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View towards the property, set on acres of farmland
Open plan lounge/kitchen
Kitchen area
Kicten area
The bright double bedroom has a window to the fields beyond
Twin bedroom which can be presented as a super-king-size
The shower room can be found on the first floor
Beautiful views from the garden of the cottage
Lovely landscape views all around
Watch the swans swim
The property and grounds
1 / 12  View towards the property, set on acres of farmland
2 / 12  Open plan lounge/kitchen
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4 / 12  Kitchen area
5 / 12  Kicten area
6 / 12  The bright double bedroom has a window to the fields beyond
7 / 12  Twin bedroom which can be presented as a super-king-size
8 / 12  The shower room can be found on the first floor
9 / 12  Beautiful views from the garden of the cottage
10 / 12  Lovely landscape views all around
11 / 12  Watch the swans swim
12 / 12  The property and grounds

Marvel Cottage

Blackwater, Isle of Wight
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing on site / nearby
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Electric vehicle charging
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • This delightful cottage enjoys beautiful rural views across lakes and toward the downs
  • An ideal location for nature-lovers, keen walkers and cyclists
  • Perfect base for enjoying the wonderful countryside and glorious coastline
Property code: IC082

This charming cottage enjoys stunning views across lakes to the downs beyond. It is an individual property on a 40 acre farm which is home to horses and sheep. It stands on the edge of one of the Isle of Wight's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a pond with an abundance of wildlife including ducks, herons and swans, plus two large trout lakes where arrangements can be made to fish. The lakes abound with a variety of birds making them a perfect location for keen bird watchers and from the cottage, visitors can watch Red Squirrels feeding. This is also a superb cycling and walking area with direct access to a network of cycle paths, plus easy access to the nearby Stenbury Trail which extends from Cowes to Ventnor, and also the Tennyson Trail from Carisbrooke to the Needles on the western tip of the island.

The central location of Marvel Cottage makes it an ideal base for touring the Isle of Wight. The sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are within a 15-minute drive, as are more secluded bays on the west side of the island. The spectacular medieval castle of Carisbrooke is just a 15-minute walk away along picturesque country lanes and Osborne House, the island home of Queen Victoria, is within a 15-minute drive. The nearby market town of Newport has a variety of shops, restaurants and wine bars.

Marvel Cottage has been skilfully converted from an ancient barn and provides attractive accommodation of a high standard in peaceful surroundings, with stunning rural views from all of the main rooms. The cottage is centrally heated and double glazed. Double doors open into a light and airy open plan area with a charming sitting room furnished with a large arm chair and two comfortable sofas, flat screen television with Freeview and DVD player, and music system; a dining area with a circular table; a well-equipped fitted kitchen with an electric cooker and hob, microwave, refrigerator with ice box and washer dryer. Access to a freezer is also provided.

Stairs lead up to two bedrooms - a double room and a second bedroom with a zip and link bed which will be made up as a twin or into a super-king double if requested at the time of booking. There is also a tiled bathroom with a built in Myra shower, basin and WC. A baby bath and stair gate are provided, and a travel cot and high chair can also be made available. Central heating and electricity are without extra charge. There is free, unlimited WiFi internet.

French doors open on to a terrace with stunning, open views. Garden furniture and a barbecue are provided so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine. The garden in front of the cottage has now been enclosed with attractive picket fencing.. Two cars can be parked beside the cottage or alternatively just outside the garden area. Children do need to be closely supervised in the grounds due to the pond and lakes. Visitors are welcome to roam across the beautiful farmland and enjoy picnics by the Trout lakes. Arrangements can be made to enjoy fly fishing on the lakes - tuition and tackle hire are available. One of the proprietors is a professional palaeontologist and is happy to identify your finds of fossils and/or take you on guided fossil hunting trips. Storage is available for bicycles and dinghies by arrangement. Supermarkets, public houses, restaurants and a regular bus service are within an easy 20-minute walk. The famous Isle of Wight Music Festival is only a five-minute taxi ride away or a 35-minute walk, mostly along the cycle track.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 zip-and-link twin (can be made into a super-king-size double if requested at the time of booking)
  • 1 bathroom with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and washer/dryer
  • Access to a freezer is provided
  • TV/DVD and music system in lounge
  • Terrace with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Bike and dinghy storage available
  • Set on a working farm
  • Trout fishing can be arranged
  • Children should be supervised in the grounds due to the pond and lakes
  • Supermarkets, pubs and restaurants within walking distance
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • 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.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Michael 7th June 2024

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Superb location and extremely helpful owner who pointed out wildlife in the area.excellent position if youre interested in wildlfe or photography.

