The Long House Padmore

Whippingham, East Cowes, Isle of Wight
+44 (0)7977 028060

A stylish hideout for lovers of clever design, with plenty of space and light. A short drive from Cowes, beaches, boating and fun


14 beds


6 bedrooms


Sleeps 14

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

A quirky bolthole hidden in the walled garden of a large house with two wings: bedrooms and bathrooms are in a converted 1920s engineer’s workshop, featuring original brick walls and quarry tiled floors. Above you the loft has been turned into a play space for children with a sleeping area.

A short, glassed-in corridor brings you to the newly-built second wing. This living area duplicates the lines of the workshop, with space to eat, drink and spread out. You’re free to roam the garden and pick seasonal veg and salads; on warm evenings you can barbecue on the patio.

Exploring the island is easy. Osborne House is within walking distance and a ten-minute stroll will take you to a riverside pub – the Folly. Pack up a picnic and all your beach gear for a day out at Ryde with its miles and miles of sand.

The Long House Padmore - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The sheer amount of space inside and out
  • Being able to walk onto the coastal path from the house
  • Roaming the lovely garden and picking vegetables in season
The Long House Padmore - Gallery

You should know

  • It’s quite tucked away and quiet
  • You need a car to get to the beach
  • The living space is all open plan


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants 5-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £330
Weekly price
from £1500
Damage deposit
Reduced rates for smaller parties.
1 House for 14
From £33014 beds6 bedrooms


What an amazing stay at The Long House! It was the perfect base for our week exploring the Isle of Wight. Spacious, beautifully decorated, very private, superbly equipped (down to a cocktail shaker and BBQ) and set in gorgeous surroundings with plenty of outside space for the kids and dog. Some lovely walks on the doorstep (Folly pub is 10/15 minute stroll away). Liz the host could not have been more welcoming and gave some great tips on restaurants and activities on the island. A hidden gem on the Isle of Wight! We will most definitely be back again - a very special place.

Fiona, London

Love the Long House! It is beautifully, cool and creatively decorated, great space for us, a group of 2 families with 4 teenagers who made the most of the snug and attic as their chill zones. Liz was so helpful and welcoming, nothing was too much trouble. There is a fabulous walled garden with an inspiring crop of vegetables which we were allowed to sample, and that was an added treat! The location is beautiful watching the sunset over St Mildred's church, reading about the history of the area of Osborne and Padmore House.We had a lovely time, will definitely be returning and highly recommend.

Rebecca, Shepperton

We had simply the best week imaginable at The Long House. The weather played a big part for sure, but the house was perfect for us too. Comfortable, stylish and so well designed to accommodate 2 or three families, allowing plenty of space so you are not at any time on top of each other. Elizabeth could not have been more helpful prior to our trip and the use of their stunning vegetable garden was an added bonus particularly as we were staying with a keen chef! The week went by so quickly we certainly hope to return to explore the island more.

Julia, London

Our favourite place for a stylish break in a stunning and peaceful location. Sumptuous, spacious interiors which are fit for families of all shapes and sizes. Gorgeous gardens with room to play cricket and pick delicious fruit and veg. The Longhouse has it all! @styleitoutsister & family

Sarah, Berkshire

We had a wonderful time at Long House. It is a beautiful place, and the children and we loved picking fruit and veg in the garden. The house is well laid out and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Liz was very responsive to any questions we had and her tips for what to do / where to eat are spot on. The Isle of Wight is a great location esp. with children and we can’t wait to come back.

Esther, London

We had a fantastic week at the Long House which is absolutely perfect for families or a group of friends. The house is stylishly decorated and very comfortable, with enough room for everyone to spread out; the kids loved the upstairs play area and the patio was great for breakfast in the sun and bbqs. There are lots of fun activities nearby, and the Long House is a great base to come back to with everything you need to relax! We particularly loved the beautiful garden which is filled with flowers and delicious fruit and vegetables to sample.

Catherine, London

Beautiful and clean house in a lovely location

Francesca, London

What a wonderful place the Longhouse is: full of style, comfort for a large group and colour. Loved the decor, couldn’t wish for better facilities, including such comfy beds, wood for the log burner, free squashes in the greenhouse, everything you need to cook a big meal with friends and peace and quiet. A special place.

Sharon, Bath

We had a wonderful weekend at The Long House, a stunning place to stay - stylish, comfortable, spacious and spotlessly clean. We loved everything about the house It was November so sadly we didn't get a chance to make the most of the wonderful garden and terrace, we will have to come back again in the spring! Liz is a great host, she is really helpful and friendly, and made us feel very welcome. A superb house, highly recommend it.


Really interesting house, brilliantly designed and well-equipped. Warm, dry and welcoming on a wet weekend...


The Long House is a wonder with very generous spaces that feel beautifully curated and much loved. The interiors are stunning and there is enough space so as not to feel on top of one another if going as a group.


A fabulously stylish holiday retreat that is perfect for a family of all ages. We had three generations and there was space for everyone to be together as well as quieter spaces for both young and old to relax and play. The location is great with walks on your doorstep and quick access to lovely restaurants and pubs. The vegetable garden was plentiful and we enjoyed several meals with delicious handpicked vegetables, salad and fruit.

Sarah, Berkshire

We had such a wonderful stay at the LongHouse. We were a family group, with small kids and an elderly parent. The house is fantastic, beautifully decorated, and so well equipped. We tended to spend the mornings at the house - the kids loved going into the garden to get strawberries. We spent afternoons out and about, going to the beach, and enjoying the countryside, and evenings at the house having dinner. A perfect place to spend a wonderful weekend with family. I would definitely recommend and we would love to visit again.

Gillian, London

We went to the Isle of Wight as a big group with kids as well. The house was perfect - plenty of space for everyone. The kids loved having the attic space to themselves and it was fully kitted out with games and toys to keep them entertained. Meanwhile, the living/dining/kitchen space was great for big social meals. That only leaves the garden which was beautiful and the kids loved running around while we sat and enjoyed a glass of wine in the sunshine. A perfect house for a social group weekend! We would definitely love to come back.

Katy, London

We had a wonderful holiday as an extended family of 11 with all ages well catered for. Liz is a generous host, and the bold design, layout and overall space inside and out worked really well for us. All five bathrooms were well equipped. Two dishwashers made clearing up easy. Plenty of decent crockery, sharp knives, recycling and composting all plus points! The children loved netflix and the biggest snug ever, table football and toys for little ones. The garden is enclosed & plenty of space to park. The stairs are very steep but Liz can provide stairgates.

Rachel, Midlands

We had the most wonderful stay at the Long House! We were a large family group of 13 and it was the best, most thoughtfully designed house we have ever rented. The house is extremely stylish and comfortable. A very well equipped kitchen with two dishwashers was perfect for such a large group and the upstairs loft room with plenty of books, games and table football was a hit with our children! We loved the beautiful interior design and the generous inside and outside space. The owner, Liz, was a friendly and helpful host and we can't wait to return!

Alice, London

We all loved the place and it was definitely one of our top places that we have all stayed in. The attention to detail on how it was decorated was excellent, you could see a lot of thought and care had been put into it. How it was furnished and styled it made it a pleasure to stay in. The play/sleeping room at the top was great for the kids (just need to be careful about the stairs in the night for them). The garden area was great and walking around the veg area was lovely. We will definitely be back! and would love to see it in the summer.

Marilyn, Oxford

This is a magical, peaceful spot on the Island, and the house is just lovely, really cosy and comfortable, with lots of space. The décor is cool, bright, interesting, quirky – the house and its huge garden is just great fun, with lots to explore.

Mandy, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

The house is near a main road, so nothing on the island is more than a 45-minute drive. Find shops, restaurants and a bustling marina at East Cowes. Take the chain ferry over the river to Cowes itself. A 15-minute drive gets you to the lovely big beach at Ryde, great for families.

Local points of interest from Liz Wilson

  • We are three minutes drive from Queen Victoria's beautiful seaside residence of Osborne House, complete with formal gardens, parkland, walled garden, private beach and the life-size dolls' house, Swiss Cottage and royal children's vegetable plots.
  • A five minute walk past Queen Victoria's church, St Mildred's takes to across fields and onto the coast path either towards Cowes or Newport.
  • If you have a licence, hire a RIB for the day from East Cowes Marina (a five minute drive). Pack a picnic and explore the beaches at Seagrove and Priory Bay, or whizz over to Yarmouth and have lobster at Salty's or a delicious lunch at The George
  • A 40 minute drive takes you to the southern tip of the island. Visit Ventnor Botanical Garden to see rare sub-tropical plants thriving in the special micro climate. Climb the steps down to Steephill Cove for fresh crab pasties and pretty beach hut shops.
  • St Helens Duver, 25 minutes away is a varied beach, great for swimming and rock pooling. Superb licensed café where you can eat by the beach or take out sandwiches. Also has Tacktisle so you can kayak, dinghy sail, SUP, SUP yoga or windsurf.
  • Farmer Jack's is the best farm shop on the Island by miles. Excellent butcher, stacks of the local produce and 10 minutes drive away.


Liz Wilson

Charming and efficient owner Liz lives in the main house, pops up to meet and greet then leaves you alone unless you need her. She’s not just a passionate gardener, but also responsible for the unique interior design of the Long House. Liz and husband Mike moved here from London and their three children are all at local schools.