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Cowes Accommodation Directory – some of our friends

Book Direct - put more money into the local community. Obviously we always want you to stay with us at The Caledon but it's not always possible - Book Directly Online  with us first or call on 01983 293599 if you can't find what you are looking for. If we are full don't despair there are plenty of wonderful places to stay in Cowes - here are just a few of our friends:   OneFifty Cowes - website - 07795 296399 - book online on booking.com Mimosa Lodge Continue reading →

Noble Isle Luxury Toiletries at The Caledon

Our New Noble Isle Toiletries The new tradition in luxury bathing, inspired by the British Isles - at The Caledon Guest House We have taken 18 months and many many samples (lots of showers, and lots of making friends and family smell little bottles) to find our new beautiful toiletries - www.nobleisle.com We chose Noble Isle as not only do they make the most amazing products but also they are a British company making all their products in the British Isles which fits in with Continue reading →

Where to drink in Cowes

If you fancy a few drinks while in Cowes, whether it’s to watch the game, listen to  live music, sit in the sun with a glass of wine or slurp on a few fruity cocktails then read on, Cowes had lots to offer! Traditional Pubs we like to frequent: The Fountain oldenglishinns.co.uk The Anchor Inn theanchorcowes.co.uk The Pier View pierview.co.uk The Vectis Tavern thevectistavern.co.uk The Union unioninncowes.co.uk Restaurants with bars: Coast thecoastbar.co.uk The Grill thegrillcowes.co.uk North House northhousecowes.co.uk  

Restaurant Guide for Cowes, we are spoilt for choice!

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… The Grill – Website – see our review Coast – Website  – see our review Nomad – Website North House , luxury hotel and restaurant  – Website Harbour Kitchen – Website The Basque Kitchen – Website Mojacs – Website longstanding Continue reading →

Victoria & Abdul at Osborne House

From this Autumn onwards, visitors to the Isle of Wight will be able to follow a new ‘Victoria’s Island’ Trail, and explore the monarch’s home – Osborne – where many of the events depicted in the new movie ‘Victoria & Abdul’ were filmed. Osborne on the Isle of Wight, the seaside residence of Queen Victoria, was one of the key locations used in the filming of the movie, due to be released September 2017, directed by Stephen Frears and starring Dame Judi Dench and renowned Continue reading →

The Mess Canteen & Bar, Cowes

Unfortunately The Mess Canteen has now closed – but there are plenty of other great places to eat and drink in Cowes     The Mess Canteen is a great little bar in Cowes High Street. The food is really good – Mark’s favourite dish is their amazing fish cakes, I have a penchant for their delicious burgers with rosemary fries and my bro-in-law Rob nearly always has their lovely big slab of ham with egg and chips. YUM! The Mess is also a really Continue reading →

New in room local goodies

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! ​

Tennyson Down Walk, Freshwater to Tennyson’s Monument

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: Nationaltrust.org.uk Telegraph.co.uk/travel Walkingbritain.co.uk

National Trust on the Isle of Wight

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 Continue reading →

Come and cycle the Isle of Wight

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 Continue reading →