Whitwell holiday cottage rental, Nettlecombe with beach/lake nearby, balcony/terrace and walking and TV

Forge Cottage, Nettlecombe Farm

from £84 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

from £84 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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1 / 23 Nettlecombe Farm - situated in stunning rural countryside

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 3 Home 133386

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Description from owner

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).

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

Further details

15% discount voucher on Red Funnel ferries on booking

Further details indoors

Converted blacksmiths forge

One level: Ground floor

Total area: 620 sq ft (approx)

Fully self-contained with own entrance

Two bedrooms

Restored beautifully keeping original features

Rooms

Open plan lounge / kitchen / diner

Bathroom with bath, shower and WC

Two Bedrooms

Bedrooms - Sleeps 3

Bedroom 1: Sleeps 2 (double)

Bedroom 2: Sleeps 2 (single)

Fully equipped kitchen including crockery, cutlery & utensils

Full-size cooker

Fridge

Freezer

Microwave

Dishwasher

Washing machine & tumble dryer

Colour television & DVD player

Portable stereo with CD player

Hairdryer

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

Garden furniture

Rotary clothes line

Portable barbecue

Communal Facilities

4 large play / garden areas (Toddlers play area, sports ball pitch, rustic play equipment and walled garden)

Access to animals / petting areas

Laundry room

Book share library facility

Free fishing at Nettlecombe Lakes

Car parking

No smoking (smoking outside only)

Pets allowed at a small additional cost

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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

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.

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot available
  • 1 family bathrooms

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Amenities

  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Climbing frame
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Will consider

  • Long term lets (over 1 month)

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Access

  • Secure parking
  • Suitable for people with restricted mobility
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy

About the owner

Jose and Liz M
Response rate:
60%
Calendar updated:
14 Feb 2016
Years listed:
5
Based in:
United Kingdom
Payment accepted:
Credit cards accepted

Languages spoken: English

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