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The Springs

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Ashey near Brading and Ryde, Isle of Wight Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • squirrels (23)
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62 Customer Reviews

  • "Our second visit to The Springs."

    Fantastic place to stay, beautiful, peaceful and quiet. The wildlife is amazing to watch, especially the red squirrels - my personal favourite. Everything we needed and Justine was wonderful - always there if you need something. Will be going back.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely peaceful place to stay."

    Very much' off the beaten track' . The chalet is compact but very well-equipped. We would like to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Oct 2023

  • "The Springs was well situated for us as we wanted to visit Frampton Marsh ( 9 minutes in the car)."

    It was spacious, with outside space/verandah which we really enjoyed, furniture and decor was more retro but suited us as very comfortable. Close to Boston although on this occasion we did not visit it. Certainly recommend it

    Reviewed by Carol3.8Sep 2023

  • "The Springs was a great place to stay, very peaceful & quiet with just the wildlife for company."

    The cottage is very well equipped, beautifully clean & extremely comfortable. It is well situated to visit the sites on the island. Justine made us very welcome & we look forward to going back.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Springs, in lovely countryside, with an abundance of birds on the feeders to keep you company."

    Two red Squirrels sighted collecting nuts. Everything worked perfectly in the chalet, the bed was so big I am sure my wife slept in Sandown and me in Shanklin!! We would have no hesitation in rebooking. Now, not a criticism, but just my observation. It is a 40 yard trek across what can be wet grass to the chalet. Secondly, the swimming pool really is in the area adjacent to the owners home.

    Reviewed by William5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very helpful and friendly owners."

    We loved the cottage so much and we have just booked to return next year.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very comfortable accommodation in quiet location set in beautiful countryside, ideal for exploring the island."

    There was everything you would need in the kitchen including ample storage for your stay. The bed was very comfy with nice co ordinated bedding and decor. The daily visit of red squirrels to the cherry tree just outside the front door made the holiday very special.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0May 2023

  • "This cottage is amazing."

    A great welcome on arrival and we were delighted with the beautiful setting. Everything you could possibly need is here, from the fully equipped kitchen to the comfy bed and spacious lounge area. Watching the squirrels and many birds feeding in the trees outside the door was mesmerising. The pool just a few steps away and the only noises are the birds outside and the wood close by. Easy to get to so many local attractions and great viewpoints. Such a glorious find and we shall be back

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2023

  • "The Springs was an ideal 'away from it all' holiday location and exceeded our expectations."

    It wasn't an issue for us but access from the parking area across a large expanse of lawn without a path might be a problem for other guests, particularly in wet weather. In all other respects, the location, facilities, cleanliness and peace and quiet were a real treat, not to mention the profusion of red squirrels feeding in the trees just outside the kitchen window !

    Reviewed by Thomas4.7Apr 2023

  • "This weas our third visit - this surely speaks for itself"

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Mar 2023

  • "This was our third time staying at The Springs and, once again, it did not disappoint."

    Justine, our host, was as lovely as ever. The peace and quiet was much needed and although the weather wasn’t great for our stay it was nice to come back to The Springs and curl up listening to the rain on the roof. The property is finished to a high standard and everything is thought of. The wildlife was amazing and although we didn’t see any red squirrels this time the birds were there in abundance. A great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at The Springs and will definitely be going back!"

    Everything we needed was there and Justine was a perfect hostess - always there if we needed her. We wanted a quiet break and got that. Fantastic holiday and we didn't want to leave!

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely rural retreat."

    It was warm and cosy and ideal base for touring the island. We loved watching the wildlife and even managed a dip in the outside pool in September.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2022

  • "This well equipped cottage was set in a peaceful, large garden."

    Birds abounded and squirrels, though somewhat elusive, were seen, which was wonderful.The pool was an added bonus. We were really pleased that we had chosen this property and recommend it.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Sep 2022

  • "When we arrived I was not expecting to be greeted by a washing line off male and female underwear."

    This needs addressing. Also it was advertised as no dogs aloud but the owners had 2 Dogs which were aloud to roam anywhere and even came into our chalet. And on several occasions there was did pop in the garden we we had to ovoid . Little things make a big difference

    Reviewed by Richard2.5Jul 2022

  • "The Springs is a perfect location and the owner has thought of everything to make our holiday so enjoyable."

    The Springs will be our first choice for our next visit to this beautiful island

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Apr 2022

  • "This was a return visit to The Springs, so you can tell that we were very happy with it the first time!"

    The chalet has everything you could need for a relaxing break. The bed is particularly comfortable. Justine is a very pleasant and caring hostess.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jan 2022

  • "Beautiful lodge in private, secluded gardens full of wonderful wildlife."

    The lovely owner has thought of everything, even filling feeders to attract the red squirrels and amazing variety of birds. The lodge is super cosy and comfortable, we will return as soon as we can

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Dec 2021

  • "Perfect"

    Reviewed by Stanislaw5.0Nov 2021

  • "Very helpful hosts."

    Very convenient location. Peaceful haven. Great wildlife garden.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2021

  • "Gorgeous place, beautiful setting and amazing wildlife."

    Hosts were very helpful and welcoming. Personal touches within the cabin meant it was very homely and comfortable. Well recommended for a stay, especially if you like red squirrels which visited daily

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Sep 2021

  • "We spent a very comfortable week at The Springs and the owner was very nice and helpful."

    Thoroughly recommend! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful accommodation in a lovely secluded setting."

    Pool was a real bonus and owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

  • "An amazing stay - great facilities, stunning location, so quiet and peaceful, and perfect for wildlife too."

    We were made to feel very welcome too. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2021

  • "If you love wildlife and comfort then this is the place to go."

    The cabin is very comfortable and everything has been thought of to make your stay comfortable. Being able to watch red squirrels from the chalet was magic. We shall be back!

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Jun 2021

  • "The property was excellent as always, perfectly positioned and the pool made it."

    The owners were lovely and friendly and were the right balance between helpful and intrusive, would not hesitate in returning.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Jun 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our week’s stay in this property which was an ideal base for exploring the island."

    We found the property clean, well maintained and comfortable. The premises are very well equipped with a wet room/bathroom, superb kitchen/diner/lounge and very comfortable bed. The welcome pack includes clear details about the property and instructions for all appliances. An excellent location to relax and enjoy the company of the local wildlife - red squirrels in abundance.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2021

  • "This place is like staring in you own nature watch programme."

    Pheasants, Red Squirrels, woodpecker and Barn Owls being just a few. You can just sit and relax watching this wild life all day. Cabin is fantastic all you need. Huge bed, fantastic shower. Highly recommended and hope to visit again soon.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0May 2021

  • "Weather was not great but the wildlife was still joyful to watch and the Red Squirrel gave us a good show."

    Summer would be even better with garden and swimming pool.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very well appointed accommodation."

    Having access to things like Netflix was appreciated. Best part was the wildlife outside the kitchen window- we'll miss our squirrels!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2020

  • "Exceptional"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2020

  • "Spent one week here in August and it was lovely."

    The landlady who lives on site provided us with everything that we needed only thing we had to bring was our bedding because of covid 19. It is so peaceful and quite with plenty of wildlife around. Plus the landlady's two cute little dogs. It is not far from the beach or attractions and would definitely stay again and recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Aug 2020

  • "Perfect situation for red squirrel watching!"

    This is an extremely well-equipped, pleasantly furnished and altogether delightful little chalet within an attractive garden. Very cosy and has everything you could need. Quite close to a large Tesco but in a very rural and unspoilt setting. A real gem if you want to get away from it all.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Mar 2020

  • "Gorgeous cabin in a beautiful location."

    The cabin is a real home from home, really cosy and comfortable with a kitchen equipped with all you need and more. Sitting in the garden watching the wildlife, especially the red squirrels, was a real joy. We didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Aug 2019

  • "The high standard of quality furnishings and cleanliness throughout was matched by the high standard to attention to the upkeep of the extensive grounds."

    This property is suitable for lovers of nature who wish to get away from it all. As from it all you most definitely are and the wildlife is abundant with a variety of birds and adorable red squirrels visiting daily. The outdoor swimming pool is a real boon in hot weather. The owners are very obliging and friendly and open to consider reasonable requests. Walking cycling or car for local stunning views and wooded glades is very very close by. Parking on premises. A superb place to holiday for a couple only 7 minutes from Ryde ferry.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2019

  • "As we've stayed at the Springs before we had a good idea what to expect there - this time too everything was A1, we had another truely lovely week there, the grounds are so lovely, we appreciate the quiet and peaceful area in which it is situated, we love the wildlife - and the anticipation of witnissing the Owls making an apperance every evening at dusk."

