The cottage is ideally
located for exploring the unspoilt West Wight countryside and seaside,
with coastal and downland footpaths from the door. The coastal path
and beach are within 250 yards and the Dinosaur Farm Museum, site of
recent unique dinosaur finds, is one and a half miles away. The popular
Blackgang Chine theme park and The Needles and Alum Bay are all within
a 15 minute drive or accessible via a panoramic bus ride. The spectacular
cliff-top Freshwater Bay Golf Club is a 5 minute drive away.
The amenities of picturesque
Brighstone village are a pleasant half a mile walk inland. Brighstone
has a grocer, newsagent, Post Office, doctors' surgery, library, two
pubs, tea garden, National Trust shop, free village museum and a beautiful
Nearby Brook and Compton
Bays are popular with extreme watersports enthusiasts and paragliders,
but also provide safe swimming, sand, rockpools and real dinosaur footprints
for younger visitors.
Kiteboarders at Brook
Of local historic interest
are Mottistone Manor, Neolithic downland burial mounds and "The
Longstone" standing stone.
THE ISLE OF WIGHT HAS
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Sailing, cycling, horse
riding, fishing, golf, tennis, surfing, windsurfing, paragliding, kiteboarding,
diving and beach football.
Roman villas, Carisbrooke
Castle, Queen Victoria's Osborne House, quaint villages, Tudor manor
houses, old churches and museums of smuggling and shipwrecks. The Island
has been home to poets, writers and artists, among them Lord Tennyson,
Wordsworth, J.B. Priestley and Juliet Margaret Cameron.
Safe sandy beaches,
Blackgang Chine, Robin Hill Country Park, Sandown Dinosaur Museum, I.W.
Tiger Sanctuary, Amazon World, Brickfields Shire Horse Centre, several
leisure centres and theatres/cinemas, family friendly pubs and local
The "Back of the
PEACE AND TRANQUILLITY
Hundreds of miles of
footpaths and cycle ways, cliff tops, downlands, woodlands, coves, bays,
chines and estuaries, including the National Trust Newtown nature reserve.
The Island is home to rare red squirrels and a haven for bird watchers
and fossil hunters.
World famous Cowes Week
and other sailing regattas, The Nokia Isle of Wight Music Festival,
White Air Extreme Sports Festival, the I.W. Walking and Cycling Festivals,
The Bestival, The I.W. Jazz Festival and numerous summer carnivals.