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Barn | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
As we approach the end of our first full year as a holiday let, can we thank all our guests for their visits and their kind comments and reviews. We are so glad that guests enjoy both the cottage and the Isle of Wight. Things to look forward to in 2015; new born lambs in April, fresh asparagus in May and other fresh produce through the summer.
Stable Cottage, set in the grounds of Afton Farmhouse, is in an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' on the west of the Isle of Wight. Awarded a 4 star rating by visit England. Afton, on the outskirts of Freshwater, is within 15 minutes walk of Freshwater Bay and is just minutes away from cycling and walking routes including Tennyson Down, the coastal path and paths along the River Yar leading to Yarmouth. Various sandy beaches are a 10 minute drive away, including Compton Bay, a popular surfing destination.
Stable Cottage is a converted stable to the Farmhouse which dates back to 1750 and was the Manor Farm to nearby Afton Manor. It has been furnished carefully to provide modern, comfortable accommodation to sleep 6 people in three bedrooms. Many of the original beams are exposed while there are also attractive tiles and wooden flooring. The main living area is open-plan, with a modern kitchen which includes; a dishwasher, washing machine and fridge freezer with a 5 ring stainless steel gas cooker. The dining table is located centrally while the sitting room area has two lovely leather sofas and a television/DVD player. Three steps lead down to the other rooms. There are three bedrooms, the first of which has a double bed and a fully tiled en-suite shower room with a W.C. A large built-in cupboard in the hall way provides storage space and the second bedroom has two single beds. The main part-tile bathroom includes a shower while the third bedroom provides another double bed. Free WiFi internet and central heating/electricity are included. Toys, books and games are also available.
The living area has double doors to the exterior where the property has private use of a patio area with lovely garden furniture for 6. There is a large grassy paddock area with shared use by the owner. There are lovely views to be enjoyed of the surrounding hills and fields. There is guest parking for two vehicles and direct access to a pavement from which the numerous footpaths and bridleways can be accessed. Shops, cafes and pubs including good-sized supermarkets, are available in Freshwater, a 15-20 minute walk away. A golf course is a 5-10 minute walk
All bedding is included, as are hand towels. Both bath towels and beach towels are available for a small fee, as is a travel cot and high chair.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Freshwater Bay 15 min walk|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Southampton, Bournemouth or Gatwick, Nearest railway: Lymington, Southampton or Portsmouth|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
About this location
The Isle of Wight region
The Isle of Wight has long been a popular tourist destination, indeed it is famous for being Queen Victoria's favourite escape from London. Visitors can still enjoy Osborne house as well as Carisbrooke Castle and other historic attractions. Most visitors enjoy a trip to the many beaches around the Island, small coves, long sandy beaches - something for everyone. The idyllic thatched villages and rural nature of the Island make you feel that a trip to the Island is like stepping back in time. To keep the family entertained there are numerous attractions on the Isle of Wight, theme parks, Zoos, a steam railway amongst others. Things to do can be booked at a discount via www.islebookit.com. The ferry journey across the Solent makes the perfect start to a holiday, young children find it particularly exciting. The Isle of Wight is working to become an EcoIsland by encouraging sustainable initiatives. You will definitely enjoy your visit.
Afton is a small hamlet on the outskirts of Freshwater - itself officially a village. The West Wight is a beautiful, rural landscape famous as being the favourite haunt of Tennyson the poet, sailing at Yarmouth and of course the Needles at Alum Bay. Relax in a converted barn from where you can enjoy long and dramatic walks, cycling, sailing, adventure activities as well as trips to numerous attractions, beaches and historic sites. We are situated almost directly on the key bridleways and walking routes that are used for the walking festivals. Afton Farmhouse was the location for the original Isle of Wight festivals of the 1960s/70s. Nearby Compton Bay is the favourite beach for locals and has the best surf for body boarding or surfing.
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12 Jul 2014
"Lovely cottage, made to feel very welcome"
Have just spent a great week at the cottage. The owners couldn't have been more helpful or done any more to make our holiday any more enjoyable than it was. Lovely, clean cottage. Good selection … More
Thank you for your lovely comments, it is always a real pleasure when people enjoy their holiday and stay at Stable Cottage. We hope to see you again in the near future.
1 Jul 2014
"A lovely large, well equipped, clean cottage in a beautiful setting"
We have just returned after spending 10 days in this lovely cottage with large grounds you are welcome to share with the very pleasant & friendly family who live in the house next door. Plenty of par… More
Thank you for your lovely commments and for bringing wall to wall sunshine - you said you would!! Hope to see you again soon. Warm regards Andrew and Vickie
25 May 2014
"Fantastic Time Had By All"
We have just returned from a weeks extremely relaxing holiday at Stable Cottage. The cottage is lovely, very comfortable inside with all mod cons. The surroundings were lovely and peaceful, a great … More
Thank you for your lovely comments. Whilst we are keen not to intefere with guests' privacy we love meeting people and trying to offer some hospitality. It was great to spend some time with you all and we hope to see you again soon. Warm regards from us all :)
19 Apr 2014
We've just returned from a week at Stable Cottage, we didn't really want to leave. A very comfortable cottage with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The owners live in the farmhou… More
It was great having you to stay at the cottage. Hope to see you all again some time. Thank you for your encouraging review. We work hard to ensure the cottage meets guests' expectations.
11 Apr 2014
"Family break - all we wished for!"
Four adults and two children stayed for one week. Lots of safe, outdoor area for children to play. Cottage was clean, warm and the owners accommodating. Lots of info left on things to do and see. Ha… More
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are always so pleased when guests enjoy the cottage and their holiday, you are always welcome to return :)
20 Jan 2014
"Lovely location, beautiful place and friendly owners."
I stayed in Stable Cottage for a weekend with a couple of friends and I would definitely go again. The cottage was very clean and tidy and the owners provided some basic essentials which was a lovely … More
We are so pleased that you had such a lovely stay. Hope to see you again on the IOW.
2 Oct 2013
"Perfect family holiday"
We spent 5 nights at Stable Cottage with our 2 toddlers & it was perfect. The accommodation had everything we needed & the outside space was great, with lots of running around space for the kids, a tr… More
Many thanks for your review, it is so rewarding to hear how much people have enjoyed staying at Stable Cottage and we are grateful for taking the time to leave a review. I'm sorry the local pub only allow children in the garden, I'm glad this didn't have a negative impact on your holiday. We hope to see you all again soon.
26 Sep 2013
"Excellent accommodation in a lovely part of the Isle of Wight."
The cottage is very well furnished, decorated and equipped and a delightful place to stay. It is light and airy with comfortable seating in the living area. We walked each day during our week'… More
Many thanks for your review. We are so glad that you found Stable Cottage the ideal base for your walks and exploring rural West Wight, we hope to see you again soon.
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