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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 →

Cycling maps of the Isle of Wight

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. All of the maps below need the Adobe Acrobat Reader Here are some of the Island’s well established cyclepaths/ routes: Round the Island Cycle Route Chalk Ridge Extreme Yarmouth to Freshwater – Route 1 Yarmouth – Route Continue reading →

The Grill…a great new restaurant 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/

Cowes Week 2016 bed and breakfast accommodation

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. Minimum 8 nights stay. Room rates and availability are online www.the-caledon.co.uk, click on Book Now or call us on 01983 293599 to reserve your room.  

Walk on Mottistone Down, Isle of Wight

What a beautiful sunny, windy, chilly morning to wrap up and stroll up Mottistone Down with Charlie dog. We started at Mottistone Down car park, PO30 4JH where you can park for free. Wander through the gate and up the hill as far as you want to and back down again enjoying the wonderful coastal views, or go the whole hog and walk the 5 miles to Freshwater beach, have a little sunbathe and head back again to make a day of it. It’s is quite Continue reading →

Stunning new ensuite room for 2016!

We have recently opened another brand new beautiful double ensuite room to add to our collection! And very pleased with it we are too! Relax on plump pillows on a luxury 1600 pocket sprung mattress and enjoy the lovely views over Cowes and The Solent with a Nespresso coffee…mmm sounds good to me! The room features a stunning brick wall lovingly stripped back and restored by Mark, a beautifully restored original fireplace matched with stylish black lamps and ceiling lights, natural wood furniture set against calming green Continue reading →

Coast Bar and Dining Room Cowes

Without doubt the most popular place to eat and drink in Cowes, Coast bar and Dining Room guarantees a buzzing atmosphere! Great food and wine with friendly service in a relaxed setting. Booking recommended as its always busy whatever the day of the week. On our last visit there for a friend’s birthday, Mark had an excellent Bembridge crab and chilli risotto and I really enjoyed my Pork Fillet in Orchard Pig Cider & Mustard Sauce. I am also a fan of sharing a selection of their Continue reading →

Taxis in Cowes

If you are staying at The Caledon Guest House in Cowes and need to arrange a taxi to or from work or a wedding, then here are a few local firms you can call. TJ Taxis – 01983 520274 or 07768 426645 Cowes Taxis – 01983 294444 Rounsevell Taxis, East Cowes – 01983 280800 We really would recommend that you try and book in advance, as it can be really difficult to get a taxi at short notice. Also ask for a rough idea of price Continue reading →

Meeting room in Cowes

If you need a meeting room or interview room in Cowes, Isle of Wight then please give us a call to discuss on 01983 293599 or drop us an email at stay@the-caledon.co.uk. We have three elegant rooms available for your use in our beautiful guest house; if you are after a relaxed environment you can choose to chat over a coffee on comfy sofas in our Reception room. This can also be used as a great meet and greet area. If you want to hold Continue reading →

Check Out Time

Our usual check out time at The Caledon is 10.30am, which we hope you will find allows plenty of time for a leisurely breakfast before you depart. If however you would like to stay a while longer and have that well deserved lie in, you can extend your check out time to 1pm for just £10. To choose this option when booking on our website, simply select Late Check Out on the Booking Extras page (after you have selected your room). If you have already booked then Continue reading →