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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 →

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 →

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

Unfortunately The Grill is no longer here – but has been replaced by a super new restaurant called Gastronomy – will get a review up soon   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 →

Accommodation in Cowes for Red Ensign and UKSA courses

Come and stay at The Caledon Guest House Cowes while on your course at the UKSA or Red Ensign Training. We are only an 8 min walk from UKSA and a 4 min walk to Red Ensign Training. We provide peaceful luxury in comfy rooms with free fast wifi and a great cooked breakfast each morning. Most rooms have a desk for studying into the evening if you need or you are welcome to work in our reception room.  We have a small fridge and microwave for Continue reading →