Enjoy the fresh air
Dining area
Double bedroom
Directions into the property
Rural area
Beautiful landscapes
Cottage views
Local beach
Ducks in the lakes
Watch the ducks go for a swim
A range of beaches to choose from
View of the property
Local wild life
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Fodder Stable Cottage

Merstone, Isle of Wight
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
VE 4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Handsome converted stable offering accommodation for 2
  • Idyllic rural location on a working farm with its own nature trail
  • Access to walks around the lake at the neighbouring manor house
  • Private courtyard garden, ideal for relaxing over alfresco drinks
  • Centrally located on the Isle of Wight, just eight miles from a choice of beaches
  • Ideal location for keen walkers with footpaths leading across the countryside to be enjoyed direct from the cottage’s front door
Property code: IC050

Farmland property occupying a converted stable block, ideal for a couple or small family, situated in a quiet rural location on the Isle of Wight, surrounded by fields and lush countryside.

Fodder Stable is situated on a farm in beautiful East Wight countryside with no passing traffic. From the cottage there are views across the fields to the downs of Ventnor in the distance. The sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are all within a 15-minute drive. The cottage is centrally situated and most parts of the Island are no more than a 20-minute drive away. It is in a wonderful walking area with footpaths leading along the course of the River Yar and to the nearby picturesque village of Godshill. Visitors are free to stroll across the fields of the farm and around the lovely lake in the grounds of the Manor House.

There is an open grassland area near the lakes with open views where barbecues can be enjoyed. There is also a nature trail on the farm so that visitors can enjoy the plethora of wild life; this includes herons, ducks and geese on the lakes; swallows and kestrels often nest in the barns; pheasants, foxes and badgers, plus rabbits which abound. A small herd of cows is kept on the farm and there is a small rare-breed bagot goat that will eat from the hand, along with rescued hens which are now free-range. From the property there is direct access across the fields to the cycle track which links Sandown to Newport and Cowes. Arrangements can be made for the storage of bikes. It is suggested that you bring your walking boots and bicycles for your own pleasure.

Fodder Stable offers spacious accommodation for two people. It is completely self-contained and comprises the entire ground floor of a characterful old building, the foundations of which date back to the 1700s. A fire in 1889 resulted in much of it being rebuilt and in 2007, the whole building was renovated with the greatest care. Wherever possible, original features have been retained. The cottage is centrally heated and has been furnished in a traditional style. The accommodation is largely open-plan and there are attractive oak floors with rugs.

There is a sitting room furnished with sumptuous sofas, a television with DVD player, and French doors which open into the sunny courtyard garden. There is a pleasant dining area and a modern, fitted kitchen equipped with an electric cooker, ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge freezer. A door leads from the sitting room into a double bedroom with a large en-suite bathroom equipped with a bath, built in shower, basin and W.C. Heating and electricity is at no extra charge. A folding bed, sofa bed, wooden cot and high chair are available, along with WiFi internet.

At the rear of the cottage there is a private, fenced courtyard garden with a table, chairs and sun shade. A car can be parked just outside the front of the cottage. Access to the cottage is along a gravel lane. Arreton is a village within a pleasant 30 minutes stroll of the cottage where there is a public house, farm shop and tea room. There is a regular bus service within 15 minutes walk.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Beach 7 miles, pub and shop 1.5 miles
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • TV/DVD
  • Bike storage available by request
  • Other barn conversions are available on the farm to accommodate larger groups 

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Diana Covey November 2017

The James family work hard to satisfy their visitors. Redway is a beautiful place to stay in, with many accessible footpaths and cycle tracks. A short walk takes you to a regular bus service offering access to many parts of the Island. Fodder Cottage is a comfortable, cosy cottage.

Reviewed by Jane Entwistle September 2017

Lovely location. My two year old loved feeding Trixie the goat and walking down to see the cows. The cottage has everything you would need. Hope to go back soon!

Reviewed by Nicola Linegar July 2017

Absolutely beautiful location our 10month old loved the goat and cows. And green area to play on the toy tractors! Lovely walks! Very comfortable accommodation felt home from home! Would absolutely go back there! Very satisfied

Reviewed by Joe Wheatley April 2015

Lovely well equipped light and airy cottage in a fab location, owners are friendly and welcoming, farm is lovely to wander round and very peaceful relaxing break. We will be back.

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