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5 Star Cottage; Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
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This delightful Grade II listed stone cottage has been sympathetically converted from the former stables of the nearby Apse Manor. Groom Cottage is a large property with thick stone walls, wooden beams and an attractive appearance with four gables. It nestles within an enclosed courtyard approached through a lovely arched entrance. The original building dates back to 1695, and period stone door surrounds and lintels can be seen on its south elevation. Parking available adjacent to the cottage. Ferries can be booked for you at greatly discounted prices. This Isle of Wight cottage at Shanklin sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms. Groom Cottage has availability and prices for self catering holidays in 2018. Read full description

Walks
Pub
30min
Beach
30min
Shop
25min
Walking
Area
Outdoors
Garden
Access
Easy Access
Entertainment
TV
+ Sky
DVD
Player
WiFi
Internet
Cottage Heating
Central
Heating
Cottage Kitchen
Electric
Oven
Gas
Hob
Dishwasher
Fridge
Freezer
Cottage Bathroom
1 Bath
Tub
1 WC
Over Head
Shower
Cottage Laundry
Washing
Machine
Tumble
Dryer
Ground Floor Facilities
1 Bath
or Shower
2 Ground Floor
Bedrooms
Ground
Floor WC
Living
Room
Kitchen

Groom Cottage Booking / Availability

Your Isle of Wight Ferry

We can arrange your Isle of Wight Ferry Crossings at discounted prices. After booking we will send you a quote for your ferry travel. ...or call us for a quote on 01929 481555

28 Oct - 17 Dec 2017
399 per week
18 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
749 per week
6 Jan - 9 Feb 2018
405 per week
10 Feb - 16 Feb 2018
449 per week
17 Feb - 23 Mar 2018
405 per week
24 Mar - 30 Mar 2018
699 per week
31 Mar - 13 Apr 2018
709 per week
14 Apr - 27 Apr 2018
509 per week
28 Apr - 4 May 2018
519 per week
5 May - 11 May 2018
585 per week
12 May - 18 May 2018
589 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
799 per week
23 Jun - 29 Jun 2018
849 per week
30 Jun - 6 Jul 2018
895 per week
7 Jul - 13 Jul 2018
995 per week
14 Jul - 20 Jul 2018
1029 per week
21 Jul - 27 Jul 2018
1125 per week
28 Jul - 31 Aug 2018
1225 per week
1 Sep - 7 Sep 2018
723 per week
8 Sep - 14 Sep 2018
699 per week
15 Sep - 21 Sep 2018
619 per week
22 Sep - 28 Sep 2018
547 per week
29 Sep - 5 Oct 2018
475 per week
6 Oct - 19 Oct 2018
469 per week
20 Oct - 26 Oct 2018
679 per week
27 Oct - 21 Dec 2018
405 per week
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
756 per week

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Groom 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

Groom Cottage has short break self catering holiday availability on the Isle of Wight. These are the short break periods.

Groom Cottage Short Breaks 2017 28th October to 17th December Weekday & Weekend Short Breaks Groom Cottage Short Breaks 2018 6th January to 8th February Weekday & Weekend Short Breaks Groom Cottage Short Breaks 2018 17th February to 22nd March Weekday & Weekend Short Breaks Groom Cottage Short Breaks 2018 27th October to 20th December Weekday & Weekend Short Breaks

Pricing and Booking Notes for Groom Cottage

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

Introduction

Groom Cottage is a holiday home surrounded by a walled garden, itself within an enclosed courtyard accessed via an arched entrance. The original building of this Grade II property dates back to 1695 and it was converted to form a single floor residential property in approximately 1993. There are two steps between the kitchen and the lounge due to a 17” difference in floor levels.

Pre Arrival

  • Island Cottage Holidays will provide all guests with written directions to the property
  • Public transport is available from a bus stop ½–mile away at the end of Apse Manor Road, with services running between Shanklin and Newport. The nearest railway station is Shanklin, from where taxis are available.
  • The nearest basic shopping facilities are available ¾-mile away at Apse Heath, where there is also the nearest Post Office.
  • The nearest supermarket is Morrisons at Lake, near Sandown
  • A comprehensive complimentary organic ‘Welcome Pack’ of daily commodities is left in the kitchen
  • A complimentary bottle of wine is left in the fridge
  • This access statement is available from Island Cottage Holidays and there is also a copy within the ‘Housebook’ at the cottage.

