Magnolia and Lavender Cottage updates 2017

Lavender and Magnolia Cottage have new photos to show the updates and changes for the 2017 self catering holiday season on the Isle of Wight. These adjoining cottages are located on the edge of Godshill in a beautiful rural area with views of the surrounding countryside. The location is perfect for exploring the south and east of the Isle of Wight and the nearby beach at Shanklin can be reached via the cycle path or a short car ride.

The village of Godshill is known for its thatched cottages, boutique shops and excellent pubs and restaurants. There is a historic centre with a beautiful church. Godshill is a popular Isle of Wight holiday destination.

Lavender Cottage New Photographs

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Magnolia Cottage New Photographs

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The best historic areas of the Purbecks

The Purbeck Isles are full of fascinating historic areas. From an 11th century castle to Victorian-era wonders, here’s our top pick of places to visit.

Corfe Castle

It had to be at the top of the list! A castle built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, Corfe Castle is now owned by the National Trust. The village of Corfe lies beneath the castle, and is full of cute cottages, cafes and pubs. The castle itself is great for kids – as they’ll love exploring the nooks and crannies. There’s also some stunning views across the Purbecks from the castle.

Fort Henry

Studland was used to prepare for the D-Day landings, and Fort Henry is a leftover observation bunker from these days. Definitely one to read up on for those military history buffs, the bunker is also part of the ‘Studland beach Second World War walk’ which takes in pillboxes, the bunker and ‘Dragons teeth’ used to defend against incoming enemy tanks.


Wareham is a Saxon walled town in the Purbecks, and has plenty to keep history enthusiasts intrigued. Situated on the banks River Frome, you can walk around the wall or make a visit to the Wareham Town Museum to learn more about the town’s history. There have been excavations carried out in many nearby locations, with the earliest house found dating to the 15th century BC.


When local architect George Burt decided he wanted to make the area of Durlston a high-society tourist destination, he build the ‘castle’ at Durlston. Although it is a purpose-built restaurant, it still dates back to the late 1800’s. There are plenty of interesting artifacts around the castle, including cast-iron bollards bought from London. You can walk to Durlston from Swanage, passing Tilly Whim caves as well – an added historical bonus!


The lost village has a more recent history than the previous entrants on this list; but if you’re interested in World War 2, it’s certainly an area to visit. Previously a small, non-descript farming village, Tynham was evacuated during the war to make way for arms testing. Only meant to be a temporary measure, the land was acquired after the war, and has led empty ever since. The old buildings have been restored and provide plenty of information about the time.

Updated Honeypot Cottage Corfe Castle Dorset 2017

Honeypot Cottage in Corfe Castle Dorset is a traditional and historic cottage in the Purbeck and within a few minutes walk of the Castle of Corfe Castle.

Corfe Castle is at the heart of the Isle of Purbeck and walks and cycle routes radiate out to Swanage, Studland, Kingston and the Jurassic Coast.

Honeypot Cottage has all new photos to show the changes and improvements for the 2017 self catering holiday season. Here are some of the new images.

For more photos, a full description and live availability and prices visit Honeypot Cottage Corfe Castle Dorset

Photos of Castle View Cottage Kingston 2017

Castle View Cottage in Kingston Dorset is a traditional, stone built cottage with views of Corfe Castle and the Purbeck countryside. This self catering holiday cottage has three bedrooms and is ideal for family holidays in a peaceful location in Dorset.

Kingston is a small village overlooking Corfe Castle and only a short walk from the sea along the Jurassic Coast. The local beach of Chapmans Pool is a landmark of the Dorset coast.

The village also has an excellent public house and guests at Castle View cottage are only a short walk from local ale and good food.

Castle View Cottage has made many updates and improvements for the 2017 holiday season with new bathrooms, new furniture, new decoration and much more. The new photos show some of the many changes made to Castle View Cottage in Kingston since last year.

For all the latest information visit Castle View Cottage Kingston Dorset

Updates to Burr Bank Cottage Dorset 2017

Burr Bank Cottage has been made ready for the holiday season with new features and fresh decorating. This Purbeck cottage in Langton Matravers is has beautiful rural views and is within a short cycle ride or drive of one of Dorset’s favourite beaches at Swanage. The Jurassic Coast can be reached via footpaths running from outside the cottage door.

Langton Matravers is a wonderful base for a self catering holiday in Purbeck Dorset. The rural location is quiet and peaceful but there is a small village shop and a local pub for daily essentials and evening entertainment. Langton is also at a central location between Swanage and Corfe Castle and is close to coastal landmarks such as Dancing Ledge, Winspit and Durlston.

Here are some of the new photographs taken at Burr Bank this week:

For more new photos as well as a full description, availability and prices visit Burr Bank Cottage Dorset

Christmas Cottage Godshill New Photos 2017

Christmas Cottage in Godshill Isle of Wight is a historic self catering cottage in the traditional village and within a stones throw of the famous church and village centre.

Christmas Cottage has been updated for the 2017 holiday season and has a new range style cooker in the kitchen and a beautiful new dining area. There is also a new bedroom adjoining the beautiful sun room.

