Barn End Cottage At Whitwell

Whitwell, Isle of Wight, Countryside

Check-in Time: 15:00
Check-out Time: 10:00

Outside Description

The cottage has a particularly charming country style garden with a wonderful variety of flowers and shrubs. There is a lovely summerhouse and patio area with garden furniture so that meals can be enjoyed outside. (Visitors should be aware that barbecues are not permitted due to the thatch and there is an unfenced stream at the far end of the garden). Two cars can be parked immediately adjacent to the cottage. Public house which is good for meals within 3 minutes walk.

Downstairs Description

Barn End is a Grade II listed building dating back to the 18th century. It is one of two adjoining cottages with thick stone walls and pretty windows. It has been furnished and equipped in a traditional style with much attention to detail. Where possible original features have been retained and there are attractive beams throughout most of the cottage. On the ground floor there is a lovely open plan sitting room with comfortable sofas, a lovely flame effect fire and a flat screen television with Freeview/Blu-ray DVD player; an attractive dining area beside a window where meals can be enjoyed; a country style kitchen with fitted units, a ‘Belfast’ sink, attractive cast iron electric range cooker and hob, microwave, refrigerator, freezer and dishwasher; a small utility area with a washing machine and tumble dryer; a bathroom with a tiled floor, bath, overhead shower, basin and W.C

First Floor Description

An open tread staircase leads up to two charming, double bedrooms with double beds and wardrobes. One of these bedrooms has a delightful oriental theme. The cottage is warmed with storage heaters and additional electric heaters. Heating & electricity are provided without extra charge.

Other Notes

Three cars can be parked in the drive immediately to the rear of the barn. (Due to the proximity of the lakes and stream children do need to be very closely supervised whilst at the property). Nearby places to visit include the Gardens of Mottisone Manor,The Dinosaur farm museum, Blackgang Adventure Park; the coloured sands of Alum Bay and the medieval castle of Carisbrooke.

Child Friendly
Enclosed Garden/Patio
Romantic Hideaway: Wonderful rural views in beautifully equipped cottage
Tourist Attractions:
  • Carisbrooke Castle: The quintessential romantic castle. An Elizabethan artillery fortress, a king's prison and a royal summer residence, here you'll find loveable donkeys, a fascinating museum and an Edwardian garden. Experience hundreds of years of history with our entertaining events, and be a knight or princess for a day within the high castle walls Visit website
  • Osborne House: "It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot" said Queen Victoria of Osborne House, her palatial holiday home on the Isle of Wight. Visit Victoria and Albert's private apartments, their bathing beach and children's play-cottage for an intimate glimpse of royal family life. Visit website
  • Ventnor Botanic Garden: Ventnor Botanic Garden lies in the remarkable microclimate at the heart of the famous 'Undercliff.' This unique garden is protected from the cold northerly winds by chalk downs. Indeed, it holds the warmth from its southerly aspect so well that, combined with the moderating influence of the sea, frost is rarely known. Visit website
  • Amazon World Zoo Park: Amazon World Zoo Park has a huge range of unusual rare and exotic animals. At the last count it was somewhere in the region of 200 different species, spanning the entire animal kingdom! Visit website
Eating and Drinking:
  • White Horse Inn - Whitwell,: These days food is very much at the heart of a good pub and we pride ourselves on presenting a menu of food that is certain not to disappoint. Our Specials Board and main menu are packed with local Island produce and provide excellent choices for all tastes with quality selection of gluten-free and vegetarian options. Visit website
  • The Buddle Inn In Niton: Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the Island's most southerly point, The Buddle Inn is commonly known as one of the Island’s most popular and historic inns frequented by locals and tourists alike… As soon as you step into this historic inn you will be taken back in time. Visit website
Food Stores:
  • Norris Family Grocers: Located in Ventnor Visit website
  • Sainsbury's: Online ordering and delivery, located in Newport. Visit website
Sporting Attractions and Activities:
  • Wight Cycle Hire: Our hire centre is at the beautifully restored Yarmouth Station, on the Yarmouth to Freshwater cycle way. Visit website
  • Wightwater Adventure Watersports: With over 25 years of practical industry experience and knowledge, we can offer you the most professional watersports packages and friendly service on the Isle of Wight. We offer a broad range of water-based activities and tuition to suit all needs from the total beginner to the most advanced level. Visit website
  • Ventnor Golf Club: Ventnor Golf Club is the oldest club on the Isle of Wight and was founded in 1892. The course is in a very pleasant downland and cliff top setting, with probably the best views on the Island. providing panoramic vistas over the surrounding country side, to the mainland and English Channel. Visit website