The Stables - a house that sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms
Simply the best
By far the best holiday rental we have ever experienced. The Stables were immaculately presented. Nothing was left to chance as far as equipment was concerned, right down to egg cups and food mixer! Everything seemed brand new or practically so. A nice touch when it comes to kitchen equipment. Excellent parking. Lovely outdoor patio and garden to the rear and a proper washing line with loads of pegs - essential when holidaying with young children. Glorious views from inside. This place was such a find and the owner who lived next door was really helpful. All these elements contributed to a marvellous first holiday on The Isle of Wight and our family are looking forward to a return visit.
A lovely, very well equipped and comfortable holiday home in a quiet location overlooking the harbour. The owner who lives next door was friendly and welcoming. A good base to explore the island with lovely local walks. Village green and shop 5 minutes walk away. Would highly recommend.
Great location at a reasonable price
Great location. very well equipped. comfortable.wi fi. TV parking outside. pleasant neighbours. friendly locals. short walk to beach and good beach cafe. Very enjoyable stay
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A gorgeous spacious cottage with the most amazing views, fresh sea air and in such a beautiful location. St. Helens is such a pretty village, having access to beaches, walks and the surrounding area. Its like a home from home, everything you need and then some. Look forward to our next trip.
Ideal location for birding, boating and beach
Relaxing location, well equipped and very comfortable for 2 . Hope to go back at Christmas to enjoy the wintering birds
Another lovely week spent in the Stables
Another lovely week in the Stables - location is excellent for getting around the island and this year we made use of the local bus. Kitchen is well equipped and the beds comfortable. Lovely views.
What the East Wight has to offer:
The East of the Isle of Wight incorporates some of the most stunning beaches the Island has to offer. There are pretty villages with butchers, bakers and deli's selling delicious locally produced fayre. The beach stretches from Ryde right around the coast to Shanklin and inland offers some of the most beautiful countryside.
Appley Beach, with its six miles of beautiful sandy beach and wonderful play area for children situated within the woodland behind and a 9 hole golf course. Beyond Appley Tower to the East, dogs are permitted and there are two good beach restaurants either end of the beach.
Arreton has a feast of attractions including The Barns and Craft Village, Arreton Manor and Amazon World. Nearby is the popular Robin Hill Adventure Park with exciting rides and a 400m toboggan run. This is a really fun day out for all the family. Nearer the coast is the Bembridge Windmill and the Seaview Wildlife Encounter. The steam railway offers rides on the steam engines and puff their way through the pretty countryside.
Hiring bikes is easy and the Island is a place of destination for keen bikers and family enthusiasts. There are also a few riding stables to choose from around the island from where you can either hack through country side or along beaches. Photographers and walkers won't be disappointed and historians are also indulged with our castles and roman villas. Sailing, fishing and wonderful places to walk dogs and fly kites, there's something for everyone.
During very low tides, you will see a ribbon of people walking the famous Fort Walk from the village of Bembridge to the Fort out in the Solent. There are coastal walks along the beaches which can be enjoyed as well as bridle paths along the downs taking in the breathtaking views of the patchwork countryside and out to sea.
Beaches around this part of the island change as you venture along the coast. Ryde itself enjoys 6 miles of stunning sandy beach where cricket games are played on the sand banks during very low tides. Further round the coast there are pebbled beaches, sandy beaches, great beach restaurants and pretty marinas, all this part of the coast is well worth investigating.
Places to eat
There are some great pubs, beach bars and restaurants in this area of the Island. Bembridge has the Pilot Boat, close to the sea serving excellent food with a great atmosphere, on the Duver at St Helens there is Baywatch, a beach restaurant serving good food by the sea. The trendy bars and restaurants are found mostly in Ryde, but all over the Island is enjoying serving up the local produce