Woodpecker Cottage

Adgestone near Brading, South of England (Ref. 913154)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
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The property

Brading 1.7 miles.

This immaculately-presented, rural cottage is situated on a working conservation farm, surrounded by three nature reserves in the small hamlet of Adgestone, near Brading.

Tastefully-appointed, this cottage near Brading provides bright, spacious, contemporary accommodation, ideal for couples who love wildlife and wish to explore the beautiful countryside of the Isle of Wight.

Set solely on the ground floor, this cottage near Brading offers a double bedroom, with stunning countryside views.

There is a large, bright and airy, open plan living area featuring a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area, and a sitting area boasting an electric fire.

Stable doors lead outside this cottage near Brading to your very own private decked patio, featuring a table and chairs, and superb views towards Sandown Meadows, beautiful marshland, and water meadows.

Spend peaceful evenings sat out here watching the sun set and barn owls hunting, or enjoy afternoon tea as you marvel at the sight of buzzards soaring overhead.

A converted stable has been transformed into a utility room, which also provides storage for bikes.

Outside the external utility, a patio area provides a wonderful spot to enjoy a barbecue on warm summer afternoons.

The rural hamlet of Adgestone is surrounded by three nature reserves where you can see wildfowl, buzzards, woodpeckers, heron, and red squirrels.

Venture along one of the many stunning walks and mountain bike trails, which lead directly from the doorstep of this cottage near Brading.

Visit the Adgestone vineyard, one of the oldest in the British Isles, and once thought to provide a substantial amount of wine for the Roman Army.

From this cottage near Brading, why not take a nature walk to the 3rd century Roman Villa in Brading itself?

Marvel at its stunning mosaics and a enjoy lunch in the lovely café.

Take a delightful stroll through Borthwood Copse, once a Medieval hunting forest, brimming with ancient oak woodlands and sunny glades.

This cottage near Brading is perfect for discovering the wildlife of this wonderful part of the Isle of Wight, all year round.


All ground floor. One double bedroom with TV. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire. External utility.


  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and freezer in utility, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles
  • Note: BBQ must be used on concrete area and not on decked area
  • Note: There is an external door leading outside from bedroom
  • Note: No children under 16.

Note: No children under 16.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Sunshine and wildlife abound”
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    • “Lesson 1: turn off your satnav, you're on the Isle of Wight! Welcome: Dawn and Ken met us at the gate, and gave us a thorough guided tour of the facilities, and there's a welcome gift as well. The cottage has only been available since July 2014, so everything was new. Perfect for two people, and as this is the Isle of Wight you are no far from anything, although if you eat out of an evening, you do need to drive or hire a taxi. Facilities: excellent View: fields, trees, animals, there are 3 nature reserves, and Brading Down has wonderful views. We had spectacular weather in September, even managed a swim in the sea off Sandown. One pub lunch after a long walk, and one evening meal in a pub for our wedding anniversary, otherwise we ate at the cottage. Fish and chips from the local caravan park are recommended - but they did shut at 7pm. Hard to say what I didn't like, there really wasn't anything in this category. One tip: once you arrive on the Island, ring ahead for directions, I drove past the cottage 3 times (hopefully the owners have put a sign on the gate now), and I know my way around.”

    JKavanagh2013, Essex, October 2014


    • “A lovely well maintained place to stay. It was away from it all with wonderful scenery and wildlife. The property owners were lovely people, helpful and on hand if you wanted to know anything, but then left you to enjoy your holiday, which was a great balance. We would certainly like to return.”

    Mrs Thomas, Newark, August 2015

    • “A very pretty spot. The owners were very helpful but not intrusive which is very important. Liked it so much that we will probably book again next year as there is so much to do and we couldn't do it all.”

    Mr Taylor, Bury St. Edmunds, May 2015

    • “The cottage was lovely - situated in a lovely area close to local places and easy access. The views were stunning with countryside and wildlife, and the whole atmosphere was very welcoming. We definitely would recommend this cottage to friends/family and anyone interested in a stay on the island. We will definitely be returning back soon!”

    Miss Newton, Salisbury, March 2015

    • “A beautiful barn conversion cottage set in incredibly landscaped farmland. The Cottage is set on a beautiful and quiet part of the island, but really near ferries and the east coast. The perfect point from which to explore.”

    Mrs Stern, Brentford, March 2015

    • “Woodpecker Cottage is a wonderful place to relax. A great place for a base as it is easy to visit the lovely places around the island. Had a great time.”

    Mrs Naylor, Chesterfield, September 2014

    • “Lovely setting. Cosy and clean accommodation. Nice welcome.”

    Mr McNee, Keighley, August 2014

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About the location


Sandown 1.7 miles; Ryde 4 miles; Newport 8 miles.

A small historic rural town, steeped in history going back to the Stone Age, Brading is close to many attractions, from the 1900 year old Roman Villa, to Lilliput Dolls Museum and the beautiful Nunwell House, which hosted Charles I on his last night of freedom. Around Brading there are 70 footpaths taking in the beauty of the marshlands and its amazing bird life, stretching to the Downs, which lie within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Brading also offers three welcoming pubs which serve food daily, a professional international auction room, with one to two auctions every month, specializing in fine art antiques and modern and vintage wares. Just outside the town you will find Adgestone Vineyard, which is set on the south facing slope overlooked by Brading Down, where it is believed the vines were originally planted by the Romans; its award-winning wine was chosen in 1994 for the dinner for the Queen to celebrate the anniversary of the D-Day Landings. Brading is also perfectly located for many of the Islands beaches, with the sands of Sandown and Yaverland only 1.7 miles away and the rock pools of Bembridge beach 3.5 miles away.

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