Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44-800-085-3815
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44-800-085-3815

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

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 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

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Newport around the 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

85% Complete
14% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Sheepwash Cottage - a cottage that sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
Loughborough, United Kingdom
5

A magical, hidden gem with a uniquely beautiful character

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit to Sheepwash Cottage after our first visit four years ago. We loved it so much then and we didn't think the owners could improve on perfection... but they had.

The cottage is nestled in the small but lovely village of Chillerton, a very central location within easy reach of all tourist areas. It is like the tardis, looks a lot smaller on the outside but inside it is spacious and comfortable. The new conservatory is a wonderful addition which allows you to look out across the hills and at certain aspects of the beautiful garden.... which is possibly one of this cottages finest attributes.

The garden is stunning... my children loved exploring the garden and little wash brook that runs down the side (don't worry it's not deep or dangerous). In the summer months, the huge array of flowers are just incredible. There's plenty of places to sit in the garden and a real sun trap throughout most of the day. Round the corner is a small games room which was great for a game of darts or table tennis... and to do some washing lol!!

The cottage itself is wonderfully equipped with everything you need. The kitchen is large with a range cooker that was great for our daily breakfasts and there's plenty of cups, glasses, plates and cutlery for large families/groups. There's plenty of space for everyone around the large table and also outside.

The bedrooms are also very comfy and well furnished and the bathrooms are all great.

There is a range of DVD's and BluRays (quite a few new titles), board games and plenty of books. The TV takes a bit of working out... but you'll get there eventually.

The owners are really lovely, kind and genuine nice people. We met them when we arrived and they remembered us from our previous visit which was really lovely.

We cannot recommend Sheepwash Cottage enough to any family or group of friends. It's beautiful, calming, peaceful (even with 4 young children running around) and a perfect place to relax, chill and unwind. We are certainly hoping to return in the future.

Sheepwash... we were so sad to say goodbye but thank you so much for making our holiday so special.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Island Holiday Homes
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Brive La Gaillarde, France
5

Very relaxing and homely house, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is a beautiful blend of old and new, with plenty of space and room to be together and alone. The games room is perfect for the kids, and grandparents loved the conservatory area at the front. The house is uncluttered, clean and tidy. Bedrooms comfortable, bathrooms in full working order, garden around the house just idyllic. Owners delightful, and present to greet us and fill us in on the area. This was our first stay on the isle, and we quite miss the cottage! - and we definitely hope to return :-)

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Island Holiday Homes
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Aylesford, United Kingdom
4

A delightful week in Sheepwash Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Excellent accommodation overall with lots of space and a superb garden to enjoy. The location in Chillerton was peaceful with good access to local walks. A local bus passes the property and connects with Newport 4 miles where there are connections to every other part of the island if you do not wish to use a car. There is a good selection of shops in Newport and close by the town is Parkhurst Forest for woodland walks.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Island Holiday Homes
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Tean, United Kingdom
5

Lovely cottage with beautiful gardens

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sheepwash cottage and would definately return again. Very comfortable and homely.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Island Holiday Homes
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
London, United Kingdom
5

Lovely cottage and garden in peaceful village

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, spacious and comfortable cottage set in an exquisite garden, created with skill and care. The location is in a quiet village, with lovely walks and it is easy to reach all parts of the island. For a peaceful retreat, it cannot be beaten. The kitchen was well equipped and there were books, videos and games provided, plus a games room with table tennis. This is a great choice for families, although there is no sleeping provision for babies, or very young children. Providing towels would have been nice as they are bulky items to transport. Our hosts were very welcoming and we greatly enjoyed our stay. We would certainly recommend Sheepwash Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Island Holiday Homes
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Norwich, United Kingdom
5

Beautiful, roomy cottage with a stunning garden

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect for our group which included children aged from 4-18 years, parents and grandparents. The games room was enjoyed by all and was a super retreat on our evenings. The stunning garden was made use of by all and gave the children great freedom. There were three sitting areas which gave plenty of opportunity for some quiet time.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Island Holiday Homes
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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'

Photos

Prices & Availability

Ask Manager a Question
Available
Unavailable