Award winning historic thatched holiday cottage, restored to the highest standard, with the accent on character. The cottage 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. At the entrance gate there is a large duck pond with duck house.
A bridle path leads to a network of paths that run across the Island and you are welcome to bring your horse by arrangement. Metal detecting may be enjoyed on the site where there has been a house since the 13th century and some interesting finds have been made.
This owner/agency has featured on countrycottagesonline.com since 2007
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All tourist attractions on the Isle of Wight are within easy reach for day trips. Osbourne House is 10 minutes by car and is well worth a visit. It also puts on outdoor plays and various events during the summer. Arreton Barns has craft shops where demonstrations of crafts takes place daily and is within walking distance.
Nearest Train Station or Airport: Sandown Airport (10 minutes), Bembridge (15minutes)
Recommended Places to Visit: Brading Roman Villa The excellent tiger zoo at Sandown Dinosaur Isle at Sandown Robin Hill Country Park within walking distance Isle of Wight Pearl
Annual Events: There is an extensive programme of events on the Isle of Wight, more information on arrival. For example, regular guided walks and garden tours of places such as Culver Down, wildlife walk on Compton Down, boat shows and regattas, concerts.
Recommended Places to Eat Out: The Dairyman's Daughter at Arreton Barns, The George at Yarmouth, The Crown at Shorwell, The Pond Cafe at Bonchurch, Number Three in Cowes and Olivo's in Newport.
Local Sports: Stabling available to bring your own horse, extensive bridleways for riding, paths and trails for walking or cycling. Beach 10/15 minutes away.
Please visit http://www.greateaststanden.co.uk/ to find out more about the holiday cottage, amenities, surrounding area and places to visit in Isle of Wight.