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Welcome to Linstone Chine

OurChalet is located on a self catering holiday village known as Linstone Chine. Linstone Chine Holiday Village is privately owned and run by the bungalow owners themselves.

It is a very quiet site, perfectly located for exploring West Wight. The site has lots of space, some of which is dedicated to a 9 hole pitch and putt, a grass tennis court, crazy golf and a children's play area.

Fantastic views of the Solent and mainland beyond can be enjoyed from the bungalow and across the site, from Hurst Castle to the north right through to the Needles in the west.


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Chalet Location

Brambles Chine is on the Western end of the island, overlooking the Solent

Chalet Front

We're the bungalow on the left

Chalet Kitchen

The kitchen with fridge freezer, dishwasher and dining area for four overlooking the Solent.

Chalet Lounge

Comfortable lounge with sofa and reclining chairs.

Chalet Lounge

42" Smart TV with streaming apps. Amazon Echo Dot.

Chalet Master Bedroom

Master bedroom - 1 double bed & storage

Chalet Second Bedroom

Second bedroom - 2 single beds & storage

Chalet View

Our beach looking out to Hurst Castle and Fort Albert

Site Views 1

We really are on the edge of the cliff overlooking Colwell Bay.

Site Views 2

We have a lovely childrens play area on site.

Site Views 3

Crazy golf, mini golf and pitch and putt on site as well.

Site Views 4

There's even a football pitch on site.

Site Views 5

Enjoy the sunset over the Solent from the sofa.........


OurChalet can be booked through:

Linstone Holidays

* PLEASE NOTE: Site rules prohibit dogs (except assistance) and OurChalet is a non smoking bungalow *

Around Linstone Chine


Colwell Bay

Colwell Bay is situated in between the famous Needle rock and lighthouse, and the port of Yarmouth. With views across the Solent to Hurst Castle and Fort Albert, Colwell Bay is popular with families, holidaymakers, and locals who visit the gently shelving beach year in, year out; for either the traditional game of beach cricket or the regular banter with the locals. A perfect place to relax and unwind in the summer months, Colwell bay has a unique friendly appeal, just busy enough in the summer months yet not overcrowded like some of the bigger beaches on the southern side of the Isle of Wight.
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IOW Coastal Path

The IOW coastal path runs right through Linstone Chine. Along this 67-mile trail are some of the most spectacular beaches in the south of England. The Coastal Path is an exhilarating walk around the island's coastline. Wander through the picturesque towns of Cowes and Yarmouth - thriving yachting ports steeped in maritime heritage. Escape into the wideopen spaces of Tennyson Down and along the deserted clifftops of South Wight.
More info on the Coastal Path

Freshwater Bay & Village

Freshwater Bay is one of the most picturesque beaches in West Wight and lies just to the South of the town of Freshwater. The beach is covered in a mixture of grey flint and chalk pebbles that make a unique sound as the waves rise and fall onto the shore. There is sand below the low water mark and some sandy areas to sit if you walk to the more eastern side of the bay. There is also a rock ledge revealed at low tide at this side, which is great for rockpooling. Freshwater village is the main shopping area that services the West of the Isle of Wight with a number of established stores and a supermarket.
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The Needles Rocks & Alum Bay

The Needles on the Isle of Wight is surely one of the most photographed groups of rocks in the world. This row of three distinctive chalk stacks features in all the classic views of the island, a truly unforgettable image - and a photographer's delight. Alum Bay is well known for its multi-coloured sand cliffs and stunning views across the Solent. Many homes around the world have a glass object filled with sand as a memento of a visit to Alum Bay and The Needles.
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The Needles Old Battery

With unrivalled views of the Solent and unspoilt countryside, is the Needles Old Battery a Victorian fort built in 1862 and used throughout both World Wars. The Battery's fascinating story is told in a series of atmospheric rooms, whilst vivid cartoons by comic book artist Geoff Campion illustrate the part it played in the history of modern Britain. There are two original guns on the Parade Ground and an underground tunnel leads to a searchlight emplacement with dramatic views over the Needles rocks. A small exhibition in the underground rooms of The New Battery, further up the headland, reveals the astonishing and little-known story of Britain's Cold War 'race for space', when British-made rockets were tested here under conditions of great secrecy. A destination not to be missed.
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The historic port town sits at the mouth of the River Yar and contains some of the oldest architecture on the Isle of Wight, including a 16th Century castle which is well worth a visit. The harbour at Yarmouth is always very busy with both ferries and smaller boats, and the town itself offers a good variety of things to do for visitors. The history of the town is very evident as you walk round and a trip along the Grade 2 listed pier is highly recommended for views across the Solent. Yarmouth Castle, which is tucked away to the side of the ferry dock, is also a great place for sea views and family picnics during the warmer months. There is a road bridge over the river estuary which heads out of the town, and a short distance along is Fort Victoria Country Park, a Victorian gun battery which now houses a number of local attractions.
More info on Yarmouth

General Admin

Travelling to Linstone Chine

The best way to get to Linstone Chine is the Wightlink car and passenger ferry which crosses from Lymington to Yarmouth. There are also Wightlink sailings from Portsmouth to Fishbourne.

From the ferry port at Yarmouth, take the 2nd exit at the roundabout onto the A3054. After approximately 2 miles, turn right into Monks Lane. After about half a mile, turn left into the Linstone Chine Holiday Park. The site office is on the right, where you can collect the key.

Staying at OurChalet

Bookings at OurChalet run from Saturday to Saturday.

OurChalet now has a dedicated high speed wireless broadband connection which you are free to use, which also gives you access to the smart apps on the TV

There is a collection of board games, a number of books and some golf clubs available for the use of visitors.

Please vacate the property by 10.00am on the final day. Shut all windows, leave internal doors open, lock the front door and don't forget the key.

Accomodation at Linstone Chine

The bungalow accommodation consists of one double bedroom, one twin bedroom, bathroom with bath/shower & large lounge/dining area with a fully equipped kitchen.

There is space for one car to park at the rear of the bungalow and ample parking throughout the site.

To the front of the bungalow is a patio area with views across to the mainland and Hurst Castle.

Contact & Location

- Only 9 minutes from Yarmouth Ferry Terminal

- OurChalet, 173 Brambles Chine, Monks Lane, Freshwater, Isle of Wight PO40 9SY

- Contact Us via Email

The History of Linstone Chine

Cliff End Battery at the top end of Linstone Chine was first used as a military site at the end of the 18th Century. From then until just after the second world war, the site was in almost continual use as a look out and defensive outpost.

In January 1957, Linstone Chine was finally demilitarised and sold for bungalow development. The first bungalows were a simple wooden construction and along with a swimming pool, tennis courts and club house, the site was a thriving holiday camp.

The site was redeveloped from 1974 onwards, when a number of new bungalows were built and sold, initially on 20-year leases for around 4,500 pounds each.

By 1982, the developer had fallen into financial difficulties, with even the grass cutting equipment repossessed by the bailiffs.

The newly formed residents association negotiated a fee of 50,000 pounds to buy the freehold of the site excluding the Clubhouse and the group took over the estate in July 1984.

Following the bankruptcy of the Club owners the residents company, Linstone Chine Management Company Ltd, purchased the freehold of the former club site for 150,000 pounds in April 2012, with money kindly lent by many of its members. The derelict buildings were eventually demolished in February 2017.

Today, the Linstone Chine site, which covers 38 acres, consists of about 210 bungalows on the lower area known as Brambles Chine and 80 bungalows on the higher ground known as Cliff End. The Linstone Chine Management Company Ltd is a not for profit organisation, owned by its members who are the bungalow owners. It exists to manage the site on behalf of and for the benefit of its members.

We bought 173 Brambles Chine from the Coleman family, who had owned the bungalow from new, in June 2019. We named it OurChalet as I'd holidayed on the Isle of Wight as a youngster in chalets just like this. I never imagined owning one.

Dave and Kathleen.