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Hackney Stable Cottage

Merstone, Isle of Wight
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
VE 4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Detached barn conversion property sleeping 6+1
  • Idyllic farmland location in the southern region of the Isle of Wight
  • Period property carefully converted to maintain many original features and the cottage’s authentic charm
  • Enclosed garden offering plenty of space for relaxed leisure time and alfresco meals
  • Ideally situated for those who enjoy relaxing country walks, with the nearby village of Arreton within walking distance
  • Easy driving distance to all of the island’s top attractions, including beaches at Shanklin, Ryde, and Alum Bay
Property code: IC056

Stunning barn conversion property offering beautifully maintained period accommodation for up to seven guests, situated in a tranquil farmland location in the southern region of the Isle of Wight.

This traditional stone cottage which dates back to 1761, is built of Isle of Wight chalk and brick. It is situated in breath-taking countryside on an attractive farm at Merstone. The picturesque village of Godshill is nearby and the sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are within a 15-minute drive. This is a wonderful walking area with footpaths leading along the course of the River Yar and to the nearby 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 panoramic views where barbecues can be enjoyed.

The cottage is excellent for cyclists as there is access to a network of cycle paths directly from the farm, and arrangements can be make for the storage of bikes. There is 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 an area for children with a small rare-breed bagot goat that will eat from the hand and free-range chickens. From the cottage there is also 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.

In 2005 Hackney Stable Cottage was voted by the Isle of Wight Society, overall winner of their conservation award for the quality, sensitivity and charm of the renovation. Wherever possible, original features have been retained. It has been furnished to a high standard and is centrally heated. On the ground floor there is a spacious twin bedroom and a separate bath room with a bath, built in shower, basin and W.C.; a well-equipped kitchen with fitted units, an electric cooker and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washer-dryer and fridge freezer. The cottage has a lovely open-plan sitting room with comfortable sofas and television with Freeview and DVD player, plus a pleasant dining area.

A staircase leads from the sitting room to two additional bedrooms; one double and one twin room, plus a bathroom with bath, basin and W.C. Central heating and electricity are provided at no extra cost. A folding bed, wooden cot and high chair are available, along with WiFi internet.

The cottage has a pretty, fenced garden. A path to the side of the cottage leads to a raised lawned area with garden furniture. Three cars can be parked at the rear of the cottage. In the farmhouse garden there are some beautiful lakes which visitors can make arrangements to fish. Access to the farm is along a gravel lane. A public house which is great for meals, farm shop, cafe and post office are within five minutes drive or a pleasant 30-minute stroll. A regular bus service is within a 15 minutes walk.

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

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double and 2 twins (1 on the ground floor), plus additional fold-out bed available afor a fee)
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower, and WC
  • First-floor bathroom with bath and WC
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi available for a fee
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Bed linen, heating, and electric included
  • Towels available to hire
  • Regret no pets
  • £100 security deposit payable prior to arrival
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Pub and shop 2 miles, beach 7 miles

This property is personally managed by Honor.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Janet Bourne October 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the cottage. It was lovely and comfortable, and the farm is beautiful and so peaceful. Would certainly consider staying there again.

Reviewed by Michael Hodges October 2017

Comfy homely cottage, friendly hosts made to feel very welcome. Nice walks surrounding peaceful cottage. All ammenaties close by.would recommend osbourne house and needles also pub in arreton

Reviewed by Andrew Packham August 2017

Great location

Reviewed by Lisa Gould July 2017

We had a lovely stay here, such a beautiful location and would highly recommend it! We would love to go back next year! The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped and our granddaughter, who is 5, absolutely loved all the bunnies running around in the evening!

Reviewed by Stephanie Peay July 2017

The owners were the perfect hosts - helpful but unobtrusive. Any problems were dealt with swiftly and effectively. A nice, quiet farm with good provision for wildlife and guests alike. Lovely people.

Reviewed by Patricia Wheeler June 2016

A beautiful place to visit and get away from everything. Very friendly. Comfortable accommodation and no restrictions. Good local eating establishments and lovely countryside. We would recommend.

Reviewed by Lydia Rowley August 2015

A wonderful cottage in a fantastic rural setting. The communal garden at the front of the property has toy tractors which was a big hit with the little ones. The cottage itself had everything we needed. I'd highly recommend.

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Location

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