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Beautifully open lounge/dining room with beamed ceiling
Lovely and bright double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
A well equipped kitchen to rustle up some home cooked meals
Curl up on the sofa in this home from home
The tranquil twin room
Ground floor bathroom with a separate shower
Relax in peace in the en-suite bathroom
Try al fresco dining out in the courtyard garden
Lovely countryside surroundings
Walking and cycling routes are available from the doorstep
1 / 10  Beautifully open lounge/dining room with beamed ceiling
2 / 10  Lovely and bright double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
3 / 10  A well equipped kitchen to rustle up some home cooked meals
4 / 10  Curl up on the sofa in this home from home
5 / 10  The tranquil twin room
6 / 10  Ground floor bathroom with a separate shower
7 / 10  Relax in peace in the en-suite bathroom
8 / 10  Try al fresco dining out in the courtyard garden
9 / 10  Lovely countryside surroundings
10 / 10  Walking and cycling routes are available from the doorstep

Parlour Cottage - Merstone

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

  • 17th century barn conversion with stunning rural views and open grassland near the lakes for BBQs
  • Wonderful walks and cycle paths direct from the doorstep in most directions
  • Within an easy drive of the sandy beaches at Sandown and Shanklin
Property code: IC094

This 17th century cottage is built of Island chalk and brick, and enjoys mesmerising views across nearby lakes and open countryside to Ventnor Downs. It is situated on a farm in rolling 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 a public house, farm shop and cafe for 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 lakes 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 wealth 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. Arrangements can be made for the storage of bikes.

Parlour Cottage has been converted with great care from an ancient barn, and attention has been paid to retaining its character. It has been furnished and equipped to a high standard in a traditional style. The front door opens into a light and spacious sitting room with a dining area. This room is particularly attractive with a high vaulted beamed ceiling, several windows, and French doors opening into the rear garden. It is furnished with comfortable sofas, and a television with DVD player.

An attractive staircase ascends to a galleried landing which leads to a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with WC. There are stunning views from the bedroom across the fields to the downs. On the ground floor there is a twin bedroom and a separate bathroom with a bath, built in shower and WC. The fitted kitchen is well-equipped with an electric cooker, ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and large fridge freezer. The cottage is centrally heated. Heating and electricity is at no extra cost. WIFI internet is included and a wooden cot and high chair are available on request.

Parlour Cottage has a south facing courtyard-style garden with garden furniture. Cars can be parked beside the cottage and there is easy access into a larger fenced area of shared garden, where children have space to play games. Access to the farm is along a gravel lane. A public house and post office are within five minutes drive, and a regular bus service is within a 15-minute walk.

  • 2 bedrooms sleeping 4 - 1 twin, 1 double
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 with bath, shower and WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with WC
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer
  • Central heating and electric included
  • TV/DVD in the lounge
  • Local amenities with easy driving distance
  • Courtyard garden with furniture
  • Access to enclosed lawn with toy tractors
  • 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 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Christopher 2nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Sarah 10th June 2023

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We had a great stay at the cottage., its very peacful with added bonus having 2 red squirrels playing in the back garden, and got to glimpse the little owl on the pole out back in the evening and of course the frinedly neighbour goat. Next time we would definitely like to bring our bikes and explore the nearby countryside with the red squirrel traiRead morel being close. We feel it is in a perfect location to access everything on the island. Hosts were very pleasent and it was clean and comfortable. Hide

Reviewed by Maggie 24th September 2022

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Clean and well equipped. Comfy beds. Shower useless. Noisy creaky floorboards upstairs wake you up at night. Back garden very untidy.

Reviewed by L 10th September 2022

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Comfortable peaceful cottage with countryside all around. The owners are available and friendly but not intrusive. Ideally situated in the centre of the island so all attractions are easy to reach. Can recommend the Garlic Farm, Taverners in Godshill and the Bistro in Ventnor.

Reviewed by Hilary 3rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Paul 25th June 2022

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Lovely cottage in a great location. We enjoyed being on a farm with a goat for company next door

Reviewed by Peter 4th June 2022

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Very comfortable a VERY high standard of furnishings and equipment provided. Excellent quality of kitchen equipment provision... I definitely would stay again if planning to re-visit the Isla of Wight

Reviewed by Janet 28th May 2022

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Had an excellent week. Good location to tour the Isle of Wight. Friendly owners

Reviewed by Judith 21st May 2022

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Location

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