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Needles Headland, Isle Of Wight

Pomone

The exterior of Pomone, Isle of Wight
The exterior of Pomone, Isle of Wight | © National Trust / Mike Henton
The surrounding area of Pomone, Irex and Varvassi, Isle of Wight
The sitting room at Pomone, Isle of Wight

Pomone

Right on top of the cliffs on the Needles headland, this spacious cottage has uninterrupted views of the sea, glorious sunsets and the night sky.

The surrounding area of Pomone, Irex and Varvassi, Isle of Wight
The sitting room at Pomone, Isle of Wight
The exterior of Pomone, Isle of Wight
The kitchen and dining area at Pomone, Isle of Wight
The double bedroom at Pomone, Isle of Wight
The twin bedroom at Pomone, Isle of Wight
The exterior of Pomone, Irex and Varvassi, Isle of Wight
The surrounding area of Pomone, Isle of Wight
The surrounding area of Pomone, Isle of Wight
The surrounding area of Pomone, Isle of Wight
The surrounding area of Pomome, Isle of Wight

© National Trust / Mike Henton

Right on top of the cliffs on the Needles headland, this spacious cottage has uninterrupted views of the sea, glorious sunsets and the night sky.

At a glance

Guests
4
Bedrooms
2
Number of dogs welcome
2
Reference
001001
Acorn rating

About Pomone

Patrol the seas in this former coastguard cottage, as you keenly feel the island setting. Pomone is one of four houses that perch high on the cliffs above Alum 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 two-bedroom cottage and the cliff-edge. You’ll be able to enjoy lunch with uninterrupted views or dinner against a cracking sunset. Spot migrating birds by day and meteor showers by night. 

From here you can walk along the headland for a glimpse of the Needles, the strange chalk stacks that rise from the sea, looking out for rabbits and wildflowers that grace the grassland. You're at the end of the Tennyson Down trail, a figure-of-eight walk with splendid views. Or you could cruise along the coastal road for one of the island’s best surfing beaches and fossil haven, Compton Bay. Colwell Bay has a sandy beach and fresh seafood, Freshwater is just a short drive away and you can reach Yarmouth in ten minutes.

Larger groups can book Pomone along with neighbouring cottages Irex, sleeping 5 guests, and Varvassi, sleeping 5 guests. 

Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair, available
  • Fridge, available
  • Dishwasher, available
  • Tumble dryer, available
  • Television, available
  • WiFi, not available
  • Garden, available
  • Microwave, available
  • Freezer, available
  • Washing machine, available
  • Telephone, not available
  • DVD, available
  • Open fire / wood burner, available
  • BBQ, not available

Location

Accessibility

Steep winding road, may be difficult in adverse weather. Parking adjacent to cottage. Ground floor facilities but may not be suitable for wheelchair users. Unenclosed garden close to cliff edge. Find more information in the Accessibility Guide. Accessibility questions? Email holiday.enquiries@nationaltrust.org.uk or call us on 0344 800 2070.

Read our accessibility guide 

Layout

Ground floor layout

Kitchen/dining room, sitting room with wood burner, two bedrooms (one double with 5' bed and one twin) and bathroom with electric shower over bath.

More information

Heating: Night storage heating included.

Parking: There is a parking area adjacent to the row of cottages.

Access: The road up to the cottage is steep and winding in parts. Access may be difficult in adverse weather conditions.

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 £8.00 per bag or £30 for unlimited access to the log store.

Offers: Guests will have free access (during opening hours) to all Isle of Wight National Trust properties. Please take your holiday confirmation invoice as proof of eligibility to gain entry.

Ferries: We recommend that if you are travelling to the Isle of Wight, you should book the ferries early due to the high demand for popular crossing times at busy times of the year including 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 15% discount with Wightlink ferries between Lymington and Yarmouth, Portsmouth and Fishbourne and the catamaran between Portsmouth and Ryde (foot passenger service only). The discount is applied once you have selected the crossing times in Wightlink's booking system.

2) Red Funnel Ferries - www.redfunnel.co.uk - National Trust Holidays guests receive a 15% discount between Southampton and East Cowe in Red Funnel's booking system.

3) Hovertravel - www.hovertravel.co.uk – foot passenger hovercraft service only from Portsmouth to Ryde

Bike sheds: There are two bike sheds that are shared with Irex 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.