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The view towards this picture perfect cottage
A fabulous and enclosed South-facing courtyard
The characterful hexagon-shaped kitchen
An open-plan lounge and dining room
Curl up on the sofas with something to watch on the TV
Enjoy meals together as a family
The double bedroom has plenty of space to unpack
Wake up to those lovely garden views
The cosy twin bedroom
Relax with a long soak in the bath
Children and adults alike will love the summerhouse
Nestled in the trees with views out towards the pond
Set within truly stunning grounds
Have hours of fun exploring this wonderful garden
1 / 14  The view towards this picture perfect cottage
2 / 14  A fabulous and enclosed South-facing courtyard
3 / 14  The characterful hexagon-shaped kitchen
4 / 14  An open-plan lounge and dining room
5 / 14  Curl up on the sofas with something to watch on the TV
6 / 14  Enjoy meals together as a family
7 / 14  The double bedroom has plenty of space to unpack
8 / 14  Wake up to those lovely garden views
9 / 14  The cosy twin bedroom
10 / 14  Relax with a long soak in the bath
11 / 14  Children and adults alike will love the summerhouse
12 / 14  Nestled in the trees with views out towards the pond
13 / 14  Set within truly stunning grounds
14 / 14  Have hours of fun exploring this wonderful garden

Sweetwater Lodge

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

  • Pretty thatched cottage within a few acres of charming grounds with a pretty pond, stream and summer house on site
  • Excellent walking area with footpaths leading to Newbridge, Calbourne, Winkle Street and Brighstone
  • Quiet beaches and coves of Brook, Freshwater and Brighstone are nearby aswell as the market town of Newport
Property code: IC133

This pretty, Grade II listed thatched cottage is nestled amongst beautiful countryside, within 3.5 acres of stunning 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 and dogs need to be closely supervised due to the proximity of the stream and pond which are unfenced. Fires, candles or barbecues are not permitted due to the thatched roof). Please be aware that there are some individual internal steps between rooms on the ground floor of the cottage.

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 stream. Two/three cars can be parked in the drive. The Lodge is located on 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 (a few individual internal steps between rooms)
  • Pond and stream on site
  • Local amenities and facilities within easy driving distance
  • 2 dogs are welcome
  • Fires, candles and BBQs not permitted due to thatched roof
  • Please note - children and dogs need close supervision due to proximity of the unfenced stream and pond

Amy Hendriksen

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Steve 6th November 2021

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Very cosy cottage with a beautiful garden, ideal for dogs with no immediate neighbours, if like us you have dogs that like to bark. Perfect location for exploring the island and a nice base to return to at the end of the day. As we went in November we used the heating in the evenings and found it very good. As others have stated it is quite difficuRead morelt to drive out of the cottage due to a busy road and being at a point where the traffic speeds up. Hide

Reviewed by Clair 30th October 2021

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We visited Sweetwater Lodge for the second time and was sad to have to go home. It's a great place to unwind with nature and feel like you have stepped back in time. The best part is having no neighbours, so for our barky dog we had a peaceful week. We saw a red squirrel on this visit too whilst sat outside having tea in the summer house, which wasRead more great to see. We are already planning our 3rd visit and will definitely book again. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 16th October 2021

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Reviewed by Susan 9th October 2021

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Sweetwater Lodge is an ideal home from home and is pet friendly which is a bonus. In colder months the heating is very efficient and there is plenty of hot water for a bath or shower. Beautiful grounds with all manner of wildlife and beautiful woodland setting. Red squirrels in the garden. The kitchen is well equipped with all the usual appliances.Read more Only a five minute drive from the beach with lovely walks and places to visit including the Chessell Pottery Cafe nearby for breakfast lunch or cakes Hide

Reviewed by lucy 2nd October 2021

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This was our second stay at the cottage (we returned as we loved it so much the first time) Again it was a lovely stay, very clean, had everything we needed in the cottage and our young son loved the garden and had plenty of space to play and explore!

