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 £567

Bedroom details

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


The Stables is light and airy throughout with two bedrooms, a king-size double and a twin. The open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas is warm and inviting, with doors to the front and rear garden. The private rear garden is fully enclosed making it safe for younger ones and your dog. There is a family bathroom with a bath and fitted shower.

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 for the whole family.

Kingston Barns is made up of four adjoining barns, the three other properties are The Dairy (4536), The Pigsty (4538) and The Cattle Byre(4535). 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

Entrance hall

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

Bedroom 1 with twin beds (3')

Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin

Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5')

*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