September Cottage Guest Comments Isle of Wight

We always enjoy hearing feedback from guests and it helps us ensure quality and high standards. We also love hearing about your holiday and what you enjoyed most. Here are some of the latest comments from guests holidaying on the Isle of Wight in September.

For more guest comments and reviews click on a cottage and scroll to the guest comment section.

Therles Cottage – Brook, Isle of Wight

“Absolutely lovely property with a great garden so even after a long day walking my son could still run off his excess energy! Great that we didn’t have to use the car every day as so many walking options from the cottage. Would definitely recommend and return.” – Claire Cummins – 21 Sep 2015

Medham Farm Cottage – Cowes, Isle of Wight

“Fantastic return visit to first class property.” – Ruth Adby – 21 Sep 2015

Apple House – Totland Bay, Isle of Wight

“Lovely clean well located cottage.
” – Barry Butcher – 21 Sep 2015

Two Mead Cottage – Alverstone, Isle of Wight

“This was one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in and I would think a real asset in your portfolio. The owners were very welcoming and certainly enhanced our stay. We have not used your services before (and we have been staying annually on the IOW for at least the last 15 years) but this experience has convinced us to look at your site we next book a visit.” – Mike Bevis – 21 Sep 2015

Little Halt – Freshwater, Isle of Wight

“This is a lovely, spacious house in the quiet end of the island. There a 3 good beaches within easy reach and the town of Freshwater has everything we needed including an excellent bakery. The house is very comfortable, clean and well equipped. Definitely recommended for a family group.
” – Sandra Mooney – 21 Sep 2015

Purbeck Holiday Cottage Photos

The following photos are just some of the many Purbeck holiday cottage photos we have added recently. They include pictures taken at Afflington Manor Cottage Corfe Castle, Afflington Manor Lodge Corfe Castle, Burr Bank Langton Matravers, Clematis Cottage Worth Matravers, Marblers at Acton, Coastguard Cottage Worth Matravers, Speedwell, Swanage Beach and Worth Cottage.

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To view the new cottages photos click on am image to visit the cottage.

Isle of Wight Views and Panoramas

The landscape of the Isle of Wight, with its undulating hills and dramatic coastline, gives it many beautiful views, look outs and panoramas. Almost every walk or bike ride will take you somewhere with a magnificent vista to enjoy. Here is a list of our favourite views on the Isle of Wight which has been compiled with the help of our holiday guests.

The Needles Isle of Wight1. The Needles – This iconic sight is probably one of the best known views on the Island. It can be seen from many angles and most visitors see the rocks from the Needles Park and Alum Bay beach below. A number of people also choose to take a boat ride to get a very close view. However, one of the best angles is much less known and can be seen from the old rocket testing station up on the hills to the South of the Needles Park.

2. Culver Cliffs – The World War II history and family of buzzards make this an attraction in its own right but the views are certainly spectacular. This headland between Sandown and Bembridge is reached by the coastal path or by car and there is even a pub for refreshments. The views are so panoramic it was used as a gunnery station and remains of the gun placements are still there to be explored. Views down to Sandown to the South and Bembridge to the North are the most beautiful but due to the height it is possible to see most of the East side of the Island.

3. Ventnor Downs – The hills above Ventnor are a fantastic lookout point and can be reached by car or on foot from the town. To reach it by car take the main Newport Road but turn right onto Down Rd while still in town (just after steep left-right bends in the road). Although there are great sea views across Luccombe some of the best views are of the interior of the Isle of Wight and especially the view over Wroxall towards Godshill.

Cowes Isle of Wight4. The Solent from Cowes – The boats and ships make this view very dynamic and interesting. Traffic entering Southampton varies in size from small sailing craft to large super tankers and all seem to be putting on a show as they pass close to the Island. This view can be enjoyed from Cowes Beach or anywhere along the promenade to Gurnard.

st catherines oratory5. The Pepper Pot (St Catherine’s Oratory) – The remains of this old church sit on high ground just South West of Niton on the South West of the Isle of Wight. You must walk from the car park which is located just above Blackgang Chine. Once at St Catherine’s Oratory there are panoramic views along the West coast but also, and more surprisingly, beautiful views East over Ventnor.

6. Whitecliff Bay – This bay is just below Culvar Cliffs towards Bembridge and is best reached on the Isle of Wight Coastal Path. The Bay is a very attractive location with many views but the most dramatic is the one across the beach to the cliffs of Culvar Cliffs. If you have been to see the view from Culvar Cliffs you might not have been aware that you were standing on the subject of a beautiful view too.

7. Bembridge Windmill View – Bembridge Windmill is a lovely rural location with excellent views over the interior of the Isle of Wight. The good elevated position also gives a sea view to the North.

Shanklin Isle of Wight8. Shanklin Bay from Grand View Tearooms – This summer tea rooms enjoys wonderful views over Shanklin beach and can be reached via the coastal path running along the top of the cliffs South of Shanklin. The views takes in the whole of the bay including Sandown Bay and across to the cliffs in the distance. Grand View Tearooms

Sea view from St Catherines Cottage9. Smugglers Haven View – The cafe of Smugglers Haven halfway between Shanklin and Ventnor can be reached by car and is next to a car park/layby on the main road. From the tea rooms there is a lovely view across a garden, over some trees and across the sea. This view is made even better with a cream tea.

10. St Catherines Lighthouse – St Catherines Lighthouse at Niton Undercliff is near Niton on the South of the Isle of Wight. There is a coastal walk but the best views is from the high ground on the edge of Niton Undercliff which takes in the light house and the beautiful stretch of coastline.

Special Offers on Summer Half Term Cottages

There are new special offer prices available on the last remaining self catering holiday cottages available for the Summer Half Term from  Saturday 25th May 2013 to Saturday 1st June 2013.

Tennysons View self catering Freshwater, Isle of Wight

£425 £399

Little Granville self catering Whitwell, Isle of Wight

£359 £325

The Granary self catering Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

£695 £645

The Glass House self catering Cowes, Isle of Wight

£2995 £2500

View a complete list of Summer Half Term holiday cottages across the Isle of Wight at www.islandcottageholidays.com/isleofwight/holidays/halfterm/summer/

Ideas for Self Catering Trip to Isle of Wight

The chance to visit the Isle of Wight on a self catering holiday with friends and family has been a tradition and an annual pleasure for many people over the years and now there is an ever expanding range of things to see and places to enjoy.

The Isle of Wight also offers an ever improving range of quality self catering holiday accommodation with more 4 Star Gold Award and 5 Star self catering cottages than ever before. Many self catering properties on the Island also now come with facilities like WiFi internet which helps busy people extend their holiday as well as keep in better touch with family.

The Isle of Wight has grown into a culinary destination and self catering often gives guest an opportunity to cook with locally produced meats, fish and vegetables as well as dine out in the numerous excellent restaurants. Crab from Bembridge, lamb from Brook, tomatoes from near Shanklin and poultry or pork from Godshill are just some of examples. Farm shops at Wroxall, Freshwater and Arreton offer a great range of local vegetables and local produce to try and cook with.

One of the most popular attractions of a family self catering holiday on the Isle of Wight is to explore the wonderful nature and view the dramatic scenery on the Island. This can range from visiting one of the sandy beaches at Shanklin, Sandown, Seaview or Ventnor to play in the sea or it could involve walking or cycling along the many trails, footpaths and cycle tracks. Major trails such as the Tennyson Trail, Worsley Trail and Isle of Wight coastal path are a wonderful way of seeing the Island both inland and around the coast.

For more information about find self catering holiday accommodation on the Isle of Wight visit www.islandcottageholidays.com

To view attractions and places to eat go to islandcottageholidays.com/isleofwight/attractions/

Best Sea Views on the Isle of Wight

We were asked which of our Isle of Wight holiday cottages has the best sea view. We couldn’t agree on just one so here are a few of the best sea views and we hope you will let us know which you think is the best. – facebook.com/islandcottages

Seaview Beach from Bonny Blink

Sea view at Seaview Isle of Wight

The sea view at Bonny Blink in Seaview, Isle of Wight takes in the sweep of the bay, the gently sloping sandy beach and the beautiful blue water. It is a view which can be enjoyed from almost every room in the house. Bonny Blink, Seaview, Isle of Wight

 

Cowes Beach and The Solent from The Glass House

The Glass House Cowes Isle of Wight

The Glass House has been designed to take full advantage of this amazing sea view which affords a chance to see the sail races as well as the comings and goings of the luxury cruise liners. The Glass House Cowes Isle of Wight.

 

Freshwater Bay from Marine Villa

Marine Villa Sea View Isle of Wight

The View from Marine Villa takes in the beach and the bay but one can also glimpse the white cliffs that eventually end at The Needles. From here the sun appears to set behind the bay and few resist the opportunity to take a photograph. Marine Villa Freshwater Isle of Wight

 

Niton Undercliff and the Lighthouse from St Catherines Cottage

Sea view from St Catherines Cottage

The view from the garden at St Catherines Cottage includes one of the Isle of Wight’s most iconic buildings, the gently rolling shape of the countryside and a beautiful seascape. A bench has been positioned so you can enjoy the view in comfort. St Catherines Cottage Isle of Wight

 

Orchard Bay from Orchard Bay House

Orchard Bay House Sea View

The view from Orchard Bay house is almost 180 degrees of sea with a beach of rich orange sand in front. A truly unique sea view which can be enjoyed most of the rooms in the house. Orchard Bay House Isle of Wight

 

Seaside Holiday Cottages Isle of Wight

We have many more seaside holiday cottages on the Isle of Wight and many also have fantastic sea views. View a full selection of our Seaside Holiday Cottages Isle of Wight

Walk the Wight 2012

Walk the Wight 2012
Walk The Wight

We are raising money for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice by taking part in this years Walk the Wight. The annual event is an organised walk across the Island from Bembridge in the East to Alum Bay in the West, a distance of over 26 miles. We are raising sponsorship right now and match every donation made via our online booking form.

If you are interested in taking part you can register for the 2012 walk any day before the 4th May 2012 at http://www.iwhospice.org/walk-the-wight-registration.aspx

We also offer Walk the Wight Accommodation for the week including the 13th May.