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Grade II listed thatched cottage set in a beautiful hamlet in West Wight

Bedrooms 4
Space 12 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Brook Cottage sleeps 5 Mrs Tiggywinkle sleeps 2

Both properties are located on one site in the quiet rural village of Wellow in West Wight. They are grade II-listed thatched 18th Century detached smugglars cottages and have been carefully recently restored whilst retaining all their old world charm and character including a smugglars cupboard, exposed beams and feature inglenook fireplaces. Each cottage has its own entrance, parking area, and garden and a lovely woodburner for the chilly nights . Brook Cottage the larger of the two cottages has a dining room seating for 6 people , with inglenook fireplace and woodburner , a lounge area and a double bedroom downstairs . Upstairs has a single bedroom and a twin bedroom with small area for children to entertain themselves The bathroom is situated downstairs

Mrs Tiggywinkle offers a fully equiped kitchen with cooker and fridge/freezer. It has a cosy lounge with inglenook fireplace and woodburner. Upstairs has a bathroom and double bedroom . Both cottages are available separately. Please note if you require towels there is an additional cost of £3.00 per person and this requirement has to be arranged with the owner before your stay .

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About Us

Rosie Squire
Rosie Cottages
keepers end, Hawthorne drive
ST19 9NQ Wheaton Aston
VAT Reg No

Property Manager
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
8 August, 2018

About Rosie

Our family have had many happy holidays on the isle of Wight over the years visiting family and creating fond memories along the way, and our intention is to retire there one day. Currently, we are not yet at that stage and fully understand how a holiday break is appreciated in a nice environment when we all have such a busy lifestyle . We have previously owned another property on the island , but fell in love with these two pretty cottages and thought we would like to share them with you, so you can enjoy them as much as we do

Rosie purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Rosie chose Yarmouth

Peace and quiet is a joy at this property, however, you are only a short distance from the sea in any direction you take from the cottages . If you enjoy walking, cycling or just driving aound the island you can appreciate its beuty and you are not far to come back hme for the evenng to a cosy cottage

What makes this cottage unique

Each cottage has its own character . Distinguished previous owners of the cottages include historical novelist Margaret Campbell-Barnes who wrote "Mary of Carisbrooke" whilst there, Island artist Ronald Power lived in Brook Cottage for many years and used Mrs Tiggywinkles as his studio, and in the 18th Century a laundry lady ( the old washer woman) used to live in the little cottage and did all the laundry for the locals , hence how the cottage was then named "Mrs Tiggywinkle " when you have stayed in either or both cottages on leaving you also leave a smile behind !!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Yarmouth in Shalfleet

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 12 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please : Do not light candles or have barbecues in the garden
  • If you have any accidents or breakages please leave a note
  • Please leave the cottage as you have found it
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , situated upstairs in Mrs Tiggywinkle cottage
  • Downstairs bathroom in Brook Cottage . Mrs tiggywinkle cottage has a bathroom upstairs off the double bedroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Brook Cottage has two bedrooms upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Brook Cottage upstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , situated downstairs in brook cottage
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , situated in Mrs Tiggywinkle upstairs
  • Brook Cottage sleeps 5 . Mrs Tiggywinkle cottage sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sailing
Good local restaurants and pub food. The island is big enough to house every amenity or small enough to get around from start to finish in a day


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Grade II listed thatched cottage set in a beautiful hamlet in West Wight
average rating of 4.571429 based on 14 reviews

excellent property in one of the loveliest parts of the isle of wight

  • 5 of 5

the garden is a real sun trap in the afternoon and the cottage has a real homely feel

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Farnborough, Hampshire

Amazing and lovely character cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our time in cottage, lots of character, good kitchen equipment and great quite location. Would come back.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Picture Postcard Property!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a 7 night stay. It was absolutely delightful. Everything you could want and very quiet, even though the main road is outside. A gorgeous property, so much so that we want to return again next year! The only point that should be made is that in both properties the staircase is very narrow and winding and therefore for anyone who is frail or mobility issues may struggle with this, however there is a double bedroom downstairs. Thank you for sharing your property with us!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cramped due to too much stuff

  • 3 of 5

Lovely cottage but too many ornaments and clutter

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Thank you for your comments . I am sorry that the cottage decor was not to your taste . As it is a cottage I have tried to decorate and equip it with everything that makes a holiday home enjoyable and easy for those that stay. Rosie
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0 5
Reading, Berkshire

Character Cottage Holiday

  • 5 of 5

What a beauty! Full of period character and charm in a superb, quiet location (but with a good bus service handy). Interesting spiral staircase, but loads of room for eating and relaxing. All mod cons to hand, mixed nicely with exposed beams and a wood-burning stove. Snug and comfortable, in excellent order throughout, with a lovely garden at the rear, just perfect for al fresco breakfasts and an afternoon's relaxing in the sunshine.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sorry for late response to your very kind words. I am glad you enjoyed staying at brook cottage and hopefully you may consider it again in the future . Glad to hear of satisfied comments Rosie
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Cottage was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Brook cottage had everything you could ask for, it had more than usual in supplies, it was more than well equipped in the kitchen, great to have all the little extra's. Bedrooms good sizes with storage, heating if needed, Garden is a sun trap, with plenty of seating. Good off road parking.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Thank you for taking the time to give me your positive comments . I am so glad you enjoyed your stay . Rosie
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The needles is just over a couple of miles away and can be seen from higher ground a couple hundred yards away

The address of the cottages is

Brook Cottage & Mrs Tiggywinkle

Main Road


Isle of Wight

PO41 0TD


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

The prices shown are for Brook Cottage only . If you require the hire costs of Mrs Tiggywinkle that sleeps 2 please contact the owner

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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