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4 Star Cottage; Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom + 1 extra bed; Children welcome

Fossil Cottage is in an idyllic rural location which is quiet and peaceful in the midst of secluded South Isle of Wight countryside and only two miles from the coast. There are spectacular views of the downs from all around the cottage, with beautiful sunsets. In the fields are dairy cows, a stream, hawthorn hedges and plenty of wildlife. This Isle of Wight cottage at Whitwell sleeps 2 people in 1 bedroom plus an extra bed. Read full description

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Booking Fee £19.99 per booking Cot & High Chair £13.25 per week Extra Bed £29.95 per week Pet £25.00 per booking Pets (No. of) £29.95 per booking Towels (Bath & Hand Towel) £4.29 per person per week Heating & Electricity Free of chargeBed Linen Free of chargeBooking Deposit 25% of cottage rental Security Bond £100 per booking

Pricing and Booking Notes for Fossil Cottage

Arrival Time 14:30 Departure Time 10:00 Sleeps 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms 1

Introduction

Fossil Cottage is part of Berryl Farm Cottages. It is the second cottage in a terrace of four. The building is several centuries old and was restored forty years ago by National Trust builders. It is located on farmland and can be accessed by car on a gravel track that runs through fields to the cottage, or by foot from the local village of Whitwell. This route involves bridleways and a stile to climb over.

Pre-Arrival

  • Fossil cottage is managed by Island Cottage Holidays who will provide written directions to the cottage.
  • The village of Whitwell is approximately half a mile away. Here you will find a village pub which serves food and a bus service to other areas of the Island.

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

  • There is a gravel car park and space for two cars. The car park is accessed via a cattle grid, width 245cm x length 234cm.
  • The cottage is accessed through a covered walkway from the car park. The door width is76cm, and there is a step down, depth 9cm and two steps up at the other end, depth 4cm. It is now a flat walk around the back of the cottages to the front door of Fossil Cottage.
  • There is a light in the car park and outside the cottage.

Main Entrance

  • The main entrance is the front door.
  • The front door is 184cm high and 102 cm wide with the hinge on the left. The key hole is 127cm high.
  • The front door opens into the kitchen area. There is a light switch on the right. There is a front door mat and a kitchen mat covering some of the ceramic floor tiles.
  • On the kitchen table is the welcome pack and the telephone number of Fossil Cottage's housekeeper.

Dining Room

  • Door from the kitchen to the lounge is 75cm wide by 187cm high.
  • There is a fitted carpet which is short pile. To the right is a two seater bed settee and opposite a tub armchair with a reading light behind it.
  • There is a TV and DVD player with remote control and a CD player and radio.
  • On the bookcase next to the sofa is a basket containing information on attractions, walks, places to eat etc.
  • The wooden open plan staircase leads from the lounge. There is a single step up, depth 18cm, onto a landing area of 80cm square, before you go up the 12 stairs to the upstairs landing.
  • There is a stair handrail on the left.
  • The upstairs landing is 110cm by 187cm.

Outdoor Facilities

  • Exiting from the front door there is a patio area with a small wrought iron table and two chairs. This area is paved with concrete and is flat.

Bedrooms & Sleeping Areas

  • Door 75cm high x 198cm wide. Hinged on the right. Original treated floorboards with short pile rugs on either side of the bed.
  • Pine double bed 4' 1 0" wide with a 4' 6' mattress.
  • Duvet and pillows are duck and down feather, but nonfeather duvet and pillows are available as is a lower tog duvet for warmer nights.
  • The space to the left of the bed is 98cm. The space to the right of the bed is 31cm.
  • The main room light is to the left of the door. There are two lights above the bed with switches and two small shelves above the bed.

Bathroom, Shower-room & WC [Ensuite or Shared]

  • This is accessed from the upstairs landing.
  • Door 75cm wide by 189cm high.
  • The toilet seat is 44cm high.
  • Distance to the left of the toilet is 31cm.
  • Distance to the right is 85cm
  • Sink height is 80cm.
  • Bath height is 55cm, length 150cm and width 60cm.
  • Electric shower over bath.
  • Free floor space 150cm x 116cm
  • The flooring is original treated floorboards. There is a bath and toilet mat.
  • There is a wall mounted heated towel rail and a light over the sink as well as the main room light.
  • The hot water and towel rail can be turned on or off by using the labelled switches in the cupboard on the upstairs landing. The hot water switch is 47cm from the floor and the switch for the heated towel rail 60cm from the floor

