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The Blacksmiths Shop

Whitwell, Isle of Wight
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
VE 4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Adorable stone cottage on extensive arable farm located near Whitwell
  • Skilfully converted from an old blacksmiths shop
  • Stunning rural views and close to the southern coastline
  • Picturesque Steephill Cove is just a short drive away
  • The small village of Whitwell is home to the oldest pub on the island
  • A wonderful mix of pretty beaches and dramatic coastal landscape awaits
Property code: IC140

This charming, stone cottage was converted from an old blacksmith shop and is set within hundreds of acres of arable farmland. It is the ideal spot for exploring the wonders of the scenic south coast.

This detached farm cottage enjoys breath-taking rural views and is less than a mile from the south coast of the Isle of Wight. It is situated on a 400 acre arable farm which is home to a small number of cows and sheep. The seaside town of Ventnor is within a five-minute drive, as are several small bays including the picturesque Steephill Cove. The larger sandy beaches of Shanklin and Sandown are a 15 minute drive away. This cottage is in a wonderful walking and cycling area. Visitors are welcome to join footpaths and bridleways directly from the cottage, which link to renowned Island walks such as the Stenbury and Worsley Trails, extending from the coast to the centre of the Isle of Wight.

Having been skilfully converted from an old blacksmiths shop, this charming single storey cottage provides accommodation for four people. There is a welcoming open plan living room with comfortable corner sofas beside large windows, a flat screen television with Freesat and a DVD player; a small dining area and a well equipped fitted kitchen with an electric cooker/halogen hob, microwave, refrigerator with icebox and slim-line dishwasher. (Washing machine/tumble dryer in a separate utility room).

Patio doors open from the living room into a fenced courtyard with open views across the fields. Two steps lead up to a hallway giving access to two bedrooms - one king-size bedroom room with a fitted wardrobe and a twin bedroom, plus a bathroom with bath, overhead Mira sport electric shower, basin and WC. A travel cot and high chair can be made available. Central heating and electricity are provided without extra charge.

The cottage has a fenced courtyard with garden furniture and a barbecue which is available on request during summer months. Here, visitors can relax whilst enjoying the wonderful views across the farm. A gateway opens from the courtyard onto a gravelled area at the side of the property where two cars can be parked. There is access from here directly onto an open grassy field which visitors are welcome to enjoy, and can join a footpath which leads into the centre of Whitwell - home to a public house for meals and historic church, just a 20-minute walk away. Outbuildings are available for bikes to be stored. Nearby places to visit include Ventnor Botanical Garden the picturesque village of Godshill, The Donkey Sanctuary and Blackgang Adventure Park.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom - shower over the bath with WC
  • Electric cooker, halogen hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • BBQ available on request during summer months
  • Heating and electricity included
  • Bed linen included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Located on a huge expanse of arable farmland
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Storage for bikes
  • Public house is within walking distance
  • TV/DVD

This property is personally managed by Honor.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Marilyn Etheridge November 2015

Loved it. Would thoroughly recommend.

Reviewed by Peter St-Amour June 2015

Lovely cottage and location. Couldn't recommend the property, owner and convenience more highly.

Reviewed by Laurie Selby May 2015

Helpful and friendly owners. Cottage was clean and comfortable. We would be more than happy to visit again.

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Location

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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