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Knighton Gorges Cottage

Newchurch, Isle of Wight
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
VE 4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels for hire
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
  • This is a perfect holiday base for a large family or group of friends
  • A haven for wildlife including rabbits, pheasants and red squirrels
  • Visit charming towns and villages including Newchurch, Sandown, Shanklin and Ryde
  • 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 all have en-suite bathrooms with baths, hand showers, basins and W.Cs.

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. 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-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.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 5 bedrooms - 2 double, 3 twin
  • 3 en-suite bathrooms, each with bath, hand-held shower and WC
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Double electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer
  • Washing machine in utility room
  • TV in lounge
  • TV/DVD in second lounge
  • Fenced garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 4 or more cars
  • Towels for hire
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • 2 small to medium sized dogs welcome, or a large dog by agreement
  • Security deposit - £150 per booking
  • Beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ryde are an easy drive away. The village of Newchurch is 1.5 miles away

This property is personally managed by Honor.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Paul Francome May 2018

This was our third stay and the house is in a lovely quiet area with plenty of space inside and out. Excellent base to walk from. Its a 25 minute walk to the local Pub but well worth it particularly for Sunday lunch (but must book!)

Reviewed by Steven Dann November 2017

We stayed at the Knighton Gorges and had a fantastic time it's a lovely place and as for the four pet sheep very friendly and a joy to feed them. We been recommending to family and friends were certainly be booking up for 2018.

Reviewed by Gordon Younger September 2017

We stayed for 7 nights in August 2017 in this excellent property. We are a family of 8 (3 generations) and had 2 dogs with us. The layout and size of the property suited our needs perfectly. The property was very clean and well equipped. Local pub serves great food.

Reviewed by Basil Matthews August 2017

What an excellent family holiday home. Plenty of space internally and externally for people to spread out, play games and have good barbecues. Our grandson (10) and the.adults loved the friendly sheep which was an extra bonus. The location was ideal for resorts etc. Love to return.

Reviewed by William Rhodes April 2017

This property was perfect for our party of 4 couples. Having the majority of the bedrooms en suite was a massive plus. The location was idyllic, away from the hustle and bustle of towns yet an excellent base for touring around this beautiful island.

Reviewed by A Gibbs January 2017

Worth every penny. 2nd visit and hope to come again. The cottage is lovely.

Reviewed by Zoe Gregory September 2016

We had a great week at Knighton Gorges. The location is beautiful and perfect for a big family get together. The children particularly enjoyed feeding the sheep. We all very much enjoyed the Isle of Wight, a beautiful island.

Reviewed by Pauline Longworth September 2016

Lovely holiday on the Isle of Wight staying in Knighton Gorges, the house was perfect for our 3 generations holiday. The grounds were wonderful for the children to explore and they particularly liked the resident sheep! The lounge was very large and enable us to all to relax in comfort.

Reviewed by Carole Smith January 2016

Changes in personal circumstances meant we had no one place to enjoy Christmas together and this was perfect. There was room for everyone to do just as they wanted and the galleried landing was ideal for the boys wanting to watch their own DVDs. The dog also loved her stay.

Reviewed by John Turkentine August 2015

If peace and quite are top on your list this is for you. Wild life all around and attractions close by.

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