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

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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.

High Rising – Gurnard, Isle of Wight

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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.

Stanwell Farmhouse – Bembridge, Isle of Wight

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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.


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

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

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

Seaview, Isle of Wight

Seaview Isle of WightThe Edwardian seaside town of Seaview on the East coast of the Isle of Wight has a loyal following and visitors to the town are renound for returning year after year to enjoy the beach, the attractive town and the company of friends and aquaintances made in the town. All this gives Seaview a friendly atmosphere which is often compared to some Cornish seaside towns.

There are beaches extending in both direction from the town and during the summer months these are popular with visitors and locals alike. If you are looking for some seclusion then Seaview offers this too. A short walk south and around the headland is a quiet sandy beach which even in the most popular summer months has only a scattering of bathers.

There is an excellent restaurant in Seaview at the Seaview Hotel as well as the Boat House located on the Esplanade. Alternatively there are a range of small cafes, shops and a public house.

It is little known but Seaview is a pleasant seaside walk away from Ryde so visitors to Ryde may wish to make the journey over to enjoy the walk and enjoy what Seaview has to offer.

Island Cottage Holidays has a number of self catering holiday cottages in Seaview and these can be viewed here: Seaview Holiday Cottages