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Isle of Wight Self-Catering Holidays

A unique Island boasting excellent food, awe-inspiring scenery and its very own micro-climate

Isle of Wight Cottages

Welcome to the Isle of Wight

With over half of the Island recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the Isle of Wight is home to some of the country’s most dramatic coastline, ancient forests and spectacular downland. Visitors to this breath-taking destination can expect to find a myriad of outdoor pursuits available, as well as pockets of quirky cafes serving freshly caught seafood, a brace of festivals for music lovers and sandy shores where sun worshippers can relax, and fossil hunters can make the most of one of the most bounteous places in the UK for dinosaur remains.

Things to see and do in Shanklin

Visit the popular seaside resort of Shanklin, situated on the south-east coast of the Isle of Wight. Famous for the wooded ravine of Shanklin Chine, as well as its enchanting Old Village, it also has a lovely sandy beach and esplanade, perfect for a memorable fun family holiday by the sea.

Things to see and do in Cowes

Come and enjoy all of the things that Cowes has to offer, including Cowes Week, held every summer. The town is a great place to visit whatever the time of year, with a calendar of sailing events as well as a wonderful variety of museums and historical landmarks, including Osborne House.

Things to see and do in Seaview

The pretty Edwardian seaside resort of Seaview has been welcoming visitors to its delightful shores for many years. With a selection of lovely beaches and spectacular views across the Solent to the mainland, it is the perfect base to visit the other towns and villages of the island.

Getting about on the Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight has an excellent public transport network that serves all the major towns and villages. You can almost circumnavigate the island on a double-decker bus, or travel on some exiled London Underground trains or via a steam railway. Public transport with a twist.

What to do in the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is a popular holiday hot spot thanks to its warm climate, ever-changing coastline and wealth of things to do both on land and at sea. After a blissful night’s sleep in one of our characterful holiday cottages, begin your Island adventure by exploring historic villages such as Godshill, Shanklin and Arreton, or try your hand at water sports at Freshwater Bay or Ryde. For those interested in fossil hunting, we recommend the golden beaches of Compton Bay and Yaverland.

Possibly the Island’s most recognisable landmark is The Needles, a row of three distinctive chalk stacks which loom out of the sea near Alum Bay and can be reached via a memorable trek along the Tennyson Trail. If that’s not enough, you could visit St Catherine’s Lighthouse at Niton Undercliffe which is particularly romantic as the sun sets. With the Island’s many attractions, you won’t be short of ideas during your stay.

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