Forge Cottage, Nettlecombe Farm
from £50 /night help Price for guests, Nights
from £50 /night help Price for guests, Nights
Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 3
Availability Your dates are available
Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 3
Forge Cottage is part of the award-winning Nettlecombe Farm Estate which 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.
Forge Cottage is a stunning tastefully refurbished blacksmiths forge that boasts many original features, sleeping 3 people in 2 bedrooms it is perfect for couples and small families. It is rated 4 star gold award by Quality in Tourism (Visit England).
Come and explore the farm and make friends with our many animals. In spring there is often a messy, milky opportunity to help feed the orphan lambs. Along with our chickens, cattle, sheep, geese, turkeys, peacocks, pigs and goats we also have 2 reindeer, 'Comet & Dancer', an emu and giant rabbits. During April - September you can join the farmer on the morning feeding rounds (Mon-Fri) which is a unique experience often enjoyed as much by adults as the kids!!
The cottages are surrounded by lakes and green fields. There are plenty of grassed play areas, we also have play equipment for toddlers, a large Wendy House and a great wooden tractor and a rustic climbing play facility. Our sports area is perfect for football. For the keen angler, we have three freshwater lakes well stocked with carp, roach and tench. Fabulous, experienced yoga teachers offer weekly classes and workshops in our under floor heated studio.
This tranquil setting is the perfect base from which to explore all that the island has to offer.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 sandy beaches of Ventnor are just 3 miles away and the dramatic coastline of Compton and the golden sands of Sandown and Shanklin are all within easy reach.
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.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
The Telegraph - Top Farm Stays
The Guardian - Top Farm Stays
The Independent - Top 50 British Breaks
Beautiful South Awards for Excellence - Gold Winner 2013-14 & 2014-15
IWCCTI Business Awards for Excellence 2014 - Gold Winner
Visit England Awards for Excellence 2014 - Highly Commended
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Niton, Steephill and Ventnor 4 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|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|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, 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|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Converted blacksmiths forge
One level: Ground floor
Total area: 620 sq ft (approx)
Fully self-contained with own entrance
Restored beautifully keeping original features
Open plan lounge / kitchen / diner
Bathroom with bath, shower and WC
Bedrooms - Sleeps 3
Bedroom 1: Sleeps 2 (double)
Bedroom 2: Sleeps 2 (single)
Fully equipped kitchen including crockery, cutlery & utensils
Washing machine & tumble dryer
Colour television & DVD player
Portable stereo with CD player
High chair & cot (no cot bedding provided)
Central heating and electricity included in the tariff
Bedding, linen, house towels & tea towels provided
|Further details outdoors|
There is a private garden and outside terrace perfect for al fresco dining and BBQ's.
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.
From April - September you can join the farmer on the morning feeding tours (Mon-Fri).
Private garden and patio area suitable for al fresco dining / barbeques and childrens play
Rotary clothes line
4 large play / garden areas (Toddlers play area, sports ball pitch, rustic play equipment and walled garden)
Access to animals / petting areas
Book share library facility
Free fishing at Nettlecombe Lakes
No smoking (smoking outside only)
Pets allowed at a small additional cost
15% discount voucher on Red Funnel ferries on booking
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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