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Christmas Cottage - Godshill

Godshill, Isle of Wight
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Sleeps 9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Characterful Grade II listed cottage in the heart of the pretty village of Godshill
  • Traditional tea rooms, popular food pubs, a vegan restaurant and interesting local shops available on the doorstep 
  • Just five miles from a choice of beaches including those at Ventnor and Shanklin
Property code: IC034

This impressive stone cottage is situated in the centre of the picturesque village of Godshill - a village renowned for its charming hill top church, tea shops, chocolate shop, public houses, restaurant and gift shops. This is also a wonderful walking area. Nearby footpaths lead through woodland and across downs to Appuldurcombe, and join the Tennyson trail which extends to the coast at St. Lawrence and Ventnor. The sandy beaches of Shanklin and Ventnor are within a ten minute drive.

Christmas Cottage is a beautiful 400 year old Grade II listed cottage which has been furnished and equipped with great sensitivity and a wonderful use of colour. Nearby, the owner has an art Studio, The Oracle Gallery. Nicola Gibbs is a professional artist and through her art workshops, inspires people of all ages. There is also a highly rated Vegan restaurant to the rear of the cottage.

The cottage provides spacious accommodation with furnishings and artefacts from around the world. It has been renovated with care to reveal ornamental stone fireplaces, ancient beams and flagstone floors. There are soft, cream fitted carpets throughout much of the cottage. On the ground floor there is a large open plan sitting room with sofas and chairs, a statement ornamental stone fireplace, flat screen television with Freeview and DVD player; a dining area; a kitchen with fitted units and a breakfast area, a gas range style cooker, microwave, Belfast sink and refrigerator (a freezer and washing machine are provided in a separate utility area); a large conservatory style room, with a further area of comfortable seating and access to the small courtyard garden, and the downstairs king-size bedroom which is accessed via a deep step up to a hallway from the conservatory.

A door opens from a small passageway to reveal a cottage style staircase leading up to three double bedrooms. The master bedroom is particularly spacious with a charming, French style bed and an en-suite shower room with a built in shower basin and WC. There is a family bathroom with a free standing Victorian style bath, basin and WC. A travel cot and high chair, and a folding bed to enable two children to sleep separately can also be provided. We regret that it is not possible to use the open fires. Wi-Fi is included.

The cottage has a small courtyard with garden furniture and a barbecue so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine. Two cars can be parked side by side in the shared courtyard to the rear of the cottage. Additional cars can be parked in a narrow and quiet lane within a three minute walk. There is a good bus service from Godshill to Shanklin, Ventnor and Newport. From Newport buses can be caught onwards to most parts of the island. The cottage is adjacent to a great restaurant, plus a small village shop and post office are within a two minute walk.

  • 4 bedrooms - 3 double bedrooms and 1 king-size with a single bed
  • 3 Bathrooms - 1 bathroom with freestanding bath and WC, 2 en-suite shower rooms with WC
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • We regret that it is not possible to use the open fires
  • 3 dogs welcome - dogs are to be kept down stairs please
  • Parking for 2 cars in the shared courtyard at the rear of the cottage, additional roadside parking locally
  • Pubs, tea rooms and shops within walking distance, beach 5 miles
  • Small courtyard garden
  • Central Mead dog walking area is within 0.2 miles
  • Please note that there are low ceilings downstairs and internal steps between the living areas and bedroom
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Adam Baker

This property is personally managed by Adam.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Philippa 30th March 2024

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A spacious cottage for nine people (adults and teens). Low ceilings in some of the downstairs rooms due to the age of the building, and some steps between rooms. Very comfortable seating areas and bedrooms. Parking spot was very welcome. Lots of hot water for showers which were necessary after some very muddy walks! The location is perfect. We walkRead moreed most days straight from the door in different directions. The Taverners Pub close by is friendly and serves great food. Good dog field close by Hide

Reviewed by Kevin 23rd March 2024

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The cottage exceeded all expectations. If your looking for a beautiful cottage with character this is the one . A perfect location to explore the island or just relaxe and enjoy the village . Will definitely book again.

Reviewed by Mark 16th March 2024

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Reviewed by Diane 1st December 2023

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What a wonderful stay we all had at this beautiful, colourful, quirky cottage. It had such a cosy, warm, welcoming feeling immediately we entered. We loved loved loved the big fat squidgy bedding and beautiful beds. A special mention as to how spotlessly clean the Cottage was too :-) Thank you for sharing your Beautiful cottage Nicola, we hope to rRead moreeturn one day. Hide

Reviewed by Martin 21st October 2023

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Loved our stay from start to finish wanted to take most of the artwork and furniture home, cant wait to book again

Reviewed by Isabelle 1st October 2023

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What a beautiful, charming home located in the very centre of Godsill, with parking also available behind property. Very quirky, felt very warm and charming. Will certainly look to returning. Beautiful spot in stunning Island.

