THE BREW HOUSE
The Brew House forms the east wing of Knighton Farmhouse, a beautiful 17th century grade 2 listed country farmhouse, in the tiny hamlet of Knighton.
Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Brew House is the ideal country cottage for those seeking a quiet rural getaway. Knighton Farmhouse was built in the late seventeenth century, and large oak beams and the inglenook fireplace (with bread oven) add to the character of the cottage. With excellent bio-mass heating, as well as the wood-burning stove, the Brew House is the perfect cottage for a holiday, whatever the weather and whatever the time of year. The Brew House is within easy reach of beaches, and there are hundreds of footpaths all over the Island for those who like to walk.
The Living Room
There is a comfortable living room with oak floor, inglenook fireplace (with bread oven) and Charnwood wood-burning stove. In the cooler months, we will provide all the wood you need for the stove. The dining table seats four, but there are extra chairs if needed. There are many books, games and puzzles, suitable for all ages, and a wide selection of dvds too. Upstairs in the twin room are plenty of toys, again, for all ages, including PlayMobil, Duplo, a Brio trainset and a wooden construction set.
Well-equipped, the kitchen makes self-catering a pleasure. There is an electric fan oven, induction hob, extractor fan, fridge, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. There is a very good range of utensils, sharp knives, pots and pans, and plenty of crockery & cutlery. Extra freezer space can be made available on request.
There will be milk, butter and eggs in the fridge, and your welcome hamper will include homemade and locally produced treats.
I provide kitchen basics such as some flour, oil, condiments, washing-up liquid, dishwasher tablets, laundry liquid, loo roll, kitchen roll, cleaning products and cloths etc., and there will be shampoo and shower gel in the bathroom. You just need to bring your food! I am usually on-hand too, should you need something.
There are two bedrooms, the twin room being accessed through the main bedroom, making this an ideal arrangement for families with children. In the twin room there is a proper wooden cot in addition to two single beds. The main bedroom has a king-size double bed. Linens are all new and of excellent quality and beds will be made up for you on arrival.
Outside, there is an enclosed courtyard for the Brew House, with its own entrance gate. It is completely safe for children, and a wonderful sun-trap! There is an outside table with four chairs, as well as a garden bench.
There is a BBQ for your use too.
We have a selection of ride-on and outside toys for young children. You are also welcome to make use of the area of grass and trees at the front of the house, close to the Brew House parking area. We keep our main front gate closed, so again, this area is safe for young children. The rest of the gardens at Knighton Farmhouse are private, but Ali will happily show you around if this would interest you. We opened the gardens for the NGS (National Garden Scheme) Open Gardens in June 2021, and usually open them in alternate years.
Your electricity is powered by the Isle of Wight sunshine, as we have a good solar installation here for the whole house. The bio-mass boiler provides plenty of warmth in the winter and there's always lots of hot water too! Our solar installation also powers an EV charger that you would be welcome to use, should you drive an electric car.
We have an array of information in The Brew House of the many, many attractions and activities on the Isle of Wight, and we are usually around too, to give ideas and recommendations. We also have a selection of bikes and wetsuits that we are happy for you to borrow. Please note that we cannot accept dogs, however small, nor any other pets. We request that guests kindly refrain from smoking or e-cigarette use/vaping in and around the Brew House and any areas of our property.
THE ISLE OF WIGHT
The Brew House is wonderfully located for country walks and biking. We are on the Bembridge Trail, one of several long distance trails on the Island, and we are only about 500m from the fabulous bike path that runs from Sandown to Cowes. We have bikes (and bike helmets) that we are very happy to lend you whilst you are here; we can usually find a bike to suit everyone!
In the immediate local area, the famous Garlic Farm is just across the fields from us (an easy 15-minute walk) with its excellent shop and café (breakfast, coffee & lunches etc.). Our local pub, The Pointer, is superb, family-friendly, and serves food all day, every day. I think I am probably right in saying that just about all of our guests have eaten there, and no one has ever been disappointed! This is a two-minute drive from us, or about 20 minutes’ easy walk. Booking is essential!
The heart of sailing! Cowes Week is usually during the first week of August, but throughout the year there are always plenty of beautiful boats. Cowes is a very interesting town, well worth exploring.
Yarmouth is very pretty indeed.
A small sailing harbour, lovely town, and beautiful estuary to walk along - or cycle along the cyle path right by the river!
The excellent Garlic Farm is just a short walk across the fields from the Brew House. It's an excellent place for lunch, and the shop has a fabulous array of goodies to take home!
Godshill is a very pretty village, with interesting shops and cafes. There is also the very famous model village.
King Charles was imprisoned at Carisbrooke Castle before being taken to the Tower of London... English Heritage has restored the castle now and the donkeys still work the water wheel.
The Pointer Inn is our local pub - and just happens to be one of the best pubs for food on the whole Island! A meal here really should be on your list during your stay at the Brew House!
At the south of the Island, Ventnor has an excellent fishery - enjoy fish & chips here, and local crab. Several excellent cafes and restaurants are also in this town.
Osborne House was the Island home of Queen Victoria. Prince Albert designed this magnificent house and the gardens are wonderful.