Take in the Island's fresh air right from the doorstep.
Enjoy morning breakfast whilst planning your day ahead!
The spacious open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas.
The bright and spacious double bedroom.
The Stables is set in the perfect location to explore the local walks the Island has to offer.
Enjoy cooking with views across the grounds.
Pretty subtle touches throughout.
Cosy up at the end of your day out exploring the Island.
On the dry days, enjoy sitting out with the sun's rays shining down on you!
Prepare your own picnic and take advantage of the grounds.
The lovely twin bedroom.
The main family bathroom.
Welcome to The Stables.
The communal green area is ideal to enjoy field games with your family.
The garden is enclosed so ideal for your dog to run around.
There is allocated private parking for two cars.
The barns are along an unmade track...
... which leads to the site on your right-hand side.
A fun filled family day out, Tapnell Farm is full of adventures!
Explore the Needles on the west side of the Island.

The Stables


3.5 miles E of Brighstone / Sleeps 4 + cot*

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7 Nights from £540

The property was excellent and very well positioned. It was a perfect spot and dog friendly. I would definitely recommend the property.

We really enjoyed our stay and would stay again.

We found The Stables well equipped and comfortable, ideally situated for walking and cycling in a lovely part of the island.

The Stables is set in an idyllic part of the island with easy access to Ventnor, and all the main attractions further afield. The access track is a bit rough, but once into the enclosure where the cottages are located everything is of an excellent standard. The bathroom had some minor issues, but otherwise it's a beautiful cottage. With the sheep and pheasants as the only close neighbours the setting is peaceful, and relaxing. We would definately come back in future!

The Stables was an absolutely a lovely place to stay and would recommend as it had a lovely little garden which was private and the sheep greeting us everyday was lovely. The Stables had almost everything we required. Lovely touch by the cake for us to enjoy.

Recommend especially if you want a more walking holiday.

Lovely barn, light and airy, peaceful location. Brilliant enclosed garden perfect for our little dog.

A very enjoyable stay and would return.Very rural but with easy access to the coast.

My mum and dad stayed in the stables and my family stayed in the pigsty. Which worked out really well because they were next door to each other. Walked in the door and greeted with cake. Lovely touch. Lovely open space in the living room and kitchen (stables slightly bigger space than pigsty). Great for socialising. They provided towels, linen, cleaning sprays, washing up liquid etc. So didn't have to worry about any if that. They had a washing machine and dish washer. The stables had a back garden which was secure for our dog and toddler. Had everything we needed for a self accommodation. My mum was really impressed with facilities and items provided. She didn't have to pack the whole kitchen sink on this occasion. If you had a lot of family staying, you could hire out all four barns. That's would be amazing. Trying somewhere different next year with Classic Cottages but will definitely be back in the future. I know its a two bedroom but not quite big enough for us all to stay in one with a toddler. Can be done but I like me space.

A quiet and clean rural retreat, very well kept. We had a lovely stay and would visit again! Great walks in the area. The cottage and outside area were more spacious than we expected based on the photos.

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