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.
- Yarmouth, EnglandThese single-storey terraced properties and delightful Grade II listed thatched cottage are located in the scenic village of Wellow, less than 3 miles from the quaint harbour town of Yarmouth and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the western side of the Isle of Wight. Rossiter’s Cottage (ref PTTS) dates back in parts to the 1750s, and lies adjacent to the friendly owner’s home. It offers a spacious twin bedroom on the ground floor with a downstairs toilet on the same level for a comfortable stay for guests with restricted mobility. A warm welcome awaits you at this super property which has many personal, thoughtful touches throughout and which has a large lawned enclosed garden. A new development for 2018, each of the other four properties at Rossiter’s Vineyard Barn (refs UKC3208, UKC3209, UKC3210 and UKC3211) take their name from grape varieties once grown in the vineyard here. They have a spacious open plan living area with beautiful wood floors, feature beams and walls against a crisp white painted background. Externally each has a decked courtyard apart from Madeline Angevine, which has a small patio with a hot tub for relaxing in.
There is a part-time post office service within the grounds and nearby is the Alpaca Farm. The sailing town of Yarmouth is just a 5-minute drive or a 15-minute cycle ride, the sailing town of Cowes is just a 20-minute drive. There is a designated cycle route close by, and many scenic walking routes too, including the Dinosaur Trail, Tennyson Trail and Treasure Trail. There is a choice of challenging off-road bridleways, peaceful byways and level, purpose-made tracks running along former railway lines. You can even take on the full 66-mile ‘Round the Island Route’, as used for the annual Isle of Wight Randonnee.
Close by Colwell Bay offers spectacular views across the Solent to mainland England, with clear, calm waters and gently sloping sand and shingle, an ideal beach for swimming. Or follow the coastline and enjoy a stroll along to Totland Bay, where you can find a bar, restaurant and a café to try the exquisite seafood and experience some of the finest sunsets. For surfers and kite surfing enthusiasts, Compton Bay a short drive away with a 2-mile stretch of contrasting sands, with rolling seas, and a stunning backdrop of multi-coloured sandstone cliffs. It’s also a great place to go fossil hunting at low tide. The Needles is a short distance away to the west, with its chairlift, amusement park, boat rides, lighthouse and coloured sands of Alum Bay. Why not visit Queen Victoria’s holiday residence, Osborne House, or Blackgang Chine, the oldest themed attraction in the UK? Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Tapnell Farm Park, Carisbrooke Castle, a donkey sanctuary, garlic farm and chilli farm are other attractions and activities include water sports, golf and riding. Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 26 guests.£193From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Yarmouth, EnglandProviding spacious and well-furnished holiday accommodation for larger families or groups of friends, Rosedene really is a home away from home. This detached property, built in 2018, has four bedrooms and a family bathroom, which features a wonderful freestanding bath, on the ground floor. One of the doubles offers its own en-suite shower room and toilet, providing facilities all on the same level for less mobile guests. One of the twin rooms is also equipped with a PlayStation 4 games console for younger guests to enjoy.
On the upper level is the pièce de résistance, a strikingly spacious master bedroom which is flooded with natural light from the glass wall that extends right across the width of the room. Again, it is accompanied by its own en-suite shower room.
The garden features a patio area, ideal for sitting out, relaxing on the garden furniture and soaking up the great weather the Isle of Wight provides. The garden is ideal for the children to play out and stay entertained. Off road parking is provided for up to five cars, and the garage within the grounds can also be used to store bicycles.
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 at Alum Bay, with its coloured sand cliffs and chairlift to the beach, or take on the full round the island route which is 66 miles long, and is used for the annual Isle of Wight Randonnee. Travel along the route at a more leisurely pace, and along the way you will find numerous restaurants, pubs and cafés serving tasty local produce amongst the quaint villages and towns.
Colwell Bay has a reputation as being one of the cleanest beaches on the Isle of Wight and is also one of the most popular too. If you are keen to try water sports during your stay, this is the place to get started. The pretty promenade stretches all the way along to neighbouring Totland Bay, and it makes the perfect place for a stroll as the sun begins to fade in the distance. One of the biggest draws of Colwell Bay is its beachside café/restaurant, which welcomes visitors into the shade where they can enjoy hot food and drink with a view of the sea.
Outdoor pursuits on the island are well catered for and include horse riding, fishing, cycling, paragliding, water sports and golf. There are numerous attractions to discover for all ages. Visit Queen Victoria’s favourite holiday residence, Osborne House and its gardens, Blackgang Chine, the oldest themed attraction in the UK, Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Tapnell Farm Park, Carisbrooke Castle or the sailing towns of Yarmouth and Cowes. Whatever you decide, the Isle of Wight has plenty to offer. Beach 150 yards. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 170 yards.£196From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Cowes, EnglandButtercup Barn is a beautiful home right in the countryside of Wootton, very close to the popular seaside resort of Ryde. With rolling countryside views and beautiful walks on your doorstep, Buttercup Barn really is a place to switch off and relax. Of course, if activity is your thing you will be spoilt for choice as there is so much to offer on the beautiful Isle of Wight, from watersports, horse riding, golf and much much more. There is also an extensive variety of footpaths, bridleways and cycle routes just waiting to be explored. Firestone Copse, a beautiful woodland walk, is just a short drive across the creek.
Wootton Bridge has a number of local shops, and a good choice of takeaways and pubs. There are many places of interest and all just a short drive including Osborne House, the stately holiday residence of Queen Victoria, Quarr Abbey with its resident monks, and impressive Carisbrooke Castle. The Victorian town of Ryde is also a short drive and is the second major town on the Island. There are a variety of restaurants, bars, cafés and shops and the gently sloping sandy beach spans approximately a mile to Appley. Beach 1 mile.£170From price per night based on 7 night stay