Sleeps 7 in 4 bedrooms
This lovely stone cottage is situated in the small rural hamlet of Bowcombe which stands between the pretty village of Shorwell and Carisbrooke with its medieval castle. Shorwell and Carisbrooke are both within a 5 minute drive and have public houses which are good for meals. The cottage offers easy access to the small bays and coves on the south west side of the Isle of Wight. Brighstone beach is within a 10 minute drive and the larger sandy beaches of Ventnor and Shanklin are within a 20 minute drive.
Sleeps 7 in 4 bedrooms, Children Welcome
This picturesque Grade II listed 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 of Carisbrooke. 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 5 minutes walk away and can be glimpsed from the garden and main bedrooms. This is a wonderful walking area as within 5 minutes walk of the cottage visitors can join the famous Tennyson Trail which follows the downs westerly towards The Needles.
New Cottage; Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms;
A wonderfully spacious and welcoming seaside holiday cottage within a few paces of the beach at Bonchurch and located on the coastal path to nearby Ventnor. Sea Shells on the Beach has 3 beautiful bedrooms decorated with a luxurious seaside theme. Within a short walk is the centre of the village of Bonchurch where there is a village pond and excellent local restaurant. The beach at nearby Ventnor is a popular holiday attraction.
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms;
This pretty stone cottage is situated on a lovely 12 acre farm, surrounded by beautiful open countryside. Delightful walks can be enjoyed directly from the cottage and footpaths can be followed to join the Bembridge Trail over the downs. Squire Thatcher's Barn has been carefully converted from an 18th Century Grade II Listed stone barn.
Sleeps 4 + 1 in 2 bedrooms
Within 3 minutes of Shanklin's sandy beach - ideal for paddling and swimming. It is only a 2 minute walk from the lodge to the cliff path for beautiful views across Sandown Bay to the white cliff of Culver. Shanklin is a pleasant small resort on the south east coast of the Island with its own small theatre and a variety of interesting shops and restaurants. The Old Village of Shanklin has pretty thatched cottages, tea shops and public houses plus a beautiful chine, floodlit in the evening.
New Cottage; Sleeps 6 in 3 bedroom
Puckaster Cottage is a lovely cottage in an attractive courtyard within the grounds of Puckaster House . The main house is surrounded by six acres of garden with lovely lawns going down towards the sea. There are sea glimpses from some of the upper rooms of the cottage and open sea views from the larger gardens. The sea is within a 15 minute walk and there is easy access to the wonderful coastal path which extends from the village of Niton to The Needles on the western tip of the Isle of Wight. The small resort of Ventnor is within a 15 minute drive and there is easy access to a number of small quiet bays on the south west side of the Island.
Newly available: Sleeps 6 plus a baby in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
Lovely detached house, in a quiet lane, within a 3 minute walk of the beach and Ryde Esplanade with swimming pool and boating lake. The renowned sandy beach of Appley is also only a 5 minute walk away. Sea Whistle has been furnished and equipped with care to provide very attractive and comfortable accommodation. It has an enclosed south facing garden and off road parking.
New Cottage: Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; children welcome
This lovely stone and flint house stands within a 10 minute walk of the centre of the charming seaside resort of Ventnor. It enjoys sea views from the upper 3 floors. It has been furnished and equipped with care to provide attactive and comfortable accommodation for 6 people in 3 bedrooms.
Sleeps 4 + 1 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
This charming thatched cottage dates back more than two hundred years. It is a lovely character cottage, which has retained many original features. It is only a 10 minute walk from the beach and occupies a very attractive central location in the small coastal resort of St Helens overlooking the village green where cricket is played. Public house, restaurant and shop all within a few minutes walk.
New Cottage; Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms
St Catherines Cottage has been in the same family for three generations and enjoys an exceptional position with views across the lovely garden to the sea. There are sea views from several of the rooms including the sitting room, dining room and two main bedrooms.
Sleeps 4 + 1 in 2 bedrooms
Manor Stable is situated on a lovely farm in beautiful South Wight countryside. It is a marvellous walking area with footpaths that can be followed directly from the cottage in most directions. There are particularly attractive walks along the course of the river Yar; to the picturesque village of Godshill and to the nearby village of Arreton which has a public house, farm shop and cafe for meals. The cottage is excellent for cyclists as there is access to a network of cycle paths directly from the farm and arrangements can be make for the storage of bikes. The sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are all within a 15 minute drive. Ferry bookings can be made at greatly discounted prices.
