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  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage inside & out."

    Nice quiet & rural part of the island Lovely kitchen, well equipped with everything you could need. The whole property was very clean. Would have preferred not to have feather duvets & pillows but that is just our personal choice. Would recommend Goodalls to anyone.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2024

  • "Goodalls is a charming cottage in a beautiful and peaceful spot."

    Plenty of room. Nice kitchen. Two good bathrooms. Wonderful garden, safe for a dog - very dog friendly. Good WiFi and TV facilities. Lovely conservatory to sit with a large table to eat at. The sort of house that you don’t want to leave! We had a wonderful stay. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Colin4.1Jun 2024

  • "We loved our stay at Goodalls."

    The cottage was gorgeous, especially the lovely mature garden. It was clean, well equipped and furnished to a high standard. The beds were super comfy and the main bathroom shower was great. My only suggestion would be some more comfortable garden furniture on the patio area. For guests with dogs, be aware that there is a shooting range somewhere nearby. The sound was not an issue for us humans but our dog is super sensitive and very frightened of bangs, so the garden was out of bounds for her some of the time, which was a real shame. Overall we had a lovely relaxing stay, thank you!

    Thank you for the wonderful feedback Lynda, we are so pleased you had an amazing time, There are no shooting ranges near Goodalls which is in an area of outstanding natural beauty AONB and that would never be allowed. It is a quiet rural community surrounded by working farms and shotguns are on occasion heard as the farmers keep their wildlife numbers under control. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynda4.7Jun 2024

  • "We loved our stay at Goodalls, a lovely secluded stone cottage with a thatched roof and mature gardens."

    The kitchen was well, equipped and the bedrooms were comfortable. The conservatory was a great place for meals, looking at the garden and listening to birdsong. Also a great place to play hide and seek with the kids. Goodalls is in an excellent location, not far from a beach and within a 25 minute drive of anywhere on the island. The recommended pubs also did not disappoint.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0May 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    It’s a lovely cosy cottage, quiet setting and not far from amenities. To let people know there are steps to get into the downstairs rooms. This isn’t ideal for people that have mobility issues. The garden is secure and has a lot of seating in the nooks and crannies. However, to get down to the garden there were about 5-6 slightly steep steps. Also, It wasn’t mentioned that there is an unsecured pond at ground level and opposite the steps, this could be a hazard for young children and small pets. seeing and listening to the birds from the conservatory was lovely, but the garden could do with a good mow. It was lovely sitting in the living room, it was so warm and cosy. Bathrooms were lovely and bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. Would recommend this cottage to people, but without mobility issues as it’s in a perfect setting, quiet and peaceful.

    Reviewed by Michelle3.8Apr 2024

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Goodalls!"

    It is a beautiful cottage. Exceptionally clean, very well equipped with everything you could need, comfortable beds, in a gorgeous setting. So much beauty in the area. The owners had thought of everything. A very special place and we would love to return one day. 10/10.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Apr 2024

  • "The property is absolutely charming."

    A little slice of heaven. You really feel like you’re in your own comfy world here. It was a total dream staying here. The cleanliness was without fault, beautiful smelling, well equipped, superb amenities, stunning fittings and features and honestly couldn’t recommend it more. You can get anywhere with ease from here with no long drives and plenty to amuse yourself in the area with fabulous pubs around. We’d adore staying here again in the future without a doubt!

    Reviewed by Cara5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful 'chocolate box', and extremely clean and well-equipped, thatched cottage in great location set in beautiful mature garden."

    We could not have wished for anything more perfect. The daffodils in the kitchen and tulips in the sitting room set off everything perfectly. Could not have been better.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2024

  • "We have loved our mini break in Goodalls - what a beautiful home."

    It’s steeped in history and the owners have made it really cosy, loved the log burner, the roll top bath, in fact we loved everything about the place. Would definitely recommend and would like to thank the owners for sharing this beautiful house with us.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2024

  • "Mark and Mandy’s holiday home"

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2024

  • "We have greatly enjoyed our week at Goodalls."

