Dog Friendly Lodges Isle of Wight
Blessed with an abundance of wide open space and award-winning landscapes, featuring sandy bays, chalk cliffs and rolling hills, you and your four-legged friend can re-discover the great outdoors on the Isle of Wight.
- Sandown, EnglandThe lodge boasts everything you should need for a quiet getaway. Shanklin, twenty minutes’ walk away or three by train offers many bars, restaurants, the theatre, old village, and world famous Shanklin Chine. Another twenty-minute walk or three minutes by train will bring you to Sandown with its superb sandy beach and pier. Heading towards Sandown, a very short walk will bring you to the path that will lead you down to the glorious beach that offers many cafes. If you want to hire a paddleboard, kayak, or windsurfer then WightWater is the place to visit.
Shanklin seafront makes for a great place to visit. The dinosaur themed crazy golf course is always a popular place to spend a couple of hours. For walkers and cyclists, the lodge is conveniently situated for the footpaths and cycle routes. For E-bikes, outside the lodge you will find outdoor charging sockets. Nearby Lake shops offer several take-away outlets including traditional fish and chips as well as an Indian restaurant. Various other small shops can be found. Here you will also be able to use the bus services to explore the rest of the Island. A Welcome pack consisting of fresh milk, tea and coffee, biscuits, fruit, spa style slippers.£72Price per night from
- East Cowes, EnglandThis beautifully appointed, two-bedroom holiday cottage, which is part of a former lifeboat station and Grade II listed, is located right on the waterfront looking out across to West Cowes and the Solent. It combines the heritage of the coastguard’s boat house (where the life boats were stored) with modern architectural design, offering a bright and airy space, with exposed beams and high vaulted ceilings.
The property is 20 yards from a public slipway, so if guests had a small boat, this could be stored at the property and launched via the slipway straight out into the Medina Estuary and then onto the Solent.
The Boathouse accommodation is on the ground floor and there are lovely walks along the esplanade just outside the property. There is a large, beamed open-plan living space with two sets of patio doors leading out onto the enclosed lawned garden with waterside views. The first cosy bedroom has a kingsize bed an en-suite bathroom, whilst the second bedroom has twin beds.
There is a park nearby with a children’s play area and The Needles, its with chair lift, amusement park, boat rides, lighthouse and coloured sands of Alum Bay, is also within easy reach. Blackgang Chine, the oldest themed attraction in the UK, is nearby, and other 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 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. Outdoor pursuits include scenic walking, horse riding, fishing, cycling, water sports and golf. The island can be explored from the open-top buses that stop regularly at various collection points.£77Price per night from
- Ventnor, EnglandBeautifully presented, this superb Victorian house offers spacious, well-equipped holiday accommodation and has been lovingly restored. It enjoys a wealth of character and original features such as high ceilings and sweeping carved wood staircase, combined with modern kitchen and bathroom (one of which has a romantic freestanding Victorian roll-top bath with open fire). Situated in one of Ventnor’s most scenic areas opposite the attractive park, the cottage is a short stroll from the esplanade, botanical gardens, beach, local pubs and restaurants. Shop
1/2mile.£104Price per night from
- EnglandThe Retreat is a detached, dog friendly holiday home with two double bedrooms accommodating up to four people in total. This beautifully furnished and well equipped holiday home offers a surprisingly spacious base, and is located in the popular seaside town of Ryde with its host of shops, bars, restaurants and cafés. The property is also located just a short stroll from the marvellous beach at Appley. The stretches of sand at Ryde offer fantastic views across the Solent to Portsmouth, with the landmark Spinnaker Tower forming an impressive backdrop to a busy shipping channel, which carries an interesting array of freight, passenger and military ships, a great place to take your four-legged friend for their morning walk - there is even an external dog shower back at The Retreat, so you can clean off your furry friend upon your return. Along the promenade, you will find tennis courts, ten pin bowling, a fun fair, canoe lake and a swimming pool, providing plenty to do within the local area. You can also enjoy the scenic coastal walks, go crabbing, sailing, fishing, horse riding, golf or even go-karting, all of which are easily accessible from the property.
There are numerous attractions across the island to discover for all ages, including The Needles, with its chairlift, amusement park, boat rides, lighthouse and coloured sands of Alum Bay. Visit Queen Victoria’s favourite holiday residence, Osborne House and its gardens, Blackgang Chine, the oldest themed attraction in the UK, Ventnor Botanic Garden, Tapnell Farm Park, Carisbrooke Castle or the sailing towns of Yarmouth and Cowes. Whatever you decide, one thing’s for sure, the Isle of Wight has plenty to offer. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 175 yards.£106Price per night from
- Brighstone, EnglandLocated less than 10 minutes away from the picturesque coastline, this delightful, detached barn is great for couples - whether it be for a full week’s holiday or a short break. Badgers Sett Brook is also dog friendly, making it the perfect base to explore all that the south-western side of the Isle of Wight has to offer with your four-legged friend.
