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4 Star Cottage; Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
Perfect 2017 100% guest rating 2017
Perfect 2016 100% guest rating 2016
Perfect 2015 100% guest rating 2015

Lovely farm cottage with delightful rural views across lakes to the downs beyond. The picturesque farm is in a wonderful cycling and walking area with direct access to a network of cycle paths, footpaths and bridleways, and private access to the Stenbury Trail which ultimately extends from Cowes to the coast at Ventnor. The Tennyson Trail extending to the western tip of the island is also easily reached. The cottage has been furnished and equipped with care to a high standard and offers charming accommodation in beautiful surroundings with ducks, swans and a huge variety of other wildlife including red squirrels as constant visitors. Horses are kept on the farm and trout fishing can be arranged. The central location of the cottage makes it an ideal base for touring the island. This Isle of Wight cottage at Blackwater sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms. Marvel Cottage has availability and prices for self catering holidays in 2018. Read full description

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16 Feb - 22 Mar 2018
299 per week
23 Mar - 29 Mar 2018
465 per week
30 Mar - 5 Apr 2018
519 per week
6 Apr - 12 Apr 2018
499 per week
13 Apr - 26 Apr 2018
299 per week
27 Apr - 3 May 2018
305 per week
4 May - 10 May 2018
399 per week
11 May - 17 May 2018
429 per week
18 May - 24 May 2018
445 per week
25 May - 31 May 2018
725 per week
1 Jun - 14 Jun 2018
545 per week
15 Jun - 21 Jun 2018
559 per week
22 Jun - 28 Jun 2018
665 per week
29 Jun - 5 Jul 2018
669 per week
6 Jul - 12 Jul 2018
719 per week
13 Jul - 19 Jul 2018
739 per week
20 Jul - 26 Jul 2018
875 per week
27 Jul - 30 Aug 2018
969 per week
31 Aug - 6 Sep 2018
545 per week
7 Sep - 13 Sep 2018
519 per week
14 Sep - 20 Sep 2018
445 per week
21 Sep - 27 Sep 2018
372 per week
28 Sep - 18 Oct 2018
305 per week
19 Oct - 25 Oct 2018
515 per week
26 Oct - 20 Dec 2018
299 per week
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
519 per week

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Booking Fee £22.95 per booking Cot & High Chair £13.49 per week Towels (Bath & Hand Towel) £4.29 per person per week WiFi Internet Free WiFi Internet Heating & Electricity Free of chargeBed Linen Free of chargeBooking Deposit 25% cottage rental (£125.00 min) Security Bond £100 per booking

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

Marvel Cottage Short Breaks 2018 16th February to 22nd March Weekday & Weekend Short Breaks Marvel Cottage Short Breaks 2018 26th October to 20th December Weekday & Weekend Short Breaks

Pricing and Booking Notes for Marvel Cottage

Arrival Time 15:00 Departure Time 10:00 Sleeps 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1

Description: the property comprises two bedroom self-catering holiday accommodation on two floors with open plan living, dining and kitchen area and bedrooms and a bathroom above. There is a paved terrace, lawn, flowerbed and gravelled parking area. Free access is available to other areas of the farm including equine facilities, a pond, lakes and farmland.

Access: The cottage is in a completely rural area and is not served by public transport. Those arriving by motorised or self-propelled vehicles approach the property via a short stretch of unpaved farm track. Parking is available on a flat, level gravelled area immediately adjacent to the cottage.

Access to the cottage is across a lawn with paving stones. The lawn slopes gently up to the cottage from the parking area. The front door is approached either via two low steps onto the level paved terrace or via the lawn to the terrace, avoiding the steps. French doors lead to the open plan lower living, dining and kitchen area; there is one low step from the terrace to the doors.

A short flight of stairs leads from the lower area to the bedrooms and bathroom. A handrail is provided on one side. The bathroom is equipped with a toilet and shower, the latter is provided with substantial handrails. There are no toilet facilities on the ground floor.

Visitors should note that the pond and lakes adjacent to the property are unfenced, the banks are steep, often slippery and in most places the water is very deep. The lakes comprise a trout fishery and there is danger from casting if fishermen are unaware of people walking on the banks. Great care should therefore be taken and children must be supervised at all times. Horses are potentially dangerous and the cottage garden provides open access to stable area and indoor riding school. Guests should take care if visiting the equine facilities, be aware that horse owners and fishermen also have vehicular use of the farm track and ensure that children are supervised at all times.

