Coastguards Cottage


This lovely little seaside cottage sits in the middle of the beautiful village of Keyhaven. Inside the Coastguards Cottage is smart, stylish and bright with fantastic views of the Isle of Wight and the Solent from the upstairs bedroom. It’s the perfect spot for a peaceful escape in a stunning location.

The house is second in a terrace of houses facing the sea, next to the tiny Keyhaven harbour and just a 45 second walk from the waters edge. The area is peaceful, pretty and quiet. There is superb walking to great foodie places nearby and further along the coastal paths you’ll find long pebble and sandy beaches at Milford on Sea.

Get the tiny ferry to huge Hurst Castle Spit and the Castle itself. We love it for family play and couples time out. There is enough space here for a quiet and sunny picnic spot out of the wind or wild games of Hide and Seek. There is café which is tiny and excellent, or our favourite thing is picnics on the castle keep roof.

Swim at Milford during the summer, the lagoon is amazing for kayaks, paddleboard to Hurst from Keyhaven, go crabbing. Bird watching here is particularly good. It’s a charming spot.

At a glance...

  • 4 + 1 baby
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Close to Coast
  • Family Friendly
  • Younger Families


£160 per night

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All the essential details.

Here's your full run down of this place, inside and out...



Bedroom 1 : Superking with spectacular views
Bedroom 2 : Twin or Superking. Travel cot.


One : WC downstairs
Two : Spacious family bathroom with bath and separate shower and two sinks

All the rest...

Kitchen : Electric over / Gas hob / Fridge freezer / Microwave / Dishwasher (half size) / Washing machine
Mod Cons : 32" Digital TV and DVD player, iPod docking station, Remote control gas fire
Connectivity : Free WiFi and mobile signal is patchy but outside is good.


Garden : Private and small enclosed courtyard
Parking : 1 Car, Public car park very close by

Home truths


Good to know

Free and included in your booking cost are: all bedding and linen, towels for the house, kitchen essentials, any baby kit you've requested and cleaning the house after you leave. We also supply a welcome pack with some treats to get you going for tea when you arrive. Enjoy!

Arrival & Departure

Arrive from: 5pm
Depart before: 10am

Payment Info

A 50% deposit is required to confirm your booking, with the remaining balance due 8 weeks before your stay. A security deposit is also due before you arrive for this house of £350

Guests that have stayed here rate this place 4.5 out of 5

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The location...

Sleepy, small and very boaty, Keyhaven was a port in 1206. Now it’s a fishing hamlet and base for boat owners.  Bird reserves surround the coast here. The Isle of Wight and Hurst Castle spit and fortress dominate the view across the Solent.

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