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Little Duxmore Barn

Ryde, Isle of Wight (Ref. 974434)


(24 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "1. The dishwasher cutlery tray was missing, so we had to wash up our cutlery after every meal."

    2. Cushions were covered in dog hairs. We were not pleased to find dog hairs in our clothes. 3. We got a lot of interference on the TV. There were no instructions to help us make adjustments. 4. The home information pack told us that bags with drawstrings would be left in the kitchen for us to put bedding etc in at the end of our stay, but no such bags were to be found. 5. The hot tap on the basin in the downstairs bathroom is broken, probably because it was installed wrongly in the first place, turning on clockwise and off anti-clockwise. 6. The bathroom floor floods whenever someone has a shower, so we have to be on our hands and knees mopping up afterwards. (We do know to keep the shower cutain inside the bath at all times.) I'm not going to ask for a full refund but I do think that these complaints should be recognised financially, perhaps half the cost.

    Reviewed by HugoMay 2022

  • "We had a great time at the Barn with six adults, two dogs and a baby."

    The Barn was clean and well equipped with a large enclosed garden where the dogs could run around in. The games barn was great to play table tennis, pool or table football in the evenings. The Barn is on a Farm/Nature reserve so is rural and nice and quiet. The track leading to it is unmade and fairly long, so you need to drive slowly but we had no problems with three cars.

    Reviewed by BarryMay 2022

  • "Lillie duxmore barns was perfect clean fresh bedding and towels all facilities were spot on , the outside play room a bonus and the garden area with inclosed fencing perfect for dogs , very happy holiday."

    Reviewed by TonyApr 2022

  • "The enclosed garden was fine for the dogs"

    Reviewed by ChristopherMar 2022

  • "Fantastic stay, the children loved the games, plenty of space, clean and comfortable."

    Perfect for the dog aswell.

    Reviewed by SimonFeb 2022

  • "Great place and great location which will be even better when the recently-designated nature reserve is established."

    Really comfy bed. Well-equipped. Some things need attention. Access was one star: difficult to open the key store in the gloaming in early February and no heating, so the house like an ice box. Heating timing apparently not working. Insulation clearly not good: temperature dropped immediately when heating was off. Cleaning poor: mouse droppings in two rooms and dog hair around the sitting room. Dishwasher on the blink (no rinse!?) and no rinse in the cupboard. No instructions to sort out dishwasher or how to figure out the tv system (Now is useless if you can’t find a way to log in). It would have been helpful to have been provided with more / up-to-date information about the island, especially walking. Very easy wi-if access. Fantastic for a family or two families in summer. A bit more problematic in winter. Nonetheless, a fun stay.

    Reviewed by MichaelFeb 2022

  • "Everything was lovely."

    Very warm when we needed the heating on. Very peaceful. Had everything we needed for a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by DebraOct 2021

  • "If you are uncomfortable around spiders, are allergic to grass pollen or your car is particularly low-slung, it may not be the property for you."

    Otherwise this lovely, spacious, well-appointed barn sitting in a large enclosed garden provides a perfect setting for a family or group holiday. The splendid isolation makes it a tranquil location yet still handy for getting pretty much all around the island. We enjoyed trips to the beach, the steam railway, the Needles, Osborne House, the Roman Villa and the Garlic Farm. We were surprised there was no 'welcome pack' in a property of this calibre but would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by JillJun 2021

  • "Had a fabulous week at Little Duxmore Barn."

    Superb location, great for dog walking and completely enclosed for dogs in the garden. The Barn was like home from home, well equipped and very comfortable. Thank you

    Reviewed by Anne-marieMay 2021

  • "Little Duxmore is a beautiful little converted barn is an excellent location for country walks and a short drive to the sea."

    It was well stocked with kitchen utensils, games, etc. Would love to come back again. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by AngelaApr 2021

  • "We had a fantastic time staying at Little Duxmore Barn."

    It was a beautiful, peaceful setting with so much space and really made our holiday feel special. The amenities provided were also impressive, as was the attention to detail, especially regarding extra provisions for COVID-19. We would definitely book here again in future. Thank you.

    Reviewed by AlexSep 2020

  • "A lovely week at Little Duxmore Barn - 3 generations on holiday together with beautiful weather all week - who needs to go abroad when the UK has weather like this - blue sky and in the 70`s all week."

    The barn was great - the young ones enjoyed the pool and table tennis in the barn and the older generations sat outside until it was dark - peaceful and relaxing - just what the doctor ordered !!

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2020

  • "Just arrived back from a great family holiday at Little Duxmore Barn."

    The property was lovely and suited our family of 6 (3 generations) and a dog perfectly. It is well equipped and in a beautiful peaceful location. It was lovely to wake up to hear nothing but the birds tweeting. The games barn was brilliant and we used it every day. The garden is totally dog proof and the property is surrounded by walks. We all loved our stay and are already planning to return next year

    Reviewed by AmandaSep 2020

  • "The track leading to the barn is quite rutted so difficult when the car is heavily loaded not to catch the bottom."

    Otherwise everything very good. Great location for cycling the Red Squirrel Trail. Didn't need the car all week!

    Reviewed by AnneJul 2020

  • "As an agent Sykes we’re a godsend."

    We arranged alternative accommodation with another agent. It was filthy and we were appalled at what was being offered. Sykes were able to arrange accommodation for us at short notice. There was no comparison in terms of customer service. The accommodation was one of the best we’ve stayed in. A beautiful, well equipped barn conversion with a home from home feel. Great for families, couples and your dogs. Thanks so much. Kelly, Brad and gang

    Reviewed by KellyDec 2019

  • "The barn is lovely, warm, comfortable, spacious."

    BUT the track leading to it is extremely rough with deep potholes that are unavoidable, on a slope that was slippery after the rain. We skidded and my son's Volvo grounded a couple of times. Definitely not a place to go with a low slung modern car. A Landrover would be better. Sykes staff unfortunately have no personal knowledge of the properties they let. Unsurprising in such a large company. I did phone with a couple of inquiries and although perfectly polite and courteous staff only repeated what I already knew from the printed details. On the day we arrived we had a problem with a tap that would not stop gushing water. The property manager who we phoned, was brilliant and found a plumber who came within an hour or so. Not bad going on Saturday night just before Christmas.

    Reviewed by ChristineDec 2019

  • "What a fantastic place to spend a week!"

    Even with 8 adults and 2 dogs there was still plenty of room so we didn't get under each other feet. The barn is well appointed with everything you could need. It is situated in a lovely quiet place and central to travel to anywhere on the island. The garden is brilliant for dog owners as the whole fence is enclosed. The games room in the barn outside is a lovely bonus. We will definitely be visiting Little Duxmore Barn again!

    Reviewed by LiamSep 2019

  • "This is a lovely property."

    Very secluded and peaceful, the dogs were in seventh heaven with the large garden. Everything was comfortable and every little detail had been thought of... even snuggle blankets for humans and seperate ones for dogs. It was a great place to relax in.

    Reviewed by RuthSep 2019

  • "Spacious, characterful property."

    Outside games area a real bonus also enclosed garden for toddler. Kitchen a bit short of work surfaces and storage for food items. One of the showers a bit on the weak side and the boiler extremely noisy in the middle of the night!

    Reviewed by JacquelineSep 2019

  • "The location for our family was good."

    We particularly enjoyed the table tennis etc. in the open barn. The accommodation was very well equipped.

    Reviewed by JJul 2019

  • "A perfect place for families or parties of any ages."

    The games facilities were wonderful, table tennis and pool table both under cover in case of inclement weather, plenty of indoor room ( kitchen a little cosy, but more than manageable). Will be recommending this property.

    Reviewed by DeborahMay 2019

  • "The barn set in a beautiful location was excellent, it filled all our needs."

    The beds were comfortable, however there was a lack of decent mirrors/full length mirrors. Even though I am on holiday I like to be able to check that I look OK. The sofas were comfortable, which was good, some cottages are lacking in comfortable lounge furniture. The kitchen was cramped but very well equipped. We enjoyed the table tennis and having the outside eating area. The barn was generally clean but the windows were filthy. We were lucky with the weather and had some beautiful sunsets behind the barn, however these just proved to show up how dirty the windows were. Obviously this did not spoil our stay and we would definaltely go back again.

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2019

  • "Lovely peaceful location."

    Fabulous barn conversion. Loads of room, even with six adults and two dogs! Loved the log fire. Photos do not do the barn justice. I would book again if I was coming to the IOW. Be aware that it is in a valley and phone reception is bad, but ok if you change mobiles to internet phone settings. Only little suggestion would be to put something up to hang washing outside, maybe retractable clothes line, there is room. There is a clothes horse, but not ideal and washer/ tumble drier not really environmentally friendly.

    Reviewed by CarolMay 2019

  • "We absolutely loved the accomodation and have already put a deposit down for next year!"

    Thank you

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2018

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be twins on request, 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Shower room with basin and WC, ground floor bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room
  • External games room with lighting.
  • Gas central heating, woodburning stove
  • Duel fuel range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TV with Freeview, Blu-ray, iPod dock, table football, table tennis, pool table, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Lockable storage
  • Lawn and patio with furniture and BBQ
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Shop and pub 4 miles
  • Note: Access road is unmade - please drive carefully and slowly.

The property

Little Duxmore Barn has been beautifully converted to provide a heart-warming getaway amidst the lush countryside of the Isle of Wight.

Bring friends, family and couples together to this wonderfully secluded cottage for a relaxing break or an adventure-filled holiday.

Spend many a night in the cosy, welcoming sitting area, blessed with snug seating and a TV and enhanced by traditionally high ceilings, boasting exposed wooden beams to finish the room in style.

The layout opens conveniently into the kitchen and dining areas; the kitchen is dominated by a stunning red brick fireplace housing a wonderful range cooker, whilst the dining room hosts an enticing woodburner to give the property a year-round appeal.

The ground floor concludes with a lovely family bathroom and a delectable twin bedroom, convenient for those with limited mobility.

Little Duxmore Barn benefits from two separate staircases leading to the first floor, both with quirky galleries overlooking the living areas.

One presents a stunning king-size bedroom whilst the other leads to a charming shower room, a twin and a double bedroom.

Make those sunny days memorable out in the fabulous garden, incorporating a lawn and a patio with a barbecue, not to mention a covered games area - there is something to keep everybody busy.

Ryde is a short drive away and is the ideal holiday base, a traditional seaside town with plenty of amenities, a stunning esplanade and a glorious, sandy beach.

The entire island is accessible by car, showcasing everything from shopping and activities to astounding countryside and coastline.

Come and stay at Little Duxmore Barn for an unforgettable break.

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About the location


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.

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