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View towards the farmhouse
Relax in the lounge in front of the wood burner
Spacious kitchen/breakfast room opening onto the patio
Range style cooker and hob
A dual aspect dining room
Stunning countryside views from every window
 A spacious lounge for watching television or playing games of an evening
A bright and homely bedroom with en-suite
En-suite shower room
A nicely proportioned dual aspect twin bedroom
A further bedroom with en-suite
Modern en-suite bathroom
With the added advantage of a separate shower cubicle
A tranquil twin bedroom
Separate family bathroom with bath and shower cubicle
A stunning setting within 33 acres of land and woodland
Look out for the red squirrels in the grounds
Escape from it all in this wonderful countryside retreat
Nature England granted grounds with lots of wildlife
1 / 19  View towards the farmhouse
2 / 19  Relax in the lounge in front of the wood burner
3 / 19  Spacious kitchen/breakfast room opening onto the patio
4 / 19  Range style cooker and hob
5 / 19  A dual aspect dining room
6 / 19  Stunning countryside views from every window
7 / 19   A spacious lounge for watching television or playing games of an evening
8 / 19  A bright and homely bedroom with en-suite
9 / 19  En-suite shower room
10 / 19  A nicely proportioned dual aspect twin bedroom
11 / 19  A further bedroom with en-suite
12 / 19  Modern en-suite bathroom
13 / 19  With the added advantage of a separate shower cubicle
14 / 19  A tranquil twin bedroom
15 / 19  Separate family bathroom with bath and shower cubicle
16 / 19  A stunning setting within 33 acres of land and woodland
17 / 19  Look out for the red squirrels in the grounds
18 / 19  Escape from it all in this wonderful countryside retreat
19 / 19  Nature England granted grounds with lots of wildlife

Upper Dolcoppice Farmhouse

Whitwell, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 5
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning and dog friendly farmhouse within 33 acres of land, a haven for wildlife
  • Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with excellent walking and cycling routes from the doorstep
  • Easy access to the small sandy coves on the south west coast and larger sandy beaches of Shanklin, Sandown and Ventnor also nearby
Property code: IC161

This stunning house lies within 33 acres of farmland, in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Completely secluded, it offers an excellent Island retreat for groups or large families.

Upper Dolcoppice is superbly situated in a small valley, surrounded by rolling South Wight countryside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The farmhouse has one and a half acres of well-fenced garden and a further 33 acres of farmland. It is a haven for wildlife and buzzards can often be seen flying overhead. It is completely secluded and there are views from some of the upper rooms across fields to Godshill and its hilltop church. This is a wonderful walking and cycling area with private paths across the farm and links with a network of footpaths which extend to nearby St Catherine's Down, with its magnificent views and to the coast at Chale, Blackgang and Niton. There is easy access from the farmhouse to the dramatic south west coast of the island with its tranquil coves. The larger sandy beaches of Ventnor, Shanklin and Sandown are within a 15-minute drive.

This detached stone farmhouse has been furnished and equipped with care to provide attractive and comfortable accommodation of a high standard. It is double glazed and has under-floor central heating. The bedrooms and sitting room have fitted carpets, while other areas are an attractive combination of wooden and tiled floors. The rooms are spacious and light. On the ground floor there is a large double aspect sitting room furnished with sofas, armchairs, a wood burning stove and flat screen Smart television with Freeview/DVD; a double aspect dining room for more formal meals, with windows overlooking the garden; double glass doors lead from the living room to a superbly equipped kitchen with bespoke wooden units, granite work tops, a range style gas hob, electric oven, microwave, two dishwashers and two full height fridges and separate full height freezer; a breakfast area beside large glass windows and doors which open on to the terrace; a separate utility room with a washing machine, tumble dryer and sink; a cloakroom with W.C. and basin; a large ante-room with coat cupboards and table.

Stairs lead up to four charming bedrooms. A dual aspect master bedroom with a VI Spring super-king size double bed and views across fields to Godshill; an en-suite bathroom with an bath, separate shower cubicle, basin and WC ,also a wardrobe cupboard; a second spacious dual aspect double bedroom with a king-size bed with en suite shower and WC; a light and spacious dual aspect twin room; a smaller twin room with full size beds which may be more suitable for children; a family bathroom with a bath, separate shower, basin and WC. A folding bed for an extra child or travel cot and high chair can be made available on request - please request at the time of booking. Central heating and electricity is without extra charge. WiFi internet can be provided.

