Since I was 13, I've wanted to rent a cottage on the Isle of Wight when I turned 64 (thank you, Paul McCartney). I had no idea Brook Cottage was waiting for me! The charm factor is over the top, with some adorable little delicacy in every nook within. We imagined all the history of this well-located little Shangri-la, and were delighted with the amenities and attention to detail everywhere. As old-fashioned as it is, it is also quite modern with a dishwasher, washer and wi-fi! It is located in the peaceful, rural countryside (don't miss the West Wight Alpacas!) but everything is within driving distance, from the magnificent Osborne House to the picturesque and haunting Needles, homey little Yarmouth to idyllic Godshill and breathtaking Shanklin. The Horse and Groom Pub is not to be missed! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Rosie, for making my dreams come true.
This was our second stay at Owls Lodge and when we arrived at this lovely holiday cottage we knew why we had come to stay again. It’s so peaceful and relaxing with picturesque views into the wood and the surrounding countryside.The lodge although situated in the grounds of the owners property is completely detached and has it’s own private garden, it really does feel like a cottage in the wood miles away from all the hustle and bustle. The New Forest is within easy reach from the Lodge but the area immediately surrounding the Lodge has plenty to offer, there are plenty of walks straight from the garden gate too, beautiful Bentley Woods, which dates back to early Saxon times is our favorite walk. A visit to Broughton Common Nature Reserve is a rewarding walk too.The Lodge is kept very clean and provides a comfortable getaway with ample of space for two people. We love everything about Owls Lodge and as the name suggests, you really do hear the tuwit tuwoo of the Owls that lodge there, right outside the bedroom window!