A pretty thatched cottage set in a South facing garden
Spacious and characterful lounge with wood burner-effect gas fire
Lovely cottage kitchen with lots of features to look at
The comfortable double bedroom with ceiling beam
Second double bedroom with four poster bed and feature fireplace
Single bedroom
Dining area with natural day light shining in
Property feature
Enjoy a hot bubble bath
Get cosy and enjoy a good film
Thatched porch
Delighful garden area
Take a seat and enjoy the fresh air
View out of the porch
View towards the cottage
Walkway by the cottage
1 / 17  A pretty thatched cottage set in a South facing garden
2 / 17  Spacious and characterful lounge with wood burner-effect gas fire
3 / 17  Lovely cottage kitchen with lots of features to look at
4 / 17  The comfortable double bedroom with ceiling beam
5 / 17  Second double bedroom with four poster bed and feature fireplace
6 / 17  Single bedroom
7 / 17  Dining area with natural day light shining in
8 / 17  Property feature
9 / 17  Enjoy a hot bubble bath
10 / 17  Get cosy and enjoy a good film
11 / 17  Thatched porch
12 / 17  Delighful garden area
13 / 17  Garden
14 / 17  Take a seat and enjoy the fresh air
15 / 17  View out of the porch
16 / 17  View towards the cottage
17 / 17  Walkway by the cottage

Virginia Cottage

Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
VE 4 star Gold
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Four Poster
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Four star gold awarded, grade II listed detached cottage sleeping seven guests
  • Thatched cottage featuring well-maintained period details and complementary furnishings
  • Generously-sized south-facing garden
  • Located in the village of Carisbrooke in the central region of the Isle of Wight
  • Situated just a five-minute walk from Carisbrooke Castle with its Norman keep
  • Ideal for keen walkers, as the Tennyson Trail starts in the village
Property code: IC165

Grade II listed thatched cottage offering pretty, period-style accommodation for up to seven guests, located in the historic village of Carisbrooke, within short walking distance of the village’s castle.

This picture-postcard Grade II listed thatched cottage dates back to 1676 and is attractively situated at the end of a quiet lane, with a lovely ford and footpath leading to the nearby mediaeval castle of Carisbrooke. The cottage is located in the oldest part of Carisbrooke village which is a conservation area, lying within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The castle is only five minutes walk away and can be glimpsed from the garden and main bedrooms. This is a wonderful walking area as within five minutes walk of the cottage, visitors can join the famous Tennyson Trail which follows the downs westerly towards The Needles. A popular Italian restaurant, family public house for meals and a local shop are all within three minutes walk. The market town of Newport with its variety of shops and restaurants is within a 20-minute stroll. The sandy beaches of the seaside towns of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are within a 15 - 20 minute drive.

Virginia Cottage, favoured by local artists and featured in postcards and books from English Heritage, has been furnished and equipped to a high standard. The charming thatched porch opens into a sitting room with large comfortable sofas, a real gas flame fire, hi-fi system and wide screen smart television with Freeview and DVD player. There is a well-equipped fitted kitchen with oak units and granite tops, electric double oven and hob, combination microwave, dishwasher, fridge and freezer, plus a dining area overlooking the garden; a second sitting room into which the dining table can be moved to provide a separate dining area; a utility room with a washer-dryer and a shower room with a built in shower basin and W.C.

Stairs lead up to two double bedrooms, one of which has a king-size four poster bed, plus a bathroom with a bath, hand shower, overhead shower, basin and W.C. Additional stairs lead up to the second floor where there is a twin bedroom accessed through a single bedroom with digital television and DVD player; these rooms prove popular as a den for children.

