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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.
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.
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 â€“ so remember to pack a flask!