    It really is a cottage which lives up to the descriptions and images on the web and your information as supplied by email. We have spent most of our time in the west of the island which we found generally most attractive. Thanks for your recommendations....among other activities we walked to the Needles, had a delicious lunch at the Smoking Lobster, visited the Roman Villa, Osborne House and various gardens. And, of course, we have been very lucky with the weather! Many thanks for the loan of your cottage which we shall recommend to friends and family

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a fantastic time and the cottage is beautiful."

    The garden is superb and the living space and bedrooms all really beautiful. Great sized kitchen with all we needed. Large fridge / freezer, washing machine, dishwasher etc all fab. Conservatory was a super space to relax and eat in. Decor is lovely. All very clean upon arrival and maintenance helped when the power went off. Main bathroom upstairs was my favourite. Luxurious and hot shower. Great location and a stunning historical cottage. Overall a great experience. The negatives: The master bed mattress was very uncomfortable. I could feel the springs digging in every night which made it difficult to sleep. The sofas in the lounge are very small and not as comfortable as they could be. Very strong smell of damp down the ground floor bedroom end- particularly in the bedroom. We found 3 small dog poos in the garden upon arrival.

    Reviewed by Alice4.4Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was cosy and quirky in a lovely, quiet location with a beautiful and peaceful garden."

    The kitchen was well equipped and we loved the American style 'fridge/freezer. The WiFi was a little temperamental at times, especially in the downstairs bedroom, but it wasn't a major problem. The information book in the cottage was very helpful too and we weren't far from all the places we wanted to visit. The weather was also kind. The only other thing I would say is that there are a lot of steps inside the cottage and I don't think the garden pond was mentioned, so just be aware of both!

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Jul 2023

  • "A wonderful cottage and gardens."

    We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely old cottage with all the modern conveniences."

    Any issues we had were resolved super quickly and in a friendly manner. Its a lovely spacious cottage with a lot of history and a beautiful dog secure country garden and very peaceful location. thank you

    Reviewed by Loraine5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful property in a beautiful location."

    Would 100% recommend it to anybody

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Apr 2023

  • "This cottage is absolutely amazing."

    It’s really cozy and the garden is lovely, especially with all the birds and red squirrels running around and the little pond full of life, including newts. Sitting in the conservatory in the morning starts the days off right and when the day is done relaxing in front of the blazing fire is bliss. Would highly recommend the cottage. The hosts thought of everything. There was nothing extra we needed.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Apr 2023

  • "The property is well laid out and spacious."

    Kitchen was well equipped and had plenty of room for food shopping to be stored. Conservatory was pleasant once the sun was on it and a great place to sit and read whilst watching the birds and squirrels in the garden. Plenty of coat and boot storage in the corridor to the downstairs bathroom. Bedrooms were all of good size with plenty of clothes storage. Both bathrooms were spot on. The garden was a good size but not dog secure. There are a couple of places where dogs could escape. Wi-Fi and central heating working as designed. Being centrally located at the south of the isle means you are only every 30mins away from anywhere which is good to explore. There are numerous walks right out the door from a short 0.9km loop expanding to whatever you can accomplish in the time/fitness you have. Perfect for dog walking. Overall we had a great stay but there were a few thing that could have been better.... The first few pots and cutlery we took out were not clean. We had to hand wash quite a bit of stuff. We thought there was only one teaspoon until we found the rest of the cutlery hiding in the top of the dishwasher. We did not use the dishwasher during our stay. The fireplace in the lounge is a great feature and having a real fire going makes for a lovely cosy feeling of an evening. Only being supplied with enough wood for 1 fire was very disappointing though. We got additional wood from the local petrol station, 3 bags of logs and 2 kindling costing £30. Beware the Coop would have cost you £60 for the same amount!! Personally I would sooner have paid £50 more for the cottage and had enough wood for the week to hand. A washer/tumble dryer would be a good addition to speed up the clothes drying process on wet days. We used the airer in the conservatory. I know beds are a personal matter but for me both double beds were too soft and creaky. I think once you have had a Simba nothing else compares. Overall we had a great week exploring the Isle and Goodalls was a great base to do it from. Thanks for our stay.

    Reviewed by Keeley4.1Mar 2023

  • "Amazing property, it has everything you need home from home."

