Vote for Best Self-Catering
Island Riding Centre | Newport | Visit Website
‘Island riding centre is the island's exclusive equestrian complex. The facilities are second to none, we are fully inclusive and cater for all accessible needs, dog friendly units, stabling for horses coming over for a holiday too, the holiday units are fully eco they have electric car charger, solar panels for electric and water rain water harvesting system for the toilets and horses drinking water.’
Drayton Cottage | Bembridge | Visit Website
‘Beautiful cottage in central Bembridge, great shops, wonderful walks, beaches and interesting places to eat. Combine this with 5-star reviews from families, dog lovers and guests from all over Britain and Europe and you have the winning combination’
Lyon Court | Shanklin | Visit Website
‘At Lyon Court, we set out to provide unique family holidays for our guests. As well as providing spotlessly clean, well-appointed apartments, we also have excellent communal facilities shared by a handful of families including a swimming pool, hot tubs, play areas, BBQ’s and more… We liaise with our guests prior to arrival to find out what they (and their kids) like doing, then create a bespoke package of things to do on the island, tailored to their individual requirements.’
Shanklin Holiday Homes | Shanklin | Visit Website
‘At Shanklin Holiday Homes, we work hard to punch above our weight as a small, independent and local business. In addition to offering the perfect base for all ages, we pride ourselves in offering the personal touch and customer service that our guests value, from our design of the apartments and their locations to our welcome, personal recommendations and help and advice, which sees many visit year after year. We always try to make our guests’ stay a break from real life and an opportunity to rest, relax and enjoy an island escape.’
West Wight Cottages | West Wight | Visit Website
‘We are a local Island business offering characterful holiday cottage accommodation in rural West Wight. We provide guests with a welcome hamper of local Island produce - which always goes down a treat! Our cottages have achieved Gold status in Visit Isle of Wight’s Green Star scheme as we offer facilities and resources that make it easier for visitors to explore the Island without a car.’
National Trust – Newtown Cabin | Newtown | Visit Website
‘Birdwatchers and walkers alike adore this tranquil two bedroom cabin retreat which is set within Newtown National Nature Reserve, nature spotting opportunities abound. Originally built in the 1930s for processing the oyster catch, today it is a snug bolthole with estuary views and glorious walks. This dog friendly cabin is all on one floor and has a wood-burner in the living room.’
The Lakes Rookley | Rookley | Visit Website
‘The Lakes Rookley has varied offerings for all holiday guests whether they are families looking for heated swimming pools, couples looking for a hot tub retreat or friends wanting to try a new watersport The Lakes Rookley has it all. As well as having great, fully refurbished facilities it also has beautiful, on-trend accommodation on offer including stunning cottages, lakehouses, and caravans.’
St Helen's Coastal Resort | St Helens | Visit Website
‘St Helens Coastal Resort is a firm favourite for luxury holidays and having re-opened in late spring, with all new accommodation and landscaping it feels like a totally different resort and has been very popular. It offers guests unique accommodation such as the Premium Lodges which feature a stunning rooftop sun terrace. Guests can also choose from hot tub and dog-friendly accommodation that can sleep up to 8 people perfect for family and group holidays.’
The Bay Colwell | Colwell | Visit Website
‘The Bay Colwell has a stunning location, facilities and varied accommodation from hot tub cottages to stunning New England-style beach houses. With pet-friendly accommodation and the ability to sleep up to 6 people The Bay Colwell is perfect for family breaks, friend getaways, and couple retreats.’
Chale Bay Farm | Chale | Visit Website
‘We have converted from B&B to self-catering and now have four superb child friendly luxury holiday apartments available year round at affordable prices via Airbnb, where we gave super host status and average reviews of 4.9/5.’
The Shack | Cowes | Visit Website
Off grid secret wild living at its very best! The Shack embraces the best of its natural surroundings and encourages guests to immerse in slow living. This humble accommodation located along a private drive is just footsteps from the sea. The large plot gives plenty of freedom for children and dogs, whilst the interior depicts the charm of a bygone era. Although simple, the accommodation has been thoughtfully equipped to meet every guest needs, making complete escapism effortless.
Tiny Home Holidays | Cowes | Visit Website
‘Arriving at Tiny Homes guests are surprised how spacious tiny can be. Each of these bespoke, architect designed, cabins have their own personality - something guests appreciate when rebooking to experience another 'Tiny'. A holistic approach to holidaying, Tiny Homes offers a selection of inspiring workshops in their onsite studio, giving guests a unique opportunity to learn a new skill whilst they’re away.’
The Mission | Chale | Visit Website
‘The Mission Hall, a converted tin tabernacle located on the picturesque south coast of the Island offers guests the unique opportunity to stay in a preserved heritage building. The Mission Hall, used as a church until the early 80’s has undergone a unique remodelling to provide accommodation for 8. In keeping with the original style, vintage and post-modern furniture highlights the original features.’
