A stunning barn conversion cottage
A cosy sitting room with an open fire and ceiling beams
A lovely and peaceful double bedroom
The down stairs bedroom with en-suite shower room
A pleasant and immaculate twin room
The kitchen which is open to the dining area
The dining area which overlooks the garden
1 / 7  A stunning barn conversion cottage
2 / 7  A cosy sitting room with an open fire and ceiling beams
3 / 7  A lovely and peaceful double bedroom
4 / 7  The down stairs bedroom with en-suite shower room
5 / 7  A pleasant and immaculate twin room
6 / 7  The kitchen which is open to the dining area
7 / 7  The dining area which overlooks the garden

Byre Cottage - Shanklin

Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Visit England rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
VE 5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Attractive five star Grade II listed stone cottage sleeping up to six guests in three bedrooms
  • Quiet rural location
  • Period cottage thoughtfully converted to incorporate many attractive original features
  • Private enclosed garden to the rear of the property, ideal for al fresco dining
  • Located close to the pretty seaside resort of Shanklin with its old village and beach
  • Regular bus service within half a mile
Property code: IC024

Attractive barn conversion property offering comfortable accommodation for up to six guests, in a rural hamlet within one and half miles of the centre of Shanklin where there is a pretty Old Village and a lovely sandy beach.

This charming stone cottage has been lovingly converted from a 17th century barn. It is one of a pair of cottages divided by a splendid central arch, leading to a large inner courtyard with pretty gardens and four additional cottages. Byre Cottage is situated in a quaint country lane in attractive countryside. This is a fantastic walking area, and footpaths lead from close to the cottage to the beautiful downs above Ventnor. It is also only one and a half miles from the centre of the seaside town of Shanklin, with its sweeping, sandy beach - popular for swimming and paddling.

Byre Cottage has been furnished and equipped to a high standard with oak floors and central heating, and exposed beams in the walls and ceilings have been retained. The welcoming sitting room is light and spacious, furnished with comfortable sofas and chairs, a television with Freeview, a DVD player, an open fire and French doors which open onto a patio at the rear. There is a well equipped, open-plan kitchen with oak units and a quarry tiled floor equipped with a ceramic sink, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher and washer dryer, plus an elegant dining area.

The cottage has three charming bedrooms; one double bedroom on the ground floor with an en-suite shower room, with a walk in shower basin and WC; one king-size double and one twin room upstairs, plus a family bathroom equipped with a bath, overhead shower, basin and WC. Central heating and electricity are provided without extra charge. The bath and shower rooms both have under floor heating, illuminated mirrors and top of the range Mira showers. There is an additional television in the upstairs double bedroom. A complimentary hamper is provided for weekly visitors. Telephone and WiFi internet are provided.

The cottage has a sunny, enclosed garden at the rear where visitors can relax - there is garden furniture, an umbrella and a barbecue. A gate from this garden opens onto the inner courtyard and provides access through the arch, back to the front of the cottage. There is also an area of garden at the front of the cottage and private parking space for two cars. Within one mile from the cottage is a post office, shop and telephone. A regular bus service runs half a mile away.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

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

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with WC upstairs and 1 en-suite shower room with WC downstairs
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer dryer
  • Open fire
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Maximum of two small dogs or one medium/large dog (must be kept out of the bedrooms)
  • Off-road private parking for 2 cars
  • Pubs, shops, and beach within 1.5 miles
  • BBQ available
  • TV in lounge, dining area and king-size bedroom
  • 2 children welcome, additional children subject to agreement with the owners. 

This property is personally managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mr Lort

A fantastic week in a delightful cottage! We were very impressed with how well equipped the property was and the welcome hamper was amazing! We all thoroughly enjoyed it! Our dog particularly enjoys the walks from Shanklin to Sandown and Packpool to Ryde we can well recommend these if your dog likes a swim! We hope to return again.

Reviewed by David 20th October 2018

Very well equipped and homely. Well positioned for visitor attractions. Quiet location on country road no paths outside cottage but quiet road

Reviewed by Christine Lampard

It's lovey to be back here again, we spent a week here May 5th-12th 2018, everything was great. There are lots of walks to do from the cottage as well as getting in the car. Ventnor Downs - great walking and views, Culver Down absolutely amazing views, on a clear day Shanklin past Portsmouth and Gosport, not as good walking. Brading yesterday, agaiRead moren great views. Spent the time sitting on the beach having a picnic in the sun. Can't wait to come back here again. A big thank you for our welcome pack. Yummy. (smiley face) xx Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Dobinson

Fantastic 5 day holiday in this beautiful cottage. Perfect for us and the dogs. Great location, walkable to Shanklin. Definitely want to return.

Reviewed by The Palins

Beautiful cottage, very clean and well equipped. Welcome hamper much appreciated. Excellent food and service at both The Taverners, Godshill and The Pointer Inn, Newchurch. Would advise booking at both. Osbourne House, Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Mottistone Gardens, Quarr Abbey - all beautiful places to visit.

