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View towards the cottage
Double bedroom with a beamed ceiling
Sit back and enjoy the wood burner
Kitchen
Enjoy a bubble bath
Dining area
Twin room
Garden area
Yaverland beach
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2 / 9  Double bedroom with a beamed ceiling
3 / 9  Sit back and enjoy the wood burner
4 / 9  Kitchen
5 / 9  Enjoy a bubble bath
6 / 9  Dining area
7 / 9  Twin room
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9 / 9  Yaverland beach

One Mead Cottage - Alverstone

Alverstone, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
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
  • Close to the seaside towns of Shanklin and Sandown for lovely beaches
  • Surrounded by wonderful walking and cycling routes to the coast and downs
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. 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 a Smart TV.  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 at an additional cost, 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. 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, Carisbrooke Castle and Havenstreet Steam Railway.

  • 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
  • Underfloor heating on the ground floor
  • Smart TV 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
  • 2 dogs welcome - please be aware that there are free range chickens on the farm so dogs must remain controlled at all times
  • Dogs are not permitted in the bedrooms and are not to be left in the cottage alone
  • There is a supplementary charge of £35 per week for the additional bed which must be requested at the time of booking
  • Larger groups may wish to book alongside Two Mead Cottage - Alverstone  
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Amy Hendriksen

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 35 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mark 30th April 2022

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Friendly and very welcoming owners going that extra mile with eggs, milk and scrumptious Lemmon drizzle cake on arrival. Great area for walking the dog, there are several paths and a bridle way very close by, the red squirrels and pedlars cafe are amazing!

Reviewed by Gurdev 23rd April 2022

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Well equipped, high standard. Good location. Perfect lemon cake and very welcoming.

Reviewed by Claire 9th April 2022

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Reviewed by John 4th December 2021

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The cottage was delightful, catered for all our needs, warm, comfortable, nice surroundings and charming owners. We had with us our small dog Kimchi and he was well impressed with the underfloor heating, would definitely. Most importantly the WiFi was excellent. Would definitely use again.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 12th November 2021

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A very comfortable well equipped cottage in a great location. Plenty of good walks close by. Ideal for dog walking. Lower Borthwood Farm situated next to the nature reserve where one could see the red squirrels. Owners very welcoming and there were eggs, milk and lemon cake on our arrival which was much appreciated.

Reviewed by Paul 30th October 2021

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Lovely cottage, surroundings, numerous walks, birdlife, squirrels, friendly and helpful owners. It has all been said before and more. Only reservation - I feel the shower/WC combo room may not suit everyone.

Reviewed by Beverly 2nd October 2021

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A great location in a quiet spot for walking and relaxing. Really well equipped kitchen also good water pressure in the shower! I would say for comfort this is really only for a couple and children not four adults. As there was only two of us it was perfect.

Reviewed by Brian 25th September 2021

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2nd time we have stopped at the cottage still very good. The owners are on site and extremely friendly .

Reviewed by David 18th September 2021

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Reviewed by Gavin 11th September 2021

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A lovely little cottage. Great location and well equipped. Am hoping to stay here again for our next trip to the Island.

Reviewed by Robert 4th September 2021

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Reviewed by Hau Linh 28th August 2021

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Reviewed by Sophie 21st August 2021

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A wonderful stay at one and two mead cottages, we were two families with 5 children under 8 sharing both cottages and it worked perfectly! Odette and her family were the perfect hosts and the children loved being able to help with the horses and chickens. It was a central but rural location with lots of family friendly activities within 20 minutes Read moredrive. The cottage was very well equipped, spotlessly clean and comfortable with a great outside courtyard for bbqs and a glass of wine! Hide

Reviewed by Carl 14th August 2021

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Reviewed by Belinda 24th July 2021

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We loved the cottage. It was in a great location with walks nearby in beautiful countryside. We loved seeing the chickens and horses. The owner was very helpful and approachable. The cottage was really well equipped, very clean and comfortable. We would definitely love to return.

Reviewed by John 10th July 2021

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Our second visit to One Mead Cottage. Clean, well-equipped, accommodation, in a picturesque location. Very friendly hosts. Lots of local walking options and well-positioned for driving access to the rest of the island.

Reviewed by Lynda 3rd July 2021

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Cottage was good, clean and well positioned for us to travel around the island.

Reviewed by Nathan 20th June 2021

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Really fantastic accommodation. Its finished to a high standard, and thought and care has gone into the layout / equipment. The location is lovely and there are many footpaths and bridleways close to hand. It's well located to easily get to locations on the East / South coast. The owners were very friendly and were accessible if needed. Looking forRead moreward to coming back. Hide

Reviewed by Donald 12th June 2021

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Reviewed by Jonathan 8th May 2021

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Perfect position for walking straight from the doorstep, ideally placed for getting to the coast. Very quiet location, plus lots of red squirrels .

Reviewed by Michael 24th April 2021

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Fantastic location, cozy accomodation.

Reviewed by Geoffrey 17th April 2021

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Another great week at One Mead Cottage with homemade cake, eggs and milk on arrival. The cottage is equiped with everything you need for a perfect self catered holiday. The cottages location is perfect on a small farm with great walks and the chance of seeing there'd squirrels. The owners are very friendly and helpful with local knowledge if you seRead moreek it. We love this cottage and will hopefully be back in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Oliver 24th October 2020

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Reviewed by Anna 17th October 2020

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Reviewed by Katie 12th October 2020

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Reviewed by Timothy 3rd October 2020

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Reviewed by Brian 19th September 2020

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Very clean best equipment of any cottage we have stopped in, many dog walks nearby. Lovely welcome pack, lemon drizzle cake,6 eggs and milk.

Reviewed by John 16th September 2020

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on the farm, as did our two dogs! The cottage was clean, comfortable and well-equipped and the owners very friendly and helpful. The location is very peaceful and ideal for exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside and nearby nature reserve. We had a three night break but would love to visit again for a longer sRead moretay next time! Hide

Reviewed by Therese 12th September 2020

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Lovely location. We had a lovely welcome form the owners who lived close by. Eggs from their chicken, a delicious cake and milk were left to welcome us. We had no issues during our stay but if we did I am confident they would have been resolved quickly.

Reviewed by Geoffrey 5th September 2020

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This cottage is in a perfect setting away from the busier parts of the island. The cottage is situated on a farm with chickens and horses and the owners are very friendly and helpful and had left fresh eggs, milk and lemon drizzle cake to welcome us. The cottage is equiped with anything you would need. We had a great time and have rebooked for nextRead more year. Hide

Reviewed by Donald 29th August 2020

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Reviewed by Adam 22nd August 2020

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Very nice cottage. Great location. Friendly owners.

Reviewed by Nadine 15th August 2020

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Reviewed by Fiona 1st August 2020

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Staying at Mead Cottage is wonderful, a great rural location with stunning views across the farmyard, watching the chickens and horses in the paddock. The owners are really friendly and make sure everything is well and the added bonus of fresh eggs, milk and a cake on arrival is a great. There are many great walks from the property and out favouritRead moree was to the nature reserve which joins the farm, so peaceful and relaxing and a great place to spot wildlife including red squirrels. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 11th July 2020

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Great location central to everywhere on the island. Owners were very pleasant and helpful.

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