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

4537

3.5 miles E of Brighstone / Sleeps 4 + cot*

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Crown Inn (1 ¾ miles)

In an idylic setting the the village of Shorwell this pub offers traditional homemade food, real ales and a menu created using local produce. A log fire will keep you warm during winter and there's an outdoor play area in summer for children. Dogs are very welcome.

Nearest beach

Whale Chine (2 ½ miles)

Situated at the bottom of a steep ravine, this beach is popular with anglers looking to fish for mackerel and bass. Access is via steps carved into the cliff and a rope so great care should be taken! It is possible to walk from Atherfield about two miles up the coast. Good for fossil hunting but watch the tide. Dogs are allowed and there is no lifeguard cover.

Nearest walk

Chillerton Down Circular Walk (1 ¼ miles)

Set off in a circle around a spot in the centre of the south of the island. It'll take a couple of hours but is dog friendly but the views are far reaching as you trek over hill and down dale. The National Trust has a free downloadable route on their website.

Nearest town

Godshill (2 ¾ miles)

Come here for the quintessential cream tea holiday, with thatched rooftops and picnics on the village green. There are plenty of tearooms to sample homemade cakes or have a tipple in the tiny cider shop, before walking off the treats in this picturesque location.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Walk to Godshill

Walked from the cottage to Godshill, it's a lovely walk and village to explore. We particularly enjoyed the Model Village. All dog friendly too.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2019

mrs s. c. gates

Lovely place, good Old World tea rooms lovely waitress
Did seem very quiet

Also nearby

The Chequers Inn (2 ¼ miles)

Set in the heart of the countryside, this pub has masses of parking, a huge kids play area, childrens menu and dogs are welcome. Three roaring log fires will keep you toasty in winter.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Meal at The Chequers Inn

We had a lovely meal at The Chequers Inn, the server was excellent, the staff were very friendly and the food was amazing. Very dog friendly


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2019

Best pub/restuarant we visited durring our stay.

Excellent food, good selection of beers and the friendliest staff you could wish to have serving you.
They made our border collie Mollie really welcome.

The Wight Mouse Inn (2 ½ miles)

This pub is in a great location for walkers and cyclists on the southern most stretch of the island. With good food and a relaxed atmosphere be sure to pop in. There's a large outside seating area for warmer months. Dogs are welcome.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Trevor Maycock

We ate several times at the 'mouse. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food is very good and the portions significant. A good food menu and selection of beers. Overall, excellent value for money and well staffed with good service even when busy.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2019

Mrs S Gates

Very nice pub good food and décor, friendly had two good meals in the pub

The Taverners (3 miles)

A traditional country pub which uses local produce and even its own home grown herbs from a vegetable patch in the garden. There's a kids play area and a shop selling all sorts of local produce. Dogs are welcome.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2017

A warm welcome

We booked for a meal at The Taverners after first visiting there for a drink earlier in the week. We received a warm friendly welcome and the food was excellent, plenty of choice with daily specials and a bit different to the norm. . The service was excellent and very prompt. Their local brew was also good. I would definitely recommend this establishment and would visit again when I am next on the Isle.

The Old Fort Seaview (12 miles)

Offering views across the Solent, this bistro bar and restaurant has a wide ranging menu throughout the day. You can watch the world go by from the outdoor seating or enjoy the nautical interior inside. Dogs and children are welcome.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Great food and atmosphere

Food


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Great pub

Excellent food and wine list, very helpful staff, not to be missed


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Amazing food and dog friendly

So nice we went twice for food and several times for a drink outside after a day on the beach!
Dog friendly and a lovely view.
Great menu and fab service


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

May 2022

Nice evening meal

Great atmosphere, nice staff, good food, reasonable pricing


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2022

Excellent

Great service, food and view, visited a number of times during our stay and were never disappointed.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2021

Food great and great location

Lovely location on seafront and food was excellent. Staff friendly and attentive too.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Lovely views, friendly staff, nice food

We visited a couple of times and enjoyed it. Great view!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Excellent food and great staff

This is a great place to eat as it has some lovely dishes and has a specials board. We tried the sea bass which was so nice we returned for a second helping! Our party also tried the fish of the day which was a whole sea bream, again delicious. The shell on prawns, the fish and chips and the crab ramekin were also really nice and the bread served here was gorgeous and you get plenty of butter. The chocolate brownie dessert was a triumph too. All of this, plus it is dog friendly! Definitely recommended to try.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2021

The Old Fort

Great food, lovely staff and very welcoming


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Friday lunch

Two had ploughman's, one fish and chips, one sea bass. All excellent.
The new to the menu Lemon Posset was a delightful end to the meal.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Good quality, well priced

Good quality, well priced and varied menu, with indoor and outdoor seating. We had a whole fresh plaice, and pulled pork burger, and both were excellent. Decent wine list as well


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Mrs Rachel Coleman

Our fish


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2020

Excellent friendly service.

Lovely staff and food.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2019

Curry nights

We usually go to the weekly curry night when we are on holiday


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2019

The Old Fort Seaview

Lovely seaside pub with outside sitting area. Enjoyed the food, but you do need to book ahead as they get very busy and its OK to sit outside if it is a balmy summer evening.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2019

Nice but....

We never got to actually eat in this pub. We did try several times but we were either too late or too early and they weren't serving food and then on our last evening there we were told no dogs after 6pm so we couldn't get a table. To be honest we did rather feel that sailing club members were given priority over holiday makers and that we were a bit of a nuisance that is tolerated rather than encouraged.

Parkhurst Forest (5 ¾ miles)

A large area of woodland maintained by the Forestry Commission. There's miles of woodland walks suitable for both walkers and mountain bikers. The red squirrel hide is a great place to spot wildlife from.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Walk in the forest

Lovely place to walk, the dogs loved it but we didn't see any squirrels unfortunately


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2017

Great place for a walk and to get close to nature - and we saw a red squirrel!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2017

Beautiful place to walk the dog and the kids!

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