Newtown Cabin

Newtown, Isle Of Wight
The exterior of Newtown Cabin, Isle of Wight
Boats moored in the sheltered estuary at Newtown on the Isle of Wight
Newtown Old Town Hall, Isle of Wight
Newtown Estuary, Isle of Wight, with boats and the old sea wall
The exterior of Newtown Cabin, Isle of Wight Boats moored in the sheltered estuary at Newtown on the Isle of Wight Newtown Old Town Hall, Isle of Wight Newtown Estuary, Isle of Wight, with boats and the old sea wall

At-a-glance details

  • Guests 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Thursday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 1
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 001028

About Newtown Cabin

Set in a quiet backwater on the Newtown National Nature Reserve, this rustic, cosy cabin is surrounded by coastal paths and meadows, so it’s the perfect spot for a nature-filled break.

Birdwatchers and walkers alike will adore this tranquil two-bedroom cabin retreat, where nature-spotting opportunities abound. Originally built in the 1930s for processing the oyster catch, today you’ll find a snug little bolthole with estuary views, and glorious walks from the door where your neighbours are rare butterflies and red squirrels.

Step through the door and you’ll be drawn in by the contemporary colour scheme of this cosy cottage, which reflects its setting on the National Nature Reserve - the only one on the island. All on one floor, you’ll love the living room with its woodburner, great for warming up after a day exploring. This dog-friendly cabin sleeps four in two bedrooms (one twin and one double) and there’s a shower room and a pretty kitchen/dining room as well. Outside there’s a small garden with big views along the estuary. Soak up the wonderful views of this special place from the table and chairs, which are perfect if you’re planning an alfresco lunch too.

Take some time to explore the former salt pans that make up the reserve, now home to lots of rare and unusual creatures. There are also walks all around to enjoy; across flower-filled meadows, along windswept coastal paths and through dappled woodlands. Beach lovers should head to nearby Compton or Brook (which are dog-friendly off-season) where you’ll find unspoilt sandy stretches perfect for a relaxing seaside day, and where the waves are great for surfing or body boarding.

The pub at Shalfleet is the closest to the cabin, and then pretty Yarmouth with its cobbled streets is around five miles away. You’ll also find a deli and grocery store there along with several coffee shops and pubs. Cowes, famous for its Cowes Week regatta in August, is also worth a visit and is only a 15-minute drive away. If you’re history lovers, then a trip to National Trust places Mottistone (with its enchanting gardens) and Needles Battery (home to a secret rocket testing site) should also be on your holiday to-do list. When you stay with us, the funds from your holiday go towards looking after special places like this for everyone, for ever.

Why book with us?

  • Unrivalled locations
  • Exclusive access to special places
  • Award-winning customer service

Features and facilities

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


Ground floor facilities


  • Ground floor

    Sitting room, kitchen/dining room, shower room and two bedrooms (one twin, one double).

Notes for guests

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

There are three steps up to front door, otherwise Newtown Cabin is all one level.

The cabin adjoins the National Trust visitor centre, office and small carpark. This area is very quiet and rural but is popular in the summer.

*Wifi: We are pleased to provide wifi at this cottage which is supported by BT. Please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon.

Heating: Electric panel heating is included.

Logs: 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 - 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 - Travel Southampton/East Cowes.

3) Hovertravel - – foot passenger hovercraft service only from Portsmouth to Ryde

Note: Dogs must stay on a lead at all times whilst on the Nature Reserve. Guests will need to go further afield if they wish their dog to roam as it is not permitted at Newtown.

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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