"Firstly, I would like to say how well presented everything is - inside and outside the cottage. Secondly, I have not wanted for anything more, in the way of utensils, personal items, as they have all been provided for us ( hand towels, tea towels, games, lots of kitchen utensils). The location of the cottage is excellent as it is only a short 5 mins walk to the beach. The Waterfront Restaurant - also close by, was offering 2 for 1 on Fridays on their Fish and Scampi dishes - it was excellent. The Red Lion Pub and Restaurant - also close by, which was recommended to us, provided a very generous 3 course meal, with drinks, at a reasonable price. You do need to book as we did, but many didn't and were disappointed. We also visited a variety of attractions during our short stay, these included the Garlic Farm, Donkey Sanctuary, Butterfly Farm and some antique shops. We took a brief visit to Steephill Cove, which is just outside the centre of Ventnor. I would highly recommend the fishing cove to visit as it is very quaint, though the steps that slope down are very steep!! Overall we had a lovely stay here at Romany Cottage and will come back again."
Aaron and Phoebe - January 2020
"Many thanks for providing such a comfy and well equipped cottage. We've had a marvellous week and got some great photos even when we had a storm! There are so many breathtaking viewpoints and excellent places to visit, it's difficult to pick one, but a lovely sunset just down by Totland Bay Pier with the new moon and stars coming out, was just lovely. Sad to go home, we have fallen in love with the IOW!"
Mike and Davina - October 2019
"Had a wonderful week. Beautiful cottage with a lovely garden, peaceful and tranquil. Weather has been brilliant all week. We have enjoyed the island plenty to see and do. Plenty of eating places in Freshwater and Yarmouth. Cottage very well equipped and a delightful place to stay. Thank you."
Ian, Sue and Joy - September 2019
"Thank you again for a lovely stay in your beautiful cottage. Always difficult to leave, Hope to return again."
Paula, Chris, Ben Connor and Millie - September 2019
"What a lovely place to stay! We've enjoyed every moment- especially the beautiful, tranquil, private garden - so lovingly maintained. 5 mins to the beach was a delightful surprise too. Your place is well - equipped, thoughtfully stocked and a real treat - thank you!"
Hills Family - September 2019
"Thank you for a lovely stay. The weather was kind to us and we visited somewhere every day. Near to Tapnell Farm where they serve giant burgers and went to Carisbrooke Castle which was excellent."
Kimbles Family - August 2019
"Thanks, the cottage is wonderful and peaceful, helping making it a relaxing week."
Andrews Family - August 2019
"Tucked away in a quiet nook, all mod cons included. We have had a fantastic week at Romany Cottage. The weather has been sunny and warm everyday. The island is small enough to navigate easily. Osbourne House is a tranquil haven with a house tour. Thank you for wonderful week."
The Malletts - July 2019
"We have enjoyed our week in Romany Cottage, Lovely and peaceful. We have been able to visit many places by the excellent bus service. The weather has been good so also able to visit local beaches - Colwell Bay beach is about 5 mins walk away. Great restaurants near by. Thank you everything we needed we found at Romany."
Fosters, Muxhams & Dyers - July 2019
"A lovely relaxing week spent at Romany, very well equipped for entertaining family, who live on the island. Nearby Needles boat trip and visit to the Battery (Romany Cottage has links with The Battery), Compton Beach to name a few including sun set watching at Colwell Bay. We will definitely come back!"
Green family - July 2019
"We loved our stay at Romany, perfectly suited for our group 24 - 80 years. The cottage provided everything we needed for a family holiday and the garden is a delight for relaxing in. The sunsets from Totland Bay are a must. Loved all the beautiful furnishings in the cottage so wonderfully restored, Just perfect! We also hired bikes from Wight Cycle Hire who also deliver to Romany. Riding the Tennyson Trail is brilliant! Loved it here."
Ash Family - July 2019
"The cottage is very nice and comfortable. Lovely garden."
Thomas and Monica - June 2019
"We had a lovely week here. The cottage is really lovely, great location and peaceful. Mixed weather but that didn't matter as we had a great time!"
Kevin and Sue - June 2019
"Had a lovely week. Cottage is well stocked and comfortable. Weather good so we have taken advantage of the garden, newt spotting and bird watching. Great restaurants nearby."
Deb, Roy, Jan & Vic - June 2019
"A lovely well equipped cottage with many welcoming touches. Very comfortable home from home, lovely and cosy. Beautiful garden and pond. The beauty about this cottage is the peace and quiet. We had such a lovely stay, that we booking April next year."
Sue and Alley - May 2019
"A lovely cottage, very homely. The weather has been kind and we have had a busy week discovering the island. Can't wait to visit the Isle of Wight again soon."
Donna and Leigh - May 2019
"Lovely cottage, garden and weather. My husband has said he has never slept in a more comfortable bed so much, so we are going to buy the mattress when we get home."
Tony, Lorraine & Megan - May 2019
"Charming cottage, beautiful garden and lovely peaceful location. Very well equipped - would recommend 'Romany' to anyone and would certainly come back again."
West Family and Grandma - May 2019
"We had a lovely 2 weeks break in the IOW. Many lovely places to explore. The weather was bright but sometimes chilly, but it was lovely to come back to a lovely cottage."
Maeve & Ed - April 2019
"A lovely week in this beautiful cottage. What a relaxing place."
Clare, Mark , Leanne and Grandma - April 2019
"What a beautiful cottage. A lovely stay in a relaxed environment. Thank you for making out stay so happy and comfortable. I am sure we will be back."
Jody and Hannah - Jan 2019
"An amazing cottage - everything you could wish for. Such a lovely relaxing home for a week, thank you so much. Had wonderful family time. Thank you so much for our hosts for a memorable week at your house."
Adrian, Helen and Katherine, Nottingham - November 2018
"A delightful relaxing two weeks stay in this beautiful cottage! The weather was amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring the island and returning home each evening for a homecooked meal or a trip out to a local restaurant. The kitchen is well equipped and a lovely place to prepare meals and potter. Many thanks for the cake and welcome."
Teresa and Tony, Staines and Anna and Mick, Devon - October 2018
"Our second visit to Romany and we had a wonderful time. The cottage is very comfortable and everything you could want and a delight to return to after a day out. Walk over Tennyson Down from the Cottage and back superb views. Hope to return yet again! "
Sue and Martin - October 2018
"Very comfortable cottage, well equipped. Beautiful weathers, lots of very interesting places to see. Would come again."
Sandra, Roger, Sue and Garry - October 2018
"Lovely stay, weather great. Red Lion pub worth a visit."
Phil and Jan, Hertfordshire - September 2018
"Lovely cottage, home from home. Stunning scenery a short walk from the Cottage. Everything is so close by. Red Lion Pub is a must. Wonderful pond, very comfortable beds. We will be back."
Clare, Alan, Jacob People Family, Hampshire - September 2018
"Lovely cosy cottage, interesting heritage ( ]Needles Battery). We were very lucky with the weather. Beautiful garden, teaming with life. Many thanks for a peaceful stay."
Paula, Chris, Ben, Connor and Millie - September 2018
"Lovely 2 week stay. Comfortable home, quiet and within easy reach of the loveliest parts of the island. We enjoyed some cycling, walking and beaches. Most of all we are all going home a lot more relaxed, than when we got here. Time to chill and appreciate what you have. We enjoyed sharing the photo album of the construction work on the Cottage - a labour of love."
The Silcocks - August 2018
"A wonderful week on the Isle of Wight. Have enjoyed exploring the island and would recommend Colwell Bay which is a short walk from the Cottage, to The Hut, for a meal and Farringford House Tour. Definitely hope to come back."
Jean-Marc and family, London - August 2018
"Wonderful holiday cottage, has everything you need in a perfect location. Didn't use the car in 2 weeks! Stunning weather so enjoyed the beaches and beautiful walks to The Needles. Freshwater Bay to Compton Bay across the gold course at Compton Downs. Down to Brook to Yarmouth and back. Thank you for your help and all the information and welcome cake! Would love to come back in the winter and sit by the cosy fire. With thanks."
Lizzie and Nigel White - July 2018
"Lovely location for exploring the island. Lovely meal at the Blacksmiths on the way to Newport from Romany, Calbourne Rd."
Jean and Keith, Oxford - July 2018
"Very enjoyable stay in this delightful cottage. Very well equipped and comfortable. We were blessed with excellent weather and enjoyed the beaches at Totland and Colwell Bay, easy walking distance of the cottage. Superb walk from cottage to Freshwater Bay and to the Needles and back. The walk from Mottistone to Long Stone has lovely views. We would recommend the Waterside Restaurant/Pub Totland Bay and Red Lion Pub, Freshwater offering great food."
