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4.9 stars cottage rating
4.9 / 5 Stars
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Sleeps 4 + a baby in 2 bedrooms
This delightful Grade II listed stone cottage has been sympathetically converted from the former stables of the nearby Apse Manor. Groom Cottage is a large property with thick stone walls, wooden beams and an attractive appearance with four gables. It nestles within an enclosed courtyard approached through a lovely arched entrance. The original building dates back to 1695, and period stone door surrounds and lintels can be seen on its south elevation. Parking available adjacent to the cottage. Ferries can be booked for you at greatly discounted prices. This Isle of Wight cottage at Shanklin sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms. Groom Cottage has availability and prices for self catering holidays in 2017.

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Groom Cottage - Shanklin Isle of Wight
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Groom Cottage - Shanklin Isle of Wight
Groom Cottage - Shanklin Isle of Wight
Groom Cottage - Shanklin Isle of Wight
Groom Cottage - Shanklin Isle of Wight

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Paul Rogerson - Jul 2017 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Groom Cottage goes above and beyond of what you would expect, even from 5 star accommodation. Seamless process from booking to leaving with everything you could want or think of including all doggie items. Spotlessly clean and comfortable. Nice welcome pack. Beautiful private sun trap garden.Would highly recommend.Thank you Cottage rating: 5 Stars

Elizabeth Dear - Jun 2017 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

A lovely cottage, clean and welcoming. Garden is perfect for dogs as it is well enclosed. An enjoyable stay. Cottage rating: 5 Stars

Gilly Freedman - May 2017 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Cottage rating: 5 Stars

Paul Williams - Dec 2016 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

The cottage was beautiful; well equipped and peaceful and a surprisingly comfortable bed! Would certainly visit again and would most definitely recommend it. Cottage rating: 5 Stars

This delightful Grade II listed stone cottage has been sympathetically converted from the former stables of the nearby Apse Manor. It nestles within an enclosed courtyard approached through a lovely large arched entrance. The original building dates back to 1695, and period stone door surrounds and lintels can be seen on its south elevation. Deceptively spacious, Groom Cottage has thick stone walls, wooden beams and an attractive appearance with four gables. It is one of a small number of cottages around an inner courtyard and has its own secluded and enclosed walled garden making it safe for both children and pets. It is very pleasantly situated in a peaceful rural hamlet with footpaths leading to adjacent fields and woodlands. More extensive paths lead to the downs above Ventnor. The cottage is only 1½ miles from the coastal resort of Shanklin with its wide sandy beaches, thatched tearooms, floodlit chine, restaurants and shops. The other seaside towns of Sandown and Ventnor are also within an easy 10 minute drive.

Groom Cottage has been renovated to a high standard and has been very attractively furnished and equipped with quality items throughout. Where possible original features have been retained and the charm of the cottage is enhanced by the beams and exposed stone walls in many of the rooms. It is centrally heated and has luxurious thick cream pile carpets throughout most of the property. The accommodation is light and deceptively spacious. The delightful family sized kitchen was been totally refitted for the 2014 season. This fully refurbished room has a tiled floor, modern fitted units with soft close mechanisms, and fully integrated Neff and AEG appliances, including a gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, washer dryer, fridge/freezer, plus a freestanding microwave. There is also a pleasant dining area where meals can be enjoyed.

There is a particularly large and attractive sitting room with huge comfortable sofas with big loose cushions, a flat screen HD television with Sky and a DVD player. Visitors can relax in front of an attractive gas flame effect stove contained within a feature fireplace. French doors open into the garden, which gives the room a pleasant summer feel. Between the kitchen and sitting room there are two internal steps. The cottage has two attractive bedrooms furnished with very comfortable quality beds and roomy wardrobes. The main large double bedroom with king size bed also has a second flat screen television and the twin room contains beds that can be linked to form a super king sized double bed. The bathroom has also recently been fully refitted and contains a bath, luxury overhead twin shower system, basin, WC and towel warmer to heat the very large, soft and snuggly bath sheets. Heating and electricity are free of charge. A telephone is provided for both incoming and outgoing calls, and Groom Cottage has both wireless and wired broadband internet access. Cot & high chair can be provided.

