Redway Farm Cycle Network Access

We have a photo showing just how perfectly situated Redway Farm is located for cyclists and walkers wishing to have access to the old railway line cycle track which acts as a speedy way for cyclists and walkers to access Godshill, Shanklin and Carisbrooke.

As you can see, the farm is located within 300 meters of the main cycle route to Shanklin and Sandown and is connected by a track. All the cottages at Redway Farm have easy access by cycling down past the lake, along the track and onto the cycle path.

Redway Farm Cottages include Hackney Stable Cottage, Parlour Cottage, Fodder Stable Cottage and The Brew House. For more information visit Redway Farm Cottages

Updated Bramble Cottage Isle of Wight Photos 2017

There are new photos of Bramble Cottage on the Isle of Wight showing changes and updates for the 2017 self catering holiday season.

Bramble Cottage is located within sight of Carisbrooke Castle and is a short drive from the coast and beaches of the West Coast via Brightstone. This rural location is perfect for walking, cycling and exploring the Isle of Wight right from your front door.

Bramble Cottage has many facilities and amenities designed to make your holiday comfortable and luxurious. There is a large living room with wood burning stove, a dinning room to accommodate all the family and lovely bedrooms, some with beautiful rural views and glimpses of Carisbrooke Castle.

Here are some of the new photos of Bramble Cottage on the Isle of Wight:

View all new photos at Bramble Cottage Isle of Wight

 

Updated Honeypot Cottage Corfe Castle Dorset 2017

Honeypot Cottage in Corfe Castle Dorset is a traditional and historic cottage in the Purbeck and within a few minutes walk of the Castle of Corfe Castle.

Corfe Castle is at the heart of the Isle of Purbeck and walks and cycle routes radiate out to Swanage, Studland, Kingston and the Jurassic Coast.

Honeypot Cottage has all new photos to show the changes and improvements for the 2017 self catering holiday season. Here are some of the new images.

For more photos, a full description and live availability and prices visit Honeypot Cottage Corfe Castle Dorset

Photos of Castle View Cottage Kingston 2017

Castle View Cottage in Kingston Dorset is a traditional, stone built cottage with views of Corfe Castle and the Purbeck countryside. This self catering holiday cottage has three bedrooms and is ideal for family holidays in a peaceful location in Dorset.

Kingston is a small village overlooking Corfe Castle and only a short walk from the sea along the Jurassic Coast. The local beach of Chapmans Pool is a landmark of the Dorset coast.

The village also has an excellent public house and guests at Castle View cottage are only a short walk from local ale and good food.

Castle View Cottage has made many updates and improvements for the 2017 holiday season with new bathrooms, new furniture, new decoration and much more. The new photos show some of the many changes made to Castle View Cottage in Kingston since last year.

For all the latest information visit Castle View Cottage Kingston Dorset

Updates to Burr Bank Cottage Dorset 2017

Burr Bank Cottage has been made ready for the holiday season with new features and fresh decorating. This Purbeck cottage in Langton Matravers is has beautiful rural views and is within a short cycle ride or drive of one of Dorset’s favourite beaches at Swanage. The Jurassic Coast can be reached via footpaths running from outside the cottage door.

Langton Matravers is a wonderful base for a self catering holiday in Purbeck Dorset. The rural location is quiet and peaceful but there is a small village shop and a local pub for daily essentials and evening entertainment. Langton is also at a central location between Swanage and Corfe Castle and is close to coastal landmarks such as Dancing Ledge, Winspit and Durlston.

Here are some of the new photographs taken at Burr Bank this week:

For more new photos as well as a full description, availability and prices visit Burr Bank Cottage Dorset

Isle of Wight Cottages With Rural Walks to Local Public House

A pub walk along a rural lane or across the heathland is an idyllic way to enjoy the country pub experience. A quintessentially British experience and one which seems to heighten the enjoyment of that first drink or the pub food.

Most small towns and villages on the Isle of Wight have a public house or two each is shaped by the locals who visit. You can always be assured of a unique experience and it is a great way to pick up local information and learn about local walks and attractions.

Below is a list of some Isle of Wight cottages within walking distance of a country pub and a bit of information about what you can expect when you arrive.

4.8 Stars 44 Guest Reviews
Milk Parlour Cottage self catering Godshill East Isle of Wight

Milk Parlour Cottage Godshill, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » East » Godshill

Sleeps 3 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
This cottage is situated in a quiet country lane on the outskirts of Godshill. It was originally the milking parlour of Lower Yard Farm. The surrounding fields are home to horses which belong to a small nearby riding school. Here you are in lovely countryside but the centre of the picturesque village of Godshill, with its pretty thatched cottages, restaurants and tea shops is only 3/4 mile away. View Milk Parlour Cottage Godshill Isle of Wight

There are two pubs within walking distance of Milk Parlour Cottage and both can be reached by a rural route which is mostly off the road. The nearest pub is the Chequers Inn pub which can be reached via a woodland walk and then a country lane. It is a 15 minute walk but can be taken at a leisurely pace to enjoy the scenery.

The second pub within walking distance of Milk Parlour Cottage is The Taverners Godshill and can, likewise, be reached via the woodland and a country lane.

4.9 Stars 40 Guest Reviews
The Granary self catering Ningwood West Isle of Wight

The Granary Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » West

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Children 8+ yrs welcome
The Granary is a charming cottage, which has been carefully converted from the wing of a large ancient barn dating back to the 17th Century – Ningwood Green Barn. It is nestled in lovely peaceful West Wight countryside. This is a lovely walking area and is not too far from the coastal path. View The Granary Cottage Yarmouth Isle of Wight

The Granary has two excellent pubs within walking distance and both can be reached by footpaths or along the country lanes. The nearest is the Horse and Groom which is a 5 to 10 minute walk along the lane. The second is the New Inn in Shalfleet which is a traditional British public house with an open fire and rustic feel. The New Inn can be reached via the footpath and can also be incorporated into an extended walk down the Shalfleet Estuary.

4.9 Stars 25 Guest Reviews
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

Spring Cottage offers a slightly different pub walk as it is a seafront walk into Ventnor. Ventnor has a wide choice of pubs and restaurants and the walk to reach them is idyllic and not overly challenging. It starts with a short descent through woodland to the coastal path and then follows the wide and flat coastal path to Ventnor Beach. Along the seafront are numerous places to eat and drink and more are found in the centre of Ventnor itself.

4.9 Stars 44 Guest Reviews
Medham Farm Cottage self catering Cowes Area North Isle of Wight

Medham Farm Cottage Cowes, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » North » Cowes

Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom + 1 extra bed; Children welcome
This lovely detached cottage is beautifully situated in delightful countryside, with the most wonderful open views across rolling lawns and fields to the valley of the River Medina which gently meanders into the distance. It is a peaceful location on the 35 acre Medham Farm and visitors have open access to the private meadow, lake and beautiful woodland of the farm. This is an area rich in wildlife with frogs, newts and ducks in the pond the garden overlooks. View Medham Farm Cottage Cowes Isle of Wight

Medham Farm is located in a beautiful rural spot on the North of the Isle of Wight and in sight of the Cowes estuary. A path leads down to the estuary cycle route and footpath and here you have the choice to go right into Newport or left into Cowes. Cowes has a wonderful range of pubs and restaurants and the rural route is free of cars and traffic. It takes only a few minutes to cycle into Cowes along the cycle route and is a pleasant walk with views of the estuary and wetlands along the way.

Corfe Castle Flyby

The village of Corfe Castle is dominated by the stunning ruin of Corfe Castle which sits above the historic village and graces many views from around Purbeck. This Dorset landmark is a beautiful feature that many people choose to visit when on holiday in Southern Dorset.

Here is a new view of the castle taken from the air and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Yafford Mill Barn Update 2016

There are new photos and a revised description of Yafford Mill Barn. This beautiful 3 bedroom cottage near Shorwell and Brighstone is located in a quiet rural area with walks and cycle paths radiating out in every direction. Walks to the sea beaches of the West Coast of the Isle of Wight allow you to explore the quiet coves and bays or join the coastal path which runs towards Freshwater Bay in the West or Niton Undercliff in the South East. Inland is the Tennyson Trail which runs from the Needles to Carisbrooke.

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The new photos of Yafford Mill Barn reflect the updates to the bedrooms and front room at the cottage. The self catering accommodation is suitable for a large family and is all on one level making it more accessible for elderly guests or those with limited mobility. For more information, including more photographs, a full description, availability and prices visit Yafford Mill Barn Holiday Cottage Isle of Wight.

10 Best Rated Walkers Welcome Cottages Isle of Wight

Quality in Tourism award Walkers Welcome designation to cottages which provide added services suitable for walkers. These include places to hang and dry walking clothes and lots of local walking information and guides.

A large number of holiday guests visiting cottages on the Isle of Wight go walking and enjoy the coastal path for inland footpaths and bridal ways to explore the Island. With the numerous attractions within walking distance it is a lovely way to see landmarks such as The Needles, Steephill Cove, St Catherines Point or Bembridge Windmill and make them part of a circular walk which includes a pub or place to have tea.

The big walking trails which crisscross the Isle of Wight pass by many of the cottages below. The Worsley Trail passes Godshill and Shanklin and is a lovely inland route following parts of the old rail network. The Stenbury Trail also passes Godshill but runs North South to Ventnor or Newport. Many choose to do small sections of these walks or simply make their own route with a map.

The following Walkers Welcome cottages are the ones most highly praised by holiday guests and there are comments and reviews which include mention of the surrounding walking opportunities. For more information and to read what holiday guests have to say choose a cottage and scroll to the comment section.

5 Stars 30 Guest Reviews
Manor Park View self catering Shanklin East Isle of Wight

Manor Park View Shanklin, Isle of Wight

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

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
Manor Park View stands in an attractive semi rural location less than 15 minutes walk from Shanklin old village with its pretty thatched cottages and the lovely sandy beach of this small resort. This beautifully equipped cottage overlooks lovely open parkland where visitors may enjoy a stroll and children can play games. View Manor Park View Cottage Shanklin Isle of Wight

5 Stars 10 Guest Reviews
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

4.9 Stars 32 Guest Reviews
The Granary self catering Ningwood West Isle of Wight

The Granary Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » West

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Children 8+ yrs welcome
The Granary is a charming cottage, which has been carefully converted from the wing of a large ancient barn dating back to the 17th Century – Ningwood Green Barn. It is nestled in lovely peaceful West Wight countryside. This is a lovely walking area and is not too far from the coastal path. View The Granary Cottage Yarmouth Isle of Wight

4.9 Stars 23 Guest Reviews
Stable Cottage self catering Brighstone West Isle of Wight

Stable Cottage Brighstone, Isle of Wight

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

Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom; not suitable for children
This pretty thatched cottage is attractively situated in the grounds of Gillmans House, close to the centre of Brighstone – a charming village with many thatched cottages, an ancient church, post office, public house and National Trust shop. The village is surrounded by beautiful West Wight countryside and is less than a mile from the beach and National Trust coastline. Behind the village are the Brighstone Downs. Footpaths can be followed from here that lead to the renowned Tennyson Downs and The Needles. The spectacular coastal views from these downs are breathtaking. View Stable Cottage Brighstone Isle of Wight

4.9 Stars 55 Guest Reviews
Little Dormers self catering Cowes Area North Isle of Wight

Little Dormers Cowes, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » North » Cowes

Sleeps 2 and a baby in 1 bedroom; Children 16+ yrs welcome
Little Dormers is the wing of a lovely detached property with a large garden. It is attractively situated in a quiet close with beautiful sea views and is within a 12 minute walk of a quiet beach where swimming, paddling and boating can be enjoyed. Here there is also a public house and a pleasant cafe providing refreshments. An easy 20 minute stroll beside the sea takes you into the centre of Cowes. Osborne house, the former island home of Queen Victoria is also nearby. View Little Dormers Cottage Cowes Isle of Wight

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Isle of Wight Winter Walks

The winter time is a great time to walk and enjoy the serenity of the countryside and the fellowship of other walkers. The climate on the Isle of Wight is mild and winter isn’t a harsh season. The cooler temperatures produce dazzling morning frosts, bright orange and red colours from the trees and beautifully clear night skies ideal for watching the stars.

This is a short guide to winter walks on the Isle of Wight and includes some of the preparation, some good local information and some suggested routes. We want you to get the most out of your winter walking on the Isle of Wight and would love to hear your suggestions and comments.

Preparing for Winter Walks on the Isle of Wight

Some basic preparation makes all the difference when walking in the winter time on the Isle of Wight. The weather is changeable and also the landscape and typography can influence what you should be wearing so it is important to be prepared even when the sun is shining and there isn’t a cloud on the horizon.

An Isle of Wight Map

A map is important when walking on the Isle of Wight because,  although you will never get very lost on the island, there are frequent diversions and especially around the coast where there is erosion of the cliffs. A map is also useful when conditions change and you want to find the nearest public house to stop and warm up.

Waterproof / Windproof layer

The exposed ridges and coastal routes often experience their own weather and it is important to keep dry. A pair of waterproof trousers and a waterproof jackets that stops both wind and rain can mean you get to enjoy the rugged beauty of the coast even if the weather has driven others away. The feeling of walking while protected from the elements is something that many walkers enjoy more than walking on a clear day.

It is also a good idea to pack some dry socks and a dry t-shirt / woollen vest in a waterproof plastic bag inside your pack. If you get wet it makes all the difference to have some dry clothes to put on when you stop.

Isle of Wight Walks for the Winter

When choosing Isle of Wight winter walks we are suggesting routes which can be enjoyed whatever the weather and which have some convenient places to stop along the way if you wish to warm up. We have also tried to avoid routes which can be too exposed and will not be taking you near parts of the coast where there is erosion. These routes have been described in general terms and you will need a map to follow some of the twists and turns.

East Isle of Wight Railway Ring

Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 13.07.51This 20km walk is a longish walk but fairly flat and along good footpaths or tracks. Much of the route follows the old railway line (now replaced with a cycle path) and is wide and easy to follow. It is a circular walk and can be started anywhere along the route but good starting points include Godshill, where there is a pub and a shop; Newchurch, where there is a pub; Lake, where there is a supermarket or Wroxall where there is a shop and and a pub.

From Godshill walk a short way along the road towards Shanklin and take the footpath to the left which is marked as the Sunshine Trail for cyclists. Follow with through the farm and through some twists and turns onto a tar road which you follow to a bridge crossing the cycle track. Go down onto the cycle track follow it East towards Shanklin. Continue reading “Isle of Wight Winter Walks” »