The Isle of Wight Festival – Cottage Availability

Are you or your kids attending the Isle of Wight Festival? Don’t fancy camping in a sweaty, muddy tent? Check out the cottages we have available, and take the opportunity to relax in comfort.

Marvel Cottage

Marvel Cottage is set in the tranquil surroundings of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Being centrally located on the island means that the journey to the cottage from the festival grounds will be simple, a 5 minute taxi journey or a 35 minute quiet walk. This cottage is perfect to reinvigorate you for the next day and will truly be the calm away from the storm, with red squirrels, ducks and swans being particularly fond of the area surrounding the house. This cottage sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms, and the rent is £649 for the week of the 9th of June.

One Dores Hill

This cottage is perfect for a couple to escape the crowds of the festival for some peace and quiet. With a stunning fireplace and peaceful garden, staying at this cottage will certainly make sure you don’t come home from the festival to find yourself needing another holiday! The cottage is decorated to a extremely high standard, and is a 15 minute taxi ride from the festival grounds so is perfect for festival goers. The rent for the week of the 9th of June is £489.

Two Dores Hill

Located next door two One Dores Hill, this cottage is another which is perfect for couples. How about sharing the two cottages between two couples? Also including a stunning garden, high spec decoration and another cosy fireplace, Two Dores Hill also includes usage of the quaint summer house. It’s a perfect place to sit, relax and take in the views. The rental for the week of the 9th of June is £539.

Romany Cottage

Sleeping 6 in 3 bedrooms, Romany Cottage also welcomes children 12 and above. Although it’s a little further out from the main festival grounds, it’s situated on the west of the island, which is typically the quieter area. There are 3 sets of french doors which open the living areas up into the garden, creating a light and airy space to relax in. This cottage would be perfect for a family looking to skip the camping aspect of a festival! The rent for the week of the 9th of June has been discounted from £571 to £525.

Manor Stable Cottage

Manor Stable is a quaint cottage set in the grounds of a working farm. With a pretty courtyard garden, as well as access to open grassland for BBQs, the cottage is perfect for enjoying the outdoors. With two comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms, this cottage would suit a group of friends looking for more comfort than a tent can offer. The festival ground is a 10 minute taxi ride away, and this side of the island offers some really beautiful walks, which could be a great way to cure some sore heads! The rental for the week of the 9th of June is discounted from £589 to £559.

Parlour Cottage

Situated within the same ground as Manor Stable Cottage, this cottage shares the traditional country style decor and easy access to open grassland with its neighbour. This cottage also features two bedrooms and two bathrooms, making it perfect for a group of friends. This cottage has a changeover day of a Saturday, so we’d suggest booking either for two weeks, or using the cottage as a nice way to relax on the last few nights of the festival, plus a few extra to recover! The rent for the week from the 3rd of June and the week from the 10th of June has been discounted to £525 each.

Hackney Stable Cottage

Also situated in the Merstone farm grounds, Hackney Stable Cottage is a stunning award winning 3 bedroom cottage, which dates back to 1761. It has been beautifully renovated, with a modern kitchen and bathrooms, as well as airy, open plan living and dining space to enjoy as a group. Also sharing the views and outdoor space with it’s neighbouring cottages, Hackney Stable Cottage has a beautifully quirky exterior and private feel. The rent for the week from the 3rd of June and the week from the 10th of June has been discounted to £645 and £699 respectively.

Photos of My Home on The Pond 2017

My Home on The Pond is aptly named with a location next to a mill pond in a beautiful and historic part of Swanage. This peaceful location has no passing traffic and the view across the pond includes the beautiful church buildings.

Swanage is a wonderful holiday location with plenty of attractions and activities on your doorstep. The sandy beach at Swanage is a holiday favourite and attracts holiday makers throughout the summer months. The steam railway is also a local highlight and takes passengers on a rural trip through the Purbeck countryside to the village of Corfe Castle.

My Home on the Pond has three bedrooms and sleeps up to 5 guests. There is a sunny garden at the rear of the cottage and space for eating outside on the lawn or playing games.

My Home on the Pond has had a number of updates and improvements for the 2017 self catering holiday season and there are new photos showing changes made. For all the new photos as well as a full description and much more visit My Home on the Pond Swanage Dorset.

Tudor Rose New Photos 2017

Tudor Rose is an attractive and traditional Dorset cottage in Langton Matravers and within a short walk of Swanage. This stone built Purbeck self catering holiday home has three bedrooms and is a family sized property for holidays near the sea.

Tudor Rose cottage is also within a pleasant walk of the Jurassic Coast which is known for its natural beauty and the stunning sea views.

There are new photos to show the updates and improvements to Tudor Rose including new photos of the front room and bedrooms. For more information view Tudor Rose Purbeck Dorset


New Corfe Castle Self Catering Daisy Cottage

Daisy Cottage in Corfe Castle is a beautiful and historic holiday rental cottage in a quite part of the village and within a short walk of the village centre and the castle of Corfe Castle.

This two bedroom cottage is a newly available self catering cottage and there are new photos showing the care and attention put into making it available for holidays this year.

Corfe Castle is a wonderful holiday destination for those wishing to explore Purbeck and the wider Dorset area. Corfe Castle is connected by steam railway to Swanage on the coast and is also within a lovely cycle ride of locations such as Kingston, Studland, Worth Matravers and the Jurassic Coast.

For more information about this beautiful Corfe Castle Cottage visit Daisy Cottage Corfe Castle Dorset

Dog Friendly Areas of the Isle of Wight

The island is well-known for being extremely dog friendly, with dogs being welcomed in many attractions, cafes and restaurants. We’ve put together a guide on our top picks of places to visit with your pooch.

St Helens Duver

Your furry pal will love running around and exploring the Duver. There’s plenty of open grassland for them to enjoy, as well as the chance to discover rock pools on the beach. There are paths around the lagoon and the sea wall, and you can walk the St Helens trail to really wear them out.

Springvale Beach

Many beaches on the mainland restrict dogs throughout the year, but there are plenty on the island with no such restrictions. Springvale Beach is one of these, and also a particularly quiet beach year round which makes it perfect for those dogs who have a slightly more nervous disposition. The gradient of the beach makes the water fairly shallow during both high tide and low tide, making it the perfect spot for your dog to take a dip (just remember to bring towels!)


Bembridge beach also allows dogs year round, and there are plenty of cafes, restaurants and pubs that your pooch will be welcome. Pilot Boat Inn, The Crab and Lobster Inn and The Windmill Inn are just a few.  The beach is perfect for you and the dogs, you can sit and watch the boats, as well as get food and refreshments at the cafe. They also do music most nights in the summer, so it has a wonderful atmosphere.

Yarmouth to Freshwater walk

This walk through the point of the west of the island is a wonderful way to spend a few hours. Starting at the estuary and ending in Freshwater Bay, dogs are welcome at the pubs marking the start and finish of the trail. The bridleway is wide and flat, which makes for a nice gentle stroll. The walk should take around an hour, giving you plenty of time to enjoy a pint or two.

Robin Hill Country Park

This 88-acre theme park welcomes dogs as long as they are kept on a lead (and are cleaned up after!) The gardens are full of streams, ponds, clearings and sculptures for you and your dog to explore, and there’s multiple eateries around the park for refreshments. It might get busy though, so it’s worth taking into account your dog’s temperament as to whether he’d enjoy a day out here.


Escape the crowds in the Purbecks

The Purbecks are full of busy beaches and crowded attractions however, if you know where to look, you’ll never be too far from a secluded area to chill out. Why not take a break from the crowds during the summer by heading towards some of the lesser-known and quieter attractions.

Swanage Beach

Although the main beach is extremely busy during the Summer, if you walk up towards the cliffs you’ll find a much quieter area to enjoy. It offers gorgeous views over the bay and back towards the town, and during the high season there are multiple beach cafes to enjoy. You can also easily access the cliff to walk up to Old Harry, which can be a peaceful place for a picnic in the evenings or outside of peak times.

Agglestone Rock Walk

A rather large rock perched on top of a hill, this attraction may not sound interesting, but the views from the rock are second to none. You can walk there from Swanage or Studland and enjoy the views on the way there as well. It makes for a nice gentle stroll, so is suitable for children. Whilst walking through Godlingston Heath there is a wide array of wildlife and plants to enjoy as well.

Arne Nature Reserve

The nature reserve is a hotspot for birds, reptiles and insects alike. Located overlooking Poole Harbour, you can spot plenty of rare species. Made up of old oak woodland and stunning heathland, there is plenty to keep the children entertained with a range of activities. You’ll find more information in the Information Hut, and can even go on guided tours of the reserve with staff.

Church Knowle

Situated to the west of Corfe, Church Knowle is the epitome of the quaint country villages which litter the Purbecks. The buildings are made of Purbeck stone, and the area boasts all you’d expect from a tiny village; a church, a pub and a manor house. The village is also home to Margaret Green Animal Rescue, who rescue all kinds of animals; from cats, dogs, donkeys, goats and pigs. It’s free to visit and well worth a stop off if you’re an animal lover!

Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum

The story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs is steeped in the history of Dorset, Somerset and the surrounding countryside. A cumulation of the struggle against new machine labour and the continued reduction of wages, this museum tells the story of the 6 men who were unfairly trialled and convicted for standing up for workers rights. The museum may not be one that fills a day, but is certainly worth a flying visit, especially if you’re interested in politics or the social history of the countryside.

Knighton Gorges 2017 Photos

New photos of Knighton Gorges are now online to reflect the updates and changes for the 2017 self catering holiday season. Knighton Gorges is an East Isle of Wight holiday rental within a short drive or cycle ride of Sandown and Shanklin Beach. This beautiful rural area has wonderful views over the rolling countryside and is wonderfully peaceful. Local walks and cycle tracks take you to nearby attractions and the local village has an excellent public house.

Knighton Gorges is especially suited to larger families or groups and there is plenty of space for relaxing in the large front room, mezzanine living room and outside in the garden.

For more information, including all the new photos, visit Knighton Gorges Isle of Wight


Stable Cottage updated 2017

Stable Cottage has new photos showing some of the updates and changes for the 2017 self catering holiday season.

Stable Cottage is a beautiful thatched self catering holiday rental cottage in the attractive seaside village of Brighstone. The village is within a few minutes walk of the beach at the heart of the village is an excellent local shop and a public house serving food.

Stable Cottage has one bedroom and is ideal for couple wishing to stay on the West of the Isle of Wight. The garden of Stable Cottage is especially attractive and features a beautiful Weeping Willow.

For more information about Stable Cottage, including prices, availability and a full description visit Stable Cottage Isle of Wight

Sea Whisper New Photos 2017

This Shanklin self catering holiday rental is a beautiful seaside house within a short walk of the sandy beach. Sea Whisper has three bedrooms and sleeps a family of 6.

The front room and many two of the bedrooms have a sea view and over to Culver Cliffs. The centre of Shanklin Old Town, where there are public houses and boutique shops can be reached within a 5 minute walk.

The new photos of Sea Whisper reflect the changes and updates made for the 2017 self catering holiday season. For all the new photos, as well as a full description and much more visit Sea Whisper Shanklin Isle of Wight

Photos Chine Cottage 2017

There are new photos of Chine Cottage at Totland on the West of the Isle of Wight. This three bedroom, seaside self catering holiday cottage is located within a short walk of Totland Bay and is between the beaches at Compton and Alum Bay. The local towns of Freshwater and Yarmouth are nearby.

Chine Cottage is a luxurious holiday cottage with a large garden, a conservatory and a patio area for enjoying meals outside. The balcony from the single room is large enough to enjoy the evening sun as a family. The large and comfortable living room has been beautifully decorated and designed.

Here are a selection of the new photos of Chine Cottage.

For more information visit Chine Cottage Totland Isle of Wight