View towards this lovely cottage
Spacious lounge for four with a wood burner
A lovely cottage style kitchen
Relax in front of the fire
Dining area
A comfortable double bedroom
The cosy twin bedroom
Look out over the surroundings from the light twin room
Take a nice hot bath
Try al fresco dining
A lovely countryside setting
Dog friendly Yaverland beach
1 / 12  View towards this lovely cottage
2 / 12  Spacious lounge for four with a wood burner
3 / 12  A lovely cottage style kitchen
4 / 12  Relax in front of the fire
5 / 12  Dining area
6 / 12  A comfortable double bedroom
7 / 12  The cosy twin bedroom
8 / 12  Look out over the surroundings from the light twin room
9 / 12  Take a nice hot bath
10 / 12  Try al fresco dining
11 / 12  A lovely countryside setting
12 / 12  Dog friendly Yaverland beach

Two Mead Cottage

Alverstone, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A welcoming and attractive cottage located on a small farm
  • Large decorative pond on site full of wildlife
  • Within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • A few miles from the beaches of Sandown
  • Yaverland Beach is also nearby
  • A haven for keen walkers and cyclists
Property code: IC160

One of two cottages on a farm within the attractive rural hamlet of Alverstone. The property is less than three miles from the beach, and is excellently located for exploring the Island.

Two Mead Cottage is one of a pair of cottages which stand in the attractive rural hamlet of Alverstone, and is less than three miles from the sandy beaches of Sandown on the east coast of the Island. The long stretch of sand at Yaverland beach is also only a ten-minute drive away. The cottage is located on a 12 acre farm which is home to horses, cows and free range chickens. The farm is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and has a large pond which attracts ducks, moorhens and the occasional heron. This is a wonderful walking area with footpaths leading up on to the downs and towards the coast. The River Yar which runs through the centre of Alverstone, commences on the south coast of the Island at Niton and enters the sea at Bembridge in the east. Walking the course of this river has become increasingly popular. There are also water meadows in the village with hides for bird and red squirrel watching, and ponds for fishing. The village of Newchurch is within a 25-minute walk and here, there is a pleasant public house for meals. A great cycle track also runs through Alverstone, giving access to large parts of the island by following the old railway tracks which were used early in the 20th century.

Mead Cottage has recently been converted from a barn and provides comfortable accommodation for four people in two bedrooms. The cottage has underfloor heating beneath a tiled floor, with panel heaters upstairs and the hot water is solar heated. There is a well-equipped fitted kitchen with an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator with freezer section. A washing machine and tumble dryer are also provided in the cottage, and there is access to a freezer in an outbuilding beside the cottages. There is a spacious open-plan sitting room which extends across the width of the cottage and is a bright room with patio doors opening into the pretty courtyard garden. The sitting room is furnished with a sumptuous sofa and chairs, plus television with a DVD player and Freeview. A wood burning stove provides a central focus for the room in colder weather. There is a pleasant dining area beside the window. A wet room is also on the ground floor with a shower, basin and W.C.

Upstairs, there are two attractive bedrooms which enjoy rural views; one spacious double room and a compact twin bedroom. There is a bathroom with a bath, overhead shower, basin and W.C. A single futon bed can be provided in the double bedroom to sleep an additional child, and a travel cot and high chair are available. Heating and electricity are included without extra charge and there is unlimited free WiFi broadband available.

The cottage has a private courtyard-style garden which is fenced and gated ,and from which there is an attractive view over paddocks to the pond. Garden furniture and a barbecue are provided so that meals can be enjoyed outside. Parking is to the rear of the cottage and there is space to store bicycles. The Alverstone Marshes (Triple SSI - Site of Scientific Interest) with abundant wildlife adjoins the farm. Nearby places to visit include Robin Hill Adventure Park, Sandown Zoo, The Garlic Farm and Havenstreet Steam Railway.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • Sleeps 4+1
  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with WC, 1 wetroom with WC
  • Working farm with horses, cows and chickens
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer section, and dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Access to a shared outbuilding with freezer
  • Woodburner in lounge
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • BBQ
  • 3 dogs welcome - please be aware that there are free range chickens on the farm so dogs must remain controlled at all times
  • Pond on site
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Underfloor heating on the ground floor
  • WiFi available
  • Bike storage available
  • Local amenities and facilities within easy driving distance
  • There is a supplementary charge of £35 per week for the additional bed which must be requested at the time of booking  

This property is personally managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lee 22nd June 2019

Great in everyway - Just perfect!!

Reviewed by Janet 1st June 2019

Excellent barn conversion in a peaceful location with the bonus of a nature reserve nearby (you can watch red squirrels from a hide). The owners were very friendly, welcoming and helpful, and the welcome pack of homemade cake, milk, and eggs from the chickens were devoured with gusto!

Reviewed by Graham 25th May 2019

Amazing holiday, loved the cottage definitely go back one day. Everything went perfectly.

Reviewed by Michael 4th May 2019

We looked at many places on the Island before choosing Mead Cottages and our choice proved to be an excellent one! Comfortable accommodation on a lively farm with all you could want for - even red squirrels a delightful 10 minute walk away. We went before breakfast! Excellent value and we were made most welcome, thank you.

Reviewed by Martin 29th April 2019

The accommodation was first rate. It has everything needed for a comfortable holiday stay. We will definitely recommend it to friends and family.

Reviewed by Susanah August 2018

Thankyou for a very happy week in your lovely cottage. It worked brilliantly having the other half of our family staying next door! We all loved the cottages, the chickens and the farm. We were delighted with the flowers,eggs and delicious cake. Thankyou for all your tips and advice on places to visit.

Reviewed by Kay Hopkins September 2017

A warm welcome together with cake, eggs from the resident chickens and milk got our holiday off to a great start. The cottage, set in attractive surroundings, was lovely; clean, comfortable and well equipped. We had a lovely time. Thank you!

Reviewed by Tim Jakob August 2017

We would highly recommend this cottage and the ease of booking through Island Cottage Holidays.

Reviewed by Terry Stubbs July 2017

We had a fabulous holiday, the cottage was spotless and very well equipped; the welcome was second to none. Friendly people and locals. Good food and wonderful locations. Terrific local walks and attractions. Would thoroughly recommend Mead Cottage and Island Cottage Holidays.

Reviewed by David Errington September 2016

Ideal cottage for our family of four. Peaceful location, clean and well equipped with comfortable beds. Would certainly recommend!

Reviewed by Mike Bevis September 2015

This was one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in and I would think a real asset in your portfolio. The owners were very welcoming and certainly enhanced our stay. We have not used your services before (and we have been staying annually on the IOW for at least the last 15 years) but this experience has convinced us to look at your site weRead more next book a visit. Hide

Reviewed by Laura Roberts August 2015

Cottage was perfect.

Reviewed by Dawn Segrue June 2015

Beautiful cottage with very welcoming hosts. Fresh eggs, lemon drizzle cake and lovely flowers awaited our arrival. Great location for walkers and just a 35minute drive from the Fishbourne ferry

Reviewed by Heather Kennedy May 2015

This is a beautiful, well equipped cottage in a perfect location. The owners were welcoming and helpful. I would recommend it to anyone and we can't wait to return.

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