The peaceful seclusion offered by the large garden and surrounding private farmland is one of the central features of the property. There is a protected terrace with garden furniture where meals can be enjoyed and a barbecue is provided. There is also a terrace at the front of the house which catches the evening sun and is a delightful place to relax and admire the array of wildlife that visit  the garden including badgers, foxes, jackdaws and the resident owl in the barn. There is a true feeling of  escape when visiting this rural retreat. Within a five-minute drive is a farm shop at Chale which specialises in local products and has adjoining tea rooms. General stores, shops and public houses can be found in the nearby villages of Niton and Godshill. The larger supermarkets and a greater variety of shops are in the market town of Newport, a ten-minute drive away. Nearby places of interest include Carisbrooke Castle, Blackgang Chine Adventure Park, Appuldurcome, Brading Roman Villa and the National Trust gardens at Mottistone. The house is decorated for Christmas.

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

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms - 2 doubles and 2 twin, additional fold up bed available - please request at the time of booking
  • Within 33 acres of farmland
  • Boasts 1.5 acres of garden
  • Wood burning stove in lounge
  • 1 bathroom, 1 en-suite bathroom, 1 en-suite shower room, and 1 separate WC
  • Range style gas hob and electric oven, microwave, 2 fridges, freezer, and 2 dishwashers
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • BBQ
  • Central heating and electric included
  • 5 dogs welcome
  • WiFi included
  • Towels for Hire
  • Sleeps 8+1
  • Enjoy Christmas at Upper Dolcoppice Farmhouse with festive decorations provided

Once you've enjoyed the 33 acres on offer at home, grab those hiking boots and investigate the local area. Walk along country roads for 3 miles in order to get to the nearest pub, a walk which will certainly warrant some pub grub and a pint at the end of it. For a trip to the beach, head 5 miles south to the coastal town of Ventnor. This classic seaside resort boasts a suntrap of a beach and a retro promenade. Pick up some award-winning crab and lobster at one of the town's fishmongers before heading home to cook up some wonderfully fresh seafood or stop off in one of the restaurants in town. The best way to work up an appetite on the way there is to stop off and summit St Boniface Down, the Isle of Wight's highest peak and a great opportunity to catch some amazing views of the surrounding landscape.

Amy Hendriksen

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jay 17th October 2020

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The house was lovely. We couldnt locate the front door key which wasnt a major issue but of course a fire restriction/hazard as one of the exit points was locked. We used the utility door for access.

Reviewed by Malcolm 26th September 2020

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Reviewed by Sallyann 19th September 2020

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We had a lovely holiday, the Isle of Wight did not disappoint but the star of the show was the beautiful Upper Dolcoppice Farm. The house was stunning, the location was perfect and the accommodation and facilities was superb. The gardens for the dogs was very much enjoyed and we would recommend to anybody and would love to return one day!

Reviewed by Adrian 22nd August 2020

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This is a wonderful cottage for nature lovers with dogs. The house is beautiful and the safely enclosed wildflower meadow walks with stunning views are sensational. Little and barn owls seen daily, and a short walk to see red squirrels.

Reviewed by Ivor 15th August 2020

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Reviewed by Karen 8th August 2020

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Reviewed by Theresa 25th July 2020

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Perfect house and location, particularly if you love nature and what to be totally away from everyone. The wildlife is amazing with Red Squirrels, Barn Owls and Little Owls all living nearby. The night sky is perfect for astronomy. As dog owners it was wonderful to be able to leave the door open knowing they were in a very safe and fully enclosed gRead morearden; they had a fantastic time and so did we. The Isle of Wight is beautiful with amazing scenery and great beaches for children. Hide

Reviewed by Adrian 14th March 2020

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The Cottage sat in a lovely rural location,the garden is fully enclosed with plenty of space for the dogs to play and roam safely and the only thing that would hear them bark was the wind. The house was beautifully clean and exceptionally well presented Everything was very comfortable and very homely. Would definitely stay here again when visiting Read morethe isle of wight Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 17th February 2020

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The cottage was spacious and well equipped. It was in a beautiful rural location. Would definitely rent the house again as suited 6 adults and a toddler perfectly.