    The added extra touches of tea, coffee, milk etc on arrival is excellent. Very secluded, so if you are after peace and quite this house is the perfect place for you. Could possibly do with a bigger cooker as it’s very small. We had our family of 6 for Christmas here and could honestly not have asked for anything better. Thank you

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Dec 2022

  • "Very cosy and comfortable."

    Wish we had realised that the shower over the bath was not the cubicle type. Saw a red squirrel

    Great news, a walk-in shower has now been added to the upstairs bathroom... So pleased you saw a red squirrel. We love them too! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Sep 2022

  • "The owner clearly took a personal and caring interest in the property and guests without being intrusive."

    I hope he gets a cut of your margin. With the exception of the lawn and garden the property was furnished and maintained to the highest standard. Excellent. I have made the owner aware of our views.

    Reviewed by Bruce4.7Sep 2022

  • "Goodalls was a delight - well-equipped, spacious, comfortable house full of character, it was easy to make ourselves at home."

    Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Sep 2022

  • "We come to the island twice a year and have stayed at many different cottages and locations, Goodalls is now our new number 1!"

    Gorgeous thatched cottage, superb location, the views on the local walks are incredible. Large secure garden for our dog to run around. Cosy sitting room for evenings as well as a warm garden room and outside/inside dining. Peaceful and remote but local village pub is only 5 min drive away. 15 min drive to Compton Bay for surfing and body boarding. Fantastic comms from the owners who so helpful and they also sent all the cottage details before we arrived which really helped plan what to take etc. Highly recommend, you won’t be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Harriet5.0Aug 2022

  • "Well appointed and clean cottage."

    A little difficult to find but we enjoyed our visit. The dogs played in the garden and on Yaverland Beach which is a sandy beach with areas for the dogs. The kids had a lovely time and we will be looking to return next year.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.1Jul 2022

  • "We loved this property, perfect for our family of three, my 5 year old girl loved the dolls house so immediately knew that was ‘her’ bedroom for the holiday!"

    Had everything we need, home from home! In cooler weather the conservatory is great for relaxing or dining. I would recommend this cottage to many but for the very tall or less mobile folk, there are many steps and lots of ducking under door ways. Location was perfect, we were very active going out every day, visiting all the usual attractions but having Blackgang Chine on our doorstep was great as it’s our daughters (and our) favourite place! Local pub restaurant The Wight Mouse Inn was fab with a great childrens play area. My only niggle would be the master bed upstairs, it makes a bizarre clicking noise unless you find the perfect position where it would stop! Would definitely stay again, thank you!

    We're glad you loved Goodalls and had a wonderful time. Please do contact the housekeeper for any niggles. We have a maintenance team on hand and it would have taken them 5 mins to tighten the bed. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention though and we'd love to see you again. Mark & Mandy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrian4.1Jul 2022

  • "Delightful property exactly as described."

    The kitchen is beautifully equipped and the conservatory bright and cheerful. Can get hot! (But easily cooled if one opens the windows). Parking ample and safe. Lovely garden and pond with seating areas. Beds comfy and large! Some reviewers have mentioned the lack of separate shower upstairs (there is one downstairs). In fact there's a hand-held shower that comes with the big beautiful bath upstairs so it didn't bother us. Hot water as and when one needs it. Small touches such as a couple of balls and bowls for one's dog much appreciated. My only observation is I'm used to the hot tap being on the left. Here some taps the other way round - and that's by design, not by fault, as clearly the fittings are of superior quality (and have left and right marked!). Maybe that's an IoW peculiarity, so vive la différence! Do book if you get the chance and if a peaceful, character-full property, with all mod cons, is what you are looking for.

    Reviewed by Mathew5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage with outstanding garden."

    A few minutes away from the impressive Military Road that gives easy access to Yarmouth, Freshwater, the Needles, Blackgang and Ventnor. Plenty of Attractions within easy driving distance.

    Reviewed by Walter4.7Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful property, great location and the owner was fantastic, very personable and helpful, overall a great experience, very much recommended!"

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage and gardens in a lovely location."

