Sleeps 6 + 1 in 3 bedrooms
This attractive New England Style property stands on high ground in a small rural hamlet on the south west coast of the Island and enjoys spectacular views of the sea. A lovely quiet beach where visitors can paddle and swim is only a 3 minute walk away. This is ‘An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' and there are wonderful walks from the cottage, with the coastal path only a stones throw away. The picturesque village of Brighstone with its thatched cottages, public house, restaurant and tea shop is within a 10 minute walk.
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
This wonderful property is situated on a lovely farm in beautiful countryside. It has recently been converted from a large old granary, the foundations of which date back to the 1700s. A fire in 1889 resulted in much of it being rebuilt. Redway Manor Granary has been renovated with the greatest care and wherever possible original features have been retained. There are beautiful views across the fields and nearby lakes to the downs. The sandy beaches of Sandown and Shanklin are within a 15 minute drive.
Recently made re-available; Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms
The Old Brew House is beautifully situated in the small coastal village of Brook - ‘An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. A quiet unspoilt beach, where swimming, paddling and beach combing can be enjoyed, is within a 5 minute stroll of the house. The Old Brew House is a beautiful detached property built of Island stone. It was originally a 16th century brew house.
Sleeps 4 + 1 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
This lovely stone cottage nestles in beautiful countryside on an attractive farm on the East side of the Island. There are wonderful open views from the cottage and garden across fields towards the downs. The Old Brew House is at the end of a country lane with no passing traffic. This is a wonderful walking area with footpaths leading along the course of the River Yar and to the nearby picturesque village of Godshill. There is direct access across the fields to the cycle track which links Sandown to Newport and Cowes. The sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are only a 15 minute drive away.
Sleeps 5 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
This lovely character cottage, situated on a small 40-acre farm at Blackwater, enjoys a central position on the Island. It provides an ideal base in both winter and summer for touring. It is within a two minute ride of a network of cycle paths offering easy access to Sandown, Cowes and a variety of small villages such as Godshill and Newchurch. Nearby is Newport, the main market town on the Island with its medieval castle and shopping centre. The seaside towns of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are only a 10 - 15 minute drive away.
New Cottage – Sleeps 6 in 4 bedrooms
Lovely thatched cottage close to village centre in attractive rural area within 5 minutes drive of the coast where there are small attractive coves and the seaside resort of Ventnor. In wonderful walking and cycling area. Attractive fenced garden. Public house within 5 minutes walk.
Sleeps 5 + 1 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
This lovely stone cottage dates back to the 1700's. It is beautifully situated on the south west coast of the Island – only a two minute walk from the beach. This part of the coastline is renowned for its fossils and is completely unspoilt. Brook Green is a pretty coastal hamlet with a small group of attractive stone cottages. The pretty villages of Brook and Brighstone are nearby. The sandy coves of Colwell Bay and Totland are within a 10 – 15 minute drive.
New Cottage; Sleeps 5 + 1 in 3 bedrooms
This lovely stone cottage, with its large garden, stands beside a small stream in a hamlet on the outskirts of the village of Whitwell. The cottage is within a 10 minute drive of the south coast of the Isle of Wight where there are small beaches such as Steephill Cove and also the resort of Ventnor with its beautiful bay, restaurants and entertainments. This is a wonderful walking area with a footpath following the course of the nearby River Yar from the south coast at Niton to Bembridge on the East coast. Footpaths and bridleways also lead up onto nearby downs and offer wonderful areas to walk and cycle with beautiful views.
Sleeps 6 + 1 in 4 bedrooms
This lovely stone cottage is situated in the small rural hamlet of Bowcombe which stands between the pretty village of Shorwell and Carisbrooke with its medieval castle. Shorwell and Carisbrooke are both within a 5 minute drive and have public houses which are good for meals. The cottage offers easy access to the small bays and coves on the south west side of the Isle of Wight. The larger sandy beaches of Ventnor and Shanklin are within a 20 minute drive.
This pretty stone cottage is nestled close to the centre of the rural village of Shorwell. This is an attractive village with a good public house for meals and a village shop. The village is set amidst wonderful countryside and is a marvelous walking area with footpaths leading up onto the downs and to the coast. The beach at Brighstone is within a 5 minute drive. There are several small sandy coves on the west side of the Island within15 minutes drive and the larger sandy resort beaches of Sandown Shanklin and Ventor are within a 20 to 30 minute drive. The market town of Newport is within a 15 minute drive.