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

Abigail Stonehouse -
A very comfortable, homely cottage in a beautiful countryside location. You are right in the heart of the country, however the close proximity to Newport town made it extremely convenient too. The cottage is very well equipped. Very relaxing. - Nov 2017 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Jan Hickie -
Beautiful cottage, very comfortable, spacious. Quiet peaceful location. Lovely 30-40 min walk round lake and through woodland or road and village to Newport which was easily doable for the IOW festival. Would definitely recommend. - Jul 2017 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Michael Richardson -
A lovely week thanks to Steven and Pru. - Jun 2017 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Rachel Herbert -
We had a lovely stay! The owners were lovely - a good balance of friendliness without being ever present. Location is super - very rural yet close to everything. Nice cottage with all we needed for our family of 4. We'd stay again! - Apr 2017 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Mrs Mary Wegner -
Our third stay at Marvel Cottage, will definitely be a fourth. The cottage is very clean and well equipped. The owners are helpful and friendly, there if you have a problem. Lovely peaceful setting with lots of wildlife and walks round the trout lakes. We can highly recommend it. - Apr 2017 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Maurice O'sullivan -
Our fifth visit to the Island and probably our best choice ever. The cottage has everything that is needed, the flowers and wine were a lovely touch. We received a warm welcome from Steven and a quick tour of the cottage followed by a relaxing few days. - Jan 2017 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Mary Wegner -
This visit is the second to Marvel Cottage, we could not fault it at all. - Dec 2016 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Marvel Cottage -
A marvellous location for peace and quiet amidst beautiful countryside yet within ready reach of so many places of natural beauty and interest on the IOW. We can understand why so many people go back to Marvel Cottage time and time again. A truly relaxing holiday! - Nov 2016 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Marvel Cottage -
A marvellous location for peace and quiet amidst beautiful countryside yet within ready reach of so many places of natural beauty and interest on the IOW. We can understand why so many people go back to Marvel Cottage time and time again. A truly relaxing holiday! - Nov 2016 - 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

Marvel Cottage is a non smoking cottage. WiFi Internet is provided free of charge at Marvel Cottage. Marvel Cottage is available for weekly self catering holiday bookings from Friday to Friday. The normal arrival time at this holiday cottage is 15:00 and the normal departure time is 10:00. Short break weekend and midweek self catering holidays are available from 16th February 2018 to 22nd March 2018 and 26th October 2018 to 20th December 2018.

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

Marvel Cottage Guest Comments

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

16 Guest Reviews for Marvel Cottage
5 Stars - (16)
Abigail Stonehouse - Nov 2017

A very comfortable, homely cottage in a beautiful countryside location. You are right in the heart of the country, however the close proximity to Newport town made it extremely convenient too. The cottage is very well equipped. Very relaxing. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Jan Hickie - Jul 2017

Beautiful cottage, very comfortable, spacious. Quiet peaceful location. Lovely 30-40 min walk round lake and through woodland or road and village to Newport which was easily doable for the IOW festival. Would definitely recommend. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Michael Richardson - Jun 2017

A lovely week thanks to Steven and Pru. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Rachel Herbert - Apr 2017

We had a lovely stay! The owners were lovely - a good balance of friendliness without being ever present. Location is super - very rural yet close to everything. Nice cottage with all we needed for our family of 4. We'd stay again! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Mrs Mary Wegner - Apr 2017

Our third stay at Marvel Cottage, will definitely be a fourth. The cottage is very clean and well equipped. The owners are helpful and friendly, there if you have a problem. Lovely peaceful setting with lots of wildlife and walks round the trout lakes. We can highly recommend it. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Maurice O'sullivan - Jan 2017

Our fifth visit to the Island and probably our best choice ever. The cottage has everything that is needed, the flowers and wine were a lovely touch. We received a warm welcome from Steven and a quick tour of the cottage followed by a relaxing few days. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Mary Wegner - Dec 2016

This visit is the second to Marvel Cottage, we could not fault it at all. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Marvel Cottage - Nov 2016

