Special Short Break Ferry Offer up to 29th March

Isle of Wight Ferry Short Break offer

We welcome you to the Isle of Wight on a short break to see the first signs of Spring with a special offer on your ferry from just £49 return for up to 4 nights until the 29th March 2018.

Select any 3 or 4 night short break holiday within this period to take advantage of this special offer ferry price to the Isle of Wight.

Spring Short Break Self Catering Cottages

Here is a selection of short break cottages available in this period. For full availability visit www.islandcottageholidays.com

Luccombe Isle of Wight self catering holiday cottage Dunnose Field Cottage

Dunnose Field Cottage Luccombe Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » East » Shanklin

Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom; Children welcome

Available 3 nights Fri 09 Mar 2018

This small coastal cottage stands adjacent to the coastal path in the picturesque area of Luccombe on the south east coast of the Isle of Wight. It offers a wonderful peaceful retreat for 2 people with a fenced garden, double bedroom, sitting room, fitted kitchen and separate shower room. The small seaside village of Bonchurch and the larger resort of Shanklin are both within a delightful 20 to 25 minute walk. The foot paths go through some beautiful woodland and offer views of the sea at various points. The cottage overlooks an open field and is a superb spot for watching a variety of wild life including Red Squirrels, badgers and birds. Dunnose Field Cottage Shanklin Isle of Wight is available to rent for a 3 night weekend short break for Search from Friday 9th March to Monday 12th March 2018. View Dunnose Field Cottage Luccombe Isle of Wight

Godshill Isle of Wight self catering holiday cottage Bats Wing Cottage

Bats Wing Cottage Godshill Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » East » Godshill

Sleeps 3 in 2 bedrooms + 1 on extra bed; Children welcome

Available 3 nights Fri 09 Mar 2018

This charming 16th century thatched property is in the centre of the pretty village of Godshill within a short drive of the coastal resorts of Shanklin and Ventnor on the south east of the Isle of Wight, It has its own external entrance from the rear and comprises the entire upper floor of the property. Below is a charming tea shop and small lace shop. Bats Wing Cottage Godshill Isle of Wight is available to rent for a 3 night weekend short break for Search from Friday 9th March to Monday 12th March 2018. View Bats Wing Cottage Godshill Isle of Wight

Ventnor Isle of Wight self catering holiday cottage Britannias

Britannias Cottage Ventnor Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » South » Ventnor

Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome

Available 3 nights Fri 09 Mar 2018

A wonderful beach front property beautifully situated on Ventnor Esplanade within a few steps of the beach where paddling, swimming, boating and fishing can be enjoyed. There are open sea views from the main rooms and a delightful large balcony overlooking the sea. Britannias Cottage Ventnor Isle of Wight is available to rent for a 3 night weekend short break for Search from Friday 9th March to Monday 12th March 2018. View Britannias Cottage Ventnor Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Activities and Adventures 2018

Isle of Wight holiday Activities 2018

The Isle of Wight is well known for the huge range of activities and adventures to be enjoyed. Thousands of people choose the Isle of Wight for walking, cycling, horse riding and really getting to grips with nature.

There is also an extensive range of organised holiday activities available all year round and, with the help of Visit Isle of Wight have a list of some of the best. Here you will find indoor and outside activities which encourage you to explore, have fun and maybe learn a new skill. There is everything from sailing to karting, horse riding to golf and working out to jumping off rocks into the sea.

Osborne House

Visit  Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s palatial holiday home and rural retreat in East Cowes. – http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/osborne/

Carisbrooke Castle

The historic motte-and-bailey castle is located in the village of Carisbrooke, and was where Charles I was imprisoned in the months prior to his trial. – http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/carisbrooke-castle/things-to-do-carisbrooke-castle/

Brading Roman Villa

Overlooking Sandown Bay, Brading Roman Villa is one of the first Roman sites in the UK and has an award-winning Visitor Centre and Museum as well as on-site cafe. – http://www.bradingromanvilla.org.uk/

Dimbola Museum and Galleries

Dimbola was the home Victorian pioneer photographer Julia Maraget Cameron, now opened as a museum and gallery celebrating her life and work. The venue also exhibits contemporary photography from around the world. –http://www.dimbola.co.uk/

Dinosaur Isle

Designed by Isle of Wight architects Rainey Petrie Johns in the shape of a giant pterosaur, Dinosaur Isle is an interactive museum exploring the island’s fossil and geological heritage. – http://www.dinosaurisle.com/

