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Grade II listed cottage on edge of pretty Brighstone village, close to sea

Overview

Property

Updated: 18-May-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

2 The Granary Holiday Cottage in Brighstone, Isle of Wight, England - Peaceful Location On Edge Of Village, 10 Minutes Walk To The Beach

This Visit England four star rated character cottage is located on the edge of the popular village of Brighstone, with both the beach and the village centre within a 5-10 minute walk.

2 The Granary originally formed part of Brighstone Mill and dates back to 1700. Converted in 1990, this charming cottage has an unusual and cosy layout. The living accommodation is on the first floor with views of the surrounding countryside along with a fully fitted kitchen. The bedrooms and bathroom are on the ground floor so in the mornings you can just step out of the front door and have your breakfast in our lovely courtyard garden - a real suntrap!

The cottage is furnished to a high standard and with double-glazing and a modern 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 and a local newspaper. A typical hamper will include Isle of Wight milk, 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.

Brighstone is one of the most popular and attractive villages on the Isle of Wight. It is situated on the south west coast, around half a mile from the sea. Brighstone has everything that you would hope for in a village - a church, pub, restaurant, doctor’s surgery, newsagent, grocery shop (including Post Office & Tourist Information Point), and even a hairdresser! The Brighstone Forest is 2 miles away, and you will find some spectacular views around the island high up on the Downs.

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Teresa Tearle
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 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 2004

Why Teresa Tearle chose Isle of Wight

2 The Granary was our first holiday home on the Isle of Wight. We fell in love with Brighstone village and were very lucky to find the cottage. We couldn't resist it's charms and can still remember peering over the fence on a beautiful sunny day, looking at the garden and thinking "we have to have this!".

What makes this cottage unique

2 The Granary's garden is a real sun-trap. The cottage's peaceful location and character keep our guests returning year after year.

12 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

5

Cosy and convenient

  • 5 of 5

A very well appointed property, and the owner was very helpful. I was here to look for fossils, etc., and was very close to the south coast. Easy waking distance for a non-driver like myself. Would consider returning, but maybe in March when lighter, and maybe a bit warmer weather!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review. We love having people to stay who travel to and around the island on public transport as we have so much to explore that is readily accessible on the bus or on a bicycle. Look forward to having you stay again.
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4

Ideal for ramblers, friends, small family, cooks

  • 4 of 5

The Granary is a cosy, warm cottage even in the worst weather, which makes it a good wintertime holiday home. The kitchen is well equipped (though one really good chef’s knife would have been appreciated); it was a pleasure to prepare meals there with the abundance of super local vegetables, meats and wines available at the excellent village shop. The owner is a great supporter of IOW producers and businesses, as evidenced by the thoughtful welcome basket, flowers, and even a local artisan’s Christmas card greeting me upon arrival—such a nice touch.

The location is good for cyclists, and walkers who like either the coast or the downs—though be sure to bring a torch because if you are out late it’s impossible to negotiate your way “home” in the pitch blackness. (On the flip side, it’s a stargazer’s paradise and I wish I’d brought my tripod for some night shots.) The private car park is a bonus, but if you’re on foot, as I was, there is a reliable bus service to Newport and Freshwater.

Why a less-than-five-star review? These are personal tastes: I was staying alone, to write, enticed mainly by the promised “views of the surrounding countryside”, which in fact the cottage lacks. Sitting to work, I had only a view of the stone wall across the road (not that stone walls in England aren’t pretty). Also, because of the cottage’s location on a sloping roadside, it is in fishbowl on both floors, which I don’t find very relaxing. It’s a quiet location but, even in December/January, there is a lot of foot and bicycle traffic. If you’re romantically inclined, be aware! Also, the beds are very squashy, which might be a consideration for some (I had to sleep on the sofa).

I think the cottage is ideal for friends who want to walk or bicycle by day and hang out together in the evenings. It is robustly but tastefully furnished, with safe windows and an enclosed garden that must be pretty in the warmer seasons, so it would also be great for a family with a couple of young children.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the comprehensive review and I'm so glad that our local island produce and lovely village shop are appreciated. Thanks too for the constructive comments on the cottage and we will address the "less-than-five-star review" aspects where we can (we do already provide a couple of torches!). We are always happy to help our guests so if there is anything that is particularly important to you please do ask in advance or during your stay.
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4

Ideal located cottage

  • 4 of 5

Well equipped and very clean property, we wanted for nothing. We were extremely comfortable and warm considering the time of year we chose to be on holiday! We thought the location was perfect being so close to the village yet within easy walk of the coast and frequented both the local pub and shop whose extended opening hours were welcome after our days out and about. The food hamper was a fantastic touch especially the emphasis on local, produce. Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

overview on Granary Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Delightful characterful cottage, yet fitted with all mod cons...ideally situate with good roads for striking out in any direction on the island. Village was well stocked with produce [if the arrival hamper wasn't enough] from local suppliers. Colourful excitement to the north-east...quiet country and beaches to the south-west. All round great!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely feedback on our character cottage. We are grade II listed reflecting the charm of our external surroundings and we endeavour to keep the cottage up to date internally. So glad you appreciated our welcome hamper of local island produce and our wonderful village shop.
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5

Lovely cottage, highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, cosy cottage. Clean and comfortable with everything provided that you may need, in a pretty, quiet location. The Welcome hamper is a nice touch. The village shop is amazing, provides just about everything you are likely to need, with friendly, helpful staff. And the village itself is in a good location - everything is very accessible.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback! So glad you enjoyed our lovely cottage in its peaceful location. Our welcome hamper is always popular - and even has IOW tomatoes from our garden at the moment!
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4

Very good base for exploring the coast path

  • 4 of 5

Very pleasant and comfortable house with lovely garden, handy for village and lots of walks. Owner very helpful indeed. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your feedback and so pleased you enjoyed our comfortable cottage and it's lovely garden. We pride ourselves on our customer service and enjoy helping our guests.
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Location

From the Owner

2 The Granary was our first holiday home on the Isle of Wight. We fell in love with Brighstone village and were very lucky to find the cottage. We couldn't resist it's charms and can still remember peering over the fence on a beautiful sunny day, looking at the garden and thinking "we have to have this!".

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Southampton at 35 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Three Bishops at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Lymington at 24 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Freshwater Bay at 21 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lymington Pier at 32 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A3055 at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Seven at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Brighstone Bay at 0.5 Kilometres Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

1/2 mile to nearest beach at Grange Farm and 5 miles to Compton – long stretches of contrasting golden and dark sands, backed by multi-coloured sandstone cliffs, with the white chalk cliffs at Freshwater in the distance. Compton is the best place on the island to go fossiling, including for dinosaur bones.

Travel:

Travel by car or train to the ferry ports of Lymington (to Yarmouth), Portsmouth (to Fishbourne, Ryde or Cowes) and Southampton (to Cowes). There are bus services to Brighstone from Yarmouth (via Freshwater) and Ryde / Cowes (via Newport). The bus stop is directly outside / opposite Brighstone Village Shop.

Distances:

Carisbrooke Castle, Newport, Yarmouth, Freshwater, Dimbola Lodge / Freshwater Bay, Compton Bay, Colwell Bay and Totland Bay all within 10 miles.

Further afield are the IOW Steam Railway at Havenstreet, Brading Roman Villa, theme parks for the children at Robin Hill, Blackgang and the Needles at Alum Bay.

National Trust: Needles Old Battery, Newtown Old Town Hall, Mottistone Manor Garden, Bembridge Windmill

English Heritage: Osborne House, Carisbrooke Castle, Yarmouth Castle

Further Details:

The Island has many nice pubs serving local beer and good reasonably priced food. Many of these also have live entertainment. We can recommend our local, ‘The Three Bishops’. The White Mouse Inn at Chale, The Sun Inn at Hulverstone, The Waterfront restaurant in Totland, The New Inn at Shalfleet, The Crown in Shorwell are also recommended.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring bank holiday 2017
26 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£785
for 7 nights
£785
 
 
Early Summer 2017
5 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£500
for 4 nights
From
£125
£675
 
 
High Summer 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£785
for 7 nights
£785
 
 
Early September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£500
for 4 nights
From
£125
£545
 
 
Early Autumn 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£436
for 4 nights
From
£109
£435
 
 
October half term 2017
14 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£545
 
 
Late Autumn 2017
30 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£297
for 3 nights
From
£99
£385
 
 
Christmas and New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£436
for 4 nights
From
£109
£675
 
 
Winter 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£297
for 3 nights
From
£99
£345
 
 
February half term 2018
10 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£365
for 7 nights
£365
 
 
Early Spring 2018
26 Feb 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£297
for 3 nights
From
£99
£345
 
 
Easter 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£500
for 4 nights
From
£125
£585
 
 
Late Spring 2018
16 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£396
for 4 nights
From
£99
£415
 
 
May 2018
5 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£436
for 4 nights
From
£109
£545
 
 
Spring bank holiday 2018
26 May 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£735
for 7 nights
£735
 
 
Early Summer 2018
4 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£500
for 4 nights
From
£125
£635
 
 
High Summer
14 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£745
for 7 nights
£745
 
 
Early September 2018
3 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£297
for 3 nights
From
£99
£495
 
 
Early Autumn 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£297
for 3 nights
From
£99
£385
 
 
October half term
13 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 
 
Late Autumn 2018
29 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£297
for 3 nights
From
£99
£345
 
 
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£500
for 4 nights
From
£125
£635
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£297
for 3 nights
From
£99
£495
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking form and Terms & Conditions will be sent following your enquiry. A deposit of £100 is required if booking more than 8 weeks in advance. The balance of payment is required 8 weeks before the start of your stay. Ferries can be booked at reduced rates - please enquire when booking.

Changeover Day:
Flexible. Arrival time 3pm, departure time 10am.

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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Facilities

From the Owner

2 The Granary's garden is a real sun-trap. The cottage's peaceful location and character keep our guests returning year after year.

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • 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

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom with bath and overhead shower, basin, toilet.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, Travel cot available
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with kingsize bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Travel cot available.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Patio garden with raised bed and small pond (covered). Table and chairs for outside dining and a wooden bench to take in the sun. Pretty garden. Garage can be used to store bicycles. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels included. Cottage cleaned at changeover. An additional clean can be requested if staying for 2-3 weeks.

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