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Carriers Stable - Built in early Victorian period is a beautiful detached holiday cottage to accommodate ideally 2 people. SUBSTANTIAL DISCOUNTED CAR FERRY FEES AVAILABLE. We have been running since 2003. We also provide Free Wi-Fi access (Own WI-FI router now in building providing 40+mb over entire building). Normal change over day Fridays in main season. We can book discounted car ferry tickets at no profit to ourselves (Wightlink and Redfunnel), purchased directly with us. We provide most items so you don't have to bring much with you, all cleaning materials, soaps linen, towel (except beach) and we do all the cleaning. Situated in the rural south west of the Isle of Wight in the picturesque award winning village of Brighstone, near to forest and downs, and within a mile of the sea AON...Carriers Stable - Built in early Victorian period is a beautiful detached holiday cottage to accommodate ideally 2 people. SUBSTANTIAL DISCOUNTED CAR FERRY FEES AVAILABLE. We have been running since 2003. We also provide Free Wi-Fi access (Own WI-FI router now in building providing 40+mb over entire building). Normal change over day Fridays in main season. We can book discounted car ferry tickets at no profit to ourselves (Wightlink and Redfunnel), purchased directly with us. We provide most items so you don't have to bring much with you, all cleaning materials, soaps linen, towel (except beach) and we do all the cleaning. Situated in the rural south west of the Isle of Wight in the picturesque award winning village of Brighstone, near to forest and downs, and within a mile of the sea AONB and Heritage Coast designation. There is a pub with restaurant in the village along with food shops and others all within easy walking distance and the area has excellent access to walking and cycle routes.The cottage bedroom is located upstairs with a king size bed, ample cupboards, drawers and wardrobe space, television with Freeview Satellite Receiver with catchup TV, DVD player, clock radios and an en-suite shower room with latest electric thermostatically controlled shower for safety and temperature control. Downstairs there is an open plan layout with kitchen, dining room and lounge area containing two settees television with Freeview Satellite Receiver and catchup TV, DVD player and CD/tape/radio player, large fridge/freezer, washing machine, airers, electric oven and hob, microwave and many other items, see web site. French doors open out from the dining area onto a patio with garden furniture, garden, secure cycle rack (chain, lock, cover and some useful tools) and large drive. We have undertaken a ECO approach where possible. Equipped to high standard, sorry no pets.
Pets not allowedNot suitable for childrenNo smoking
- We require a home address and a normal email address once payment completed. We prefer also to have a mobile number as the ferry companies request one so they can inform you of last minute schedule changes and we can tell you if it is possible to come in early. Ferry booking are direct with us.
Currently car charging electric cars is not permissible from mains power circuits in Carriers Stable.
- No bikes allowed in house
- No naked flames
- No barbecues etc
1 Super King
Meet the host
Hosting since October 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guests: We have a Key lock outside the property just in case we are not around when you arrive we email you the number with details of how to find the property and we always show people around the property and explain in detail how everything works. We live close by and can give assistance anytime.
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We spent a week in this excellent accommodation which is located in the village of Brighstone about a mile inland on the IOW south coast. Very spacious and well equipped. Exceptionally clean and all the utensils and crockery you will need.
Located within easy reach of the National Trust coastal sites and fabulous Downs Walks. There is even a walk that starts about 50 yards down the road that takes to the nearest down. The island is only 22 by 13 miles so all sites are within easy reach.
Glyn and Vanessa are exceptional hosts and go the extra mile to deal with any problems or queries.
Visited June 2022
Written 16 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Never having used Airbnb before we were a bit apprehensive but it was amazing, a real home from home set in a beautiful village. The little converted Stable sits in its own little secluded garden with the Hosts home being nearby but out of view. The kitchen had everything you would have at home and there were nice touches like washing up liquid, hand sanitizer and cloths (Ihad brought my own). The bedroom upstairs is spacious and has lots of natural light. Bed linen was high quality and white and the bed really was comfortable. Shower was great, lovely and hot. We had some local maps left for us which we used alot. The local Pub offers good food and good company, we were made to feel very welcome on our numerous visits. Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts Vanessa and Glyn. We would highly recommend and cant wait to visit again next year.
Visited May 2022
Written 15 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Exmoor National Park, United Kingdom108 contributions
Excellent cottage and location
Carriers Stable is a small cottage in its own garden next to the owners' house. It is comfortable and very well equipped, and Vanessa and Glyn are welcoming and helpful without being at all intrusive. The ground floor is one large room with kitchen, dining and lounge areas, ample for a couple, and the bedroom and shower room are above. Brighstone is an attractive village in its own right, with excellent village shop and pub a short walk away (and beach a little further, about a mile). It's also well-located for exploring the Isle of Wight while being off the main roads.
Visited March 2022
Written 13 April 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Comfortable, warm cottage in a delightful part of the island.
We stayed during a stormy period in February, but happily we found the electric radiators were perfectly adequate to keep the building warm even during high winds. There was everything we needed to self-cater so on bad days we could stay home eating and drinking, watching the TV and using the wifi which was problem free. I loved the location, on the edge of the quaint village of Brighside which has a pub, a good cafe and a general store that provided everything we needed. The ridge of Downs are about a mile walk in one direction and the sea the same distance in the other. The beach is pebbly but it's a good spot for looking for fossils if that interests you - we found a Belemnite from the Jurassic or Cretaceous period. There's private parking for a car but the village is also well served by a bus that runs between Newport and The Needles via Freshwater, so a car is not strictly necessary. On the one very good day of weather we had, we took the bus out to the Needles and walked all the way back along the ridge of the Downs, a scenic route and about 10 miles of very easy walking which I would heartily recommend.
Visited February 2022
Written 1 March 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Teddington, United Kingdom41 contributions
Cosy, comfortable cottage
Spent a lovely week here in early October. Cottage is cosy, comfortable and well-equipped with all you need and more. Vanessa and Glyn could not have been more helpful and even arranged our ferry crossings at a great rate! Brighstone is a lovely village and a great base for exploring the island and the SW area is simply beautiful with wonderful walks and stunning scenery. Highly recommend 😊
Visited October 2020
Written 20 October 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Farnham, United Kingdom47 contributions
Excellent place for a short island stay
We spent a week in West Wight, and Carriers made for a perfect base and bolt hole: outfitted to a high standard, wonderfully snug and situated a few minutes walk from the centre of Brighstone village. Vanessa and Glyn are attentive but never overbearing hosts. All in all a splendid experience.
Visited October 2020
Written 11 October 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
A gem of a wonderful cottage
Not long returned from our first holiday on the IOW and we are going back ... our holiday home for this year was this wonderful cottage in the very pretty village of Brighstone. Our thanks must go to Vanessa and Glyn for all their help and hospitality in booking both the cottage and the ferries for us and all the way through they kept us up to date with information. Carriers has all and more that you will need to make your holiday stay just perfect ... if you have forgotten it then Vanessa hasn’t ! The cottage is very very spacious for a couple . We found the cottage to be spotless which is always important but this year even more so .. Brighstone has a excellent village store , and a newsagents , pub and gift shop . We didn’t eat in the village pub but can recommend the Blacksmiths at Calbourne . We ate their 6 times through out our stay.
Brighstone is perfectly situated for all parts of the island but we mainly stayed local because of the walking we wanted to do . The Military Road has brilliant views and is a must to see as is Compton Bay ... lots of good local walks and you must do them if you go ... We got out and about despite the weather being up and down ... and did on some days need sun lotion at times ... Great holiday... Would recommend this cottage.
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.
Thank you for a great review, glad you found that we did our best to help the holiday be a success.
Written 20 September 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom96 contributions
Absolutely fantastic, home from home
This was our second stay at the Carriers, and because we loved it so much last year, this year we stayed for 2 weeks. This cottage has everything you could possibly need for a peaceful, relaxing break, Vanessa and Glyn have put a lot of thought and effort into this place. Brighstone is a very quiet part of the Island, perfect if all you want is a peaceful holiday. There are enough games and books to keep you entertained if the weather is bad, and on nice days it’s nice to just spend some time relaxing in the cozy garden, we took our deck chairs this year, and on a couple of occasions had an afternoon siesta 😊
Thank you Vanessa and Glyn for yet another great holiday.
Visited July 2019
Written 10 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you, glad you love this part of the island as much as we do. There are lots of lovely walks on the downs and around village and local beaches.
Written 11 August 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We had a fantastic holiday staying in Carriers Stable. The location was perfect, so peaceful and nothing was too far away. The accommodation had all you need for your stay and was very clean. The owner was lovely, very helpful and informative. Correspondence was great and they responded to our booking quickly. All in all fantastic holiday, lovely accommodation and owners, would definitely recommend.
Visited July 2019
Written 4 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you it is great to be appreciated it helps a lot.
Written 10 August 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Great cottage for two in a pretty location
A great cottage for two, spacious bedroom and shower room upstairs and living area with kitchen, sitting and dining space downstairs with a pretty little garden. The cottage was very clean. We had a lovely stay here, peaceful location but within easy reach of the pretty side of the Isle of Wight (and the rest of the island). Our hosts were very welcoming and made the cottage easy to find with their great directions from the Satnav location.
Visited April 2019
Written 10 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you, we appreciate your comments and are glad you like the island as much as we do.
Written 22 April 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Situated on the outskirts of a quiet picturesque rural village in the South West with many thatched houses and repeat winner of best village on the Isle of Wight. Close to coast and good beaches, at the foot of the downs and forests with great walks that cross the island and on the round island cycle route. The village has a good pub/restaurant and there is also a bistro/tea rooms, quality food shopping and other shops. We also have good fossil hunting on the coast, wind surfing, kite surfing and uncrowded beaches.
There is a bus service at the bottom of the road that goes between Newport and freshwater (Number 12 - Southern Vectis).
How to get there
From Brighstone village, our road (Moortown Lane) is about 400 metres west of the middle of the village and runs between Brighstone and Calbourne. We are about 300yds up from the main road through the village, our drive is next to the only thatch in the road and is on the left about 100metres up from the post box (fixed to a telephone pole) which is on the right hand side of the road, just past us the road bears to the right and just beyond that is Upper lane on the right so you know you have gone to far! The main drive is only about 20 metres long and next to the only thatch property in the road. Carriers Stable is to the right off the turning point going back towards the road with it's own parking on gravel drive. But we will send you an email from our website once Tripadvisor gives us your email address with map and full description to find us locally.
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)
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
Minimum stay out of season is 75% 4 days, 85% 5 days and 90% 6 days of weekly rate. so ask for cost of 4 to 6 days. We restrict main season to weekly bookings Friday to Friday, within 2 weeks we suggest ask for price. We give a £47 reduction for second weeks - 10% discount single occupancy. We can also book seriously discounted ferry fares with both car ferry companies.
Daily rates reflect 4 day booking divided by 4, so longer stays have a cheaper daily rate, just message us for price deal please.
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