    We adore the Isle of Wight, it offers everything you could possibly want for a holiday in the UK - even the weather was great again! Justine is a lovely host, made us feel so welcome, and was there if we needed anything - looking forward to returning soon we hope.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Jun 2019

  • "Fantastic place and the owner was so friendly & helpful."

    The red squirrels are a delight to watch along with all the wildlife on your door step.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2019

  • "Great, friendly, host family."

    Wildlife (red squirrels by the bucket load, finches, pheasants, jays,etc) spectacular. Accomodation very clean, comfortable, & very quiet . A really relaxing stay. Would recommend to anybody

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2019

  • "The comfort of the cabin, with all its thoughtful extras - and the wildlife outside, especially all the red Squirrels!"

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Jan 2019

  • "Perfect place for relaxation."

    Lots of wildlife all around. Chalet extremely comfortable and owner very helpful and unobtrusive. Loved it.

    Reviewed by Iris5.0Nov 2018

  • "Justine, the owner is a lovely lady, and went way beyond what was expected ."

    Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Milk and fresh Milk were supplied, also Biscuits. The Lodge itself, was beautiful inside, and the owner had thought of everything. A basket of magazines and maps. A book on the Isle of Wight. A bird book ,and binoculars. There is a small tree outside the kitchen area window, and Justine has placed bird feeders on it , which she refills everyday. We were entertained by a variety of birds including pheasants, we also saw red squirrels feeding. The Lodge is in the owners ground in a peaceful setting .

    Reviewed by Rose5.0Oct 2018

  • "A lovely little oasis to return to after exploring this beautiful island."

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7Sep 2018

  • "We had a lovely time."

    Owner was very helpful, wonderful wild life in a stunning location. Property excellent

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2018

  • "Warmly welcomed by Justine the owner."

    Location perfect - peaceful with lots of wildlife. Comfortable chalet with all mod cons. Didn't use the swimming pool but I'm sure if we'd asked it would have been fine to do so.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2018

  • "When we arrived at the springs Justine was there to welcome us."

    we were extremely satisfied with the lodge and the layout. The swimming pool was the icing on the cake. we would definitely return again.

    Reviewed by Desmond5.0Jul 2018

  • "We enjoyed the quietness of the venue."

    It was fascinating to see so many wild birds just outside our kitchen window. It was a thrill to follow the family of owls early morning and late at night.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jul 2018

  • "The wildlife was exceptional."

    Justine the owner was very friendly and helpful and loved her dear little dog Dougal. We will definetely return.

    5.0Jun 2018

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at The Springs and, once again, it was lovely."

    The cottage is comfortable and well thought out. The scenery and wildlife is stunning. Seeing and hearing the red squirrels is fabulous and Justine is a lovely host...

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2018

  • "The whole holiday at the Springs was superb from the warm welcome Justine gave us to watching the red squirrels and all the birds that visited the feeders Justine could not have been more helpful."

    It made for the perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2018

  • "Beautiful surrounding wonderful experience"

    Reviewed by Sallie4.4Jun 2018

  • "The Springs is a beautiful place to stay."

    Home from home with all that you could possibly need and such a lovely calming peaceful place to relax after long days out exploring the island. The many animals and birds that visit the garden are a joy to watch and we managed to get some brilliant photos. We were lucky with the weather too, what a wonderful week we had, thank you so much Justine for allowing us to stay in your lovely holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0May 2018

  • "Quiet and beautiful setting, bursting with wildlife."

    Reviewed by A5.0Apr 2018

  • "The cottage had walks straight from the door with amazing bird life directly outside what more could you want"

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Mar 2018

  • "We found the property, clean, comfortable and surrounded by peace and quiet."

    There was an abundance of nature with many types of birds and the lovely red squirrels. The owners had provided bird feeders just outside of the chalet which attracted the birds and squirrels, we spent a lot of time being entertained. The chalet was in a remote area away from light pollution which allowed spectacular views of the night sky. The chalet was fully equipped with every conceivable piece of equipment, books and dvd's. We were so impressed with The Springs, we are hoping to stay again in the future when we visit our family on the Isle of Wight.

