View towards the cottage
Double bedroom with a beamed ceiling
Sit back and enjoy the wood burner
Enjoy a bubble bath
Dining area
Twin room
Garden area
Yaverland beach
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2 / 9  Double bedroom with a beamed ceiling
3 / 9  Sit back and enjoy the wood burner
4 / 9  Kitchen
5 / 9  Enjoy a bubble bath
6 / 9  Dining area
7 / 9  Twin room
8 / 9  Garden area
9 / 9  Yaverland beach

One Mead Cottage,

Alverstone, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Picturesque traditional cottage situated on a 12-acre farm, on the Isle of Wight
  • Wood burner for cosy evenings in together, after a long day of touring
  • Close to the seaside towns of Shanklin and Sandown for lovely beaches
  • Surrounded by wonderful walking and cycling routes to the coast and downs
  • Contemporary-style interiors and restful bedrooms sleeping four guests
  • Well-situated for exploration of al the island’s top attractions
Property code: IC091

This tastefully presented Isle of Wight-based holiday cottage promises a peaceful rural getaway for couples or families.

Situated on a 12-acre farm, this property is surrounded by fields of horses, cows and chickens together with a pond of ducks, moorhens and the occasional heron. Located on the edge of the small rural hamlet of Alverstone, the cottage sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with picturesque walking and cycling routes on the doorstep. Follow the River Yar, which runs through the centre of Alverstone and leads to the sea at Bembridge in the east. Less than three miles away, Sandown boasts wonderful sandy beaches and lively entertainment together with a popular golf course. A little closer to home, the village of Newchurch is within walking distance and offers a good public house for enjoying a hearty meal out.

Recently converted from a barn, this cottage features charming exposed beams, old wooden floorboards and plenty of natural light throughout. The small yet well-equipped modern kitchen contains everything you should need for preparing delicious meals, which can later be enjoyed at the modern table beside the window. The lounge is a light and airy room with a heated tiled floor, exposed beams, comfortable leather sofa and French doors opening onto the garden. There is a wood burner in the corner for those relaxing evenings in front of the TV. Also, on the ground floor is a wet room with a shower and WC. Upstairs there are two attractive bedrooms, one spacious double with views across the fields and one compact twin, which is perfect for children. There is also a bright and modern bathroom with Velux-style window.

Outside, a large patio area with table and chairs overlooks the pretty paddocks and pond beyond. This is a pleasant space for enjoying BBQs while watching the wildlife on the water. There is also space to store bicycles.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • Sleeps 4+1
  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 ground floor wet room with shower with WC, 1 bathroom with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge with ice compartment
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer and access to a freezer in an outbuilding
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Underfloor heating on the ground floor
  • TV/DVD in the lounge
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Local amenities with easy driving distance
  • Bed linen included
  • Storage for bicycles
  • Wood burner
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome - please be aware that there are free range chickens on the farm so dogs must remain controlled at all times
  • There is a supplementary charge of £35 per week for the additional bed which must be requested at the time of booking  

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ruth, 28th September 2019

This is a very comfy cottage in a beautiful location. Very dog friendly and plenty of walkies locally & all over the island. It's inland so far from the madding crowds. The owners are helpful and will offer suggestions on where to go if you ask. The welcome pack included eggs from their chickens and delicious lemon drizzle cake. Cheese from Queen BRead moreower Dairy (just up the road) is well worth trying. Hide

Reviewed by Joan L M, 21st September 2019

From arrival, our Hosts and the Cottage set an extremely high standard. The welcome from the owners who set about accommodating an initial dilemma without any fuss, the home made Lemon Drizzle cake, fresh eggs and scent of Sweet peas on the table, the warmth from the underfloor heating and the sparkling clean kitchen and bathrooms were a joy ! FindRead moreing Alverstone can be a little difficult the first time, as can the access to Lower Borthwood Farm - no problem after that . Hide

Reviewed by Anne, 7th September 2019

Lovely spot and absolutely ideal if you have a dog or enjoy walking. A most enjoyable stay.

Reviewed by Sharon, 6th July 2019

A beautiful cottage with everything you could possible need for an enjoyable stay. Located in a peaceful spot on the island, yet with easy access to everywhere. Perfect for cycling, wildlife and walking. Wake each morning to the natural sound of the cockerel and enjoy fresh eggs from the hens. Our hosts were warm, friendly and very welcoming. We haRead mored the best family holiday for many years. Hide

Reviewed by Christine, 22nd June 2019

Loved our holiday in this cottage, our first visit but will definitely be going back.Well equipped with all you need & the beds were the comfiest Ive ever slept on , on any holiday Ive weve had .

Reviewed by Pat, 15th June 2019

Home from home. Beautiful location, extremely comfortable, very well equipped, lovely welcome package. So nice having free range chickens wandering about and lovely watching the horses. Very well positioned for keen walkers.

Reviewed by Christine, 1st June 2019

Beautiful property well equipped lovely friendly people.

Reviewed by Julie, 11th May 2019

Great location with lots of wildlife and access to footpaths. Ideal for the dog. Accommodation was very well equipped with everything you could need. The owners were on site as it is a working farm and they were extremely helpful and made us very welcome. Will be coming back!

Reviewed by PETER, 20th April 2019

This is a delightful farm cottage in a very pretty spot It is tastefully furnished and very comfortable for 4 with a bbq and log fire Easy access to all areas of the island Fantastic for dog walking, nature lovers or cycling Small children would love the farm and plentiful activities the Isle has to offer Good local pub within short walk Great guidRead moree to pubs and local activities Supermarket in 15 minute drive Hosts very friendly and knowledgable We would definitely stay here again Hide

Reviewed by Helen, 10th April 2019

Lovely, well equipped cottage in a beautiful location

Reviewed by Jonathan, 23rd March 2019

Wonderful cottage, great location for exploring the Isle of Wight, great area for farm, seafood and butchers shops and the Garlic Farm! Owners always around to offer advice on the area, dog friendly beaches within a few minutes drive and lovely walks straight from the cottage.

Reviewed by Bob, September 2018

Thank you to the Isle of Wight for another week of fantastic weather and to Odette for another enjoyable week at number one. We look forward to our return next may and seeing everyone again.

Reviewed by Neil, September 2018

Another brilliant holiday, third time visiting. Thank you so much for the eggs and cake, it feels like home from home

Reviewed by David, September 2018

Thank you for a very well appointed cottage and the goodies we found on arrival. Had a good week exploring the island, loved Osborne House which was our reason for coming and found the Botanic Gardens at Ventnor very interesting. Loved the coast road from St.Catherines to the needles. Managed to ring sunday morning at Newchurch and joined the eveniRead moreng practices at Shanklin and Brading Hide

Reviewed by Richard, August 2018

We really enjoyed our stay at one mead cottage. Odette and family are very welcoming and always about if you need to ask about anything. The cottage has everything you need to make it home home. There are good walks nearby and you are ideally located for seeing the island, Thank you for our stay, the cake and eggs!

Reviewed by David, July 2018

Thank you for a lovely stay. The cottage is very lovely and thanks for the fresh eggs, cake and flowers. Had a really relaxing holiday and loads of places to visit.

Reviewed by Mel, July 2018

Superb accomodation, maintained to a high standard and perfectly located for exploring the local area. The finishing touches were all appreciated, so many things to see and do, we loved the model village and cream tea in Godshill. Pembridge was the best beach for collecting shells and rock pooling and St Helens too. The donkey sanctuary was anotherRead more hit and great to support such work Hide

Reviewed by Antony Michna, November 2017

A VERY pleasant stay in this beautiful barn conversion. I wanted to buy it!

Reviewed by Peter Arter, October 2017

The best cottage we have stayed at, and loved the Isle of Wight

Reviewed by Darrell Miles, October 2017

The barn conversion has been carried out to the highest standard and is appointed and maintained also to a very high standard. The owners live in the grounds of the farm. They are always around should you need them and are very friendly. I would definitely recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by Catherine Newman, September 2017

The cottage was in a quiet, scenic location. All the utensils we wanted and decent sized mugs. First time we took our own frying pan but it wasn't needed. The wet room with a powerful shower was great.

Reviewed by Jessica Van Coevorden, September 2017

Beautiful and very well maintained cottage, friendly owners, lots to do on the island. Would love to come back another year!

Reviewed by Sarah Absolom, April 2017

Loved every minute of our stay can't wait to go back next year the family were so kind and would do anything if you asked them, beautiful scenery, easy to get to places and so quiet :) would recommend the cottage to anyone who wants a quiet and relaxing break

Reviewed by Peter Bray, December 2016

The cottage was very well-appointed and lacked for nothing. It felt clean and welcoming and we immediately felt at home. The welcome gifts were a lovely touch and the hosts were extremely friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Anthony Neville, August 2016

from the moment that we arrived the cottage owners made us very welcome & the cottage was every bit as good or better than the images on the website this made for a very enjoyable holiday cannot praise highly enough & would recommend to anyone - thank you

Reviewed by Richard Lampert, June 2016

A lovely comfortable cottage. We were made most welcome by the owners and the Fred eggs, cake and milk welcome package was great

Reviewed by Simon Gillett, March 2016

Lovely cottage and setting. Very user-friendly and clean. Excellent information on cottage/ equipment provided by owners. Lovely cake, eggs and milk waiting for us on our arrival.

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