Central Isle of Wight Holiday Cottages
The centre of the Isle of Wight has beautiful rural countryside and a great selection of walks and cycle routes. Walks extend out to meet the coast on all sides and it is possible to walk the 'spine' of the Island to Freshwater in the West or Bembridge in the East.
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Sleeps 7 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
This lovely stone cottage is situated in the small rural hamlet of Bowcombe which stands between the pretty village of Shorwell and Carisbrooke with its medieval castle. Shorwell and Carisbrooke are both within a 5 minute drive and have public houses which are good for meals. The cottage offers easy access to the small bays and coves on the south west side of the Isle of Wight. Brighstone beach is within a 10 minute drive and the larger sandy beaches of Ventnor and Shanklin are within a 20 minute drive. View Bramble Cottage Bowcombe, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 6 and a baby in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
Dairy Cottage is an attractive stone cottage enjoying rural views and with glimpses of Carisbrooke Castle from the master bedroom. The castle is within a 15 minute walk. The cottage is located at the heart of the Isle of Wight and within a short drive of the coast in any direction. Local walks follow the top of the Downs as far as Freshwater and Alum Bay and enjoy wonderful views all along the way. View Dairy Cottage Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
Lovely farm cottage with delightful rural views across lakes to the downs beyond. The picturesque farm is in a wonderful cycling and walking area with direct access to a network of cycle paths, footpaths and bridleways, and private access to the Stenbury Trail which ultimately extends from Cowes to the coast at Ventnor. The Tennyson Trail extending to the western tip of the island is also easily reached. The cottage has been furnished and equipped with care to a high standard and offers charming accommodation in beautiful surroundings with ducks, swans and a huge variety of other wildlife including red squirrels as constant visitors. Horses are kept on the farm and trout fishing can be arranged. The central location of the cottage makes it an ideal base for touring the island. View Marvel Cottage Blackwater, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 7 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
This picturesque Grade II listed cottage dates back to 1676 and is attractively situated at the end of a quiet lane with a lovely ford and footpath leading to the nearby medieval castle of Carisbrooke. Located in the oldest part of Carisbrooke village which is a conservation area lying within ‘An area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. The castle is only 5 minutes walk away and can be glimpsed from the garden and main bedrooms. This is a wonderful walking area as within 5 minutes walk of the cottage visitors can join the famous Tennyson Trail which follows the downs westerly towards The Needles. View Virginia Cottage Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight
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Carisbrooke Castle is one of the historic monuments at the heart of the Isle of Wight which deserves a visit. Newport is also located in the centre of the Isle of Wight and is the principle town on the Isle of Wight. The village of Blackwater is located East of Newport and is within easy reach by road of the beaches on the East and South coast.
Central Isle of Wight Towns & Villages
Newport - The town of Newport is the principle town on the Isle of Wight and is built around a large historic church. Down from the main street there is a quey where there is a pub and an art centre with restaurant. Newport is right in the middle of the Island with good links in every direction.
Carisbrooke -The historic village of Carisbrooke is most famous for the large and partly ruined remains of Carisbrooke Castle. The building is open to the public and is a fun and educational day out. A public footpath runs around the castle and offers views of the Island. In the village there is a public house and a village shop as well as a new cafe.
Bowcombe - The small hamlet of Bowcombe is a short distance from Carisbrooke and has footpaths leading up onto the downs or across to Carisbrooke Castle. Down top paths go all the way to Freshwater.
Blackwater - The hamlet of Blackwater is to the East of Carisbrooke and Newport and straddles the Newport to Sandown or Newport to Shanklin cycle path.
Central Isle of Wight Activites and Attractions
Tree Climbing - A chance to climb into the canopy as part of a fun day out in beautiful rural locations on the Isle of Wight. This family friendly activity is very safe and popular with children and adults alike. For more information visit www.goodleaf.co.uk
Isle of Wight Steam Railway - The steam railway runs traditional trains from Havenstreet to Wootton as well as holding a number of special events throughout the year. www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk
Osborne House - Wootton is a short drive away from Osborne House which was the summer residence of Queen Victoria. The house and grounds have been opened to the public by English Heritage. Osborne House
Central Isle of Wight Holiday Attractions & Activities
Good Leaf Tree Climbing
North East, Isle of Wight
A chance to climb into the canopy as part of a fun day out on the Isle of Wight. This family friendly activity is very safe and extremely popular with children and adults alike. For more information visit www.goodleaf.co.uk
Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Havenstreet near Wootton, Isle of Wight
A wonderful day out for the family with a step back in time to the age of steam. The Isle of Wight Steam Railway offers a chance to learn about the trains and travel part of the Isle of Wight by train. For more information visit www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk
North Isle of Wight
Wootton is a short drive away from Osborne House which was the summer residence of Queen Victoria. The house and grounds have been opened to the public by English Heritage. Osborne House