Northwood House, Cowes

Northwood House looking beautiful in the autumn sunshine ☀️ Just a 10 minute walk from The Caledon, Northwood House and it’s surrounding park is well worth a stop off for a peaceful stroll among it’s beautiful trees, once considered ‘the finest collection of evergreens in England’. Host to weddings, parties and events such as The Isle of Wight Literary Festival, the Wight Proms, and the fabulous Isle of Wight Gin Festival bar during Cowes Week! #northwoodhousecowes #isleofwightwalks #bedandbreakfastcowes #thecaledoncowes #cowes #coweshistory #isleofwightliteraryfestival #wightproms #isleofwightginfestival #cowesweek History of Northwood House, Cowes The Ward family held the estate Continue reading →

Cowes Week 2019

Stay close to the action in 2019 We have two options at The Caledon - you can book the whole house for self-catering rental - this is £12'100 for 8 nights of Cowes week 2019 Alternatively we will be taking bed and breakfast bookings for Lendy Cowes Week 2019 from the the end of April if the whole house is not booked. As it is always so so busy in Cowes we are only taking bookings for at least 7 nights starting on Friday or Saturday 9th/10th Continue reading →

Accommodation in Cowes for UKSA Course

Come and stay at The Caledon Guest House Cowes while on your course at the UKSA We are only an 8 min walk from UKSA and a 4 min walk to Red Ensign Training. We provide peaceful luxury in comfy ensuite rooms with free fast wifi, parking and a great breakfast each morning.  Most rooms have a desk for studying into the evening if you need or you are welcome to work in our dining rooms so you can spread out and get ready to pass your Continue reading →

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 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 (Cowes)  – 01983 520274 or 07768 426645 Cowes Taxis – 01983 294444 A1 Cars (Cowes) – 01983 295566 Rounsevell Taxis, East Cowes – 01983 280800 ASAP Taxis (Newport) – 01983 522222 Ryde Taxis (Ryde) – 01983 811111 We really would recommend that you try and book in advance, as it Continue reading →

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 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 →

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

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 Continue reading →

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 Continue reading →

Where to drink in Cowes

If you fancy a few drinks while in Cowes, whether it’s to watch the game, listen to  live music, sit in the sun with a glass of wine or slurp on a few fruity cocktails then read on, Cowes had lots to offer! Traditional Pubs we like to frequent: The Fountain oldenglishinns.co.uk The Anchor Inn theanchorcowes.co.uk The Pier View pierview.co.uk The Vectis Tavern thevectistavern.co.uk The Union unioninncowes.co.uk Restaurants with bars: Coast thecoastbar.co.uk The Grill thegrillcowes.co.uk North House northhousecowes.co.uk