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Sheepwash Cottage - a cottage that sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Sheepwash Cottage - a cottage that sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms

Attractive character cottage with many original features, including beam ceilings. Nestling below Chillerton Downs in the small village of Chillerton, it is surrounded by beautiful countryside. The large pretty country garden has beautiful shrubs, trees and flowers, ideal for relaxing. Fantastic countryside walks are on your doorstep, joining the many outstanding trails across the Island, offering peaceful and tranquil walks with spectacular views. The small village green is next door, ideal for children to play ball games.

Chillerton Down is the site of an unfinished Iron Age promontory fort and the prominent feature of a 229 metre antenna for the Island's transmitting radio stations. Hang gliding & paragliding are popular on days with good thermals.

A fifteen minute drive will take you to the south coast of the island with its beach resorts and stunning coastal scenery.

The famous Carisbrooke Castle is near by, also the tiny hamlet of Gatcombe with pretty church and again, miles of footpaths and bridleways.

The nearby town of Newport has a good variety of pubs and eateries and varied selection of shops and Multi Plex cinema complex. Newport is also full of history, with a now predominantly Georgian and early Victorian architecture, and although the harbour is no longer the centre of the trade that originally gave Newport its importance, some of its former character has been preserved with narrow alleys, squares and the riverside off the Quay, and Little London.

Extra Information

Discounted ferry travel available on request.

Mid week breaks available, not peak season.

Weekend breaks on request, not peak season

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Newport in Gatcombe

Property Type:
  • cottage
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom #1 -
    Bathroom #2 -
    Bathroom #3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Notes:
Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms + 2 Attractive character cottage with many original features, including beamed ceilings and log burning stoves. Nestling below Chillerton Downs in the small village of Chillerton, it is surrounded by beautiful countryside. The large pretty country garden has beautiful shrubs, trees and flowers, ideal for relaxing.

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Sheepwash Cottage - a cottage that sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Winchester, United Kingdom
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Holiday of extended family with grandnchildren at Sheepwash Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A well appointed and attractive cottage set in a beautiful garden. Chillerton is in an ideal position for touring the IOW. The weather was cold and wet, but there was an excellent wood burning stove with plenty of fuel available. We hope to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Island Holiday Homes
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Location

What the South Wight has to offer:

The South of the Isle of Wight incorporates some of the most exciting coastline from long stretches of beach with hidden fossils and exposed dinosaur footprints, to rugged cliff tops with exhilarating views and historical monuments and pretty villages steeped in history, the inspiration for artists and authors old and new.

You must visit

BlackGang Chine is a must for all the family with a fantastic variety of activities for all the family to spend a great day out. Themed areas like Frontierland where you can play Cowboys and Indians in a full sized Cowboy Town, and rides like Waterforce where you can choose the fast 'overflows', or the scary 'plug-hole' - you'll have to see it and experience it to believe it!

Attractions

Superbly situated beside the sparkling waters of Sandown Bay, the twin resorts of Sandown and Shanklin have delighted generations of holiday-makers for over 150 years. Along Culver Parade you'll find tennis, bowls, GoKarting, crazy golf, a pitch and putt course, the Tiger Sanctuary and Dinosaur Isle Museum. At the southern end of town the Heights Health and Leisure Base has indoor swimming pools and further inland is a fine 18 hole golf course.

With its charming thatch-roofed cottages and winding main street lined with tearooms, Godshill is the quintessential English Village. Traveling South to Wroxall there's the Donkey Sanctuary and Appledurcombe House now offering Owl and Falconry displays. Visit Chale Green Deli and Coffee shop and on to the Southern most tip of the Island St Catherine's with its ancient Pepperpot. Ventnor Botanic Garden provides a lovely walk and then lunch at their very successful café.

Walking

There are coastal paths around the Island and this section features the Isle of Wight's famous chines. Whale Chine is the most spectacular in a series of Chines along this stretch of coastline. Devil's Chimney provides an exciting walk through enchanted woodland down to the beach; Chale Bay is stunning; Wealdon Beds which have yielded fossilized remains of dinosaurs. With features like St Catherine's Lighthouse many feel this section offers the best walking and views of the entire Isle of Wight.

Beach Life

Sandown and Shanklin on the south-east coast share a wide crescent of golden sand, with safe swimming, water sports and a range of bars, pubs and cafés. The southern stretch, below Shanklin Chine, is the quietest and most attractive.

Ventnor has a wonderful Mediterranean light and, like Sandown and Shanklin, an enviable sunshine record. Steephill Cove is its prettiest beach, a peaceful little bay with a good beach café. Reach it via the coastal footpath from the Botanic Gardens, or La Falaise car park in Ventnor.

Places to eat

Try the local seafood, in particular crab, lobster, haddock dishes. The vast majority of pubs are highly geared up for food and usually the portions are on the large side. Fresh crab in particular can be tasty from beachside cafe's and can also be purchased from the fisherman at seafood huts selling direct, two places spring to mind: Ventnor Fresh Crab Beach Hut and a fisherman's house at Steephill Cove next to the café'

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