A marvellous location for peace and quiet amidst beautiful countryside yet within ready reach of so many places of natural beauty and interest on the IOW. We can understand why so many people go back to Marvel Cottage time and time again. A truly relaxing holiday! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Marvel Cottage - Nov 2016

A marvellous location for peace and quiet amidst beautiful countryside yet within ready reach of so many places of natural beauty and interest on the IOW. We can understand why so many people go back to Marvel Cottage time and time again. A truly relaxing holiday! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Jon Scattergood - Sep 2016

Marvel cottage is a wonderful holiday cottage in the most beautiful countryside. There are horses, red squirrels, woodpeckers, ducks, horses (and that's just at the cottage). We spent time on lovely beaches, fossil hunting our 7 year old loved it here.Come to Marvel Cottage for your holiday, you'll love it. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Celia Tanner - Jul 2016

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Jane Baker - Jun 2016

We had a wonderful week. The cottage is very comfortable and the location is perfect. Easy access to all attractions but very peaceful. The local wildlife were very entertaining especially the swan family. Would highly recommend and would love to return one day. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Paul Monaghan - Sep 2015

Marvel Cottage really is in a wonderful setting. A pond with ducks just outside the cottage, a lake in the distance, stables with horses just outside. Our little three year old girl loved visiting the horses each day to see what they were up to. Thanks for a lovely week. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Philip Palmer - Aug 2015

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Will Ayers - Aug 2015

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Kathy White - May 2015

A fantastic setting to enjoy nature with visiting neighbours of rabbits ducks geese and a pleasant rural outlook, all located just outside Newport. Definitely recommended. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

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Abigail Stonehouse - Nov 2017

A very comfortable, homely cottage in a beautiful countryside location. You are right in the heart of the country, however the close proximity to Newport town made it extremely convenient too. The cottage is very well equipped. Very relaxing. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Jan Hickie - Jul 2017

Beautiful cottage, very comfortable, spacious. Quiet peaceful location. Lovely 30-40 min walk round lake and through woodland or road and village to Newport which was easily doable for the IOW festival. Would definitely recommend. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Michael Richardson - Jun 2017

A lovely week thanks to Steven and Pru. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Rachel Herbert - Apr 2017

We had a lovely stay! The owners were lovely - a good balance of friendliness without being ever present. Location is super - very rural yet close to everything. Nice cottage with all we needed for our family of 4. We'd stay again! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Mrs Mary Wegner - Apr 2017

Our third stay at Marvel Cottage, will definitely be a fourth. The cottage is very clean and well equipped. The owners are helpful and friendly, there if you have a problem. Lovely peaceful setting with lots of wildlife and walks round the trout lakes. We can highly recommend it. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Maurice O'sullivan - Jan 2017

Our fifth visit to the Island and probably our best choice ever. The cottage has everything that is needed, the flowers and wine were a lovely touch. We received a warm welcome from Steven and a quick tour of the cottage followed by a relaxing few days. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Mary Wegner - Dec 2016

This visit is the second to Marvel Cottage, we could not fault it at all. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Marvel Cottage - Nov 2016

A marvellous location for peace and quiet amidst beautiful countryside yet within ready reach of so many places of natural beauty and interest on the IOW. We can understand why so many people go back to Marvel Cottage time and time again. A truly relaxing holiday! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Marvel Cottage - Nov 2016

A marvellous location for peace and quiet amidst beautiful countryside yet within ready reach of so many places of natural beauty and interest on the IOW. We can understand why so many people go back to Marvel Cottage time and time again. A truly relaxing holiday! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Jon Scattergood - Sep 2016

Marvel cottage is a wonderful holiday cottage in the most beautiful countryside. There are horses, red squirrels, woodpeckers, ducks, horses (and that's just at the cottage). We spent time on lovely beaches, fossil hunting our 7 year old loved it here.Come to Marvel Cottage for your holiday, you'll love it. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Celia Tanner - Jul 2016

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Jane Baker - Jun 2016

We had a wonderful week. The cottage is very comfortable and the location is perfect. Easy access to all attractions but very peaceful. The local wildlife were very entertaining especially the swan family. Would highly recommend and would love to return one day. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Paul Monaghan - Sep 2015

