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Lying just off England's South Coast, the Isle of Wight is a vibrant and exciting island with award-winning beaches and unspoilt and spectacular scenery that help make up its rich historical heritage.

For a small island, the Isle of Wight offers an incredible range of things to do. Whether you're looking for attractions, activities and adventure or a quiet spot to relax and escape to, you'll find our Isle of Wight holiday cottages the perfect base for you.

Why not start your island experience by exploring some of the Island's natural heritage. One of the island's most popular attractions, Needles Park is a great way to get a unique view of the world famous multi coloured cliffs, Needles Rock and Lighthouse. In the north of the island Osbourne House, Queen Victoria's family home, is probably the island's most visited attraction.

Historic churches and stunning architecture abound on every corner, from the only surviving windmill on the island, Bembridge Windmill which was built around 1700, to Carisbrooke Castle. The summer months bring internationally renowned music festivals and sporting events to the island along with a wide range of local festivals, agricultural shows and recognised town carnivals. Cowes Week welcomes the cream of the yachting world for seven days of racing that marks the highlight of the yachting year.

It's warmer than average climate and varied landscape means the Isle of Wight is one of the UK's best destinations for outdoor adventure. With its dramatic coastline and fierce tidal streams, the island plays host to the UK's ultimate sailing destination. You'll find lots of sailing schools and centres on the island and its coastline also provides superb conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfing.

It may be a haven for extreme sports but if you don't want an adrenalin fuelled break there are plenty more relaxing ways to while away your days. The diamond-shaped island's coastal path is 67 miles long, and from it you can enjoy the natural wonders of both coast and countryside. Occupy your time with tennis, golf, walking or bird and nature watching. The West Wight remains rugged and unspoilt and is a firm favourite with fossil hunters searching for links with the island's prehistoric past.

An island of contrasts, the Isle of Wight's inland landscapes of rolling downs and lush vegetation are the perfect counterpart to the wind-beaten coast and golden beaches. Come and experience it for yourself. Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages on the Isle of Wight today.

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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2

This beautifully presented, period Victorian house, adjoining a small property at the rear and set in a semi-rural location close to Newport, Ryde and East Cowes, is ideally situated for exploring all the island has to offer. The popular Isle of Wight Steam Railway and Museum at Havenstreet is just a short drive from this holiday property, as is the town of Ryde, with its good selection of individual shops, restaurants, bars and tea shops, whilst the beautiful beach is approximately 5 miles away. Blackgang Chine, the oldest themed attraction in the UK, and the Needles, with chair lift, amusement park, boat rides, lighthouse and the coloured sands of Alum Bay, are approximately 10 miles away. Attractions in the area include Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Isle of Wight Pearl, Dinosaur Isle, a donkey sanctuary and Calbourne Water Mill, which has a 17th-century working watermill. Slightly further afield, Osborne House and Gardens (Queen Victoria’s holiday residence), Carisbrooke Castle and the sailing town of Yarmouth are worthy of a visit. Cowes in the north west of the island is renowned for its sailing. Also within easy reach are vineyards and quaint villages, some with thatched roofs, such as Godshill, Old Shanklin and Brighstone. Popular sandy beaches such as Ventnor, Bembridge, Compton and Steephill Cove are a short drive away. Outdoor pursuits include scenic walking, horse riding, fishing, cycling, watersports and golf. The island can be explored from the open-top buses that stop regularly at various collection points. Beach 5 miles. Shop and pub 1 mile.

Four steps to entrance. Living room with ornamental period fireplace, original sash windows and wooden floor. Steps to spacious sitting room with French doors to patio. Large dining room with ornamental period fireplace, original sash windows and wooden floor. Well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen with gas/electric range (for cooking) and step down to breakfast/dining area. Double bedroom with ornamental period fireplace. Shower room (no toilet). Two separate toilets. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, ornamental period fireplace, original sash windows and en-suite shower room (no toilet). Two further double bedrooms, each with ornamental period fireplace; one with original sash windows. Bunk bedroom with ornamental period fireplace and original sash windows. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • iPod dock
  • Gas/electric range
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • ¾-acre, enclosed, lawned garden with decked area, terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
13
Bedrooms
6
Pets
1
The Mill House Ref: PLLF

This beautiful detached Georgian house dates back to the 1700s and stands elegantly within its own well maintained gardens. Peacefully located along a quiet rural lane country lane, The Mill House offers spectacular far reaching views across fields to the Downs, and is only 10 minutes’ walk to the sea. Across the lane is a pleasant walk beside the stream, also only 10 minutes, which leads to the picturesque village of Brighstone with its thatched-roof village shops, tearoom, pub/restaurants, and NT museum. This welcoming holiday home has been tastefully and lovingly refurbished throughout. Awarded the VisitBritain 5 star Gold Award, it offers a lovely country house feel, still retaining many features such as stone and wood floors, ornate fireplaces and high ceilings. Ideal for families, there is a formal living room with grand piano and a family room with TV. A selection of games, books and toys is also supplied. This area is fantastic for scenic walking and footpaths can also be followed to join the coastal path leading to Tennyson Down with its monument and breathtaking routes across miles of Heritage coastline. West High Down and Headon Warren are other popular walks in the area. The secluded sandy bays of Compton Totland and Colwell are all within 10 minutes’ drive and plenty of outdoor pursuits including sailing, fishing, golf, cycling, swimming and watersports can be found locally. West Wight is also home to the famous rock formations of The Needles, where there is a visitors park, amusements, chair lift, boat rides, lighthouse and the coloured sands at Alum Bay. The quaint historic sailing town of Yarmouth is also within easy reach, with promenade, fine restaurants and historic pub. Discover adventure/theme parks, NT homes and gardens, such as Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Carisbrooke Castle, Osborne House, also the Pearl Centre, Calbourne Water Mill which has 17th century water and stone mills boat rides, renewable energy centre and still provides flour to the island, vineyards, museums and wildlife centres. Shop and pub ½ mile.

Large living room with open fire and grand piano. Sitting room with wood-burning stove and TV. Dining room with wood-burning stove. Well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area, electric Aga and electric cooker. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with four-poster bed. Double bedroom with additional single bed (for +1). Two further double bedrooms. Bunk bedroom (for 1+1). Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower attachment and toilet. Bathroom with corner bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stoves - fuel available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Electric Aga included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Two fridge/freezers
  • Wi-fi broadband
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • No smoking

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£1062-£3315
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Rose Cottage Ref: 29599

This beautifully appointed, semi-detached holiday cottage offers a rural bolt-hole escape and is set in tranquil surroundings in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property is well-equipped, with Freesat TVs, DVD players, a blu-ray, Playstation 3 and a media on demand system, which is pre-loaded with music and films. There is direct access onto the Shepherd’s Trail, which is ideal for walkers and cyclists and offers spectacular views along the south coast towards Freshwater Bay. The Needles, with its chair lift, amusement park, boat rides, lighthouse and coloured sands of Alum Bay, is just a short distance away. Blackgang Chine, the oldest themed attraction in the UK, is nearby, and other island attractions include Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Isle of Wight Pearl, Dinosaur Isle, a donkey sanctuary and Calbourne Water Mill, which has a 17th-century working watermill. Osborne House and Gardens (Queen Victoria’s holiday residence), Carisbrooke Castle and the sailing town of Yarmouth are also worthy of a visit. Cowes, in the north west of the island, is renowned for its sailing. The island can be explored from the open-top buses that stop regularly at various collection points. Also within easy reach are vineyards and quaint villages, some with thatched roofs, and include Godshill, Old Shanklin and Brighstone. Outdoor pursuits include scenic walking, horse riding, fishing, cycling, watersports and golf. Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 bunk bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with Veluxes, 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double). Bathroom with toilet and Velux.

Electric central heating (preset times) included (outside preset times at cost). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two freesat TVs. DVDs. Blu-ray. Playstation 3. Stereo/CD/iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with terrace, patio and sitting-out area. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£393-£1255
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