Rose cottage is peacefully situated away from passing traffic. It is over 200 years old with thick stone walls, pretty leaded light windows and beams. It is centrally heated and has been furnished and equipped with care to provide very attractive accommodation for six people in three bedrooms. On the ground floor there is a charming dining room with Jacobean style furniture; a small galley style kitchen equipped with fitted units, electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, sink, dishwasher, fridge freezer and washer dyer. Double doors open from the dining room into a pretty sitting room with a large bay window, comfortable sofa and chairs, television/Freeview/DVD & WiFi internet plus an open fire which visitors can enjoy during colder weather. Also on the ground floor is an ‘Art Deco’ bathroom with a bath, hand shower and basin. A door opens from the bathroom into a separate W.C.
An open tread staircase ascends from the sitting room to three pretty double bedrooms – one spacious and dramatic double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with a bath, overhead shower, basin and W.C.; a charming smaller double bedroom and a third compact double bedroom. Travel cot/high chair can be provided. Heating and electricity without extra charge. WiFi internet available. Rose cottage has a particularly delightful south facing garden which can be reached by ascending a small number of steps to the rear of the property. This leads to a lovely patio area with garden furniture and a barbecue. There are also areas of lawn where visitors can relax and games can be played. Two cars can be parked in the drive. Bus service within a few minutes walk.
Rose Cottage is a non smoking cottage. WiFi Internet is provided at Rose Cottage. Rose Cottage is available for weekly self catering holiday bookings from Friday to Friday. 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 26th May 2014 to 29th May 2014 and 31st October 2014 to 18th December 2014.
For details on access to Rose Cottage for those with impaired mobility or disabilities please read the cottage access statement in the tab below.
Rose Cottage - Shorwell, Isle of Wight
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|Rose Cottage Prices Per Week|
|18 April - 24 April 2014 - £549||25 April - 01 May 2014 - £299||02 May - 08 May 2014 - £355|
|09 May - 15 May 2014 - £399||16 May - 22 May 2014 - £409||23 May - 29 May 2014 - £829|
|30 May - 19 June 2014 - £565||20 June - 26 June 2014 - £599||27 June - 03 July 2014 - £689|
|04 July - 10 July 2014 - £775||11 July - 17 July 2014 - £825||18 July - 24 July 2014 - £965|
|25 July - 14 August 2014 - £1095||15 August - 28 August 2014 - £1095||29 August - 04 September 2014 - £725|
|05 September - 11 September 2014 - £525||12 September - 18 September 2014 - £495||19 September - 25 September 2014 - £419|
|26 September - 02 October 2014 - £309||03 October - 23 October 2014 - £299||24 October - 30 October 2014 - £525|
|31 October - 18 December 2014 - £299||21 December - 03 January 2015 - £560|
Showell is a small village on the South West of the Isle of Wight. The village has a lovely public house as well as a village shop. This South West part of the Isle of Wight has a beautiful coastline and there is good access by road to the beaches on the South East such as Ventnor and St Lawrence.
The Crown Inn, Shorwell - A lovely riverside public house in the little village of Shorwell. Enjoy good food with a table next to the little river which teams with fish and bird life. http://www.crowninnshorwell.co.uk/
Isle of Wight Adventure Activities - A wide range of organised outdoor and indoor activities including kayaking, indoor climbing, coasteering, archery and paddleboarding. isleofwightadventureactivities.co.uk
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. www.westwightalpacas.co.uk
Butterfly Paragliding - Butterfly Tandem Paragliding Centre, found at Chale on the West side of the Isle of Wight specialises in first flight experiences for absolute beginners of all ages. www.paraglide.uk.com
Freshwater Bay Golf Club - 18 hole West Isle of Wight golf club with single day and holiday memberships. freshwaterbaygolfclub.co.uk
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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IntroductionRose Cottage is a stone built semi-detached cottage on New Barn Lane, which is a narrow lane, leading from the main road through Shorwell to New Barn Farm, at the end of the lane.
Details of Rose Cottage are provided by Island Cottages Holidays on their website, www.islandcottageholidays.com and in their brochure.
Bookings/enquiries can be made directly via the website by email, or contacting Island Cottage Holidays by phone.
All guests are provided written directions to Rose Cottage.
The nearest bus stops are approximately 60m on either side of the main road (Shorwell Shute)at the end of New Barn Lane (Bus no.12 goes to north to Newport and south west to Brighstone, Brook, Freshwater and Alum Bay, and Brook and Compton beaches and the Island coast.
A selection of taxi companies can be found in the BT Phonebook and the Yellow Pages telephone directory available at the Cottage.
This Access Statement is available from Island Cottage Holidays and in the Welcome File in Rose Cottage.
Arrival and Parking Facilities
Parking is available on the stone forecourt to the side and front of Rose Cottage.(Access to the far doors of the adjacent double garage must be kept clear)
There is limited on-street parking outside and opposite the local shop and post office in Shorwell village.
The local pub, The Crown, has generous car parking, to the side of the pub and in a car park to the rear.There are no footways on New Barn Lane or the length of main road through Shorwell village to the local shop and post office.
Main Entrance and Porch
The main entrance is the front door to the porch at the side of Rose Cottage. The forecourt to the cottage of natural stone, and therefore an uneven and potentially slippery surface.
The keys for Rose Cottage are kept in a key safe on the outside rear wall of the porch at a height of 185cm. There is a step up of 18cm height to the rear of the cottage. Keys can be sent in advance by arrangement.
The front door is 80.5cm (wide) x 182cm (high) opening inwards with the hinge on the right. The keyhole is 90cm high.
A step from the forecourt to the front door is 7.5cm high and 27.5cm deep (and 92cm wide), and the door has a raised threshold of 5.5cm height.
The front door opens into the porch. The porch is tiled, with one inset door mat inside the front door, and one doormat to inner porch door to dining room.
The inner porch door is arched, 82cm (wide) x 180cm (high) maximum, opening inwards with the hinge on the right. The keyhole for the inner porch door is 102cm high.
The light switch for the porch is inside the living room on the wall to the right of the porch door.
The porch also stores 4 canvas director garden chairs, garden parasol, BBQ and rotary dryer (and bird food for the bird feeders).
An exterior light with motion sensor is located outside the front door on the right. The light is 164cm high.
A torch is located on the window sill in the porch.
The Welcome Pack is on the dining room table, which has all the details for Rose Cottage within it.
There are slight upstands to front door and porch inner door.
Door to kitchen from dining room is arched, 72cm (wide) x 167cm (high) maximum, hinged to the right.
The dining room carpet is pale green shagpile and 100% wool
There is a raised stone hearth along one wall, 8.5cm high and 51 - 79cm deep.
There is a rectangular dining table (83cm wide, 214cm long, 77cm high) and 6 chairs, one of a carver style. Further chairs are available in Bedroom 1 and Bedroom 2.
Glazed double doors 107cm (wide) x 184cm (high) lead to the living room.
There is a cushioned window seat to the front of the cottage 52cm high and 106cm wide x 38cm deep.
The ceiling height varies between 203 - 197cm, with a minimum height to underside of ceiling beams of 192cm.
The dining room carpet is pale green shagpile and 100% wool
An open stair case leads from living room to first floor landing, with full height timber bars partially enclosing staircase. There are 11 steps, the stairs are 73cm wide and 20cm high, and there is a handrail on one side of the stairs at 86cm above the treads.
The lowest head clearance to the stairs is 205cm.
The landing at the top of the stairs is 135 x 165cm.
There is a stone hearth to one wall, extending under the stairs, 7cm high and 58cm deep.
The living room carpet is pale green shagpile and 100% wool
There is a small 3 seater sofa, 2 arm chairs and a double foostool/seat which is stored under the staircase. The armchairs and footstool are moveable. There are shelves within the bay window to the front of the cottage, a low coffee table and higher side table either side of sofa.
There is a TV with Sky Freeview and Video/DVD player, with remotes for TV, Video/DVD player and Sky Freeview, and a Radio/CD player.
A door at bottom of stairs leads to a downstairs bathroom, the door is 68cm (wide) x 186cm (high). There is a slight raised timber threshold to the door.
The ceiling height varies with a minimum height to underside of ceiling beams of 190cm.
LaundryThere is a front loading washer/dryer in the kitchen, beneath the work surface. The washer/dryer door is 50cm high. A rotary dryer is stored in the porch. The base for the rotary dryer (a concrete staddle stone) is located in the garden on the stone up a flight of 12 stone steps (See Outdoor Facilities below)
The main garden is located to the side of Rose Cottage.
Access to the garden is via the front door and up a flight of 12 stone steps to the rear of the adjacent garage. The steps are on average 18cm in height and 90cm wide. There is no handrail to the steps.
There is a large terrace at the top of the steps. The terrace is of natural stone and therefore an uneven and potentially slippery surface.
There is a flight of 5 stone steps on average 18cm high and 90cm wide up to a relatively level lawn area, and a flight of 5 stone steps on average 18cm high and 90 cm wide up to a planted area, with a further 8cm high sett step up to an additional small paved area on the left and a further step up, 18cm high and 90cm wide to the planted are and path to the lawn. All stone surface have a natural stone finish, and are therefore uneven.
A further 5 stone steps, each on average 18m high, 90cm wide and of varying depth, lead up to an upper sloping lawn area, and area of woodland. A stone wall retains the upper lawn, varying in height between 80 – 59cm.
There are no handrails to steps or retaining wall.
