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Medham Farm Cottage

Cowes, Isle of Wight
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Romantic
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Fantastic holiday home set in on a 35 acre farm surrounded by countryside
  • Enjoy exploring fantastic countryside and stunning coastlines
  • With access to a private meadow, lovely lake and wonderful woodland from your door
Property code: IC084

This detached cottage is beautifully situated in spectacular countryside with open views across rolling lawns and fields to the valley of the River Medina which gently meanders into the distance. It is a peaceful location on the 35 acre Medham Farm and visitors have open access to the private meadow lake and beautiful woodland of the farm. This is an area rich in wildlife with frogs, newts and ducks in the pond the garden overlooks. A wide range of bird life including Green Woodpeckers, Sparrow Hawks, Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers, Buzzards and pheasants can be seen. Red Squirrels, foxes and badgers are also frequent visitors to the gardens. There is an ancient woodland and in the late spring five acres of Beech woodlands are carpeted with English bluebells. A wonderful array of chickens and Indian Runner Ducks roam freely on the farm as well as sheep.

This is wonderful walking and cycling area with easy access to a cycle track which follows the course of the river towards the market town of Newport with its attractive harbour, arts centre, shops and the medieval castle of Carisbrooke. The opposite route follows the old railway track along the River Medina, now a nature trail, and an eight-minute bike ride takes you to Cowes town centre; a world famous sailing centre with a central pedestrian area, excellent restaurants and boutique shops. The floating bridge can be taken from here to East Cowes, and within a short walk/cycle is Osborne House, the island home of Queen Victoria. Visitors can also follow the attractive promenade to Gurnard; a small coastal hamlet.

This lovely cottage enjoys an attractive position with its own gated access. There are delightful open views from all of the main rooms of the cottage. There is an open plan sitting room with a big deep sofa, arm chair, flat screen Smart television and DVD player and a CD/Radio/Mini disk player. The kitchen has been well-equipped with fitted units, an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator with ice box, separate freezer, Nespresso coffee machine and a washing machine. There is a ground floor WC and separate shower room with a built in shower and basin.

Stairs lead up from the sitting room into a spacious bedroom; a light and airy room with a king-size bed, fitted wardrobe and en-suite bathroom with a bath, hand shower, basin and WC. A travel cot, high chair and a folding bed, which is only suitable for children, can be provided if required. WiFi internet access is available.

Medham Farm Cottage has an attractive terrace with garden furniture and a barbecue. There is also a large lawned area in front of the cottage which is a secluded spot to relax whilst enjoying the views or to play games. The open plan gardens are fenced and gated but are not secure. Children and dogs do need to be closely supervised in the garden due to the close proximity of the unfenced pond. A car can be parked in the private gated courtyard adjacent to the cottage. There is a bus service within ten minutes walk, a pleasant riverside 30-minute stroll into Cowes, and 20-minute walk to a real ale public house for meals.

  • Sleeps 2+1
  • 1 double bedroom (a folding bed can also be provided at an additional cost of £25 and is only suitable for children)
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with bath, hand-held shower and WC, 1 shower room with WC, 1 WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with ice compartment, separate freezer and washing machine
  • Nespresso Magimix coffee machine with some starter pods provided
  • Smart TV and DVD in lounge
  • Terrace with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Set on a working farm
  • Children and dogs should be supervised due to the close proximity of an unfenced pond
  • Cowes 2 miles. Nearest pub and amenities within walking distance / easy drive
  • Arrival: 14:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 40 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Helen 1st June 2024

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Very comfortable. Has everything you need. Beautiful grounds with plenty of wildlife. Relaxing and peaceful. Helpful and pleasant hosts. Ideal location for exploring the entire island.

Reviewed by Mary 4th May 2024

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Reviewed by Jeffrey 13th April 2024

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This is a delightful cottage with wonderful grounds in a great quiet area with superb access for visiting all around the IOW. It is extremely well equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay. The owners are very helpful and provided a really good arrival pack for our use..

