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The Carthouse

(Ref. 22110)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Overall we received what we paid for, the cottage was comfortable with a very good outlook."

    It is part of a working farm complex which is what we wanted. Inside the cottage, it was not as clean as it could be, the kitchen was sticky and we wiped it over before we used it. The pillow on the beds were foam and not as good as they could be. The shower cubicle needs a make over, it's looking tired - but it works very well.

    Reviewed by Michael3.4Sep 2023

  • "Very well equipped and maintained."

    Clean, comfortable and quiet. Perfect.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jul 2023

  • "Amazing"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "Everything was fine."

    We had a very enjoyable week in the I.O.W. The property was a perfect base. Its situation, on a working farm , added to the feel of inclusion in the community. Host available, but not intrusive, was good. Property clean, comfortable and well-equipped.

    Reviewed by Frederick5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Julie and Dave were the perfect hosts.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage, well placed to visit the island."

    Comfortable bed. Helpful owners. Lovely rural surroundings. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2023

  • "A great place to stay,we would highly reccomend this place for anyone looking for spacious accomodation,the hosts david and julie were very welcoming,and dealt with all our needs,we would not hesitate at booking this accomodation to stay in the future!"

    Reviewed by Aidan5.0Apr 2023

  • "A really comfortable well-equipped cottage in an ideal Location"

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2023

  • "It was excellent every effort was made to set the cottage up for christmas, thank you"

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Dec 2022

  • "Excellent - very well equipped, comfortable and cosy."

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Nov 2022

  • "We loved the location, far from the madding crowd!"

    Although the property was on a very busy working farm, during a very hot, busy time of year, we felt welcome at all times. We were allowed to walk around the farm, which we did during the evenings. This was a privilege. We felt comfortable and safe in the property. It was a lovely week and we would certainly return.

    Reviewed by Adrienne5.0Aug 2022

  • "A very well-equipped property in a beautiful location with easy access to the Carthouse, and to all areas of I."

    O.W. It was ready on time, very clean and well equipped in all areas. Julie the owner was very helpful and approachable if we needed to know anything.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2022

  • "A very comfortable cottage with all mod cons in a rural part of the island."

    Brilliant shops in the next village and close to most places to visit and the beach. Thank you for the welcome tray on arrival. We had a lovely holiday and hope to return again.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Jun 2022

  • "This property was very well equipped and met our needs perfectly."

    The owner was helpful and friendly. It was conveniently situated for visiting attractions on the island.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0May 2022

  • "We had a really good break stay."

    Location was lovely and quiet although nothing is too far away. Accomodation was great and clean and Julie couldn't have done any more to make us more welcome. Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Keri5.0Apr 2022

  • "Really well equipped."

    Comfortable. Toys for the children. Warm. Great location. Very welcoming. Enclosed garden. Great to be on a working farm.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Oct 2021

  • "Cottage is lovely, very well appointed, equipped and clean."

    Nothing was too much trouble for the hosts, we had a slight challenge with the heating - first time it had been used this year - they came instantly to try and resolve, when they couldn’t they brought additional heaters and organised a plumber for the next working day. Cannot recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very good location in quiet part of island."

    Large piece of grass at back and pleasant picnic area. Spacious interior. Lovely cake and milk on arrival.

    Reviewed by John4.4Sep 2021

  • "The house and garden were great for children, we had many evenings playing with our granddaughter in the garden, Frisbee flying over the barn roof, on more than one occasion, the farmers were very accommodating, it was fun."

    We hope the local pub survives, problems with staffing which was a shame their food is always excellent, we hope that by our next visit they will have survived and be up and running.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Aug 2021

  • "We felt the cottage was so well equipped the owners had thought of everything, even a cake on arrival!"

    !!! The owners were very helpful and friendly always time to chat.

    Reviewed by Ellaline5.0Jun 2021

  • "We enjoyed a wonderful week in this fabulous cottage!"

    It was brilliantly equipped with everything provided for a perfect stay. The location was exceptional - on a busy, working farm and hosted by a lovely and hard-working farming family! The short walk to the beautiful village was a delight - and the people we met along the way were so friendly! And as for the Isle of Wight - this, our first visit, will definitely not be the last - we enjoyed absolutely everything about our stay there!!

    Reviewed by Jo5.0May 2021

  • "We had a fantastic week & enjoyed being close to various sights across the island."

    The cottage was perfect, they provided all we needed and so much more. There were flowers, milk and a cake when we arrived, as well as handwash, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid and some toiletries. The enclosed garden was huge & thoroughly enjoyed by us and our 5 year old twins. We’ve already booked for next year, can’t recommend it enough.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely countryside location."

    Julie very helpful. Will book again

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Oct 2019

  • "The Cart House was in a great location."

    Extremely clean and had everything you could ever need including books, games, all the basic essentials and a kitchen with every pot, pan, dish or cooking item you would ever need. The owner was very friendly and made as feel very welcome. I would highly recommend this for a stay on the IOW.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Aug 2019

  • "Only that it would be helpful to have a mop & bucket to clean non carpeted floors"

    Reviewed by David4.4Jun 2019

  • "We had a really good time in the holiday home."

    It was very well equipped and comfortable andt the hosts very friendly.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely friendly welcome from Julie the owner, also a tray set for us to enjoy a nice cup of tea and a beautiful home made cake, we sat in the garden and enjoyed the sunshine and the tea and cake."

    The cottage has everything you need, you have heard of the saying "Everything but the kitchen sink", well this had the kitchen sink as well. The only thing you need to take is laundry detergent and fabric softener, this I guess is due to skin allergies. I would point out that the washing machine is just that, it is not a washer dryer, but that is not a problem, as there is a washing line with pegs, laundry basket and airers over the radiators for all your drying needs. We really enjoyed our stay here, so much so we are hoping to go back later in the year.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Mar 2019

  • "Larger property than expected."

    It is excellent, very well equipped, friendly owners and plenty of space. 5-10 minutes in the car to Brighstone Car Park and shops and can then walk to the coast. We had a very enjoyable holiday in this cottage.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2018

  • "Our stay at the Cart House was very enjoyable, the cottage had everything we needed & was very comfortable with lovely views over the country side."

    We were welcomed with a home made cake & milk for a very welcome cup of tea. Thank you

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2018

  • "The Carthouse is on a working farm and the people who run it were very welcoming, and we had great pleasure in 'speaking' to the animals."

    The Carthouse was immaculate with everything you would need, a home from home. A very large garden at the rear for children to play, and a patio with two bench tables. Rarely have we said we would return, but we will to The Carthouse.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2018

  • "Lovely venue and very helpful hosts"

    Reviewed by Clare4.8Aug 2017

  • "Great place to stay with large garden and great views"

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, Smart TV , CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage on request
  • Enclosed, large lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins walk, pub 6 mins walk
  • Note: The owner is happy to help with arranging your ferry crossing - please contact owner directly.

The property

This thoughtfully-converted old cart house is superbly located on a mixed working farm, within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the edge of the delightful village of Shorwell on the Isle of Wight.

Caringly appointed throughout to provide spacious, comfortable accommodation, this Shorwell cottage is perfect for couples, friends or families looking to get away from it all and enjoy the sheer beauty this part of the island has to offer.

Set entirely on the ground floor, this Shorwell cottage offers a light and spacious sitting room with dining area and French doors leading out to the garden, along with a fitted kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms, one of which has a king-size bed.

You will enjoy stunning countryside views from the sitting room, kitchen and twin bedroom in your Isle of Wight cottage.

Outside, you will find an extremely large, private lawned garden with patio area, perfect for enjoying an energetic game or two, or simply relaxing with a morning coffee as you watch the daily life of the farm.

The beautiful, historic village of Shorwell was developed around St. Peter's Church and its three manor houses, of which West Court is the oldest, dating back to c.1500.

Queen Victoria is said to have favoured Shorwell over any other village on the Isle of Wight.

Apart from outstanding walks and exhilarating mountain biking, just a few minutes' walk from your Isle of Wight cottage you will find The Crown Inn, as featured in the AA's Britain's Best Pubs 2011 and 2012, and well worth a visit.

Just outside the village, why not explore the west coast beaches of Brighstone and Compton Bay, where at low tide you might be lucky enough to spot the odd dinosaur footprint?

Alternatively, head up the road towards Newport and you will discover Carisbrooke Castle, a must for all the family.

The perfect Shorwell cottage from which to explore this wonderful island, any time of the year.

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About the location


Newport 6 miles.

The pretty village of Shorwell, close to the south coast of the Isle of Wight, was said to be one of Queen Victoria's favourite places to visit. The village is well served by a local pub serving good food and ales, a village shop and post office. The area offers miles of footpaths and bridleways, picturesque villages and breathtaking coastal scenery. Within a short drive can be found several beautiful beaches, the popular pleasure park at Blackgang Chine, and the bustling town of Newport with its shops, restaurants, arts centre and cinema. Shorwell is a charming village, and provides the perfect centre from which to explore this super island.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas