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A pretty thatched cottage set in a South facing garden
Spacious and characterful lounge with wood burner-effect gas fire
Get cosy and enjoy a good film
Lovely cottage kitchen with lots of features to look at
Dining area with natural daylight shining in
Property feature
The comfortable double bedroom with ceiling beams
Second double bedroom with four poster bed and feature fireplace
Single bedroom
Enjoy a hot bubble bath
Take a seat and enjoy the fresh air
Delighful garden area
Walkway by the cottage
Carisbrooke Castle is 0.3 miles away on foot
1 / 14  A pretty thatched cottage set in a South facing garden
2 / 14  Spacious and characterful lounge with wood burner-effect gas fire
3 / 14  Get cosy and enjoy a good film
4 / 14  Lovely cottage kitchen with lots of features to look at
5 / 14  Dining area with natural daylight shining in
6 / 14  Property feature
7 / 14  The comfortable double bedroom with ceiling beams
8 / 14  Second double bedroom with four poster bed and feature fireplace
9 / 14  Single bedroom
10 / 14  Enjoy a hot bubble bath
11 / 14  Take a seat and enjoy the fresh air
12 / 14  Delighful garden area
13 / 14  Walkway by the cottage
14 / 14  Carisbrooke Castle is 0.3 miles away on foot

Virginia Cottage

Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Four Poster
Thatched
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Grade II listed detached cottage sleeping six guests with a generously-sized south-facing enclosed garden
  • Thatched family home featuring well-maintained period details, complementary furnishings and all modern facilities
  • Short walk to shops, pubs, restaurants, bus stops, Carisbrooke Castle and picturesque countryside
  • Ideal for families of all ages and those with special interests including historic buildings, walking and cycling
Property code: IC165

Grade II listed thatched cottage offering pretty, period-style accommodation for up to six 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 medieval castle. 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 0.3 miles away and can be glimpsed from the garden and main bedrooms. This is a wonderful walking area as within a short stroll of the cottage visitors can see local ponds, fords, a historic farm with its “Cowshed” antiques emporium, the lovely local church and a priory serving afternoon teas. In addition, the famous Tennyson Trail starts nearby which follows the downs westerly towards The Needles. Two popular Mediterranean restaurants, two public houses for meals (one with a large children’s play area), a local shop with post office, a health centre and pharmacy are all close by. The market town of Newport with its variety of shops, parks, entertainments and restaurants is just 1 mile away. The sandy beaches of the seaside towns of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are within a 20 minute drive.

This pretty 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, washer/dryer plus a dining area overlooking the garden. There is also a second sitting room with small library, ideal for quiet relaxation.Stairs lead up to two double bedrooms, one of which has a king-size four poster bed, plus a bathroom with a bath, 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, books, children's toys, games and stair gates are provided. In addition, a travel cot and high chair can be available. The cottage is centrally heated, and the electricity, heating and WiFi internet are provided at no extra charge.
There is a pretty, south facing enclosed garden enjoying sun virtually all day and a haven for a wide variety of birds, red squirrels etc. with garden furniture and outdoor toys provided. 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 close by.

 

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

  • Old thatched cottage in historic setting
  • 4 bedrooms - 2 doubles, 1 twin and 1 single (the property sleeps 6)
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath, basin and WC
  • Smart TV/DVD, plus additional TV/DVD in the single bedroom
  • Heating, electricity and Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 2 small or 1 large car
  • Pubs, restaurants, shop/post office, bus stops within 0.5 miles
  • Central location handy for all beaches and leisure facilities
  • South facing, enclosed peaceful garden with outdoor furniture 
  • Short walk to Carisbrooke Castle, open countryside, ponds and fords
  • Newport town with parks and harbour nearby
  • Regret no pets
  • £100 security deposit payable prior to arrival            

Amy Hendriksen

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tony 26th October 2019

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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

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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 Barry 31st August 2019

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Reviewed by Mhairi 12th August 2019

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Reviewed by Andrew 3rd August 2019

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

Reviewed by William 29th June 2019

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Reviewed by Ena 1st June 2019

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

Reviewed by Karen 25th May 2019

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Reviewed by Ian 4th May 2019

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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

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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....

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A pretty thatched cottage set in a South facing garden
Spacious and characterful lounge with wood burner-effect gas fire
Get cosy and enjoy a good film
Lovely cottage kitchen with lots of features to look at
Dining area with natural daylight shining in
Property feature
The comfortable double bedroom with ceiling beams
Second double bedroom with four poster bed and feature fireplace
Single bedroom
Enjoy a hot bubble bath
Take a seat and enjoy the fresh air
Show 2 moreDelighful garden area

Location

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