Reviewed by William 30th March 2024

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In a great location, very well equipped. Ruth and Michael are great hosts

Reviewed by Christopher 23rd March 2024

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This is great place to stay. The accommodation is excellent and set in beautiful surroundings. Would definitely book again and are recommending it to the rest of our family.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 8th March 2024

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Beautiful cottage in a lovely setting and close to Cowes. Perfect for a quiet break away.

Reviewed by Rosebud 2nd March 2024

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Reviewed by Chris 24th February 2024

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Friendly welcome by Michael & Ruth. Pleasant quiet location, with scenic view down to the Medina river. Good central spot for exploring the island in cluding the nearby cycleway linking Cowes with Newport. Well appointed and comfortable cottage and suited for dog owners.

Reviewed by Nick 17th February 2024

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Lovely accommodation in a great location.

Reviewed by Margaret 30th January 2024

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Reviewed by Christina 22nd December 2023

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Superb cottage. Well equipped. Comfortable and wonderful surroundings. We thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas stay.

Reviewed by Kate 18th November 2023

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This has to be one of the nicest cottages we have stopped in. It is in a perfect location with fantastic views across the River Medina. There is a bridle way next to the cottage that drops down onto the Red Squirrel trail and straight into Cowes. The house was very well equipped, I have never stayed anywhere where every eventuality was catered for.

Reviewed by Russ 16th November 2023

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Very cordial welcome from Michael. Lovely setting, very relaxing.

Reviewed by Tricia 4th November 2023

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We stayed in a beautiful cottage on a lovely farm. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The visits from their dogs was great. Definitely a luxury cottage.

Reviewed by Bryan 21st October 2023

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A wonderful cottage in a great location. The cottage was extremely comfortable and very clean. It was super cosy and perfect for us considering the bad weather we had. Its in a superb location and had great parking and was close enough for a leisurely walk into Cowes ( rain permitting). We have stayed in over 20 cottages on the island over the lastRead more 20 years and this is definitely in the top three. We will not hesitate to book again if we can get in. Thank you Michael and Ruth. Hide

Reviewed by Jean 7th October 2023

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What a find. A beautiful cottage. Well equipped and spotlessly clean. Set in lovely grounds with it's own woods and with views across to the river. Well situated - everywhere only a short drive away., or just relax with a book/ stroll through the grounds. Michael and Ruth are on hand to answer any queries/ offer any advice.. There is even a doggie Read morealarm clock . Mabel their dog calls every morning. to say Hello. Hoping to book again for next year. Hide

Reviewed by Alexandra Jane 16th September 2023

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What a wonderful relaxing and peaceful cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and loved the grounds and woods and Doone our Springer Spaniel had a great time. Visit from gorgeous Mabel the owners flat coated retriever every day. Ruth and Michael are delightful couple who made us very welcome. We will be going back next year uf we can get in.

Reviewed by David 9th September 2023

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Reviewed by Nicola 2nd September 2023

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A very comfortable well equipped farmhouse with large garden and beautiful views. We were made to feel most welcome on arrival and the whole area is very dog friendly. If youre looking for a peaceful location off the beaten track then would highly recommend booking this farmhouse.

Reviewed by David 26th August 2023

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This is a lovely cottage with all amenities and set in extensive grounds. We very much enjoyed our stay and the owners took very good care of us. Thank you.

Reviewed by Amanda 19th August 2023

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We absolutely loved our stay, our hosts gave us such a warm welcome and couldn't have been more friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The cottage is set in the most perfect location, offering peace and tranquility, with everything we wanted and hoped for. The cottage was so well equipped, we had fresh eggs every day for breakfast and as much frRead moreuit as we could eat/cook crumbles with! Barney our boxer loved Mable and Billy popping around and sharing their walks. Highly recommend to anyone! Hide

Reviewed by Dian 12th August 2023

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Beautiful surroundings, very quiet. Loved the dogs and the walks with ours very good.

