Is it a postcard, or does this beautiful cottages really exist? Yes it does! With original stone walls, a thatched roof and heaps of character inside, Little Thatch makes for a beautiful holiday home on the Isle of Wight. 

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Little Thatch is a Grade II listed holiday cottage full of character and charm in the picture- perfect village of Shorwell. This historic cottage was built over 250 years ago and built from Island stone, it has since been extended and now sleeps 6 guests comfortably. Surrounded by beautiful thatched cottages, rolling countryside, a church and village pub you really are escaping to a truly beautiful island village. Children will adore the garden at Little Thatch, it's truly magnificent and every child’s dream, complete with treehouse and play area, 'wild area', summerhouse and bug hotel! The children can play while the adults enjoy a spot of alfresco dining on the patio before enjoying an evening of relaxation in the cosy cottage.

In true country cottage style, you enter through the back patio doors and into the dining room. On the right, will be a ground floor double bedroom, shower room and utility room. On the left a fully-fitted galley kitchen, cosy sitting room and access to the second sitting room/ games room. Upstairs you’ll find a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and twin room. Throughout the cottage you will find traditional features such as exposed stone walls, beams, wood panels and brick fireplace and stove. The cottage sleeps 6 guests and children of all ages are welcome. Unfortunately, pets are not accepted. Fully equipped kitchen and utility room. Bed linen and towels are included. Selection of books, games and CD’s for the family to enjoy. Gas & electric included and central heating available for cosy winter months.

Open: All Year | Minimum number of nights: 7 nights starting on a Saturday. Short breaks 3 nights available between 5 Jan - 14 Feb 2020; 29 Feb - 3 Apr 2020; 31 Oct - 18 Dec 2020 starting any day. - 14 night only stay available 14-30 July 2020

Facilities included

  • WiFi
  • Games, books & CD's
  • Large garden with play area
  • Central heating
  • Washing machine & tumble dryer

What's included

  • Gas
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels Included


  • Check-in - 16:00
  • Check-out - 10:00

What's not included

  • Please bring your own beach towels
  • Pets not accepted
  • No smoking or electronic smoking devices



Covid-19 updates

Little Thatch request you keep to social distancing rules as much as possible.
Please check out their Guest Charter to protect staff and guests - find out more.
If you have any worries or concerns please call Little Thatch on 01983 740782 and they will be happy to discuss them with you.

Little Thatch, Sandy Way, Shorwell, Isle of Wight, PO30 3LN

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