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Magnolia Cottage

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

  • A perfectly positioned holiday cottage in one of the loveliest parts of the Isle of Wight
  • Ideal for seeing farm and wildlife including buzzards, skylarks, woodpeckers and red squirrels
  • This is an ideal holiday base for exploring the heart of the island
  • Just a short drive from the sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor
  • Enjoy fantastic walks through spectacular countryside
  • Perfect for families, walkers, cyclists, nature-lovers and sightseers
Property code: IC078

Nestling in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of the Isle of Wight and situated in the grounds of a delightful farm, this lovely cottage is a perfect base for a relaxing holiday.

Magnolia 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.

Magnolia 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 spectacular 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 attractively furnished in a traditional style and is centrally heated. (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.

There are two bedrooms; one double and one twin room; a modern bathroom with a bath and overhead shower, and also a downstairs cloakroom with a second W.C. and hand basin. The cottage has a modern 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 electricity 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 fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

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
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • TV/DVD/VCR in lounge
  • Patio with garden furniture
  • Car parking spaces available
  • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Part of a complex of 3 cottages
  • Set on a working farm
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Towels for hire
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating and electricity included
  • Bed linen included
  • Security deposit - £100 per booking
  • Walking distance from Godshill. Beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are within easy driving distance away

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Jill Anderton December 2016

Lovely place to stay hoping to book again for may 17

Reviewed by Graham Lawes October 2015

Lovely cottage in a very pretty village. Well equipped and comfortable. Convenient for sightseeing around the whole island. Would definitely book again.

Reviewed by Mrs L Gravenstede August 2015

We had a wonderful holiday at Magnolia cottage. The surroundings are great - if you have children (or just really enjoy rope swings) the woods just behind the cottage are a must!

Reviewed by Norman Howe July 2015

Lovely middle cottage with everything you need

Reviewed by Keith Rooks-Cowell May 2015

Good central location for touring island.

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Location

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