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Mottistone Manor Farmhouse

Mottistone, Isle of Wight

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Mottistone Manor Farmhouse was originally built in the 18th century and has been sympathetically restored to offer a wonderful, spacious cottage, ideal for hosting family occasions and special holidays. Comfort and spirit of place have been considered when furnishing the property. There is ample space for larger family groups, with two sizeable sitting rooms and a large dining room so everyone can eat together. Each room will invite you to explore the heritage of this place. The garden provides space to sit and enjoy a quiet moment amongst the original stonework and colourful shrubs, there is an abundance of bird life here too.

Hide and seek and outdoor games in the large field are the order of the day during a stay at this cottage. A little further afield, just a mile away is the sea offering opportunities for relaxing, swimming, surfing and even fossil hunting along this ‘dinosaur’ coastline. Brook is the nearest sandy beach and well known Compton Bay is a short drive away. For walkers there are plenty of tracks and bridle paths criss-crossing the countryside around the farmhouse and the island lends itself to exploring on two wheels.

The Longstone, 4000 year old Neolithic burial chamber is a short walk from the cottage and although a steep climb, it is a rewarding experience, nearby is the Tennyson Monument, maybe you too will gain inspiration during the walk here, which gives fantastic views across Freshwater Bay. There are a multitude of other attractions on the island from castles to country houses and much more.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Entrance hall, small sitting room, dining room, large sitting room, kitchen, utility room, lavatory and one twin bedroom with en-suite shower room.
First floor
3 double bedrooms (one with 6’ bed, two with 5’ beds one of which has an en-suite bathroom), 3 twin bedrooms, bathroom with bath and large shower cubicle, and 2 further shower rooms.
Visitor notes

Heating: Air source heating is included.

Parking: Available for up to 6 cars. 3 spaces to the side of the main entrance and 3 spaces to the far side of the cottage.

Garden: There is a large lawned garden with well stocked borders.

Logs/Charcoal: Additional logs can be purchased in advance through the contact centre. Logs are £4.50 per bag or £20 for unlimited access to the log store.

Offers: Guests will have free access (during opening hours) to all Isle of Wight National Trust properties. Please take your holiday confirmation invoice as proof of eligibility to gain entry.

Please Note: There is outdoor bike storage.

Cottage details
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
7
Let starts
Wednesday
Min stay
3
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
Cottage ref
001027
Acorn rating What's this?
5
Features
  • Dogs welcome
  • Open Fire / Stove
  • Beach Nearby
  • Coast Nearby
  • Garden Appeal
Facilities
  • Cot/Highchair
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge

Nearby

Things to see and do nearby

Isle of Wight
The exterior of East Rosetta Cottage, Cowes, Isle of Wight. © Mike Henton

It's hard to believe this special place of rolling green countryside and white chalky coastland is only half an hour away from the English mainland; time spent here feels nothing like the frantic pace of daily life. And thanks to low light pollution, it's one of the best spots in the South to see the stars flash across the dark sky at night – so remember to pack a flask!

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place to visit
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Attractions
  • Carisbrooke Castle
  • Isle of Wight Pearl
  • Blackgang Chine Theme Park
  • Fort Victoria Country Park
  • Chessell Pottery
Activities
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Mottistone Manor Garden
Mottistone Gardens Enchanting garden set in a sheltered valley
Brighstone Shop and Museum
The Island's only National Trust gift shop
Newtown Old Town Hall
Newtown Old Town Hall 17th-century town hall with no town but a fascinating history
The Needles Old Battery and New Battery
The Needles Old Battery and New Battery Victorian coastal defence and secret rocket testing site perched high above the Needles Rocks
Bembridge Windmill
Bembridge Windmill Grade I listed building -- the only surviving windmill on the Isle of Wight
Studland Beach and Nature Reserve
Studland Beach Vast area of sandy beaches and heathland

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Mrs L Maclennan
    • April 2016
    • Berkshire
    Great quality of property

    Made enjoyable...The beautiful garden and views Excellent customer service before the holiday, from the caretaker and after the holiday. The welcome, card and cake Fresh flowers The quality of the property and its contents Cleanliness The quantity of kitchen utensils

  • Miss A Deebank
    • February 2016
    • N Yorkshire
    Amazing!

    The farmhouse was amazing - everyone gasped when they entered! Such a well-designed conversion. It was also spotlessly clean, so thanks to the housekeeping team.

  • Mr Barnes
    • December 2015
    • Oxfordshire
    Exceptional house

    We enjoyed our exceptional house, which had recently been modernized and equipped to a very high standard and which was set in a beautiful garden with sea views. This house slept 14 and as we were 16 it meant we had to a take a b&b nearby as well. It would be wonderful if the NT had more houses sleeping up to 20.

  • Mr Williams
    • November 2015
    • Hampshire
    Beautifully furnished

    Mottistone Manor Farmhouse was beautifully furnished and decorated. It was perfect for a wonderful family Christmas together. Plenty of space and two sitting rooms were good for such a large group of people. Two dishwashers and two refrigerators made food preparation and clearing up so much easier. Brilliant to have so many bathrooms. We loved the large porch where we could leave shoes, boots and coats. The area around the farmhouse was fantastic for walks and the views to the sea were just fabulous. A perfect venue for Christmas with a large family.

  • Anonymous
    • July 2015
    • Unknown
    Fabulous house

    Fabulous house - beautifully renovated, gorgeous fabrics and touches throughout. Amazing setting with sea views. We have enjoyed staying on this side of the island very pretty - and stunning walks - ferrys on trail and Brightstone woods (great with dog)and enjoyed viewing Mottistone gardens. Wonderful stay, delicious Victoria sponge on arrival. Thank you. We look forward to returning.

  • Anonymous
    • June 2015
    • Unknown
    Idyllic weekend

    I was treated to this idyllic weekend on the Isle of Wight for my 80th birthday on June 6th. It has been wonderful to celebrate the occasion with the scattered family. They certainly couldn't have chosen anywhere more enchanting - and weather to match! We all loved Mottistone farmhouse with it's appealing sea views, attractive garden and of course its comfortable, tasteful interior. Only one complaint, our stay wasn't long enough! Thank you for the sumptuous coffee cake and the welcome card. I shall always remember the generosity of the children making this special birthday so enjoyable, if only every Mother was so lucky. My husband has shared my sentiments. On behalf of all 13 of us 'Congratulations' on the success of your refurbished accommodation.

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