On arrival we first wondered where we were going to put all of our things into the small cabin, but once we were unpacked all was fine. There is a bedroom with two pine single beds, a wardrobe and a chest of drawers, there is also space under one of the beds, and drawers under one bed.
The other room is the kitchen/diner/living area, again compact but fine for us two adults and our dog. There is only a two seater settee for sitting on (apart from chairs at the table).
Contents of the cabin were of a high standard, bedding, towels, crockery etc.
The garden is lovely, grassy area surrounded by trees giving complete privacy, large decked area with comfy seating, another table and chairs on the grass for the morning sun. Bird feeders attracted lots of birds and red squirrels much to our dogs delight and ours!
Location is great, a stones throw from a beach for walking the dog. There are no pubs in close walking distance, however there is a restaurant/bar on the next door site which has cabins for rent (it was very quiet)
The Isle of Wight is small anyway so everything was within driving distance.
If I visited the island again I would stay here. Owners lovely too.
The owners Debra and Steve have made the accommodation extremely comfortable both inside and out. The one bedroom lodge is small but more than adequate for two adults and our two small dogs, the bonus is the wonderful garden and the wildlife that joined us. Both Debra and Steve supply everything you could possibly need for a self catering holiday, including tea coffee milk sugar biscuits and orange juice on arrival. Biggest disappointment was having to leave.
Although we enjoyed our stay at woodside lodge it did seem a bit of a squeeze. We are a couple and it would have been quite cramped for a family.
Saying that the outside space was lovely and had nice chairs with comfy cushions. The garden is a great space with wild birds feeding and an abundance of red squirrels.
We found the bed settee a bit uncomfortable to sit on for any length of time.
The lane leading down to the woodside beach retreat has a lodge park on the right which I wasn't expecting; you turn left to get to the two woodside beach retreat lodges and once in the gardens you feel very private.
The beach is mainly shingle with a bit of sand and was allways very quiet and peaceful.
Jill and john (surrey)
We have just returned from a wonderful family holiday at Woodside Lodge. We found the cabin clean and very well equipped, and what an incredible location - 2 minutes from the beach and a wonderfully peaceful enclosed garden.
Whilst the cabin is fairly small, it was ideal for a young family of 4, with our children staying in the bedroom and the adults on the sofa bed. There was plenty of storage for our clothes and Debbie and Steve had thought of almost everything for our stay, including tea, coffee, milk and biscuits on arrival!
We made the most of the outdoor space and the great weather, eating on the terrace every day and watching the wildlife which is in abundance in the beautiful garden.
We would definitely recommend the lodge and would love to return one day!
The garden was lovely,but the cabin was very small,I'm not quite sure what is meant by elderly access as there were no hand rails in place .The beds were comfortable,but not much room .
We would recommend this accommodation to anyone who just wants to relax and chill out, plenty to do and see in the area if that's what you want, if not, you can just relax, lovely walks on beach with dogs or children collecting shells. Owners are a fantastic couple very helpful and make you feel really welcome. Definitely will book again in near future.
This place was really nice surprise; clean and peacefully located, the own garden was a plus and it was fun to look at the red squirrels climbing the trees and follow different kinds of birds. Short walk to a beach and nice terrace. The owners were really nice and helpful. The cottage was warm and cosy, a bit small for 4 persons but managed well. Will visit again!
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