View towards this pretty former milking parlour
Lounge / dining area
Sit back and relax
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
Courtyard area
Try al fresco dining
Sit back and take in the fresh air
1 / 10  View towards this pretty former milking parlour
2 / 10  Lounge / dining area
3 / 10  Kitchen
4 / 10  Sit back and relax
5 / 10  Double bedroom
6 / 10  Single bedroom
7 / 10  Bathroom
8 / 10  Courtyard area
9 / 10  Try al fresco dining
10 / 10  Sit back and take in the fresh air

Milk Parlour Cottage

Godshill, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • This lovely cottage is ideally situated for exploring the centre of the Isle of Wight
  • A perfect holiday base for a tranquil, relaxing holiday
  • Just a short drive from wonderful sandy beaches
  • Perfect for visiting Godshill, Ventnor, Shanklin and Sandown
  • Ideal for nature-lovers, horse riders, keen walkers and cyclists
  • Enjoy idyllic surroundings and picturesque views
Property code: IC085

Dating from the 18th century this former milking parlour is now a lovely cottage nestling in pretty surroundings in the heart of the Isle of Wight, making it an ideal base for exploring the island.

This cottage is situated in a quiet country lane on the outskirts of Godshill; it was originally the milking parlour of Lower Yard Farm. The surrounding fields are home to horses that belong to a nearby riding school. Here, you are in blissful countryside and there are attractive walks directly from the cottage. The centre of the picturesque village of Godshill, with its pretty thatched cottages, restaurants and tea shops is only three quarters of a mile away. The market town of Newport, with its collection of shops and medieval castle is within a five-minute drive. The sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are all within a 15-minute drive.

Milk Parlour Cottage is built of Island stone and is thought to date back to the 1700s. It adjoins The Hayloft, and has in recent years been completely renovated. It has been furnished and equipped in a traditional style to a high standard with fitted carpets, central heating and a plentiful supply of hot water. It provides comfortable accommodation which is all on one level for three people in two bedrooms. There is a welcoming sitting room, furnished with comfortable sofas, a flat screen television; a well-equipped kitchen with fitted units, an electric oven and hob, microwave and refrigerator with ice box; a modern bathroom with bath, overhead shower, basin and W.C.; two cosy bedrooms - one double room and one single room. A travel cot and high chair can be provided. There is a washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer in a nearby utility room, use of which is shared with visitors of the adjoining cottage the Hayloft. Heating, electricity and WiFi are provided at no extra charge.

There is a walled garden with a lawn and shrubs at the rear of the cottage, and also an attractive fenced garden at the front with a lawn, shrubs and bird table. Red squirrels and a variety of birds are frequent visitors. Garden furniture is provided so that meals can be enjoyed outside. There is parking for two cars beside the cottage. A regular bus service to Shanklin and Newport is within a five-minutes walk and from here, most parts of the Island can be reached. There is a public house within half a mile, and general stores within three quarters of a mile. Nearby places to visit include Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Amazon Adventure Park and Osborne House - the island home of Queen Victoria.

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

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 single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice compartment
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer in shared utility room
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Garden with furniture
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating and electricity included
  • Bed linen included
  • 2 small/medium dogs welcome
  • Godshill is 3/4 mile away. Newport 6 miles
  • Public house within .5 mile. General stores ¾ mile

This property is personally managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by John 15th June 2019

Milk Parlour cottage is extremely well presented and all equipment and furnishings are to a high standard. The location is peaceful and there is absolutely nothing to complain about.

Reviewed by Roger 1st June 2019

A very comfortable well-equipped cottage in a convenient location for all attractions. We liked the secure front garden and back porch, ideal for sitting out and excellent for our dog. The quiet location well off the main road added to the peace and quiet. It was nice to have all the rooms on one level. The bedrooms are on the small side.

Reviewed by Nicola 18th May 2019

This cottage one has been one of the nicest self catering places we have ever stayed in. Its in a beautiful peaceful location with only the birds to break the silence. The owner was very welcoming and has turned the accommodation into a real home from home with good quality fixtures and fittings and a very comfy bed! It was also very dog friendly! Read moreIts a perfect location for a relaxing break and exploring the island but a 30mins walk to Godshill and 20 mins to the nearest pub Hide

Reviewed by Dawn 4th May 2019

Lovely cottage situated in an ideal location for exploring the Isle of Wight. Owner of property very helpful and at hand. We had a small problem with the TV which was resolved very quickly. Our dog felt at home and enjoyed laying in the enclosed garden.

Reviewed by Sylvia 27th April 2019

Go out and enjoy a walking or beach holiday and then come back to a relaxing quiet evening and watching the red squirrels ! Perfect.

Reviewed by Emma 6th April 2019

A great central place on the Island to explore. Cottage was very comfortable and had all we needed.

Reviewed by David 3rd November 2018

Beautiful, clean and comfy cottage, ideal location, wonderful scenery, friendly and helpful owners, thank you.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 6th October 2018

Location was great. Easy to get to places and the cottage was perfect. Had everything you could want in a holiday cottage. Would definitely book again.

Reviewed by Colin 22nd September 2018

Milk Parlour Cottage is a lovely well equipped cottage with a secure garden that was excellent to take our dog out in to do what they have to do! The cottage is very well located for exploring the island but in a lovely quiet and peaceful setting

Reviewed by Peggy 15th September 2018

The cottage was lovely and watching the birds around the feeder in the front garden was enjoyable. We would definitely stay there again.

Reviewed by Sylvia Bloxham May 2018

Fabulous cottage fabulous setting and the lovely weather. Red squirrels playing in the garden. It all made my holiday FABULOUS !

Reviewed by Anne Ayres November 2017

This is a really cosy cottage and I and my 100 year old mum loved it. What a lovely welcome a bottle of wine; much appreciated. Left some fresh flowers as a thank you to Mrs Nicholls. I would love to return and god willing will next year. Thank you

Reviewed by Nicolle Powell August 2017

Lovely cottage, clean and well looked after. Good area close to beaches and towns.

Reviewed by Steven Johnson July 2017

Great cottage and location, very clean and comfortable, great for dogs, good selection of tourist information available. Lots of red squirrels around, good local pubs in Godshill, Taverners had especially nice food and very dog friendly. Couldn't fault it at all. Owners should be very proud of it !

Reviewed by Lesley Thomas May 2017

Love this cottage. Comfortable, clean, ideally situated. Would highly recommend. Have stayed three times so far.

Reviewed by Claire Shaw-Kew November 2015

The cottage was a delight, beautifully clean and well appointed. Excellent position in the island to seek out all the tourist sites have to offer. I used the riding stables adjacent to the property and had a fantastic hack through gorgeous countryside. Recommend.

Reviewed by Gary Mead August 2015

Lovely spot nice hosts very comfortable

Reviewed by Jane Bland August 2015

Beautiful cottage in a very peaceful location.

Reviewed by Adrian Dobbs July 2015

A lovely place to stay. Beautiful well equipped cottage in such a perfect and idyllic location. We would love to go back.

Reviewed by Brooke Reeve April 2015

Ideally located and immaculately presented, will defiantly be back. Fantastic choice. It has everything you need and more, will be recommending!

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