Isle of Wight accommodation

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benson76 Fri 23-Aug-13 21:37:01

We are planning a short trip to the Isle of Wight in September, about 4 days....can anyone recommend a cottage or other accommodation for my family? It's for 2 adults and 2 kids (3 months and 2 yrs).
I don't know the island very well but we'd quite like to be near the beach (ever the optimist!)...any hints also on what to do with them once we're there would be great! We will have a car....
Thanks

buildhigh2000 Mon 09-Sep-13 12:11:52

Hi,

The Isle of Wight is great, you will love it.

Have a think about which part of the Island you want to stay in first (some parts are quiet, some are touristy) www.isleofwightguru.co.uk/which-isle-of-wight-town-should-i-stay-in.html

A few ideas for good value accommodation:

- Brambles Chine (or nearby Linstone Chine) in the quieter West Wight is right on the beach and has lots of privately owned chalets for 2 adults and 2 children on a shared site for £200-£500 per week (see
number 2 on link)
www.isleofwightguru.co.uk/cheap-isle-of-wight-accommodation.html

- Newport has a Travelodge and a Premier Inn, ideal for short off peak stays though probably a bit cramped for your needs.

- There are numerous caravan parks. The ones with the best reviews on Trip Advisor (that I can find) are: St Helen's Holiday Park (5.0, East Wight) www.hoseasons.co.uk/holiday-parks/st-helens-holiday-park-HELE
The Orchards (4.5, West Wight) www.orchards-holiday-park.co.uk/
Fort Holiday Park (4.5, South East Wight) www.fortholidaypark.co.uk/

- Wightcliff Bay is a coastal campsite, but there are about 50 sites www.wight-holidays.com/touring-camping/ or www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/results.asp?p=1&county=Isle%20Of%20Wight

- There are loads of cheap cottages off peak, try Cottages4u. Here's an example. www.cottages4you.co.uk/cottages/creek-gardens-apartments-dickins-25586

- There are cheap hotels, mostly around Sandown, Shanklin and Ryde.

If you fancy somewhere quiet and coastal will plenty of space then the first option is a good one.

If you want something a bit different/quirky/historic try this: www.isleofwightguru.co.uk/quirky-isle-of-wight-accommodation.html

Source: www.isleofwightguru.co.uk/

Have a great time!

bowyert1 Wed 11-Sep-13 17:56:21

We stayed at Waverley Park Holiday Centre in Cowes, it was great we stayed in our motorhome but they have static caravans as well. Very close to the beach, good views and if you can go using www.redfunnel.co.uk/places-to-stay/accommodation-types/great-value-breaks/waverley-park-holiday-centre you can get a great price combined with the ferry. Osborne house is also within walking distance and there is a waitrose 1/2 mile from the park

valiumredhead Thu 12-Sep-13 14:34:36

Have a look at niton barns, real nice 5 star self catering.

valiumredhead Thu 12-Sep-13 14:34:55

Really

valiumredhead Thu 12-Sep-13 15:18:56

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