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Chale Farm Lodge

(Ref. 939717)

Chale, Isle of Wight Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • farm (15)
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  • stay (11)

31 Customer Reviews

  • "The Lodge was spotlessly clean and well equipped for a very comfortable stay."

    Maxine and Steve were very friendly and helpful. We will be recommending to anyone we know who is thinking of visiting the Isle of Wight.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2023

  • "We were a mixed family group, grandparents, parents and children (aged 7-70) and the property was great for all of us."

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely holiday overall lots to see & do within a few miles ."

    Would be helpful to have a little more in depth information in welcome book other than just leaflets. Marxine our host, was extremely helpful after we found a wasps nest near the front door to our holiday home ,was delt with extremely quickly .Ideal family lodge clean comfortable accommodation for 1 family . The only downside the lodge being in a rural location we struggled with to find a taxi willing to take us to the local hospital which is only 20min driveaway. After ringing 5 taxi companies 3 unable to help , 4th 1hr 30min wait, the 5th over 4hrs wait , which was no fault of the hosts . Overall wd highly recommend this holiday home .

    Reviewed by Anthony & Linda4.4Jul 2023

  • "A comfortable and clean wooden lodge located within the grounds of the owners working farm."

    Ideally situated for access to to all parts of the island with a good pub/restaurant only a few minutes walk away. Maxine and Steve are very friendly and welcoming hosts. Great views from the lounge up to "the Pepper Pot".

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2023

  • "Chale Farm Lodge is a home away from home."

    Maxine and Steve have paid every attention to detail and the accommodation is second to none. All practical needs are met; it was just beautiful. Sitting outside on the terrace after a day touring around was a delight. Chale is a lovely little village with a superb pub; the food was great and within walking distance. We will return. Thank you Maxine and Steve for a much needed break.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Jun 2023

  • "We've had such a lovely stay at chale farm lodge."

    A comfortable and cosy place, with everything we could have needed. Lovely and warm too, only needed the fire on once. Great location and lovely setting, watching the tractors at work each day. We visited shanklin a few times, tapnell farm and dinosaur isle, to name a few, all of which were a big hit for our 3 year old. Great food at the white mouse inn, white horse, and dairyman's daughter. We would love to come and stay again!

    Reviewed by Nick4.7Mar 2023

  • "We had a really lovely few days at the Lodge which was extremely comfortable."

    Our two young grand children loved wandering up to see the cows and calves. The Lodge was well laid out and it was a lovely touch having a cake left for us! Just one minor point, as it was February it was quite cool and so we used the lovely log burner. It would have been useful/safer to have had a fire guard around this as we were always wary that the grand children would get too close and touch it. Apart from that minor point, I would have no hesitation in recommending this lovely Lodge

    Thankyou for your lovely feedback we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Apologies with regard to the fire guard, we actually have a fire guard available if requested, but as we are unaware at time of booking of the specific ages of children we don’t normally leave it in the lodge. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil4.7Feb 2023

  • "This was a really lovely stay on the edge of a working farm."

    Our little boy loved seeing the tractors drive past each morning, and the garden was all enclosed which was brilliant for toddlers. The beds and sofas were really comfy, and the log stove kicks out a lot of heat for cozy evenings in. We would happily come back here again in the future. The only thing we noticed was the WiFi and TV signal were a little tempermental, but to be expected in a rural location.

    Reviewed by Nick4.7Nov 2022

  • "Lovely property and great location really enjoyed our stay."

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Oct 2022

  • "It was a wonderful stay and they were great hosts."

    The fresh milk and delicious cake were a nice surprise. The cottage was clean and comfortable. The recommendation of the pub 5 minutes walk was perfect after a day of exploring the island's historic sites.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Chale Farm Lodge."

    The lodge was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. We were also very grateful for the milk and the very yummy homemade cake left for us to enjoy! There is beautiful views of the hills (sometimes covered in cows) and you often see a tractor or two driving past which our two year old was very excited about. It was a great location as super close to Blackgang Chine and the pub down the road was amazing! So pleased that this was as lovely as we hoped as it was our daughters first holiday! We would definitely stay again and recommend to others - thank you so much, Maxine and Steve!

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a brilliant holiday, the lodge was a great base for exploring the island."

    The enclosed garden was particularly useful with a young energetic child who loves being outside. The owners were extremely friendly, making us feel very welcome ( cake and tea, coffee, milk and sugar on arrival). We were also given the chance to meet a new arrival on the farm (New born calf). The Wight mouse Inn just up the road was the perfect place to have food, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner.

    Reviewed by Gary4.1Aug 2022

  • "Everything was perfect and exceeded our expectations."

    However, as we are senior citizens, the addition of more comfortable outdoor furniture would be a big plus.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fabulous holiday."

    Chale Farm Lodge was comfortable, clean and had everything we needed. We had a party of 6 ranging from 16 to legend, and it was perfect. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "We have just returned from a lovely stay on the IOW at Chale Farm Lodge it was perfect."

    A great location for exploring the island. The lodge was spacious clean and had everything we needed (family x4 ) The boys loved watching the daily life on the farm and the hosts even let them help feed the lambs which was super kind and exciting. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Abigail5.0Apr 2022

  • "Six of us, grandparents, parents and grandchildren all had a fantastic holiday in a comfortable, very cosy Lodge."

    It was really great for our grandchildren to experience life on a real working farm. Holding and feeding newborn lambs was a highlight of their week. What wonderful, friendly hosts, thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Apr 2022

  • "Only one comment l wish too make is that there was no safety mat for the bath and the shower."

    The bath was particularly slippery which could prove to be dangerous

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Mar 2022

  • "It was a wonderful holiday - exactly what we needed!"

    The Lodge is compact but well laid out. We each had our own space in the bedrooms, and the living area was a good place for family time. Sofa is very comfortable, and the fire definitely kept us toasty warm all week. We were very happy with the location too - everything felt close enough, and we had good times exploring Osborne House, Carisbrooke Castle, and the Donkey Sanctuary - which we would definitely recommend. We did find the recycling instructions a little confusing, so hopefully we got it all right. We loved our time in Chale Farm Lodge, and would highly recommend this, and the Isle of Wight, for anybody looking for a family friendly time away.

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Feb 2022

  • "From start to finish the lodge was everything we wanted it to be."

    Directions and key collection were perfect and the lodge was fully up to expectations. What struck me most however was how clean it was, everything was absolutely spotless. Comfy bed, relaxing sofa, good cooking facilities and more.. The lodge is on a working farm but no distractions from noise. Finally Maxine the host was great, lovely cake and milk were provided - much needed on arrival. It was great to know she was nearby to answer any questions. For a relaxing break on the island, a couple or a family would be hard pushed to find better.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very friendly welcome from the owners."

    Very child friendly with a safe, fenced off garden, which meant our 2 year old could safely watch all the farm tractors at work. Everything we could want was provided, including ironing board and iron. Perfect.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Sep 2021

  • "The accommodation was very clean, the large sofa and beds comfortable, and the lodge had everything we needed."

    Through the floor to ceiling windows we were able to watch some of the farm activity without ever feeling overlooked. The local inn served decent food, and being within walking distance of the lodge the driver could have a drink too. We would highly recommend this holiday lodge for its facilities, comfort and location.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2021

  • "Wonderful lodge for family holiday and exploring the island."

    The owners were really welcoming and we loved the kind gesture of a homemade cake and milk on arrival.

    Reviewed by Benjamin5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic place to stay Maxine is a great host lovely cake waiting for us on arrival would highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jun 2021

  • "This family friendly holiday lodge was a delight to stay in."

    With a warm welcome and everything you might need and more. Lovely enclosed garden for the children to safely enjoy watching the farm.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0May 2021

  • "Comfortable accommodation in a peaceful location with easy access to beautiful south coast and the rest of the Island."

    Kitchen well equipped and very clean as was rest of lodge. Owners very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Meryl5.0Oct 2020

  • "I would definitely recommend this property it was great base for touring the island."

    Maxine and Steve were great hosts we knew were they where if we needed anything. DEFINITELY GOING BACK

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely location, very well looked after accommodation with more than the basic amenities required."

    Maxine and Steve very welcoming we had a wonderful stay loved it.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2020

  • "The accommodation was generally quite good."

    Some criticism of lighting in the kitchen area and lack of storage space in bedrooms.

    Reviewed by J4.1Aug 2020

  • "Chale Farm Lodge was exactly like the pictures, a modern style spacious chalet in a great location, quiet, remote and beautiful surroundings, with a 1 minute walk to the nearest pub and 5 minutes to the coast."

    The hosts, Maxine and Steve, were extremely friendly and contacted us in advance of arrival to ensure we had everything we needed. The property was spotless and very comfortable for our stay. If you have not been to the Isle of Wight before, everything is accessible within a short drive and at this accommodation you have plenty of peace and tranquility away from crowds. We enjoyed nearby coastal walks, seeing the animals on the farm and cosy nights in. Wednesday there is a mobile fish & chip takeaway that comes to Chale that has a 5* online rating, and was also recommended by Maxine! There is a TV and a few games available at the chalet to keep you entertained. We would certainly love to go back, it was just the type of break we needed and both welcoming and conveniently placed for everything we needed on the IOW.

    Reviewed by Beverly5.0Jul 2020

  • "The owner of this accommodation was very friendly and welcoming we were made ..."

    The owner of this accommodation was very friendly and welcoming we were made very welcome even taking time out of a very busy day to invite us to see there newly born calves We would highly recommend this holiday

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Feb 2020

  • "Excellent, Hoke to go back again soon!"

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    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jan 2020

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Electric heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV and WiFi
  • 1 basket of logs for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two car
  • Enclosed lawned garden and wrap-around decking area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.4 miles and pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: Additional logs for woodburning stove can be purchased
  • Property sleeps a maximum of 6 people including infants
  • The twin beds are not suitable for adults only for young children

The property

Situated on the owner's working farm, in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Isle of Wight, is this delightful detached lodge.

Entering the property, you will be greeted to a wonderful open-plan living space, which has been tastefully decorated with quality furnishings and hardwood flooring to provide a modern holiday home, ideal for friends and families looking to explore this coastal region.

The lounge has a large corner sofa, where you can curl up with your loved ones of an evening and keep up to date with all your favourite shows, whilst the warming woodburning stove keeps you nice and toasty all evening.

Gather around the dining table to enjoy a hearty breakfast whilst planning the day's events, or simply use this as a quiet space for indulge in a good book.

The kitchen has lovely white fitted units and sleek wooden worktops housing all the appliances you could need to rustle up a delicious home-cooked meal for the whole family.

With all rooms resting on the ground floor, you will have access to three well-presented bedrooms, consisting of a king-size, double and twin setup, with plenty of storage space and lovely views across the countryside.

The master bedroom has a wonderful en-suite shower room, and an extra family bathroom with deluxe fixtures and fittings.

Step out to the enclosed garden area, with lawn areas so your little ones can run and play freely, whilst you enjoy a refreshing beverage out on the decking area.

Experience the delights of the nearby 18th century pub, White Mouse Inn, for a selection of fine food and real ale on tap.

You are ideally located for exploring the wonderful attraction of Blackgang Chine, the oldest amusement park and is boasting plenty of themed roller-coaster rides that you and your little ones will delight in.

There are plenty of sandy beaches within reach, where you can spend your afternoons relaxing back against the golden sands and or enjoy a relaxing swim in the clear waters.

Due to its rural location, you can explore the coast and country on any one of the nearby trails, with scenic ocean views as your backdrop and a plethora of bird life for those keen birdwatchers and photographers among you.

Chale Farm Lodge provides an exceptional base for exploring this lovely coastal region.

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About the location

CHALE

Ventnor 6.5 miles; Newport 9.5 miles; Yarmouth 13.5 miles; Fishbourne 14.2 miles; Cowes 14.5 miles.

Ideal for those seeking a mix of coast and country, Chale is a picturesque farming village, nestled at the foot of St Catherine’s Down on the south coast of the Isle of Wight. The village itself offers an award-winning pub/restaurant with an excellent children’s play area, and breathtaking coastal and downland walks, especially to the 35ft-tall octagonal tower ‘St Catherine's Oratory’, locally known as the Pepper Pot. This medieval lighthouse was built in 1312 and is believed to be one of the oldest in Britain. The area of National Trust land around the Pepper Pot is a walker's and birdwatcher’s paradise, as the birds can be observed at eye level. Outstanding sunsets looking towards The Needles are quite a sight. Nearby you'll discover some of the island’s best sandy beaches, perfect for swimming, surfing and of course fossil collecting, where you might even discover the odd dinosaur footprint or two. Close by is Blackgang Chine, the island's premier family attraction and to the north is Osborne House, the former royal residence of Queen Victoria. Experience royal family life as you tour the nursery and private rooms of Victoria and Albert and their children. Wonder at the magnificence of the Royal Apartments including the sumptuous drawing and dining rooms, and the Indian-inspired Dubar Room. Stunning grounds looking out onto The Solent can be explored via a horse-drawn carriage or on foot.

Property sleeps a maximum of 6 people including infants
The twin beds are not suitable for adults only for young children

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas