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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 →

Delicious home made jams from The Fruit Bowl, Newchurch

Made by Barbara and Alistair Jupe, The Fruit Bowl jams are simply delicious. Raspberry & Loganberry, Gooseberry & Elderflower and Tayberry & Redcurrant are just a few of their flavours (and my favourites I might add). They are so good, that whatever fruits they have in season, and therefore jams, we buy in to offer our lovely guests. Absolutely nothing nasty in them – no preservatives used in making the jams and no insecticides used to grow their fruit, just lovingly home made fruity goodness. Continue reading →

Local Apple Juice from Sharon Orchard

I never knew that apple juice could taste just like biting into a fresh apple until I tried Sharon Orchard’s apple juice. Each variety is stunningly different and delicious. We serve Cox and Bramley at The Caledon at the moment, and once picked, pressed and bottled later on in the year we are keen to get Braeburn in, our favourite! Run by Sharon McNally, who kindly delivers to us personally, the Orchard boasts over 4,000 apple trees, growing 20 different kinds of apple. They are Continue reading →

Live Like This

Looking for the perfect gift but no idea where to begin? ‘Live Like This’ in Cowes high street is the place to go! Run by Tracey and Matt and their lovely team, Live Like This is a beautiful interiors, lifestyle furnishings and accessories shop with a friendly and fun atmosphere. It’s a real girlie destination selling everything from jewellery, bags, mugs, candles to cushions, clothing and greetings cards. The only problem being that you’ll want to buy everything in there for yourself, be warned! http://www.livelikethis.co.uk/ Brilliantly, Live Like Continue reading →

Chocolate Mad Cowes

If you’re looking for something really fun to do for the afternoon while in Cowes, why not try a very informal couple of hours in Cowes brilliant Chocolate shop ‘Chocolate Mad Cowes’. For as little as £30 per couple you can have a go at making truffles, lollipops and bars of delicious chocolate! Great idea for a winter weekend once you are feeling windswept and shopped out! Chocolate Mad Cowes is run by a friendly team and is situated at 13 Bath Road, Cowes. Just give Continue reading →

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 →