Staying on a working farm, guests can experience an authentic stay on the Island. Located close to Whitwell, visitors will be able to explore the local areas by foot, bike or car. With striking views of the landscape, you’re sure to enjoy your stay in these traditional cottages.

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Please be aware that not all facilities may be available since re-opening, please see the 'Useful info' tab for more updates

Overnight stays are now permitted in all our accommodation sectors. However,  government guidance must still be followed including the Rule of 6 or 2 households only in an indoor setting.   Please ensure to check the latest government guidance prior to booking your holiday.

For the latest restriction and facility information, please refer directly to the accommodation provider before making a booking

We are currently unable to offer online payment plans, but if the value of your Red Funnel Holiday (Ferry + Accommodation) exceeds £200 and you wish to explore this option, please call us on 02380 019192 or email your request to

Please note: we recommend that you obtain adequate holiday insurance cover at time of booking. 


Nettlecombe Farm is a working farm nestled in the heart of the rolling Isle of Wight countryside and offers luxury self catering accommodation. Situated at the top of a quiet lane  just half a mile from the village of Whitwell, it is an ideal spot to unwind and an excellent base from which to explore the Island. Visitor are welcome to explore the farm and meet the animals, which include chickens, geese, pigs, goats, rabbits, alpacas reindeer, donkeys and many more.  There are three fishing lakes that guests can take advantage of.  For children there is a range of grassed play areas, toddlers play equipment, a big Wendy house, wooden tractor, climbing play facility and sports area.

Wheat is a converted farmhouse property, all on one level on the first floor, sleeps up to 8 in three bedrooms (one king size double, one double and one with bunk beds) with stunning views of the lakes and surrounding area. Forge is a converted blacksmith forge on the ground floor, sleeps up to 3 in two bedrooms (double and a single). both properties have open plan lounge / kitchen / dining and bathroom with bath, shower and WC.  Fully fitted kitchens.  TV with DVD player. Bed linen is included. Gas and electricity is included in Forge. No gas in Wheat and electricity is by coin meter. Chldren of all ages welcome. Car parking available. Pets accepted by prior arrangement - charge applies.

***Nettlecombe Farm offer some fantastic activities available to guests and visitors including:

Yoga & Pilates - Residential retreats and weekly classes in the purpose built studio on the farm. Under floor heating allows for the perfect environment for your practice. 

Massage Therapy- Friday evenings and Saturday mornings are the time to relax at the farm with a range of massage treatments available. 

Feeding Time - A unique and exciting opportunity for kids to get involved with farm life! Between May - October the children can try their hand at being a farmer and experience feeding & meeting a range of animals including lambs, alpacas and goats.

There is something for everyone at Nettlecombe Farm! 

Open: all year  |  Minimum number of nights: 1 starting on any day except during peak dates when it is 7. Wheat is available for 7 night stays starting on a Saturday. Forge is available for 7 night stays starting on a Friday


  • Check-in - 15:00
  • Check-out - 10:00


Facilities included

  • Car parking
  • TV and DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Coarse fishing in one of their three lakes
  • Cot and highchair available (cot linen not supplied)
  • Washing machine use free of charge 

What's included

  • Bed linen
  • Gas (in Forge only)
  • Electricity (storage heaters in Wheat and all included in Forge)
  • Towels and tea towels


What's not included

  • Beach towels
  • Dogs accepted by prior arrangement charged at £25 per dog per week (maximum 2 per cottage), please declare breed and names of any dogs in your party in the 'Special Requirements' box below.


Covid-19 updates

Nettlecombe Farm request you keep to social distancing rules as much as possible.
They have enhanced cleaning measures in place to protect staff and guests.
If you have any worries or concerns please call Nettlecombe Farm on 01983 730783 and they will be happy to discuss them with you.


Nettlecombe Farm Address: Nettlecombe Lane, Whitwell, Isle of Wight, PO38 2AF

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