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Dairy Cottage

Gatcombe, Isle of Wight (Ref. 913107)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "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 MartinOct 2021

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

    Reviewed by JerryOct 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 KevinOct 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 BrianSep 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 RichardSep 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by LesJul 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 JuneJun 2021

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

    We left it spotless.

    Reviewed by StewartMay 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 JohnOct 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 DaphneOct 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 DavidOct 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 MarionSep 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 CharilaosSep 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 SebastianSep 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely ..."

    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 SarahJul 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 ElizabethAug 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 AnnJul 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 PaulJun 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 DavidJun 2019

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

    Reviewed by JoanneApr 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 VictoriaApr 2019

  • "Absolutely loved the place."

    the quietness, the views, the real homeliness. perfect

    Reviewed by DanielMar 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 PeterNov 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 HeatherSep 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 RobertSep 2018

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

    Reviewed by CyrilJul 2018

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

    Reviewed by GrahamMar 2018

  • "Peace and quiet"

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2017

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

    Reviewed by BasJun 2017

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

    Perfect location, will definitely return for another holiday.

    Reviewed by DeborahFeb 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 WendyOct 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 PaulAug 2016

  • "We liked the whole holiday, we have stayed several times before so know the island well and this cottage is a good base for all tourist spots."

    Reviewed by NickyJul 2016

  • "Great location, nice and quiet."

    Reviewed by IanMar 2016

  • "Very quiet and peaceful right in the middle of the island so easy to get to everywhere!"

    Reviewed by AdamFeb 2016

  • "It was central for all parts of the island, very quiet, and with a resident pheasant family nearby."

    By some mystery, the sitting room was always comfortably warm and the bedrooms comfortably cooler! The beds, power shower and bath were lovely.

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2015

  • "This is a great cottage which is centrally located on the island, so is within 30 minutes drive of all of the island tourist spots."

    Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by StuartApr 2015

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New Barn Farm Holiday Cottages

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.

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.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms with French doors to patio: 1 x double 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, 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
  • 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 is one step into property.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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