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One Mead Cottage

Alverstone, Isle of Wight
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
VE 4 star Gold
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Cottage
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Picturesque traditional cottage situated on a 12-acre farm, on the Isle of Wight
  • Wood burner for cosy evenings in together, after a long day of touring
  • Close to the seaside towns of Shanklin and Sandown for lovely beaches
  • Surrounded by wonderful walking and cycling routes to the coast and downs
  • Contemporary-style interiors and restful bedrooms sleeping four guests
  • Well-situated for exploration of al the island’s top attractions
Property code: IC091

This tastefully presented Isle of Wight-based holiday cottage promises a peaceful rural getaway for couples or families.

Mead Cottage is idyllically situated on a 12 acre farm, on the edge of the small rural hamlet of Alverstone in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This is a wonderful position for outdoor pursuits, walking, cycling, fishing and golf. In the village there are water meadows and fishing ponds, with hides for bird and red squirrel watching. There are a plethora of footpaths leading up on to the downs and towards the coast. The River Yar, which runs through the centre of Alverstone, commences on the south coast of the Island at Niton and enters the sea at Bembridge in the east. Walking the course of the river has become increasingly popular. Sandown is less than three miles away with sandy beaches and lively entertainment, plus Sandown Golf Course is within easy reach. The long stretch of sand at Yaverland beach is also only a ten-minute drive away. The village of Newchurch is within a 25-minute walk along footpaths and here, there is a great public house for meals. One of the well known Island cycle routes also runs through Alverstone, so there is easy access to a cycling network which interlinks various parts of the Island.

The cottage is one of a pair of cottages which have recently been converted from a barn. The farm is home to horses, cows and a number of free range chickens. It has a large pond that attracts ducks, moorhens and the occasional heron. The cottage has been renovated to the highest standards, furnished and equipped with great care to provide comfortable accommodation for four people in two bedrooms. The cottage has under floor heating beneath an attractive tiled floor with panel heaters upstairs, and the hot water is solar heated. There is a well-equipped fitted kitchen with an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator with freezer section. A washing machine and tumble dryer are also provided in the cottage and there is access to a freezer in an outbuilding beside the cottages. There is a spacious, open-plan sitting room which extends across the width of the cottage and is a bright room with patio doors opening into a pretty courtyard garden. There is a pleasant dining area beside the window, and a wood burning stove provides a central focus for the room in colder weather. It is furnished with a sumptuous three seater sofa and arm chair, plus television with a DVD player and Freeview. A wet room is also on the ground floor with a shower, basin and WC.

Upstairs there are two attractive bedrooms; one spacious double room with views across fields, and a compact twin bedroom. There is a bathroom with a bath, basin and WC. A single futon bed can be provided in the double bedroom to sleep an additional child, and a travel cot and high chair is available. Heating and electricity are included without extra charge. Free WiFi broadband Internet is available.

The cottage has a private courtyard-style garden which is fenced and gated, from which there is a stunning view over paddocks to the pretty pond. Garden furniture and a barbecue are provided so that meals can be enjoyed outside. Parking is at the rear of the cottage and there is space to store bicycles. A rural bus service is available within a few minutes walk. The Alverstone Marshes (Triple SSI - Site of Scientific Interest) with abundant wildlife adjoins the farm and it is possible to see a rich variety of wildlife. Nearby places to visit include Sandown Zoo, The Donkey Sanctuary, Seaview Wildlife Encounter, Carisbrooke Castle and Havenstreet Steam Railway.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • Sleeps 4+1
  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 ground floor wet room with shower with WC, 1 bathroom with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge with ice compartment
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer and access to a freezer in an outbuilding
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Underfloor heating on the ground floor
  • TV/DVD in the lounge
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Local amenities with easy driving distance
  • Bed linen included
  • Storage for bicycles
  • Wood burner
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome 2 by arrangement - please be aware that there are free range chickens on the farm so dogs must remain controlled at all times

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Antony Michna November 2017

A VERY pleasant stay in this beautiful barn conversion. I wanted to buy it!

Reviewed by Peter Arter October 2017

The best cottage we have stayed at, and loved the Isle of Wight

Reviewed by Darrell Miles October 2017

The barn conversion has been carried out to the highest standard and is appointed and maintained also to a very high standard. The owners live in the grounds of the farm. They are always around should you need them and are very friendly. I would definitely recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by Catherine Newman September 2017

The cottage was in a quiet, scenic location. All the utensils we wanted and decent sized mugs. First time we took our own frying pan but it wasn't needed. The wet room with a powerful shower was great.

Reviewed by Jessica Van Coevorden September 2017

Beautiful and very well maintained cottage, friendly owners, lots to do on the island. Would love to come back another year!

Reviewed by Sarah Absolom April 2017

Loved every minute of our stay can't wait to go back next year the family were so kind and would do anything if you asked them, beautiful scenery, easy to get to places and so quiet :) would recommend the cottage to anyone who wants a quiet and relaxing break

Reviewed by Peter Bray December 2016

The cottage was very well-appointed and lacked for nothing. It felt clean and welcoming and we immediately felt at home. The welcome gifts were a lovely touch and the hosts were extremely friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Anthony Neville August 2016

from the moment that we arrived the cottage owners made us very welcome & the cottage was every bit as good or better than the images on the website this made for a very enjoyable holiday cannot praise highly enough & would recommend to anyone - thank you

Reviewed by Richard Lampert June 2016

A lovely comfortable cottage. We were made most welcome by the owners and the Fred eggs, cake and milk welcome package was great

Reviewed by Simon Gillett March 2016

Lovely cottage and setting. Very user-friendly and clean. Excellent information on cottage/ equipment provided by owners. Lovely cake, eggs and milk waiting for us on our arrival.

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Location

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