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View towards the property from the garden
Large living room area with wood burner
The living room area looks out to the garden
Kitchen area
Kitchen area
Dining area
The ground floor twin room
Another view of the charming twin bedroom
Ground floor shower room
The bright ground floor single bedroom
Double bedroom with sky light window
Double bedroom with wardrobe and decorative fireplace
Double bedroom
Family bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
Enjoy a meal together at the outside seating area
The garden looks onto the fields beyond
1 / 16  View towards the property from the garden
2 / 16  Large living room area with wood burner
3 / 16  The living room area looks out to the garden
4 / 16  Kitchen area
5 / 16  Kitchen area
6 / 16  Dining area
7 / 16  The ground floor twin room
8 / 16  Another view of the charming twin bedroom
9 / 16  Ground floor shower room
10 / 16  The bright ground floor single bedroom
11 / 16  Double bedroom with sky light window
12 / 16  Double bedroom with wardrobe and decorative fireplace
13 / 16  Double bedroom
14 / 16  Family bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
15 / 16  Enjoy a meal together at the outside seating area
16 / 16  The garden looks onto the fields beyond

Bramble Cottage - Bowcombe

Bowcombe, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
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

  • Bright, comfortable interior with the benefit of 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
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, washing machine and 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 is a smart television in the ground floor bedroom. WiFi broadband internet is available - this is a rural connection and so can be slow at times.

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 medium sized 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 washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer,
  • Electric included
  • Towels for Hire
  • 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 medium sized cars
  • Wi-Fi included - this is a rural connection and so can be slow at times
  • Regret no pets
  • Pubs and shop, 1 mile BBQ available
  • Smart TV/DVD
  • Games, books and films

Amy Hendriksen

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nick 25th September 2021

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Great place to stay, large house with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Central location and near to everything. Beautiful garden and easy to sit out and have food and enjoying the country with only being 5 mins drive from the main town of Newport. Really near Carisbrooke Castle as well. The house is very comfortable and it is stocked with every gadget, Read morecrockery and cutlery you can think of. Everything is there. Go and enjoy yourselves. Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 18th September 2021

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Lovely cottage, well appointed and nice gardens. Central location, many good places to eat out in reasonably close proximity.

Reviewed by Jane 11th September 2021

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Reviewed by Anne-Lavinia 28th August 2021

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A lovely house in the IOW with plenty to do for the children and adults The garden is very safe for children and the house has lots of homely features..a home from home

Reviewed by Elizabeth 21st August 2021

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Reviewed by Karen 31st July 2021

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Perfect location for visiting island

Reviewed by Hannah 26th June 2021

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A beautiful cottage with a breathtaking garden and views of Carisbrooke castle. It was a great base to explore the Island and with 3 children under 5 and two grandparents in tow it didnt feel crowded at all. There was plenty of equipment in the kitchen including a bread maker. As mentioned in other reviews, parking is tight but we moved the bins toRead more make space & retuned them when we left. The bottle of wine & tea was a very well received welcome. Would definitely stay here again. Hide

Reviewed by Marion 5th June 2021

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Overall the house was nice, in a good location and the kitchen was very well equipped. Garden and views were lovely especially visiting rabbits which were a delight to watch. Very much missed a TV in upstairs double bedroom. Shoulld really mention the traffic noise which could be a problem for some . All the above have been mentioned as they were tRead morehe 'norm' in all other properties we have stayed in over the years including the two (Sykes and Holiday secrets) cottages we stayed in this year. Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 24th October 2020

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Excellent cottage which was well equipped and plenty of room for 7 people. Parking for 2 cars would have been very snug.

Reviewed by Nigel 17th October 2020

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Overall a lovely cottage with large rooms and well equipped. WIFI poor (trying to watch Netflix or stream a football match was unachievable) and road noise a little distracting but not too much of a problem this time of year (October)

Reviewed by Caroline 26th September 2020

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Good location, centrally situated. Plentiful hot water, good heating and comfortable beds.

Reviewed by Matthew 12th September 2020

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Reviewed by Jayne 5th September 2020

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Reviewed by Anne-Lavinia 29th August 2020

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Reviewed by Angela 22nd August 2020

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Fantastic thats wot I say

Reviewed by Mark 15th August 2020

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Superb break. Family of 4 with teenagers plenty of room. Excellent location for the island. Went out every day but very happy to come back to cottage - so compfy.

Reviewed by Alison 8th August 2020

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Reviewed by Jonathan 1st August 2020

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Brillant spot very well equipped and can walk straight into the country. A really lovely mature garden

Reviewed by Stephanie 25th July 2020

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Well appointed and well equipped. Ideal location for exploring the island. Lovely outdoor dining space with Bbq. We enjoyed having breakfast outside. Great countryside views. A range of shops within a short drive.

Reviewed by Diane 18th July 2020

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Lovely clean and well kept cottage in a beautiful rural location. Plenty of space for our extended family. Beware that the parking is only big enough for two standard cars, anything else will stick out into the lane

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View towards the property from the garden
Large living room area with wood burner
The living room area looks out to the garden
Kitchen area
Kitchen area
Dining area
The ground floor twin room
Another view of the charming twin bedroom
Ground floor shower room
The bright ground floor single bedroom
Double bedroom with sky light window
Show 4 moreDouble bedroom with wardrobe and decorative fireplace

Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.
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