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Dairy Cottage

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Dairy Cottage is in a delightful setting, beautiful countryside with peaceful and private patio."

    The accommodation is excellent with two bedroom suites either side of the lounge diner, giving privacy to the property as and when required. The kitchen is fully equipped for self catering and the central location of the cottage for the islands many superb pubs, restaurants and coastal attractions. I would certainly recommend it and not hesitate to return for another great holiday !!

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Jun 2024

  • "Comfortable,well equipped cottage in a lovely location."

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2024

  • "Excellent holiday property in a beautiful countryside setting but within easy access to all the Island has to offer."

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Well equipped Well maintained Beautiful location

    Reviewed by Davida5.0Oct 2023

  • "We took my elderly mother for her forthcoming 90th birthday and we were greeted warmly by Sarah."

    The cottage was clean and inviting and was well stocked. The beds were so comfortable too. We absolutely enjoyed our stay and will definitely return. Thoroughly recommend this beautiful place. If you want peace and quiet and relaxation after a busy day then this is for you.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback Sue. It was a pleasure to welcome you to Dairy Cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back. Steve & Sarah Harvey Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property and very helpful hosts."

    Such good facilities.

    Reviewed by Tanmoy5.0Aug 2023

  • "We have had a lovely stay at Dairy cottage - 2 adults, and 2 boys aged 4&7."

    The cottage is clean and well appointed, and in a secluded nook in the middle of the island. The dishwasher and washer dryer are so helpful when you have little kids. We are outside on the patio for almost every meal. Look out for hares, baby pheasants and some seriously noisy crickets on a warm summer evening!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Dairy Cottage was outstanding, has everything you need for your stay, beautifully clean and well presented."

    As for location you could not ask for better, all the places we visited were a short drive away. I would highly recommend and will be booking again

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0May 2023

  • "The property was really lovely."

    Very clean and was really nice to stay in a property where all of the appliances worked efficiently! It was ideally placed in the centre of the island so that we could get to all aspects really easily. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2023

  • "We were really pleased with the property."

    Its central and peaceful location were ideal for us. Walks around that area were great too. The cottage really had everything we needed including a cafetiere! Perfect for two couples as the bedrooms comes off the sitting room/kitchen separately and have their own bathroom facilities. One has a bath and shower, the other a shower. Booking in and out were easy and what to do with recycling etc. clear. Fantastic cottage with its own patio where we watched the clear night sky!

    Reviewed by Norman5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely well maintained accommodation in a nice countryside area."

    Lots of lovely walks and near to anything on the Island with the car. Lovely shower in the main bedroom, but gave 4 stars only because the bath was shorter than normal off other bedroom, and we both had a job to get out of it. As we are older I expect - but there wasn’t enough room to turn on to our front and get out from kneeling position like we do in a normal bath. So only had a bath once because of this and there were good shower facilities instead. Lovely sitting area with table and chairs and well thought out planting with lavender and dry plants full of bees. Owners helpful and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jul 2022

  • "Dairy Cottage Gatcombe was extremely comfortable very quiet and peaceful the ..."

    Dairy Cottage Gatcombe was extremely comfortable very quiet and peaceful the owners where very helpfull we enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Dairy Cottage."

    The hosts, Sarah and Steve, are friendly and helpful. The farm is situated in a beautiful area of the island, everything is within a 30 minute drive which makes it really convenient for visiting all our favourite places!!

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Apr 2022

  • "Had an amazing time on or 2nd night strong winds knocked down power lines and ..."

    Had an amazing time on or 2nd night strong winds knocked down power lines and the property owner took my partner to buy food as or car could not get though the road wonderful place to star gazing we already booking next year

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2021

  • "A really great secluded location and a very well managed holiday location"

    Reviewed by Jerry5.0Oct 2021

  • "What a truly rural retreat in a fab tranquil location at the centre if the Isle of Wight."

    It provides a great spot to stay at within easy reach of the main towns and beaches yet tucked away from the crowds. The cottage was very comfy and homely to stay at, with the owners being very eager to ensure a warm welcome and an enjoyable stay in the cottage. Highly recommended but being the 'end of the season' maybe time to check the double bed, a little soft for our liking and sag to the centre. Nothing like your own bed I guess ! We would definitely return and look forward to staying again.

    Reviewed by Kevin3.8Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was very comfortable, in a quiet location but ideally suited for exploring the island."

    The owner Steve was very welcoming and hospitable. We had an excellent week.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was well maintained, very clean, comfortable, and located in a quiet and peaceful location."

    The main entrance & courtyard area was laid out well and attractive with grass and flowers. There was nothing to dislike about this location at all. The owner was helpful and gave us an introduction to the cottage.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2021

  • "Ideal location for our visit to the island."

    Owners very welcoming and a good night's sleep every night.

    Reviewed by Les4.7Jul 2021

  • "Excellent venue, helpful host, the surrounding lanes and walks were beautiful, I can't remember breathing such clear air, a treat to find many bee orchids on a path near our cottage,great!"

    Reviewed by June5.0Jun 2021

  • "Don't need reminding at the end of my week to leave the cottage clean and tidy ."

    We left it spotless.

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0May 2021

  • "The host was very helpful when I contacted him and warmly welcomed us when we arrived."

    The cottage is comfortable and well equipped. The high point is the location at the centre of the Island, which makes It easy to travel to every part of the Island

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2020

  • "Dairy Cottage met our expectations in every way, spotlessly clean and ..."

    Dairy Cottage met our expectations in every way, spotlessly clean and comfortable, and I would recommend it to any one, the owner is very friendly and helpful

    Reviewed by Daphne5.0Oct 2020

  • "Host, Steve was very welcoming and friendly."

    Cottage was clean and warm when we arrived. Diary Cottage was in a lovely quiet, rural location in easy reach of everywhere on the Island.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2020

  • "The position of the cottage was perfect as we could walk for miles if we so desired without getting the car out."

    An excellent holiday.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Sep 2020

  • "Well-appointed cottage in safe and tranquil setting."

    Close to Newport but also to numerous walking trails. Friendly and helpful manager. Would gladly visit again.

    Reviewed by Charilaos5.0Sep 2020

  • "Having stayed in multiple locations across the planet, I can honestly say that Dairy Cottage ranks as the most tranquil to date."

    Indeed, the loudest sounds were the bees buzzing in the lavender and the wind blowing in the corn field. The cottage itself is sizeable with all the facilities you might need and was cleaned to a very high standard. We really loved our stay here and will certainly return. Seb, Ali, Bea (7) and Lucian (10)

    Reviewed by Sebastian5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely Very clean and had everything you needed Lovely welcome ..."

    The cottage was lovely Very clean and had everything you needed Lovely welcome by Steve and also when leaving He is there if you need anything otherwise he just leaves you to your holiday Stunning scenery and lovely location Will be back next year Thank you

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had a wonderful time at Dairy Cottage!"

    It's central location makes it an ideal base for exploring the island. We were greeted upon arrival by the owners, who were very friendly and accommodating. The surrounding area was incredibly peaceful and the cottage itself was small but well-equipped. The private patio outside was the perfect size for us, and I loved that it was gated so our children could play out there safely. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Dairy Cottage and highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.1Aug 2019

  • "Lovely quiet cottage with everything we needed."

    Owner very helpful and close by should we have had a problem -but there weren't any!! Hope to revisit.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2019

  • "Cottage was in lovely location."

    Very quiet and central for what we wanted to do. Our host was on hand for any needs we had. The cottage was very clean and came well equipped. Only downside was bedroom 2 had 2 very small single beds, and tv kept losing signal.

    Reviewed by Paul3.4Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage nice and clean and comfortable."

    Isle of Wight lovely place to visit and plenty to see and do Would recommend to family and friends

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, very peaceful, ideally situated for walking and cycling."

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Apr 2019

  • "The location is very central so everywhere is easy to get to."

    A lovely quiet place on a farm with a couple of other cottages.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Apr 2019

  • "Absolutely loved the place."

    the quietness, the views, the real homeliness. perfect

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Mar 2019

  • "We were met by the owner who showed us around."

    The underfloor heating and 2 foot thick walls ensured that the property was comfortlably warm. Although on a farm the site was very quiet and the surrounds well maintained. A trackway to the rear led up to the downs which would be loved by walkers. Recommended.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2018

  • "Very quiet and comfortable cottage."

    The owner had obviously put a lot of effort into the conversion. He was very helpful on arrival, showing us round the cottage. As the location is central, every part of the island is accessible. Walking is available from the door, otherwise a vehicle is a necessity. Good internet connection.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Sep 2018

  • "A dish-washer would have been appreciated."

    The location of the cottage was excellent, quiet but within easy reach of all the attractions.

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Sep 2018

  • "Location of cottage allowed us acces to all areas"

    Reviewed by Cyril5.0Jul 2018

  • "Excellent quiet location with very good local walks."

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Mar 2018

  • "Peace and quiet"

    Reviewed by Graham4.8Sep 2017

  • "The quietness of the Isle of Wight was great!"

    Reviewed by Bas4.8Jun 2017

  • "Lovely cottage, wonderful warm welcome by Steve Harvey."

    Perfect location, will definitely return for another holiday.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Feb 2017

  • "A home from home cottage."

    Had tea, coffee, sugar and milk waiting for us, towels provided too. In center of island so in easy reach of all locations. We could have done with a softer mattress, but another than that, we would go again.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2016

  • "The cottage was well stocked."

    It was such a nice surprise to find washing up liquid, washing powder, milk and soap in both bathrooms. The cottage was in a beautiful,peaceful position. I would definetly recommend this cottage. The only thing missing was an outdoor swimming pool and some farm animals!

    Reviewed by Paul4.8Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms with French doors to patio: 1 x King-sized bed with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x Twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Private enclosed patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Although all ground floor, there are two steps down to a patio area and one step into property
  • Please be advised: This property is not able to accommodate any bookings for less than 4 nights
  • Please Note: This property is not suitable for wheelchair access, as there are steps down to the property.

The property

Situated in the heart of the Isle of Wight, this mid-terrace Gatcombe cottage barn conversion is surrounded by breathtaking countryside and sits directly on a public bridleway, leading onto some exceptional walks and challenging mountain biking, great for a family break.

This Gatcombe cottage offers two bedrooms including a double with an en-suite shower room and a twin room with French doors leading outside.

There is a homely, open plan living area featuring a delightful kitchen and social dining and sitting areas, with more French doors leading out to the private patio.

Dine outdoors while planning your day’s adventures, or on cooler nights, relax in the sitting room and enjoy a games night by the fire.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 903663 and 913108, together they sleep 14.

Newbarn Country Cottages At Newbarn Farm Gatcombe

These welcoming, self-catering barn conversion cottages are situated on a 250-acre working arable farm, nestled in the hamlet of Gatcombe, just four miles from Newport in the centre of the Isle of Wight. Set in a secluded valley below the wooded hills of the chalk downs, these homely Gatcombe cottages, built from locally sourced island stone, and featuring their original beams, are ideal for families and friends looking to experience the beauty and tranquillity of the island. These Gatcombe cottages are all set solely over the ground floor with comfortable bedrooms, well-equipped kitchens and homely sitting rooms where you can relax and unwind after a day exploring. Outside, each of these Gatcombe cottages has its own private patio with furniture where you can enjoy alfresco dining, and plenty of off road parking space. The rural village of Gatcombe is a hub for country pursuits; enjoy challenging mountain biking right from your doorstep or stunning walks on the downs, whilst a gentle stroll through the village will bring you to the wondrous 13th century St Olave’s Church. Why not take a bracing walk along the Shepherds Trail, enjoying the most spectacular views across the island, to Carisbrooke Castle? These wonderful Gatcombe cottages are perfect for families and walkers looking to explore the delights of the Isle of Wight, all year round.

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About the location


Newport 4 miles; Cowes 9 miles; Ryde 10 miles; Yarmouth 12 miles.

The small rural hamlet of Gatcombe is set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, located centrally to the Isle of Wight. Gatcombe is a wonderful area for all countryside pursuits, with stunning bridleways for horse riding, mountain biking and walking. Gatcombe is the perfect base for exploring the island, as nowhere is more than 30 minutes’ away by car, due to it’s central location. A walk through the village will take you to a 13th century building; St Olave’s Church. It is one of the island’s oldest churches and was originally built for the Lord of Gatcombe House. For the adventurer, try exploring all the breath-taking challenges the adjacent Downs have to offer. Carisbrooke Castle can be found at the end of the Shepherd’s Trail, a great track for keen walkers which offers outstanding views of the island, reaching as far as the Dorset coastline and Hampshire. A wonderful holiday destination for friends and family to enjoy the delights of the Isle of Wight.

Please be advised: This property is not able to accommodate any bookings for less than 4 nights.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
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  • Christmas