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Upper Watchingwell Cottage


Very Good 4/5 Score from 3 reviews

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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

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

Upper Watchingwell cottage is nestled in a tranquil location at the heart of the island on the former Ryde to Freshwater railway line. The location is perfect for both walkers and families alike. With a traditional country pub, the Blacksmith's Arms, and the Tennyson way within easy walking distance.

It is a semi-detached modern property surrounded by fields on all sides. It has a large garden perfect for summer evening barbecues. Internally there are three bedrooms and two reception rooms giving plenty of space for everyone. It is located in a very secluded location about 1 mile down an unmade farm track that must be driven with care.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 9
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Electricity, cleaning, bed linen and towels included. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Downstairs: two lounges, kitchen-diner, toilet, hallway. Upstairs: One double bedroom, two twin bedrroms, bathroom.

Further details outdoors

Large lawned garden with seperate patio and BBQ areas. Off road parking for 4 cars (circular driveway). Pub 1 mile, and shop (Carisbrooke) 2 miles. Bus stop 15 minutes walk in either direction on the Yarmouth or Calbourne road.

Further details

Please note that the cottage is situated in a very secluded location about 1 mile down an unmade uneven farm track. The state of this track varies with the season and amount of farm activity. Nevertheless it is passable by ordinary cars (not low slung sports cars) it just has to be taken slowly (5mph) and with patience. Our VW Golf / Honda Jazz handles it without a problem. There is access either north to the Yarmouth road (A3054) or South to the Calbourne road (B3401).

The Isle of Wight region

Situated just off the South coast within 2 hours of London the Isle of Wight is a perfect location for families and walkers alike. The island is often referred to as a 'Little England' with it's stunning countryside and beautiful beaches, which form the backdrop for it's many and varied attractions. From castles and manor houses to adventure parks and piers. It is renowned as one of the sunniest places in the country.

Newport, Isle of Wight

Upper Watchingwell cottage is located in a rural location approximately 2 miles west of Carisbrooke / Newport. This central location means both West and East of the island are easily accessible. The West is generally quieter and less touristy with attractions like the Newtown nature reserve, Carisbrooke Castle, the Needles park, and Blackgang Chine and quieter beaches such as Compton bay, Colwell bay, and Totland bay. The East is generally more touristy with attractions like Osbourne house, Ryde, and Ventnor, and the blue flag beaches at Sandown, Shanklin, and Ventnor. In addition, there is excellent potential for walkers along the Tennyson way or the Isle of Wight coastal path.

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18 Jun 2014


"Inaccessible. Terrible facilties. Renter in a world of there own"

There is no road to access the property, it is 1 mile of pothole dirt track. No taxi will drive there so you can't go out for meals at night. Days it sleeps 6 but shower doesn't work. Eithe… More

Hi there,

I'm sorry you didn't read the description of the property before booking which contains pictures of the house (including floral wallpaper!) and a paragraph detailing the road access and necessity for a car.
As discussed in our previous e-mails, I am unwilling to refund part of the cost of your holiday when threatened with a poor review. This is particularly considering you only mentioned the shower issue in the e-mail and I explained that the instructions for use were clear and in the visitor information booklet. We are looking into how to make this clearer at present though, thank you for bringing it to our attention.
No previous visitor has mentioned the TV, of which there are two, we are happy to look into this.
I am pleased that you have informed me in your previous e-mails that you otherwise enjoyed your stay.

9 Jun 2014


"Lovely location, spacious clean property"

Lovely week spent here with our family, cottage was spacious and clean and perfect location to visit all parts of the Island-which we did!Excellent value for money.Would definitely go back but hope th… More

26 Dec 2013


"lovely, peaceful cottage"

We were a little wary as there were no reviews to date, so we thought we'd add the first so others can book with a little less trepidation.We arrived late at night (in hurricane force winds!) but… More

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Calendar last updated:19 Oct 2014

Based in United Kingdom

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