Longstone CottageMottistone, Isle Of Wight
- 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 CottageAn 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 a wood burner and wall heaters warming the dining room and bathroom 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, and incredibly rare 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.
Longstone Cottage is a fabulous spot for star gazing as its known for its dark skies. It is also a superb area for walkers or cyclists to explore, with many paths and tracks. The Mottistone Estate covers cliff, common and down as well as the village and farmland.
Availability & book
- Selected dates
- Changeover day
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
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Kitchen, sitting room with multi-fuel stove, dining room with calor gas fire, bathroom with calor gas fire and separate lavatory.
Three large bedrooms (one double and two twins).
Notes for guests
Access: This access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see those images in the main website page.
Heating: The only form of heating is the multi-fuel stove in the sitting room and the gas wall heaters in the dining room and 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 15 per cent discount is available on all bookings for Longstone Cottage between November and February 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.
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