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

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

  • This is a lovely holiday base for a family exploring the Isle of Wight
  • 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, a fishing lake and a nature trail
  • Enjoy spectacular rural views and fantastic coastlines
  • Ideal for keen walkers, cyclists, families and nature-lovers
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 a pub and cafe for 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 of the Manor House.

There is an open grassland area near the lakes with panoramic views where barbecues 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 folding bed, wooden cot and high chair can be made available.

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 and enjoying a barbecue. A mown path also leads to the beautiful fishing lakes on the farm - arrangements can be made for visitors to fish here. Two cars can be parked beside the cottage. A regular bus service is within a 15 minutes walk, while a public house, tea room and post office are within an attractive 30 minutes walk. Access to the farm is along a gravel lane.

  • Sleeps 4+1
  • 2 bedrooms – 1 twin, 1 double (a folding bed is also available)
  • 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
  • Fishing available at farm lake
  • Pub, tea room 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 

This property is personally managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Natalie 17th May 2019

Lovely cottage, very clean and comfortable. Felt very welcome, and my son really enjoyed meeting the farms goat! Would recommend as a good base for exploring the island with young children.

Reviewed by Margaret 26th April 2019

Lovely cottage in a fairly remote setting. Car essential as its a long walk to the bus stops. Very central to accessing the rest of the island. Very spacious, two good bedroom and bathrooms.

Reviewed by Hayley 22nd September 2018

The cottage is in a lovely spot, tucked away from the road but close to the cycle track. If you like peace and nature I can recommend this cottage, as we saw red squirrels, heard owls and saw many more birds along the cycle track. The cottage was extremely clean, spacious and two bathrooms were definitely a bonus! The sofas were very comfortable buRead moret sadly the beds weren't, hopefully that will be rectified for future customers. Hide

Reviewed by William Benson October 2017

The two bedrooms and two toilets where a blessing. Cottage was complete with all the bits and pieces required for a pleasant holiday

Reviewed by Joyce Hughes October 2017

No complaints! Even the weather obliged! And what a lovely place to stay - with a most helpful & friendly owner too. The beds were among the most comfortable we've come across in a rented cottage!

Reviewed by Claire Macleod August 2015

Fantastic holiday home in a perfect Location. Welcome pack much appreciated. Would recommend for anyone holidaying on the Isle of Wight and will look to return in the future.

Reviewed by Lisa C Reveley August 2015

Comfortable, well equipped cottage set on lovely farmland. Lots of wildlife and walks in your doorstep. Friendly, helpful owners on site. Would certainly recommend!

Reviewed by Judith Titchener July 2015

The cottage was very nice and clean and the people who owned it were also very helpful.

Reviewed by Susan Robb July 2015

Remembering that this is a working farm, we found it quiet and extremely well placed to get around the island. Some of the best nights sleep I've had on holiday, most comfortable. Cottage was spacious, clean and very comfortable. Might take a look at the 3 bedroom granary next.

Reviewed by Harry Thomas June 2015

Excellent property, peaceful and well situated for exploring the island.

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