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Isle of Wight holiday cottages

Isle of Wight holiday cottages

The Isle of Wight: A little island with huge appeal

At just 13 miles long and 27 miles wide, the Isle of Wight is without doubt compact! But that space packs a real punch for tourists, who flock to its shores year after year, to return to its great beaches, exhilarating sailing and fantastic sea food.

Located in the English Channel, just off the coast of Hampshire, the Isle of Wight (or IoW as it’s sometime abbreviated to) is actually the largest and second most populous island in England.

It’s an island well known for its warm welcome – perfect for children and dogs – as well as its mild climate, lush landscape and scenic coastline, making it the ideal place to explore on holiday.

Why go on holiday to the Isle of Wight?

The Isle of Wight offers visitors the chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the mainland, in exchange for incredible beaches, stunning scenery and a much greater sense of peace and quiet!

Well suited to young and old alike, kids will adore spending hours exploring the rock pools, collecting shells or building sandcastles on the beaches.

And sailing enthusiasts will hardly need telling of the island’s attraction as a hub for fans of water sports, with Cowes a favourite nautical destination. The annual Round the Island Race attracts over 1,600 boats every June and Cowes week in August is a firm fixture in the calendar of any keen sailor.

Escape from it all on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is a treasure trove of picturesque villages and small towns. You can shop your favourite brands on the high streets, along with many wonderful independent stores. And why not stop for coffee and cake along the way.

But if you would rather escape from it all, come and explore the island’s varied terrain on foot – or by bike. Perfect for slowing down the pace of life and taking in all the island has to offer.

Things to do on the Isle of Wight

As one of the best places for discovering dinosaurs in Europe, The Isle of Wight is rightly known as the ‘Dinosaur Island’. Come and search for your own fossils along the coastline. Or visit the UK’s oldest theme park, Blackgang Chine, to get close to some life size moving dinosaurs – including a full size T-Rex!

Historic monuments worth a visit include Tennyson’s Monument, St Catherine’s Oratory and the Mottistone Longstone.

Beach lovers should head to Compton Beach – well worth the drive to find such stunning views. And surfers might want to try out St Catherine’s on the south of the island.

Food and drink on Wight

The Isle of Wight offers numerous shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants at which you can sample the island’s fresh seafood.

You might also fancy sampling some of the island’s locally brewed beer, wine and cider or home-made ice cream.

How to get to the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is easily accessible from the mainland by ferry, using the Red Funnel Ferries, which sail up to 35 times per day.

Ferries leave from Southampton on a regular basis and take both foot passengers and vehicles. Crossing times can take as little as 23 minutes.

Or else, if you’re a keen sailor, you will already be aware of the joys of charting your own passage across the Solent to visit the island!

The best holiday cottages on The Isle of Wight

Holiday Cottage Compare has a great range of properties on the Isle of Wight, sleeping anywhere between 2 and 20 people, many of which also extend a warm welcome to your pets.

Choose from an apartment overlooking the sea or opt for a more romantic, remote cottage inland, with a log burner to snuggle up along with a glass of wine. We also have several cottages with a hot tub and games room. There’s even accommodation at St Catherine’s lighthouse!

We want to make sure that you book the best holiday let for you, so that your holiday on The Isle of Wight is the best that it can be.

At Holiday Cottage Compare, you can browse holiday cottages across all the main towns and villages including Cowes, Freshwater, Yarmouth, Luccombe, Ryde, Sandown, Ventnor and St Lawrence.

We give you so much variety and choice that it’s easy to find exactly what you are looking for. Take a closer look at our stunning collection of self-catering holiday cottages and apartments on Wight below.

Booking a holiday cottage on the Isle of Wight
A selection of the vacation rentals on The Isle of Wight are displayed below. To find the best one for you, use our filter options to the left, to narrow down what’s available until you find your favourite.

At any point, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about booking a holiday cottage on The Isle of Wight – we’re happy to help with all questions about the cottages and to give you advice before you go ahead and book.

And should you prefer to let us do the hard work for you, then just get in touch with your list of requirements for your next holiday cottage on the Isle of Wight. We would be more than happy to help you find your perfect place!

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