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“Fabulous B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Little Idyll

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Little Idyll
Ranked #1 of 2 Ningwood B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Fabulous B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights on a short break to the Isle of Wight. What a find! Very pretty thatched cottage, with lovely spacious bedrooms and bathrooms with copper baths. Fabulous breakfasts, a basket of (edible) treats in the room, a cake appeared the second day & we were given shortbread biscuits as we were leaving. A lovely garden, which we made use of on arrival to have a snooze!
Good location for West Wight. Couple of pubs nearby serving food, one a decent family pub, the other serving excellent, beyond pub-grub food.
Chloe was a charming host. There are only 2 rooms, so it does feel quite intimate and breakfast became a chatty affair!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

Surrounded by well kept and beautiful gardens, Little Idyll cottage is warm and welcoming. Chloe and Rob are fantastic hosts, and great cooks - Chloe even made us a beautiful cake which took us by total surprise (very delicious too!). We stayed for two nights and had a thoroughly relaxing time (the bath was amazing, and bed very comfortable). I'd definitely love to stay there again one day!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

It really was as good as the photos, and the other reviews. Definitely recommended.
Room was excellent quality. Perfectly clean. Spacious. Beautiful view over fields, pheasants, horses etc. Everything we needed, amazing marble bathroom with copper bath, heated floor. Bed was probably best I have slept in.
Rob and Chloe were great hosts. Despite us turning up like a couple of drowned rats having cycled through the torrential rain, they welcomed us with tea and homemade shortbread - Chloe is a great baker, and there were really nice other touches over our stay.
There are 2 rooms currently in the B+B, so it's very personable, but there was enough space that it still felt very private.
Great breakfast. I can recommend the mackerel, but you will probably have to ask for it especially.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013

Just back home after a short break on IoW, stayed at Little Idyll and would recommend it to anyone who appreciates the very best that a B&B can offer. If you like cakes, a great breakfast, a well appointed and comfortable room and a warm welcome then this will suit you. Chloe was the perfect host, even standing out in the road so we could find the place, our fault for leaving it until it got dark!

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

Stayed for one night only but would gladly have stayed another week. Chloe was very welcoming and even booked a table for us at the nearby pub. Luxurious and beautifully furnished room with a glorious view across fields with horses and pheasants. Slept like a dream an woke up to smell of newly baked bread. Had a wonderful breakfast (preserved pears and apples from the garden, among many other things) while Chloe was feeding the birds on the terrasse. Had a gift of homemade shortbread when we left. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

So pleased we found details of this B&B in the Telegraph Stella magazine "Weekend in IoW" article. We were made most welcome by Chloe with a pot of tea and homemade IoW shaped shortbread - a lovely gesture and delicious.
The rooms are well catered for with everything you need for a relaxing stay and the excellent breakfasts set you up for the day.
We stayed for 4 nights, excellent value. Chloe a great cake maker as well as a great hostess

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

We only stayed here for one night and wished we could have stayed longer. Luxurious accommodation with superb breakfast. We were warmly welcomed by Chloe and enjoyed a cup of tea and home made shortbread and in our superbly appointed bedroom there were lots of goodies and home made cakes for us to enjoy. If you are looking for accommodation in this area then look no further than Little Idyll, nowhere else could compare!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Little Idyll

Property: Little Idyll
Address: Little Idyll Main Road, Ningwood PO30 4NW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Ningwood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Ningwood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Little Idyll 4*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Little Idyll is a grade II listed thatched, stone property, dating back to the 16th century, set in Ningwood, in the beautiful West Wight countryside. The exterior of Little Idyll projects an image of the quintessential 'Old England'. Step inside, and you'll find that the stonework and ancient timbers have been skillfully blended with a few contemporary pieces. With only three double bedrooms, the house is ideal for an intimate escape in splendid, rural surroundings. The large garden has a tranquil fish pond, and usually has a flurry of garden birds popping in for their meals. As well as the odd fox, rabbit, pheasant and woodpecker. You may find that you waste a couple of hours just watching all the creatures rush about with their daily business. ... more   less 
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