Here is a selection of new photos of Christmas Cottage Isle of Wight.

You can view all the new 2017 photos at Christmas Cottage Godshill Isle of Wight

Dove Cottage New Photos 2017

Dove Cottage has been preparing for the 2017 holiday season on the Isle of Wight. Last week we took all new photos and updated the description of the cottage with the new features added.

Here is a selection of some of the new photographs of Dove Cottage.

For more information, including all the new photos, availability, prices and a full description, visit Dove Cottage Isle of Wight


Isle of Wight Cottages With Rural Walks to Local Public House

A pub walk along a rural lane or across the heathland is an idyllic way to enjoy the country pub experience. A quintessentially British experience and one which seems to heighten the enjoyment of that first drink or the pub food.

Most small towns and villages on the Isle of Wight have a public house or two each is shaped by the locals who visit. You can always be assured of a unique experience and it is a great way to pick up local information and learn about local walks and attractions.

Below is a list of some Isle of Wight cottages within walking distance of a country pub and a bit of information about what you can expect when you arrive.

4.8 Stars 44 Guest Reviews
Milk Parlour Cottage self catering Godshill East Isle of Wight

Milk Parlour Cottage Godshill, Isle of Wight

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

Sleeps 3 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
This cottage is situated in a quiet country lane on the outskirts of Godshill. It was originally the milking parlour of Lower Yard Farm. The surrounding fields are home to horses which belong to a small nearby riding school. Here you are in lovely countryside but the centre of the picturesque village of Godshill, with its pretty thatched cottages, restaurants and tea shops is only 3/4 mile away. View Milk Parlour Cottage Godshill Isle of Wight

There are two pubs within walking distance of Milk Parlour Cottage and both can be reached by a rural route which is mostly off the road. The nearest pub is the Chequers Inn pub which can be reached via a woodland walk and then a country lane. It is a 15 minute walk but can be taken at a leisurely pace to enjoy the scenery.

The second pub within walking distance of Milk Parlour Cottage is The Taverners Godshill and can, likewise, be reached via the woodland and a country lane.

4.9 Stars 40 Guest Reviews
The Granary self catering Ningwood West Isle of Wight

The Granary Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » West

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Children 8+ yrs welcome
The Granary is a charming cottage, which has been carefully converted from the wing of a large ancient barn dating back to the 17th Century – Ningwood Green Barn. It is nestled in lovely peaceful West Wight countryside. This is a lovely walking area and is not too far from the coastal path. View The Granary Cottage Yarmouth Isle of Wight

The Granary has two excellent pubs within walking distance and both can be reached by footpaths or along the country lanes. The nearest is the Horse and Groom which is a 5 to 10 minute walk along the lane. The second is the New Inn in Shalfleet which is a traditional British public house with an open fire and rustic feel. The New Inn can be reached via the footpath and can also be incorporated into an extended walk down the Shalfleet Estuary.

4.9 Stars 25 Guest Reviews
Spring Cottage self catering Ventnor South Isle of Wight

Spring Cottage Bonchurch, Isle of Wight

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

Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
Spring Cottage stands in an idyllic location, within a 2 minute walk of the beach in the pretty seaside village of Bonchurch on the south east coast of the Island. The cottage enjoys beautiful sea views from most rooms and from its enchanting garden. Bonchurch is a peaceful village with a small shop, public house, good restaurant and two ancient churches plus a pretty pond which is home to carp, ducks and a variety of birds. View Spring Cottage Bonchurch Isle of Wight

Spring Cottage offers a slightly different pub walk as it is a seafront walk into Ventnor. Ventnor has a wide choice of pubs and restaurants and the walk to reach them is idyllic and not overly challenging. It starts with a short descent through woodland to the coastal path and then follows the wide and flat coastal path to Ventnor Beach. Along the seafront are numerous places to eat and drink and more are found in the centre of Ventnor itself.

4.9 Stars 44 Guest Reviews
Medham Farm Cottage self catering Cowes Area North Isle of Wight

Medham Farm Cottage Cowes, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » North » Cowes

Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom + 1 extra bed; Children welcome
This lovely detached cottage is beautifully situated in delightful countryside, with the most wonderful open views across rolling lawns and fields to the valley of the River Medina which gently meanders into the distance. It is a peaceful location on the 35 acre Medham Farm and visitors have open access to the private meadow, lake and beautiful woodland of the farm. This is an area rich in wildlife with frogs, newts and ducks in the pond the garden overlooks. View Medham Farm Cottage Cowes Isle of Wight

Medham Farm is located in a beautiful rural spot on the North of the Isle of Wight and in sight of the Cowes estuary. A path leads down to the estuary cycle route and footpath and here you have the choice to go right into Newport or left into Cowes. Cowes has a wonderful range of pubs and restaurants and the rural route is free of cars and traffic. It takes only a few minutes to cycle into Cowes along the cycle route and is a pleasant walk with views of the estuary and wetlands along the way.

