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The Brew House is tucked away in the tiny hamlet of Knighton in the beautiful East Wight countryside. Being on the Bembridge Trail, the cottage is perfect for walkers of all ages. An excellent, traffic-free bike path is just a few hundred metres away - borrow from our wide selection of bikes, including a tandem! You can also borrow a sit-on-top kayak to take to the beach or use for exploring the creeks and estuaries around this beautiful island. A Welcome Hamper will greet you when you arrive, with a selection of Isle of Wight produce, and home-made goodies! The two-bedroom Brew House is perfect for families of all ages, with a wide selection of toys, games and books. It is also an ideal cottage for couples. There is a private courtyard with teak table and chairs, perfect for al fresco di...The Brew House is tucked away in the tiny hamlet of Knighton in the beautiful East Wight countryside. Being on the Bembridge Trail, the cottage is perfect for walkers of all ages. An excellent, traffic-free bike path is just a few hundred metres away - borrow from our wide selection of bikes, including a tandem! You can also borrow a sit-on-top kayak to take to the beach or use for exploring the creeks and estuaries around this beautiful island. A Welcome Hamper will greet you when you arrive, with a selection of Isle of Wight produce, and home-made goodies! The two-bedroom Brew House is perfect for families of all ages, with a wide selection of toys, games and books. It is also an ideal cottage for couples. There is a private courtyard with teak table and chairs, perfect for al fresco dining. The wood-burning stove in the Inglenook fireplace makes for cosy evenings in the autumn and winter. A well-equipped kitchen makes self-catering a pleasure.
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
The garden area just to the left as you drive to the parking area for the Brew House is a shared garden area. Please do feel free to enjoy this area in addition to your own private courtyard. The rest of the gardens of Knighton Farmhouse are private areas. Please do respect our privacy.
1 King2 Singles1 Cot
1 Full bath
Meet the host
Hosting since April 2011
Languages spoken: English, French, German
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guests: We are almost always around to answer any questions about the Island, and help in any way we can to make this a very enjoyable holiday for you.
We are English, but David speaks French and Ali speaks German.
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It's no secret, This is I❤️Whight's best place to stay.
I can't rave about this place enough. My wife want to move to the island, my oldest learned how to sleep an entire night on his own and my youngest started crawling here.
This enchanting cottage has it all. All the mod cons with a home style feel in a 16th century setting. Everything is provided, that's a capital E everything. We even got a home cooked meal for our late arrival. Central location and secure private parking. Cost, clean quiet and just plain lovely!
It goes without saying that this gem of an accommodation is made by its hosts. Ali and her husband really pull out the stops. Communication is prompt and excellent. Good balance between privacy and advice. You can tell the BrewHouse is a labor of love. These hosts really Care!
My only gripe is that we now have to plan our trip to the Isle of Wight even earlier to make sure we get to stay here again!
Visited March 2022
Written 23 April 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Great stay with everything the kids needed.
We had a lovely stay here. Everything we needed for the kids was already there, toys, stair gate, high chairs, plates etc. Cosy sofas for curling up in the evening in front of the log burner.
Would highly recommend
Visited October 2021
Written 25 October 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
What a special place this is, the pictures sold it for us however in person this cottage and surrounding area is just magical. We can not wait to come back. Everything was perfectly ready for our arrival and nothing was too much for Ali and David very generous with their time and welcoming. Thank you, thank you thank you 🙏 😄
Visited September 2021
Written 3 September 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wonderful peaceful place, such friendly generous hosts
This peaceful beautiful cottage has all the amenities you could possibly want and is situated very close to the Red Squirrel Trail cycle trail and a network of walks to interesting places. It is an explorers paradise for adventurers of all ages and agility. We travelled to the Isle by rail, borrowed cycles, and we were transported to and from the ferry by our generous wonderful hosts Ali and David. There were so many lovely welcoming details: homemade cakes, homemade jams, a welcome hamper, fresh flowers, help with orientation and sorting out bikes, a lift to the pub and back in the pouring rain. We had a fabulous few days and will most certainly be back.
Visited July 2021
Written 13 July 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wonderful family-friendly escape
Location suited us perfectly. Less than15 minutes convenient drive from Fishbourne ferry terminal, moments from the beautiful Red Squirrel Cycle Trail and a short walk across fields to The Garlic Farm. A peaceful spot nestled in the folds of the Downs, a great place to spot red squirrels! Well-equipped with toys for small children and books for all, it felt like a home from home, a snug place to relax in the evenings in front of the log burner. Ali and David were superb hosts who went above and beyond to enable us to make the most of the holiday. Our post-lockdown #3 holiday will live long in the memory!
