Isle of Wight Public Houses with Open Fire

An evening at the public house on the Isle of Wight is often a time to meet the locals, learn about the area and enjoy a some local food. To help create that restful atmosphere many pubs on the Isle of Wight have an open fire burning in the evenings and there are usually some chairs set around it for people bask in its glow.

Below are just some of the Isle of Wight public houses with an open fire.

New Inn at Shalfleet

New Inn Shalfleet Isle of Wight The New Inn is located along the road from Yarmouth to Newport in the small village of Shalfleet. This traditional public house is famous for local food including Bembridge Crab, Brownrigg Duck and meats from Godshill.

The public house has a large fireplace with a woodburning stove that generates a wonderful warm glow in the snug around the bar. The are chairs set either side so you can warm your feet in front of flames.

The open fire is popular with walkers who have walked along the coastal path from Yarmouth or have been exploring the wetlands around Shalfleet.
Shalfleet, Isle of Wight PO30 4ND
01983 531314

Red Lion Pub at Freshwater

Red Lion Public House Freshwater Isle of WightThis homely and friendly pub has excellent food and has a good mix of regulars and holiday visitors. Sturdy wood floors and tables give the pub a country feel and the warming open fire at the end of the room creates a cosy feel.

Walkers from Yarmouth to Freshwater pass the public house and it is a lovely place to stop for lunch. For those staying in holiday cottages around Freshwater it is a great place for an evening meal and you can walk to the pub along quiet roads and footpaths from Freshwater Bay.
Phone: 01983 754925

The Taverners in Godshill

The Taverners Isle of Wight This traditional public house in Godshill is famed for its food which ranges from rich country food to delicious and delicate fine dining. The old part of the public house has low wooden beams and a warm traditional atmosphere. In this part of the pub there is a large woodburning stove which is lit in the winter months.

Godshill is on the intersection of the Worsley Trail and Stenbury Trails so is a good place to stop for lunch and warm up. Walkers may be walking the inland route from Shanklin to the West of the Island or be walking inland from Ventnor.
High Street, Godshill, Isle of Wight PO38 3HZ
Phone: 01983 840 707

Buddle Inn at Niton Undercliff

Buddle Inn Pub Isle of WightThis hidden haven of comfort and warmth is a beautiful and traditional Isle of Wight public house located on the Southern most village on the Island and within a short walk of St Catherine’s Lighthouse.

This pub does a range of pub and restaurant food and has a good range of beers and ales which can be enjoyed in front of the open fire.
St Catherines Road,  Niton, Isle of Wight PO38 2NE
Phone: 01983 840 707

Isle of Wight Holiday Cottages with Open Fires

If you like to sit in front of an open fire in the evenings then you might be interested in our range of Isle of Wight cottages with open fires and wood burning stoves.

Byre Cottage self catering Shanklin East Isle of Wight

Byre Cottage Shanklin, Isle of Wight

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Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms + 1 extra bed; Children welcome
This lovely stone cottage is built of Isle of Wight Stone and has been converted from an ancient stone barn. Byre Cottage is situated in a small country lane in attractive countryside. This is a lovely walking area and footpaths lead from close to the cottage to the beautiful downs above Ventnor. Byre Cottage is only 1.5 miles from the centre of the seaside town of Shanklin with its wonderful sandy beach which is popular for swimming and paddling. The neighbouring seaside towns of Sandown and Ventnor are within a 10 minute drive. View Byre Cottage Shanklin Isle of Wight

Spring Cottage self catering Ventnor South Isle of Wight

Spring Cottage Bonchurch, Isle of Wight

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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

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Christmas and New Year Guest Feedback

The Christmas and New Year holiday period on the Isle of Wight and Purbeck has been more  popular than ever with even more families deciding to go away for the holiday. Here are just a few of the many comments received from guests over this period.

Christmas and New Year on the Isle of Wight

Medham Farm Cottage – Cowes, Isle of Wight

“Really lovely cottage to stay in with some really special touches such as toys for our 16month old daughter, a decorated Xmas tree and a lovely welcome pack. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it.
” – Anne Washbourn – 09 Jan 2015

Castle Coach House – Ventnor, Isle of Wight

“A well appointed cottage in a great position. The Christmas tree and decorations were a nice touch as were the crackers, wine, chocolates and crackers. The bed was very comfortable and the whole place cosy and warm. An ideal place to stay any time of the year.
” – Joann Baker – 09 Jan 2015

Briary Cottage – Cowes, Isle of Wight

“This is a perfect place for a visit to the island. The cottage is beautifully situated, very well appointed, attractively decorated and very comfortable. Its owners (next door) strike the perfect balance between providing a warm A very lucky find!
” – Valmai Wainhouse – 09 Jan 2015

The Old Chapel – Brighstone, Isle of Wight

“The perfect peaceful getaway retreat for Christmas. I could live here!
” – Deborah Hanwell – 09 Jan 2015

Christmas and New Year in Purbeck Dorset

The Bakery Cottage – Langton Matravers, Dorset

“The Bakery Cottage was the ideal venue for our family Christmas. It was spacious and extremely well equipped. Would thoroughly recommend.
” – Sheila Hickmott – 09 Jan 2015

Clematis Cottage – Worth Matravers, Dorset

“Lovely cottage located in the pretty village of Worth Matravers. Nice warm welcome, with the heating on and gift of local chocolate. Real cottage feel and we were able to relax immediately. Bliss
” – Karen Jones – 09 Jan 2015

Isle of Wight Fireworks 2014

It is coming up for the traditional time for fireworks and bonfires and there are some great organised events on the Isle of Wight which celebrate all things pyrotechnic. Yarmouth and Sandown are both hosting events. They are on different nights so you can go to both!

Yarmouth Fireworks on the Isle of Wight Yarmouth – Guy Fawkes Night and Fireworks – 5th November – 6pm

The Yarmouth Carnival Committee invite you to the Yarmouth Guy Fawkes Night event at Yarmouth Harbour on the night of the 5th November.

There will be music, food, a parade and fireworks. Arrive early for the best views.

Yarmouth is a on the West of the Isle of Wight and a short drive from Freshwater or Shalfleet.

For more details go to –

Sandown Fireworks Isle of WightSandown – Fireworks and Parade – 1st November – 6pm

Sandown hosts a carnival and firework night with a Halloween theme on Saturday the 1st November.

There will be a parade and entertainments as well as the main fireworks event.

Sandown is on the East of the Isle of Wight and a short drive from Shanklin, Bembridge, Seaview and Godshill.

For more information visit –

Long Let Winter Holiday Cottage Rental Isle of Wight

Long Let Isle of Wight Holiday Cottages
Isle of Wight Winter Longer Term Rental

There are new properties available for longer term winter rental on the Isle of Wight.

Winter rentals are popular with those working on projects on the Isle of Wight, looking to buy a house on the Isle of Wight and anyone wishing to over winter on the Island.

The range of longer term winter rentals include 1 or 2 person holiday cottages as well as much larger properties suitable for a family.

For a complete list of properties available as well as prices and more information please visit

Isle of Wight Winter Photos of Previous Years

We think every season is beautiful on the Isle of Wight and winter is no exception. This year we have had a warmer run up to Christmas but in the past we have had beautiful picture post card scenes covered in a thick blanket of soft snow.

Here are some of the photos we have gathered over the years of the Isle of Wight under the snow.

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If you are still planning to visit the Isle of Wight over Christmas and New Year you might be interested in our Christmas Holiday Availability and our New Year Holiday Availability

Short Break Isle of Wight Cottages 2012

Isle of Wight holiday cottages available for 3 or 4 day short breaks are now available on our special short break availability pages. Pick a short break holiday date or browse through cottages available for various short break holiday dates.

