See what we’ve been up to…
Introducing The Caledon Guest House new in room baskets of local goodies for our guests to purchase. Filled to the brim with Isle of Wight Crystal drinks, Chocolate Mad Cowes handmade fudge, The Isle of Wight Biscuit Company biccies, Minibar Products collections and more! We really hope you like them!
We love this walk, stunning coastline views, beautiful wide open downs, the reward of Tennyson’s monument at the top and if you’re feeling energetic you can continue all the way to The Needles. One not be missed
From the car park at Freshwater Bay, walk right along the road and turn left past the loos along the footpath until you reach the gate that takes you onto Tennyson Down, from there just keep walking on up!
Some useful links:
We are very lucky here on the Isle of Wight to have so many beautiful National Trust sites, from ancient woodlands and nature reserves to open downlands and dramatic coast lines with sheer chalk cliffs, not to mention a The Needles Battery, the 300 year old Bembridge Windmill, a Victorian fort under restoration, and an historic 17th century town hall with an interesting political past.
Have a look at The Isle of Wight section on the National Trust website. It’s a brilliant resource, full of information on what to do, how to get there and it’s very easy to use www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Come and cycle the Isle of Wight and stay with us at The Caledon Guest House in Cowes. Really convenient location right on the round the island cycle route with secure cycle storage, beautiful rooms and great local breakfast.
We are a super base from which to complete the famous Isle of Wight Randonnee (Round the Island cycle route) or take on any other part of the many cycle paths and trails the Isle of Wight has to offer.
Bring your bike over on the Red Funnel Car Ferry (www.redfunnel.co.uk), cross the river on the floating bridge and you are ready to put your bike into our secure cycle store (takes up to 12 bikes) overnight and wander into town to grab a bite to eat at one of the many pubs and restaurants just a 5 min wander down the road in Cowes.
Up early for a wonderful breakfast made using the best local produce and you are ready to explore our wonderful Island. The main route starts right outside our door and is well signposted throughout and we can always supply the odd map too.
Outside taps for water bottles and a hose to wash down the bike at the end of the day and a few useful tools are all on hand.
Have a look round the rest of our website and give us a shout if you have any questions on 01983 293599.
Mark & Andrea
Click on this post to see many useful cycle maps all over the Isle of Wight.
The Island offers the cyclist dedicated cycleways – many following the course of disused railway lines, signed routes, miles of bridleways and quiet country lanes as an alternative to busy main roads.
We are very lucky in Cowes, there are lots of great places to eat and drink! It’s definitely worth booking ahead as they’re either very busy or quite tiny, either way they can get booked up quickly. Here we’ve put together a list of our favourites, most of them have menus on their websites to peruse…
These 2 are really popular with a bit of a buzz about them at the moment:
Perhaps a little quieter:
Mojacs www.mojacs.co.uk longstanding favourite in Cowes
Murrays www.murrays.co Fish restaurant
Number 3 www.number3cowes.com intimate little restaurant, limited but good menu
MooCow www.moocowstuff.com Mediterranean influenced mezze bar
Also North House which just opened today, luxury hotel and restaurant, we went for a little viewing and it looks gorgeous. Their website doesn’t seem to be up and running yet though, we’ll give them a few days www.northhousecowes.co.uk
Or a 5 min drive away in Gurnard:
The Little Gloster www.thelittlegloster.com lovely food, right on the seafront, great sunsets
Here’s a link to Tripadvisor reviews of restaurants in Cowes:
It’s always good to see new restaurants open in Cowes, and The Grill is a very welcome addition! Serving really delicious food from their all-day restaurant and bar using local meats and seafood cooked over a charcoal grill. Open everyday from 11am till late, food served from 12pm – 10pm
Call 01983 200666 for reservations. http://thegrillcowes.co.uk/
Come and stay with us for Cowes Week 2016. We have 9 beautiful rooms, wonderful freshly cooked breakfasts using Isle of Wight produce and we are very friendly to boot!
Free parking, great WiFi and only a 5 minute walk to Shepards Wharf Marina, 8 min walk to Cowes Yacht Haven and a 10 minute walk to Island Sailing Club.