Holiday Cottages Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight sits off the south coast of England, basking in the Channel; an unspoilt gem of a holiday location. It is the second largest of the islands that make up the United Kingdom, with a gentle undulating landscape of fields and villages, fringed by beaches and white cliffs. Because of its location and scenery, it has long been a popular holiday destination, and has many excellent holiday cottages Isle of Wight.
The west of the island has the most dramatic coastline, with rolling hills sliced into white cliffs by the sea, including the famous Needles at the extreme south west. To the south and east the land dips more gently to the coast. The Isle of Wight is noted as one of the last places that the endangered red squirrel can be found. Because it is one of the most southerly parts of the UK, it is blessed with a mild climate, which endears it to holiday makers taking advantage of holiday cottages Isle of Wight.
Due to the great scenery, wildlife and unspoilt countryside, the Isle of Wight has become popular with walkers and cyclists looking for more active holidays. There are hostels and camp sites to serve these visitors – but in an island where many places can be reached easily on foot or bike, maybe holiday cottages Isle of Wight would be a more convenient and comfortable base for you?
For a long time the Isle of Wight has been synonymous with sailing: courtesy of the Royal association with yachting from the town of Cowes. Many tourists who come to the island are looking to share that maritime experience, either by attending the Cowes Week regatta , or maybe trying a spot of yachting themselves. Holiday cottages Isle of Wight make an excellent base for the budding yachtsmen or women.
Apart from Cowes, another popular tourist town is Sandown. It is a lovely seaside resort, popular since Victorian times, being close to the sandy beaches of Shanklin, and also home to the Dinosaur Isle museum. The island is world renowned amongst fossil collectors, with dinosaurs commonly found on the beaches – many of which are on display here. So Sandown might make an excellent place for families looking for holiday cottages in Isle of Wight, or maybe a seaside villa or house.
More recently the Isle of Wight has become well known for its yearly rock, pop and jazz music festivals, and holiday cottages Isle of Wight could be the ideal solution for those wanting to see their favourite groups without the mud and damp of camping!