My husband and I were recently married on the Isle of Wight (first May bank holiday) and we stayed on Nettlecombe Farm with many of our family and friends for the long weekend. We hired all the cottages so that 57 of our guests could stay with us in the same location. We had the most memorable weekend and our family and friends loved staying on the Farm; it really made our Wedding memorable and it felt like a mini holiday for everyone. The cottages are cosy, clean, well equipped and really feel like home from home. We had guests who had travelled from New York, Canada and Bahrain as well as all parts of the UK and many had children with them. Everyone loved their accommodation and they said how much they enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and beautiful views of the countryside. Our friends with children loved the fact their children were never bored and could play freely in a safe environment which also allowed their parents the opportunity to relax. Children and adults alike loved the opportunity to spend time with the new lambs, the Alpacas, donkeys, pigs, cows, giant rabbits, reindeer and goats and were thrilled to have the opportunity to bottle feed the baby animals. The fishing was also a popular pastime. Everyone loved the home made jam made by the neighbours and the fresh free range farm eggs. Nettlecombe Farm is very peaceful, the owners are lovely and it provides the perfect environment for a relaxing break. It is an ideal place to spend time with family and friends as the way the cottages are set out it encourages everyone to be social and spend time together while still allowing people to have their own private space. The Children’s playing areas are also in full view of the cottages which meant our friends could enjoy themselves while still keeping an eye out for their kids. It is a good base to explore the Isle of Wight and the local pub in Whitwell (The White Horse) does fantastic food and the staff are brilliant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Award winning Nettlecombe Farm is an idyllic dog friendly farm stay that offers luxurious self-catering holiday cottages that can sleep families from 3 up to 10 on the stunning Isle of Wight. There are excellent facilities for children including three large grassed play areas and a petting farm with a wide variety of animals including reindeer, alpacas and donkeys (to name just a few!). Nettlecombe Farm is a working farm, nestled in the heart of rolling countryside, which you may not want to leave once you arrive. During your stay families can join the morning feeding tours on the farm, experiencing a day in the life of a farmer. These unique tours take place from April until September (Monday to Friday). Guests also have full use of three fishing lakes and can take part in weekly yoga & Pilates sessions. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Nettlecombe Farm Holiday Cottages Isle Of Wight/Whitwell