Sleeps 5 plus a baby in a cot in 3 bedrooms
Located in the grounds of an old manor house in beautiful South Wight countryside near the picturesque village of Godshill. The Manor House is surrounded by lovely gardens which the cottage overlooks. Bridgecourt Manor Cottage is a stone cottage, converted from an ancient forge which dates back to the 1600’s. It provides attractive and comfortable accommodation for 5 people in 3 bedrooms.
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms;
Woodland Court is a beautiful seaside holiday cottage at St Lawrence near Ventnor on the South East of the Isle of Wight. It is within a 5 minute walk of the beach at Steephill Cove and only 2 minutes from the coastal path which extends eastwards to the lovely seaside resort of Ventnor and onwards to Bonchurch and Shanklin. The property enjoys glimpses of the sea and is in a very attractive location with a large garden. Furnished and equipped to a high standard.
New Cottage; Sleeps 5 plus a baby in 3 bedrooms;
A wonderful beach front property beautifully situated on Ventnor Esplanade within a few steps of the beach where paddling, swimming, boating and fishing can be enjoyed. There are open sea views from the main rooms and a delightful large balcony overlooking the sea.
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
This pretty Swiss style cottage is situated in the lovely gardens of Ventnor Park. These gardens have sheltered lawns, well kept paths and excellent 18 hole putting green. Nearby footpaths lead up to high ground from where there are beautiful sea views. The sandy beach of Ventnor can be reached by taking a pleasant 5 minute stroll through the gardens and down to the esplanade. Footpaths also lead directly from the cottage to the quiet cove of Steephill and the Botanical Gardens.
New Cottage Sleeps 5 + 1 in 3 bedrooms.
Rectory Cottage is close to the centre of the pretty village of Brighstone on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight in 'An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. It is only a mile from the sea and is in a wonderful walking and cycling area. The cottage has recently been renovated to provide very attractive centrally heated accommodation with a walled courtyard style garden. There are lovely open views across fields to the downs and with glimpses of the sea from the upper bedrooms.
Sleeps 4 + 1 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
This lovely stone cottage nestles in beautiful countryside on an attractive farm on the East side of the Island. There are wonderful open views from the cottage and garden across fields towards the downs. The Brew House is at the end of a country lane with no passing traffic. This is a wonderful walking area with footpaths leading along the course of the River Yar and to the nearby picturesque village of Godshill. There is direct access across the fields to the cycle track which links Sandown to Newport and Cowes. The sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are only a 15 minute drive away. Ferries can be booked for you at greatly discounted prices.
Sleeps 6 plus a baby in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
This is a charming detached cottage situated beside the River Medina in the centre of the market town of Newport on the Isle of Wight.
New Property: Sleeps 6 plus a baby in 3 bedrooms
Large detached house in lovely rural location adjoining Parkhurst Forest but within a 10 minute drive of the market town of Newport, the sailing centre of Cowes and the beaches of Gurnard and Thorness Bay. Spacious accommodation in quiet hamlet with almost no passing traffic. Two double bedrooms and one twin, a bathroom and en-suite shower room; large sitting room with wood burning stove. Central heating. Large secluded garden which is fenced and gated. Arrangements can be made for use of hot tub in the garden. Lovely walking area.
Sleeps 4 + 1 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
Two Mead Cottage is one of a pair of cottages which stand in the attractive rural hamlet of Alverstone and is less than a 5 minute drive from the lovely sandy beaches of Sandown on the east coast of the Island. The cottage is located on a small 12 acre farm which is home to horses, cows and a few free range chickens. The farm is in “An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” and has a charming large pond which attracts ducks, moorhens and the occasional heron.
New Cottage: Sleeps 6 + 1 in 3 bedrooms
Lovely top floor apartment with panoramic sea views across Ventnor Bay. Within a 2 minute walk of the beach where swimming, paddling and boating can be enjoyed. Spacious accommodation with a large open plan sitting room with dining area; two double bedrooms - one with en-suite shower room; twin bedroom and family bathroom with bath and shower; well equipped fitted kitchen. Parking for 1 car.
New Cottage; Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms
This 'picture postcard' detached stone cottage is beautifully situated in the small quiet coastal hamlet of Niton Undercliff on the south coast of the Isle of Wight. There are glimpses of the nearby sea from the upper windows and a short walk leads to St Catherine's Lighthouse and the sea at Castlehaven. The cottage have been furnished and equipped with the greatest care to provide accommodation of the highest standard. It also has a delightful enclosed cottage garden.
