A converted barn situated in a lovely rural retreat
The tranquil double bedroom has a homely feel
A comfortable and pleasing twin room
A delightful dining space for a nice evening meal
The kitchen is well equipped
Relax and watch a good film together
Freshen up in the en-suite bathroom
Soak up the countryside views
1 / 8  A converted barn situated in a lovely rural retreat
2 / 8  The tranquil double bedroom has a homely feel
3 / 8  A comfortable and pleasing twin room
4 / 8  A delightful dining space for a nice evening meal
5 / 8  The kitchen is well equipped
6 / 8  Relax and watch a good film together
7 / 8  Freshen up in the en-suite bathroom
8 / 8  Soak up the countryside views

Manor Stable Cottage,

Merstone, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
10 more

Save on your ferry crossing!

Special rates when you book with us

At a glance

  • This is a lovely holiday base for a family exploring the Isle of Wight
  • A comfortable and attractive cottage set in picturesque farmland
  • Ideally positioned for visiting the popular seaside resorts of Sandown and Shanklin
  • Perfect for enjoying stunning country walks, a fishing lake and a nature trail
  • Enjoy spectacular rural views and fantastic coastlines
  • Ideal for keen walkers, cyclists, families and nature-lovers
Property code: IC080

Ideally situated on a picturesque working farm in the south of the island, this spacious, comfy and tranquil stable conversion is an ideal holiday base for a family enjoying this beautiful area.

This lovely cottage nestles on a lovely working farm. You will be free to stroll across the farm fields of the farm and around the lovely fishing lake in the grounds of the Manor House. You can also follow the farm’s nature trail and enjoy a wonderful range of wildlife, including herons, geese, swallows, kestrels, pheasants, foxes, badgers and rabbits. Cows are kept on the farm and there’s a children’s area with small rare-breed bagot goat and free-range hens. A cycle track leads to Sandown, Newport and Cowes, and there are attractive walks by the River Yar. Nearby are the villages of Godshill and Arreton. The sandy beaches of Shanklin and Ventnor are just a short drive away.

On entering this lovingly converted barn, built from Island chalk and brick and adjoining what was originally the old farm granary, you will find yourself in the spacious and attractive open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with a wonderful vaulted ceiling and large ancient beams. With plenty of comfy seating and TV/DVD, the bright and welcoming lounge is an ideal space for relaxing in. You will also find a delightful dining area, and the kitchen is fully equipped with a gas oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. Exploring this lovely single-level property further you will find two delightful bedrooms. There’s a cosy twin room and a double room which has an en-suite bathroom complete with a shower over the bath and a WC. A folding bed is also available. There is also a bathroom with a bath, hand-held shower and WC.

Stepping outside, you will find a charming enclosed patio-style garden with garden furniture so you can enjoy dining al fresco. There is direct access to a large grass area which is good for playing games and enjoying a BBQ. A mown path also leads to the beautiful fishing lakes on the farm. Arrangements can be made for visitors to fish here. Two cars can be parked beside the cottage.

  • Sleeps 4+1
  • 2 bedrooms – 1 twin, 1 double (a folding bed is also available)
  • 1 bathroom with hand-held shower, bath and WC
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Patio style garden with furniture
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Bed linen included
  • Regret no pets
  • Access to the farm is along a gravel lane
  • Fishing available at farm lake
  • Pub, tea room and post office 2 miles, Godshill 3 miles
  • Bike storage available by request
  • Other barn conversions are available on the farm to accommodate larger groups 

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall equipment
Overall comfort
Overall location

Reviewed by Natalie, 17th May 2019

Lovely cottage, very clean and comfortable. Felt very welcome, and my son really enjoyed meeting the farms goat! Would recommend as a good base for exploring the island with young children.

Reviewed by Margaret, 26th April 2019

Lovely cottage in a fairly remote setting. Car essential as its a long walk to the bus stops. Very central to accessing the rest of the island. Very spacious, two good bedroom and bathrooms.

Reviewed by Hayley, 22nd September 2018

The cottage is in a lovely spot, tucked away from the road but close to the cycle track. If you like peace and nature I can recommend this cottage, as we saw red squirrels, heard owls and saw many more birds along the cycle track. The cottage was extremely clean, spacious and two bathrooms were definitely a bonus! The sofas were very comfortable buRead moret sadly the beds weren't, hopefully that will be rectified for future customers. Hide

Reviewed by William Benson, October 2017

The two bedrooms and two toilets where a blessing. Cottage was complete with all the bits and pieces required for a pleasant holiday

Reviewed by Joyce Hughes, October 2017

No complaints! Even the weather obliged! And what a lovely place to stay - with a most helpful & friendly owner too. The beds were among the most comfortable we've come across in a rented cottage!

Reviewed by Claire Macleod, August 2015

Fantastic holiday home in a perfect Location. Welcome pack much appreciated. Would recommend for anyone holidaying on the Isle of Wight and will look to return in the future.

Reviewed by Lisa C Reveley, August 2015

Comfortable, well equipped cottage set on lovely farmland. Lots of wildlife and walks in your doorstep. Friendly, helpful owners on site. Would certainly recommend!

Reviewed by Judith Titchener, July 2015

The cottage was very nice and clean and the people who owned it were also very helpful.

Reviewed by Susan Robb, July 2015

Remembering that this is a working farm, we found it quiet and extremely well placed to get around the island. Some of the best nights sleep I've had on holiday, most comfortable. Cottage was spacious, clean and very comfortable. Might take a look at the 3 bedroom granary next.

Reviewed by Harry Thomas, June 2015

Excellent property, peaceful and well situated for exploring the island.

8 more


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

4 more properties at this location

The Brew House

The Brew House

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2

£370 - £1,183

Parlour Cottage - Merstone

Parlour Cottage - Merstone

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2

£404 - £1,204

Fodder Stable Cottage

Fodder Stable Cottage

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£365 - £767

Hackney Stable Cottage

Hackney Stable Cottage

Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 3

£447 - £1,713

To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

1/3 Deposit

Take advantage of our deposit scheme when booking 9 weeks or more in advance.