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View towards the cottage
Double bedroom with a beamed ceiling
Sit back and enjoy the wood burner
Kitchen
Enjoy a bubble bath
Dining area
Twin room
Garden area
Yaverland beach
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2 / 9  Double bedroom with a beamed ceiling
3 / 9  Sit back and enjoy the wood burner
4 / 9  Kitchen
5 / 9  Enjoy a bubble bath
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7 / 9  Twin room
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9 / 9  Yaverland beach

One Mead Cottage - Alverstone

Alverstone, Isle of Wight
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub 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

  • Picturesque traditional cottage situated on a 12-acre farm, on the Isle of Wight
  • Close to the seaside towns of Shanklin and Sandown for lovely beaches
  • Surrounded by wonderful walking and cycling routes to the coast and downs
Property code: IC091

Mead Cottage is idyllically situated on a 12 acre farm, on the edge of the small rural hamlet of Alverstone in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This is a wonderful position for outdoor pursuits, walking, cycling, fishing and golf. In the village there are water meadows and fishing ponds, with hides for bird and red squirrel watching. There are a plethora of footpaths leading up on to the downs and towards the coast. Sandown is less than three miles away with sandy beaches and lively entertainment, plus Sandown Golf Course is within easy reach. The long stretch of sand at Yaverland beach is also only a ten-minute drive away. The village of Newchurch is within a 25-minute walk along footpaths and here, there is a great public house for meals. One of the well known Island cycle routes also runs through Alverstone, so there is easy access to a cycling network which interlinks various parts of the Island.

The cottage is one of a pair of cottages which have recently been converted from a barn. The farm is home to horses and a number of free range chickens. It has a large pond that attracts ducks, moorhens and the occasional heron. The cottage has been renovated to the highest standards, furnished and equipped with great care to provide comfortable accommodation for four people in two bedrooms. The cottage has under floor heating beneath an attractive tiled floor with panel heaters upstairs, and the hot water is solar heated. There is a well-equipped fitted kitchen with an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator with freezer section. A washing machine and tumble dryer are also provided in the cottage and there is access to a freezer in an outbuilding beside the cottages. There is a spacious, open-plan sitting room which extends across the width of the cottage and is a bright room with patio doors opening into a pretty courtyard garden. There is a pleasant dining area beside the window, and a wood burning stove provides a central focus for the room in colder weather. It is furnished with a sumptuous three seater sofa and arm chair, plus a Smart TV.  A wet room is also on the ground floor with a shower, basin and WC.

Upstairs there are two attractive bedrooms; one spacious double room with views across fields, and a compact twin bedroom. There is a bathroom with a bath, basin and WC. A travel cot and high chair is available. Heating and domestic electricity are included without extra charge. Free WiFi broadband Internet is available.

The cottage has a private courtyard-style garden which is fenced and gated, from which there is a stunning view over paddocks to the pretty pond. Garden furniture and a barbecue are provided so that meals can be enjoyed outside. Parking is at the rear of the cottage and there is space to store bicycles. The Alverstone Marshes (Triple SSI - Site of Scientific Interest) with abundant wildlife adjoins the farm and it is possible to see a rich variety of wildlife. Nearby places to visit include Sandown Zoo, The Donkey Sanctuary, Carisbrooke Castle and Havenstreet Steam Railway.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 ground floor wet room with shower with WC, 1 bathroom with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge with ice compartment
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer and access to a freezer in an outbuilding
  • Underfloor heating on the ground floor
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Local amenities with easy driving distance
  • Storage for bicycles
  • Wood burner
  • Please be aware that there are free range chickens on the farm so dogs must remain controlled at all times
  • Dogs are not permitted in the bedrooms and are not to be left in the cottage alone
  • Dogs under 12 months of age must be declared at the time of booking
  • Larger groups may wish to book alongside Two Mead Cottage - Alverstone  
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • 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 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Caroline 20th April 2024

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Reviewed by Matthew 13th April 2024

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A superb cottage for a small family visiting the Isle of Wight. Beautiful local area of Alverstone and surrounds, easy access to Island. Quiet, peaceful and relaxing (apart from my own kids). The farm is gorgeous with an array of animals. Car (or bikes) required of course. Perfect for us as we have family near by! Thanks again, we will be back.

Reviewed by Rachael 28th March 2024

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A cosy and well equipped cottage in a beautiful rural location. Odette was a really kind host and left us delicious homemade lemon cake! The cottage was perfect for a short break. Remember to take a hairdryer and towels but otherwise the cottage had absolutely everything we needed. Was so tranquil - just what we wanted thank you!

Reviewed by Anne 30th September 2023

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Reviewed by Richard 2nd September 2023

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Great location on the Isle of Wight. Lots of good local walks and only a short journey to very good dog friendly beaches at Yaverland and Bembridge. Cottage is in a quite farm location with helpful owners and a welcoming lemon drizzle cake to die for. Cottage not luxurious or big, but cleverly thought out and satisfactorily equipped for four peopleRead more and a dog. Nice, cool and pet secure patio area with chickens wandering au naturelle just beyond. We had a lovely holiday here and recommend it. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 19th August 2023

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Wonderful hosts and the best equipped cottage that I have ever been too. Wasn't a fan of the wet room shower, would have preferred a detachable shower hose either in wet room or main bathroom, but that is a minor point and was fine for a week's stay. Daughter loved seeing the dogs, chickens and horses every day. Would definitely recommend Mead CottRead moreage. Hide

Reviewed by Lucy 6th August 2023

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Extremely well designed and equipped cosy cottage in a beautiful rural location - the owner had thought of every kitchen utensil including an electric whisk which is a rare find in a holiday rental. We enjoyed the cake and fresh eggs. The hosts were chatty, helpful and informative. The second bedroom was perhaps a squeeze for two teenagers, and theRead more double bed in the main bedroom was not comfortable (we were squashed into the middle like a hammock). Overall we enjoyed our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Christopher 22nd July 2023

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Cottage was comfortable enough and well equipped. Route in described by owner should be followed as entry via the lanes from the north was pretty awful. Location close to nature reserve and with farm animals around was good for children particularly. Owner was friendly and helpful. Access to the whole island was fine.

Reviewed by Robert 1st July 2023

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Reviewed by Ronald 3rd June 2023

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Reviewed by Mark 29th April 2023

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Reviewed by Peter 22nd April 2023

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Lovely cottage in lovely position. Its in a quiet location ideal for walking and relaxing which suited us fine. Somewhere Ill definitely return.

Reviewed by Cheryl 1st April 2023

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Such a lovely place to stay in, such a good location with lots of lovely walks nearby! We were a party of 3 (2 adults, 1 child) and this was plenty big enough for us, kitchen was well stocked to enable us to cook meals in the evening. The under floor heating was great and took the chill off in April, we even lit the log burner a couple of evenings!Read more Lovely and toasty! We also really enjoyed the lemon cake Odette left us, along with the fresh eggs from the chickens on site! Hide

Reviewed by Carmen 3rd March 2023

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Lovely cottage. Great walks and views of the countryside.

Reviewed by Matthew 24th December 2022

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A superbly laid out, well maintained and well resourced cottage on an idyllic farm. The owners were super friendly and helpful. The whole setup was fantastic and was a wonderful location- especially for us having family in nearby village. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Karen 2nd December 2022

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Odette made the cottage very welcoming for us. We were greeted with homemade lemon drizzle cake and fresh chicken eggs. The cottage is charming, beautifully decorated and very cosy and warm. We had everything we needed for a long weekend away in December. The location is very peaceful with an outlook over working farms with sheep, goats, horses andRead more chickens visible from the cottage and many pleasant walks through the countryside. We had a wonderfully relaxing break and fully enjoyed our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 22nd October 2022

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A fantastic week at 1 and 2 Mead Cottages with our daughter and grandkids and three dogs. Everything was perfect even the weather was mild for October. Many thanks to the lovely owners for a great welcome we all loved the lemon cake and eggs. I'm sure we'd all like to return again.

Reviewed by Lynda 1st October 2022

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Lovely warm, light cottage with every facility. Great welcome pack of home made cake eggs and milk plus starters of coffee etc meant a relaxing start after 4 hour journey. Owners helpful but not obtrusive and gave lots of suggestions for walks and pubs. Red squirrel walk from our doorstep lovely. Our dog loved the little garden and watching the chiRead moreckens. Used garden furniture at breakfast in sun in October! Thanks for lovely holiday Hide

Reviewed by Christine 17th September 2022

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Really enjoyed our holiday at Mead Cottages at Lower Borthwood Farm , like home from home so comfortable. Owners so welcoming with fresh eggs milk and a beautiful fresh baked Lemon Cake on arrival. .

Reviewed by Janet 10th September 2022

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Reviewed by Emma 18th June 2022

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Gorgeous location on a farm and very close to Yaverland beach which was beautiful and dog friendly. Made to feel very welcome, we appreciated the eggs, milk and best lemon drizzle cake ever ! The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The secure garden was perfect for the dogs and had lovely views. Lots of local places to eat anRead mored so many great walks. We would recommend the restaurant at the garlic farm only 10 mins away and the Crab and Lobster pub for food. Hide

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