Reviewed by Frankie 27th September 2023

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A stunning cottage. Highly recommend!

Reviewed by Susannah 24th September 2023

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We loved the quaintness and quirkiness of the cottage. It was clean, bright and airy. Godshill is in easy reach of everything, there are 2 good pubs in the village with great food , very friendly. Bedrooms were spacious and light, beds comfy. No problem parking 2 cars. Some traffic noise, but it didn't disturb us.

Reviewed by Sally 9th September 2023

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This is a fabulous property. Its quirky, comfortable and interesting and right in the centre of Godshill with parking. Its well equipped and if you bring your dogs blankets and rag rugs are provided. Its very clean and well equipped. All the showers are great and the chairs are really comfy. Nicola the owner is a star really helpful and kind.

Reviewed by Roy 2nd September 2023

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A lovely cottage in a great location.

Reviewed by Keith 1st July 2023

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very nice quaint cottage love to stay here again in the future..perfect for our party of eight..

Reviewed by Huw 20th May 2023

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Reviewed by Catherine 16th May 2023

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Reviewed by Emma 6th May 2023

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A really quirky cottage in a fabulous location. Plenty of room to sit and enjoy the sunshine in the sheltered courtyard. We'll equipped kitchen and comfy beds. We'll worth a visit. Godshill is a lovely village with plenty of places to eat, shop and with an excellent bus service, the island is really easy to access. Would highly recommend a stay at Read moreChristmas Cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Adrienne 1st April 2023

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Fabulous quirky cottage, we loved it. Very spacious, clean and has everything you could possibly need for a great stay. Great location with general store opposite, great pub, The Taverners where we had a good meal and the best coffee shop/cafe ever - Cook & Baker, you must go there if you stay in Godshill. Thank you Nicola for letting us stay in yoRead moreur delightful cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Geoff 10th March 2023

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We really enjoyed our stay at this cosy homely cottage, a relaxing space to be in. I can see that some people may find the kitchen a little small for cooking full meals, but we only used it for breakfast and snacks, as the food available in the village is too good not to enjoy. We would happily stay here again in the future.

Reviewed by Melanie 29th December 2022

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We stayed here as 7 adults and 1 child over new year and had a great time. The cottage has all the equipment needed and has a friendly open plan living / dining area. The bedrooms are comfy and well furnished. It was a great base for exploring the island. I would recommend this cottage if you are looking for a relaxed sociable break.

Reviewed by Sally 19th November 2022

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Reviewed by Philip 22nd October 2022

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Reviewed by Pamela 8th October 2022

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Lovely cottage & the location on the island is the best for getting about. The bus service was excellent. Wether you wish to travel to Yarmouth, Alum Bay & the Needles. Alternatively take the bus to Sandown , Bembridge & Shanklin. The bus is right on your doorstep. Bear in mind the local shop closes earlier than expected. A great place to stay.

Reviewed by Michelle 24th September 2022

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A beautiful cottage, was welcomed to the cottage with a lovely cake and cookies. The owner Nicola needs to feel very proud of what she has achieved a lovely cottage with lots of character. So I would like to thank Nicola for the loan of her beautiful stunning cottage.

Reviewed by Patricia 17th September 2022

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Beautiful place very old and quirky cottage but restored nicely had a really pleasant holiday many thanks x

Reviewed by Doreen 3rd September 2022

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This is s quirky charming cottage and we enjoyed our stay,I had the best sleeps ever.The only downside was lots of steps.I am 87 and my son in laws Mother is 86 and so we had to be careful,I just about managed the stairs, but that is a minor detail. Nichola was very charming and went out her way to help. We hada lovely two weeks.

Reviewed by Lyn 6th August 2022

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A very comfortable cottage, which was beautifully cool after a day in the sun or at the beach.

Reviewed by Caterina 9th July 2022

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Great place to stay as its a central location to visit many places on the island. A local shop is opposite. The parking at the back is close to the entrance of a restaurant. The house isn't really suitable for elderly people who have limited mobility. There are numerous changes in level including deep step into the downstairs bedroom. The spiral tyRead morepe stairs up to the first floor are also narrow. The decor is eclectic and may not be to everyone's taste. Clean and good facilities for a holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 2nd July 2022

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Fantastic cottage with some many extras . Convenient for everywhere and situated in a very picturesque village. Would definitely go back

Reviewed by Johanna 25th June 2022

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Lovely period cottage in a beautiful village and convenient location for exploring the island. Had everything we needed. The living room is a little dark (as expected for an old cottage) but we spent the whole time in the bright, airy conservatory and courtyard garden.

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