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A spacious cottage located in a woodland setting
Driveway up to the property
Large family room with seating for 10
Kitchen
Dining area
The galleried sitting room with views down the valley
Double bedroom
Second double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Second twin bedroom
En-suite bathroom
Lovely views of the surrounding countryside
Get away from it all
1 / 13  A spacious cottage located in a woodland setting
2 / 13  Driveway up to the property
3 / 13  Large family room with seating for 10
4 / 13  Kitchen
5 / 13  Dining area
6 / 13  The galleried sitting room with views down the valley
7 / 13  Double bedroom
8 / 13  Second double bedroom
9 / 13  Twin bedroom
10 / 13  Second twin bedroom
11 / 13  En-suite bathroom
12 / 13  Lovely views of the surrounding countryside
13 / 13  Get away from it all

Knighton Gorges Cottage

Newchurch, Isle of Wight
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Party houses
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • This superb and spacious holiday home enjoys a fantastic position in the heart of the countryside
  • Just a short drive from a choice of beautiful sandy beaches
  • Ideal for fantastic walks and bike rides through glorious countryside and along stunning coastal paths
Property code: IC069

An oasis of peace dating back to the 18th century, this superb family holiday home occupies a wonderful position nestled in lovely countryside, with uninterrupted views over the beautiful Yar Valley.

Knighton Gorges occupies an impressive position nestled in magnificent East Wight countryside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has uninterrupted views across the beautiful Yar Valley to the Ventnor Downs. The house offers an oasis of peace, being a detached property with its own two acres of grounds and no neighbours. This is a haven for wild life - rabbits, pheasants and numerous other birds abound. Red squirrels and badgers may also be seen. The property dates back to the 17th century and used to form part of the buildings of the famous Manor House which occupied the site. Nothing now remains of the Manor apart from the dramatic stone pillars which stand as the gateway to the house.

Knighton Gorges is a large impressive stone property with shuttered windows giving the impression of a charming French farmhouse. The front door opens into a large hall/reception room with open stairs leading up to a galleried sitting room with television. This area faces south and offers a sunny place to relax. Like most of the main rooms in the house it enjoys beautiful views down the valley. There are three bedrooms upstairs, one double and two twin rooms. These each have en-suite facilities. One of the double bedrooms and one of the twin bedrooms have an en-suite shower room with basin and WC and the remaining double bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with bath, handheld shower over the bath and WC.

On the ground floor there are a further two bedrooms; one double and one twin room, plus a shower room with a built in shower, basin and W.C.; a spacious open-plan sitting room with sofas and chairs, a large flat screen television with Freeview and a DVD player; an attractive dining area beside French doors which open into the garden; a fitted kitchen equipped with a double electric oven and hob, microwave, sink, dishwasher and fridge freezer; a separate utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer. The kitchen has a breakfast area with a large pine table and chairs. Central heating and electricity are provided without extra charge. A travel cot and high chair can be made available if required.

The cottage has extensive grounds with a fenced garden at the front of the property, and a sunny patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Gateways lead from the garden to pastures grazed by pet sheep who will eat from the hand. Four or more cars can be parked in the drive. The sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ryde are within a ten-fifteen minute drive away. The charming village of Newchurch with a public house for meals is one and a half miles away. Knighton Gorges is in a wonderful walking area with nearby footpaths and lanes leading to beautiful downland and the lovely River Yar. Visitors are within a five-minute ride of a cycle path following the old train lines and providing a route to Sandown, Newchurch, Newport and Godshill. This is part of a network of cycle routes criss-crossing the island.

  • 5 bedrooms - 2 double, 3 twin
  • 2 en-suite shower rooms with WC's, 1 en-suite bathroom with handheld shower over the bath and WC
  • 1 downstairs shower room with WC
  • Double electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • TV in second lounge
  • Fenced garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 4 or more cars
  • Towels included
  • Wi-Fi included - due to the rural location the Wi-Fi can be very intermittent 
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • 2 dogs welcome - dogs must be kept under strict control when outside of the property as the owners have sheep on site
  • Beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ryde are an easy drive away. The village of Newchurch is 1.5 miles away
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Amy Hendriksen

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 38 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Eduard 30th December 2022

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We had a really great stay! I can say that i am impressed about the cleanliness of the house, Amazing! Really well equipped, amazing position, great comunication with the owners. I would definitely return to this home in the summer

Reviewed by Rosie 15th December 2022

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This was our second Christmas at the cottage and is perfect for a larger family or group of friends. The extra living area upstairs is great for children or anyone wanting their own space while the lounge/dining room is big enough for everyone to enjoy together The children love the sheep and were often out in the field in pyjamas and wellies beforRead moree breakfast! The stunning location provides total peace and quiet but also allows children to have fun without worrying about noise.. perfect! Hide

Reviewed by Linda 18th November 2022

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Very spacious comfortable cottage The kitchen was well equipped and we appreciated the welcome pack. We would be very happy to recommend and in fact would like to go back.

