Sleeps 6 plus a baby in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome.
Dairy Cottage is an attractive stone cottage enjoying rural views and with glimpses of Carisbrooke Castle from the master bedroom. The castle is within a 15 minute walk. The cottage is located at the heart of the Isle of Wight and within a short drive of the coast in any direction. Local walks follow the top of the Downs as far as Freshwater and Alum Bay and enjoy wonderful views all along the way.
Sleeps 6 (including babies) in 3 bedrooms
Sea Whisper is a semi detached property standing within a 7 minute walk of the sandy beach of Shanklin - a lovely bay with sand gently sloping into the water. The property is also within a 5 minute walk of the small shops, restaurants, public houses and entertainments of the resort and the pretty Old Village of Shanklin with its thatched cottages and beautiful Chine. Visitors can walk down to the sea or take a lift from the cliff top. There are views across the town with glimpses of the sea and Culver Cliffs from several of the rooms and from the charming balconies which can be accessed from the sitting room and twin bedroom. There is also a sunny terrace at the rear of the property with garden furniture so that meals can be enjoyed in the sunshine. The property has been furnished and equipped to a very high standard and offers delightful accommodation.
Sleeps 6 + 1 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
Driftwood is within a three minute walk of the beach at Brighstone on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight – a quiet beach where swimming and paddling can be enjoyed. This is “An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty“ and a delightful walking area. Driftwood is attractively situated in a small courtyard of cottages. There are coastal or lovely downland views from most of the rooms. It has been furnished and equipped with care to provide lovely accommodation Wifi and telephone available. Ferries booked for preferential prices.
New Cottage Sleeping 6+1 in 3 bedrooms;
Lovely traditional thatched cottage situated within a few minutes walk of the centre of the lovely village of Brighstone on the south west side of the Isle of Wight. The village is renowned for its pretty centre with several thatched stone cottages. There is also a public house and a small bistro/tea shop. The beach at Brighstone is within a pleasant 15 minute walk. This is also a wonderful walking and cycling area with easy access to the coastal path plus the beautiful downs which link Carisbrooke and The Needles on the western tip of the Isle of Wight.
New Cottage; Sleeps 8 + a baby in 4 bedrooms
This delightful stone cottage is situated in the centre of the picturesque village of Godshill, on the East side of the Isle of Wight, within a 10 minute drive of the sandy beaches of Shanklin, Sandown and Ventnor. This is also a delightful walking area with various footpaths and trails close to Christmas Cottage. The cottage has been furnished and equipped with great sensitivity to provide delightful accommodation.There are furnishings and artefacts from around the world combined with a wonderful use of colour. Restaurant, tea shops, public house and small shops with a few minutes walk.
Newly available: Sleeps 6 plus a baby in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
Lovely detached house, in a quiet lane, within a 3 minute walk of the beach and Ryde Esplanade with swimming pool and boating lake. The renowned sandy beach of Appley is also only a 5 minute walk away. Sea Whistle has been furnished and equipped with care to provide very attractive and comfortable accommodation. It has an enclosed south facing garden and off road parking.
New Property: Sleeps 6 plus a baby in 3 bedrooms
Large detached house in lovely rural location adjoining Parkhurst Forest but within a 10 minute drive of the market town of Newport, the sailing centre of Cowes and the beaches of Gurnard and Thorness Bay. Spacious accommodation in quiet hamlet with almost no passing traffic. Two double bedrooms and one twin, a bathroom and en-suite shower room; large sitting room with wood burning stove. Central heating. Large secluded garden which is fenced and gated. Arrangements can be made for use of hot tub in the garden. Lovely walking area.
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
Within a 2 minute walk of an attractive beach on the beautiful south west coast of the Isle of Wight. Here visitors can enjoy swimming, fishing and paddling. The cottage stands on high ground and there are sea and coastal views from the property. Visitors can relax in the sitting room or on the balcony and watch the sailing boats pass by.
New Cottage; Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms;
A wonderfully spacious and welcoming seaside holiday cottage within a few paces of the beach at Bonchurch and located on the coastal path to nearby Ventnor. Sea Shells on the Beach has 3 beautiful bedrooms decorated with a luxurious seaside theme. Within a short walk is the centre of the village of Bonchurch where there is a village pond and excellent local restaurant. The beach at nearby Ventnor is a popular holiday attraction.
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms;
Woodland Court is a beautiful seaside holiday cottage at St Lawrence near Ventnor on the South East of the Isle of Wight. It is within a 5 minute walk of the beach at Steephill Cove and only 2 minutes from the coastal path which extends eastwards to the lovely seaside resort of Ventnor and onwards to Bonchurch and Shanklin. The property enjoys glimpses of the sea and is in a very attractive location with a large garden. Furnished and equipped to a high standard.
New Cottage; Sleeps 6 + a baby in 3 bedrooms
Beautiful seafront self catering cottage at Shanklin beach. A spacious family sized cottage with views of the sea and in a wonderful position on the East of the Isle of Wight.
Sleeps maximum of 6 people + one baby under 12 months in 4 bedrooms
Baltija is beautifully situated in the wonderful semi rural coastal area of St Lawrence on the south of the Island. St Lawrence is renowned for it mild climate and is an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. Lanes and footpaths can be followed directly from the property to the sea at Woody Bay which is a ten to fifteen minute walk away.
Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
Beautifully situated with panoramic coastal views from almost every room and with direct access from the garden to a coastal path accessing the beach - less than a 5 minute walk away. It is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the south east coast of the Island, an area renowned for its mild climate. The house stands just above the charming small fishing village of Steep Hill Cove.
New Cottage; Sleeps 5 + 1 and a baby in 3 bedrooms;
Lovely rural cottage in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within a 4 minute drive of both Shanklin and Bonchurch. Delightful views from the cottage. Wonderful walking area within a few minutes walk of the coastal path.
Sleeps 5 + 1 in 3 bedrooms
Stone cottage in lovely peaceful Isle of Wight rural hamlet with large garden. One Elm Cottage has a charming double bedroom, a bunk bedroom and a spacious single room which can accommodate an extra bed. It has a spacious sitting room with a wood burning stove, a separate dining room and a fitted kitchen equipped with a electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge freezer and washing machine. There is a ground floor shower room with a w.c. and a bathroom with basin w.c. upstairs. Lovely large garden with garden furniture and a trampoline for children. Parking for one car.
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
Sea Haze is a lovely detached bungalow situated on the outskirts of Freshwater with a large garden and sea views from the garden and kitchen. It is in a secluded area with individual well spaced properties and on a quiet unmade road. Sea Haze is 1/3 of mile from the sandy bays of Colwell and Totland.This west side of the island is renowned for its beautiful countryside, pretty villages and small sandy bays.
New Cottage: Sleeps 6+ a baby in 3 bedrooms
Lovely stone cottage in beautiful peaceful Isle of Wight rural hamlet with large garden. Short drive from picturesque village of Godshill and only 10 minute drive from lovely coves on the south coast and the small seaside resort of Ventnor. Wonderful walking and cycling area.
New Cottage: Sleeps 6 + 1 in 3 bedrooms
Lovely top floor apartment with panoramic sea views across Ventnor Bay. Within a 2 minute walk of the beach where swimming, paddling and boating can be enjoyed. Spacious accommodation with a large open plan sitting room with dining area; two double bedrooms - one with en-suite shower room; twin bedroom and family bathroom with bath and shower; well equipped fitted kitchen. Parking for 1 car.
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; children 12 + welcome.
Delightful self catering cottage at Totland within a 12 minute walk of the sandy beaches of Colwell Bay and Totland Bay. This west side of the island is a wonderful walking area with easy access to the coastal path to The Needles and marvellous downland walks and bike rides. The centre of the small market town of Freshwater is within a 15 minute walk and this offers a good range of shops, public houses and restaurants plus a sports centre with indoor pool and a golf course with panoramic views. Romany Cottage is furnished and equipped to a high standard and an open fire in the sitting room and a wood burning stove in the dining area. These fires provide a lovely central focus in colder weather. In the warmth of summer three sets of french doors can be opened from the ground floor rooms into the garden giving the cottage a lovely open feel - the garden is a delightful protected spot to enjoy a barbecue and drinks in the sunshine.
Sleeps 5 + 1 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
This lovely stone cottage dates back to the 1700's. It is beautifully situated on the south west coast of the Island – only a two minute walk from the beach. This part of the coastline is renowned for its fossils and is completely unspoilt. Brook Green is a pretty coastal hamlet with a small group of attractive stone cottages. The pretty villages of Brook and Brighstone are nearby. The sandy coves of Colwell Bay and Totland are within a 10 – 15 minute drive.
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
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This picturesque Grade II listed thatched 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 mediaeval 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. A popular Italian restaurant, family public house for meals and a local shop are all within 3 minutes walk. The market town of Newport, with its splendid variety of shops and restaurants is within a 20 minute stroll. The sandy beaches of the seaside towns of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are within a 15 - 20 minute drive.
This pretty cottage, favoured by local artists and featured in postcards and books from English Heritage, has been furnished and equipped to a high standard. The charming thatched porch opens into a sitting room with large comfortable sofas, a lovely real gas flame fire, hi-fi system and wide screen 'smart' television/Freeview/DVD. There is a newly equipped fitted kitchen with oak units and granite tops, electric double oven and hob, combination microwave, dishwasher, fridge and freezer plus a dining area overlooking the garden; plus a second sitting room into which the dining table can be moved to provide a separate dining area; a utility room with a washer dryer and a well equipped shower room with a built in shower, basin and W.C. Stairs lead up to two pretty double bedrooms, one of which has a king size four poster bed, plus a newly refitted bathroom with a bath, hand shower, overhead shower, basin and W.C. Additional stairs lead up to the second floor where there is an attractive twin bedroom accessed through a single bedroom with digital television/DVD/video; these rooms prove popular as a den for children. A good selection of DVD’s, videos, books, children’s games and stair gates are provided. Free WiFi internet is available at this cottage. A travel cot and high chair can be provided. The cottage is centrally heated and the electricity and heating are provided at no extra charge.
Virginia Cottage has a pretty and spacious south facing fenced garden enjoying sun virtually all day with garden furniture and a barbecue. One large or two small cars can be parked in the drive at the side of the cottage. Buses to many parts of the Island within 3 minutes walk.
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.
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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 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.
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)
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.
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.
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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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 …
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 …
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, …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …