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Beautifully open lounge/dining room with beamed ceiling
Lovely and bright double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
A well equipped kitchen to rustle up some home cooked meals
Curl up on the sofa in this home from home
The tranquil twin room
Ground floor bathroom with a separate shower
Relax in peace in the en-suite bathroom
Try al fresco dining out in the courtyard garden
Lovely countryside surroundings
Walking and cycling routes are available from the doorstep
1 / 10  Beautifully open lounge/dining room with beamed ceiling
2 / 10  Lovely and bright double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
3 / 10  A well equipped kitchen to rustle up some home cooked meals
4 / 10  Curl up on the sofa in this home from home
5 / 10  The tranquil twin room
6 / 10  Ground floor bathroom with a separate shower
7 / 10  Relax in peace in the en-suite bathroom
8 / 10  Try al fresco dining out in the courtyard garden
9 / 10  Lovely countryside surroundings
10 / 10  Walking and cycling routes are available from the doorstep

Parlour Cottage - Merstone

Merstone, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • 17th century barn conversion with stunning rural views and open grassland near the lakes for BBQs
  • Wonderful walks and cycle paths direct from the doorstep in most directions
  • Within an easy drive of the sandy beaches at Sandown and Shanklin
Property code: IC094

Surrounded by stunning Isle of Wight countryside, this charming barn conversion is a walker’s and cyclist’s paradise.

This 17th century cottage is built of Island chalk and brick, and enjoys mesmerising views across nearby lakes and open countryside to Ventnor Downs. It is situated on a farm in rolling South Wight countryside. It is a marvellous walking area with footpaths that can be followed directly from the cottage in most directions. There are scenic walks along the course of the river Yar to the picturesque village of Godshill, and to the nearby village of Arreton which has a public house, farm shop and cafe for meals. More extensive walks lead to the downs and visitors can join the renowned Stenbury and Worsley Trails. There is also direct access across one of the farm fields to an extensive cycle route which provides a flat and easy route to interlink Sandown, Godshill, Newport and Cowes. The sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are within a 15-minute drive, as is the market town of Newport with its medieval castle of Carisbrooke.

Visitors are free to stroll across the fields of the farm and around the lovely lakes in the grounds. Please note that the garden of the Manor House is private. There is an open grassland area near the lakes with panoramic views where barbecues and picnics can be enjoyed. There is also a nature trail on the farm so that visitors can enjoy the wealth of wild life; this includes herons, ducks and geese on the lakes; swallows and kestrels often nest in the barns; pheasants, foxes and badgers, plus rabbits which abound. A small herd of cows is kept on the farm and there is an area for children with a small rare-breed bagot goat that will eat from the hand and rescued hens which are now free-range. Arrangements can be made for the storage of bikes.

Parlour Cottage has been converted with great care from an ancient barn, and attention has been paid to retaining its character. It has been furnished and equipped to a high standard in a traditional style. The front door opens into a light and spacious sitting room with a dining area. This room is particularly attractive with a high vaulted beamed ceiling, several windows, and French doors opening into the rear garden. It is furnished with comfortable sofas, and a television with DVD player.

An attractive staircase ascends to a galleried landing which leads to a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with W.C. There are stunning views from the bedroom across the fields to the downs. On the ground floor there is a twin bedroom and a separate bathroom with a bath, built in shower and W.C. The fitted kitchen is well-equipped with an electric cooker, ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and large fridge freezer. The cottage is centrally heated. Heating and electricity is at no extra cost. WIFI internet is included and a wooden cot and high chair are available on request.

Parlour Cottage has a south facing courtyard-style garden with garden furniture. Cars can be parked beside the cottage and there is easy access into a larger fenced area of shared garden, where children have space to play games. Access to the farm is along a gravel lane. A public house and post office are within five minutes drive, and a regular bus service is within a 15-minute walk.

  • 2 bedrooms sleeping 4 - 1 twin, 1 double
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 with bath, shower and WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with WC
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer
  • Central heating and electric included
  • TV/DVD in the lounge
  • Local amenities with easy driving distance
  • Courtyard garden with furniture
  • Access to enclosed lawn with toy tractors
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Bike storage available by request
  • Other barn conversions are available on the farm to accommodate larger groups 
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Amy Hendriksen

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Peter 4th June 2022

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Very comfortable a VERY high standard of furnishings and equipment provided. Excellent quality of kitchen equipment provision... I definitely would stay again if planning to re-visit the Isla of Wight

Reviewed by Janet 28th May 2022

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Had an excellent week. Good location to tour the Isle of Wight. Friendly owners

Reviewed by Judith 21st May 2022

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Reviewed by Sheila 30th April 2022

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Reviewed by Graham 18th September 2021

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We enjoyed a lovely time at Parlour Cottage Merstone. Everything was very clean , well equipped and presented. We felt very safe. There is a lovely area to sit out and enjoy the red squirrels and the goat. Theres a lovely shared green field with picnic tables for our use. We will certainly return at a future date.

Reviewed by Susan 4th September 2021

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Very welcoming hosts. There but not obtrusive. Lovely location. Well equipped cottage.

Reviewed by Jane 21st August 2021

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Lovely cottage in convenient location for most attractions. Very quiet with an abundance of wildlife at your door. There are Red squirrels running about in the garden! Our two noisy boys loved playing football in the grassy field and adored the owners two dogs. There are hiking and cycling trails very close by.

Reviewed by Hayley 24th July 2021

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Lovely cottage in a rural area. We all loved it.

Reviewed by Peter 10th July 2021

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I think it should be mentioned that a car is essential if staying at this location.

Reviewed by Stephen 3rd July 2021

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Excellent. All we hoped for and a little bit more.

Reviewed by Jane 26th June 2021

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Cottage comfortable and clean. Kitchen well equipped and having 2 bathrooms was a bonus. Courtyard garden was pleasant if a little uneven underfoot. Good position with regard to exploring the island as everywhere is only a short car ride away. Hosts helpful and pleasant. Good week was had by all.

Reviewed by Alan 19th June 2021

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Most enjoyable week. Enjoyed the visits from Trixie

Reviewed by Linda 12th June 2021

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We really enjoyed our stay at Parlour Cottage. Comfortable, clean and in the perfect location for visiting all the attractions. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Hoping to return in the near future.

Reviewed by Russell 5th June 2021

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Reviewed by Kate 29th May 2021

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Reviewed by Christine 26th September 2020

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From the moment we arrived until we left we couldn't fault anything. Hosts were very friendly and helpful. Cottage was very comfortable and ideally located being central to the island, nowhere was too far away. Lovely countryside walks round the property and a couple of good pubs in Arreton. Red squirrels regularly seen around the farm.

Reviewed by Simon 29th August 2020

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Reviewed by Janina 8th August 2020

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We loved our time at Parlour Cottage. We enjoyed watching the cows & the goat and also enjoyed going on round walks from the farm. The cottage was well equipped & very comfortable. Friendly owners A good location to get to all sides of the island relatively easily.

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Location

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