Reviewed by Mark 5th November 2022

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The Cottage has everything for your stay and in all honesty was a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life where you can relax and also take some very scenic walks. The view is awesome just overlooking the countryside at the front of the Cottage, you can also feed the sheep who will come running up to you for food, it was such a relaxiRead moreng stay and we came back refreshed and we are also missing being there after being home for only two days which says a lot. Hide

Reviewed by Hannah 21st October 2022

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We had a great stay at Knighton Gorges. Having en-suites for everyone meant we didnt tread on each others toes. The interior is clean & much more attractive than the photos look - they dont do it justice! The adults did some ghost hunting (no luck there!) and the kids loved feeding the sheep. The kitchen was really well stocked with equipment and tRead morehe outside space was enclosed, so felt safer for the dog and the children. Plenty of parking space too. Wed 100% recommend this property. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 9th September 2022

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Beautiful location, with a fully fenced area for the dogs to be safe in. The house is spacious enough for time together but there is lots of space to also find a quiet spot. The house is well equipped in the kitchen with a table in the kitchen to eat or there is a large dining table in the sitting room, 3 large sofas to relax on. A very large entraRead morence hall, bedrooms were all comfortable and bedding was clean. The 3 sheep are very cute. Hide

Reviewed by Edward 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by Pauline 26th August 2022

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The house is lovely and suits our 3 generational family holiday perfectly, and.the garden is safe for the family dog. Our grandchildren absolutely love the 3 sheep!

Reviewed by Christine 12th August 2022

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Best place ever, kids loved it especially the sheep, adults got to relax, kids didn't want to leave here for the first 2 days of our holiday.

Reviewed by Janet 5th August 2022

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Excellent holiday. Very secluded. Lovely location

Reviewed by Keith 29th July 2022

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A very spacious house in an ideal secluded rural setting. Comfortable house thats great for serveral generations, safe fenced garden for the children. Kitchen is well equipped with most things you need. We cannot recommend enough, would love to visit again

Reviewed by Susan 15th July 2022

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Location, location, location! Great place for all the family - a wonderful garden for badminton and barbequeing, and lots of indoor space for being together or for finding some peace when needed! The views and birdlife and complete isolation were a real bonus. Yet close enough to great beaches at Sandown and Bembridge.

Reviewed by Carolyn 8th July 2022

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I booked this beautiful house for my Partners 70th birthday. The house was well equipped and the beds were very comfortable. It was set in a beautiful location and was quiet and very peaceful. The garden was safely enclosed for our 2 little dogs. The house was only an 8 min drive from a lovely dog friendly beach Yaverland ; and as we were there durRead moreing a heatwave we swam there everyday! It was safe for both children and dogs and a great place to swim. We had an amazing stay. Hide

Reviewed by Bethany 1st July 2022

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Honestly, hands down the best place we have stayed in a very long time!! We had 3 generations with us on holiday and so the downstairs bedrooms really came in handy with the grandparents! The lounge was cosy and spacious (sofas have been upgraded!!) and the kitchen had everything you needed. The upstairs bedrooms were great with the beds being supeRead morer comfy! The grounds are stunning and the enclosed garden was perfect for the dogs and our little one! Loved feeding the sheep! Would 100% recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Gary 17th June 2022

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Perfect rural location. Peaceful and the 3 friendly sheep were an added bonus which we all fed by hand with the food provided. The house is huge, website doesn't do it justice. Well equipped. Would love to return.

Reviewed by Susan 10th June 2022

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This is a lovely property proved by the fact this was our second visit. (We hope for a third). The location is ideal for exploring the Isle of Wight, and so peaceful that we spent more time in the garden than inside. Everyone loved feeding the sheep and watching the rabbits on the grass in the mornings and evenings . A super place for a family holiRead moreday Hide

Reviewed by Kenneth 3rd June 2022

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Great location for all island visits. Recommended.

