Family Escape to the Isle of Wight Countryside, Sleeps 8 - Dog Friendly Holiday Farm House - Great for Families - Cowes - Isle of Wight

Somerton Farm Holiday Cottage, Cowes  is a spacious farmhouse set in the countryside within walking distance of Cowes, Isle of Wight.  Great for Cowes Week and all the sailing events.  The perfect space for a family get together with a large dining room, games room and cozy lounge.  We have two donkeys  who might entertain you when you arrive with a cheerful Eeyore!

Ideally situated for walking, cycling and wildlife enthusiasts this rural family getaway is a hidden gem.  With light airy rooms and plenty of outside space you really can enjoy family time without being 'on top of one another!'

The 4 bedroom self catering property offers countryside views without being totally remote. Ideally situated for all members of the family to enjoy, as access to the town of Cowes is so easy yet you feel that you are in the country.  Lots of fantastic eateries on your doorstep, boutique shops and so close to the yachting centre Cowes.

The bustling port of Cowes is situated by the mouth of the river Medina, and is divided into two distinct towns, linked by the regular floating bridge chain ferry.  The Park & Ride is just a couple of minutes walk away at Somerton Business Park. This means that you can enjoy Somerton Farm without bringing a car.

West Cowes is known as a world famous yachting centre, with superb facilities for all kinds of watersports, as well as being considered the cycling gateway to the island with the National Cycle Route 23 running through it. It also has a beach and a wealth of excellent restaurants, inns, and plenty of interesting niche shops; there is something for everyone with a fabulous vibe.

East Cowes is best known for Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s Italian style country retreat - a tour of the sumptuous royal apartments and magnificent gardens is a must.  The Island has some superb gardens to visit including Farringford, the former home of Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Mottistone managed by the National Trust.

Cowes is an ideal base for exploring the rest of the Island, such as sandy beaches, lovely walking country, picturesque chines and many family attractions such as the The Needles and the Isle of Wight music festival.    There are two lovely donkeys who love pats called Pip & Cadbury and sheep are often grazing in the fields.

The property has a lot of history and has been in the family for several generations.  The family used to run cross country competitions around the fields every September, host fundraising events in the barn and a highlight was when the famous Grand National winner Red Rum came to visit in 1980.

For more information or to enquire about your preferred dates, please get in touch!  Discounts available for low occupancy off peak - please enquire. For 2024 season we now have limited availibility for peak dates and we prefer Friday to Friday bookings where possible.

Somerton is perfect for families who enjoy space and relaxing, bring your slippers and a good book and relax.


  • Spacious 4 Bedroom Farmhouse
  • Peaceful Countryside Settings
  • Perfect for Walkers & Cyclists
  • Superb Rural Family Getaway
  • Easy Walking Access to Cowes
  • Dog Friendly

Guest Comments

Beautiful and large property which easily slept eight. The house was very clean and homely with very nice touches from the hosts. The scenery was breathtaking. Close to all local amenities. Communicat ...

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