#{ServerName}
View towards this lovely barn conversion
A tranquil double bedroom with ceiling beams
A great place for a family film or games night
Well equipped kitchen
Relax together in the open plan lounge/dining room
This twin room can be found on the ground floor
Characterful landing
Second twin room
Have a soak in a nice hot bath
Explore the countryside straight from the doorstep
1 / 10  View towards this lovely barn conversion
2 / 10  A tranquil double bedroom with ceiling beams
3 / 10  A great place for a family film or games night
4 / 10  Well equipped kitchen
5 / 10  Relax together in the open plan lounge/dining room
6 / 10  This twin room can be found on the ground floor
7 / 10  Characterful landing
8 / 10  Second twin room
9 / 10  Have a soak in a nice hot bath
10 / 10  Explore the countryside straight from the doorstep

Hackney Stable Cottage

Merstone, Isle of Wight
holidaycottages.co.uk logo

This property is managed by holidaycottages.co.uk info_outline

Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing on site / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
13 more

Save on your ferry crossing!

Special rates when you book with us

At a glance

  • Raised and fenced garden with garden furniture offering plenty of space for relaxed leisure time and alfresco meals
  • Ideally situated for those who enjoy relaxing country walks, with the nearby village of Arreton within walking distance
  • Easy driving distance to all of the island’s top attractions, including beaches at Shanklin, Ryde, and Alum Bay
Property code: IC056

This traditional stone cottage which dates back to 1761, is built of Isle of Wight chalk and brick. It is situated in breath-taking countryside on an attractive farm at Merstone. The picturesque village of Godshill is nearby and the sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are within a 15-minute drive. This is a wonderful walking area with footpaths leading along the course of the River Yar and to the nearby 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 panoramic views where barbecues and picnics can be enjoyed. Please note that the garden of the Manor House is private. 

The cottage is excellent for cyclists as there is access to a network of cycle paths directly from the farm, and arrangements can be make for the storage of bikes. There is a nature trail on the farm so that visitors can enjoy the plethora 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 an area for children with a small rare-breed bagot goat that will eat from the hand and free-range chickens. From the cottage there is also 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.

In 2005 Hackney Stable Cottage was voted by the Isle of Wight Society, overall winner of their conservation award for the quality, sensitivity and charm of the renovation. Wherever possible, original features have been retained. It has been furnished to a high standard and is centrally heated. On the ground floor there is a spacious twin bedroom and a separate bath room with a bath, built in shower, basin and WC.; a well-equipped kitchen with fitted units, an electric cooker and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washer-dryer and fridge freezer. The cottage has a lovely open-plan sitting room with comfortable sofas and television with Freeview and DVD player, plus a pleasant dining area.

A staircase leads from the sitting room to two additional bedrooms; one double and one twin room, plus a bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Central heating and electricity are provided at no extra cost. A wooden cot and high chair are available on request, along with WiFi internet.

The cottage has a pretty, fenced garden. A path to the side of the cottage leads to a raised lawned area with garden furniture. Three cars can be parked at the rear of the cottage. Access to the farm is along a gravel lane. Two public houses which are great for meals, a farm shop and arts and crafts studios are within five minutes drive or a pleasant 30-minute stroll. A regular bus service is within a 15 minutes walk.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double and 2 twins (1 on the ground floor)
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower, and WC
  • First-floor bathroom with bath and WC
  • TV/DVD
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Pub and shop 2 miles, beach 7 miles
  • Bike storage available by request
  • Other barn conversions are available on the farm to accommodate larger groups
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. 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 7 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall cleanliness 4.7 starsOverall cleanliness 4.7 starsOverall cleanliness 4.7 starsOverall cleanliness 4.7 starsOverall cleanliness 4.7 stars4.7
Overall equipment
Overall equipment 4.9 starsOverall equipment 4.9 starsOverall equipment 4.9 starsOverall equipment 4.9 starsOverall equipment 4.9 stars4.9
Overall comfort
Overall comfort 4.9 starsOverall comfort 4.9 starsOverall comfort 4.9 starsOverall comfort 4.9 starsOverall comfort 4.9 stars4.9
Overall location
Overall location 4.9 starsOverall location 4.9 starsOverall location 4.9 starsOverall location 4.9 starsOverall location 4.9 stars4.9

Reviewed by Megan 18th May 2024

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Had a lovely time there with our 18 month old being able to explore all parts of the farm, owners were very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by John 2nd September 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Excellent in every way.

Reviewed by Claire 9th July 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hackney Stables Cottage. Set in a quiet, rural location it is an ideal retreat from the bustle of the more touristy areas of the island. It is conveniently located just a 10 minute drive to Newport for shopping and equidistant from all the attractions the island has to offer. The beds and sitting areas were very coRead moremfortable and the kitchen well equipped. The washing/drying machines are new, and there is a large fridge/freezer and dishwasher. We loved out stay. Hide

Reviewed by Iain Stewart 17th June 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

The property was perfect for our holiday (2 grandparents, two parents and 2 eight year old children. Located near Merston in the center of the island it was conveniently located for the beaches and town in East Wight. The accommodation was immaculately clean and the kitchen was very well equipped. The children particularly liked feeding the goat.

Reviewed by Janet 27th May 2023

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Reviewed by Susan 3rd September 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

This is a lovely cottage and very well situated (just 10 to 15 minutes away from a lot of attractions) The owners were very friendly and helpful in asking e.g where we wanted the cot placed before we got there. The cottage is very well equipped. There is a play area with ride on tractors for little ones, but it is across the drive with occasional cRead morears passing in front of the door so you need to supervise young children. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 2nd July 2022

Guest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 stars

5 more

Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

3 more properties at this location

The Brew House

The Brew House

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2

£655 - £1,441

Manor Stable Cottage

Manor Stable Cottage

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2

£653 - £1,570

Parlour Cottage - Merstone

Parlour Cottage - Merstone

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2

£676 - £1,570

To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

The Travel Chapter Limited trading as Island Cottage Holidays is an appointed representative of ITC Compliance Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (their registration number is 313486) and which is permitted to advise on and arrange general insurance contracts as an intermediary.
The Travel Chapter Limited trading as Island Cottage Holidays | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210.