Bullsgate, the cottages on the Forest edge
Welcome to Bullsgate Cottages, a pair of unusual wooden houses originally built as homes for foresters. Now privately owned we offer these cottages as delightful holiday homes with a backdrop of Parkhurst Forest.
Parkhurst Forest was originally called the ‘Watchingwood’ in the Domesday Book; later becoming part of the King’s Park and was used as a royal hunting ground for the deer that were there. It is believed that it was a Saxon hunting ground before the Normans.
Today it’s a working wood with regular winter harvesting of mature trees. The non-native species that were planted in the latter half of the last century are being harvested and the forest is being returned to native woodland. There are many examples of maturing oaks and beautiful beech trees. It is also home to an active population of Red Squirrels which can sometimes be seen in the cottages gardens. The Forest is great for walking and cycling with open access to all areas.
Bullsgate is conveniently situated about 1.5 miles from Newport town centre, making it a great central location for exploring all areas of the Island. Newport is the Island’s capital and has a wide range of shops, pubs, cafes, and entertainments.
Walkers love the easy access to the No.7 bus route, the bus stop just a 5 minute walk away gives quick access to the main Newport bus station and makes planning walks in all areas of the Island a breeze.
The cottages sleep 5 people in each (Double, Twin and Single bedrooms) plus a sofa bed downstairs for occasional use, giving total maximum sleeping for 7 people. Each cottage has a well-equipped kitchen and living area, and a separate dining room. We include all linen and towels in the price.
Unlimited free Wi-Fi is available, along with Smart TVs. There is a large picnic table on the seating areas of each cottage and garden chairs to follow the sun around!
We are family friendly, each cottage has a large fenced in garden, and we can offer travel cots and high chairs included in the price.
For the convenience of all our guests, we are a non-smoking, no pets property.
Start days for hire are Saturday for 1 Bullsgate and Sunday for 2 Bullsgate; with 3 pm check-in and 10 am check-out. Out of the main season, we are happy to consider other start days and short breaks. Please contact us and we will do our best to help.
A security deposit is required against damage which is refundable if all is in order when you leave.
The payment of this deposit secures the booking.
Full payment is required 6 weeks before the start of the hire.
In order to keep costs down, we do not take card payments but bank transfers, cheques, or cash is fine.
We look forward to welcoming you to Bullsgate Cottages