The Isle Of Wight with Kids – Best Places To Stay

On this page I have handpicked the best holiday cottages and family friendly hotels on The Isle Of Wight.

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5 Family Cottages in Isle of Wight

All the properties are of an excellent or exceptional standard throughout and have been picked with family breaks in mind.

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Sunset (Totland)

Sleeps 4 | Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 1 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot tub | Garden | Seaside | Near a pub

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Cottage set on the Isle of Wight’s beautiful West coast. Stunning chalet-style home with private decked areas outside. 

Things to do: Head to the spectacular beaches of Totland and Colwell Bay. Take the Tennyson Trail or explore the ancient castle and busy harbour at Yarmouth.

Stable Cottages

Sleeps 4 | Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 1 | Pets No | Wifi | Garden | Farm Stay

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Stable Cottages are a group of former farm buildings converted to provide comfortable accommodation, which is wheelchair accessible. Each cottage has a bed and a sofa bed that can sleep 4. Big families can book more than one cottage. There are 3 cottages and when booked together, they can sleep 12. Stable Cottages is one of the few accommodations that offer a real farm-stay experience. Kids and the whole family can enjoy an authentic farm experience including interaction with farm animals and family ponies.

Things to do:

The property is near  a sandy beach, the Carisbrooke Castle, Osborne House, Robin Hill, Calshot Castle, Bucklers Hard, Yarmouth Castle, Beaulieu Palace House, Beaulieu, Amazon World Zoo Park, and Hurst Castle.

The Garlic Farm – Kiln Cottage

Sleeps 4 | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 1 | Pets No | Wifi | Near a Pub | Garden | Farm Stay

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The Kiln cottage includes a seating area with a TV and a patio. There is a fully-equipped kitchen with a microwave and an oven. Featuring a shower, the private bathroom also comes with a bath and a hairdryer. At The Garlic Farm there is a garden and barbecue facilities. Offering a restaurant and a tennis court, The Garlic Farm also boasts free WiFi access and free on-site parking. This cottage is just one of the many cottages that can be booked at the Garlic Farm. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty. The farm combines peaceful surroundings combined with the activity of a working farm and attraction.

Option for big families:

Big families can look into booking other cottages within the Garlic Farm such as Paddock Cottage (sleeps 2), Farmhouse Cottage (sleeps 2), Milking Parlour (sleeps 6), Little Mersley Farmhouse (sleeps 10), Mill Cottage (sleeps 6), Barn Cottage (sleeps 6), and the Luxury Yurt (sleeps 4).

Things to do:

Located in the village of Newchurch, this farm is a 12-minute drive from the Isle Of Wight Zoo. The property can book discounted ferries to the Isle of Wight for guests.  The farm lies at the hub of miles of footpaths and cycleways for which the Island is famous. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including cycling and fishing.  Fishing lakes are a short walk away.

The Garlic Farm has its own shop and restaurant where our guests can enjoy discounts for both breakfast and lunch.

Other activities and attractions nearby include Robin Hill, Amazon World Zoo Park, Dinosaur Isle, The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, Carisbrooke Castle, Osborne House, Blackgang Chine, Spitbank Fort, Haslar Marina, and Portsmouth Cathedral.

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The Coach House (Newport)

Sleeps 5 | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 1 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot tub | Garden | Near a pub

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Characterful coach house close to Carisbrooke Castle. With a cobbled courtyard and enclosed garden with views across the castle and beyond.

Things to do: Enjoy the riverside walks, cafés, arts centre, multiplex cinema, museums and parks of Newport. Try The Isle of Wight Steam Railway, Ventnor’s Botanic Gardens, and The Needles too.

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Crab Cottage (Bembridge)

Sleeps 6 | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 2 | Pets No | WiFi | Hot tub | Garden | Seaside | Near a pub

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Detached cottage set in the heart of Bembridge. Open-plan living space and enclosed patio area with a luxurious hot tub.

Things to do: Head to Priory Bay for its sandy beach and 7.5 acres of surrounding National Trust woodland. Go to Bembridge harbour for some swimming, beachcombing and crabbing.