Arrival & Car Parking

  • There is level parking for one car immediately outside the entrance gate to Groom Cottage. Nearby additional parking is available
  • There is a sloping ramp from the courtyard car parking space to the front gate. There is a rise from the parking space to the ramp that varies in height from 2” to 6”
  • The parking space, ramp and cottage surrounds are hard surfaced with brick paviors.
  • External lighting by the front door is controlled by PIR’s, also switchable from inside the property. An external light by the kitchen door is switchable from inside the property
  • There are two steps rising 13” from the access path to the kitchen door, where there are a further two steps rising a total of 16”.

Entrance

  • Access to the cottage upon arrival is via the kitchen door. The key to this door is contained within a wall safe to the right of the front door, the combination for which will be supplied by Island Cottage Holidays. The width of the entrance doorway is 25½”.
  • There are two other entrances to the cottage, the original front door that is left permanently locked for security purposes, and the double French doors to the lounge. There are two steps outside the French doors, also rising a total of 16”.
  • The ‘Housebook’ containing all information about the property, its local amenities, pubs, restaurants, and visitor attractions is located on the low level chest in the lounge. Here is also located a folder containing manufacturers’ leaflets and instruction booklets about all the appliances within the property.

Public Areas

  • There are two steps down between the kitchen and the lounge, with a 16” total difference in levels. Due the hollow core structure of the only flat wall it is not practical to install a handrail.

Public Areas - Lounge

  • The floor coverings throughout all rooms except the kitchen consist of high quality cream coloured medium pile wool carpets
  • All internal doorways have a maximum width of 26”
  • The lounge is predominantly furnished with two large and deep sofas with removable covers. The base cushions are foam filled, whereas all other cushions are down filled.
  • The flat screen TV, Sky HD and DVD all have remote controls.
  • There is a portable phone base station in the lounge, where there is also a ‘wireless’ and hard-wired broadband access point

Public Areas – Bedrooms & Bathroom

  • All bedrooms and the adjacent bathroom are located on the same level
  • The cottage is supplied with cotton bedding with non-feather pillows and duvets.
  • The main bedroom is furnished with a King Size bed, which has significant circulation space around it
  • The TV in the main bedroom is remote controlled and can receive Sky HD programmes
  • The second bedroom is furnished with two single beds that can be linked to provide one Super King Size bed
  • The only bathroom contains a bath (with shower over), WC, and wash basin. All shower controls, plus bath and basin taps are cross-headed.

Public Areas - Kitchen

  • The kitchen floor is surfaced in ceramic tiles
  • The height of kitchen worktop is 36½”
  • The sink taps are cross headed
  • Crockery for up to 8 place settings is located in the wall cupboards over the worktop
  • Tableware and ‘glasses’ for outdoor use can be found in the housing unit above the built in freezer
  • Glasses are in the left hand wall cupboard nearest to the window
  • Cutlery is contained within the base unit drawer to the left of the range oven
  • Saucepans and other cooking equipment is in the base unit to the right of the oven
  • The kitchen is fitted with a four-burner gas hob, with controls on the right hand side, plus an electric range styled oven.
  • A microwave and toaster are provided on the worktop
  • The built-in dishwasher is located to the left of the sink unit
  • There is a front loading combination washer and drier under the worktop
  • The fridge is built under the worktop
  • The freezer is located within a tall housing unit to the far right hand side of the room

Garden

  • The property has two flat garden areas to the front of the property, one with a decked area and patio.
  • There is a small water feature in one corner that is left unprotected
  • A Weber barbecue is provided, which is stored in the shed during the winter months.
  • Patio furniture with seating for four, plus two sun loungers are provided, which are stored in the shed outside the main holiday season
  • A rotary washing line is provided within the courtyard garden

Additional Information

  • No smoking is allowed anywhere within the property
  • There are smoke alarms in the lounge and hall
  • There is a fire extinguisher in the lounge and a fire blanket in the kitchen
  • Well behave dogs are accepted by prior agreement with the owners
For more information about cottages with facilities for disabled guests and easy access cottages for those with impaired mobility visit Easy Access Cottages

Laura Wrench -
Amazing accommodation, exceeded our expectations and fell in love with the Isle of Wight. - Aug 2017 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Paul Rogerson -
Groom Cottage goes above and beyond of what you would expect, even from 5 star accommodation. Seamless process from booking to leaving with everything you could want or think of including all doggie items. Spotlessly clean and comfortable. Nice welcome pack. Beautiful private sun trap garden.Would highly recommend.Thank you - Jul 2017 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Elizabeth Dear -
A lovely cottage, clean and welcoming. Garden is perfect for dogs as it is well enclosed. An enjoyable stay. - Jun 2017 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Gilly Freedman -
Groom Cottage was awarded a 5 star review by Gilly Freedman - May 2017 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Paul Williams -
The cottage was beautiful; well equipped and peaceful and a surprisingly comfortable bed! Would certainly visit again and would most definitely recommend it. - Dec 2016 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Claire Macleod -
This was our first holiday with our Puppy. Lovely cottage with surprise welcome pack for us and the dog. Plenty of information and books on walks in and around the area and owners phone call on arrival with suggestions for days out a real bonus. Weather was fantastic - Sep 2016 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Mark Davies -
Lovely, comfortable cottage, with attention to detail. Lovely garden to sit in with nice furniture and loungers available if the sun shines. Welcome basket on arrival was a nice touch, as were the fresh flowers. Would thoroughly recommend for a very relaxing break. - Aug 2016 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Keith Ward -
A spacious and luxurious home with everything you need for a comfortable holiday. Situated in a very quiet location with easy access to all parts of the island. The best property we have ever stayed in. - Jul 2016 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Michelle Nixon -
Groom Cottage was awarded a 4 star review by Michelle Nixon - Jul 2016 - Cottage Rating 4 Stars

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Fodder Stable Cottage Merstone Isle of Wight

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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

Groom Cottage has ground floor accommodation and is a non smoking cottage. WiFi Internet is provided free of charge at Groom Cottage. Groom 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. Short break weekend and midweek self catering holidays are available from 28th October 2017 to 17th December 2017, 6th January 2018 to 8th February 2018, 17th February 2018 to 22nd March 2018 and 27th October 2018 to 20th December 2018.

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

Groom Cottage Guest Comments

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

54 Guest Reviews for Groom Cottage
5 Stars - (48)
Laura Wrench - Aug 2017

Amazing accommodation, exceeded our expectations and fell in love with the Isle of Wight. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Paul Rogerson - Jul 2017

Groom Cottage goes above and beyond of what you would expect, even from 5 star accommodation. Seamless process from booking to leaving with everything you could want or think of including all doggie items. Spotlessly clean and comfortable. Nice welcome pack. Beautiful private sun trap garden.Would highly recommend.Thank you Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Elizabeth Dear - Jun 2017

A lovely cottage, clean and welcoming. Garden is perfect for dogs as it is well enclosed. An enjoyable stay. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Gilly Freedman - May 2017

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Paul Williams - Dec 2016

The cottage was beautiful; well equipped and peaceful and a surprisingly comfortable bed! Would certainly visit again and would most definitely recommend it. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Claire Macleod - Sep 2016

This was our first holiday with our Puppy. Lovely cottage with surprise welcome pack for us and the dog. Plenty of information and books on walks in and around the area and owners phone call on arrival with suggestions for days out a real bonus. Weather was fantastic Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Mark Davies - Aug 2016

Lovely, comfortable cottage, with attention to detail. Lovely garden to sit in with nice furniture and loungers available if the sun shines. Welcome basket on arrival was a nice touch, as were the fresh flowers. Would thoroughly recommend for a very relaxing break. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Keith Ward - Jul 2016

A spacious and luxurious home with everything you need for a comfortable holiday. Situated in a very quiet location with easy access to all parts of the island. The best property we have ever stayed in. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Lorna Curtis - May 2016

Really loved this warm, and extremely comfortable cottage, which was in a great location. The island is beautiful with superb walking. Super holiday, thank you. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Nicholas Platten - Nov 2015

A really lovely cottage, loads of room, clean, warm and comfortable. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Jayne Moss - Oct 2015

A wonderful cottage and perfect base to explore the island. Beautifully decorated. Everything you need to ensure a relaxing holiday. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Philip Smith - Oct 2015

Groom cottage was the perfect position to visit the island.The cottage was one of the best we have been to for comfort...The only small problem would be if you came with 2 cars as there is only room for one car.overall a perfect cottage and location Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

William Broome - Aug 2015

Beautiful cottage.This was our fourth visit.Very impressed with the new kitchen. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Caryl Joyce - Jun 2015

Groom Cottage is a delightful place to stay, extremely clean, comfortable & very well equipped. The range of books, maps, walking guides & literature provided are useful & wide ranging catering for all. We recommend this cottage highly. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Nicola Roughton - Jun 2015

We had a wonderful relaxing time at Groom Cottage , and enjoyed a different coastal adventure every day . Our dog Bentley particularly loved Yaverland . it was a perfect holiday . Thank you ,Nicki . Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Mr P Wakeford - Jun 2015

The cottage is of a very good standard and is in a very quiet and peaceful location. It is a great place for a get away holiday for a complete rest. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Norman Bustin - May 2015

Very comfortable, more than we expected and nothing is left to chance. Made our holiday all the more enjoyable. Would highly recommend to anyone. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Gina Peace - May 2015

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Nicholas White - Jan 2015

A beautiful retreat away from it all. One of the only self-catering cottages where everything is there - including turkey size tin foil. Lovely touches such as treats for the dog and a truly comprehensive information pack. Will most definitely be back. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Alison Shepherd - Dec 2014

Beautiful location (even in November)within easy reach of Shankiln, Godshill and Ventnor. Loved the cosy atmosphere of the cottage and all its facilities Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Nigel Cahill - Sep 2014

The cottage is exceptionally well maintained and is a haven of peace Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Linda Marsh - Jun 2014

This cottage was really a home from home. Everything was top quality throughout & we could not find fault with anything. There was a welcome pack awaiting us in the kitchen & Bob(the owner) rang on the first evening to check all was ok, what a service. Everything was perfect. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Jenny Cooper - Oct 2013

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

karen c - Jun 2013

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Andrew B - Nov 2012

we all had a great week at groom cottage very well maintained ,well deserving of the 5 star rating would recommend to any one wishing a holiday on the isle of wight. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Stephen & Gaynor A - Nov 2012

We have had a most fantastic time here at Groom Cottage, such a fantastic spot location wise, accomadation superb very clean and spacious and the personel touches are great. Our 6 month old retriever had a wonderful time to .Now we have found it we will be back. Thank you Bob Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Susanne G - Nov 2012

Wonderful location, wonderful cottage with old world charm. The perfect placeto relax and recover from a busy city live. Really a place to enjoy! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Jean V - Oct 2012

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Mrs Beale - Sep 2012

Beautiful cottage in a lovely quiet secluded location. The standard of care that the caretakers provide is exemplary, the best we have ever experienced. We had a wonderful relaxing holiday & wouldn't hesitate in recommending to friends & family. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Dawn S - Jun 2012

beautiful cottage, very dog friendly would stay again. The hamper provided was very thoughtfull also Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Timothy G - May 2012

VERY IMPRESSED WITH STANDARD OF COTTAGE AND GOOD LOCATION TO SEE THE ISLAND AND WOULD HAVE NO PROBLEM IN RECOMMENDING THIS ACCOMODATION Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Elaine R - Mar 2012

Groom Cottage is set in a tranquil location and offered the perfect backdrop to a busy schedule and catching up with friends.A restful and comfortable retreat at the end of a busy day.All in all an enjoyable experience and one I hope to repeat later this year. Thank you. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Elaine R - Feb 2012

Great base for a great week. Groom Cottage provided home from home comforts and presented the perfect backdrop to catch up with friends in a busy week with lots to do and see. The welcome hamper was very much appreciated. Would definitely recommend. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Rosemary N - Feb 2012

