Longstone Cottage

Mottistone, Isle Of Wight

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Preferred changeover day Thursday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 2 What's this?
  • Reference 001006

About Longstone Cottage

An electricity-free retreat, this period cottage on the Mottistone Estate takes you back in time.

Try a digital detox when you stay in this Edwardian rural hideaway. Free of modern technology and surrounded by rolling hills and wildlife, why not switch off your phones for a week of serenity and simplicity. 

It’s a gas only cottage with stoves warming the rooms and solar panels powering the lights. Adding to its rustic charm, wooden floors and Edwardian fireplaces run throughout this spacious, three-bedroom cottage. 

It sits on the Mottistone Estate – a farmed landscape with sheltered valleys and glorious sea views and looks out over ancient monument, The Longstone. You’ll be close to the gardens of Mottistone, which bloom in the spring, and if you want to see more of the island you can drive along the coast to surfing hotspot Compton Bay or natural spectacle, The Needles Headland. 

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Preferred changeover day
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  • Booked
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Features and facilities

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


Not accessible


  • Ground floor

    Kitchen, sitting room with multi-fuel stove, dining room with calor gas fire, bathroom and separate lavatory.

  • First floor

    Three large bedrooms (one double and two twins).

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Heating: The only form of heating is the multi-fuel stove in the sitting room and the gas fire in the dining room and a wall gas heater in the bathroom. Calor gas heats the hot water.

Parking: Available for several cars outside the cottage, within the garden area.

Garden: A large lawned garden opening out onto fields.

Access: The cottage is approached via a winding track with locked gates. This track is quite rough and crosses a common on which wild cattle graze. Cars may get stuck in bad weather and may have to be left some distance away. It is not recommended for low slung cars

Utilities/electricals: There is no electricity at this cottage and therefore no television, microwave or radio/CD. There are two gas fridges which are a caravan style facility. Calor gas is used for cooking. The lighting is provided by solar panels.

Offers: A 20 per cent discount is available on all bookings for Longstone Cottage between October and March due to minimal heating in the property.

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.

Please note: Between 1 October and 1 February there may be the occasional shooting party in the area surrounding Longstone Cottage.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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