The Needles Headland Coastguard Cottages

Totland Bay, Isle Of Wight
The exterior of Pomone, Irex and Varvassi, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight
The sitting room at Pomone, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight
The kitchen and dining room at Pomone holiday cottage, Isle of Wight
The double bedroom at Pomone, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight
The twin bedroom at Pomone, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight
The sitting room at Irex, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight
The kitchen and dining area at Irex, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight
The double bedroom at Irex, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight
The twin bedroom at Irex, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight
The sitting room at Varvassi, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight
The kitchen at Varvassi, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight
The double bedroom at Varvassi, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight
The twin bedroom at Varvassi, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight
The single bedroom at Varvassi, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight
The local area at Pomone, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight
The exterior of Pomone, Irex and Varvassi, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight The sitting room at Pomone, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight The kitchen and dining room at Pomone holiday cottage, Isle of Wight The double bedroom at Pomone, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight The twin bedroom at Pomone, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight The sitting room at Irex, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight The kitchen and dining area at Irex, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight The double bedroom at Irex, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight The twin bedroom at Irex, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight The sitting room at Varvassi, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight The kitchen at Varvassi, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight The double bedroom at Varvassi, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight The twin bedroom at Varvassi, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight The single bedroom at Varvassi, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight The local area at Pomone, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight

At-a-glance details

  • 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 Cottages

Right 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

Please Note:

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.

Accessibility

Not accessible

Layout

Pomone (Sleeps 4 guests + cot + 2 dogs)

Ground floor

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)

Ground floor

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) 

Ground floor

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.

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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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