Rew Farm Barns | Ventnor | Visit Website
We are Islanders from birth and want other visitors to see its beauty. We let the accommodation through cottages.com and have received reviews of mainly 10 out 10. We welcome our customers with a welcome pack of Island only products as well as attraction leaflets and bus timetables.
Garlic Farm Cottages | Newchurch | Visit Website
We have seven beautifully converted self catering holiday cottages located in the immediate area around The Garlic Farm. A tennis court, football pitch and games room are available exclusively for our guests. Our renowned onsite restaurant serves breakfast and lunch everyday with discounts for our guests. All our cottages are equipped with free WIFI.
Buddle Place | Niton | Visit Website
Nestled in the heart of Niton Undercliff and within moments of beautiful coastal walks and St.Catherine’s Lighthouse, Buddle Place, set in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is a perfectly located base for an Island holiday. The Stable and Barn have been beautifully renovated with contemporary, stylish interiors and both have private well stocked gardens with sun loving plants which thrive in the microclimate and sea glimpses.
AV8 Europe | Sandown | Visit Website
‘All our reviews are 5*. We set out to provide the best possible experience for our guests. Our mission to provide a proper home, with top quality furnishing, great tech and somewhere we would love to live permanently ourselves and offer this to guests for their holiday. We feel that we should always exceed our guests expectations, for a price where guests feel they are getting real value for money.’
Tides Reach Luxury Apartment | Shanklin | Visit Website
‘Our business is a true home from home away from home! We supply everything you need to cook home or dine at the establishments we promote on our website. Our balcony overlooks the golden sands of Shanklin Beach and our rear decking houses a large barrel barbecue for our guests use. We are Super Hosts at Airbnb and have a score of 9.5 out of 10 with Booking.com.’
Kingate Farm | Whitwell | Visit Website
‘Kingate Farm gets a huge number of repeat guests that give 10/10 for cleanliness and rate the cottages as amongst the best they have ever stayed in. We provide a personal "cottage concierge", fresh homemade bread and jam amongst other island produce. The indoor pool is a real hit with all guests and those with dogs love the secure paddocks with stunning valley views.’
Berryl Farm Cottages | Whitwell | Visit Website
Hedgerow Cottage, Fossil Cottage & The Bake House are one bedroom cottages in an idyllic rural location which is quiet and peaceful in the midst of secluded South Isle of Wight countryside. There are spectacular views of the downs from all around the cottages, with beautiful sunsets.
The Granary at Manor Bottom | Wroxall | Visit Website
‘Our philosophy is simple - a holiday should be THE best part of your year, and we aim to make any guest's stay here wonderful. Extras, such as yoga, kickboxing sessions or massages (all led by Island practitioners), and our teaming up with local places to promote Island produce and experiences, mixed with our local knowledge, understanding of guests tastes, and our love of the Island, leave our guests loving The Granary AND the Island!’
Bee Cottage | Sandown | Visit Website
Bee Cottage is a delightful 18th Century 2 bedroomed cottage in Sandown. It has recently been refurbished but retains many of its original features. It is ideal for couples or small families. The cottage is a short walk to Sandown town and beach and is handy for Sandown railway station and bus connections so is ideal if visiting the Island without a car.
Tapnell Manor & Farm Cottages | Yarmouth | Visit Website
360-degree countryside views, a beautiful rural setting and the best sunsets in the South make Tapnell Farm Self-catering Manor & Cottages the perfect place to get away from it all and unwind. Whether you’re staying with the extended family or a group of friends in Tapnell Manor or hunkering down in one of the farm cottages you’ll be able to make full use of everything on offer at Tapnell Farm, including a Restaurant, Farm Park, clay pigeon shooting and new to 2020 also a Water Park!
Nettlecombe Farm | Whitwell | Visit Website
'Situated on the southern side of the Isle of Wight, Nettlecombe Farm nestles in typically rolling and picturesque Island countryside, a working farm that offers luxurious self-catering holiday accommodation, coarse fishing and yoga retreats. As a rural tourism business, we’re not just offering a place to stay: We’re offering an experience to fully immerse our guests in the rural way of life. Getting actively involved with feeding our animals, fishing our lakes or getting muddy on one of the walks we've mapped out.’
Classic Cottages | Brook | Visit Website
‘Classic Cottages have a fabulous selection of over 200 holiday cottages on the Isle of Wight, all hand-picked for you to discover. For over 40 years, we have been the independent holiday cottage specialists. We have a selection of wonderful properties available from fabulous family homes with private pools to romantic boltholes for two. Flackstead is a wonderful family friendly holiday home with stunning views from its elevated position in Brook.’
