Holiday cottages near Arreton on the Isle of Wight
This interesting extremely comfortable thatched cottage, restored to the highest standard, with the accent on character, won the Island Conservation Award for 2006. It is situated within the grounds of an historic manor house in 60 acres of beautiful downland with splendid views, in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near Arreton.
At the entrance gate there is a large pond, so sit here for a while and feed the ducks. A bridle path leads to a network of footpaths and bridle paths that run across the island. You are welcome to bring your own horse, carriage and horse box, and enjoy the superb out-riding from the property. Alternatively, you might enjoy metal detecting on this site where there has been a house since the 13th century.
The cottage is south facing and very light and airy – cool in the summer and cosy in the winter. The large ground floor is open plan and has a terracotta tiled floor throughout. The sitting area has a fireplace housing an early Victorian cast iron stove. The kitchen has sold wood units with beech worktops, a built-in electric oven and hob and dishwasher. There is full oil central heating and a washing machine in the boiler room.
On the first floor, there are two double bedrooms. The main bedroom is double aspect and has an en-suite shower room/WC with a very large power shower. The second bedroom is ‘L’ shaped with twin beds that can be pushed together and has a separate bathroom/WC with a Victorian cast iron bath.
Click on the photographs for details of this accommodation on the Isle of Wight. Additional accommodation is available in the nearby B&B.
Location on the Isle of Wight
Set in a stunning rural location near Arreton in the heart of the Isle of Wight, half-way between Newport and Sandown on the A3056, the Cottage is an excllent base for exploring the island either on foot, bicycle or in a car. There are numerous bridleways and waymarked paths and trails for visitors to follow. Shanklin, Lake and Sandown are all less than 3 miles distant.
This area is rich in wildlife, perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy bird watching, wildlife photography or the peace of a rural retreat.
Places to visit near Arreton, Isle of Wight:
- Amazon World Zoo park near Arreton
- Arreton Barns Craft Village to watch demonstrations of rural arts and skills
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