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View towards this lovely cottage
Spacious lounge for four with a wood burner
A lovely cottage style kitchen
Relax in front of the fire
Dining area
A comfortable double bedroom
The cosy twin bedroom
Look out over the surroundings from the light twin room
Take a nice hot bath
Try al fresco dining
A lovely countryside setting
Dog friendly Yaverland beach
1 / 12  View towards this lovely cottage
2 / 12  Spacious lounge for four with a wood burner
3 / 12  A lovely cottage style kitchen
4 / 12  Relax in front of the fire
5 / 12  Dining area
6 / 12  A comfortable double bedroom
7 / 12  The cosy twin bedroom
8 / 12  Look out over the surroundings from the light twin room
9 / 12  Take a nice hot bath
10 / 12  Try al fresco dining
11 / 12  A lovely countryside setting
12 / 12  Dog friendly Yaverland beach

Two Mead Cottage - Alverstone

Alverstone, Isle of Wight
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 3
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

  • A welcoming and attractive cottage located on a small farm
  • Within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty this is a haven for keen walkers and cyclists
  • Enjoy meals al fresco in the enclosed courtyard garden overlooking the large decorative pond on site
Property code: IC160

Two Mead Cottage is one of a pair of cottages which stand in the attractive rural hamlet of Alverstone, and is less than three miles from the sandy beaches of Sandown on the east coast of the Island. The long stretch of sand at Yaverland beach is also only a ten-minute drive away. The cottage is located on a 12 acre farm which is home to horses and free range chickens. The farm is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and has a large pond which attracts ducks, moorhens and the occasional heron. This is a wonderful walking area with footpaths leading up on to the downs and towards the coast. There are also water meadows in the village with hides for bird and red squirrel watching, and ponds for fishing. The village of Newchurch is within a 25-minute walk and here, there is a pleasant public house for meals. A great cycle track also runs through Alverstone, giving access to large parts of the island by following the old railway tracks which were used early in the 20th century.

Mead Cottage has been converted from a barn and provides comfortable accommodation for four people in two bedrooms. The cottage has underfloor heating beneath a 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 the pretty courtyard garden. The sitting room is furnished with a sumptuous sofa and chairs, plus Smart TV. A wood burning stove provides a central focus for the room in colder weather. There is a pleasant dining area beside the window. A wet room is also on the ground floor with a shower, basin and WC.

Upstairs, there are two attractive bedrooms which enjoy rural views; one spacious double room and a compact twin bedroom. There is a bathroom with a bath, overhead shower, basin and WC. A travel cot and high chair are available. Heating, domestic electricity and WIFI are included without extra charge.

The cottage has a private courtyard-style garden which is fenced and gated ,and from which there is an attractive view over paddocks to the pond. Garden furniture and a barbecue are provided so that meals can be enjoyed outside. Parking is to 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. Nearby places to visit include Robin Hill Adventure Park, Sandown Zoo, The Garlic Farm and Havenstreet Steam Railway.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with WC, 1 wetroom with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer section, and dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Access to a shared outbuilding with freezer
  • Woodburner in lounge
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • BBQ
  • 3 dogs welcome - 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
  • Pond on site
  • Underfloor heating on the ground floor
  • Bike storage available
  • Local amenities and facilities within easy driving distance  
  • Larger groups may wish to book alongside One 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
  • 3 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 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Iain 25th May 2024

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We loved staying in this cottage on a very picturesque small farm. The owners are so friendly and welcoming. The children loved being able to watch the chickens and horses. The nearby bike trail and red squirrel walk were great for local activities and we found plenty more attractions within a short drive. We'd love to visit again.

Reviewed by Susan 18th May 2024

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Beautiful bijou cottage, ideally located for the red squirrel trail. Well equipped, clean and comfortable. Safe enclosed courtyard for our rather vocal dogs! The fresh eggs, Lemon drizzle cake and warm welcome from the friendly owners was most appreciated. We had long fabulous walks exploring the island mostly by foot, however the bus and train wasRead more also very easy and dogs ride free! Overall we had a fabulous time and highly recommend this cottage as a great place to stay. Hide

Reviewed by Lynne 11th May 2024

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Beautiful cottage in tranquil location. The enclosed patio ideal for our dogs, one is a bit of a monkey . Its also a sun Trap . Never far from shops pubs etc but far enough to experience some peace and relaxation . Loved seeing the chickens and horses. We will return .

