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
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • This light and attractive cottage is ideally situated in the north of the island
  • An ideal holiday base for birdwatchers, cyclists, walkers and nature-lovers
  • Visit Osborne House, Cowes, Carisbrooke and Gurnard
  • Enjoy exploring fantastic countryside and stunning coastlines
  • With access to a private meadow, lovely lake and wonderful woodland
  • This is a fantastic holiday home in a peaceful and beautiful location
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

This property is personally managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jill 31st August 2019

A charming property in a secluded spot with full access to several acres of private meadow and woodland. Very well appointed within. An ideal location for exploring all parts of the island. Very hospitable and engaging owners who went above and beyond to help make our stay even more special.

Reviewed by Marian 6th July 2019

Well equipped cottage, access to grounds and close to path for walking. very peaceful location. Owners are on site, left you to it but were always available if you needed anything. Good location for getting around the island.

Reviewed by Sarah 29th June 2019

Gorgeous cottage in a beautiful and peaceful location, well maintained by welcoming hosts

Reviewed by Ivan 22nd June 2019

Medham Farm Cottage is wonderful. Very warm welcome and very friendly owners. The decoration and the spirit of the cottage is most excelent. Realy a 'dream' cottage !!! Luc & Ivan Belgium

Reviewed by J R 27th April 2019

The cottage had everything we needed and quickly became home from home. Beautiful surroundings, great location and our hosts were very welcoming, helpful and friendly. We've already booked our week for next spring!

Reviewed by Kay 6th April 2019

Great cottage in a peaceful location. The cottage is really well equipped and comfortable. stayed for a week in April and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great place to relax and unwind. Owners attentive but not instructive. If we go back to IOW this is where were going. Highly recommend this little gem

Reviewed by Michael 30th March 2019

Beautiful location,cottage was to ideal with plenty of walking opportunities on land owned by the farm and beyond.

Reviewed by John Hawkes February 2018

Lovely holiday very comfortable accommodation

Reviewed by Georgina Pegg December 2017

This was a last minute get away, literally google searched dog friendly cottages on the IOW on the Saturday, we were there in the Sunday. Fabulous cottage and location for a pet friendly break. We will be returning next year without hesitation, I would highly recommend this cottage and company.

Reviewed by Wickens December 2016

One of the best we've stayed in. Apart from comfort and all you need, it is HOMELY, not just a holiday let. Much appreciated basket of delicatessen goodies and eggs and milk. Hosts friendly and helpful. Setting is idyllic, yet close to Cowes and Newport. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Reviewed by Hayden Stallard September 2016

We would like to thank Ruth and Michael for a really nice stay. The property was very clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. We found the location to be ideal and it looked over some beautiful scenery. We would highly recommend staying here for couples

Reviewed by Roy Riggott August 2016

Very welcoming and relaxing accommodation. Our second stay at the cottage. Provisionally booked 2 stays next year. Well positioned for touring the island. Pleasant local walks and well varied wildlife. Happy to recommend.

Reviewed by Alan J Twinam October 2015

Excellent location, peaceful location, pure joy and a relaxing break. many thanks to Michael & Ruth

Reviewed by Ruth Adby September 2015

Fantastic return visit to first class property.

Reviewed by Paul Evans August 2015

Medham Farm Cottage is stunning. We spent a wonderful week on the Island. The cottage had absolutely everything we needed and was very comfortable. The owners made us feel very welcome and provided a delicious welcome pack,including eggs from their chickens, which we enjoyed for breakfast.

Reviewed by David W Miller August 2015

Very welcoming, amazing basket of goodies on arrival, lots attention to detail. Extremely comfortable and views from cottage are lovely. Good location to get anywhere by car and some nice walks too. We walked to Osbourne House one of our days. Love the fresh eggs. Fabulous holiday!

Reviewed by John Thorpe July 2015

A lovely dog friendly cottage in a beautiful, peaceful location.

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