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4 Star Cottage; Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom + 2 extra beds; Children welcome

Fodder Stable is on a lovely farm in beautiful countryside. From the cottage there are views across the fields to the downs of Ventnor in the distance. This is a wonderful walking area with footpaths leading from close to the cottage towards the picturesque village of Godshill or the coastal village of Niton. There is also easy access to the cycle route which crosses the Island. The sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are all within a 15 minute drive. This Isle of Wight cottage at Merstone sleeps 2 people in 1 bedroom plus 2 extra beds. Fodder Stable has availability and prices for self catering holidays in 2017. Read full description

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Nicola Linegar -
Absolutely beautiful location our 10month old loved the goat and cows. And green area to play on the toy tractors! Lovely walks! Very comfortable accommodation felt home from home! Would absolutely go back there! Very satisfied - Jul 2017 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Mrs Val Condliffe -
Fodder Stable was awarded a 5 star review by Mrs Val Condliffe - May 2015 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Joe Wheatley -
Lovely well equipped light and airy cottage in a fab location, owners are friendly and welcoming, farm is lovely to wander round and very peaceful relaxing break. We will be back. - Apr 2015 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

John West -
Comfortable accommodation, helpful staff. Central location for all activities. - Jul 2014 - Cottage Rating 4 Stars

Gemma Davies -
Fodder Stable was awarded a 5 star review by Gemma Davies - Aug 2013 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

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Merstone, Isle of Wight, PO30 3DJ

Isle of Wight » East » Merstone (nr Godshill)
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Fodder Stable is on a lovely farm in beautiful East Wight countryside with no passing traffic. From the cottage there are views across the fields to the downs of Ventnor in the distance. The sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are all within a 15 minute drive. The cottage is centrally situated and most parts of the Island are no more than a 20 minute drive away The cottage is in a wonderful walking area with footpaths leading along the course of the River Yar and to the nearby picturesque village of Godshill. Visitors are free to stroll across the fields of the farm and around the lovely lake in the grounds of the Manor House.

There is an open grassland area near the lakes with open views where barbecues can be enjoyed. There is also a lovely nature trail on the farm so that visitors can enjoy the wonderful range of wild life – this includes herons, ducks and geese on the lakes; swallows and kestrels often nest in the barns; pheasants, foxes and badgers plus rabbits which abound. A small herd of cows is kept on the farm and there is a delightful area for children with small rare-breed bagot goats that will eat from the hand and rescued hens which are now free-range. From the property there is direct access across the fields to the cycle track which links Sandown to Newport and Cowes. Arrangements can be made for the storage of bikes. It is suggested that you bring your walking boots and bicycles for your own pleasure.

Fodder Stable offers attractive and spacious accommodation for 2 people. It is completely self contained and comprises the entire ground floor of a wonderful old building, the foundations of which date back to the 1700s. A fire in 1889 resulted in much of it being rebuilt and in 2007 the whole building was renovated with the greatest care. Wherever possible original features have been retained. The cottage is centrally heated and has been furnished and equipped to a very high standard in a traditional style. The accommodation is largely open plan and there are attractive oak floors with rugs. There is a lovely sitting room furnished with comfortable sofas & a television/DVD. French doors open into the sunny courtyard garden. There is a pleasant dining area and a modern fitted kitchen equipped with an electric cooker, ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge freezer. A door leads from the sitting room into a pretty double bedroom with a large en-suite bathroom equipped with a bath, built in shower, basin and W.C. Heating and electricity at no extra charge. Folding bed, sofa bed, wooden cot and high chair available. WiFi internet available.

At the rear of the cottage there is a private, fenced courtyard garden with a table, chairs and sun shade. A car can be parked just outside the front of the cottage. Access to the cottage is along a gravel lane. Arreton is a village within a pleasant 30 minutes stroll of the cottage where there is a public house, farm shop and tea room. Regular bus service 15 minutes walk.

Fodder Stable has ground floor accommodation and is a non smoking cottage. WiFi Internet is provided at a charge of £12.00 at Fodder Stable. Fodder Stable is available for weekly self catering holiday bookings from Saturday to Saturday. The normal arrival time at this holiday cottage is 16:30 and the normal departure time is 11:00.

Fodder Stable Prices and Availability

Prices, Availability and Online Booking For Fodder Stable Cottage Merstone Isle of Wight.

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

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Booking Fee £19.75 per booking Cot & High Chair £13.29 per week Extra Bed £31.00 per week Towels (Bath & Hand Towel) £4.39 per person per week WiFi Internet £12.00 per week Heating & Electricity Free of chargeBed Linen Free of chargeBooking Deposit 25% of cottage rental Security Bond None at Fodder Stable

Pricing and Booking Notes for Fodder Stable

Arrival Time 16:30 Departure Time 11:00 Sleeps 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms 1
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Fodder Stable Guest Comments

Reviews and feedback for Fodder Stable and holidays on the Isle of Wight

17 Guest Reviews for Fodder Stable
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4 Stars - (5)
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Nicola Linegar - Jul 2017

Absolutely beautiful location our 10month old loved the goat and cows. And green area to play on the toy tractors! Lovely walks! Very comfortable accommodation felt home from home! Would absolutely go back there! Very satisfied Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Mrs Val Condliffe - May 2015

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Joe Wheatley - Apr 2015

Lovely well equipped light and airy cottage in a fab location, owners are friendly and welcoming, farm is lovely to wander round and very peaceful relaxing break. We will be back. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

John West - Jul 2014

Comfortable accommodation, helpful staff. Central location for all activities. Overall Rating: 4 Stars

Gemma Davies - Aug 2013

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Victoria Powell - Aug 2013

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Ruth M - Jul 2013

A wonderful tranquil location in beautiful countryside. Fodder Stable is well laid out and equipped and is spacious and comfortable. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Caroline P - May 2013

Lovely cottage and beautiful location. Very quiet and pretty. Centrally located on the island so easy to visit lots of places. Cottage neat and tidy, everything we needed. Overall Rating: 4 Stars

Joe P - Apr 2013

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

Michael R - Jun 2012

Peace perfect peace in superb setting. Good wildlife and good walks from site, good central spot from which to visit the island. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Anna B - May 2012

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Arthur T - Sep 2011

Lovely area and [the owners] were very nice people. We would have prefered sheets in place of the duvet found it very warm during the night. Also some information of the Isle would be a good thing as i am certain we missed something. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Rachel T - Sep 2011

Thanks for a fabulous holiday. The cottage was spacious and clean and in a lovely peaceful location. The welcome was great. Our boys ( 4yrs and 1yr ) particulary loved the play area and Charlottes trips to feed the hens and goats. Now we have found you we'll be back! Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Julie - Sep 2010

A wonderful holiday property, set in beautiful surroundings. The facilities provided are excellent, above our expectations. We loved the cottage especially the secure fenced garden for the children to play in. The owners have thoughtfully put together these properties and are very gracious host. The little touches such as the communal childrens play area made the world of difference to us. We will be back!!! Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Bryan - Jul 2010

ICH were very good to deal with. All matters dealt with in a calm professional manner. Cottage was fantastic and couldn't be faulted. Value for money and very enjoyable. many thanks. Overall Rating: 5 Stars

alexis - Jul 2010

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

James - Apr 2010

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

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Fodder Stable Holiday Availability

Popular Holiday Weeks Available for Self catering holidays at Fodder Stable

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Fodder Stable has 100 days available for Isle of Wight self catering holidays from the 27th July 2017 to 31st December 2017. That means Fodder Stable is 36.71% booked for this holiday period with 8.3 weeks confirmed so far.

Fodder Stable Local Holiday Information

Merstone, Isle of Wight local attractions for a self catering holiday at Fodder Stable

Merstone is a beautiful rural area just outside of Godshill on the East of the Isle of Wight. The open countryside around Merstone is criss crossed with footpaths and cycle paths which makes it ideal those looking to explore the Isle of Wight.

Eating and Drinking In Nearby Godshill

The Taverners, Godshill - The Taverners public house and restaurant in Godshill has excellent food and is popular with Islanders and visitors alike. They are considered a 'real country pub' and offers a range of traditional dishes in a warm and friendly atmosphere. A sumptuous menu and a dedication to local produce has been recognised and earned them a place in the prestigious Michelin Guide.

Local Walks around Merstone

There is a cycle track and wide walking routes running past Merstone. It was constructed on the old railway track and runs from Shanklin to Newport. There is also a footpath from Merstone to Godshill which is within a 25min walk.

Local Attractions East Isle of Wight

Blackgang Chine
East Isle of Wight near Fodder Stable Cottage
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 Fodder Stable Cottage
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 Fodder Stable Cottage
Tackt-Isle Adventures

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 Fodder Stable Cottage
Rosemary's Vineyard

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 Fodder Stable Cottage
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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