Corfe Castle View from Plum Tree Cottage

Corfe Castle had enjoyed lovely sunny weather this weekend and here is a time-lapse video taken from the balcony at Plum Tree Cottage in Corfe Castle Dorset.

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June Isle of Wight Photographs

Wonderful Isle of Wight photos from our holiday guests. Our June photo competition is well underway and the winner of the April/May photo competition will be announced soon. Here are a few photos from the June competition but for all the photos visit our facebook pages at facebook.com/islandcottages

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These photos have been taken by our obviously talented holiday guests and their names and notes on their photos are to be found on our facebook page. These show scenes from Brook towards Freshwater, Cowes, and East Isle of Wight. Join the competition at www.islandcottageholidays.com/photography

June Holiday Guest Comments

There have been a lot of lovely comments from guests to our Isle of Wight and Purbeck holiday cottages in June. Here are just some of them.

The Clock House – Ventnor, Isle of Wight

“My first ever visit to IoW. Greeted at The Clock House by the very friendly owner. Superb location just a short walk from the beach and everything was in perfect order. I’d definitely stay there again.” – David S

Clatterford Coach House – Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight

“This is a very comfortable and peaceful holiday home, we enjoyed our stay very much.” – David S

Dunnose Magna Cottage – Luccombe, Isle of Wight

“The nine of us that stayed in this cottage thought that the accommodation. surroundings, views, gardens, etc were excellent. The owners made our visit relaxing by being there to give information and advice. We are three families and all of us would return to the cottage. We highly recommend it.” – Violet C

New Inn Cottage – Norton Green, Isle of Wight

“A stylish, well furnished and equipped cottage and pretty garden in a quiet rural location. Three generations of our family enjoyed our week in unspoilt West Wight, near to Yarmouth, the Needles and Tennyson Down – a perfect spot for lovely walks, sandy beaches and visits to the island’s attractions.” – Linda S

Paper Barn – Newchurch, Isle of Wight

“The cottage is placed in a lowly village the pointer inn is a brilliant pub which serves great food. The property is well equipped with beautiful views the owners are very accommodating, the garden is great for children.” – Martin H

Greystone Cottage – Brook, Isle of Wight

“We had a wondeful stay at Greytsone. The cottage is well equipped, clean and in a wonderful location. Fantastic garden with stunning views. Three generations of our family found it to be perfect. Highly recommended, many thanks Island Cottage holidays.” – Nathan F

Ramblers End – Niton, Isle of Wight

“Lovely cottage in an attractive village with two good pubs. The owners made us very welcome.” – Dawn H

St Catherines Cottage – Niton Undercliff, Isle of Wight

“An amazing cottage with fantastic views.Our third visit and hopefully will return again next year.” – J Feist

Clematis Cottage – Worth Matravers, Dorset

“Great location, beautiful village, cosy holiday cottage” – Sophie G

May and June Self Catering Holiday Guest Comments

The summer has got started with some wonderful weather and a number of our guests have sent us photos from their holidays. We have also had more lovely feedback from guests to our Isle of Wight and Purbeck holiday cottages and here are just some from the last month.

Bridgecourt Manor Cottage – Godshill, Isle of Wight

“The location of the cottage and position ( in a lovely large garden ) were excellent. The owner was delightful and very helpful.” – S Olver

Dylan Wing – Alum Bay, Isle of Wight

“An excellent location, excellent accomodation, well presented and well equipped. A quiet area of IOW but lovely for walking and so easy to get to other locations. Yarmouth ferry is nearby as well. We really enjoyed our stay and the accomodation made it really relaxing.” – Robin W

Little Dormers – Cowes, Isle of Wight

“We enjoyed staying in Little Dormers. It was very clean, comfortable and peaceful. The owners are lovely people and perfect hosts. Overall we had a lovely holiday and hope to go back to Little Dormers again.” – Elizabeth & Eric E

Rose Cottage – Shorwell, Isle of Wight

“Delightful, comfortable, quietly situated cottage 2 minutes walk from the shop and 5 minutes from a lovely pub with great food. The cottage was very well equipped and had a large sunny garden. Excellent base for discovering all the attractions of the Isle of Wight.” – Judith H

Hanover House – Brook, Isle of Wight

“Great house and felt like home. Wonderful views and wildlife all around. Lovely big garden and safe for dogs. Can’t wait to return some day.” – John S

Tennyson Wing – Alum Bay, Isle of Wight

“We had a wonderful stay in Tennyson Wing, a very comfortable and well appointed flat. The kitchen and bathroom supplies, such as dishwasher tablets etc, and toiletries were a really thoughtful touch, as was the wine, milk, tea and biscuits left for our arrival.” – Maria B

Apse Manor Forge Cottage – Shanklin, Isle of Wight

“The cottage is very comfortable and has been the ideal location for discovering the Island. Many thanks for our guided walk to the top (nearly) of the Island and down through Bluebell Wood.” – Tom, Lin and Karen

Clematis Cottage – Worth Matravers, Dorset

“We all had a great time at Clematis Cottage and would love to go back. The cottage is comfortable, well equipped and full of character, and its location on the footpath to the sea is fantastic.” – Kim V

Laurel Cottage – Newbridge, Isle of Wight

“cottage was excellent really enjoyed our stay, would definitely stay again” – Paul W

Shalfleet Farmhouse – Shalfleet, Isle of Wight

“Great company to deal with, everything was exactly as stated and shown, very happy!!” – Denise B

Chine Cottage – Totland Bay, Isle of Wight

“Beds the best we have ever had on a self-catering holiday.” – Michael H

Uppermount – Bonchurch, Isle of Wight

“Homely cottage in a beautiful tranquil location.” – Paul C P

Manor Stable Cottage – Merstone, Isle of Wight

“Wonderful property in a great location to visit Shanklin and as a base on the island.We had a thoroughly enjoyable break and the house made it feel as if it was a home from home. Will definitely be staying again if we visit the Island.” – Georgina A

Keats House – Shanklin, Isle of Wight

“A great place to stay, smashing location for such a spacious and well-appointed property” – Philip R S

The Glass House – Cowes, Isle of Wight

“The Glass House is a wonderful house to stay in we had lovely weather so enjoyed dinning outside and relaxed on the top floor sun deck. Watching ships, boats and people go by made never ending view for the whole family to enjoy and talk about……hope to go back” – Anne H

Isle of Wight Steam Railway Events

Steam Roller at Isle of Wight Steam RailwayThe Steam Railway on the Isle of Wight holds a number of fabulous events all summer long. There are activities for all ages and most events see mums and dads getting as involved as the children. The Isle of Wight Steam Railway is located at Havenstreet which is on the North East of the Isle of Wight and within a short drive of East Coast towns such as Seaview, Bembridge and  Shanklin .

The Isle of Wight Classic Car show was just one of these events and included this fine steamroller or steam tractor as well as many beautiful cars.

Some forthcoming Isle of Wight Steam Railway events are listed below or you may wish to visit the Isle of Wight Events section.


Isle of Wight Country Dancing Festival

Steam Railway

12th June 2013 – Isle of Wight Steam Railway – Havenstreet

A Isle of Wight steam railway event. The Isle of Wight have a wonderful range of events through out the year. For more information visit – www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk/special-events

The Island Motor Show

Steam Railway

13th July & 14th July 2013 – Isle of Wight Steam Railway – Havenstreet

A Isle of Wight steam railway event. The Isle of Wight have a wonderful range of events through out the year. For more information visit – www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk/special-events

Wonderful April & May Holiday Photos

The Island Cottage Holidays April and May Photo Competition has delivered up a lot of wonderful photos of the Isle of Wight and Purbeck. Here is a quick round up of the entries.

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These photos have been taken in locations across the Isle of Wight and Purbeck including in Brighstone, Shalfleet, Bembridge, Kingston, Ventnor and Corfe Castle. For a full album of the Island Cottage Holidays photo competition visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/islandcottages

If you want to take part in our photo competition for June go to www.islandcottageholidays.com/photography/