IrexTotland Bay, Isle Of Wight
- Guests 5
- Bedrooms 3
- Preferred changeover day Wednesday
- Minimum stay 3 nights
- Number of dogs welcome 2
- Acorn rating 3 What's this?
- Reference 001002
About IrexOne of a row of former coastguard cottages with brilliant sea views, on the cliffs of Totland Bay.
Irex feels exceptionally cosy, especially when a storm is brewing on the horizon and the fire crackles inside. It’s one in a row of former coastguard cottages high on the cliffs of Totland Bay surrounded only by sea views, sheer chalk cliffs and open downland.
You’ll be living on the edge as a shared grassed area is the only thing between the three-bedroom cottage and the cliff-edge. You’ll be able to enjoy lunch with uninterrupted views or dinner against a cracking sunset.
Form here you can walk along the Needles Headland for a glimpse of the strange chalk stacks that rise from the sea, looking out for rabbits and wildflowers that grace the grassland. Or you could cruise along the coastal road to Compton Bay – one of the best surfing beaches and a fossil hotspot.
Why book with us?
- Unrivalled locations
- Free entry to our places
- Award-winning customer service
- Help us care for nature, beauty and history
Our Covid promise
- Postpone or refund with no admin fee
- Enhanced cleaning regime
- Discover more about our Covid promise
Features and facilities
- Cot & high chair available
- Microwave available
- Fridge available
- Freezer available
- Dishwasher available
- Washing machine available
- Tumble dryer available
- Telephone not available
- Television available
- DVD available
- WiFi* not available
- Open fire / wood burner available
- Garden available
- BBQ not available
Not accessibleView accessibility guide (PDF 622 KB)
Kitchen/dining room, sitting room with open fire, three bedrooms (one double with 5' bed, one twin and one single) and bathroom with electric shower over bath.View Floor plan (PDF 200 KB)
Notes for guests
Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage.
Heating: Night storage heating included.
Parking: There is a parking area adjacent to the row of cottages.
Garden: There is a shared grassed area to the front of the cottages.
Children should be supervised as the garden is not enclosed and the cottages are within 5 minutes walk from the cliffs edge.
Utilities: Water is regularly pumped uphill to a holding tank at these cottages. There are also individual tanks above each cottage. If there is very high usage all at once this can drain the tanks and you will need to wait for them to refill before water is again available. It is therefore best to spread baths out over the day.
Washing machine and tumble dryer is provided in a a shared utility area.
Logs/charcoal: Additional logs can be purchased in advance through the contact centre. Logs are £6.00 per bag or £25 for unlimited access to the log store.
Ferries: We recommend that if you are travelling to the Isle of Wight, you should book the ferries early due to the excessive bookings at holiday periods. There are currently three options available depending on your preferred route:
1) Wightlink Ferries - www.wightlink.co.uk. National Trust Holidays guests receive a 10% discount with Wightlink ferries between Lymington and Yarmouth, Portsmouth and Fishbourne and the catamaran between Portsmouth and Ryde (foot passenger service only). Follow this link to access Wightlink's booking system. The discount is applied once you have selected the crossing times.
2) Red Funnel Ferries - www.redfunnel.co.uk Travel Southampton/East Cowes.
3) Hovertravel - www.hovertravel.co.uk – foot passenger hovercraft service only from Portsmouth to Ryde
during opening hours) to all Isle of Wight National Trust properties. Please take your holiday confirmation invoice as proof of eligibility to gain entry.
Bike sheds: There are two bike sheds that are shared with Pomone and Varvassi. The smaller shed holds two bikes and the larger shed holds four.
Please note: these cottages are in a very exposed position. In periods of high winds car doors may slam and debris may be blown around, for this reason the picnic benches have had to be removed.
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