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Multi award winning Georgian Farmhouse in rural village location close to beach

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Overview
6 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
12 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Holiday Rental House
The Mill House is a beautiful detached Georgian farmhouse situated in a quiet country lane. It has spectacular views across fields to the Downs and is a ten-minute walk from the sea at Brighstone Bay. Across the lane is a pleasant ten-minute walk beside the stream, which leads to the picturesque village of Brighstone with its village shops, family friendly pub, gift shop, library, children’s play park and cafes. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, it is a marvellous nature watching, walking and cycling area and footpaths can be followed from The Mill House to join coastal and inland paths leading to nearby beaches, the Tennyson Trail and the Needles. The sandy bays of Compton, Totland and Colwell are a short drive away as are the small towns of Fr...The Mill House is a beautiful detached Georgian farmhouse situated in a quiet country lane. It has spectacular views across fields to the Downs and is a ten-minute walk from the sea at Brighstone Bay. Across the lane is a pleasant ten-minute walk beside the stream, which leads to the picturesque village of Brighstone with its village shops, family friendly pub, gift shop, library, children’s play park and cafes. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, it is a marvellous nature watching, walking and cycling area and footpaths can be followed from The Mill House to join coastal and inland paths leading to nearby beaches, the Tennyson Trail and the Needles. The sandy bays of Compton, Totland and Colwell are a short drive away as are the small towns of Freshwater and Yarmouth offering a choice of restaurants and shops. Children of all ages are welcome, as are well behaved pets (by arrangement). The Mill House has been renovated to a very high standard with many original features retained and has been awarded the VisitEngland five star and Gold awards since 2009. The Mill House was also awarded the VisitEngland ROSE Award 2022 in recognition of Service Excellence. The property is a comfortable, well equipped, spacious home from home for families/friends holidaying or celebrating a special occasion together. The house is centrally heated and has a combination of fitted carpets, rugs, stone and wooden floors and almost all the rooms have open rural views. The property benefits from a beautiful handmade kitchen with AGA and accommodates up to 12 guests in four double rooms with king sized beds (one with four poster bed) and two twin rooms (one with full sized bunk beds and one ground floor bedroom with two single beds) with three bathrooms (one family bathroom with corner bath and shower cubicle, one bathroom with roll top bath and one downstairs bathroom with shower cubicle). There is an elegant sitting room with an open fireplace, grand piano, stereo system and comfortable seating and a snug sitting room with sofa, chairs and bean bags, a wood burning stove, Smart TV, DVD player (please bring your own DVDs) and a selection of family games, children’s toys and books. The dining room with views over the garden is furnished with solid oak furniture and also has a wood burning stove. The Mill House is surrounded by large, private and enclosed gardens with mature shrubs, trees and large lawned areas. There is a patio area with garden furniture and a gas BBQ for guests’ use. There is ample parking to the rear of the property. A Hot Tub is available upon request between and including April and August. Our changeover day is usually a Saturday arriving at 4 pm and departing by 10 am, however, outside the summer months, we are happy to accept short breaks and can be flexible with regards to arrival and departure. A Welcome pack is provided on arrival, there are hairdryers in every bedroom and Wifi is free of charge.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Two well behaved dogs are very welcome at The Mill House but we ask that they are not allowed upstairs or on furniture and are not left alone in the property. We respectfully ask that guests pick up after their dogs in the garden.
Bedrooms
3 Kings1 Double1 Bunk3 Singles
Bathrooms
2 Full baths1 Shower

Meet the host
Josie G
Hosting since January 2010
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsI am contactable throughout your stay to resolve any issues or help with any questions. I am also happy to recommend places to eat and things to do with family/friends whilst you are on the Isle of Wight.

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Inspire22713009254
Inspire22713009254
1 contribution
A house of many happy memories
A beautiful, very well kept house in a superb location with walks up into the hills from the back door as well as being just a few minutes drive from the beaches and a short walk into the pretty village with coffee shops, delicatessan, pub etc.
Visited August 2023
Written 9 January 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

poundsbridge
poundsbridge
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
Perfect house for large family celebration
The perfect holiday house. Spotlessly clean, excellent location - 10 minute walk to beach, village shop and pub. Well equipped with everything needed for a family holiday (even toys and games for toddlers).
Visited July 2023
Written 13 August 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Escape17277985139
Escape17277985139
So happy to hear you all had a great stay at The Mill House. Thank you for your lovely review
Written 26 August 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

FellowTraveler297732
FellowTraveler297732
Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom
A fabulous house in a wonderful location and perfect for a family holiday!
We had a fabulous holiday at “The Mill House”. It’s spacious, clean, comfortable and homely, suitable for all ages from 4 months to senior citizens. Everyone had their own “space” if and when they needed it. The more energetic members of the extended family enjoyed early morning runs along the cliff tops with breathtaking views whilst those of us remaining prepared breakfast to be enjoyed in the garden. The house has everything needed for rustling up delicious meals, including barbecues, that can all be savoured outside in the wonderful Isle of Wight climate. The children simply loved playing games in the large garden after returning from the beach - our favourite was Compton Bay. Fresh vegetables and any other groceries can be purchased from the very friendly village shop which is 10 minutes’ walk from the house. If you want a perfect family holiday, then stay at The Mill House!
Visited August 2020
Written 5 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Scenic28451564632
Scenic28451564632
still awaiting receipt of refund booking fee
we had to cancel due to coronavirus travel restrictions - and we still awaiting refund of booking fee from tripadvisor - after writing tripadvisor various times - tripadvisor don't answer their phone - shame ! Hopefully we can enjoy this farmhouse at a later date - trusting that Tripadvisor actually reads this "review" - and take action -
Visited June 2020
Written 11 June 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Josephine163
Josephine163
I’m so sorry to hear that TripAdvisor have not refunded your Booking Fee. I must point out to people reading this review that when the booking was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I refunded 100% of the booking deposit to the guest as I felt it was only right and proper to do so. The guests could not travel and the property was closed in line with Government lockdown restrictions. It’s the TripAdvisor Booking Fee that has not been refunded by TripAdvisor. I hope you receive a response from TripAdvisor very soon.
Written 19 June 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sue000
Sue000
2 contributions
Absolutely perfect family friendly stay!!
What an amazing house! We are a 12 strong 3 generational family who have just enjoyed a 4 day break at The Mill House for a big family celebration. Its in a brilliant location for all that the IoW has to offer, with a pub, beach, great village shop (and even a 'Pooh Sticks' bridge) in walking distance!! The bedrooms are all a really good size, with the most comfortable beds, and sumptious towels - and loads of instant hot water!! The sitting room is huge yet cosy, with a baby grand thrown in for good measure! And the kitchen, with an AGA and a conventional cooker, had absolutely everything you could ask for - brilliantly provisioned. And the quality of light in the house is just wonderful! Josie has thought of everything to make this house feel welcome - from logs for the fire, and a welcome basket on arrival; buckets and spades, and boxes of toys everywhere; music and book library; BBQ equipment and outdoor tableware; and even a huge drawer full of things for your dogs! We have had the most magical time at The Mill House, full of games and giggles - its a brilliant house for Hide & Seek/Sardines! - long walks and then cozying up in front of the log fire, before long evenings round the dining table - we really couldn't have asked for more! Thank you so much Josie! Methinks we will be back!
Visited January 2020
Written 21 January 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Josephine163
Josephine163
Thank you so much for your fabulous review of The Mill House. It’s so wonderful to hear about our guests’ experiences and to receive such positive feedback about the facilities provided at The Mill House. We would love to welcome you back in the future. Thank you again for taking the time to write such a detailed review.
Written 4 February 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

GoPlaces45238386961
GoPlaces45238386961
Happy Christmas House!
We had a wonderful family Christmas at The Mill House. It was beautiful, warm and comfortable and had everything needed and more. Josie had decorated the house and put up a beautiful tree which our 6 and 3 year old grand-daughters loved, actually we all did! First experience of Aga cooking, I want one! A truly lovely experience, home from home. Thank you! Hopefully we’ll be back.
Visited December 2019
Written 1 January 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Josephine163
Josephine163
Happy to hear that you all had a wonderful Christmas at The Mill House and enjoyed all the decorations. Thank you for your great review. We’d love to welcome you back again in the future. Happy New Year!
Written 6 January 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Quest03999705170
Quest03999705170
fabulous house, very well equipped, great host and lovely island to explore
Really enjoyable short break at this fabulous house which has been well renovated and was one of the best equipped I have stayed in. The host was very helpful and we had a lovely welcome pack of local produce.
Visited October 2019
Written 24 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Josephine163
Josephine163
Always lovely to hear that our guests have had an enjoyable stay at The Mill House. Thank you for your great review. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
Written 30 October 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lynne
Lynne
Mill House was excellent!
10 of us had en excellent holiday at Mill House, it was very well equipped with lovely crockery and sharp knives! Bedrooms were light and airy with very comfy beds. Garden was great the dogs enjoyed it immensely. The welcome pack was thoughtfully put together by a very attentive lady, Josie was lovely!! All in all excellent!
Visited August 2019
Written 8 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Josephine163
Josephine163
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review for The Mill House. I’m glad you enjoyed your holiday and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Best wishes, Josie
Written 15 September 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

janineelizabeth
janineelizabeth
Edinburgh, United Kingdom7 contributions
Superb house in a superb location
The Mill House is a fabulous house in a fantastic area. There is a short, very pleasant footpath into the quaint village of Brighstone which is really worth doing. Don't miss 'The Dragon Tree'. The house is close to many stunning beaches and the wider area is absolutely beautiful. Josie, the owner of the Mill House, was helpful and very friendly giving us advice and she organised the ferries for us. There was a hamper waiting for us on our arrival with a personal touch that we very much appreciated. The house has everything you could possibly want. The house is large, very clean and very well equipped. The six children in our party ranging from 6 months to 8 years had a fantastic time exploring the extensive gardens. We easily played basketball, rounders and so on. The interior is cosy and comfortable especially when the children are in bed and the wine appears. We would strongly recommend a visit to the Mill House. Our only regret is that we did not book more than one week. We would certainly like to return which rather says it all.
Visited August 2019
Written 6 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Josephine163
Josephine163
Thank you for your fabulous review of The Mill House. Always happy to hear that our guests would like to return. Thank you for choosing The Mill House for your family holiday this year. We hope to welcome you all back again in the future. Best wishes, Josie
Written 6 September 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

lou1012
lou1012
3 contributions
The perfect house for a family holiday
We spent a lovely week at the Mill House with six adults and three children ranging in age from 3 to 63! It couldn’t have been better appointed with plenty of quality crockery and glassware and an array of children’s games and toys to entertain the little ones. The welcome pack was extremely generous and full of lovely little touches. The house itself is extremely well situated, perfect for day visits to Tapnell Farm (a winner with our children) or a walk to the beach. We were travelling with dogs so the enclosed garden was perfect for letting them out for a run around. A highlight of a our trip was a meal out at The Hut was which was only a 20 minute drive away. All in all, a fabulous week and only sad it couldn’t have lasted longer. Will definitely be back.
Visited August 2019
Written 18 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Josephine163
Josephine163
Thank you for your lovely review of The Mill House. It’s always great to hear that our guests have had a wonderful stay and have enjoyed fun family days out and special meals at some of the fabulous restaurants on the Isle of Wight. We look forward to welcoming you all back in the future.
Written 19 August 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Hot bath
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private yard
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television

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About the neighbourhood
The picturesque village of Brighstone is just a short walk from The Mill House and provides well stocked shops for holiday essentials, The Three Bishops Pub which has a large enclosed garden for families/dogs, cafes, tennis courts and a play park which is ideal for younger children. Nearby small towns of Freshwater and Yarmouth offer a good choice of restaurants, shops and supermarkets. The Island's County Town of Newport provides a wider range of retail outlets as well as a theatre and cinema.
Getting around
I would recommend bringing your car to the Isle of Wight but if that's not an option, the island is served with a very good public bus service and there are plenty of local taxi firms.
Access
Car advised
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
We can accept cheques or Bank Transfers in GBP. A 40% deposit is required on booking with the balance payable eight weeks before the holiday starts. A Breakages Deposit is required with the final balance which is refundable (subject to satisfactory Property Inspection) within two weeks of your departure. Changeover day in High Season is a Saturday, however, out of High Season, arrival/departure dates can be flexible.

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