Groom Cottage is spacious, very well equiped and has comfortable furniture & great beds. The Cottage was very warm & Cosy & we had a lovely welcome, definately one to return to. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Antony L - Oct 2011

An excellent cottage and well worth the 5 star rating it has been given. It was nice to receive a telephone call from the owners to see if we had arrived okay and if everything was in order. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Nigel C - Sep 2011

The cottage is an idyllic retreat from the stresses of everyday life and the standard of maintenance and cleanliness is superb. First visit to the Isle of Wight, and would love to go back: no need to look further than Groom Cottage it has everything you could possibly want. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Caroline H - Jul 2011

Fantastic cottage. Everything we could have hoped for and more. Lovely to get a phone call from Bob on our first evening - really made us feel welcome. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Robert - Nov 2010

The best holiday cottage ever rented, had the feeling of excellence the moment we arrived and the welcome pack far exceeded expectations. Good location, ideal proximity for Shanklin and Sandown. Have already booked the cottage for next May... speaks for itself. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Joan - Nov 2010

An excellent cottage in all respects. Also good location. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Julia - Sep 2010

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Anne - Sep 2010

Overall this is a super property and we would hire it again. The quality of fittings/contents is very high, right through to the garden furniture. A quiet setting yet so close to Shanklin was great. This house still ticks all the boxes! Fantastic and thank you. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Linda - Sep 2010

The cottage was a lovely comfortable place to stay and much appreciated the extreme welcome of our dog. Main bedroom had a wonderful and extremely comfortable double bed. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Michele - Aug 2010

This is possibly the best cottage we have ever stayed. The attention to detail is exceptional and guests are made to feel very welcome. The dog-friendly aspects were much appreciated but did in no way compromise the human comforts! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

nick - Jul 2010

Superb in every respect! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Glynis - Jul 2010

wonderful cottage with everything that you could possibly wish for to make the holiday enjoyable. The added touch of the generous food hamper and fresh flowers in the rooms was very nice and much appreciated. We will definately return to Groom Cottage and recommend to our friends and family. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Diane - Jun 2010

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Richard - May 2010

A lovely cottage with a wow factor. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Claire - Apr 2010

Groom Cottage is an exceptionally good holiday cottage, this is the 3rd year running we have booked it. Everything to a very high standard and love the new bathroom. Had great holiday. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

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Michelle Nixon - Jul 2016

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Victoria Mcfarland - Jun 2015

Lovely spacious cottage. Nicely decorated. We enjoyed our stay. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Gordon McConnell - Jan 2015

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Kenneth Smith - May 2014

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Robert S - May 2012

Probably the best cottage rental on the IOW, well situated . Have been here three times and always pleased by the way the cottage is presented. The owner and/or the caretakers will attend to special requests. Don't hesitate to book this cottage and enjoy with or without a dog!! Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

John R - Jul 2011

We enjoyed our stay at Groom cottage. If we visited the island again we would be happy to choose Groom cottage. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

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Laura Wrench - Aug 2017

Amazing accommodation, exceeded our expectations and fell in love with the Isle of Wight. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Paul Rogerson - Jul 2017

Groom Cottage goes above and beyond of what you would expect, even from 5 star accommodation. Seamless process from booking to leaving with everything you could want or think of including all doggie items. Spotlessly clean and comfortable. Nice welcome pack. Beautiful private sun trap garden.Would highly recommend.Thank you Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Elizabeth Dear - Jun 2017

A lovely cottage, clean and welcoming. Garden is perfect for dogs as it is well enclosed. An enjoyable stay. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Gilly Freedman - May 2017

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Paul Williams - Dec 2016

The cottage was beautiful; well equipped and peaceful and a surprisingly comfortable bed! Would certainly visit again and would most definitely recommend it. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Claire Macleod - Sep 2016

This was our first holiday with our Puppy. Lovely cottage with surprise welcome pack for us and the dog. Plenty of information and books on walks in and around the area and owners phone call on arrival with suggestions for days out a real bonus. Weather was fantastic Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Mark Davies - Aug 2016

