About The Lodge

George and Juliet Bristow own The Lodge on the Marsh at Brading on the Isle of Wight and all guests can expect a warm welcome on their arrival.   The Lodge offers self contained bed and breakfast accommodation.  The wooden cabin overlooks the internationally renowned RSPB nature reserve at Brading Marshes.  This is a popular area for cyclists, walkers, horseriding, photographers, bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts.  There is also a private hide in the garden which guests can use to watch the wildlife and birds living on the Marshes.  George and Juliet hope you enjoy not only the peace and quiet but the beautiful views from their garden.   This year in the garden we have spotted a wren, robin, greated spotted woodpecker, green woodpecker, kestrel, pheasant, marsh harrier, long tailed tits, blue tits, great tits, goldfinches, house martins, swallows, magpies, buzzard, red squirrel and a rabbit!  From the hide we have seen a great white egret, swans, rabbits, four fox cubs playing, ducks, herons and lots more!


George and Juliet also own The Pilot Boat Inn (as seen in Channel 4's Four in a bed) on Bembridge Harbour. To book a table please call 01983 872077, email george@thepilotboatinn.com or speak to us when you arrive.


What you can expect at the Lodge


The Lodge has one bedroom (king sized double) with ensuite shower and a separate sitting room with a small kitchenette.  There is also a single bed in the sitting room if required.  The Lodge has an electric log burning stove, fridge, toaster, tea and coffee making facilities, television, dvds, games, books and puzzles.  There is a covered wooden veranda from which you can enjoy the view or you can spend an hour or two in the private bird hide with your binoculars or camera on the edge of the Marsh.


Cyclists are most welcome to store their bicycles over night in the garage and there is ample parking for cars on the disused railway track which is now the driveway to the main house.   Guests are welcome to use the garden and table tennis.


We provide a continental style breakfast of fruit, cereal, yoghurt, fresh bread, milk and fruit juice for you to enjoy in the privacy of The Lodge. 

If you would like a full English breakfast please enquire at the time of booking.  Price is an additional £8 per person.  This is not always available particularly in the busy periods.

  • Continental breakfast

  • Tea/coffee making facilities

  • WIFI

  • TV/DVDs/games/books/puzzles

  • Binoculars 

  • Complimentary toiletries and hair dryer

  • Linen and towels, daily clean/tidy

  • Cycle storage

  • Dogs on request

  • Spare bed for occasional visitor

  • Homemade cake for tea

  • Bird hide

  • Kettle, fridge, egg poacher and toaster