Reviewed by Alan 15th July 2023

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Cottage was well equipped and very comfortable

Reviewed by Marion 3rd June 2023

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This is the third visit to Medham Farm Cottage in 3 years and there is likely to be a fourth booking for 2024. We feel completely at home in the cottage with comfort and cleanliness being 100%. There is still so much of the Island we haven't seen yet - but with the location of the cottage it is so convenient to be able to discover new places. At thRead moree same time it is easy to spend time just relaxing in the grounds and enjoying the 35 acres of beautiful countryside surrounding the farm. Hide

Reviewed by Sylvia 27th May 2023

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Lovely cottage in a superb and very quiet location and we really relaxed here . Our hosts Michael and Ruth could not be more helpful by giving us recommendations for eating out . We will definitely return to this beautiful place .

Reviewed by John 6th May 2023

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Reviewed by Virginia 15th April 2023

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Love staying in this cottage - very comfortable and spacious living accommodation, beautiful sunny bedroom, fabulous garden and woods to wander through - everything you need for a great holiday. Ruth and Michael are the perfect hosts, and their dogs Mabel and Billy frequently came to say hello! Back home and have already booked our next stay there.

Reviewed by Navinda 6th April 2023

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Beautiful cottage and surrounding land. You are made to feel very welcome. The best place we have ever stayed at. Can't wait to return.

Reviewed by Alison 18th February 2023

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Secluded, and peaceful, lovely views, cosy cottage.

Reviewed by Catherine 29th December 2022

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Really lovely stay and would recommend to anyone looking. Great location, you feel off the beaten track, yet it's so accessible to Cowes.

Reviewed by Philip 8th October 2022

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The cottage is the perfect base to explore the island. It is clean, well equipped and close to many of the main attractions. The owners who live in the main farmhouse are the perfect hosts. We had a wonderful week. If you are looking for accommodation in a quiet rural location yet close to Cowes, and other amenities, then this should be at the top Read moreof your list. Hide

Reviewed by David 1st October 2022

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Everything is catered for in this cottage including the wonderful surroundings, the hosts were extremely helpful and knowledgable of the area. A lovely welcome pack on arrival too, 100% would come back.

Reviewed by Myfanwy 17th September 2022

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Reviewed by Rhianydd 3rd September 2022

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Had a wonderful two weeks in this cottage. Everything you could wish for and more. Lovely welcome pack, milk in the fridge, tea, coffee and sugar in individual sachets. The owners were available but not intrusive, lovely couple. Mabel the dog was a regular visitor, just checking we were happy! In beautiful surroundings, walks from the door. Hope toRead more return in the future. Thank you Ruth & Michael. Hide

Reviewed by Bronwyn 28th August 2022

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Well equipped cottage in wonderful location. Made to feel very welcome by owners. We had an amazing stay.

Reviewed by Chris 6th August 2022

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The cottage was absolutely as it says in the brochure clean, tidy and felt like home from home. The gardens were beautiful even though we are in the middle of a heatwave. We saw red squirrels nearly every day and walked around the gardens and it was stunning. There was a welcome pack on arrival and sweet peas in the bedroom another nice touch. WillRead more definitely go again. Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 23rd July 2022

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3rd visit to this wonderful cottage. Absolutely perfect!

Reviewed by Kath 9th July 2022

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We had the most amazing holiday at the cottage, it is so well equipped, if you can't find something you need, look again, it will be there :) Plus I love it when there is a shower and a bath. So pristine it seems newly decorated, a home from home and my husband and I and our Dog, Headingley enjoyed our stay enormously. The grounds are spectacular wRead moreith patio, garden area, lawn, ponds, and woods to explore. We received such a warm welcome from the hosts and enjoyed the welcome pack too. Hide

Reviewed by Clive 2nd July 2022

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The cottage was set in beautiful surroundings, quiet and peaceful. a lovely warm welcome , a great welcome basket. A vast array of wildlife on the doorstep, red squirrels, green woodpeckers , spotted woodpeckers, Misselthrushes. A wonderful relaxing holiday. Lots of walks nearby. Perfect holiday, thoroughly enjoyed it

Reviewed by Sarah 25th June 2022

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