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Brookside Cottage

REF NR: 3180

Welcome to Brookside holiday cottage located in the centre of the picturesque village of Shorwell, Isle of Wight. Shorwell nestles in a wooded valley, encircled by hills. Relax in comfortable surroundings and make the most of the wonderful walking country all around you.

As the name suggests, Brookside Cottage has a delightful little brook running alongside the garden.  Whilst recently modernised, the property dates back to 1700. Our guests can enjoy and relax a very cozy atmosphere completed by high standard furnishing. With double-glazing and a gas central heating system, our cottage is ideal for holidays and short breaks all year round. The fully fitted kitchen comes complete with range cooker, washing machine / tumble dryer and microwave. Choose one of our three bedrooms on the first floor offering kingsize bed with ensuite shower room, twin bed and a bunk bed. We can accommodate 6 people in our lovely cottage but no pets please and no smoking. The ground floor provides a large, cozy and comfortable sitting room if you wish to have a day in watch TV, listen to music, have an internet access or have a cup of tea on the patio. Off road parking for 2 cars.  We are a member of the Isle of Wight Car Free Scheme. We encourage and support guests who travel to the island without cars by providing free foot passenger ferry tickets as part of their holiday booking. There are bus services to Shorwell from Ryde, Newport and Yarmouth – route number 7. The bus stop is directly outside the cottage.

The village has three manor houses and many thatched and stone built picturesque cottages. The village has a great pub, The Crown Inn, which dates back to the 16th century. The pub has a lovely trout filled brook running through its garden (the same one as Brookside Cottage, which is directly opposite). The oldest part of the village is known as Westview and is close to the church of St Peter. The church itself dates back to the 12th century. If you want to have a deeper look at the history of Isle of Wight and the village itself visit Island Eye dedicated history page. The village also boasts a post office, refronted in Georgian style. At the steep shute leading out of Shorwell where a rustic bridge crosses over the road, you will find a car park from where you have access to many lovely downland walks.

The most fabulous about Shorewell is that it is conveniently located to explore a great sweep of scenic coastline extending from St. Catherine's Point to the Needles. Here you will find beaches providing safe areas to swim, surf, fish, hunt for fossils or simply take a leisurely walk. We are located approx 2 miles from sea - nearest access via Grange Farm, Cowleaze or Shepherds Chine. The Island has many nice pubs serving local beer and good reasonably priced food.  Many of these also have live entertainment. We can thoroughly recommend our local ‘The Crown Inn’ directly opposite, The White Mouse Inn at Chale and a lot more you can find on Island Eye. Heaving a holiday with children it is all about entertainment which Isle of Wight can offer - numerous beaches, theme parks, wildlife parks and others like fossil trips. The Isle of Wight is one of the best places in Europe for discovering dinosaur remains. Anyone can find fossils on the beach – all you need is patience and knowledge of what to look out for! To start your training, visit Dinosaur Farm or the Dinosaur museum at Sandown. They both have good fossils on display and also run guided fossil trips on the beach. There are over 15 types known, with a new species being discovered on average every 3 years. All island dinosaurs are from the earliest part of the Cretaceous period (145 - 65 million years ago). Other fossils you can find include fossilised wood, fir cones, ammonites, lepidotus fish (lots of scales and teeth to be found), sharks teeth, crocodiles and even 115 million year old lobsters. Dinosaur Isle Museum in Sandown has around 1,000 specimens, plus life-size reconstructions and full-scale models. Read more about the Museum on Island Eye.

For us Isle of Wight is all about dinosaurs, beach and cliff top walks or leaping from the cliffs with a paraglider - possibly not everyone’s cup of tea, but the Island offers something for almost everyone.

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