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DIRECTIONS from Lymington/Yarmouth Wightlink ferry terminal
SatNav location:

Bayview / Seaview / Chine Cottage: PO40 9SQ

Valley View: PO40 9XA


By vehicle 

Turn right at round-about as you leave the ferry terminal. Go over harbour bridge. The road in 1/4 mile 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.  

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 to BAYVIEW, SEAVIEW and CHINE COTTAGE, and 1 mile to VALLEY VIEW.


From Ryde or Fishbourne ferry terminals: catch No.9, and from East Cowes No.5, to Newport bus station, then change to No.7.



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. If it doesn't turn push down the centre black button and try again. The key 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. A text message will be sent if the bungalow is ready sooner.



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 HeadBugle InnBlue 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. This is not possible with Red Funnel at these special rates.



RED FUNNEL car ferry (Southampton to East Cowes) 
We have negotiated special inclusive rates for holiday guests with Red Funnel, which are the cheapest options for travelling to the island. It takes 35 minutes by car from the ferry terminal to the bungalow.


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 20:05. Let us book it for you with a 20% discount.


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.

To book a ferry for you we need to know:

The chosen route (Southampton, Portsmouth or Lymington), car registration number, your home address, phone and email for e-ticket and notifications, plus 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. 



National Express coaches operate regular services across the UK, with a shuttle service from London Victoria, Gatwick, and Heathrow airports to Portsmouth.


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 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.



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.


It can be cheaper to hire a car in Portsmouth and drive over off-peak periods, always check rates.


When arriving follow Monks Lane past Monks Farm and the small trading estate on left.


For BAYVIEW (117b), SEAVIEW (118), and CHINE COTTAGE (136) turn left at the junction with the WELCOME TO LINSTONE CHINE sign. Turn right into the 1st entrance you reach and enter the Brambles Chine section of the village.

136 is straight in on the left. For 117b and 118 turn right after entering the site and park at the far end on the left. You can temporarily unload if you wish in the turning area shown.

For VALLEY VIEW (62) continue along Monks Lane to the end, from the WELCOME TO LINSTONE CHINE sign and approach the barrier slowly, which will open automatically to allow you to enter the Cliff End section.


Continue up the left hand fork and then turn right behind the row of bungalows. At the end there is a small parking area, VALLEY VIEW (62) is on the right, park beside the bungalow.