Brook Bay can be found moments away on the unspoiled south west coast of the island. The beach is made up of golden sands, and is great for many activities, from cricket on the beach, to kite and wind-surfing for the more adventurous. One of the beach’s more unique features is the fossilised forest of huge trees which appears from beneath the waves at Hanover Point at low tide, it’s definitely worthwhile booking a tour on the beach to see the dinosaur footprints in the sandstone ledge.
The island has become a real hot spot for cycling enthusiasts with a choice of challenging off road bridleways, peaceful byways and level purpose-made tracks running along its former railway lines. Cycle to the famous Needles landmark or take on the full round the island route, which is 66 miles long and is used for the annual Isle of Wight Randonnee. You can also travel along the route at a more leisurely pace and along the way you will find numerous restaurants, pubs and cafés amongst the quaint villages and towns serving tasty local produce. Beach ½ mile. Shop and restaurant 2½ miles, pub ¾ mile.£58Price per night from
- Cowes, EnglandComfortably furnished, Shooters Cross Apartment has everything you need to enjoy your holiday on the Isle of Wight, but with many beautiful bars, restaurants, and boutique shops on our doorstep, you will probably find yourself out and about most of the time.
The Isle of Wight is renowned for its wide selection of outdoor activities and includes over 500 miles of scenic footpaths. If you are looking for activity, there’s paddle boarding, kayaking, paragliding, sailing, RIB rides, horse riding and some stunning golf courses. Being a holiday destination, there are numerous events such as The Garlic Festival, The Isle of Wight Festival, The Literary Festival, Rhythmtree, The Steam Fair, and of course, there’s a regatta in Cowes most weekends during the summer, the most famous being Cowes Week at the beginning of August. The island’s capital, Newport, is just a short drive away and offers an extensive selection of restaurants and shops. Beach 1 mile.£139Price per night from
- Bembridge, EnglandThis Grade II listed, thatched holiday cottage offers far reaching countryside views. One of a pair, it has many character features such as beams, low ceilings and picture windows and is a 15-minute walk from a sandy beach. Fresh crab and lobster can be purchased from the local shop, or the charming village of Bembridge, 1 mile, has a fine sandy beach, fishing and a super harbour. Enjoy golf, riding, wind surfing and kite surfing in the area. Visit Amazon World, Robin Hill Adventure Park, Sandown Zoo, Osborne House, Carisbrooke Castle and Ventnor Botanical Gardens. Shop 1 mile (or Mar-Oct, 250 yards), pub ½ mile.£86Price per night from
- Freshwater, England
The Sergeants Quarters, Golden Hill Fort located in Freshwater, Isle Of Wight£126Price per night from
- Newport, Isle of Wight, EnglandThese outstanding holiday properties are located within the grounds of Calbourne Water Mill, which is set in 10 acres of landscaped gardens. Observe the traditional flour making process, antique engines, renewable energy centre, threshing machine, restored farm wagons, war time museum and fire station. Also enjoy on-site punting, miniature golf, clay play and swings.
The Needles, with chair lift, amusement park, boat rides, lighthouse and coloured sands of Alum Bay, are a short distance away. Carisbrooke Castle and Osborne House and Gardens are also within easy reach. Historic Yarmouth is worthy of a visit, and the island can be easily explored from the open-top buses that stop regularly at various collection points across the island. Blackgang Chine, the oldest themed attraction in the UK, is nearby, and island attractions include Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Isle of Wight Pearl, Dinosaur Isle and a donkey sanctuary. The impressive south coast and Tennyson Downs, with its many walks, are only minutes away. Beach 3 miles. Shop and pub 1½ miles.£108Price per night from
- Shorwell, EnglandThis charming Grade ll listed thatched cottage, the end one of a row, is located along the village road, close to the local shop, post office and pub serving food. Having been lovingly restored and modernised, this delightful holiday cottage offers homely and comfortable accommodation, with features such as beams and ornamental fire surrounds. There is also a long, raised, enclosed garden which is a perfect place to enjoy the warm weather and a barbecue, and there is also a summerhouse and seating area. The Isle of Wight has a wealth of footpaths and bridleways, and is reputed to have more footpaths per square mile than any other English county. Discover an amazing variety of beautiful and varied scenery which changes according to the season, including rolling hills, towering cliffs, valley marshes, rich farmland, woodland, ancient churches, picturesque villages - some serving cream teas, and many historic traditional inns and pubs. There are also many award-winning beaches, many with golden sands, as well as coves and bays to explore. Also for the outdoor enthusiast, try watersports, golf, riding, fishing, hang gliding, sailing, fishing or birdwatching. Other places of interest include Carisbrooke Castle, Osborne House, Ventnor Botanical Gardens, the rock formations of The Needles, Blackgang Chine, Robin Hill Adventure Park, the Garlic Farm, Donkey Sanctuary, Amazon World, the steam railway, Flamingo Park, Falconry Centre, Dinosaur Museum, Pearl Centre, Tiger Zoo and butterfly park. Visit the historic villages of Godshill, Shanklin Old Village or Brighstone. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 300 yards.£68Price per night from