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Parlour Cottage

(Ref. 903663)

Gatcombe, Isle of Wight Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, central location"

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a central location for the Island."

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Oct 2023

  • "Excellent quiet location and facilities."

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in an ideal location."

    Sarah and Steve were lovely and on hand if you needed anything.There was everything you needed for a wonderful holiday. If you want a peaceful holiday in the ideal spot to get anywhere on the island with ease then this is the place for you. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Jun 2023

  • "Superb facilities."

    We were extremely comfortable and everything was top quality. I have stayed in many holiday cottages, but never where so much thought had gone into the needs of those on a holiday. The owner Steve was always on hand if needed.

    Reviewed by Moiya5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Fabulous walking direct from the door. It was so peaceful and relaxing. Cottage was well equipped with everything you need. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and we had a great stay, hosts were very welcoming"

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had another wonderful holiday in Parlour cottage, contains everything you could possibly need and is clean and extremely comfortable."

    ...a proper home from home❤️ Set in beautiful surroundings and very peaceful. The owners are friendly and helpful,meet you on arrival and come to see you off. Highly recommended A+++++

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Oct 2022

  • "One of the best self-catering properties we have stayed in."

    The beds were very comfortable which was a pleasant surprise as generally we find the beds uncomfortable. The property was very well equipped and roomy. The only criticism for us was we found the sofas uncomfortable.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Sep 2022

  • "Absolute gem."

    Highly recommended for a quiet peaceful location to get away. Loved every minute. Would have given more stars if available.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2022

  • "Probably the best cottage we have ever rented it had everything you needed and more besides wherever you want to go you are never more than 30 mins."

    away. The comfort, cleanliness and equipment make this cottage a real home from home we will definitely be back next year, can’t wait

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2022

  • "The location and property were a delight."

    It was an extremely peaceful, comfortable and relaxing place to stay with friendly hosts. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had an excellent stay at Parlour Cottage."

    The cottage was exceptionally clean, with all amenities. The hosts Sarah and Steve were very friendly and on hand if we had any issues or queries. Parlour cottage is in a lovely quiet location. Can’t wait to return. Pat

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2022

  • "Very friendly and helpful hosts,there to greet you on arrival and to ask you how you enjoyed your holiday on the last day."

    .and on hand in between!!! The cottage was beautifully clean,very well stocked and had all the comforts of home. We really enjoyed staying there and it's definitely one to rebooked.. highly recommended!!!

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great property in an area of outstanding natural beauty."

    The property was first rate and the owners were both most helpful and friendly. The surrounding area has some great walks and the locals where most friendly.Will look forward to returning, . .

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2021

  • "The location and the comfort of the cottage also the owners are very friendly and helpful"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Would recommend the cottage and the owner to anyone

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Jun 2021

  • "A beautifully presented property with everything we could need provided."

    Immaculatly clean and tidy and on arrival we were shown around by the owner which was a nice personal touch. We absolutely loved staying at Parlour cottage, it is on a farm at the end of a dead end lane, the peace and quiet and surrounding countryside was so peaceful. The only sounds we heard were the singing of the birds and calls of the wildlife. Would definitely recommend Parlour cottage for a great get away.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0May 2021

  • "This was an absolutely lovely property in a stunning location."

    Photos don’t do it justice. The owners gave us a lovely greeting and were helpful. Lots of guides and maps and info provided in the property. Really comfy beds and superb water pressure and heating. A real home from home comfort.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely peaceful cottage, beautiful location."

    Ideally placed for days out, lots to do within a short drive. owner very helpful and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely place to stay , hosts where very helpful , but not imposing , great ..."

    Lovely place to stay , hosts where very helpful , but not imposing , great location to get around the island , very spacious accommodation, well equipped too

    Reviewed by Brian Richard5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, we had a great stay"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2020

  • "Absolutely amazing property."

    Greeted on arrival by the owner who gave us a tour of the property. Felt the property had been cleaned to a very high standard. Provided everything we needed for are stay and more. Extremely quiet and wonderful views. Plenty of extra touches including hand soap, washing machine products, tea and coffee provided. Could not have wished for more.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2020

  • "A lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful countryside setting."

    The owner was on hand but not at all intrusive. We enjoyed a lovely week exploring the island and spend the evenings making the most of the footpaths on the doorstep of the farm. Very secluded and peaceful village but within easy reach by car for the rest of the island. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Sep 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely."

    Set in the countryside away from towns it is a lovely peaceful place and Steve the owner was most helpful. I would certainly go back if i visit the IOW again.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2019

  • "I only have one gripe I cannot fault the cottage but the quilt covers are far ..."

    I only have one gripe I cannot fault the cottage but the quilt covers are far too small for the beds as i said only one thing to moan about when we arrived Steve the manager showed us around then left us to it all in all a great place to stay

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 2019

  • "Brilliant location, friendly host (but not interfering)."

    Quality furniture and furnishings. Can not fault this holiday. 10/10.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2019

  • "Great place for walking and wildlife easy access to all the island facilities at ..."

    Great place for walking and wildlife easy access to all the island facilities at the cottage fantastic very friendly reception would love to go again

    Reviewed by Sally5.0May 2019

  • "Our cottage was fantastic."

    Spacious and comfortable. Was clean and well maintained. The owner lived on site and was very polite and helpful. Would definitely recommend. And will be back again.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Apr 2019

  • "Very nice cottage, good location and very well run."

    The owner was on hand if we had any problems. so all in all very nice

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2018

  • "The cottage and holiday were fantastic, what was disappointing was that when we booked with Sykes i then wanted within 24 hours to cancel the booking but was told that no refund could be given."

    No cooling off period, ok it may be in your terms and conditions but i will not be using Sykes again or recommend them to friends or family

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2018

  • "Coming from the Isle of Man I wondered about coming to Isle of Wight, but although a very different island it was a very interestiing place."

    With many lovely walks , & plenty of things to do. The cottage was excellent , very comfortable a lovely position easy to reach all areas. Although we did get lost a couple of times ,it meant we found some lovely thatched villages & places to eat. We were impressed with the tidyness of the whole island, but found seaside towns a little tired.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jun 2018

  • "The holiday cottage was perfect."

    We managed to have a short walk every evening to see the surrounding views. The cottage is situated in the middle of isle of weight meaning it wasn't far to travel to all of the great attractions on the island. Would most certainly return to the island and this wonderful cottage.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2018

  • "The only thing we were not satisfied with was the fact that Sykes charged us a booking fee twice when we booked the cottage for 2 weeks."

    We do not agree with this policy. We challenged this when we booked and explained that we use Sykes a lot but were still told we had to pay a double booking fee. In the past we have booked with other companies for 2 weeks and only had to pay 1 booking fee. When you book for 2 weeks it is only 1 transaction so why should you have to pay twice? The cottage itself exceeded expectations. It was spacious, clean and well-equipped. The views were lovely and the whole complex well-maintained. Steve Harvey was there to meet us and explained everything when we arrived and also spoke to us before we left. The central situation of the cottage was an added bonus as it was never very far to anywhere we wanted to visit. The weather also contributed to the success of the holiday - only 1 wet day in two weeks. We would certainly return to the cottage again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2018

  • "Because the cottage is so remote it would have been helpfull to be able to get essential ie milk and bread from the owner/landlord."

    Reviewed by Lucy4.8Aug 2017

  • "Beautiful secluded spot central for most of the island."

    Reviewed by Keith4.4May 2017

  • "An absolutely brilliant cottage, although its more like a bungalow."

    ideally situated centrally on the island about five minutes from Newport. Travelling to all the major coastal towns is so easy from here and only 20 minutes from the Cowes ferry terminal. The wildlife around us was fantastic and we had a great time just watching the red squirrels, pheasants and foxes running around and the buzzards flying overhead. The cottage is well appointed, very clean and well maintained. It has almost everything you could need, the only extra in the kitchen, would be a dishwasher as it has sleeping for six it would be a great addition. All in all a fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.8Oct 2016

  • "Cottage is in the centre of the island in a very rural position."

    It was very quiet and peaceful with a lovely outside area where you can sit and have meals and soak up the sun. It was very clean and had plenty of room, there was even a choice of books if you ran out of something to read. This was our first visit to the island and will certainly be back and will book early to make sure we can book this cottage. Mr Harvey was very friendly and was readily available if anything was needed. Sighs all round when we left!!!

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2016

  • "Great place to stay very comfortable nice welcome on arrival couldn't fault the cottage."

    Very good central location for exploring the island never more than 30 min drive from major attractions and coast.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.6Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, 2 x TVs 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
  • Enclosed front patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Please be advised: This property is not able to accommodate any bookings for less than 4 nights

The property

This homely Gatcombe cottage, with its stable barn door and feature beams, is ideal for families and friends looking to experience the beauty and tranquillity of the island.

This Gatcombe cottage is situated solely on the ground floor and offers three spacious bedrooms.

Plan the day’s adventures around the family dining table in a large, well-equipped country kitchen or enjoy a relaxing evening in the comfortable sitting room.

French doors lead outside to your very own private patio area, where you can sit and marvel at the view of glorious rolling hills, with the rear of the property leading straight onto a bridleway, perfect for picnics on sunny afternoons.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 913107 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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas