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Mr Tim Burton

Member since: 2008
Speaks English

Seaside Retreat With Stunning Sea Views

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Isle of Wight - 'High Tide'

3 bedroomed cottage to sleep 6 in the charming seaside village of Seaview

'High Tide' is a delightful three bedroomed seaside home with loggia and decked terrace, overlooking the Solent. Located in the charming seaside village of Seaview, on the Island's east coast, the cottage is an ideal retreat for a family beach holiday, and for everyone who loves sailing, walking or just relaxing in 'a gentler world' (The Daily Telegraph). High Tide is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac at the top of Seaview village. At the end of this short road is the former Seagrove Manor House; and there is a recreational area where children can let off any remaining steam after their day on the beach. A footpath from the Manor House leads down to Seagrove Bay and onto Priory Bay, perhaps the best beach on the Island.

‘High Tide’ has been extended and refurbished into a delightful, ‘New England’ style, seaside home. Its rooms are fresh and light, and it is finished to a high standard. The ground floor comprises a large sitting room with a solid-fuel fire, opening into the loggia. Here one can either watch the freesat TV or all the activity on the busy Solent. Extensive sea views are also offered by the conservatory/dining area, where six can eat and then relax in comfort, overlooking the large enclosed garden with two paved terraces and a barbeque. The conservatory opens onto a decked terrace, where al fresco meals can be enjoyed whilst watching ocean shipping pass to and from Southampton.

There is a spacious and well equipped kitchen; and a utility area, with its own entrance for those returning damp and sandy from the beach. A shower-room is handily situated off the utility area; and on the ground floor there is also a twin bedroom and a bathroom.

Upstairs, either side of a third loo, there is a large twin bedroom and double bedroom, each with a washbasin and stunning sea views.

The centre of the village, which retains all of its Victorian charm, is only a short stroll away, as are sandy beaches, crabbing rocks and public slipways for sailing. The village centre has some useful shops (including one selling fresh croissants), an award-winning restaurant and an excellent sea-front pub.

The Isle of Wight is an all year round destination, with some of the best weather in the country. This makes it not only a favourite for beach and sailing holidays, but also those who like to walk, ride, cycle, bird-watch or visit attractions for children or places of historic interest. Much of the Island is a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; and it hosts the UK’s largest walking festival.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mr Tim Burton (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks English

About Mr Tim Burton

I'm a retired lawyer, now a writer, who has been coming to Seaview since the early 1960s. My parents met when they were on holiday in Shanklin and my wife, Frances, went to school in Ryde. So the Island has always been a special place for us.

Mr Tim Burton purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Mr Tim Burton chose Isle of Wight

When our children were growing up, High Tide was perfect: it's a short, safe walk to the beach, the rec and the village. It is equally attractive now it is just Frances and me. From our peaceful terrace, with a cool glass of local white wine, we watch the yachts and ships go by on the Solent - and look forward to introducing grandchildren to High Tide and the Island.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for a lovely stay at such a beautiful spot. Enjoyed "ship watching" from the conservatory and "crow's nest" upstairs. A well-equipped cottage in a lovely location.
Oct 2015
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based on 30 holidaymaker reviews

Seaside Retreat With Stunning Sea Views
average rating of 4.866667 based on 49 reviews

Beautiful cottage, warm welcome

  • 5 of 5

High Tide is a lovely, clean and comfortable cottage with gorgeous sea views. It is very well appointed, with everything we needed for our stay. The owners are very thoughtful, providing extra touches such as a telescope to view the Solent and a welcoming bottle of Isle of Wight wine. They left us good information to make our stay easy, from detailed instructions on how to find the cottage, to when to put out the recycling. The cottage is about 5 minutes walk from Seaview and just a few minutes more to its beautiful, clean beach. We stayed with our 3 boys (15, 12, 8) and spent most of our time on the beach here, or crabbing in the rockpools in Bembridge (15 mins drive). We had a great meal at the Old Fort bar and restaurant in Seaview, but the kitchen at High Tide is also very well equipped. We had a great stay and have already booked a return visit to the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Lovely, well-equipped house with great sea views

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to a clean, well-equipped house and a welcome bottle of local wine.

