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Holiday Cottages on the Isle of Wight and Purbeck holiday cottages

Island Cottage Holidays

Unforgettable seaside escapes on the Isle of Wight and Purbeck

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Discover stunning countryside, award-winning beaches and dedicated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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Find your perfect holiday on the Isle of Wight and Purbeck

Isle of Wight holiday cottages

Welcome to Island Cottage Holidays and our portfolio of hand-picked self-catering holiday cottages on the Isle of Wight and in Purbeck. Enjoying both coastal and rural locations, our characterful accommodation makes the most of stunning countryside, award-winning beaches and dedicated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Delight in rooms with a view in our romantic coastal hideaways for two, celebrate large family get-togethers in our traditional farmhouses, and experience village life in one of our cosy thatched cottages boasting open fires and pretty gardens. If you’re bringing your canine companion with you, our dog-friendly holiday cottages make the most of great local walks and dog-friendly beaches.

Why not make yourself at home, have a browse of our collection and start planning your unforgettable seaside escape to the Isle of Wight or Purbeck today?

Things to do

Beaches

The sea is greatly important to the Isle of Wight's way of life, and why the beaches are so well cared for. There are few places in the UK that you could find beaches as varied and tropical as those that surround this island and draw in the holidaymaker’s year after year.

For serenity and seclusion, Steephill Cove is a unique paradise, a stark contrast to the dramatic views of Freshwater Bay that sits on the West side of the island. However, if you’re in search of calm, clear water perfect for swimming look to the fine shingle shores of Ventnor Beach in the South. Before you pick up your bucket and spade, don your swimsuit and pack a picnic have a read of our beach guides to plan your perfect day out.

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Holiday Activities

With a landscape magnificently carved by nature and a plethora of scenic routes, it’s unsurprising that the Isle of Wight attracts visitors all year around for walking, cycling, fishing, surfing, sailing and much more. From peaceful byways to level purpose-made tracks on former railway lines, cyclists are spoilt for choice, whilst those on foot can take to the Tennyson Trail and follow it down to The Needles for exceptional views.

A wonderful place for an adventure the island has plenty of events happening throughout the year that guarantee there is something for everyone to enjoy. In addition to the food and walking festivals, there is the famous Isle of Wight music festival which boasts a great line up annually.

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Eating Out

Fresh seafood, award-winning public houses and exceptional local produce have earned the Isle of Wight a reputation for excellent food and drink. There’s a wealth of choice across the island from a Michelin-starred restaurant in Yarmouth, to restaurants located on the water’s edge with stellar views of the ocean where your meal was sourced.

If you’d rather cook from the comfort of your cottage there is a fantastic selection of farmer’s markets selling delicious local produce. Every Saturday on Anglesea Street in Ryde, local farmers and producers come together to give shoppers the opportunity to purchase quality seasonal produce and reduce food miles – tasty and environmentally friendly!

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Destinations

Sandy beaches, boutique shops and cottages with sea views can be expected on the East of the island. Seaview, Shanklin and Godshill are among the top holiday destinations here. If you travel to the South you will find the spectacular beaches of Ventnor and St Lawrence as well as the geographical wonders of Whale Chine and the Botanical Gardens.

Head to the West for a getaway to a classic thatched cottage in the village of Brighstone or indulge in a luxury holiday home by the beach in the majestic Freshwater area. The North is a hub of sailing and yachting activity, Cowes and Gunard have a wealth of exclusive restaurants and fine dining experiences as well as good pub food to tempt visitors. For those wishing to explore the entire island we recommend staying in the Centre, near to many historic and cultural hot spots.

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