Isle of Wight Cottage Bird Watching

Isle of Wight Bird Life
Bird at Beaulieu Cottage Isle of Wight

Many of our guests comment to us about the wonderful nature and wildlife to be found on the Isle of Wight and tell us about seeing squirrels and birds in the cottage garden. We are encouraging the use of bird feeders in all of our holiday cottages and tell guests what they might see out of the window so they can get the most of a rich natural environment.

Bird watching hides are found around the Isle of Wight, such as the in Newtown, where you can watch migrant birds on the wetlands (Isle of Wight Hidden Treasures).

Beaulieu Cottage (where this photo was taken) is backed by woodland and a great variety of animal life can be spotted in the garden around dusk from the comfort of the conservatory.

Compass Cottage Worth Matravers Dorset

Compass Cottage is a new cottage in Worth Matravers which enjoys wonderful views of the Purbeck coastline and the sea. Located on the southern side of the Isle of Purbeck, at the southern end of Dorset, this cottage looks out over the Jurassic Coast.

Compass Cottage Worth Matravers
Compass Cottage

Compass Cottage sleeps 9 people in 5 bedrooms and has a spacious and comfortable feel. The large front room allows family or friends to come together in the evening and mull over a day out in Purbeck. Alterntively, there is a traditional local pub within a 5 minute walk where locals and holiday makers come together for an evening of traditional music or a quiet time around the fire with a local beer.

Worth Matravers is well positioned to explore the Isle of Purbeck and this southern part of Dorset. The seaside town of Swanage is a short drive away and can also be walked to via a direct foot path. The coastal path, which goes past the village, continues to Kimmeridge and Lulworth before going on towards Weymouth. A walk to Corfe Castle via the village of Kingston is another popular route and allows one to stop off for lunch at the Scott Arms in Kingston or try one of a number of public houses in Corfe Castle before returning.

For more information on Compass Cottage visit or see all of our Worth Matravers Cottages here.

Disabled Access Holiday Cottage Isle of Wight

Yafford Mill Barn Isle of Wight
Yafford Mill Barn

Yafford Mill Barn at Shorwell on the West side of the Isle of Wight has been awarded Access Exceptional for the exceptionally high level of accessibility it affords. Yafford Mill Barn is fully equipped with the necessary space and features to make it ‘Access Exceptional’ and boasts a large wet room, a cooker that can be easily operated from a wheel chair, special beds able to be used with hoists and lifts as well doors and entrances which can be used from within a wheel chair.

While having such a high level of accessibility Yafford Mill also has a high level of luxury and also has a 5 Star Gold Awards grading. Accessability features have been subtly integrated into the design and non disabled users are often unaware that they are in such an exceptionally accessible property.

You can find out more about Yafford Mill Barn at or the dedicated Yafford Mill Barn Website at

New Photos of Uppermount Holiday Cottage

We have added new photos of Uppermount, a large and spacious holiday cottage within a short walk of Bonchurch beach. The new photos include pictures of the new front room furniture and the sun room that leads out into the garden.

Bonchurch Cottage Isle of Wight
Uppermount in Bonchurch

Uppermount is one of two Island Cottage Holidays’ holiday cottages in Bonchurch. The village enjoys a excellent position near the sea and within a short walk, via the coastal path, to Ventnor. The village has a small village pond with a variety of ducks and birds as well as an excellent restaurant (Pond Cafe – Bonchurch).

From Bonchurch it is possible to explore the coast and the coastal path which runs North East to Shanklin and South West to Ventnor and on towards Niton and the West Coast of the Isle of Wight.

To see the new photos and to read more about Uppermount by visiting

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New Photos of Knighton Gorges Isle of Wight

We have added new photos of Knighton Gorges which shows the beautiful views and new photographs of the interior.

Knighton Gorges Isle of Wight
Knighton Gorges

Knighton Gorges has beautiful rural views and is surrounded by peaceful countryside. There are very pleasant walks from Knighton Gorges and it is possible to walk to two excellent places to eat (the Garlic Farm and Pointers Inn at Newchurch).

As a base for walking and cycling on the Isle of Wight Knighton Gorges is ideally located near to bridal ways and one of the Isle of Wight’s main cycle routes. Once on the cycle route it is possible to cycle to Newport off across the Isle of Wight without riding along the roads. For more information on cycling on the Isle of Wight visit our Isle of Wight Cycling page.

For more information about Knighton Gorges and to see the new photographs go to

New Photos of Spring Cottage Isle of Wight

Spring Cottage has had some new photos added which show the long garden and the view out to sea at Bonchurch.

Bonchurch Cottage Isle of Wight
Spring Cottage Isle of Wight

This large and luxurious Bonchurch holiday cottage on the Isle of Wight has spacious rooms and views of the sea from the en-suite bedrooms.

The garden at Spring Cottage leads down to the sea at Bonchurch and allows you to follow the coastal path along to Ventnor.

For more information about Spring Cottage on the Isle of Wight and to view the newly added photos visit

View From Beaulieu Cottage Isle of Wight

We have a new picture of the view from Beaulieu Cottage on the Isle of Wight.

View From Beaulieu Cottage Isle of Wight
Beaulieu Cottage View

The view from Beaulieu Cottage stretches over fields, Sandown Golf Club and down to Yarverland. In the distance there are the white cliffs of Culver Cliffs and the sea.

Beaulieu Cottage has a conservatory which means that one can eat breakfast or relax with a glass of wine and enjoy this view from a comfortable chair. Alternatively, you may want to get to grips with the view and follow the footpath which takes you across to Culver Down.

For more information on Beaulieu Cottage and to view more photographs visit

New Photos of Brook Lodge Isle of Wight

New images have been added of Brook Lodge on the Isle of Wight. This tucked away cottage for 2 has a fabulous garden which can be enjoyed from a sunny seating area in front of the cottage or under the shade of one of the trees.

Brook Lodge Isle of WIght
Brook Lodge

Brook Lodge is beautifully positioned between Whitwell and Niton on the Isle of Wight. A photograph of the Light House at Niton can be found on the Brook Lodge web page.

New Photos of Bay View at Seaview Isle of Wight

Bay View Cottage Seaview Isle of Wight

Bay View holiday cottage at Seaview Isle of Wight has been updated with new images showing the front room, which looks over the beach at Seaview, the children’s bedroom which doubles as a play room, and the new extra shower room which makes it easier for everyone to freshen up after they have got back from the beach.

You can view these pictures of this Isle of Wight holiday cottage and more information about Bay View on the Isle of Wight at