0800 148 8228

The Old Cottage - Porchfield
4 Star Gold

Characterful, beautiful coastal cottage
This beautifully appointed traditional rural cottage is full of character and period features combined with modern amenities. The main living area and spacious kitchen diner offer guests a tranquil and extremely welcoming space. Located on the edge of Parkhurst forest, the property is ideally located for exploring the whole of the island, and is a short drive from Newport. Located in the heart of the Island’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with its stunning coastal scenery, the area offers a varied choice for walkers, cyclists and outdoor pursuits enthusiasts

Great for families and couples, there is plenty to see and do, with Thorness beach 1 mile away and Compton Beach, recognised as one of the world’s best beaches and a haven for fossil hunters and surfers, just 6 miles away. Newtown Creek, a short drive away, is a peaceful haven for nature, teaming with wildlife and birds and offering great walking and cycling. Tapnell Farm with its restaurant, café, outdoor activities centre and indoor play barn is a short drive away. An excellent selection of water based activities are also available at Freshwater Bay a short drive away

Newport town centre is just a short distance away by bus or car, with a variety of high street and independent shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants and multiplex cinema

Shop – 1 mile in summer, 2 miles in winter. Restaurant, pub – 2 miles. Nearest beach – Thorness 1 mile. Nearest golf course – Cowes 3 miles

Not suitable for less mobile due to changing levels and steep original stairs

Although not a working farm - pigs, ducks and chickens on site
Ground Floor:

Large and spacious living room with wooden floor, traditional brick fireplace and log burner, with study area off. Large Shaker-style kitchen with open-plan dining area and wooden floor throughout

First Floor:

Master bedroom with 3ft zip and link beds (can be configured as twin 3ft beds or 6ft double) and en-suite with double shower, toilet and heated towel rail. Further bedroom with 3ft zip and link beds (can be configured as twin 3ft beds or 6ft double). Twin bedroom with 3ft single beds
Family bathroom with bath, shower over bath, toilet and heater towel rail
  • Full gas central heating throughout
  • Log burner in living room with first basket of logs provided free of charge, remainder available locally at cost
  • Electricity, linen and towels included
  • TV with Freeview, DVD Player, Radio, CD Player and i-Pod Dock
  • Wi-Fi
  • Electric oven and gas hob. Microwave. Washer/Dryer. Fridge/Freezer combined. Dishwasher
  • Travel cot, high chair, stair gate, and fireguard available on site


Large mainly lawned garden surrounded by established trees and planting with patio and sole-use sitting out area with garden furniture
  • Private parking 3 cars
  • Cycle / equipment store available
  • Welcome Pack provided
  • Pets not allowed
  • No smoking

You can simply book just your accommodation, or in addition, you may prefer to book your cross-Solent travel at the same time.

We have specially negotiated rates with the key providers of cross-Solent travel which offer you preferential rates for crossing the Solent.

Please call us on 0800 148 8228 or email us at travel@vipcottages.com to book your crossing today.