Aerial view of The Little Barn and gardens


The Little Barn is on the South West Coast of the Isle of Wight

Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Little Barn is surrounded by farmland and shares 2.5 acres of land with the owners home.

The cottages main living areas and large outside deck face South East, with panoramic views to St Catherine’s Down. This gives guests a greater sense of privacy than expected.

Our secluded location, also benefits from little or no light pollution making night-time stargazing a wonder. We provide a Dobsonian telescope for guests to use.

The Grounds

Guests are free to explore the landscaped gardens, wild flower meadows, natural wetland, lake, ponds and streams. There will always be some some interesting wildlife to spot including Barn Owls, Kestrels, dragonflies and butterflies.

Around and About

The nearest village is Shorwell, which has a traditional thatched pub, Church and village shop. The Church (St Peter’s) has a medieval wall painting dating from around 1470.

There are over 300 walks on the Island, with 500 miles of well-maintained footpaths. There is something to suit all ages and abilities. You can join the Shepherds Trail, from the bottom of the drive. The Cliffs at Atherfield are about a 1 mile walk south and make for a dramatic view.

The Isle of Wight has lots of easy cycle routes and cross country trails. Wight cycle hire will deliver bikes to the cottage if you don’t want to bring your own.

If you are looking for something adventurous, then you could try paragliding, surfing or sailing. Otherwise, a more relaxed option is clay pigeon shooting, wandering round historic buildings and much much more.

All of the Island beaches and visitor attractions, are easily accessible by car, bus or bike. We will always be happy to pass on tips and information to help you enjoy it all.

Note: Dungewood Lane and the track up to The Little Barn are unclassified roads and can suffer from potholes!


Arriving by car you can dock at one of 3 Island ports – Yarmouth, Cowes or Fishbourne. The main ferry routes from Southampton and Portsmouth are run by Wightlink and Red-Funnel.

The pdf downloads below give you directions to The Little Barn from the Island ports. Just click on the appropriate download link for a printable pdf.

Sat Navs are getting more accurate but some don’t find us so we are shown on Google Maps.

You can find information on sustainable transport options at the bottom of this page, but please note the cottage is a mile walk from the nearest bus route.

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Directions from East Cowes

Directions from Fishbourne

Directions From Yarmouth

Google Maps is a very useful site for getting directions to the Island – you just need your own postcode and our postcode which is PO30 3LJ.

Address details for The Little Barn are:
The Little Barn
Dungewood Lane
Isle of Wight
PO30 3LJ

Travel to the Island from mainland ports