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Christmas Cottage - Godshill

Godshill, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Characterful Grade II listed cottage in the heart of the pretty village of Godshill
  • Traditional tea rooms, popular food pubs, a vegan restaurant and interesting local shops available on the doorstep 
  • Just five miles from a choice of beaches including those at Ventnor and Shanklin
Property code: IC034

Traditional stone cottage offering spacious accommodation for nine guests, enjoying a central location in the picturesque village of Godshill, close to the Isle of Wight’s south coast.

This impressive stone cottage is situated in the centre of the picturesque village of Godshill - a village renowned for its charming hill top church, tea shops, chocolate shop, public houses, restaurant and gift shops. This is also a wonderful walking area. Nearby footpaths lead through woodland and across downs to Appuldurcombe, and join the Tennyson trail which extends to the coast at St. Lawrence and Ventnor. The sandy beaches of Shanklin and Ventnor are within a ten minute drive.

Christmas Cottage is a beautiful 400 year old Grade II listed cottage which has been furnished and equipped with great sensitivity and a wonderful use of colour. Nearby, the owner has an art Studio, The Oracle Gallery. Nicola Gibbs is a professional artist and through her art workshops, inspires people of all ages. There is also a highly rated Vegan restaurant to the rear of the cottage.

The cottage provides spacious accommodation with furnishings and artefacts from around the world. It has been renovated with care to reveal ornamental stone fireplaces, ancient beams and flagstone floors. There are soft, cream fitted carpets throughout much of the cottage. On the ground floor there is a large open plan sitting room with sofas and chairs, a statement ornamental stone fireplace, flat screen television with Freeview and DVD player; a dining area; a kitchen with fitted units and a breakfast area, a gas range style cooker, microwave, Belfast sink and refrigerator (a freezer and washing machine are provided in a separate utility area); a large conservatory style room, with a further area of comfortable seating and access to the small courtyard garden, and the downstairs king-size bedroom which is accessed via a deep step up to a hallway from the conservatory.

A door opens from a small passageway to reveal a cottage style staircase leading up to three double bedrooms. The master bedroom is particularly spacious with a charming, French style bed and an en-suite shower room with a built in shower basin and WC. There is a family bathroom with a free standing Victorian style bath, basin and WC. A travel cot and high chair, and a folding bed to enable two children to sleep separately can also be provided. We regret that it is not possible to use the open fires. Wi-Fi is included.

The cottage has a small courtyard with garden furniture and a barbecue so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine. Two cars can be parked side by side in the shared courtyard to the rear of the cottage. Additional cars can be parked in a narrow and quiet lane within a three minute walk. There is a good bus service from Godshill to Shanklin, Ventnor and Newport. From Newport buses can be caught onwards to most parts of the island. The cottage is adjacent to a great restaurant, plus a small village shop and post office are within a two minute walk.

  • 4 bedrooms - 3 double bedrooms and 1 king-size with a single bed
  • 3 Bathrooms - 1 bathroom with freestanding bath and WC, 2 en-suite shower rooms with WC
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • We regret that it is not possible to use the open fires
  • 3 dogs welcome - dogs are to be kept down stairs please
  • Parking for 2 cars in the shared courtyard at the rear of the cottage, additional roadside parking locally
  • Pubs, tea rooms and shops within walking distance, beach 5 miles
  • Small courtyard garden
  • Central Mead dog walking area is within 0.2 miles
  • Please note that there are low ceilings downstairs and internal steps between the living areas and bedroom
  • Arrival: 15:00 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

Amy Hendriksen

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Melanie 29th December 2022

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We stayed here as 7 adults and 1 child over new year and had a great time. The cottage has all the equipment needed and has a friendly open plan living / dining area. The bedrooms are comfy and well furnished. It was a great base for exploring the island. I would recommend this cottage if you are looking for a relaxed sociable break.

Reviewed by Sally 19th November 2022

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Reviewed by Philip 22nd October 2022

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Reviewed by Pamela 8th October 2022

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Lovely cottage & the location on the island is the best for getting about. The bus service was excellent. Wether you wish to travel to Yarmouth, Alum Bay & the Needles. Alternatively take the bus to Sandown , Bembridge & Shanklin. The bus is right on your doorstep. Bear in mind the local shop closes earlier than expected. A great place to stay.

Reviewed by Michelle 24th September 2022

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A beautiful cottage, was welcomed to the cottage with a lovely cake and cookies. The owner Nicola needs to feel very proud of what she has achieved a lovely cottage with lots of character. So I would like to thank Nicola for the loan of her beautiful stunning cottage.

Reviewed by Patricia 17th September 2022

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Beautiful place very old and quirky cottage but restored nicely had a really pleasant holiday many thanks x

Reviewed by Doreen 3rd September 2022

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This is s quirky charming cottage and we enjoyed our stay,I had the best sleeps ever.The only downside was lots of steps.I am 87 and my son in laws Mother is 86 and so we had to be careful,I just about managed the stairs, but that is a minor detail. Nichola was very charming and went out her way to help. We hada lovely two weeks.

Reviewed by Lyn 6th August 2022

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A very comfortable cottage, which was beautifully cool after a day in the sun or at the beach.

Reviewed by Caterina 9th July 2022

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Great place to stay as its a central location to visit many places on the island. A local shop is opposite. The parking at the back is close to the entrance of a restaurant. The house isn't really suitable for elderly people who have limited mobility. There are numerous changes in level including deep step into the downstairs bedroom. The spiral tyRead morepe stairs up to the first floor are also narrow. The decor is eclectic and may not be to everyone's taste. Clean and good facilities for a holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 2nd July 2022

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Fantastic cottage with some many extras . Convenient for everywhere and situated in a very picturesque village. Would definitely go back

Reviewed by Johanna 25th June 2022

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Lovely period cottage in a beautiful village and convenient location for exploring the island. Had everything we needed. The living room is a little dark (as expected for an old cottage) but we spent the whole time in the bright, airy conservatory and courtyard garden.

Reviewed by Dawn 4th June 2022

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Unfortunately this property is in serious need of a declutter and deep clean! Every nook and cranny is stuffed with ornaments or personal art that just makes this property feel dusty and overwhelming. The fridge and freezer are too small for 8 people. The shower enclosure door is falling off and the step is too high to the ground floor bedroom. MosRead moret furniture is broken, uncomfortable and needs replacing. Rugs on furniture??? Not dog friendly NOT WHAT WE WERE EXPECTING AND VERY DISAPPOINTED Hide

Reviewed by Huw 14th May 2022

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Tremendous cottage in a superb location. Just enough gadgets to make living easy but rustic enough to seem natural. The only thing I would say is that the stairs are a bit tricky and wouldn't suit everyone though there is a ground floor bedroom. Really enjoyed our stay here and the pub across the road does lovely grub

Reviewed by Helene 23rd April 2022

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I cannot think of anything I would change or add. Nics flexibility and attention to detail was very much appreciated. The house is charming and very well equipped and furnished. Location is great for walking to highly rated pubs and restaurants- Taverners and Tansy Pantry especially. For dog owners there are many walks on the doorstep and the villaRead morege field only 100yards away for night and morning necessities! Hide

Reviewed by Sara 13th March 2022

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We found the cottage very clean and well equipped for our needs . We were a family of 6 plus one dog . Myself and my husband , son , daughter in law and 2 grandsons aged 6 months and 2 and half years. The cottage is over 400 years old , in a beautiful location. So close to all the activities nearby for young children. The individual style reflectedRead more the fact that an artist owned the property . We had a great time and the owner went out of her way to make us comfortable. Hide

Reviewed by Michele 4th March 2022

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Delightful house in a great location. Very comfortable with everything you could need for a break away. Lovely neighbours too. Remember to Mind your head.

Reviewed by Pamela 23rd February 2022

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A really eclectic mix of furnishings, this cottage was a delight. Very quirky but well appointed with everything one could need. The stairs are very narrow so I would say not suitable for everyone, however there is a downstairs bedroom with an en-suite which is helpful. It is situated right in the middle of the village and opposite the village storRead morees (and right next to a chocolate shop!). Very nice. Very well situated to be able to drive out in all directions. Recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Tim 4th February 2022

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Lovely cottage, in a great location close to everywhere, we really enjoyed our stay

Reviewed by Anthony 27th December 2021

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Quirky and attractive. Right at the hub of possibly the prettiest village on the island. Lots of places to eat. Really liked the range cooker. Lots of space for 8 people. The house works well. Really cosy comfortable and warm. Staircase is a little awkward but I am 73 and managed it OK. Only a few minutes drive from Sandown.

Reviewed by Rebecca 18th December 2021

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Christmas cottage was the best holiday ever . It felt like home and has absolutely everything . Never felt as happy and relaxed, spotlessly clean and has such a nice homely feeling . The children enjoyed themselves so much they didnt want to leave . Nikki the owner helped to us to make happy memories that are precious - thank you so much xxx

Reviewed by Peter 23rd October 2021

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We had a really enjoyable holiday in this quirky, comfortable cottage right in the heart of Godshill with all the local amenities, pubs, restaurants and attractions on your doorstep.

Reviewed by Gemma 9th October 2021

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A really lovely cottage. Plenty of room, with everything you need and a great oven! The welcome gifts were also a nice touch. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Keith 18th September 2021

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The cottage was in a great location everything was very nice in the cottage and Nicki was very helpful we had a great holiday

Reviewed by Carolyn 11th September 2021

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Had a lovely week, was comfortable and suitably equipped for 2 of us. The courtyard was very small and with no grass was not very good for our 2 dogs, especially as we did not find the private woodland mentioned in the description, there are other walks around. The entrance to the parking space was very difficult for our long estate car, we ended uRead morep parking away from the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by ALAN 24th July 2021

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We had a fantastic 2 weeks in Christmas Cottage! The cottage is in a fantastic location right in the middle of Godshill just a short walk from the 2 pubs and restaurant and all the gift shops and tearooms! Perfect base to explore the island by car or just a stroll from the bus stop! The cottage it's self is a good size with three large bedrooms upsRead moretairs and a smaller twin bedroom downstairs! Plenty of room to lounge about including a lovely conservatory! Would definitely recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Beatrice 12th June 2021

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Its well located in Godshill which is great for exploring the island. In truth we wouldnt return as the ground floor is so darkly decorated and some of the furniture not very comfortable. Also the lowness of the ceiling height cant be overemphasised. My husband is 63 and had to stoop ALL the time apart from in the conservatory. Further, the detailsRead more hadnt said about dogs not being allowed upstairs but the owner had left rules to this effect, which was problematic with an anxious dog. Hide

Reviewed by Philip 5th June 2021

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It is an old, quaint cottage with lovely energy. We enjoyed our stay and the owner is a sweetheart and super helpful, she replaced a broken toaster same day. Godshill is a lovely village and a great location for days out. We walked the dog up to Nic's woodland area each morning and evening, which was a lovely walk throught the beautiful churchyard.

Reviewed by Annie 29th May 2021

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The house was absolutely amazing and really felt like home - I loved it! - praise from our 9 year old. Wonderful cottage in a great location.

Reviewed by Ian 22nd May 2021

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Reviewed by Georgina 15th May 2021

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Super clean cottage, so well equipped and generously supplied by the owner. Quirky interior and plenty of comfort. The downside is that it only has a yard and is on quite a busy road, but if these things are not an issue, this is a great little cottage.

Reviewed by Julie 17th April 2021

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Very quirky and some lovely touches. Fresh flowers on arrival were a nice thought. Good location for visiting the whole island, and the best thing was being able to take our dogs with us.

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