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New year, new website!

A very Happy 2016 to you all. We hope you enjoyed your Christmas hols. We certainly did; we had a lovely week off visiting family, eating too much and enjoying a few lie ins! But it’s back to it this week, The Caledon is open for business and raring to go! To usher in the New Year in style we have just launched our beautiful new website. We hope you’ll find it really easy to use, great to look at and full of all the info Continue reading →

Walking on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is an all season walkers paradise with over 500 miles of well maintained footpaths winding through fields and forests. Some 64 miles follow the spectacular coastline, nearly half of which is classed as ‘Heritage Coast’ and more than fifty percent is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Caledon is really well situated with the Coastal Path running right past the bottom of our road. We also have a handy bus stop right outside the house if you want Continue reading →

Cycling on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is a great place for cycling. Whether you are a keen bean or prefer a more laid back approach there are miles of cycle tracks, bridleways and paths to suit everyone. Within an area of just 147 square miles you will find over 200 miles of cycle routes enticing you into the countryside or along the coast. We are happy to give you some ideas of where to go, we’re both quite into cycling at the moment so please just ask. Continue reading →

Teapigs at The Caledon

We will now be serving these amazingly delicious Teapigs teas at breakfast time…..what is your favourite? Mark can’t get enough of the Liquorice & Mint! We have their top ten flavours available, Every day brew, Mao feng green tea, chamomile, lemon and ginger, liquorice and mint, peppermint, superfruit, chai, rooibos and earl grey strong. They are each soooo delicious. I am usually disappointed with fruit and herbal teas, they always smell amazing and often taste of very little, but Teapigs are exceptional and I can’t Continue reading →

Red Squirrel Trail. Cowes to Newport

Even when it’s a bit wet and windy outside, it’s always worth getting out! Such a lovely stroll along the River Medina this morning, blew away a few cobwebs We live only half a mile away from the start of the pretty Red Squirrel Trail which runs from Cowes, along the old railway line, to Newport and beyond to Sandown. The Isle of Wight is rather hilly just about everywhere except for this trail so it may offer a welcome respite if you’ve had a challenging Continue reading →

Autumn in Parkhurst Forest

A beautiful autumn day in Parkhurst Forest, Isle of Wight Next to all the lovely beaches on our beautiful island, I think Parkhurst forest is my favourite place to take a stroll. This morning was a treat; peaceful, dappled sunlight, Charlie dog squirrelling around and not another soul in sight…my kind of heaven The Caledon Guest House www.the-caledon.co.uk

Round the Island Yacht Race 2015

Round The Island Race 2015. Sails on the horizon on Brook Beach What a beautiful day for it! Over 1500 yachts made their way round the Island on Saturday in glorious sunshine and good winds. Really great views, but not really captured on my iPhone! Lots of fab photos to be found on www.roundtheisland.org.uk and of course news and results! Congratulations to the crew of Whooper, the overall race winners who we bumped into in The Pier View on Saturday evening, well done guys, whoop! Continue reading →

Isle of Wight Festival 2015! 

A fantastic weekend had by all, so much fun! Highlights for me were seeing The Struts again this year up close and personal, James Bay, just love his voice, The View and Groove Armada. Mark thought Paulo Nutini was awesome, loved Foxes and Coasts, and my mum loved Imelda May, the girl rocks! So much to see and that’s without mentioning Prodigy, Blur, James, Pharrell and of course Fleetwood Mac! One seriously good festival and right on our doorstep, how lucky are we?! Thank you Continue reading →

Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for 6 years running!

Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for 6 years on the trot….not bad! Just realised, while framing our latest Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor, that we’ve been awarded one for the last 6 years running, not 5 as our Hall of Excellence states! Well done us! Counting is obviously not our strong point, but don’t worry, I think we shall stick to what we seem to be really rather good at Bring on 7 years of excellence…fingers crossed!