    Although it is stated in the itinerary the fact there is only one shower and it’s on the ground floor is a bit of a pain when seven people staying. Upstairs bathroom is large and we all felt that a stand in shower would be a good addition to the roll top bath. There was no folder that we could find with any info on the local area in the property which would have been helpful. We have stayed in many cottages and they have always had one along with a comments book that previous guests could leave there recommendations of places to visit and thoughts about the property. Overall a great holiday in a lovely place. Not suitable to people with mobility issues due to number of steps, especially down to the garden which are very high and uneven.

    Reviewed by Denise4.4May 2022

  • "A fabulous chocolate box cottage."

    Very secluded, away from the hustle and bustle but not far from anywhere by car. Tastefully decorated and the wood burner was so cosy. The garden was magical and we enjoyed spotting the various birds at the bird feeder. Quality bedding and towels made the bedrooms very comfortable. We honestly couldn’t fault our stay. Thank you…

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic stay at a beautiful and very well equipped cottage in a great area."

    Had absolutely everything we needed and more. Very comfortable and enjoyed by all-kids, dogs and grandparents included! We really enjoyed the beautiful garden and pond full of wildlife. Great walks from the doorstep (seeing the herd of deer in nearby enclosure was a big hit!) and near to lots of beaches and beauty spots. Would thoroughly recommend. Many thanks for a fantastic stay.

    Reviewed by Carly5.0Apr 2022

  • "The owner contacted us to welcome us and enquired about our stay before departure."

    A charming touch. The property was excellent, well fitted out and had everything we needed. The garden was superb and was enjoyed by our Cocker Spaniel. The property description needs to emphasise that it could be difficult for those with mobility issues owing to steps at the entrance and down to the garden. All in all this was a brilliant holiday in a fabulous cottage.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2022

  • "What a fabulous house!"

    It is superbly and thoughtfully appointed and provided the most lovely memorable holiday with our family; our small grandson loved all the nooks and crannies. It's in a tiny hamlet in the countryside but close to the coast. The owner is exceptionally friendly and helpful and was happy to sort out any (very few) queries promptly via email. Brilliant holiday!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a wonderful Christmas stay at Goodalls."

    We are a family of 6 and the house was very confortable in terms of areas - two dining tables and a lovely sitting room. There were also 2 desks and the bedrooms were spacious as well. The kitchen is modern and well equipped. Beautiful landscaped garden too. The property is almost 500 years old and it is full of charm. The area where it stands is the rural side of the island with lovely walks everywhere. The sea can be seen from the end of the road. You never hear the neighbours and during this time of the year the road outside the house was very quiet, hardly any traffic. This property also accepts dogs, our fox terrier wire hair loved it too.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Dec 2021

  • "Hi, yes what went wrong it starts with lack of towels, lack of a tumble dryer which was posted to us by you guys, we had a dishwashers instead!"

    !! Cleanliness was just average. In short our hoilday was ruined by the owner of the cottage not maintaining the cottage properly, im in two minds to claim for compensation!!!!!! Not recommended, will never let from Sykes ever AGAIN!!!!!!!

    Thanks for the feedback. Apologies there was a power cut in the area during your visit. I was pleased the power was restored within 30mins and the electrician found no fault at the property when he arrived. 2 x 700GSM Egyptian cotton towels are provided per guest (1 hand towel and 1 bath sheet). The housekeeper is always available if you need anything else during your stay. Correct. The property has a dishwasher and a washing machine as per the Sykes description. A clothes rack to dry clothes can be found in the cupboard under the stairs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip2.5Sep 2021

  • "We stayed at Goodalls, Isle of Wight, the cottage was spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped with all the facilities we needed all electricity fuel etc included and also towels, the enclosed garden was superb, The cottage is located in a quiet rural spot but within easy access to Ventnor and Shanklin, there is a pub The Wight Mouse about a mile and half away which serves good meals, the large supermarket is about four miles away which stocks about everything, Only downside was that we could not stay another two weeks, Brian Wilding."

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2021

  • "Goodalls is a homely, warm and welcoming house with a beautiful garden (and lovely outside lighting!"

