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 5 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.
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
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
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
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 delightful stone cottage is situated in the centre of the picturesque village of Godshill, on the East side of the Isle of Wight, within a 10 minute drive of the sandy beaches of Shanklin, Sandown and Ventnor. This is also a delightful walking area with various footpaths and trails close to Christmas Cottage. The cottage has been furnished and equipped with great sensitivity to provide delightful accommodation.There are furnishings and artefacts from around the world combined with a wonderful use of colour. Restaurant, tea shops, public house and small shops with a few minutes walk. View Christmas Cottage Godshill Isle of Wight
Large detached house in lovely rural location adjoining Parkhurst Forest but within a 10 minute drive of the market town of Newport, the sailing centre of Cowes and the beaches of Gurnard and Thorness Bay. Spacious accommodation in quiet hamlet with almost no passing traffic. Two double bedrooms and one twin, a bathroom and en-suite shower room; large sitting room with wood burning stove. Central heating. Large secluded garden which is fenced and gated. Arrangements can be made for use of hot tub in the garden. Lovely walking area. View Yew Tree House Parkhurst Forest 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
Situated on the South East side of the Island in an attractive farm courtyard with ancient Grade 11 listed barns and a traditional farmhouse which dates back to the 17th Century. Sainham Farm occupies a delightful position, lying at the foot of Appuldurcombe Down and above the picturesque village of Godshill, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This village is renowned for its church and pretty thatched cottages. The sandy beaches of Shanklin, Sandown and Ventnor are only a ten minute drive away. View The Coach House Godshill Isle of Wight
This pretty thatched cottage is attractively situated in the grounds of Gillmans House, close to the centre of Brighstone - a charming village with many thatched cottages, an ancient church, post office, public house and National Trust shop. The village is surrounded by beautiful West Wight countryside and is less than a mile from the beach and National Trust coastline. Behind the village are the Brighstone Downs. Footpaths can be followed from here that lead to the renowned Tennyson Downs and The Needles. The spectacular coastal views from these downs are breathtaking. View Stable Cottage Brighstone 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
Delightful Grade II listed cottage in a quiet rural hamlet with lovely walks. The seaside resort of Shanklin, with its lovely sandy beaches, is only 1.5 miles away. The cottage has a pretty enclosed walled garden with fragrant plants. It has been furnished and equipped to a very high standard to provide very attractive, centrally heated, accommodation View Dairymaid Cottage Shanklin 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 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 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
Stone cottage in lovely peaceful Isle of Wight rural hamlet with large garden. One 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 One Elm Cottage Roud Isle of Wight
Lovely stone cottage in beautiful peaceful Isle of Wight rural hamlet with large garden. Short drive from picturesque village of Godshill and only 10 minute drive from lovely coves on the south coast and the small seaside resort of Ventnor. Wonderful walking and cycling area. View Two Elm Cottage Roud Isle of Wight
Shiloh is a Grade II listed barn which has been converted into a lovely 2 bedroom, single storey, cottage. It is situated in delightful countryside between the villages of Godshill and Whitwell and is only a 5 minute drive from the coast. The seaside resort of Ventnor is 5 km away and the sandy beaches of Shankllin and Ventnor are within a 10 to 15 minute drive. This is a wonderful walking and cycling area with direct access to a network of footpaths including a wonderful walk along the River Yar which extends from its source in Niton on the south coast to Bembridge, with its beautiful wetland area in the east. The cottage has a secure fenced garden and is well equipped. View Shiloh Cottage Whitwell 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
This lovely Edwardian property is situated on the outer edge of Wootton, less than a mile from the coast and only a short drive from the sandy beaches of Ryde. There are open views across the gardens and nearby fields to the sea, and the Hampshire coastline can be seen in the distance. This is a lovely walking and cycling area with country lanes leading to the coast and visitors can join a nearby cycle track linking the market town of Newport and the famous coastal sailing town of Cowes. Osborne House, the island home of Queen Victoria is within a 10 minute drive. View The West Wing Cottage Wootton 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
This lovely stone cottage is situated in the small rural hamlet of Bowcombe which stands between the pretty village of Shorwell and Carisbrooke with its medieval castle. Shorwell and Carisbrooke are both within a 5 minute drive and have public houses which are good for meals. The cottage offers easy access to the small bays and coves on the south west side of the Isle of Wight. Brighstone beach is within a 10 minute drive and the larger sandy beaches of Ventnor and Shanklin are within a 20 minute drive. View Bramble Cottage Bowcombe 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
A pretty thatched cottage in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to picturesque Winkle Street, in the village of Calbourne. It provides very attractive character accommodation with a large garden for 6 people in 3 bedrooms. An ideal base for touring the Isle of Wight. The cottage is in a wonderful walking and cycling area and is only a short drive from Newtown Estuary which is part of a National Nature reserve. 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. An Ideal base for touring the Isle of Wight. View Dove Cottage Calbourne Isle of Wight
This lovely wing of Fowlsdown Farmhouse is completely self contained and offers very attractive accommodation of a high standard. The accommodation is largely open plan with an attractive sitting room area with a sofa, arm chair, flat screen television with freeview; a lovely dining area beside a window; a fitted kitchen with a tiled floor, an electric cooker and hob, microwave, refrigerator and small freezer (24 hour washing service available); a charming bedroom with a king size bed and fitted wardrobe with curtains to separate it from the living area; a well equipped tiled bathroom with a bath, over head shower, basin and WC. At the rear of the cottage is a small sunny fenced courtyard with garden furniture so that meals can be enjoyed outside. The property is within a 5 minute drive o... View Fowlsdown Barn End Cottage Shanklin 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
This lovely stone cottage is built of Isle of Wight Stone and has been converted from an ancient stone barn. Byre Cottage is situated in a small country lane in attractive countryside. This is a lovely walking area and footpaths lead from close to the cottage to the beautiful downs above Ventnor. Byre Cottage is only 1.5 miles from the centre of the seaside town of Shanklin with its wonderful sandy beach which is popular for swimming and paddling. The neighbouring seaside towns of Sandown and Ventnor are within a 10 minute drive. View Byre Cottage Shanklin Isle of Wight
The Orangery is a lovely single storey wing of an impressive Edwardian House, set within extensive grounds, situated on the outer edge of Wootton, less than a mile from the coast and only a short drive from the sandy beaches of Ryde. Osborne House, the Island home of Queen Victoria is also within a 5 minute drive. There are wonderful open views across the gardens and nearby fields to the sea, and the Hampshire coastline can be seen in the distance. This is a good walking and cycling area with country lanes leading to the coast and visitors can join a nearby cycle track linking the market town of Newport and the famous coastal sailing town of Cowes. View The Orangery 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
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
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
Lovely farm cottage with delightful rural views across lakes to the downs beyond. The picturesque farm is in a wonderful cycling and walking area with direct access to a network of cycle paths, footpaths and bridleways, and private access to the Stenbury Trail which ultimately extends from Cowes to the coast at Ventnor. The Tennyson Trail extending to the western tip of the island is also easily reached. The cottage has been furnished and equipped with care to a high standard and offers charming accommodation in beautiful surroundings with ducks, swans and a huge variety of other wildlife including red squirrels as constant visitors. Horses are kept on the farm and trout fishing can be arranged. The central location of the cottage makes it an ideal base for touring the island. View Marvel Cottage Blackwater Isle of Wight
This picturesque Grade II listed cottage dates back to 1676 and is attractively situated at the end of a quiet lane with a lovely ford and footpath leading to the nearby medieval castle of Carisbrooke. Located in the oldest part of Carisbrooke village which is a conservation area lying within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The castle is only 5 minutes walk away and can be glimpsed from the garden and main bedrooms. This is a wonderful walking area as within 5 minutes walk of the cottage visitors can join the famous Tennyson Trail which follows the downs westerly towards The Needles. View Virginia Cottage Carisbrooke 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
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 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
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
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