Self-Catering Kitchen

  • The kitchen has two doors leading into it.
  • To the right on the far left hand wall is the fire blanket at 173cm high. The fire extinguisher is to the left of the sink on the wall and is 83cm above the kitchen worktops.
  • The worktops are 90cm high and 63cm deep.
  • The fridge with freezer compartment and washing machine are underneath the worktops.
  • The sink and electric hob are 90cm high. Above the hob is an extractor unit and to either side wall cupboards.
  • The electric oven and grill opens outwards. Height 74cm.
  • The kitchen is lit by two spotlights.
  • There is a kitchen table length 91cm width 63cm, and two kitchen chairs with cushions.
For more information about cottages with facilities for disabled guests and easy access cottages for those with impaired mobility visit Easy Access Cottages

Victor Voss -
A very charming and comfortable cottage. - Jun 2016 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Andrew Compton -
Fossil Cottage was awarded a 4 star review by Andrew Compton - Oct 2015 - Cottage Rating 4 Stars

Anthony Luscombe -
Fossil Cottage was awarded a 5 star review by Anthony Luscombe - Oct 2013 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Heather T -
Excellent location for dog walking in all directions. - Oct 2012 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

G Lane -
as last year a delightful break - Oct 2012 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Kate G -
Fossil Cottage was awarded a 4 star review by Kate G - Aug 2012 - Cottage Rating 4 Stars

Keith H -
Generally a very pleasant stay in a pleasant location and cottage. - Jul 2012 - Cottage Rating 4 Stars

Patricia N -
A lovely little home from home. A great base from which to explore the island - Jun 2012 - Cottage Rating 4 Stars

Dawn D -
Lovely cottage in a wonderful quiet location just what we wanted. Walks from the doorstep, super pub only 5 minutes walk in the village with excellent food. We had a wonderful week and will be back next year for longer. - Jun 2012 - 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

Fossil Cottage is a non smoking cottage. Fossil Cottage is available for weekly self catering holiday bookings from Sunday to Sunday. The normal arrival time at this holiday cottage is 14:30 and the normal departure time is 10:00.

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Fossil Cottage Guest Comments

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

23 Guest Reviews for Fossil Cottage
5 Stars - (13)
Victor Voss - Jun 2016

A very charming and comfortable cottage. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Anthony Luscombe - Oct 2013

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Heather T - Oct 2012

Excellent location for dog walking in all directions. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

G Lane - Oct 2012

as last year a delightful break Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Dawn D - Jun 2012

Lovely cottage in a wonderful quiet location just what we wanted. Walks from the doorstep, super pub only 5 minutes walk in the village with excellent food. We had a wonderful week and will be back next year for longer. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Robert S - May 2012

We had a very pleasant stay in a comfortable , well equipped cottage in lovely peaceful surroundings. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Geoff L - Oct 2011

A great week in a lovely cottage in a very nice spot. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Roblyn P - Oct 2011

A well equipped comfortable and clean cottage in an ideal location. Great walks from the door and an excellent pub down the road. We will be back. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Di - Sep 2010

We've stayed in Hedgerow Cottage that is adjacent to Fossil two years ago. Both are very comfortable and well appointed. Exceptionally good shower and bathroom. Good kitchen. Just one problem, one of the cast iron chairs in the backyard was missing and replaced with a folding chair. Cottages in a lovely and peaceful location with wonderful walks nearby (from the cottage over the fields to St Lawrence). Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

adrian - Sep 2010

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Kuhmann - Aug 2010

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Geoff - Jul 2010

Wonderful holiday, wonderful setting. Many thanks. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Ann G - Oct 2009

Excellent location, spotless cottage, excellent facilities. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

4 Stars - (6)
Andrew Compton - Oct 2015

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Kate G - Aug 2012

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Keith H - Jul 2012

Generally a very pleasant stay in a pleasant location and cottage. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Patricia N - Jun 2012

A lovely little home from home. A great base from which to explore the island Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Derek N - Oct 2011

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Louise - Aug 2010

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

3 Stars - (4)
Sam Douglas - Sep 2016

Cottage Rating: 3 Stars

Brian Finnerty - Sep 2016

Cottage Rating: 3 Stars

Daniel Hutchin - Sep 2015

Cottage Rating: 3 Stars

Sharon Wallace - Aug 2015

Cottage Rating: 3 Stars

2 Stars
1 Stars
Victor Voss - Jun 2016

A very charming and comfortable cottage. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Andrew Compton - Oct 2015

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Anthony Luscombe - Oct 2013

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Heather T - Oct 2012

Excellent location for dog walking in all directions. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

G Lane - Oct 2012

as last year a delightful break Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Kate G - Aug 2012

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Keith H - Jul 2012

Generally a very pleasant stay in a pleasant location and cottage. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Patricia N - Jun 2012

A lovely little home from home. A great base from which to explore the island Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Dawn D - Jun 2012

Lovely cottage in a wonderful quiet location just what we wanted. Walks from the doorstep, super pub only 5 minutes walk in the village with excellent food. We had a wonderful week and will be back next year for longer. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Robert S - May 2012

We had a very pleasant stay in a comfortable , well equipped cottage in lovely peaceful surroundings. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Geoff L - Oct 2011

A great week in a lovely cottage in a very nice spot. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Roblyn P - Oct 2011

A well equipped comfortable and clean cottage in an ideal location. Great walks from the door and an excellent pub down the road. We will be back. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Derek N - Oct 2011

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Di - Sep 2010

We've stayed in Hedgerow Cottage that is adjacent to Fossil two years ago. Both are very comfortable and well appointed. Exceptionally good shower and bathroom. Good kitchen. Just one problem, one of the cast iron chairs in the backyard was missing and replaced with a folding chair. Cottages in a lovely and peaceful location with wonderful walks nearby (from the cottage over the fields to St Lawrence). Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

adrian - Sep 2010

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Kuhmann - Aug 2010

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Louise - Aug 2010

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Geoff - Jul 2010

Wonderful holiday, wonderful setting. Many thanks. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Ann G - Oct 2009

Excellent location, spotless cottage, excellent facilities. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

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Fossil Cottage Holiday Availability

Popular Holiday Weeks Available for Self catering holidays at Fossil Cottage

Fossil Cottage has 1 days available for Isle of Wight self catering holidays from the 19th November 2017 to 31st December 2018. That means Fossil Cottage is 99.75% booked for this holiday period with 58.1 weeks confirmed so far.

Fossil Cottage Local Holiday Information

Whitwell, Isle of Wight local attractions for a self catering holiday at Fossil Cottage

The village of Whitwell is located on the South East of the Isle of Wight and is just a short drive from the beaches of Ventnor and Bonchurch to the South and Shanklin in the East. Whitwell has a small village pub that serves excellent food. The surrounding countryside has a number of walks and footpaths run to the sea and join with the coastal path.

Eating and Drinking In and Around Whitwell

White Horse Inn, Whitwell - A traditional public house with a warm and friendly atmosphere serving excellent food for lunches and dinners. www.thewhitehorsewhitwell.co.uk

Buddle Inn, at nearby Niton Undercliff - A inviting coastal public house with lovely location overlooking the sea at Niton Undercliff. Niton Undercliff is signposted from the road between Niton and Ventnor. The Buddle Inn is a lovely stop as part of a walk along the South Isle of Wight coastal path. www.buddleinn.co.uk

Family Attractions

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 www.blackgangchine.com/

Sports and Leisure

Ventnor Golf Club - 12 hole South Isle of Wight golf club with single day and holiday memberships. www.ventnorgolfclub.co.uk

South Isle of Wight Information

The South of the Isle of Wight is a wonderful mix of pretty beaches and dramatic coastal landscape. The sand and shingle beach at Ventnor is one of the more popular holiday locations but hidden gems such as Bonchurch and Steephill Cove are really worth a visit too.

The coastal path around the South Coast of the Isle of Wight is a particularly beautiful stretch to explore and passes a number of attractive sites which include Steephill Cove, Orchard Bay and St Catherine's Light House at Niton Undercliff. Some of this area has been prone to erosion so you must stick to the footpath and take heed of diversions.

