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The Carthouse

Shorwell, Isle of Wight (Ref. 22110)



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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/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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22 Customer Review(s)

  • Pat

    “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.

    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.

    - Pat, August 2021

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.


  • 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, TV with Freeview, DVD, 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.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas