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Upper Dolcoppice Farmhouse

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

  • Stunning farmhouse within 33 acres of land
  • Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • A haven for wildlife
  • Excellent walking and cycling with private paths and a network of footpaths
  • Easy access to the small sandy coves on the south west coast
  • Larger sandy beaches of Shanklin, Ventnor, and Sandown are 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 a full height fridge 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 cloak room 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, overhead shower, basin and WC ,also a walk in 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. 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. 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 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 £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms - 2 doubles and 2 twin,
  • 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, fridge, freezer, and 2 dishwashers
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • BBQ
  • Central heating and electric included
  • WiFi available
  • Shopwithin walking distance
  • Towels for Hire

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Jill Salmon May 2018

An amazing house, with everything that you could possibly want. Everybody loved it - from 5 years old to 60!

Reviewed by Sarah Owen April 2018

Lovely, quiet and well-equipped cottage. Beautiful, rural location and great for a proper getaway.

Reviewed by Lynsey Ebdy February 2018

What a fabulous cottage. Absolutely beautiful and so clean and spacious. We wanted to extend our break as had such a wonderful time! Will definitely be booking another break here

Reviewed by Gary Whitham October 2017

We would recommend this cottage to both families and couples. In the country but every amenity at hand. Very clean and comfy. We would definitely come back. How lovely to sit outside alfresco and watch the owls at dusk. Huge walks by day, huge dinners at night.

Reviewed by Margaret Slator October 2017

Fabulous location. So lucky to see Barn Owl.

Reviewed by Alan Rogers September 2017

We can really recommend this house especially if you have children and a dog. Lots of safe space to run around in. Excellent facilities all round.

Reviewed by Julia Fletcher May 2017

A very well equipped and comfortable house in a stunning location. We were all delighted with the house and couldn't fault it in anyway.If you want a large family house in quiet surroundings, with lots of wildlife on your doorstep this is the place for you.

Reviewed by Mark Chapman February 2016

A wonderful location and a lovely large house with an excellent kitchen. There are great walks from the front door.

Reviewed by Christine Edmunds January 2016

Superb comfortable holiday cottage equipped to a high standard in beautiful setting. Christmas decorations were very much appreciated, would definitely like to return next Christmas.

Reviewed by Jill Watson August 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage in such a beautiful setting and would certainly consider returning. It is both spacious and homely and with a few simple additions to the upstairs furnishings could be outstanding.

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