Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Locks Farm forms the major part of the farmhouse that serves the farm. The home 'oozes' character with features like the natural brick 'Inglenook' fireplace found in the lounge, beamed ceilings, the farmhouse kitchen and 'quirky' little features found around the home. The site on which Locks Farm is situated is steeped in history, with Roman remains below and the property resting on Norman foundation stones. If local history is of interest, then just have a chat with the owners when you arrive - their family have been living in the area since 1795!

The accommodation is arranged over three floors. It is entered by the enclosed porchway which leads into the lounge. This is a very characterful room featuring an 'Inglenook' fireplace complete with log burner and beamed ceiling. The kitchen is another lovely room - it is of a typical 'farmhouse' style offering a 'range' style oven, deep glazed sink, Welsh dresser and a dining table that will accommodate eight people. There is also a shower room and wc to the ground floor. Two double bedrooms and a family bathroom are located on the first floor. The remaining two bedrooms, both twin rooms, can be found on the second floor. Outside, there is a good sized garden for guests own use, which is bordered by mature hedging and trees.

The village of Porchfield is situated between the towns of Cowes (world famous for it's prestigious sailing events) and the historic harbour town of Yarmouth (Yarmouth Castle can be found here, built by Henry VIII when the Island was under threat of invasion). There is a village hall together with a local pub, which is a short walk up the road (500yds). In addition, there is Colemans Animal Farm, which was a dairy farm from 1558 before being transformed into a family attraction during the 1990's. Laying adjacent to Porchfield is the small hamlet of Newtown. In medieval times Newtown was a thriving borough situated on a large natural harbour. This is now mostly a National Nature Reserve, which is owned and managed by the National Trust.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Southampton Airport 57 km, Nearest railway: Lymington Pier Railway Station 18 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Isle of Wight region

The Isle of Wight is situated approximately 3 miles off the English Southern Coastline. It is known for its breathtaking scenery with much of the Island being designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Island first became popular as a holiday destination during Victorian times and its unique charm still entices over 2.5 million visitors each year. It is quite easy to appreciate why the Island attracts so many, with its scenic coastline, award winning golden beaches, charming little villages and temperate climate – in fact the Island can boast more hours of sunshine than most other destinations in Britain. For the more energetic, the Island offers over 500 miles of maintained footpaths which makes it ideal for walkers and cyclists alike. The Islands towns offer a comprehensive range of shops and amenities including many 'High Street' names together with popular cafes, bars and restaurants - some even being awarded the 'Michelin Star'. All in all the Island is a wonderful holiday destination, catering for all ages and with activities for all interests.

Newtown

The village of Porchfield is situated between the towns of Cowes (world famous for it's prestigious sailing events) and the historic harbour town of Yarmouth (Yarmouth Castle can be found here, built by Henry VIII when the Island was under threat of invasion). There is a village hall together with a local pub, which is a short walk up the road (500yds). In addition, there is Colemans Animal Farm, which was a dairy farm from 1558 before being transformed into a family attraction during the 1990's. Laying adjacent to Porchfield is the small hamlet of Newtown. In medieval times Newtown was a thriving borough situated on a large natural harbour. This is now mostly a National Nature Reserve, which is owned and managed by the National Trust.