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The front of the cottage which is situated in a rural setting
View from the dining area to the lounge
Curl up in front of a film in the lounge
A practical space for preparing meals
The bathroom with sloped ceiling and a shower over the bath
The lovely double bedroom with exposed brick wall
Twin bedroom with exposed stone wall and a sloped ceiling
Feature beams in the twin bedroom
Views over the rolling fields beyond
The view towards the fountain and cottage
The farmhouse next door
1 / 11  The front of the cottage which is situated in a rural setting
2 / 11  View from the dining area to the lounge
3 / 11  Curl up in front of a film in the lounge
4 / 11  A practical space for preparing meals
5 / 11  The bathroom with sloped ceiling and a shower over the bath
6 / 11  The lovely double bedroom with exposed brick wall
7 / 11  Twin bedroom with exposed stone wall and a sloped ceiling
8 / 11  Feature beams in the twin bedroom
9 / 11  Views over the rolling fields beyond
10 / 11  The view towards the fountain and cottage
11 / 11  The farmhouse next door

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

  • Set in a tranquil environment enjoying glorious country views
  • This is a fantastic holiday base for nature-lovers, keen walkers and cyclists
  • 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 under a twenty-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 sympathetically. It is furnished in a traditional style with fitted carpets and central heating. There is a spacious sitting room for relaxing, with a flat screen television/Freeview/DVD, plus a pleasant dining area with a floor to ceiling feature window.

There are two bedrooms; one double and one twin room with feature floor to ceiling beams between the beds and a sloped ceiling on one side, plus a bathroom with a bath, overhead shower and sloped ceiling, and a downstairs cloakroom with a second W.C. and hand basin. The cottage has a well-equipped fitted kitchen with an electric 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 domestic 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.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • 1 ground-floor WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Car parking spaces available close to the cottage
  • Fenced front patio
  • Garden furniture provided
  • Part of a complex of 5 similar style cottages
  • Towels available to hire for a small charge
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Walking distance from Godshill. Easy drive to Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor
  • Please note that short breaks must commence from a Saturday
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. 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

Amy Hendriksen

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Trevor 8th October 2022

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Pleasant and comfortable cottage in a lovely setting. Really quiet, we enjoyed our stay, and it was good for the dog.

Reviewed by Judith 3rd September 2022

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As always we had a great holiday at Lavender cottage , a cosy, well equipped, and very clean cottage, set in a lovely location, with great walks from the cottage, we would thoroughly recommend, for a very peaceful relaxing holiday .

Reviewed by Angela 25th June 2022

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Lovely cottage in a great rural location a short walk from the village. A great base for exploring the whole island.

Reviewed by Lynne 18th June 2022

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The cottage is in a really peaceful and beautiful setting, is well equipped and roomy. Ideal for walking and also easy access to Godshill. We loved our stay here.

Reviewed by Barry 21st May 2022

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A pleasant cottage in a delightful setting. Not ideal for older people. Some Health and Safety issues, for example the garden path being raised above the ground it stood on, might give concern.

Reviewed by Charlotte 7th May 2022

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Lovely cottage and surroundings, great location and we will return.

Reviewed by Judith 23rd April 2022

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We had a really lovely time , couldnt wish for a better place , the cottage was very comfortable, clean and well equipped, and in a stunning location, we are booking again for September.

Reviewed by Stephanie 18th April 2022

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Perfect cottage! Perfect location! Clean, tidy and real home-from-home feel. Gorgeous country views outside and generous walks. Godshill will moments away, and it had a wonderful selection of boutiques, pubs and shops, aswell as the model village which my children loved! Great stay! Would highly recommend! Beds were so comfy!

Reviewed by Jacqueline 9th April 2022

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Gorgeous cottage in quiet surroundings. Amazing walks nearby and stunning views. No easy walk to the pub though so do consider. Take a speaker if you want to listen to the radio/music as equipment is outdated. Cottage was spacious and comfortable and the fresh flowers were a treat.

Reviewed by Gill 26th March 2022

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Reviewed by Hannah 30th October 2021

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This is a charming cottage in a beautiful location. We found it very clean and tidy on arrival with all the essential equipment needed for a short break. The children loved sharing the quirky twin room and the beds were all very cosy and comfy. The cottage interior set up and the location is perfect for those travelling with a dog.

Reviewed by Philip 16th October 2021

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Reviewed by Nigel 18th September 2021

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Reviewed by David 11th September 2021

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Beautiful location & ideal base to tour the island.

Reviewed by Jane 14th August 2021

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Excellent base for exploring this beautiful island. The cottage is the perfect size for a family of 4 and we thorougly enjoyed our second stay here

Reviewed by Caz 17th July 2021

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Beautiful farm location, a 10 minute walk through woods to Godshill. Lovely cottage, well equipped & spotlessly clean. Really enjoyed our stay there, great base to discover the island.

Reviewed by Robert 3rd July 2021

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Comfortable cottage everything we needed for a weeks stay...surrounding area attractive and spotless...hence we keep returning !!!

Reviewed by Nick 26th June 2021

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Superb location for dog walking and touring the island. Very clean and well presented cottage.

Reviewed by Keith 12th June 2021

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A great location for exploring the island and the complex of cottages was very well maintained. The walk into the village is extremely pleasant and the overall location was very peaceful.

Reviewed by Alan 5th June 2021

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Reviewed by Annette 22nd May 2021

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Reviewed by Jennifer 15th May 2021

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Very clean and comfortable cottage. Good location for the Island, Godshill very pretty

Reviewed by Maggie 1st May 2021

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A wonderful stay at a very comfortable, well equipped and beautifully positioned cottage. Perfect base for humans and dogs alike! Coming again in six weeks it was so good!

Reviewed by Faye 24th April 2021

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Lovely little cottage. Well equipped and dog friendly. Also great if you are going with family as the cottages next door can be booked by them. Great location too, very quiet and peaceful but an easy drive to lots of places.

Reviewed by Helena 12th April 2021

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Absolutely lovely cottage with small yard at front and communal lawned area just a minutes walk away. Surrounded by lovely countryside and just a 10 minute walk into Godshill itself. Very cosy with big windows to let in plenty of light in the day. Would happily return.

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Location

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