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

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 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.

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Dave and Sophie Walker
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
January 29, 2018

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 Shorwell

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 4.909091 based on 30 reviews

Great family house in nice quiet location

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a week over Christmas with 2 year old and really enjoyed our stay. Lovely big open plan living space and kitchen downstairs, 4 good sized bedrooms upstairs. House was very well equipped, including kitchen, games, DVDs and toys. Owners had also put up Christmas tree and decorations which was nice. Good outdoor space. House is well located in south of island and has a lovely pub over the road! Only ‘room for improvement’ would be the mattresses on the double beds have seen better days.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased that you had an enjoyable stay at Church View over Christmas. Thank you for taking time to write a review, and for letting us know about the mattresses. We will have them replaced.
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Lovely House

  • 5 of 5

This property is a spacious, modern but homely house. It is obviously maintained to a high standard and is well equipped. The village is very picturesque and great for exploring different parts of the Island. The owners were a pleasure to deal with and were particularly considerate towards us regarding an issue we had during our stay (not related to the house). Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the recommendation. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your half term break at Church View.
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Lovely house in a perfect quiet village 5mins from the sea

  • 5 of 5

We just had a week (2 adults & 3 children) at this cottage. The house is really lovely. Decorated in a contemporary style with a large open plan feel. The house is perfectly positioned on the island. 5 minutes from beautiful beaches, 10 minutes from Blackgang Chine and 15 minutes from Newport. You couldn't choose a more picturesque setting. There is a large garden behind private gates. There is also a lovely family friendly pub/restaurant literally over the road. We loved the house.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review. We are really happy you loved the house and had a good week on the island.
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  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyable stay, perfect location, wonderful accommodation and great owners-I cannot recommend them high enough 😊

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thanks very much for the recommendation.
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Great house, good location!

  • 4 of 5

House is great, lots of space and room to play. The large toy box was a hit with all the children, as was the sideboard crammed full of board games! It sits in a very pretty village that has a small post office/shop and a family friendly pub! Dave is an excellent host and resolved the issue we had with the high chair immediately.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Church View.
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Just what we wanted!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house with all the amenities for three generations with an enclosed garden. The large spacious open plan downstairs was very adaptable. The kitchen was very well equipped and the second fridge in the garage a bonus, particularly when you received a home delivery for a week. Children loved the large basket of toys and all the games. We started playing chess again, as it all set out on a table in the lounge. Body board, bucket and spade loved by the 4 year old on the beach. The house was so near all the places to visit you were spoilt for choice. Black Gang Chine a must, dinosaurs and fireworks spectacular. We were very near Compton beach which was our favourite, flat sandy beach with safe little pools left when the tide was out. Seal cold so children needed wet suits, on sale at Sainsbury's!

A great holiday home thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to review our house.
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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
Refundable damage deposit $280.74

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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