Reviewed by Roy 1st April 2024

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Wonderful location and very comfortable and well equipped cottage Host was very welcoming and kind.It was a lovely gesture to find fresh eggs,milk and lemon cake on arrival.

Reviewed by David 14th October 2023

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Reviewed by Deborah 30th September 2023

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Lovely cottage, very quiet and comfortable

Reviewed by Helene 23rd September 2023

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Mead Cottage is perfect for dog owners and if you like walking and cycling, it's the ideal base. It's in a quiet rural setting with a large pond to walk around and lovely gardens to admire. The property is very well equipped and well laid out. The owners are inviting and chatty and very helpful and we hope to stay here again.

Reviewed by Kristine 9th September 2023

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A lovely comfortable, and well equipped cottage in a tranquil location. The owners were very welcoming providing a delicious cake, milk and fresh eggs from their hens on arrival. The property is located within walking distance to Alverstone Mead nature reserve and Borthwood (National Trust). Excellent walks and cycling straight out of the front dooRead morer (as the cycle path which runs from Cowes to Sandown is about 200m from the cottage). Highly recommended. Hope to return soon. Hide

Reviewed by Claire 2nd September 2023

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Lovely cottage. Perfect location. We were met by the owners who gave advice on the local area. There was freshly baked lemon cake, a pint of milk and tea and coffee waiting for us. Oh and fresh eggs from the chickens. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Babs 29th July 2023

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Reviewed by Huw 15th July 2023

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Reviewed by David 1st July 2023

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We had a really lovely stay The owners were very welcoming and certainly went beyond what we expected The location of the cottage was good with multiple walks and cycle ways on the doorstep Good accommodation with everything that you need

Reviewed by Hannah 3rd June 2023

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Reviewed by Angela Jane 20th May 2023

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Reviewed by Barbara 15th April 2023

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Friendly and welcoming hosts. Cosy, comfortable cottage in a lovely setting. Everything provided for an enjoyable stay.

Reviewed by Wendy 22nd October 2022

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Family holiday staying at 1 and 2 Mead cottages.Had the most amazing time everything was perfect. Many thanks to the friendly owners for a warm welcome and the scrumptious lemon cake.

Reviewed by Justine 18th October 2022

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Reviewed by Emma 27th August 2022

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Just beautiful! Practical, comfortable and in a location to die for. Our walks in the local area were amazing and considering we stayed at the height of summer we felt we were in a different world from the busier parts of the island. Owner was wonderful and an absolute treasure. We would stay again in a heartbeat!

Reviewed by Jon 20th August 2022

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Reviewed by Adele 6th August 2022

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A very comfortable and welcoming cottage with very personable hosts. A very enjoyable stay. When arriving at the cottage after driving through Queens Bower go past Borthwood farm where the road flattens and continue on down the hill - Lower Borthwood Farm is on the right on the hill down into Alverstone, a black and white pole on the right is a gooRead mored landmark to look for. Hide

Reviewed by Gordon 23rd July 2022

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An excellent cottage, dog friendly and with plenty of walks nearby. The cottage was close to lots of activities, but quiet and on a farm which added interest. The owners were on hand and were very friendly and helpful. It was very well equipped, with all the white goods one might expect, plus a cafetiere etc. The WiFi worked well, and there was eveRead moren a stair gate to stop children getting down, or dogs getting up! Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Fiona 9th July 2022

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A really gorgeous and well equipped cottage. It had everything we could possibly need and more. Lovely kitchen and comfortable lounge. The beds are so comfortable we didn't want to leave. Good selection of recommendations for things to do, good selection of books and cds, great jigsaws and games. Lovely courtyard garden. Looking forward to returninRead moreg in the future, a very special location. Great walks and wildlife on the doorstep. Hide

Reviewed by Shona 2nd July 2022

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Reviewed by Stephanie 29th June 2022

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Reviewed by Angela 18th June 2022

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Excellent property, thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would choose again. Had two large dogs with us and they were safe to play in the garden and roam around downstairs. Plenty of space for 4 adults and 2 dogs to enjoy wet and dry days :)

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