Groom Cottage has a pleasant walled garden at the front. This is paved in a courtyard style and has a small water heater, plus fragrant plants and shrubs that include jasmine, wisteria, honeysuckle, roses and lavender. Reclining loungers, traditional garden furniture and a Weber barbecue are provided, as are outdoor tableware and glasses, to make al fresco dining a regular and enjoyable event. Bicycles can be stored in the garden summer house. A private parking space for one car is just outside the garden gate.

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Groom Cottage has ground floor accommodation and is a non smoking cottage. WiFi Internet is provided free of charge at Groom Cottage. Groom Cottage is available for weekly self catering holiday bookings from Saturday to Saturday. The normal arrival time at this holiday cottage is 14:30 and the normal departure time is 10:00. Short break weekend and midweek self catering holidays are available from and 28th October 2017 to 17th December 2017.

For details on access to Groom Cottage for those with impaired mobility or disabilities please read the cottage access statement in the tab below.

We can book the ferry to the Isle of Wight for you at preferential prices and this can be added to your Isle of Wight holiday cottage booking. A quote will automatically be sent to you with the confirmation of your holiday.

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Groom Cottage has live availability and prices. Click on the start date to begin you booking. Booking information and options and extras available at Groom Cottage are detailed below.

Booking Fee £19.75 per booking Cot & High Chair £13.29 per week Pets (No. of) £29.99 per week Towels (Bath & Hand Towel) £0.00 per person per week WiFi Internet Free WiFi Internet Heating & Electricity Free of chargeBed Linen Free of chargeBooking Deposit 25% (min £125.00)of cottage rental Security Bond Refundable Deposit £100 per booking

Groom Cottage has short break self catering holiday availability on the Isle of Wight. These are the short break periods.

Groom Cottage Short Breaks 2017 28th October to 17th December Weekday & Weekend Short Breaks

Pricing and Booking Notes for Groom Cottage

Arrival Time 14:30 Departure Time 10:00 Sleeps 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1

Groom Cottage Local Holiday Information Isle of Wight

Shanklin is most famous for the long beach of golden sand and historic village centre. This idyllic self catering holiday location is on the East of the Isle of Wight and has excellent access to the other beaches on the East coast. There are a number of shops and restaurants in Shanklin village or down on the seafront.

Shanklin has a number of worthy attractions including Shanklin Old Town with pretty thatched buildings and number of traditional small shops selling local produce and traditional sweets. A pleasent area of gardens is also found nearby and these can be enjoyed on the way down to the sea.

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Eating and Drinking In and Around Shanklin

Old Thatch Tea Shop
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Old Thatch Tea Shop Isle of Wight

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Telephone: 01983 865 587
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Shanklin, Isle of Wight
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Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Morgan's Isle of Wight

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Website: www.morgansofshanklin.com
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Pointers Inn, Newchurch - A popular public house for its food with locals and visitors alike. Pointers Inn, Newchurch Isle of Wight

Walking and Cycling

Cycle Route 7 - The marked cycle route number 7 passes close by and visits Ryde, Brading, Alverstone and Upton. For more information visit Isle of Wight Cycle Route 7.

Cycle Route 8 - The marked cycle route number 8 passes close by and visits Brading, Bembridge, St Helens, Seaview, Ryde and Upton. For more information visit Isle of Wight Cycle Route 8.

Cycle Route 11 - The marked cycle route number 11 passes close by and visits Sandown, Yaverland and Brading. For more information visit Isle of Wight Cycle Route 11.

Sandown to Newchurch Cycle Track - A flat cycle track runs from Sandown to Newchurch and passes close by. You can easily cycle to the beach at Sandown or head inland towards Newport where there are routes peeling off to Godshill, Wroxall, Cowes and most of the rest of the Isle of Wight. Find out more about Cycling on the Isle of Wight

Borthwood Copse - One of the best chances to walk and see red squirrels anywhere on the Isle of Wight. Borthwood Copse is a pretty woodland at Borthwood and is well known for the abundance of wildlife. You can view Borthwood Copse on Google Maps

Local nature reserve - Alverstone Mead and the SSSI of Alverstone Marshes are within a short walk of Newchurch. Follow the cycle track towards Sandown and you will cross the reserve along the way.

More holiday information at www.wightinfo.co.uk/shanklin

Holiday Attractions In and Around Shanklin

Foot Print Fossil Tours
Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Foot Print Fossil Tours Isle of Wight

For approx 2hrs our qualified Geologist will take you back through time, explain how the land beneath your feet has changed and will identify any fossils you find on the Dinosaur Island.

Website: www.footprinttours.co.uk
Address: Jurassic Jim, 22 High Street, Shanklin, PO37 6JY
Telephone: 01983 864577 / 077 9601 4004
Brading Roman Villa
Brading, Isle of Wight
Brading Roman Villa Isle of Wight

Get an insight into the lives of a Roman nobleman and see the ruines of his villa. The museaum allows you to walk around above the excavation site and look down on the preserved details.

Website: www.bradingromanvilla.org.uk
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Telephone: 01983 406223
Borthwood Copse
Borthwood (nr Sandown), IoW
Borthwood Copse Isle of Wight

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Garlic Farm
Newchurch, Isle of Wight
Garlic Farm Isle of Wight

The Garlic Farm nestled along a tiny country lane below the Downs near Newchurch. We welcome visitors to our farm, farm shop & café and for food lovers, garlic lovers and the curious.

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Telephone: 01983 868732
Sally's Riding School
Bembridge, Isle of Wight
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Telephone: 01983 884023
Tackt-Isle Adventures
St Helens, Isle of Wight
Tackt-Isle Adventures Isle of Wight

Tackt-Isle Adventures provides equipment rental, tuition and everything you need for an adventurous activity on dry land or on the water. Join us for dinghy sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding, windsurfing, mountain biking and even Segway rides! Make the Island your playground.

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Blackgang Chine
Niton, Isle of Wight / Chale, Isle of Wight
Blackgang Chine Isle of Wight

Blackgang Chine is a popular theme park with rides, games and a maze to keep the whole family entertained.

Blackgang Chine is also thought to be the longest running theme park in the world and many generations of visitors remember it for the adventure and excitement it offers. Located just outside of Niton on the South of the Isle of Wight www.blackgangchine.com/

Seaview Wildlife Encounter
Seaview, Isle of Wight
Seaview Wildlife Encounter Isle of Wight

Leading the way with interactive wildlife adventures this multi-award winning park really stands out from the crowd! Tucked away on the NE Coast of the Island this hidden gem is a full day out for all the family packed with fun, hands-on wildlife activities and special V.I.P. Encounters. seaviewwildlife.com

East Isle of Wight Information

The East of the Isle of Wight is best known for its sandy beaches and traditional seaside holiday resorts. The coast on this part of the Isle of Wight has excellent opportunities for swimming, relaxing on the beach and enjoying a traditional family holiday by the sea. The beach resorts of Shanklin and Sandown are the more popular resorts on the coast but excellent beaches can also be found at Seaview, St Helens, Bembridge and Whitecliff. Details of beaches on the Isle of Wight can be found at www.wightinfo.co.uk/outdoors-activities/beaches

The East of the Isle of Wight also enjoys beautiful rural areas which are crisscrossed by numerous footpaths and cycle paths. A coastal path running the length of the East Coast and on around the Island allows walkers to enjoy the splendid seascapes and take tea in numerous cafes and restaurants along the way. View more East Isle of Wight Cottages

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Groom Cottage Local Public Transport Information:

Bus and train travel is an excellent way to see the Isle of Wight and can be very useful when walking or exploring the Island. For all your local public transport information as well as taxis visit Groom Cottage Public Transport Isle of Wight »

Groom Cottage Walking Holiday Information:

For walking information on Purbeck Dorset visit Isle of Wight Walking Holiday Information »

Within 15 Minute Walk:

Sea/Beach: No
Walking Trail: Yes
Public Transport: Yes
Food Shop: Yes
Cycle Route: Yes
Public House: No

Comments left in Groom Cottage guestbook

Sir John & Lady S (Dec 13) - Much appreciated the efforts that went into the cottage for Christmas - tree, flowers, plant, etc. A pleasant stay.

Tine, Jim & Artic (Nov 2013) - As Bruce would say, "Didn't we do well"! Beautiful cottage, nice location which we all fell in love with. Real relaxing and wonderful holiday. Thank you so much.

The L family (Oct 2013) - Yet again another amazing week at Groom Cottage. Amazing overall. xxxxx

Sally, Jill & Sheila (Oct 2013) - This was our first visit to the island and for me the first stay in a holiday cottage for years. My, how they have improved! Beautifully furnished and lovely and warm. Well deserving of its high award. We all loved its peaceful setting. Altogether everything was perfect.

Patrick, Sue & Jenny (Sept 2013) - We fell in love with Groom Cottage from day one, lovely quiet setting within reach of all the attractions on the island. Nice to come back and relax after a long day out.

Margaret & Michael H (Sept 2013) - A lovely cottage that is very well equipped with everything you could possibly want. Although we did not use the second bedroom we thought it was delightful and really reflected the seaside.

Jenny, Julie & Clair C (Sept 2013) - How lucky we were to find such a delightful cottage with so many good points and those thoughtful extras. We felt really welcome. Couldn't praise it enough and will definitely be back next year. Our grateful thanks for everything.

M, G & H E (Aug 2013) - A beautiful welcoming and immaculate cottage. It was a joy to spend a week's holiday here. Thank you for making the cottage a really nice place to stay. We had a lovely bedroom and really enjoyed the Disney channel on the TV (Grace aged 12). Thank you very much for a lovely cottage, our family loved it.

Karen & Jason (Aug 2013) - Thank you for making our holiday very relaxing, the cottage is a real home from home. Our children loved the sofas and the SKY TV. We have had some wonderful weather and the kids do not want to go home and I think that says it all.

Julie & Bill B (July 2013) - Thank you for another lovely holiday. The cottage is still as beautiful as ever and is like home from home. This is our third visit in four years and hope it is not the last. The weather has been superb. This really put the icing on the cake.

Toni B & family (July 2013) - Thank you we've had a wonderful week. Your home is great, we've loved the location - quiet and relaxing. We'd love to come back again.

Ted & Val (July 2013) - We have had a lovely week. Groom Cottage is beautifully equipped, very relaxing and very central for travelling round the island. It is not often the holiday accommodation feels like one's own home, but Groom Cottage does. Charlie the Labrador loved it here.

Lorraine, Keith, Marion & Richard (June 2013) - Truly idyllic. We have experienced a wonderful stay - home from home. Groom Cottage is delightful and we will certainly return again. I had forgotten what a beautiful island this is. Thank you for your kind hospitality. We will recommend to family and friends.

Paul & Karen (June 2013) - What a beautiful cottage. We have had a lovely week, it is so peaceful and relaxing. We hope to come back one day. Our week has gone by all too quickly but we have enjoyed our stay in your "5 Star" cottage.

Pat, Mark & Freddy (May 2013) - We love Groom Cottage and the island. We have had a lovely two weeks here. We have been most impressed with the care given to make holidays here special. We hope to return next year.

Julie, Paul & Marley (April 2013) - How lucky are we! We have had a stunning week at Groom Cottage, far exceeded our expectations!! In fact to find a gem like this that is pet friendly as well is amazing. Groom Cottage is a real ‘home from home' and we have been extremely impressed - there is nothing that has not been thought of. Groom Cottage is immaculate and comfortable and very tastefully furnished, and all the ‘extras' were very much appreciated. We shall certainly be back and will recommend to family and friends.

J, S & O (April 2013) - Thanks for all of you for a lovely cottage - very clean and comfortable. We loved the sofas!! Lots of nice touches to make it all feel like ‘home from home'. You never really know what you are coming to but this cottage is just so nice and very much a place to relax and unwind. Lots of thought and care make it a place to return to. Thank you.

Jill & E J (April 2013) - We really appreciated all those things that holiday cottages tend to lack - comfy beds, decent TV, Wi-Fi, good hob/oven, to name but a few.

Mr & Mrs L (Nov 2012) - Yet again, thank you for our wonderful holiday at Groom Cottage. The cottage is also in very good condition - as ever.

Mark & Keeley (Dec 2012) - Many thanks for letting us stay in Groom Cottage over Christmas. As expected, the cottage is lovely and it was very kind of you to put a Christmas tree in the lounge.

Mr & Mrs R (March 2013) - Thank you for a great week in your beautiful cottage. We had a lovely time despite the weather. The cottage was immaculate.

Groom Cottage Guest Book Comments

Claire Macleod - Sep 2016 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

This was our first holiday with our Puppy. Lovely cottage with surprise welcome pack for us and the dog. Plenty of information and books on walks in and around the area and owners phone call on arrival with suggestions for days out a real bonus. Weather was fantastic Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Mark Davies - Aug 2016 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Lovely, comfortable cottage, with attention to detail. Lovely garden to sit in with nice furniture and loungers available if the sun shines. Welcome basket on arrival was a nice touch, as were the fresh flowers. Would thoroughly recommend for a very relaxing break. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Keith Ward - Jul 2016 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

A spacious and luxurious home with everything you need for a comfortable holiday. Situated in a very quiet location with easy access to all parts of the island. The best property we have ever stayed in. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Michelle Nixon - Jul 2016 4 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

Lorna Curtis - May 2016 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Really loved this warm, and extremely comfortable cottage, which was in a great location. The island is beautiful with superb walking. Super holiday, thank you. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Nicholas Platten - Nov 2015 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

A really lovely cottage, loads of room, clean, warm and comfortable. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Jayne Moss - Oct 2015 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

A wonderful cottage and perfect base to explore the island. Beautifully decorated. Everything you need to ensure a relaxing holiday. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Philip Smith - Oct 2015 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Groom cottage was the perfect position to visit the island.The cottage was one of the best we have been to for comfort...The only small problem would be if you came with 2 cars as there is only room for one car.overall a perfect cottage and location Overall Rating: 5 Stars

William Broome - Aug 2015 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Beautiful cottage.This was our fourth visit.Very impressed with the new kitchen. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Caryl Joyce - Jun 2015 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Groom Cottage is a delightful place to stay, extremely clean, comfortable & very well equipped. The range of books, maps, walking guides & literature provided are useful & wide ranging catering for all. We recommend this cottage highly. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Victoria Mcfarland - Jun 2015 4 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Lovely spacious cottage. Nicely decorated. We enjoyed our stay. Overall Rating: 4 Stars

Nicola Roughton - Jun 2015 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

We had a wonderful relaxing time at Groom Cottage , and enjoyed a different coastal adventure every day . Our dog Bentley particularly loved Yaverland . it was a perfect holiday . Thank you ,Nicki . Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Mr P Wakeford - Jun 2015 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

The cottage is of a very good standard and is in a very quiet and peaceful location. It is a great place for a get away holiday for a complete rest. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Norman Bustin - May 2015 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Very comfortable, more than we expected and nothing is left to chance. Made our holiday all the more enjoyable. Would highly recommend to anyone. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Gina Peace - May 2015 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Gordon McConnell - Jan 2015 4 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

Nicholas White - Jan 2015 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

A beautiful retreat away from it all. One of the only self-catering cottages where everything is there - including turkey size tin foil. Lovely touches such as treats for the dog and a truly comprehensive information pack. Will most definitely be back. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Alison Shepherd - Dec 2014 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Beautiful location (even in November)within easy reach of Shankiln, Godshill and Ventnor. Loved the cosy atmosphere of the cottage and all its facilities Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Nigel Cahill - Sep 2014 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

The cottage is exceptionally well maintained and is a haven of peace Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Linda Marsh - Jun 2014 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

This cottage was really a home from home. Everything was top quality throughout & we could not find fault with anything. There was a welcome pack awaiting us in the kitchen & Bob(the owner) rang on the first evening to check all was ok, what a service. Everything was perfect. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Kenneth Smith - May 2014 4 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

Jenny Cooper - Oct 2013 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

karen c - Jun 2013 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Andrew B - Nov 2012 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

we all had a great week at groom cottage very well maintained ,well deserving of the 5 star rating would recommend to any one wishing a holiday on the isle of wight. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Stephen & Gaynor A - Nov 2012 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

We have had a most fantastic time here at Groom Cottage, such a fantastic spot location wise, accomadation superb very clean and spacious and the personel touches are great. Our 6 month old retriever had a wonderful time to .Now we have found it we will be back. Thank you Bob Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Susanne G - Nov 2012 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Wonderful location, wonderful cottage with old world charm. The perfect placeto relax and recover from a busy city live. Really a place to enjoy! Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Jean V - Oct 2012 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Mrs Beale - Sep 2012 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Beautiful cottage in a lovely quiet secluded location. The standard of care that the caretakers provide is exemplary, the best we have ever experienced. We had a wonderful relaxing holiday & wouldn't hesitate in recommending to friends & family. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Dawn S - Jun 2012 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

beautiful cottage, very dog friendly would stay again. The hamper provided was very thoughtfull also Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Timothy G - May 2012 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

VERY IMPRESSED WITH STANDARD OF COTTAGE AND GOOD LOCATION TO SEE THE ISLAND AND WOULD HAVE NO PROBLEM IN RECOMMENDING THIS ACCOMODATION Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Robert S - May 2012 4 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Probably the best cottage rental on the IOW, well situated . Have been here three times and always pleased by the way the cottage is presented. The owner and/or the caretakers will attend to special requests. Don't hesitate to book this cottage and enjoy with or without a dog!! Overall Rating: 4 Stars

Elaine R - Mar 2012 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Groom Cottage is set in a tranquil location and offered the perfect backdrop to a busy schedule and catching up with friends.A restful and comfortable retreat at the end of a busy day.All in all an enjoyable experience and one I hope to repeat later this year. Thank you. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Elaine R - Feb 2012 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Great base for a great week. Groom Cottage provided home from home comforts and presented the perfect backdrop to catch up with friends in a busy week with lots to do and see. The welcome hamper was very much appreciated. Would definitely recommend. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Rosemary N - Feb 2012 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Groom Cottage is spacious, very well equiped and has comfortable furniture & great beds. The Cottage was very warm & Cosy & we had a lovely welcome, definately one to return to. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Antony L - Oct 2011 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

An excellent cottage and well worth the 5 star rating it has been given. It was nice to receive a telephone call from the owners to see if we had arrived okay and if everything was in order. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Nigel C - Sep 2011 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

The cottage is an idyllic retreat from the stresses of everyday life and the standard of maintenance and cleanliness is superb. First visit to the Isle of Wight, and would love to go back: no need to look further than Groom Cottage it has everything you could possibly want. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Caroline H - Jul 2011 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Fantastic cottage. Everything we could have hoped for and more. Lovely to get a phone call from Bob on our first evening - really made us feel welcome. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

John R - Jul 2011 4 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

We enjoyed our stay at Groom cottage. If we visited the island again we would be happy to choose Groom cottage. Overall Rating: 4 Stars

Robert - Nov 2010 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

The best holiday cottage ever rented, had the feeling of excellence the moment we arrived and the welcome pack far exceeded expectations. Good location, ideal proximity for Shanklin and Sandown. Have already booked the cottage for next May... speaks for itself. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Joan - Nov 2010 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

An excellent cottage in all respects. Also good location. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Julia - Sep 2010 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Anne - Sep 2010 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall this is a super property and we would hire it again. The quality of fittings/contents is very high, right through to the garden furniture. A quiet setting yet so close to Shanklin was great. This house still ticks all the boxes! Fantastic and thank you. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Linda - Sep 2010 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

