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19 Clatterford Shute

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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful old but well maintained property with a lovely big garden."

    Comfortable beds. Lovely bathroom. We are used to an Aga but this may cause anxiety in some who are not used to cooking in one. Our only suggestion would be to provide some good quality bath towels as those supplied were very small & not very absorbent.

    Reviewed by Jane-anne4.7May 2024

  • "This was a lovely property and we loved our stay here."

    The photos do not do full justice to how nice it is!

    Lovely to hear! Thanks, and please come again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at Clatterford."

    We enjoyed walking up to Carisbrooke Castle and the kids loved splashing in the ford just down the road. We were without a duvet for the 4th single bed which is the pull out bed (not the first time this has happened to us with pull out beds at another property) - this was resolved the first night there. We were unlucky to be caught in 2 storms over the new year and the double room had a leak in the corner. The maintenance man was sent out straight away. There were more facilities than advertised in the kitchen although a few more glasses and some more coat hooks in the cloakroom area would have been helpful given how wet it was. The aga kept us very warm and it was very nice to dry boots by the aga. Although, we have an open fire at home and it would have been nice to light the fire as it looked so cosy in the cottage front room (we understood why the other stove could not be lit.) Overall - great stay would recommend. It was peaceful, friendly neighbours, an easy walk to the local pub for a meal and great to explore the west side of the Isle of Wight - which was a change for us! Would definitely go back.

    Thank you for the kind words. We'd love to have you again and we'll attend to your suggestions. Sadly, the insurance company does not allow for the fireplaces to be used. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.4Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage and garden."

    To the owners;-You are very fortunate to have this lovely home in a wonderful situation close to Carisbrooke Castle. I don' t have any complaints, but just a few minor comments to make it more comfortable for visitors. Some extra cups and dinner plates would have saved such frequent washing up, or use of the dish-washer. Secondly, while our bedding was very clean (pillows, duvet and mattress cover in excellent condition) the bottom sheet and pillow cases of our bed were either very worn ("bobbly" sheet) or of poor quality. Finally, there were floor cushions which could have been intended for dogs or humans, so it wasn't clear how clean they were. As already reported, the black dustbin was completely full when we arrived, but a phone call to Sykes very quickly remedied this, and the bin was emptied the same day. I have already recommended 19, Clatterford Shute to friends looking for somewhere to stay on the Isle of Wight with their family. Lovely house! Lovely holiday! Thank you!

    Thank you very much for the nice words. We will investigate the suggestions you've made and ensure they are improved on. We'd love to have you stay again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Francesca4.1Aug 2023

  • "We had a wonderful short break break in this lovely house, great views and comfortable."

    Reviewed by Boudewijn5.0Jul 2023

  • "What an amazing gem the Cloud Castle Cottage is!"

    Absolutely gorgeous location within walking distance to the historical motte-and-bailey Carisbrooke castle, exceptionally beautiful, listed building with thatched roof, super clean, spacious, and full of character to accommodate young children and teenager for one of the most amazing holidays, ever. It was perfect! The back garden has manicured lawn to play all day or relax with glass of local sparkling wine. The cottage interior is stunning, shaker countryside kitchen with large Belfast sink and magnificent Aga, which was fabulous experience to use for any cooking, truly inspiring and surprisingly very easy to use for our first time. Loved it !!! Master bedroom is furnished with beautiful period bed, all very comfortable and decorated with stylish antique furniture and crystal chandeliers in bedroom and bathroom. I must say, I have really enjoyed the fabulous traditional bathtub after all day with the children. The cottage itself is surrounded by stunning countryside and wonderful paths for walking and exploring. My children absolutely loved the time spend on the nearby Sundown and Shanklin beaches or exploring the infamous Garlic farm where we have stopped for delicious family lunch which I highly recommend visiting. I wish we would stay few more days; four days is just not simply enough, and I would highly recommend staying for longer, there is so much to see and visit. One of the best holidays, ever. Thank you so much and hopefully we will be booking soon!

    Reviewed by Lenka5.0Jun 2023

  • "The house could do with some maintenance."

    Lock on front door only had one screw in it ! The catch on the lock was also the wrong way around . Stains on furniture and carpets . Could do with a washing line of some kind . Not just an airer. After 3 of us had showers the water was cold . No good for large families, which the house could easily accommodate. The driveway is also very tight to get into and out of, with poor visibility. Not mentioned on the advert . All things mentioned are fixable and would suggest they get looked at . As it is a really lovely place in a great location. Food at the local pub ( Eight Bells ) was great and highly recommended.

    Thank you for providing feedback. The 8th Bells is a great recommendation indeed especially our children love the playground there. We'll investigate the other points and fix, what we can, asap. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David2.8May 2023

  • "My recent stay in 19 Clatterford Shute was very pleasant."

    The advertise picture does give the place justice of its beautiful character & picturesque surroundings. We all enjoyed our stay & hope to visit the Island again soon.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2023

  • "From the moment we drove up to 19 Clatterford Shute, we were in love."

    Nestled in the outskirts of Carisbrooke, this medieval, thatched cottage is a gem. The charm of the rustic beams and original features had us marveling at every turn, offering a perfect blend of history and comfort. The entrance hall, with its half-vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, instantly made us feel at home. The living/dining room was cozy and inviting, providing the perfect setting for our family evenings. For quieter moments, the snug room with a well-stocked library was a delightful haven. The kitchen, equipped with a marvelous AGA range, was a delight for our home-cooked meals. We relished our meals, whether in the dining room, the garden patio, or the inviting living space. The bedrooms were tastefully appointed, each offering its unique charm. The master suite, with its vaulted ceiling, king-size bed, and en-suite shower room, was our personal retreat. The extensive garden, with its idyllic pond, was a joy to explore. The two storage sheds were indeed handy for storing our bikes. The convenience of the utility room with laundry facilities was also a thoughtful touch. The location was perfect for our family. We loved our walks to the iconic Carisbrooke Castle, the charming village, and the lovely Castle Street Ford. Newport, Cowes, and the coastal towns of Ryde, Shanklin, and Sandown were easily accessible and offered plenty of activities. Overall, Cloud Castle was the perfect base for our Isle of Wight break. We left with beautiful memories and look forward to returning to this delightful cottage. Highly recommended!"

    Reviewed by Antoine5.0Apr 2023

  • "Thank you for requesting feedback."

    We have enjoyed many property-based holidays with other companies and had been looking forward to this, a long-awaited family reunion. The cottage appeared idyllic and was ideally positioned, with many charming features and good quality fittings. Sadly though, one important aspect was entirely missed by your assessors and this made our visit memorable for quite the wrong reasons. Warning had been made of the steep staircases and tripping hazards associated with what looked to have been a lowered floor in the living room, but there was no mention of some impossibly low beams and lintels in the kitchen, entrance hallway, and upper floor. We all found moving around uncomfortable but for the three adult males – each over six foot – it was potentially dangerous while at least two doorways would be hard to negotiate for those considerably below average height. Had we been aware of such hazards we would not have booked this property and definitely won’t be trusting Sykes again.

    ‘Thank you for providing the feedback. The very old cottage indeed has some tudor style old passageways as well as lower head height in the kitchen, which might require some negotiation for very tall people, but to assure you that none of the ceilings have been ‘lowered’. Just to add that other areas in the cottage have plenty of head height, especially the bedrooms, long hallway, utility room, annex bedroom, and i’m sorry to hear it limited your ability to enjoy the cottage. Myself being a tall person as well, i must admit it has not directly impacted myself but i will liaise with Sykes if we can make this more explicit.’ Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alaric2.5Oct 2022

  • "We loved our stay here and would be happy to return."

    The house is spacious with a large enclosed garden - ideal for us as we have a dog. It is in a quiet area with plenty of walks and pubs within easy reach. The house does need a few tweaks here and there to bring it up to top notch holiday let standard. At the moment it feels more as if you are staying in someone else's home rather than a dedicated holiday let. But we rather liked that and found the house welcoming and relaxing, with a quirky rustic charm. Overall it is very comfortable and many of the features - such as the bathroom and showers, laundry room, and private plentiful parking space - are excellent. I'd just advise a little caution if you are visiting with very small children as there are two open staircases - and the one from the living room is particularly steep - plus the Aga is very hot to touch (but great for cooking!). So a little extra vigilance would be called for. Overall, a great find. And would particularly recommend as ideal dog-friendly holiday accommodation. We hope to return!

    Lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay and we'd be delighted to welcome you back in the future. Thank you for your comment on the features, which we will look to incorporate where possible. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine4.1Sep 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay and thoroughly loved the location and style of the cottage."

    However we have the following observations: 1. There were a lot of cobwebs and dust all around the cottage. Particularly the downstairs bathroom expelair and above the shower, the white wardrobe in the double room and the headboard in the downstairs bedroom were dusty and in need of a good clean. 2. There were no bedside tables or lamps in the bedrooms. No socket for a hair dryer near a mirror. No furniture except a bed in the bedroom downstairs so nowhere to put clothes, suitcase etc. 3. Insufficient crockery and glasses for the amount of people. The cutlery was like picnic cutlery rather than proper stainless steel. Other than that the kitchen was well supplied. 4. Front door key stiff and hard to lock/unlock. 5. There were no clear instructions for check out regarding the bins, and where to leave linen and towels. 6. All the windows were dirty on the outside. 7. There seemed to be a lot of personal stuff in drawers and in the bathroom cabinets. 8. There were no mattress covers on the beds or pillows. 9. The roof was clearly newly thatched and it looked great but there was lots of straw around the doors which was a bit messy. These are not criticisms but suggestions that would improve the cottage and make a stay more comfortable in our opinion.

    We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and thank you for taking the time providing a few suggestions which we’ll incorporate and try to fix, where possible, a.s.a.p. Thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma2.8Jul 2022

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with Jack-and-Jill access to the bathroom, 1 x twin, 1 x day bed with pull-out bed with Jack-and-Jill access to the bathroom, all bedrooms include a hotel quality Feather & Black mattress
  • The cottage has two stair cases, the main stair case leads from the entrance hall and allows access to all upstairs rooms, there is a second open tread stair case, please do take when using this stair case
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with AGA
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room
  • Snug
  • Central heating with AGA
  • AGA range with oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio, lawn, and furniture
  • Bike storage
  • One well-behaved pet welcome (ideally that doesn't excessively shed)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: There is a step up to the ground-floor bedroom, please take care
  • Note: There is a pond on site, please take care
  • Note: The open fire is not for use
  • Note: Stair-gate available upon request
  • Please kindly note: Due to the design of the property, some of the exposed beams are quite low in certain areas of the property

The property

Sitting on the outskirts of Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight is this thatched, detached cottage of 19 Clatterford Shute.

Resting behind the iconic Carisbrooke Castle, this medieval cottage is a charming base for a family of eight's Isle of Wight break, with rustic beams and original features peppered throughout the accommodation.

After leaving your vehicle in one of the three off-road spaces, progress inside to be welcomed by an entrance hall with half-vaulted ceilings and exposed beams.

Make your way into the delightful living/dining room, where plush seating entices you to relax in front of the TV.

If you'd prefer a little more privacy, be sure to settle down in the charming snug with a kindly provided book.

When you're feeling peckish, proceed to the kitchen/diner, where an array of fantastic appliances are situated, including a marvellous AGA range.

Rustle up delicious delights here, to be enjoyed at the space's dining table, at the living/dining room's table, or out on the patio in the landscaped garden.

When sleep calls, choose one of the tastefully appointed bedrooms to enjoy a well-earned rest in, with one of these being ideal for a couple after a little privacy and comprising a king-size bed, vaulted ceilings and access to an en-suite shower room.

Climb the wooden stairs to find three more delightful bedrooms, a twin room, along with a double bedroom and another bedroom with a day bed and pull-out bed, both of which enjoy Jack-and-Jill access to a superb bathroom with a freestanding bath.

Those in the twin room can freshen up in the well-presented, ground-floor shower room; ideal for avoiding those morning queues.

Concluding the property's interior is a handy utility room hosting laundry facilities, so you can keep your holiday wardrobe fresh during your break.

Spend some time exploring the extensive garden, where an idyllic pond can be found, alongside two storage sheds; ideal for cycling enthusiasts who may need bike storage!

Be sure to embark on a walk to Carisbrooke Castle, where events, a library and a fascinating museum can be found; continue into the village itself to locate all your amenities, including The Eight Bells pub, along with Carisbrooke Millpond and the charming Castle Street Ford.

Travel a little further into Newport, a bustling town hosting the historic Newport Roman River, the plains of Seaclose Park and the intriguing Monkey Haven - Primate Rescue Centre.

Spend some time on the coast in Cowes, where there is plenty to see and do, including putting at the Cowes Golf Course, touring the Sir Max Aitken Museum, exploring the sea front and boarding a ferry to Southampton.

Why not venture to Ryde, Shanklin and Sandown for even more fun on the coast?

For a memorable break in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, choose 19 Clatterford Shute.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location


Newport 1.4 miles; Cowes 6.2 miles; Shanklin 10.1 miles

A bustling village resting on the Isle of Wight, Carisbrooke can be found settled on the south western outskirts of Newport. Best known for Carisbrooke Castle, a point of interest which has been all of an Elizabethan artillery fortress, a king's prison and a royal summer residence, this village is a wondrous base, with a variety of amenities to cater to all tastes. The village's medieval parish church of St. Mary's is a talking point; once part of a Benedictine priory, established by French monks in around 1150, there's so much to explore here. Within the village there are two pubs; the Victorian-era pub and inn of The Waverley and the Grade II listed The Eight Bells, along with a Turkish Restaurant, Italian restaurant and a local shop. Feed the ducks at the Carisbrooke Millpond, or take a trip into the vibrant county town of Newport where you can take a stroll along the River Medina before exploring its wider range of eateries settled amongst its Museum of Island History and art centre, or explore the outskirts of the town to find the 88 acres of countryside in the form of Robin Hall Country Park, with a plethora of walking routes and a scatter of family-friendly attractions to be discovered. Venture into the Isle of Wight Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for even more stunning scenery, as well as the wonder of Compton Beach walled by sandstone cliffs and offering a scenic experience like no other. To the north of the village you can also find the coast of Cowes, with even more wonderful beach walks, independent shops, a golf course, various museums and historical landmarks, it's well-worth a visit. Sitting at the centre of the Isle of Wight, the village of Carisbrooke is ideally positioned for exploring the many attractions that the area has to offer, with easy links to Portsmouth for a day out with a difference.

Note: There is a step up to the ground-floor bedroom, please take care. Note: There is a pond on site, please take care. Note: The open fire is not for use. Note: Stair-gate available upon request. Please kindly note: Due to the design of the property, some of the exposed beams are quite low in certain areas of the property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas