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Character Isle of Wight holiday cottage in Shorwell - garden, great for families

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom character cottage in unspoilt village, beautiful garden, opposite Crown Inn country pub

This character cottage is located in the centre of the picturesque village of Shorwell, with easy access to downland walks and approximately 2 miles from the sea.

As the name suggests, Brookside Cottage has a delightful little brook running alongside the beautiful lawned garden. Whilst modernized, the property dates back to 1700. On the ground floor there is a large sitting room. The fully fitted kitchen comes complete with range cooker, washing machine, tumble dryer and microwave. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms (one en-suite) and a bathroom. The cottage is furnished to a high standard and with double-glazing and a LPG boiler central heating system, is ideal for holidays and short breaks all year round.

Guests staying 7 nights or more are welcomed with a hamper from Brighstone Village Shop containing local island produce, local newspaper and in the winter, wood and smokeless fuel for the wood burner. A typical hamper will include Isle of Wight milk, bread, lemonade, jam, cake, eggs, tomato ketchup, biscuits, 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, including special low prices for combined Red Funnel/Isle of Wight holiday cottage deals in November, December & early January (excluding festive period). Discounted short break prices also available - please ask for a quote.

Shorwell nestles in a wooded valley, encircled by hills. The village has three manor houses and many thatched and stone built picturesque cottages. Shorwell has a great pub, The Crown Inn, which dates back to the 16th century. The pub has a lovely trout filled brook running through its garden (the same one as Brookside Cottage, which is directly opposite). The oldest part of the village is known as Westview and is close to the church of St Peter. The church itself dates back to the 12th century. The village also boasts a post office, re fronted in Georgian style.

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Property Manager
Teresa Tearle
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
17 December, 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 2008

Why Teresa Tearle chose Shorwell

We fell in love with Shorwell village and got married in here in 2009 - you can see the church where we got married from the cottage window!

What makes this cottage unique

We now spend as much time on the island as we can, taking our dinghy out fishing or walking the landscape. We love stepping off the ferry to such peace and are working hard to refurbish a delightful bungalow that will soon be our island home! We have worked hard to embed sustainability in our business - Brookside Cottage achieving Highly Commended in the Beautiful South Awards 2012.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I have just returned from our stay at your cottage at Shorwell. I must say I was very impressed with the lovely cosy cottage. It was nice and warm, and we did need the heating last week, with plenty of hot water and very well appointed. Probably the nicest holiday cottage I've rented. Beautiful little garden, which unfortunately we couldn't take full advantage of because of the mixed weather. The cottage was very clean and tidy and everything one could need had been thought of. The welcome hamper was a lovely touch and much appreciated.

You will certainly be my first choice when visiting the Island again and I will spread the word. Thank you again for providing comfortable accommodation.
May 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Shorwell, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please follow instructions for waste collection including separating & bagging recyclable waste.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Handheld shower only
  • En-suite shower room to Bedroom 1, Family bathroom with bath and handheld shower attachment, Separate downstairs toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-size bed, Bedroom 2 with twin single beds, Bedroom 3 with bunk beds. Travel cot also available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • 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
Notes on accommodation: Calor gas central heating (all fuel and power included in rent). Free WiFi. SORRY – no pets, no smoking. Outside: Garden, patio with outside dining for 6 people. Shallow brook - great for paddling! Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels included. Cottage cleaned between stays and weekly by request for stays of longer than 1 week. Other: Spacious landing with ample selection of books and CDs.


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Character Isle of Wight holiday cottage in Shorwell - garden, great for families
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Everything we had hoped for

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was excellently equipped - everything had been carefully thought through and we were more than happy to have found it. It is a beautiful area of the island with lots of walks and great to be opposite a pub and within walking distance of a small shop and interesting old church.

  • Review Submitted: 29/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The location of Brookside Cottage in the picturesque village of Shorwell makes this cottage a popular choice with our guests - a map and guides on the local area are provided in the cottage.
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Great cottage

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean and well equipped in a beautiful location. The Crown Inn opposite is very convenient and serves excellent food. For somewhere else good to eat try the Pointer Inn at Newchurch

  • Review Submitted: 20/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to receive such a lovely review for Brookside Cottage. Shorwell is a beautiful village and we feel privileged to have our cottage here. Our local, The Crown Inn, is a must visit!
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Fabulous stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Cottage is a real home from home,it has everything you could possibly require for a comfortable and relaxing break on the island.Excellent walking and cycling on your doorstep too!

  • Review Submitted: 07/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great feedback - we work hard to make Brookside Cottage a real home from home. West Wight is indeed the perfect place if you like walking and cycling - wonderful countryside in every direction!
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Perfect all round

  • 5 of 5

Property was perfectly located. Nice quiet village central to everywhere we wished to go. The cottage itself was very spacious and well equipped with everything you could wish for, need and more. Would certainly recommend and use again.

  • Review Submitted: 19/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brookside Cottage in Shorwell is very conveniently located, directly opposite the pub and within easy reach of the Island tourist attractions and beaches of West Wight. We enjoy having families stay and wonderful to receive positive feedback.
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A clean tidy and well equipped cottage

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5 and had a very enjoyable holiday at Brookside cottage. It is clean, tidy and well equipped. There is plenty of information about the Isle of Wight in the cottage which includes a number of recommended walks from the Ramblers.

Teresa who owns the cottage was very quick to reply to any questions we had in the days before the holiday, so it's top marks all round from me.

  • Review Submitted: 24/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always a pleasure to help our guests before and during a stay. Brookside Cottage is perfect for families - a real home from home.
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Cosy cottage in lovely village

  • 5 of 5

After reading such great reviews of Brookside cottage I had high expectations and the cottage didn't disappoint in the slightest. It is definitely the best equipped place we have ever stayed in and has a wonderful homely feel as well as being very relaxing and peaceful. Despite arriving amidst snow flurries, we were always cosy with a good heating system and log burner. If was great to have lots of tourist information and we particularly liked and used the walking & cycling guides. The village itself is lovely and we enjoyed being able to wander over to the pub for a meal & excellent pint of Doombar! If you are a paraglider pilot there is a great site close by and for horse riders a wonderful beach hack at Bembridge. Thank you for the delicious welcome pack & cheerful daffodils. We will return!

  • Review Submitted: 25/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our cosy and peaceful cottage continues to be popular with our guests and we love to provide all the homely touches and highlight our wonderful Island produce. The new " Green Star" packs for great car-free days out are going down well too and really highlight all that our beautiful Isle of Wight has to offer.
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Nearest Airport
37 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
The Crown Inn, Shorwell
Nearest Ferry
24 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Freshwater Bay
Nearest Train
32 Kilometres
Lymington Pier
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
The Crown Inn, Shorwell
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Brighstone Bay and Chale Bay
Car: recommended


2 miles 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 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 Shorwell from Yarmouth (via Freshwater) and Ryde / Cowes (via Newport). The bus stop is directly outside / opposite the cottage.


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 thoroughly recommend our local, ‘The Crown Inn’, directly opposite. The White Mouse Inn at Chale, The Sun Inn at Hulverstone, The Waterfront restaurant in Totland, The New Inn at Shalfleet, The Three Bishops in Brighstone are also recommended.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Shorwell, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Autumn 2017
30 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
February half term 2018
10 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2018
26 Feb 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2018
16 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
May 2018
5 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
Spring bank holiday 2018
26 May 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
4 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
High Summer
14 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
September 2018
3 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
Autumn 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
October half term 2018
13 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
Late Autumn 2018
29 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Payment via direct bank transfer (preferred) or personal cheque. Deposit of £100 required upon booking and balance of payment 8 weeks before start of your holiday. Ferry inclusive deals available at preferential prices.

Changeover Day:
Normal changeover day is Saturday. Flexible start day and short breaks available on request.

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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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