View towards the property, set on acres of farmland
The lounge overlooks the lovely rural setting
Dining for four and a well-equipped kitchen
The bright double bedroom has a window to the fields beyond
Twin bedroom which can be presented as a super-king-size
The shower room can be found on the first floor
Beautiful views from the garden of the cottage
Lovely landscape views all around
Watch the swans swim
The property and grounds
1 / 10  View towards the property, set on acres of farmland
2 / 10  The lounge overlooks the lovely rural setting
3 / 10  Dining for four and a well-equipped kitchen
4 / 10  The bright double bedroom has a window to the fields beyond
5 / 10  Twin bedroom which can be presented as a super-king-size
6 / 10  The shower room can be found on the first floor
7 / 10  Beautiful views from the garden of the cottage
8 / 10  Lovely landscape views all around
9 / 10  Watch the swans swim
10 / 10  The property and grounds

Marvel Cottage,

Blackwater, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • This delightful cottage enjoys beautiful rural views across lakes and toward the downs
  • An ideal location for nature-lovers, keen walkers and cyclists
  • Perfect base for enjoying the wonderful countryside and glorious coastline
Property code: IC082

Set in the heart of the Isle of Wight this lovely and tranquil farm cottage offers delightful views, a variety of wildlife and a fishing lake, and is an ideal base for touring this picturesque island.

This attractive cottage stands near one of the Isle of Wight’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Nearby is a picturesque pond with an abundance of wildlife, plus two large trout lakes which abound with a variety of birds making them a wonderful location for keen birdwatchers. This is also a superb cycling and walking area with the nearby Stenbury Trail which extends from Cowes to Ventnor, and the Tennyson Trail from Carisbrooke Castle to the Needles, on the western tip of the island. The sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are a short drive away, or you could visit Osborne House, the island home of Queen Victoria. The market town of Newport has a variety of shops and restaurants.

On entering this tasteful barn conversion, which offers stunning rural views from all the main rooms, you will find yourself in the pretty and welcoming open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. With plenty of comfy seating, TV/DVD and music system, the light and airy lounge is an ideal space to unwind in. You will also find a lovely dining area. The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and a washer/dryer. Access to a freezer is also provided. Heading up to the first floor you will find two cosy bedrooms - there’s a double room and a twin room which has a zip-and-link bed which can be made up into a super-king-size double if requested at the time of booking. You will also find a bathroom complete with a built-in shower and WC.

The French doors from the lounge lead out onto a delightful terrace with lovely open views. Garden furniture and a BBQ are provided so you can enjoy a meal in the sunshine. The garden in front of the cottage has been enclosed with attractive picket fencing. From the cottage you can watch red squirrels feeding. Two cars can be parked beside the cottage or alternatively just outside the garden area. Storage is available for bicycles and dinghies by arrangement. You are welcome to roam across the beautiful farmland and enjoy picnics by the trout lakes, and arrangements can be made for you to enjoy fly fishing on the lakes. Tuition and tackle hire are available. One of the proprietors is a professional palaeontologist who is happy to identify your finds of fossils and/or take you on guided fossil hunting trips. Please note, children need to be supervised in the grounds due to the pond and lakes.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 zip-and-link twin (can be made into a super-king-size double by request at the time of booking)
  • 1 bathroom with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and washer/dryer
  • Access to a freezer is provided
  • TV/DVD and music system in lounge
  • Terrace with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Bike and dinghy storage available
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Security deposit - £100 per booking
  • Set on a working farm
  • Trout fishing can be arranged
  • Regret no pets
  • Children should be supervised in the grounds due to the pond and lakes
  • Supermarkets, pubs and restaurants within walking distance

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by S, 25th October 2019

Super cottage in ideal mid island location; nowhere very far away. Cycle trail accessible from grounds for lovely walks & cycles, perfect for spotting the delightful red squirrel. Well equipped cottage, super cosy & comfortable with personal touches from the owners, such as wine for adults, cordial for children & a pumpkin for carving as it was HalRead moreloween! Very much hope to return. Hide

Reviewed by Paul, 5th October 2019

The property is perfectly located for touring the whole island, and is situated in a very peaceful and beautiful setting, perfect to come back to after a busy day sightseeing. The owners are very friendly and welcoming and we felt extremely comfortable in their lovely cottage.

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 28th September 2019

A home from home. Always very helpful. Bike paths off road only a few minutes away. Beautiful lakes to walk round. Bats swans and more to see.

Reviewed by Katie, 30th August 2019

And amazing place to stay greeted by the owners of tea coffee and wine overall a really enjoyable lovely stay

Reviewed by Susan, 5th July 2019

A lovely well-equipped cottage in a peaceful setting, within easy reach of all the island's attractions. We received a very warm welcome and the little extras - wine in the fridge and fresh flowers were special extra touches. Very comfortable beds too.

Reviewed by J, 31st May 2019

Beautiful location with abundant wildlife, clean comfortable well equipped cottage. We Very much enjoyed our holiday there and would love to come again.

Reviewed by Susan, 26th April 2019

Idyllic location . Everything provided . Lovely bottle of wine in the fridge . Warm welcome from Steven . Red squirrels were charming .

Reviewed by Peter, 12th April 2019

Comfortable cottage in a very quiet and pretty setting with lots of wildlife. Central location just outside Newport was perfect for visiting all parts of the island. Family were friendly and welcoming. We would happily go back again.

Reviewed by Mary, 8th March 2019

This year was our fourth visit to Marvel Cottage. The location is perfect, not far from anywhere as it is in the centre of the Island. The cottage is very well equipped, clean, plenty of hot water and the beds are so comfy after a full days touring. For the bird lovers there is always something to watch and the red squirrels love sunflower seeds! WRead moree highly recommend this cottage if you need a bit of peace and quiet. Hide

Reviewed by Ken, 10th February 2019

Had a lovely time in this cottage, was very comfortable and was very well lay out and lots of different animals to see. Will definitely be going back again in the future. The owners of the cottage was also very lovely and polite.

Reviewed by Dave & Joy, September 2018

A truly amazing and wonderful stay. Marvel Cottage is just perfect in every way and set in the most stunning grounds. The wildlife around the cottage is magical, with something different to marvel at each day. Thank you for such a great stay. We cannot imagine finding a more special place on any part of the island.

Reviewed by John & Delphine, August 2018

Lovely cottage in beautiful serene surroundings just what we needed for a rest and relaxation holiday. So convenient for just about everywhere on the island.

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