The beautifully built, spacious and airy cottages of Borthwood are the perfect base for your holiday on the Isle of Wight. Each cottage has two parking spaces, so if you’ve brought your car over on the ferry, you’ll not struggle to park. Barbecue facilities and outdoor seating also come as standard.

Covid-19 Updates - 'We're Good to Go'

What does 'We're Good to Go' mean for me? Find out more

Please be aware that not all facilities may be available since re-opening, please see the 'Useful info' tab for more updates

Overnight stays are now permitted in all our accommodation sectors. However, government guidance must still be followed including the Rule of 6 or 2 households only in an indoor setting. Please ensure to check the latest government guidance prior to booking your holiday.

For the latest restriction and facility information, please refer directly to the accommodation provider before making a booking

We are currently unable to offer online payment plans, but if the value of your Red Funnel Holiday (Ferry + Accommodation) exceeds £200 and you wish to explore this option, please call us on 02380 019192 or email your request to

Please note: we recommend that you obtain adequate holiday insurance cover at time of booking. 


Borthwood Cottages, originally a milking parlour have been rebuilt to form three individual cottages Elm, Oak and Rose. Nearby is Laurel a lovely, large stand alone cottage.  All of the cottages are situated in a tranquil rural location of outstanding natural beauty with views over the surrounding countryside to Culver Cliff and within walking distance to Borthwood Copse a National Trust Wood.  The cottages are an ideal base for exploring the Island being  just 2 or 3 miles from the sandy beaches of Sandown and Shanklin and 7 or 8 miles to the bustling towns of Ryde and Newport. 4 Star. Mobility M2 award.

All four cottages are of similar design.  The 4 berth (plus cot)  Elm Cottage has a fully fitted kitchen, lounge/dining room, spacious shower room and a double bedroom on the ground floor. The first floor has a bedroom with two single beds and a cloakroom with toilet and sink. The 6 berth Oak Cottage has the same ground floor layout with the addition of a cloakroom.  There is  a balcony off one of the two upstairs bedrooms (one double and one twin).  The 6 berth Rose Cottage has the same ground floor layout, two bedrooms upstairs and a cloakroom. The 6 berth Laurel Cottage has a fully fitted kitchen/lounge/dining area, double bedroom and shower room on the ground floor. The first floor has a double bedroom and a twin bedded bedroom and a bathroom with bath.  Each cottage has WiFi, two parking spaces and a patio area with seating and barbeque.  Bed linen is included.  Short breaks available at certain times of the year.  Children of all ages welcome.   Pets accepted by prior arrangement with Borthwood Cottages only.

Open: all year  |  Minimum number of nights: Elm, Oak and Rose Cottages 7 night stays start on Saturdays.  Laurel Cottage 7 night stays start on Fridays. Short breaks are available for a minimum of 3 nights (4 nights over Christmas) mid Sep - May - starting any day.


  • Check-in - 15:30
  • Check-out - 10:00

Facilities included

  • WiFi available
  • Car parking
  • TV
  • Central heating
  • BBQ for guests use
  • Patio area with seating

What's included

  • Bed linen
  • Towels
  • Gas
  • Electricity (Tumble dryer is coin operated)

What's not included

  • Beach towels
  • Electric Vehicles – The Owners permission is required before charging a vehicle and there is a charge of £25.00 per vehicle per week/part week
  • Pets welcome by prior arrangement with Borthwood cottages only, limited to one preferably or two small dogs at the most, charged at £10 per week/part week per dog payable direct to Borthwood Cottages on arrival - Dogs MUST NOT be left unattended in the cottages. Please declare breed and names of any dogs in your party in the 'Special Requests' box below.

Key security deposit

  • A £50 holding deposit is required on arrival

Description of disabled facilities

  • M2 Award - suitable for wheelchair users with assistance


Covid-19 updates

Borthwood Cottages request you keep to social distancing rules as much as possible.
Please check out Borthwood Cottages protocols to protect staff and guests - find out more.
If you have any worries or concerns please call Borthwood Cottages on 01983 403967 and they will be happy to discuss them with you.

Borthwood Cottages Address: Sandlin, Borthwood Lane, Borthwood, Sandown, Isle of Wight PO36 0HH

  • Shanklin and Sandown Golf Club
  • Shanklin Old Village
  • Garlic Farm
  • Isle of Wight Zoo
  • Dinosaur Isle
  • Brading Roman Villa
  • Sandown Esplanade and Beach