2-bedroom cottage nr. Newchurch, Isle of Wight. Ideally situated In the island countryside. A perfect rural retreat within easy reach of beach
- english, french, german
About Ali Cripps
We (David and Ali Cripps, with our youngest son James) live at Knighton Farmhouse, and the Brew House forms the east 'wing' of the farmhouse. We have lived here since our return to the UK from several years in both Canada and the USA. We love running the Brew House as a holiday cottage, and many of our guests have become friends. We know the Island very well (Ali grew up here) and as we both work from home, are usually around to give advice and ideas of good local places to visit.
Ali Cripps purchased this Cottage in 2009
Why Ali Cripps chose Newchurch
We love the area - peaceful and rural, yet easy access to everywhere.
What makes this Cottage unique
The Grade II listed cottage is steeped in history, with exposed beams and many original features, including the bread oven in the Inglenook fireplace.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Quintessential English Cottage
The Brewhouse is without a doubt one of the nicest rental properties we have ever stayed in. It is beautifully decorated, kitted out with everything you could need - plus lots of other unique touches and in a gorgeous setting of the owner's beautiful garden.
The owner had thoughtfully left us with lots of lovely supplies such as milk, eggs, butter and even a cake The cottage was lovely and warm and the beds comfy. It really felt like a home rather than a holiday rental.
The owner was lovely, thoughtful and communicative.
Can't wait to go back!
A stunning property in a beautiful setting. Ideal location for exploring the Isle of Wight
A fantastic property in a beautiful rural location. Stayed for 3 days with my 70+ yr old mother and 2 young children. The brew house was very comfortable and very well equipped and Ali had provided a welcome basket with delicious home baked cake and treats and local produce. Ali and David were wonderful hosts, helpfully recommending places to visit and dine at. They provided buckets and spades and fishing nets for the children to use and equipped us with bikes and helmets to explore the stunning local countryside.
We would definitely recommend staying at the Brew house at any time of the year and we would love to return again.
Beautiful cottage - perfect location
We spent a glorious 5 days staying at the Brew House. Ali is a fabulous host and was always incredibly helpful both by email and in person. Both Ali and David could not have been more welcoming and provided us with not only all the essentials you could need (including olive oil and eggs!) but a delicious cake and even bikes for us all. The house is ideal for a family and my 7 and 4 year old loved all the toys and their cosy room. The location was perfect for the island - within 20 minutes of most sightseeing places. We definitely hope to be back! Thank you!
It was so lovely to have met you all, and we are delighted that you had the opportunity to enjoy the Brew House in most incredible Easter weather! Thank you for your very kind words; I love seeing our guests have a special time here, taking advantage of the bikes and the beautiful bike path just down the road from the cottage. Next time you'll have to make use of our canoes and kayaks!
The Brew House
We stayed at the brew house for 5 days and had a thoroughly lovely time. The house was very comfortable with plenty of activities for the children. Our boys are almost 7 and just over 1 and there were lots of toys for them both to keep busy with. The house is in a very central location so made the island very accessible for trips all over. The hosts are very friendly but leave you be to enjoy your stay. A lovely welcome package greeted us on arrival and the house itself is very well equipped. Overall a great place to stay and would recommend it.
The perfect break
We had the perfect break at the Brew House away from busy Paris. Ali and David were so welcoming and always available to give advice on places to go on the island. The cottage was very cosy, well-equipped and just the place to come back to after breathtaking excursions around the Isle of Wight.
Ali's lemon drizzle cake and basket of local products were a real treat too :)
We had a fabulous time and hope to be back soon!
Jillie, Emma and Daniel
It was such a pleasure to have met you all, and for you to have had such a lovely long weekend! You will have to come back and enjoy more of the Island!
A lovely, comfortable, well equipped cottage.
We were given a very warm welcome by Ali and David, who left a really nice collection of local produce (jams, biscuits, homemade cake, drinks). We found the cottage to be very comfortable and well equipped. During our short stay on the island we enjoyed a walking visit to the nearby garlic farm , walks on the downs, and visits to Sandown, Shanklin (enjoyed Shanklin Chine), St Catherine's lighthouse (very interesting tour for only £4 pp) and The Needles where we photographed a wonderful sunset. All in all a lovely, memorable visit to lovely property on a beautiful island.
It was a pleasure to have met you both and we are delighted you enjoyed your short break here!
Special interest holidays:
The Island is famous for its many miles of excellent biking and walking trails - and the cottage is situated right on the Bembridge Trail. The famous 'Walk the Wight' cross-Island charity walk trail (27 miles across the Island) goes right past the front gate! There are also two major walking festivals on the Island every year.
All the Island's glorious beaches are within easy reach from the Brew House, the closest ones being only 10 minutes drive away.
The use of a car is essential, and we can help you arrange your ferry travel to the Island.
The Brew House is a short and beautiful walk across the fields from the famous Garlic Farm. This is a wonderful place to eat - and to sample the delicious produce of the farm. The Pointer Inn in Newchurch is within easy walking distance of the cottage and offers a wide range of excellent food and very friendly service. The menu always has Island sourced meat and very local (from various folk in the village!) vegetables.
Many of our guests have found it helpful to arrange an on-line supermarket grocery delivery to come to the cottage when they arrive. The Island has all the major supermarkets to choose from. A wide range of restaurant details and sample menus are available with our guest information in the cottage.