How to find us

   

DIRECTIONS from Lymington/Yarmouth Wightlink ferry terminal
SatNav location for site: PO40 9SQ 

 

By vehicle 

Turn right at round-about as you leave the ferry terminal.Go over harbour bridge. The road then turns sharp left. 

Proceed up hill and on the flat pass Hill farm stables on right, and a converted church on the left. As the road starts to go down again Monks Lane is on the right, it has a sign to Linstone Chine Holiday Bungalows

 

If arriving via Portsmouth-Fishbourne (Wightlink) or Southampton-Cowes (Red Funnel) car ferries, find the A3054, which circles the island, and head for Yarmouth till you pass the ferry terminal above.  


Follow Monks Lane and turn left at the junction.
When you reach the site turn right into the 1st entrance you reach and enter the site. 

 

For BAY VIEW(BC1)and SEA VIEW(BC118) turn right again on-site and park at the far end on the left.
You can temporarily unload if you wish in the turning area shown below.

 

By bus 

From Yarmouth: Catch No.7 towards ‘Alum Bay/Totland’ from bus station outside the ferry terminal. Get off at the stop ‘Heathfield Road Top’. Walk on up Heathfield to the main road, turn right, cross, and walk down Monks Lane. It’s about 1/2 mile. 

 

From Ryde or Fishbourne ferry terminals: catch No.9 to Newport bus station, then change to No.7.

 

ACCESSING THE BUNGALOW

 

A key safe is fitted outside the bungalow, its combination will be emailed to you separately. Pull down the cover. Push the number buttons, 1-5 is on left, 6-9  on right, turn the top knob clockwise half a turn and pull front to retrieve key. It opens all front and back doors. Return key to key-safe only when you leave, for your own security. A second key is provided in the bungalow also, on the coat rail by the bedroom doors.

 

The bungalow is available after 4pm on your arrival day, which is peak time and highest cost for the car ferries, particularly during peak holiday season. Prices are lower however after 6pm, so to extend your holiday experience book a later ferry.

 

On your journey:

  • Via Lymington, if approaching via M27-J2/A326, why not visit Beaulieu car museum and stately home, or explore the New Forest for a few hours, ending with a meal in the Walhampton Arms just 5-minutes from Lymington ferry. If arriving late in Yarmouth there are several good restaurants we use ourselves. The Kings Head, Bugle Inn, Blue Crab, or Salty’s to name but a few, have all been tried by us and can be recommended. On the return journey try taking the 6pm ferry from Yarmouth and start your pleasant out-of-rush-hour journey home after a carvery in the Walhampton Arms.

 

  • Via Portsmouth consider arriving early and spending time in the Historic Dockyard, or if you take a later ferry as you come out of Fishbourne ferry terminal entrance turn left instead of right for a meal in The Fishbourne, before continuing on 30 more minutes to the cottage. Similarly on the return journey a meal in the Fishbourne before a later ferry is very pleasant and takes you out of rush hour in Portsmouth.

 

There is absolutely no reason why you should not arrive via Lymington and leave via Fishbourne ferries, so do both to make fullest use of your time on the Isle of Wight.

CAR FERRY CHOICES

 

Wightlink car & passenger ferry (Lymington to Yarmouth) - this is our nearest ferry terminal, easily accessed by car, or train to ‘Lymington Pier’ station. Cars with roof racks, trailers, or bikes, and foot passengers with/without bikes are all accommodated. The last ferry is 21:15, don’t miss it or it’s an overnight stay at Bucklers Hard in the New Forest (yes we’ve done it).

Book online at wightlink.co.uk or telephone 0333 999 7333

 

Choose your ferry times with Wightlink.com but don’t book. 

Email miked@brambleschineholidays.co.uk the following and we will will obtain for you a quote with 15% discount. We need: The chosen route (Portsmouth or Lymington), car registration number, your home address, your preferred times of travel. There are a limited number of discount bookings per sailing, so if your booking near the travel date you may have to pay full price. 

 

Wightlink car & passenger ferry (Portsmouth to Fishbourne) - If you approach the IOW by car from the south east, or the A3/M3 this is an excellent choice. Both Gunwarf Quay and the Historic dockyard have car parks that can be used long-term if you choose to leave your car on the mainland, particularly for a short break. Book parking with your ferry. Ferries run all night.

 

Red Funnel car & passenger ferry (Southampton to East Cowes) - prices are typically 15% cheaper than Wightlink. By car from Cowes head towards Newport, then follow the A3054 to Yarmouth.  Alternatively a No.5 bus takes you to Newport, then No.7 to Freshwater. 

Book online at redfunnel.co.uk or telephone 02380 019192.

 

OTHER TRAVEL OPTIONS

 

Why not arrive via National Express coach, train, or park at the car ferry terminals and use either bus or hire a car on the island.

 

Wightlink SpeedCat passenger ferry (Portsmouth to Ryde Pier) 

If arriving via train to ‘Portsmouth Harbour’ station, or National Express coach to ‘Portsmouth Hard’, the SpeedCat service is conveniently located within the same covered complex. At Ryde it’s then either a No.9 bus to Newport, and No.7 to Freshwater, or taxi.

 

Hovercraft passenger ferry (Portsmouth (Southsea) to Ryde sea front) 

A 10-minute fun ride to the IOW. Book online at hovertravel.co.uk. The Southsea terminal is a short bus ride from ’Portsmouth Hard’ (look for Hoverbus). The hovercraft allows bikes between 15:35 and 19:30 Mon-Fri. At Ryde it’s then either a No.9 bus to Newport, and No.7 to Freshwater, or a taxi. By bike it’s 16-mile.

 

CYCLING:

If bringing bikes on the train to ‘Portsmouth Harbour’ station the car ferry is a small walk around the harbour front to Gunwarf Quay. All car ferries to IOW take bikes. 

 

National Express coaches allow folding bikes, and operate regular services across the UK, with a shuttle service from London Victoria to Portsmouth - which depending on the time of day can take just 1 hour 45 minutes. The SpeedCat allows you to book as a passenger with bike, and the Hovercraft has a limit of 4-bikes. Several IOW Coaster buses offered room for 6 full sized bikes in 2014, but this may have been stopped post Covid-19. 'Golden Hill Fort’ is the closest stop.
For days out via bus.

 



Follow Monks Lane and turn left at the junction. When you reach the site turn right into the 1st entrance you reach and enter the site. 

 

For Bay View (1) and Sea View (118) turn right on-site and park at the far end on the left. You can temporarily unload if you wish in the turning area shown on the next page.