This inn is bedecked with flower baskets in summer and the stunning coastal location beside…
Driftwood Cottage at Forelands
“A welcoming family home close to the coast” - VisitEngland Assessor
Bembridge, Isle Of Wight
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A minute’s walk from the beach, Driftwood Cottage is in a quiet lane at the edge of Bembridge. There are two homely lounges; the cosy, family lounge is downstairs, while upstairs you’ll find the book-lined snug, complete with sloping ceiling and skylight. Ryde and Shanklin are seven miles away, but there’s nowhere on the island you can’t day trip to.
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Discover Isle of Wight
There’s a timeless quality to the Isle of Wight. For many it embodies the spirit and atmosphere of English seaside holidays. Small and intimate – at just 23 miles by 13 miles – it’s a great place to get away from it all. And with its mild climate, long hours of sunshine and colourful architecture, it has something of a continental flavour.
Explore the island’s varied coastline at any time of the year using the well-established Coast Path. Even in the depths of winter, the weather conditions are often favourable for walking. The island has more than 500 miles of public rights of way in all. There are numerous other things to do too. You could plan a week’s itinerary and not set foot on the beach. The island’s history is fascinating and it was long considered as a convenient stepping stone for the French in their plan to invade the UK mainland. Various fortifications – including Fort Victoria, Carisbrooke Castle and Yarmouth Castle – reflect its key strategic role in the defence of our coastline.
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