Borthwood, Sandown – Beaulieu Cottage

This three-bedroom cottage, one of two adjacent cottages, provides a tranquil setting in which to relax and unwind. There is no passing traffic because the garden is located on a bridleway; instead, wild rabbits, red squirrels, and woodpeckers are frequent visitors. The adjacent cottage is only utilised by the cottage owner as a weekend getaway.

When you first go into the cottage, you’ll notice the kitchen/dining area, which includes an electric oven and stove, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, and a dining table for casual meals. There’s also a freezer and a washing machine. There is a smart TV and DVD player in the sitting area, as well as a bathroom with a hand held shower over the bath and a WC. There is a bright conservatory at each end of the home for sitting and soaking in the views.

One double bedroom, one twin bedroom, and one single bedroom are located up the cottage style stairs, with the latter accessible by going through the twin bedroom and down a few steps.

There is a lot of acreage around the cottage. There’s no reason to leave this three-acre garden and woodland retreat, especially with patio furniture for delightful al fresco dining. Close to the cottage, there is off-road parking for two automobiles. The cottage is reached by a single track lane that leads to the bridleway and is therefore inaccessible to low-slung cars.

Beautiful walks may be taken from the front door through woods to Alverstone and Newchurch villages, or to the coast at Sandown, Shanklin, and Ventnor. The neighbouring Alverstone cycling route connects Sandown, Newport, and Cowes, making it ideal for cyclists. Borthwood Copse, inland, is known for its ancient trees and tasty chestnuts. Enjoy the short woods walk while spotting red squirrels and, depending on the season, a beautiful carpet of bluebells.


Sandown Beach, with miles of beautiful golden sands and Sandown’s pleasure pier, is one of the Isle of Wight’s best and most well-known beaches. Sandown is a conventional ‘bucket and spade’ holiday beach with everything you’d expect from an English family beach, and it’s popular with visitors and surfers.

Traditional coastal cafes, souvenir and beach stores line Sandown’s esplanade, while the pier offers a variety of amusements, including a crazy golf course. The beach includes various places where you may rent deckchairs, sun loungers, and windbreaks to set up camp on the beach, as well as take away teas and coffees and enjoy hot chips with salt and vinegar.

Watersports are highly popular in Yaverland, a short walk from the town, and there are several local water sports centres where you may try your hand at windsurfing, kayaking, and a variety of other activities.

The High Street, which runs parallel to the seashore, features a mix of arty and touristy stores, as well as large grocery brands, pubs, cafes, and restaurants.

The region near Sandown Bay is great for fossil hunting, so if you keep your eyes peeled, you can find yourself with a very rare, very old gift.

You can also visit the Isle of Wight Dinosaur Museum to learn more about the island’s dinosaur past.