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The Brew House is the East wing of Knighton Farmhouse

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The Brew House is tucked away in the tiny hamlet of Knighton in the beautiful East Wight countryside. Being on the Bembridge Trail, the cottage is perfect for walkers of all ages, and an excellent bike path is just yards away - borrow from our wide selection of bikes! A Welcome Hamper will greet you when you arrive, with a selection of Isle of Wight produce, and home-made goodies! The two-bedroom Brew House is perfect for families of all ages, with a wide selection of toys, games and books. It is also an ideal cottage for couples. There is a private courtyard with teak table and chairs, perfect for al fresco dining. The wood-burning stove in the inglenook fireplace makes for cosy evenings in the autumn and winter. A well-equipped kitchen makes self-catering a pleasure.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Sandown or Appley 7 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors

There is a comfortable living room with oak floor, inglenook fireplace (with bread oven) and Charnwood wood-burning stove. The dining table seats four, but there are extra chairs if needed. There are two bedrooms, the twin room accessed through the main bedroom, making this an ideal arrangement for children. In the twin room there is a proper wooden cot in addition to two single beds. The main bedroom has a king-size double bed. Linens are all new and of excellent quality and beds will be made up for you on arrival. Your electricity is powered by the Isle of Wight sunshine, as we have a good solar installation here for the whole house. There is plenty of information in The Brew House of the many, many attractions and activities on the Isle of Wight, and we are usually around too, to give ideas and recommendations. We also have a selection of bikes and wetsuits that we are happy for you to borrow.

Further details outdoors

Outside, The Brew House has its own private courtyard with a teak table and 4 chairs, and also garden bench. There is a small herb garden planted here for your use in your holiday cooking! We are also very happy for you to make use of the grassed area under the trees at the front of the property, where there is a second garden bench in the shade. We have a selection of outdoor ride-on toys for small people! Parking is easy and safe, and there is space for 2 cars.

Further details

We are almost always around to answer any questions about the Island, and help in any way we can to make this a very enjoyable holiday for you.

We are English, but David speaks French and Ali speaks German.

During cooler times of year, we will provide wood for the wood-burner.

Short breaks (minimum 3 nights) may be possible out of season (October - March).

The Isle of Wight region

The Isle of Wight is the ideal choice for a holiday "away from it all", in one of the sunniest spots in Britain. The beaches and countryside are simply beautiful, and The Brew House sits right in the middle of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a series of fabulous walking trails, and we are actually on the Bembridge Trail, one half of the famous annual "Walk the Wight". This 26-mile walk attracts over 10,000 walkers and is part of the May "Isle of Wight Walking Festival", the other walking festival being in September. We are also just a few hundred metres away from one of the best cycle paths on the Island.

As well as many, many tourist attractions, all within easy reach, the Island was home for many years to Queen Victoria, and Osborne House is an absolute must, the house and the gardens both being outstanding.

The famous Garlic Farm is just a short walk across the fields from The Brew House, and as well as an excellent farm shop, this also has one of the very best cafés on the Island - a real treat.

Another highlight for many of our guests has been Chessell Pottery Barns, where you can paint your own Bridgewater pottery, as well as many of the Pottery Café's own designs. This is also the home of the official Best Cream Tea on the Island!

Newchurch

Knighton is a tiny hamlet, a real rural retreat and the perfect location for walkers and cyclists at any time of the year.

The famous Garlic Farm is just a short walk across the fields from The Brew House, and as well as an excellent farm shop, this also has one of the very best cafés on the Island - a real treat.

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3 Sep 2014

5/5

"Excellent cottage, great location."

Very comfortable cottage with comfortable King size bed & extremely well equipped kitchen and probably the best welcome hamper we've experienced. Excellent overbath shower in bathroom. Stayed with our 3 & 7 year olds. There were lots of toys & games together with some small ride-ons and the cottage had plenty of books for all ages. The owners Ali & David couldn't have been more helpful whilst not being at all intrusive. They kitted us out with really decent bikes, a chid seat & alligator bar for older daughter, so that we could all enjoy the lovely, safe, level & surfaced cycle path that runs very close to the cottage. Perfect for cycling or walking along, goes past a nature reserve & you can get to Sandown or Newport. They pointed us in the direction of decent rock pools (providing buckets & nets) and the good local pub, where we had an enjoyable meal. There are numerous footpaths very close to the cottage, as well as all over the Island, so would be ideal for keen walkers too. Good location for getting to everywhere on the Island. Farmer Jacks farm shop within a few minutes drive supplied fantastic bread, meat, fruit, veg and most other food needs. There is a pretty courtyard with table & chairs and use of the grassed area at the front, but as the cars are also parked here its not really suitable for ball games etc. It does have very steep stairs, but there are stair gates available.

27 Jul 2014

5/5

"Lovely cosy house"

Perhaps the best equiped holidayhome I ever rented. Due to the big floods of last winter the kitchen is brandnew and has all you can wish for. And otherwise Ali will help you out. Beds are good as well. The children loved al the toys ( train, playmobil, puzzles and lots more). Bikes available, also for children.
Beautifull big patio full of flowers. The weather was so good (hot summer weather) that sometimes I missed the openness for some wind (and a view) but in cooler weather the patio will be a real benefit. Beaches in easy reach.

