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“The only place to stay in the Isle of Wight!”
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Rockstone Cottage
Ranked #1 of 9 Freshwater B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Sheena & Gary could not have made us more welcome. The Cottage is spotlessly clean. We had a lovely large room overlooking the garden. Gallons of hot water and every amenity you could wish for. The breakfast is superb. Best sausages we have ever tasted! There is a restaurant just down the road overlooking the gorgeous Colwell Bay which is super for evening meals. We cannot recommend Rockstone Cottage highly enough! Sheena even gave us shortbread to take home with us!

Room Tip: We had the lovely room overlooking the garden which was superb. Loads of wardrobe and drawer space...
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We have just come back from a weekend at Rockstone Cottage and had a wonderful stay. We stayed in Room 1 which is a big room with lovely garden views. Sheena and Gary were very welcoming and helpful. The food was great - everything you could ask for in a full breakfast. The little personal touches in the room as well as the shortbread for the journey home made the weekend such a special one. We will be going back!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

We stayed for the first time with Sheena and Gary from 17 to 21 June 2013. The location is very quiet, on a bus route to Newport, and 5 minutes from a deserted beach. Our welcome from Sheena was warm and friendly, and the drinks and home made cake on arrival were both unexpected and excellent. A home made cake awaited each evening on our return, and some home made shortcake was presented as a gift for the homeward journey. We had the top room in the house which was spotless and comfortable. The breakfasts were lovely and comprised much home made produce - yoghurt, bread, marmalade. Fresh fruit and all the usual suspects were available. Some produce is locally sourced too. We would not hesitate to stay again or to recommend the property.

Room Tip: Any room would be good I think, the location is so quiet.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Stewart P
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Very nice, lovely twin room with nice front facing view, and very comfortable beds! Wonderful breakfast with lots of home mades and organic. Hosts are very welcoming, chatty and does a cracking home made cake. We had some waiting for us in the room which after a long drive was an absolute treat! I can't think of a single thing this B&B could do to have improved our experience.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank Roj1980
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

My partner and I stayed at Rockstone Cottage over the May Bank Holiday weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. Sheena is a great hostess; lots of personality and humour. The breakfasts were delicious and abundant. The room very comfortable and exceptionally clean. We very much enjoyed the small touches - carrot cake on arrival and chocolate brownies for tea in the room the following day. Even her recommendation of The Hut, a new restaurant on the beach, was faultless.

Room Tip: We stayed in what was once Admiral Nelson's room. Bright, well appointed and quiet.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank alicewLondon
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed overnight at Rockstone Cottage and were very impressed! Lovely hosts, gorgeously decorated and spotless room with brownies and juice waiting for us! Bed was extremely comfortable with lots of lovely cushions, and the bathroom was beautifully decorated and clean. It was peaceful and quiet, only a few minutes walk to the beach. We were recommended a fantastic restaurant and things to visit too which was great as we were new to the Island. Breakfast was lovely, with great juices and cereals and fruit as well as the full English. We also appreciated the shortbread we were given for the journey home! Would recommend to everyone and we will certainly be back next time we go to the Island! Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Amboar
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

We cannot speak highly enough of Rockstone Cottage and Sheena. We stayed for one night over the weekend, instantly felt at home and loved all the little extras. The room was great, very spacious and with a lovely comfy bed. On arrival we had chocolate brownies waiting (delicious) and Sheena was a mine of information for the local area. She had even gone to the trouble of checking local restaurants availability in case we hadn't booked anywhere. We ate a the newly opened The Hut on Colwell Bay front FYI (a two min walk) which was excellent. Breakfast the following morning was delicious and the shortbread to take home a real treat! We lived staying here and wish them all the best for the future!

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Thank Chiarauk
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Additional Information about Rockstone Cottage

Address: Colwell Chine Road, Freshwater PO40 9NR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Freshwater
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Freshwater
Price Range: $98 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rockstone Cottage 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rockstone Cottage is a charming four star guest house originally built around 1790. Situated just three minutes walk from a sandy beach of Colwell bay, we offer bed and breakfast with a quiet, friendly and relaxing atmosphere for adults only. Ideally situated in beautiful West Wight this area is renowned for its beauty, with lovely walks on the coastal path and over the downs. The six well equipped bedrooms are all en-suite. Each room has tea & coffee making facilities, LCD TV & radio, hairdryer, radio alarm clock, complimentary toiletries and free Wi-Fi. ... more   less 
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