Appuldurcombe Gardens Holiday Park | Wroxall | Visit Website
‘We provide good quality self catering accommodation in static caravans which are situated within a walled orchard which was designed by Capability Brown. The Orchard has its own uniqueness as there is nowhere else like this on the island - guests can come and go at their leisure whilst enjoying the peace and tranquilly of the orchard.’
Ventnor Seafront | Ventnor | Visit Website
‘Our Ventnor Seafront accommodation consists of three new luxury beach houses; Crab Cottage, Herring House and Lobster Lodge, each sleeping up to ten across four bedrooms. Mari Laetare, a stunning three-bedroom, beachfront apartment as well as Seaside, a pretty little two-bedroom apartment. All enjoy stunning panoramic views across the English Channel and are perfectly situated just yards from Ventnor seafront and the beach itself!’
Wight Coast Holidays | Bembridge | Visit Website
‘A range of great self-catering holiday homes in different parts of the island, from one bedroom through to six. What sets us apart is our great customer service, calling each holidaymaker before their visit to the island to see if they need any advice on attractions, where to eat out and local businesses, setting the tone for their visit so they are more likely to visit again.’
Seaglass | Ventnor | Visit Website
‘We personally meet all our guests after they self-check-in. All guests receive a welcome pack. Seaglass is a beautiful chalet in a fantastic setting with unrivalled sea views. We spent a year single handedly renovating the chalet to a 1st class standard working virtually 7 days a week to get it done. Our reviews reflect the customer service we provide.’
1 Melville Street | Sandown | Visit Website
‘Our first venture into holiday letting. 1, Melville Street is a converted shop in Sandown that has been lovingly designed to be sympathetic with the Victorian architecture. The accommodation is styled in a vintage boutique style with all the trappings of modern living. The parquet floors were rescued from the large Co-op in Shanklin and give the flat an authentic feel and the front door's leaded glass gives a nod to it's past as a fishmongers.’
Marinne Villa - The Art Deco House UK | Sandown | Visit Website
'Luxury self-catering iconic art deco house at the top of the cliff looking out over Culver Bay. Many of our guests are multi-generation groups making the most of the accommodation for up to 14 adults plus 4 children in rooms shared with their parents. It is like going back in time to the years of glamour, not just a place to stay, but a real experience of staying'
Driftwood Cottage | Brighstone | Visit Website
‘Driftwood Cottage is on the South west coast of the Isle of Wight which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You can view the sea from the kitchen window and master bedroom balcony which is amazing and within a few minutes’ walk be on the beach! From the lounge diner you have super country or sea views.’
MaD Island Services | Ventnor | Visit Website
MaD (Mandy and David) was formed to help those home owners become independent and make the most out of listing their properties successfully on the global platforms such as Airbnb, TripAdvisor, Booking.com etc. Using our local knowledge of island homes, events and locations we now have over 20 customers successfully letting their properties. In the process we also employ local cleaners, tradesmen and artists as well as partnering with many local businesses.
Hill House Bakery | Ventnor | Visit Website
‘We spent a year renovating a grade 11 listed house into a two-bed annexe and accommodation for ourselves upstairs. We have had lots of positive feedback and already some returning guests. We have never been in the hospitality industry before but could see the potential in our house. We love making sure every one of our guests has the best time on our beautiful island and each welcome pack is bespoke to them.’
The Lighthouse Steephill | Steephill Cove | Visit Website
If you find that you are enchanted by the lure of the sea and want a truly individual beach holiday, then The Lighthouse on the headland of Steephill Cove will more than satisfy your desires. Boasting breath-taking coastal and sea views from all the rooms and a wonderful octagonal kitchen-diner, this is the perfect place to bring your family or friends to experience life on the beach.
HB Holiday Lettings | Bembridge | Visit Website
HB Holiday Lettings aims to provide a flexible service to meet the individual requirements of both holiday makers and owners. We are a small independent holiday lettings company offering a bespoke and personal service to all our clients and guests alike.
Pinkmead Estate | Newport | Visit Website
A private 24-acre dog friendly residency with vineyard in the heart of the Isle Of Wight. With spectacular waterfront views, a private jetty and some of the countries rarest wildlife we have expanded our model to offer guests a bee keeping experience and vineyard tour whilst in residence. More wellies than stilettos, a unique and exclusive holiday experience with all the mod cons at your fingertips.
Arethusa Cottage Holiday Lodges | Newport | Visit Website
‘2020, our first year in business, was not what we expected due to COVID. Despite this we had the most wonderful feedback - with several guests booked to return. We're keen to support local small businesses: We offer complimentary 'IoW Biscuit Company' biscuits to guests and when we lost our Christmas bookings in lockdown, we offered swim sessions in our pool for a donation to Monkey Haven. We haven't had the chance to get fully integrated in Island life as yet but are looking forward to making further links with local businesses and to welcoming more families to the IoW.’