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A converted barn situated in a lovely rural retreat
The tranquil double bedroom has a homely feel
A comfortable and pleasing twin room
A delightful dining space for a nice evening meal
The kitchen is well equipped
Relax and watch a good film together
Freshen up in the en-suite bathroom
Soak up the countryside views
Explore the surrounding countryside
1 / 9  A converted barn situated in a lovely rural retreat
2 / 9  The tranquil double bedroom has a homely feel
3 / 9  A comfortable and pleasing twin room
4 / 9  A delightful dining space for a nice evening meal
5 / 9  The kitchen is well equipped
6 / 9  Relax and watch a good film together
7 / 9  Freshen up in the en-suite bathroom
8 / 9  Soak up the countryside views
9 / 9  Explore the surrounding countryside

Manor Stable Cottage

Merstone, Isle of Wight
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing on site / nearby
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A comfortable and attractive cottage set in picturesque farmland
  • Ideally positioned for visiting the popular seaside resorts of Sandown and Shanklin
  • Perfect for enjoying stunning country walks with wildlife and a nature trail
Property code: IC080

Manor Stable is situated on a farm in beautiful South Wight countryside. It is a marvellous walking area with footpaths that can be followed directly from the cottage in most directions. There are scenic walks along the course of the river Yar to the picturesque village of Godshill, and to the nearby village of Arreton which has two public houses for home cooked meals. More extensive walks lead to the downs and visitors can join the renowned Stenbury and Worsley Trails. There is also direct access across one of the farm fields to an extensive cycle route which provides a flat and easy route to interlink Sandown, Godshill, Newport and Cowes. The sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are within a 15-minute drive, as is the market town of Newport with its medieval castle of Carisbrooke. Visitors are free to stroll across the fields of the farm and around the lovely lake in the grounds. Please note that the garden of the Manor House is private. 

There is an open grassland area near the lakes with panoramic views where barbecues and picnics can be enjoyed. There is also 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 rescued hens which are now free-range. From the cottage 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.

Manor Stable is a charming cottage built of Island chalk and brick, and adjoins what was originally the old farm granary. The cottage has been converted with great care from an ancient barn and where possible, original features have been retained. It provides comfortable accommodation for four people in two bedrooms, and is centrally heated. The front door opens into a large open-plan room with a vaulted ceiling and large ancient beams. There is a sumptuous sofa and chairs, and television with Freeview and a DVD player, plus a pleasant dining area and a well-equipped fitted kitchen with a gas cooker and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.

The cottage has two bedrooms; one twin room and one double room with an en-suite bathroom, with a bath, overhead shower, basin and WC. There is also a family bathroom with a bath, hand shower, basin and WC. Heating and electricity are provided at no extra charge. A wooden cot and high chair can be made available on request.

There is an enclosed patio style garden with garden furniture so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine. There is direct access to a large grass area which is ideal for playing games. A mown path also leads to the beautiful lakes on the farm. Two cars can be parked beside the cottage. A regular bus service is within a 15 minutes walk, while two public houses, a farm food shop and arts and crafts barns are within an attractive 30 minutes walk. Access to the farm is along a gravel lane.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 bedrooms – 1 twin and 1 double
  • 1 bathroom with hand-held shower, bath and WC
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Patio style garden with furniture
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Access to the farm is along a gravel lane
  • Pubs, farm shop and post office 2 miles, Godshill 3 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 £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. 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 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gordon 7th June 2024

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A very helpful and friendly host. Location for visiting the Island is good. Access from main highway is challenging for ordinary vehicles.

Reviewed by Brian 31st May 2024

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A lovely cottage, fully equipped and very comfortable. Scenic views from the terrace. Excellent detailed guide to the Isle of Wight in the property.

Reviewed by Peter 3rd May 2024

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Reviewed by Amanda 22nd September 2023

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I know the cottage is on a working farm but it was so quite it was lovely lots of birds WIFI brilliant and a great place to stay would highly recommend lots of space.

Reviewed by Paul 27th August 2023

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Brilliant quiet location even had red squirrels running around. Very clean and tidy and a great find with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms all on one level. Would definitely rebook if in the area.

Reviewed by Felicity 7th July 2023

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Reviewed by Jacqueline 28th April 2023

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Reviewed by Brian 2nd September 2022

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The cottage was nicely presented, was clean and very comfortable. The location was excellent. Would recommend booking, if looking for a quiet location away from hustle and bustle.

Reviewed by Ben 29th July 2022

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We loved staying here. The location is central so all the attractions of the Isle are only a short drive away. The property is a lovely open plan living area with a twin bedroom (which our children loved) and a master bedroom. With en suite. The master (double) was a good size with wardrobe and decent size draws and also a chair. There was good ranRead morege of equipment and it felt comfortable. The owners were very friendly and helpful which made the stay even more enjoyable - would recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Felicity 1st July 2022

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A really comfortable place to stay, in the middle of the countryside. Peaceful, and the added pleasure of seeing the red squirrels, and other wildlife. A good base to travel to any tourist attraction on the Island.

Reviewed by Donald 24th June 2022

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Location

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