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.
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 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 17th century cottage is built of Island chalk and brick and enjoys beautiful views across nearby lakes and open countryside to Ventnor Downs. Parlour Cottage 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 ... View Parlour Cottage Merstone 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
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
Delightful detached stone cottage situated in a quiet lane in the village of Arreton on the East side of the Isle of Wight. The cottage dates back to the 1700's and has delightful beams in most of the rooms. The cottage has been furnished and equipped to a high standard. There is easy access from the cottage to Arreton Barns where there are local skilled artisans, small shops with home and interior accessories, a farm shop and a public house which is good for meals. This is a wonderful walking and cycling area with direct access to footpaths leading to beautiful downland walks and the Bembridge Trail which links with the coast. View Lavender & Lace Cottage Arreton 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
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
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
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
Honeysuckle House is situated within a 5 minute walk of the centre of the pretty village of Godshill and is within a 10 minute drive of the sandy beaches of the small resorts of Shanklin and Ventnor. It is also in a good walking area with a nearby network of footpaths over the downs and easy access to cycle routes. This is a semi detached property on an estate of similar properties. It is centrally heated and has been furnished and equipped with care. It has 3 bedrooms - a double, a twin and a bunk bedroom plus a bathroom with bath, built in shower basin and w.c. On the ground floor there is an open plan sitting room and dining area with patio doors opening into the garden. The fitted kitchen is equipped with a electric cooker, gas hob, microwave, refrigerator with icebox and washing mach... View Honeysuckle House 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 delightful cottage is very attractively situated in a peaceful rural hamlet in beautiful countryside but is only 1.5 miles from the lovely sandy beach of Shanklin, a small coastal town with a variety of restaurants and entertainments. The neighbouring seaside towns of Sandown and Ventnor are within an easy 10 minute drive. The cottage is in a good walking area with nearby footpaths leading to woodland and to the downs above Ventnor. View Apse Manor Forge Cottage Shanklin Isle of Wight
This wonderful property is situated on a lovely farm in beautiful countryside. It has recently been converted from a large old granary, the foundations of which date back to the 1700s. A fire in 1889 resulted in much of it being rebuilt. Redway Manor Granary has been renovated with the greatest care and wherever possible original features have been retained. There are beautiful views across the fields and nearby lakes to the downs. The sandy beaches of Sandown and Shanklin are within a 15 minute drive. View Redway Granary Cottage Merstone 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
A pretty thatched cottage in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to Winkle Street, in the village of Calbourne. It provides very attractive 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 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. View Dove Cottage Calbourne 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
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
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 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 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
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
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
This lovely stone cottage nestles in beautiful countryside on an attractive farm on the East side of the Island. There are wonderful open views from the cottage and garden across fields towards the downs. The Brew House is at the end of a country lane with no passing traffic. This is a wonderful walking area with footpaths leading along the course of the River Yar and to the nearby picturesque village of Godshill. There is direct access across the fields to the cycle track which links Sandown to Newport and Cowes. The sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are only a 15 minute drive away. View The Brew House Merstone 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
This charming 16th century thatched property is in the centre of the pretty village of Godshill within a short drive of the coastal resorts of Shanklin and Ventnor on the south east of the Isle of Wight, It has its own external entrance from the rear and comprises the entire upper floor of the property. Below is a charming tea shop and small lace shop. View Bats Wing Cottage Godshill Isle of Wight
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