Quarr Abbey

Quarr Abbey welcomes visitors to the Catholic Benedictine Monastery, offering tours of the Abbey and has a visitors centre, shop and tea garden for guests to enjoy. – https://www.quarrabbey.org/

Ventnor Botanic Gardens

Fantastic gardens on Ventnors’ Undercliff, with an unrivalled subtropical and exotic plant collection and popular restaurant and cafe. – https://www.botanic.co.uk/

Amazon World Zoo Park

The Zoo Park looks after over 200 species of animals spanning the whole animal kingdom and has daily Meet the Animal Sessions, as well as a cafe, gift shop and Jurassic themed playground, there is plenty to occupy the family all day long! – http://www.amazonworld.co.uk/

Tapnell Farm Park

Tapnell Farm Park is a former dairy farm, turned all-weather attraction, with animals to meet, zip-lines to fly down and a soft play zone in the Play Barn to enjoy – perfect in all weathers! – http://tapnellfarmpark.com/

JR ZONE

Indoor adventures with bouncing, ball pits, laser guns and much more. Suitable for all ages. –  jrzone.co.uk

RYDE SUPERBOWL

Bowling centre on the beachfront at Ryde. Ideal for a little healthy competition amongst the family. – rydesuperbowl.com

SANDOWN PIER

A proper seaside pier with rides, mini golf, bowling and ice cream. Fun activities for children. –  sandownpier.co.uk

UKSA

Sailing courses and experience from excellent trainers. Walk away with a qualification in sailing or just an amazing experience. – uksa.org

WIGHT KARTING

Probably the most fun you can have sitting down. – wightkarting.co.uk

BEBECCINO

An adventure cafe for young children where parents can enjoy coffee and let their children enjoy a range of organised activities – bebeccino.weebly.com

HIGH ADVENTURE PARAGLIDING

Learn to paraglide and see the coast of the Isle of Wight from the air. Great adventure and nice people. – highadventureparagliding.co.uk

SHANKLIN SEAFRONT

Seafront crazy golf with a really high quality and original set of courses.  Refreshments and indoor activities also available. – shanklinseafront.co.uk

ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES ISLE OF WIGHT

Outdoor adventure organisers that will help you get the adrenalin pumping.  Activities on land and water and for every type of weather. – adventureactivitiesisleofwight.co.uk

SANDOWN AND SHANKLIN GOLF CLUB

ssgolfclub.com

RYDE GOLF CLUB

rydegolfclub.co.uk | PO33 3NF

VENTNOR GOLF CLUB

ventnorgolfclub.co.uk | PO38 1BP

WESTRIDGE GOLF CENTRE

westridgegolfcentre.co.uk | PO33 1QS

ALLENDALE EQUESTRIAN CENTRE

Saddle up and enjoy horse riding around Godshill on the South East of the Isle of Wight. allendale-ec.co.uk

MEDINA LEISURE CENTRE and THE HEIGHTS

Gyms with lots of sports facilities both indoor and outdoor. Ask about their holiday membership.- Medina- Leisure-Centre  and Heights- Leisure-Centre

WATERSIDE POOL

Indoor swimming pool with a sliding roof. Excellent all year round swimming pool. – watersidepool.co.uk

ISLEJUMP

Trampolining centre which is both enormous fun and great exercise. Perfect for tiring out hyperactive family members. – islejump.co.uk

 

Isle of Wight Cottages with nearby Activities for Children

Family Activities and Accommodation on the Isle of Wight

Family holidays at self catering cottages are a great way to gather the family and enjoy a whole range of family activities.  The Isle of Wight offers a great range of family activities and activities for children and young adults.

Below is a list of accommodation with suggestions for local activities. The Isle of Wight family activities include some great beaches for exploring and swimming, adventure parks for rides and challenges, parks for games and running about, modern history sites for children interested in castles, knights,  WW2 and smuggling, and other exciting places to inspire and entertain.

Self Catering Near Kids Activities

Ventnor Isle of Wight self catering holiday cottage Park Lodge

Park Lodge Ventnor Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » South » Ventnor

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome

Time with the family often just requires a safe space to run around, kick a ball and explore; and Park Lodge offers all of that right on the doorstep. The adjoining gardens are a picturesque spot for relaxing in the dappled sunlight but at the far end is a secluded and fenced park ideal for ball games. The woodland area of the park offers a chance to explore and if there is any energy to spare there is a putting green for some healthy competition.  View Park Lodge Ventnor Isle of Wight

Niton Isle of Wight self catering holiday cottage Rock Cottage

Rock Cottage Niton Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » South » Niton Undercliff

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome

A family holiday on the beach is a wonderful adventure for children but sometimes you need a really special beach to pique their interest. Rock Cottage is located within a short walk of Whale Chine and the West coast of the Isle of Wight. Almost the whole coast is a beach, and the Southern end is especially beautiful. The water is great for swimming and the beach is strewn with fossils. It is possible to find everything from a fossilised branch to a whole dinosaur. Plus, the cottage is also within walking distance of Blackgang Chine where there are rides, mazes,  pirate ship, cowboy town and much more.  View Rock Cottage Niton Isle of Wight

Carisbrooke Isle of Wight self catering holiday cottage Virginia Cottage

Virginia Cottage Carisbrooke Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » Central » Carisbrooke

Sleeps 7 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome

For families with children interested in castles, knights of old, or just like donkeys (of which there are a number of especially fluffy examples) then Carisbrooke Castle might be the day out they are looking for. Virginia Cottage is located at the base of Carisbrooke Castle and it is a short walk to the outer walls. Carisbrooke Castle has been opened to the public by English Heritage and they have lots of history (including the gruesome and disgusting bits) for children. A tea shop with cakes is on hand to replenish their energy and toy swords are available in the gift shop if you are feeling brave. It is also possible to walk around the outer wall at any time and enjoy the views. This outer walkway is also a park and there are some open spaces for running about.   View Virginia Cottage Carisbrooke Isle of Wight

Freshwater Isle of Wight self catering holiday cottage Little Halt Cottage

Little Halt Cottage Freshwater Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » West » Freshwater

Sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms; Children welcome

The West of the Isle of Wight is known as the more peaceful side of the Island but there are still lots of activities for the whole family. Near Little Halt at Freshwater there are the iconic beaches of Freshwater Bay, Totland and Colwell but for those wishing to experience a little more action and taste a little more adrenalin in the mouth there is Isle of Wight Adventure Activities with a range of water and land based activities for all ages. The Western tip of the Island also offers a walk up to the Secret Rocket Testing Site overlooking The Needles. From Little Halt you can walk up onto the Tennyson Downs and across to the site. Here there is also a fortification with information about its role in the Second World War.   View Little Halt Cottage Freshwater Isle of Wight

More Isle of Wight Activities for Children and Families

If you want to find out more about activities on the Isle of Wight and the various parks, beaches, restaurants and amusements visit Wightinfo.co.uk

Appletree Cottage New Photos 2017/2018

Appletree Cottage on the Isle of Wight has new photos showing updates for the 2018 self catering holiday season.  This thatched cottage in Brighstone has changed the bedroom configurations to better accommodate families. These new photos show some of these changes.

Apple Tree Cottage New Photos

Bedrooms Appletree Cottage Isle of Wight

Appletree Cottage has three bedrooms and can sleep up to 6 people plus an extra person on a third bed in the twin bedroom. One of the double bedrooms is on the ground floor (along with a bathroom) and is ideal for a guest who doesn’t wish to climb stairs.

All the bedrooms are decorated in a traditional style and retain original features. The ground floor bedroom has beautiful exposed beams and view into the garden.

Learn More About Appletree Cottage Isle of Wight

To view all the new photos, as well as a full description, prices, availability and online booking visit Appletree Cottage Isle of Wight

Bonny Blink Photo Updates 2017

New and updated photos of Bonny Blink are now available showing the new photographs of this Seaview self catering holiday home on the East coast of the Isle of Wight.

Bonny Blink is a 5 bedroom holiday rental able to accommodate a large family or two families sharing. The seaside location and spacious living spaces make it a perfect environment to spend time with loved ones and enjoy a beautiful part of the Island.

New Bonny Blink Photos

New Downstairs Bedroom

There is a new downstairs bedroom at Bonny Blink. This double room is adjacent to a downstairs bathroom and makes it ideal for those who do not wish to climb stairs or who prefer sleeping at ground level.

Learn More About Bonny Blink

To see all the new photographs as well as a full description, prices, availability and online booking visit Bonny Blink Seaview Isle of Wight

 

New Photos of The Sea Terrace

The latest photos of The Sea Terrace are now online. This beautiful Shanklin cottage is quite literally a stones throw from Shanklin Beach and has beautiful sea views. The new photos show updates and changes made to this self catering holiday home in advance of the 2018 holiday season. New photos include pictures of the bedrooms, front room and garden area.