Reviewed by Dennis 24th May 2024

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Cottage is in a great location very quiet a little out dated but comfortable and clean enough. Owners were fantastic very friendly and helpful

Reviewed by Elizabeth 17th May 2024

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Anyone who loves nature, countryside & walking outdoors would be hard pressed to find a better location - it was easy to get around the island. We especially loved seeing the Red Squirrels everyday on the feeder. Considerate hosts made our stay memorable

Reviewed by Pat 10th May 2024

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We have had a really lovely week at Marvel Cottage. It is so comfortable with everything you need - and more. The weather was kind too after the wet and cool spring. The cottage is in an ideal spot for visiting all parts of the island. We found it a totally restful holiday with abundant wildlife and horses on the farm. Beautiful walks from the cottRead moreage - wish we could have stayed longer. We hope to return. Thank you Sweetman family. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 19th April 2024

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It is our third time of staying, which should say it all. And while nothing is perfect, Steve and Pru the owners who live adjacent, are lovely and always on hand, we have yet to need their help with this quiet, comfortable let. This smaller detached converted barn, we consider to be a lovely accomodation to house us for a week. Central for any partRead more of The Island and 5/10 mins from its largest town, Newport. Hide

Reviewed by Helena 13th April 2024

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Great location in the middle of the island so easy to get everywhere. Lovely spot on a farm and everyone working with the horses there were so friendly - and even let my 2 year old feed them. Just as an fyi - due to the location the wifi is a bit hit and miss.

Reviewed by Paul 5th April 2024

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An all but unique cottage in a wonderful location. Well equipped and readily livable. It is a difficult cottage to criticise as it has all you need for a great holiday.

Reviewed by Eleanor 18th August 2023

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Cosy comfortable cottage with lovely welcoming hosts. Great base to explore the whole of the island and close to a number of family friendly attractions. We enjoyed watching the horses and the moorhens with their babies.

Reviewed by Rebecca 11th August 2023

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Such a beautiful location. Horses to admire,and all sorts of wildlife to watch and discover. We really enjoyed evening strolls around the lakes and watching the sun set. Ideal location to get out and about from. Lovely accommodation too with everything you need to have a relaxing break with the kids.

Reviewed by Lindy 23rd June 2023

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Lovely cottage in middle of the countryside - wildlife in abundance and something new to look at every day ..You could sit for hours on the bank just enjoying the views.. We walked down to the lakes every evening , a highlight of our day . No traffic noise , only the sounds of nature . The owners were very welcoming and friendly as were the stable Read morestaff tending the horses . Location is good as being in the centre of the island nothing is too far afield . Hide

Reviewed by Steve 9th June 2023

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Lovely cottage in a quiet setting with great views of the lake and hillside. Ideally placed fairly centrally on the island so anywhere is pretty much only 20mins drive maximum. Cottage is well furnished and comfortable and a great place to relax after a day out. Everything we needed was there and it was wonderful to see the swans and their family wRead morealking past our garden in the morning on their way to the lake. Lovely holiday and would definitely recommend this as a great place to stay. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 2nd June 2023

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A great little cottage in a quiet location. Ideal place to reach all points of the island. We had access to all parts of the farm with lovely walks around the lakes and engaging with the horse owners. Everyone was very friendly. There is lots of wildlife to see, particularly in late spring with youngsters to watch. The cottage is well equipped and Read morethe owners very helpful. Very young children would need supervising as the garden gate is easily opened and a pond just yards away. We'd go again. Hide

Reviewed by M 19th May 2023

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Reviewed by Peter 21st April 2023

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Our second stay at Marvel Cottage was as good as our first. Meeting all expectations we had. Its rural farm setting, suited our needs well with its relaxed comfortable quality. Its friendly on call owners, Steve and Pru Sweetman, available with good conversation should you wish but not intrusive. The converted barn letting is furnished with higher Read morequality, yet homely furnishings, all well suited for a comfortable stay. The narrow lanes leading to the farm, gives a 10 min drive to Newport. Hide

Reviewed by Jeremy 20th March 2023

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Marvel Cottage is a very comfortable holiday base, well equipped with everything you need. The settting is delightful with good views towards the lakes as seen in the website photos. Its position just over a mile south of Newport is ideal, with easy access to the shops in the town but in a quiet countryside setting. Its postion at the centre of theRead more Isle of Wight made access very easy to all parts of the island. I was made to feel very welcome by Steve and Pru the owners. Hide

Reviewed by David 23rd September 2022

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The cottage is in a superb &peacefull location in the middle of the island, on a farm/working stables with fishing lakes available for use. (i caught 3 good size carp whilst there). and your within 20 minutes, by car, of any place you may wish to visit. The cottage itself was perfect for us. Clean, tidy and evrything there you could want for a selfRead more catering holiday. The owners live in the main house next door and were helpful and available should you have any problems. (we didint) A Lovely place Hide

Reviewed by Camille 9th September 2022

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The cottage is in a beautiful peaceful setting within a farm environment - with equestrian facilities, fishing and a lovely family of swans! The bed was perfect and facilities good.

Reviewed by Julia 2nd September 2022

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A lovely cottage in a beautiful location. The appearance and cleanliness couldnt be faulted during our stay. The beds and armchairs were really comfortable and the range and quality of equipment provided was first class. Will definitely go again.

Reviewed by Rosemary 26th August 2022

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Reviewed by Karen 24th June 2022

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Nice cottage in a beautiful setting, with lovely wild life and red Squirrels! Close to all the places you could wish to visit. Would recommend to anyone if they would like somewhere out of the way to stay. Had a lovely break and will miss the Isle of Wight.

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