Reviewed by Joanne 27th May 2022

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We had a lovely time at Knighton Gorges. Its a perfect place for a large family to get together. With pretty much everything you need. Very dog friendly, they loved the enclosed and safe freedom outside and the kids loved feeding the friendly sheep and exploring the fields with the wildlife. The upstairs sleeping arrangements far outweighed the dowRead morenstairs bedrooms, which we felt needs a bit of an upgrade and had a strong smell of fuel. Wifi non existent, waste of time supplying Netflix. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 6th May 2022

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Great position. 4 kids under 6 can run around safely ( and noisily) without any hassle.

Reviewed by Pauline 8th April 2022

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Reviewed by Jenny 4th March 2022

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Such a brilliant house, enough space to spread out and yet it felt cosy too. We loved the super friendly sheep!

Reviewed by Sue 25th February 2022

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Great location

Reviewed by Lisa 11th February 2022

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This is a lovely spacious house in an amazing location and friendly sheep to feed too. Lots of thoughtful touches with board games and books. Dog walks on the doorstep and close to beach walks too. Perfect for our extended family stay with dogs.

Reviewed by Nicole 30th December 2021

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Absolutely beautiful cottage in peaceful, quiet location. Pictures on web don't do the house justice, it's extremely spacious and the white couches have been updated since pictures were taken. Two lovely lounges. Beds very comfortable and every room has en-suite. There is WiFi but almost impossible to connect to internet (so don't take your work wiRead moreth you!). 10 min drive to beach. My son enjoyed feeding the sheep, food provided by cottage. Thank you for a relaxing and enjoyable stay! Hide

Reviewed by Sue 22nd December 2021

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A lovely cottage in a gorgeous rural setting. Very clean and well equipped. We had an amazing Christmas here.

Reviewed by Chris 12th November 2021

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Lovely large property which swallowed us all up! Everything we needed was to hand. Lovely to be able to feed the sheep with the provided food

Reviewed by Susan 15th October 2021

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Reviewed by Michael 8th October 2021

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the cottage is lovely with a friendly ghost, and the three pet sheep in the field plus the red squirrel are nice to see around, lovely walks around the cottage

Reviewed by Vivian 1st October 2021

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We really enjoyed our stay in the house. Unfortunately didnt see any red squirrels (or ghosts!!). Well equipped and comfortable and really clean. Would definitely recommend to friends, and will hopefully come again.

Reviewed by Nick 10th September 2021

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Lovely secluded cottage in beautiful peaceful surroundings yet accessible to all major attractions on island, highly recommend

Reviewed by Dan 13th August 2021

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If you are looking for somewhere to sleep only it may be ok. If you are looking for somewhere to self cater (even for one day) I wouldnt recommend. Kitchen was small and very unequipped for 10 people (a large wok, a large frying pan that couldnt heat fully on an electric hob, a few small saucepans - not enough for 10! Lighting was a few lamps arounRead mored the living room, once dark outside it was dark inside. Dining table for a 10 person cottage was two different height tables pushed together. Hide

Reviewed by Sandra 30th July 2021

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A very comfortable cottage with good facilities for a large family. Very limited WiFi access.

Reviewed by Michelle 16th July 2021

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We had a great holiday. The cottage was perfect for a family holiday, and location was picturesque and quite. We would love to stay here again.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 25th June 2021

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We had a wonderful week at Knighton Gorges. The cottage is in the most peaceful countryside location imaginable, yet only a few minutes' drive to the sea, Newport and everything else you could want or need. We loved feeding the sheep, and saw a red squirrel a few yards down the road, and a stoat and an owl from the garden. A spacious property with Read morea lovely long table where we could all come back together at mealtimes. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Leanne 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Susan 11th June 2021

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The house was excellent. It had plenty of room for 10 people to be together, and also room for everyone to have space too. The location was perfect for exploring the Isle of Wight. We spent a lot of time enjoying the sunshine in the garden and spotting the wildlife. We are already planning our next visit.

Reviewed by Rohan 4th June 2021

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Reviewed by Barry 21st May 2021

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I would recommend this property, it is spacious, well equipped and clean. A very quiet location and the wi-fi is not the best, leading to proper conversation, not heads buried in phones or pads. All six of us would have no hesitation staying there again.

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A spacious cottage located in a woodland setting
Driveway up to the property
Large family room with seating for 10
Kitchen
Dining area
The galleried sitting room with views down the valley
Double bedroom
Second double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Second twin bedroom
En-suite bathroom
Show 1 moreLovely views of the surrounding countryside

Location

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