Woodside and Monktonmead

Residents of Arethusa Cottage

  • Woodside and Monktonmead lodges are available for your holiday all year round; both are heated in the colder months so are lovely and cosy in the winter. 

  • If you are holidaying without a car, we may be able to provide a return journey to Ryde Ferry Terminal.  Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

  • Parking for several vehicles is available in Rosemary Lane, directly outside the the lodge entrance. There are no other properties close by so parking is never a problem!

  • Please note that there are a dozen or so steps from the parking area to the lodges as our garden is on a slope. We regret that neither lodge is therefore suitable for those in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

  • Free wifi is available in both lodges and the mobile phone reception is fairly good for most networks, but this is not guaranteed!

  • You are very welcome to share our garden / pond area at your own risk.  The pond area is fenced off from the main garden, and has gated access. Please do not feed the fish with your own food, we will provide fish food on request.

  • Our dog, Gracie, uses our own private area of the garden and we do not let her in the main part of the garden when you are staying with us - unless you have told us you are happy to meet her.  Although Monktonmead is a dog free lodge, it may still not be suitable if you, or any of your party have a severe allergy or are worried by dogs. 

  • If you have a nut allergy, please note that we feed peanuts to visiting birds and a variety of nuts to the red squirrels, so our grounds are not nut free!

  • Washing machines are provided in both lodges and eco 'laundry eggs' are available for your use.

  • If you would like use of a highchair or travel cot, please let us know in advance so we can ensure these are available for you.  Please note that cot bedding is not provided.

  • Milk, tea bags, coffee and sugar are provided for you.

  • We hope that you will find all the crockery, cutlery and kitchen equipment you need for your stay in your accommodation, but please do ask if you feel something is missing - we may well have a spare!

  • Tea towels, kitchen roll, cling film, foil, toilet roll and eco friendly washing up liquid and cleaning products are available for your use.

  • We will supply towels for bathroom use but please bring your own pool towels (if appropriate).

  • We have a few board games and books in each lodge available for guests to use.

  • Leaflets etc. on the local area will be available for you to plan your stay, but please ask if there is anything you think we may be able to help with. A guest book is available and this is often a good source of information too!