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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
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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
Complex of properties
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.

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • There is a supplementary charge of £35 per week for the additional bed which must be requested at the time of booking  

Amy Hendriksen

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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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 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.

Reviewed by Melissa 7th March 2020

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Beautiful cottage, with such friendly hosts in a quiet location. I have never been to a better appointed holiday cottage, (they even provided Tupperware for your leftovers and plenty of logs for the log burner). Fresh flowers, eggs from the chickens, milk and a home made lemon drizzle cake with a lovely note were there to welcome us. With plenty ofRead more rural local walks, a nature reserve and a short drive to stunning beaches, it is the perfect home from home. Hide

Reviewed by Mayrem 15th February 2020

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A beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings. Well equipped, spotlessly clean and very comfortable.

Reviewed by Ben 23rd January 2020

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This was our first family holiday with our 10month old daughter and four year old miniature labradoodle and it was simply amazing. The cottage is so well equipped and cosy. We loved everything about it especially it's close proximity to so many walks and the nature reserve. Odette was lovely and very knowledgeable we even took our dogs for a walk tRead moreogether in the farm fields. I can thoroughly recommend one mead cottage and it's safe to say we will definitely be back. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 12th October 2019

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It's a lovely comfortable cottage,warm and cosy clean and well equipped. Also it's in a very nice Spot, quote and peaceful, but not too far from shops and beaches. The owners were really friendly and helpful

Reviewed by Ruth 28th September 2019

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This is a very comfy cottage in a beautiful location. Very dog friendly and plenty of walkies locally & all over the island. It's inland so far from the madding crowds. The owners are helpful and will offer suggestions on where to go if you ask. The welcome pack included eggs from their chickens and delicious lemon drizzle cake. Cheese from Queen BRead moreower Dairy (just up the road) is well worth trying. Hide

Reviewed by Joan L M 21st September 2019

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From arrival, our Hosts and the Cottage set an extremely high standard. The welcome from the owners who set about accommodating an initial dilemma without any fuss, the home made Lemon Drizzle cake, fresh eggs and scent of Sweet peas on the table, the warmth from the underfloor heating and the sparkling clean kitchen and bathrooms were a joy ! FindRead moreing Alverstone can be a little difficult the first time, as can the access to Lower Borthwood Farm - no problem after that . Hide

Reviewed by Anne 7th September 2019

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Lovely spot and absolutely ideal if you have a dog or enjoy walking. A most enjoyable stay.

Reviewed by Matthew 24th August 2019

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Reviewed by Sharon 6th July 2019

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A beautiful cottage with everything you could possible need for an enjoyable stay. Located in a peaceful spot on the island, yet with easy access to everywhere. Perfect for cycling, wildlife and walking. Wake each morning to the natural sound of the cockerel and enjoy fresh eggs from the hens. Our hosts were warm, friendly and very welcoming. We haRead mored the best family holiday for many years. Hide

Reviewed by Christine 22nd June 2019

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Loved our holiday in this cottage, our first visit but will definitely be going back.Well equipped with all you need & the beds were the comfiest Ive ever slept on , on any holiday Ive weve had .

Reviewed by Pat 15th June 2019

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Home from home. Beautiful location, extremely comfortable, very well equipped, lovely welcome package. So nice having free range chickens wandering about and lovely watching the horses. Very well positioned for keen walkers.

Reviewed by Christine 1st June 2019

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Beautiful property well equipped lovely friendly people.

Reviewed by Julie 11th May 2019

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Great location with lots of wildlife and access to footpaths. Ideal for the dog. Accommodation was very well equipped with everything you could need. The owners were on site as it is a working farm and they were extremely helpful and made us very welcome. Will be coming back!

Reviewed by PETER 20th April 2019

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This is a delightful farm cottage in a very pretty spot It is tastefully furnished and very comfortable for 4 with a bbq and log fire Easy access to all areas of the island Fantastic for dog walking, nature lovers or cycling Small children would love the farm and plentiful activities the Isle has to offer Good local pub within short walk Great guidRead moree to pubs and local activities Supermarket in 15 minute drive Hosts very friendly and knowledgable We would definitely stay here again Hide

Reviewed by Helen 10th April 2019

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Lovely, well equipped cottage in a beautiful location

Reviewed by Jonathan 23rd March 2019

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Wonderful cottage, great location for exploring the Isle of Wight, great area for farm, seafood and butchers shops and the Garlic Farm! Owners always around to offer advice on the area, dog friendly beaches within a few minutes drive and lovely walks straight from the cottage.

Reviewed by Vicki 20th October 2018

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