A short break on the Isle of Wight is an excellent opportunity to get away from it all and enjoy the autumnal or crisp winter weather walking, cycling or eating around the Isle of Wight. Find your ideal cosy cottage from which to explore the beauty of the Isle of Wight for a weekend or a mid week holiday.

To find out more visit

2011 and 2012 Holidays Isle of Wight

Our holiday availability pages for 2011 and 2012 holidays on the Isle of Wight are now online and show cottages available for school holidays and half term holidays from now till next summer.

Isle of Wight CottageAutumn Half Term Cottages – This October half term runs from the 22nd October till the 29th October and is a great chance to take an Autumn holiday with the family. The Isle of Wight woodlands are beautiful in the Autumn like Borthwood Copse near Sandown where there is a chance to see Red Squirrels.

Christmas Cottages – Our Christmas week holidays start on the 21st or 22nd of December and run till the 28th or 29th of December meaning you can enjoy the whole Christmas period at one of our Isle of Wight cottages.

New Year Cottages – The New Year availability runs from the 28th or 29th December over New Year till the 4th or 5th January.

Dylan Wing Isle of WightFebruary Half Term Cottages – This is the first half term school holiday of 2012 and a good off peak holiday period to enjoy the Isle of Wight’s mild winter climate. Walking, cycling and eating are top priorities of many of our guests during this period and many of the paths, cycleways, pubs and restaurants are at their best at this time of year. The February or Spring Half Term runs from 11th February to the 18th February.

Easter Holiday Cottages – There are three main weeks for the Easter holidays and we have an ‘availability grid’ to help you pick your Easter holiday cottage on the Isle of Wight. Easter is when the holiday season starts in earnest and there are many more attractions and organised events to see. Our Easter availability pages show holiday availability for the weeks of the 31st March, 7th April and 21st April.

Summer Half Term – The summer half term is 2nd June to the 10th June. This early summer week is a chance to see the Isle of Wight bathed in sunlight, go to the beach or go walking and cycling. The family organised events are in full swing and you may wish to try the Goodleaf Tree Climbing which will happily thrill the family with a day in the canopy. Blackgang Chine, Robin Hill and the Isle of Wight Steam Railway are all open and putting on events.

Christmas Holiday Cottages Isle of Wight

Christmas Cottage Isle of Wight
Christmas Cottages

Christmas and New Year holidays on the Isle of Wight have been increasingly popular due to our mild climate, great places eat as a family, beautiful country walks and a friendly local atmosphere in the towns and villages on the Isle of Wight.

To help in selecting the ideal cottage for you, your family and your friends we have dedicated holiday availability pages for Christmas and New Year.

Our Christmas availability runs from Wednesday 21st or Thursday 22nd of December. To view our Christmas Cottages on the Isle of Wight visit

New Year cottages on the Isle of Wight are available from Wednesday 28th December or Thursday 29th December. To view our New Year Cottages on the Isle of Wight visit

If you have great places to visit and things you can recommend to enjoy on the Isle of Wight over Christmas and New Year please leave us a comment below.



Winter Lets on the Isle of Wight

Our winter letting and longer term holiday letting cottages on the Isle of Wight are now available to book. Short term residential letting available for the winter months.

We have a growing selection of Isle of Wight properties available for longer term rental (short term residential letting) over the winter period. We are adding more properties every day so check back to see what has just become available.

To view all Winter Let Properties on the Isle of Wight

Some examples of what we have available include The West Wing at Wootton on the North East of the Isle of Wight. This 1 bedroom property with a large kitchen is in a beautiful and quiet location but within easy reach of the main towns of Newport and Cowes. The West Wing also have WiFi Internet.

Those looking for something bigger may wish to consider Treetops at Yarmouth. This spacious property is close to the sea and is extremely comfortable. There are good links to the mainland from Yarmouth via the regular ferry service. Treetops also has WiFi internet access.