A lovely house, everything here we could need. Thank you for all the extras such as toys, DVDs etc. Hope to return sometime.
T L & family11th May - 15th May 2019
Thank you for what was another wonderful stay at Hilda Cottage. The weather made it unbelievable but ultimately the cottage was another key contributor. The fact that we knew the property well already meant that we could arrive and instantly feel relaxed and at home. It helped us to seamlessly slip into holiday and enjoyment mode. The girls love the property too and were incredibly excited to be back and to claim their rooms once again!
A & F C, Bournemouth19th - 23rd April 2019
Can’t fault this cottage – everything seems to have been thought of. Comfy, cosy and very well appointed. The Easter hamper was a lovely treat too! Don’t think we’ve stayed in such a well equipped self catering property before. Bembridge was its usual delightful self. Fabulous.
Thank you so so so much. Hilda Cottage is rather like a dream than a cottage! Everything was super and I loved playing with the swing ball too. xxx
M, C, M, A & Bessie the dog4th-12th April 2019
Luxurious holiday home perfectly located for beach
Would definitely recommend spacious and stylish Hilda Cottage. With dog-friendly Bembridge Beach and views of the lifeboat station on the doorstep, we found it to be the perfect base for exploring the island and its wonderful coastal walks. Hilda is well-appointed, beautifully furnished and very comfortable throughout. A pleasure to return to after a day of being by the sea and indulging in relaxing baths in the gorgeous bathroom were a real treat! Plenty of information on places to visit and eat is provided but being February half term understandably a few were closed for the winter season. We had a couple of pleasant meals at The Crab and Lobster Pub, which was a short stroll away and ventured a little further into the village for supper at Fox’s restaurant and Chinese take-away. Loved the village shops – especially fresh crab from the fishmongers for lunch. Had some great walks (and drone flying!) – up on Culver Down with its fantastic views, to St Helens beach and one of our favourites was from Steephill Cove to Ventnor where we stopped at the quaint beach-side dog-friendly 1940s themed Lady Scarlett’s Tea Parlour for a bite to eat – definitely worth a visit. My family, including two boys (ages 10 and 12) and our four-legged friend, had a brilliant time staying at Hilda Cottage and were sad when it was time to go home.
L & D C, Surrey20th - 24th February 2019
Wonderful property, wonderful location
The accommodation was a joy and had everything it advertised and more. It felt like home the minute we walked in. It is not pretentious and stuffy, but allows you to relax in it without worrying that you are going to spoil it. It feels as though people have a happy time there. It is a great base to explore particularly the east side of the Isle of Wight. If you have a car then of course you can travel anywhere but the local walks are a must. A highlight was watching the night launch of the local £3m lifeboat at Bembridge in the dark. The lifeboat station is 200m from the cottage. You can do whatever rings your bell, whether it be the typical seaside entertainment at Sandown or feeding llamas and alpacas nr Newport. I cant rate the cottage highly enough and the service by the owner and the agent was excellent. Bed linen was to die for and although we went in February the back garden faces the sun most of the day so in the summer months !! I could go on but will leave you to enjoy the experience. 10/10
A B, Surrey16th - 20th February 2019
A wonderful week in this stunning home – despite the best attempts of Storm Brian. Beach walks, pub lunches and board games made our annual IoW week away relaxing and enjoyable. Hilda Cottage is fabulous and comfortable, thank you.
S, C, W, S, J and Darcy the dog20th - 27th October 2017
Lovely house, great location, fabulous weather for the time of year. Really enjoyed our time here, thank you.
S, A, S, J & C30th Septimber - 4th October 2017
We’ve loved our stay at Hilda Cottage – the house is set up brilliantly for an Isle of Wight holiday. Thank you to Annabel and her team for making it look perfect and clean.
G, M, J & R18th-25th August 2017
Your attention to detail is outstanding. This is our 5th year in the Isle of Wight and this house is the best by far. Fantastic!
S, T & L14th-28th July 2017
What a fantastic place. Hilda is a cottage in charm but not in scale. Each door opens to reveal another beautiful and inviting space, perfectly proportioned for familes or entertaining with an enormous open plan kitchen and dining area which opens onto a patio with even more seating, and a comfy lounge for snugging up in at the end of the day. The bedrooms are so cosy too and the luxurious lavatories are unexpectedly plentiful for a cottage. I think what impressed me the most, though, was how absolutely immaculate everything was. I can honestly say I felt like we were the first people ever to have stayed there. The whole weekend was just fabulous – location, accommodation, vibe of the island – the sort of place you’d go to again and again. Can highly recommend.
C J2nd July 2017
My two daughters and one husband plus their children aged 4, 6 and 10 years And Daniel the Spaniel enjoyed a great week in April. They liked the family friendly layout of the house with large kitchen diner and the large secure garden. The position of the house, being close to the beach, was considered excellent. One daughter slept in the garden room and liked the seclusion. With great weather, they passed a very enjoyable week.