Vicky and Jeremy Worcestershire - June 2018
"Very comfortable and well equipped cottage for our first stay in the area. Had everything we needed. Cottage itself is a very peaceful place to be. Thank you! "
Katie and Maggie, Hants - June 2018
"Very well equipped accommodation. Everything we needed and more. The pond is a hive of activity and this time of the year. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend the cottage or island to anyone."
Jackson and friends - April 2018
"Our second stay in this gorgeous cottage and just as superb as the first visit! We enjoyed the numerous walks around Totland, Tennyson Downs and around the area. Your cottage is so clean, warm and cosy and well equipped. We have also enjoyed the log fire. Would highly recommend this place to anyone coming to visit the islands. The garden looks superb! Going home very relaxed."
Nash Family - April 2018
"A lovely stay in a beautiful cottage. We had a lovely time exploring the island and would recommend catching the waves at Compton Bay, crab pasties at Steephill Cove nr Ventnor and a walk to the Old Battery to see The Needles and a wander around Yarmouth. "
Sarah, Dan and friends, Nottingham and Derby - April 2018
"We have had a lovely relaxing stay. The cottage is so cosy and the beds are so comfortable. We really enjoyed sitting in the gorgeous garden too. We found some great places to eat in walking distance of the cottage and right over looking the sea, both excellent. Evening walks along the beach have been great, you get fantastic sunsets this side of the island. Thank you very much for a lovely stay."
Anni and Guests - June 2016
"We have enjoyed a lovely week on the IOW and made better by perfect weather. The comfort of the cottage and the quiet, peaceful setting gave us the ideal base for our first visit to the island. Like others, we prefer 'West Wight' to the relative rush of the East. Our favourite of the week was the lovely gardens at Mottistone. Another recommended favourite by visitors is the Red Lion pub, Freshwater, excellent meal. We will certainly be back."
Rosemary and David - June 2016
"What a wonderful relaxed stay! it's a pleasure to come back to the Island of Wight and stay near Freshwater. This cottage makes it all the more comfortable. So lovely to walk along the beach at Colwell Bay everyday , very near to the cottage. Thank you."
Gabriella and guests - May 2016
"This is a tranquil spot, very little to disturb. The garden looks great, we wish the weather was a little more accommodating but we are pretty sure we will come back. Thanks for your welcome treats."
James and Amy - May 2016
"Thank you for our stay in your peaceful, comfortable cottage. Enjoyed visiting different parts of the Island. Our highlight was the Garlic Farm, on a warm afternoon. It was fascinating, with good food and walks around the farm trails."
Sheila and John - May 2016
"We had a wonderful stay and we wish we did not have to go home! Cottage is very comfortable and location is great. Fabulous walks from Totland to Yarmouth and the amazing Tennyson Downs. Vine pub in village very friendly, infact everyone was really friendly and helpful."
Ruth and Martin - May 2016
"Wonderful relaxing week. Weather was great for walks. Loved being able to walk down to the beach and other walks without having to take the car. Great meals at the Waterfront Restaurant overlooking the sea. Highly recommended. Beautiful cottage could have stayed another week! Thank you"
Griffiths Family - April 2016
"Thanks for a great relaxing stay in a really cosy comfortable cottage. All the little touches made us feel so welcome, especially the comfortable beds, log fire and peaceful garden. Great weather for coastal walking and running, dinner at The Hut, cream tea at Chessell Pottery, sunsets wonderful... We hope to be back soon to explore more!"
Jake and Family - March 2016
"Do we really have to go home!!! Thank you do much for letting us stay in your beautiful home for the last fortnight. Could not say anything against such a tranquil place. Lots of information in the cottage of things to do. We have so enjoyed our stay here. From the bottom of our hearts, we cannot say thank you enough."
Marilyn and guests - March 2016
"Sadly we have to leave and have spent a really lovely relaxing holiday @ Romany. Weather lovely and warm, great sunsets. Great location. We saw the badgers and foxes in the drive one evening as we were having a glass of wine. We'll certainly be back to chill and relax."
Michael and Louise - Oct 2015
"A beautiful cottage on our favourite side of the Island. A great week that has gone by too quickly, we hope to be back next year. Many thanks."
Paula and David - Sept 2015