Nettlecombe Farm is nestled in the heart of the rolling South Wight countryside, at the top of a quiet lane around half a mile from the village of Whitwell. It is a working farm that offers luxurious self-catering holiday accommodation.
Nettlecombe Farm has been in the Morris family for over 100 years. The farm's meadows are grazed by beef cattle, sheep, ponies and donkeys. In the Rickyard there is a wide variety of small livestock normally including chickens, geese, turkeys, pigs, goats and rabbits. In springtime, visiting children may be lucky enough to help bottle-feed the lambs. And when the kids need to let off steam there are three large grassed play areas - including one with toddlers play equipment, which has a stunning large 'Wendy' house and a fabulous wooden tractor and for the older children there is a sports pitch. There are many glorious walks and cycle routes accessible from the farm with breathtaking views of a large part of the island. Excellent coarse fishing is also available on our three lakes.
Whilst we have a beautiful rural setting, we are not far from civilisation. At the bottom of the hill is the village of Whitwell with a public house, petrol station, church and bus stop. Two miles away is the neighbouring village of Niton where there is a large general store and off licence (open late and on Sundays), a Post Office, butcher, public house and a chemist. The seaside town of Ventnor is approximately three miles away and the island's capital Newport is around twenty minutes drive. We think you will love this part of the Isle of Wight as much as we do. The passing of the seasons and the changing landscape make Nettlecombe Farm worth visiting at any time of year and we are happy to offer short breaks for out of season guests visiting between October & May.
Whitwell, Isle of Wight
Whitwell is a pretty village with some stone and thatched cottages. It takes its name from the White Well, a place of pilgrimage during mediaeval times. The well can still be seen down a track opposite the church.
The pub in Whitwell, The White Horse Inn, claims to be the oldest on the Island with some of its walls dating back to the 15th Century.