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View towards the property, set on acres of farmland
The lounge overlooks the lovely rural setting
Dining for four and a well-equipped kitchen
The bright double bedroom has a window to the fields beyond
Twin bedroom which can be presented as a super-king-size
The shower room can be found on the first floor
Beautiful views from the garden of the cottage
Lovely landscape views all around
Watch the swans swim
The property and grounds
1 / 10  View towards the property, set on acres of farmland
2 / 10  The lounge overlooks the lovely rural setting
3 / 10  Dining for four and a well-equipped kitchen
4 / 10  The bright double bedroom has a window to the fields beyond
5 / 10  Twin bedroom which can be presented as a super-king-size
6 / 10  The shower room can be found on the first floor
7 / 10  Beautiful views from the garden of the cottage
8 / 10  Lovely landscape views all around
9 / 10  Watch the swans swim
10 / 10  The property and grounds

Marvel Cottage

Blackwater, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • This delightful cottage enjoys beautiful rural views across lakes and toward the downs
  • An ideal location for nature-lovers, keen walkers and cyclists
  • Perfect base for enjoying the wonderful countryside and glorious coastline
Property code: IC082

Set in the heart of the Isle of Wight this lovely and tranquil farm cottage offers delightful views, a variety of wildlife and a fishing lake, and is an ideal base for touring this picturesque island.

This charming cottage enjoys stunning views across lakes to the downs beyond. It is an individual property on a 40 acre farm which is home to horses and sheep. It stands on the edge of one of the Isle of Wight's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a pond with an abundance of wildlife including ducks, herons and swans, plus two large trout lakes where arrangements can be made to fish. The lakes abound with a variety of birds making them a perfect location for keen bird watchers and from the cottage, visitors can watch Red Squirrels feeding. This is also a superb cycling and walking area with direct access to a network of cycle paths, plus easy access to the nearby Stenbury Trail which extends from Cowes to Ventnor, and also the Tennyson Trail from Carisbrooke to the Needles on the western tip of the island.

The central location of Marvel Cottage makes it an ideal base for touring the Isle of Wight. The sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are within a 15-minute drive, as are more secluded bays on the west side of the island. The spectacular medieval castle of Carisbrooke is just a 15-minute walk away along picturesque country lanes and Osborne House, the island home of Queen Victoria, is within a 15-minute drive. The nearby market town of Newport has a variety of shops, restaurants and wine bars.

Marvel Cottage has been skilfully converted from an ancient barn and provides attractive accommodation of a high standard in peaceful surroundings, with stunning rural views from all of the main rooms. The cottage is centrally heated and double glazed. Double doors open into a light and airy open plan area with a charming sitting room furnished with a large arm chair and two comfortable sofas, flat screen television with Freeview and DVD player, and music system; a dining area with a circular table; a well-equipped fitted kitchen with an electric cooker and hob, microwave, refrigerator with ice box and washer dryer. Access to a freezer is also provided.

Stairs lead up to two bedrooms - a double room and a second bedroom with a zip and link bed which will be made up as a twin or into a super-king double if requested at the time of booking. There is also a tiled bathroom with a built in Myra shower, basin and WC. A baby bath and stair gate are provided, and a travel cot and high chair can also be made available. Central heating and electricity are without extra charge. There is free, unlimited WiFi internet.

French doors open on to a terrace with stunning, open views. Garden furniture and a barbecue are provided so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine. The garden in front of the cottage has now been enclosed with attractive picket fencing.. Two cars can be parked beside the cottage or alternatively just outside the garden area. Children do need to be closely supervised in the grounds due to the pond and lakes. Visitors are welcome to roam across the beautiful farmland and enjoy picnics by the Trout lakes. Arrangements can be made to enjoy fly fishing on the lakes - tuition and tackle hire are available. One of the proprietors is a professional palaeontologist and is happy to identify your finds of fossils and/or take you on guided fossil hunting trips. Storage is available for bicycles and dinghies by arrangement. Supermarkets, public houses, restaurants and a regular bus service are within an easy 20-minute walk. The famous Isle of Wight Music Festival is only a five-minute taxi ride away or a 35-minute walk, mostly along the cycle track.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 zip-and-link twin (can be made into a super-king-size double if requested at the time of booking)
  • 1 bathroom with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and washer/dryer
  • Access to a freezer is provided
  • TV/DVD and music system in lounge
  • Terrace with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Bike and dinghy storage available
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Set on a working farm
  • Trout fishing can be arranged
  • Regret no pets
  • Children should be supervised in the grounds due to the pond and lakes
  • Supermarkets, pubs and restaurants within walking distance

Amy Hendriksen

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Paulene 29th October 2021

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Reviewed by Alan 8th October 2021

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Cottage was wonderful,! spotlessly clean and comfortable. We were a party of 4 adults and found there was ample room. Located within a short distance to Newport made it central to all parts of the Island. The cottage sits in a beautiful location surrounded by fields and lakes and wildlife in abundance, its just the perfect location. There was so muRead morech to see on the Island that we thought we would run out of time, Dr and Mrs Sweetman were very friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 25th September 2021

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Marvel Farm cottage is an ideal place for nature lovers. In just a week we had seen red squirrels, rabbits, bats, owls, foxes, swans, ducks, moorhens, coots, dragonflies, horses and frogs. There is a local deer farm minutes away and they do visits walking or in a small farm golf buggy. The cottage is well equipped to make it a home from home. We haRead moreve been going for years and we will keep doing so. For us its a place we can truly relax. The owners are always happy to help with any enquires. Hide

Reviewed by David 17th September 2021

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Reviewed by Christine 3rd September 2021

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Lovely cottage in a perfect location and very friendly hosts.

Reviewed by Diane 16th July 2021

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We had a wonderful and relaxing holiday at Marvel Cottage from 16/07/2021 to 23/07/2021, . The cottage is located on a farm with an abundance of wildlife. Red squirrels can be seen to the rear of the cottage and there are many species of birds. There are also some beautiful dragon flies and damsel flies around the two trout lakes. There are a numbeRead morer of horses at the farm which we had the pleasure of admiring as we took our daily stroll. The cottage itself is beautiful and well kept. Hide

Reviewed by Christopher 2nd July 2021

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Very clean and comfortable accommodation in a beautiful and peaceful location. Owners were very friendly without being intrusive and the fishing lake was excellent.

Reviewed by Mike 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Joan 7th May 2021

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Reviewed by Ian 23rd April 2021

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The cottage is situated in a lovely peaceful setting, with walks very close by. It is comfortable and spacious, well equipped and well connected re WiFi and phone signals. Everyone is very friendly, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. This cottage is centrally situated and makes an excellent base from which to explore the island. Heartedly recommenRead moreded. Hide

Reviewed by R M 16th April 2021

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We all had a really lovely break.wonderfull location and the cottage was very comfortable.the walks around the cottage were good and we walked daily around the lakes .

Reviewed by H 30th October 2020

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Reviewed by Sue 3rd October 2020

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 26th September 2020

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This was our 8th year going to the cottage, it is always a joy. Lots of wildlife to see and cycle routes just a short distance from the cottage. The cottage is always clean and has everything you need. Our little piece of heaven.

Reviewed by David 18th September 2020

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Reviewed by Deborah 28th August 2020

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Super cottage in an idyllic, quiet location. Great for getting away from everything.

Reviewed by Jocelyn 17th July 2020

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We had a great stay here with our 2-year old, lovely setting and convenient for visiting the whole island. Well-equipped, comfortable beds and sofas. Owners have worked hard to set up the cottage to provide safe holidays in these exceptional times. We would definitely return!

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Location

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