is set amongst a truly breath-taking backdrop, gifting guests with unbeatable sea views and immediate access to the beach directly from the back door. Perhaps most striking about this cottage is its use of natural light, permeating every room and giving a crisp sense of modernity throughout. This is a property which almost demands to have every window and door thrown open, inviting the ocean breeze in.

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Bembridge, Isle of Wight

At a Glance:

  • 4 Bedrooms, sleeps 8
  • Windsurfing, kayaking and fishing available in nearby Sandown
  • Located in an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’

Whilst this cottage has many things going for it, guests are sure to enjoy the seamless integration of this barn’s original features into the overall aesthetic. Think stable doors as bedroom doors, and original rustic, rough-hewn walls. As a barn conversion, there’s plenty of space on offer, with impressive vaulted ceilings and open-plan communal areas ideal for a family or group of friends to hang out.

Ventnor, Isle of Wight

At a Glance:

  • 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 5
  • Situated a few steps from Ventnor’s main sandy beach
  • Step out the front door onto the esplanade and enjoy a seafront pub, cafes, a wine bar, and ice cream parlours

Enjoy chic beachside living with this boutique cottage beside Ventnor’s beach. This stunning water-front property is sure to impress with its enviable location and interior décor, which offers a perfect balance between modern touches and home comforts. Like many of the properties on this list, this cottage offers the ideal home base to explore the Isle’s many natural wonders. Just fantastic.

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Shanklin, Isle of Wight

  • 2 Bedrooms, sleeps 4
  • 5-Star rated property
  • Grade II listed period cottage that has been beautifully maintained with original features

Dairymaid Cottage looks like it was ripped from a fairy-tale – a picture-perfect delight filled to the brim with cute trimmings and original features. From the cosy enclosed garden, to the charming twin bedroom and stylish dining room, there’s much to love about this property. This is a cottage where every nook and cranny adds to the overall atmosphere, creating a wonderful image indeed.

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Parkhurst Forest, Isle of Wight

  • 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 6
  • Quiet location in a small hamlet just outside the town of Newport in the central region of the Isle of Wight
  • Large gardens offering plenty of space to relax

If you’re looking for the perfect place for a family getaway then look no further. With a spacious lounge, large garden space, social areas, and generously sixed bedrooms, Yew Tree House has more than its share of advantages. Combining contemporary stylings with traditional touches, this property is sure to be a hit for all ages. Located just outside of the town of Newport, it’s also ideally located without sacrificing an ounce of privacy and quiet – a powerful combination.

Island Cottage Holidays is the leading provider of holiday homes across the Isle of Wight, offering over 130 holiday cottages across this beautiful holiday destination. Each cottage has been personally chosen, with many cottages having a Visit England rating of four stars or more. Includes both country cottages in the island’s quaint villages and cottages with coastal views in much-loved resorts such as Shanklin. Visit the website to find out more: