The view towards this welcoming cottage
The lovely and cosy lounge
Sit back and relax in front of the wood burner
A lovely space to unwind in after a day of exploring
Well equipped and attractive kitchen
Dining area
King-size bedroom
Single bedroom
Enjoy a bubble bath
Relax outside with some al fresco dining
Enjoy a family BBQ
1 / 12  The view towards this welcoming cottage
2 / 12  The lovely and cosy lounge
3 / 12  Sit back and relax in front of the wood burner
4 / 12  A lovely space to unwind in after a day of exploring
5 / 12  Well equipped and attractive kitchen
6 / 12  Dining area
7 / 12  King-size bedroom
8 / 12  Single bedroom
9 / 12  Bathroom
10 / 12  Enjoy a bubble bath
11 / 12  Relax outside with some al fresco dining
12 / 12  Enjoy a family BBQ

The Hayloft Cottage - Godshill

Godshill, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • This charming stone cottage is set in an attractive position in a tranquil country lane and surrounded by fields
  • A wonderful holiday retreat for a small family, walkers, sightseers and nature-lovers
  • Perfect for enjoying the sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor
  • Larger parties may wish to book alongside neighbouring Milk Parlour Cottage which sleeps an additional 3 guests
Property code: IC149

Converted from an 18th century milking parlour and nestling on the outskirts of a picturesque village, this lovely stone cottage offers a charming holiday home in the heart of the Isle of Wight.

This traditional stone cottage occupies an attractive position in a peaceful country lane on the outskirts of Godshill. It has been converted from the original milking parlour of Lower Yard Farm, and the building is thought to date back to the 1700s. The cottage is within one mile of an Equestrian centre and most of the surrounding fields are home to horses. The centre of the picturesque village of Godshill, with its pretty thatched cottages, restaurants and tea rooms is only three quarters of a mile away. The market town of Newport with its collection of shops and medieval castle is within a five-minute drive. The sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are all within a 15-minute drive.

The Hayloft has recently been completely renovated. The cottage has been furnished and equipped to a high standard with central heating, fitted carpets and a plentiful supply of hot water. It provides attractive and comfortable accommodation for three people in two bedrooms. On the ground floor there is a well-equipped kitchen with fitted units, an electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher; a charming sitting room furnished with comfortable sofas, a wall mounted Smart TV and wood burning stove. WiFi broadband internet is available at this cottage.

Stairs lead up from here to a bathroom with a bath, overhead shower, basin and WC, and two bedrooms - one spacious double room with a king-sized bed, and one single bedroom with a 4ft bed (this is designated as a single bedroom as the bed is accessible from only one side). A travel cot and high chair can be provided if required. There is a washing machine and tumble dryer available in a nearby utility room, use of which is shared with the adjoining Milk Parlour Cottage. Heating and electricity is without extra charge.

The cottage has an beautiful walled courtyard-style garden at the rear, and there is a fenced area of garden at the front with a lawn, bird table and shrubs. Red Squirrels and a variety of birds are frequent visitors. Garden furniture is provided so that meals can be enjoyed outside. There is a parking area for three cars near the cottage and a regular bus service is within five minutes walk. A public house is within a mile, while general stores are three quarters of a mile away.

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 with king-size bed, 1 single with a 4ft bed
  • 1 bathroom – 1 shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Smart TV and wood burner in lounge
  • Walled garden with furniture
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room shared with adjoining cottage
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • Wi-Fi included - due to the location this can be intermittent 
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shops in Godshill 0.75 miles away, pub within 1 mile
  • Access to the cottage is along a lane which can be uneven in areas


This property is personally managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Rebecca 29th January 2020

A lovely cottage in a great location. Only 10 minutes from Newport and around 30 minutes to most other locations on the island. A very well equip cottage all done to a very high standard. I would definitely recommend

Reviewed by Shelley 26th October 2019

The cottage was modern and comfortable. The owners had supplied everything you need for a stay. The location is beautiful and quiet with many public footpath walks available in nearby Godshill.

Reviewed by Peter 28th September 2019

We had an excellent stay in this very cosy cottage.

Reviewed by John 24th August 2019

Our cottage was, quite simply PERFECT! Lovely location, friendly neighbours, comfortable...everything we needed! Very dog friendly...nearby dog walks & safely enclosed front and back garden. We were sad to leave, and would love to go back!!

Reviewed by Paula 10th August 2019

We had an amazing two weeks at Hayloft Cottage. It was a home away from home. The beds were very comfy. The kitchen had everything we needed. The cottage is in an excellent location on the island for visiting lovely beaches and the different island attractions. We would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Mark 20th July 2019

Just the perfect place to spend some time. Quiet, beautiful, a super comfy cottage fully equipped with all you could need.

Reviewed by Kay 20th April 2019

Beautiful cottage, very well equipped. Perfect location for exploring the island.

Reviewed by Keith 4th March 2019

Really nice, modern decor with modern appliances. Nice comfortable bed.

Reviewed by Mike 3rd February 2019

Better than we could have imagined.very pleased

Reviewed by Zara 15th November 2018

Beautifully presented cottage, very comfortable, and right next to very kind owner who is there if there are any problems or to let you know the best places to visit.

Reviewed by Gary 3rd November 2018

Great property and location. Well equipped with everything you need for a superb break.

Reviewed by Kerri 20th October 2018

A beautiful cosy rustic cottage in a central location with everything you need for a comfortable stay.

Reviewed by Chris 30th September 2018

A wonderful cottage in a great central location, with easy access to all other areas of the Island. Modern inside, very clean, well-equipped and in a quiet area, we had a fabulous holiday here and can't wait to visit again.

Reviewed by Emma 1st September 2018

Lovely cottage, well equipped, modern but cosy and very clean. Perfect quiet location, we will definitely stay here again.

Reviewed by Jeremy 25th August 2018

Beautiful cottage in a lovely location finished to a high standard. In a rural setting so car needed and there is no off road direct access to any facilities.

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