Miss Rawlings April 2022
A peaceful but well located cottage in a tranquil part of the estate. Everything we needed was provided and we were made very welcome and comfortable by the owner and the classic cottages staff. We will definitely be looking to book again in the future.
Mrs Routledge February 2022
Thoroughly recommend this property. It is so spacious and comfortable. Two fabulous bathrooms and just a joy to stay. Could have happily stayed at the house and just walked the estate.
Mrs Willis January 2022
Very comfortable cottage in convenient location, especially for Osbourne House…..but nowhere is far away on IOW! Beautiful grounds with very friendly and helpful owners . Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, a lovely & relaxing home away from home. Thank you
Mr Benger December 2021
This is one of the best holiday cottages that we have used. Some places use poorer quality furnishings and equipment that are just not up to the rigours of letting, but here everything has been installed of good quality, giving the items a longer life, and a more pleasurable use for the renter. Amazingly large master bedroom, whilst the smaller bedroom is still of good proportion. Kitchen/Diner is huge and well equipped.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Your review is lovely to read and we are so happy to see that this is one of the best you have stayed in! The owners will be delighted that you found the furnishings to be of good quality - a lot of thought goes into setting up the properties. We so hope to welcome you back again in the future. Sarah, Customer Support
Mrs Johnston December 2021
Really lovely property, one of the best we have stayed in and we travel a lot! Very warm, log burner with loads of free logs. Large, comfortable rooms, amazing wet room and very thick, soft towels, comfy beds. Very peaceful with a lovely view of the lake; wish we had stayed when the weather was better so we could have sat outside.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We are thrilled to read your review and are so glad that the property worked so well for you. We hope to welcome you back again (hopefully when the weather is a little warmer!) Sarah, Customer Support
Mrs Spracklen October 2021
A beautiful comfortable property with royal connections.
We had a right royal time!
Mrs Eates October 2021
Property was above & beyond anything we were expecting. Would love to stay here again.... Am just going to count up my pennies ...
Mr Bland September 2021
Lovely cottage in peaceful location.
Mrs Wood September 2021
Fab property, fab location; good to be back having stayed Oct 2020
Mrs Green September 2021
Absolutely love this property. So nice and quiet loved sitting reading my book by the pond. Stayed here last year and recommended it to a friend who then booked and stayed the week before us this year. We have now booked again for next year. Our little dog Dexter loved meeting the pigs and the walks from the cottage. We had friends who live on the Island visit us for the afternoon they had not been to Barton Manor estate and they couldn’t believe the beauty of the place and how peaceful and quiet it was. Truly a wonderful place. Cottage clean and comfortable and many a night sat outside round the fire pit.
Mrs Mitchell August 2021
Lovely cottage location, tranquil but with good access to the wider island.
Mrs McGinn July 2021
We loved our stay in Lake Cottage. We had daily visits from the peahen which was lovely. The setting is beautiful and provides a great base for exploring the Island.
Mr Corten June 2021
The house is part of the private Barton Manor estate which made it feel like going back in time to a more leisurely lifestyle. The house and grounds are amazing. It makes a very quiet and peaceful holiday in fabulous surroundings. This would definitely be the property we went back to on the island.
Mrs Barnes June 2021
The photos don't lie - the rooms are huge! A gorgeous, quiet venue with many little extra touches.
Mrs Coupe May 2021
Warm and quiet.
Mrs Franklin April 2021
Barton Manor Lake Cottage is a delightful, secluded and relaxed place to spend time away from home in and is very well situated to access all parts of the island. We were very lucky to have good weather whilst we were there but you would be well catered for in bad weather as the cottage is very warm and cosy with the addition of a log burner.
Mr Gillard November 2020
A magical, tranquil place. It was once Queen Victoria’s chicken coup but now it’s a handsome, splendidly equipped, peaceful roost for people like us to fluff their feathers and crow about. Owner Dawn and Head Gardener Lester are certainly ‘good eggs’ who ensured that we felt welcomed from the start, and their warmth was amplified by the superb wood burning stove A terrific break. We shall be back. David Gillard MBE
Mr Lower October 2020
Very enjoyable stay in a lovely, spacious and well-equipped cottage. Great location on peaceful private estate, with easy access to island attractions.
Original booking dates moved because of Covid lockdown - Classic Cottages were flexible and kept us informed.
Mrs Curnow-Ford October 2020
A lovely, cosy waterside retreat that provides easy access to all the island has to offer or a haven to just chill out and relax.
Mrs Green September 2020
Been going to the Isle of Wight for many Years. This is by far the best cottage we have stayed in. Loved the location so peaceful and quiet yet everything is on your doorstep. Enjoyed sitting outside in the sunshine reading my book listening to the birds. The cottage has everything you need for a great stay. Loved the walk down to the beach. Such a good time we have booked again for next year.
Mrs Reavill July 2020
Such a well planned holiday home with good quality furnishings,sumptuous beds and wonderful showers. We had everything we needed in a peaceful and private setting and, of course , B.M.L.C. is dog friendly. Oska (whippet) was entertained by the rather foolhardy pea-hen's couple of visits. Mercifully only a small stray feather drifted down from a handy tree when the the latter took refuge ! Lily, (elderly whippet ) looked on approvingly from her basket in the shade of the willow tree!
Mrs Kear March 2020
The cottage is absolutely the loveliest place we’ve stayed in in a very long time. The amenities are great, the location was spot on for us and the peace and quiet was very much appreciated. We were reluctant to leave after our week on the estate, we’d definitely recommend it...the visiting peacock was an added bonus, he’s very majestic!!
Mr Burghardt September 2019
For those visiting Osborne House this is an ideal location. It was quiet, surrounded by trees but with lots of landscaped space around it. The cottage was very well furnished and equipped and had beautiful bathrooms. Lovely large rooms, open to the roof and an excellent approach down a private drive and good parking. Beautiful historic site with links to Osborne. Would definitely recommend and would love to return in the future for a longer stay.
We were visited twice by a gorgeous little pig which was a very pleasant surprise.
Mr Perera August 2019
Excellent location and beautiful cottage and we had a memorable stay .
Mr Walsh May 2019
Superb we will be booking again next year
Mrs Zacharias May 2019
Lovely secluded cottage ideal for dogs with own private dog friendly beach.
Mrs Walker May 2019
Excellent cottage and location. Very well equipped, comfortable and cosy. Beds very comfy best ever for a cottage. Had good time exploring Isle of Wight saw all the well known sights.
Mr Brennan March 2019
Astonishingly spacious, very clean, well equipped cottage in a delightful peaceful location.
Reply from Classic Cottages
There certainly is space to spread out and relax here. We're so pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay on the Isle of Wight and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Tanya, Customer Support
Mrs Cannon September 2018
An extremely comfortable and beautifully appointed cottage. Spacious and elegant. Very peaceful location, but also convenient for the island's attractions.
Mr Hennessy-Vass April 2018
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Barton Manor Lake Cottage. It is a very comfortable, spacious, clean and pretty property. The wood burner was a lovely touch on the colder evenings of April and one level living suited us well. Everything worked and was of higher quality than average. We can’t wait to return.
Mr Evans August 2017
The cottage was very well equipped and every eventuality was catered for. We loved the size of the cottage, the location and the space around the cottage to walk the dog. Our kids loved the table tennis and the private beach. The cottage is in a very private and peaceful location which was perfect for our needs. The cottage has easy access to East Cowes, Osbourne House and Newport.
Mrs Gooch May 2017
A fab location with w onderful walk through ancient woodlands to private beach. Well equipped and very welcoming.
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