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A converted barn situated in a lovely rural retreat
The tranquil double bedroom has a homely feel
A comfortable and pleasing twin room
A delightful dining space for a nice evening meal
The kitchen is well equipped
Relax and watch a good film together
Freshen up in the en-suite bathroom
Soak up the countryside views
Explore the surrounding countryside
1 / 9  A converted barn situated in a lovely rural retreat
2 / 9  The tranquil double bedroom has a homely feel
3 / 9  A comfortable and pleasing twin room
4 / 9  A delightful dining space for a nice evening meal
5 / 9  The kitchen is well equipped
6 / 9  Relax and watch a good film together
7 / 9  Freshen up in the en-suite bathroom
8 / 9  Soak up the countryside views
9 / 9  Explore the surrounding countryside

Manor Stable Cottage

Merstone, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A comfortable and attractive cottage set in picturesque farmland
  • Ideally positioned for visiting the popular seaside resorts of Sandown and Shanklin
  • Perfect for enjoying stunning country walks with wildlife and a nature trail
Property code: IC080

Ideally situated on a picturesque working farm in the south of the island, this spacious, comfy and tranquil stable conversion is an ideal holiday base for a family enjoying this beautiful area.

Manor Stable is situated on a farm in beautiful South Wight countryside. It is a marvellous walking area with footpaths that can be followed directly from the cottage in most directions. There are scenic walks along the course of the river Yar to the picturesque village of Godshill, and to the nearby village of Arreton which has two public houses for home cooked meals. More extensive walks lead to the downs and visitors can join the renowned Stenbury and Worsley Trails. There is also direct access across one of the farm fields to an extensive cycle route which provides a flat and easy route to interlink Sandown, Godshill, Newport and Cowes. The sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are within a 15-minute drive, as is the market town of Newport with its medieval castle of Carisbrooke. Visitors are free to stroll across the fields of the farm and around the lovely lake in the grounds. Please note that the garden of the Manor House is private. 

There is an open grassland area near the lakes with panoramic views where barbecues and picnics can be enjoyed. There is also a nature trail on the farm so that visitors can enjoy the plethora of wild life; this includes herons, ducks and geese on the lakes; swallows and kestrels often nest in the barns; pheasants, foxes and badgers, plus rabbits which abound. A small herd of cows is kept on the farm and there is an area for children with a small rare-breed bagot goat that will eat from the hand and rescued hens which are now free-range. From the cottage there is direct access across the fields to the cycle track which links Sandown to Newport and Cowes. Arrangements can be made for the storage of bikes.

Manor Stable is a charming cottage built of Island chalk and brick, and adjoins what was originally the old farm granary. The cottage has been converted with great care from an ancient barn and where possible, original features have been retained. It provides comfortable accommodation for four people in two bedrooms, and is centrally heated. The front door opens into a large open-plan room with a vaulted ceiling and large ancient beams. There is a sumptuous sofa and chairs, and television with Freeview and a DVD player, plus a pleasant dining area and a well-equipped fitted kitchen with a gas cooker and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.

The cottage has two bedrooms; one twin room and one double room with an en-suite bathroom, with a bath, overhead shower, basin and WC. There is also a family bathroom with a bath, hand shower, basin and WC. Heating and electricity are provided at no extra charge. A wooden cot and high chair can be made available on request.

There is an enclosed patio style garden with garden furniture so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine. There is direct access to a large grass area which is ideal for playing games. A mown path also leads to the beautiful lakes on the farm. Two cars can be parked beside the cottage. A regular bus service is within a 15 minutes walk, while two public houses, a farm food shop and arts and crafts barns are within an attractive 30 minutes walk. Access to the farm is along a gravel lane.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 bedrooms – 1 twin and 1 double
  • 1 bathroom with hand-held shower, bath and WC
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Patio style garden with furniture
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Bed linen included
  • Regret no pets
  • Access to the farm is along a gravel lane
  • Pubs, farm shop and post office 2 miles, Godshill 3 miles
  • Bike storage available by request
  • Other barn conversions are available on the farm to accommodate larger groups 
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Amy Hendriksen

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Brian 2nd September 2022

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The cottage was nicely presented, was clean and very comfortable. The location was excellent. Would recommend booking, if looking for a quiet location away from hustle and bustle.

Reviewed by Ben 29th July 2022

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We loved staying here. The location is central so all the attractions of the Isle are only a short drive away. The property is a lovely open plan living area with a twin bedroom (which our children loved) and a master bedroom. With en suite. The master (double) was a good size with wardrobe and decent size draws and also a chair. There was good ranRead morege of equipment and it felt comfortable. The owners were very friendly and helpful which made the stay even more enjoyable - would recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Graham 1st July 2022

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A really comfortable place to stay, in the middle of the countryside. Peaceful, and the added pleasure of seeing the red squirrels, and other wildlife. A good base to travel to any tourist attraction on the Island.

Reviewed by Donald 24th June 2022

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Reviewed by Keith 6th June 2022

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Wow wow wow! What a beautiful little hidden gem this place is!! Upon arrival, meeting the hosts that greeted us immediately showed us to the cottage and we couldnt ask for more! Well appointed, nice furniture and decor. Everything you need, even down to dishwasher tablets and washing up liquid!! Salt and pepper, to hand soap! Couldnt have asked forRead more more! The bats and barn owls in the evening are the cream on top of a already amazing place! Hide

Reviewed by Lorna 24th September 2021

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Spacious and very comfortable.

Reviewed by Judith 17th September 2021

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We really enjoyed our stay at Manor Stables, the cottage was immaculately clean. It was in a quiet location in the middle of the island so it is within easy reach to any part of the Island. We highly recommend it.

Reviewed by Rachel 27th August 2021

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Lovely cottage - had everything we needed. Great setting on the farm and a great base for exploring the island.

Reviewed by Janina 6th August 2021

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Lovely cottage, lovely location. Been two years in a row & been great both times.

Reviewed by Melissa 30th July 2021

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We have stayed at Redway Farm farm several times in the past but this was our first stay in Manor Stable Cottage. We were really impressed with the accommodation. It was much bigger than we expected from the photos and the cleanliness and quality of the accomodation was excellent. The cottage was well equipped with everything we needed. The locatioRead moren of the farm is superb. It is ideally situated in the middle of the island with everything only a short distance drive away. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 18th June 2021

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The owners were very friendly and approachable. We were there after heavy rain, and the long access lane could have done with some pothole filling. The quiet location meant that it was a wildlife haven with singing nightingales outside the door, and squirrels, bats and wildfowl to be seen regularly on the pleasant walks to the lakes and woods.

Reviewed by James 12th June 2021

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Lovely cottage in a great location away from the crowds, but in easy striking distance of anywhere on the island. Our first visit to the Isle of Wight, and we loved it! Cottage is set on a farm with lovely countryside and flora and fauna aplenty.

Reviewed by Peter 19th October 2020

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Lovely cottage very clean eveything you need in a great location. But the beds need better quality mattresses then it would be perfect.

Reviewed by Rita 2nd October 2020

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The cottage had everything we wanted. Good location for everything on the island. Very clean an comfortable.

Reviewed by Priscilla 25th September 2020

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A wonderful cottage in the middle of the island. Ideally situated. Very very spacious. Added luxury of two bathrooms. We had a wonderful holiday. Added bonus Red Squirrel on our drive!

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Location

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