Reviewed by Karen 4th January 2020

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IF you like the feel of isolation and love the quiet this is the place for you. All this and only a 15 min drive to anything that you need. The gardens are fabulous and dog safe. The surrounding fields wonderful for exploring. We didn't want to leave.

Reviewed by Tracey 30th November 2019

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Just home from our 3rd visit to upper dolcoppice and already booked for April 2020 , so I think that says it all , peacefull country retreat lovely place

Reviewed by Andy 23rd November 2019

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Reviewed by Alun 19th October 2019

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The farmhouse was wonderful and made a perfect holiday for the whole family in the Isle of Wight . The grandchildren all asked if they could come back again next year.

Reviewed by A 12th October 2019

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Reviewed by Susan 31st August 2019

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Upper Dolcoppice Farmhouse is set in the most stunning countryside, not another property in sight. The house is beautiful and well stocked with everything you could need for a carefree and relaxing time away. The garden is well kept and safe for the dogs, we had four with us and they had the most wonderful time chasing each other and chasing the baRead morell. There is also a barn owl in the barn on the property and if you are up early enough will quite often be lucky enough to see it flying to and fro Hide

Reviewed by Susan 24th August 2019

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This cottage was in a fantastic location that was both private and peaceful. It was really comfortable and everything was thoughtfully provided.

Reviewed by Michael 27th July 2019

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A great location, very secure grounds so no worry about letting your dog out into the very large garden.

Reviewed by Sheila 21st July 2019

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Perfect for family and dogs. Stunning location.

Reviewed by Hazel 13th July 2019

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Reviewed by Karen 6th July 2019

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Reviewed by Julia 29th June 2019

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Reviewed by David 22nd June 2019

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Fantastic property - well laid out , very clean and right in the heart of the country. So peaceful with beautiful countryside. Good location not far from Godshill, Ventnor , Shanklin and Blackgang.

Reviewed by James 8th June 2019

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Our second stay at this wonderful property. A truly well equipped, tastefully furnished, home from home. The location is a serene, peaceful escape. The property is well maintained, including the external space, and with nice touches everywhere.

Reviewed by Kate 25th May 2019

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An excellent venue for a family get together in a superb family friendly location.

Reviewed by Nigel 18th May 2019

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Upper Dolcoppice Farm is a haven for many things, peace & quiet, wildlife, fabulous walks with amazing views. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here, we didn't want to leave and hope to return one day.

Reviewed by Darren 11th May 2019

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Such a spacious cottage in the perfect location . Peace and quiet yet within a close drive of many local attractions , garden is huge and completely enclosed to let your dog run free without worry, lovely dog walks from the cottage. Plenty of wildlife to view in the evenings whilst enjoying a drink on the front terrace. Looking forward to returningRead more very soon . Hide

Reviewed by Hilary 4th May 2019

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The large garden which is completely fenced is a wonderful play area for both young children and dogs.

Reviewed by John 13th April 2019

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Reviewed by Nigel 16th March 2019

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Reviewed by John 2nd March 2019

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Perfect for get away from it all holiday. Just sheep for company.

Reviewed by Steve 29th December 2018

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The cottage is perfect for a large group of friends or family and was warm and cosy. We had no need of the log burner even though it was December/January. The location is away from it all which suited us and we spent a great New Year there. In summer it must be great to sit outside with complete peace and quiet. There are some great walks from the Read morecottage where you can get great views of the island. Hide

Reviewed by Jo 17th November 2018

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Lovely clean very well equipped Farmhouse great any time of year!

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View towards the farmhouse
Relax in the lounge in front of the wood burner
Spacious kitchen/breakfast room opening onto the patio
Range style cooker and hob
A dual aspect dining room
Stunning countryside views from every window
 A spacious lounge for watching television or playing games of an evening
A bright and homely bedroom with en-suite
En-suite shower room
A nicely proportioned dual aspect twin bedroom
A further bedroom with en-suite
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Location

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