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Character cottage in picturesque Shorwell - lovely garden, great for families

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

3 bedroom character cottage in unspoilt village, beautiful garden, opposite Crown Inn country pub

This character cottage is located in the centre of the picturesque village of Shorwell, with immediate access to downland walks and approximately 2 miles from the sea.

As the name suggests, Brookside Cottage has a delightful little brook running alongside the beautiful lawned garden. Whilst recently modernized, the property dates back to 1700. On the ground floor there is a large sitting room. The fully fitted kitchen comes complete with range cooker, washing machine / tumble dryer and microwave. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms (one en-suite) and a bathroom. The cottage is furnished to a high standard and with double-glazing and a newly installed 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, local newspaper and in the winter, wood and smokeless fuel for the wood burner. A typical hamper will include Isle of Wight milk, bread, 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.

Shorwell nestles in a wooded valley, encircled by hills. The village has three manor houses and many thatched and stone built picturesque cottages. Shorwell has a great pub, The Crown Inn, which dates back to the 16th century. The pub has a lovely trout filled brook running through its garden (the same one as Brookside Cottage, which is directly opposite). The oldest part of the village is known as Westview and is close to the church of St Peter. The church itself dates back to the 12th century. The village also boasts a post office, re fronted in Georgian style.

More Details

Property Manager
Teresa Tearle
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
10 February, 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 2008

Why Teresa Tearle chose Isle of Wight

We fell in love with Shorwell village and got married in here in 2009 - you can see the church where we got married from the cottage window!

What makes this cottage unique

We now spend as much time on the island as we can, taking our dinghy out fishing or walking the landscape. We love stepping off the ferry to such peace and are working hard to refurbish a delightful bungalow that will soon be our island home! We have worked hard to embed sustainability in our business - Brookside Cottage achieving Highly Commended in the Beautiful South Awards 2012.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I have just returned from our stay at your cottage at Shorwell. I must say I was very impressed with the lovely cosy cottage. It was nice and warm, and we did need the heating last week, with plenty of hot water and very well appointed. Probably the nicest holiday cottage I've rented. Beautiful little garden, which unfortunately we couldn't take full advantage of because of the mixed weather. The cottage was very clean and tidy and everything one could need had been thought of. The welcome hamper was a lovely touch and much appreciated.

You will certainly be my first choice when visiting the Island again and I will spread the word. Thank you again for providing comfortable accommodation.
May 2016
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beautiful Shorwell cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Stunning cottage and gardens,in a lovely village. A home from home, and central to anywhere you would like to visit. Very relaxing with everything you need. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review. Delighted you enjoyed your stay in our charming and homely country cottage.
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fantastic cottage

  • 5 of 5

1st class property in a lovely location . A hamper with all your basic needs & more greeted us. Lovely walks & pub on your doorstep. The owner couldn't be more accommodating. Will definitely use again. Many thanks

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always a pleasure to have such lovely families stay and who take such great care of our home. So glad you appreciated our welcome hamper and the beautiful location of our country cottage.
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Beautiful, don't want to leave cottage!

  • 5 of 5

As we drew up outside the pretty cottage I felt very emotional as I had no idea it was going to be so lovely. My partner bought me a bouquet of flowers when we got home, to say thank you for choosing such a beautiful holiday cottage, I think that says it all! Brookside Cottage is very spacious and has everything you could possibly need. Looking out the bedroom window each morning on to the delightful garden was a treat. The view of the lovely church up the road from the cottage just made it for me. Opening the kitchen window and listening to the tinkling brook was really nice. Such a pretty village and an ideal base to visit all the places we went to. The people at The Crown Inn across the road were very friendly and it was great to pop over for breakfast. Also highly recommended is The Three Bishops in Brighstone, we loved the food, the owners and staff and their gorgeous puppy! For excellent food and service is The Isle of Wight Pearl Factory Cafe. See if you can leave without some new earrings ladies! Then a walk along the cliff after your meal is so relaxing. Teresa was so kind to us from the start and Hazel was great at sorting out the tele. We will be back Teresa! Sooner than you think, we are coming back in September as we have fallen in love with the Isle of Wight.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So lovely to read your feedback which reminds me of the first time we saw Brookside Cottage. We too fell in love with its character and all the flowers in the garden blooming in the summer sunshine. I fell in love with the view from the kitchen too and a couple of years later we got married in the church! Really good to see you enjoyed our wonderful local pubs and Isle of Wight Pearl too.
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Welcoming cottage in great location

  • 4 of 5

We were impressed by the helpfulness of the owners even before our arrival. Our last minute request for a change to the ferry booking was sorted out without any fuss (there is a discount if the owner makes the ferry booking). The cottage itself reflects this care for customers. Lots of personal touches and a clear intention that all visitors enjoy their stay. When we reported a glitch with the heating the problem was fixed in less than half an hour with a personal visit. The cottage is warm and comfortable and the location is great for walking. We didn't use our car for the 2 days of our stay and went for some great walks right from the door. Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate that our personal touch and care for our guests is recognised. Brookside Cottage is in a great location and a perfect base for walking on the downs or to the coast.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
February half term 2017
11 Feb 2017 - 26 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Spring 2017
27 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Spring 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring Bank Holiday 2017
27 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2017
5 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Summer 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Autumn 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
October half term 2017
14 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Autumn 2017
30 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Payment via direct bank transfer (preferred) or personal cheque. Deposit of £100 required upon booking and balance of payment 8 weeks before start of your holiday. Ferry inclusive deals available at preferential prices.

Changeover Day:
Normal changeover day is Saturday. Flexible start day and short breaks available on request.

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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ventnor in South East England

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Handheld shower only
  • En-suite shower room to Bedroom 1, Family bathroom with bath and handheld shower attachment, Separate downstairs toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-size bed, Bedroom 2 with twin single beds, Bedroom 3 with bunk beds. Travel cot also available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • paragliding
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Calor gas central heating (all fuel and power included in rent). Free WiFi. SORRY – no pets, no smoking. Outside: Garden, patio with outside dining for 6 people. Shallow brook - great for paddling! Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels included. Cottage cleaned between stays and weekly by request for stays of longer than 1 week. Other: Spacious landing with ample selection of books and CDs.

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