Isle of Wight
Sleeps: 4 plus baby.
Sorry no pets.
Saturday to Saturday bookings.
Tourist Board: 4 Star.
Price range: £280 - £690 pw.
For further details please contact:
Tel: 01983 898913 or 01983 865349
Last minute vacancies during weeks:Reload this mapBarn Cottage, with 4 Star English Tourist Board rating, is located in the small hamlet of Knighton in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), ideally situated for walking with access to a nationally acclaimed network of quiet, country footpaths perfect for exploring unspoilt locations and spotting flora and fauna.
29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May
- Red squirrels, woodpeckers and many other birds are frequent visitors to the large enclosed garden that the cottage shares as part of the Listed 17th Century Knighton Barn dwelling which was converted to a dwelling in 2000.
- The property is ideally situated for access to the Island's cyclist dedicated cycleways, many following the course of disused railway lines, signed routes, miles of bridleways and quiet country lanes. The Perowne Way cycle path from Sandown to Newport (previous railway line) is less than half a mile away. This offers an easy ride to Sandown, approximately 4 miles, or in the opposite direction Newport, approximately 5 miles.
- Perfect for families of all ages as well as couples, Barn Cottage sleeps a maximum of 4 people plus baby (cot available) and is suitable for the partially disabled with all the accommodation on the ground floor. Sorry we are unable to accept pets.
- Barn Cottage offers comfortable accommodation for up to 4 (plus baby) in a self-contained area, with its own entrance, to one end of the main Knighton Barn dwelling.
- The lounge area has a wall mounted free-view TV and DVD/CD player and seating for 4.
- The fully equipped kitchen area includes ceramic hob electric oven/grill cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, toaster, kettle and clothes drier if needed.
- The dining area seats 4 with a high chair available on request.
- Bedroom 1 contains a standard size double bed, and Bedroom 2 offers two single beds. A cot is available.
- The family bathroom consists of bath/shower, WC and hand basin.
- Bed linen and towels are provided.
- Wi-fi is available.
- Use of the fully enclosed large landscaped garden, including extensive area suitable for ball games.
- French doors open out onto a south-east facing patio area with garden furniture and bbq for that alfresco meal in the sun.
- Safe parking area.
- Suitable for people with restricted mobility/wheelchair users as the accommodation is all on the ground floor level.
What the Island offers:
- Knighton is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is perfect for exploring the quiet, unspoilt paths and bridleways with outstanding views from the Downs across the Solent towards the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth and out across the English Channel beyond the bay of Sandown and Shanklin as seen from Brading Downs. We provide illustrated guides for circular walks from the cottage, ideal for seeing wildlife and enjoying the benefits that you can experience from walking in the countryside.
- Knighton is only about a mile from the village of Newchurch where you will find the award winning Pointer Inn serving inspirational food prepared from fresh local produce, and the 900 year old All Saints Church steeped in history of the area, including the now demolished Knighton Gorges, the remaining gateposts of which are very close to Barn Cottage.
- The renowned Garlic Farm Shop, Restaurant and Cafe are an easy walk from Barn Cottage along footpaths taking you pass horses and ponies through the pretty countryside before reaching the Garlic Farm and the varied experiences that it offers.
- Robin Hill and Amazon World are just 5 minutes away by car, both offering good family entertainment.
- The nearest beaches at Ryde or Sandown are only 10-15 minutes drive away (approximately 4 miles), both offering sandy beaches with safe swimming.
- There are two major supermarkets within a 10 minute drive from the property (Ryde and Lake) together with many eating places, ranging from country pubs and cafes to gourmet restaurants.
- The Isle of Wight is one of the sunniest places in Britain, and with a coastline of sixty miles you can always find a sheltered, sandy beach.
- The mild climate enables the Botanic Garden at Ventnor to have collections of sub-tropical and tender plants and offers the opportunity to spend a leisurely stroll wandering around botanical areas of the World.
- No matter what your interests are there are numerous attractions to visit including Carisbrooke Castle, Osborne House, Blackgang Chine, Robin Hill, The Donkey Sanctuary, Sandown Zoo, Steam Railway, the Dinosaur Museum, ice skating and two Roman Villas, one at Brading and a smaller one in Newport.
- It is ideal for walking and cycling, with a network of trails covering the whole Island. Walking Festivals are held in May and September and Cycling Festival in September.
- Cowes week in August is a must for those interested in sailing or photography with opportunities to capture that 'unique' photo.
- Vintage car festival is held in September.
- Various music festivals, including classical, jazz and pop are held through the Summer months and the Island Literary Festival is held in October.