Marvel Cottage really is in a wonderful setting. A pond with ducks just outside the cottage, a lake in the distance, stables with horses just outside. Our little three year old girl loved visiting the horses each day to see what they were up to. Thanks for a lovely week. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Philip Palmer - Aug 2015

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Will Ayers - Aug 2015

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Kathy White - May 2015

A fantastic setting to enjoy nature with visiting neighbours of rabbits ducks geese and a pleasant rural outlook, all located just outside Newport. Definitely recommended. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Comments left in Marvel Cottage guestbook

4 - 11 August: Charlotte, Dan, Isabel and Alice
What an amazing cottage in a perfect location. Very clean, well looked after and stocked well with equipment. We have all had a lovely holiday. We have seen so much wildlife from the cottage it is brilliant we can just step outside and it is there. We couldn't have asked for more, we would definitely come back!

5 - 12 May: Ted and Val
A perfect holiday cottage, location so central, red squirrels and wildlife all around. We enjoyed several conversations on various subjects, help when needed and welcome bottle in fridge. Visited places in all directions and met up with family members after many years. Thank you for making all this possible. Hope to return and will make recommendatyions. The swans brought cygnets up to show us this morning, super!

28 April - 5 May: Ian and Jenny
A very comfortable base for visiting the island, with the added bonus of interesting and varied wildlife. The 'click' of the red squirrel feeding box always had us running to the window to watch them. Highly recommend 'Olivios', an Italian restaurant in Newport; 'Farmer Jacks' in Arreton for meat and veg (especially the sweet potato fries); Isle of Wight Zoo in Sandown (don't be put off by the exterior - it is a delightful place); National Nature Reserve in Newtown; Mottistone Gardens, The Duck on the Esplanade (with lake) in Ryde.

14 - 21 April: The Rays
We've had a lovely holiday here. Its been wonderful to be surrounded by so many animals - swans, red squirrels, rabbits, geese, horses and ducks. To the near the lakes too is very relaxing!

7 - 14 April: Rachel, Dan, Lucy and Adam
Booked just the day before we came and what a lovely 'lucky break'! A great cottage with everything we could need and in such a peaceful setting. Being central, we've been everywhere and done everythint from long walks to wildlife potting and hawk flying to playing the 'slots' on the seafront - a lovely time has by all and I'd thoroughly recommend Marvel Cottage and its hosts!

1 - 7 April: Rob, Maria, Lewis and Hazel
Our first visit to Marvel Cottage but what a 'doozy' - fantastic setting and great weather! THe whole family enjoyed every minute, would love to come back in the future.

24 - 31 March: Vivienne and Maurice
Another wonderful, peaceful holiday at Marvel Cottage. Comfortable and quiet, the cottage has everything needed for a relaxing break and the thoughtful gestures from Mr and Mrs Sweetman are much appreciated.

17 - 20 March: Steven, Mary and Ben
Our third visit, there will definitely be a fourth. Always a friendly welcome. The cottage is spotlessly clean, that reason along keeps us coming back. Plenty of hot water, and the comfortable beds make for a guaranteed good night's sleep. We are going to recommend Marvel Cottage to our family. Keep up the high standards.

11 - 18 March: Pip and Eve
A lovely warm welcome from Mr Sweetman, keen to make sure all was ok without being overly intrusive. A real gentleman. Beds are really comfy - that's very important to us. The cottage is really easy and the area is a brilliant location for visiting all areas of the island. We loved the evening walks around the lakes feeding the swans and ducks with seed we bought with us!
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Marvel Cottage Holiday Availability

Popular Holiday Weeks Available for Self catering holidays at Marvel Cottage

Marvel Cottage has 171 days available for Isle of Wight self catering holidays from the 20th February 2018 to 31st December 2018. That means Marvel Cottage is 45.71% booked for this holiday period with 20.6 weeks confirmed so far.

Marvel Cottage Local Holiday Information

Blackwater, Isle of Wight local attractions for a self catering holiday at Marvel Cottage

Blackwater is found on the way to Shanklin from Newport. This rural area has excellent road access to almost anywhere on the Isle of Wight making it a great place to base a holiday exploring the Isle of Wight. A major bike or cycle path runs right through Blackwater which leads to the East coast or inland to Newport.

