View towards the cottage set in a leafy setting
The open plan first floor
The down stairs bedroom
The modern kitchen area with sky light window
Space for a romantic meal
Views over the fields beyond
The farmhouse in the grounds
The surroundings
The down stairs shower room
1 / 9  View towards the cottage set in a leafy setting
2 / 9  The open plan first floor
3 / 9  The down stairs bedroom
4 / 9  The modern kitchen area with sky light window
5 / 9  Space for a romantic meal
6 / 9  Views over the fields beyond
7 / 9  The farmhouse in the grounds
8 / 9  The surroundings
9 / 9  The down stairs shower room

The Coach House - Godshill

Godshill, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels for hire
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At a glance

  • Period property dating from the 17th century sleeping two guests
  • Ideal location for enjoying a romantic couple’s break
  • Idyllic rural location at the foot of Appuldurcombe Down on the Isle of Wight
  • Situated just outside the village of Godshill, within ten minutes’ walk of its tearooms, shops, and the village pub
  • Enjoyable woodland walks to be had directly from the cottage’s front door
  • Just five miles from popular beaches at both Shanklin and Ventnor
Property code: IC146

Attractive former-coach house sleeping two guests, situated alongside four other holiday cottages on the owner’s farm just outside the village of Godshill in the south-east of the Isle of Wight.

The Coach House is situated on the South East side of the Island in an attractive farm courtyard, with ancient Grade II listed barns and a traditional farmhouse which dates back to the 17th Century. Sainham Farm occupies a picturesque position, lying at the foot of Appuldurcombe Down and above the picture-postcard village of Godshill in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This village is renowned for its church and pretty thatched cottages. It has a variety of teashops and restaurants, as well as a public house where meals can be enjoyed. The sandy beaches of Shanklin, Sandown and Ventnor are only a fifteen-minute drive away.

The Coach House is a stone cottage adjacent to a bridleway which leads through the woods to Godshill. The cottage is centrally heated and has been furnished and equipped with care. It has a large double bedroom with an en-suite shower room at ground floor level. A staircase leads from the front door and lobby to a spacious open-plan studio where there is a comfortable sitting room with a sofa and flat screen television with Freeview and a DVD player; a dining area and a fitted kitchen which is equipped with a electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine. A stable door opens out from here at first floor level onto steps which lead down to the bridle path.

There is a small garden area at the front of the cottage with a table and chairs so that meals can be enjoyed outside. There is also a lovely communal area of garden within a two-minute walk of the cottage with garden furniture. Wifi internet connection is available. There is parking space for one car at the front of the cottage. The close proximity of the cottage to the Stenbury Trail makes the cottage an ideal base for walkers. A regular bus service along with popular public houses, restaurants and shops are within ten minutes walk.

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.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • Wet room with shower and WC
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washing machine
  • Bed linen, heating, and electric included
  • Towels available to hire for a small charge
  • 2 dogs welcome (please keep off of the furniture)
  • £100 security deposit payable prior to arrival
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Pub and shops within walking distance, beach 5 miles
  • Part of a complex of 5 similar style cottages
  • Please note that short breaks must commence from a Friday

This property is personally managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Linda 11th October 2019

Ideally situated for a cosy break away within walking distance of village and on the doorstep of longer rambles.

Reviewed by Tonia 13th September 2019

Lovely location, quiet, rural and with plenty of walks close by. Short walk to village with plenty of tea shops and good pub food.

Reviewed by Christine 2nd August 2019

Lovely location, walks from door, can walk into Godshill which has good pubs and tearooms. Central location for exploring the whole island. Comfortable and warm cottage, great shower, well equipped kitchen. Pretty farm grounds saw birds of prey and rabbits.

Reviewed by Karen 19th July 2019

Everything was clean and tidy. There was plenty of information available about the cottage and local attractions. The cottage was in a lovely tranquil setting, but close to the nearest village. A lovely rural retreat.

Reviewed by Diane 12th July 2019

The cottage is in a lovely quiet environment with lovely walks straight from the door which could be a short round trip or a longer walk into the village which was exactly what we wanted

Reviewed by Roger 17th May 2019

Ideal holiday if you have a dog plenty of walks saw allsorts of wild life including red squirrels. Great cottage very comfortable and clean. Centrally situated for the island. Yes top marks.

Reviewed by Christopher 10th May 2019

A wonderful location,surrounded by beautiful countryside and teeming with wildlife .Particularly enjoyed the easy access to local footpaths and nearby amenities.

Reviewed by Sandra 26th April 2019

Location is great if you like walking comfy cottage

Reviewed by Douglas Mynard August 2017

Just loved it, feel like we have arrived home! perfect for our three dogs and amazing walks. a little bit of heaven tucked away!

Reviewed by Barbara Clarke July 2017

Very enjoyable stay at The Coach House. Lovely setting and a good place to stay on the Island.

Reviewed by Suzanne Knight May 2017

On the whole it was a delightful place to stay and would certainly consider staying there again.

Reviewed by Ruth Hilton April 2017

Very friendly owners, willing to help in any way possible. Very clean and in a lovely location. 10 minute walk to local shops, Taverners restaurant( excellent food) and public transport.

Reviewed by Paul English September 2016

A charming cottage with all the facilities necessary for our weeks visit. Sited in a peaceful beautiful area of the countryside. The Taverners served very good food and always advisable to book to avoid disappointment.

Reviewed by Phil Adams July 2015

A great cottage in a great location. Quiet and peaceful but within an easy walk of the village and an easy drive of island attractions, whether beach or historic castle. Would certainly recommend giving this one a try.

Reviewed by Caroline Knight June 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage, the rooms are spacious and the location ideal for our needs. thank you!

Reviewed by Mr R Peters June 2015

A good cottage in a perfect and peaceful position. Great dog walks from the door and ideally situated to explore the whole island. Godshill is great and the food at the Taveners fantastic.

Reviewed by Richard Thompson June 2015

Superb location with lovely bluebell woodland walk to the village, where there was an excellent bus service.

Reviewed by Cymbre Baseley May 2015

Ideal cottage for walking the island close to bridle ways and footpaths.

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