Old Chapel House and Old School House

We are excited to give you a first look at The Old Chapel House and Old School House, new self catering properties in Whitwell near Ventnor on the Isle of Wight.

The beautifully converted church building has two distinct sections but can be converted quickly into one extended holiday home to sleep up to 14 people.

Old Chapel House Isle of Wight
Old Chapel House Isle of Wight

The main part of the building is The Old Chapel House which contains the main church hall with a large vaulted ceiling, which is a front room with fireplace, and the impressive hall with large wooden church doors.

The Old Chapel House wonderfully equipped and has lots of space for entertaining and relaxing. A large separate dining room is perfect for family get-togethers or to entertain friends.

Old School House Isle of Wight
Old School House Isle of Wight

The Old School House is attached and is available as a separate holiday home. The beautiful entrance leads into a hall and breakfast room. There is a family living room and 3 beautiful bedrooms with lots of original features from the time the building was a church.

For more information as well as photos, a full description and much more visit:

The Old Chapel House Whitwell Isle of Wight 

The Old School House Whitwell Isle of Wight

or the combined Old Chapel House and Old School House

New Totland Cottage Isle of Wight Church House

Church House is a beautiful self catering cottage at Totland on the West of the Isle of Wight and within a short walk of Totland Bay and Colwell Bay. Church House is a converted section of a historic Church and has beautiful stone walls and preserved historic features which adds greatly to the character and charm of this holiday home. There are 3 bedrooms with two double beds and one twin bedroom making it ideal for families.

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Totland is a wonderful holiday location on the Isle of Wight and many of the wonders of the Island are within walking distance. Freshwater Bay and the Needles can be reached via the footpath or by a bus that passes close by. Cycle routes to Yarmouth and on across the Island run from nearby Freshwater. Church House has a number of options for eating and drinking locally and the much recommended Red Lion Public House in Freshwater is within a short walk.

For more information about Church House visit Church House Totland Isle of Wight

Large and Luxurious Self Catering Cottage Updates

Three 5 Star Gold Award self catering holiday cottages on the Isle of Wight have new photos and updated holiday information. They are Bonny Blink at Seaview on the East of the Isle of Wight, Monks Path at Brighstone on the West of the Isle of Wight and Chine Side at Shanklin on the West Coast. All of these cottages have a 5 Star self catering grading and sleep 6 or more people making them ideal for a luxury holiday for a large family.

Here are a selection of new photographs taken this week at each of these luxury holiday homes.

Bonny Blink Seaview Isle of Wight

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There are many more new photos and lots of local information about Seaview. View Bonny Blink Seaview Self Catering

Chine Side Cottage Seaview Isle of Wight

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View more information, photographs, availability, prices and much more at Chine Side Cottage Shanklin Isle of Wight

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Shanklin Cottages Updated for 2016 Holidays

There are new and updated photographs of two cottages in Shanklin Isle of Wight added today. These updated photos show upgrades and improvements to Sea Whisper and Manor Park View in Shanklin.

Both of these cottages are located within walking distance of Shanklin Beach with Sea Whisper being a 3 minute walk from the path down to the beach and Manor Park View being located a 7 minute walk from the Southern end of Shanklin Beach.

Here are some of the new photos of both holiday cottages:

Sea Whisper Shanklin Isle of Wight

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Manor Park View Shanklin Isle of Wight

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New Apse Wood Cottage First Look

Apse Wood Cottage Shanklin Isle of Wight
Apse Wood Cottage Shanklin Isle of Wight

Apse Wood Cottage is a new self catering holiday cottage located in a rural location near Shanklin on the East of the Isle of Wight. This large and luxurious cottage has a large and comfortable living rooms, four bedrooms sleeping upto nine people, a large kitchen and a wonderful cascading garden with patio seating area overlooking the lawn.

Apse Wood Cottage is located within a short drive of the beach at Shanklin but there is also a lovely walk along the old railway line footpath to the coast. Cycling and walking routes run right from the cottage and it is possible to take an easy and pleasant rural walk to the village of Godshill where there is a public house and lovely boutique shops.

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Large Luxurious Holiday Homes Isle of Wight

We have a selection of new videos showing some of the wonderful and spacious holiday we have on offer on the Isle of Wight.

These self catering holiday cottages sleep 6 or more people and are located in coastal and rural location across the Isle of Wight.

The Glass House – Cowes, Isle of Wight

View at YouTube – https://youtu.be/SdJo8yDrvc0

The Glass House at Cowes Isle of Wight sleeps 8 people in 4 bedrooms and has wonderful views of the sea off the coast at Cowes. This is a favourite location for those wanting to watch the sailing from Cowes.

www.islandcottageholidays.com/isleofwight/cottages/glasshouse/

High Rising – Gurnard, Isle of Wight

View at YouTube – https://youtu.be/J0EGqGO5kuU

High Rising in Gurnard Isle of Wight sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms and enjoys views of the sea over the North Coast. This beautiful building is a Scandinavian design to take advantage of all the natural light.

http://www.islandcottageholidays.com/isleofwight/cottages/highrising/

Stanwell Farmhouse – Bembridge, Isle of Wight


View at YouTube – https://youtu.be/EKAZUPVRzSQ

This beautiful farmhouse at Brighstone on the East of the Isle of Wight. Stanwell Farmhouse is a new self catering holiday home within a short walk of Whitecliff Bay.

http://www.islandcottageholidays.com/isleofwight/cottages/stanwellfarmhouse/

 

Isle of Wight House by the Beach

House by the Beach Isle of WightA new self catering holiday cottage is coming soon on the North of the Isle of Wight near Wootton which is between Cowes and Ryde and within a short drive of Seaview and the East coast of the Isle of Wight.

This large and spacious house on the waters edge and has a lawned garden running down to a beach just in front of the property.

The house is located in a quiet and peaceful area of the Isle of Wight but within easy reach of some wonderful Isle of Wight attractions such as Osborne House, The Isle of Wight Steam Railway and the beach at Seaview, Bembridge and Gurnard. Local restaurants include some excellent places to eat in Cowes and Seaview and a number of country pubs.

For more information and the latest photos visit House By The Beach Isle of Wight

10 Things to Do in Seaview Isle of Wight

The seaside town of Seaview Isle of Wight is a wonderful holiday destination on the East Coast of the Isle of Wight and many come to enjoy the beach and the rural surroundings. Here is our list of the top 10 things to see and do in Seaview which was compiled with the help of, and contributions from, our holiday guests.

Seaview Isle of Wight1. Choice of Sandy Beaches – Seaview is at the centre of a row of three beaches. The main beach at Seaview, slightly to the south of the town centre, is long and sandy and popular with holidaymakers and locals alike. Continuing South there is a second cove of Priory Bay which also has a gently sloping sandy beach but, for some reason, has remained undiscovered by many visitors. For more information on Isle of Wight Beaches visit our Isle of Wight Beach Guide.

2. Boutique Shops – The town centre of Seaview has a number of excellent boutique shops which sell wonderful locally made gifts, art and food. The art galleries and boating shop are also well worth a visit.

3. Coastal Walk to Ryde – For a moderate seaside walk on even and solid ground there is none better than the coastal path to Ryde. The path takes you along the beach edge to the North of Seaview till it meets up with Ryde beach.

4. Pubs and Restaurants – Seaview has a number of good pubs and restaurants and many think that two of the best restaurants on the Island are in, or within walking distance of, Seaview. The Seaview Hotel has a menu of delicious local food as well as a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

5. Seaview Wildlife Encounter –  With a fantastic range of animals in an open and inviting atmosphere it is no wonder that this park is a popular holiday destination. For more information visit  www.seaviewwildlife.com

6. Cycle Route 8 – This cycle route is one of many signposted cycle tracks around the Isle of Wight. Route 8 passes through Seaview and visits Ryde, Upton, Brading, Bembridge and St Helens.  For more information visit Isle of Wight Cycle Route 8

7. Look out to St Helen’s Sea Fort – A number of forts can be spied out in the sea. These sea forts are very unusual and their round squat shapes are very distinct on the horizon. Although it is not permitted to visit them they really add to the view along this stretch of the coast. The nearest one to Seaview is St Helen’s Sea Fort but others can be spotted towards Ryde.

8. Local Wine from Rosemary Vineyard–  This local vineyard is just inland from Seaview and is a chance to try a locally made wine from the Isle of Wight as well as learn about the process of wine making. There is also an excellent shop selling local specialities along with wines and ciders.  For more information visit www.rosemaryvineyard.co.uk

9. Nearby St Helens Beach and Wetland Reserve – The neighbouring village of St Helens to the South of Seaview is within a pleasant walk and here you will find a sandy beach to the North of the village and a Wetland RSPB Reserve to the South. Both are well worth a visit but the beach at St Helens is especially popular.

10. Puckpool Mortar Battery – On the North end of Seaview (towards Ryde) where is a historic fort called Puckpool Mortar Battery. Here you get to walk around on the battery and learn about the role it played in WWII. There is a good pub and a cafe selling ice creams. For more information visit Puckpool Mortar Battery Isle of Wight

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New Luxury Isle of Wight Holiday Cottages

There are some wonderful new luxury 4 Star Gold Award, 5 Star and 5 Star Gold Award holiday cottages in our Luxury Isle of Wight Holiday Cottage selection.

Here is just a small taste of what is available:

Dunnose Magna Luccombe Isle of Wight

Dunnose Magna – Luccombe (nr Shanklin & Ventnor)

A lovely 5 Star Gold Award thatched holiday cottage in a quiet valley between Shanklin and Ventnor. A large garden and with easy walk of two of the Isle of Wight’s best beach resorts.

Spring Cottage Bonchurch Isle of Wight

Spring Cottage – Bonchurch (nr Ventnor)

A luxury seaside holiday cottage with wonderful views over a large garden and down to the sea at Bonchurch. A peaceful location in Bonchurch and within a short walk of the beach and the nearby resort of Ventnor.

Orchard Bay House Isle of Wight

Orchard Bay House – nr Steephill Cove and Ventnor

A unique and luxurious holiday home right by the sea at Orchard Bay on the South East coast of the Isle of Wight. This large and spacious house is in an extremely peaceful location on its own but also within a short walk of the picturesque Steephill Cove and the resort of Ventnor.

Little Halt Freshwater Isle of Wight

Little Halt – Freshwater Isle of Wight

A large and pretty thatched cottage in quiet part of Freshwater and within a pleasant walk of Freshwater Bay and Alum Bay. This beautiful cottage has a large lawned garden and sunny seating area for enjoying lunches and dinner outside.

Glass House Cowes Isle of Wight

Glass House – Cowes Isle of Wight

The Glass House is a modern and very luxurious Cowes holiday home with uninterrupted views of the sea at Cowes. A large balcony with seating give a good vantage point from which to enjoy boats sailing in the Solent. The Glass House is within a short walk of Cowes where there is a good selection of places to eat and drink.

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Luxury Self Catering Isle of Wight

Luxury Holiday Cottage Isle of WightThe tourist board have introduced a new award for luxurious self catering holiday properties. These ‘ 5 Star Gold Award ‘ self catering holiday homes are seen as being the very best of the 5 Star cottages and must have excellent facitlies in all the measured criteria.

Island Cottage Holidays has a number of 5 Star Gold Award properties which can be viewed here: Luxury and Gold Award