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Rosemary Cottage - Godshill

Godshill, Isle of Wight
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
VE 4 star
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

  • Rural cottage in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Close to the heart of Godshill
  • Local tea shops and restaurants to visit
  • Sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are nearby
  • Explore walks and trails across the open downs
  • Spot the local wildlife: includes owls, woodpeckers, buzzards and red squirrels
Property code: IC106

This quaint cottage is one of three located on a farm, just above the picturesque village of Godshill. Perfectly located for keen walkers and those looking for a relaxing retreat.

Rosemary Cottage is situated on a farm in one of the loveliest parts of the Isle of Wight, lying at the foot of Appuldurcombe Down and above the picturesque village of Godshill in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A pleasant ten-minute stroll through the beech copse and across the fields leads to the centre of Godshill. This village is renowned for its church and pretty thatched cottages. It has a variety of teashops and restaurants, as well as pleasant public houses. There is also immediate access from the farm courtyard to footpaths and bridleways leading to Appuldurcombe, and along the Stenbury Trail to the coast at Ventnor. The sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are only a ten-minute drive away.

Above the arable fields of the farm lie sweeping open downlands, where sheep graze and over which guests are welcome to walk along the marked trails. From the top of these downs there are panoramic views across the Isle of Wight towards the Hampshire and Dorset coastline. Buzzards and skylarks are often seen from these downs. In nearby woodland Red Squirrels and badgers can be glimpsed, as well as a variety of wild flowers. In the spring, the bluebells carpet the woods in a blue haze. In the farm courtyard, owls and woodpeckers are frequent visitors.

Rosemary Cottage is one of three adjoining cottages that are south facing and overlook the attractive farm courtyard, with its ancient Grade II listed barns and traditional farmhouse, dating back to the 17th century. From the rear of the cottage there are mesmerising views stretching across the open fields to the church tower of Godshill, with St. Georges Downs beyond. The cottage has been carefully converted from an old barn and has been renovated to a high standard. It is attractively furnished in a traditional style and is centrally heated. (Heating and electricity are provided free of charge). There is a spacious sitting room for relaxing with a flat screen television/Freeview/DVD/VCR, plus a pleasant dining area.

There are two bedrooms; one double and one twin room; a bathroom with a bath, overhead shower, basin and W.C. and also a downstairs cloakroom with a second W.C. and hand basin. The cottage has a well-equipped fitted kitchen with an electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine. Guests have shared use with the other cottages of a laundry room with a tumble dryer. A travel cot and high chair can be provided. Heating and electricity is at no extra charge, and WiFi internet is available. There is a sunny, fenced patio at the front of the cottage overlooking the fountain. Garden furniture is also provided. Within a minutes walk of the cottage is an open lawned area suitable for ball games. Here, visitors can relax with their children or enjoy a barbecue. Beautiful carpets of bluebells can be a joy to see in nearby woodland in late April and early May. Car parking spaces are available close to the cottage. A regular bus service and shop are within a ten-minute walk.

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 £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with shower over the bath with WC, 1 WC
  • Electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Shared use of laundry room with tumble dryer
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • Off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Malcolm Croxford September 2017

Clean, quiet, comfortable, plenty of space for a family of four. Good location for getting to other places on the island. I would stay at this cottage again.

Reviewed by Julian Kinder September 2017

This is our second year of staying at Sainham Farm and we love the comfortable cottages and location (family with two young girls). The owners are so friendly and there is plenty to see and do locally. Thoroughly recommended.

Reviewed by Sarah Hassall August 2017

Love Sainham Farm, hope to be back next year. Absolute gorgeous place to stay. Very clean, tidy and the countryside around the farm is so fantastic.

Reviewed by Rosemary Jackson December 2016

The cottage is warm, cosy and welcoming with everything we needed for a very pleasant holiday. The views from the farm are lovely and there are lots of walks straight from the cottage which were great for the dog. Would definitely go again.

Reviewed by Linda Dalley July 2016

Beautiful place very relaxing Could do with more channels on the TVs .But was not a problem

Reviewed by Victoria Young October 2015

The cottage was welcoming. Situated in a lovely setting at the end of easy access lane. The views from the cottage were superb. The whole area was so peaceful and relaxing. Lovely for children, dogs and owners. We would happily return.

Reviewed by Julie Martin August 2015

A really enjoyable week, staying in very comfortable and spacious Rosemary Cottage. Very close to Godshill, and lovely views over farmland, a warm welcome from the owners. Thank you and would recommend.

Reviewed by Kathryn Smith July 2015

It was a lovely cottage with everything needed to have a great holiday.

Reviewed by Andy Scogings July 2015

Very pleasant place to stay - owners were lovely friendly people.

Reviewed by John Crisp July 2015

Good cottages, great location, nice people. Have been twice and would happily go back to same location if returning to Isle of Wight.

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Location

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