Perfect for exploring the picturesque south east side of the Isle of Wight, this 16th century thatched cottage sits in alluring Godshill - a village renowned for being the prettiest the island.
This charming 16th century thatched cottage stands in a quiet lane in Godshill - a village renowned for being the prettiest on the Isle of Wight. Bats Wing enjoys a wonderful central location in the village. Within a few minutes walk there is a restaurant, an excellent public house for meals, various tea shops, a chocolate shop, the model village and the beautiful church. Godshill is set amidst spectacular countryside and is a great walking and cycling area with footpaths and bridleways offering direct access to the nearby downs and following the course of the River Wye. The Stenbury Trail links Godshill with the coast at Ventnor and offers spectacular views. The village is within a ten-minute drive of the small coastal resorts of Shanklin and Ventnor and is within easy distance of the market town of Newport with its medieval castle at Carisbrooke.
The accommodation of Bats Wing comprises the entire upper floor of the property and is set above friendly tea rooms. An ancient door provides direct access from a pathway at the rear of the cottage to the upper level. Bats Wing has been sensitively furnished to provide welcoming accommodation. There is a double bedroom with a fitted wardrobe and television; a second bedroom with a single bed and a three foot trundle bed beneath, which can be used as a second single bed or locked into place to form a super-king double bed; a bathroom with bath, hand shower, W.C. and basin; a charming sitting room with a leather sofa and arm chairs, flat screen television with Freeview; a spacious separate dining room where meals can be enjoyed; a fitted kitchen equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, refrigerator with ice box, plus washer dryer. Access to a small mobile freezer can be provided on request. Central heating, electricity and WiFi internet is without extra charge. A travel cot and high chair can be made available.
There is shared use of the garden which stands just above the cottage and can be accessed by a separate entrance from the rear pathway. During the day this may be used by guests of the tearoom. It has garden furniture and views across the village. A car can be parked in a quiet lane within a two minute walk. Regular bus service offers easy access to Shanklin and Newport from where most of the island can be accessed. Train service from Shanklin links with Ryde and hover/FastCat services to the mainland with trains to London, the south west and south east. Please be aware that the pathway leading to Bats Wing Cottage is quite short but fairly steep. There are also a small number of internal stairs in the cottage.
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.