Cycle Route 10 holiday cottages available for self catering holidays on the Isle of Wight sleeping 2 to 11 people in 1 to 5 bedrooms . For more information about visit the Holiday Information below the selection of cottages.
A cycle loop on roads and small lanes around the central part of the Isle of Wight with views of attractive central Isle of Wight countryside and Carisbrooke Castle.
This route takes in pretty villages like Shorwell and Carisbrooke as well as tiny hamlets like Loverstone, Kingston and Bowcombe. There are lots of options to leave the route and explore the local area including stopping at the public houses along the way or walking around Carisbrooke Castle.
The ride can be started in town or village of Carisbrooke but you may wish to start a small way along the route where there is a free car park. The alternative start points is in Shorwell where you will be able to park and there is a small (very small) shop for picking up provisions. Jump to Cycle Ride Detailed Directions »
Our start point of Carisbrooke has a small supermarket for picking up provisions for the journey as well a small cafe for pre-ride breakfast.
1. From the centre of Carisbrooke cycle East on High Street in the direction of Newport till you reach a small roundabout. Take the 2nd exit heading uphill along Cedar Hill Rd to the next roundabout which you cross over onto Whitcombe Rd and follow for 400meters where you see a gravel car park on your right.
Here is a Car Park which is an alternative start point.
2. Follow Whitcombe Rd for another 2.5 miles till you reach a turning to the left signposted for Loverstone. Follow this country lane always bearing right till you rejoin the main road.
3. Turn left on the main road towards Chale and follow it for almost 1.5 miles where you turn right at the junction heading towards Shorwell and Brighstone. Follow this road into the centre of Shorwell.
Shorwell has a plea sent public house called the Crown Inn which serves lunches and dinners. There are tables by the river if you wish to view the bird and fish life while you eat.
4. In the centre of Shorwell turn right on the roundabout (second exit) signposted to Newport. Follow this road till you reach the edge of Carisbrooke. At the roundabout turn right to continue in to the centre of Carisbrooke and where this ride ends.
Carisbrooke has a beautiful Castle which is open to the public through English Heritage. It is possible to view the outside of the castle free of charge by following the bridal way which goes around the outer walls of Carisbrook Castle.
To reach the castle simply follow the road signs to "The Castle". At the top of the road there is a car park. From the car park there are signs that lead to the bridal way running around the castle.
A delightful detached house with a private heated swimming pool set in extensive private grounds and with coastal views from all the front facing rooms. It is very attractively situated in the small rural hamlet of Limerstone and is only 1.5 miles from the south west coast of the Isle of Wight. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty. There is access to a wonderful walking area with footpaths following the downs at the rear of Monkspath on the Worsley / Tennyson Trail towards the Needles. View Monks Path Cottage Limerstone Isle of Wight
Lovely detached bungalow, in a quiet lane, on the outskirts of the pretty village of Brighstone, on the south west side of the Isle of Wight. Wonderful walking and cycling area with bridleways and footpaths at the end of the lane leading up on to Brighstone Downs. From here the Tennyson Trail can be followed to The Needles on the western tip of the Island or inland to Carisbrooke with its medieval castle. The cottage is only 1/2 mile from the village centre with public house for meals, bistro/tea shop, excellent village shop with local produce. The quiet beaches of Brighstone Bay are also nearby. View Strawberry Cottage Brighstone Isle of Wight
This charming stone cottage is situated on a lovely farm close to the picturesque village of Brighstone, on the west side of the Island. The cottage is only a mile from the coast and it is a pleasant walk across the fields to the sea. Here there is a beach where visitors can enjoy swimming, fishing and paddling. The sandy coves of Colwell Bay and Totland Bay are a short drive away. View Brighstone Brew House Brighstone Isle of Wight
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. View Appletree Cottage Brighstone Isle of Wight
In the centre of the small rural village of Shorwell on the south west of the island and is only a 5 minute drive from a quiet beach at Brighstone. The cottage stands adjacent to a beautiful 11th century church. A pleasant old public house with a large duck pond is within a 1 minute walk and Shorwell still has its own village shop. There are a variety of small sandy coves within a short drive where visitors can enjoy swimming, paddling, boating and fishing. View Westview - Shorwell Cottage Shorwell Isle of Wight
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. View Seabreeze Cottage Brighstone Isle of Wight
Rectory Cottage is close to the centre of the pretty village of Brighstone on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight in 'An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. It is only a mile from the sea and is in a wonderful walking and cycling area. The cottage has recently been renovated to provide very attractive centrally heated accommodation with a walled courtyard style garden. There are lovely open views across fields to the downs and with glimpses of the sea from the upper bedrooms. View Rectory Cottage Brighstone Isle of Wight
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
The delightful Methodist chapel was built in the 1800’s and has been converted into a wonderful cottage. It stands on the outskirts of the pretty village of Brighstone on the south west coast of the island. The village is renowned for its lovely church, thatched cottages, village shops, National Trust shop, public house and teashop. Visitors can walk directly from the cottage and join footpaths to the beach at Chilton Chine (2 miles). View The Old Chapel Brighstone Isle of Wight
This lovely stone cottage is situated in the small rural hamlet of Bowcombe which stands between the pretty village of Shorwell and Carisbrooke with its medieval castle. Shorwell and Carisbrooke are both within a 5 minute drive and have public houses which are good for meals. The cottage offers easy access to the small bays and coves on the south west side of the Isle of Wight. Brighstone beach is within a 10 minute drive and the larger sandy beaches of Ventnor and Shanklin are within a 20 minute drive. View Bramble Cottage Bowcombe Isle of Wight
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. View Driftwood Cottage Brighstone Isle of Wight
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
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