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4 Star Cottage; Sleeps 7 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
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This picturesque Grade II listed cottage dates back to 1676 and is attractively situated at the end of a quiet lane with a lovely ford and footpath leading to the nearby medieval castle of Carisbrooke. Located in the oldest part of Carisbrooke village which is a conservation area lying within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The castle is only 5 minutes walk away and can be glimpsed from the garden and main bedrooms. This is a wonderful walking area as within 5 minutes walk of the cottage visitors can join the famous Tennyson Trail which follows the downs westerly towards The Needles. This Isle of Wight cottage at Carisbrooke sleeps 7 people in 4 bedrooms. Virginia Cottage has availability and prices for self catering holidays in 2018. Read full description

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Cottage Walks
Pub
3min
Shop
3min
Walking
Area
Views
Rural Views
Outdoors
Garden
Entertainment
TV
+ Freeview
DVD
Player
Smart
TV
WiFi
Internet
Cottage Heating
Central
Heating
Cottage Utilities
Electric
Oven
Electric
Hob
Dishwasher
Fridge
Freezer
Cottage Bathroom
1 Bath
Tub
1 Built in
Shower
2 WCs
Over Head
Shower
Cottage Laundry
Washing
Machine
Tumble
Dryer
Ground Floor Facilities
1 Bath
or Shower
Ground
Floor WC

Virginia Cottage Booking / Availability

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26 May - 1 Jun 2018
1149 per week
2 Jun - 8 Jun 2018
699 per week
9 Jun - 15 Jun 2018
745 per week
16 Jun - 22 Jun 2018
765 per week
23 Jun - 29 Jun 2018
785 per week
30 Jun - 6 Jul 2018
899 per week
7 Jul - 13 Jul 2018
945 per week
14 Jul - 20 Jul 2018
995 per week
21 Jul - 27 Jul 2018
1295 per week
28 Jul - 31 Aug 2018
1495 per week
1 Sep - 7 Sep 2018
659 per week
8 Sep - 14 Sep 2018
635 per week
15 Sep - 21 Sep 2018
556 per week
22 Sep - 28 Sep 2018
445 per week
29 Sep - 19 Oct 2018
399 per week
20 Oct - 26 Oct 2018
639 per week
27 Oct - 16 Nov 2018
385 per week

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Special Offers Virginia Cottage

Low Occupancy Discount

1-5 guests: 5% (02 Jun 2018 to 08 Jun 2018) minimum of 7 nights 1-5 guests: 5% (30 Jun 2018 to 20 Jul 2018) minimum of 7 nights

Special Offers and Sale Prices

£50 discount on weekly holidays at Virginia Cottage between 2nd June 2018 and 8th June 2018
£100 discount on weekly holidays at Virginia Cottage between 30th June 2018 and 6th July 2018

Isle of Wight Special Offers and Discounts Self Catering Cottages

Virginia Cottage has live availability and prices.

Booking Fee £22.95 per booking Cot & High Chair £13.49 per week Towels (Bath & Hand Towel) £4.35 per person per week WiFi Internet Free WiFi Internet Heating & Electricity Free of chargeBed Linen Free of chargeBooking Deposit 25% cottage rental (£125.00 min) Security Bond £100 per booking

Virginia Cottage has short break self catering holiday availability on the Isle of Wight. These are the short break periods.

Virginia Cottage Short Breaks 2018 27th October to 15th November Weekday & Weekend Short Breaks

Pricing and Booking Notes for Virginia Cottage

Arrival Time 16:00 Departure Time 11:00 Sleeps 7 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2

Introduction

Virginia Cottage is a Grade II listed thatched holiday cottage located in a quiet lane with local shop, post office, bus stops and pub/restaurants within three minutes walk. The main town of Newport is within twenty minutes walk. The cottage has three floors. The ground floor has toilet and shower facilities, the main bathroom is on the first floor.

Although modern comforts and appliances are provided throughout, it should be noted that parts of the cottage date back to 1676 and hence sloping floors, narrow stairs and old fixtures and fittings must be preserved for Listed Building purposes. However, these features also give the cottage a unique charm and character

Pre-Arrival

  • All guests are provided with written directions to the house
  • The cottage does not have a landline phone
  • Public transport is available from the bus stop on the high street with services running to most parts of the island. The time-table for the services is in the cottage
  • The village centre of Carisbrooke is a three minute walk away with a General Store and Post Office as well as two Public Houses serving food, and an Italian restaurant
  • Delivery of provisions can be obtained from Sainsbury in Newport
  • Taxi details are in the cottage information guide
  • This Access Statement is available in the 'Guest Information' file in the cottage

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

  • The pedestrian entrance to the property is off Castle Street. There is also a gravel drive off Castle Street leading to the garage and hard standing area
  • There is car parking for one large or two small cars on the driveway directly in front of the garage. The garage is not available for visitor use
  • Pedestrian access and parking is on level ground with direct access to the flat pathways leading to the cottage
  • The driveway is concrete, the pathways are old paving and uneven in places
  • There is automatic lighting near the driveway and pathways to the cottage

Main Entrance, Reception

  • The main entrance to the cottage used when you arrive is via the covered porch. The key to the front door is retained in the key guard in the porch. The code to the key guard is issued before arrival
  • There is one other entrance to the cottage at the front of the building. Both entrances have one low step
  • The 'Guest Information' file is in the kitchen and has all details about the cottage within it.

Public Areas - Hall, Stairs, Landing, Corridors etc

  • There are no lifts in the property
  • There are 3 floors
  • There is a WC and shower on the ground floor with a wash hand basin
  • The flooring in the kitchen is stone
  • The flooring in the living room is wooden block floor with a polypropylene rug
  • The flooring in the dining room is wooden block floor with a polypropylene rug
  • The rest of the flooring on the ground floor is ceramic tiling

Public Areas - Sitting room, lounges, lobbies etc

  • The living room is furnished with two large sofas, one three seater and one four seater
  • There is a TV (with FreeView recorder),DVD and VHS, with remote controls. There is a Stereo system with radio and CD player
  • There is one low step from the dining room up to the utility room

Bedrooms & Sleeping Areas

  • There are no bedrooms on the ground floor
  • There are two double bedrooms on the first floor, a further large twin bedroom and a single bedroom on the top floor. All bedrooms are carpeted.
  • All bedding is cotton with non feather pillows and duvets
  • Bedroom 1 has a King Size four poster bed
  • Bedroom 2 has a standard double bed
  • Bedrooms 3 and 4 have single beds

Bathroom with Shower & WC

  • The main bathroom facilities are on the first floor
  • There is a walk-in shower on the ground floor with basin and WC
  • The main bathroom has a bath with hand shower, overhead shower and screen, plus basin and WC

Self-Catering Kitchen

  • The kitchen is on the ground floor and is all one level
  • The taps are monoblock screw on/off
  • The worktop is at standard height
  • Crockery is provided in the wall cupboards, outdoor crockery is provided in the cupboards beneath the work surface. Glasses etc. are in the wall cupboards. Pans and cooking pots/dishes are in the cupboards beneath the work surface
  • The electric hob is set into the worktop, the electric double oven can be accessed from the front (The gas AGA is disconnected and is not to be used by visitors)
  • The dish washer is under the work surface next to the sink.
  • The kitchen is lit by a single overhead light plus recessed spotlights. The flooring is stone.

Laundry

  • There is a front loading washer/dryer available in the utility room. A rotary washing line is also available near the patio area.

Grounds and Gardens

  • The garden is all located at the front of the cottage and is flat, there is also a patio area with picnic table at the front of the cottage
  • Garden furniture and BBQ are available for guests to use There is plenty of seating in the form of benches / chairs and sun loungers.

Additional Information

  • No smoking is allowed in the cottage. The use of candles, matches or lighters is also not allowed due to the risk of fire
  • No pets or animals are allowed in the cottage, and no provision is made for them
  • There is a fire extinguisher and fire blanket in the kitchen. Additional fire extinguishers are provided in the entrance lobby, utility room, first floor landing and second floor.
  • Six smoke alarms are located around the cottage and a Fire Prevention Handbook is provided with the Visitor Information
  • A fire escape is located in the second floor twin bedroom
For more information about cottages with facilities for disabled guests and easy access cottages for those with impaired mobility visit Easy Access Cottages
March 2018 - A Grade II listed thatched cottage, with a wealth of character and original features along with more modern comforts. Three windows have been replaced this year and some re-wiring carried out. The exterior has also been painted and presents in fresh order. A well-tended garden with a host of seasonal colour, which will be very much enjoyed for relaxation and al fresco dining in the fine weather. High standards of housekeeping evident in all areas. Families are very well provided for. Located close to amenities but also in a quiet lane in the oldest part of Carisbrooke village, which is a conservation area within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Castle can be seen from the property. </br> </br> March 2017 - Virginia Cottage is an impressive Grade II listed property which is presented and maintained to a superior standard. The Four Star Self-catering rating has been comfortably retained as the overall score continues to be placed within the higher Five Star level as do the majority of the other areas; which ensures the retention of the Gold Award. The property was pristinely presented throughout; great care has been taken in the final detailing and attention to all the high and low areas. All surfaces and fittings were dust settlement free. Carpeted flooring thoroughly vacuumed with the hard wearing flooring being maintained to a very high standard of cleanliness. A delightful Grade II listed thatched cottage, full of character and charm. Positive impressions are gained upon arrival from the quality and presentation of the thatched roof and exposed stone detailing, along with the generous sized mature gardens and peaceful location. Located in the oldest part of Carisbrooke village which is a conservation area lying within An area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a short walk to Carrisbrooke Castle and all the local attractions and amenities. Exacting cleanliness standards continue to be implemented. A smart blocked paved car parking area now in place.

Janet Black -
Virginia Cottage felt like home as soon as we walked in. Mattresses were very comfortable. The garden was a bonus - as was the nearby ford for dabbling feet after completing the coastal path! Chocs and wine appreciated on arrival. Would love to return to such a relaxing cottage. - May 2018 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Phillip Sinden -
Virginia Cottage was awarded a 4 star review by Phillip Sinden - Sep 2017 - Cottage Rating 4 Stars

Paul Hawker -
Fantastic accommodation, spacious and comfortable for our party of 6 with everything provided. Very simple process for booking including ferry and prompt return of deposit. Super holiday, thank you - May 2017 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Alison Wootton -
Absolutely fantastic cottage, in a beautiful location. Cottage had everything we needed and more besides. Couldn't have asked for anything better. Wonderful week wish it could have been longer. - Sep 2016 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Andrew Rolf -
Great location beautiful character cottage - Oct 2015 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Peter Beck -
Virginia Cottage was awarded a 5 star review by Peter Beck - Aug 2015 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Mrs H Sims -
Lovely clean cottage, great location - Aug 2015 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Malcolm Thompson -
A beautiful cottage which is in a great location foe exploring the island. We will certainly book this one again - Jul 2015 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

Paul Curtis -
We had a great experience booking through Island Cottage Holidays, and Virginia Cottage was everything we could have hoped for. Our holiday was wonderful. - May 2014 - Cottage Rating 5 Stars

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Sandcastles Cottage  Isle of Wight
Sandcastles Cottage  Isle of Wight

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Sleeps 5+1 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
Sandcastles is attractively situated within a 7 minute walk of the sandy beach in the small resort of Shanklin on the south east coast of the Isle of Wight. There are good sea views from the property and the sea can be reached via a zig zag path or a lift which descends to the esplanade. The sand gently slopes into the water making it ideal for swimming and paddling. Shops, restaurants and public houses are all within a short walk. The property has been furnished and equipped to a high standard

We can book the ferry to the Isle of Wight for you at preferential prices and this can be added to your Isle of Wight holiday cottage booking. A quote will automatically be sent to you with the confirmation of your holiday. For more information visit Ferry crossing and booking information

Virginia Cottage is a non smoking cottage. WiFi Internet is provided free of charge at Virginia Cottage. Virginia Cottage is available for weekly self catering holiday bookings from Saturday to Saturday. The normal arrival time at this holiday cottage is 16:00 and the normal departure time is 11:00. Short break weekend and midweek self catering holidays are available from and 27th October 2018 to 15th November 2018.

For details on access to Virginia Cottage for those with impaired mobility or disabilities please read the cottage access statement in the tab below.

VisitEngland Self Catering Assessment - Overall Comments

March 2018 - A Grade II listed thatched cottage, with a wealth of character and original features along with more modern comforts. Three windows have been replaced this year and some re-wiring carried out. The exterior has also been painted and presents in fresh order. A well-tended garden with a host of seasonal colour, which will be very much enjoyed for relaxation and al fresco dining in the fine weather. High standards of housekeeping evident in all areas. Families are very well provided for. Located close to amenities but also in a quiet lane in the oldest part of Carisbrooke village, which is a conservation area within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Castle can be seen from the property.

March 2017 - Virginia Cottage is an impressive Grade II listed property which is presented and maintained to a superior standard. The Four Star Self-catering rating has been comfortably retained as the overall score continues to be placed within the higher Five Star level as do the majority of the other areas; which ensures the retention of the Gold Award. The property was pristinely presented throughout; great care has been taken in the final detailing and attention to all the high and low areas. All surfaces and fittings were dust settlement free. Carpeted flooring thoroughly vacuumed with the hard wearing flooring being maintained to a very high standard of cleanliness. A delightful Grade II listed thatched cottage, full of character and charm. Positive impressions are gained upon arrival from the quality and presentation of the thatched roof and exposed stone detailing, along with the generous sized mature gardens and peaceful location. Located in the oldest part of Carisbrooke village which is a conservation area lying within An area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a short walk to Carrisbrooke Castle and all the local attractions and amenities. Exacting cleanliness standards continue to be implemented. A smart blocked paved car parking area now in place.

Virginia Cottage Guest Comments

Reviews and feedback for Virginia Cottage and holidays on the Isle of Wight

37 Guest Reviews for Virginia Cottage
5 Stars - (27)
Janet Black - May 2018

Virginia Cottage felt like home as soon as we walked in. Mattresses were very comfortable. The garden was a bonus - as was the nearby ford for dabbling feet after completing the coastal path! Chocs and wine appreciated on arrival. Would love to return to such a relaxing cottage. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Paul Hawker - May 2017

Fantastic accommodation, spacious and comfortable for our party of 6 with everything provided. Very simple process for booking including ferry and prompt return of deposit. Super holiday, thank you Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Alison Wootton - Sep 2016

Absolutely fantastic cottage, in a beautiful location. Cottage had everything we needed and more besides. Couldn't have asked for anything better. Wonderful week wish it could have been longer. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Andrew Rolf - Oct 2015

Great location beautiful character cottage Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Peter Beck - Aug 2015

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Mrs H Sims - Aug 2015

Lovely clean cottage, great location Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Malcolm Thompson - Jul 2015

A beautiful cottage which is in a great location foe exploring the island. We will certainly book this one again Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Paul Curtis - May 2014

We had a great experience booking through Island Cottage Holidays, and Virginia Cottage was everything we could have hoped for. Our holiday was wonderful. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Andrew Rolf - Nov 2013

a great cottage in fab location couldn't fault it Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Laura C - May 2013

Such a lovely place to stay. Beautiful cottage with cosy living room and fire. We made good use of the garden games provided and enjoyed the welcome pack. Excellent location both in terms of walks to the castle, country lanes and pubs but also for day trips. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

David C - Oct 2012

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Roy K - Sep 2012

A lovely place to explore the Isle of Wight Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

A Walker - Sep 2012

We had a fantastic stay as the cottage was so well equipped and in a great location. It was our best ever UK holiday and would not hesitate to recommend the accomodation to anyone! The Walker Family, Suffolk Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Timothy H - Aug 2012

a "Milly Molly Mandy"cottage outside...everything you need inside...just add the family...Magic!! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Carol W - Jul 2012

Virginia Cottage was fantastic, very comfortable and well equipped, in fact there is nothing we could find fault with or criticise. The location of the cottage was also excellent. We would highly recommend the cottage and also Island Cottage Holidays for their efficient and courteous handling of our booking. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Sue L - Jul 2012

The very generous welcome pack was much appreciated. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Sandra L - Apr 2012

Extremely pleased with the accommodation, it was clean, comfortable. Wonderful to be able to walk to places. The arrival pack at the house was appreciated and a very nice touch. We would recommend the cottage to our family and friends. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Miriam H - Apr 2012

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

J G - Sep 2011

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Caroline B - Jul 2011

What a beautiful cottage with an attractive garden. Very well equipped and such a delight to stay in. Good welcome pack. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Chris B - Jun 2011

We had a wonderful time and particularly enjoyed the garden and BBQ. I think we were lucky with the weather, but the Isle of Wight has lots to offer, so we will be back at some point in the future. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Robin A - May 2011

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Nicki S - Mar 2011

Absolutely lovely cottage and will definately be returning! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Lesley - Jul 2010

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Nicki S - May 2010

Absolutely lovely cottage and will definately be returning! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Philip - May 2010

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Rebecca - May 2010

We we had a lovely holiday at Virginia Cottage and would recommend it to friends. This was our first visit to the island, but hope to come again and would definately chose the same cottage. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

4 Stars - (8)
Phillip Sinden - Sep 2017

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

David C - May 2013

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Emma G - Apr 2013

Virginia cottage is beautiful, spacious and very well equipt. We all loved it and the surroundings are lovely too, would recommend to anyone. The welcome pack was lovely and very much appreciated. Thank you for sharing this lovely cottage. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Deborah P - Sep 2012

A very comfortable and welcoming cottage. Great location for access across all parts of the island. A lovely holiday was had and would definitely recommend to others. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Michelle - Sep 2010

The cottage was lovely and would definitely consider staying there again. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Danny - Sep 2010

We all had a great family holiday while staying at Virginia cottage which was lovely. The children especially loved the 'den' in the attic. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Paul - Jul 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the cottage. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

bijan - May 2010

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

3 Stars - (2)
Kathryn Regan - Jun 2017

Cottage Rating: 3 Stars

Kirsty Collins - Sep 2013

Cottage Rating: 3 Stars

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Janet Black - May 2018

Virginia Cottage felt like home as soon as we walked in. Mattresses were very comfortable. The garden was a bonus - as was the nearby ford for dabbling feet after completing the coastal path! Chocs and wine appreciated on arrival. Would love to return to such a relaxing cottage. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Phillip Sinden - Sep 2017

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Paul Hawker - May 2017

Fantastic accommodation, spacious and comfortable for our party of 6 with everything provided. Very simple process for booking including ferry and prompt return of deposit. Super holiday, thank you Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Alison Wootton - Sep 2016

