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Spacious Self-Catering 4 Bedroom Holiday Cottage In The Isle Of Wight

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

A Rural Village Holiday Getaway Near The South West Coast Of The Isle Of Wight

New for 2015 Church View is a stylish and modern family house set in the picturesque village of Shorwell opposite its historic church and country pub. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and close to fantastic beaches it's ideal for families and friends wishing to explore.

Inside, the property has been recently renovated to a high standard. The ground floor is light and spacious with a contemporary open plan kitchen, dining and living area. The clearly defined areas provide a sociable setting for cooking, eating and relaxing. It also offers a delightful conservatory with steps down to the enclosed garden and with views of the Downs beyond. Upstairs, with views of both the village and the countryside, there are two large double bedrooms (one with an ensuite), a twin room and a single room. The large family bathroom has a roll top bath.

Externally, there is an attractive cottage garden to the front of the house. To the side of the property there is a sunny lawned garden with space for outside dining. Enclosed by a clematis covered wall it is an ideal place for children to play. There is a gated gravel driveway providing parking for three cars and a garage ideal for storing bikes, kayaks, etc.

The house is a short walk from the Village Post Office and a minute's walk from the Crown Inn. The neighbouring village of Brighstone also offers village shops, a restaurant and a pub.

West Wight is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with woodland and coastal paths making it ideal for walkers and cyclists. The sandy beaches of Compton Bay and Brook Bay, popular with families, surfers and fossil hunters alike, are a short drive away. Famous attractions such as Carisbrooke Castle, the Needles and Blackgang Chine are also within easy reach. With so much to discover, this holiday home is the perfect year round escape.

More Details

Dave and Sophie Walker
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

About Dave and Sophie Walker

We (Dave and Sophie) live in Godalming, Surrey with our three children Ned, Tilly and Barney. We bought Church View in 2010, with the hope of spending every weekend on the island. Alas, other commitments (mainly our children's various sports teams) have meant we cannot spend enough time in the house and so we have decided to let others enjoy it.

Dave and Sophie Walker purchased this house in 2010

Why Dave and Sophie Walker chose Isle of Wight

As soon as we pulled into the driveway of Church View we knew we would love it. The garden is a glorious sun trap. You enter the house through the conservatory and from there into a wonderful open plan living space, which we knew our three children would enjoy. I have always dreamed of being near a traditional country pub and I wasn't disappointed by the Crown Inn. The nearby beaches are lovely all year round and if you are visiting in Autumn a walk along Compton Bay on a sunny Autumn day is a must. We have loved every minute we have spent on the Isle of Wight and we are sure you will too.

What makes this house unique

The biggest benefit of Church View is the open plan living area which is perfect for friends and families. There cannot be many properties on the island that can boast such a space. The house is light, spacious and the décor is modern. The enclosed garden is a child friendly sun trap and big enough for a game of football or cricket. All the neighbours are very friendly and there is a traditional country pub just over the road. What more could you want?

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've had such a brilliant 10 days here on the island. Church View has been the perfect base for roving around all the hotspots of the island. The kids have enjoyed (as always) Blackgang Chine, returning five times even if just for an hour. Did lots of other great thing too inc Carisbrooke Castle, Needles Battery, Osbourne House, Donkey Sanctuary, crazy golf in Shanklin, swimming in Newport, Tapnell Farm etc etc. A full 10 days! The real jewel of the holiday however was this place! It's probably the cleanest and best equipped holiday house we've visited. Perfect! Thank you.
Apr 2017
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Shorwell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite to Bedroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Family Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Roll top bath with hand held shower.
  • In addition to the bathrooms, there is a WC on the ground floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Bedroom 2 benefits from an en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 child bed , Bedroom 4 has a single cabin bed and a wardrobe with drawer
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bedroom 3 has twin beds and a wardrobe with drawer
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master bedroom has built in shelving and a hanging space
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Spacious Self-Catering 4 Bedroom Holiday Cottage In The Isle Of Wight
average rating of 4.9375 based on 24 reviews

Lovely house. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Church View was lovely. Spacious. Great location for visiting all of the island. Thoroughly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic to hear that you found Church View to be such a great location for exploring the island.
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Family get together

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic stay. Cottage provided everything we needed and was set in a great location. It was very comfortable and spotlessly clean.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Church View.
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Lovely family break

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to Church View and we had a wonderful stay again. The cottage is perfect for the children as there is so much space downstairs. The bedrooms are all good sizes and there is a high chair and travel cot for babies. Overall a brilliant place for a family break.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had another enjoyable stay at Church View. Thank you for taking time to write a review.
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A lovely immaculate perfectly positioned house

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of five adults who love to walk in the Isle of Wight. This house was fantastic for us as it was a modern immaculate comfortable house in a great location for exploring the whole of the island. All mod cons and very very clean. Situated in a pretty village with a local pub and brighstone village shop just two mins in the car. Would love to come back again with adult friends and also with my children. A definite five star property.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your walking holiday on the Isle of Wight, and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to Church View in the future.
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Fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house, very spacious. Had lots of extras we enjoyed- children's toy and games. Lovely location and quiet village. House fully equipped with everything we needed for our week long Stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your review. We are pleased you had a nice stay.
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Wonderful Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start ? From the moment we booked Church View for our Christmas stay, Dave & Sophie could not have been more helpful. All our enquiries were answered immediately and we were treated as if we were friends borrowing their home. And what a home !! The photos do not show how spacious and well equipped it is. Everything you could need is provided and everything is of the highest quality and very tastefully chosen. A beautiful real Christmas tree, fully decorated, was also provided. Our family had a wonderful, memorable time and we agree with our grandson who said "I love my Christmas holiday home".

The Isle of Wight is a special place for our family and is highly recommended at any time of the year as is this splendid house, set in a lovely village but within easy distance of all the many places to visit on the island.

We will be visiting the Island again soon and will definitely book Church View again.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is great to hear that you had such a nice Christmas break at Church View. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Southampton Airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
The Crown Inn
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Fishbourne Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Freshwater Bay Golf Club
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Portsmouth Harbour
Nearest Motorway
21 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Seven Restaurant
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: recommended

Shorwell is a charming rural village situated in the south west of the island. The Crown Inn, in the centre of the village, offers a wide selection of homemade food and has a pretty garden with a stream running through it. Opposite, is the 12th century St Peter's church. Shorwell still has it's own village shop and post office.

The nearest beach at Brighstone is a 5 minute drive away and it is a 15 minute drive to the unspoilt National Trust owned beach at Compton Bay. The village is surrounded by beautiful countryside with numerous scenic inland and coastal paths making it an ideal location for walking and cycling holidays. The Tennyson Trail, stretching from Carisbrooke Castle to the Needles, is on the doorstep. The Isle of Wight Mountain Bike Centre is also located near the village.

Church View is a great base from which to explore the island. As well as the many picturesque villages, there are a variety of family attractions within easy reach such as Carisbrooke Castle, Blackgang Chine, the Dinosaur Farm and the Needles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $257.47

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.