Reviewed by Martin

Fantastic week in a beautiful equpped cottage. Weather has been excellent we couldn't have hoped for a better weeks break. Thank you for a very thoughtful hamper. Our favourite find has got to be the taverners in Godshill food is 5 star. We've enjoyed our stay very much and hopefully will be back in the future.

Reviewed by Gerard

We had a wonderful stay at your cottage after our daughters graduation. We much enjoyed the beautiful nature and appreciated the welcome hamper!

Reviewed by Bruce

Lovely return to a childhood haunt as my grandparents lived on the Island. We were lucky with the weather so explored the beaches - namely Colwell Bay, Shanklin, Sandown and Appley. Great cottage and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Mrs Lowry

We've had a fantastic time in this brilliantly equipped cottage! Great for the dogs & children - they don't want to leave. Great location for exploring the Isle. Thanks

Reviewed by Nick & Sue

We love the added upgrades to the cottage. Very clean and cosy. A lovely family home! We had an amazing week on the Island. Thank you for the welcome basket of food. We recommend The Chequers Inn (Rookley) and The Boathouse (Seaview) to eat in; beautiful food with amazing service.

Reviewed by Steve & Lorraine

The cottage is lovely; suited our needs perfectly with everything we needed and more. We had a beautiful sunny week, so explored a lot. our highlights (especially for those with children) were Tapnell Farm, Ryde (Appley Park - I think) and the Ventnor Botanical Gardens. Good communication with Owner when small issue arose. Everything was thought ofRead more. 5 star property. Thank You Hide

Reviewed by Ashley, Phil & Sam

Great cottage in a great location. Lots of lovely walks in the area. Shanklin beach is great for kids and Vernon Cottage is a must for a drink and some food. So much for children to do, Blackgang Chine, Carisbrooke Castle and Alum Bay were great fun. Thank you for a great holiday and a lovely hamper. We will be back.

Reviewed by The Herons

Beautiful cottage and well equipped. Thanks or the hamper - most enjoyable. Definitely recommend to family and friends. Seen most of the sights - will be back to see the rest.

Reviewed by Sharon

Beautiful cottage, everything you could need. Great location. Lovely walks and near to most everything. I love it - will be back. Kid and dog perfect.

Reviewed by The Mullens

Lovely cottage. Great for the dog too. Lots of good walks out. Railway walk to Shanklin easy, nice up over St Martha's Down to Ventnor (beware feral goats - actually friendly). Arreton good for dogs (Dairyman's Daughter), garlic farm too. Crab Inn, Shanklin friendly and Steamer Inn on Esplande. Will be back when we get a chance.

Reviewed by The Cronins

A really comfortable cottage in a great location. We appreciated having a cosy log fire during the snow! Our favourite pub is The Taverners in Godshill but also liked Culver Down Inn up on the downs, as had amazing view/walks in the area. We will come back next Spring.

Reviewed by Heather Stapleton August 2017

Great location for exploring the island. Cottage has good potential but does not live up to it's rating. Disappointed!

Reviewed by Peter Rodway July 2017

It was a lovely cottage with a beautiful, secure and secluded garden. My wife also saw 2 red squirrels cavorting about, enjoying life, in one of the gardens in the hamlet.

Reviewed by Lorraine Grant April 2017

When we arrived the first impression was Wow and when we entered the cottage it was even better. The welcome pack was fantastic especially the wine. Very comfortable accommodation.

Reviewed by June Richards November 2016

Lovely cottage and perfect for us . Quiet spot but close to shops and takeaways if we didn't want to cook. Lovely walks in nearby woods. Everything we needed for a relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by Nikita Gilbert-Ovens September 2016

The cottage was lovely, so homely. The welcome hamper was great. Everything we needed to make our holiday lovely.

Reviewed by Geoff Stokes June 2016

We had a lovely relaxing holiday. It really was home from home. Everything we needed was there, even toys and games for our twins. They loved their holiday house.

Reviewed by Elaine Jones October 2015

Lovely cottage in perfect location. Very relaxing and comfortable dog friendly holiday. Easy access to walks, beaches and other locations. Handy for Morrisons to stock up. Excellent welcome hamper. Will definitely be back next year.

Reviewed by Anita Evans August 2015

We had a wonderful time at Byre Cottage. The place was quaint and cosy yet very well placed for many of the island attractions- most within 20 minutes drive. We will definitely be back! A great holiday!

Reviewed by Margaret Dell August 2015

A lovely cosy comfortable cottage in a beautiful area. We are hoping to return next year.

Reviewed by John Carless May 2015

We really enjoyed our stay in Byre cottage. We were very impressed with the cleanliness when we arrived. The cottage was in a good location & it felt like you were staying in a real home. We intend to return next year!

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