Absolutely fantastic cottage, in a beautiful location. Cottage had everything we needed and more besides. Couldn't have asked for anything better. Wonderful week wish it could have been longer. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Andrew Rolf - Oct 2015

Great location beautiful character cottage Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Peter Beck - Aug 2015

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Mrs H Sims - Aug 2015

Lovely clean cottage, great location Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Malcolm Thompson - Jul 2015

A beautiful cottage which is in a great location foe exploring the island. We will certainly book this one again Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Paul Curtis - May 2014

We had a great experience booking through Island Cottage Holidays, and Virginia Cottage was everything we could have hoped for. Our holiday was wonderful. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Andrew Rolf - Nov 2013

a great cottage in fab location couldn't fault it Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Laura C - May 2013

Such a lovely place to stay. Beautiful cottage with cosy living room and fire. We made good use of the garden games provided and enjoyed the welcome pack. Excellent location both in terms of walks to the castle, country lanes and pubs but also for day trips. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

David C - May 2013

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Emma G - Apr 2013

Virginia cottage is beautiful, spacious and very well equipt. We all loved it and the surroundings are lovely too, would recommend to anyone. The welcome pack was lovely and very much appreciated. Thank you for sharing this lovely cottage. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

David C - Oct 2012

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Deborah P - Sep 2012

A very comfortable and welcoming cottage. Great location for access across all parts of the island. A lovely holiday was had and would definitely recommend to others. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Roy K - Sep 2012

A lovely place to explore the Isle of Wight Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

A Walker - Sep 2012

We had a fantastic stay as the cottage was so well equipped and in a great location. It was our best ever UK holiday and would not hesitate to recommend the accomodation to anyone! The Walker Family, Suffolk Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Timothy H - Aug 2012

a "Milly Molly Mandy"cottage outside...everything you need inside...just add the family...Magic!! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Carol W - Jul 2012

Virginia Cottage was fantastic, very comfortable and well equipped, in fact there is nothing we could find fault with or criticise. The location of the cottage was also excellent. We would highly recommend the cottage and also Island Cottage Holidays for their efficient and courteous handling of our booking. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Sue L - Jul 2012

The very generous welcome pack was much appreciated. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Sandra L - Apr 2012

Extremely pleased with the accommodation, it was clean, comfortable. Wonderful to be able to walk to places. The arrival pack at the house was appreciated and a very nice touch. We would recommend the cottage to our family and friends. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Miriam H - Apr 2012

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

J G - Sep 2011

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Caroline B - Jul 2011

What a beautiful cottage with an attractive garden. Very well equipped and such a delight to stay in. Good welcome pack. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Chris B - Jun 2011

We had a wonderful time and particularly enjoyed the garden and BBQ. I think we were lucky with the weather, but the Isle of Wight has lots to offer, so we will be back at some point in the future. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Robin A - May 2011

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Nicki S - Mar 2011

Absolutely lovely cottage and will definately be returning! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Michelle - Sep 2010

The cottage was lovely and would definitely consider staying there again. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Danny - Sep 2010

We all had a great family holiday while staying at Virginia cottage which was lovely. The children especially loved the 'den' in the attic. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Paul - Jul 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the cottage. Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Lesley - Jul 2010

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Nicki S - May 2010

Absolutely lovely cottage and will definately be returning! Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Philip - May 2010

Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

bijan - May 2010

Cottage Rating: 4 Stars

Rebecca - May 2010

We we had a lovely holiday at Virginia Cottage and would recommend it to friends. This was our first visit to the island, but hope to come again and would definately chose the same cottage. Cottage Rating: 5 Stars

Comments left in Virginia Cottage guestbook

October 2017 “Excellent cottage. We keep returning twice a year….great welcome pack, excellent facilities. Hopefully all being well we will be back next year. Thank you.”

August 2017 “Lovely cottage, great weather. Had a lovely stay. Thanks for the welcome pack, it was great. Thank you.”

July 2017 “Have had a great week. Cottage perfect for our group – two families and all ages. Thanks!”

July 2017 “Thank you so much for the use of this beautiful cottage. We have had a wonderful time here, especially sitting in the garden in the evening. Excellent location to explore the island. Hope to be back again soon. Thanks once again.”

May 2017 “Lovely cottage. Just as you imagine a thatched cottage should be – roses round the door etc. Had a lovely week. It was great to be able to sit in the garden and relax. Hope to come back.”

May 2017 “A beautiful cottage very well cared for. Fantastic cleanliness. Welcome pack was a great touch. We will return!!!!

May 2017 “Lovely cottage in an ideal location for exploring the island.Cottage very well equipped and clean and tidy. Ideal for children with toys available. New restaurant 5 minutes walk away Ada Meze, fantastic food and welcoming staff. We have had a fantastic week”

November 2016 “Another lovely week in this picture perfect cottage. Thanks very much for the bread and welcome basket. It was freezing when we arrived but it was lovely and cosy as ever. Thanks again for a lovely week – we hope to be back again! Thanks for the WiFi too – excellent coverage. P S lovely new bathroom!”

October 2016 “We returned for the 4th time to Virginia Cottage and had another smashing week. I am sure we will be back!”

September 2016 “Very nice house, very welcoming and comfortable, lovely rooms and nice lounge. Conveniently located for all attractions. Wish we could have stayed longer but will try for next year. Thank you.”

August 2016 “Wonderful cottage! Ideally situated for travelling to multiple places and a local shop being in such a short walking distance is very helpful! Lovely pub down the road (The Eight Bells). Cottage accommodation very spacious and great for kids with a welcoming atmosphere and gifts upon arrival (thank you very much!). We could have stayed longer and we hope to be back!”

August 2016 “WOW! Thank you so much for the opportunity to live in (for a short while) such a beautiful house, it has everything you could possibly need and feels so comfortable. Would love to come again for the peace, and totally joyful garden.”

August 2016 “This has been one of the most tranquil holidays I have ever had. Apart from the cottage and its surroundings, there are artefacts and china which have brought back happy memories. I will be very sorry to leave.”

August 2016 “What a beautiful cottage and secluded garden. We have spent a lovely week here and only wish it could have been longer. Loved the “library” (so many different books) and also the well stocked kitchen cupboards (we had every utensil that was needed!). The children loved the stream. Thank you so much and hope to be back next year.”

August 2016 “What a beautiful cottage it is. We loved the kids area upstairs, so thoughtful to have the toys and children’s DVDs. In fact we loved everything about it and have had a wonderful holiday. Great location, nothing is further than 20-25 minutes away in the car, lovely local pub, close to co-op, great local walks especially to the castle. So sad to go home but we intend to return next year. Thanks so much.”

July 2016 “The cottage is beautiful and the garden a delight. Regarding Carisbrooke itself, what an excellent location for this cottage! Close to Newport (with bus terminus to every site on the island) but just outside of any traffic. Moreover, Valentino’s up the road is gorgeous – delicious Italian food and friendly staff. Thank you for a brilliant holiday”

June 2016 “So great to be back at this lovely clean cottage. Thanks once again”

May 2016 “Once again we have had a lovely holiday in this beautiful cottage. We’ll definitely be back! A true home-from-home. Location and garden perfect. Couldn’t be better.“

May 2016 “Yet again another “MAGNIFICENT“ stay at this wonderful cottage. The newly fitted upstairs bathroom is wonderful. Welcome note and pack is a very thoughtful touch. Excellent location – we are back to stay again later in the year. Keep up the excellent work.“

April 2016 “What a truly beautiful cottage. We have been coming over to the island for 38 years and I can say hand on heart this is the best we have EVER stayed in. As everyone has already mentioned, the welcome pack was a lovely thought. There was NOTHING that we needed that you hadn’t supplied. We hope to come back as soon as we can.“

April 2016 “An extremely comfortable and homely cottage, great for young children especially because of the garden, ford and castle and the quiet neighbourhood.“

April 2016 “What a beautiful charming cottage, filled with such interesting things. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here – so cosy and welcoming!

Set in a lovely location and so quiet. Not what we are used to but a welcome change. Thanks for the welcome basket and the chance for us to get away together as a family – much needed.“

Oct 2015 “What a treat to stay in such an interesting cottage with a fascinating history – we loved the grounds and views! The neighbours are lovely and the location is brilliant too. We’ve enjoyed our week here and hope to return some day – Thanks again.”

Oct 2015 “We’ve had a lovely week staying here again. The kids love the toys and the enclosed garden is perfect for them.”

Oct 2015 “Another nice week at Virginia Cottage – as beautiful as ever. WiFi excellent too and much appreciated. Thankyou – will be back! (Again!)

Sept 2015 “Yet another fantastic stay at Virginia Cottage on the island visiting family. Used this cottage several times before and already booked for 2016. Excellent cottage and we had fantastic weather. Generous “Welcome Pack”!!! Really appreciate the peace and tranquillity of Virginia, especially when you live in a city. Can’t wait for next year to visit and stay bin the Beautiful cottage. Thanks a lot for everything!!!”

Sept 2015 "Great location, cottage was lovely, well equipped and comfortable. Thank you for the Welcome Pack! Really enjoyed sitting in the garden, drinking wine and eating cheese! Bus service excellent and value for money. Locally Valentinos food and service fantastic! We really enjoyed our stay"

Aug 2015 "A lovely cottage in a good central location. Very well equipped with everything we needed."

Aug 2015 "A lovely cottage to come back to. The cottage has everything we needed – we were particularly grateful for the WiFi, washing machine and central heating. The kids enjoyed having their own space upstairs. We’d love to come back. Thank you very much."

Aug 2015 "Lovely clean cottage with all we could need. As ever we enjoyed walks to Newport and the surrounding area"

Aug 2015 "A lovely stay in a beautiful cottage"

July 2015 "What a lovely cottage, inside and out and fun for the children with their own floor! We had a very enjoyable stay visiting many of the main attractions on the island. The boys also enjoyed splashing about in the ford. Thank you."

July 2015 "Enjoyed our stay. Cottage very welcoming, what a lovely thought with the Welcome Pack. Cottage well equipped – toys, games and barbeque, just like home from home. Our grandson loved exploring the garden. Thank you."

June 2015 "A lovely stay in a perfect cottage – it’s about the eighth time we’ve been here and it never disappoints. Thank you."

June 2015 "Such a wonderful cottage and so beautiful a garden with lots of birds, we sat out on sunny evenings with our G&Ts!! Very comfortable cottage and loved the four poster bed – will definitely be back! P. S. loved the fresh flowers and Welcome Pack – thank you!!"

May 2015 "I have only one thing to say…..PURRRFECT!!

May 2015 "A beautiful ‘fairy tale’ cottage so comfortable, welcoming and homely. The traditional cottage garden was a joy to sit in and enjoy the birds and wildlife. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the central location made it ideal and easy to get around. We will certainly be coming again. Thank you for thinking of everything, attention to detail, Welcome Pack and flowers."

April 2015 "A lovely time had by all at Virginia Cottage…homely and well equipped. Welcome basket greatly appreciated – thank you. We had three small children with us – 1, 3, and 5 years old and found Carisbrooke a perfect base to explore the island. Thanks for everything."

Aug 2014 "We have had a fantastic time at Virginia Cottage. We are very impressed with how very comfortable and convenient it is! A brilliant location at the foot of the castle where we enjoyed evening walks. The boys loved fishing in the ford and sailing house made rafts every day!"

July 2014 "We had a fabulous two weeks, thank you. I would quite happily move into Virginia Cottage and stay forever! Many wonderful outings. I really hope we can come again."

June 2014 "Lovely cottage, clean and tidy, all the facilities you could want. Thank you for the welcome pack – that was great, a real bonus. The cottage is well positioned, so handy for every part of the island. Great to leave the cottage and take a nice stroll up to the castle – brilliant. Overall a splendid cottage and a great holiday."

June 2014 "Another great week in Virginia Cottage – perfect peaceful location for exploring the island. Lovely and clean and welcoming as ever – thanks again!"

May 2014 "Echo all previous comments about the cottage, the garden and the peacefulness. Loved the birds in the garden too!"

May 2014 "We have enjoyed staying in Virginia Cottage this week. The rooms were all very comfortable and spacious. All in all we loved the cottage and IOW and hope to return very soon."

May 2014 "We have stayed in a number of cottages throughout the UK and this one is definitely the prettiest – with a beautiful garden. Thanks for the welcome too. Didn’t eat out much mainly because we enjoyed being in the cottage so much!

April 2014 "Once again we have had a wonderful week. The house is fab, love it, fed birds every day. We love the island and will be back soon - excellent cottage."

Nov 2013 "Excellent cottage, much more than we expected. Welcome Pack was a lovely touch along with welcome note (Really appreciated the fresh flowers!!!). The cottage is very well equipped and very warm and cosy. Comfortable beds and amazing kitchen. Thanks again for a lovely experience. We will be back!!!!!"

Oct 2013 "We enjoyed being here so much last year that we came back, and had another great week. Once again the house was lovely and the children loved all the toys. Thanks again!"

Oct 2013 "What a delightful cottage! Everything we needed and more. So peaceful. The Welcome Pack was greatly appreciated. Wherever we went the food was really good. Loved the birds that came into the garden – thankyou."

Sept 2013 "We have thoroughly enjoyed our week at Virginia Cottage in which we have felt comfortable and at ease. The welcome of food, drink, flowers and welcome note has been very much appreciated - thank you for the thoughtfulness. We were also impressed by the speedy and efficient response from Annie and Kevin (the housekeepers) when needed - many thanks. As per previous visitors, we too have enjoyed seeing most parts of the island from this very convenient central point - a new direction every day. It is great to stay somewhere having a garden that is so attractive to wildlife. Thank you to all involved."

Aug 2013 "Thank you for the lovely welcome pack - a surprising and delightful start to our holiday. What a lovely cottage! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here - with guests from 3 years to 70 years in our party there was something for everyone. Very well equipped and comfortable cottage with lots of home comforts and a better shower than we have at home - which is a complete rarity in holiday homes! It is so lovely and peaceful here and we enjoyed afternoons in the garden on the loungers while the children enjoyed the garden and the indoor toys in their own den upstairs. We would certainly return here."

Aug 2013 "Thank you for the welcome goodies - really lovely touch. Thoroughly enjoyed the cottage and the surrounding area. Had a couple of BBQs and relaxed in the garden. Would recommend the cottage to friends. Had a lovely time!"

Aug 2013 "Thank you for a lovely clean property with everything we needed. We appreciated the welcome goodies and really enjoyed our stay."

July 2013 "A great week in this cottage which is perfectly positioned in the centre of everything. Found plenty to do to keep all amused. Lovely weather, great cottage, would love to return."

July 2013 "Fabulous week in your lovely cottage. The cottage and garden were perfect for our three generations."

May 2013 "We had an amazing and busy time, cottage is very homely and clean, thank you. Really lovely time, loved the cottage, bed really comfy. The garden was big and we really enjoyed playing in it. We had a fabulous holiday and hope to return"

May 2013 "Enjoyed our stay at this lovely cottage. It is a great place to explore the island as nowhere seems to be very far away/. Beauty is all around, go and explore!!"

Apr 2013 "Had a very enjoyable stay, the cottage had all we need, so easy to get to the coast and a cosy fire for your feet! Thank you for our stay - we'll be back again one day!"

Apr 2013 "Thank you for a great week in Virginia Cottage, we all enjoyed it very much! The welcome pack was a very nice surprise and we found the cottage very well equipped"

Mar 2013 "We have had a lovely week's stay in your beautiful cottage, the welcome pack was very nice. My daughter does not want to leave as she wants to play on the rocking horse every day. Thank you very much for such a nice and homely place to stay (very well equipped!). Would recommend to anyone wishing to stay on this lovely island"

Mar 2013 "I really enjoyed my stay in your lovely cosy cottage. I would recommend the cottage to anyone and I would certainly stay here again"

Oct 12 "Thank you for making us so comfortable here. The cottage was very well equipped and the kids loved the toys and really enjoyed Carisbrooke Castle.".

Sep 12 "Comfortable, cosy and well equipped cottage in a great location for exploring the island. So much to do, great days out at Carisbrooke Castle - we walked there. We will be back again!"

Sep 12 "A memorable week at Virginia Cottage with all home comforts at hand. We much enjoyed the Welcome Pack and sitting in the garden in the sunshine"

Sep 12 "Thank you for such a warm welcome and a lovely cottage. We all enjoyed our stay, which was made special by the beautifully furnished and decorated house."

Aug 12 "Thank you for letting us stay, we loved everything. The house was great, very comfortable and the children loved the toys and the garden. We had loads of fun exploring the island."

Aug 12 "A fantastically well appointed cottage, everything provided that we could need. Would highly recommend this cottage as a perfect base to explore the island. All in all, we all agreed this was the best ever UK holiday!"

Aug 12 "Comfortable, well appointed cottage with a lovely sunny garden. Walk to Carisbrooke Castle well worth it. Would recommend Virginia Cottage."

Jul 12 "Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. It is very homely and has a beautiful garden. We certainly enjoyed the ford near your cottage. Loved the sofas because they were very comfy. We will definitely come again."

Jun 12 "We have enjoyed staying in this lovely well equipped thatched cottage. There is nothing we could find fault with or criticise. Carisbrooke Castle is well worth a visit"

Jun 12 "Echoing what everyone else has said - we had a lovely week in this fabulous cottage. If I could fit the kitchen in the car I'd take it home!! This is a lovely place for a relaxing holiday and we look forward to coming back another time"

May 12 "Fantastic holiday - thank you very much for letting us stay in your lovely cottage! Cottage had everything we needed - very well equipped. We would love to visit again really soon - we really had a perfect holiday!!"

May 12 "Thank you very much for the lovely welcome pack. We had a lovely time staying in your beautiful cottage, very warm and cosy. Very well equipped, really liked the kitchen - good size, the kids loved the den and the toys were a hit too. We would love to come back".

May 12 "Lovely welcome - thank you. Cottage is very pretty and well equipped. Would definitely come back"

Apr 12 "A very comfortable, warm and cosy cottage. We would love to come back again"

Apr 12 "Very warm and comfortable and good to come home to after a windy and chilly day. Everything we needed was here - very well equipped. Enjoyed walking to the castle and into Newport. Buses frequent and a great way to get about - seven day rover ticket well worth it.

Apr 12 " Beautiful cottage. Very well equipped. Snuggly and warm. Our two grown up student sons set up home in the "den" and library. Internet access was very welcome for them. Would love to return.

Mar 12 "Have had a fabulous week. Beautiful cottage, comfortable, homely, could not wish for more. Carisbrooke Castle wonderful, and to be able to walk to it. The whole week has been extremely busy and thoroughly enjoyed by all. Thank you and we will let everyone know about your great thatched cottage"

Mar 12 "We have enjoyed our short break in this lovely comfortable cottage. Everything you need is here and the garden is perfect. Situated in the centre of Carisbrooke it is very quiet and relaxing. Won't hesitate to recommend and hopefully come back to Virginia Cottage"

Nov 11 "A wonderful place to stay and my family enjoyed every minute of it. The kitchen and living spaces were well equipped and the bedrooms very comfortable, the gas fire in the living room kept us very warm in the evening"

Oct 11 "We have had a wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage, ticked all the right boxes for us, many thanks"

Oct 11 "I loved my stay at Virginia Cottage and the sofas were really comfortable and the house made you feel really comfortable and homely"

Oct 11 "Thanks for letting us stay in this lovely cottage…the walks were great too. Would be great to come back again"

Sep 11 "We thoroughly enjoyed staying in your beautiful cottage. Its picture postcard perfect on the inside and the out! The walking routes you suggested in your information folder really helped us to explore the local area. We hope to come again. Thank you"

Sep 11 "Great cottage, everything we needed. We were very impressed with the cleanliness and quality of the décor…we have no hesitation in recommending this house to our friends and family"

Sep 11 "Three generations have had a wonderful week! A lovely "temporary home" in your delightful cottage with all its character attractions and modern facilities combined. A truly "chocolate box" cottage""

Aug 11 "A perfect cottage for our family with everything we needed at hand. A perfect location for two weeks travelling around the island to all the family attractions"

Aug 11 "Arrived to find a very welcoming cottage. Enjoyed a very comfortable week, facilities suitable for the needs of the whole family. The welcome pack was much appreciated and an unexpected touch. Everything was "tickety-boo". Would certainly like to return"

July 11 "Once again we had a lovely time at your cottage. This was our third visit here. Hopefully we shall be back again soon"

July 11 "We have had a lovely time in this wonderful cottage. The cottage is fully equipped, so well situated you can get around easily. The garden is lovely to eat out for breakfast lunch and evening meals. We shall certainly return"

June 11 "We have had a lovely week here. The garden is lovely and we all enjoyed relaxing while the children played. The Co-op is great - so convenient!"

June 11 "Have had a lovely week in your delightful cottage. Thank you for the lovely welcome pack. The garden toys have been much appreciated and used most mornings"

May 11 "Our second time in this lovely cottage. We loved the welcome pack and spent lots of time enjoying the peace and quiet of the garden. Everything about the cottage is perfect, so comfortable and welcoming - I think we would cry if we weren't able to come here once a year. Thank you for everything"

March 11 "Thank you for another peaceful and wonderful week in your idyllic cottage"

Aug 10 "Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. It was an amazing holiday, a very enjoyable time. The cottage is lovely, providing many things to do - lots of toys, DVDs, videos and as for the study - where did you get so many books!? Thank you again and we hope that the next people enjoy the cottage as much as we did"

July 10 "We really enjoyed our stay in your wonderful cottage, we found it very well equipped. The children were delighted when they found the treasure trove of toys in the upstairs bedrooms. Also, the welcome pack was most welcome! Loved the location - a stroll to shops, restaurants, pubs and of course the castle. We must mention Valentino's - the food and service were wonderful, we went back twice"

June 10 "Thanks for letting us share your wonderful cottage - we really have enjoyed it here - well equipped, homely and comfortable! 5 Stars!"

May 10 " Picturesque cottage, very homely and has everything you need. We will definitely be back. The cottage was lovely and finished to a very high standard, it was perfect accommodation"

April 10 "We have had a lovely week at Virginia Cottage - so cosy and comfortable and ideally placed to visit all the island. We also liked having Newport close-by for shops, cinema etc. We'll come again"

Sept 09 "We all thoroughly enjoyed staying in your fabulous cottage. It exceeded our expectations, being warm and cosy, well equipped and in such a beautiful location."

Aug 09 "We loved the cottage. The toys and games in the upstairs rooms were an unexpected pleasure. The food and service at Valentino's restaurant (3 minutes walk away) was excellent."

July 09 "Very comfortable. A wonderful cottage, we felt very much at home here! No shortage of things to see and do. We would very much like to come again."

Oct 08 "We have had a fantastic week in your lovely and spacious cottage. Wonderfully peaceful location, plus within easy reach of all parts of the island. Thanks for a lovely week, we'll be back!"

Sept 08 "We have thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in your beautiful cottage, and also for providing every comfort, who could ask for more. The welcome pack was such a nice touch. We would love to return again."

May 08 "The cottage is beautiful…. The location is perfect for access to all locations. We will be highly recommending this cottage to everyone we know."

Oct 07 "Great location ideal for getting out and about round the island. Cottage is warm and cosy in the evenings, very quiet location and lovely garden. We will go home with some lovely memories. Thank you."

Sept 07 "Beautiful quintessentially English cottage in fantastic location. Loved the peace and quiet being able to see castle. Whole cottage brilliantly equipped evoking a sense of welcome. Very spacious cottage in every way. Local co-op with long opening hours was very handy, meant no big supermarket shop whilst on holiday. Would definitely consider coming again and will recommend the cottage and Island Cottage Holidays to friends"

Sept 07 "Wonderful accommodation in a beautiful cottage…. extremely well equipped…very impressed with the cleanliness. A fabulous location away from the hustle and bustle. We found the cottage and its location to be absolutely perfect in almost every way. It is by far the best accommodation we have stayed in over the last few years. The cottage is definitely somewhere I would come again. Thank you!"

Sept 07 "Superb weather contributed to a lovely break in an idyllic cottage. You have thought of everything. The lovely "goodies" left for us was a lovely touch and much appreciated. We slept like logs, no noise from traffic etc. it was bliss. Thank you - we will return"

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Virginia Cottage Holiday Availability

Popular Holiday Weeks Available for Self catering holidays at Virginia Cottage

Virginia Cottage has 63 days available for Isle of Wight self catering holidays from the 8th May 2018 to 31st December 2018. That means Virginia Cottage is 73.53% booked for this holiday period with 25.0 weeks confirmed so far.

Virginia Cottage Local Holiday Information

Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight local attractions for a self catering holiday at Virginia Cottage

The villages of Carisbrooke is located at the heart of the Isle of Wight and is best know for the remains of Carisbrooke Castle which sits on the hill above the village. A small shop and a post office can be found in the village as well as a couple of public houses. A footpath runs from just outside the village all the way to Alum Bay in the far West of the Island.

A photograph of the village of Carisbrooke, taken from the top of Carisbrooke Castle is available on or blog. (Carisbrooke Photograph)

Carisbrooke Cycling Holidays

There are lots of walking and cycling opportunities to be enjoyed from Virginia Cottage and the surrounding Carisbrooke area. Here are a selection of described cycle routes you may wish to try on your holiday.

Isle of Wight Cycle Route 9 - Newport - Blackwater - Merstone - Rookley - Whitecroft

Isle of Wight Cycle Route 10 - Carisbrooke - Kingston - Shorwell - Bowcombe

Newport to Shanklin - Newport - Godshill - Shanklin

If you are planning a cycling holiday on the Isle of Wight you can view All Cycling Routes and Isle of Wight Cycle Information.

Walking Trails around Carisbrooke

Tennyson Trail - The Tennyson Trail starts on the edge of Carisbrooke and runs all the way along the Downs to Freshwater Bay and then up to The Needles and Alum Bay. This spectacular trail is a substantial walk but there is a bus back to Carisbrooke from Freshwater and Alum Bay. Tennyson Trail

The centre of the Isle of Wight is best known for its historic monuments and beautiful countryside. The hills in this area are great for walking and exploring and paths fan out across the Isle of Wight. Carisbrooke, Bowcombe and Blackwater are found to the South and West of Newport. These small villages and Hamlets have unique access to all areas of the Isle of Wight and the sea is always less than 20 - 25mins away by car.

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Isle of Wight Holiday Guide

A selection of local attractions from wightinfo.co.uk

The Piano CafeCoffee, cakes, mezze boards and cakes all made with local produce. There is live music and almost daily piano playing. A great chilled out destination.
Dimbola Museum & GalleriesDimbola Museum & Galleries is the former home of the celebrated Victorian Photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.  Born in India in 1815 Cameron was first given a camera... Read more »
Tapnell Farm Parkt logoA fantastic addition to the island, Tapnell Farm Park literally has something for everyone.  Opening on 29th June 2016, just in time for the Summer, the new Farm... Read more »
Ryde Superbowllogo (5)Ten pin bowling below for adults, juniors, early riser, daytime & evening sessions.
Isle JumpAn indoor trampoline park for ages 5 upwards with interconnecting trampolines, dodgeball court, giant foam pit, slam-dunk basketball hoops and a cafe.
Butterfly WorldbutterflyMore than just Butterflies, Butterfly World also has Fountain World with synchronised fountains, Koi Carp, Jumping Jets of Water, a Cafe and a Garden Centre.  You can see... Read more »
Puckpool Park and TearoomsDCIM100GOPROG0021276If you like mini golf, putting, tennis, a great children’s playground, fantastic sea views, lovely sandy beaches, drinking tea and eating great food then a visit to Puckpool Park... Read more »
Sunken Secretss1Sunken Secrets is located within Fort Victoria, one of many former Victorian Fortifications built around the coast to defend Britain from a French invasion.  The Solent around the Fort has... Read more »
Island PlanetariumplanetariumIsland Planetarium is a great place to have a cosmic time with the kids and stimulate your imagination as you travel on a fascinating journey through time... Read more »
Isle of Wight Shipwreck Centre & MaritimeshipHead along to Arreton Barns to visit the Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum for a fascinating day out.  This massive collection of treasures from wrecks all over the world has... Read more »
New Photos of Virginia Cottage and Bramble Cottage

Virginia Cottage and Bramble Cottage are two self catering holiday rental properties located near Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight. They have new photos showing updates and improvements for this holiday season and some of the special holiday features now available. The location near Carisbrooke Castle is central and has excellent access to the …

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Isle of Wight and Purbeck Self Catering Location Videos

We have a new selection of videos showing the location of Isle of Wight and Purbeck self catering cottages with annotations showing local attractions, features and beaches. There are 5 new videos in the playlist below and to get a reminder when new videos come out click on the Subscribe Button below. These videos include …

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Virginia Cottage New photos 2017

Virginia Cottage is a beautiful, thatched and historic cottage in Carisbrooke Isle of Wight and within a short walk of Carisbrooke Castle. This charming cottage has 3 bedrooms and is ideal for family holidays at the heart of the Isle of Wight. The location puts you within a short drive of every beach on the …

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Updated Marvel Cottage Photos 2017

Marvel Cottage is a two bedroom family self catering holiday cottage at the heart of the Isle of Wight and within a lovely cycle ride of Shanklin Beach via the cycle path. The rural location has numerous walks and the grounds of the farm on which the cottage is located includes a lovely fishing lake …

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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, …

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Thatched Cottages You Loved

Enjoying a traditional thatched cottage on the Isle of Wight is a dream holiday and it is a typically British experience. We have amazing feedback from guests who visit our many thatched Isle of Wight self catering properties and here we have a list of the most popular with their guest ratings. For more information …

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Virginia Cottage New Bathroom

Virginia Cottage in Carisbrooke has a new bathroom for 2016. This beautiful thatched cottage is traditional Isle of Wight self catering holiday property within a short walk of Carisbrooke Castle and has many original features but also every modern convenience. The new bathroom compliments this with traditional styling in a very modern bathroom. For more information about …

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New Marvel Cottages Photos Spring 2016

Marvel Cottage has new photographs reflecting updates and improvements made to this rural self catering property since last year. Marvel Cottage has a beautiful location near the centre of the Island and within a short drive of both Shanklin Beach and Ventnor Beach. The cottage also sits and the intersection of two cycle routes which …

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Bramble Cottage New Photos 2016

Bramble Cottage has been upgraded for the 2016 holiday season and has new decoration and features. One change has been the installation of a wood burning stove in the front room to give a warm and cosy atmosphere when relaxing in the evening. Bramble Cottage is located at the heart of the Isle of Wight …

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Isle of Wight Cottages with a Conservatory

The benefits of having a conservatory at your holiday cottage are numerous. It provides a relaxing place filled with natural light for reading, playing games, enjoying meals and watching the world go by. Whatever the weather a conservatory can be used to enjoy the day if you decide to stay in and enjoy your holiday …

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