Historic waterfront cottage on the River Medina
Cosy lounge perfect for relaxing after a day exploring
Spacious dining room perfect for those evening meals
Cook up a feast in this large kitchen
Spacious double bedroom
Cosy single room
Triple room perfect for families
Large bathroom with WC
Woodburner for cosy nights
Furniture and a BBQ are provided, so you can enjoy dinner al fresco in the sun
Step out into the delightful garden, which extends right down to the river
1 / 11  Historic waterfront cottage on the River Medina
2 / 11  Cosy lounge perfect for relaxing after a day exploring
3 / 11  Spacious dining room perfect for those evening meals
4 / 11  Cook up a feast in this large kitchen
5 / 11  Spacious double bedroom
6 / 11  Cosy single room
7 / 11  Triple room perfect for families
8 / 11  Large bathroom with WC
9 / 11  Woodburner for cosy nights
10 / 11  Furniture and a BBQ are provided, so you can enjoy dinner al fresco in the sun
11 / 11  Step out into the delightful garden, which extends right down to the river

Riverside Cottage - Newport

Newport, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Historic waterfront cottage on the River Medina
  • Situated in the centre of Newport with ample amenities nearby
  • Centrally located - ideal for exploring the island
  • Nearby cycle path runs through Godshill, Sandown and Shanklin
  • Visit Carisbrooke Castle and Osborne House
  • Public house just 200 yards from the cottage
Property code: IC103

This historic waterfront cottage is in the centre of Newport with excellent cycle links and the quayside nearby, it’s the perfect base for anyone looking to explore the island.

This historic waterfront cottage dates back to 1776 and was one the first noted dwellings beside the River Medina. It stands between the historically important Odessa Boatyard and modern day chandlers. In bygone days, the harbour was busy with the comings and goings of coasters and cargo boats, although today it is only used by pleasure craft and narrowboats. The quayside still has working boatyards, chandlers, marine and business units. The central location of Riverside Cottage makes it an ideal base for exploring the Isle of Wight by car or bus. It is also in a wonderful location for cyclists as a nearby cycle path follows the course of the River towards Cowes and interlinks with a network of routes to such places as Godshill, Sandown and Shanklin. Many amenities are on the doorstep with public houses, a range of restaurants, wine bars, a cinema, arts centre and gallery all within a five minutes walk.

Riverside Cottage has been in the same family for at least two generations. It is an attractive detached property, furnished and equipped with care with river views from many of the rooms. On the ground floor there is: a fitted kitchen equipped with an electric cooker and hob, microwave, refrigerator, small freezer, washing machine and radio; a cloakroom with W.C; a lovely dining room with an oak table and chairs, television with Freeview and DVD player, and wood burning stove; a spacious sitting room with sofas, armchairs, plus a second wood burning stove and large television with Freeview and DVD player.

Stairs lead up from the sitting room to two charming bedrooms - one double and one single bedroom, plus a spacious shower room with a built in shower, basin and W.C. A further flight of stairs leads up to an attractive attic style room with three full size single beds. The cottage is double glazed and heated with a combination of storage heaters, electric radiators and the two woodburning stoves. Two stairgates are available. Arrangements can be made for a travel cot and high chair to be provided. Electricity is without extra charge and Wifi internet is provided.

Riverside Cottage has a beautiful fenced garden which extends right to the river. It is fully fenced and gated. (The close proximity of the river does mean that children need to be closely supervised at all times). Garden furniture and a barbecue are provided so can meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine. Cycle store and parking for two cars in the drive. Bus service to most parts of the island within five minutes walk. A public house which is also good for meals and overlooks the river, 200 yards away. Nearby places to visit include Carisbrooke Castle and Osborne House, the Isle of Wight home of Queen Victoria. The closest beach is eight miles away.

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

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 triple and 1 single
  • 1 shower room with WC,  additional WC located on ground floor
  • Electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine
  • 2 wood burners
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 Dogs welcome
  • Pub and shop within walking distance, beach 8 miles
  • Bike storage available
  • 2 TV/DVDs in lounge and diner

This property is personally managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Helen 7th November 2019

2nd visit this year to this lovely cottage Great location cant wait to return

Reviewed by Maralyn 28th October 2019

Brilliant riverside location. Easy walking distance to pub and town. Very central for exploring rest of Island. The cottage is very comfortable with lots of original features. We loved it. Thankyou.

Reviewed by Eveline 6th September 2019

The Isle of Wight is a wonderful place to holiday no matter what the accommodation is like. However this cottage was lovely and we loved the fact that the back of the cottage backed onto the river. The cottage was situated in Newport and is not that far from any of the attractions on the Island. Also a stones throw away from all the Supermarkets etRead morec. Hide

Reviewed by Steve 30th August 2019

This is our second visit to Riverside Cottage and I would happily book a return for next year too, the waterside garden space is the highlight, its a wonderful place to relax and watch the world go by. Its a very peaceful location and yet just a short walk to the main Newport high street.

Reviewed by Sarah 16th August 2019

Very quiet cottage, wonderful location by the river and central to all Island being in Newport.

Reviewed by Linda 9th August 2019

The cottage has a secure garden for young grandchildren and two dogs and is near to town shops and riverside walks. We have visited 5 times and will return in the future

Reviewed by Lesley 14th June 2019

Absolutely fabulous central location, close to town centre. Quaint cottage which has lots of character. Would comfortably sleep family although stairs are narrow if there are access problems. Comfortable and clean, with parking for one car.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 24th May 2019

A very welcoming home from home cottage. Beautiful peaceful location, looking out over the river. Lovely to sit out in the garden in the evenings watching the boats and wildlife on the river. A lovely family friendly pub just up the road and the squirrel track that leads all the way to Cowes the opposite direction. Everything we needed was providedRead more in the cottage and we really enjoyed our stay there. It is also in a perfect position to explore the whole island. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 3rd May 2019

A lovely peaceful cottage dating fron the 1700. It has been furnished to make it feel like a home rather than a holiday cottage. The only neighbour's are a boat yard and a few house boats and they didn't make any noise whatsoever. The garden is great for dogs big enough so they can run around. We will definitely be using this cottage again.

Reviewed by J.J. 26th April 2019

The Riverside Cottage is a good spot for exploring the IOW and when you want to be close to town. The surrounding of the cottage is rather industrial (boatyards) but you hardly notice this when around or in the cottage. The view on the river Medina from the back garden is nice. We were with a party of three. Had plenty of space. The top floor threeRead more bed bedroom is more suited for kids. As we visit the island regularly, we will surely consider staying her again. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 8th March 2019

Had a great time Cottage was simply lovely Very dog friendly. Local pub bargemans arms had very welcoming friendly staff, food was super. Great cottage super location. Cant wait to visit again. Had problem with front door and owner came in 30 minutes to sort it out. Had fab holiday.

Reviewed by Mark 3rd March 2019

Lovely clean , well equipped and presented cottage. On an industrial site but very quiet and a good base to explore the Island. The local pub The Bargemans Rest, close to the Cottage had an extensive menu and a warm welcome.

Reviewed by Nicky 22nd December 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the cottage is nestled in what is now an industrial estate but that does not take away any of it's charm or peacefulness. Very conveniently situated and such a bonus to have easy off street parking.

Reviewed by Clare Selby March 2018

Cottage chosen for location, amenities and value for money and it did not disappoint. Spacious well equipped kitchen, dining room, comfy lounge and huge bathroom.

Reviewed by Sarah Spalding March 2018

Wonderful little cottage on the river, a little delighted tucked away on the river within walking distance of a lovely cafe and pub. Great central location to explore and the island. The cottage was clean and cosy we will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Annabelle Dean February 2018

An unusual location but brilliantly practical and convenient. Amazing friendly pub 3 mins away . A lovely place to come ' home ' to and to meet with friends and family

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