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Dairymaid Cottage

Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 3
VE 5 star Gold
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Rural Grade II listed single storey cottage, great for getting away from stresses of daily life
  • Pretty garden with patio seating area, ideal for alfresco dining
  • Located just 1.5 miles from the popular seaside town of Shanklin
Property code: IC038

Thoughtfully maintained Grade II listed cottage sleeping four guests with attractive period features and a pretty, enclosed garden.

This Grade II listed cottage built of Island stone, dates back to 1695 and has been sympathetically converted from an ancient stone barn - being one of a pair of charming cottages, divided by an impressive central arch leading into a large courtyard with pretty gardens and four additional cottages. It is pleasantly situated in a quiet, rural hamlet in attractive countryside - there are great walks directly from the cottage to nearby woodlands and downs. It is also only one and a half miles from the seaside resort of Shanklin with its sweeping beaches.

Dairymaid has been renovated to a high standard and where possible, original features have been retained. It has been attractively furnished and well-equipped in keeping with the character of the cottage. The light and spacious living room boasts an impressive inglenook fireplace and French doors which open onto the secluded rear garden. It is furnished with a leather sofa and chairs and has television with Sky Q and DVD player. There is also a relaxing dining area overlooking the garden and a separate large kitchen with hardwood work tops, a Belfast sink, a range style cooker with electric double ovens and gas hob, microwave, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. A tumble dryer is also provided.

There are two stylish bedrooms, one double with king size bed and one twin room, along with a bathroom with a bath, W.C basin and walk in shower. Electricity and central heating are provided for internal use only at no extra charge up to temperatures of 22 degrees. If higher temperatures are required, additional heating charges apply at cost price. The accommodation is all on one level apart from one step in the living room. A highchair and travel cot can be provided. Telephone and WiFi internet is available.

Dairymaid has an enclosed walled garden with fragrant plants all around where visitors can relax. There is garden furniture and a barbecue so that meals can be enjoyed alfresco. A gate from the garden opens onto the inner courtyard to go back under the arch to an area of garden at the front of the cottage, with parking spaces for two cars. There is a regular bus service within half a mile, and general stores within one mile. For Christmas, the cottage has a tree, decorations and lights.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double with a king size bed and 1 twin, 1 bathroom
  • Range style electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner
  • Bed linen included 
  • Electricity provided for internal use only (not suitable for charging cars)
  • Central heating provided at no extra charge up to temperatures of 22 degrees. If higher temperatures are required additional charges apply at cost price.
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 3 dogs welcome (must be kept out of the bedrooms)
  • Pubs, shops, and beach 1.5 miles
  • SkyTV/DVD

This property is personally managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ian 4th March 2020

The cottage was such a wonderful place to relax, sat in front of a log burning stove with our three Golden retrievers was great,we were only five minutes from the beach where we could walk them until they were worn out. Lots of nice restaurants to eat in, less than a 10 minute drive, excellent facilities at the cottage for dining in as we did quiteRead more a lot. I have all ready recommended this property to three of my good friends, we will be booking again soon for next year. Kind Regards. Ian. Hide

Reviewed by Jennifer 18th February 2020

The cottage was lovely and felt really homely. We had everything we needed and the decor was really nice. The booking process and arrival/ departure was very efficient and easy.

Reviewed by Jane 18th January 2020

A lovely size two bedroom ground floor cottage style accommodation. Large lounge/ dinning room so enough space for our two golden retrievers. Nice size kitchen to share the cooking and nice enclosed little garden.

Reviewed by Sue 27th July 2019

Lovely cottage, really well equipped. Dog friendly with enclosed garden. Ours did struggle a bit on the laminate flooring however. Beautiful setting but need a car to get anywhere as a lack of paths on fairly busy roads made walking (especially with 2 dogs) difficult.

Reviewed by Robert 20th July 2019

A beautifully furnished and well equipped cottage in a stunning location.

Reviewed by Martyn 6th July 2019

This property was everything that we wanted in a quiet location. Very well appointed with a lovely welcome hamper for both us and the dogs.

Reviewed by A 29th June 2019

The cottage was the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. The garden was very safe for the dog. The location was perfect with all year round dog friendly Yaverland beach only 10 minutes away. The welcome hamper on arrival was very much appreciated. The property also comes with, essential for us, Sky Q and Wi-Fi.

Reviewed by Stephen 15th June 2019

Beautiful cottage and garden. Just a few little touches needed.

Reviewed by Mark 4th May 2019

All really good with follow up from the owner to check if all was ok with us. Lovely cottage in a great location really dog friendly.

Reviewed by Dawn 13th April 2019

Dairymaid cottage was outstanding. There was everything you needed and more. The owner left some wonderful welcome goodies. She also phoned to see if we had everything we needed. The cottage was in a great location and only a short drive from the sea. There we also some lovely walks near by.

Reviewed by Tracey 23rd March 2019

Lovely location. Owners very friendly & helpful. Garden very secure which was reassuring with our 2 dogs. We had fabulous weather for the time of year & enjoyed breakfast in the garden every morning!

Reviewed by David 3rd November 2018

We would use the property again as there was everything you needed for your holiday and it felt like a home from home with all the extras most holiday cottages do not have.

Reviewed by Mrs Everett

Yet again we have had another very enjoyable stay at Dairymaid Cottage. We have had wonderful weather which makes our long dog walks a pleasure. Have revisited lots of familiar places and new ones too. Have eaten out and a fab place in Ventnor called The Bistro is highly recommended. The Isle of Wight is a great place to visit. We have already bookRead moreed for next year. Hide

Reviewed by Matt Carter

Thank you for a lovely week in Dairymaid Cottage. Our boys didn't appreciate all the cushions (its a boy thing?) but we sure did. You have a beautiful place here. A great location, which has meant we've explored the whole island! The welcome goodies went down a treat (didn't last long with two hungry/growing boys). Thanks again.

Reviewed by Claire & David

Thank you for a lovely two weeks in your beautiful cottage (it's obviously your pride and joy). furnished to a high standard throughout. The Welcome Pack was very much appreciated. We have enjoyed our time on the island and now feel so relaxed.

Reviewed by Lynne & Mike

We have loved our stay here - the cottage is so comfortable and convenient and the garden is lovely. It has been a pleasure to return here every day and relax outside - Bailie loved it. Many places are dog friendly - we particularly liked Ventnor Botanic Gardens. Thanks again for the Welcome Basket. Hope to return soon.

Reviewed by Delie, Tricia & Bailie

Absolutely lovely cottage and the best weather we could have hoped for - sunny and hot every day. The cottage is a delight and so well equipped - we were very cosy here and had a wonderful time. Many thanks for the welcome pack - it was much appreciated. We will definitely be returning in the near future. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Reviewed by Alex and Maxine

Our two weeks here have been wonderful! Your cottage has been everything we hoped for and more! We have had glorious sunshine for the two week and have enjoyed many sightseeing trips around the island all with the knowledge of a cool and comfortable cottage to come back to. we have spent most early mornings and evenings in the lovely garden listeniRead moreng to the birds and Millie (our Jack Russell) has loved it and has made it her place to relax! The cottage s really comfortable and feels like home, thank you for the welcoming gift, very much appreciated. Thank you for letting us share your cottage for these weeks, the memories will keep us going through the winter!! Hide

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