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4 The Old Post Office Mews

(Ref. 10532)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • clean (18)
  • lovely (16)
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54 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our third visit to this lovely holiday home."

    A very helpful owner, and thank you to Mrs Housden for her hospitality. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Valerie4.4May 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at The Old Post Office Mews."

    The house was very clean, comfortable and exceptionally well equipped. Brading is a very convenient place from which to explore the island and we really recommend visiting the nearby Roman villa. We would happily book another stay. We did struggle with using the hob, however, and note that we aren't the first to do so. Perhaps some hand written instructions to accompany the printed ones could be provided? We did get it to work each night but were never quite sure what we had done to achieve it.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2024

  • "This is super cottage that deserves recognition and recommendation."

    Very clean, fully equipt, well located and the perfect size for a family of 4. Susan is also an excellent host/owner who was very supportive and all her instructions were clear. Book it before others do!

    Thank you so much. You were wonderful guests. It was a pleasure having you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Apr 2024

  • "The property was clean, comfortable and tidy."

    It had everything you could need for a lovely stay. The cottage is conveniently situated for exploring the island by car and having the bus stop nearby is handy as well.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Mar 2024

  • "We have been here a few times now and as usual the standards were high."

    We love it here because it is quiet ,but with buses running every 15 minutes it's very easy to get around.We also love the provisions that the owner leaves for you.A lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Feb 2024

  • "This has to be the best holiday let we have ever had."

    Brilliant location, comprehensively equipped. Thank you so much, we will definitely be back again

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Nov 2023

  • "We have been here before and are coming again in February."

    It is a lovely place to stay in a quiet little mews(a little bit of traffic noise but doesn't bother you much ).Bus stops round the corner every 15 mind ( we don't drive ).The cottage is spotless and well maintained and we love it.There is only one thing I would change and that is a nice armchair in the lounge rather than a rattan garden chair it would be perfect then. We enjoyed our stay as are looking forward to the next time.

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Oct 2023

  • "Had a great week staying here, Very clean, comfortable, Everything you needed and more was there, Very helpful information."

    Looking forward tostaying again

    Reviewed by Angelina5.0Aug 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage, very well equipped with everything you could need, lovely welcome treats on arrival."

    Thoughtfully decorated throughout. Very comfortable bed and pillows.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property was excellent and in a good position."

    We only had two small problems. We could not work the Hob or the can opener. We are a bit old!!!

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Jun 2023

  • "Home from home."

    Enjoyed our stay in this lovely homely house.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely cottage and well situated for access to the surrounding area"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2023

  • "This was our second visit to post office mews."

    The holiday home is very cosy , spotlessly clean and the owner is very helpful. There is a parking space outside the house and Brading is a good location . We travelled over on Red Funnel from Southampton. We enjoyed a nice week, and would recommend. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0May 2023

  • "Great place to stay, well equipped."

    Would definitely look at this place again when going back to I.O.W

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at this cottage well presented and selflessly clean."

    The owners provided lots of little extras,a bowl of fruit,bottle of wine,milk egg and was much appreciated.It could only be made perfect by having a proper armchair in the lounge and not a rattan chair which was not very comfortable .On the whole a lovely cottage and a lovely place to stay,frequent buses for those,like us who don't drive.We have already booked to go again in October.Many ,many thanks Mr and Mrs Houseden.

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Mar 2023

  • "We had an excellent holiday at 4 Old Post Office Mews."

    The owner was extremely helpful and contacted us prior to our stay with useful information. There was milk, fruit, biscuits and wine left for us which was very much appreciated. The house was spotlessly clean and had everything one could have wished for to enjoy a pleasant and comfortable holiday. We had a delicious Sunday Roast at the Hungry Bear in Brading and enjoyed several suppers from "The Brothers" Fish & Chip shop which is less than a minutes walk from the cottage and had a good selection of reasonably priced take-away food. We travelled to the IOW as foot passengers on the Wightlink Catamaran from Portsmouth Harbour station to Ryde. Bus Nos. 2 & 3 from Ryde pass through Brading every 15 mins and stop round the corner from the cottage (you alight at Brading Bullring bus stop) so getting out and about wasn't a problem, you don't necessarily need a car as the buses run until late evening. Brading also has a train station which we used when we visited the IOW Steam Railway as it has an easy interchange at Smallbrook Junction station. If one is looking for a central base to explore this beautiful island and maybe enjoy some of the scenic local walks, then 4 Old Post Office Mews is a delightful cosy cottage in a perfect location.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2023

  • "This was a lovely holiday house."

    Spotlessly clean, extremely well maintained and very good location. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it and would certainly return. This was the first time of booking with Sykes and would certainly book through them again. Very efficient, communication was very good. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2023

  • "Amazing holiday home, incredibly well stocked, personal touches eg pint of milk, bottle of wine, biscuits"

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had an excellent stay very well equipped cottage and great communication with the owners the only reason I didn’t give 5 for comfort is I personally didn’t find the mattress terribly comfortable or the sofa, but they are very minor asides and it wouldn’t put me off going again or recommending the cottage."

