Isle of Wight luxury cottages

Isle of Wight luxury cottagesMany visitors to this lovely island choose to stay in luxury Isle of Wight cottages; these offer ideal accommodation for discovering all it has to offer. The beauty of a holiday here is the opportunity it offers to explore all the island’s treasures – both natural and man-made – in a relatively short space of time as everywhere is relatively close at hand.

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This clockwise tour of the island starts from one of its biggest visitor attractions – the safe, sandy beaches of its eastern shoreline. Sunny Sandown Bay is renowned for its good climate and the traditional seaside resorts of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor can be found here. Where Victorians once promenaded along palm-fringed esplanades, the famous Chines – natural ravines connecting beach with cliff-top – are worth exploring.
A way-marked coastal path runs round the entire island, taking in its varied shoreline; towards the south-east corner it reaches its highest point at St Boniface Down, near the attractive village of Bonchurch.
Beyond Victorian Ventnor, St Catherine’s Point with its lighthouse marks the southernmost tip of the island, once home to an experimental Marconi radio station. St Catherine’s Down, with its extensive views, and the nearby Wydcombe Valley are regarded by some as the most beautiful parts of the island.
The distinctive Chines continue up the south-western coastline some, like Blackgang, having long since slipped into the sea. The world famous Needles stand guard at the extreme western tip, above lovely Freshwater Bay where surfers try their luck on the Atlantic rollers.
Rounding The Needles, the coast changes direction to face the English mainland, taking in Alum and Totland Bays – both famous for their sands; the first community of any size along this northern shore is the small town of Yarmouth, where ferries ply to and fro across The Solent.
Cowes marks the island’s northern tip; every August, this bustling yachting centre attracts global attention during its annual Regatta week. Here, where the island’s main river – the Medina – reaches The Solent, the banks are busy with boat-yards and associated businesses.
Inland, to the east of Cowes, lies one of the island’s main attractions Osborne House, built for Queen Victoria by her devoted husband, Prince Albert. Following her death here, in 1901, the property was given to the nation and it is now open to the public, along with the queen’s private beach and bathing machine.
South-east of here, the port of Ryde is connected to the mainland via regular ferry services to Portsmouth and Southsea. This resort is famed for its beach which, at low tide, offers the largest expanse of sand anywhere on the island. For this reason, a very long pier – the oldest in the country – was built for the comfort of passengers disembarking. Today, trains still connect the pier head with the resort of Sandown.
Inland, the county capital Newport is a bustling place with all of the facilities one might expect of a town its size. Well-connected by road to the main coastal towns and at the hub of bus services across the island, it offers a good base for exploring the lesser-known, rolling interior.
Fifty per cent of the island enjoys protected status as a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From luxury cottages Isle of Wight attractions await discovery.

While staying at one of our luxury Isle of Wight cottages you’ll no doubt want to get out and about, ensuring that you experience the best that the county has to offer during your stay. Here’s a ‘Top 10’ list of some of the best places to visit and activities to try.

1. Discover garlic
In recent years, the Isle of Wight has become well-known for its garlic – even exporting it to France! Where better to discover the secrets of this beneficial bulb than The Garlic Farm at Newchurch, where it all began more than 30 years ago. The farm supplies many major supermarkets and fine food shops; its bulbs are bought by amateur gardeners throughout Britain. The history of garlic is explored in its heritage centre and many garlic products can be sampled and bought at its recently-opened cafe.

2. Enter a world of fantasy
There’s something for all the family at Blackgang Chine, a family-owned theme park near Ventnor. From dinosaurs to pirates, the Wild West to a fantasy fairy castle in the woods, this popular attraction invites visitors of all ages to let their imagination run wild.

3. Visit The Needles Park
This ‘landmark’ attraction offers a host of activities, from boat trips out to view the famous Needles Rocks and Lighthouse, to theme park rides. A chairlift carries visitors down to beautiful Alum Bay, famous for its 21 shades of sand. Here, it’s possible to create a souvenir of the trip at the sand shop or view craftsmen at work in the glass works.

4. Follow in Royal footsteps
See where Queen Victoria bathed at Osborne House, now run by English Heritage. This Italian Renaissance-style retreat, designed by her husband Prince Albert, was a favourite residence of the queen bequeathed to the nation after her death in 1901. Much more recently, her private beach has been opened to the public. Here, she loved to bathe and sketch while her children learned to swim off this beach. The State rooms are packed with period furniture and artworks which still belong to the Royal family.

5. Explore Shanklin Chine
Shanklin Chine is a deep ravine in the cliffs, stretching from the beach up to the Old Village, with its thatched cottages. Once a difficult smugglers’ route, it was opened up for public access in 1817 by local William Colenutt. With its lush vegetation, rare wildlife and charming waterfall, it became a Victorian tourist attraction and remains as popular as ever today.

6. Bask in the Botanic Garden
Ventnor Botanic Garden has overcome the challenge of storms and harsh w in recent years to emerge as a vibrant tourist attraction for the modern age. Enjoying a mild, dry microclimate many tender plants unable to survive conditions elsewhere on the mainland grow here. The history and vision of the garden, created in the grounds of a former tuberculosis hospital, is explained in its visitor centre and there is also a cafe on site.

7. Climb the charismatic ruins
Carisbrooke Castle, near Newport, has all the right ingredients for a great family day out. From re-enactments bringing history alive for children, to exhibitions and a museum containing Charles I memorabilia (the unfortunate monarch was imprisoned here), there is something for everyone. An on-site cafe provides refreshments and, for spectacle, not much can beat Carisbrooke’s best-loved attraction, the donkey-operated wheel which draws water from the well. There are fine views from the castle walls.

8. Watch the trees light up
Robin Hill Country Park, near Newport, offers fun for all the family with its rides, falconry displays and canopy skywalk through the tree-tops. Run by the same family as Blackgang Chine theme park, Robin Hill offers day and night-time entertainment staging themed light shows in its ‘electric’ woods after dark.

9. Spot the black sheep!
The National Trust employs a flock of Hebridean sheep to graze its island beauty spots. This rare and ancient breed of black sheep has found a new use in modern times as a partner in the conservation business. Much valued by such groups, they keep unwanted grass and weeds down while allowing delicate wild flowers to thrive. They are moved around sites on the island as, and when, the need arises. Places where you might spot them include St Helens Common, Bembridge Windmill, Culver Down and Ventnor Downs and along the Tennyson Trail at Freshwater Bay.

10. Discover Roman remains
Uncover the island’s Roman heritage on a visit to Brading Roman Villa. Here, some of the country’s most complete mosaics can be seen. Brading itself is one of the island’s oldest communities and possesses many interesting buildings. Fine views can be had from the nearby beauty spot of Brading Down.


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Check availability Sydney Lodge, Newport, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £3101150 per week * Ref: GCG5014
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

A tastefully refurbished period property, refurbished to provide spacious and comfortable accommodation at the heart of the island. Believed to have once been a tack room, Sydney Lodge benefits from open beams, oak floors and bay windows....
Solent Cottage Check availability Solent Cottage, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 5 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £4271169 per week * Ref: GCG6569
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

Solent Cottage is set in the coastal town of Yarmouth just a few hundred yards from the sea. This smart holiday home is Grade ll listed dating back to the 1700s. Located on the north coast, close to the western extremity of the island, this small town is a popular tourist destination, being linked w...
Check availability The Coach House, Chale, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 4 * 1 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £399891 per week * Ref: GCG5133
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: Not rated

The Coach House is a detached cottage in a wonderful location with stunning sea views, in the village of Chale on the south of the Isle of Wight. It has coastal and downland walks from the doorstep, and makes a superb base for touring this picturesque holiday destination....
Quercus Check availability Quercus, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 2 * 1 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £330606 per week * Ref: GCG6474
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

Quercus is a very comfortable semi-detached, single storey holiday property in a quiet lane which has direct access to the coastal footpath close to the historic town and seaside resort of Yarmouth. Located on the north coast, close to the western extremity of the island, the small town of Yarmouth ...
Check availability The Mill House, Brighstone, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 13 * 6 Bedroom(s) * 3 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £10992977 per week * Ref: GCG5020
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

An elegant, detached Georgian house with far reaching views, within well maintained gardens, 10 minutes’ walk to the sea. The Mill House is peacefully located along a quiet rural lane country lane within its own well maintained gardens and offers spectacular far reaching views across fields to the...
Buckingham Cottage Check availability Buckingham Cottage, Ventnor, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 5 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £3461235 per week * Ref: GCG6477
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

Buckingham Cottage is a quaint, 19th century, end of terrace holiday cottage is set on a quiet road close to the beach and amenities of Ventnor, and has extensive sea views from the lawned garden, patio and balcony. Separated from its neighbour, Shanklin, by the high chalk headland of St Boniface Do...
Lapwing Check availability Lapwing, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 6 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £3511094 per week * Ref: GCG6473
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

Lapwing is a light and spacious end of terrace holiday cottage offers tastefully designed accommodation with French doors opening from the breakfast area to its own enclosed courtyard garden. It is conveniently located only 200 yards from the sea and the central square of Yarmouth. Located on the no...
Sea View Check availability Sea View, Palm Court Villas, Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 5 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £3291052 per week * Ref: GCG6479
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

Sea View is one of two beautifully appointed ground floor holiday apartments offering extremely comfortable and well-presented accommodation. They are ideally situated, just a 5-minute walk from Shanklin’s lovely golden sandy beach, accessed via a cliff side lift. Once a fishing village the resort...
Check availability Chartfield, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 9 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 3 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £7981145 per week * Ref: GCG5141
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: Not rated

Chartfield is a lovely, well-presented cottage in Yarmouth, on the Isle of Wight. The cottage sleeps nine people and has one super king-size double bedroom, one twin bedroom, one king-size double bedroom with an en-suite, one double bedroom with an en-suite, one single bedroom, a bathroom, a fitted ...
Check availability Candlelight Cottage, Ventnor, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 6 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 3 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £5451296 per week * Ref: GCG5018
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

A lovingly restored Victorian house opposite an attractive park in one of Ventnor’s most scenic areas and just a short walk to the beach. Candlelight Cottage offers spacious, well-equipped holiday accommodation. It enjoys a wealth of character and original features such as high ceilings and sweepi...
Check availability The Springs, Brading, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 2 * 1 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £290627 per week * Ref: GCG5130
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: Not rated

The Springs is a splendid alternative to the usual Isle of Wight holiday cottages, and is set within the owner's large lawned gardens in a peaceful rural location. The property has been furnished and fitted to an incredibly high standard with a spectacular vaulted pine interior, which provides open ...
Luccombe Chine House Check availability Luccombe Chine House, Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 12 * 6 Bedroom(s) * 5 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £15193995 per week * Ref: GCG6570
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

Luccombe Chine House nestles within the grounds of Luccombe Chine Private Estate, not far from picturesque Shanklin and located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty looking out to the English Channel. The property is one of the most impressive, prestigious manor house properties on the island....
Check availability Gills Cliff, Ventnor, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 2 * 1 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £308707 per week * Ref: GCG5140
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: Not rated

Gills Cliff is a wonderful apartment in the town of Ventnor and a superb base for couples looking to enjoy this charming town on the ever-popular Isle of Wight....
Check availability Hurst Point, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 8 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £4851368 per week * Ref: GCG4956
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

An attractive modern detached home in a quiet residential area with glimpses of the sea and within walking distance of the beach. Offering light and spacious holiday accommodation, Hurst Point has been tastefully furnished. With French windows leading onto the enclosed garden, it is ideal for enjoyi...
Check availability Heather Cottage, Chale, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 2 * 1 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £278887 per week * Ref: GCG5013
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

Heather Cottage is of a select group of fully refurbished and stylishly furnished holiday homes in the grounds of a listed thatched cottage....
Check availability Bluebell Cottage, Chale, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 2 * 1 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £286887 per week * Ref: GCG5017
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

Bluebell Cottage is one of a select group of fully refurbished and stylishly furnished holiday homes in the grounds of a listed thatched cottage. Nearby Chale village lies at the foot of St Catherine’s Hill, and close by there are walks along miles of Heritage coastline, beaches and country pubs....
Glenhurst Check availability Glenhurst, St Lawrence, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 6 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £4991399 per week * Ref: GCG6472
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

Glenhurst is an attractive, detached single storey holiday bungalow ideally located in a peaceful setting in a popular residential area on the southernmost tip of the island. The property offers a glimpse of southerly sea views through the trees bordering the large sloping garden. The views can be e...
Check availability The Acorns, Wootton Creek, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 9 * 5 Bedroom(s) * 3 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £9071629 per week * Ref: GCG5015
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

A detached holiday home set in an enclosed garden and within walking distance of the beach and wildlife haven of Wootton Creek. Conveniently located in a quiet ‘no-through’ road, this detached holiday home offers the highest standards of furnishings and equipment....
Check availability Old Post Office Mews, Brading, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 5 * 1 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £296747 per week * Ref: GCG5135
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: Not rated

Old Post Office Mews is a quality mews cottage in Brading town and makes a very convenient base for touring the island, with easy to access by public transport, awell-placed for the island's beaches, historic houses, Roman villa and more....
Sandy Bay Check availability Sandy Bay, Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Sleeps 7 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £8581500 per week * Ref: GCG6483
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

Sandy Bay is perfectly located just off the cliff path with the popular Shanklin beach below. This attractive, light and spacious holiday home offering tastefully styled, carefully co-ordinated living ideal for families, with garden and parking. Situated within one of the prime locations in Shanklin...