Thatched Cottages You Loved

Enjoying a traditional thatched cottage on the Isle of Wight is a dream holiday and it is a typically British experience. We have amazing feedback from guests who visit our many thatched Isle of Wight self catering properties and here we have a list of the most popular with their guest ratings.

For more information about any of these thatched cottage click on the photograph to see a full cottage writeup as well as pictures, availability and prices.

You can also view a complete list of Isle of Wight Thatched Cottages

4.8 Stars 34 Guest Reviews
Old Rock Cottage self catering Brighstone West Isle of Wight

Old Rock Cottage Brighstone, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » West » Brighstone

Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms + 1 extra bed; Children welcome
This lovely thatched cottage dates back to 1701. It is full of character with exposed beams, inglenook fireplaces. It stands in ‘An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ with views of Brighstone Downs. The pretty village of Brighstone village with its tea rooms, public house and village shops is within a 15 minute stroll. The cottage is only a mile from the coast and here there are several quiet sandy coves. View Old Rock Cottage Brighstone Isle of Wight

4.8 Stars 33 Guest Reviews
Sweetwater Lodge self catering Calbourne West Isle of Wight

Sweetwater Lodge Calbourne, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » West

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
This pretty thatched cottage, with leaded light windows, stands in beautiful countryside, only a few minutes walk from Calbourne Water Mill. The cottage was designed by John Nash as a lodge for Westover Manor and is a Grade II listed building with wonderful grounds of 3.5 acres. This is a lovely walking area with footpaths very close to the cottage leading to Newbridge, Calbourne and to the downs above Brighstone, linking with the renowned Tennyson trail to Freshwater Bay. View Sweetwater Lodge Calbourne Isle of Wight

4.8 Stars 25 Guest Reviews
Stable Cottage self catering Brighstone West Isle of Wight

Stable Cottage Brighstone, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » West » Brighstone

Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom; not suitable for children
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

4.7 Stars 33 Guest Reviews
Virginia Cottage self catering Carisbrooke Central Isle of Wight

Virginia Cottage Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight

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

Sleeps 7 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
This picturesque Grade II listed cottage dates back to 1676 and is attractively situated at the end of a quiet lane with a lovely ford and footpath leading to the nearby medieval castle of Carisbrooke. Located in the oldest part of Carisbrooke village which is a conservation area lying within ‘An area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. The castle is only 5 minutes walk away and can be glimpsed from the garden and main bedrooms. This is a wonderful walking area as within 5 minutes walk of the cottage visitors can join the famous Tennyson Trail which follows the downs westerly towards The Needles. View Virginia Cottage Carisbrooke Isle of Wight

4.6 Stars 29 Guest Reviews
Laurel Cottage self catering Newbridge West Isle of Wight

Laurel Cottage Newbridge, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » West

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
This is a picturesque thatched cottage in the peaceful village of Newbridge, at the heart of rural West Wight. It is situated in a country lane leading to a farm track and there is little passing traffic. Local footpaths lead to Shalfleet Creek and to the Tennyson Trail, from which there are spectacular views across the Solent and the South Coast. View Laurel Cottage Newbridge Isle of Wight

4.5 Stars 19 Guest Reviews
Well Cottage self catering Yarmouth West Isle of Wight

Well Cottage Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » West » Yarmouth

Sleeps 9 in 5 bedrooms; Children welcome
Lovely thatched, stone cottage, on the west side of the Isle of Wight within a 10 minute walk of the sea and within a very short drive of Yarmouth and the bays of Colwell and Totland. The cottage is furnished and equipped to a high standard to provide very comfortable accommodation for 9 people in 5 bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms. Two separate sitting room areas and delightful fitted kitchen. Sunny garden and parking for 3/4 cars. Wonderful walks along the coastal path and nearby Tennyson Down. View Well Cottage Yarmouth Isle of Wight

4.5 Stars 45 Guest Reviews
The Poplars self catering St Helens East Isle of Wight

The Poplars St Helens, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Cottages » Isle of Wight » East » St Helens

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms + 1 extra bed; Children welcome
This charming thatched cottage dates back more than two hundred years and has been owned by the same family for generations. It is a character cottage, which has retained many of its original features. It occupies an attractive central position in the small coastal resort of St Helens overlooking the village green where cricket is played. View The Poplars Cottage St Helens Isle of Wight

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New Langton Cottage Dorset – Bucklebury Cottage

We invite you to a first look at a new Langton Matravers Cottage in Dorset. Bucklebury is a beautiful and traditional Dorset cottage in a Jurassic Coast location which sleeps 5 people in 3 bedrooms.

Bucklebury Cottage enjoys a wonderful location within a short walk of some of the Jurassic Coast’s most famous landmarks as well as being a short drive or cycle ride from the sandy beach at Swanage. The village of Langton Matravers has a village shop and a great public house but for variety there is a walk to Worth Matravers where you will find the Square and Compass pub and a boutique restaurant. The Purbeck village of Corfe Castle is only 5 to 10 minutes away and here you will find an attractive village and the beautiful ruins of the castle.

For more information, as well as photos and a description visit Bucklebury Cottage Dorset