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Cottage Summary
5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating
Nicola Merrett (Aug 2015)

"Lovely accommodation set in the grounds of the farm house. Very rural setting but within easy distan..."

New Cottage; Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms;
Lovely traditional cottage with beautiful rural views, across fields to nearby downs, from all of the main rooms in the cottage. It is delightfully situated on a small 12 acre farm which is home to horses. This is a wonderful walking and cycling area. Footpaths can be followed across beautiful countryside directly from the cottage and these is easy access to a cycle path which links the seaside resort of Sandown with the pretty villages of Newchurch and Godshill and then extends to the market town of Newport with its lovely medieval castle of Carisbrooke. The cottage is within a 10 minute drive of the sandy beaches of Sandown and Shanklin. The accommodation is all on one level and the cottage has been furnished and equipped to a high standard. A nearby public house serves excellent food. This Isle of Wight cottage at Newchurch sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms. Mokolodi Wight has availability and prices for self catering holidays in 2017.

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Mokolodi Wight - Newchurch Isle of Wight
Mokolodi Wight - Newchurch Isle of Wight
Mokolodi Wight - Newchurch Isle of Wight
Mokolodi Wight - Newchurch Isle of Wight
Mokolodi Wight - Newchurch Isle of Wight
Mokolodi Wight - Newchurch Isle of Wight
Mokolodi Wight - Newchurch Isle of Wight
Mokolodi Wight - Newchurch Isle of Wight
Mokolodi Wight - Newchurch Isle of Wight

Mokolodi Wight, Newchurch, Isle of Wight, PO36 0NB

Isle of Wight » East


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Lyn Batchelor - Aug 2016 4 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Cottage rating: 4 Stars

Mokolodi Wight is a lovely detached cottage with wonderful open views across the garden and fields to the beautiful Mersley Down in the distance. The cottage is situated on a small 12 acre farm which is home to horses. Ducks also often adorn the grassy courtyard near the cottage. This is a wonderful walking and cycling area with footpaths leading directly from the cottage to nearby villages and paths which join the Bembridge Trail across wonderful countryside to the coast. There is very easy access to a cycle path linking the seaside resort of Sandown with the market town of Newport. The cycle path travels through the pretty villages of Newchurch and Godshill. Good public house for meals within a 10 minute walk. The sandy beaches of Sandown and Shanklin are within a 10 minute drive.

Mokolodi Wight has recently been converted from a Grade 11 listed milking parlour into a delightful property which has been furnished and equipped to a high standard to provide very attractive accommodation for four people in two bedrooms with en-suite bath/shower rooms. It enjoys open views across beautiful countryside from all of its main rooms. The cottage owners lived, for many years, in Botwana and here safari chic meets the Isle of Wight. There are beautiful African wall hangings and arts and crafts combined with traditional furnishings providing a wonderful mixture of light and colour. The accommodation has a lovely spacious and airy feel with a vaulted ceiling, attractive beams and floor to ceiling glass tri-fold doors which can be folded back to make the garden seem part of the living room.

The lovely open plan living room is furnished with superb leather sofas, a wall mounted flat screen television with DVD/Freeview and a hi-fi system with an ipod docking station so that visitors can enjoy their own music. There is a delightful dining area where meals can be taken whilst enjoying the open rural views; an open plan fitted kitchen equipped with an electric cooker and hob, microwave, slim-line dishwasher and fridge freezer. A washer/dryer is provided in a small separate utility area. The cottage has two charming bedrooms with lovely rural views and the added feature of attractive stable doors to provide direct access outside - a double bedroom with a king size bed and en-suite bathroom with a bath, overhead shower, basin and w.c.; a lovely twin room with an en-suite shower room with a built in shower, basin and w.c. There are plentiful supplies of hot water and high quality European electric radiators which are thermostatically controlled to maintain an easily adjustable temperature in this well insulated property. Heating and electricity provided at no extra charge. A travel cot and high chair can be made available. The cottage has a wireless broadband internet (WiFi) connection. Please be aware that this connection will not be available until 17th March 2014

Mokolodi Wight has a lovely garden at the rear of the cottage. There is a raised patio area immediately outside of the living room doors - an ideal place to enjoy morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening. Garden furniture and a barbecue are provided in the larger gardens where meals can be enjoyed and visitors can relax. The garden, which is fenced, is not formally separated from that of Paper Barn. A gate opens from the garden to an area at the side of the cottage where one car can be parked. Visitors to Paper Barn have shared use of this gateway and cross the lower garden to access their cottage. An additional car can be accommodated by prior agreement. Bus service ¼ mile. Access to the farm is via a gravel lane which is bumpy in places and not suitable for low slung vehicles. Grazing and livery for horses available at an extra charge. Nearby places to visit include Amazon Adventure, The Garlic Farm, The Roman Villa, Carisbrooke Castle and Havendstreet Steam Railway. Osborne House, the island home of Queen Victoria, is within a 20 minute drive.

The cottage owners lived for many years on the edge of a game reserve (called Mokolodi) in Botswana. For every week booked they donate £5 to Mokolodi Nature Reserve for the development of educational facilities to allow children in Botswana to enjoy and appreciate their local African wildlife and to learn about the precious Kalahari environment.

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Mokolodi Wight has ground floor accommodation and is a non smoking cottage. WiFi Internet is provided at a charge of £12.00 at Mokolodi Wight. Mokolodi Wight 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. Short break weekend and midweek self catering holidays are available from 18th February 2017 to 30th March 2017 and 28th October 2017 to 17th December 2017.

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

Booking Fee £19.75 per booking Cot & High Chair £13.29 per week Horse (No. of) £50.00 per week Towels (Bath & Hand Towel) £4.29 per person per week WiFi Internet £12.00 per week Heating & Electricity Free of chargeBed Linen Free of chargeBooking Deposit 25% (min £125.00)of cottage rental Security Bond None at Mokolodi Wight

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

Mokolodi Wight Short Breaks 2017 18th February to 30th March Weekday & Weekend Short Breaks Mokolodi Wight Short Breaks 2017 28th October to 17th December Weekday & Weekend Short Breaks

Pricing and Booking Notes for Mokolodi Wight

Arrival Time 15:00 Departure Time 10:00 Sleeps 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2

Mokolodi Wight Winter Long Let Availability

£695 per calendar month including council tax + £100 for bills - Call us on 01983 403377 for more information

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Mokolodi Wight Local Holiday Information Isle of Wight

Newchurch is a quiet rural village with a beautiful church, excellent local public house and surrounded by beautiful countryside ideal for walking and cycling. Newchurch is a short distance from the East coast where there are sandy beaches. Shanklin and Sandown can be reached via the cycle path or can be reached by car in just a few minutes.

Eating and Drinking In and Around Newchurch

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

Walking and Cycling Around Newchurch

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

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.

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

Local nature reserve - Alverstone Mead and the SSSI of Alverstone Marshes are within a short walk of Borthwood. Join the cycle track at Alverstone and head towards Sandown. You will cross the reserve along the way.

Local Attractions East Isle of Wight

Blackgang Chine
East Isle of Wight near Mokolodi Wight
Blackgang Chine Isle of Wight

Blackgang Chine - 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.

Seaview Wildlife Encounter
East Isle of Wight near Mokolodi Wight
Seaview Wildlife Encounter

Seaview Wildlife Encounter - 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.

Tackt-Isle Adventures
East Isle of Wight near Mokolodi Wight
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Tackt-Isle Adventures - 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.

Rosemary's Vineyard
East Isle of Wight near Mokolodi Wight
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Rosemary's Vineyard - Stroll round the vines, tour the winery, watch our ‘vine to wine’ video and enjoy free tasting of our wines, liqueurs, juices, and ciders. Admission is free and there are free vine tours every Saturday, Sunday, Monday & Tuesday at 11am, 12 noon and 1pm.

Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club
East Isle of Wight near Mokolodi Wight
Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club

Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club - 18 Hole East Isle of Wight Golf Club – visitors welcome.


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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

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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Mokolodi Wight 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 Mokolodi Wight Public Transport Isle of Wight »

Mokolodi Wight Walking Holiday Information:

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

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

Comments left in Mokolodi Wight guestbook

Anthony & Jaqui Williams, & Audrey Truss - 28th June - Mokolodi Wight was peaceful, tranquil and restful. We had a week of beautiful weather and visited all the island favourites. We hope one day to return....

Carole Payne, Emma Payne and Bill Chinn - 21th June 2014 - A beautiful tranquil setting and a well equipped and comfortable cottage.

Helen & Peter Gates, and Vera Gates -14th June 2014 - What a find! Mokolodi Wight has everything required to make for a very comfortable stay. Interesting decor and some lovely touches. Beautiful spot with wonderful views. We will certainly recommend it to friends and family.

Wilf Lockyer & Myrtle Williams -7th June 2014 - We have just got back from a wander along the lane. Oh, so beautiful with the horses, sheep and cows looking on and the birds singing. Then came into this lovely bungalow. Everything one needs, and the fantastic decor! We will not want toleave! We have found our way to many superb attractions around the island, but we hope we can return to find others. Thankyou so much for everything – especially the eggs and the cherries.

Pat, Barry and Paul Jones - 25th May 2014 - We have had a wonderful time at Mokolodi Wight. Beautiful place and stunning countryside. The Botswana decor was charming. We have been to the Isle of wight many years ago and it was nice to see it all again. Good luck with your Botswana project, We would love to come again. Lovely to see the horses too.

Pete, Jo, Chloe and Bethany Wallace -10th May 2014 - We have had a fantastic stay at this cottage. It is very peaceful and a perfect location. Our girls have loved watching the horses, ducks and rabbits. We would love to make a return trip. Thank you!!

Scott, kate, Teddie & Florence - 26th April 2014 - We had a great stay in Mokolodi Wight, the cottage is lovely and our little boy loved waking up and seeing the horses out of the window every morning. The owners were really welcoming and helpful. We loved our stay here and would definitely stay in the Mokolodi Wight again.

Denise and Paul Bowley -19th April 2014 - Excellent cottage in a lovely area. Had a great week. Lovely to see all the horses

Heike, Christoph & Annemike - 5th April 2014 - We had a lovely two weeks here with really good weather with a lot of sunshine. We enjoyed staying here with the wonderful views and so much to see and do..... It was a very pleasant holiday and we had lots of fun. Thanks for all and the wonderful eggs!

Richard, Renee, Eloise & Madelaine Wood - 24th March 2014 - A lovely spot for a peaceful few days away. Thanks

Jan France & Paul Sproston -15th November 2013 - We have loved our very brief break at Mokolodi; so quiet and peaceful. We were expecting Mma Ramotswe to pop in at any moment for a cup of red bush tea!! The weather has been kind to us.....

Anne and Spencer Hill, Northampton - 26th October 2013 - Our stay at Mokolodi Wight was very memorable considering the weather which didn’t deter us. All you need for a comfortable stay was supplied – a true feeling of home from home. We have visited the islad over the last 25 years and stayed in many places, but this is the best. Thank you for the care and thought given to the restoration – a truly wonderful project. Best wishes in your enterprise in the help with the community in Botswana. We would love to stay again.

Jon, Emma, Maryn & Beau Brown - 19th October 2013 - We were very impressed by the cottage – the garden is beautiful and we enjoyed the view over the Downs. The Botswana decor is charming and we loved everything about Mokolodi Wight. Thank you we had a lovely stay.

Ben, Jane & Megan Harding 12th October 2013 - Had a lovely stay at Mokolodi Wight, very peaceful location. The eggs and grapes were also a lovely personal touch.

Rich, Elevi & Amelia Jones - 5th October 2013 - Great time exploring the island. Lovely cottage with African theme.

Pete, Julie & Jack Alton - 28th September 2013 - Mokolodi Wight has been a comfortable and peaceful base for our holiday. Overall we have had a brilliant week and will definitely hope to return. Thank you!

Paul, Tina & Amelia Cornell - 21th September 2013 - Lovely cottage and very very pleasant surroundings, very comfortable and all the things you could need. Really felt we hada relaxing break, loved the fact that it is so dark at night here. Good location to explore the island...Enjoyed feeding the ducks every morning and they got used to calling the same every day. All good and will be returning again in 2014.

Roger and Janice Marchant, Stevenage -14th September 2013 - Very comfortable stay with country surroundings. Our first time on the island with plenty to do. Cottage is a good base and hope to return again. Many thanks.

Andy, Louise, Tom, Bridie & Harry Richards - 7th September 2013 - Really enjoyed our stay at Mokolodi. This is our first visit to this spot although we have been to the island many times, we found this to be ideal for visiting all the island attractions. Lovely place and very peaceful. Thank you for the plums!

Claire, Scott, Freya & Sally Jessop - 17th August 2014 - Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. It is a great base from which to explore the island..... Thank you. We were made to feel very welcome. Nothing was too much trouble

David, Louise, Charlotte & Grace Anchor -10th August 2014 - We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mokolodi Wight –our first visit to the Isle of Wight. The cottage was amazing and the location is lovely. The children enjoyed watching the horses....

Joanne, Michael, Elijah & Boden - 3rd August 2013 - So pleased to be the very first guests at Mokolodi Wight! We have had a fabulous week here, the cottage is perfect, so peaceful and comfortable. Yvonne and Stephen are very welcoming hosts......Thanks for a superb base for our holidays 2013.

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Mokolodi Wight Guest Book Comments

Nicola Merrett - Aug 2015 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Lovely accommodation set in the grounds of the farm house. Very rural setting but within easy distance of all the main Isle of Wight attractions. Beautiful views of the open countryside with horses and ducks on-site. Would definitely recommend. My three year old daughter loved it. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Steve Cobb - Jul 2015 4 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

Richard P Thompson - Jun 2015 4 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

Jennifer Spencer - May 2015 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Jude Craft - Apr 2015 4 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

Penny Lonergan - Nov 2014 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Wilfred C Lockyer - Jun 2014 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Tina Cornell - Oct 2013 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

An absolutely delightful setting and a perfect little cottage. All of the facilities were of a high standard and the beds were very, very comfortable. Hoping to go back again as was a very relaxing time and much needed at that time. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

M Elliott - Sep 2013 5 Star Holiday Cottage Customer Rating

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

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Mokolodi Wight 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.


Mokolodi Wight is a grade 2 listed building which is part of a classic Isle of Wight farmyard of great charm and historic interest. The farmyard was probably built in around 1700 (but possibly considerably earlier as part of the Quarr Abbey pre reformation farm holdings on the Isle of Wight). Mokolodi Wight was probably build around 1900 and was the milking parlour for Wacklands Farm. It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms leading off a large living area with stunning views of Mersley Down and the Garlic Farm. Why the name?... Answer... owners and developers lived for many years on a game reserve in Botswana called Mokolodi: the cottage is safari chic meets Isle of Wight!!


Access to Mokolodi Wight is via a private road from the village of Newchurch. Buses from Newport or Sandown. The road from Newchurch to Wackland is a rural bridle way/dirt road(no tarmac and some potholes) but is fully accessible by car at all times.

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

There is adequate and easy car parking by the cottage. It is well signed and gravelled. It is about 5 metres from the back gate/parking area to the cottage garden entrance.

Main Entrance

The main entrance for the cottage is via the tri-fold window/back door and is up 3 steps. However, a visitor for whom steps are difficult, could access the cottage via the twin bedroom side door which has no steps. It can be seen from the car park area. S/he (depending on mobility ) might need to be driven/dropped off at the side entrance (stable courtyard side of the cottage). There is a wide flat path to the sidedoor. Drop off visitor by the bench seat (immediately on the right at Wackland entrance). The owners can rearrange the single beds in this room to make for easier wheelchair access if required. Please ask for this on booking if the side entrance is to be a wheelchair access.

Front door onto stable courtyard

This has three flagstone steps to the driveway. It is recommended that guests use the back entrance during their stay – which has safe fenced area of garden for children. Guests can still enjoy watching the horses from their cottage and the top half of the main door can be hooked open leaving the bottom half bolted – keeping small children safely inside.

Public Areas – Living Room

All rooms are flat and on a single level and easily accessible. The kitchen and dining/living area is open plan and all facilities are easily accessible. There are no steps inside the cottage.

Public Areas - Sitting room, lounges, lobbies etc

The cottage main living area is open plan – kitchen/sitting area/dining area with comfortable seating for 4/5. It has views to the south over a farmyard. To the north there are glorious views over farmland to Arreton and Mersley Down. Light switches are accessible to those in a wheelchair.


There are two bathrooms. One is slightly larger with a washbasin, toilet, bath with widened end for the over bath shower which has a glass screen (double room). The twin room has a bathroom accessed via a bi-fold wooden door. It has a shower with glass bi-fold door, a wash basin and toilet.


A small utility area with a washing machine/ dryer, iron and ironing board. Fuse box.

Bedrooms & Sleeping Areas

Two bedrooms. One twin bedded room (which can also accommodate a cot) One double room (5 foot wide bed). All cottage bed mattresses pocket strung.

Bathroom, Shower-room & WC

Each of the bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom accessed via bifold doors.

Self-Catering Kitchen

Well equipped kitchen with oven , electric hob, extractor fan, fridge/freezer, slimline dishwasher.

Grounds and Gardens

Garden with fantastic views. Grassed with outside table and chairs.

Additional Information

Evacuation procedures clearly and well marked. No smoking. The cottage is very quiet and rural.

Contact Telephone and Email Address

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

Telephone: (01929) 481555; Email:

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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The cottage description, photos and cottage details for Mokolodi Wight Newchurch, Isle of Wight were updated on 21/03/2017 12:27:12

Mokolodi Wight Availability for Isle of Wight Holiday Weeks

Mokolodi Wight has 156 days available for Isle of Wight self catering holidays from the 26th March 2017 to 31st December 2017. That means Mokolodi Wight is 44.48% booked for this holiday period with 17.9 weeks confirmed so far.

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