It was well suited to our 3 generation family holiday age range 12-67. The local shop on the high street had delicious french sticks, croissants and pan au chocolats that we bought every morning for breakfast and ate them in the lovely conservatory watching the boats and ships go past. We visited Blackgang Chine, Robin Hill, The Needles, Isle of Wight steam railway, Godshill Model Village and Waltzing Waters in Ryde when in rained on the Bank Holiday Monday!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Lovely property

  • 5 of 5

The photos accurately reflect the house, which was clean, tidy and very comfortable. The house is well equipped with plenty of little extras that make life a lot easier, for example, a roll of cling film. The communication with the owner was excellent and very friendly, which made all aspects of the booking and stay a lot easier. We all enjoyed our time there and would thoroughly recommend this house to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to submit a review. Frances and I are so glad you enjoyed High Tide - and that the shorts are back with their rightful owner ;-)
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Excellent location on IOW

  • 5 of 5

High Tide proved to be as good as it looks on the website. It is well-maintained, comfortably furnished and suitably equipped. The conservatory and decking at the back of the property facilitate inside/outside dining and the views of so many different ships/boats moving in and out of Portsmouth/Southampton are a continual source of interest. The garden was also a safe place for the children to play. It is 5 minutes' walk from the waterfront in a quiet cul-de-sac and I would recommend this property. As a three-generational family of 6 (ages 2 to 67) it suited us very well.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Fantastic week on the Isle of Wight

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week in this beautiful holiday home on the Isle of Wight for the festival and some exploring of this beautiful island. Lovely bottle of local wine waiting for us on arrival. Great place, comfy beds and a gorgeous garden with views over the Solent.

My only minor complaint is the sofa in the living room is not very comfortable, suggest getting a new one.


  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the trouble to submit a review. Frances and I are delighted you had such an enjoyable stay at High Tide. We are sorry you found the sofa uncomfortable. After the summer season, we do survey the whole house to see what, if anything, needs refurbishing or replacing. We will pay particular attention to the sofa. But I should warn you that, as it is Frances' favourite seat for t.v. watching and curling up with a good book, (if you return as planned) you may well find it there next year!
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Just the best!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at High Tide and we will be returning again. Having stayed in many holiday homes over the years, we feel this is just the best. It is roomy, comfortable and stylish and can accommodate our party of three generations extremely well. Add to that the superb sea views and wonderful location, within walking distance of the lovely Village of Seaview and delightful beaches and it is easy to see why we want to come back!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Isle of Wight/Sandown
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
The Old Fort, Seaview
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Westridge Golf Centre
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Seaview Hotel & Restaurant
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: not necessary

Seaview is renowned for sailing. As well as a leading yacht club, the village has a number of public slipways, which makes it an ideal location for messing about in boats. The village is also a centre for other water sports including windsurfing, water skiing and fishing.

The beaches at Seaview are perfect for a traditional seaside holiday. There is sand for building castles, rocks from which to go crabbing and, at low tide, rock pools for shrimping. Priory Bay, possibly the best beach on the Island, is just a 15 minute walk away from ‘High Tide’, along a peaceful footpath.

In recent years, the Island has attracted avid foodies. It has everything from fine dining to beach cafes, many featuring locally produced meat, fish, vegetables, cheeses and wines. The nearest award winning establishment, The Seaview Hotel and Restaurant, is just a short stroll away from ‘High Tide’.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Seaview, Isle of Wight

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
6 May 2016 - 26 May 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Bank Holiday/Festival Weeks
27 May 2016 - 16 Jun 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
17 Jun 2016 - 30 Jun 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2016 - 14 Jul 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Peak
15 Jul 2016 - 21 Jul 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak Season
22 Jul 2016 - 25 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Peak
26 Aug 2016 - 1 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
2 Sep 2016 - 15 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn Season
16 Sep 2016 - 3 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
4 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

The holiday rental period begins at 3.00pm on the first day of the period booked and ends at 10.00am on the last day of that period.
The rental fee includes bed linen. Towels may be hired for a small additional charge.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Isle of Wight in South East England

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedrooms 1 & 2 upstairs each has its own washbasin.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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