View towards this picture perfect cottage
Double bedroom
A bright and cosy lounge
Large kitchen with lots of character
Spacious dining for four
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2 / 6  Double bedroom
3 / 6  A bright and cosy lounge
4 / 6  Large kitchen with lots of character
5 / 6  Spacious dining for four
6 / 6  Bathroom

Sweetwater Lodge

Calbourne, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Pretty thatched cottage within a few acres of grounds
  • Just a few minutes walk from Calbourne Water Mill
  • Excellent walking area with footpaths leading to Newbridge, Calbourne and Brighstone
  • Quiet beaches and coves of Brook, Freshwater and Brighstone are nearby
  • Market town of Newport also nearby
  • Pretty pond and stream on site
Property code: IC133

This pretty, Grade II listed thatched cottage is nestled amongst beautiful countryside, within 3.5 acres of grounds. Perfect for a cosy retreat for couples or small families.

This pretty thatched cottage with leaded light windows stands in rolling countryside, only a few minutes walk from Calbourne Water Mill. The cottage was designed by John Nash as a lodge for Westover Manor and is a Grade II listed building with magnificent grounds of three and a half acres. This is a spectacular walking area with footpaths very close to the cottage leading to Newbridge Calbourne and to the downs above Brighstone, linking with the renowned Tennyson trail to Freshwater Bay. The golden beaches and tranquil coves of Brighstone Brook and Freshwater are all within a 10 to 15 minute drive. The market town of Newport and Carisbrooke Castle are also within a ten-minute drive.

Sweetwater Lodge provides attractive accommodation, furnished and equipped with care. It has a hexagonal shaped fitted kitchen equipped with an electric cooker and hob, microwave, slim line dishwasher, fridge freezer and washing machine; a spacious open plan sitting room with comfortable sofas, flat screen television/Freeview/DVD player; a dining area beside a window; a double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and two windows overlooking the garden; a twin bedroom; a spacious bathroom with a bath, overhead shower, basin and W.C. Central heating and electricity is without extra charge. A travel cot and high chair can be provided. (Children need to be closely supervised due to the proximity of the stream and pond. Fires, candles or barbecues are not permitted due to the thatched roof).

Immediately beside the cottage is an enclosed, south facing courtyard with garden furniture. Nearby, there is also a summer house for visitors use. The large grounds of the lodge are enchanting with lawns, beautiful woodland, an attractive pond and glittering stream. Two/three cars can be parked in the drive. The Lodge is set back from the road which provides a link between Freshwater and Newport. The public house at Calbourne and the tea shop/pottery at Chessell are both just a two-minute drive away. A bus service is not available nearby.

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

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
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Off-road parking for up to 3 cars
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Pond and stream on site
  • Local amenities and facilities within easy driving distance
  • Fires, candles and BBQs not permitted due to thatched roof
  • Please note - children need close supervision due to proximity of the stream

This property is personally managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David 22nd June 2019

Very attractive cottage with a lovely patio area and big well maintained back garden. Well equiped kitchen and comfortable lounge/dining room. Good sized main bedroom and bathroom. Good location for seeing the west of the Isle of Wight. No wifi and some road noise.

Reviewed by Tracey 15th June 2019

Beautiful cottage in a gorgeous well kept location. Everything we could wish for and more. Spent a lovely week on the Island and would definitely book the same cottage if we went back for another holiday.

Reviewed by Sue 8th June 2019

Having chosen a property with all ground floor accommodation, it was a disappointment to find the rather large step from lounge to bathroom/bedrooms which was difficult for disabled husband. Rear garden was idyllic but the road noise to the front was noticeable!SELECTED!.!ENDOFSELECTED!

Reviewed by Peter 1st June 2019

Lovey cottage local pubs the sun book for Sunday lunch locals are very helpful The three bishops recommend booking helpfully both are dog friendly . Lovey cottage could stay in grounds watching the wild life with a book and a bottle of wine from the summer house. You will not regret your booking

Reviewed by Jill 25th May 2019

Wow! The cottage was a real fairytale cottage and the grounds were incredible. A great location, our holiday was as perfect as could be as there is no guarantee on the good old British weather! There was every facility catered for in the cottage and very comfortably furnished. Would definitely recommend Sweetwater Lodge for the perfect place to staRead morey. Hide

Reviewed by Nick 11th May 2019

The cottage is stunning and set in its own large grounds. the designer of the cottage is John Nash who designed Buckingham palace. There is plenty of room and it is in a fantastic location for reaching other parts of the island.

Reviewed by Chris 23rd March 2019

Wonderful holiday and setting. Perfect location.

Reviewed by Chris 16th March 2019

There is no WiFi at the cottage. Didn't bother us a bit, but some people rely on it. There are steps inside the cottage,between rooms, which can take you by surprise. We have stayed here before, and have not found them a problem, but could be for anyone with balance problems. However both these points were mentioned in entries in the visitors' bookRead more, so should perhaps be emphasized in the cottage details. I don't wish to be negative, because the cottage suited us ideally and we find it charming. Hide

Reviewed by Marie 22nd December 2018

Superb .. No issues with property ...

Reviewed by Mike Shearman May 2018

The booking process, including ferry reservations was painless and efficient. Sweetwater Lodge is an idyllic holiday retreat. Without doubt the best equipped self catering accommodation we have used, topped by a very good welcome pack of flowers, cakes, and essentials for first arrival. Hope to return one day.

Reviewed by Sue Coyne April 2018

Our first holiday for 6 years, and the first with our dog. We couldn't have chosen better, Island Cottage Holidays sorted everything. The cottage is in a beautiful setting and very peaceful, just what we needed. We will definitely use this company again and hopefully go back to Sweetwater Cottage.

Reviewed by Trevor Curtis March 2018

Beautiful cottage lovely garden ,cottage was clean and everything you needed for a smashing milk and cakes where lovely.nice to see some wild life in the garden.

Reviewed by Steven Bibby November 2017

cottage is stunning everything you need the grounds are lovely .we loved it there,its peaceful our dog had amazing time exploring the grounds we will be going back to the cottage best place we have ever staid in . to the owners thank you we had a lovely stay

Reviewed by Nicola Weeks September 2017

Sweetwater Lodge is chocolate box pretty with a beautiful garden and super patio. We would certainly make a return visit.

Reviewed by Laura Albon September 2017

Beautiful little cottage, very homely with gorgeous grounds

Reviewed by Julie Stewart July 2017

Cottage was beautiful with a fabulous garden. Well equipped and very clean had a very enjoyable holiday would certainly return

Reviewed by Danielle Au December 2016

We had a wonderful week staying at Sweetwater Lodge. The cottage is clean, comfortable and well equipped and the location is excellent for exploring the Isle of Wight. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Anthony Rodriguez September 2016

Excellent property and grounds leading to a very pleasant holiday.

Reviewed by Paula Nash August 2016

We did put comment in book it was absolutely beautiful the landlord of the Sun public house said they all new the lodge as Snow White Cottage it was more than I expected the whole experience fabulous just didn't have enough time for it all so next time longer.

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