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Rates from:
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  • Scallop Shell Cottage
    Scallop Shell Cottage
  • Living room with wood burner  - logs provided
    Living room with wood burner - logs provided
  • view to the front garden from the living room
    view to the front garden from the living room
  • Wood Burner
    Wood Burner
  • living room
    living room
  • Dining room
    Dining room
  • seats 6
    seats 6
  • Wine in the welcome pack
    Wine in the welcome pack
  • Kitchen breakfast room
    Kitchen breakfast room
  • Breakfast
    Breakfast
  • The kitchen with Rayburn Aga
    The kitchen with Rayburn Aga
  • Master bedroom
    Master bedroom
  • Master bedroom
    Master bedroom
  • Double bedroom
    Double bedroom
  • Double bedroom
    Double bedroom
  • Twin Bedroom
    Twin Bedroom
  • Twin bedroom with book for children as gift
    Twin bedroom with book for children as gift
  • Kids Books and Monitor
    Kids Books and Monitor
  • Bath fun
    Bath fun
  • Bathroom
    Bathroom
  • Ren toiletries provided
    Ren toiletries provided
  • Bathroom with beach towels provided
    Bathroom with beach towels provided
  • Entrance Hall
    Entrance Hall
  • Beach Fun
    Beach Fun
  • Outdoor Dining
    Outdoor Dining

Scallop Shell Cottage

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

Per week

from 600.00 to 1550.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Lorna Wright

Member since Oct 2009
  • Bookings Accepted:77.78%
  • Avg. Response Time:9 minutes
  • Availability Updated:18 hours 5 minutes

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BFB's Overview

A stay at Scallop Shell Cottage is akin to living a in Cath Kidston-esque country idyll. From its pretty shutter windows and 18th century stone exterior, to an interior blending vintage-style fabrics and colour palettes with contemporary comfort and luxury touches, along with its peaceful village setting, its a great old fashioned escape from the daily grind but with a good dose of contemporary indulgence thrown in.

Little ones will head straight for the toy boxes or trampoline, whilst adults will admire the interiors, cosy wood-burner- perfect for crisp winter days or late night relaxation - Ipod dock (don't forget your player!), flat screen TV and Rayburn cooker. Outside, the secluded front and rear gardens both have sunny patio areas, plus there's garden furniture and BBQ making them ideal for relaxing over morning coffee , daytime picnics or evening drinks. A fenced-off pond in the front garden is a haven for wildlife.

Upstairs, the master bedroom is bright and airy with a king-sized bed and 180 degree views over the surrounding countryside. The second double also has lovely rural views along with an original cast-iron fireplace, whilst the twin overlooks the gardens and fields beyond. The family bathroom has both a bath and a separate shower, as well as a non-slip floor making it ideal for little ones.

When it comes to exploring. There plenty for families to do. The cottage is just 20 minutes walk from the coast and even closer to Niton's excellent selection of shops including a local convenience store and off license, newsagent, post office, butcher, chemist and bookshop, as well as two traditional pubs - the White Lion and the Buddle Inn. The former is closer at around four minutes walk, serves decent pub grub and has toddler-friendly play area; whilst the latter is about 15minutes by foot, serves excellent food and has a lovely grassy area with sea views. Both have kids menus. The small village fishing cove is within a 20 minutes walk and several good beaches are within 15-20 minutes drive, in particular Steephill Cove is ideal for families thanks to its lovely sandy bay, fresh crab shop and cafe.

Location Information

Situated in the village of Niton, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the cottage has a tranquil and relaxing location, with the front and back gardens commanding panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. It is set on a quiet lane about 20minutes walk from the coast and closer still to Niton's excellent selection of shops including a local convenience store and off licence, newsagent, post office, butcher, chemist and bookshop, as well as two traditional pubs - the White Lion and the Buddle Inn. The former is closer at around four minutes walk, serves decent pub grub and has toddler-friendly play area; whilst the latter is about 15minutes by foot, serves excellent food and has a lovely grassy area with sea views. Both have kids menus. The small village fishing cove is within a 20 minutes walk and several good beaches are within 15-20 minutes drive, in particular Steephill Cove is ideal for families thanks to its lovely sandy bay, fresh crab shop and cafe, which Conde Nast Traveller magazine called 'superlative' in 2006.

Literally a few steps up the lane from the cottage is Niton Maze which is a brilliant maze made from a cornfield with a fun dinosaur theme and regular day and evening family fun events. It also has a hay bale maze just for toddlers open all summer from Mid July. Other family-friendly attractions include: Black Gang Chine theme park and Amazon World, both ideal for rainy days with lots of indoor activities.

For a night out worth arranging babysitting for, The George in Yarmouth comes highly recommended for high standards of food and service but booking a few weeks in advance is suggested.

Also, just 10minutes walk from the cottage on Hillside Farm is the Beauty Necessities Retreat offering a ful range of hair, beauty and holistic therapies.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 14:30

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 50%

Balance: 90 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 14:30

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 50%

Balance: 90 days prior to arrival

Rates

29 Oct - 16 Dec 2016 : £600 /week17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017 : £1100 /week7 Jan - 17 Feb 2017 : £650 /week18 Feb - 24 Feb 2017 : £795 /week25 Feb - 31 Mar 2017 : £650 /week1 Apr - 21 Apr 2017 : £895 /week22 Apr - 26 May 2017 : £775 /week27 May - 2 Jun 2017 : £1200 /week3 Jun - 30 Jun 2017 : £975 /week1 Jul - 7 Jul 2017 : £1200 /week8 Jul - 1 Sep 2017 : £1550 /week2 Sep - 29 Sep 2017 : £925 /week1 Oct - 13 Oct 2017 : £700 /week14 Oct - 27 Oct 2017 : £775 /week28 Oct - 22 Dec 2017 : £650 /week23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018 : £1100 /week29 Oct - 16 Dec 2016 : €707.64 /week17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017 : €1297.34 /week7 Jan - 17 Feb 2017 : €766.61 /week18 Feb - 24 Feb 2017 : €937.623 /week25 Feb - 31 Mar 2017 : €766.61 /week1 Apr - 21 Apr 2017 : €1055.563 /week22 Apr - 26 May 2017 : €914.035 /week27 May - 2 Jun 2017 : €1415.28 /week3 Jun - 30 Jun 2017 : €1149.915 /week1 Jul - 7 Jul 2017 : €1415.28 /week8 Jul - 1 Sep 2017 : €1828.07 /week2 Sep - 29 Sep 2017 : €1090.945 /week1 Oct - 13 Oct 2017 : €825.58 /week14 Oct - 27 Oct 2017 : €914.035 /week28 Oct - 22 Dec 2017 : €766.61 /week23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018 : €1297.34 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 14:30

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 50%

Balance: 90 days prior to arrival

Who owns this place?

Lorna and Oliver Wright plus Alice and James Wright.

The Trusted Owners!

What do they love about it?

Away from it all, a little slice of heaven after London.

What do the kids love about it?

Scallop Shell Cottage is the perfect place for kids : the location, garden and surrounding countryside are ideal for families. The cottage is situated at the end of a quiet country lane and down a farm track so there is no passing traffic apart from the next door farm tractors which little boys and girls love to watch go by. The garden both front and back are large and perfect for running about. The front garden has a swing, slide and 8ft trampoline as well as Little Tikes rocking horse not to mention the outdoor garden set for kids. Just right for afternoon tea on the lawn! The back garden has a small ruined pig house where hide and seek comes into its own or make believe houses come alive.

The cottage looks out onto farm lands and often in the field at the end of the back garden there is a horse or sheep. Our children spend hours watching and talking to the farm animals. Washing up can be a chore but here at Scallop Shell Cottage it is a joy as you look out over the fields and watch the farmer herding sheep or cows.

The back garden is a haven for birds with a nut feeder and nuts to fill up with. The children will love wathching or counting the number of hungry birds swooping down for a nibble.

There are toys galore at the cottage as we use the cottage every 6 to 8 week ourselves. Our children always bring a new toy down or Granny sends one! There is more than enough to keep little ones entertained on a wet day. Tidying up is a chore though especially when there is lego everywhere.

The beaches of Ventnor and Steephill cove are a short drive away and there are ample buckets and spades for children in the garage.

All in all our kids love it and the freedom the cottage allows them after being couped up in London, so we hope yours will aswell.

Fast Facts

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms plus infans in 2 x doubles (one with king sized bed) and a twin room.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Ventnor and Steephill Cove beaches are within a 10 minute drive. Many of the other excellent Isle of Wight beaches are a short drive away.

Amenities within Walking Distance

Niton village is 3 minute stroll away with a well stocked convenience store, post office with adjoining tea room, 2 pubs and a pharmacy.

Babysitting

Trusted local babysitting can be arranged on request.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Travel cots x 2, highchair, booster seats, changing mat, potty, baby monitor with room temperature, sterilizer (avent steam), beds guards, built in stair gates, children’s crockery and cutlery, nightlight, blackout blind, bath toys, step stool, baby gym and play mat, bumbo, baby seat, mosses basket and feeding cushion on request and a 3 wheel all terrain stroller.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

Basket of toys, books and games plus buckets, spades

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Waitrose, Sainsbury and Tesco all deliver to the cottage. Pre arrival on line food deliveries can be accept on request.

Outdoor Toys

10ft trampoline (enclosed), selection of children’s bikes, climbing frame with slide and swing, baby slide and swing, rackets, buckets and spades

Visiting Spa Therapist

A beauty therapist can be arranged to come to the cottage.

Stairgates / no stairs

Built in stair gates.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Private garden with dining furniture and sun chairs, BBQ and safely enclosed trampoline and swing set.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wi-Fi is provided.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

2 travel cots one with a proper mattress, 1 highchair, and 2 booster seats are provided.

Daily Cleaning

• Additional housekeeping is possible on request at an additional cost and must be pre arranged

Fireplace / Wood Burner

The lounge has a lovely wood burner

Reviews

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  • Beautiful cottage, peaceful location, a lovely place to stay.Review dated 20/08/2016

  • We spent a lovely week in this delightful cottage near Niton. It is comfortable, spotlessly clean and well-equipped. Our 3 year old loved exploring all the toys in the cottage, and the whole family enjoyed exploring the Island from this rural 'holiday home'.Review dated 26/06/2016

  • The Scallop Shell cottage was absolutely perfect for our first family holiday with our 8 month old baby. She loved the baby toys and the baby swing in the garden. The cottage was very cosy and had everything we needed for a really restful break.Review dated 12/03/2015

  • Scallop Shell cottage certainly has the WOW factor-a brilliant place to stay!Review dated 18/04/2014

  • One of the best places we have ever stayed!Review dated 15/09/2013

  • Wonderful cottage, beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you could possibly need (and much more!) for a break with a tot. We had a wonderful holiday and will definitely be back!Review dated 22/09/2011

  • This is the nicest property we've stayed in. It's perfectly equipped for a holiday with or without children. A 5 star recommedation from us.Review dated 23/04/2011

  • Lovely cottage in a superb location with every want and need taken care of.Review dated 22/04/2011

