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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
VE 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.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

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
  • 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
  • Beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ryde are an easy drive away. The village of Newchurch is 1.5 miles away

Amy Hendriksen

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Pauline 21st August 2020

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The house is lovely and really suits our 3 generations of family holiday plus dog, this was our 3rd visit to Knighton Gorge. The garden is safe for both children and dog to play. The location is great for a trips out and this year we also found lots of lovely walks near the house.

Reviewed by Pippa 14th August 2020

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Lovely cottage, quiet rural location with friendly sheep in the field which the kids loved feeding (sheep food was supplied!). Handy for amenities, but away from the bustle of a town. Very dog friendly!

Reviewed by Sophie 17th July 2020

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A lovely peaceful setting and great location for exploring most parts of the island. St Helens and Bembridge were nearby beaches worth a visit, as was Compton Bay on the West side of the island. The children particularly enjoyed feeding the sheep.

Reviewed by Ann 29th December 2019

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Reviewed by Michael 26th October 2019

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An ideal cottage for a large family. Spacious, warm and we'll equipped. The fully enclosed front garden is ideal for small children and dogs. The central location is perfect for all of the Island's many attractions. The children loved feeding the sheep!

Reviewed by Grahame Victor 4th October 2019

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a great place, very private. you need transport of some kind

Reviewed by Colin 20th September 2019

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Great house, very comfortable and a great central location. All places easily accessed from here.

Reviewed by Tim 30th August 2019

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Great cottage spacious and idea for family get togethers. Location great and very quiet which was perfect

Reviewed by Anne 16th August 2019

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Wonderful family holiday destination. There were 10 of us, 7 adults and 3 children, ages ranged from 4 years to 69 years and everyone had all they needed. The views were outstanding we spent a lot of time in the garden and the sheep were enjoyed by everyone. I would definitely recommend this house for family's as it is spacious enough for everyone Read moreto have their own space without getting under everyone's feet. Hoping to return next year. Hide

Reviewed by Craig 2nd August 2019

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Was a lovely place to stay, very homely, the location was beautiful and enjoyed feeding the sheep, would definitely visit again

Reviewed by Christine 5th July 2019

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We love it here and come back as often as we can

Reviewed by Paul Andrew 7th June 2019

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The pictures on the website do not do the cottage justice really. We were a party of four human couples and two dogs. Some people might consider the furnishing old fashioned but we all like it. The place has a homely feel about it. Loads of cookware, pottery and cutlery and more than enough tables and chairs in three rooms. There is a nice upstairsRead more lounge too with a decent enough three piece suite. A massive disappointment was that there was no ghost - in fact the house was not "spooky" at all. Hide

Reviewed by Jackie 24th May 2019

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Beautiful peaceful location, convenient for west side of island.

Reviewed by Simon 17th May 2019

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this cottage is everything you could want and more .the pictures really dont do it justice .we had an amazing week .we loved feeding the sheep .The cottage has so much space and you feel at home from the minute you walk in .cant wait to go back next year

Reviewed by David 3rd May 2019

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The cottage was ideal for our family gathering, spacious, three ensuites and a bathroom, large kitchen and living room. The garden was fun for the grandkids to play. A good location for exploring the island.

Reviewed by Sylvia 19th April 2019

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Lovely and peaceful, ideal for a quiet holiday

Reviewed by Susan 1st March 2019

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The cottage was beautiful and the surroundings were just perfect for humans and dogs alike. We went all around the island and beaches, all 10 of us and 2 dogs enjoyed everything on offer

Reviewed by Frances 17th February 2019

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Excellent property. Very comfortable. Thoroughly enjoyed.

Reviewed by Ian 28th December 2018

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A great house, full of character and warmth which was ideal for our large group. It is well equipped and very spacious and comfortable and well placed to travel to various parts of the island.

Reviewed by Elaine 5th October 2018

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Excellent property in a fabulous location with everything a family could need. Very central to loads of great local attractions. Would definitely go here 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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