If you have a young family and a dog then look no further. 5 minutes walk to the train for Sandown in one direction, and 2 minutes up the main street in the other you'll find a modern family pub with an adventure playground. You are also literally opposite a great chippie and well stocked local store.
Wee Cot is also perfectly located for driving to all the usual main attractions on the island. If you want something with class that is understated and quiet in terms of a dog friendly beach in the summer, head into Seagrove.
Now the cottage... Everything is as you'd want it to be, secure garden, comfortable furniture, clean, etc. Our kids loved it. The owners are also very welcoming. They sorted out a cot and a high chair for us and even posted our 2 years olds' soft toy puppy back that we forgot!
I believe we were the first guests to stay in this newly renovated property, hence no previous reviews. The owners go overboard to make sure your stay is as comfy as possible. It's such a lovely cosy, homely cottage, 400 years old with all mod cons, everything you could possibly need, perfect for a family of 4 or a couple. We have absolutely no complaints at all! Loved it. In fact, we felt so much at home there that we didn't want to leave! Don't worry about the road in front of the property - it's not too busy and the double glazing shields most of any road noise. And it's only a 5 minute walk to a secure free parking site, and the pub next door lets you use their carpart to load and unload. Oh, and the pub's visitors must be mice, as we never heard a thing day or night. A really lovely little cottage that I highly recommend.