    Great location with a good fish and chip shop just at the entrance to the car park a convenience shop, Bugle and Hungry Bear also great for food

    Reviewed by Judi4.7Oct 2022

  • "Very comfortable stay."

    Property was well situated, well maintained, very clean and facilities were good. The two TVs seemed to have a life of their own but apart from that everything worked fine. Would definitely revisit.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Oct 2022

  • "4 post Office Mews is a lovely well maintained property, little extras left for us were welcome."

    . The position is great with chip shop less than a minute walk away, a great pup just a couple of minutes walk away. The facilities in the house are all good, maybe a pint glass would have been nice though. There is not really anything to moan about, we were nice and comfortable, and plan to return to this place in 2024

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property had everything we needed and more."

    It was ideally located.

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Sep 2022

  • "A delightful cottage in a fantastic location for exploring the Isle of Wight."

    All facilities you need are provided with the lovely addition of baby/toddler equipment if needed. We really felt very looked after with the kind welcome of fruit, wine and milk. The cottage is very clean with a little courtyard which was bright and sunny and parking space right outside the front door. Would highly recommend and thank you for an excellent stay!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Aug 2022

  • "Cannot fault the cottage itself even though there was a plumbing issue which was promptly resolved by the owners we were just disappointed with Brading."

    We were expecting local pubs which we could walk to and have a meal and drinks but the 2 remaining pubs in the village felt like no go places with broken windows, looked uncared for and empty of customers also not serving food. However would recommend The Hungry Bear restaurant just round the corner for a special meal and the fish and chip shop was good 1 minute walk away. Bus service very close by was very good.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2022

  • "Enjoyable holiday."

    We had nice weather which helped. The house was well equipped. We had everything we needed, from hair dryer to iron, ironing board and dishwasher. However, we did have a few problems with the upstairs toilet flush.

    Reviewed by Barry4.7May 2022

  • "Lovely place and spotlessly clean."

    Very well equipped and pretty central to everything on island. Definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great base for exploring the island."

    Beautifully finished cottage, in a lovely style, very clean and with everything you can think of you might need. Thank you for the extra touches like fruit, jam, fizz, and biscuits. Makes it so welcoming. Only minor issue was the bbq was not summer ready with a rusted grill, but this is really the only negative mention. Everything else is perfect and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Lyndsey5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely holiday in Brading as usual but getting a bit old now for the stairs!"

    I would like to recommend grab-rails by the toilets if possible for the help of the less mobile please. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Mar 2022

  • "The best equipped and most comfortable self-catering accommodation we have ever stayed in."

    Excellent location for exploring the Island by bus or car. Good walking country too.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Feb 2022

  • "An excellent property, warm and welcoming."

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Nov 2021

  • "This was the best cottage we have stayed in 15 years with sykes Everything that ..."

    This was the best cottage we have stayed in 15 years with sykes Everything that we wanted for a holiday was in the house All extras in the house This is the first property in a long time that we did not have get anything in it was all provided WELL DONE SUSAN

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great holiday , the house is in a brilliant location for visiting the island and spotlessly clean"

    Reviewed by Jay5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was immaculate."

    It was like home from home. Extra touches such as tea coffee milk fruit etc etc that were provided was impressive. Would definitely book again

    Reviewed by M5.0Jun 2021

  • "This property has its own parking space."

    Reviewed by Susie5.0Dec 2020

  • "The cottage was the best equipped one we have stayed in Clean homely and ..."

    The cottage was the best equipped one we have stayed in Clean homely and comfortable Shop and great fish and chip shop 2minutes away We so Enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2020

  • "Our third visit to this property so we must like it a lot!"

    As usual it was spotless with all necessary facilities present, now including a dishwasher and better broadband. It's just so convenient whether you come by car or use the Island's excellent bus service.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Sep 2020

  • "Your description was spot on!"

    One of the best self catering cottages we have been to. We would happily go again and recommend others to try it for themselves. A great base for exploring the island with lots to do close at hand. The owners left wine and fruit, along with other goodies. Very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2019

  • "A lovely, clean and modern cottage."

    The owner seems to of thought of everything you would need. The location is great too, with beautiful walks from the town.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Jul 2019

  • "Had a lovely stay in this well equipped cottage."

    The mews was set back from the main road and very quiet and in a convenient location for everywhere we wanted to visit. The host had left wine, milk and fruit as well as tea, coffee and various condiments to be used. This was greatly appreciated.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jun 2019

  • "Everything was spot on thank you"

    Reviewed by Fred5.0May 2019

  • "I have stayed here for several weeks over the last four or five years so it is like my second home."

    Close to bus and shops and everything I need, thanks.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Mar 2019

  • "Great location and allocated parking space."

    Reviewed by Gwendoline3.8Dec 2018

  • "Our second visit to this property which was much enjoyed"

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Nov 2018

  • "Mostly very positive."

    Probably the best equipped self catering property we have ever been in.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey4.7Sep 2018

  • "It was central to where we wanted to be, good location close to bus stops train facilities to Sandown and Shanklin ."

    Reviewed by Adelaide5.0Jul 2018

  • "As many other guests have noted in the visitors' book at this property, it is exceptionally well-equipped, clean and comfortable."

    Parking outside the door and wifi were appreciated and the shower is brilliant (important if you are a walker, cyclist, etc). There are lots of attractions within walking distance but the whole of the island is also readily accessible from this location, much of it on foot or by bike, bus, train or car. There is also a wide range of supermarkets on the central and eastern side of the island, so guests can easily fit a quick shop into a day out.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jun 2018

  • "Stayed here several times now, never fails to feel like a second home."

    Everything about the cottage suits me as an elder holidaymaker and visitor.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Mar 2018

  • "This property is possibly the best we have ever used."

    As others have said, it is so convenient for bus stops with excellent pubs and a Fish & Chip shop very close. We took a car which had its own designated parking space but used the very efficient Island bus service quite a lot. The property is very well equipped and is very clean and beautifully finished. Special thanks to both Sykes and the Owners for accommodating our change of week caused by an unexpected family problem. Will look here first when next we visit the Island.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Nov 2017

  • "Brilliant location for public transport with the bus stop just around the corner and the train station just 5 minutes walk away."

    Local shop not even 100 yards from the house!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2017

  • "The cottage was very well equipped but uncluttered."

    It was a perfect location for two older adults without a car. We were able to get to all the places we wanted by bus or train.

    Reviewed by Janet4.8Jun 2017

  • "House was perfect , little extra touches made it really accommodating for me and my family."

    Travel cot and high chair all provided. House done up to a really high spec. Great location. Loved our stay and will be back soon.

    Reviewed by Louise4.8Nov 2016

  • "This was our 2nd stay at 4 The Old Post Office Mews and as expected we had an excellent stay."

    All facillities were as expected and the property provided a superb base for us to explore the Isle of Wight andwe will be looking to book this property again in future holidays.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2016

  • "We made use of the "Freedom" ticket on the buses."

    A single pass is £24.00 but if you are a group of 5 or under (as we were) we had a pass costing only £55.00. Excellent value for money and we travelled extensively during our 7 days. The bus stops in both directions were located literally less than 5 minutes walk from the property. The drivers were able to enjoy a relaxing holiday too. The property was small but well appointed, top quality. Sykes has more than satisfied these customers again this year!

    Reviewed by Mavis5.0Sep 2016

  • "A beautiful cottage , clean and cosy it was like a show home!"

    Wine biscuits and fruit awaited us and there were many household products left for us including washing powder, dish washing tablets, kitchen and loo roll, as well as tea, coffee and milk. Best holiday accommodation ever! I want to live there!! 5*

    Reviewed by Michelle4.4Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, Tv/dvd in double bedroom, DVD, CD/DAB radio, Bluetooth iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Please bring own beach towels
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Enclosed rear patio garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pub and restaurants 1 min walk
  • Beach 1.7 miles
  • Note: There is a train from Ryde Pier into Brading and onward to Sandown and Shanklin
  • Brading is also on the main bus route
  • Note: Some road noise may be experienced during busy times. Please note: Discount vouchers for Red Funnel Ferries available upon booking direct from the owner
  • Note: Super fast broadband available

The property

This immaculately-presented mews cottage is conveniently located in the heart of the small historic rural town of Brading on the Isle of Wight.

Elegantly appointed throughout, to provide light, airy, contemporary accommodation, this Brading cottage is ideal for couples or families wishing to enjoy their time together exploring this beautiful island.

Set over two floors, upstairs, you will find two comfortable bedrooms, whilst downstairs this Brading cottage offers a spacious open plan living space, with sumptuous seating for you to relax in at the end of your busy day.

Outside of this Brading cottage you will find off road parking for one car, and to the rear an enclosed patio garden, with table, chairs and a charcoal barbecue, perfect for alfresco dining any time of the day.

Brading offers many historical delights, from the 1900-year old Roman villa, to beautiful Nunwell House.

There are many footpaths in the area, perfect for exploring the marshlands and taking in the plentiful bird life.

Brading also offers three welcoming pubs which serve food daily.

Adgestone Vineyard is just outside the town, while just up the road you will find Yaverland, with its fossil-bearing beach and the Isle of Wight Zoo, home to many rescued tigers.

The perfect Brading cottage to experience all that the Isle of Wight has to offer.

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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 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas