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4.9 stars cottage rating
4.9 / 5 Stars
34 guest ratings

Sleeps 2 plus a baby under 6 months in 1 bedroom
This stone cottage with attractive garden and small brook running past is in a fantastic location, on the west side of the Isle of Wight, perfect for exploring the nearby coastline, historic towns and villages, and beautiful West Wight countryside. The Malthouse Cottage has an open plan kitchen with dining and sitting room areas on the ground floor. French doors opens onto a patio and garden. Upstairs is a double bedroom and newly equipped shower room. This Isle of Wight cottage at Shalfleet sleeps 2 people in 1 bedroom. Malthouse Cottage has availability and prices for self catering holidays in 2017.

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John Mccarthy - Aug 2017 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Ideal cottage for two in a good position for touring the island. Cottage rating: 5 Stars

Justin Clarke - Aug 2017 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

A delightful cottage, very comfortable and in a great location. Friendly welcome from the owner. A perfect base to explore the island Would love to come back one day! Cottage rating: 5 Stars

Russell De Ville - Aug 2017 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Cottage rating: 5 Stars

Malcolm Beckinsale - Aug 2017 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Cottage rating: 5 Stars

This attractive stone cottage is situated close to the centre of the pretty village of Shalfleet on the west side of the Island. The village has a beautiful church, a small village shop, and a public house with a very good reputation for meals. Newtown Estuary is within a pleasant 10 minute stroll of the cottage - this is part of a National nature reserve and is ‘An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. It is home to countless wildfowl and rare wading birds. This is a wonderful and peaceful area for walking and bird watching. The sandy beaches of Colwell Bay & Totland are only a 15 minute drive away and here paddling, swimming, fishing and boating can be enjoyed. The small port and sailing centre of Yarmouth is within a 10 minute drive and here there are a range of restaurants, tea shops and an ancient castle. Boat rides are available on the river at Yarmouth and around the Needles from Alum Bay.

Malthouse Cottage is a detached stone property with its own private fenced garden and drive set in the grounds of a larger property. The cottage has recently been renovated to a very high standard. It has been furnished and equipped with care to provide delightful accommodation for two people. On the ground floor there is an open plan L shaped living area with attractive oak flooring and French doors which open on to the south facing patio and garden. There is an attractive sitting area with sofa, flat screen wall mounted television, DVD player and Freeview; a very pleasant dining area and a fitted kitchen equipped with a gas cooker, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator with freezer box, washing machine and tumble dryer. Stairs lead up to a charming double bedroom with views across the garden and a king size bed. There is a well equipped shower room with a walk in shower, basin and w.c. Central heating and electricity at no extra charge. WiFi internet connection available.

Malthouse Cottage has a lovely sunny patio with garden furniture so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine. The garden is particularly attractive with areas of lawn and shrubberies. A clear stream trickles through the garden and there is a pretty pond. Parking space is available for one car in the drive. The end of the long cottage garden abuts the road which links Yarmouth and Newport. Regular bus service with a few minutes walk. Arrangements can be made for the storage of bicycles. Nearby places to visit include Yarmouth Castle, Alum Bay Park and the National Trust gardens of Mottistone Manor. Osborne House, the Island home of Queen Victoria, is within a 30 minute drive.

Please see the Access statement below for more information about the dimensions of rooms, steps, facilities and local amenities

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Malthouse Cottage is a non smoking cottage. WiFi Internet is provided free of charge at Malthouse Cottage. Malthouse Cottage is available for weekly self catering holiday bookings from Saturday to Saturday. The normal arrival time at this holiday cottage is 15:00 and the normal departure time is 10:00.

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

Booking Fee £19.75 per booking 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 None at Malthouse Cottage

Pricing and Booking Notes for Malthouse Cottage

Arrival Time 15:00 Departure Time 10:00 Sleeps 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms 1

Malthouse Cottage Local Holiday Information Isle of Wight

The small village of Shalfleet is on the north coast of the Isle of Wight and has a wetlands area which is teeming with wildlife. This nature lovers paradise is best enjoyed by following the coastal path to Yarmouth which takes in several types of habitat. Shalfleet has a historic church and traditional public house serving good food and local beer. Freshwater is within a short drive of Shalfleet or reached via a pleasant rural walk.

Eating and Drinking in Shalfleet

New Inn, Shalfleet - A lovely village pub with an excellent menu of local produce and locally caught seafood. A warm and friendly atmosphere with a log fire lit on cooler days makes this a lovely place to stop at as part of a walk in the area. New Inn Public House Website.

The George in nearby Yarmouth - A luxurious restaurant in Yarmouth serving excellent food in beautiful surroundings. The George is considered one of the best restaurants on the Isle of Wight and ideal for treating someone special. The restaurant enjoys sea views and in the summer it is possible to eat outside in the half light of the evening in a garden delicately lit with lamps. The George Restaurant Isle of Wight

Saltys' Restaurant in nearby Yarmouth - An very unique and characterful seafood restaurant in Yarmouth. Friendly atmosphere and great seafood guarantee a great evening out. Salty' Restaurant Isle of Wight

Red Lion Public House in nearby Freshwater - The Red Lion is a traditional public house serving great food using local produce and local caught seafood. The Red Lion is in the neighbouring small town of Freshwater but their is a lovely estuary side walk which runs from Yarmouth. To walk simply follow the marked cycle route in the direction of Freshwater till you reach the small road bridge. Turn right, cross the bridge and continue for 200 yards to the pub. Find out more Red Lion Freshwater Website.

Isle of Wight Cycling Near Malthouse Cottage

Cycle Route 1
Freshwater - Yarmouth - Totland - Alum Bay
Cycle Route 1 Isle of Wight

The ride starts in Freshwater Bay, joins a cycle track on the edge of Freshwater town going to Yarmouth. After seeing Yarmouth, with it's castle and boutique shops, the route continues to Totland and Totland Bay, where there is a beautiful beach, and on towards Alum Bay where we turn back towards Freshwater.

This Isle of Wight cycle route runs near to Malthouse Cottage at Shalfleet

Details: Cycle Route 1 Isle of Wight
Cycle Route 2
Freshwater - Yarmouth - Wellow - Chessell - Nr Brook
Cycle Route 2 Isle of Wight

Marked route taking in two lovely stretches of countryside and attractive rural and seaside villages on the west of the Isle of Wight.The ride starts in Freshwater, goes along the cycle path to Yarmouth, across to Wellow and Chessell by road and then across the Tennyson Trail back to Freshwater.

This Isle of Wight cycle route runs near to Malthouse Cottage at Shalfleet

Details: Cycle Route 2 Isle of Wight

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Local Attractions West Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Adventure Activities
West Isle of Wight near Malthouse Cottage
Isle of Wight Adventure Activities

A wide range of organised outdoor and indoor activities including kayaking, indoor climbing, coasteering, archery and paddleboarding.

West Wight Alpacas
West Isle of Wight near Malthouse Cottage
West Wight Alpacas

West Wight Alpacas - These alpacas would love you to join them walking along spectacular scenic trails in West Wight. Alpaca trekking is a fun outdoor adventure for all the family. No matter what your age, you’ll love them.

Butterfly Paragliding
West Isle of Wight near Malthouse Cottage
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Freshwater Bay Golf Club
West Isle of Wight near Malthouse Cottage
Freshwater Bay Golf Club

18 hole West Isle of Wight golf club with single day and holiday memberships.


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West Isle of Wight Information

The West of the Isle of Wight is best known for its unspoilt nature and dramatic coastline. The areas is far less commercialised and the many of the beaches can be enjoyed almost to ones self. West Isle of Wight beaches include Totland Bay, Freshwater Bay, Compton Beach, Brook Beach and Bembridge Beach.

Inland are the Tennyson Downs which connect Alum Bay to Carisbrooke. The Downs make a lovely walk even if you choose only to do a short part of them. Cycle paths and footpaths are especially numerous in this part of the Isle of Wight. View more West Isle of Wight Cottages

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Malthouse 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 Malthouse Cottage Public Transport Isle of Wight »

Malthouse 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: No
Cycle Route: Yes
Public House: Yes

Comments left in Malthouse Cottage guestbook

Mr & Mrs B, York - August 2016 - 'The cottage is so lovely with everything we could want and is immaculately clean. The garden is beautiful and we've enjoyed sitting on the patio having a drink. Thank you so much, we would love to come back for another stay'

Mr & Mrs R, Derbyshire - July 2016 - 'Lovely cottage, very well equipped for our two week stay.'

Mr & Mrs B, Sheffield - July 2016 - 'Our first visit to the Isle of Wight ...superb cottage & garden in a lovely setting, with everything we needed.'

Mr & Mrs W, Ipswich - June 2016 - 'Well equipped cottage, very warm welcome.'

Mr & Mrs G, Essex - June 2016 - 'Thank you for making the cottage such a comfortable retreat; it is well-equipped and the garden is a delight.'

Mr & Mrs Mc. H, Derbyshire - June 2016 - 'Cottage has been brilliant and very comfortable with everything we needed. Recommend The New Inn for food and drink.

Mr & Mrs L, Bedfordshire - May 2017 - 'Our second visit and the cottage is just as lovely as we remembered, as is the IOW. Mixed weather but we have had some great days out. We loved walking with alpaca and they now have a wood-fired pizza over, with great pizza'

Mr & Mrs M, Yorkshire May 2017 - 'In many ways this has been a truly relaxing holiday, the pretty cottage being the top of our list – we have loved it! Especially the late afternoons spent in the sunshine on the patio. The garden, along with the ducks, is gorgeous. It’s been our first visit to the island and have been pleasantly surprised by its lush beauty with so many interesting places to visit and lots of walking on the coast.'

Malthouse Cottage Guest Book Comments

Angela Long - May 2017 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Just as lovely as when we stayed two years ago. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Shane Dinning - Sep 2016 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this charming cottage which was spotless and very well equipped. It is ideally situated a short drive from the Yarmouth ferry and close to Newport for shopping etc. keeping when not in use. I would definitely recommend staying here. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Colin Nicholls - Oct 2015 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

A very pleasant stay in a clean, well presented and equipped cottage with a warm welcome on arrival. Booking both cottage and ferry was straightforward. A very relaxing time for our baby's first holiday. Thank you from Colin, Sarah and Evie. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Peter D Mitchell - Oct 2015 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Everything was perfect Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Angela Long - Sep 2015 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Malthouse Cottage is a real find. It is spacious, comfortable and equipped with all you need, and there is a pretty garden to relax in if the sun shines and it did for us the whole week. The pub across the road with excellent food is a bonus. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Lorraine Mcgrath - Aug 2015 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

a delightful cottage with everything you need for a perfect holiday, superb, spacious & spotless. lovely village location, with a regular bus service, a perfect getaway. would highly recommend. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

John Nicholls - Aug 2015 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Lovely, friendly welcome from Catherine. Cottage delightful: cosy, comfortable and welcoming. Driveway a bit tricky till you get used to it - good for honing reversing skills!! If the weather is good, make full use of the garden for evening drinks and supper. Lovely destination for I of W adventures. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

John Coakley - Aug 2015 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

The cottage was beautiful and well presented. Our hosts were very helpful and friendly. The village of Shalfleet was very picturesque . Everything was perfect. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Mrs M Bentley - Jul 2015 4 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

Mr C Head - Jun 2015 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Warm welcome from friendly hosts. It is a very clean, comfortable and well equipped holiday cottage with an attractive garden. Excellent pub over the road, good food. Local shop within easy walking distance. Convenient for public transport. An ideal base for an enjoyable holiday. Top marks from me. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Peter Anderson - May 2015 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Malthouse Cottage was well equipped, clean and pleasantly decorated. The patio and garden were an added bonus especially when the sun shone. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Laura Day - Oct 2014 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Friendly welcome. Bright, clean cottage. Tasty gastropub next-door. Surrounding walks worth exploring. Our 1st visit to IOW, this lovely cottage helped make it for us. There is an A-road at bottom of garden which means traffic noise mixes with bird-song, however this didn't impact our stay. Highly recommend to others. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Anne Martland - Sep 2014 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

A lovely comfortable property with red squirrels. A great base to explore the island from next to a brilliant pub. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Ian Bamforth - Sep 2014 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Steve Lecount - Aug 2014 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

This cottage was lovely couldn't ask for more. Friendly owners and catered for our every need. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

John Vyse - Jul 2014 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Beautiful cottage in a charming village. Very convenient for public transport and a first class pub next door! Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Jeanie Molyneux - Oct 2013 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Len Southwood - Oct 2013 4 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Excellent well appointed self catering cottage. Comfortable and very clean. We wanted for nothing. Would we use this accommodation again? A resounding 'Yes'. Overall Rating: 4 Stars

Kevin Gwinnutt - Sep 2013 4 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

Glenn Bee - Sep 2013 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Geoffrey W - Jul 2013 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

A beautiful well equipped cottage. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Stephen E - Jul 2013 4 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

David M - Jun 2013 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

L Shelbourn - May 2013 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

An excellent holiday home with everything you could ask for and all in lovely condition.The owners were kind and helpful also. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

David J B - May 2013 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

This is the first of 40 cottages we have stayed at we would seriously consider booking again Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Debbie H - May 2013 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

J Sands - Nov 2012 4 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

Claire W - Oct 2012 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

martin h - Sep 2012 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

lovely cottage, lovely garden, perfectly presented in an excellent location. great! Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Martin H - Sep 2012 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

The cottage was fantastic, everything we needed was provided, the garden and patio were very relaxing. Location was great for walking and cycling. There is a good local pub and village shop with lots to offer in walking distance. A perfect hideaway to which we will be returning to. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

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Malthouse 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.


Malthouse Cottage is a two storey property with access at ground level. We have tried to provide as much information as possible in this statement, if you have any queries please do call. We look forward to welcoming you.


Cottage details are available on the Island Cottage Holidays website. Bookings / enquiries can be made via email, fax or phone through Island Cottage Holidays.

The ferry terminal at Yarmouth is 3.7 miles to the west of the property. Taxis and a bus service are available from close to the ferry terminal.

The nearest bus stop to Newport (east of the property) is located by the New Inn, 50m from the property. The bus to and Yarmouth and the Needles is by the church, approximately 100m from the entrance to the property.

We can provide information in large print on request.

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

The property is the first house on the right hand side after turning down Mill Road at the New Inn (by the traffic lights).

There is off road car parking in front of the property. The best way to enter the car park is to go past the entrance and reverse into the drive. This provides a safer exit. Be warned, the entrance is narrow and the stone wall is unforgiving. An alternative Car Park is available approximately 200 metres down Mill Road on the left hand side.

The car parking area fits up to two cars and is surfaced with natural stone paving with some irregular surfaces. The surface closest to the main house is the most level.

The entrance to the main door, hinged on the left and opening inward has a small step, approximately 13cm high, with coir matting on the inside. The main door is located through a gate that opens outwards, a 90 degree left hand turn. The door is then located on the right hand side just before the gate to the owners property. The alternative entrance via the patio has double doors and a steps approximately 15cm high and leads onto wooden flooring, the patio doors are 1.7m high, so care should be taken when using this entrance. The front door is 75cm wide and the patio doors open to 1.7m. A ramp can be provided if requested in advance.

Parking is adjacent to the entrance, with level access via a small wooden gate to the main door, and level access to the patio to the right hand side of the cottage. This has restricted width past the hedge of approximately 60cm.

Main Entrance

The door is 75cm wide inwards opening to small area at the bottom of the stairs. There is a heavy fire door 110cm in front and a staircase leading off to the right. The electricity fuse box is located on the wall to the left. The key hole on the entrance door is 100cm high.

The parking area and entrance porch have independent PIR activated lights. These will only work after dusk.

The entrance area (110cm by 100cm) is covered by coir matting. The fire door directly in front of the main door leads to the main open plan kitchen / dining and sitting area, there is a small step of 1cm off the coir matting to the main floor in the cottage by the fire door.

Downstairs 'Open Plan' area

The downstairs area is 'open plan', with a flat engineered oak floor throughout. This is lacquered and can be slippery. It can also get marked by sharp items such as stiletto heels or pets' claws.

Access to the patio area is from the dining/ sitting area, the doors are low and there is a step down (15cm) to the natural stone patio area. The external light is controlled by an inside switch to the left of the door.

Dining / Sitting area:

The walls are painted light blue and ceiling and skirting white. The mobile furniture is pine, with a blue settee. The kitchen cupboards and fridge are fitted units, with an ivory finish.

The dining room table is moveable, with legs on each corner, with 62cm from the lowest point of table to the floor (underspace). The table is 1.5 metres long, 0.9 metres wide and 0.8m (80cm) high. The table is between 0.5 and 0.6 metres from the wall.

There are 4 moveable chairs round the table, with hard seat and no arms.

Apart from the table and chairs, there is one double sofa with arms, and a useable sitting area 1.7m wide and 0.7m deep, with the cushions around 0.45m from the floor and a coffee table (1.2m long, 0.6m wide and 0.45 metres high). Both items are moveable.

A TV is provided with remote controls for the 'Freeview' box and main TV stored in the basket under the coffee table. A DVD player with hard drive storage capability is also provided.

There is free space of 2.5 by 1.2 metre clear of doors and furniture.

All power points are located 0.75m from the floor.

Kitchen Area:

There is a smoke detector / fire alarm in the kitchen area, and a fire blanket on the left hand side wall as you enter the kitchen.

Worktop height 0.95 metres.

The grill door is drop down, with the handle at a height of 0.8m, the height of the lowest shelf is 0.55m, and the grill can be accessed from the side. The oven door is side opening with adjustable shelves. The controls are located at work surface height, 0.95m.

The kitchen sink and drainer are 0.95m above the floor, with cupboards underneath screened by a curtain; there is a 'kick space' heater beneath that is part of the central heating system.

The Gas Hob is 0.95m high

Flooring is engineered oak throughout.

There is at least 1.8 metres free space between all furniture and worktops

The kitchen is evenly lit with spotlights above work surfaces where required.

Good contrast between floor, cupboards and work surfaces.

Fridge with small freezer, the highest shelf in fridge is 0.5m and the freezer compartment is at 0.8m

There is no separate laundry but there is a standard size washing machine and a tumble dryer, which are front loading, provided in the kitchen. The height of the doors is 0.45 metres.


The staircase is steep and narrow, and leads directly off the entrance lobby. It is carpeted and consists of 11 steps, each 20 cm high, 25cm deep and 80cm wide. The width is reduced to 75cm at a height of 80cm by the handrail fixed to the wall on the right hand side (looking up the stairs). There is a carpeted landing at the top of the staircase. Lights for the staircase can be turned on from the top or bottom of the stairs, and there is a separate light for the landing that is controlled from a switch on the landing.. The switch with the red sticker opposite the front door controls the outside light, and should not be switched off.

The stairs and landing are carpeted with light coloured short pile carpet.

A smoke alarm is fitted on the landing at the top of the stairs, and a 'night' light and emergency torch located in the power point on the landing.

The landing is 2 metres long by 0.8 metre wide, with doors opening away from the landing to the bedroom and bathroom.


Both the bedroom door and fitted cupboard widths are 75cm

A 5' wide double bed is provided, with a height of 55cm between the floor and the top of the mattress. Headroom is slightly restricted at the head of the bed by a sloping ceiling.

Non Feather duvets (both Summer and Winter weight) and pillows are provided.

Sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases are cotton / polycotton.

Largest transfer space available to the left of the bed is 0.8 metres. Access to the right hand side of the bed is restricted to 0.3 metres at the foot of the bed.

The bed is not fixed, and can be moved 0.3m to the right if more space is required on the left hand side.

The largest free space clear of doors and furniture is 170cm by 160cm.

Shower room & WC

Door width 75cm

Walk in shower to left of door. Step of 7cm to shower tray, with 50cm width. The shower tray is in two sections, with a lower shower tray behind the fixed glass panel, and a raised standing are by the entrance.

There is an adjustable height / detachable shower head with the thermostatic controls located 80cm above the shower tray.

Free space in bathroom is limited unless the door is shut.

The toilet seat height 45cm, with 40cm of space to the left and right of toilet.

Flooring is vinyl and the walls and toilet and basin white with chrome fittings.

The wash basin is on a pedestal, allowing 15cm access under the sink.

The locking bolt in the bathroom cannot be released from outside.

A heated towel rail linked to the central heating system is provided with an electric element for use in the summer. The switch is located 20cm above the floor on the landing.

Grounds and Gardens

A small patio with total dimensions of 4.8m by 2.9m, with natural stone paving is located adjacent to the sitting area. A table, parasol and two chairs are provided on the patio area.

The maximum open space on the patio is, reduced by the garden furniture, but these are moveable and the full area used by moving the table and chairs onto the lawn.

There is a small step of 5cm down and 60cm wide to the grassed area. The grassed area can also be accessed via the main entrance and over the drive.

The garden has an extended grass area with a small but deep pond (1.5 metre at the deepest place). The grass is uneven but flat, but there is no protection on two sides of the pond.


There are two local shops in the village.

  • A farm shop at the eastern end of the village. This is reached by turning left at the end of Mill Road and walking approximately 200m to the end of the village. There is no hard pavement for the last 100 metres. Opening hours are 09:00 to 17:30.

  • A village shop is in the centre of the village. This is reached by walking up the small road opposite the end of Mill Road. Follow this road past the church, Withyfields open space to a 'T' junction after the row of houses on the left. Turn left and the shop is 100m on the left hand side. The total distance is around 400m. Opening hours are: 08:00 to 13:00 and 16:00 to 18:00 (Monday to Saturday) and 09:00 to 12:00 (Sunday).

Additional Information

Information folder is produced in size 12 font (can be increased in size on request)

Good mobile phone reception (O2), poor for some other providers.

Wireless Internet is available. The Access code is in the Welcome Pack.

Evacuation of cottage is the responsibility of the tenant, but the owners live on the site and would assist if they were available. Please inform the owners on arrival of individual requirements in case of evacuation. Please let the owners know if you are unlikely to hear the fire alarm.

The cottage and grounds are strictly no smoking.

Contact Telephone and Email Address

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

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The cottage description, photos and cottage details for Malthouse Cottage Shalfleet, Isle of Wight were updated on 16/09/2017 10:11:39

Malthouse Cottage Availability for Isle of Wight Holiday Weeks

Malthouse Cottage has 49 days available for Isle of Wight self catering holidays from the 19th September 2017 to 31st December 2017. That means Malthouse Cottage is 52.88% booked for this holiday period with 7.9 weeks confirmed so far.

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