Holiday Cottages in the Isle of Wight
While it might only cover 30 square kilometres, the Isle of Wight manages to pack a lot into a small space. Choose one of our Isle of Wight Cottages as your holiday headquarters and you’ll be within easy distance of some superb beaches, including the one that used to be for the sole privilege of Queen Victoria. You’ll also find plenty of historical sites worth investigating, such as the spectacular ruins of a Roman villa or the imposing castles used by the likes of Charles I and King Henry VIII.
The Isle of Wight used to have a reputation for being a bit stuffy. However, things have changed and now the island attracts a much more vibrant class of visitor. Book one of our Isle of Wight Cottages in the early summer and you could find yourself rocking out at the Isle of Wight Festival, which still attracts big-name acts including the likes of Rod Stewart, Arcade Fire and Run DMC. If that sounds a bit too loud for you, hit the island in September and catch the melodic strains of the Classic Isle Festival, in which renowned classical musicians take the stage at the sublime setting of Northwood House.
What can I do on my holiday in the Isle of Wight?
If you’ve booked one of our holiday cottages in the Isle of Wight for the whole family, you’re going to need some entertainment. Luckily, the island isn’t short of an attraction or two. Head on over to the Dinosaur Isle at Sandown and your kids can get face-to-face with some fabulous fossils and some awesome animatronic dinosaurs. If your kids prefer looking at living beasts, your little monkeys can meet the little monkeys at Monkey Haven in Newport. Alternatively, Amazon World in Newchurch gives a taste of the tropics, without having to worry about the language barrier and inoculations.
We also have some beautiful holiday cottages in the Isle of Wight, which are perfect for couples looking to spend some quality time together. If it’s just the two of you, a trip to Queen Victoria’s old house is in order; Osborne House is stunning but its extensive, glorious gardens really put the icing on the cake. Picnicking is also a popular pastime amongst the romantically-inclined and there are plenty of idyllic spots to discover, such as the Needles at Alum Bay or the stunning Mottistone Woods.