    ). We have loved watching the birds, butterflies and dragonflies. We were lucky enough to see the red squirrel feeding in the garden almost every day and we sat and watched the bats flying in the evening. We found the short circular walk up behind the house - great for first thing quick dog walk. The house is ideally located for access to the popular resorts of Ventnor and Shanklin and the more rugged and remote coast of West Wight (watch the sunset from Compton beach). We particularly enjoyed Dimbola Lodge and Tennyson’s stunning garden this time and, our favourite, Brook beach. We bought fresh fish and crab at the Ventnor Haven Fishery and thoroughly enjoyed the Ventnor Botanical Gardens. A fabulous stay and we very much hope to return.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was fantastic, very spacious with beautiful touches."

    It was situated in a lovely location although not much around. It suited us very well as we wanted a relaxing break. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen and conservatory was great for socialising.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0May 2021

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Conservatory
  • Calor gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer
  • 4K TV and BT TV including Netflix and NOW Entertainment
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available for two cars, with an electric vehicle charging point
  • Enclosed garden with patio featuring outdoor seating, and a lawned area
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • There is £150 good house keeping bond with this property
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub 1.3 miles
  • Please note check in time is 4pm
  • Note: Electric Vehicle Charge point available on the Monta Platform Note: There are generous discounts available for Wightlink Ferry Crossings Note: Small number of steps on the ground floor and into the garden so not suited to wheelchairs or walking frames.

The property

Niton 3.5 miles.

Tucked away in an idyllic position within the sleepy village of Chale, is this striking chocolate box cottage, Goodalls, dating back to 1522.

Beautifully appointed with charming and traditional furnishings throughout, this homely abode presents guests with the ultimate setting for a relaxing family retreat to the Isle of Wight.

Settle in to the warm and welcoming ambiance of this delightful dwelling as you rest and recuperate in the inviting sitting room, keeping yourself nice and toasty as you warm your feet by the gorgeous woodburning stove that takes centre stage within the eye-catching inglenook fireplace.

Cook up a storm in the pretty country-style kitchen as you take to the electric oven and hob and impress your guests with your culinary skills, before taking your seats in the dining room and indulging in a mouth-watering feast.

Retire to the snug for a quick digestif, or join with friends in the conservatory to map out your upcoming adventures whilst gathered at the spacious table.

Continue the evening with drinks out on the patio whilst the children play on the well-manicured lawns, before heading back indoors and discovering a well-designed ground-floor double, served by a bright and airy shower room right across the way.

Climb the staircase up to the first floor to find a further three bedrooms comprising a double, a twin and a single, as well as a sophisticated family bathroom hosting a luxurious free-standing claw foot bathtub with a hand held shower.

Make the most of your time on this breath-taking island with days spent hiking along the rugged cliff tops that line the coast, as you enjoy spectacular far-reaching views across the English Channel, there are many options including the 6 mile Chale Trail, the coastal path walk across Chale Bay or the famous Tennyson Trail.

For cyclists, the property sits on the Round the Isle of Wight cycle route.

Stop off at St Catherine's LightHouse and Oratory, or head through the luscious green landscapes of Ventnor Downs and Shanklin Chine.

Bask in the sunshine on the sandy shores of Monks Bay and Originals Beach or spend the day at Blackgang Chine theme park, offering fun for the whole family.

See Devil's Chimney and wander Rylstone gardens, or visit Godshill old village and uncover the brilliant Model Village Godshill.

Step back in time at the Newport Roman Villa or meet exotic wildlife at the Amazon World Zoo.

With all this and so much more to look forward to, Goodalls is the perfect choice for your next adventure on the Isle of Wight.

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

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About the location


Ventnor 4 miles; Shanklin 7 miles.

At the southernmost tip of the Isle of Wight, Niton is a charming bustling rural village, offering an excellent selection of shops including a convenience store, pharmacy and a Post Office as well as two pubs, both serving good food and ales. Just a mile away is Blackgang Chine, 40 acres of lovely clifftop gardens, featuring numerous attractions, live shows, and rides for all ages. There are superb walks and scenic views to be had along the nearby coastal path, which stretches for 60 miles around the Island. Travelling 4 miles takes you to the delightful Victorian resort of Ventnor, well known for its mild climate and sandy beaches.

Note: There is a good house keeping bond on this property of £150
Note: There are generous discounts available for Wightlink Ferry Crossings
Note: Small number of steps on the ground floor and into the garden so not suited to wheelchairs or walking frames.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas