Garden Cottage | The Island Holiday Company

Garden Cottage

3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests


Garden Cottage is located across the yard from the other three Little Span Farm holiday properties. Dating from the 17th Century and built of stone, this holiday home is etched with character. The interior is well maintained, with white walls highlighting both the original features, along with the traditional, comfortable furnishings. Spread over two floors, the accommodations ‘upside-down’ design plays with convention, so you will find the bedrooms on the ground floor, comprising of a double with an ensuite shower, a twin and a small bunk room, along with a family bathroom. Twist your way up the spiral-staircase to the lofty heights of the first floor, where exposed beams are a reminder that you are in the eaves of the building. The generous kitchen is fully equipped for enthusiast guests to turn their hand to home cooking, with the added advantage of a dining table in situ to ensure food is served quickly and kept piping hot! On leaving the kitchen, you pass by French doors which open out to the decked balcony; the ideal place for daytime sunbathing, while the exterior table and parasol provide a perfect spot for al fresco dining, accompanied by the peace of the countryside.

Little Span Farm occupies the western slopes of the Rew Valley, providing some magnificent views of the Island and the English Channel. Situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it used to be part of the Appuldurcombe Estate and is now run as an attractive grassland farm, with grazing sheep. Your stay will allow you to relax and unwind, surrounded by beautiful downland and woods owned by the National Trust.



Property Information


Bedroom 1: king size bed, bedside cabinets, wardrobe and en-suite
En-suite: walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin
Bedroom 2: twin beds and bedside cabinet
Bedroom 3: bunk bed
Bathroom: bath, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail

Living and dining: large sofas, Freeview Smart TV, dining table and chairs, with French doors leading to sun deck
Kitchen: breakfast table, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine and washing machine

Sun deck, accessed from the living area
Enclosed lawn garden, accessed by steps from the sun deck
Garden furniture and gas barbecue
Private parking for 2 cars at the property


This property can be booked alongside Span Farmhouse and Well Cottage to accommodate up to 20 guests across all properties.

PLEASE NOTE: a pre-authorised, refundable, security deposit will be required a week before arrival at the property. No money is taken unless damage is reported at the property within 14 days of departure.

This property can accept a maximum of 2 dogs. The charge is £35 per dog, per week and we kindly ask that you bring your own dog bedding. Please ensure that you correctly add your pet(s) when making your booking, so this additional cost is included. If it becomes apparent that you have brought a pet(s) with you but did not advise us, we will contact you to request payment separately.

This property has an internal spiral staircase - and therefore can not cater for children under the age of 7 years.

There is no electric car charger on site and guests are prohibited from using the mains electric in the property to charge a car, unless agreed with the Owner of the property. If it becomes apparent a car is being charged without prior approval, then the guest may be charged an additional amount to cover the extra cost.

There is a ramp to the entrance of the property.

Bookings for hen and stag parties are not accepted.

Arrival time: 16.30 onwards / Departure time: 10:00a.m.

There is a strict no smoking policy.

Linens and towels are provided, but please bring your own beach towels as necessary.

Kindly be respectful of the property and the neighbours during your stay; leaving the property as you found it on your arrival.

A breach of the rules and guidelines could mean forfeiture of the Security Deposit.

The Island Holiday Company can offer discounted ferry travel when you book your holiday through us.


The rural location offers easy access to miles of foot and bridle paths, over the lovely countryside that surrounds the village of Wroxall. The historical Appuldurcombe House, with ornamental gardens designed by Capability Brown is just a short stroll from the cottage. Alternatively, you can walk across the Downs to say hello to the animals who have been given a much needed home at the renowned Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary. The farm is also close to the popular Red Squirrel Trail, which has 32 miles of mostly traffic-free cycling and walking, some of which is along the old railway line, showcasing the Islands beautiful scenery.

By car, it's a short drive to the Victorian coastal town of Ventnor and Steephill Cove, where you can sample 'catch of the day' or locally brewed ale, browse the independent shops and walk the length of the harbour beach. Alternatively, a half hour journey takes you to Blackgang Chine, the oldest theme park in the UK, it’s attractions will amuse all ages! Continue along the Military Road West and you will end up at icon landmarks of Freshwater Bay and The Needles, where the chairlift down to Allum Bay is not for the fainthearted! For beach action and water sports, Shanklin, Sandown and Compton beaches do not disappoint, with golden sand and coastal town amusements.
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