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Grade II listed cottage on edge of pretty Brighstone village, close to sea

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 The Granary Holiday Cottage in Brighstone, Isle of Wight, England - Peaceful Location On Edge Of Village, 10 Minutes Walk To The Beach

This Visit England four star rated character cottage is located on the edge of the popular village of Brighstone, with both the beach and the village centre within a 5-10 minute walk.

2 The Granary originally formed part of Brighstone Mill and dates back to 1700. Converted in 1990, this charming cottage has an unusual and cosy layout. The living accommodation is on the first floor with views of the surrounding countryside along with a fully fitted kitchen. The bedrooms and bathroom are on the ground floor so in the mornings you can just step out of the front door and have your breakfast in our lovely courtyard garden - a real suntrap!

The cottage is furnished to a high standard and with double-glazing and a modern LPG boiler central heating system, is ideal for holidays and short breaks all year round.

Guests are welcomed with a hamper from Brighstone Village Shop containing local island produce and a local newspaper. A typical hamper will include Isle of Wight milk, cheese, apple juice, jam, cake, eggs, tomato ketchup, sun dried tomatoes, biscuits, muesli and butter (items can be swapped on request). Fair trade tea, coffee and sugar is available in the cottage. Please ask for our discounted vehicle & foot passenger ferry deals when you book. Discounted short break prices also available - please ask for a quote.

Brighstone is one of the most popular and attractive villages on the Isle of Wight. It is situated on the south west coast, around half a mile from the sea. Brighstone has everything that you would hope for in a village - a church, pub, restaurant, doctor’s surgery, newsagent, grocery shop (including Post Office & Tourist Information Point), and even a hairdresser! The Brighstone Forest is 2 miles away, and you will find some spectacular views around the island high up on the Downs.

More Details

Property Manager
Teresa Tearle
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2017

About Teresa Tearle

My love affair with the Isle of Wight began in 2001 following in the footsteps of my boyfriend who spent happy times on the island learning to paraglide and looking for fossils. His love of the island was infectious and more visits followed together. We bought our first cottage (2 The Granary, Brighstone) in 2004 and our holiday letting adventure began! We bought our second cottage (Brookside Cottage) in 2008 and thoroughly enjoy being able to share our cottages and the island with our holiday guests.

Teresa Tearle purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Teresa Tearle chose Isle of Wight

2 The Granary was our first holiday home on the Isle of Wight. We fell in love with Brighstone village and were very lucky to find the cottage. We couldn't resist it's charms and can still remember peering over the fence on a beautiful sunny day, looking at the garden and thinking "we have to have this!".

What makes this cottage unique

2 The Granary's garden is a real sun-trap. The cottage's peaceful location and character keep our guests returning year after year.


Brighstone Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom with bath and overhead shower, basin, toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Travel cot available
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with kingsize bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Travel cot available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • paragliding
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
Patio garden with raised bed and small pond (covered). Table and chairs for outside dining and a wooden bench to take in the sun. Pretty garden. Garage can be used to store bicycles. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels included. Cottage cleaned at changeover. An additional clean can be requested if staying for 2-3 weeks.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Grade II listed cottage on edge of pretty Brighstone village, close to sea
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Cosy and convenient

  • 5 of 5

A very well appointed property, and the owner was very helpful. I was here to look for fossils, etc., and was very close to the south coast. Easy waking distance for a non-driver like myself. Would consider returning, but maybe in March when lighter, and maybe a bit warmer weather!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review. We love having people to stay who travel to and around the island on public transport as we have so much to explore that is readily accessible on the bus or on a bicycle. Look forward to having you stay again.
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Ideal for ramblers, friends, small family, cooks

  • 4 of 5

The Granary is a cosy, warm cottage even in the worst weather, which makes it a good wintertime holiday home. The kitchen is well equipped (though one really good chef’s knife would have been appreciated); it was a pleasure to prepare meals there with the abundance of super local vegetables, meats and wines available at the excellent village shop. The owner is a great supporter of IOW producers and businesses, as evidenced by the thoughtful welcome basket, flowers, and even a local artisan’s Christmas card greeting me upon arrival—such a nice touch.

The location is good for cyclists, and walkers who like either the coast or the downs—though be sure to bring a torch because if you are out late it’s impossible to negotiate your way “home” in the pitch blackness. (On the flip side, it’s a stargazer’s paradise and I wish I’d brought my tripod for some night shots.) The private car park is a bonus, but if you’re on foot, as I was, there is a reliable bus service to Newport and Freshwater.

Why a less-than-five-star review? These are personal tastes: I was staying alone, to write, enticed mainly by the promised “views of the surrounding countryside”, which in fact the cottage lacks. Sitting to work, I had only a view of the stone wall across the road (not that stone walls in England aren’t pretty). Also, because of the cottage’s location on a sloping roadside, it is in fishbowl on both floors, which I don’t find very relaxing. It’s a quiet location but, even in December/January, there is a lot of foot and bicycle traffic. If you’re romantically inclined, be aware! Also, the beds are very squashy, which might be a consideration for some (I had to sleep on the sofa).

