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The Little Barn is an attractive timber clad holiday cottage nestled amongst farmland in the south west Isle of Wight, It is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is 1.4m from Shorwell village which has a traditional pub, church and small village shop/post office.
The Little Barn (Wightbarn) sits in the grounds of our house, a traditional 18th Century sandstone, thatched building. There are approximately 2 acres of private land, with areas of landscaped garden, field (wild flower meadow in the summer months), natural wetland with lake, all surrounded by two small streams. The deck and terrace area around the holiday cottage have outdoor furniture and a brick built BBQ.
Converted in 2010 the holiday accommodation provides a comfortable, well equipped 'home-from-home' sleeping between 2 and 4 people (5 possible by arrangement). It is ideal for families, couples or a small group of friends (sorry no pets).
The main living areas and the large deck focus on the south east aspect, looking away from The Main Barn towards St Catherine’s Down, giving a greater sense of privacy.
The secluded location also benefits from a lack of light pollution, making night skies beautifully clear and great for star gazing. The quiet location makes it ideal for wildlife sightings and guests have seen buzzards, sparrow hawk, kestrels, barn owls, woodpeckers, nuthatches, a cormorant, red squirrels, bats, foxes and much more.
The Island has over 300 walks, suiting all ages and abilities, with over 500 miles of well-maintained footpaths. You don’t have to go far to enjoy one such walk, as the Shepherds Trail runs along Dungewood Lane! There are also many car-free cycle routes close by and fantastic beaches a mere 10 minute drive away. You can surf, bodyboard, paraglide, kite-surf, sail and fossil hunt - or just stick to a swim and sunbathing!
Whilst feeling remote, the holiday cottage is within easy reach of all the Islands' main attractions allowing you to visit historic castles, manor houses, animal sanctuaries. You can go fishing or sailing, play golf or visit local produce suppliers and indulge your senses at the lavender and garlic farms.
The Little Barn Is A Lovely Property With Lots Of Space Inside And Out.
By Helen B on 22-May-2017
We could not fault our stay here. The owners have thought of everything for your comfort and entertainment and the property is spotless. We enjoyed a BBQ, played croquet, swingball and other games in the garden, loved watching the geese and their goslings waddle around and had a generally relaxing time. You do need a car as the barn is off the beaten track but the tranquility was lovely. We will definitely recommend to family and friends.
Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
Date of Stay: May 2017 Source:
Owners Direct, from HomeAway
We Had An Amazing Stay
By Laura on 01-Apr-2017
We had an amazing stay at the little barn it was lovely and spacious for us and our two children and right off the beaten track which is what we love so a really peaceful and beautiful location. Everything you need for a home to home stay no need to take anything with you apart from your essentials as everything is there for you. Especially liked the extra touches such as garden games for the children. We hope to return in the future
As Others Have Commented, The Little Barn Is Fantastic.
By Jon on 17-Mar-2017
As others have commented, The Little Barn is fantastic. Set in a great rural location it made such a change to our normal urban lifestyle at home. More than spacious (the name belies the truth), well equipped and faultless in it's cleanliness. Susan was able a great help in helping us obtain a travel discount with the ferries and we enjoyed a warm welcome at The Crown Inn, Shorwell and great food at The Cow Co., Tapnell Farm, both of which she recommended to us too. A great stay and we will definitely be back.
A True Home Away From Home
By Caroline on 15-Dec-2016
The Little Barn (which is not that little!) was a true home away from home on our brief visit over to the island to see family. We needed a 2 bedroom place to stay as we have a toddler and it's easier to have her in a separate room to sleep. Needless to say we were totally spoilt by this accommodation! Spacious, clean and well equipped for a self catering holiday-our first stay but definitely not our last! Thank you so much Susan
Very Impressed By The High Standard
By Cor D on 01-Nov-2015
We were very impressed by the high standard of the Little Barn. The position in the beautiful grounds of our landlady and landlord is ideal; the sliding doors enabled us to admire the landscape and the local fauna.
The Holiday Cottage was clean, spacious and light. Although we have picked up our lives and winter may be on the doorstep: we still experience a kind of homesickess. We hope to be able to come back to enjoy another overseas holiday...
Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
Date of Stay: Jun 2015
Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
A Quiet Retreat
By PR100 Brighton on 16-Aug-2013
A lovely place to stay- even when the weather does its best to spoil that!
Although it's next to the owners property, The Little Barn isn't overlooked and has a great open view form the main lounge windows.
Well decorated and furnished. A relaxing retreat.
Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
Date of Stay: Mar 2013
Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway