5 min cycle ride – Newport to Godshill to Shanklin

Here is the cycle ride from Newport to Godshill (for a drink or lunch in the sun) and then on to Shanklin. Alternatively, you may prefer to walk the same route.

If you need to rent a bike on the Isle of Wight you may wish to talk to Wight Cycle Hire (http://www.wightcyclehire.co.uk/).

If you are going on holiday to one of our holiday cottages you can arrange for bike hire to be delivered to your door for when you arrive. www.islandcottageholidays.com/isleofwight/cycle/hire/

Rocklyn Cottage Appuldurcombe

Appuldurcombe Cottage Isle of Wight
Rocklyn Cottage

Rocklyn Cottage is a new holiday cottage to Island Cottage Holidays located in the South East Countryside of the Isle of Wight. This beautiful location puts it next to the cross roads of the popular Stenbury and Worsley Trails as well as within a short walk of the village of Godshill.

Rocklyn Cottage has 3 bedrooms and is a spacious and comfortable cottage. There is a double bedroom, a twin room and a single room which makes it suitable for a family wishing to walk, visit the coast and explore the Isle of Wight.

From Rocklyn Cottage there are a number of walking and cycling options ranging from a short walk to Godshill, where there is a good public house and a number of small boutique shops, to joining the cycle network and walking or cycling to Shanklin in the East or along the Worsley Trail to St Lawrence and Ventnor.

For more information about Rocklyn Cottage visit islandcottageholidays.com/isleofwight/cottages/rocklyn/

Isle of Wight Cycling Festival Accommodation

Isle of Wight Cycling Festival
Isle of Wight Cycling

We have launched our Isle of Wight Cycling Festival Accommodation page with self catering holiday cottages available for the cycling festival at the end of September. This years event promises to be the best yet with a good lineup of cycle routes planned.

The Isle of Wight cycling festival is an excellent opportunity to visit the Isle of Wight and cycle the hundreds of miles of cycle track and bridal paths which extend all over the Island. The organised routes allow you to explore new areas and enjoy the fellowship of the other riders.

For more information about self catering accommodation for the Isle of Wight Cycling Festival visit Isle of Wight Cycling Festival Accommodation

Lymington to Yarmouth Isle of Wight Ferry

Time lapse video of the ferry crossing from Lymington to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. This beautiful route has views over  the wetlands, which is home to many bird species, as well as a lovely views of Yarmouth and the West Isle of Wight Downs behind.  http://youtu.be/z_yNG4J3-gM?hd=1

There is no music or sound so if you have a suggestion for a good track please leave us a comment.

Steephill Cove Isle of Wight

Steephill Cove The small bay at Steephill Cove has been described as one of the Isle of Wight’s hidden treasures due to the pretty beach, the wonderful locally caught crab & lobster and the peace and traquility gained from an off the beaten track location.

To reach Steephill Cove you must do it on foot but this is part of the charm of the bay which can only be reached by the coastal path from Ventnor or down through the Ventnor Botanical Gardens.

Once at the bay you can relax on the sand and shingle beach, swim in the clear water and enjoy lunch at one of the two crab restaurants with views of the sea. At low tide the beach is revealed to it’s fullest extent and some take the oppertunity for a small game of beach cricket.

The bay is a natural sun trap and is often protected for any wind by the cliffs either side. The friendly and mellow local atmosphere has often lulled visitors into restful sleep while sitting up on the promenade.

For holiday cottages available for self catering holidays in Steephill Cove as well as nearby Ventnor and St Lawrence visit Steephill Cove Holiday Cottages.