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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.
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.
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 â€“ so remember to pack a flask!