View of the property
Large living room area with fire
Large living room area
Double bedroom
Double bedroom with sky light window
Double bedroom with wardrobe and featured fireplace
Another bedroom
Bathroom with shower
Kitchen area
Kitchen area
Family bathroom with bath,shower and WC
Sucluded outsite seating area
Fields near by property
Dining area
Single bedroom
Another single bedroom
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2 / 16  Large living room area with fire
3 / 16  Large living room area
4 / 16  Double bedroom
5 / 16  Double bedroom with sky light window
6 / 16  Double bedroom with wardrobe and featured fireplace
7 / 16  Another bedroom
8 / 16  Bathroom with shower
9 / 16  Kitchen area
10 / 16  Kitchen area
11 / 16  Family bathroom with bath,shower and WC
12 / 16  Sucluded outsite seating area
13 / 16  Fields near by property
14 / 16  Dining area
15 / 16  Single bedroom
16 / 16  Another single bedroom

Bramble Cottage - Bowcombe

Bowcombe, Isle of Wight
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
VE 4 star Gold
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Delightful stone cottage in the beautiful rural heart of the Isle of Wight
  • Set in Bowcombe Valley, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Bright, comfortable interior and a large garden with picturesque country views
  • Just a short drive from the five-mile sand and shingle beach at Brighstone
  • Close to numerous walking trails leading to the coast and across the island’s bucolic interior
  • A perfect base for hikers, cyclists and beach-lovers
Property code: IC017

There’s space aplenty in this superbly appointed stone cottage located in one of the Isle of Wight’s prettiest valleys, just a short drive from the golden sands of Brighstone, Ventnor and Shanklin.

This traditional stone cottage is situated in the small rural hamlet of Bowcombe within the Bowcombe Valley - designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Bowcombe lies between the pretty village of Shorwell and Carisbrooke with its medieval castle. Shorwell and Carisbrooke are both within a five-minute drive and have public houses which are good for meals. The cottage offers easy access to the small bays and coves on the south west side of the Isle of Wight. Brighstone beach is within a ten-minute drive and the larger sandy beaches of Ventnor and Shanklin are within a 20-minute drive. The Bowcombe Valley is a lovely walking area. Footpaths and bridleways can be followed from very close to the cottage to Carisbrooke, Gatcombe, Brighstone and Shorwell and there is easy access to the Tennyson Trail and Shepherds Trail. The nearby bridleways are also ideally suited for off-road mountain biking. A 20-minute walk across nearby downs leads to a good public house for meals.

This spacious semi-detached cottage has been equipped to a high standard and has four bedrooms. Upstairs there is a well equipped modern bathroom with a bath, separate built in shower and W.C, plus two pretty double bedrooms. On the ground floor there is a single bedroom and a twin bedroom, plus a shower room with W.C. The cottage has an attractive dining area and a light, open plan sitting room which is spacious and furnished with comfortable sofas, a wood burning stove, Smart TV with Freeview and DVD player, and has beautiful views over the garden and to the Downs beyond. French doors open onto a delightful patio and into the garden. There is a modern fitted kitchen equipped with an electric oven and hob microwave, and dishwasher. The fridge freezer and washing machine/tumble dryer are in a separate utility room adjoining the kitchen. A travel cot and high chair can be provided. There is oil central heating and from the start of October to the start of May, a weekly amount of 50 litres of oil is provided at no extra charge; additional fuel is then charged at cost price. A telephone available. There are smart televisions in the ground floor bedroom and the upstairs double bedroom. WiFi broadband internet is available.

Bramble Cottage has a secluded and sunny garden at the rear of the cottage, which is enclosed and often visited by wildlife (including rabbits pheasants and partridge). There are stunning views across the fields and downs, and from parts of the garden the medieval castle of Carisbrooke can be glimpsed in the distance. An attractive screened and paved seating area with built in barbecue has recently been constructed at the end of the garden. Garden furniture is also provided so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine. Two cars can be parked at the side of the cottage and there is a bus service within a five-minute walk.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms - 2 doubles, 1 twin and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with WC and 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washer/dryer and fridge/freezer,
  • Electric included
  • Oil central heating - from the start of October to the start of May a weekly amount of 50 litres of oil is included. Additional fuel is then charged at cost price. 
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Bed linen included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Regret no pets
  • Pubs and shop, 1 mile BBQ available
  • Smart TV/DVD
  • Games, books and films

This property is personally managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Stephen 29th December 2018

Bramble Cottage is well positioned for visiting the entire Island. There are some very nice walks direct from the Cottage. It is close to the shops at Newport with good space in the lounge and kitchen. Excellent wood burner with access to more cheap logs (and fresh eggs) from the helpful neighbour. We will consider this property again to hire when Read morewe return for another holiday in the Isle of Wight. Hide

Reviewed by Jill 22nd December 2018

The cottage is very well equipped especially for Christmas cooking the best one we have stayed at. I did not have to use any of my own tins scales etc which I take with me. Plenty of very comfortable chairs and sofas in the lounge. Lovely size table for Christmas dinner. The caretaker had decorated the rooms very nice and the tree was very pretty wRead morehich was a bonus. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 27th October 2018

Very comfortable house with all mod cons.

Reviewed by Stephen Conquer July 2017

Fantastic holiday accommodation

Reviewed by Sharon Cooper May 2017

Bramble Cottage was the perfect place for 3 generations to spend a week together. It had everything we needed for a lovely break and was perfectly situated for visiting lots of the sights of the island

Reviewed by Deborah Oram September 2016

Immaculately presented cottage with everything you could possibly need, lovely extra touches like milk and wine on arrival! Very centrally located on the island, making it an easy journey to every part of the island. Would highly recommend and would love to visit again.

Reviewed by Stephan Mann September 2016

Easy booking process, helpful and polite staff. Bramble Cottage is very nice and comfortable. Everything required from a kitchen/decor/furniture/garden perspective is provided. Would go back.

Reviewed by Caireen Damaa September 2016

Centrally located. Ideal for a restful family holiday.

Reviewed by Gary Allen August 2015

Central and within 25 minutes to all the islands attractions. This is a superb cottage with everything you need

Reviewed by Gary Williams June 2015

A very lovely cottage in a great location that we would all recommend with the added beauty of a great garden and bbq area over looking fields.

Reviewed by Moira Shelton May 2015

A lovely cottage in a central location. The cottage was very warm and cosy and was extremely well equipped with everything you could need. Lovely garden and outlook and perfect for families. We would certainly visit again in the future.

Reviewed by Ian Lloyd April 2015

The cottage was clean,tidy and very well equipped. We were very happy there!

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View of the property
Large living room area with fire
Large living room area
Double bedroom
Double bedroom with sky light window
Double bedroom with wardrobe and featured fireplace
Another bedroom
Bathroom with shower
Kitchen area
Kitchen area
Family bathroom with bath,shower and WC
Show 4 moreSucluded outsite seating area


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