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Marvel Cottage

Blackwater, Isle of Wight
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
VE 4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • The central location makes this an ideal base for touring the Isle of Wight
  • Perfect for birdwatching, trout fishing and seeing wildlife including red squirrels
  • This delightful cottage enjoys beautiful rural views across lakes and toward the downs
  • Visit Cowes, Ventnor, Carisbrooke and Osborne House
  • An ideal holiday cottage for nature-lovers, keen walkers and cyclists
  • Ideal 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 in advance. 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.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 zip-and link twin (can be made into a super-king-size double on request)
  • 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
  • Towels for hire
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Bed linen included
  • Security deposit - £100 per booking
  • 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

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Maurice O'sullivan March 2018

Our 4th stay at Marvel Cottage, just like home from home. A warm welcome from Steven on arrival, a bottle of wine in the fridge and total relaxation.

Reviewed by Abigail Stonehouse November 2017

A very comfortable, homely cottage in a beautiful countryside location. You are right in the heart of the country, however the close proximity to Newport town made it extremely convenient too. The cottage is very well equipped. Very relaxing.

Reviewed by Jan Hickie July 2017

Beautiful cottage, very comfortable, spacious. Quiet peaceful location. Lovely 30-40 min walk round lake and through woodland or road and village to Newport which was easily doable for the IOW festival. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Michael Richardson June 2017

A lovely week thanks to Steven and Pru.

Reviewed by Rachel Herbert April 2017

We had a lovely stay! The owners were lovely - a good balance of friendliness without being ever present. Location is super - very rural yet close to everything. Nice cottage with all we needed for our family of 4. We'd stay again!

Reviewed by Mrs Mary Wegner April 2017

Our third stay at Marvel Cottage, will definitely be a fourth. The cottage is very clean and well equipped. The owners are helpful and friendly, there if you have a problem. Lovely peaceful setting with lots of wildlife and walks round the trout lakes. We can highly recommend it.

Reviewed by Maurice O'sullivan January 2017

Our fifth visit to the Island and probably our best choice ever. The cottage has everything that is needed, the flowers and wine were a lovely touch. We received a warm welcome from Steven and a quick tour of the cottage followed by a relaxing few days.

Reviewed by Mary Wegner December 2016

This visit is the second to Marvel Cottage, we could not fault it at all.

Reviewed by Marvel Cottage November 2016

A marvellous location for peace and quiet amidst beautiful countryside yet within ready reach of so many places of natural beauty and interest on the IOW. We can understand why so many people go back to Marvel Cottage time and time again. A truly relaxing holiday!

Reviewed by Marvel Cottage November 2016

A marvellous location for peace and quiet amidst beautiful countryside yet within ready reach of so many places of natural beauty and interest on the IOW. We can understand why so many people go back to Marvel Cottage time and time again. A truly relaxing holiday!

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