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The Little Barn is an attractive timber clad 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 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 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.