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“Pure week of luxury”
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42 reviews
Stable Cottage
Open plan living-dining
Bedroom 1 with shower en-suite
shower en-suite
Twin bedroom 2
Bath and shower room
Bedroom 3
Plenty of outdoor space
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Freshwater, Isle of Wight, England

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Chris E
Peacehaven, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Pure week of luxury”
Reviewed June 21, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Stable Cottage is situated in the South West part of the Isle of Wight just outside of Freshwater. It is only 30 minutes drive from Newport and all other attractions in the north are literally no more than 45 minutes drive as an absolute maximum. Despite the IOW festival being on we had no issues with our journey.

Andrew and his family are really lovely down to earth people and they could not have done enough for us. They provided biscuits, tea and milk for our arrival and were always on hand either by phone or in person if there were any issues. My three year old daughter loved the trampoline and was able to run about in the garden which is what attracted me to Stable Cottage. We went to many attractions including Blackgang Chine, Alum Bay, Sandown, Shanklin and the Model Village all with very easy access via the roads.

Stable Cottage is clean, comfortable and very quiet which is ideal for families who want quality time together.

Overall I would have absolutely no hesitation in going back next year especially as my daughter cried when leaving and hasn't stopped talking about 'Our holiday home' since coming back.

Thanks again Andrew and family for everything.

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Liked best: Peace and Location
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Jul 4, 2015
Thank you so much for your lovely review. The fact that your daughter didn't want to leave and called it 'our holiday home' is very sweet. We are so pleased when our guests feel at home and have a great rest/holiday. We hope to welcome you again in the future.
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Tracy C
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“The ideal cottage to stay”
Reviewed June 16, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We introduced the Isle of Wight to our friends who came with us and I am so pleased that the cottage was absolutely perfect for our needs. The owner Andrew was very welcoming and supplied some tea, milk and biscuits which was a lovely gesture. Although we ate out and didn't cook at all, the cottage was very well equipped and clean. It was lovely and quiet and we watched the wildlife from the patio windows . Good hot water , plenty of space, comfy beds and great to return to after a busy day. We wouldn't hesitate in booking this cottage again.

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Liked best: Cleanliness
Liked least: Position of bath taps
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
Jul 4, 2015
Thank you for your lovely review. I am still keen to hear your dining out suggestions. We are so pleased you had a lovely stay and that your friends enjoyed the Island. warm wishes A and V.
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alison29
Kent
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage”
Reviewed May 27, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Highly recommend staying here, absolutely spotless, great value and really comfortable. Three double rooms, plenty of space for 6 of us, and plenty of space outside too including plenty of parking. Freshwater is a lovely place to visit (recommend the golf course) and Stable Cottage is in an ideal holiday cottage to stay in.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Jul 4, 2015
Thank you for your kind review. Certainly the golf course had a great location on top of the downs and is easily reached by foot from the cottage. We are sorry you didn't necessarily have the best weather, but hope to see you again.
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ShankiS
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
“Wonderful stay to make Isle of Wight trip more memorable”
Reviewed May 22, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

The accommodation was very comfortable, in terms of location as well. To start with, Andrew (the owner) helped us from the beginning. He helped us to book ferry at a discounted rate. Also his suggestions and hospitality during our stay there made us feel at home.

The living room was comfortable with nice sofas, lots of books for kids and some toys as well.
The kitchen was well equipped. The outdoor area is also big with comfortable table and chairs and we had a nice breakfast outside in the morning.

The cottage is also close to many important attractions and walking paths.

Overall I didn't miss anything during our stay there and felt at home. I would definetely recommend this to anybody.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Jul 4, 2015
Thank you for your lovely review. We were pleased to help you and your family with their visit. We are glad that it was a restful time for them before you moved on to the hustle and bustle of London! We hope to see you again some time. Best wishes Andrew and Vickie
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742cathyw
Wokingham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“excellent facilities for a relaxing break”
Reviewed April 16, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Stable Cottage. It had everything we needed. The teenagers enjoyed making homemade burgers in the spacious kitchen and playing basketball when they were not studying for their exams. It was great to have the open plan layout to chat to the family while making meals. Plenty of room in the bedrooms as well.

There are wonderful walks from the house - to Freshwater Bay, across the Downs on the Tennyson Trail or from the Causeway along a disused railway line to Yarmouth.
Hope to go back soon.

Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 26, 2015
We are so glad you had a lovely stay and wish the teenagers good luck with their exams!!
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LondonLon...
London
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Excellent family accommodation.”
Reviewed April 15, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We had a lovely stay at Stable Cottage over Easter. We were a group with teenage children and grandparents and we all thought the accommodation was great. The cottage was spacious and spotlessly clean with everything we needed, including free Wi-Fi. The owners left some lovely homely touches such as Isle of Wight shortbread and fresh flowers and were very helpful and friendly without being intrusive.

There are plenty of excellent walks nearby. We particularly enjoyed the walk along the causeway, by the River Yar to Yarmouth. Freshwater is just a short drive away for local shops and the beach. Would absolutely recommend as a base for a family holiday and we hope to stay again.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 26, 2015
Thank you for your kind comments. We work hard to ensure the cottage is as clean as we would hope to find it and so it is always rewarding to hear kind comments such as yours. The walk to Yarmouth certainly is lovely. We hope to see you again some time. Best wishes from us all.
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Matpea
2 reviews
“Lovely late season stay”
Reviewed April 9, 2015 for a stay in October 2014

Had a lovely stay in the October/November half term and was very lucky to have amazing weather! Accommodation was comfortable and well thought out. Owners very pleasant and friendly.
Situated in a quieter spot but not to far for attractions on this side of the island and village amenities.
Would recommend and would stay again!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 26, 2015
Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you found this corner of the Island as nice as we do.
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