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.

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New Purbeck Cottage November 2017

There are a number of new self catering holiday cottage available this month. New cottages in Purbeck are added all the time and here is a selection of some of the latest. All are available for holiday in 2018 and are located in rural and seaside locations in Southern Dorset and the Jurassic Coast.

Hill View Cottage – Langton Matravers

Hill View Cottage Langton Matravers Dorset
Hill View Cottage Langton Matravers Dorset

This new Purbeck cottage is a stone built rural property nestling in the Purbeck Hills and located within a short walk of the Jurassic Coast and short drive form Swanage Beach. Hill View Cottage has rural views and is well located for walking and cycling in Purbeck.

Local attractions Near Hill View Cottage

The principle attraction at Hill View Cottage is undoubtedly the views but within a short walk it is also possible to enjoy the very heart of the Jurassic Coast. The dramatic coastal landscape is punctuated by bays, coves and caves, all of which are packed with things to explore and interesting local history. Wildlife along the coast includes endangered shrews, birds of prey, the rare horse shoe bats. Dolphins can occasionally be spotted swimming off the coast.

Inside Hill View Cottage

Exposed thick stone walls, flagstone floors and traditional Dorset architecture are combined with simple lines, clear spaces and comfortable furnishing. Hill View combines the look of the stone cottage with the functionality and comfort of a modern home. There 3 bedrooms and the cottage is able to accommodate up to 5 people.

Find out more at Hill View Cottage Langton Matravers Dorset

Vine Cottage Studland Dorset


Vine Cottage is a traditional thatched self catering holiday cottage by the coast in Studland Dorset. It is only a short walk from the cottage to the sandy beach at Studland. By following the seafront you can also visit the nature reserve and visit the bird hides to observe migratory birds. Inland there is a beautiful area of heathland with walks across the North of Purbeck and over to Arne.

Local Attractions around Vine Cottage

Besides the beautiful natural sites of the beach and nature reserve there are a number of historical sites around Vine Cottage. On the coast there is a World War II Observation Bunker and in the heart of the village their is a beautiful stone church.

Vine Cottage is located near to the coastal path which means there is a beautiful walk from the cottage to Swanage via the dramatic site of Old Harry’s Rock. This rock formation is a series of stacks and arches extending into the sea. It is one of the most famous sites on the Jurassic Coast and can be reached with 20mins on foot.

Local food and drink is supplied by a number of local pubs and restaurants. Studland has been earning a reputation as a gourmet destination largely due to the arrival of the Pig on the Beach

Inside Vine Cottage

Vine Cottage has 3 bedrooms and sleeps up to 6 people. There is double bedroom with exposed beams and two twin bedrooms. For more information about Vine Cottage visit Vine Cottage Studland Dorset

The Coach House Leeson

Coach House Leeson Langton Matravers Dorset
Coach House Leeson Langton Matravers Dorset

This Dorset self catering holiday cottage is a new rental property in the Purbecks. The Coach House Leeson is a traditional stone built cottage in the peaceful village of Langton and is within a short walk of the Jurassic coast or a short drive / bus journey from the seaside resort town of Swanage.

Around The Coach House Leeson

The village of Langton Matravers has e good local shop and local public house. There is a historic church at the heart of the village and a footpath runs directly to Dancing Ledge on the Jurassic Coast. Footpaths also lead to Swanage or to the neighbouring village of Worth Matravers where there is, what is commonly believed to be, the best pub in Dorset.

Inside The Coach House Leeson

This new Purbeck cottage has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 8 people. There are 3 double bedrooms and one twin bedroom. The property has been decorated in a smart modern style but retains original features. There are exposed beams and a beautiful fireplace. For more information visit Coach House Leeson Dorset

First Look at Cherry Tree Cottage Dorset

Cherry Tree Cottage Corfe Castle

Cherry Tree Cottage at Corfe Castle in Dorset is a new Purbeck self catering holiday home available for holiday in 2018. This stone built Dorset cottage is located in a rural part of the Isle of Purbeck and within a short walk of Corfe Castle.

Cherry Tree Cottage Dorset Location

The countryside of Purbeck is famous for the rolling hills, spectacular views and beautiful footpaths. It is an ideal area for walking, cycling or exploring the historic buildings and monuments which are scattered throughout the area.

Purbeck is traversed by a Swanage Steam Railway which connects Corfe Castle with Swanage. Guests at Cherry Tree Cottage are able to do a circular walk which includes a section of train travel.

From Cherry Tree Cottage it is only a short drive to the beach at Swanage where there is a long stretch of gently sloping sand. Alternatively, Studland beach is a 10 minute drive away and here one can also enjoy the peace and tranquility of the nature reserve which runs behind the beach.

The village of Corfe Castle has the impressive ruin of Corfe Castle as well as a good supply of shops, pubs and restaurants. There is a regular bus service to the village centre or a pleasant foot path gets you into the village within 20min.

Inside Cherry Tree Cottage

This 1 bedroom cottage is suitable for a couple or someone looking for a peaceful retreat in the country. The interior has been decorated for style and comfort with a spacious sitting room and a comfortable double bedroom.

A dining room / breakfast area adjoins the front room and from here you can enjoy beautiful views of the Purbeck views while eating.

Find Out More About Cherry Tree Cottage

For all the latest information about Cherry Tree and to view interior photos, read a full description as well as see live availability, prices and online booking visit Cherry Tree Cottage Corfe Castle Dorset

First Look at Riverside Cottage Isle of Wight

Riverside Cottage Newport Isle of Wight

Riverside Cottage is the newest Isle of Wight cottage in the Island Cottage Holidays family. This cottage was selected for its unique location, by the Cowes Estuary, and original interior, which preserves many period features.

Riverside Cottage Location

This historic cottage is located by the estuary which connects Newport with Cowes. This attractive water habitat is home to many species of birds and is popular with bird watchers. A cycle path and footpath follow the river and make it easy to walk into Cowes for dinner or to breath the sea air. – Cowes to Newport Cycle Track

Newport is at the heart of the Island and therefore is only a short drive from any beach or bay on the Island. The East coast of the Isle of Wight is especially easy to reach with a regular bus service and a direct cycle path along the old railway line.

The centre of Newport can be reached on foot within 10 minutes and here you will find an excellent range of shops, cafes and restaurants. The historic town has an impressive town hall and church. Around the church there is a beautiful courtyard with cafes opening onto it. This is a fantastic place to relax with a coffee or have breakfast.

Inside Riverside Cottage

This beautiful cottage has a traditional interior which preserve original features. However, it is not at the expense of comfort. Riverside Cottage sleeps six people in 3 bedrooms. There is a double, a triple bedroom and a single bedroom.

Find Out More About Riverside Cottage

To view the latest information about Riverside as well as find live availability, prices and online booking visit Riverside Cottage Newport 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

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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

First Look at Bats Wing Cottage Godshill Isle of Wight

Bats Wing Cottage Godshill Isle of Wight

Bats Wing Cottage is a new self catering holiday home in the centre of the historic village of Godshill. This 3 bedroom cottage is located within a 2min walk of the historic church or the highstreet with its boutique shops and excellent choice of cafes and tea shops.

Bats Wing Location Godshill Isle of Wight

This rural location is connected to the sea at Shanklin and Ventnor by cycle tracks and footpaths but can also be reached by car with a 5 to 10min drive. The surrounding countryside is crisscrossed with footpaths and many choose to explore the old railway line that runs past Godshill and goes all the way to the coast at Sandown.

In Godshill you will find one of the Island’s best public houses. The Taverners has excellent food and serves local beer from the Isle of Wight. On the edge of Godshill there is an excellent local farm shop selling local produce if you choose to cook at home (Brownrigg’s Farm Shop).

Inside Bats Wing Cottage Isle of Wight

The cottage has 2 bedrooms and can sleep 3 people. An additional bed can be made available on request. There is a comfortable living room for relaxing and a spacious dining room with space to entertain.

Find Out More

For more information, as well as prices, availability and a full description visit Bats Wing Self Catering Cottage Godshill Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Events Autumn/Winter 2017

Festival of Light 30th September – 4th November

This regular Diwali inspired event will celebrate 70 years of India’s independence this year. The event lights up Robin Hill Country Park, with creative light, colour, sound, and entertainment to reflect the many facets of Indian culture. There’s also activities such as art workshops, aerial silk displays, and a bird of prey showcase. With authentic Indian food, as well as a free bag of Holi powder for every first time visitor, this really is a great thing to do with the whole family.

Isle of Wight Literary Festival 12th – 15th October

Jam-packed with loads of speakers, the Literary Festival is a wonderful celebration of the written word, with talks about history, publishing, illustration, and social politics, amongst others. Some of the speakers include BBC’s Andrew Marr, leading Literary Agent Caroline Sheldon, and Grantchester screenwriter Daisy Coulam, and the main venue is the stunning Northwood House in Cowes. Take a look at their website to see the full programme and plan your visit.

Classic Buses, Beers and Walks 14th-15th October

With over 100 vintage buses taking visitors on tours of the island, this event is one not to miss if you’re into anything nostalgic. The tours will be stopping at some of the best pubs on the island, and there’s also walking routes for those who prefer to walk off their pints! Travel on the buses is free, although you can support the festival by buying one of their programmes for £6. The brochures detail the routes, beers, and buses available, so are definitely handy to have.

Wizard Week and Halloween Fright Night 23rd – 27th + 28th October

The Isle of Wight steam railway is a great place to enjoy the build up to Halloween. Wizard Week involves magic shows, steam train rides, a woodland walk, crafts, and fancy dress with prizes. It’s a perfect place to take the children during the half term week. Then, Halloween Fright Night gives a slightly scarier experience, with multiple ‘fright’ trains running, scary stories and tales of paranormal explorations, and entertainment in the station yard. The restaurant will be serving Halloween meals, and there will be dancing in the evening as the bar is staying open until 11pm. There’s also night time trains to take you around the gorgeous, if slightly spooky, nighttime countryside.

Santa Specials Various dates throughout December

This one will definitely get you into the Christmas spirit! There will be an extremely festive atmosphere at Havenstreet Station, with live Christmas music, crafts market, entertainment, and magic shows for the children. They’ll be able to meet Santa, receive a gift, and then enjoy a cosy ten mile round trip through the island’s countryside. There will be seasonal food and drink available in the refreshment rooms, and a Christmas gift shop as well.


Isle of Purbeck – Events Autumn/Winter 2017

The summer may be well and truly over, but that doesn’t mean that there’s not plenty of things to keep you busy in the quieter season. Here are our top picks of events happening between now and the end of the year.

Purbeck Outdoor Weekend – 15-17th September

Although entries have now closed for this outdoor athletic event, there’s still plenty of opportunities to watch the runners, cyclists and walkers along their courses. With each event starting from either the Downs or Sandpit Field in Swanage, the atmosphere in town is sure to be busy. There are also individual events happening throughout the town; including yoga, kayaking and talks with a real-life explorer available for the adults and the kids. Use the link above to find out more and to book a space.

Film Nights @ Purbeck Golf Course – Various Dates

Set within the stunning surroundings of the golf course, these film nights are a wonderful way to spend a cosy evening. Cheap and cheerful, the films being shown are Rocky Horror (25th of September), Lion (15th November) and Hackshaw Ridge (29th November). Each film will be showing from 7pm, and the bar will be open for ice cream, snacks and drinks. The course has exquisite views over to Poole Harbour, as well as valleys and generally lovely countryside. You can book in advance from the reception.

Stargazing at Durlston Castle – 29th September

These stargazing events offer the chance to use the various telescopes at Durlston, including their main telescope inside the new observatory. There is also a short talk beforehand to give you more of an idea of what you’re looking at and what specifics to look out for. The Purbeck skies are extremely clear and offer a really good chance to enjoy stargazing without light pollution. The new observatory is supported by members of the Wessex Astronomical Society, which means the talks are informative and interesting.

Swanage Blues Festival – 5th – 8th October

The biannual Swanage Blues Festival is the towns last music based festival of the year. Growing ever more popular as the years go on, the Blues Festival takes place in almost every venue in Swanage, with over 30 bands and 15 indoor venues taking part. The support wristbands are only £10, and although they’re not compulsory for each venue, buying one supports the festival and allows it to continue each year. There are also jams and open mic nights, so if you want to get more involved you can!

Purbeck Film Festival – 13th -29th October

A huge number of films are being shown at various venues throughout Dorset and the Purbecks over this festival. There’s everything from indie comedies, blockbuster dramas and kids flicks, so no matter what your taste, you’ll definitely be able to find something to suit you. The film festival is also showing several foreign language films as well, which really backs up the idea of education through film that the charitable trust behind the event stands for. For more information, including how to book tickets, use the link above.

Santa Special Trains – Various Dates

These ones are perfect for the kids! A return journey on the steam train, with the opportunity to meet Santa, these trips are really quite magical for the little ones. Starting from and returning to Swanage train station, the journey is an hour long and includes a gift, soft drink and biscuit for the children, and a mince pie and seasonal drink for the adults. Whilst taking in the beautiful Purbeck countryside, you’ll also be entertained on board. The trains run four times a day, on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the beginning of December, and every day throughout the week from the 18th to the 24th. There is also a canapé and champagne version for the grown ups, held in the luxurious Pullman Observation Car, and Christmas Luncheons on the Wessex Belle as well.

New Bembridge Cottage Larkspur House Isle of Wight

We are pleased to introduce Larkspur House, a new self catering holiday cottage in Bembridge on the East of The Isle of Wight. This coastal town is surrounded by beach and the nearby resorts of St Helens, Seaview and Shanklin are within walking distance via the coastal path.

Lurkspur is a 4 bedroom holiday cottage and available for self catering holidays from now. The beautifully decorated cottage has only just been released so there is still availability for school holidays on the Isle of Wight.

For more information, including prices, availability and much more visit Larkspur Bembridge Isle of Wight