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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!   The red squirrels are regular visitors to the garden and if you are quiet they will even race along the veranda of the Lodge.  From the hide we have seen a great white egret, swans, rabbits, fox cubs playing, sandpipers, bitterns, ducks, herons and lots more!  In the Spring, you can regularly hear the bitterns booming across the marsh.

A pair of sea eagles newly introduced to the Isle of Wight can been seen regularly from the garden either perched on their favourite tree or soaring above the marshes.

George and Juliet also own The Pilot Boat Inn (as seen in Channel 4's Four in a bed) and now the home to Wight Knuckle microbrewery on Bembridge Harbour. To book a table for lunch please ring, email 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 camp bed for a child.  The Lodge has an electric log burning stove, fridge, toaster, microwave, tea and coffee making facilities, television, 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.  Please do note that we have several bee hives in the garden.  


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. 

  • Continental breakfast

  • Tea/coffee making facilities

  • WIFI

  • TV/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, microwave and toaster



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