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The Brew House

Merstone, Isle of Wight
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
VE 4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Enchanting traditional cottage in the picturesque eastern interior of the Isle of Wight
  • Situated on a farm at the end of a no-through road in the pretty village of Merstone
  • See several types of animals on a farm nature trail and enjoy time by a lake in the grounds
  • Near numerous cycle paths and hiking trails – ideal for lovers of the great outdoors
  • Walking distance to the local traditional country pub in Godshill
  • An ideal base for an unforgettable, countryside family holiday
Property code: IC141

With views over the downs from the property, and cycling and walking opportunities on your doorstep, this characterful stone cottage is both a peaceful haven and a great base to explore the island.

This lovely stone cottage nestles in beautiful countryside on a farm on the East side of the Isle of Wight, within a 15-minute drive of the sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor. There are spectacular open views from the cottage and garden across fields towards the downs. The Old Brew House is at the end of a country lane with no passing traffic. This is a wonderful walking area with footpaths leading along the course of the River Yar, and to the nearby picturesque village of Godshill.

Visitors are free to stroll across the fields of the farm and around the lake in the grounds of the Manor House. There is an open grassland area near the lakes with panoramic views where barbecues can be enjoyed. There is a nature trail on the farm so that visitors can enjoy the plethora of wild life; this includes herons, ducks and geese on the lakes; swallows and kestrels often nest in the barns; pheasants, foxes and badgers, plus rabbits which abound. A small herd of cows is kept on the farm and there is an area for children with small rare-breed bagot goats that will eat from the hands and rescued hens which are now free-range. From the cottage there is direct access across the fields to the cycle track which links Sandown to Newport and Cowes. Arrangements can be made for the storage of bikes.

The Old Brew House is built of Island Stone and dates back to 1610. The cottage is full of character with its flag stone floors, large inglenook fireplace and attractive staircase leading up to a galleried landing. It has been renovated and equipped with great care and provides comfortable accommodation for four people. The ground floor of the cottage is largely open-plan with a dining area; sitting room furnished with a comfortable sofa and armchairs, and a television with Freeview and DVD player; a modern fitted kitchen area equipped with an electric cooker and ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge freezer. A washing machine/tumble dryer are also provided.

There is a twin bedroom on the ground floor and a modern bathroom with a bath, overhead shower, basin and W.C. Upstairs there is a further double bedroom with open views across the fields. A folding bed for a child can be provided on the galleried landing, and a high chair and wooden cot are available. The Old Brew House is centrally heated, with heating and electricity at no extra charge. WiFi internet is available.

At the front of the cottage there is a pretty, walled courtyard with garden furniture. A small gate opens into a fenced garden with lawns and shrubs. Visitors can make arrangements to fish the lakes in the grounds of the Manor House. Two cars can be parked in the drive and access to the farm is along a gravel lane. A public house and post office are within five minutes drive, and a regular bus service is a 15 minutes walk. It is not possible to use the open fire. It is suggested that you bring your walking boots and bicycles for your own pleasure.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 twin and 1 double
  • 1 bathroom with WC
  • Electric over and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Regret no pets
  • Pubs and shop, 1 mile
  • TV/DVD in the lounge
  • Note that it is not possible to use the open fire

This property is personally managed by Honor.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Trevor Parks August 2017

Wonderful place to stay. Very relaxing in beautiful surroundings and incredible nature. The hosts are very amiable and the cottage was lovely. Thoroughly recommended.

Reviewed by Margaret Jackson September 2015

pleasant quiet location

Reviewed by Shirley Cordner July 2015

Lovely quiet location in a beautiful cottage. Location very good for easy access to the rest of the island Owners very helpful and friendly

Reviewed by Colin McDonald June 2015

We found the location was very good and we were made to feel very welcome. If you like wildlife you will love this place. We saw Badgers and Red Squirrels. Along with many birds including Little Owls, Woodpeckers and Buzzards. We really enjoyed our holiday here

Reviewed by Sarah Lunn June 2015

The Brew House was a wonderful place to stay. A beautiful quiet location on the farm with magical woodland walks on the doorstep. The owners were very friendly and looked after us well. Most places on the island are only a short drive away. Ideal for young children too.

Reviewed by Roland Woods May 2015

Very happy with the cottage, owners made us most welcome and were very helpful.

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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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