Timber garden furniture comprising 4no. timber reclining chairs, 1no timber sunlounger, and 4no canvas directors chairs and a BBQ are available for guests to use.
There is a small yard to the rear of the Cottage. This is accessed to the rear of the porch, up one step of 18cm height. The access to the yard is 153cm wide. The yard comprises a variety of concrete surfaces and a drainage channel, and is therefore uneven.
The dustbin is located at the front of the Rose Cottage (as required by Island Refuse Collection Services.)
First Floor Bedrooms
Door 70cm wide x 180cm high, hinged on the right. Carpeted with cream, loop pile 80% wool carpet.
There is a double divan bed 4’ 6” wide with a 4’ 6” wide mattress.
All bedding is 100% Egyptian cotton or percale with non feather pillows and all season super kingsize duvet.
The space to the right of the bed is 169cm.
The space to the left of the bed is 58cm, with restricted head height.
There are 2 wall lights with wall switch and 2 bedside lamps.
There is also a radio alarm clock
There is 2 steps 14cm high up to the en-suite bathroom
Door 66cm wide x 180cm high, hinged on the left. Carpeted with cream, loop pile 80% wool carpet.
There is a double divan bed 4’ 6” wide with a 4’ 6” wide mattress, with left side of bed close to wall.
All bedding is 100% Egyptian cotton or percale with non feather pillows and all kingsize season duvet.
The space to the right of the bed is 200cm.
The space to the left of the bed is 25cm, with restricted head height.
There are 2 wall lights with a double wall switch by the door and over the bed. There is one bedside lamp.
Door 70cm wide x 180cm high, hinged on the right. Carpeted with cream, loop pile 80% wool carpet.
There is a double divan bed 4’ 6” wide with a 4’ 6” wide mattress.
All bedding is 100% Egyptian cotton or percale with non feather pillows and 2 single all season duvets.
The space to the right of the bed is 46cm.
The space to the left of the bed is 40cm, with restricted head height.
There is 1 wall light over the bed with a wall switch by the door and a pull switch over the bed, and there 2 bedside lamps.
Cupboard space for belongs is provided in cupboard on landing due to restricted space.
Additional pillows and spare bed linen are available in the top cupboard on first floor landing.
Ground Floor Bathroom
The ground floor bathroom is accessed from living room, the door being at bottom of the stairs. The door has a slight raised timber threshold to the door.
The sink height is 76cm. The bath is 54cm high, 164cm long and 68cm wide. There is an over bath shower mixer tap. There is restricted head height over bath (So a standing shower is not possible).
Free floor space 250cm x 65cm.
The bathroom carpet is pale green shagpile and 100% wool
The toilet is accessed through a further door from bathroom. The door is 70cm (wide) x 179cm (high). The toilet seat is 40cm high, the space to the right is 17cm, the space to the left is 22cm. The toilet carpet is pale green shagpile and 100% wool
First Floor En-suite Bathroom
The bathroom is accessed up 2 steps, 14cm high from Bedroom 1. The door is 68 cm wide x 196cm high.
The sink height is 78cm. The bath is 48cm high, 168cm long and 71cm wide. There is an over bath shower mixer tap.
For the bath, the cold tap is located on the right and the hot tap on the left (the opposite way round from the normal convention). For the sink, the cold tap is on the left and the hot tap on the right (as is normal).
Space around the toilet is limited to 40cm overall.
An electric shower is available over the bath.
Free floor space 225cm x 83cm.
Carpeted with cream, loop pile 80% wool carpet.
The kitchen has is accessed by one door from the dining room. The door is arched, 72cm wide x 167cm maximum height, hinged to the right.
On entering, a fire blanket is located on the wall to right, at a height of 156cm.
The kitchen is a small narrow galley kitchen. The work surfaces are at a height of 89cm and vary from 46cm to 67cm in depth. The width minimum between the units/worksurfaces is 37cm.
The sink and ceramic hob are also at a height of 89cm.
The electric double oven is accessed from the left side only. The top oven grill is at a height of 132cm and the main oven is at a height of 103cm.
A fridge/freezer and a slimline dishwasher are located under the work surface.
A washer-dryer is also located under the work surface.
The kitchen is lit by 2 fluorescent lighting tubes. The flooring is cork tiles.
Areas Not Applicable
Public Areas – General (Internal)
Public Areas – WC
Conference & Meeting Rooms, Banqueting, Clubs, Entertainment.
Contact Telephone and Email Address
Contact: Island Cottage Holidays, The Old Vicarage, Kingston, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5LH.
Telephone: (01929) 481555; Email: email@example.com
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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.
The cottage description, photos and cottage details for Rose Cottage Shorwell, Isle of Wight were updated on 11/04/2014 12:29:47