Wonderful single storey historic conversion | The Blacksmith Shop, Shorwell
Comfortable beamed living room | The Blacksmith Shop, Shorwell
  • Cottage
  • Shorwell
  • 16535

The Blacksmith Shop


out of 10

  • 5

  • 3

  • 1

  • 3

Car parking on site
Enclosed Garden / Patio

Located on the south west of the island, The Blacksmith Shop is dog-friendly, has an enclosed garden and offers parking directly outside.

All on the ground floor:
Living/dining room: With open fire, TV, DVD player with selection of DVDs, and CD player.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Garden room.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite toilet.
Bedroom 2: With single bed.
10 steep steps to...
Bedroom 3: With twin beds and sloping ceiling (no door).
Wet room: With shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

NSH central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Telephone (for incoming and local calls only). Small enclsoed garden with gazebo. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

This quaint holiday home, as its name suggests, was the former blacksmiths shop which resides beside the village green. The green is a lovely place to sit, relax, take a breath and admire the beautiful surroundings of the unspoilt village of Shorwell (pronounced ’shorrel’ by many resident islanders), which was named after the local spring - The Shor Well. This was one of Queen Victoria’s favourite places to visit when she was on the island holidaying at her residence Osborne House. The village is centred around its historic church, St Peters, which dates back to the 12th century.

The surrounding parish is also home to a trio of impressive manor houses - Northcourt, Westcourt and Wolverton Manor. Today, the village stands in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is at the centre of a network of footpaths, bridleways and cycle routes to explore and enjoy. The routes are scattered with lovely thatched cottages, and the village also has an 18th-century country pub and a small local shop and post office.

There are plenty of activities to keep you busy on the island, including walking, cycling and swimming at any of the glorious beaches are plentiful. You can even try your hand at paragliding if you are feeling adventurous! There are numerous attractions to discover for all ages, including The Needles with its amusement park, boat rides, lighthouse and famous chairlift down to the coloured sands of Alum Bay. Blackgang Chine, the oldest themed attraction in the UK, Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Tapnell Farm Park and Carisbrooke Castle are all worth a visit. Alternatively, why not visit Queen Victoria’s favourite holiday residence, Osborne House and its gardens, or the sailing towns of Yarmouth and Cowes? Shop and pub ¼ mile.


Accessible – Walk In Shower or Bath

Coastal within 3 miles

Detached Property


Enclosed garden / patio

Garden or Patio

Internet Connection

Open Fire

Parking - On Site

Pub within 1 mile

Shower - Over Bath?

Washing Machine


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 3 pets allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 13 reviews


out of 10

Value for money




Comfort and Equipment




Local amenities


Overall rating



  • Birchington

  • Friends


out of 10

Well presented cottage in the heart of the Isle of Wight. Had a wonderful stay, cottage had absolutely everything you could want. The garden room is a tasteful surprise. Parking is not a problem either - you can park directly outside. There is a pub (currently being refurbished) and a village shop a two minute walk away and supermarkets in Newport which is only a 15mins drive away. The Isle of Wight has everything and is well worth visiting. Thank you - wine and flowers ready on our arrival! 

3 Jul 2022


  • Fair Oak

  • Family


out of 10

The Blacksmiths Shop is a charming dwelling in the beautiful village of Shorwell. As well as three bedrooms, there is a wonderful Mediterranean inspired conservatory/garden room and a sweet courtyard garden. There are shelves of books and board games and it feels very much a home. Great for walks, very peaceful. Not for families unless you are happy to drive. Village shop was disappointingly stocked. Pub was also shut (problems with staffing since lift of lockdown). Mary (owner) is an excellent host and left a welcome bottle of wine, milk and fresh flowers in a vase in living room. The only comment is that the shower could do with being replaced, it only gives a trickle of water, and maybe some new bed mattresses. Overall though, a very pleasant stay.

18 Jun 2022


  • Rugby


out of 10

Lovely stay. Everything I needed. Great communication. No complaints at all x

30 Nov 2021

Customer reviews