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
- 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
- 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.£126Price 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
- Shanklin, EnglandA delightful character cottage resting on the outskirts of Luccombe near Shanklin on the Isle of Wight. Pet-friendly. Hot tub. Sea views. Ventnor 2.6 miles; Sandown 4.8 miles; Godshill 5.5 miles.£61Price per night from
- East Cowes, EnglandThis attractive, end of row holiday home offers stylish accommodation, peacefully located within a residential development close to the scenic marina where ever-changing nautical scenery can be enjoyed. It is only a 2-minute drive to East Cowes with the chain ferry to lively West Cowes, which has sailing events, pubs, boutiques and restaurants. Most popular seaside resorts can be reached within 25 minutes’ drive, including Ryde, Sandown and Shanklin. Shop ¼ mile, supermarket in East Cowes, pub and restaurant 500 yards.£96Price per night from
- Shorwell, EnglandThis quaint holiday home, as its name suggests, was the former blacksmiths shop which resides beside the village green. The green is a lovely place to sit, relax, take a breath and admire the beautiful surroundings of the unspoilt village of Shorwell (pronounced ’shorrel’ by many resident islanders), which was named after the local spring - The Shor Well. This was one of Queen Victoria’s favourite places to visit when she was on the island holidaying at her residence Osborne House. The village is centred around its historic church, St Peters, which dates back to the 12th century.
The surrounding parish is also home to a trio of impressive manor houses - Northcourt, Westcourt and Wolverton Manor. Today, the village stands in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is at the centre of a network of footpaths, bridleways and cycle routes to explore and enjoy. The routes are scattered with lovely thatched cottages, and the village also has an 18th-century country pub and a small local shop and post office.
There are plenty of activities to keep you busy on the island, including walking, cycling and swimming at any of the glorious beaches are plentiful. You can even try your hand at paragliding if you are feeling adventurous! There are numerous attractions to discover for all ages, including The Needles with its amusement park, boat rides, lighthouse and famous chairlift down to the coloured sands of Alum Bay. Blackgang Chine, the oldest themed attraction in the UK, Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Tapnell Farm Park and Carisbrooke Castle are all worth a visit. Alternatively, why not visit Queen Victoria’s favourite holiday residence, Osborne House and its gardens, or the sailing towns of Yarmouth and Cowes? Shop and pub ¼ mile.£53Price per night from
- Newport, Isle of Wight, EnglandThis terraced holiday cottage offers guests comfortable accommodation and an opportunity to experience the best combination of being close to the waterfront as well as open countryside, with lovely views, birds and wildlife. Located in the popular island harbour of Newport, the house sits close to the water’s edge and marina, with views across the River Medina and has nearby large communal gardens with a children’s play area, restaurant and bar. You are able to take advantage of this unique location with a 12 metre mooring available to rent (at cost, on request). The Needles, with chair lift, amusement park, boat rides, lighthouse and coloured sands of Alum Bay are a short distance away. Blackgang Chine, the oldest themed attraction in the UK is nearby, and island attractions include Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Isle of Wight Pearl, Dinosaur Isle, the 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, riding, fishing, cycling, water sports and golf. The island can be explored from the open-top buses that stop regularly at various collection points. Beach 5 miles. Shop 1.5 miles, pub and restaurant 300 yards.£54Price per night from
- Ventnor, EnglandThis lovely, bright and airy, semi-detached holiday cottage, with lovely sea views from many of the rooms, nestles just moments away from the coastal path and is set adjacent to the owner’s home, in the peace and tranquillity of this southern part of the island, with its own micro-climate of good weather. Guests have further access to tiered terraces and sitting-out areas with far reaching sea views, by arrangement with the owner. Although a super bolthole away from any hustle and bustle, this property is a 5-minute drive from the cosmopolitan town of Ventnor, with its popular shingle and sandy beach, where freshly caught fish of the day can be purchased at the marina. Blackgang Chine is nearby, the oldest themed attraction in the UK, and also within easy reach are the Needles and Alum Bay. 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), and Carisbrooke Castle are a short distance away. The sailing towns of Yarmouth and Cowes, and the popular resorts and Shanklin and Sandown are nearby. The island can be explored from the open-top buses that stop regularly at various collection points. Beach 300 yards. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 2 miles.£54Price per night from
- Bembridge, EnglandThis static houseboat on stilts is situated over Bembridge Harbour in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With its nautical décor and wonderful views, this holiday property, with the owners conveniently located next door, is ideal for those wanting a seaside retreat. The fenced decking area around the front, back and one side of the house boat with table and chairs is great for watching the boats come in and out of this sheltered picturesque harbour. Just ½ mile away is a stone and pebble beach, with sand dunes and great views out over the Solent. The village of Bembridge offers a small host of shops, pubs and restaurants which have fresh local crab on the menu. The impressive Bembridge Lifeboat Station is situated at the end of a long pier at Lane End Beach, 1¾ miles, which is dog-friendly. Just over 1 mile away from the property is the only surviving windmill on the Isle of Wight. It was built around 1700 and it last operated in 1913, but still has most of its original machinery. There are many scenic walking routes including the National Trust area of Culver Down, 5 miles. Opposite Heyvon at St Helens Duver, there is National Trust land and also opposite the houseboat there is RSPB land for bird watchers. Other attractions to visit include Dinosaur Isle Museum, home to the island’s fossil and geological heritage, 6 miles. Blackgang Chine, the UK’s oldest amusement park, is 17 miles. The island can also be explored from the open-top buses that stop regularly at various collection points. Outdoor pursuits include cycling, riding, sailing, golf and fishing. Beach ½ mile. Shop ¾ mile, pub/restaurant ½ mile.£110Price per night from