Reviewed by Stephanie 25th September 2021

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Reviewed by Anthony 18th September 2021

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Apart from minor quibbles, the road access, and some comfort issues for persons with bad backs, this was a wonderful place to stay.

Reviewed by Melanie 4th September 2021

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Beautiful cottage in stunning grounds. This is a chocolate box cottage, did not disappoint in any respect. It is on a busy road and exiting the drive is difficult. However the noise did not interfer with sleep as bedrooms are not at front of property. It is situated in an excellent location near to Calbourne water mill, and easy reach of the stunniRead moreng west coast. Will definitely go back in next couple of years. Have some wonderful memories of the entire week. Hide

Reviewed by Shaun 28th August 2021

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Reviewed by Joanne 14th August 2021

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We had a lovely stay at Sweetwater Lodge, it was a lovely base to explore the Isle of Wight. The grounds are truly amazing, we have had a lovely relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by Phil 31st July 2021

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Reviewed by Callie 19th June 2021

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Photos are deceiving. Children & Dogs cant be unsupervised for a second as an accident is waiting to happen. Overgrowth covers streams & deep ditches. Algae pond is exposed within meters of summerhouse & cottage. Fences have holes big enough for dogs & small children to get through to access the dangerous grounds, pond & busy road. Courtyard slabs Read moreare uneven and move when you walk on them where you can trip & fall. Wood rot and poor dcor. Poor signal & busy noisy road. Could go on.. Hide

Reviewed by Gillian 8th May 2021

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This is a truly idyllic location and the owners have tried to make the cottage as welcoming and peaceful as they can. It is well equipped and cosy. The garden and wooded area is a wonderful thing to explore and a superb space to relax and unwind with the added bonus of a pretty and well-lit summerhouse. It's fantastic that pets are welcome, althougRead moreh I'm sure this is a source of annoyance to the resident and nesting birds and the red squirrel who pops up now and again. . Hide

Reviewed by Ann 1st May 2021

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Beautiful cottage, very clean, comfy beds, well-equipped, spacious. Enchanting woodland to explore, large pond with visiting ducks. Marvellous space for dogs to tootle! At night there is Fox, Badger, Barn Owl, Pheasant and an array of Moths secretly meandering in the garden. Wonderful grounds. Lots of dog-friendly places to visit on the island. OnlRead morey negatives are sometimes the traffic noise, and being extra vigilant exiting the drive. Still definitely recommend staying here. Hide

Reviewed by Clair 31st October 2020

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Staying at Sweetwater was like taking a step back in time, but with all the modern features. Spacious property with its own land to enjoy, whether that be for yourself, kids or your family dog it will not disappoint. There is some internal steps but that adds quirkiness to the property. We are already planning our next visit!.

Reviewed by lucy 3rd October 2020

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The cottage was lovely with amazing garden space! We had everything we needed for our weeks stay and was extremely clean and comfy. We will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Gary 19th September 2020

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Please be aware of the proximity of the extremely busy road in relation to the cottage when trying to relax in the garden

Reviewed by Alan 12th September 2020

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The cottage was well equipped and the grounds were beautiful. Only negative was the road noise especially from motorbikes who treat middle road as a race track.

Reviewed by Emma 8th August 2020

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Stunningly beautiful cottage and grounds. I loved that my sons were able to play securely. Just around the corner from our favourite water mill and in a good location to visit the rest of the island.

Reviewed by Hayley 7th March 2020

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Beautiful cottage and gardens. The best one weve stayed in over all the years weve been going there. Definitely will be returning.

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The view towards this picture perfect cottage
A fabulous and enclosed South-facing courtyard
The characterful hexagon-shaped kitchen
An open-plan lounge and dining room
Curl up on the sofas with something to watch on the TV
Enjoy meals together as a family
The double bedroom has plenty of space to unpack
Wake up to those lovely garden views
The cosy twin bedroom
Relax with a long soak in the bath
Children and adults alike will love the summerhouse
Show 2 moreNestled in the trees with views out towards the pond

Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.
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