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Two Mead Cottage

Alverstone, Isle of Wight
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
VE 4 star Gold
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • One of two attractive cottages located on a small farm
  • Large decorative pond on site full of wild life
  • 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. A rural bus service is available within a few minutes walk. 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 fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 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
  • 2 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

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Guest comments

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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