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Home Farm Cottage

(Ref. 1070285)

Shanklin, Isle of Wight Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Home Farm Cottage."

    Very comfortable and spacious (for 4 adults and a dog). There are loads of places to eat out very close by, but the kitchen is very well equipped and we enjoyed cooking meals there. Comfy garden furniture and super comfy beds (although thicker curtains in the bedrooms would be nice). The cottage was surprisingly quiet inside despite the road. Denise provided us with lots of really useful recommendations - thank you. A great first visit to the IoW.

    Reviewed by Phillipa4.4Jul 2023

  • "With minimal time/outlay, parking could be upgraded to two full parking bays, it is an 8 person unit!"

    Scrap the old fashioned Aga and put in a two oven/4 burner unit. Also provide full size frig/freezer. It is an 8 person unit!

    Our beautiful thatch cottage is a Grade II listed building and it is not possible to change the parking area. In addition to add a second family car parking space a large part of the cottage garden would be lost and would spoil the beauty of the cottage. There are two free on road parking spaces immediately outside the property. Parking arrangements are clearly described in the description. The Aga is in keeping with the charm and period of the cottage and again described within the description. There is a gas hob and a large combination convection/microwave oven. There is a full size fridge and a smaller freezer. Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul3.4Jun 2023

  • "The property has a lovely feel and is in a great location."

    I would have been happy with the property but for the following reasons:- The dishwasher wasnt working from the moment we arrived. It had s foul smell and water leaked over the floor.I had to empty some water out everyday to stop it over flowing.A plumber did come however a replacement was required which was installed after we left. The electrics blew which tripped the sockets downstairs. This was also investigated by the engineer who discovered that water had got onto the socket for the dishwasher resulting in the fuse board tripping. The macerator in the on suite stopped working after the electrics blew and the shower tray filled up with water. This meant the on suite was unuseable. An engineer did attend and fixed the problem We spoke with the owners who did arrange the 2 engineers to attend and were polite and helpful in this regard. However we were only staying for 4 nights.We had no dishwasher and with the other issues it became slightly stressful and took the shine off our stay.

    We are really sorry that the dishwasher broke down and as soon as you notified us we arranged for a plumber to come out immediately, unfortunately, it could not be repaired so we arranged for a new replacement straight away. . The issue with the dishwasher caused the electrics to trip so we called out an electrician immediately who sorted out the issue. We are pleased that you loved the cottage and we are so sorry that there was a problem with the dishwasher that had a knock on effect. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alex4.7Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was really great."

    (just saying it would have been handy to have an alternative oven than the Aga…. ) but it didn’t mar our lovely holiday. Denise, the owner was most helpful. We felt that we had been in Shanklin longer than a week. We will definitely visit the island again.

    Really happy you enjoyed our cottage and found you loved the Island and will return. Regarding the oven situation. We do have a large combination microwave in the utility room which we find is sufficient to cook meals in during the period when the Aga is off. It works just like a traditional oven as well as microwave, which is very handy. Unfortunately we cannot put it in the kitchen at the moment, so it is housed in the utility room next to the garden room. When we redesign the kitchen we will certainly look to moving it. Thanks for the feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carole4.7Sep 2022

  • "Wonderful holiday, super property, just as described."

    We will certainly return next year!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2022

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite basin, shower and WC, 1 x double, 1 x King, 1 x bunk
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with AGA
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Snug
  • Conservatory
  • Gas central heating with AGA
  • AGA cooker, gas hob, combination microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Smart TV, secure WiFi with code supplied, 2 x Echo Dot (voice operated offering Amazon Music)
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 family car (or 2 small cars) in front garden and on road free parking
  • Enclosed rear courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome (no pets allowed on furniture and beds)
  • Sorry, no smoking – NB: no naked flames allowed within the property
  • High Street, Shanklin with wide range of shops 300 metres
  • Centre of the Old Village with local pubs/restaurants/shops 100 metres, beach 300 metre (7-minute walk)
  • Selection of family board games supplied
  • No EV charging point supplied.

The property

Tucked away in the picturesque town of Shanklin, Isle of Wight, is this chocolate-box, detached cottage, Home Farm Cottage.

This picture-perfect abode rests amongst other thatched cottages and has retained much of its character with its hard wooden floors, ancient stone walls and entrance archway.

Enjoying a central location, just paces away from wonderful amenities and a long, sandy beach, this thatched property is an idyllic hideaway for a family of or group of friends of eight.

Park up directly outside on the private driveaway before admiring the quaint setting of Shanklin.

Enter through the rustic front door and discover the hallway where you can house your shoes and coats, ready for an outdoor adventure.

Rustle up heart-warming meals in the charming kitchen, which hosts an Aga cooker and gas hob to assist with your self-catering holiday and a washing machine and dishwasher to keep your space clean and tidy.

Settle down in the dining room at the elegant table to savour a delicious meal as you catch-up on the highlights of your excursions.

Afterwards, you can choose whether to gather in the sitting room where the large TV will keep you entertained for the evening or relish the peaceful snug room to enjoy a compelling novel.

Home Farm Cottage offers an additional seating area in the lovely garden room to soak in the scenic courtyard; your furry friend can stretch their legs in the enclosed garden as you unwind on the furniture.

As the evening draws to a close, venture upstairs to the first floor to the family bathroom, here you can indulge in a bubble-bath in the freestanding tub or rinse off the sand in the walk-in shower.

The first floor offers four delightful bedrooms to choose from, one king, two doubles, one with an en-suite shower/WC and a bunk bedroom, all with fantastic storage space.

In the morning, relish a steaming cup of coffee in the kitchen as you ponder the excitement of the day ahead.

Home Farm Cottage benefits from a central location, head out on foot to find a plethora of shops, independent cafes and pubs or to Reynoldstone Gardens, and Big Mead an expanse of open parkland and explore to get better acquainted with your surroundings.

Spend the day at Shanklin beach, where you can rent a boat to absorb the spectacular scenery and afterwards stroll along the promenade, offering a lively atmosphere with its amusements, crazy golf and exciting fairground.

Jump in the car or catch a local bus and visit the seaside resort of Sandown for a superb golf course, the Wildheart Animal Sanctuary to spend time with exotic animals, as well as Sandham Gardens for a beautiful walk and mini golf.

A little further afield rests the quaint village of Godshill, which has its own Model Village, enjoy home-cooked meals at The Old Smithy or Griffin Family Inn for a friendly atmosphere.

For a memorable getaway to the stunning coast of Shanklin, Isle of Wight, treat you and your loved ones to a stay at Home Farm Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Sandown 2.2 miles; Godshill 4 miles.

The town of Shanklin on the Isle of Wight is a traditional seaside resort, sitting in a sheltered, sunny bay on the south-east coast of the island. Shanklin and Sandown offer all the right ingredients for a great summer holiday, with long, safe, sandy beaches and loads of family attractions, such as a zoo, pier and fairground, plus shops, restaurants, pubs and clubs. The older part of Shanklin, known as Shanklin Old Village, is set slightly lower than the town, where the road winds between traditional thatched cottages, tea shops and charming gardens and parks. Explore Shanklin Chine, a dramatic gorge with a waterfall tumbling through lush plants and mossy boulders. At the top of the cliff is the bustling High Street of shops and the grand Victorian theatre, at the bottom there are cafes, shops and amusements along the suntrap esplanade and sandy beach. Shanklin is great starting point for numerous coastal and inland walks (with the option to return using the local bus network). The rest of the island, including Sandown, Godshill, Blackgang Chine and The Needles, is all easily accessible.