:1481337157

  • Real Wood-Burning Stove
    Real Wood-Burning Stove
  • Beautiful Converted Barn
    Beautiful Converted Barn
  • Comfy, Leather Sofas
    Comfy, Leather Sofas
  • TV/Snug Room
    TV/Snug Room
  • 15% Discount on purchases from our cafe
    15% Discount on purchases from our cafe
  • Delicious Coffee Available in our Cafe
    Delicious Coffee Available in our Cafe
  • Open-Plan Living Area
    Open-Plan Living Area
  • Italian-Style Fitted Kitchen
    Italian-Style Fitted Kitchen
  • Four Spacious Bedrooms
    Four Spacious Bedrooms
  • Complimentary Voucher for use in our Pottery
    Complimentary Voucher for use in our Pottery
  • The Old Stables
    The Old Stables
  • Sunny Patio Areas
    Sunny Patio Areas
  • Modern, Fresh Bathrooms
    Modern, Fresh Bathrooms
  • Baby-Friendly
    Baby-Friendly

Old Stables

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

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The Owner / Manager

Louise Collins

Member since Sep 2013
  • Bookings Accepted:88.89%
  • Avg. Response Time:10 minutes
  • Availability Updated:1 day

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BFB's Overview

This pretty 4-bedroom barn conversion on the Isle of Wight boasts lovely interiors, a long list of baby and toddler friendly gear and the added bonuses of award-winning cream teas and a handy all-weather pottery painting studio on the doorstep, plus chef-made family meals on request, and all at very reasonable rates - ideal!


The Old Stables is part of Chessell Pottery Barns and guests are given a voucher to make and paint unique keepsakes, such as prints of baby’s feet and hands, or an exclusive Emma Bridgewater pot. Guests also get a discount in the Gift Barn, which is full of lovely things for grown-ups and children, including the biggest range of Emma Bridgewater pottery on the island, the pottery’s own Chessell Ware, Jellycat cuddly toys and home-made preserves.


There’s a licensed cafe at Chessell Pottery Barns too which has won the coveted Best Island Cream Tea award for three years running and is really family friendly, including a ‘Dragon’s Den’ area where parents can feed and play with little ones. The staff will happily warm up baby bottles and the home-made dishes are available in half portions, plus the chef can provide afternoon tea, family meals and picnics with a bit of notice.


The Old Stables itself is a beautiful, spacious barn conversion which has everything families could wish for and need, from travel cots and baby gear to Emma Bridgwater melamine crockery. The owners have also provided lots of toys, books and cars for children to play with and a wheelie bug for toddlers to zoom around the underfloor-heated wood floors.


At one end of the open plan living area there are comfy leather sofas, armchairs and a wood burning stove, but the 42” wall mounted plasma TV is in a separate ‘snug’, so parents can enjoy some peace and quiet or plug in the iPod, while children watch their favourites programmes or a family DVD.


At the other end of the living area is the Italian style kitchen diner, including built in dishwasher, family size fridge freezer, microwave, washing machine and dryer. From the kitchen, doors lead to private, enclosed patios, with outdoor furniture, and children can also play on a large grassy area or in the pottery’s pretty lawned garden, with outdoor games like a giant Jenga.


Three of the bedrooms at The Old Stables are on the first floor and an additional double bedroom is tucked up a spiral staircase is a separate ‘wing’ of the house – so grandparents or friends can sleep in, undisturbed!


Accommodation Overview:

The Old Stables sleeps up to seven people plus babies and two travel cots can be provided for any of the bedrooms. There is one room with a king size bed, one twin room and one single room on the first floor and another double bedroom in a separate ‘wing’, accessed via a spiral staircase. The main bathroom is in the first floor, with a bath, over head shower and bundles of fluffy towels. The house also has a downstairs WC with a walk in power shower, close to the spiral staircase to the double bedroom.

Location Information

The Isle of Wight is one of the gems of England’s South Coast, less than 2 hours from London and a short ferry hop across from Portsmouth across the Solent. The Old Stables is in the South West of the Island, 4 miles from Yarmouth and not far from the jagged white Needles rocks, but as the island is just 23 miles long and 13 miles wide, its many family attractions are never far away.


Yarmouth is the nearest town to The Old Stables with a bustling, historic harbour that’s popular with the yachting fraternity, which means plenty of cafes, pubs and restaurants, plus interesting little shops and stores for essential provisions. Yarmouth also has a castle to explore and there are boat trips from the pier and tours around the island on a paddle steamer.


Over half The Isle of Wight has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty including the countryside surrounding Chessell so there are plenty of great walks from the doorstep to head off with a picnic. Everyone can be a Chris Packham or Kate Humble too, keeping eyes peeled for special birds and wildlife including super cute red squirrels, long eared owls, woodpeckers and kingfishers – a red squirrel and kingfisher have even been spotted at Chessell’s own pond. Serious bird watchers can also stake out the RSPB bird hut at Newtown, (10 minutes drive) where a ranger is often on hand to point out species such as Shelduck, Oystercatcher and Black-headed Gull.


Circling the Isle of Wight are 13 award-winning beaches plus lots more coves and bays to discover. Compton Bay is the closest stretch of sweeping sandy bay to The Old Stables (2 miles) and Brook Beach is one of the islands popular spots for fossil hunting. As The Isle of Wight is also known as ‘Dinosaur Island’, anyone could stumble across a strange footprint in the rocks at low tide or even discover prehistoric remains of an entirely new species!


Dinosaurs are also one of the attractions at the world’s first family theme park, Blackgang Chine, which opened 170 years ago and still delights children with its eccentric mix of rides, goblins, fairies, nursery rhyme characters, cowboys and Indians. Other highlights for families around the island include the classic seaside attractions on Shanklin Seafront, the spectacular chairlifts at Needles Park, the rides and play areas at Robin Hill Adventure Park, Godshill Model Village and Carisbrooke Castle.


Nearest Medical Services: Doctors at Brookside Health Centre, Freshwater, 2.8miles. St Mary’s Hospital A&E, approximately 9 miles away.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 50%

Balance: 42 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 50%

Balance: 42 days prior to arrival

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: GBP

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 50%

Balance: 42 days prior to arrival

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: GBP

Who owns this place?

Aiden and Louise Collins run the Pottery Cafe in London, where they have built up a family friendly pottery painting business for over 15 years. Chessell Pottery is the Island based part of their family business, where there is a small working pottery, a painting studio, gift barn, and an award winning cafe. The Old Stables holiday cottage is a converted barn which benefits from the facilities of the site and was converted with modern family living in mind. Aiden & Louise have 3 boys and live on the Isle of Wight.

Fast Facts

Sleeps 7 + cots in 2 x king size bedrooms, 1 x twin room and a single bedroom.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Many of the Isle of Wight's best beaches are within a short drive.

Nursery Gear (additional)

This baby-friendly cottage has handy nursery gear including: Cot (travel cots, two available), highchair, stair gate, potty, socket covers and a step up for bathroom basin.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

This child-friendly cottage offers a good selection of childrens’ books, toys and cars to play with. Plus a popular ‘wheelie bug’ to zoom around on!

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Pre-arrival shopping is available through a locally sourced grocers. Meals can be delievred from the onsite cafe on request (24hrs notice required).

Outdoor Toys

Outdoor garden games, including giant jenga, available in the summer time through back gate on the pottery’s lovely lawned area.

Onsite Restaurant

There is a family-friendly café on site (March-October & weekends til Christmas) with high chairs, and toys. The café will always do half size portions of any items on the menu for children, and warm up baby food/bottles. Food is all locally sourced and home made. Children’s afternoon tea at 4/5pm by request and the café is also able to prepare family friendly picnic lunches. It is licensed and serves beer and wine.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates are available.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Enclosed outdoor space in a courtyard each side of the property, with seating area and small patio (locks to gate). With large grassed area beyond the courtyard, available to guests, but younger visitors would need to be supervised as normal.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

WI-FI is available.

Eco-Aware

The owners have strong eco values using eco friendly cleaners, recycling and waste disposal.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

2 x travel cots are available.

Reviews

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  • Fantastic holiday everything we needed for a baby and toddler. The cottage was really spacious plenty of space for two families. Great location with beaches and lots of things for kids to do close by.Review dated 21/06/2015

  • Beautiful property spacious and well equipped. Owners and Chessell pottery and cafe staff all very welcoming and helpful.Review dated 12/06/2015

Fantastic holiday everything we needed for a baby and toddler. The cottage was really spacious plenty of space for two families. Great location with beaches and lots of things for kids to do close by.

Beautiful property spacious and well equipped. Owners and Chessell pottery and cafe staff all very welcoming and helpful.

Parent Rated*

5/5
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  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 3 guests.



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