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Dairy Cottage is a period stone farmhouse on a small farm where horses are now kept. It is an attractive property with some rural views over fields to the downs and glimpses of Carisbrooke Castle from the master bedroom. The castle is within a 15 minute walk of the cottage. This is a lovely area which is popular with walkers who hike the numerous paths and trails. Local walks include the Tennyson Trail which runs all the way to Freshwater and The Needles. Cycle routes across the downs also start nearby. Visitors have the whole of the Isle of Wight at their doorstep as this central location affords easy access to all locations on the Island and puts any beach on both the East and West coast within a 20 minute drive.
Dairy Cottage is a property with many original features and has been decorated and furnished with care. On the ground floor there is a spacious sitting room which has a large fireplace with a wood burning stove creating a rich homely feel to a comfortable and relaxing room with leather sofas and chairs, flat screen television/Freesat/DVD; a fitted kitchen equipped with electric cooker and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer and washing machine; an attractive twin bedroom with an adjacent shower room with basin and WC; a large conservatory with comfortable seating and french doors opening into the garden. (Access to the conservatory is through the twin bedroom).
Stairs lead up to two further charming bedrooms - a second twin bedroom and double room. Both of these bedrooms enjoy rural views and there are glimpses of nearby Carisbrooke Castle from the double bedroom. There is also a second bathroom with a bath, hand shower, basin and w.c. A door which leads to the rear of the property from the landing affords level access to the top floor of Dairy Cottage. Central heating/electricity without extra charge. Wooden cot/high chair available.
Dairy Cottage has an enclosed garden and a patio area with garden furniture. There is a barbecue and seating area to enjoy outside dining as well as a grassed area for children to play. There is also a small covered pond in the garden where children need to be supervised at all times. Public house within 15 minutes walk. Shops, another public house, Italian restaurant and a small supermarket in Carisbrooke Village centre - 20 minutes walk.
Dairy Cottage has ground floor accommodation and is a non smoking cottage. WiFi Internet is provided free of charge at Dairy Cottage. Dairy Cottage is available for weekly self catering holiday bookings from Saturday to Saturday. The normal arrival time at this holiday cottage is 15:30 and the normal departure time is 10:00. Short break weekend and midweek self catering holidays are available from and 27th October 2018 to 20th December 2018.
Dairy Cottage has 95 days available for Isle of Wight self catering holidays from the 20th April 2018 to 31st December 2018. That means Dairy Cottage is 62.89% booked for this holiday period with 23.0 weeks confirmed so far.
The villages of Carisbrooke is located at the heart of the Isle of Wight and is best know for the remains of Carisbrooke Castle which sits on the hill above the village. A small shop and a post office can be found in the village as well as a couple of public houses. A footpath runs from just outside the village all the way to Alum Bay in the far West of the Island.
A photograph of the village of Carisbrooke, taken from the top of Carisbrooke Castle is available on or blog. (Carisbrooke Photograph)
There are lots of walking and cycling opportunities to be enjoyed from Dairy Cottage and the surrounding Carisbrooke area. Here are a selection of described cycle routes you may wish to try on your holiday.
Isle of Wight Cycle Route 9 - Newport - Blackwater - Merstone - Rookley - Whitecroft
Isle of Wight Cycle Route 10 - Carisbrooke - Kingston - Shorwell - Bowcombe
Newport to Shanklin - Newport - Godshill - Shanklin
If you are planning a cycling holiday on the Isle of Wight you can view All Cycling Routes and Isle of Wight Cycle Information.
Tennyson Trail - The Tennyson Trail starts on the edge of Carisbrooke and runs all the way along the Downs to Freshwater Bay and then up to The Needles and Alum Bay. This spectacular trail is a substantial walk but there is a bus back to Carisbrooke from Freshwater and Alum Bay. Tennyson Trail
The centre of the Isle of Wight is best known for its historic monuments and beautiful countryside. The hills in this area are great for walking and exploring and paths fan out across the Isle of Wight. Carisbrooke, Bowcombe and Blackwater are found to the South and West of Newport. These small villages and Hamlets have unique access to all areas of the Isle of Wight and the sea is always less than 20 - 25mins away by car.
(applicable to all cottages if not conflicting with individual cottage policy)
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