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Malthouse Cottage

Shalfleet, Isle of Wight
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
VE 4 star Gold
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • This charming and cosy cottage is ideally situated for exploring the west of the Isle of Wight
  • Perfect for visiting delightful towns including Yarmouth and Newport
  • A delightful and spacious holiday home for two
  • Explore picturesque towns and villages including Shalfleet and Yarmouth
  • Close to the nature reserve in the Newtown Estuary
  • A wonderful holiday base for keen walkers, cyclists and nature-lovers
Property code: IC079

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.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Gas oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with ice compartment, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV and DVD in lounge
  • Patio with garden furniture
  • Garden with stream and pond
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • The garden abuts the road which links Yarmouth and Newport
  • Bike storage can be arranged
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • Regret no pets
  • Close to the centre of the village of Shalfleet, with a pub, church and wetlands areas

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Andrew Stevenson November 2017

An excellent cottage in an excellent location which can be thoroughly recommended. We will be returning.

Reviewed by Lynne Tithecott September 2017

It was a lovely cottage and location, easy to get about. We had a problem with the hot water one morning but it was easily sorted out by seeing the owner who immediately sorted it out. Although the pub was across the road there was no noise at night but it was more a place for eating rather than popping in for a drink. Saying that it didn't stop usRead more calling in. Hide

Reviewed by John Mccarthy August 2017

Ideal cottage for two in a good position for touring the island.

Reviewed by Justin Clarke August 2017

A delightful cottage, very comfortable and in a great location. Friendly welcome from the owner. A perfect base to explore the island Would love to come back one day!

Reviewed by Angela Long May 2017

Just as lovely as when we stayed two years ago.

Reviewed by Shane Dinning September 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this charming cottage which was spotless and very well equipped. It is ideally situated a short drive from the Yarmouth ferry and close to Newport for shopping etc. keeping when not in use. I would definitely recommend staying here.

Reviewed by Colin Nicholls October 2015

A very pleasant stay in a clean, well presented and equipped cottage with a warm welcome on arrival. Booking both cottage and ferry was straightforward. A very relaxing time for our baby's first holiday. Thank you from Colin, Sarah and Evie.

Reviewed by Peter D Mitchell October 2015

Everything was perfect

Reviewed by Angela Long September 2015

Malthouse Cottage is a real find. It is spacious, comfortable and equipped with all you need, and there is a pretty garden to relax in if the sun shines and it did for us the whole week. The pub across the road with excellent food is a bonus.

Reviewed by Lorraine Mcgrath August 2015

a delightful cottage with everything you need for a perfect holiday, superb, spacious & spotless. lovely village location, with a regular bus service, a perfect getaway. would highly recommend.

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