A stone built converted coach house and granary serving the ancient watermill which operated on this site until the 1950s. The present owners have converted it into a charming open plan apartment with a separate bathroom (with shower). There is a well equipped kitchen/dining area and a bedroom area (which can be curtained off) with two single beds and a double sofabed. Set in a tranquil garden of 2.5 acres with a babbling stream, tree swing, trampoline, well kept lawns and outdoor furniture. The property lies on an intersection of well used footpaths and is just a few minutes' walk across the fields from the delightful Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary. Easy access to beautiful beaches such as Steephill Cove, Shanklin and Ventnor. One mile from the picturesque tourist village of Godshill with its many pubs, restaurants and cafes.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay2 nights
Mrs Rebecca Phillipson
- Calendar last updated:
- 13 Sep 2018
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
The Granary was very sweet....but there was no welcome pack. There was no milk and the basics that were in the kitchen were in greasy jars. Stuff that had been left by previous guests were stuck to each other and stuck to the shelves. There were no towels, so as soon as we arrived we had to go to the supermarket to purchase some. Once we had bought the essentials, we had a lovely time there. The garden was lovely, as was the owner.
Owner not aware of her responsibilities when letting
We rented the cottage for three days in July. The owner was appalling. She said she had no cleaners and would we clean the cottage and change the bed linen for the next guests.
She said she couldn’t understand why the previous guests had written in the comments book that the cottage was dirty.
As my friend is a very conscientious person she got up very early on the last day and spent three hours cleaning the cottage, even though we hadn’t cooked or been in during the day. This had hung over her during the stay and did not make for a relaxing time.
At the owner’s request for an earlier check in time, we arrived 10 minutes before we said and she was annoyed “I haven’t put the dinner out” and disappeared for 20 minutes. She then criticised people who did short lets of 3 days and she wanted to make financial penalties for this– it was only vacant for three days. A note in the kitchen said that all breakages must be replaced, the crockery etc was mismatched left overs or cheap; in contrast the owner of the previous cottage we had been to wrote “ don’t sweat the breakages its only IKEA”. The kitchen cupboards and shelves were full of left overs from other guests.
We are sorry that this guest had a negative experience and realise that our rather bohemian property is not to everyone's taste. We are not ashamed of having "mismatched" crockery, as we take the view that anything that is pretty and functional is good to use until it breaks. There has never been a note in the kitchen saying that breakages must be replaced - this is pure fiction on the part of the guest who wrote this review. In fact we try not to be the kind of property that has notices everywhere. We have a policy of leaving some supplies in the cupboards, which guests use and add to. Most guests really appreciate this. The Granary is an old and charming building set in a large and wild garden that is very much appreciated by families with children. If you are looking for a hotel like atmosphere then this property is not for you.
Lovely tiny house, some minor flaws
We loved the warm welcome by host Rebecca, the huge trampoline and the cute little house. It was clean and we had everything we breder, including a well equiped kitchen. The French Mill is situated pretty central on the island.
Unfortunately we didn’t sleep too well due to the hard bed-couch and the loud refrigurator. But we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Isle.
Was a lovely little house, with a perfect garden. Very comfortable, with all that one would need. Would defiantly come again.
Highly recommend this property
Very clean and tidy everything you need nice and quiet ideal if you want to visit all the Island. Will book again next year
Loved this place central location. Fab garden with swing and trampoline
Plenty to do in iow. The mill is in a great location to explore the island . the owners rebecca and guy are very helpful too .