Lovely, comfortable cottage, with attention to detail. Lovely garden to sit in with nice furniture and loungers available if the sun shines. Welcome basket on arrival was a nice touch, as were the fresh flowers. Would thoroughly recommend for a very relaxing break. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Keith Ward - Jul 2016

A spacious and luxurious home with everything you need for a comfortable holiday. Situated in a very quiet location with easy access to all parts of the island. The best property we have ever stayed in. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Michelle Nixon - Jul 2016

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Lorna Curtis - May 2016

Really loved this warm, and extremely comfortable cottage, which was in a great location. The island is beautiful with superb walking. Super holiday, thank you. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Nicholas Platten - Nov 2015

A really lovely cottage, loads of room, clean, warm and comfortable. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Jayne Moss - Oct 2015

A wonderful cottage and perfect base to explore the island. Beautifully decorated. Everything you need to ensure a relaxing holiday. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Philip Smith - Oct 2015

Groom cottage was the perfect position to visit the island.The cottage was one of the best we have been to for comfort...The only small problem would be if you came with 2 cars as there is only room for one car.overall a perfect cottage and location Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

William Broome - Aug 2015

Beautiful cottage.This was our fourth visit.Very impressed with the new kitchen. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Caryl Joyce - Jun 2015

Groom Cottage is a delightful place to stay, extremely clean, comfortable & very well equipped. The range of books, maps, walking guides & literature provided are useful & wide ranging catering for all. We recommend this cottage highly. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Victoria Mcfarland - Jun 2015

Lovely spacious cottage. Nicely decorated. We enjoyed our stay. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Nicola Roughton - Jun 2015

We had a wonderful relaxing time at Groom Cottage , and enjoyed a different coastal adventure every day . Our dog Bentley particularly loved Yaverland . it was a perfect holiday . Thank you ,Nicki . Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Mr P Wakeford - Jun 2015

The cottage is of a very good standard and is in a very quiet and peaceful location. It is a great place for a get away holiday for a complete rest. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Norman Bustin - May 2015

Very comfortable, more than we expected and nothing is left to chance. Made our holiday all the more enjoyable. Would highly recommend to anyone. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Gina Peace - May 2015

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Gordon McConnell - Jan 2015

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Nicholas White - Jan 2015

A beautiful retreat away from it all. One of the only self-catering cottages where everything is there - including turkey size tin foil. Lovely touches such as treats for the dog and a truly comprehensive information pack. Will most definitely be back. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Alison Shepherd - Dec 2014

Beautiful location (even in November)within easy reach of Shankiln, Godshill and Ventnor. Loved the cosy atmosphere of the cottage and all its facilities Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Nigel Cahill - Sep 2014

The cottage is exceptionally well maintained and is a haven of peace Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Linda Marsh - Jun 2014

This cottage was really a home from home. Everything was top quality throughout & we could not find fault with anything. There was a welcome pack awaiting us in the kitchen & Bob(the owner) rang on the first evening to check all was ok, what a service. Everything was perfect. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Kenneth Smith - May 2014

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Jenny Cooper - Oct 2013

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

karen c - Jun 2013

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Andrew B - Nov 2012

we all had a great week at groom cottage very well maintained ,well deserving of the 5 star rating would recommend to any one wishing a holiday on the isle of wight. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Stephen & Gaynor A - Nov 2012

We have had a most fantastic time here at Groom Cottage, such a fantastic spot location wise, accomadation superb very clean and spacious and the personel touches are great. Our 6 month old retriever had a wonderful time to .Now we have found it we will be back. Thank you Bob Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Susanne G - Nov 2012

Wonderful location, wonderful cottage with old world charm. The perfect placeto relax and recover from a busy city live. Really a place to enjoy! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Jean V - Oct 2012

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Mrs Beale - Sep 2012

Beautiful cottage in a lovely quiet secluded location. The standard of care that the caretakers provide is exemplary, the best we have ever experienced. We had a wonderful relaxing holiday & wouldn't hesitate in recommending to friends & family. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Dawn S - Jun 2012

beautiful cottage, very dog friendly would stay again. The hamper provided was very thoughtfull also Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Timothy G - May 2012

