View towards this picture perfect cottage
Double bedroom
A bright and cosy lounge
Large kitchen with lots of character
Spacious dining for four
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Sweetwater Lodge,

Calbourne, Isle of Wight
Visit Britain rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Pretty thatched cottage within a few acres of grounds
  • Just a few minutes walk from Calbourne Water Mill
  • Excellent walking area with footpaths leading to Newbridge, Calbourne and Brighstone
  • Quiet beaches and coves of Brook, Freshwater and Brighstone are nearby
  • Market town of Newport also nearby
  • Pretty pond and stream on site
Property code: IC133

This pretty, Grade II listed thatched cottage is nestled amongst beautiful countryside, within 3.5 acres of grounds. Perfect for a cosy retreat for couples or small families.

Just a stone’s throw from Calbourne Water Mill, this cottage is ideally located for exploring the island countryside. Footpaths start close to the cottage, leading to Newbridge, Calbourne, and to the downs above Brighstone. Here they link with the renowned Tennyson trail to Freshwater Bay. The quiet beaches and small coves of Brighstone, Brook and Freshwater are all within an easy drive away, while the market town of Newport and Carisbrooke Castle are also nearby.

Step into the charming lodge and into the characterful hexagonal shaped kitchen, which has been equipped with everything you could need. Cook up a storm on the electric cooker and hob, make use of the microwave and fridge/freezer, and set the slimline dishwasher to avoid those washing up arguments. There’s also a washing machine. Relax in the spacious open-plan lounge, which has comfortable seating around a TV/DVD. There’s also an attractive dining area beside a window, which looks out onto the stunning grounds. The accommodation is all on one level, so you’ll also find the bedrooms on the ground floor. The double has fitted wardrobes and windows overlooking the garden, and there’s also a twin bedroom. There’s a large bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC.

Immediately beside the cottage is a lovely enclosed south-facing courtyard with garden furniture. It’s the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee, or perhaps dine al fresco. Nearby there is a summer house for visitor use, while the large grounds include lawns, woodland, an attractive pond and pretty stream. Parking is available on the drive for two to three cars.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20 for up to 7 nights, £40 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20 for every week or part week thereafter.

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

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Off-road parking for up to 3 cars
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Pond and stream on site
  • Local amenities and facilities within easy driving distance
  • Fires, candles and BBQs not permitted due to thatched roof
  • Please note - children need close supervision due to proximity of the stream

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 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Marie, 22nd December 2018

Superb .. No issues with property ...

Reviewed by Mike Shearman, May 2018

The booking process, including ferry reservations was painless and efficient. Sweetwater Lodge is an idyllic holiday retreat. Without doubt the best equipped self catering accommodation we have used, topped by a very good welcome pack of flowers, cakes, and essentials for first arrival. Hope to return one day.

Reviewed by Sue Coyne, April 2018

Our first holiday for 6 years, and the first with our dog. We couldn't have chosen better, Island Cottage Holidays sorted everything. The cottage is in a beautiful setting and very peaceful, just what we needed. We will definitely use this company again and hopefully go back to Sweetwater Cottage.

Reviewed by Trevor Curtis, March 2018

Beautiful cottage lovely garden ,cottage was clean and everything you needed for a smashing milk and cakes where lovely.nice to see some wild life in the garden.

Reviewed by Steven Bibby, November 2017

cottage is stunning everything you need the grounds are lovely .we loved it there,its peaceful our dog had amazing time exploring the grounds we will be going back to the cottage best place we have ever staid in . to the owners thank you we had a lovely stay

Reviewed by Nicola Weeks, September 2017

Sweetwater Lodge is chocolate box pretty with a beautiful garden and super patio. We would certainly make a return visit.

Reviewed by Laura Albon, September 2017

Beautiful little cottage, very homely with gorgeous grounds

Reviewed by Julie Stewart, July 2017

Cottage was beautiful with a fabulous garden. Well equipped and very clean had a very enjoyable holiday would certainly return

Reviewed by Danielle Au, December 2016

We had a wonderful week staying at Sweetwater Lodge. The cottage is clean, comfortable and well equipped and the location is excellent for exploring the Isle of Wight. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Anthony Rodriguez, September 2016

Excellent property and grounds leading to a very pleasant holiday.

Reviewed by Paula Nash, August 2016

We did put comment in book it was absolutely beautiful the landlord of the Sun public house said they all new the lodge as Snow White Cottage it was more than I expected the whole experience fabulous just didn't have enough time for it all so next time longer.

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