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'The Good Life' on the Isle of Wight. Down-to-earth rural beauty and comfort at your fingertips!

Just five minutes from central Ryde, Carters Stables is nestled in the idyllic surrounding countryside, and offers both conventional and unconventional accommodation for guests.

Originally built in 1905, Carters Stables was attached to the long-gone Carters (or 'Upton') Manor, as stabling for their horses, accommodation for their stablehands and storage for their coaches. At some point, it was abandoned and fell into disrepair - until 50 years ago when our family bought it and started to rebuild it, turning it into a 3-acre family smallholding.

Now, Carters Stables is also home to Level Land Farm - our working community farm open to people of all ages. From advice on how to start keeping animals, learning to hand-milk a goat, spinning and dyeing your own yarn from fleece or even if you just need a goat cuddle - all you have to do is contact us and there will be a space at Carters for you!

2023 marks Year 0 of our long-term revival plan for Carters Stables, which includes creating new spaces for skillsharing and creativity - including a fully-licensed milking parlour, retreat barn, monastic cell garden & bee glade.

Whether you plan to have a quiet holiday to yourself or want to get stuck into everything Carters offers - you are so very welcome and we hope you enjoy staying here as much as we love our little slice of island!

Read more about Carters Stables Family Smallholding

All accommodation includes a ferry discount upon booking

The Coach House Farm Lodge

  • Sleeps 1 - 4
  • 2 bedrooms - queen & single/twin single.
  • Pet-Friendly

Nestled within a cosy corner of the 119-year old Victorian stableyard, the Lodge is our more conventional accommodation with full amenities including high-speed Wi-Fi, Smart TV, washer-dryer, private & discreet parking, & a private entrance through its personal, cosy cottage garden. 

Freshly-made sourdough, seasonal organic produce & much more are available on request.

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~ Managed by Aleksandra ~

For all email inquiries regarding the lodge, please email


The Barn Retreat [Coming Soon]

  • Sleeps 1 - 4. 
  • 2 bedrooms - double & twin single.

A pastoral hideaway at the heart of our working smallholding  - with our gorgeous Golden Guernsey goats as neighbours!

This converted barn is a simple, creative space with no TV or Wi-Fi - just peace, comfort and nourishment for mind, body & soul.

The Barn is fully catered, with guests sharing in the community menu which is delivered to the Barn. All food is hand-cooked from scratch, using LOAF (Local, Organic, Animal-Friendly and/or Fairtrade) ingredients; and more often than not, the ingredients are produced directly on the smallholding.

For the use and enjoyment of guests, there is art equipment, spinning wheels, musical instruments and shelves of inspiring books to peruse - all complimentary to your stay at the Barn. 

Find out more about The Barn on the Level Land website HERE.

~ Managed by Alison ~


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Additional Information

  • Deposit: 30.00%
  • Check In Time: 15:00
  • Check Out Time: 11:00
  • Child minimum age: 0
  • Child maximum age: 17


Carters Stables Family Smallholding

The Coach House Farm Lodge

Sleeps: 4

Idyllic & Tranquil Farm Lodge
A stay at The Coach House Farm Lodge includes: ✩ Welcome basket including local Briddlesford milk & seasonal, local and homemade goodies [+ doggy...

A stay at The Coach House Farm Lodge includes:
✩ Welcome basket including local Briddlesford milk & seasonal, local and homemade goodies
[+ doggy welcome basket for our furry friends].
✩ Free high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the property.
✩ Private & discreet parking space.
✩ Private entrance to The Coach House through its personal, cosy cottage garden, with a digital lockbox for quick & easy check-in.

Open-Plan Living Area:
✩ Comfortable sofa seating for 4.
✩ Dining table with seating for 4.
☆ Travel cot (upon request).
✩ Coffee table & reading material.
✩ Board games chest.
✩ Smart TV, DVD player & sound bar.
✩ Window looking out into our working stableyard.
✩ Heating & portable air conditioning.

✩ Fully-equipped with kitchen equipment, utensils, etc.
✩ Temperature-control kettle.
✩ Combi-washing machine & dryer (+ outdoor rotary clothing line). Fill Refill biodegradable laundry liquid & fabric conditioner provided.
✩ Fridge.
✩ Freezer.
✩ Toaster.
✩ Microwave.
✩ Air Fryer.

Master Bedroom:
✩ Comfortable queen-size bed.
✩ Bedside tables.
✩ Clothing rail (upon request).
✩ Bedside window feature.
✩ Heating & portable air conditioning.

Second Bedroom (‘The Peacock Room’):
✩ Single bed, with additional bed available for a fourth guest.
✩ Chest of drawers.
✩ Bedside table.
✩ Heating & portable air conditioning.
✩ Children’s books.

✩ All standard amenities (toilet, washbasin, etc).
☆ Towels.
✩ Rainforest shower.
✩ Fill Refill biodegradable hand soap, hair wash & hair conditioner.
✩ UK’s #1 sustainable Naked Sprout toilet paper.

Guest access

The lodge has its own private, designated parking space, suitable for one car.
Bikes can also be securely stored in the private garden.

Our 3-acre smallholding is home to a range of farm animals, an apiary, monastic cell garden & sprawling fields.
We love to show our guests around, so don't be shy - ask us for a farm tour!


☆ Pets Very Welcome! ☆
We are big animal lovers (hence the farm...) and love it when guests bring along their pets. The lodge can accommodate 2 furry guests - £10 each per stay.

☆ Ferry discounts included upon booking ☆



[From 3 - 31 nights]

1st May - 31st  August

  • 1-2 guests: £125
  • 3-4 guests: £135


1st September to 30th April

  • 1 - 2 guests: £105
  • 3 - 4 guests: £115


Offers valid only between 1st September & 30th April:

Weekend Offer: £235 [Friday to Sunday, 1 - 4 guests]

Long Stay Offer: £60/£70 per night [14-31 nights, 1-2/3-4 guests].

Weekly housekeeping & local milk delivery included.

Perfect for a grounding escape to recuperate, write, paint, explore, read, etc. A long stay as private or as interactive with the farm as you like!

For all email inquiries regarding the lodge, please email


£105 - £135

Per night



£105 - £135

Per night
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Carters Stables
Aleksandra Morley
Carters Road
Isle of Wight
PO33 4BP


Additional Directions Information

Google Maps does not give an accurate location, so the easiest way to find us is through the What 3 Words []. Click HERE.

Our address is:

Carters Stables, Carters Road, Ryde, PO33 4BP.

You can also look out for the giant blackboard painting of the goat on one of our gates!

The Coach House private parking is to the left of the main gates, in front of the path that leads to the lodge.


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