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Newport, Isle of Wight (Ref. 1038600)

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  • Icon/Feature/EVChargePoint Electric car charging
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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* Based on a combined average customer score in the last 6 months

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4 Customer Review(s)

  • “The Isle of Wight is a great place for a holiday with lots to see and do.”

    However the accommodation did not meet our expectations. The Sykes rating was ‘5 ticks’ which is not correct. I would say 2 ticks would be more accurate. The cleanliness was not up to standard. The windows, particularly upstairs were filthy. The lawn had not been cut. The garden parasol was broken and had been left leaning in the corner and was covered in bird mess. The garden table was filthy. ...

    However the accommodation did not meet our expectations. The Sykes rating was ‘5 ticks’ which is not correct. I would say 2 ticks would be more accurate. The cleanliness was not up to standard. The windows, particularly upstairs were filthy. The lawn had not been cut. The garden parasol was broken and had been left leaning in the corner and was covered in bird mess. The garden table was filthy. One of the bedrooms was a twin and there was an option for it to be made up as a double, which we took. However rather than it be made up as a double, it was made up as a twin but the beds had just been pushed together. Equipment was basic but functional. The property guide file stated there was a welcome pack of tea coffee etc, which was not provided. This was fine, but if you’re not going to provide it, then update your guide in the property. The communal bin area also requires some attention as the bins were all overflowing. All in all it could be a lovely property but it requires attention to detail to fix various areas of damage, and be cleaned to a higher standard. As usual with holiday properties, owners should try staying in them for a few nights and they would soon realise what what needs to be done.

    - Mr Carless, September 2021

Island Riding Centre Cottages

This charming collection of cottages can be found resting on the outskirts of Newport town, within the rural setting of the Island Riding Centre on the beautiful Isle of Wight. Each of the dwellings feature traditional stable doors and a quirky plaque telling the history of the horse in which the house is named after, giving subtle nods to its equestrian surroundings. These stylish holiday homes are complete with a well-equipped kitchen where you will discover a plethora of sleek appliances such as a contemporary electric oven and hob and a dishwasher, so there's no need to worry about who will be washing the dishes. Enjoy an entertaining evening indoors with use of the Smart TV that has been linked to the centre's WiFi, so that you can enjoy a wide selection of movies from apps such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, or indulge in some alfresco dining at the outdoor dining table that can be found in each of the properties enclosed garden. Guests have the option to bring along their own horses throughout their stay, or even learn to ride for the first time with expert trainers. Both our Frankel and Red Rum cottages can sleep up to four guests and welcome two well-behaved pets, whilst Marengo, Sefton and Seabiscuit are pet-free properties. Marengo and Seabiscuit are both accessible for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility. Our Marengo cottage sleeps five guests, whilst Sefton sleeps six and Seabiscuit sleeps a total of seven guests. Designated parking can be found to the cottages with an additional general car park available by the Equestrian Centre. Whether you’re an avid horse rider or a family who seek an escape to the Isle of Wight countryside, Island Riding Centre Cottages make the perfect place to retreat with your loved ones.

The property

On the outskirts of the county town of Newport within the beautiful setting of the Island of Riding Centre, is this charming property, Frankel.

Whether you’re a horse novice or an avid rider, this attractive abode makes for an idyllic retreat for families of four and their four-legged friends to the magnificent Isle of Wight.

Named after the retired champion racehorse, Frankel, this stylish dwelling carries a subtle equestrian charm with its traditional stable doors and country kitchen with chic white cabinets, home to all of the essentials needed to cook up a delicious family meal.

Wander into the warmth of the sitting/dining room and admire the character of its exposed beams and pretty pastel decor as you snuggle up on one of the plush sofas and turn on the Smart TV where you can catch up on your favourite series for a relaxing night indoors, or watch as the horses gallop happily in the Sand School.

Climb the staircase to the first floor and discover two beautifully appointed bedrooms including a spacious double with the benefit on an en-suite shower room and a tranquil twin boasting flexible sleeping arrangements through their zip/link set up and the privacy of its own en-suite shower room.

Both of these bedrooms have been decorated with calming neutral tones and crisp white bedding, making this a great place to retire to at the end of an action-packed day.

The property benefits from its own enclosed garden to the rear and is perfect for letting your dogs out to stretch their legs and play as you soak up the sun with a refreshing drink in hand.

For a peaceful escape to the countryside, book a stay in Frankel.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 967547, 967550, 967556, 1038599 and together can sleep a total of 26 guests.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be one super-king-size upon request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime, a selection of games and WiFi
  • Communal laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Highchair, travel cot and stair gate available on request
  • Designated parking to the front of complex
  • There is a communal electric vehicle charging point to use in the car park - this is on a first-come first-serve basis
  • Enclosed back garden with gravelled area with outdoor furniture and lawn
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 1 miles
  • Beach 3 miles
  • Note: Dogs must be kept downstairs
  • Note: Guests are welcome to bring along their own horses for the duration of their stay

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About the location


Cowes 4.6 miles; Ryde 6.7 miles; Yarmouth 9.8 miles; Ventnor 10 miles.

The bustling town of Newport is situated on the banks of the navigable River Medina, and is the county town and administrative capital of The Isle of Wight. It boasts a great shopping centre, with riverside walks and cafes, thriving arts centre and multiplex cinema, museums and parks. Being close to the centre of the island, Newport makes an excellent touring base with good road links to all the beaches, countryside and tourist attractions. Not to be missed are Carisbrooke Castle, Osborne House, Queen Victoria's magnificent, Italianate summer home, the glorious beaches of Ryde, The Isle of Wight Steam Railway, Ventnor's Botanic Gardens, and The Needles. In fact there really is so much on offer, a week won't be nearly long enough!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas