Cottage | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 11
Nettlecombe Farm is nestled in the heart of the rolling South Wight countryside, at the top of a quiet lane around half a mile from the village of Whitwell. It is a working farm that offers luxurious self-catering holiday accommodation.
Nettlecombe Farm has been in the Morris family for over 100 years. The farm's meadows are grazed by beef cattle, sheep, ponies and donkeys. In the Rickyard there is a wide variety of small livestock normally including chickens, geese, turkeys, pigs, goats and rabbits. In springtime, visiting children may be lucky enough to help bottle-feed the lambs. And when the kids need to let off steam there are three large grassed play areas - including one with toddlers play equipment, which has a stunning large 'Wendy' house and a fabulous wooden tractor and for the older children there is a sports pitch. There are many glorious walks and cycle routes accessible from the farm with breathtaking views of a large part of the island. Excellent coarse fishing is also available on our three lakes.
Whilst we have a beautiful rural setting, we are not far from civilisation. At the bottom of the hill is the village of Whitwell with a public house, petrol station, church and bus stop. Two miles away is the neighbouring village of Niton where there is a large general store and off licence (open late and on Sundays), a Post Office, butcher, public house and a chemist. The seaside town of Ventnor is approximately three miles away and the island's capital Newport is around twenty minutes drive.
We think you will love this part of the Isle of Wight as much as we do. The passing of the seasons and the changing landscape make Nettlecombe Farm worth visiting at any time of year and we are happy to offer short breaks for out of season guests visiting between October & May.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Niton, Steephill and Ventnor 4 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Sandown 5 km, Nearest railway: Shanklin 5.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details outdoors|
All facilities at Nettlecombe Farm which include toddler play area, ball area, rural play / climbing equipment, walled garden and a huge range of animals at the petting farm along with use of all 3 x fishing use are available for guests.
We can also book your ferry travel on request at an extra cost
The Isle of Wight region
At just 23 miles by 13 miles the diamond-shaped Isle of Wight is England's smallest county, over half of the Island is designated as an Area of Outstanding Beauty.
Separated from the English Mainland by the Solent is has an international reputation for its geographical history. Fossils, including those of dinosaurs can be found on its beaches and it has inspired artists and writers such as Alfred Tennyson and Charles Dickens.
There is immense diversity and contrast in the islands landscape; the rolling hills of the interior contrast the dramatic cliffs of Freshwater Bay and the needles; the lush water meadows of the nature reserve at Newtown Creek striking in a 60 mile coastline rich with secluded coves, stretches of golden sand and pretty bays backed by fossil-rich cliffs and multi-coloured sand.
The Isle of Wight is the first county in the UK to achieve the UK Countryside’s Commission’s target of having all footpaths and bridleways fully open, mapped and signposted. Over 130 trails are available across the picturesque island with a variety of themes to suit everyone – from ‘forts’ to ‘finest landscapes’ and for the real adventurers ‘ghost walks!’
The pace is noticeably slower here, despite being so close to the mainland and it is a wonderful place to relax. However, if it is action you seek- then this is the place for you too. From sailing to golf, from fishing to kite-surfing, there is something for everyone.. no matter how extreme your sport!
In the mid 19th Century Queen Victoria and Prince Albert bought and rebuilt the elegant Osborne House, which became their favourite country retreat. The Osborne House estate is now a popular tourist attraction.
The Islands stunning and diverse natural landscape provides the ideal breeding ground for a myriad of wildlife, from butterflies to birds and even the rare red squirrel has made the Island its home (the ferry from Lymington was said to have turned back when a grey cousin was found stowing away!)
With plenty of sunshine, unspoilt beaches, historic houses and gardens, stunning downland, a thriving arts scene, and abundance of activities and an action packed events calendar making it the perfect place for you to spend your holiday.
Whitwell, Isle of Wight
Nettlecombe Farm is situated in the heart of the rolling South Wight countryside, at the top of a quiet lane around half a mile from the village of Whitwell.
Whitwell is a pretty village steeped in history with some stone and thatch cottages, the population today is around 550. It takes its name from the White Well, a place of pilgrimage during mediaeval times. The well can still be seen down a track opposite the church.
The pub in Whitwell, The White Horse Inn, claims to be the oldest on the Island with some of its walls dating back to the 15th Century. From the end of the nineteenth century until 1952 the IOW central railway ran through Whitwell, which had it's own station situated at Nettlecombe Lane.
Throughout the village at regular intervals handsome iron pillars can be seen, these are old water standards provided in 1887 by William Spindler a prominent figure in St Lawrence. His tomb lies in the Whitwell graveyard.
The church at Whitwell was built in two parts, the first and oldest part was built by the de Esturs and dedicated to their family patron saint. Later the owners of Stenbury Manor built a small chapel on the south side of the church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The two buildings were separate until the 16th Century when the dividing wall was knocked down. Today it is a beautiful little church with its old churchyard walls.
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9 Jul 2012
We stayed here at the end of June / early July. This place is a fantastic hidden gem. My uncle and auntie have been staying here for more than 30 years. I apparently stayed here 30 years ago but I don… More
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