Self-catering holiday cottages in Ryde and Seaview

Ryde is the largest town on the Isle of Wight and nearly always referred to as the ‘Gateway’ to the island because of the passenger ferry inks there. The oldest hovercraft operator in the world offer the only hovercraft service remaining in the UK, a mode of transport of particular interest to children aged 7 to 70! By virtue of its size, it offers visitors plenty to do. It is a great shopping centre and offers some great attractions for everyone, including ten-pin bowling, the ever popular (with speed kings and queens of all ages) go-carting, a cinema and plenty of traditional seaside amusements. On the retail side, the original Liz Earl (flagship) store is located in Ryde (where it all began), and the town’s boutique shops have become rather legendary when it comes to fashion.

Seaview is a lovely, small, and some might say, ‘upmarket’ resort dating from Victorian/Edwardian times on the north-east side of the Isle of Wight overlooking the Solent and the Palmerston-built ‘No Man’s Land Fort’ which is now a luxury hotel, originally built as a fort in the late 1800’s to protect the city of Portsmouth on the mainland. Seaview’s High Street, with its boutique-style shops, is rather unusual for a small seaside town in that it runs perpendicular to the shoreline. It’s a busy village for sailing and other water sports during the summer season.

Exquisite holiday cottage façade | Bodwen Corner Cottage, Wootton Bridge

Bodwen Corner Cottage, Isle of Wight

Holiday by the sea in Wootton Bridge with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6. Pub within 1 mile, Short Breaks All Year.

Situated along a private road within a 9-acre estate, this holiday property is ideal for exploring the many attractions.

  • Bike Store
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Rural Location
  • Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Heritage Collection
  • Green Scheme
  • Welcome Cottages
  • Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
  • Customers Choice
  • Summer Best Sellers
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Amazing private Jacuzzi hot tub for 6, with a covered roof and sea views | The Coach House, Wootton, near Ryde

The Coach House, Isle of Wight

Beach holiday cottage in Wootton, near Ryde with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6. Enclosed Garden / Patio, Golf nearby, Hot Tubs, Short Breaks All Year, Hot Tubs - Private.

With spectacular views across the Solent, and perfect for families, boasting a Jacuzzi hot tub for 6 and excellent location close to coastline and woodland.

  • Sea View
  • Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Luxury Collection
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Newly Listed Property
  • English Country Cottages
  • Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
  • Riverside
  • Waterside Breaks
  • Country Cottages
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Attractive holiday property | Bourne Cottage, Fishbourne, near Ryde

Bourne Cottage, Isle of Wight

Large house in Fishbourne, near Ryde with 5 bedrooms, sleeps 12. Pets welcome. Enclosed Garden / Patio, Pub within 1 mile, Short Breaks All Year.

This holiday property is in a rural location set within 3 acres of woodland with plenty of birds and wildlife.

  • Bungalow
  • Detached Property
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Customers Choice 2015
  • Rural Location
  • Shower
  • Towel Hire - P.O.A.
  • Towel Hire - P.O.A.
  • WiFi
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Welcome Cottages
  • Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
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Staying in Seaview and along the coast at Ryde

The ‘working’ Benedictine monastery, Quarr Abbey and its grounds are worth exploring. Watch out for piglets running around waiting to be fed! The Isle of Wight Steam Railway is always a popular attraction, while the large Ryde beach, worth its wonderful sands remains one of the main visitor draws. The world-famous Goodleaf Climbing Tree can be found in Appley Park; you can even get tree-climbing lessons! Worth mentioning as a great day out is the Rdye Carnival held at the end of the summer. Ryde, again because of its larger size in comparison with other towns on the Isle, offers the younger cottage holidaymaker late night-life bars and clubs to enjoy.

Seaview owes its legacy to the wonderful sandy beaches and the stunning sea views across the Solent. There are also great rock pools (at low tide) and safe swimming and sailing throughout. On the outer edge of the village is the Seaview Wildlife Encounter, the Isle’s oldest and still consummately popular animal attractions. If you’re seeking a break from self-catering, there are some lovely intimate restaurants and ‘gastro’ pubs, as the area is well known for its variety of good food. Visitors often take the “foodie walk” between Seaview and Ryde enjoying the gastronomy as they go.