Squirrels Nest | The Island Holiday Company

Squirrels Nest

1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests


Ideal for couples or a small family, Squirrels Nest can be found in a lovely rural location in the village of Rookley, with a network of wonderful countryside walks and bike rides available to explore straight from its door.

This well presented, holiday home which sits alongside the owner’s main residence is dog friendly and can accommodate up to three guests, the accommodation comprises of one spacious and beautifully sunny bedroom with en-suite shower-room, It features a fully fitted kitchen, large sitting room with log burner and a private decking area with bike shed to its rear. The bedroom with its fantastically comfortable super king bed, can be offered as two singles on request
The kitchen is well equipped with cooker, dishwasher, fridge freezer and washing machine The sitting room has a dining table to seat four, a large sofa and a cosy log burning stove. A single sofa bed is available for a third person staying if required. Externally you have a spacious driveway with parking available right outside your front door, whilst to the rear you have a private decking area with bike shed.

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



Property Information



Open plan living space:
Living area: wood burner, sofa and Freeview Smart TV (and a single sofa bed can be made available on request)
Kitchen diner: electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, fridge/freezer, dining table and chairs
Bedroom: super king bed (can be made into a twin on request), wardrobe, bedside cabinet and Smart TV, with access to courtyard
En-Suite: shower cubicle, toilet and wash basin

Private enclosed decked courtyard, with garden furniture and barbecue (access via the bedroom)
Private parking for 1 car at front of the property


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 1 dog. 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 when making your booking, so this additional cost is included. If it becomes apparent that you have brought a pet with you but did not advise us, we will contact you to request payment separately.

Arrival time: 16.00 onwards / Departure time: 10:00a.m.

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 strict no smoking policy.

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

Initial fuel and logs for multi-fuel / wood burners will be supplied at the beginning of your stay. Guests will be required to purchase more if required.

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.


Rookley is a beautiful village conveniently located five kilometres south of Newport near the centre of the island. It has a country park on the site of the last working Isle of Wight brickworks. There is a swimming pool and pub at the country park and another pub , the “Chequers Inn ”, a short distance from the village. The area is well served by buses to both Newport and the nearby pretty, coastal town of Ventnor.


On Sunday, 12 Nov 2023
It was very cosy and homey since arrival. The size was very good, everything was there what we needed
On Thursday, 06 Jul 2023
Very convenient location and comfortable accommodation. Excellent location. Quiet lane with red squirrels running around... aaah!
Previous Guest
On Tuesday, 13 Jun 2023
Lovely clean cottage with everything we needed. Ideal spot for walking our dog as right next to a wooded area and fields. Ideal location in the middle of the island for visiting all areas.
Previous Guest
On Wednesday, 10 May 2023
We had a very enjoyable stay with our dogs. There is a new bbq. Unfortunately, there was too much rain to make use of it. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need. Super comfy bed. Would definitely return.
Previous Guest
On Friday, 05 May 2023
Liz was a fantastic host right from the word go; phone calls & messages, showed me round & told me about the area and good dog walking spots. Liz went over and above with all aspects and helped me with my future by printing off some info for me. The home was immaculate and welcoming; a beautiful little get away in rolling countryside. A top place and a perfect host.
Previous Guest
On Wednesday, 28 Sep 2022
Squirrel’s Nest was spotlessly clean, comfortable and warm. On the two sunny days that we had, sitting outside in the small courtyard was a pleasure - secluded and sheltered. The property was well supplied with leaflets about various IoW attractions, many of which we visited. With its central location you are never from anywhere on the island though the roads can be slow going at times! The owners, who live next door were friendly and helpful and not in the least intrusive. We cannot recommend this property highly enough.
Previous Guest
On Monday, 19 Sep 2022
Thank you to Liz for her warm welcome and for providing such a lovely, well thought out place to stay. Squirrels Nest is well equipped, with homely touches and a good base for exploring. There's much to see and do and the facilities of Newport are only a short distance away. We'd definitely recommend it.
Previous Guest
On Friday, 26 Aug 2022
Lovely clean and comfortable accommodation with a beautiful decking area to enjoy the sun and relax. Great location for exploring the Island.
Previous Guest
On Friday, 19 Aug 2022
Liz was the perfect host. The annexe was clean and comfortable, nice big bed! The chequers pub in walking distance, but use footpath not road!
Previous Guest
On Tuesday, 16 Aug 2022
Liz's space is perfect for a peaceful stay with all mod cons. Well equipped modern kitchen, comfortable living space and very comfy bed. Very well presented and attractive. Everything spotlessly clean. Liz was a great host and provided helpful hints for places to visit and was on hand for anything needed. Outside private space perfect to enjoy the sun with decking and garden furniture. Thoroughly recommend.
Previous guest
On Monday, 18 Jul 2022
We had a wonderful few days. The property was spotlessly clean, spacious and beautifully decorated. Communication was very good and check in was straightforward I have only positives to say 10/10. Will definitely return. Thank you
Previous guest
On Friday, 17 Jun 2022
A lovely and comfortable stay with the best location- Liz was a fantastic host, and showed me some great walking routes. Cannot recommend her cottage enough!
Previous guest
On Friday, 10 Jun 2022
Liz the owner was a fantastic host and we had a great stay in Rookley. We didn't have a car but there is a co-op just a 5 minute walk and Liz directed us on a lovely country walk to a nice pub. The bus service was also good into Newport and other areas. Squirrels nest is clean and comfortable with everything need including a little courtyard. The bed was really comfortable and the area very peaceful. We would highly recommend it :)
Previous Guest
On Friday, 15 Apr 2022
lovely and well presented bungalow in a beautiful location, welcoming hosts and felt like a home away from Home
Previous guest
On Friday, 01 Apr 2022
Lovely quiet spot in a comfy, well equipped home. Possibly the best equipped kitchen we've ever stayed in! Complete with everything you could think of, including proper kitchen knives. The bed was very comfy and huge. Liz the owner was really helpful and had left some beautiful flowers and a bottle of wine for us
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