Purbeck Pubs with Open Fire Dorset

The traditional pubic house with roaring fire is something many of our holiday guests seek out when visiting Purbeck and southern Dorset. The rich choice of country pubs, local ales, local food and friendly rural atmosphere is an attraction of Purbeck in its own right. In the winter the open fire or woodburner becomes a great place to relax with a pint and warm your feet after a walk or cycle ride.

Villages such as Corfe Castle, Kingston and Worth Matravers are all famed for their pubs and each has a unique local character. Many also have entertainments such as live music, traditional games or just jovial company.

Below is a list of Purbeck public houses with an Open Fire.

The Scott Arms Kingston Dorset

View of Corfe Castle from Scott ArmsThe public house in Kingston is best known for the wonderful view over Purbeck and down to Corfe Castle. On a clear day you can see all the way to Brownsea Island and across Poole Harbour from the pub garden.

The Scott Arms servers food and you can sit and enjoy your meal in the top bar next to the open fire. The top bar is also a popular hangout for local people and you will be welcomed to the friendly banter and talks about local events.

thescottarms.com
West St, Kingston, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5LH
Phone: 01929 480270

The Square and Compass Worth Matravers Dorset

Square and Compass Pub Worth MatraversThis fantastic public house is known being traditional and extremely welcoming as well as having a fantastic view over the Jurassic Coast and entertaining patrons with music from artists who wouldn’t usually play small venues. The selection of local beers and ciders can be enjoyed in a lovely pub garden with views of the sea.

There are a variety of small festivals held every year including a stone carving festival, a poetry festival, a pumpkin festival and a folk music festival.

In the winter The Square and Compass is a cosy place to spend the evening. A large fire burns all day and the little snug is warm and welcoming. Many walkers and cyclists stop by for refreshment and warm themselves in front of the blaze.

squareandcompasspub.co.uk
Worth Matravers, Dorset BH19 3LF
01929 439229

Castle Inn Corfe Castle Dorset

Castle Inn Public House Corfe Castle DorsetThis charming and friendly pub is a traditional stone built village pub and has a large open fire to add to the welcoming atmosphere. This public house just outside the centre of the village is popular with locals and holiday guests alike. There are lots of events and special food nights throughout the year.

The open fire is a popular spot for walkers and cyclists passing through Corfe Castle while traveling across the Purbeck hills.

castleinncorfe.com
63 East St, Corfe Castle, Wareham BH20 5EE
+44 1929 480208

Purbeck Holiday Cottages with Open Fires

For those wishing to holiday in Purbeck and enjoy a open fire or wood burner while staying in one of our Purbeck cottages we have a small list of some of our cottages with an open fire or wood burning stove.

Honeypot Cottage self catering Corfe Castle Isle of Purbeck

Honeypot Cottage Corfe Castle, Dorset

Dorset » Purbeck » Corfe Castle

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
Lovely stone cottage within 5 minutes walk of the centre of Corfe Castle sleeping 4 in 2 bedrooms. It has been furnished and equipped to a high standard to provide very attractive and comfortable accommodation. Care has been taken to retain original features of this Grade II listed cottage. It has been renovated with care to retain original features such as the beams, flagstone floors, open fire and attractive doors and windows. Wonderful walks across the common at the rear of the cottage. Centrally heated. Sandy beach at Swanage within a 10 minute drive. View Honeypot Cottage Corfe Castle, Dorset

Plum Tree Cottage self catering Corfe Castle Isle of Purbeck

Plum Tree Cottage Corfe Castle, Dorset

Dorset » Purbeck » Corfe Castle

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
This lovely stone cottage stands in a quiet lane within a 3 minute walk of the central square of the picturesque village of Corfe Castle. Corfe is renowned for its dramatic and majestic castle which is protected by the National Trust. The wonderful sandy beach of Studland is within a 15 minute drive. Here there is a two mile stretch of sand where swimming, paddling and boating can be enjoyed. The more lively small resort of Swanage is also within a 15 minute drive where there is also a long sandy beach. View Plum Tree Cottage Corfe Castle, Dorset

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Isle of Wight Public Houses with Open Fire

An evening at the public house on the Isle of Wight is often a time to meet the locals, learn about the area and enjoy a some local food. To help create that restful atmosphere many pubs on the Isle of Wight have an open fire burning in the evenings and there are usually some chairs set around it for people bask in its glow.

Below are just some of the Isle of Wight public houses with an open fire.

New Inn at Shalfleet

New Inn Shalfleet Isle of Wight The New Inn is located along the road from Yarmouth to Newport in the small village of Shalfleet. This traditional public house is famous for local food including Bembridge Crab, Brownrigg Duck and meats from Godshill.

The public house has a large fireplace with a woodburning stove that generates a wonderful warm glow in the snug around the bar. The are chairs set either side so you can warm your feet in front of flames.

The open fire is popular with walkers who have walked along the coastal path from Yarmouth or have been exploring the wetlands around Shalfleet.

thenew-inn.co.uk
Shalfleet, Isle of Wight PO30 4ND
01983 531314

Red Lion Pub at Freshwater

Red Lion Public House Freshwater Isle of WightThis homely and friendly pub has excellent food and has a good mix of regulars and holiday visitors. Sturdy wood floors and tables give the pub a country feel and the warming open fire at the end of the room creates a cosy feel.

Walkers from Yarmouth to Freshwater pass the public house and it is a lovely place to stop for lunch. For those staying in holiday cottages around Freshwater it is a great place for an evening meal and you can walk to the pub along quiet roads and footpaths from Freshwater Bay.

redlion-freshwater.co.uk
Phone: 01983 754925

The Taverners in Godshill

The Taverners Isle of Wight This traditional public house in Godshill is famed for its food which ranges from rich country food to delicious and delicate fine dining. The old part of the public house has low wooden beams and a warm traditional atmosphere. In this part of the pub there is a large woodburning stove which is lit in the winter months.

Godshill is on the intersection of the Worsley Trail and Stenbury Trails so is a good place to stop for lunch and warm up. Walkers may be walking the inland route from Shanklin to the West of the Island or be walking inland from Ventnor.

www.thetavernersgodshill.co.uk
High Street, Godshill, Isle of Wight PO38 3HZ
Phone: 01983 840 707

Buddle Inn at Niton Undercliff

Buddle Inn Pub Isle of WightThis hidden haven of comfort and warmth is a beautiful and traditional Isle of Wight public house located on the Southern most village on the Island and within a short walk of St Catherine’s Lighthouse.

This pub does a range of pub and restaurant food and has a good range of beers and ales which can be enjoyed in front of the open fire.

www.buddleinn.co.uk
St Catherines Road, Niton, Isle of Wight PO38 2NE
Phone: 01983 840 707

Isle of Wight Holiday Cottages with Open Fires

If you like to sit in front of an open fire in the evenings then you might be interested in our range of Isle of Wight cottages with open fires and wood burning stoves.

Romany Cottage self catering West Tip Isle of Wight West Isle of Wight

Romany Cottage Totland Bay, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » West » Totland

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children 12+ yrs welcome
Delightful self catering cottage at Totland within a 12 minute walk of the sandy beaches of Colwell Bay and Totland Bay. This west side of the island is a wonderful walking area with easy access to the coastal path to The Needles and marvellous downland walks and bike rides. The centre of the small market town of Freshwater is within a 15 minute walk and this offers a good range of shops, public houses and restaurants plus a sports centre with indoor pool and a golf course with panoramic views. Romany Cottage is furnished and equipped to a high standard and an open fire in the sitting room and a wood burning stove in the dining area. These fires provide a lovely central focus in colder weather. In the warmth of summer three sets of french doors can be opened from the ground floor rooms into the garden giving the cottage a lovely open feel – the garden is a delightful protected spot to enjoy a barbecue and drinks in the sunshine. View Romany Cottage Totland Bay Isle of Wight

Byre Cottage self catering Shanklin East Isle of Wight

Byre Cottage Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » East » Shanklin

