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Longstone Cottage


Mottistone, Isle of Wight

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  • Please note that bottled water is provided in this cottage and it is advisable to use this for drinking purposes.


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This spacious, detached Edwardian cottage, at the head of the Longstone Valley at Mottistone, is a perfect 'away from it all' holiday retreat. It has far-reaching views and a large peaceful garden and is an ideal base for walking holidays.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Kitchen, sitting room with multi-fuel stove, dining room with calor gas fire, bathroom and separate lavatory.
First floor
Three large bedrooms (1 double and 2 twins).
Visitor notes

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.

Accessibility: 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.

Logs/Charcoal: Additional logs can be purchased in advance through the contact centre. Logs are £4.50 per bag or £20 for unlimited access to the log store.

Offers: A 20% 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.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
Cottage ref
Acorn rating What's this?
  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach Nearby
  • Pub Nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Remote location
  • Cot
  • Telephone
  • Double bed
  • Radio
  • Fridge
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


Things to see and do nearby

Isle of Wight
The exterior of East Rosetta Cottage, Cowes, Isle of Wight. © Mike Henton

It's hard to believe this special place of rolling green countryside and white chalky coastland is only half an hour away from the English mainland; time spent here feels nothing like the frantic pace of daily life. And thanks to low light pollution, it's one of the best spots in the South to see the stars flash across the dark sky at night – so remember to pack a flask!

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Current cottage
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place to visit
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  • Carisbrooke Castle
  • Isle of Wight Pearl
  • Blackgang Chine Theme Park
  • Fort Victoria Country Park
  • Chessell Pottery
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Mottistone Manor Garden
Mottistone Gardens Enchanting garden set in a sheltered valley
Brighstone Shop and Museum
The Island's only National Trust gift shop
Newtown Old Town Hall
Newtown Old Town Hall 17th-century town hall with no town but a fascinating history
The Needles Old Battery and New Battery
The Needles Old Battery and New Battery Victorian coastal defence and secret rocket testing site perched high above the Needles Rocks
Bembridge Windmill
Bembridge Windmill Grade I listed building -- the only surviving windmill on the Isle of Wight
Studland Beach and Nature Reserve
Studland Beach Vast area of sandy beaches and heathland


Comments from past visitors

  • Allan Sumner
    • August 2016
    • Lancashire
    Unbeatable location

    Location - unbeatable!

  • Mr Ballinger
    • August 2016
    • Gloucestershire
    Quiet with fantastic views!

    We wanted to stay somewhere quiet with fantastic views and we got just that. The lack of facilities was a draw also. Our three children 16, 16 and 14 soon got over their initial doubts and were soon off exploring.

  • Mr Bond
    • July 2016
    • London
    Fantastic location

    The location was fantastic with great views over the Longstone down to the sea, and despite the isolation, only a short walk down to the nearest villages once we worked out the footpath routes!

  • Anonymous
    • June 2016
    • Unknown
    Comfortable, cosy property

    Very comfortable and cosy property, simply but beautifully appointed in a way that celebrates its historical significance. A profoundly restful experience. Felt like a home away from home without compromising on "specialness". Spectacular location. Secluded and quiet. Wonderful for our dog. In a word, perfection. We'd like to buy it!

  • Mr Ansell
    • October 2015
    • Norfolk
    Magical location

    Longstone cottage is in a magical location & I like that it is a bit basic although it is very well kept by Sally the caretaker. We go there to get away from traffic & every day noise.

  • Denise Cullwick
    • March 2015
    • Somerset
    Made special by:

    The most special thing about Longstone cottage is the silence. The new heaters giving a background warmth made it comforting on arrival and more welcoming. The warm and friendly service from the housekeeper was much appreciated. When we found that suggestions on improvements that we made on previous visits made us feel special and listened to.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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