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The view towards this picture perfect cottage
A fabulous and enclosed South-facing courtyard
The characterful hexagon-shaped kitchen
An open-plan lounge and dining room
Curl up on the sofas with something to watch on the TV
Enjoy meals together as a family
The double bedroom has plenty of space to unpack
Wake up to those lovely garden views
The cosy twin bedroom
Relax with a long soak in the bath
Children and adults alike will love the summerhouse
Nestled in the trees with views out towards the pond
Set within truly stunning grounds
Have hours of fun exploring this wonderful garden
1 / 14  The view towards this picture perfect cottage
2 / 14  A fabulous and enclosed South-facing courtyard
3 / 14  The characterful hexagon-shaped kitchen
4 / 14  An open-plan lounge and dining room
5 / 14  Curl up on the sofas with something to watch on the TV
6 / 14  Enjoy meals together as a family
7 / 14  The double bedroom has plenty of space to unpack
8 / 14  Wake up to those lovely garden views
9 / 14  The cosy twin bedroom
10 / 14  Relax with a long soak in the bath
11 / 14  Children and adults alike will love the summerhouse
12 / 14  Nestled in the trees with views out towards the pond
13 / 14  Set within truly stunning grounds
14 / 14  Have hours of fun exploring this wonderful garden

Sweetwater Lodge

Calbourne, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Pretty thatched cottage within a few acres of grounds
  • Just a few minutes walk from Calbourne Water Mill
  • Excellent walking area with footpaths leading to Newbridge, Calbourne and Brighstone
  • Quiet beaches and coves of Brook, Freshwater and Brighstone are nearby
  • Market town of Newport also nearby
  • Pretty pond and stream on site
Property code: IC133

This pretty, Grade II listed thatched cottage is nestled amongst beautiful countryside, within 3.5 acres of stunning grounds. Perfect for a cosy retreat for couples or small families.

Just a stone’s throw from Calbourne Water Mill, this cottage is ideally located for exploring the island's countryside and is set back from the road which provides a link between Freshwater and Newport. Footpaths start close to the cottage, leading to Newbridge, Calbourne, and to the downs above Brighstone. Here they link with the renowned Tennyson trail to Freshwater Bay. The quiet beaches and small coves of Brighstone, Brook and Freshwater are all within an easy drive away, while the market town of Newport and Carisbrooke Castle are also nearby.

Step into the charming lodge and into the characterful hexagonal shaped kitchen, which has been equipped with everything you could need. Cook up a storm on the electric cooker and hob, make use of the microwave and fridge/freezer, and set the slimline dishwasher to avoid those washing up arguments. There’s also a washing machine. Relax in the spacious open-plan lounge, which has comfortable seating around a TV/DVD. There’s also an attractive dining area beside a window, which looks out onto the stunning grounds. The accommodation is all on the ground floor, so you’ll also find the bedrooms here. The double has fitted wardrobes and windows overlooking the garden, and there’s also a twin bedroom. There’s a large bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC. Please be aware that there are some internal steps between rooms on the ground floor of the cottage with one step between the lounge and hallway which leads to the bedrooms and bathroom and half a step down from the hallway to the bathroom and twin bedroom.

Immediately beside the cottage is a lovely enclosed south-facing courtyard with garden furniture. It’s the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee, or perhaps dine al fresco. Nearby there is a summer house for visitor use, while the large grounds include lawns, woodland, an attractive pond and pretty stream. Parking is available on the drive for two to three cars.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Off-road parking for up to 3 cars
  • Ground floor accommodation (a few individual internal steps between rooms)
  • Pond and stream on site
  • Local amenities and facilities within easy driving distance
  • 2 dogs are welcome
  • Fires, candles and BBQs not permitted due to thatched roof
  • Please note - children need close supervision due to proximity of the stream

This property is personally managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Michael 19th October 2019

Grounds lovely. Cottage very cosy and well equipped. Bed very comfortable. The central island location enabled us to get to West Island walks within 5-10 mins a great bonus. The only negative was that the property itself was within 25 feet of the road, which was unexpectedly busy. We knew the property was on a bend and needed to be careful but we wRead moreerent expecting the noise to be so intrusive. There were roadworks on the Newport - Yarmouth road and this may have increased traffic volumes though. Hide

Reviewed by Alan 21st September 2019

The Cottage is excellent,location,size and with all that outdoor space just something you do not get with 95% of cottages.Pond ,stream and acres of your own space. The Cottage just to stay is the holiday well done to you .

Reviewed by Michala 14th September 2019

Classic chocolate box picturesque cottage

Reviewed by Kellie 17th August 2019

This is such an amazing find we would return every day of the week. Its very remote so everywhere was a drive away but it was nice to return to the peace and tranquility. The grounds were so picturesque and the cottage very well equipped and spacious.

Reviewed by David 22nd June 2019

Very attractive cottage with a lovely patio area and big well maintained back garden. Well equiped kitchen and comfortable lounge/dining room. Good sized main bedroom and bathroom. Good location for seeing the west of the Isle of Wight. No wifi and some road noise.

Reviewed by Tracey 15th June 2019

Beautiful cottage in a gorgeous well kept location. Everything we could wish for and more. Spent a lovely week on the Island and would definitely book the same cottage if we went back for another holiday.

Reviewed by Sue 8th June 2019

Having chosen a property with all ground floor accommodation, it was a disappointment to find the rather large step from lounge to bathroom/bedrooms which was difficult for disabled husband. Rear garden was idyllic but the road noise to the front was noticeable!SELECTED!.!ENDOFSELECTED!

Reviewed by Peter 1st June 2019

Lovey cottage local pubs the sun book for Sunday lunch locals are very helpful The three bishops recommend booking helpfully both are dog friendly . Lovey cottage could stay in grounds watching the wild life with a book and a bottle of wine from the summer house. You will not regret your booking

Reviewed by Jill 25th May 2019

Wow! The cottage was a real fairytale cottage and the grounds were incredible. A great location, our holiday was as perfect as could be as there is no guarantee on the good old British weather! There was every facility catered for in the cottage and very comfortably furnished. Would definitely recommend Sweetwater Lodge for the perfect place to staRead morey. Hide

Reviewed by Nick 11th May 2019

The cottage is stunning and set in its own large grounds. the designer of the cottage is John Nash who designed Buckingham palace. There is plenty of room and it is in a fantastic location for reaching other parts of the island.

Reviewed by Chris 23rd March 2019

Wonderful holiday and setting. Perfect location.

Reviewed by Chris 16th March 2019

There is no WiFi at the cottage. Didn't bother us a bit, but some people rely on it. There are steps inside the cottage,between rooms, which can take you by surprise. We have stayed here before, and have not found them a problem, but could be for anyone with balance problems. However both these points were mentioned in entries in the visitors' bookRead more, so should perhaps be emphasized in the cottage details. I don't wish to be negative, because the cottage suited us ideally and we find it charming. Hide

Reviewed by Marie 22nd December 2018

Superb .. No issues with property ...

Reviewed by Mike Shearman May 2018

The booking process, including ferry reservations was painless and efficient. Sweetwater Lodge is an idyllic holiday retreat. Without doubt the best equipped self catering accommodation we have used, topped by a very good welcome pack of flowers, cakes, and essentials for first arrival. Hope to return one day.

Reviewed by Sue Coyne April 2018

Our first holiday for 6 years, and the first with our dog. We couldn't have chosen better, Island Cottage Holidays sorted everything. The cottage is in a beautiful setting and very peaceful, just what we needed. We will definitely use this company again and hopefully go back to Sweetwater Cottage.

Reviewed by Trevor Curtis March 2018

Beautiful cottage lovely garden ,cottage was clean and everything you needed for a smashing holiday.flowers milk and cakes where lovely.nice to see some wild life in the garden.

Reviewed by Steven Bibby November 2017

cottage is stunning everything you need the grounds are lovely .we loved it there,its peaceful our dog had amazing time exploring the grounds we will be going back to the cottage best place we have ever staid in . to the owners thank you we had a lovely stay

Reviewed by Nicola Weeks September 2017

Sweetwater Lodge is chocolate box pretty with a beautiful garden and super patio. We would certainly make a return visit.

Reviewed by Laura Albon September 2017

Beautiful little cottage, very homely with gorgeous grounds

Reviewed by Julie Stewart July 2017

Cottage was beautiful with a fabulous garden. Well equipped and very clean had a very enjoyable holiday would certainly return

Reviewed by Danielle Au December 2016

We had a wonderful week staying at Sweetwater Lodge. The cottage is clean, comfortable and well equipped and the location is excellent for exploring the Isle of Wight. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Anthony Rodriguez September 2016

Excellent property and grounds leading to a very pleasant holiday.

Reviewed by Paula Nash August 2016

We did put comment in book it was absolutely beautiful the landlord of the Sun public house said they all new the lodge as Snow White Cottage it was more than I expected the whole experience fabulous just didn't have enough time for it all so next time longer.

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The view towards this picture perfect cottage
A fabulous and enclosed South-facing courtyard
The characterful hexagon-shaped kitchen
An open-plan lounge and dining room
Curl up on the sofas with something to watch on the TV
Enjoy meals together as a family
The double bedroom has plenty of space to unpack
Wake up to those lovely garden views
The cosy twin bedroom
Relax with a long soak in the bath
Children and adults alike will love the summerhouse
Show 2 moreNestled in the trees with views out towards the pond


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