I think the cottage is ideal for friends who want to walk or bicycle by day and hang out together in the evenings. It is robustly but tastefully furnished, with safe windows and an enclosed garden that must be pretty in the warmer seasons, so it would also be great for a family with a couple of young children.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the comprehensive review and I'm so glad that our local island produce and lovely village shop are appreciated. Thanks too for the constructive comments on the cottage and we will address the "less-than-five-star review" aspects where we can (we do already provide a couple of torches!). We are always happy to help our guests so if there is anything that is particularly important to you please do ask in advance or during your stay.
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Ideal located cottage

  • 4 of 5

Well equipped and very clean property, we wanted for nothing. We were extremely comfortable and warm considering the time of year we chose to be on holiday! We thought the location was perfect being so close to the village yet within easy walk of the coast and frequented both the local pub and shop whose extended opening hours were welcome after our days out and about. The food hamper was a fantastic touch especially the emphasis on local, produce. Many thanks.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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overview on Granary Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Delightful characterful cottage, yet fitted with all mod cons...ideally situate with good roads for striking out in any direction on the island. Village was well stocked with produce [if the arrival hamper wasn't enough] from local suppliers. Colourful excitement to the north-east...quiet country and beaches to the south-west. All round great!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely feedback on our character cottage. We are grade II listed reflecting the charm of our external surroundings and we endeavour to keep the cottage up to date internally. So glad you appreciated our welcome hamper of local island produce and our wonderful village shop.
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Lovely cottage, highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, cosy cottage. Clean and comfortable with everything provided that you may need, in a pretty, quiet location. The Welcome hamper is a nice touch. The village shop is amazing, provides just about everything you are likely to need, with friendly, helpful staff. And the village itself is in a good location - everything is very accessible.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback! So glad you enjoyed our lovely cottage in its peaceful location. Our welcome hamper is always popular - and even has IOW tomatoes from our garden at the moment!
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Very good base for exploring the coast path

  • 4 of 5

Very pleasant and comfortable house with lovely garden, handy for village and lots of walks. Owner very helpful indeed. Thank you.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your feedback and so pleased you enjoyed our comfortable cottage and it's lovely garden. We pride ourselves on our customer service and enjoy helping our guests.
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Three Bishops
Nearest Ferry
24 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
21 Kilometres
Freshwater Bay
Nearest Train
32 Kilometres
Lymington Pier
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Brighstone Bay
Car: recommended


1/2 mile to nearest beach at Grange Farm and 5 miles to Compton – long stretches of contrasting golden and dark sands, backed by multi-coloured sandstone cliffs, with the white chalk cliffs at Freshwater in the distance. Compton is the best place on the island to go fossiling, including for dinosaur bones.


Travel by car or train to the ferry ports of Lymington (to Yarmouth), Portsmouth (to Fishbourne, Ryde or Cowes) and Southampton (to Cowes). There are bus services to Brighstone from Yarmouth (via Freshwater) and Ryde / Cowes (via Newport). The bus stop is directly outside / opposite Brighstone Village Shop.


Carisbrooke Castle, Newport, Yarmouth, Freshwater, Dimbola Lodge / Freshwater Bay, Compton Bay, Colwell Bay and Totland Bay all within 10 miles.

Further afield are the IOW Steam Railway at Havenstreet, Brading Roman Villa, theme parks for the children at Robin Hill, Blackgang and the Needles at Alum Bay.

National Trust: Needles Old Battery, Newtown Old Town Hall, Mottistone Manor Garden, Bembridge Windmill

English Heritage: Osborne House, Carisbrooke Castle, Yarmouth Castle

Further Details:

The Island has many nice pubs serving local beer and good reasonably priced food. Many of these also have live entertainment. We can recommend our local, ‘The Three Bishops’. The White Mouse Inn at Chale, The Sun Inn at Hulverstone, The Waterfront restaurant in Totland, The New Inn at Shalfleet, The Crown in Shorwell are also recommended.


Rates & Availability

Brighstone Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 2017
Apr 28 2017 - May 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring bank holiday 2017
May 26 2017 - Jun 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
Jun 5 2017 - Jul 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Summer 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Autumn 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
October half term 2017
Oct 14 2017 - Oct 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Autumn 2017
Oct 30 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
February half term 2018
Feb 10 2018 - Feb 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2018
Feb 26 2018 - Mar 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2018
Apr 16 2018 - May 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
May 2018
May 5 2018 - May 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
Spring bank holiday 2018
May 26 2018 - Jun 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
Jun 4 2018 - Jul 13 2018
4 night minimum stay
High Summer
Jul 14 2018 - Sep 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early September 2018
Sep 3 2018 - Sep 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Autumn 2018
Sep 15 2018 - Sep 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
October half term
Oct 13 2018 - Oct 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Autumn 2018
Oct 29 2018 - Dec 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 4 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking form and Terms & Conditions will be sent following your enquiry. A deposit of £100 is required if booking more than 8 weeks in advance. The balance of payment is required 8 weeks before the start of your stay. Ferries can be booked at reduced rates - please enquire when booking.

Changeover Day:
Flexible. Arrival time 3pm, departure time 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for 7 nights. Short breaks available - minimum stay of 2 nights, £299. Ferry inclusive deals available at preferential prices.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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