Set in a fantastic location on the west of the Isle of Wight, this cosy and pretty stone cottage has a small brook trickling through the garden and is ideal for exploring both coast and countryside.
This attractive stone cottage is situated close to the centre of the picturesque village of Shalfleet, on the west side of the Island. The village has a beautiful church, a small village shop, and a public house with a great reputation for meals. Newtown Estuary is within a pleasant ten-minute stroll of the cottage - this is part of a National nature reserve and is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is home to a plethora of wildfowl and rare wading birds. This is a wonderful and peaceful area for walking and bird watching. The sandy beaches of Colwell Bay and Totland are only a 15-minute drive away and here, paddling, swimming, fishing and boating can be enjoyed. The small port and sailing centre of Yarmouth is within a ten-minute drive and here there are a range of restaurants, tea shops and an ancient castle. Boat rides are available on the river at Yarmouth and around the Needles from Alum Bay.
Malthouse Cottage is a detached property with a private, fenced garden and drive set in the grounds of a larger property. The cottage has recently been renovated to a high standard, and provides comfortable accommodation for two people. On the ground floor there is an open plan L-shaped living area with attractive oak flooring and French doors which open on to the south facing patio and garden. There is an a sitting area with sofa, flat screen wall mounted television, DVD player and Freeview; a dining area, and a fitted kitchen equipped with a gas cooker, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator with freezer box, washing machine and tumble dryer. Stairs lead up to a double bedroom with views across the garden and a king-size bed. There is a shower room with a walk in shower, basin and W.C. Central heating and electricity is at no extra charge. WiFi internet connection is available.
The cottage has a sunny patio with garden furniture so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine. A clear stream trickles through the garden and there is a pond, lawn and shrubberies. Parking space is available for one car in the drive. The end of the long cottage garden abuts the road which links Yarmouth and Newport. A regular bus service is within a few minutes walk. Arrangements can be made for the storage of bicycles. Nearby places to visit include Yarmouth Castle, Alum Bay Park and the National Trust gardens of Mottistone Manor. Osborne House- the Island home of Queen Victoria, is within a 30-minute drive.