Cottage in Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight - Set in the conservation area of Carisbrooke Castle 2 Mins Walk To Village Pubs
- english, We speak some Italian but are not fluent!
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This cottage is fabulous, it has everything you need and it’s in a great location. Its very clean and well kept. It’s good for a large family or friends group. We hope to return.
This cottage is a little gem. It is well.presebted and has everything you could possible need.
On this trip 4 generations of people stayed at this little gem of a cottage aged 11months to 87 years.
It had everything you could possibly need for all ages, having a down stairs bathroom made it accessible for all.
The cottage was never more than 20 minutes away from the sea and attractions so getting around the island was easy.
The garden was pretty and we had lovely weather for May so gained a good tan in the deck chairs.
The local shop was was well stocked. We didn't try the local restaurants or pubs as one member of the family had allergies however the kitchen was extremely well stocked with cups plates etc.
The only recemmondation would be to have a hand rail in the downstairs shower for those with mobility difficulties.
We are booking to return in 2020.
Super Fantastic For All
'Beautiful, Out of this World' this doesn't do it justice. Wonderful ideal accommodation for a large family with plenty of space for all. Older children liked having wifi. Younger children loved the space. Adults liked the safe aspect & beautiful surroundings. Thank you for sharing your home.
Quaint cottage, great location, comfortable stay.
Stayed at Cresswell cottage with my sons (3 & 5) and my parents. Cottage was nicer and more spacious than I was expecting from the photos. It is an old cottage so some of the floors slope a bit and the doorways and ceilings are low in places but that's the price you pay for a proper country cottage. Inside it was well equipped and although we had a small problem on our first day it was quickly rectified and the rest of our stay went smoothly.
Wonderful! Absolute first class accommodation and service.
We had the most wonderful holiday at Carisbrooke.
The house Is terrific for all groups / families. We were three generations, grandparents, parents and young children and we had a great time. The house us so well equipped, it has everything you could need and the location is great.
We visited all the beaches and numerous attractions.
The children loved the garden, the two staircases, the adjoining stream to race paper and toy boats in. They loved everything and didn't want to leave!
The bedrooms were very well equipped and situated with adjoining or near by bathrooms.
We would love to return and would highly recommend to all.
Everything we needed
Had a great week in this cottage which is in a quiet location at the edge of the village, it is only a 3 minute walk to the pub (nice food), bus stop and mini market. The cottage had everything we needed and we would return without doubt.
Many thanks for your kind comments. It is always lovely to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay on our island.
Special interest holidays:
We have compiled an information file which gives some of the activities on the Island. We are unable to cover them all. There are many activities during the school holidays & many things to do with the children. One of our favorite places for the grandchildren is Robin Hill Adventure Park & Gardens, only a few minutes in the car from us. When you pay you are given a 7 day pass that gives you access without further charge. It is a fabulous place for taking a picnic, but there is also a cafe. A Falconry with 2/3 shows every day & many more activities for younger children. We consider this is very good value for money.
The Donkey santuary, Blackgang Chine, Alum Bay with the multi coloured sands & the cable car down to the beach are just a few to mention.
Beaches- A tip for spending time on the many beaches & rock pools, is to pick up a Tide chart. The Isle of Wight is the only place in the world that has a double tide. These tide charts can be picked up at newsagent or online.
You are never very far from the seaside & a sandy beach. Carisbrooke is well located for touring around the island. A bus from the village, will take you into the principle town of Newport with all the major shops & access to the 'round the island' buses.
Sandown & Shanklin are well known for beaches & beach shops whereas
Freshwater is a quieter area for beaches and the low tide reveals numerous rock pools.
Don't forget to pick up a tide chart for the best times to visit the beaches. Available also on internet
The cottage is about 20 mins drive from both Red Funnel (Southampton/Cowes) and Wightlink (Portsmouth/Fishbourne) ferry terminals. The Lymington/Yarmouth Wightlink ferry terminal is about 25 minutes drive.
As Newport is the Principle town, it is home to the larger shops like M & S, BHS, Sainsburys, Boots etc., In the event of an emergency which we hope is not the case for our guests, Newport is also home to our Hospital - St Marys.
OUr information pack give details of Pubs and Restaurants that we have used, but there are MANY we have not tried!