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“Away from the Madding Crowd!”
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38 reviews
Stable Cottage
Open plan living-dining
Bedroom 1 with shower en-suite
shower en-suite
Twin bedroom 2
Bath and shower room
Bedroom 3
Plenty of outdoor space
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Freshwater, Isle of Wight, England

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SteveandM...
Petersfield, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Away from the Madding Crowd!”
Reviewed 18 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

The accommodation was very good, clean and comfortable and well provided with a good welcome pack. The owners are friendly and welcoming but unobtrusive - there, but in the background. There is plenty of parking and easy access to the cottage although getting out on to the main road can be a little tricky. Our only criticism would be that, at the end of the season, the cottage was looking a bit tired and the towels are past their sell by date!

The cottage is well placed for visiting what we considered the best part of the island. We particularly enjoyed visiting Yarmouth and Osborn House but Freshwater and the Needles area are just a short drive away. However, being a small island, everywhere is easily reached. We also found the locals helpful and friendly.

Overall, we would recommend this cottage.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Oct 2016
Dear Steve and Mary
Thank you for your recommendation and appreciation of the cottage. Thank you also for the quality control issues you raise. We didn't used to provide towels, but do so at no extra cost for guests' convenience, we'll remind them to bring their own in future -if they prefer. Please let us know exactly what you found 'tired' so we can wake it up. The cottage has never made a profit and indeed made a loss last year. We are keen to reinvest in the cottage, redecorating, buying new equipment. This October we are having all the external woodwork re-varnished. If you are able to email us the tired area we will look to fix it straight away. As with all these things, one doesn't know unless they are pointed out, so we appreciate your feedback. Warm regards and thank you once again for recommending the cottage. Warm wishes Andrew and Vickie
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Marie M
1 review
“Fabulous Stay”
Reviewed 2 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Had a great stay at Stable Cottage. Freshwater is a great location and the barn conversion was immaculately clean, well presented and in a beautiful setting. There is great outdoor space for children - mine loved 'helping' Andrew in his allotment and walking to see the sheep. We preferred the more rural and quieter side of the island but the major resorts of Ventnor, Shanklin and Sandown are within easy reach. Thank you to Andrew and Vickie for a great week!

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Management Response
2 Oct 2016
Dear Marie
I'm so glad you had a wonderful holiday - so important. We are also glad you loved the West Wight and Stable Cottage. Warm regards
Andrew and Vickie
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Twofriede...
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Acton Adventure”
Reviewed 26 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Excellent location, no noise or light pollution. Slept like a log in this contemporary barn conversion. It had everything you could need for a holiday and was extremely well equipped.
The bedrooms were beautifully furnished and the ensuite lovely. The lounge and kitchen area were beautifully maintained and well stocked with plenty of games books etc.
We were very lucky with the weather, glorious sunshine showed the Isle of Wight in its best light.
Thank you Vickie and Andrew for letting us enjoy your little peaceful haven.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
27 May 2016
Thank you for your kind words and so glad you had a lovely stay. Good weather always helps! Warm regards from us both A&V.
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57Lynn77
Pershore, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Perfect Holiday Home”
Reviewed 22 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

This cottage was everything we had hoped for. Peaceful, clean, spacious, comfortable and fitted out with absolutely everything we needed to make it a truly enjoyable stay. The garden was safe for the children to play in and there was ample parking space. Very few places come up to scratch these days but "Stable Cottage" is definitely one of them! (I would love to go back to stay again and can honestly recommend this beautiful spot).

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
23 May 2016
Thank you for a very touching and encouraging review. We derive great pleasure from guests enjoying West Wight and Stable Cottage. We hope you will be able to make a return visit in the future, warm wishes A&V.
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Jimmy2pen...
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Perfect stay”
Reviewed 5 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

I stayed at Stable Cottage with my husband over May Day bank holiday, and we had an absolutely brilliant time! The cottage is easy to find and really close to some great walks (approx. 20 mins to Freshwater Bay, and Compton Beach and Yarmouth and also accessible along some footpaths). We haven't got a car so got dropped off by friends, but the cottage is close a bus stop so we had no trouble getting further afield.

The cottage itself is beautiful, we were very taken with the decor and relaxed feel. It was spotless and contained everything we needed for a weekend. The kitchen is well kitted out, the garden area has a bbq and table, and the bathrooms are fab. Our favourite part though was the beautiful view from the main living area - it was so relaxing to sit with a glass of wine looking over green fields and paddocks!

We met Andrew, who was really friendly and helpful without being intrusive - a perfect balance. The info pack in the cottage was really useful, and we thoroughly enjoyed the tasty shortbread :)

We go to the Isle of Wight a fair bit, and I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Thanks!

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Management Response
23 May 2016
Thank you for your kind review and comments. They are always very welcome. We hope you can make a return visit. Warm regards Andrew and Vickie
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