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms + 1 extra bed; Children welcome
This lovely stone cottage is built of Isle of Wight Stone and has been converted from an ancient stone barn. Byre Cottage is situated in a small country lane in attractive countryside. This is a lovely walking area and footpaths lead from close to the cottage to the beautiful downs above Ventnor. Byre Cottage is only 1.5 miles from the centre of the seaside town of Shanklin with its wonderful sandy beach which is popular for swimming and paddling. The neighbouring seaside towns of Sandown and Ventnor are within a 10 minute drive. View Byre Cottage Shanklin Isle of Wight

Spring Cottage self catering Ventnor South Isle of Wight

Spring Cottage Bonchurch, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » South » Ventnor » Bonchurch

Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
Spring Cottage stands in an idyllic location, within a 2 minute walk of the beach in the pretty seaside village of Bonchurch on the south east coast of the Island. The cottage enjoys beautiful sea views from most rooms and from its enchanting garden. Bonchurch is a peaceful village with a small shop, public house, good restaurant and two ancient churches plus a pretty pond which is home to carp, ducks and a variety of birds. View Spring Cottage Bonchurch Isle of Wight

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Purbeck Holiday Locations – Worth Matravers

The friendly and peaceful village of Worth Matravers is a wonderful rural community in Purbeck and often draws in holiday guests to the life of the village. Here is an overview of Worth Matravers as a holiday destination with photographs, comments and recommendations from holiday guests visiting Worth Matravers holiday cottages.

In Worth Matravers local events happen all year around and include stone carving, the local fete, a pumpkin festival, and numerous small music events at the local public house. Worth Matravers is location on the Jurassic Coast and is a wonderful walking area with footpaths and cycle routes along the coast to Swanage or inland to Corfe Castle.

The principle locations around Worth Matravers are Winspit Bay, St Albans Head, Dancing Ledge and Chapmans Pool. All of these coastal locations are on the headland around Worth Matravers and are within a short walk of the village.

Guest Gallery of Worth Matravers & the Jurassic Coast

These photographs of Worth Matravers in Dorset which include photos taken by our holiday guests. Photos below include images by guests to Work Matravers Cottages including Patrick Geldhof, John Bowler, Jon Stone, Jude Browne and Andrew Faraday

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Worth Matravers Holiday Activities

Many of our guests return with suggestions of activities for us to pass to future families. Sometimes we are surprised with some of the new and wonderful activities they discover. So, below are the main activities in Worth Matravers and some of the more unusual ones discovered by holiday guests to Worth Matravers Cottages.

Pasty and a Pint at the Square and Compass

The Square and Compass pub is a traditional public house with lots of character and which has never served meals. However, for hungry walkers and those who appreciate a good pasty, they provide a lunch time pasty or pie. These can be enjoyed in the sun trap at the front of the public house where you can also enjoy the view of the Jurassic Coast.

Winspit Bay

The bay beneath Worth Matravers is Winspit Bay and is reached by a footpath from the village green. The bay has terraces of rock which act as giant steps down to the sea. People swim in the bay or sunbath of the rock platforms all around. It is a beautiful and dramatic place and the reminisce of traditional stone quarrying and old fashioned smuggling are all around. The large mine entrances are not safe to explore but you can stand outside and look deep into the vast caverns. A rare type of bat can be found here and visiting on a clear night you will get a wonderful view of the stars well away from any light pollution.

Feeding the Ducks

Worth Matravers takes the village ducks very seriously and they have a status akin to royalty. They waddle around the village green and swim in the village pond during the day and will meet newcomers to the village who offer them some bread or a little of their packed lunch. The village pond area has a bench and it is a lovely place to enjoy a sunny day.  Around the pond there is a tea shop and a small art gallery.

Village Playground

The playground in Worth Matravers is incredibly popular with our guests. Parents appreciate the chance for children to burn off a little energy and the simple park has plenty to drive the imagination of children. Parents also get a lovely rural view from the park and get to meet other local parents. We often have holiday guests recommending the playground as a wonderful feature in the village.

Purbeck Stone Carving

Burngate Stone Carving Centre is on the road to Swanage and is a lovely family friendly holiday activity to get a taste for stone carving. The stone carving tradition is long established in Purbeck and there has been small scale stone quarrying in Purbeck for hundreds of years. For times and dates visit www.burngatestonecentre.co.uk

Walks and Cycle Rides around Worth Matravers

Walking and cycling are two of the most popular activities around Worth Matravers. There are so many places to walk or cycle to which are within an comfortable distance. Beaches and bays along the Jurassic Coast such as Dancing Ledge and Chapmans Pool are within an easy walk. To reach dancing ledge follow signs East towards Swanage along the Priest’s Way and turn right (south) down to the coast when Dancing Ledge is signposted (after about 20mins). The walk back from Dancing Ledge to Worth Matravers can be done by following the coastal path West to Winspit and then inland to the village.

Chapmans Pool with its iconically shaped bay is West of Worth Matravers and reached by following the road through the village, past the duck pond and out to a car park on the West of the village. From here signposts either take you across the fields or around on a tar lane.

If you are cycling you might like to try following the Priests Way all the way to Swanage. From here you can cycle back the way you came or make a large loop by cycling across the Purbeck hills to Corfe Castle, up to Kingston and then back into Worth Matravers. Cycle rides or walks to local pubs include the trip to Kingston or Langton.

Guest Comments which Mention Worth Matravers

The following comments have been received by holiday guest staying in cottages in Worth Matravers and which mention the village and local attractions.

“Don’t want to say too much as this part of England and Worth Matravers is a well kept secret. Let’s keep it that way. ” – Ray Thomas – May 2015 – Seaview Cottage

“Amazing location, gorgeous views, village ,pub and access to walks.” – Suzie Ward – Apr 2015 – Seaview Cottage

“Wonderful coastal location for great walks all you need is the weather” – David Greenwood – Aug 2014 – Seaview Cottage

“Wonderful location in a wonderful part of the world ” – Colin Slasberg – Jul 2015 – Worth Cottage

 

“We can also recommend the Square and Compass, a lovely traditional village pub selling delicious pies and pasties.” – Jackie B – Apr 2012 – Speedwell

“We enjoyed the café and the Village Hall sale of baked goods, local produce, artists and crafts from the region, cream teas and rummage sale held every day. The 2 children enjoyed the park across the road. Best swings ever. ” – Joanne Morrow – Aug 2014 – Speedwell

“Beautiful village and setting. ” – Jill Dawson – Oct 2014 – Speedwell

“Wonderful tea/supper rooms in the village well worth a visit. Hope to be back soon.” – Deborah D – May 2012 – Speedwell

“ideally positioned for the coast path and the square and compass! ” – James Dickie – Apr 2015 – Clematis Cottage

Isle of Wight Holiday Location – Godshill

The historic village of Godshill with its boutique shops, tea gardens, good public houses and beautiful surrounding countryside is a popular holiday destination on the Isle of Wight. Here is an overview of Godshill as a holiday destination with photographs, comments and recommendations from holiday guests visiting Godshill holiday cottages.

Guest Gallery of Godshill Isle of Wight

These photographs of Godshill on the Isle of Wight which include photos taken by our holiday guests Heather Symonds, Geoff Webster and Mr Money as part of the Island Cottage Holidays Photo Competition.

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Godshill Holiday Activities Isle of Wight

When our holiday guests tell us about their holidays in Godshill we are often surprised with all the new things they discover. Here we have a list of the main attractions and also some of the new things found by those staying in some of our cottages in Godshill Isle of Wight.

Godshill Village Church

The centre of the village is slightly back from the road running through Godshill and is reached by following the lane up in front of the Godshill Chocolate Shop. Here there are a collection of beautiful thatched cottages framing the historic church.

Godshill Cycling Trails and Walking Routes

Godshill is at the main junction of a number of cycle routes and walking trails which cross the Island and take you to the coast. The Worsley Trail and Stenbury Trail pass through Godshill and can be followed to the beaches at Shanklin and Sandown or across the Island to beaches on the West Coast. The smaller sunshine trail makes a circle towards Shanklin via Newchurch, Alverstone and Yaverland before returning to Godshill via Lake, Wroxall and Appuldurcombe. These cycle routes often follow the old railway lines so the routes are flat and wide for most of the way.

Walks to Ventnor from Godshill follow the hill tops and then plunge down to the coast above Steephill Cove. You can then follow the coastal path to Ventnor from where you catch a bus back to Godshill.

Horse Riding at Godshill

Allendale Equestrian Centre offers horse riding to all levels and there are lovely woodland rides around the Godshill Area. Specially organised picnic rides with a stop for lunch are a popular choice with many of our guests and we often hear recommendations from people who are new to riding too

Godshill Model Village

The model village is a fun and quirky attraction with subtle humour woven into the design. Most guest who visit will return with a photograph which plays with difference in scale between themselves and the models. We love to receive these photos and we have included one in the gallery.

Godshill Chocolate Shop

Not often is a chocolate shop an attraction but a number of our guests tell us how much they enjoyed visiting to buy, taste and learn about chocolate. The beautifully designed shop is filled with unique chocolate products as well as having a lovely cafe to enjoy hot chocolate.

Pub Lunch in Godshill

Eating and drinking is a big part of many people’s visit to Godshill and there is plenty of local Isle of Wight food and drink on offer. The Taverners Public house in Godshill has a sunny garden and a great selection of local food and a special Taverners Ale brewed on the Isle of Wight.

Guest Comments Which Mention Godshill

The following comments have been received from holiday guests visiting Godshill and who have mentioned what they thought of the village and the local area.

“Good range of amenities nearby in Godshill with some excellent eateries most very dog friendly.” – George R – The Hayloft

“Very nice reasonably priced Pub/Restaurants in nearby Godshill. ” – Frederick G – The Hayloft

“We had a fantastic holiday, Godshill is the perfect base for touring all over the island. Beautiful, quiet and picturesque.” – Butcher – Lavender Cottage

“Godshill which was a beautiful village – tiny, but so much to see. ” – Audrey – Magnolia Cottage

“Godshill lovely place especially the old smithy and good pubs. Lots of other great places to visit.” – Elizabeth C – Milk Parlour Cottage

“Highly recommend the Taverners Inn in Godshill. ” – Stephanie Hughes  – Stag Cottage

 

Purbeck Holiday Locations Corfe Castle

The village of Corfe Castle is a popular holiday destination in Purbeck and is one of the landmarks of Dorset. Here is an overview of Corfe Castle as a holiday destination with photographs, comments and recommendations from holiday guests visiting cottages in Corfe Castle.

Guests Gallery of Corfe Castle

These photographs of Corfe Castle were sent to us by guests staying in and around Corfe Castle.

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Corfe Castle Steam Railway Purbeck Dorset by Sue Casey, Corfe Castle with beautiful sky by Sue Hockings, Family walk around Corfe Castle in Purbeck by David Soanes, Corfe Castle view from Church Yard by Helen Richardson, Corfe Castle and Purbeck Hills by Mark Underhill, View of Corfe Castle from Kingston Dorset by Julian, Corfe Castle ruins, Corfe Castle at Night.

Corfe Castle Holiday Activities

When our holiday guests tell us about their holidays in Corfe Castle we are often surprised with all the new things they discover. Here we have a list of the main attractions and also some of the new things found by those staying in some of our cottages in Corfe Castle.

The Ruins Of Corfe Castle

The famous castle ruins are grand and romantic. There are towering columns of stone which often looked purposefully placed as if in a dramatic sculptural art work. It might be the source of some of the inspiration to the many stone carvers and sculptures in Purbeck.

Corfe Castle guest tips to us include finding the ‘secret’ room in the gatehouse of the inner wall of the castle (on the right after crossing the wooden bridge) and having tea in the garden of the Grey Hound or Corfe Castle Cafe after walking around the ruins to admire where you have been exploring.

Cute and Mini Animals around the Castle

Many guests have mentioned to us that they enjoyed meeting the animals that live on the hill around the castle. They change from cows to goats or sheep throughout the year but always seem friendly. Miniature breeds of cows are a real favourite. Always be cautious meeting new animals for the first time. It is best to let them come to you at the fence.

Model Village and Cafe

The marvellous Corfe Castle Model Village and Tea Shop is an institution in Corfe Castle and is especially good for those who are not able to make the climb up the castle ruins. Many of our guests compliment the cafe on the cakes and cream tea.

Cycling and Walking around Corfe Castle

In the Autumn and Spring months we welcome a large number of walkers and cyclists to our Corfe Castle cottages. Being located in the heart of Purbeck gives lots of choice when it comes to walks and cycle rides.

Popular walking and cycling routes include the walk along the Purbeck hills to Swanage from where it is possible to take the steam train or bus back to Corfe Castle. Heading North East you can walk to Studland where there is a sandy beach. Heading North across the moor you can reach Arne where there is a nature reserve and bird watching hides. South takes you to the Jurassic Coast and walks to bays such as Chapmans Pool, Whinspit and Dancing Ledge.

Swanage Steam Railway in Corfe Castle

The Swanage Steam Railway has a station in Corfe Castle and is sometimes called the Corfe Castle Steam railway by people living in the village. The trains run frequently in the summer and the trip is an experience as much as a means of travel. Old fashioned station platforms and traditionally dressed train officials add to the atmosphere. An authentic smell of steam and oil makes this a nostalgic attraction.

Corfe Castle Outside Gym

We don’t always mention this in our guest information but our guests find it and mention it to us. There is a large open grassy space near the centre of Corfe Castle where you can play ball games and children can enjoy the small playground. For those grownups wishing to burn some extra calories the outdoor gym is an option. Most of the machines simply encourage healthy movement and there are also some strength building machines for toning the muscles. You will often see a dog waiting patiently at the edge of the gym while the dog walker tries out a few of the exercises.

Guest Comments which mention Corfe Castle

“We’ve had a wonderful time and particularly enjoyed the rear access to Corfe Common and the play area situated there with that gorgeous view! ” – Tracy C Bright – Apr 2015 – Honeypot Cottage

“Lovely cottage and plenty of places to visit will come back to Corfe Castle a week was not enough. ” – C McCormick – Oct 2014 – Penny Cottage

“Corfe Castle is a great village, brilliant shop, bakery, and The Castle Inn is superb for food and a warm welcome – wish we’d stayed two weeks but without a doubt will be back next year -just amazing!” – Jay Lonsdale – Nov 2013 – Penny Cottage

“great location for walking to the local pubs, shops and Corfe Castle. …Fantastic walks and most pubs and cafes are dog friendly. ” – Nicola Foot – Nov 2015 – Purbeck House

“Corfe Castle is a gem and its surroundings just gorgeous very worth exploring! ” – Silvia Stocker – Oct 2015 – Purbeck House

“would highly recommend Corfe Castle as a base to stay and explore east Dorset. ” – Kenny Riley – Jul 2015 – Woaddens Cottage

 

Isle of Wight Cottage Guest Reviews November

Here are some of the comments we revieved this month. We love hearing about our guests’ holidays on the Isle of Wight and it is wonderful to pass on suggestions to future holiday guests. You can click on any of the following cottages to view more comments as well as see Isle of Wight cottage rental information and lots of photos and video.

Seabreeze Brighstone Isle of Wight self catering

Seabreeze – Brighstone, Isle of Wight

“Excellent cottage with great views out to sea. Very spacious for a family with two teenage children who like their own space. Lots of DVDs and jigsaws for all ages. Excellent location close to beach. Lots of room to park. Dog friendly. Would love to return soon.
” – Sarah Gordon – 13 Nov 2015

One Mead Cottage Alverstone Isle of Wight self catering

One Mead Cottage – Alverstone, Isle of Wight

“One Mead Cottages is a lovely place. Clean and very well-equipped, and with very friendly and hospitable owners. We enjoyed being so close to the cycleway.
” – Elizabeth Ainscoe – 13 Nov 2015

Milk Parlour Cottage Godshill Isle of Wight self catering

Milk Parlour Cottage – Godshill, Isle of Wight

“The cottage was a delight, beautifully clean and well appointed. Excellent position in the island to seek out all the tourist sites have to offer. I used the riding stables adjacent to the property and had a fantastic hack through gorgeous countryside. Recommend.
” – Claire Shaw-Kew – 13 Nov 2015

The Blacksmiths Shop Whitwell Isle of Wight self catering

The Blacksmiths Shop – Whitwell, Isle of Wight

“Loved it. Would thoroughly recommend.
” – Marilyn Etheridge – 13 Nov 2015

Meadow End Wing Alverstone Isle of Wight self catering

Meadow End Wing – Alverstone, Isle of Wight

“Lovely comfortable cottage. Very quite rural location.
” – Stuart Franklin – 13 Nov 2015

Vestry Cottage St Lawrence Isle of Wight self catering

Vestry Cottage – St Lawrence, Isle of Wight

“delightful cosy cottage, garden was delightful. all very clean and welcoming, great location for walking and village shop very useful. would certainly return at some point. shame there is no guest book in the cottage
” – Kim Placko – 03 Nov 2015

Briary Cottage Cowes Isle of Wight self catering

Briary Cottage – Cowes, Isle of Wight

“The cottage is extremely comfortable and well cared for. Everything was spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. We loved the superb views, even on a rainy day. A brilliant place to relax and recharge the batteries.
” – Margo Walker – 13 Nov 2015

Isle of Wight Cottages with BBQ

When looking for a summer holiday cottage on the Isle of Wight many of us wish to have somewhere to enjoy meals outside and eat in the fresh air. Cooking and barbecuing outside can be a great family experience and can inspire wonderful creativity and a chance to experiment with the local produced meats, vegetables and drinks from the many Isle of Wight farm shops.

To help you find an Isle of Wight cottage with a BBQ we have picked out a selection of cottages across the Island with outdoor cooking facilities and bbq areas.

Chine Cottage self catering West Tip Isle of Wight West Isle of Wight

Chine Cottage Totland Bay, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » West » Totland

Sleeps 6 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
This lovely detached house is very attractively situated, close to the cliff top above Totland Bay, on the west side of the Island. There are sea views from the rooms at the front of the house and the lighthouse at Hurst Point can be glimpsed in the distance. The sandy bay of Totland where swimming, paddling and boating can be enjoyed is only a 3 minute walk away. This is also a marvellous walking area. Chine Cottage has a barbecue area with a large barbecue and outdoor dining space. You can also take your barbecue food and enjoy sitting on the lawn. View Chine Cottage Totland Bay Isle of Wight

Rock Cottage self catering Niton Undercliff South Isle of Wight

Rock Cottage Niton, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » South » Niton Undercliff

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
This ‘picture postcard’ detached stone cottage is beautifully situated in the small quiet coastal hamlet of Niton Undercliff on the south coast of the Isle of Wight. There are glimpses of the nearby sea from the upper windows and a short walk leads to St Catherine’s Lighthouse and the sea at Castlehaven. The cottage have been furnished and equipped with the greatest care to provide accommodation of the highest standard. It also has a delightful enclosed cottage garden. At the side of Rock Cottage is a built in barbecue area with seating and a view over the garden. View Rock Cottage Niton Isle of Wight

Romany Cottage self catering West Tip Isle of Wight West Isle of Wight

Romany Cottage Totland Bay, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » West » Totland

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children 12+ yrs welcome
Delightful self catering cottage at Totland within a 12 minute walk of the sandy beaches of Colwell Bay and Totland Bay. This west side of the island is a wonderful walking area with easy access to the coastal path to The Needles and marvellous downland walks and bike rides. The lovely enclosed garden has a barbecue area and outdoor seating. Romany Cottage barbecue area also overlooks the pond. View Romany Cottage Totland Bay Isle of Wight

Squire Thatchers Barn self catering Newchurch East Isle of Wight

Squire Thatchers Barn Newchurch, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » East

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
This pretty stone cottage is situated on a lovely 12 acre farm, surrounded by beautiful open countryside. Delightful walks can be enjoyed directly from the cottage and footpaths can be followed to join the Bembridge Trail over the downs. Squire Thatcher’s Barn has been carefully converted from an 18th Century Grade II Listed stone barn. The barbecue area at Squire Thatchers Barn has an outdoor dining area with views over the Isle of Wight countryside. View Squire Thatchers Barn Cottage Newchurch Isle of Wight

St Catherines Cottage self catering Niton Undercliff South Isle of Wight

St Catherines Cottage Niton Undercliff, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » South » Niton Undercliff

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
St Catherines Cottage has been in the same family for three generations and enjoys an exceptional position with views across the lovely garden to the sea. There are sea views from several of the rooms including the sitting room, dining room and two main bedrooms. The area at the front of St Catherines Cottage is perfect for a barbecue and you can eat outside with a view over the coast and down to the sea. View St Catherines Cottage Niton Undercliff Isle of Wight

Woodland Court self catering Ventnor South Isle of Wight

Woodland Court St Lawrence, Isle of wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » South » Ventnor » St Lawrence

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
Woodland Court is a beautiful seaside holiday cottage at St Lawrence near Ventnor on the South East of the Isle of Wight. It is within a 5 minute walk of the beach at Steephill Cove and only 2 minutes from the coastal path which extends eastwards to the lovely seaside resort of Ventnor and onwards to Bonchurch and Shanklin. The property enjoys glimpses of the sea and is in a very attractive location with a large garden. Furnished and equipped to a high standard. The back garden of Woodland Court Cottage has a barbecue area for enjoying a meal in the sun. View Woodland Court Cottage St Lawrence Isle of wight

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Isle of Wight Cottages with a Conservatory

The benefits of having a conservatory at your holiday cottage are numerous. It provides a relaxing place filled with natural light for reading, playing games, enjoying meals and watching the world go by. Whatever the weather a conservatory can be used to enjoy the day if you decide to stay in and enjoy your holiday cottage stay.

A number of Isle of Wight cottages have conservatories and here is a selection of some which we think you will love. The following cottages are located in Brighstone, Borthwood, Freshwater and Carisbrooke.

Wagtails self catering Brighstone West Isle of Wight

Wagtails Brighstone, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » West » Brighstone

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
Wagtails is situated in a quiet country lane on the outskirts of the pretty village of Brighstone. This lovely detached bungalow has recently been refurbished to a very high standard with meticulous attention to detail. It provides very attractive and comfortable facilities for four people with two bedrooms and two bath/shower rooms. The property has attractive front and rear garden areas with care having been taken to provide guests with a variety of areas for relaxation, including a cosy summerhouse. In addition, a stunning raised terrace provides the perfect sunny setting for al fresco dining. View Wagtails Cottage Brighstone Isle of Wight

Beaulieu Cottage self catering Borthwood East Isle of Wight

Beaulieu Cottage Borthwood, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » East

Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
This charming cottage is nestled in the beautiful East Isle of Wight countryside, adjoining National Trust woodland, renowned for its carpets of bluebells; abundance of red squirrels and rabbits. The cottage commands wonderful views towards the sea and Culver Cliffs as well as of the Ventnor Down. Visitors have the freedom to enjoy over three acres of garden and private woodland. The sandy beach of Sandown is within a seven-minute drive. View Beaulieu Cottage Borthwood Isle of Wight

Chine Cottage self catering West Tip Isle of Wight West Isle of Wight

Chine Cottage Totland Bay, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » West » Totland

Sleeps 6 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
This lovely detached house is very attractively situated, close to the cliff top above Totland Bay, on the west side of the Island. There are sea views from the rooms at the front of the house and the lighthouse at Hurst Point can be glimpsed in the distance. The sandy bay of Totland where swimming, paddling and boating can be enjoyed is only a 3 minute walk away. This is also a marvellous walking area. View Chine Cottage Totland Bay Isle of Wight

Dairy Cottage self catering Carisbrooke Central Isle of Wight

Dairy Cottage Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » Central » Carisbrooke

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

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