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5 Star Cottage; Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
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Delightful Grade II listed cottage in a quiet rural hamlet with lovely walks. The seaside resort of Shanklin, with its lovely sandy beaches, is only 1.5 miles away. The cottage has a pretty enclosed walled garden with fragrant plants. It has been furnished and equipped to a very high standard to provide very attractive, centrally heated, accommodation This Isle of Wight cottage at Shanklin sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms. Dairymaid Cottage has availability and prices for self catering holidays in 2018. Read full description

Walks
Pub
30min
Beach
30min
Shop
30min
Walking
Area
Outdoors
Garden
Access
Easy Access
Entertainment
TV
+ Sky
DVD
Player
WiFi
Internet
Cottage Heating
Central
Heating
Woodburning
Stove
Cottage Kitchen
Electric
Oven
Gas
Hob
Dishwasher
Fridge
Freezer
Cottage Bathroom
1 Bath
Tub
1 WC
Cottage Laundry
Washing
Machine
Tumble
Dryer
Ground Floor Facilities
1 Bath
or Shower
1 Ground Floor
Bedroom
Ground
Floor WC
Living
Room
Kitchen

Dairymaid Cottage Booking / Availability

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28 Oct - 17 Dec 2017
399 per week
18 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
749 per week
6 Jan - 9 Feb 2018
399 per week
10 Feb - 16 Feb 2018
449 per week
17 Feb - 2 Mar 2018
399 per week
3 Mar - 16 Mar 2018
399 per week
17 Mar - 23 Mar 2018
399 per week
24 Mar - 30 Mar 2018
575 per week
7 Apr - 13 Apr 2018
699 per week
14 Apr - 27 Apr 2018
499 per week
28 Apr - 4 May 2018
499 per week
5 May - 11 May 2018
579 per week
12 May - 18 May 2018
585 per week
19 May - 25 May 2018
599 per week
26 May - 1 Jun 2018
995 per week
2 Jun - 8 Jun 2018
736 per week
9 Jun - 15 Jun 2018
745 per week
16 Jun - 22 Jun 2018
795 per week
23 Jun - 29 Jun 2018
845 per week
30 Jun - 6 Jul 2018
885 per week
7 Jul - 13 Jul 2018
945 per week
14 Jul - 20 Jul 2018
995 per week
21 Jul - 27 Jul 2018
1095 per week
28 Jul - 31 Aug 2018
1225 per week
1 Sep - 7 Sep 2018
719 per week
8 Sep - 14 Sep 2018
699 per week
15 Sep - 21 Sep 2018
619 per week
22 Sep - 28 Sep 2018
545 per week
29 Sep - 19 Oct 2018
465 per week
20 Oct - 26 Oct 2018
675 per week
27 Oct - 21 Dec 2018
399 per week
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
749 per week

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Dairymaid Cottage has live availability and prices.

Booking Fee £19.99 per booking Cot & High Chair £13.49 per week Pets (No. of) £31.00 per week Towels (Bath & Hand Towel) £0.00 per person per week WiFi Internet Free WiFi Internet Heating & Electricity Free of chargeBed Linen Free of chargeBooking Deposit 25% of cottage rental Security Bond £100 per booking

Pricing and Booking Notes for Dairymaid Cottage

 

Arrival Time 14:30 Departure Time 10:00 Sleeps 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1

Introduction

Dairymaid Cottage is a single storey two-bedroomed converted barn, dating back to around 1695. The cottage is situated along a quiet road within a small hamlet and is around 1.5 miles from the town of Shanklin.

We have tried to provide as much information as possible in this statement, if you have any queries please do call. We look forward to welcoming you.

Pre-Arrival

Details of Dairymaid Cottage can be found at: http://www.islandcottageholidays.com/isleofwight/cottages/dairymaid/

Bookings and enquires can be made via on-line booking (www.islandcottageholidays.com ), e-mail (mail@islandcottageholidays.com ), fax (01929 481070) or telephone (01929 481555) through Island Cottage Holidays.

Public transport is available from Shanklin Road, around 0.5 mile away. The timetables for all Island buses are available on the Southern Vectis website: www.islandbuses.info

Dairymaid Cottage is situated along a quiet road, and Shanklin town centre is around 1.5 miles away. The town has a train station and bus station, together with a post office, pubs, cafes, restaurants, two supermarkets and many small local shops.

We can provide information in large print upon request.

