Many of our guests comment to us about the wonderful nature and wildlife to be found on the Isle of Wight and tell us about seeing squirrels and birds in the cottage garden. We are encouraging the use of bird feeders in all of our holiday cottages and tell guests what they might see out of the window so they can get the most of a rich natural environment.
Bird watching hides are found around the Isle of Wight, such as the in Newtown, where you can watch migrant birds on the wetlands (Isle of Wight Hidden Treasures).
Beaulieu Cottage (where this photo was taken) is backed by woodland and a great variety of animal life can be spotted in the garden around dusk from the comfort of the conservatory.
Compass Cottage is a new cottage in Worth Matravers which enjoys wonderful views of the Purbeck coastline and the sea. Located on the southern side of the Isle of Purbeck, at the southern end of Dorset, this cottage looks out over the Jurassic Coast.
Compass Cottage sleeps 9 people in 5 bedrooms and has a spacious and comfortable feel. The large front room allows family or friends to come together in the evening and mull over a day out in Purbeck. Alterntively, there is a traditional local pub within a 5 minute walk where locals and holiday makers come together for an evening of traditional music or a quiet time around the fire with a local beer.
Worth Matravers is well positioned to explore the Isle of Purbeck and this southern part of Dorset. The seaside town of Swanage is a short drive away and can also be walked to via a direct foot path. The coastal path, which goes past the village, continues to Kimmeridge and Lulworth before going on towards Weymouth. A walk to Corfe Castle via the village of Kingston is another popular route and allows one to stop off for lunch at the Scott Arms in Kingston or try one of a number of public houses in Corfe Castle before returning.
Yafford Mill Barn at Shorwell on the West side of the Isle of Wight has been awarded Access Exceptional for the exceptionally high level of accessibility it affords. Yafford Mill Barn is fully equipped with the necessary space and features to make it ‘Access Exceptional’ and boasts a large wet room, a cooker that can be easily operated from a wheel chair, special beds able to be used with hoists and lifts as well doors and entrances which can be used from within a wheel chair.
While having such a high level of accessibility Yafford Mill also has a high level of luxury and also has a 5 Star Gold Awards grading. Accessability features have been subtly integrated into the design and non disabled users are often unaware that they are in such an exceptionally accessible property.
We have added new photos of Uppermount, a large and spacious holiday cottage within a short walk of Bonchurch beach. The new photos include pictures of the new front room furniture and the sun room that leads out into the garden.
Uppermount is one of two Island Cottage Holidays’ holiday cottages in Bonchurch. The village enjoys a excellent position near the sea and within a short walk, via the coastal path, to Ventnor. The village has a small village pond with a variety of ducks and birds as well as an excellent restaurant (Pond Cafe – Bonchurch).
From Bonchurch it is possible to explore the coast and the coastal path which runs North East to Shanklin and South West to Ventnor and on towards Niton and the West Coast of the Isle of Wight.
We have added new photos of Knighton Gorges which shows the beautiful views and new photographs of the interior.
Knighton Gorges has beautiful rural views and is surrounded by peaceful countryside. There are very pleasant walks from Knighton Gorges and it is possible to walk to two excellent places to eat (the Garlic Farm and Pointers Inn at Newchurch).
As a base for walking and cycling on the Isle of Wight Knighton Gorges is ideally located near to bridal ways and one of the Isle of Wight’s main cycle routes. Once on the cycle route it is possible to cycle to Newport off across the Isle of Wight without riding along the roads. For more information on cycling on the Isle of Wight visit our Isle of Wight Cycling page.
We have a new picture of the view from Beaulieu Cottage on the Isle of Wight.
The view from Beaulieu Cottage stretches over fields, Sandown Golf Club and down to Yarverland. In the distance there are the white cliffs of Culver Cliffs and the sea.
Beaulieu Cottage has a conservatory which means that one can eat breakfast or relax with a glass of wine and enjoy this view from a comfortable chair. Alternatively, you may want to get to grips with the view and follow the footpath which takes you across to Culver Down.
New images have been added of Brook Lodge on the Isle of Wight. This tucked away cottage for 2 has a fabulous garden which can be enjoyed from a sunny seating area in front of the cottage or under the shade of one of the trees.
Brook Lodge is beautifully positioned between Whitwell and Niton on the Isle of Wight. A photograph of the Light House at Niton can be found on the Brook Lodge web page.
Bay View holiday cottage at Seaview Isle of Wight has been updated with new images showing the front room, which looks over the beach at Seaview, the children’s bedroom which doubles as a play room, and the new extra shower room which makes it easier for everyone to freshen up after they have got back from the beach.