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About Us

The Old Rectory Chale, formerly known as lady Worsley's Parsonage, was built in 1750 and was last re-fronted during the victorian times. It was sold by the Church in 1960, when it was divided into two flats. We bought The Old Rectory 23 years ago when it needed extensive work. One of the first jobs was to re-roof it as daylight could be seen through the roof in many places. The next step was to reinstate an internal staircase as sadly it had been ripped out when The Old Rectory was converted into flats. After that we embarked on an ongoing round of sympathetic restoration. Much time and devotion has been spent on the garden, Mary is both the hard worker and inspiration, at times helped by Tom, our son who was trained at Kew.

Excerpts from our visitors book

Thanks for the stay. The house is magnificent, and the home products (cake, bread, etc.) were wonderful. It was the fourth time we came to the IoW, and it was certainly the best and loveliest accommodation.

- P & N A, Belgium

Is this house for sale? Love it ! Love it ! Love it. Among the best we've stayed in! Thank you for everything especially appreciated tea/cake in front of the log fire on arrival.

- S & L, Braintree Essex

How lovely it is here. We've had a very happy holiday. Compton Bay beach was the best beach!!! But most of all your own garden filled us with admiration and peace. Thanks for sharing it with us.

- J & P S, Manchester

We feel so relaxed after our stay here. It really felt like home, beautiful house, lovely location, we'll be back!

- E, S & P M, Godalming Surrey

Great house, well equipped in an ideal location, great peace and quiet for a long weekend and so close to the Wight Mouse. Thanks.

- N & C K, Egham Surrey

We have really enjoyed staying in your lovely, comfortable house. We very much appreciated all the little extras, the food and wine when we arrived, the fresh flowers everywhere and especially the log fire in the evening. You have made us feel very welcome. Thank you.

- K & J J, Bathamptom Bath

Wonderful hosts, wonderful house, wonderful time, thank you.

- B S, Chinnor Oxon