Visited April 2021
Written 17 May 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Athens, Greece1 contribution
Charming, comfortable and very well equipped home from home.
We were hugely impressed by this characterful property, which is ideally located in a quiet county location, but within easy reach of the coast and other amenities. The cottage was spotlessly clean, especially in relation to the current post covid requirements. Our hosts Ali and David were fantastic and ensured everything was perfect on arrival and throughout our stay. Their local knowledge and recommendations was a great help, whilst the welcome hamper with local produce and homemade cake was a really nice touch. We cannot recommend The Brew House or the Isle of Wight highly enough and will definitely be one of their many repeat guests next year:-)
Visited July 2020
Written 20 July 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Ali went above and beyond to make us welcome.
We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay and hope to visit again.
Visited March 2020
Written 24 March 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Stunning Cottage, fantastic location, great hosts!
We stayed at The Brew House for 4 nights in late August, it was us & our two children aged 8 & 11. Ali was most helpful right from the time of booking, she even booked our ferry crossing for us. On arrival we were greeted by Ali & her husband, they were extremely friendly and always around to help if needed but also gave plenty of privacy, their cottage is attached to the side so they are there should you need them. Our welcome hamper was delightful (and tasty!)..
What can I say about the cottage, it was stunning and a real home from home. The girls absolutely loved it and settled into thier room very quickly. The beds were very comfortable and all the decor was just beautiful! It was a shame it was summer as we'd have loved to have lit the fire in the lounge!
The private courtyard was a sun trap in the morning so it was lovely to sit out and have brunch!
The location was lovely, peaceful and central so we could get around the Isle of Wight easily and also its lovely beaches, the nearest large supermarket was only about 12 mins drive away. The famous Garlic Farm was literally 4 mins drive away.
Beautiful cottage, thank you so much for our lovely summer holiday in the lovely Isle of Wight.
Visited August 2019
Written 17 November 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Amazing holiday cottage!
We had an amazing holiday at The Brew House. The cottage itself is really comfortable and so well equipped with everything you need and more! There was a beautiful welcome pack on arrival with lovely homemade produce. The owners were so friendly and helpful and lent us bikes, which we used on the brilliant cycle path near the cottage. We also had a couple of BBQs in the courtyard outside with everything provided for us. The Brew House is in a lovely location with walks nearby and also very handy to reach other areas by car. Thank you so much for having us, we would love to come back and stay again.
Visited August 2019
Written 13 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
It was so lovely to meet you all and we are thrilled that you had such a good holiday and could make full use of our bikes too! We hope to welcome you all back soon!
Written 14 September 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Vancouver, Canada3 contributions
Great accommodation, close to cycle path.
We travelled as a family and found this cottage very comfortable and clean. It was close to a cycle path and bicycles were available from the very friendly owners. Hope to return for a longer stay next summer!
Visited June 2019
Written 12 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
It as lovely to meet you all, and we look forward to welcoming you back next year!
Written 17 July 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Knighton is a tiny hamlet, a real rural retreat and the perfect location for walkers and cyclists at any time of the year.
The famous Garlic Farm is just a short walk across the fields from The Brew House, and as well as an excellent farm shop, this also has one of the very best cafés on the Island - a real treat.
The Brew House is in a very rural location, and so only has a direct bus service once a day. Most guests therefore bring a car. However, overall, the Isle of Wight has a very good bus network, with the nearest hub being in Ryde (approximately 7km away). Good value 'Day Rover' or 'Week Rover' tickets are available for unlimited bus travel on the Southern Vectis network. Biking (you can borrow our bikes) or renting a car from various locations, are also other options. There are taxis, but these tend to be expensive.
How to get there
The Brew House is just 15 minutes from the Fishbourne - Portsmouth Wightlink car ferry, and only 10 minutes from the Ryde passenger ferry and hovercraft links to Portsmouth. It is 25 minutes from the East Cowes - Southampton Red Funnel car ferry. The nearest airport is Southampton. Car hire is easily arranged nearby the Island ferry terminals.
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesWatersports
Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm • Check out by 10 am
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Friday change-over July & August.
All utilities are included.
For autumn/winter/spring, we will provide logs and kindling for the woodburning stove.
Long weekend stays can be arranged, out of season only, at a rate of GBP110, (GBP130 for Christmas/New Year and GBP140 for IW Festival, both 4 night minimum stay) per night, minimum stay 3 nights.
For two week stays, fresh bedding and towels will be provided for your second week.
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