The Cottage at Great East Standen Manor

The cottage is thought to date back to around 1503 or earlier. A more detailed history of the Manor can be read on our history page.
A stone mullion gothic style window and various ancient timbers were found and they have been incorporated in the restoration of the cottage.The cottage was probably originally built as a chapel and converted to a barn in the 18th century when another floor was added.

We were successful in winning The Isle of Wight Society Conservation Award in February 2007

The Cottage at Great East Standen Manor

At the entrance gate to Great East Standen Manor there is a large pond, so sit here for a while and feed the ducks. A bridle path leads to a network of footpaths and bridle paths that run across the Island. There is an abundance of wildlife - buzzards, owls, red squirrels, herons, badgers, stoats and foxes. The cottage has its own garden and patio area with a barbecue, where you can sit and hear nothing but the birds. The cottage is an ideal holiday haven for bird watchers, photographers, painters as well as walkers and lovers of the peace, beauty and tranquility of the countryside.

The main Living area of the cottage

This interesting thatched cottage was restored during 2006 & 2007 using traditional methods and materials such as thatch, oak joinery, lime plastering to the highest standards, with the accent on character.

The cottage is south facing and very light and airy. It is cool in the summer and cosy in the winter.

The large ground floor is open plan and has a terracotta tiled floor throughout. The sitting area has a fireplace housing an early Victorian cast iron stove. The kitchen has solid wood units with beech worktops, the kitchen has a built in electric oven and hob, a microwave and dishwasher. There is an easy angled cast iron spiral staircase which allows access to the 1st floor.

The master Bedroom


Situated on the first floor the Master Bedroom has a double aspect, with adjoining en suite shower room and toilet, with a very large power shower.

The second bedroom is "L" shaped with twin beds that can be pushed together to form a double. There is a separate family bath room with a Victorian cast iron bath and toilet.

A third bed/cot is available if required.