Car Parking

Dairymaid Cottage is situated along a quiet road and has a driveway with parking for two cars at the front of the property. The brick paved driveway is around 4m wide and slightly slopes towards the cottage.

Entrance to Property

There are three entrances to the property. The first access is to the front of the property from the driveway and into the hallway. The surface is brick paved and is firm and flat. There are two steps (140mm and 200mm high) up into the cottage.

There is a second entrance to the rear of the property. There is a brick-paved path around the property. Access into the property is through a door with one step (180mm high) up into the hallway.

The floor covering inside both entrances is wood effect.

There is also an entrance into the lounge at the rear of the cottage. Access is through French doors with two steps (200mm and 220mm high) up into the cottage. The floor is wood effect.

See floorplan for details of property layout.

There is a brick-paved path around the outside of the property which is firm, level and slightly sloping.

Halls, Stairs, Landings, Passageways

The hallway has wood effect flooring. There are minimal thresholds within the cottage, although there are two steps within the lounge/diner (see below).

Lounge/Diner

The lounge/diner is furnished with one 3-seater sofa (500mm high and 2200mm wide), one 2-seater sofa (500mm high and 1600mm wide) and one easy chair (500mm high and 1100mm wide). There is a dining table (790mm high and 1800mm long and 6 chairs.

There is a flat screen TV, DVD, Freeview and Sky Family channels all with remote controls. Flooring is wood effect. There are two steps within the room (150mm and 230mm high). Flooring is wood effect.

Kitchen

The kitchen leads from the lounge/diner. The worktops are 900mm high, and the Belfast sink is 870mm high (with no clearance underneath to the sink or worktops). There is a range type cooker, comprising two side opening ovens and a gas hob. There is a front opening dishwasher, an under-counter fridge and separate freezer, a washing machine and tumble dryer. Flooring is stone effect.

Bedrooms

There are two bedrooms in the cottage.

Bedroom 1 has a double bed 750mm high. There is around 550mm space to each side of the bed, which has an under-bed height of 380mm. Furniture in this room includes two bedside cabinets (650mm high), a chest of drawers (1180mm high) and a wardrobe (1900mm high). Flooring is wood effect.

Bedroom 2 has two single beds 670mm high with around 0.5m space between the two beds only. There is 310mm under-bed space. Furniture in this room includes a bedside cabinet (630mm high), a chest of drawers (980mm high) and a wardrobe (1800mm high). Flooring is wood effect.

Bathrooms, Shower-rooms and Toilets

There is one bathroom within the cottage. There is a bath (570mm high) with D-handles and with shower attachment, a shower (1000mm x 650mm) with sliding doors (370mm opening width) and a 300mm threshold, a wash hand basin and a w.c. (440mm high). There is no space for lateral wheelchair transfer. The flooring is stone tile effect.

Grounds and Gardens

Access to the rear of the property is via a brick paved path leading around the side of the house. There is a lawned area to both the front and rear of the property with garden furniture at the rear. There is a table, 2 chairs and a bench to the rear and a charcoal barbecue.

Additional information

Dairymaid Cottage, Apse Manor Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 7PN

Telephone: Island Cottage Holidays: 01929 481555

Contact Telephone and Email address

We welcome your feedback to help us continually improve. If you have any comments please phone 01929 481555 or email mail@islandcottageholidays.com

For more information about cottages with facilities for disabled guests and easy access cottages for those with impaired mobility visit Easy Access Cottages

Stan Stuart -
Had a lovely time cottage was brilliant did not need anything in the cottage nice welcome pack was lovely thank you - Jul 2017 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

David Lister -
Beautiful cottage in a quiet situation. Very spacious and well furnished with a compact garden at back well suited for catching afternoon sun. Aprox 30mins from East Cowes. Very dog friendly he even had his own welcome pack. Highly recommended. - Nov 2016 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Jill Oxenham -
Dairymaid Cottage was awarded a 5 star review by Jill Oxenham - Sep 2016 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Julie Vaggers -
Excellent stay, beautiful accommodation. - Apr 2016 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Ian Hopkins -
Dairymaid Cottage was awarded a 5 star review by Ian Hopkins - Nov 2015 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Max Bush -
Lovely cottage could not ask for better. - Oct 2015 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Avril Moorhouse -
A fantastic dog friendly cottage, very comfortable with every need catered for. The welcome basket was a lovely surprise, there were even Dog biscuits The flowers in each room were a lovely touch. This cottage is really homely and to us it was perfect, warm, comfortable and quiet. - Oct 2015 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Jenny Clark -
Dairymaid Cottage is beautiful and we still can't believe all the "goodies" which were waiting for us when we arrived. Despite one of our dogs being quite poorly we still had a lovely week. Great food at the Buddle Inn in Niton. - Aug 2015 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Sue Williams -
Dairymaid cottage was a dream come true. It was so comfortable and had everything to make our holiday truly wonderful.Its location was perfect and not far from Shanklin old village. The welcome pack was unexpected and a nice surprise. We will definitely visit again. - Jul 2015 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

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We can book the ferry to the Isle of Wight for you at preferential prices and this can be added to your Isle of Wight holiday cottage booking. A quote will automatically be sent to you with the confirmation of your holiday. For more information visit Ferry crossing and booking information

Dairymaid Cottage has ground floor accommodation and is a non smoking cottage. WiFi Internet is provided free of charge at Dairymaid Cottage. Dairymaid Cottage is available for weekly self catering holiday bookings from Saturday to Saturday. The normal arrival time at this holiday cottage is 14:30 and the normal departure time is 10:00.

For details on access to Dairymaid Cottage for those with impaired mobility or disabilities please read the cottage access statement in the tab below.

Dairymaid Cottage Guest Comments

Reviews and feedback for Dairymaid Cottage and holidays on the Isle of Wight

44 Guest Reviews for Dairymaid Cottage
5 Stars - (39)
Stan Stuart - Jul 2017

Had a lovely time cottage was brilliant did not need anything in the cottage nice welcome pack was lovely thank you Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

David Lister - Nov 2016

Beautiful cottage in a quiet situation. Very spacious and well furnished with a compact garden at back well suited for catching afternoon sun. Aprox 30mins from East Cowes. Very dog friendly he even had his own welcome pack. Highly recommended. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Jill Oxenham - Sep 2016

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Julie Vaggers - Apr 2016

Excellent stay, beautiful accommodation. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Ian Hopkins - Nov 2015

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Max Bush - Oct 2015

Lovely cottage could not ask for better. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Avril Moorhouse - Oct 2015

A fantastic dog friendly cottage, very comfortable with every need catered for. The welcome basket was a lovely surprise, there were even Dog biscuits The flowers in each room were a lovely touch. This cottage is really homely and to us it was perfect, warm, comfortable and quiet. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Jenny Clark - Aug 2015

Dairymaid Cottage is beautiful and we still can't believe all the "goodies" which were waiting for us when we arrived. Despite one of our dogs being quite poorly we still had a lovely week. Great food at the Buddle Inn in Niton. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Sue Williams - Jul 2015

Dairymaid cottage was a dream come true. It was so comfortable and had everything to make our holiday truly wonderful.Its location was perfect and not far from Shanklin old village. The welcome pack was unexpected and a nice surprise. We will definitely visit again. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Neil Hetherington - Jun 2015

A great cottage 2-3 mins drive from centre of Shanklin. Cottage was clean and had everything you could need. Was great to have our own private garden too. Def will return! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Avril Woodward - May 2015

Very pretty cottage, well situated but in a quiet area. Safe and enclosed back garden. Lovely interior, very comfortable, nice touches of silk flowers, and cosy cushions and furniture. Very well equipped, clean and welcoming. We plan another stay in October. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

G Ponstein Ruijter - Jun 2014

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Janet Beeken - Jun 2014

A beautiful cottage wonderfully located with an especially lovely garden.Great effort had been taken to make it as welcoming possible which added to it's appeal. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Amie Town - May 2014

A wonderful cottage, nearly every detail thought of and a wonderful welcome with the basket of goodies. Extremely comfortable, haven't slept so well in ages. Fully relaxing holiday, exactly what we wanted. Thank you. Have already recommended to two friends and given details for their holidays. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Joan Dawson - Apr 2014

Excellent cottage. We had a lovely, relaxing stay and would love to return later in the year. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Nigel Prichard - Nov 2013

Lovely cottage in good location and super local walks. The Pointer Inn only 2 miles away is that breweries pub of the year 2012/13 - it is brilliant. Beware portions are large - share a pudding! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Sarah Cotton - Sep 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Dairymead Cottage. Such a well equipped cottage and the welcome pack was phenomenal. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending Dairymaid Cottage to our friends and would certainly visit again. Outstanding. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Juliet Morter - Aug 2013

Every effort is taken to ensure you feel at home from the minute you arrive at Dairymaid Cottage. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Lisa M - Jul 2013

We had a fantastic stay in a beautiful cottage, made even better by the amazing welcome basket! Would definitely stay again if visiting the Isle of Wight! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

A D Fisher - Jun 2013

A perfect week's holiday,the weather was super,so we were able to do a lot of walking on the many footpaths on the island. The 'welcome tray' provided is fine, as is everything about the cottage. The wi-fi facilities are very useful indeed and make life so much easier. All being well we'll be returning! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Sally W - Nov 2012

The welcome pack was amazing - even included dog biscuits! The cottage really was a home from home - every comfort available.The enclosed back garden was very useful for the dog. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Sarah D - Sep 2012

Loved the cottage a real home from home had everything we needed. Location was fab and close to all local amenities and good for getting around. Would definatley stay again and recommend to friends and family. Loved the welcome pack a real treat thank you. 10/10!!! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Trevor T - Jun 2012

Well appointed cottage in a most secluded area, but within a short drive of Shanklin. Cleanliness and comfort to a very high standard. The welcoming pack was much appreciated. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

George W - May 2012

Thanks for a wonderful holiday in delightful area - we will certainly return. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

A O'connell - May 2012

I would definitely recommend this cottage to friends with dogs and/or children - we had a lovely week. the cottage had everything we needed and everything was presented to a really high standard. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Elizabeth W - Apr 2012

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Jon S - Apr 2012

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Joanna F - Mar 2012

The cottage was delightful and the local area beautifully secluded. We really enjoyed our stay. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Andrew F - Oct 2011

We had a truly wonderful week. Cottage better even than before! Welcome tray was superb, and the Wi-fi was really, really useful. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Joan W - Oct 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Dairymaid Cottage. It was a real 'home from home', and richly deserves every one of its 5-star ratings. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

June K - Oct 2011

Excellent accommodation and in a very good location for visiting places of interest. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Clare F - May 2011

Amazing cottage, everything there from kitchen utensils to books to read! Beautifully decorated throughout and extremely comfortable. One of the nicest places we have stayed in, making our break very special. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Helen - Nov 2010

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

john - Nov 2010

The cottage was one of the best we have had - my only bugbear was the shower - which was very awkward to use. other than that it was excellent. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Sharon - Jul 2010

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Mark - Jun 2010

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Keith - May 2010

One of the best cottages we have stayed in. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Andrew - May 2010

Everything about the cottage we found to be all that we expected. Clean and tidy with everything that was needed to hand and also lots of room. We will certainly book Dairymaid again! A lovely weeks holiday with plenty of walking available, almost from the doorstep. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Lucy - Mar 2010

Lovely cottage which had everything we needed and more! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

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Michael Horrocks - Jun 2015

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Martin N Cawthorn - Jul 2014

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

P Willers - Apr 2013

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

K J - Aug 2011

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Sarah B - Aug 2011

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

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Stan Stuart - Jul 2017

Had a lovely time cottage was brilliant did not need anything in the cottage nice welcome pack was lovely thank you Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

David Lister - Nov 2016

Beautiful cottage in a quiet situation. Very spacious and well furnished with a compact garden at back well suited for catching afternoon sun. Aprox 30mins from East Cowes. Very dog friendly he even had his own welcome pack. Highly recommended. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Jill Oxenham - Sep 2016

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Julie Vaggers - Apr 2016

Excellent stay, beautiful accommodation. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Ian Hopkins - Nov 2015

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Max Bush - Oct 2015

Lovely cottage could not ask for better. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Avril Moorhouse - Oct 2015

A fantastic dog friendly cottage, very comfortable with every need catered for. The welcome basket was a lovely surprise, there were even Dog biscuits The flowers in each room were a lovely touch. This cottage is really homely and to us it was perfect, warm, comfortable and quiet. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Jenny Clark - Aug 2015

Dairymaid Cottage is beautiful and we still can't believe all the "goodies" which were waiting for us when we arrived. Despite one of our dogs being quite poorly we still had a lovely week. Great food at the Buddle Inn in Niton. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Sue Williams - Jul 2015

Dairymaid cottage was a dream come true. It was so comfortable and had everything to make our holiday truly wonderful.Its location was perfect and not far from Shanklin old village. The welcome pack was unexpected and a nice surprise. We will definitely visit again. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Neil Hetherington - Jun 2015

