The open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas is light and airy.
The lovely double bedroom.
Bring your furry friend along for a holiday - The Cattle Byre allows one dog.
Welcome to The Cattle Byre.
Take advantage of dining either inside or outside in the well kept garden.
The cosy single bedroom.
The private enclosed garden is perfect for all times of the day in the Island's sun.
The property is well-equipped for you to enjoy a relaxed holiday.
The family shower-room.
You will have views across the grounds from every window.
There is additional seating at the side of The Cattle Byre.
The private garden is fully enclosed, making it safe for children and dogs.
Enjoy your morning breakfast in the sunshine.
Kingston Barns has four properties on site, why not book more than one for a special family gathering.
Based in the middle of the countryside, enjoy the peaceful setting.
The Cattle Byre has private parking for two cars.
The access to Kingston Barns is along an unmade track...
... which leads you to the entrance on your right within approximately 100 yards.
The Crown Inn is the local pub based in Shorwell.

The Cattle Byre


3.5 miles E of Brighstone / Sleeps 3 + cot*

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7 Nights from £568

Bedroom details

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


The Cattle Byre has accommodation for three guests across two bedrooms, a double and a single. It has two private outdoor seating areas, the rear enclosed garden can only be accessed from the front door. There are lovely views over the neighbouring fields to enjoy whilst you are having your afternoon tea. The additional seating area is a perfect sun-trap as it is walled on three sides and also accessed from the front door.

The open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas is well laid out and has everything you could need for a wonderful family holiday.

Situated in a picturesque and peaceful spot just outside the village of Shorwell on the west side of the Island, Kingston Barns can offer an idyllic holiday to get away from it all. Tucked away at the end of an unmade track and opening up to a spacious communal lawned area for all four barns to enjoy, the kids will have plenty of space to play. With dogs being welcome at Kingston Barns and each barn having its own private enclosed lawn area it couldn't be more suited to the whole family.

Kingston Barns is made up of four adjoining barns, the three other properties are The Dairy (4536), The Stables (4537) and The Pigsty (4538). Each of which can offer separate accommodation or a perfect place to invite the whole family for a special occasion.

Shorwell backs onto the chalk downs leading to Chale Bay and Compton Bay, this side of the Island is less populated and has some of the most stunning and dramatic scenery the Island can offer. It is a walker's heaven with many coastal path routes to follow and charming county pubs to stop at along the way. The Tennyson trail, named after the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, is well worth a go. Fourteen miles of stunning scenery, your four-legged friend would love it, encompassing Farringford House and The Needles as the finale.

There are plenty of beaches to explore, Compton Bay on Military Road is a popular spot for surfers due to the waves that form when the south-westerly wind is blowing on shore. There are dinosaur footprints visible along Compton Bay when the tide is out, and it is one of the best locations to search for fossils, hours of fun for the younger ones. Colwell Bay, on the western shore, is a mixture of sand and shingle. With calm shallow waters it is more suited for swimming and snorkelling, and deck chairs are available for hire. We would advise you to book a table at The Hut, a beach restaurant with a very good reputation for superb food and a great atmosphere.

Ground Floor


Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher

Bedroom 1 with single bed (3')

Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin

Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6)

*A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.


  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Arrive/Depart Saturday
  • Short breaks available
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 2.2 miles
  • Garden furniture
  • Full oil-fired CH

Part of Kingston Barns

Sleeps 15 + 4 cots in 4 properties