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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

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
  • Within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty this is a haven for keen walkers and cyclists
  • Enjoy meals al fresco in the enclosed courtyard garden overlooking the large decorative pond on site
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. 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 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 Smart TV. 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 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
  • 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
  • Smart TV 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 a single futon bed to sleep an additional child in the double bedroom which must be requested at the time of booking  

Amy Hendriksen

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Kirsty 17th October 2020

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I would absolutely recommend this cottage to anyone, the owners were lovely and very helpful, with a lovely welcome (brilliant tips on days out too) . The property itself is beautifully clean and very well equipped, lovely and warm. Fabulous area too, the nature reserve behind the property is definately a bonus, lots of wildlife to spot and a good Read morevariety of walks close by. Thank you for a wonderful break. Hide

Reviewed by Tracy 3rd October 2020

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From the moment we walked in it felt like home. The kitchen was fully equipped and the whole place was spotless. The information folder contained suggestions of where to go with honest reviews and plenty of instruction leaflets for using appliances. The log burner was a lovely addition and made the cottage lovely and cosy. Nothing was too much trouRead moreble. Flowers on the table, milk and farm laid eggs on arrival and a welcome note were a lovely touch. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon 19th September 2020

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The cottage is sited in a quiet, beautiful location and upon arrival the eggs, milk and cake were a wonderful surprise. The owners were very helpful and friendly and were at hand if you had any queries. The quality and dcor of the property is far above the standard you normally expect and everything is finished to an excellent standard. We will cerRead moretainly be returning in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Alexandra 8th August 2020

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We had a wonderful time at this cottage. The owners are very welcoming and we were grateful for the cake, fresh eggs and milk at arrival. The cottage is on a working farm but it is very peaceful. My son especially loved the chickens and was allowed to help feeding them. Alverstone is a pretty village with great walks and cycle paths and only 3 mileRead mores from great beaches. The cottage has been cleverly designed and is very well equipped. Hide

Reviewed by Valerie 1st August 2020

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Lovely, well maintained cottage. The farm is lovely and the owners very friendly & helpful. Set in a lovely well maintained farm. Lots of walks direct from the cottage.

Reviewed by Joanne 24th August 2019

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We had a great time in a very cosy cottage on a farm with horses and chicken. The owners were very welcoming.

Reviewed by Jessica 3rd August 2019

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This is an extremely well equipped and comfortable cottage situated in a beautiful area. Horses and chickens to see on the farm, walks and cycle tracks from the door and a range of sandy beaches (and a supermarket!) within a 10 min drive. We'll be back!

Reviewed by D 20th July 2019

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Delightful property in a fantastic location with numerous walks from the front door. The short walk to the red squirrel hide is a must. The property was spotless and the owners were extremely attentive and keen to provide everything that you could want. Would wholeheartedly recommend to friends and family.

Reviewed by Lee 22nd June 2019

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Great in everyway - Just perfect!!

Reviewed by claire 17th June 2019

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Reviewed by Janet 1st June 2019

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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

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

Reviewed by Michael 4th May 2019

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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

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

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