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(Ref. 1083797)

Pondwell near Seaview, Isle of Wight Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile


1 Customer Review

  • "Delightful spot, and great fun to have a few nights in this quirky shepherd's hut!"

    Everything you needed inside, cosy and warm. Loved the little touches including star lights in the ceiling!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2023


  • Single storey
  • Studio-style layout with double bed, kitchenette and dining area with woodburning stove
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and 2-ring hob, fridge
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach 1.4 miles
  • Note: There are four open-tread steps into the property, please take care
  • Note: Adults only

The property

Seaview 1.1 miles.

Tucked away on a delightful site, on the outskirts of the town of Seaview, is this charming shepherd’s hut, Merlot.

Appealing to couples, Merlot provides an ideal base for accessing the delights of the Isle of Wight, with a sandy beach just a mile and a half away.

The hut features a studio-style open-plan layout, with a kitchenette housing the basic amenities for a weekend away, handy for when you’re not sampling the local cuisine.

The interior features inset lighting in the ceilings over the bed/seating area, giving the impression of a starlit sky at night.

Start your nightly routine in the shower room, freshening up with a warm rinse, before accessing the pull-down double bed from the dining space.

However you choose to spend your holiday time, return to the delight of Merlot and recharge for the next adventure.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1081444, 1081343, 1083798, 1083787, 1083788, 1083791, 1083793, 1083794, 1083795, 1083796, together sleeping up to 42 guests.

The Vineyard Shepherd Huts

These two, Blackdown shepherds huts are based on an idyllic site, surrounded by picturesque scenery, on the outskirts of the village of Seaview. The lighting has been specially designed by renowned designer Tom Raffield, The Vineyard Shepherd Huts provide a superb base for couples seeking a retreat to the Isle of Wight. Each hut offers an intimate, studio-style living space, complete with a rustic woodburning stove and a dining area where you can indulge in a home-cooked meal, prepared in the kitchenette featuring an electric oven, 2-ring hob and fridge. The pull-down bed is cleverly hidden behind the dining area to save space, whilst the sleek shower room is where you freshen up before your adventures. If you can tear yourself away from this idyllic setting, there are many walks directly from these shepherd huts, where you enjoy a stroll along the lanes or an all-day hike over the Downs. The seaside village of Seaview makes a great holiday base, home to an assortment of shops, pubs and several restaurants where you can treat your partner to a meal out. Seaview is home to a great beach and fantastic sailing opportunities. Other nearby attractions include the Isle of Wight Bus and Coach Museum, Ryde Harbour and the glorious Ryde Beach. Book The Vineyard Shepherd Huts and uncover the beauty of the Isle of Wight.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Ryde 2.6 miles.

Seaview is a small Edwardian seaside village on the north eastern shores of the Isle of Wight, only a 15 minute drive from the superb transport links of Ryde. Seaview is one of the South of England’s most famous holiday destinations, with a reputation of being an upmarket resort. This lovely seaside resort has stunning views out across the Solent, gorgeous golden sandy beaches, a sailing club, boutique shops and many popular restaurants and pubs, such as The Seaview Hotel and The Old Fort. On the coastal footpath towards Ryde just off Springvale is Puckpool Park, an old Victorian Fortification Battery, now with tennis courts, mini-golf and a children’s play area set within its pretty gardens. In the summer, locals and tourists take part in the famous Seaview Regatta, competing in many traditional activities, with races on the beach at Seagrove Bay, rowing in the village’s own unique boats, tug of war, the greasy pole and diving, all concluded at the end of the week with a magnificent firework display. As well as being a coastal village the nearby countryside at Seaview’s Duver is a nature reserve, with frequent visits from the beautiful red squirrel, as well as having an incredible array of bird life. A wonderful Isle of Wight base.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas