Newport to Shanklin Route Isle of Wight holiday cottages available for self catering holidays on the Isle of Wight sleeping 2 to 11 people in 1 to 4 bedrooms . For more information about visit the Holiday Information below the selection of cottages.
An easy buy quite long bike route from the centre of the Isle of Wight to the East Coast via the pretty village of Godshill and a good public house. Jump to Cycle Ride Detailed Directions »
Newport is our start point. There is a good bike shop in Newport for any repairs and local shops to pick up supplies.
1. Head out of Newport along Medina Avenue which turns into Shide Road. There is a sharp turn to the left and then a turning onto the cycle network on your right.
2. Follow the cycle path (which is well signposted) to Merstone Station (disused).
The Merstone Station Start Point joins here. If you are starting from Merstone Station you follow the National Cycle Route from the car park in the direction of Sandown till you reach this railway bridge.
3. Cross the road and continue along the cycle path on the other side. You will pass through a gate and head towards a railway bridge which crosses the track. Just before this bridge bare right up to East Lane.
4. Bare right on East Lane and follow till you see buildings up ahead. Bare left in front of the buildings and follow the track round to the left and then the right. Cross and open field and follow the track through a farm till you reach the main Godshill to Shanklin road.
Turn right on this road to go into Godshill where you will find an excellent public house. The village of Godshill also has a village shop if you need to pick up more water or snacks.
5. If you are not going into Godshill you bare left onto the Godshill to Shanklin road and the immediately right through a gate and up a slight hill. Follow the paved road till you see gate straight ahead. Go through the gate and up to the Freemantle Gate.
6. Pass through the Freemantle Gate and head straight on to the signpost. At the signpost bare left across the field towards Appuldurcombe.
7. At the end of the field bare left onto the road and follow up to the main road onto which you turn right and follow up the hill. At the top of the hill take the first left across the old railway bridge (closed to traffic).
8. Continue straight on from the other side of the bridge and after 50 meters turn left onto Yarborough Road and first left to join the cycle track. Bare right onto the cycle track and follow all the way to the edge of Shanklin.
9. Turn right to go into the centre of Shanklin or follow the cycle path signs going left to go to Sandown Station.
Manor Stable is situated on a lovely farm in beautiful South Wight countryside. It is a marvellous walking area with footpaths that can be followed directly from the cottage in most directions. There are particularly attractive walks along the course of the river Yar; to the picturesque village of Godshill and to the nearby village of Arreton which has a public house, farm shop and cafe for meals. The cottage is excellent for cyclists as there is access to a network of cycle paths directly from the farm and arrangements can be make for the storage of bikes. The sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are all within a 15 minute drive. View Manor Stable Cottage Merstone Isle of Wight
One of two cottages in lovely countryside with views across fields to the coast. The cottage has been renovated to a very high standard with care to retain original features. It provides charming accommodation with a double bedroom with 'king size' bed and a bathroom with bath and overhead shower upstairs. On the ground floor there is a spacious living room with a beautiful fireplace and wood burning stove plus a well equipped fitted kitchen. The cottage has a fenced garden with a lovely summer house where visitors can relax and also enjoy rural and coastal views. View Two Dores Hill Cottage Wootton Isle of Wight
Two Mead Cottage is one of a pair of cottages which stand in the attractive rural hamlet of Alverstone and is less than a 5 minute drive from the lovely sandy beaches of Sandown on the east coast of the Island. The cottage is located on a small 12 acre farm which is home to horses, cows and a few free range chickens. The farm is in “An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” and has a charming large pond which attracts ducks, moorhens and the occasional heron. View Two Mead Cottage Alverstone Isle of Wight
Situated on a delightful farm in one of the loveliest parts of the Isle of Wight lying at the foot of Appuldurcombe Down and above the picturesque village of Godshill in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A pleasant ten-minute stroll through the beech copse and across the fields leads to the centre of Godshill. This village is renowned for its church and pretty thatched cottages. View Lavender Cottage Godshill Isle of Wight
This cottage is beautifully situated in Winkle Street – renowned for being one of the prettiest spots on the island with its lovely stone cottages overlooking a stream. The cottage is in a wonderful walking area with footpaths leading from close to the cottage. The south west coast of the Island, with its many quiet bays, is within a 10 minute drive and the market town of Newport, with its medieval castle, is also nearby. A lovely central location for exploring the Island. View Winkle Street Cottage Calbourne Isle of Wight
This lovely stone cottage occupies an attractive position in a quiet country lane, on the outskirts of Godshill. It has been converted from the original milking parlour of Lower Yard Farm and the building is thought to date back to the 1700‘s. A small riding stables is within a few minutes walk and most of the surrounding fields are home to horses. The centre of the picturesque village of Godshill, with its pretty thatched cottages, restaurants and tea shops is only 3/4 mile away. View The Hayloft Cottage Godshill Isle of Wight
Fodder Stable is on a lovely farm in beautiful countryside. From the cottage there are views across the fields to the downs of Ventnor in the distance. This is a wonderful walking area with footpaths leading from close to the cottage towards the picturesque village of Godshill or the coastal village of Niton. There is also easy access to the cycle route which crosses the Island. The sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are all within a 15 minute drive. View Fodder Stable Cottage Merstone Isle of Wight
This is a charming detached cottage situated beside the River Medina in the centre of the market town of Newport on the Isle of Wight. View Riverside Cottage Newport Isle of Wight
A delightful detached house with a private heated swimming pool set in extensive private grounds and with coastal views from all the front facing rooms. It is very attractively situated in the small rural hamlet of Limerstone and is only 1.5 miles from the south west coast of the Isle of Wight. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty. There is access to a wonderful walking area with footpaths following the downs at the rear of Monkspath on the Worsley / Tennyson Trail towards the Needles. View Monks Path Cottage Limerstone Isle of Wight
Lovely traditional cottage with beautiful rural views, across fields to nearby downs, from all of the main rooms in the cottage. It is delightfully situated on a small 12 acre farm which is home to horses. This is a wonderful walking and cycling area. Footpaths can be followed across beautiful countryside directly from the cottage and these is easy access to a cycle path which links the seaside resort of Sandown with the pretty villages of Newchurch and Godshill and then extends to the market town of Newport with its lovely medieval castle of Carisbrooke. The cottage is within a 10 minute drive of the sandy beaches of Sandown and Shanklin. The accommodation is all on one level and the cottage has been furnished and equipped to a high standard. A nearby public house serves excellent food. View Stable Barn (formerly Mokolodi Wight) Cottage Newchurch Isle of Wight
Lovely detached bungalow, in a quiet lane, on the outskirts of the pretty village of Brighstone, on the south west side of the Isle of Wight. Wonderful walking and cycling area with bridleways and footpaths at the end of the lane leading up on to Brighstone Downs. From here the Tennyson Trail can be followed to The Needles on the western tip of the Island or inland to Carisbrooke with its medieval castle. The cottage is only 1/2 mile from the village centre with public house for meals, bistro/tea shop, excellent village shop with local produce. The quiet beaches of Brighstone Bay are also nearby. View Strawberry Cottage Brighstone Isle of Wight
This cottage is situated in a quiet country lane on the outskirts of Godshill. It was originally the milking parlour of Lower Yard Farm. The surrounding fields are home to horses which belong to a small nearby riding school. Here you are in lovely countryside but the centre of the picturesque village of Godshill, with its pretty thatched cottages, restaurants and tea shops is only 3/4 mile away. View Milk Parlour Cottage Godshill Isle of Wight
This charming cottage is nestled in the beautiful East Isle of Wight countryside, adjoining National Trust woodland, renowned for its carpets of bluebells; abundance of red squirrels and rabbits. The cottage commands wonderful views towards the sea and Culver Cliffs as well as of the Ventnor Down. Visitors have the freedom to enjoy over three acres of garden and private woodland. The sandy beach of Sandown is within a seven-minute drive. View Beaulieu Cottage Borthwood Isle of Wight
Knighton Gorges occupies a wonderful position nestled in lovely 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 near neighbours. The property dates back to the 17th century and used to form part of the buildings of the famous Manor House which once occupied the site. View Knighton Gorges Cottage Newchurch Isle of Wight
This delightful Grade II listed stone cottage has been sympathetically converted from the former stables of the nearby Apse Manor. Groom Cottage is a large property with thick stone walls, wooden beams and an attractive appearance with four gables. It nestles within an enclosed courtyard approached through a lovely arched entrance. The original building dates back to 1695, and period stone door surrounds and lintels can be seen on its south elevation. Parking available adjacent to the cottage. View Groom Cottage Shanklin Isle of Wight
This lovely detached cottage is beautifully situated in delightful countryside, with the most wonderful open views across rolling lawns and fields to the valley of the River Medina which gently meanders into the distance. It is a peaceful location on the 35 acre Medham Farm and visitors have open access to the private meadow, lake and beautiful woodland of the farm. This is an area rich in wildlife with frogs, newts and ducks in the pond the garden overlooks. View Medham Farm Cottage Cowes Isle of Wight
This lovely stone barn is attractively situated on the outer edge of Wootton adjoining delightful countryside and less than a mile from the coast. The sandy beaches of the seaside resort of Ryde are within a 10 minute drive. Wootton has several small shops, a hotel and three public houses, two of which have restaurants overlooking the attractive estuary. View The Barn Cottage Wootton Isle of Wight
Located in the grounds of an old manor house in beautiful South Wight countryside near the picturesque village of Godshill. The Manor House is surrounded by lovely gardens which the cottage overlooks. Bridgecourt Manor Cottage is a stone cottage, converted from an ancient forge which dates back to the 1600’s. It provides attractive and comfortable accommodation for 5 people in 3 bedrooms. View Bridgecourt Manor Cottage Godshill Isle of Wight
One of two traditional cottages in lovely countryside with views across fields to the coast. The cottage has been renovated to a very high standard with care to retain original features. It provides charming accommodation with a double bedroom with 'king size' bed and a bathroom with bath and overhead shower upstairs. On the ground floor there is a spacious living room with a beautiful fireplace and wood burning stove plus a well equipped fitted kitchen. The cottage has a fenced garden with garden furniture so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine. View One Dores Hill Cottage Wootton Isle of Wight
Dairy Cottage is an attractive stone cottage enjoying rural views and with glimpses of Carisbrooke Castle from the master bedroom. The castle is within a 15 minute walk. The cottage is located at the heart of the Isle of Wight and within a short drive of the coast in any direction. Local walks follow the top of the Downs as far as Freshwater and Alum Bay and enjoy wonderful views all along the way. View Dairy Cottage Carisbrooke Isle of Wight
Magnolia Cottage is situated on a delightful farm in one of the loveliest parts of the Isle of Wight lying at the foot of Appuldurcombe Down and above the picturesque village of Godshill in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A pleasant ten-minute stroll through the beech copse and across the fields leads to the centre of Godshill. This village is renowned for its church and pretty thatched cottage. View Magnolia Cottage Godshill Isle of Wight
This lovely stone cottage was originally a large and ancient stone barn at Sainham Farm. It is situated in the attractive courtyard and has marvellous open views from the rear across the fields to the downs. Stag Cottage is in one of the loveliest parts of the Island lying at the foot of Appuldurcombe Down and above the picturesque village of Godshill in ‘An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. Godshill can be reached by taking a pleasant stroll through the beech copse and across the fields. The village has a variety of tea shops and restaurants as well as two public houses. View Stag Cottage Godshill Isle of Wight
This charming stone cottage is situated on a lovely farm close to the picturesque village of Brighstone, on the west side of the Island. The cottage is only a mile from the coast and it is a pleasant walk across the fields to the sea. Here there is a beach where visitors can enjoy swimming, fishing and paddling. The sandy coves of Colwell Bay and Totland Bay are a short drive away. View Brighstone Brew House Brighstone Isle of Wight
Stone cottage in lovely peaceful Isle of Wight rural hamlet with large garden. Elm Cottage has a charming double bedroom, a bunk bedroom and a spacious single room which can accommodate an extra bed. It has a spacious sitting room with a wood burning stove, a separate dining room and a fitted kitchen equipped with a electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge freezer and washing machine. There is a ground floor shower room with a w.c. and a bathroom with basin w.c. upstairs. Lovely large garden with garden furniture and a trampoline for children. Parking for one car. View Elm Cottage Roud Isle of Wight
Lovely traditional thatched cottage situated within a few minutes walk of the centre of the lovely village of Brighstone on the south west side of the Isle of Wight. The village is renowned for its pretty centre with several thatched stone cottages. There is also a public house and a small bistro/tea shop. The beach at Brighstone is within a pleasant 15 minute walk. This is also a wonderful walking and cycling area with easy access to the coastal path plus the beautiful downs which link Carisbrooke and The Needles on the western tip of the Isle of Wight. View Appletree Cottage Brighstone Isle of Wight
This beautiful farmhouse, set within its own 35 acres of farmland, is in an idyllic rural location offering privacy and tranquility. There are lovely open views across the garden and surrounding fields from almost every room. It is a light and spacious 4 bedroom property with 2 'king size' double bedrooms and two twin bedrooms plus a family bathroom, an en-suite bathroom, an en-suite shower room and a cloakroom with a w.c. and basin. There is a lovely open plan fitted kitchen which is extremely well equipped with beautiful wooden units and a delightful breakfast area beside French doors opening into the garden; a utility/boot room; a lovely large sitting room with a wood burning stove, comfortable seating and a flat screen television/Freeview; a charming dining room. Upstairs ther... View Upper Dolcoppice Farmhouse Cottage Whitwell Isle of Wight
Mead Cottage is attractively situated on a 12 acre farm on the edge of the small rural hamlet of Alverstone in “An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”. This is a wonderful position for outdoor pursuits, walking, cycling, fishing and golf. In the village there are lovely water meadows and fishing ponds with hides for bird and red squirrel watching. There are many footpaths leading up on to the downs and towards the coast. View One Mead Cottage Alverstone Isle of Wight
This pretty stone cottage is situated on a lovely 12 acre farm, surrounded by beautiful open countryside. Delightful walks can be enjoyed directly from the cottage and footpaths can be followed to join the Bembridge Trail over the downs. Squire Thatcher's Barn has been carefully converted from an 18th Century Grade II Listed stone barn. View Squire Thatchers Barn Cottage Newchurch Isle of Wight
Lovely thatched cottage close to village centre in attractive rural area within 5 minutes drive of the coast where there are small attractive coves and the seaside resort of Ventnor. In wonderful walking and cycling area. Attractive fenced garden. Public house within 5 minutes walk. View The Barn Whitwell Cottage Whitwell Isle of Wight
This lovely Grade II listed stone cottage is attractively situated in a courtyard of 5 cottages in a delightful rural hamlet only 1.5 miles from the centre of Shanklin, a seaside resort with a large sandy beach which gently slopes to the water and is ideal for swimming and paddling. View Harvest Cottage Shanklin Isle of Wight
This idyllic, one bedroom, self catering wing located in an area of 'Outstanding Natural Beauty' near Godshill Village on the East of the Isle of Wight. The wing is part of the beautiful Godshill Park House which stands in four acres of grounds and surrounded by farmland. There are wonderful walking a cycling opportunities around the cottage and it is a pleasant walk to Godshill where there are pubs and restaurants. View Godshill Park House Wing Godshill Isle of Wight
This charming, Grade II listed cottage, is only a short drive from the sandy beach of Shanklin. It is peacefully situated in a quiet leafy hamlet in beautiful countryside, only 1.5 miles from the centre of the small seaside resort of Shanklin, on the east coast of the Isle of Wight. Shanklin has a lovely sandy beach which gently slopes into the water, a variety of restaurants, small shops and traditional seaside entertainments. The cottage has a lovely large sunny garden and is in a wonderful cycling and walking area. Footpaths and bridleways lead from close to the cottage to the coast at Shanklin and there is a particularly delightful walk across fields and downs to Ventnor offering panoramic views across Sandown Bay. The pretty village of Godshill is within a 5 minute drive and here the... View Apse Wood Cottage Shanklin Isle of Wight
Situated in beautiful East Wight countryside on the outskirts of the attractive hamlet of Alverstone and within an easy 10 minute drive of the sandy beaches of Sandown and Shanklin. The property enjoys beautiful views across open countryside towards Culver Cliffs and the sea can be glimpsed in the distance. View Meadow End Wing Cottage Alverstone Isle of Wight
In the centre of the small rural village of Shorwell on the south west of the island and is only a 5 minute drive from a quiet beach at Brighstone. The cottage stands adjacent to a beautiful 11th century church. A pleasant old public house with a large duck pond is within a 1 minute walk and Shorwell still has its own village shop. There are a variety of small sandy coves within a short drive where visitors can enjoy swimming, paddling, boating and fishing. View Westview - Shorwell Cottage Shorwell Isle of Wight
Rosemary Cottage is situated on a delightful farm in one of the loveliest parts of the Isle of Wight lying at the foot of Appuldurcombe Down and above the picturesque village of Godshill in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A pleasant ten-minute stroll through the beech copse and across the fields leads to the centre of Godshill. This village is renowned for its church and pretty thatched cottage. View Rosemary Cottage Godshill Isle of Wight
The cottage occupies a delightful position on a lovely 12-acre farm, where horses are kept. The farm is surrounded by beautiful open countryside. It is a delightful walking area and visitors can follow footpaths over the Downs from close to the cottage. Great location for exploring the East of the Isle of Wight and only a short drive from Seaview or Shanklin. A nearby public house serves excellent food. View Paper Barn Cottage Newchurch Isle of Wight
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