Make memories and cosy up for Christmas
A picture perfect cottage with a warm welcome
Relax in the lounge area with a stone fireplace and wood burner
Get a good night's sleep in the comfortable double bedroom
The charming twin bedroom
The fully equipped kitchen with a range style oven and hob
Enjoy meals together in this lovely dining area
Lovely features throughout
The bathroom offers a bath, separate shower and WC
Enclosed garden to enjoy al fresco drinks or meals
1 / 10  Make memories and cosy up for Christmas
2 / 10  A picture perfect cottage with a warm welcome
3 / 10  Relax in the lounge area with a stone fireplace and wood burner
4 / 10  Get a good night's sleep in the comfortable double bedroom
5 / 10  The charming twin bedroom
6 / 10  The fully equipped kitchen with a range style oven and hob
7 / 10  Enjoy meals together in this lovely dining area
8 / 10  Lovely features throughout
9 / 10  The bathroom offers a bath, separate shower and WC
10 / 10  Enclosed garden to enjoy al fresco drinks or meals

Dairymaid Cottage

Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 3
5 star
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

  • Grade II listed cottage with accommodation for four guests
  • Period cottage with beautifully maintained original features alongside contemporary creature comforts
  • Single storey accommodation with two ground-floor bedrooms
  • Pretty garden with patio seating area, ideal for alfresco dining
  • Quiet rural location, great for getting away from the stresses of daily life
  • 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 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 and central heating are provided at no extra charge up to temperatures of 22 degrees. If higher temperatures are required additional heating 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 26 guest ratings

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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 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

Reviewed by Jenn, Jen and Millie the dog

Fab cottage! Very cosy and welcoming. Thank you so much for the lovely welcome pack/goodies!! Had a fantastic week exploring the island and both dogs loved Yaverland Beach - very dog friendly. Dairymaid is perfect location - so peaceful and private. Many Thanks.

Reviewed by Karen, Marlene, Willow & Skye

Yet another lovely stay in Dairymaid. Such a cosy, comfortable and well equipped cottage. The cottage is lovely to come back to at the end of the day. Lovely garden. Many thanks for the welcome pack - most welcome. Wifi and SkyQ are great!

Reviewed by Linda, Roger & Eddie

Thanks very much for another lovely stay. We've all had a lovely time and former 'bump' (now 3 year old) and new one had much fun in the cottage and at all the fun attractions nearby - Amazon World, Shanklin beach, Ryde bowling, Blackgang Chine, Steam railway ... Thanks

Reviewed by Stan Stuart July 2017

Had a lovely time cottage was brilliant did not need anything in the cottage nice welcome pack was lovely thank you

Reviewed by David Lister November 2016

Beautiful cottage in a quiet situation. Very spacious and well furnished with a compact garden at back well suited for catching afternoon sun. Aprox 30mins from East Cowes. Very dog friendly he even had his own welcome pack. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Julie Vaggers April 2016

Excellent stay, beautiful accommodation.

Reviewed by Max Bush October 2015

Lovely cottage could not ask for better.

Reviewed by Avril Moorhouse October 2015

A fantastic dog friendly cottage, very comfortable with every need catered for. The welcome basket was a lovely surprise, there were even Dog biscuits The flowers in each room were a lovely touch. This cottage is really homely and to us it was perfect, warm, comfortable and quiet.

Reviewed by Jenny Clark August 2015

Dairymaid Cottage is beautiful and we still can't believe all the "goodies" which were waiting for us when we arrived. Despite one of our dogs being quite poorly we still had a lovely week. Great food at the Buddle Inn in Niton.

Reviewed by Sue Williams July 2015

Dairymaid cottage was a dream come true. It was so comfortable and had everything to make our holiday truly wonderful.Its location was perfect and not far from Shanklin old village. The welcome pack was unexpected and a nice surprise. We will definitely visit again.

Reviewed by Neil Hetherington June 2015

A great cottage 2-3 mins drive from centre of Shanklin. Cottage was clean and had everything you could need. Was great to have our own private garden too. Def will return!

Reviewed by Avril Woodward May 2015

Very pretty cottage, well situated but in a quiet area. Safe and enclosed back garden. Lovely interior, very comfortable, nice touches of silk flowers, and cosy cushions and furniture. Very well equipped, clean and welcoming. We plan another stay in October.

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