Nestled in the very heart of the Isle of Wight's rolling countryside close to the quintessential English village of Godshill yet just a short drive away from the stunning beaches of Ventnor, Shanklin and Colwell Bay, Blakesley Cottage is an enchanting single-storey dwelling, perfect for a couple looking for a romantic bolthole or small family where they can take the family dog.
Blakesley Cottage is one of three cottages at Bagwich House which can be booked together if you are looking for accommodation for more than four guests. With private gated grounds it's great for children and pets. The cottages are within walking distance to pubs, restaurants, shops, and visitor attractions so no need to take the car out. Its central location will appeal to cyclists who want to explore the island, there is also a secure shed for up to 12 bikes.
Created with comfort in mind. Step into the conservatory and entrance hall, a lovely space to take in garden views, sit with a cuppa or gather all your belongings for a wonderful day of adventures anywhere on the island. With a great size kitchen/dining-room overlooking the grounds beautifully crafted with all the equipment you will need to create a holiday meal. A small dining-table comfortably seats four. Next door is a spacious and beautifully bright sitting-room with comfortable sofas for all your guests.
Two good-size bedrooms, one a large double with views to Bagwich Lane and an equally spacious twin next door, are served by a handy shower-room, ideal after a busy day of exploring.
Outside, a communal courtyard leads to the parking area where you can conveniently park your car. To the side, a simply stunning garden is yours to enjoy from dawn until dusk. Your four-legged friends will love the lawns, surrounded by well-tended shrubs and a sublime view. This secluded spot is just the place for morning coffee, long leisurely lunches or star gazing late into the night!
Blakesley Cottage is part of Bagwich House, a collection of three similar cottages surrounded by breathtaking countryside and a short drive to the coast, equidistant between the dramatic west and the gentler east.
However you spend your days, be it exploring the fabulous coastline and stunning scenery with your four-legged friend, watching the stars appear at night or merely enjoying an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on your doorstep, a holiday here will be one of many happy memories.
The Bagwich House complex can accommodate up to 12 guests, perfect for a family holiday or for groups of friends.
The owners of Blakesley live on the grounds and are happy to help if you have any questions about the area. If you are searching for a peaceful retreat in an idyllic location then look no further, welcome to Blakesley.
Godshill is the home of the cream tea on the Isle of Wight with several popular tea gardens along the main road. Scrumptious breakfasts and lunches can be had at any of the popular cafes in the area.
The Taverners pub has a great reputation for taking local produce and creating mouthwatering dishes. The other pub in the village, the newly refurbished Griffin is popular with families and has a kids' play area.
At the end of Bagwich Lane is the Chequers Inn which has long been a favourite with Island families and visitors alike, being known for great roasts on a Sunday and a big children's playground and indoor games-room.
For those looking for country pursuits visit Lake Farm Riding School just at the top of Bagwich Lane is a must for the kids.
If all this excitement is taking its toll head for 'The Wellness Barn' and treat yourself to relaxing wellness, beauty or holistic treatments.
Kitchen/Diner with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Sitting-room with TV and DVD player
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
There is a pond with water on the grounds, children must be supervised at all times. There will also be sheep at certain times of the year in the paddocks.
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full gas-fired CH
Blakesley Cottage can be found down a quiet country lane in Godshill where you can listen to the clip-clop of horses hooves as they walk past.
The well-equipped kitchen is a lovely place to sit and enjoy holiday meals. Start the day with a healthy breakfast.
Take a seat and get really comfortable in the sitting-room. Choose a film, read a book or just listen to some music - you are on holiday after all!
The main bedroom is very spacious and light, perfect for a spot of breakfast in bed..
Gated entrance from the country lane to Bagwich House and the cottages.
Welcome to Blakesley Cottage, the last in a row of three barns at Bagwich House .
When entering Blakesley through the sun-room, there is a place to hang your coat and take off your walking boots.
Wine and nibbles in the comfortable sitting-room.
A glass of red wine and a few nibbles at the end of the day helps keep the doctor away.
The kitchen has ample space to prepare a delicious meal and dine together.
Enjoy the sunshine with your favourite pooch; see what other wildlife you can spot in these beautiful grounds.
Cup of tea and a chocolate chip muffin after your country walk.
Breakfast for a great start to your Island adventures.
Fresh vegetables for your evening meal.
The bright open plan kitchen/dining area at Blakesley Cottage.
Herbs on the window sill to add to your dish.
A yummy breakfast to start the day.
The welcoming entrance hall at Blakesley Cottage.
If the weather isn't enticing, you could snuggle up with a good read from the bookshelf.
The main bedroom offers plenty of storage for your holiday clothes, walking boots or best evening wear for an evening out on the Island.
Wash away the mud from your country walks or sand from the beautiful beaches in the shower-room.
The inviting twin bedroom with views out to the grounds, listen out for the sounds of the country all around.
The panoramic view towards Godshill.
Enjoy the tranquil view from the outdoor chairs by the cottage.
Within the gated grounds is the communal garden; with plenty of space for any children and doggie family members within view of your beautiful cottage.
Prepare yourself for a country walk.
Let the holiday begin, arrive and relax.
A public bridleway is nearby.
Enjoy the little stone bench with a good read, a definite sun-trap in the grounds of Bagwich House, or just take a glass of something fresh to remind you just how wonderful it is to holiday here.
Take a wonderful scenic walk down to St Catherine's lighthouse.
The red sand at Ventnor Beach, a perfect place to swim or watch the waves with an ice cream.
Steephill Cove is a pretty little bay with seasonal restaurants, cafes and a beach shop.
The historic town of Yarmouth with a ferry link to Lymington.
The iconic Needles, located on the west side of the island, is a must see.