  • We have stayed in many holiday homes and I must say yours has definitely felt the most homeliest. You have thought of everything. The children enjoyed every minute and found all the games and activities exciting.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • We had a fantastic time at beautiful Scallop Shell Cottage. A great location, wonderful atmosphere and lovely scenery. We’ve stayed in many cottages in a number of countries and Scallop Shell was easily the best equipped as well as being utterly charming! Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Have had a wonderful stay, it is hard to wrench ourselves away! Every last detail has been thought of and provided for and the cottage is in a wonderful location. Already planning a return visit asap!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Beautiful well equipped cottage with everything being thought of to make our stay so comfortable. Would certainly like to return at a future date.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • A lovely cottage, beautiful inside and out. Well equipped for our 2 year old who had great fun with the toys inside and trampoline in the garden. Would definitely returnReview dated 03/11/2009

  • What a fab cottage, really relaxing and homely especially if the weather is bad. Best holiday place we’ve ever rented. The whole cottage is beautifully and stylishly decorated – lovely white sheets and towels too. Review dated 03/11/2009

  • We had such a fantastic week staying in Scallop shell cottage - it was such a lovely location, right next to a farm and with fabulous countryside views, but also a short walk to the village shops so not too remote. The cottage itself was gorgeous and very well equipped. We definitley want to return one day!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • A beautifully presented and very well equipped cottage, in an area full of things to do for children of all ages.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Very very well equipt, lovely surrounds, clean and tidy... will return as soon as possible.Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Every detail has been thought of. We were sad to come home!"Review dated 03/11/2009

  • The cottage was absolutely stunning and had everything we needed for a stay with our 20 month old. He loved the trampoline, swing and slide and the tractor at the farm next door!"Review dated 03/11/2009

Beautiful cottage, peaceful location, a lovely place to stay.

We spent a lovely week in this delightful cottage near Niton. It is comfortable, spotlessly clean and well-equipped. Our 3 year old loved exploring all the toys in the cottage, and the whole family enjoyed exploring the Island from this rural 'holiday home'.

The Scallop Shell cottage was absolutely perfect for our first family holiday with our 8 month old baby. She loved the baby toys and the baby swing in the garden. The cottage was very cosy and had everything we needed for a really restful break.

Scallop Shell cottage certainly has the WOW factor-a brilliant place to stay!

One of the best places we have ever stayed!

Wonderful cottage, beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you could possibly need (and much more!) for a break with a tot. We had a wonderful holiday and will definitely be back!

This is the nicest property we've stayed in. It's perfectly equipped for a holiday with or without children. A 5 star recommedation from us.

Lovely cottage in a superb location with every want and need taken care of.

We have stayed in many holiday homes and I must say yours has definitely felt the most homeliest. You have thought of everything. The children enjoyed every minute and found all the games and activities exciting.

We had a fantastic time at beautiful Scallop Shell Cottage. A great location, wonderful atmosphere and lovely scenery. We’ve stayed in many cottages in a number of countries and Scallop Shell was easily the best equipped as well as being utterly charming!

Have had a wonderful stay, it is hard to wrench ourselves away! Every last detail has been thought of and provided for and the cottage is in a wonderful location. Already planning a return visit asap!

Beautiful well equipped cottage with everything being thought of to make our stay so comfortable. Would certainly like to return at a future date.

A lovely cottage, beautiful inside and out. Well equipped for our 2 year old who had great fun with the toys inside and trampoline in the garden. Would definitely return

What a fab cottage, really relaxing and homely especially if the weather is bad. Best holiday place we’ve ever rented. The whole cottage is beautifully and stylishly decorated – lovely white sheets and towels too.

We had such a fantastic week staying in Scallop shell cottage - it was such a lovely location, right next to a farm and with fabulous countryside views, but also a short walk to the village shops so not too remote. The cottage itself was gorgeous and very well equipped. We definitley want to return one day!

A beautifully presented and very well equipped cottage, in an area full of things to do for children of all ages.

Very very well equipt, lovely surrounds, clean and tidy... will return as soon as possible.

Every detail has been thought of. We were sad to come home!"

The cottage was absolutely stunning and had everything we needed for a stay with our 20 month old. He loved the trampoline, swing and slide and the tractor at the farm next door!"

Parent Rated*

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

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 15 guests.



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