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Osborne Horse Trials

Osborne House Horse Trials

We are really looking forward to the Osborne Horse Trials on the 25th & 26th July just over the river from us at the wonderful Osborne House.

Check out all the information you need on their website & don’t forget to book a room with us now!

Mark & Andrea

Two Elements – Bike and Paddle Board Hire

We are super super pleased to have these guys down the road from us now offering Paddle Board and Mountain Bike hire in Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

Check out their great website – www.twoelements.co.uk – for guides of where to go and what to do, as well as all the prices etc

They will deliver up to us at The Caledon if you ask and they can stay safe and secure in our bike store overnight if you rent for more than 1 day.

Check out our house or book direct now

Mark & Andrea

There’s no LIFE without WATER.

2007, Two Elements was born from a love of wind and water and a passion for teaching water-based sports. The business has been all round the world in the last 10 years and now (2017) returns to the UK.

Newly, based on the Isle of Wight (10 Bath Road, West Cowes), the focus is all about exploring and adventures on this beautiful Island. We rent equipment with detailed guides for the self-explorer.

We have a relaxed vibe in store serving island roasted coffee and the latest products from Red Paddle Board co. and Mystic technical clothing.

We are very friendly and everyone is welcome.sandis-helvigs-102777-e1511862122763

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 Red Funnel Car Ferry (www.redfunnel.co.uk – get your 15% car ferry discount code from us if you are bringing the bikes on your car), 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. Check out this great local company who hire bikes from down the road and has plenty of guides to use – Two Elements Cycling Guide

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.

If you are looking to hire a bike then go straight over to Two Elements – who are just down the road from us in Cowes town – they also do paddle boards!


Mark & Andrea


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…

Coast – Website  – see our review – always busy, just had a great refurb – you must book in advance.

North House , luxury hotel and restaurant  – Website – decadant food, wine and service

Gastonomy – Facebook – WebsiteMenu

Harbour Kitchen – Website

The Basque Kitchen – Website

Mojacs – Website – longstanding favourite in Cowes – great food in a traditional restaurant setting.

Murrays  – Website –  Fish restaurant – always get good reviews from our guests.

Number 3 – Website – intimate little restaurant, limited but good menu

Toninos Website – a classic Italian choice.

Prego – Website  – an excellent modern Italian restaurant over the floating bridge in East Cowes – worth the trip in our opinion.

We also have plenty of pubs and a few curry houses too so there is plenty of choice for all.

Or a 5 min drive away in Gurnard:

The Little Gloster – website – lovely food, right on the seafront, great sunsets

Here’s a link to Tripadvisor reviews of restaurants in Cowes:


Round the Island Race 2018

Available for B&B


Having had a long standing booking with sponsors for over 7 years we are finally able to offer bed and breakfast accommodation over the Round the Island Race Weekend on the 6th & 7th July.

Being less than 5 minute walk to both Shepards Wharf & Cowes Yacht Haven we are ideal for those looking for a more relaxed and luxurious nights sleep before the big day

We do have a 2 night minimum stay requirement and are booking up fast so please do book online or call us on 01983 293599.

Get away from it all – Headon Warren



Nothing beats a walk up Headon Warren to revitalise the mind body and spirit – next time you are on the Isle of Wight make sure you visit one of our local secrets.


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 yummy little starters, with wine of course, then moving straight to dessert, usually a huge sticky toffee pudding!

They have just (April 2018) had a wonderful refurbishment too – still a great place to eat and drink in Cowes

Book online using their reservation system www.thecoastbar.co.uk or call on 01983 298574

The Coast Bar & Dining Room, 14-15 Shooters Hill, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7BG

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 just email us at stay@the-caledon.co.uk or call on 01983 293599 and we will gladly add to your booking.