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The Granary at French Mill

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A stone built converted coach house and granary serving the ancient watermill which operated on this site until the 1950s. The present owners have converted it into a charming open plan apartment with a separate bathroom (with shower). There is a well equipped kitchen/dining area and a bedroom area (which can be curtained off) with two single beds and a double sofabed. Set in a tranquil garden of 2.5 acres with a babbling stream, tree swing, trampoline, well kept lawns and outdoor furniture. The property lies on an intersection of well used footpaths and is just a few minutes' walk across the fields from the delightful Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary. Easy access to beautiful beaches such as Steephill Cove, Shanklin and Ventnor. One mile from the picturesque tourist village of Godshill with its many pubs, restaurants and cafes.

Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Godshill in Isle of Wight

Property Type:
  • barn
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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The Granary at French Mill
average rating of 4.3636365 based on 11 reviews

Wonderful - loved the swing,

  • 5 of 5

Very friendly environment and stunning garden. A microwave would have been useful but all necessities covered.

Many thx

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy and quaint

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Ideally located, quiet, beautiful setting, really sweet cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quaint open plan property in large garden

  • 4 of 5

This property is well presented in a large garden beside the host's own home. It is a short drive from the coast and near Godshill which has good pub food and tea gardens. The host is very welcoming and helpful.

The bedroom is ideal for two; it has two single beds and a sofa bed. The shower room is good, but the toilet does wobble and the seat moves.

The curtain rails also need some attention as the curtains are difficult to close. The kitchen space has everything necessary, but lacks surface space for food preparation.

As others have commented, driving out of the property is not for the timid driver as visibility is poor.

Overall impression is positive and I would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely little cottage

  • 4 of 5

Lovely little cottage but with a few minor repairs/maintenance needed as the curtain tracks were quite stiff and dry so the curtains were only closed with some difficulty and tweaking about to get them to close properly.Also the toilet pan was a bit loose on the floor and it seemed that the retaining screws were either corroded away or had become loose. Apart from that, everything was fine and the cottage is set in a lovely and peaceful area just outside Sandford village. We did not have time to explore the whole grounds of the premises but were certain from what we saw on our short stay that the grounds were quite pleasant and extensive.

Care is needed in exiting the property with a car as we could not see round the corner of the approach from Sandford. Perhaps a mirror opposite the entrance would help to see more clearly?

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The Granary at French Mill was everything we hoped for, small yet charming, clean, near to services and Godshill, and a great aspect. The icing on the cake was the garden, which seemed to go on forever, a real hidden gem.

We had a lovely time at The Granary and would recommend it to all.

Good luck Rebecca for the season.

Simon Draper

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous place everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Clean and well kept, gorgeous surroundings, definitely stay again

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.