Inland one finds a beautiful rural area with high downs from which panoramic views can be enjoyed. A Botanical garden at Ventnor takes advantage of a warm micro climate found in this part of the Island. View more South Isle of Wight Cottages

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A selection of local attractions from wightinfo.co.uk

The Piano CafeCoffee, cakes, mezze boards and cakes all made with local produce. There is live music and almost daily piano playing. A great chilled out destination.
Dimbola Museum & GalleriesDimbola Museum & Galleries is the former home of the celebrated Victorian Photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.  Born in India in 1815 Cameron was first given a camera... Read more »
Tapnell Farm Parkt logoA fantastic addition to the island, Tapnell Farm Park literally has something for everyone.  Opening on 29th June 2016, just in time for the Summer, the new Farm... Read more »
Ryde Superbowllogo (5)Ten pin bowling below for adults, juniors, early riser, daytime & evening sessions.
Isle JumpAn indoor trampoline park for ages 5 upwards with interconnecting trampolines, dodgeball court, giant foam pit, slam-dunk basketball hoops and a cafe.
Butterfly WorldbutterflyMore than just Butterflies, Butterfly World also has Fountain World with synchronised fountains, Koi Carp, Jumping Jets of Water, a Cafe and a Garden Centre.  You can see... Read more »
Puckpool Park and TearoomsDCIM100GOPROG0021276If you like mini golf, putting, tennis, a great children’s playground, fantastic sea views, lovely sandy beaches, drinking tea and eating great food then a visit to Puckpool Park... Read more »
Sunken Secretss1Sunken Secrets is located within Fort Victoria, one of many former Victorian Fortifications built around the coast to defend Britain from a French invasion.  The Solent around the Fort has... Read more »
Island PlanetariumplanetariumIsland Planetarium is a great place to have a cosmic time with the kids and stimulate your imagination as you travel on a fascinating journey through time... Read more »
Isle of Wight Shipwreck Centre & MaritimeshipHead along to Arreton Barns to visit the Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum for a fascinating day out.  This massive collection of treasures from wrecks all over the world has... Read more »

Fossil Cottage Pet Policy

Information about bringing your pets or dog to Fossil Cottage Whitwell Isle of Wight

Specific Pet Policy for Fossil Cottage

One small/medium dog welcome downstairs. Visitors are asked to ensure their pets paws are clean if dogs go into the sitting room and that they lie on their own bedding. We also ask owners not to leave dogs on their own in the cottage and not to allow them to foul the garden. Puppies and also dogs with incontinence problems are not permitted without specific agreement. Please ensure that your pets treatment for the prevention of fleas is up to date. Cats accepted by agreement.

General Pet and Dog Information

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

Isle of Wight General Pet and Dog Information

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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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First Look at Bats Wing Cottage Godshill Isle of Wight

Bats Wing Cottage is a new self catering holiday home in the centre of the historic village of Godshill. This 3 bedroom cottage is located within a 2min walk of the historic church or the highstreet with its boutique shops and excellent choice of cafes and tea shops. Bats Wing Location Godshill Isle of Wight …

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New Bembridge Cottage Larkspur House Isle of Wight

We are pleased to introduce Larkspur House, a new self catering holiday cottage in Bembridge on the East of The Isle of Wight. This coastal town is surrounded by beach and the nearby resorts of St Helens, Seaview and Shanklin are within walking distance via the coastal path. Lurkspur is a 4 bedroom holiday cottage …

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New Photos of Rosemary Cottage Godshill Isle of Wight

There are new photos of Rosemary Cottage at Godshill on the East of the Isle of Wight showing the bedrooms and living room. Rosemary Cottage is located within a short walk of the centre of Godshill and is on the grounds of a beautiful farm surrounded by countryside. This lovely location gives excellent access to …

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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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Outside Photo of Westview 2017

Westview Cottage in Shorwell Isle of Wight has a new outside photo showing its location at the heart of the village. Shorwell is a lovely rural and peaceful location with a small post office and a village pub. Westview is also within a short distance of the coastal bays and beaches along the South West …

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Barn Whitwell Cottage Available for 2017

The Barn Whitwell is now available for holidays in 2017. This cottage has only recently released dates for the summer holidays and the rest of the year and therefore there is still some availability for busy holiday dates. This period cottage is located in the village of Whitwell and within a short drive or pleasant …

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New Bonny Blink Photos 2017

There are new photos of Bonny Blink self catering in Seaview Isle of Wight to show updates and changes for the 2017 self catering holiday season. This large and luxurious holiday home has a new bedroom available on the ground floor and there are numerous changes and updates across the property. Bonny Blink is best …

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Shiloh Cottage New Photos 2017

Shiloh Cottage near Whitwell on the South East of the Isle of Wight is a rural family self catering cottage ideal for family holidays within a short drive of the beaches at Ventnor and Shanklin. Shiloh cottage also makes a wonderful base for those wishing to cycle or walk as the area is criss-crossed with …

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