A great cottage 2-3 mins drive from centre of Shanklin. Cottage was clean and had everything you could need. Was great to have our own private garden too. Def will return! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Michael Horrocks - Jun 2015

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Avril Woodward - May 2015

Very pretty cottage, well situated but in a quiet area. Safe and enclosed back garden. Lovely interior, very comfortable, nice touches of silk flowers, and cosy cushions and furniture. Very well equipped, clean and welcoming. We plan another stay in October. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Martin N Cawthorn - Jul 2014

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

G Ponstein Ruijter - Jun 2014

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Janet Beeken - Jun 2014

A beautiful cottage wonderfully located with an especially lovely garden.Great effort had been taken to make it as welcoming possible which added to it's appeal. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Amie Town - May 2014

A wonderful cottage, nearly every detail thought of and a wonderful welcome with the basket of goodies. Extremely comfortable, haven't slept so well in ages. Fully relaxing holiday, exactly what we wanted. Thank you. Have already recommended to two friends and given details for their holidays. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Joan Dawson - Apr 2014

Excellent cottage. We had a lovely, relaxing stay and would love to return later in the year. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Nigel Prichard - Nov 2013

Lovely cottage in good location and super local walks. The Pointer Inn only 2 miles away is that breweries pub of the year 2012/13 - it is brilliant. Beware portions are large - share a pudding! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Sarah Cotton - Sep 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Dairymead Cottage. Such a well equipped cottage and the welcome pack was phenomenal. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending Dairymaid Cottage to our friends and would certainly visit again. Outstanding. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Juliet Morter - Aug 2013

Every effort is taken to ensure you feel at home from the minute you arrive at Dairymaid Cottage. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Lisa M - Jul 2013

We had a fantastic stay in a beautiful cottage, made even better by the amazing welcome basket! Would definitely stay again if visiting the Isle of Wight! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

A D Fisher - Jun 2013

A perfect week's holiday,the weather was super,so we were able to do a lot of walking on the many footpaths on the island. The 'welcome tray' provided is fine, as is everything about the cottage. The wi-fi facilities are very useful indeed and make life so much easier. All being well we'll be returning! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

P Willers - Apr 2013

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Sally W - Nov 2012

The welcome pack was amazing - even included dog biscuits! The cottage really was a home from home - every comfort available.The enclosed back garden was very useful for the dog. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Sarah D - Sep 2012

Loved the cottage a real home from home had everything we needed. Location was fab and close to all local amenities and good for getting around. Would definatley stay again and recommend to friends and family. Loved the welcome pack a real treat thank you. 10/10!!! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Trevor T - Jun 2012

Well appointed cottage in a most secluded area, but within a short drive of Shanklin. Cleanliness and comfort to a very high standard. The welcoming pack was much appreciated. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

George W - May 2012

Thanks for a wonderful holiday in delightful area - we will certainly return. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

A O'connell - May 2012

I would definitely recommend this cottage to friends with dogs and/or children - we had a lovely week. the cottage had everything we needed and everything was presented to a really high standard. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Elizabeth W - Apr 2012

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Jon S - Apr 2012

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Joanna F - Mar 2012

The cottage was delightful and the local area beautifully secluded. We really enjoyed our stay. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Andrew F - Oct 2011

We had a truly wonderful week. Cottage better even than before! Welcome tray was superb, and the Wi-fi was really, really useful. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Joan W - Oct 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Dairymaid Cottage. It was a real 'home from home', and richly deserves every one of its 5-star ratings. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

June K - Oct 2011

Excellent accommodation and in a very good location for visiting places of interest. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

K J - Aug 2011

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Sarah B - Aug 2011

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Clare F - May 2011

Amazing cottage, everything there from kitchen utensils to books to read! Beautifully decorated throughout and extremely comfortable. One of the nicest places we have stayed in, making our break very special. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Helen - Nov 2010

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

john - Nov 2010

The cottage was one of the best we have had - my only bugbear was the shower - which was very awkward to use. other than that it was excellent. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Sharon - Jul 2010

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Mark - Jun 2010

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Keith - May 2010

One of the best cottages we have stayed in. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Andrew - May 2010

Everything about the cottage we found to be all that we expected. Clean and tidy with everything that was needed to hand and also lots of room. We will certainly book Dairymaid again! A lovely weeks holiday with plenty of walking available, almost from the doorstep. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Lucy - Mar 2010

Lovely cottage which had everything we needed and more! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

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Dairymaid Cottage Holiday Availability

Popular Holiday Weeks Available for Self catering holidays at Dairymaid Cottage

Dairymaid Cottage has 296 days available for Isle of Wight self catering holidays from the 19th November 2017 to 31st December 2018. That means Dairymaid Cottage is 27.45% booked for this holiday period with 16.0 weeks confirmed so far.

Dairymaid Cottage Local Holiday Information

Shanklin, Isle of Wight local attractions for a self catering holiday at Dairymaid Cottage

Shanklin is most famous for the long beach of golden sand and historic village centre. This idyllic self catering holiday location is on the East of the Isle of Wight and has excellent access to the other beaches on the East coast. There are a number of shops and restaurants in Shanklin village or down on the seafront.

Shanklin has a number of worthy attractions including Shanklin Old Town with pretty thatched buildings and number of traditional small shops selling local produce and traditional sweets. A pleasent area of gardens is also found nearby and these can be enjoyed on the way down to the sea.

View sights and sounds from Shanklin with our Shanklin Holiday Sights and Sounds Video

Eating and Drinking In and Around Shanklin

Old Thatch Tea Shop
Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Old Thatch Tea Shop Isle of Wight

The Old Thatch Teashop is an award winning teashop – “Best Teashop on the Isle of Wight” & “Best Teashop on the Solent”. Our menu is varied with all our food being Homemade.

Website: www.oldthatchteashop.co.uk
Address: 4 Church Road, Shanklin, PO37 6NU
Telephone: 01983 865 587
Pencil Cottage Tea Garden
Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Pencil Cottage Tea Garden Isle of Wight

Pencil Cottage is a 17th Century thatched cottage nestled in the heart of Shanklin Old Village. The menu offers homemade fayre made from a wide range of local produce including fabulous locally caught crab.

Website: www.pencilcottage.co.uk
Address: 2 Church Raod, Shanklin, PO37 6NU
Telephone: 07766 917190
Pendletons Restaurant
Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Pendletons Isle of Wight

Pendletons is a superb family run restaurant located in the idyllic old village of Shanklin.

Website: pendletons.org
Address: 85 High Street, Shanklin, PO37 6NR
Telephone: 01983 868272
Morgan's
Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Morgan's Isle of Wight

We offer a selection of mouth-watering dishes, sourcing ingredients locally from the best of Isle of Wight produce to ensure optimum freshness and quality.

Website: www.morgansofshanklin.com
Address: 36 High Street, Shanklin PO37 6JY
Telephone: 01983 864900
The Crab Inn
Shanklin, Isle of Wight
The Crab Inn Isle of Wight

A beautiful thatched pub in the heart of the old village of Shanklin. When the suns out enjoy our front garden and rear patio.

Website: The Crab Inn Shanklin
Address: High Street, Shanklin, PO37 6NS
Telephone: 01983 862363

Walking and Cycling

Cycle Route 7 - The marked cycle route number 7 passes close by and visits Ryde, Brading, Alverstone and Upton. For more information visit Isle of Wight Cycle Route 7.

Cycle Route 8 - The marked cycle route number 8 passes close by and visits Brading, Bembridge, St Helens, Seaview, Ryde and Upton. For more information visit Isle of Wight Cycle Route 8.

Cycle Route 11 - The marked cycle route number 11 passes close by and visits Sandown, Yaverland and Brading. For more information visit Isle of Wight Cycle Route 11.

Sandown to Newchurch Cycle Track - A flat cycle track runs from Sandown to Newchurch and passes close by. You can easily cycle to the beach at Sandown or head inland towards Newport where there are routes peeling off to Godshill, Wroxall, Cowes and most of the rest of the Isle of Wight. Find out more about Cycling on the Isle of Wight

Borthwood Copse - One of the best chances to walk and see red squirrels anywhere on the Isle of Wight. Borthwood Copse is a pretty woodland at Borthwood and is well known for the abundance of wildlife. You can view Borthwood Copse on Google Maps

Local nature reserve - Alverstone Mead and the SSSI of Alverstone Marshes are within a short walk of Newchurch. Follow the cycle track towards Sandown and you will cross the reserve along the way.

More holiday information at www.wightinfo.co.uk/shanklin

Holiday Attractions In and Around Shanklin

Foot Print Fossil Tours
Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Foot Print Fossil Tours Isle of Wight

For approx 2hrs our qualified Geologist will take you back through time, explain how the land beneath your feet has changed and will identify any fossils you find on the Dinosaur Island.

Website: www.footprinttours.co.uk
Address: Jurassic Jim, 22 High Street, Shanklin, PO37 6JY
Telephone: 01983 864577 / 077 9601 4004
Brading Roman Villa
Brading, Isle of Wight
Brading Roman Villa Isle of Wight

Get an insight into the lives of a Roman nobleman and see the ruines of his villa. The museaum allows you to walk around above the excavation site and look down on the preserved details.

Website: www.bradingromanvilla.org.uk
Address: Morton Old Road, Brading Isle of Wight, PO36 0PH
Telephone: 01983 406223
Borthwood Copse
Borthwood (nr Sandown), IoW
Borthwood Copse Isle of Wight

Borthwood Copse is a beautiful area of woodland at Borthwood (near Sandown, Alverstone and Newchurch). The woods are well known for their population of Red Squirrels.

Address: Car parking along Alverstone Rd
Garlic Farm
Newchurch, Isle of Wight
Garlic Farm Isle of Wight

The Garlic Farm nestled along a tiny country lane below the Downs near Newchurch. We welcome visitors to our farm, farm shop & café and for food lovers, garlic lovers and the curious.

Address: Mersley Farm, Mersley Lane, Newchurch, PO36 0NR
Telephone: 01983 868732
Sally's Riding School
Bembridge, Isle of Wight
Sally's Riding School Isle of Wight

Sally's Riding School is a well established riding establishment. We have a good selection of horses and ponies which enable us to take children and adults, experienced and novice riders.

Website: www.sallysridingschool.com
Address: Forelands Field Road, Forelands, Bembridge, PO35 5TR
Telephone: 01983 884023
Tackt-Isle Adventures
St Helens, Isle of Wight
Tackt-Isle Adventures Isle of Wight

Tackt-Isle Adventures provides equipment rental, tuition and everything you need for an adventurous activity on dry land or on the water. Join us for dinghy sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding, windsurfing, mountain biking and even Segway rides! Make the Island your playground.

Website: www.tackt-isle.co.uk
Address: St Helens, PO33 1YB
Blackgang Chine
East Isle of Wight near Dairymaid Cottage
Blackgang Chine Isle of Wight

Blackgang Chine - Blackgang Chine is a popular theme park with rides, games and a maze to keep the whole family entertained. Blackgang Chine is also thought to be the longest running theme park in the world and many generations of visitors remember it for the adventure and excitement it offers. Located just outside of Niton on the South of the Isle of Wight.

Website: www.blackgangchine.com/

East Isle of Wight Information

The East of the Isle of Wight is best known for its sandy beaches and traditional seaside holiday resorts. The coast on this part of the Isle of Wight has excellent opportunities for swimming, relaxing on the beach and enjoying a traditional family holiday by the sea. The beach resorts of Shanklin and Sandown are the more popular resorts on the coast but excellent beaches can also be found at Seaview, St Helens, Bembridge and Whitecliff. Details of beaches on the Isle of Wight can be found at www.wightinfo.co.uk/outdoors-activities/beaches

The East of the Isle of Wight also enjoys beautiful rural areas which are crisscrossed by numerous footpaths and cycle paths. A coastal path running the length of the East Coast and on around the Island allows walkers to enjoy the splendid seascapes and take tea in numerous cafes and restaurants along the way. View more East Isle of Wight Cottages

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Isle of Wight Holiday Guide

A selection of local attractions from wightinfo.co.uk

The Isle of Wight Donkey SanctuarydonkeyThe Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary was first established in 1987 to provide any donkey in distress or otherwise in need of care and attention, a safe... Read more »
Morgans Restaurantimg_plates_lob1A local friendly restaurant renowned for their locally sourced seafood and shellfish.
Apple Tree LodgeWithin 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... Read more »
Apse Manor Forge CottageThis delightful cottage is very attractively situated in a peaceful rural hamlet in beautiful countryside but is only 1.5 miles from the lovely sandy beach of Shanklin,... Read more »
Apse Wood CottageThis charming, Grade II listed cottage, is situated in a quiet leafy lane in beautiful countryside, only 1.5 miles from the centre of the small seaside resort... Read more »
Shanklin TheatreShanklin Theatre Isle of WightThe Theatre in Shanklin offers a broad range of cultural entertainment including standup comedy, west end productions, music and children’s theatre.
The Steamer Innsteamer innThe Steamer Inn stands in one of the finest waterfront locations on the Isle of Wight.
King Harry’s BarKingHenry'sBarWAn enticing and picturesque bar in the heart of the famous Shanklin Old Village.
CrabcrabGood old English pub in the Old Town at Shanklin. This thatched public house is a landmark on the Isle of Wight.

