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Christmas Cottage - Godshill

Godshill, Isle of Wight
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
VE 4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming double-fronted cottage sleeping eight guests
  • Spacious period property, with thoughtful attention to detail
  • Plenty of outdoor space, including an enclosed garden and a private woodland
  • Located in the pretty village of Godshill on the Isle of Wight
  • Walking distance to a range of tea rooms and independent shops selling local artisan products
  • Just five miles from a choice of beaches including those at Ventnor and Shanklin
Property code: IC034

Traditional stone cottage offering spacious accommodation for eight 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 farm shop called The Panry, selling local produce.

The cottage provides spacious accommodation with furnishings and artefacts from around the world. It has been renovated with care to reveal beautiful 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 stone fire place, 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 charming twin bedroom and a large conservatory style room, with a further area of comfortable seating and access to the garden.

A door opens from a small passageway to reveal a 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. Electricity and central heating are at no extra charge up to temperatures of 21.5 degrees. If higher temperatures are required, additional heating charges apply at cost price. We regret that it is not possible to use the open fires. WiFi internet can be made available.

The cottage has a courtyard with a covered pond, garden furniture and a barbecue so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine. A five minute walk also leads to a private woodland area with garden furniture where visitors can relax, enjoy a barbecue and children can play games. Here, there are views across nearby fields and red squirrels can often be seen. Two cars can be parked to the rear of the cottage. Additional cars can be parked in a 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.

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 £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms - 3 doubles and 1 twin, plus extra fold-out bed available to accommodate an extra child guest
  • Bathroom with bath and WC
  • En-suite shower room with shower and WC to the master bedroom
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, and washing machine
  • Bed linen, heating, and electric included
  • Towels available to hire for small fee
  • Central heating is included up to a temperature of 21.5 degrees. If higher temperatures are required a heating charge will apply at cost price.
  • Cot and highchair available for small fee
  • 2 dogs welcome by arrangement, at an additional charge (must be kept downstairs and off the furniture)
  • £100 security deposit payable prior to arrival
  • Private parking for 2 cars at the rear of the cottage, additional roadside parking locally
  • Pub and shops within walking distance, beach 5 miles

This property is personally managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Theresa Wallis April 2018

With just 40 minutes to find alternative accommodation for 6 people and a large dog Island Cottages went above and beyond. Prompt, polite and very understanding of the situation we found ourselves in. They kept in constant communication until the booking was satisfactorily completed. Cannot give high enough praise. Fantastic company.

Reviewed by Delia Ridewood March 2018

We all really enjoyed are stay in this lovely cottage . Thank you.

Reviewed by Shirley-Ann Ralph October 2017

Lovely cottage to stay in. Owner very friendly and helpful. Would recommend this cottage to anyone.

Reviewed by Rachel Trigger July 2017

A really lovely cottage full of character in a great location.

Reviewed by Hayley Wood July 2017

Lovely cottage in a good location. Ideal for children and dogs. Probably the best village on the island to stay. Owner was friendly and helpful. Would like to visit again one day.

Reviewed by Kirsty Hope September 2016

Beautiful cottage that is full of character. It is decorated to a great standard and offers a unique, quirky experience. The cottage is set in an ideal location for exploring the island the village itself has everything to offer. We really enjoyed our stay here and the owner Nicola was fantastic.

Reviewed by Emma Laughton September 2015

We had a great time at the House of Om. It is situated in a very attractive village. The cottage has been lovingly restored to a high standard. We enjoyed the art work and artifacts. The owner who owned a gallery opposite was friendly and helpful and we would return.

Reviewed by Richard Orbell August 2015

Beautiful cottage with amazing art works and lovely feel.

Reviewed by Annette Kempster August 2015

Bedrooms, bathroom and the ensuite were particularly good. The Owner was very friendly. A nice touch was flowers on the table plus some essentials in the fridge and for a cup of tea supplied.

Reviewed by Andrew Ferguson July 2015

Lovely period cottage in Godshill and well placed for visiting the Island. Owner very friendly and helpful.

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