2 Dec 2013

5/5

"Super fantastic!"

This holiday exceeded all our expectations and was exactly what we needed. The welcome and ongoing hospitality from the Cripps family was exceptional. Every need was catered for even down to child safety equipment and kids entertainment (books, toys, bikes, dvd's). The Brew House provided a real home from home experience offering all the kitchen appliances and equipment you need for self catering. Despite a lot of the main attractions on the island being closed for the winter, we still found plenty to do to entertain. The garlic farm being a particular favourite (only a short walk from the brew house). A wealth of information and books on the local area was provided at the brew house, and Ali herself even recommended places to visit/dine. We would definately recommend to friends and family, and look foward to retunring ourselves in the near future

12 Nov 2013

5/5

"A perfect setting for a relaxing home from home break"

I had visited the Brew House in the past and was delighted to find it was available for my holiday with my husband. Ali, David and James were superb hosts as always, and were always willing to help if needed. We particularly enjoyed having such a well equipped kitchen (with dishwasher which is a novelty for us!), and having relaxing evenings in front of the fire. The Brew House is lovely and cosy, a real home from home, and is perfect for a relaxing retreat away. The surrounding countryside is beautiful, and we made the most of local walks and cycle paths.

25 Sep 2013

5/5

"A true home from home experience."

We were made to feel especially welcome by all the family. Every superlative mentioned by others does not do adequate justice to the hospitality shown by Ali, David and James, nor the variety, qualit… More

10 Jul 2013

5/5

"A lovely cottage, friendly hosts, beautiful location."

The Brew House is a superb holiday cottage. It is very well equipped, clean, comfortable and a real home from home. The cottage is located in a beautiful area and it is a great base from which to explore the island.

The owners are a lovely family who have taken the trouble to add lots of thoughtful finishing touches to ensure that you have a great holiday. They are always there to help but aren't intrusive. They know the island well and gave us great advice, such as the best beaches and even the best pudding in the local pub (the Eton Mess was superb - thank-you David). The welcome tray of local and homemade goodies (including Ali's delicious chocolate cake) really helped to settle us into a relaxing holiday and their son James made a great paperboy!

We found the Brew House to be an excellent holiday cottage and hope to be back in 2014. Many thanks to Ali, David and James for making our holiday so special.

18 Jun 2013

5/5

"Great holiday cottage for families with young children!"

We stayed at The Brew House during May half-term and were so pleased with our choice of accommodation. It proved to be one of the most relaxing holidays we have had so far with our children (age 3 an… More

9 Jun 2013

5/5

"Beautiful cottage in lovely location!"

We have just returned from a wonderful stay at The Brew House, we had such a lovely time we can't wait to return. The family who own the Brew House were ever so friendly and made us feel very welcome throughout our stay. On arrival we were greeted with a wonderful array of local foods to try including some delicious home made cakes! The cottage is very private but Ali was always on hand if we needed any advice about local attractions and where to find free parking. Ali, David & James were wonderful hosts and we felt very at home in the cottage - in fact our children didn't want to leave! The cottage really does feel like a 'home from home', extremely clean, cosy and very pretty. We stayed with our two young children and the cottage was very child friendly. The kitchen is modern and has everything you could possibly need. We found it very easy to cook and make up packed lunches every day. There is a lovely courtyard attached to the cottage which is private and a real sun trap, it was lovely for out children to be able to play outside. The cottage is in a fantastic location, lots of walks to do and very near to lots of the local attractions and beaches. We easily filled our week with things to do and still feel we didn't manage to see everything, we would love to return to the Brew House, it's such a beautiful cottage owned by a really lovely family who made every effort to make sure our stay was fantastic. Thank you Ali, David & James for making our holiday so special!

18 May 2013

4/5

"Lovely cottage and great location"

Ali and David were great. There was an array of local treats waiting to welcome us, Including a wonderful homemade lemon cake. The cottage is perfect for a young family and we settled in immediately. There were toys, DVDs, books and a number of lovely touches that really made the cottage a home from home.

The cottage is in a perfect location for exploring the island, everything very accessible.

26 Nov 2012

5/5

"Very nice cottage in the Countryside within easy reach of the rest of the island."

We are a family of four and we stayed at the Brewhouse for a week in late October and had a fantastic time. The cottage is nestled in the countryside in a lovely location just outside of Newchurch. It is very welcoming, clean, in excellent condition and very cosy. Everything you could think of was provided in terms of towels, bedding, cleaning products, kitchen utensils etc etc. There was also a welcome pack including a selection of local produce and a home baked Chocolate cake! The children were very impressed with that.

Ali welcomed us as we arrived and nothing was too much trouble. There is plenty of info within the cottage including guide books, maps, visitors book, menus etc all providing a wealth of information about what to explore on the island. The cottage is in an ideal location from which to explore the rest of the island with most of the coastal towns within a 20 minute drive, the longest trip was to the Needles which took about 45 mins. There are pedal bikes provided for adults / older children and the islands cycle path network is literally 5 minutes cycling down the road.

Something to bear in mind, the cottage is very old and the staircase to the bathroom / bedrooms is quite narrow, very steep and with low headroom.

There is plenty to see and do here, there are no negatives!!

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Calendar last updated:19 Sep 2014

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Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
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