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Have a drink & relax

We are very pleased to have teamed up with the Isle of Wights only distillery to bring you Wight Mermaid Gin (along with everyone favourite Fevertree Tonic). Now you can sit back and relax in your room or the lounge downstairs and enjoy the wonderful botanicals of our local brew.


If gin is not your thing then don’t worry, we have a lovely red and white wine, soft drinks and a delicious Prosecco for those special occasions.  The honesty bar is open till 10pm each evening in the lounge so pop down and make yourself a drink and relax.


Cowes Week 2018

Stay close to the action in 2018

We are now taking bed and breakfast bookings for Lendy Cowes Week 2018.

As it is always so so busy in Cowes we are only taking bookings for at least 8 nights starting on Friday or Saturday 3rd/4th August 2018. So if you want to stay close to the action or are in need of a few rooms for entertaining clients then let us know

Mark & Andrea

The Caledon




Book Now Pay Later

Booking options

We have updated our booking pages and now you can book your room and pay when you check out instead. Don't worry if you need us to take payment in advance if you are booking for a friend or work colleague we can do that too (just give us a shout and we will process it for you)

If your plans are set in stone and you want to save a few pounds you can also use our new non refundable rates. Same room, same great breakfast and service - but you pay at the time of booking and can't change your mind.






The Mess Canteen & Bar, Cowes – Now Reclaimed Cafe & Bar

The Mess Canteen has now had a makeover and is now called ‘Reclaimed Cafe & Bar’

Check out their new facebook page



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 fun evening venue, well known in Cowes for their fruity jam jar cocktails, definitely worth a visit.

The Mess Bar & Canteen, 63 High Street, Cowes PO31 7RL   01983 280083


Sean the Cyclist – Annual Training Plans & Bicycle Services

Sean Williams Cycling Fitness

Sean Williams Cycling Fitness

Sean is just down the road from us and offers a great service for those wanting to take their cycling up a gear!  If you need a bike service or running repairs he is your man, and can set you on the right path to train that body that sits on top too.

Check out Seans website - Seanthecyclist - Book in with us, your bike will be safe and dry in our amazing cycle store and Sean can map out your training for the next year. If you come by car with the bikes on the back we can even send you a 15% discount code to use on the ferry. Cycle round the Island one day and sit and plan the next, sounds like a good weekend to us!

"I am a British Cycling Club Coach and offer a coaching and advice service based largely on my experience of racing and training since I started back in 1992. I am about to undertake the newer British Cycling Level 2 coach Award.

I can help you improve your bike fitness, create training plans and guidelines for you, go out on rides and generally just help you make the most from your cycling. I don’t just coach for racing..

Your Annual Training Plan

Have you a specific goal in mind? or a target race or event? I can help you create an annual training plan based on your aims, starting form where you are now!

My coaching ethos is based at guidance and analysis rather than instructional and controlling. I don't do Rocky Balboa!

I will draw up an annual plan outlining hours per week, training cycles, taper periods, base and build periods, and peak periods specific to your aims. This plan can be tweaked as the weeks go by on a monthly subscription if you so wish.

Devised Training plans can be shared to you in PDF, Word or CSV Format

One to One Coaching

As well as the annual training plan, I also offer one to one coaching, much like a fitness instructor, but for cyclists. This works on a monthly subscription tailored to your needs and your budget.

A few points to note …

All training, racing and events are done at your own risk. I will not dictate what you do, and all sessions will be carried out by devising your own training week based only on my guidance, not instruction. I will ask you to sign a disclaimer.

The annual plan will include and encourages use of Power Meters and Heart Rate monitors and I offer advice and analysis through testing and use throughout your plan.

I also don’t profess to make you a World Champion, neither do I assume I know more than you. Maybe you have a plan and need someone to keep an eye on you! offer guidance, and provide ongoing support to keep you on track. I can do that too but the same package prices and outlines above apply."



15% Red Funnel Discount Codes

Red Funnel Discount Codes

We are super pleased to be able to offer you our brand new 15% discount code to use on Red Funnels website when you book to stay with us here at The Caledon, in Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

All you need to do is use our website to book at least one nights stay and add a discount code option onto your booking - Mark will then send the single use unique code for you to use with Red Funnel and you will get 15% off your standard car ticket. Easy! 1 car and up to 7 passengers....perfect.

You are in complete control of your ferry booking and you get a discount - whats not to like.

Check it out next time you book a room with us.

We are off to enjoy the Winter sunshine.

Mark & Andrea

red funnel ferry


Not all bricks are equal





We love our house so much – it has looked after us for over 13 years now and is the perfect place for us to run our bed and breakfast.

Gradually we are exposing more and more of the original brickwork around the house, we think it adds a real warmth and depth of history to the character of the building. It’s not something that you can easily recreate in large modern hotels and adds that personal touch to staying in our home.

We hope you like them too!



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 -  website - 01983 241490 - Book Direct Online

Holly Tree House - website - 07933 364519 - Book Direct Online

Endeavour House - website - 01983 297406 - Book Direct Online

Grays Inn - website - 01983 200770 - Call to book

24 Ward Avenue - website  - 01983 292070 - Book Direct Online

Halcyone Villa - website - 01983 243195 - book online on booking.com

The Union Inn - website - 01983 293163 - Book Direct Online

Watch House Barn - website  - 01983 293093 - Book Direct Online

Westbourne House - website - 01983 290009 - book online on booking.com

The Woodvale (Hotel) - website  - 01983 292037 - Book Direct Online

North House (Hotel)  - website  - 01983 209453 - Book Direct Online 

Villa Rothsay (Hotel) - website  - 01983 295178 - Book Direct Online


Remember to always book directly with your accommodation - not only do you guarantee a better service and the best price but you will also keep a bit more money in our local community rather than paying booking agencies a big slice of the cake.