Self catering holiday cottages on the Isle of Wight
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Nothing is very far from the sea in the Isle of Wight, so it hardly
surprising that sailing is a popular pastime, from the Yarmouth Old
Gaffers Festival to Cowes week, there is always something to watch on
the coast around the Isle of Wight. With large tracts of open countryside
- much of the island is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
walking is a pleasure, frequently increased by the plethora of ancient
sites including some magnificent Roman remains doted across the landscape.
Brighstone, just a few minutes walk from the sea lies on the south
west cost, the sunny side of the chalk downs. With its fascinating
12th century church, a good pub and a very pleasant tea garden, Brighstone
is a great place for a self catering holiday.
On the east of the Isle
of Wight lies Newchurch, close by the coastal town of Sandown and
within an easy drive of Newport, the centre of which has some fine Georgian
and Victorian architecture and close by a fine Roman villa. In an
of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the village of Newchurch meanders
up towards the Shute, a steep hill on which the original village lay.
its picturesque village green, St Helens is within walking distance
of the local beach at The Duver, with its National Trust open land.
A beautiful area to explore; do visit Bembridge Harbour and the hills
Totland Bay with its Award winning sandy beach lies on the west side
of the Isle of Wight, within an easy drive of Yarmouth. Further up the
coast is Cowes, home of one of the most popular sailing regattas in
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