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Nettlecombe Farm Holiday Cottages
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Reading, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Robin cottage”
Reviewed 31 October 2011

Just returned from a weekemd break at Nettlecombe farm with my husband and two dogs. We stayed in the Robin barn which was very spacious and immaculately clean, It is the most oeaceful place with only animal sounds. Jose was very welcoming and we will certainly be looking to return

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 October 2011

We stayed in corner cottage september 23rd for 3 nights. It was beautifully furnished and very comfy, lovely location. Will definately return. Thanks

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 October 2011

It is tough to describe everything that works on this farm - I will summarise and then go into some bullets of the high's.

In summary - Jose, the owner has converted "barns" into stunningly modern properties with all mod cons in very clean condition (we stayed in Swallow). On top of the property the animals are very well looked after and your little ones can help feed them at times. I wouldn't want to look for anything else on Isle of Wight - children can play safely for hours if the weather isn't so good or you are 5 miles from a range of beutiful beaches and 1/2 mile from a really good village pub - and I mean good - I'm fussy with food - it's well worth a trip.

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* Animals - Emu, Reindeer, goats, chickens, horse, donkey, Shetland Pony, Sheep, Cows, Pig, Guinea Fowl, more chickens, peacocks, pheasants, rabbits, giant rabbits, guinea pigs
* Cottage condition - like new
* Location - right next to all the beache and tourist things to do on the Island
* Local village pub good for the evening drinks/family meals

Jose the owner is a typical farm person (hope you don't mind me saying that Jose) - what I mean by that statement is that she goes about her business with military precision - she really comes across as caring for the animals - the difference with Jose though is that if you go and talk to her she has as much time in the world for you - that makes it for me - she is very prepared to answer all the silly questions that children ask.

Recommend this place to anyone - we will certainly return.

Jose thanks for making our family holiday so perfect. Andrew, Elizabeth and 2 1/2 year old Sophie xx

Room Tip: Swallow, Robin and Heron all face onto animals - so if it's animals you want then book those.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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London
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Reviewed 8 September 2011

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.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 September 2011

A rather unhelpful phone call with Jose a few days before we set off for this holiday took the edge of our excitement but on arrival the location and accommodation was great for us - 2 adults, 2 energetic small children plus our dog. Nicely fitted out accommodation, lovely views, quiet location but with plenty of things to do just a short drive away.
The children were disappointed on two counts - no fishing tackle available to fish in the on-site lakes ("we stopped providing that") and no fresh farm eggs for breakfast ("the hens have stopped laying").
There was no welcome for us as we arrived after an epic 8 hour journey, just the key in the door and when we did see the proprietor, the 'hello' was superficial to say the least. Shame as this would otherwise have been a 10/10!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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cambridge
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

We stayed in the Heron and it was beautiful. The accommodation was clean and comfortable and we had regular visits from Penny the cow who loves a good scratch.
We made good use of the fishing lakes which are well stocked.
The pub up the road was very very nice and i had the best meals i have ever had there.
I would recommend the farm to all visitors and cant wait to stay here again.
The staff are friendly and always willing to help.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2011

Stayed in the 2-bed forge cottage. Clean, lovely restoration. Part of a working farm so my toddler loved seeing the animals, which include reindeers; donkeys, goats, geese, plus the usual. Great residents-only playground for the children. Highly recommended for families!

  • Stayed July 2011
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Property: Nettlecombe Farm Holiday Cottages
Address: Nettlecombe Lane, Whitwell, Ventnor PO38 2AF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Ventnor > Whitwell
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Whitwell
Number of rooms: 9
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 
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Nettlecombe Farm Holiday Cottages Isle Of Wight/Whitwell

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