    Reviewed by David4.6Nov 2017

  • "We've had a lovely holiday and it was good at the end of each day to know we could return to such a warm and comfortable cottage."

    The added extra of the many wild birds and red squirrels was great too.

    Reviewed by Jan4.8Oct 2017

  • "Amazing hospitality from Jeanette."

    ..she couldnt do enough for us. We had a fabulous relaxing week in the serenest of locations. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2017

  • "For peace and quiet along with superb amenities this holiday ranked among the best we have ever had in ANY country."

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2017

  • "Lovely location, peaceful quite and very relaxing."

    Excellent wildlife and local walk. Very well equipped and comfy bed. Welcome pack was above and beyond and really appreciated.

    Reviewed by Jo4.6Apr 2017

  • "The owner Justine, was very welcoming, friendly and helpful during our stay."

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.8Apr 2017

  • "Great Owner."

    She was brilliant, made us feel so at home. She really does own a " little slice of heaven "

    Reviewed by Kudakwashe5.0Mar 2017

  • "The owner Justine is lovely which adds to the already perfect cottage"

    Reviewed by Sandra4.8Mar 2017

  • "Excellent Internet service with Smart TV and Netflix"

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2016

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Summary

  • All ground-floor
  • Open-plan studio accommodation with super-king-size bed, fitted kitchen area with Belfast sink, dining area and sitting area
  • Wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • LPG central heating
  • electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, shared use of owner's freezer, dishwasher, use of owner's washing machine by arrangement
  • Smart screen TV, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • EV car charger available at property
  • Private sitting-out area with garden furniture
  • Shared seasonal use of owner's outdoor solar cover heated swimming pool
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1.9 miles
  • Note: Adults only, no children allowed, including babes-in-arms
  • Note: Guests use swimming pool at their own risk
  • Note: The owners have two (small and friendly) dogs so ask that guests keep the garden gate shut at all times please

The property

Ryde 3.1 miles.

Situated within an Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty and set within extensive lawned gardens in a tranquil, rural location close to Ryde on the Isle of Wight, The Springs is a unique, detached Scandi-style, eco-friendly timber lodge.

The perfect setting for a romantic break for two, the lodge has been completed to an exceptionally high standard and offers superb open-plan studio accommodation.

On entering the property, guests are greeted by a stunning pine-vaulted interior, and it is apparent straight away that every need has been catered for from a Smart TV and WiFi to a sumptuous super-king-size bed and a sensational outdoor, solar-cover heated swimming pool , which is open 1st May to 30th September.

You can imagine spending many happy hours chilling out in the pool or enjoying time eating and drinking alfresco under the eaves of the lodge while soaking up the rural views; holidays don’t get much more relaxing than this.

The lodge is in the extensive grounds of the owner’s house who is happy to provide locally-sourced produce from one of a number of nearby farm shops, by prior arrangement so that you can look forward to delicious food prepared in the amply fitted kitchen.

The delightful gardens are frequented by wildlife including red squirrels, hares, woodpeckers and badgers, and you might even catch sight of the stunning, white-tailed eagle soaring high above.

There are some lovely walks straight from the door and nearby is Ryde, with its numerous attractions, glorious sandy beaches and a good selection of shops and restaurants, whilst the attractive harbour at Bembridge offers great facilities for boating enthusiasts.

The Springs makes a great romantic base for two, whatever the weather.

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About the location

RYDE

Sandown 7 miles; Newport 7 miles.

Ryde, fondly known as "The Gateway to the Island", is the largest town on the Isle of Wight and became popular as a holiday destination in the 1820s. Today, the regular ferry, catamaran and hovercraft services make this lovely resort accessible for all. There’s so much to see and do, catering for all ages and interests within the town and local area including a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants, whilst the 6 miles of super, gently sloping sandy beaches are ideal for bathing. Along the esplanade there are bowling greens, tenpin bowling, putting greens and children’s rides as well as a boating lake and paddling pool. With many other attractions within easy reach, Ryde provides a superb base for touring this picturesque island.

Note: Adults only, no children allowed, including babes-in-arms. Note: Guests use swimming pool at their own risk. Note: The owners have two (small and friendly) dogs so ask that guests keep the garden gate shut at all times please

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas