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An inviting cottage in a pretty setting
Spacious double bedroom with en-suite
Lounge with breakfast bar
Prepare meals in the open plan kitchen
Relax and have a lovely bubble bath
The charming rural surroundings
1 / 6  An inviting cottage in a pretty setting
2 / 6  Spacious double bedroom with en-suite
3 / 6  Lounge with breakfast bar
4 / 6  Prepare meals in the open plan kitchen
5 / 6  Relax and have a lovely bubble bath
6 / 6  The charming rural surroundings

Medham Farm Cottage

Cowes, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Fantastic holiday home set in on a 35 acre farm surrounded by countryside
  • Enjoy exploring fantastic countryside and stunning coastlines
  • With access to a private meadow, lovely lake and wonderful woodland from your door
Property code: IC084

Set on a 35 acre farm rich in wildlife and with access to the farm’s meadow, lake and woodland, this pretty cottage has lovely views across rolling lawns and fields to the valley of the River Medina.

This detached cottage is beautifully situated in spectacular countryside with open views across rolling lawns and fields to the valley of the River Medina which gently meanders into the distance. It is a peaceful location on the 35 acre Medham Farm and visitors have open access to the private meadow lake and beautiful woodland of the farm. This is an area rich in wildlife with frogs, newts and ducks in the pond the garden overlooks. A wide range of bird life including Green Woodpeckers, Sparrow Hawks, Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers, Buzzards and pheasants can be seen. Red Squirrels, foxes and badgers are also frequent visitors to the gardens. There is an ancient woodland and in the late spring five acres of Beech woodlands are carpeted with English bluebells. A wonderful array of chickens and Indian Runner Ducks roam freely on the farm as well as sheep.

This is wonderful walking and cycling area with easy access to a cycle track which follows the course of the river towards the market town of Newport with its attractive harbour, arts centre, shops and the mediaeval castle of Carisbrooke. The opposite route follows the old railway track along the River Medina, now a nature trail, and an eight-minute bike ride takes you to Cowes town centre; a world famous sailing centre with a central pedestrian area, excellent restaurants and boutique shops. The floating bridge can be taken from here to East Cowes, and within a short walk/cycle is Osborne House, the island home of Queen Victoria. Visitors can also follow the attractive promenade to Gurnard; a small coastal hamlet.

This lovely cottage enjoys an attractive position with its own gated access. There are delightful open views from all of the main rooms of the cottage. There is an open plan sitting room with a big deep sofa, arm chair, flat screen television with Freeview and DVD player. The kitchen has been well-equipped with fitted units, an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator with ice box and washing machine. There is a ground floor W.W and separate shower room with a built in shower and basin.

Stairs lead up from the sitting room into a spacious bedroom; a light and airy room with a king-size bed, fitted wardrobe and en-suite bathroom with a bath, hand shower, basin and W.C. A travel cot, high chair and a folding bed, which is only suitable for children, can be provided if required. Central heating and electricity are at no extra charge. WiFi internet access is available.

Medham Farm Cottage has an attractive terrace with garden furniture and a barbecue. There is also a large lawned area in front of the cottage which is a secluded spot to relax whilst enjoying the views or to play games. The open plan gardens are fenced and gated but are not secure. Children do need to be closely supervised in the garden due to the close proximity of the pond. A car can be parked in the private gated courtyard adjacent to the cottage. There is a bus service within ten minutes walk, a pleasant riverside 30-minute stroll into Cowes, and 20-minute walk to a real ale public house for meals.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • Sleeps 2+1
  • 1 double bedroom (a folding bed can also be provided at an additional cost of £25 and is only suitable for children)
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with bath, hand-held shower and WC, 1 shower room with WC, 1 WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with ice compartment and washing machine
  • TV and DVD in lounge
  • Terrace with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Set on a working farm
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • 1 dog welcome, possibly another by prior arrangement
  • Central heating and electricity included
  • Children should be supervised due to the close proximity of a pond
  • Cowes 2 miles. Nearest pub and amenities within walking distance / easy drive

Amy Hendriksen

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Wendy 11th September 2021

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Amazing cottage, spacious and was lovely and clean it had everything you you could possibly need and things you wouldn't think you need. The garden was massive and part of the farm and it was lovely and relaxing. It was perfect position to get to other places. You can walk to Cowes or Newport which was nice. The welcome pack was brilliant, and MichRead moreeal and Ruth are lovely they leave you alone but are there if needed and they are so welcoming and friendly. It's just wonderful and stress free Hide

Reviewed by Carol 28th August 2021

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We were unlucky with weather turning chilly and grey, at the same time as the heating broke. The small oil heater wasnt sufficient as back up. One nite on getting home I just kept my jacket on till bedtime as it was so chilly. 5 days until fixed. Bed uncomfortable so we didnt sleep well which probably added to our frustrations. Welcome pack and floRead morewers a thoughtful gesture though. Downstairs shower felt a bit grubby, and smelled damp. Hide

Reviewed by Sheila 21st August 2021

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Reviewed by Tim 31st July 2021

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Reviewed by Sarah 10th July 2021

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This was our third stay at Medham Farm Cottage and it did not disappoint. We booked to return again next year before returning home! Ruth and Michael are wonderful hosts, always on hand if needed but never intrusive. The basket of island goodies was also a lovely touch and daily visits from resident dogs Mabel and Billy a pleasure!

Reviewed by Alan 3rd July 2021

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Excellent cottage in great location. Ideal base to explore the island with lots of local walks. The cottage was well equipped with a lovely garden for our dog to explore. The hosts were very friendly and the welcome basket was a nice touch. No hesitation to recommend this friends.

Reviewed by Peter 26th June 2021

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Reviewed by Marion 19th June 2021

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We received a really warm welcome from Ruth and Michael, the owners, and their two dogs who were frequent visitors. There was a welcome basket waiting for us including eggs and milk which was much appreciated. The cottage was in a perfect tranquil setting of meadow land and woods which we were able to walk through.and enjoy. We've stayed in many coRead morettages but this was certainly at the top of our list as far as cleanliness, equipment and situation was concerned. We will be back. Hide

Reviewed by M 12th June 2021

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Reviewed by Chris 15th May 2021

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Our second stay here, it is Very comfortable accommodation in a very peaceful location. Lovely walks from the property, great for our dog, including the owners bluebell wood. Close proximity to Cowes which has lots of different restaurants , pubs and luckily for us had re-opened their doors.

Reviewed by Ann 17th April 2021

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The cottage is delightful ! The furnishings are modern, and beautifully coordinated, just perfect for me ! In a lovely peaceful spot, with wonderful views. It was rather windy and it was a case of will it or wont the gate blow shut before we managed to get the car through it, perhaps a simple system to stop it would help ! Charming hosts who couldnRead moret do enough for us, not to mention friendly Mabel the dog ! Hide

Reviewed by Tracy 26th October 2020

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Reviewed by Sally 29th September 2020

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Fabulous cottage - real home from home. Michael & Ruth made you very welcome but do not interfere & lovely welcome basket. And the lovely Mabel to welcome you too

Reviewed by Julie 26th September 2020

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Such a peaceful pretty part of the Island. Extremely comfortable cottage with everything you could wish for provided. The owners are very pleasant and accommodating. Fantastic for dog walking too.

Reviewed by Robert 19th September 2020

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This cottage is in a great location to explore the island while being close to which ever ferry crossing you select.

Reviewed by Hannah 12th September 2020

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Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting. Great location, close to shops and pubs with both Cowes and Newport a short drive away.

Reviewed by Fiona 5th September 2020

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The cottage was one the nicest we have stayed in. Fully of lovely, thoughtful, homely touches - like the extensive CD and DVD collections; lots of towels (and there were face flannels!); a well equipped kitchen; and a summer duvet (so we didn't get too hot). Plus there was an amazing welcome basket and a vase of dahlias in the bedroom. We (and our Read morefoster dog) absolutely loved it and the surrounding gardens. We hope to have a return visit. Hide

Reviewed by Zoe 29th August 2020

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Beautiful cottage, really homely and fantastic layout. The hosts were amazing, and their Tipsy Wight Vodka was to die for!! Lovely welcome pack, farm eggs and farm honey included, certainly some happy hens and bees based on the quality! Great location, easy cycle ride into Cowes or Newport. Peaceful and a real home from home, would return there in Read morea heartbeat. Hide

Reviewed by Gary 22nd August 2020

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A well furnished, clean and comfortable cottage for a couple with modern conveniences. Close to Cowes bars and restaurants. Good base to visit the rest of the island. Hosts were very friendly and welcoming

Reviewed by Gordon 15th August 2020

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Reviewed by Miles 1st August 2020

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The cottage is ideally located and beautifully presented, it exudes tasteful luxury. The hosts were friendly, helpful and interesting. The setting is tranquil and secluded, yet only 10 minutes by car to nearby towns of Newport and Cowes. Michael and Ruth could not have done any more to make our holiday comfortable and relaxing. The welcome basket oRead moref Isle of Wight goodies was appreciated, as were the gifts of home-grown fruit and veggies. Hide

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