The cottage was a lovely comfortable place to stay and much appreciated the extreme welcome of our dog. Main bedroom had a wonderful and extremely comfortable double bed. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Michele - Aug 2010 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

This is possibly the best cottage we have ever stayed. The attention to detail is exceptional and guests are made to feel very welcome. The dog-friendly aspects were much appreciated but did in no way compromise the human comforts! Overall Rating: 5 Stars

nick - Jul 2010 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Superb in every respect! Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Glynis - Jul 2010 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

wonderful cottage with everything that you could possibly wish for to make the holiday enjoyable. The added touch of the generous food hamper and fresh flowers in the rooms was very nice and much appreciated. We will definately return to Groom Cottage and recommend to our friends and family. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Diane - Jun 2010 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Richard - May 2010 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

A lovely cottage with a wow factor. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Claire - Apr 2010 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Groom Cottage is an exceptionally good holiday cottage, this is the 3rd year running we have booked it. Everything to a very high standard and love the new bathroom. Had great holiday. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

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Groom Cottage Specific Pet and Dog Information

One small to medium dog by agreement. The front courtyard is walled. Pets are not permitted on the furniture or in the bedrooms. Would you please ensure that paws are clean before pets go on to the cream carpet in the sitting room. We also ask owners not to leave dogs on their own in the cottage and not to allow them to foul the garden. Puppies and also dogs with incontinence problems are not permitted without specific agreement. Please ensure that your pet's treatment for the prevention of fleas is up to date.

General Pet and Dog Information

(applicable to all cottages if not conflicting with individual cottage policy)

  • Pets can only be brought to a cottage if entered on the booking form and with the consent of the owner.
  • Do not allow dogs upstairs or on the furniture or in the bedrooms.
  • We also ask owners not to leave dogs on their own in the cottage and not to allow them to foul the garden, and to clean up after them.
  • Puppies and also dogs with incontinence problems are not permitted without specific agreement. If your dog is under 1 year old, please specify if they are caged at night or when left unattended.
  • Please ensure that your pets treatment for the prevention of fleas is up to date.

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Groom Cottage Access Statement and Disabled Access Information

The access statement is designed to help our guests with disabilities to choose a suitable self catering holiday cottage and check that the accommodation matches specific requirements. If you have any questions about disabled access in any of our holiday cottages please call us on 01929 481555.

Introduction

Groom Cottage is a holiday home surrounded by a walled garden, itself within an enclosed courtyard accessed via an arched entrance. The original building of this Grade II property dates back to 1695 and it was converted to form a single floor residential property in approximately 1993. There are two steps between the kitchen and the lounge due to a 17” difference in floor levels.

Pre Arrival

  • Island Cottage Holidays will provide all guests with written directions to the property
  • Public transport is available from a bus stop ½–mile away at the end of Apse Manor Road, with services running between Shanklin and Newport. The nearest railway station is Shanklin, from where taxis are available.
  • The nearest basic shopping facilities are available ¾-mile away at Apse Heath, where there is also the nearest Post Office.
  • The nearest supermarket is Morrisons at Lake, near Sandown
  • A comprehensive complimentary organic ‘Welcome Pack’ of daily commodities is left in the kitchen
  • A complimentary bottle of wine is left in the fridge
  • This access statement is available from Island Cottage Holidays and there is also a copy within the ‘Housebook’ at the cottage.

Arrival & Car Parking

  • There is level parking for one car immediately outside the entrance gate to Groom Cottage. Nearby additional parking is available
  • There is a sloping ramp from the courtyard car parking space to the front gate. There is a rise from the parking space to the ramp that varies in height from 2” to 6”
  • The parking space, ramp and cottage surrounds are hard surfaced with brick paviors.
  • External lighting by the front door is controlled by PIR’s, also switchable from inside the property. An external light by the kitchen door is switchable from inside the property
  • There are two steps rising 13” from the access path to the kitchen door, where there are a further two steps rising a total of 16”.

