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Julia Carter

Member since: 2009
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Retired Railway Station converted into two enchanting cottages

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Niton - Whitwell Station

2 & 3 bedroom Cottages sleeps 4 +1 & 5 +1 located in the Isle of Wight

The Victorian waiting rooms and former named Engine Shed are tastefully converted into cottages, Primrose, Bluebell and Whistle Stop. This is a unique place to stay an enjoy a holiday in the isle of Wight. Each cottage have the atmosphere of the days of steam. All thoughtfully furnished to the highest standard to accommodate every need. Every care has been taken to make your stay as enjoyable as possible with all the comforts of home.

There are two or three upstairs bedrooms in the cottages with a double bed in one and two single beds in the other.

For little ones: A cot, highchair and Stairgate is available in the cottage.

The lounge is warm and inviting with TV, DVD and usual refinements.

Excellently equipped kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine and many other conveniences are fitted to the highest standard.

Bathroom with shower.

Can sleep 5.

Heating Throughout.

All Bed Linen & Towels provided.

Pets are welcome.

Wireless Internet.

Gardens are set out for all to enjoy with a small vineyard.

Local Fishing Lakes pubs and Walks: There are local Fishing lakes within 5 minutes walk from the Station and excellent walking countryside and coastal walks.

The village hosts and excellent village pub with an excellent reputation for eating where children are very welcome.

Pets are welcome

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Julia Carter (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks English

Why Julia Carter chose Isle of Wight

Retied Victorian Railway Station renovated to high standard

What makes this cottage unique

Tranquil and very beautiful location, Historic building on the edge of a beautiful village Ideal for family groups set in it own gardens with small vineyard. Gate protected.https://us.homeaway.co.uk/lm/611.426082.1026653/description.html#


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)
Retired Railway Station converted into two enchanting cottages
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Winter Warmer !

  • 3 of 5

We stayed at Whitwell station during the Christmas period and If we had stayed there during warmer weather I am sure we would have enjoyed it more.The cottage was very clean but not very cosy due to being very cold,although there is a single storage heater in the lounge and two electric fires to put on the cost of feeding the electric meter was expensive.The cottages are on the edge of the village with some enjoyable walks and the village pub was very welcoming with excellent food.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christmas was the coldest snap this winter and the icy winds from the east were unusually excessive for a much longer period it really felt bitterly cold. So we decided this January to completely refurbish both cottages which has included better insulation and comfort to accommodate future cold winters and to keep up the high standard . The archaic electric coin meters have also been removed and all electricity is now included in the price with no increase. If you follow Twiiter we have some photos of the work currently being undertaking. There are some enjoyable walks and the village pub is good but there is also much more to see and do in probably the best and most beautiful part of the Isle of Wight.
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Steam railway heaven

  • 5 of 5

This cottage provided 4 adults with a very interesting and comfortable stay. It is set in a beautiful peaceful spot away from the road of which we are very envious. It was once the waiting room of the now disused Whitwell station - wonderful for steam railway buffs or anyone hoping for a relaxing holiday with a difference.Our holiday was just what we wanted - a relaxing break from the rush of daily life. Julia and Graham were excellent hosts - providing little extras and lovely touches which made it feel very homely. The property was very clean with comfortable beds, lovely soft quilts/pillows and proper bath sized fluffy towels. Living space was big enough for 4 [not so little] adults to relax comfortably with lots of old raiway memorabilia around. Graham shared with us his photos and book about the old station + photos showing the redevelopment of the cottages- all very interesting. They were very friendly and helpful hosts interested in helping to make our holiday extra special - Graham even loaned out one of his guitars to the musician amongst us and arranged for him to join a 'jamming session' with his son and nephew one evening! The only things that would have made our stay even better would be if there was a shaver point in the bathroom and maybe a radio downstairs otherwise all our needs and more were catered for. We thoroughly enjoyed our week touring around the many fantastic sights of this lovely Island and sampling the real ales in several of the great pubs - one just 5 minutes walk away in the village serving very good food with generous helpings. We would certainly recommend this cottage to friends and family and we will be back again one day - soon we hope!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Camberley, Surrey

Another Wonderful Week at Whitwell

  • 5 of 5

We've just had yet another wonderful week in Bluebell Cottage, we think our 5th or 6th year in a row. Julia and Graham are wonderful hosts and the cottage is always lovely and clean and very comfortable, everything you need (and more) is there, it is a wonderful place to stay. Over the years we have stayed in lots of places in the IOW and this is by far the best, and we look forward to returning again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Christmas break

  • 5 of 5

Dear Julia

We had a wonderful stay in your very comfortable cottage.

We found the whole environment welcoming and very comfortable - beautiful bed linen and you were perfect hosts.

The views from the Station is fantastic and we enjoyed some lovely walks and food from the local pubs and really chilled.

We will be back again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Welcome to the Station

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here on many occasions - BRILLIANT!! Julia & Graham are wonderful hosts, the station happens to be my children's favourite holiday destination.... they ask to go back year after year... you can't beat a child's recommendation for a holiday!!

We ALWAYS receive a very warm welcome, the cottages are immaculate, child friendly gardens, easy access location for exploring the island and we love going back - the immediate feeling of relaxation abounds here.... hence we'll be back in May again this year.....

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2010
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Railyway Cottage No1

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cosy property ideal for the 2 of us. Graham & Julia were extremely helpful - even sharing photos & history of the restoration. The cottage was well equipped (but no radio) and very comfortable. The pub in the village - a 5 minute walk away is highly recommended. Watch out for the visiting pussy cat if you leave the window open - can give you a bit of a shock when he comes & says hello. I would recommend the property. Lovely views,plenty of history (a step back in time) & near a fishing lake (if required) and central to all attractions on the island.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1000 Metres
Whitehorse Public House, Whitwell
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Sandown Golf Club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1000 Kilometres
Whitehorse Public House
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Ventnor Sandy Beach
Car: recommended

Whitwell Railway Station - Holiday cottages set in two acres of land and overlooks beautiful views of English hedgerows, rolling hills and Whitwell Village. The station is situated on the edge of the village but a 5 minute minute walk from the renowned local pub. The accommodation is converted from the former waiting rooms, booking hall and the named Engine Shed, There are excellent walks and cycle rides around Whitwell and being just 2 miles from the south coast of the island some excellent coastal walks.

There is a small Vineyard within the garden

The Ventnor West line originally opened in 1897 and was said to be 'one of the prettiest branch lines in England' with many local inhabitants lovingly talking of childhood memories of a treasured line.

The trains and bustle are long gone, but when sitting on the platform you can almost hear the rattle of a train, and recall the bygone days of steam.

The cottages are of an exceptional standard and achieved an AA 4 Star Plus rating.

Other Activities: sailing

Golf: Golf Course is within 15 minutes in the seaside town of Sandown or 30 mins the Golf course at Freshwater bay.

Ski: A little bit difficult in the isle of Wight!!!!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Niton, Isle of Wight

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
end of Summer
27 Aug 2016 - 1 Sep 2016
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Late Summer Primrose & Bluebel
2 Sep 2016 - 23 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2016
30 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Short breaks MInimum rental 3 nights £230.00 from October to March
CONDITIONS OF HIRE. The Contract is made between the Visitor and the Owner of the property for which the booking is made and is deemed to be made subject to these conditions of Hire. The acceptance of a deposit from a visitor creates a contract between them and the owner of the property.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Niton in South East England

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Bath with Shower
  • Whistlestop has shower and shower cubicle. Bluebell and Primrose have showers over the bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • The bedrooms are warm and inviting.
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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