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.
- 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, EnglandPeacefully located along a quiet rural lane, this spacious detached family home enjoys a lawned garden and superb far reaching views over local countryside. It is only half a mile from the picturesque village of Brighstone with its thatched roof shops and cottages, pub, restaurant and small museum. This welcoming home has a well equipped kitchen, a conservatory and sea views from the master bedroom. This area is fantastic for scenic walking. Footpaths from the house lead to breathtaking routes across miles of Heritage coastline or onto the Downs, joining the popular Tennyson Trail leading to Tennyson Down with its monument and on to the Needles. West High Down and Headon Warren are other popular walks in the area. Quiet lanes and off-road trails make the area ideal for cycling, and the sign-posted 60 mile ’Round the Island’ cycle route passes through the village. The unspoilt west coast beaches, including the secluded, sandy bay of Compton is within a 10-minute drive, and plenty of outdoor pursuits including sailing, fishing, golf, cycling, paragliding and watersports can be found locally. Within easy reach are many tourist attractions, including the Needles, Blackgang Chine, pottery painting at Chessell, Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Calbourne Water Mill, Dinosaur Isle, Carisbrooke Castle, Osborne House, The Garlic Farm and many more. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.£75Price per night from
- Newport, Isle of Wight, EnglandOffering extensive views across the countryside over the downs to Newport, the island’s capital, this attractive holiday barn has been thoughtfully converted. There is access to Newport and Arreton via bridle paths and the rest of the Isle of Wight should you wish to walk or cycle it, while buses into Newport and Ryde (the two main bus stations) are about 5 minutes away to take you anywhere you want to go on the Island. Discover many attractions nearby including Arreton Barns, The Garlic Farm and Robin Hill Adventure Park. Also within easy driving distance are Osborne House, Carisbrooke Castle, Ventnor Botanical Gardens, museums, vineyards and wildlife centres. Centrally located on the Isle of Wight, Fair Isle House is a great base to explore the famous Needles, Alum Bay and Black Gang Chine, which are all within a short drive away. Nearby are the attractions of Robin Hill Adventure Park and Gardens and Arreton Barns, the Isle of Wight’s hub for artisans and craftspeople, as well as Brading Down, a local nature reserve with outstanding natural beauty. Buses into Newport and Ryde (the two main bus stations) are about 5 minutes away to take you anywhere you want to go on the Island. Beach 7 miles. Shop and restaurant 1 mile. Pub within 1¼ mile.£161Price per night from
- Ventnor, EnglandWestgate Cottage is a charming 17th-century stone built holiday cottage located in the picturesque village of St Lawrence, at the southernmost tip of the island. This delightful detached home, awarded four stars by Visit Britain, nestles in a peaceful location within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, making it ideal for those wishing to explore the countryside and many coastal walks. The garden is fully enclosed and houses a table and chairs, recliners, BBQ and table tennis table. There is also the option to rent a hot tub via a local supplier at a favourable rate. Originally the local coach house with stables and accommodation for visitors, there are still remnants of a bygone age, with lashing points for the horses and cobbled pathways. The secure gated walled garden provides an ideal area for children and pets. The village has a local post office and store, and popular unspoilt Steephill Cove, cricket club and splendid Botanical Gardens are all close by. The Victorian seaside resort of Ventnor has an esplanade where freshly caught fish, crab and lobster can be purchased. Other places of interest include Isle of Wight Glass, St. Boniface Down, or further afield The Needles, Carisbrook Castle and Osborne House. For the outdoor enthusiast, golf, scenic walks within miles of stunning coastline, riding, cycling, hang-gliding and sailing can all be found nearby. Shop 0.5 miles, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles.£138Price per night from
- Ventnor, EnglandThis quaint, 19th century, end of terrace holiday cottage is set on a quiet road close to the beach and amenities, and has extensive sea views from the lawned garden, patio and balcony. Ideally placed for touring the island, with Ventnor Botanical Gardens and St Catherine’s Lighthouse nearby. Visit Shanklin and Shanklin Chine, a beautiful walk down a wooded ravine with waterfalls, or Sandown with its zoo and lovely beaches. Shop and restaurant 500 yards, pub 400 yards.£76Price per night from
- Ventnor, EnglandAn immaculate, detached cottage near the beach on the Isle of Wight, between St Lawrence and Ventnor. Underfloor heating on ground floor. Picturesque panoramic coastal views of the English Channel. Beach 5 mins walk. Ventnor 1.5 miles.£49Price 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.£116Price per night from
- Hamstead, EnglandThis delightful period farmhouse, one of a pair, nestles peacefully in the Hamstead Heritage Coast, which is rich in wildlife and birds. Nestled in a stunning conservation area, the holiday property is a short walk to the historic Newtown Creek, and set in woodlands, it offers direct access onto walk ways. The farmhouse was originally farm cottages to Hamstead Grange and parts of the property are believed to date back to Tudor times, when the grange was owned by the Monks of Quarr Abbey on the island.
Seashore and cliff walks can be found along the coastal paths and outdoor pursuits are well catered for including horse riding, fishing, cycling, paragliding, watersports and golf. There are numerous attractions to discover for all ages on this beautiful sunny island. The Needles landmark attraction is a must see and is a short distance away to the west, with its chairlift, amusement park, boat rides, lighthouse and the coloured sands of Alum Bay. Why not pay a visit to Queen Victoria’s favourite holiday residence, Osborne House and its gardens, perhaps Blackgang Chine which is the oldest themed attraction in the UK, Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Tapnell Farm Park, Carisbrooke Castle or the world renowned sailing town of Cowes. Whatever you decide, one thing’s for sure, the Isle of Wight has plenty to offer for everybody. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.£161Price per night from