Blackwater Cycling Holidays

There are lots of walking and cycling opportunities to be enjoyed from Marvel Cottage and the surrounding Blackwater area. Here are a selection of described cycle routes you may wish to try on your holiday.

Isle of Wight Cycle Route 9 - Newport - Blackwater - Merstone - Rookley - Whitecroft

Isle of Wight Cycle Route 10 - Carisbrooke - Kingston - Shorwell - Bowcombe

Newport to Shanklin - Newport - Godshill - Shanklin

If you are planning a cycling holiday on the Isle of Wight you can view All Cycling Routes and Isle of Wight Cycle Information.

The centre of the Isle of Wight is best known for its historic monuments and beautiful countryside. The hills in this area are great for walking and exploring and paths fan out across the Isle of Wight. Carisbrooke, Bowcombe and Blackwater are found to the South and West of Newport. These small villages and Hamlets have unique access to all areas of the Isle of Wight and the sea is always less than 20 - 25mins away by car.

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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 »
View of Freshwater with Holiday Accommodation Locations

We have a beautiful short video with a view over Freshwater Bay on the West of the Isle of Wight that shows the beach and the self catering holiday accommodation within a short walk of the sea. The cottages available in Freshwater Bay are shown on the video with their location picked out so you …

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View of Swanage with Holiday Accommodation Locations

To give you an overview of Swanage and where you might like to stay in this beautiful seaside town we have produced a short video showing a pan across the town and the beach. Holiday cottage accommodation is picked out so you can see where it is in relation to the town centre and the …

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First Look at Bay House Swanage

There is a new self catering holiday cottage available for large families  wishing to stay by the beach on the Dorset coast. Bay House is a very spacious 6 bedroom holiday home within a few minutes walk of Swanage beach. Fantastic Swanage Location Bay House is located at the Southern end of Swanage in historic …

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New Island Cottage Holidays YouTube Channel

We have an all new Island Cottage Holidays YouTube Channel with new videos of Isle of Wight and Purbeck self catering cottages, holiday locations, places to visit and much more. You can subscribe to see new videos available every few days and learn about places to visit while on holidays. www.youtube.com/c/islandcottageholidays The first series of …

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Isle of Wight and Purbeck Self Catering Location Videos

We have a new selection of videos showing the location of Isle of Wight and Purbeck self catering cottages with annotations showing local attractions, features and beaches. There are 5 new videos in the playlist below and to get a reminder when new videos come out click on the Subscribe Button below. These videos include …

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Special Short Break Ferry Offer up to 29th March

We welcome you to the Isle of Wight on a short break to see the first signs of Spring with a special offer on your ferry from just £49 return for up to 4 nights until the 29th March 2018. Select any 3 or 4 night short break holiday within this period to take advantage of …

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Isle of Wight Cottages with nearby Activities for Children

Family holidays at self catering cottages are a great way to gather the family and enjoy a whole range of family activities.  The Isle of Wight offers a great range of family activities and activities for children and young adults. Below is a list of accommodation with suggestions for local activities. The Isle of Wight …

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Shanklin Cottage Keats House Available for 2018

Keats House in Shanklin is back and available for self catering holidays on the Isle of Wight in the 2018 season.  Regular guests will remember this cottage for its spacious living room, lawned garden, views of the sea and proximity to Shanklin Beach. Now it also boasts a new look with renovated and redecorated rooms, …

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New Ventnor Self Catering Cottage – Etchings Cottage

Etchings Cottage is a new self catering holiday cottage in Ventnor and within a short walk of Ventnor Beach. This exquisitely furnished and decorated holiday rental property has 3 bedrooms, 2 sitting rooms, a family dining room and a spacious kitchen. Etchings is ideal for family holidays by the sea on the Isle Wight. Ventnor …

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Appletree Cottage New Photos 2017/2018

Appletree Cottage on the Isle of Wight has new photos showing updates for the 2018 self catering holiday season.  This thatched cottage in Brighstone has changed the bedroom configurations to better accommodate families. These new photos show some of these changes. Apple Tree Cottage New Photos Bedrooms Appletree Cottage Isle of Wight Appletree Cottage has …

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