Dairymaid Cottage Pet Policy

Information about bringing your pets or dog to Dairymaid Cottage Shanklin Isle of Wight

Specific Pet Policy for Dairymaid Cottage

Three dogs are welcome and the back garden is fenced. A puppy under one year is accepted if past the chewing stage and fully housetrained. Pets are not permitted upstairs, on the furniture or in the bedrooms. Please also ensure that dogs are not allowed in the bath. We also ask owners not to leave dogs on their own in the cottage and not to allow them to foul the garden. Dogs with incontinence problems are not permitted without specific agreement. Please ensure that your pet's treatment for the prevention of fleas is up to date. Cats welcome by arrangement.

General Pet and Dog Information

(applicable to all cottages if not conflicting with individual cottage policy)

Isle of Wight General Pet and Dog Information

Isle of Wight Vets - Pet Doctors in Newport Isle of Wight

Chine Side Updated Photos 2017

There are new photos showing Chine Side cottage in Shanklin Isle of Wight. These 2017 photos show some of the changes and updates to this self catering holiday rental near the sea on the East coast of the Isle of Wight. Chine Side 2017 Photos View all the photos here: Chine Side Cottage Photos Chine …

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First Look at Rubstone Cottage Isle of Wight

Rubstone Cottage is an attractive Shanklin self catering cottage located near the sea in Shanklin Old Town, the historic part of Shanklin comprising numerous small boutique shops, thatched cottages, and thatched public houses. Shanklin Old Town has a beautiful gardens which one can walk through enroute to the sandy beach. This idyllic location also affords …

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Apse Manor Forge Pond and Garden 2017

There is a new photo of Apse Manor Forge showing the front courtyard, the hanging baskets and the fish pond. Apse Manor Forge also has a beautiful garden to the rear of the cottage with lawns and beds of lavender but this front courtyard is the view we see when we first arrive at the …

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Redway Farm Cycle Network Access

We have a photo showing just how perfectly situated Redway Farm is located for cyclists and walkers wishing to have access to the old railway line cycle track which acts as a speedy way for cyclists and walkers to access Godshill, Shanklin and Carisbrooke. As you can see, the farm is located within 300 meters …

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Meadow End Wing Self Catering Updates 2017

Meadow End Wing is located in a beautiful rural area on the East of the Isle of Wight which is within a pleasant walk or cycle of Sandown or Shanklin Beach via the footpath or cycle track. This 2 bedroom cottage has a large living room, a sunny balcony with rural views, a beautiful kitchen …

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Sea Whisper New Photos 2017

This Shanklin self catering holiday rental is a beautiful seaside house within a short walk of the sandy beach. Sea Whisper has three bedrooms and sleeps a family of 6. The front room and many two of the bedrooms have a sea view and over to Culver Cliffs. The centre of Shanklin Old Town, where …

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Updated Byre Cottage Photos 2017

Byre Cottage is a beautiful rural cottage within a short cycle ride or drive of the beach at Shanklin. This peaceful location and proximity to the beach makes it an ideal family holiday rental cottage for a family of up to 6 people. Byre Cottage is a converted section of a historic stable complex and …

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Luccombe Cottage New Photos 2017

Luccombe Cottage is located in a beautiful rural valley between Shanklin and Ventnor and is connected to the beaches at both resorts via the coastal footpath. Luccombe Cottage is a spacious 3 bedroom cottage with large living room that leads out to the conservatory where there is a view along the coast. This rural cottage …

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New Apsewood Cottage Photos 2017

Apse Wood Cottage has been updated for the 2017 self catering holiday season and has new photos showing some of the many changes made. This rural self catering holiday home on the edge of Shanklin is in a peaceful location but also within a short cycle ride of the beach or some of the Island’s …

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Magnolia and Lavender Cottage updates 2017

Lavender and Magnolia Cottage have new photos to show the updates and changes for the 2017 self catering holiday season on the Isle of Wight. These adjoining cottages are located on the edge of Godshill in a beautiful rural area with views of the surrounding countryside. The location is perfect for exploring the south and …

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