The Isle of Wight is a stunning island boasting unspoilt scenery and a wealth of events, festivals and attractions such as Cowes week in August and in May the largest walking festival anywhere in the UK. The famous Isle of Wight festival is in June and the Bestival in September. At 23 miles by 13 miles, the sea and spectacular heritage coastline is never too far away. There is something to suit the whole family. It is a place of simple but rewarding pleasures, rock pooling, fishing for crabs, jumping off breakwaters, building sandcastles and dreaming. For the energetic, there are plenty of sports facilities, including golfing, sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, paragliding and horse riding. And for those who prefer relaxation and fine food in peaceful surroundings there are pubs and restaurants that range from Michelin star quality through family-friendly pubs to cafes. To simply unwind and explore there is much to discover, from historic farms & houses, castles, pretty lanes, thatched villages, coastal trails and woodlands. The Island has over 300 walks with over 500 miles of well-maintained footpaths The network of bridleways and footpaths which surround the area make this an ideal location for enjoying the countryside.
Miles of quiet roads make it ideal for a cycling holiday .
We are close to Newtown nature reserve for bird watching and visitors to our garden include pheasants, woodpeckers and red squirrels along with summer and winter birds. Whatever your ideal holiday requires, the Isle of Wight has something to suit, the best of England in miniature.
Coast/Beach On the Island, you are never far from a beach. There are plenty to choose from and something to suit everyone, from deckchairs on the sand to fossil hunting!
The Island is renowned among palaeontologists. If you want the opportunity to see fossilised dinosaur footprints and hunt for your own fossils, nearby Compton beach is popular as its dramatic landslips often unearth new finds.