K & A, L, J, A & E … and Daniel the Spaniel19th April 2017
What a treat to be so close to the sea – due to the wonderful week & weather we found ourselves constantly on the beach, enjoying walks, runs and rock pooling. Really fab comfortable and relaxed house. We had just a fab week! We would love to come back.
Chris M14th April 2017
We booked last minute for a short break in the Easter holidays and how lucky we were with the weather! The property was beautifully presented, with attention paid to every last detail – including a welcome from ‘Hilda’ the seagull and a hamper of Easter goodies! The house was immaculately clean and well equipped, but equally homely. We enjoyed bike rides around the lanes (manageable for children ranging from 6 to 12 years), visiting the Lifeboat Station and treats from The Beach Hut, all within walking distance of the cottage. We also ventured further afield to Steephill Cove, Ventnor and had a lovely time exploring the rock pools for hours and the children were still happily swimming (in wetsuits) at 6pm in April – brrr! All in all it was a superb break, staying in comfort at Hilda Cottage with great access to some stunning beaches – 3 nights just wasn’t long enough!
Emily B9th April 2017
We were very impressed with Hilda Cottage. It was very cosy with a high quality finish. The furnishings and decor were to a very high standard. We had everything we needed for our weekend down to the complimentary bottle of wine to the logs for the gorgeous open fire. The location was superb, literally a stone’s throw from the beach. We were slightly nervous about booking in February rather than the summer, but despite the unpredictable weather, we still had a wonderful time with stunning beach walks, pub trips, visits to numerous antique centres, craft centres, and a very interesting tour of Osbourne House. We thoroughly recommend The Old Fort for lunch at Seaview and Lockslane Bistro for dinner which is only up the road. We will definitely be back, thanks for a very relaxing break!
Lucy C16th February 2017
Regular visitors to Bembridge but our first time in Hilda Cottage. We absolutely loved it. Thank you for all the attention to detail. We’ve walked on the beach every day…. Had 4 seasons of weather and loved it all! We’d love to come back.
A & S, M, I & J Thomas3rd January 2017
We have had a wonderful half term weekend in your fabulous home. It so exceeded our expectations – no creature comforts were missing! Really comfy beds, fluffy towels and so thoughtful to have the starter pack, wine and logs! We loved it and will definitely be back! Just gorgous!
C & R, J & H Jenkins24th October 2016
Fabulous, really comfortable house. We have loved our stay, and we were very lucky with the weather too!
Ladies from Surrey17th October 2016
An enjoyable stay in a beautifully furnished home. We were extremey lucky with the weather and loved the ‘feel’ of Bembridge. Thank you.
M. Gilson5th October 2016
I cannot recommend Hilda Cottage highly enough, perfect location a stone’s throw away from a quiet beach, beautifully decorated and furnished to an extremely high standard, what more could you ask for! The owners have thought of everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible and we will definitely be visiting again very soon
D Jackson27th September 2016
We had such a wonderful week – the house is amazing and the location just perfect. The sunny week meant we didn’t venture too far from the beach – crabbing, fishing and swimming and BBQ evenings. Just perfect. Thank you for sharing your home xx
The Hamilton-Pearsons26th August 2016
Had a wonderful stay in a lovely house! Well equipped with a host of thoughtful touches. Plenty of space for the rainy days – didn’t quite manage to finish the jigsaw, but it kept us occupied! By far the best holiday home we have stayed in and we’ve been coming for 25 years! We would love to stay again.
The Cooper-Meldrews4th August 2016
We have had a fantastic week here at Hilda Cottage. The house is wonderful as is the garden. Our little boy (3 1/2) has enjoyed the swingball too! Thanks
K & P, D & P and F15th July 2016
We have had a lovely time in this beautiful house, ideally situatied for great village shops; butcher, baker and fishmonger. Beach walks were enjoyed by all 4 humans but especially Henry Labradoodle!
Davies & Dineleys24th June 2016
We’ve had the most fabulous long weekend at the Isle of Wight Festival, made all the more wonderful by our stay at Hilda Cottage. You have made this in to a beautiful home in a gorgeous place.
J, J, P, S & M13th June 2016
We have had a great time staying at Hilda. The accomodation is wonderful and you have thought of everything. It’s home from home and exquisitely furnished. The seaside is so close and the walks are all interesting….
V & D, Essex7-10 June 2016
We all love “Hilda Cottage”. The house is stunning, it has been a real home from home. We really like the finish and design “well done”. See you soon and thank you.
A, K, P & N, Nottingham27 May - 3 June 2016
What a beautifully designed, appointed and lovely home! Everything has been thought about and everything provided. The beach is perfect with sand, rock pools and the busy estuary to watch. A very relaxing stay. Thank you.
M, D, B, S & T20 May – 23 May 2016
The cottage is beautifully decorated and fitted out. The quality of the bed linen, towels and curtains is first rate. The owners have spared no expense in equipping this cottage, we all agreed that it would be a lovely house to live in. The short walk to the beach at Bembridge is another added bonus.
Diane TMay 2016