VERY IMPRESSED WITH STANDARD OF COTTAGE AND GOOD LOCATION TO SEE THE ISLAND AND WOULD HAVE NO PROBLEM IN RECOMMENDING THIS ACCOMODATION Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Robert S - May 2012

Probably the best cottage rental on the IOW, well situated . Have been here three times and always pleased by the way the cottage is presented. The owner and/or the caretakers will attend to special requests. Don't hesitate to book this cottage and enjoy with or without a dog!! Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Elaine R - Mar 2012

Groom Cottage is set in a tranquil location and offered the perfect backdrop to a busy schedule and catching up with friends.A restful and comfortable retreat at the end of a busy day.All in all an enjoyable experience and one I hope to repeat later this year. Thank you. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Elaine R - Feb 2012

Great base for a great week. Groom Cottage provided home from home comforts and presented the perfect backdrop to catch up with friends in a busy week with lots to do and see. The welcome hamper was very much appreciated. Would definitely recommend. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Rosemary N - Feb 2012

Groom Cottage is spacious, very well equiped and has comfortable furniture & great beds. The Cottage was very warm & Cosy & we had a lovely welcome, definately one to return to. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Antony L - Oct 2011

An excellent cottage and well worth the 5 star rating it has been given. It was nice to receive a telephone call from the owners to see if we had arrived okay and if everything was in order. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Nigel C - Sep 2011

The cottage is an idyllic retreat from the stresses of everyday life and the standard of maintenance and cleanliness is superb. First visit to the Isle of Wight, and would love to go back: no need to look further than Groom Cottage it has everything you could possibly want. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Caroline H - Jul 2011

Fantastic cottage. Everything we could have hoped for and more. Lovely to get a phone call from Bob on our first evening - really made us feel welcome. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

John R - Jul 2011

We enjoyed our stay at Groom cottage. If we visited the island again we would be happy to choose Groom cottage. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Robert - Nov 2010

The best holiday cottage ever rented, had the feeling of excellence the moment we arrived and the welcome pack far exceeded expectations. Good location, ideal proximity for Shanklin and Sandown. Have already booked the cottage for next May... speaks for itself. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Joan - Nov 2010

An excellent cottage in all respects. Also good location. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Julia - Sep 2010

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Anne - Sep 2010

Overall this is a super property and we would hire it again. The quality of fittings/contents is very high, right through to the garden furniture. A quiet setting yet so close to Shanklin was great. This house still ticks all the boxes! Fantastic and thank you. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Linda - Sep 2010

The cottage was a lovely comfortable place to stay and much appreciated the extreme welcome of our dog. Main bedroom had a wonderful and extremely comfortable double bed. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Michele - Aug 2010

This is possibly the best cottage we have ever stayed. The attention to detail is exceptional and guests are made to feel very welcome. The dog-friendly aspects were much appreciated but did in no way compromise the human comforts! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

nick - Jul 2010

Superb in every respect! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Glynis - Jul 2010

wonderful cottage with everything that you could possibly wish for to make the holiday enjoyable. The added touch of the generous food hamper and fresh flowers in the rooms was very nice and much appreciated. We will definately return to Groom Cottage and recommend to our friends and family. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Diane - Jun 2010

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Richard - May 2010

A lovely cottage with a wow factor. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Claire - Apr 2010

Groom Cottage is an exceptionally good holiday cottage, this is the 3rd year running we have booked it. Everything to a very high standard and love the new bathroom. Had great holiday. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

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Groom Cottage Holiday Availability

Popular Holiday Weeks Available for Self catering holidays at Groom Cottage

Groom Cottage has 269 days available for Isle of Wight self catering holidays from the 18th November 2017 to 31st December 2018. That means Groom Cottage is 34.23% booked for this holiday period with 20.0 weeks confirmed so far.

Groom Cottage Local Holiday Information

Shanklin, Isle of Wight local attractions for a self catering holiday at Groom 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 Groom 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.

Groom Cottage Pet Policy

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

Specific Pet Policy for Groom Cottage

One small to medium dog by agreement. The front courtyard is walled. Pets are not permitted on the furniture or in the bedrooms. Would you please ensure that paws are clean before pets go on to the cream carpet in the sitting room. 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 pet's treatment for the prevention of fleas is up to date.

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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