A great selection of DVDs, videos, books, children's games and stair gates are provided. Free WiFi internet is available. A travel cot and high chair can be provided. The cottage is centrally heated, and the electricity and heating are provided at no extra charge. There is a pretty, south facing fenced garden enjoying sun virtually all day with garden furniture and a barbecue. One large or two small cars can be parked in the drive at the side of the cottage. Buses to many parts of the Island are within three minutes walk.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms - 2 doubles, 1 twin, and 1 single (the property sleeps 6+1)
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC
  • Shower room with shower and WC
  • Smart TV/DVD, plus additional TV/DVD in the twin room
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washer/dryer
  • Bed linen, heating, and electric included
  • Towels available to hire
  • Regret no pets
  • £100 security deposit payable prior to arrival
  • Off-road parking for 2 small or 1 large car
  • Pub and shop within walking distance, beach 7 miles
  • The property has been awarded Visit England 4 Star Gold
  • This property qualifies for the Visit England families, walkers and cyclists welcome schemes

This property is personally managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tony 26th October 2019

This is our second stay at Virginia Cottage. A comfortable place to stay, well equipped, clean and cared for. In a peaceful location with easy access to most attractions. Lovely walks. Ideal for a family holiday sleeping 7. Comfortable beds and plenty of space. Carisbrooke Castle is very close by in walking distance.

Reviewed by Philippa 19th October 2019

Overall, we had a really good week in Virginia Cottage. All the beds were extremely comfortable and the property was clean and welcoming. The location is ideal for walks up to Carisbrooke Castle and the surrounding beautiful countryside. We would definitely return.

Reviewed by Andrew 3rd August 2019

We had a lovely holiday. Welcome basket on arrival. Ideal location. Cottage clean and well equipped. Would book again.

Reviewed by Ena 1st June 2019

Such a pretty well equipped cottage with a beautiful garden to laze in. Perfect location for touring the island.

Reviewed by Ian 4th May 2019

A very well equipped cottage in an ideal central location. The garden is a sun trap and a joy to sit in.

Reviewed by Christopher 27th April 2019

Very comfortable, good south facing garden, rear parking is only good for one car, unless you are taking two smart cars... Good location to reach south and west parts of the island. Avoid Newport if you can...seems to be a magnet for traffic jams....

Reviewed by Mrs Porter

Great week, plenty of sun. Loved all the old things about the cottage especially the shaky door knobs, wish they were ours! PS Great library. What a great week we have had. Great cottage

Reviewed by Guest September 2018

What a great week we have had. Great cottage.

Reviewed by Mr Beadle

Thank you for the stay in your lovely cottage. Weve had a great week and would love to come back soon. Thanks also for the Welcome Pack

Reviewed by David

We had a lovely stay in this beautiful cottage. Weve enjoyed exploring Carisbrooke and the Isle of Wight. We hope to return one day. Thanks.

Reviewed by Mrs Tarrant

We had a great holiday in a lovely cottage. The children did not want to leave (and neither did the adults!). Loved this house and loved the garden.I loved this house because it has lots of lovely flowers and fruit plants.

Reviewed by Guest August 2018

I love this house. PS Thank you for the Welcome Basket and leaving the basic food stuffs very thoughtful.

Reviewed by Guest July 2018

Many thanks for a wonderful stay in a lovely warm and clean cottage! We had a lovely stay and will definitely come back again

Reviewed by Janet Black May 2018

Virginia Cottage felt like home as soon as we walked in. Mattresses were very comfortable. The garden was a bonus - as was the nearby ford for dabbling feet after completing the coastal path! Chocs and wine appreciated on arrival. Would love to return to such a relaxing cottage.

Reviewed by Paul Hawker May 2017

Fantastic accommodation, spacious and comfortable for our party of 6 with everything provided. Very simple process for booking including ferry and prompt return of deposit. Super holiday, thank you

Reviewed by Alison Wootton September 2016

Absolutely fantastic cottage, in a beautiful location. Cottage had everything we needed and more besides. Couldn't have asked for anything better. Wonderful week wish it could have been longer.

Reviewed by Andrew Rolf October 2015

Great location beautiful character cottage

Reviewed by Mrs H Sims August 2015

Lovely clean cottage, great location

Reviewed by Malcolm Thompson July 2015

A beautiful cottage which is in a great location foe exploring the island. We will certainly book this one again

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A pretty thatched cottage set in a South facing garden
Spacious and characterful lounge with wood burner-effect gas fire
Lovely cottage kitchen with lots of features to look at
The comfortable double bedroom with ceiling beam
Second double bedroom with four poster bed and feature fireplace
Single bedroom
Dining area with natural day light shining in
Property feature
Enjoy a hot bubble bath
Get cosy and enjoy a good film
Thatched porch
Show 5 moreDelighful garden area


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