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Pond Cottage in Yafford, Isle of Wight

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sleeps 5
2 rooms
2 bathrooms

Pond Cottage description

Holiday home
To the south of the Isle of Wight sits Yafford, and within this peaceful hamlet lies Pond Cottage, in the grounds of the owner's farmhouse and just a mile from the sea. The cottage is set next to an attractive large pond, and has been converted from an 18th Century barn, retaining much character including exposed beams and trusses, wooden floors and stone walls. The well-equipped kitchen has a dining area, the sitting room is cosy and comfortable and the bedrooms, one double and one twin with an additional folding bed, are set up in the eaves. There is cycling, walking and birdwatching nearby, or simply relax in the private garden.

To the south of the lovely Isle of Wight is the hamlet of Yafford, in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a great place for birdwatchers or walkers to make their base for a holiday. Cyclists are well catered for with the 'Round the Island' cycle route which runs through Yafford itself. There are beaches within easy reach, such as Atherfield or Ventnor, while Blackgang and Shanklin Chine, pretty Brighstone village, the resorts of Sandown or Ryde and indeed most of this terrific Island can be reached in less than an hour by car.

The Isle of Wight, with its beaches, unspoiled scenery, rich heritage and over 500 miles of award-winning public footpaths is a walker's paradise, or if sailing is your thing, the renowned annual Cowes Week is not to be missed.

Electric heating system. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, library of books/games. Electricity inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Travel cot & highchair on request. Off road parking for two cars. Enclosed lawned garden with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Village shop & pub 1.5 miles. Note: As there is a large pond close to the cottage, dogs must be kept under control. Note: As the folding bed, travel cot and highchair are shared between both properties, these items are available on a first come, first served basis. Please check availability when first enquiring. Please bring your own bedding and linen for the folding bed and cot.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • By the sea

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Mrs Wyeth
May 2016
The space inside the property was excellent for two couples and a toddler. We liked the quiet location but easy access to all of the island, and the owners were very helpful.
Mrs Sheldon
February 2016
A lovely out of season break on the Isle of Wight. The cottage was great, well modernised and beautifully clean.
Mrs Saltmarsh
June 2016
The owners were very friendly and gave helpful advice when asked. We loved the spaciousness of the cottage and the waxed wood everywhere inside - on the floors, up the stairs and on the walls lining the stone cottage which made it very cosy. The downstairs walk-in shower room was great and the modern yet farmhouse feel kitchen was well equipped.
Mrs Ray
October 2015
One of the best cottages we have stayed in, everything was perfect. The owners were very friendly and helpful. They really looked after their cottage and it was a pleasure to stay there. We cannot recommend this cottage highly enough. 10/10.
Mrs Fletcher
September 2014
Location very peaceful, Good local pubs which were dog friendly
Mr Brecknell
November 2014
The cottage was amazing and the location was perfect. It was so quiet and tucked away, yet so close to all the main resorts and near the gorgeous Colwell Bay. We thought the Isle of Wight was beautiful and still so quaint and unspoilt. We actually think your photos did not do the property justice. There was so much thought to everything there. The cottage was so well equipped with everything you needed including iron, ironing board, airier, condiments and cooking oil etc. The leaflets, videos and games were a great idea too. The garden was spacious and lovely with the vine. It felt very much like home! We would definitely recommend this to family and friends and will definitely go to this cottage again.
Mrs Johnston
July 2015
Very peaceful location. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Lovely kitchen and shower room with all modern conveniences.
Mrs Elliott
May 2015
There was lots of character to the interior of the cottage, the owners were very friendly and helpful, and it was such a peaceful location.
Mrs Towns
June 2014
The cottage had been tastefully restored, decorated and furnished. The owners were very welcoming, thoughtful and friendly. The cottage is in a perfect setting, and coupled with the wonderful weather we had a fantastic break. Thoroughly recommend!
Mr Walters
November 2013
Very pleasing reception. Concern and respect of our requirements shown at all times. Well secured back garden for use of pet dog.
Mrs Bohan
July 2014
The cottage was perfect for a weeks holiday. Lots of room for 4 adults. So quiet and relaxing, perfect for walking to the beach. Pub and restaurant five minutes on the motorbike. What a great place to relax in and take away the stress of life.
Mrs Lyon
October 2013
The cottage was very clean and well presented. It was very quiet and private with a good secure, enclosed garden, ideal for those with a dog or children. It was warm and quite cosy.
Mr Seabrook
November 2013
The whole experience was magical. The location was peaceful, and the building had the wow factor. The owners were always very friendly and helpful. There was useful and interesting information on the location on the bookshelves. Everything we needed and more was at hand. Over 7 days we had no trouble finding different wonderful walking locations every day. There was a good small store in Chale Green (5 miles) with a friendly surprise cafe and garden at the rear. The nearer village stores were not visited. There were too many more good points to fit here.
Mr Mentiply
May 2011
Quiet and out of the way - an excellent base to explore the Isle of Wight. Would recommend to others.
Mr Moore
August 2011
The cottage was lovely and the garden was great for our dog and enjoying meals outside. I would happily book again. The owners were discreet but helpful when required. The peaceful location and beautiful beaches were exactly what we were looking for.
Mrs Coates
June 2011
The location was perfect and the accommodation was spacious and comfortable.
Mrs Navarro-Weitzel
November 2010
Beautifully decorated cottage with unusually large communal space. Proprietors very welcoming to people and dog without being intrusive. Location of cottage very rural with no through traffic, ideal for children and dogs. We are planning to stay at Pond Cottage again in the future and would highly recommend it to our friends.
Mr Wilson
April 2010
The property is of a high speculation and ideal for family and pets.
Rev Evans
September 2010
Warm welcome but owner did not obtrude herself. She made it clear that we had but to ask for anything. Position on IoW perfect for our needs
Mrs Wood
October 2010
Peaceful, pleasant surroundings. Pond Cottage is definitely the place to unwind and the owner was very friendly.
August 2011
lovely well equipped cottage, nicely decorated and furnished barn conversion. The owners were very welcoming and helpful, but didn't over impose.Nice idyllic location and a good spot from which to explore the whole Island. Would definately return.
Mrs Colwill
August 2010
A perfect base for exploring the Isle Of Wight, a very peaceful cottage with comfortable accommodation and facilities.
November 2010
Well situated, apparently a little spartan, but in fact very comfortable and well thought out, this cottage had few snags one could think of. If one were slightly disabled, the internal stairs, and the steps into and out of the bedrooms might have been a bother - but I am slightly disabled, and coped well enough: simply had to be a bit careful.
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