New Sea Terrace Photos

2018 Self Catering Holiday Season

Sea Terrace is taking bookings for 2018 holidays. This 3 bedroom cottage sleeps up to 6 people and each bedroom enjoys a sea view over Shanklin Beach. Sea Terrace is very popular with holiday guests who says ‘A wonderful holiday in a beautiful house. Very comfortable with outstanding views of the sea’ and  ‘Large spacious cottage with wonderful sea views. We had a very relaxing weekend here. Thank you ‘.

More Information on Sea Terrace Isle of Wight

For all the latest photographs as well as a full description, prices, availability and online booking visit Sea Terrace Isle of Wight

Hadfield Cottage New Photos 2017/2018

Hadfield Cottage in Bonchurch Isle of Wight has new photographs showing updates and changes for the 2017 / 2018 self catering holiday season. Hadfield is an extremely popular holiday home in the small seaside village of Bonchurch and is within a short walk of Ventnor beach.

Hadfield New Photos

Hadfield Cottage Location

The village of Bonchurch is a beautiful holiday location on the Southeast of the Isle of Wight. At the top end of the village there is an attractive duck pond and small high street. The village has a beautiful 16C church which is open to the public. A footpath leads down through the village to the sea where there is a beach. The coastal path from Bonchurch leads to the coastal resort of Ventnor and the walk along the sea front is an easy and flat track suitable for most abilities.

Inland from Bonchurch there are a number of excellent walking and cycling opportunities. A popular walk goes inland across the downs to Godshill where there is an excellent pub. Alternatively, keeping to the coast, there is a walk to Shanklin which includes a visit to Devils Chimney (a narrow path through the cliff).

Inside Hadfield Cottage

The updates and changes to Hadfield reflect a keenness to respond to suggestions to guests. The new look is really exciting and a lovely compromise between preserving the history of the property and maintaining the comfort and convenience.

Learn more about Hadfield Cottage on the Isle of Wight

Chine Side Updated Photos 2017

Chine Side Cottage Shanklin Isle of Wight

There are new photos showing Chine Side cottage in Shanklin Isle of Wight. These 2017 photos show some of the changes and updates to this self catering holiday rental near the sea on the East coast of the Isle of Wight.

Chine Side 2017 Photos

View all the photos here: Chine Side Cottage Photos

Chine Side 2017 Updates

Chine Side is a very popular holiday cottage and its especially suitable for large families who need the space to bring generations together. This 4 bedroom cottage can sleep up to 8 people. There is a large kitchen and comfortable sitting room, a large balcony and a beautiful garden. This luxurious 5 Star self catering holiday rental is a true delight and every year there are updates designed to make your holiday even more enjoyable.

In 2017 there were extensive changes to the kitchen, a number of the bathrooms and the garden as well as new additions in the bedrooms and dining room. Chine Side has been quick to implement guest suggestions and guest satisfaction their ultimate goal.

2018 Holidays at Chine Side

Chine Side is accepting bookings for holidays in 2018 and there will be new photos at the beginning of the holiday season showing improvements made over the winter. Subscribe to this blog to see the new photos first. If there is anything you would like us to photograph at Chine Side Cottage please leave us a comment in the section below.

Learn more about Chine Side Isle of Wight

To see all the new photos as well as read a detailed description and view prices, availability and short breaks visit Chine Side Shanklin Isle of Wight

First Look at Rubstone Cottage Isle of Wight

Rubstone Cottage Isle of Wight

Rubstone Cottage is an attractive Shanklin self catering cottage located near the sea in Shanklin Old Town, the historic part of Shanklin comprising numerous small boutique shops, thatched cottages, and thatched public houses. Shanklin Old Town has a beautiful gardens which one can walk through enroute to the sandy beach.

This idyllic location also affords access to the coastal path and a number of footpaths and cycle routes heading inland via the nature reserve.

Ventnor and this can be reached via the coastal path or by a regular bus service. This stretch of the coastal path includes a visit to Devils Chimney

There is a large open parkland space near to Rubstone which is ideal for family games, picnics and simply sitting in the sun. A small duck pond is at one end and a friendly group of ducks to feed.

The nearest Public House is The Crab and there is a thatched tea rooms next door.

Inside Rubstone Cottage Isle of Wight

Rubstone is a two bedroom cottage sleeping 4 people. There is a double and a twin bedroom as well as a family dining room and relaxing front room. The cottage is in a central but secluded location away from the more bustling end of town.

This cottage is centrally heated but also has a number of separate heaters making it ideal for winter and autumn breaks on the Isle of Wight.

For more information, as well as prices, availability and a full description visit Rubstone Self Catering Cottage Shanklin Isle of Wight