The Needles Headland Coastguard CottagesTotland Bay, Isle Of Wight
- Number of cottages 3
- Guests 14
- Bedrooms 8
- Preferred changeover day Wednesday
- Minimum stay 3 nights
- Number of dogs welcome 6
About The Needles Headland Coastguard CottagesRight on top of the cliffs at Totland Bay these three cottages have uninterrupted sea views.
Three individual cottages sleeping a total of 14 guests.
Patrol the seas in these former coastguard cottages. The three cottages perch 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 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 for one of the island’s best surfing beaches and fossil haven, Compton Bay.
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
These cottages all have slightly different features and facilities, but those listed are present in at least one of the cottages in the group.
These cottages are perfect for a group holiday where guests can also enjoy their own space. Please note, however, that there is not enough seating for the whole party in the communal areas of any of the cottages.
Pomone (Sleeps 4 guests + cot + 2 dogs)
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.
Varvassi (Sleeps 5 guests + cot + 2 dogs)
Kitchen/dining room, sitting room with wood burner, three bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed and 1 twin and 1 single) and bathroom with electric shower over bath.
Irex (Sleeps 5 guests + cot + 2 dogs)
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.
Notes for guests
Access: If you would like a copy of the accessibility guides for these cottages, please call the team on 0344 800 2070.
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.
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.
There is a 4th cottage at the end of the row which is not a holiday cottage and tenanted.
Wightlink - Isle of Wight Ferries: National Trust Holidays guests receive a 10% discount with Wightlink ferries between Lymington and Yarmouth, Portsmouth and Ryde, and Portsmouth and Fishbourne. Follow this link to access Wightlink's booking system. The discount is applied once you have selected the crossing times.