A spacious cottage located in a woodland setting
Large family room with seating for 10
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Second twin bedroom
Second double bedroom
Dining area
Second bathroom
Lovely views of the surrounding countryside
Driveway up to the property
View of Knighton Gorges Cottage
1 / 13  A spacious cottage located in a woodland setting
2 / 13  Large family room with seating for 10
3 / 13  Double bedroom
4 / 13  Twin bedroom
5 / 13  Second twin bedroom
6 / 13  Second double bedroom
7 / 13  Dining area
8 / 13  Bathroom
9 / 13  Second bathroom
10 / 13  Kitchen
11 / 13  Lovely views of the surrounding countryside
12 / 13  Driveway up to the property
13 / 13  View of Knighton Gorges Cottage

Knighton Gorges Cottage,

Newchurch, Isle of Wight
Visit Britain rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • This superb and spacious holiday home enjoys a fantastic position in the heart of the countryside
  • Just a short drive from a choice of beautiful sandy beaches
  • This is a perfect holiday base for a large family or group of friends
  • A haven for wildlife including rabbits, pheasants and red squirrels
  • Visit charming towns and villages including Newchurch, Sandown, Shanklin and Ryde
  • Ideal for fantastic walks and bike rides through glorious countryside and along stunning coastal paths
Property code: IC069

An oasis of peace dating back to the 18th century, this superb family holiday home occupies a wonderful position nestled in lovely countryside, with uninterrupted views over the beautiful Yar Valley.

Nestling in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the East Wight countryside, this fantastic property offers uninterrupted views across the Yar Valley to the Ventnor Downs. This is a haven for wild life, with an abundance of rabbits, pheasants and numerous other birds. Red squirrels and badgers may also be seen. This is a glorious area for walking or cycling, with footpaths and lanes criss-crossing the island and leading down to the picturesque River Yar. Surrounded by countryside, the charming village of Newchurch is 1.5 miles away, and features an excellent pub and beautiful church. Just an easy drive away is the east coast, where you will find a choice of lovely sandy beaches, including Sandown, Shanklin and Ryde.

The property dates back to the 17th century and used to form part of the buildings of the famous Manor House which occupied the site. Nothing now remains of the Manor apart from the dramatic stone pillars which stand as the gateway to this impressive stone property with shuttered windows, giving the impression of a lovely French farmhouse. The front door opens into a large hall/reception room with open stairs. Exploring the ground floor you will find a spacious and light lounge with comfy seating and TV/DVD. There’s also a delightful dining area with French doors which open into the garden. You will also find a stylishly designed kitchen fully equipped with a double electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and an attractive breakfast area, with the washing machine housed in a separate utility room. You will also find two cosy bedrooms on the ground floor. There’s one double room and a twin room plus a shower room with a WC. Heading up the stairs leading up to the first floor you will find a galleried south-facing lounge. With comfy seating and TV this lovely room offers a sunny place to relax, and, like most of the main rooms, it enjoys beautiful views down the valley. There are three cosy bedrooms on the first floor: one double and two twin rooms, each with an en-suite bathroom with bath, hand-held shower and WC.

The cottage has extensive grounds with a fenced garden at the front of the property with a sunny patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Gateways lead from the garden to pastures grazed by pet sheep who will eat from the hand. Four or more cars can be parked in the drive.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 5 bedrooms - 2 double, 3 twin
  • 3 en-suite bathrooms, each with bath, hand-held shower and WC
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Double electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer
  • Washing machine in utility room
  • TV in lounge
  • TV/DVD in second lounge
  • Fenced garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 4 or more cars
  • Towels included
  • Wi-Fi included - due to the rural location the Wi-Fi can be very intermittent 
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ryde are an easy drive away. The village of Newchurch is 1.5 miles away

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Amy.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Craig, 2nd August 2019

Was a lovely place to stay, very homely, the location was beautiful and enjoyed feeding the sheep, would definitely visit again

Reviewed by Christine, 5th July 2019

We love it here and come back as often as we can

Reviewed by Paul Andrew, 7th June 2019

The pictures on the website do not do the cottage justice really. We were a party of four human couples and two dogs. Some people might consider the furnishing old fashioned but we all like it. The place has a homely feel about it. Loads of cookware, pottery and cutlery and more than enough tables and chairs in three rooms. There is a nice upstairsRead more lounge too with a decent enough three piece suite. A massive disappointment was that there was no ghost - in fact the house was not "spooky" at all. Hide

Reviewed by Jackie, 24th May 2019

Beautiful peaceful location, convenient for west side of island.

Reviewed by Simon, 17th May 2019

this cottage is everything you could want and more .the pictures really dont do it justice .we had an amazing week .we loved feeding the sheep .The cottage has so much space and you feel at home from the minute you walk in .cant wait to go back next year

Reviewed by David, 3rd May 2019

The cottage was ideal for our family gathering, spacious, three ensuites and a bathroom, large kitchen and living room. The garden was fun for the grandkids to play. A good location for exploring the island.

Reviewed by Sylvia, 19th April 2019

Lovely and peaceful, ideal for a quiet holiday

Reviewed by Susan, 1st March 2019

The cottage was beautiful and the surroundings were just perfect for humans and dogs alike. We went all around the island and beaches, all 10 of us and 2 dogs enjoyed everything on offer

Reviewed by Frances, 17th February 2019

Excellent property. Very comfortable. Thoroughly enjoyed.

Reviewed by Ian, 28th December 2018

A great house, full of character and warmth which was ideal for our large group. It is well equipped and very spacious and comfortable and well placed to travel to various parts of the island.

Reviewed by Elaine, 5th October 2018

Excellent property in a fabulous location with everything a family could need. Very central to loads of great local attractions. Would definitely go here again.

Reviewed by Paul Francome, May 2018

This was our third stay and the house is in a lovely quiet area with plenty of space inside and out. Excellent base to walk from. Its a 25 minute walk to the local Pub but well worth it particularly for Sunday lunch (but must book!)

Reviewed by Steven Dann, November 2017

We stayed at the Knighton Gorges and had a fantastic time it's a lovely place and as for the four pet sheep very friendly and a joy to feed them. We been recommending to family and friends were certainly be booking up for 2018.

Reviewed by Gordon Younger, September 2017

We stayed for 7 nights in August 2017 in this excellent property. We are a family of 8 (3 generations) and had 2 dogs with us. The layout and size of the property suited our needs perfectly. The property was very clean and well equipped. Local pub serves great food.

Reviewed by Basil Matthews, August 2017

What an excellent family holiday home. Plenty of space internally and externally for people to spread out, play games and have good barbecues. Our grandson (10) and the.adults loved the friendly sheep which was an extra bonus. The location was ideal for resorts etc. Love to return.

Reviewed by William Rhodes, April 2017

This property was perfect for our party of 4 couples. Having the majority of the bedrooms en suite was a massive plus. The location was idyllic, away from the hustle and bustle of towns yet an excellent base for touring around this beautiful island.

Reviewed by A Gibbs, January 2017

Worth every penny. 2nd visit and hope to come again. The cottage is lovely.

Reviewed by Zoe Gregory, September 2016

We had a great week at Knighton Gorges. The location is beautiful and perfect for a big family get together. The children particularly enjoyed feeding the sheep. We all very much enjoyed the Isle of Wight, a beautiful island.

Reviewed by Pauline Longworth, September 2016

Lovely holiday on the Isle of Wight staying in Knighton Gorges, the house was perfect for our 3 generations holiday. The grounds were wonderful for the children to explore and they particularly liked the resident sheep! The lounge was very large and enable us to all to relax in comfort.

Reviewed by Carole Smith, January 2016

Changes in personal circumstances meant we had no one place to enjoy Christmas together and this was perfect. There was room for everyone to do just as they wanted and the galleried landing was ideal for the boys wanting to watch their own DVDs. The dog also loved her stay.

Reviewed by John Turkentine, August 2015

If peace and quite are top on your list this is for you. Wild life all around and attractions close by.

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A spacious cottage located in a woodland setting
Large family room with seating for 10
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Second twin bedroom
Second double bedroom
Dining area
Second bathroom
Lovely views of the surrounding countryside
Show 1 moreDriveway up to the property


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