Entrance

  • Access to the cottage upon arrival is via the kitchen door. The key to this door is contained within a wall safe to the right of the front door, the combination for which will be supplied by Island Cottage Holidays. The width of the entrance doorway is 25½”.
  • There are two other entrances to the cottage, the original front door that is left permanently locked for security purposes, and the double French doors to the lounge. There are two steps outside the French doors, also rising a total of 16”.
  • The ‘Housebook’ containing all information about the property, its local amenities, pubs, restaurants, and visitor attractions is located on the low level chest in the lounge. Here is also located a folder containing manufacturers’ leaflets and instruction booklets about all the appliances within the property.

Public Areas

  • There are two steps down between the kitchen and the lounge, with a 16” total difference in levels. Due the hollow core structure of the only flat wall it is not practical to install a handrail.

Public Areas - Lounge

  • The floor coverings throughout all rooms except the kitchen consist of high quality cream coloured medium pile wool carpets
  • All internal doorways have a maximum width of 26”
  • The lounge is predominantly furnished with two large and deep sofas with removable covers. The base cushions are foam filled, whereas all other cushions are down filled.
  • The flat screen TV, Sky HD and DVD all have remote controls.
  • There is a portable phone base station in the lounge, where there is also a ‘wireless’ and hard-wired broadband access point

Public Areas – Bedrooms & Bathroom

  • All bedrooms and the adjacent bathroom are located on the same level
  • The cottage is supplied with cotton bedding with non-feather pillows and duvets.
  • The main bedroom is furnished with a King Size bed, which has significant circulation space around it
  • The TV in the main bedroom is remote controlled and can receive Sky HD programmes
  • The second bedroom is furnished with two single beds that can be linked to provide one Super King Size bed
  • The only bathroom contains a bath (with shower over), WC, and wash basin. All shower controls, plus bath and basin taps are cross-headed.

Public Areas - Kitchen

  • The kitchen floor is surfaced in ceramic tiles
  • The height of kitchen worktop is 36½”
  • The sink taps are cross headed
  • Crockery for up to 8 place settings is located in the wall cupboards over the worktop
  • Tableware and ‘glasses’ for outdoor use can be found in the housing unit above the built in freezer
  • Glasses are in the left hand wall cupboard nearest to the window
  • Cutlery is contained within the base unit drawer to the left of the range oven
  • Saucepans and other cooking equipment is in the base unit to the right of the oven
  • The kitchen is fitted with a four-burner gas hob, with controls on the right hand side, plus an electric range styled oven.
  • A microwave and toaster are provided on the worktop
  • The built-in dishwasher is located to the left of the sink unit
  • There is a front loading combination washer and drier under the worktop
  • The fridge is built under the worktop
  • The freezer is located within a tall housing unit to the far right hand side of the room

Garden

  • The property has two flat garden areas to the front of the property, one with a decked area and patio.
  • There is a small water feature in one corner that is left unprotected
  • A Weber barbecue is provided, which is stored in the shed during the winter months.
  • Patio furniture with seating for four, plus two sun loungers are provided, which are stored in the shed outside the main holiday season
  • A rotary washing line is provided within the courtyard garden

Additional Information

  • No smoking is allowed anywhere within the property
  • There are smoke alarms in the lounge and hall
  • There is a fire extinguisher in the lounge and a fire blanket in the kitchen
  • Well behave dogs are accepted by prior agreement with the owners

Contact Telephone and Email Address

Contact: Island Cottage Holidays, The Old Vicarage, Kingston, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5LH.

Telephone: (01929) 481555; Email: enquiries@islandcottageholidays.com

We welcome your feedback to help us continually to improve. If you have any comments please telephone or email Island Cottage Holidays.

Please note that all measurements quoted are approximate. All information is kept up to date but if there is a particular requirement of special importance to you we would ask you to contact us for clarification.

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Groom Cottage has 79 days available for Isle of Wight self catering holidays from the 22nd July 2017 to 31st December 2017. That means Groom Cottage is 51.53% booked for this holiday period with 12.0 weeks confirmed so far.

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