Isle of Wight Holiday Cottage Accommodation in Brighstone
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Isle of Wight holiday cottage accommodation ideally sleeps two (1 bedroom), situated in the beautiful quiet west wight rural countryside of Brighstone village (South West IW), furnished to a high standard with Free WiFi (own router - 50+mb), cleaned by us as our only holiday property for 13 years, detached with own shaded drive and garden and secure bike rack and cover.  A great place to holiday, within walking distance of Brighstone beach or 1.3miles by car. All the advantages of being within easy walking distance of the village centre and public house, with restaurant, also another separate restaurant with bar in village centre, a newspaper shop that sells food etc, a village food store with locally baked bread, freezer, local produce, off licence and Post Office with debit card cashing facility, surgery with pharmacy and hair dressers, also No 12 bus service from bottom of our road (Newport to Freshwater).
The holiday cottage is situated at the bottom of downs in a quiet area. Brighstone also has its own beach with more well known beaches close by (Compton and Brook). Beaches and downs mainly owned by the National Trust with free access around Brighstone. Voted best village on Isle of Wight for the ninth time and the island is one of the sunniest place in UK. Half of the island is classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which the whole area around Brighstone, also the coast is classified as Heritage Coast. The island has the highest density of footpaths in the UK, many local footpaths have fine views, at the top of the downs above us by the bronze age barrows you can see across the Solent (North), English Channel (South) and towards the Needles and to Blackgang and the round island cycle route is at the bottom of our road.

Our greatest advert is what our previous customers said about Carriers Stable  (see also Tripadvisor reviews)

"We have had a lovely stay here at Carriers Stable, everything here you could want, very well equipped".

"Thank you for a lovely stay in your cottage, you have thought of everything".

Carriers Stable Visitors diary comments

Gold Green Island Award 2007/8
Re-assessed Nov 08 still Gold, organisation now disbanded

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Contact Postal address:-
Mrs Vanessa Mills
Moortown Lane
Isle of Wight
United Kingdom
PO30 4AN
  • SZ 42464 83289
  • 50.647635 -1.40067
  • 613155 E  5611396 N
  • OS:- X - 442452 Y - 83305
  • Post Code PO30 4AN

All cheque and bank transfer payments to be made out to Mrs Vanessa Mills

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holiday cottage kitchen area

holiday cottage lounge area


Upstairs Bed in self cattering cottage

King Size bed

Down Stairs

  • Two settees
  • Television 32" with Freeview Satellite Receiver which picks up a considerable number of useful channels (more than terrestrial digital).
  • DVD player.
  • Radio / Tape / CD player
  • Wi-Fi Router, (Free Wi-Fi service in Carriers Stable 50+mb from own router in building).
  • Table with 4 chairs.
  • Cupboard with clothes hanging space and shelves.
  • Washer / Drier with soap provided
  • Large Fridge / Freezer
  • Electric cooker & 4 ring hob with extractor fan (external outlet)
  • Microwave oven
  • Kettle and usual cutlery, saucepans, crockery & glasses
  • Games
  • Ironing board & iron
  • Plenty of cupboard space & additional wardrobe unit in under stairs cupboard
  • Small combination lock safe to keep any minor valuables or documents
  • First aid kit, sewing kit, clothes brush, night lights, continental power adapters & torch
  • Vacuum cleaners, brushes, buckets & bowl, airier, pegs & cleaning materials, etc.
  • Two Electric oil filled thermostatic radiators on both floors and one 2 Kw wall mounted flame effect  electric fan heater downstairs ( for visual fire effect and heat boost if required). Radiators have been more than enough to cope with the coldest winters with the low ceilings and modern insulation throughout. There is no mains gas for 7 miles around Brighstone. Building is pre heated before arrival for a warm welcome during colder months.


  • One Large 5 foot very comfortable King size pine bed upstairs
  • All bed linen & house towels, tea towels etc. included in price
  • En-suite bathroom (shower not bath) with support hand rail, shaver socket 115v/230v, extractor fan and electric bathroom fan heater.
  • Television/DVD Player 19" with Freeview Satellite Receiver which picks up a considerable number of useful channels (more than terrestrial digital).
  • Two bed side cupboards with draws & lamps
  • Chest of drawers
  • Wardrobe
  • Dressing table with light
  • Full length mirror
  • Hair dryer
  • Two clock radios
  • Cooling 3 speed fan
  • Two Electric oil filled thermostatic radiators on both floors (total of 4). They have  been more than enough to cope with the coldest winters with the low ceilings and modern insulation throughout. There is no mains gas for 7 miles around Brighstone. Building is pre heated before arrival for a warm welcome.
Shower room and toilet upstairs in cottage
Thermostatic electric safety shower

Thermostatical Controlled Safety Electric Shower


  • no smoking - Carriers Stable Non Smoking Inside.
  • Sorry no pets because of allergy problems with some guests.
  • The property is not fully fenced off , so is not suitable for children.
  • Bedroom upstairs is open to the stairs the only door is to bathroom (no stair gate, or suitable anchor point).
  • The stable flooring is almost all varnished pine and easily damaged by stones in walking boot treads, if you could please not wear walking boots in the stable it would be appreciated - thank you.
  • We do not take any breakage deposit as yet, but do expect any damages to be paid before leaving.
  • There must be at least one person in a group that is staying, over 18 years of age.

Other Services

  • We can transfer full camera memory cards to CD Rom at cost price, to allow further use of the memory card, as an additional backup, pictures can be retain on hard disk for one month after return if required.
  • Free WIFI service for customers. Free wifi service (50+mb broadband, own router)
  • We can send faxes if required at cost price (telephone numbers starting 01,02 or 03 - free) UK only.
  • Can also send dictated emails (free).

Accommodation Features

  • The stable conversion is all electric and insulated to modern building control standards. There are electric thermostatic radiators with independent thermostic controls on both floors which has coped with the coldest weather (no mains gas for 7 miles).
  • Electricity charges are included in the prices quoted.
  • Free broadband (own router).
  • Good selection of Isle of Wight books, Walking, Cycling, History and Maps etc.
  • All linen (bathroom towels, bed linen & tea towels) are included in price, except for beach towels which are not provided.
  • Soap is provided for hand basin, shower (shower gel) & kitchen sink (hand and washing up liquid) & washing machine detergent. Also plastic bags, cleaning materials etc provided.
  • Cooking tools and utensils, pots & pans of all sizes and types etc, you would normally find in most homes are all provided.
  • There are mains linked battery backup smoke detectors down stairs & upstairs and fire extinguishers on both floors.
  • There are detailed notes on fire safety and Access Statement laid out on the coffee table when you come in, if you could please read the fire safety notes.


  • Outside secure steel bike rack out of sight of road with deep concrete plinth and thick waterproof cover that can cover at least two bikes completely whilst chained to plinth (drops over bikes), with a thick marine grade stainless steel chain and substantial Union padlock (very low risk area). See cyclist page for more information.
  • Patio with picnic table, umbrella and two bench seats (one on shaded lawn area), with lawns & shrubberies.
  • There is a large gravelled drive which means that there is room for more than one car and both can exit independently.

Local Resources

  • One local Public Houses in centre of village with restaurant within easy walking distance.
  • One restaurant / tea roomwith bar.
  • One food shop/ost Office providing frozen food, fresh locally baked bread, green vegetables, general groceries, milk, butter, eggs, meat, medicines, confectionery, flowers and beers, wines, spirits and cigarettes etc, also ability to draw cash on most debit cards.
  • One newsagent that sells magazines, papers, groceries, cigarettes, local guide books and maps, green vegetables, eggs, stamps, cards and other useful items
  • Local doctors surgery and dispensary with Pharmacist
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Village museum.
  • Brighstone's small local library with computer facilities available (limited opening hours).
  • Garage - on Brighstone coast road which also sells fuel - 1 mile.
  • Public bus service that serves island towns and villages from bottom of our road, we have a bus timetable book in the Carriers Stable.

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E-mail or Telephone +44(0)1983 740717 to book, we will ring you back if we are out, just leave your telephone number and any enquiry.

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Isle of Wight Holiday Cottage - Brighstone Downs looking West
View from downs above Brighstone easy walking distance from holiday cottage

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