The front of the cottage which is situated in a rural setting
The lovely double bedroom with exposed brick wall
The cosy lounge
A practical space for preparing any meals
The bathroom with sloped ceiling and a shower over the bath
Exposed stone wall and a sloped ceiling
Views over the fields beyond
The view towards the cottages
The farmhouse next door
View from the dining area to the lounge
1 / 10  The front of the cottage which is situated in a rural setting
2 / 10  The lovely double bedroom with exposed brick wall
3 / 10  The cosy lounge
4 / 10  A practical space for preparing any meals
5 / 10  The bathroom with sloped ceiling and a shower over the bath
6 / 10  Exposed stone wall and a sloped ceiling
7 / 10  Views over the fields beyond
8 / 10  The view towards the cottages
9 / 10  The farmhouse next door
10 / 10  View from the dining area to the lounge

Lavender Cottage - Godshill

Godshill, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • An ideal holiday home for exploring the heart of the beautiful Isle of Wight
  • Enjoy glorious country views and a tranquil environment
  • This is a fantastic holiday base for nature-lovers, keen walkers and cyclists
  • Visit lovely towns and villages including Godshill, Ventnor and Appuldurcombe
  • This light, cosy and comfy cottage is perfect for watching the abundant local wildlife
  • Just a short drive from the stunning coast and fantastic beaches on the east of the island
Property code: IC072

Situated on a delightful farm in a lovely part of the island, this charming cottage rests in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between Appuldurcombe Down and the picturesque village of Godshill.

Lavender Cottage is situated on a farm in one of the loveliest parts of the Isle of Wight, lying at the foot of Appuldurcombe Down and above the picturesque village of Godshill, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A pleasant ten-minute stroll through the beech copse and across the fields leads to the centre of Godshill. This village is renowned for its church and pretty thatched cottages. It has a variety of tea shops and restaurants, as well as pleasant public houses. There is also immediate access from the farm courtyard to footpaths and bridleways leading to Appuldurcombe and along the Stenbury Trail to the coast at Ventnor. The sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are only a ten-minute drive away.

Above the arable fields of the farm lie sweeping open downlands, where sheep graze and over which guests are welcome to walk along the marked trails. From the top of these downs, there are panoramic views across the Isle of Wight towards the Hampshire and Dorset coastline. Buzzards and skylarks are often seen from these downs. In nearby woodland Red Squirrels and badgers can be glimpsed as well as a variety of wild flowers. In the spring the bluebells carpet the woods in a blue haze. In the farm courtyard, owls and woodpeckers are frequent visitors.

Lavender Cottage is one of three adjoining cottages that are south facing, and overlook the attractive farm courtyard with its ancient Grade II listed barns and traditional farmhouse which dates back to the 17th century. From the rear of the cottage there are mesmerising views stretching across the open fields to the church tower of Godshill, with St. Georges Downs beyond. The cottage has been carefully converted from an old barn and has been renovated to a high standard. It is furnished in a traditional style with fitted carpets and central heating. (Heating and electricity are provided free of charge). There is a spacious sitting room for relaxing, with a flat screen television/Freeview/DVD/VCR, plus a pleasant dining area with a floor to ceiling screen window.

There are two bedrooms; one double and one twin room, plus a modern bathroom with a bath and overhead shower, and a downstairs cloakroom with a second W.C. and hand basin. The cottage has a modern well-equipped fitted kitchen with a gas cooker and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, and dishwasher. Guests have shared use with the other cottages of a laundry room with a washing machine and a tumble dryer. A travel cot and high chair are available. Heating and electricity is at no extra charge, and WiFi internet is available.

There is a sunny, fenced patio at the front of the cottage overlooking the fountain. Garden furniture is also provided. Within a minutes walk of the cottage is an open lawned area suitable for ball games. Here, visitors can relax with their children or enjoy a barbecue. Beautiful carpets of bluebells can be a joy to see in nearby woodland in late April and early May. Car parking spaces are available close to the cottage. A regular bus service and shop are within a ten-minute walk.

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, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • 1 ground-floor WC
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • TV/DVD/VCR in lounge
  • Car parking spaces available close to the cottage
  • Fenced patio
  • Garden furniture provided
  • Part of a complex of 3 properties
  • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Towels for hire
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Security deposit - £100 per booking
  • Walking distance from Godshill. Easy drive to Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor
  • Please note that short breaks must commence from a Saturday

This property is personally managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by KAREN 29th June 2019

Well located cottage within easy access of everything. Beautiful views and nice walks.

Reviewed by Robert 22nd June 2019

We have retuned several time to this cottage which I think says it all !! Beautiful spot...ideal for people with dogs...immediate area kept immaculate.

Reviewed by Karen 29th April 2019

Great location. Lavendar cottage comfortable but in need of a little modernisation and tlc.

Reviewed by Linda 29th September 2018

Cottage is in a great location with just a 10 minute walk, through the woods, into the village of Godshill. This is a beautiful village with lots to see & everything you could need. Tearooms, pubs, shops and not forgetting the model village. A must see. One of my favourite locations on the island

Reviewed by Victoria 1st September 2018

A lovely cottage in a very peaceful spot. Perfect as a base for our family to explore the Isle of Wight. Would definitely go again & recommend. Added bonus of blackout blinds in the children's bedroom!

Reviewed by Julian Kinder September 2016

My wife and I and two daughters aged 4 and 7 had a wonderful week in Lavender Cottage. Island Cottage Holidays were great to deal with and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend both the company and the accommodation.

Reviewed by Anita Gronbach September 2016

Excellent place to stay if you prefer the quite life away from the main village left to our own devices all week fabulous if like me you have a stressful job so relaxing.

Reviewed by Geoff Willetts August 2016

A very comfortable clean cottage in a lovely position and ideal for touring the island. We would recommend this cottage without hesitation.

Reviewed by Barry Whitehead July 2016

very satisfied overall with everything and a lovely cottage nice and secluded

Reviewed by Alison Battaglia July 2015

Another lovely week at Sainham farm....lovely spot and excellent surroundings very neat and tidy. Week completed by good weather !

Reviewed by Samantha Savage June 2015

We had a lovely week break staying in Lavender Cottage. It was a perfect base to explore the island and was in a perfect, quiet location - just what we needed! We would definitely recommend staying here!

Reviewed by Caroline Blake May 2015

Lavender Cottage was warm and welcoming, set in the most beautiful scenery with countryside walks and pretty walk down to Godshill through the beech wood. The cottage and location is ideal for exploring by car or foot! Ideal for walkers and dog owners. Views gorgeous and enjoyed the peaceful environment.

Reviewed by Nick Barnes March 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at Lavender Cottage. The owner was more than happy for our 9 month old dog to stay at it was the perfect location to travel around the south of the island.

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