See Also

10 Best Child-Friendly Hotels in the Isle Of Wight

The Wight Mouse Inn (Chale)

This family-friendly Inn is situated in a peaceful location with views over the English Channel. There are family rooms available. Rooms have either sea or woodland views. There is a large garden and terrace with a children’s playground and exceptional views, indoor games, arcade machines and colouring books to keep kids entertained. Restaurant has a children’s menu. Blackgang Chine amusement park a 10-minute walk away. Amazon World Zoo Park and The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary are also within 6 miles of hotel.

The Seaview Hotel & Restaurant (Seaview)

Traditional Victorian seaside hotel set in a picturesque fishing village. It has an award-winning restaurant which serves British dishes. There are various rooms to accommodate families including a family suite which sleep up to 8. The hotel has electric bikes for hire. Spitbank Fort is 3.5 miles away. Free WiFi and free parking.

Newport Quay (Newport)

This hotel is set in a Grade II listed building in the heart of Newport. It offers bed and breakfast accommodation. Family rooms are available, including a popular attic room with double and two single beds. Amazon World Zoo Park, Carisbrooke Castle and Robin Hill are all within 5 miles of hotel. Free Wifi and parking available.

Luccombe Hall Hotel (Shanklin)

Family run hotel set on a superb cliff-top location and with stunning sea views. There is an indoor and outdoor heated pools, garden and terrace. Gardens have a giant chess and draughts set, a mini putting green and an outdoor children’s play area. Steps lead directly down to the beach. There is also a games room. Lots of choice of family rooms, which can accommodate up to 4 people.

The Royal Hotel (Ventnor)

Luxury kid-friendly hotel overlooking the Bay with subtropical gardens. Excellent restaurant which is listed in every Michelin Guide. Classic family rooms sleep 2 adults and 2 children. Larger family rooms can sleep up to 5. Baby-listening facilities and Children’s High Tea served in the early evening. There is a seasonal heated outdoor pool. Free parking, free Wifi. Blackgang Chine, Amazon World Zoo Park and The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary are all within 4.5 miles of hotel.

Villa Rothsay Hotel (Cowes)

Seaside old fashioned villa hotel with oceanview and with a beach at the end of the garden. Rooms are characterful and children can be accommodated in adjoining rooms to parents. There is no restaurant, but cooked breakfast can be ordered to your room. Free parking, free Wifi. Calshot Castle is 3.1 miles away from hotel.

Lakeside Park Hotel & Spa (Ryde)

Luxury hotel set on a lake and in 17 acres of grounds. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool and spa. Suites and interconnecting rooms are suitable for families. Woodside Beach is a 33 minute walk and The Isle of Wight Steam Railway is 2.4 miles away. Free full breakfast, free Wifi and free parking.

North House (Cowes)

Stylish townhouse boutique hotel with seasonal outdoor swimming pool. Z-beds can be added to rooms for kids. There is an appealing children’s menu in the restaurant. Children’s selected swim times in the pool. Free Wifi. Calshot Castle is 3.3 miles away.

Charter House (Newport)

A stylish B&B in the heart of Newport. Moroccan inspired theme. Family rooms available with big TVs, tea, coffee and cookies. Hotel offers a continental or à la carte breakfast. Amazon World Zoo Park is 4.6 miles away and Carisbrooke Castle is just 1 mile away. Free Wifi and parking.

Brunswick Hotel (Shanklin)

Victorian style kid-friendly hotel in a popular seaside resort. Hotel has indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, a garden and a bar. Panoramic view of the English Channel through the lounge’s large bay window. A breakfast buffet is available. Family rooms available. Free parking, free Wifi. Amazon World Zoo Park, Dinosaur Isle and Donkey Sanctuary are all within 3 miles of hotel.

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Nicola Horgan

Nicola is a mum of two who loves to travel. After plenty of trips abroad and here in the UK, she enjoys writing about all of the best places to stay and visit, especially with the kids in tow. When it comes to our product guides, Nicola has a wealth of experience in reviewing baby products, kids clothing and homewares. Her background in beauty marketing and fashion, always keeps her looking for the next best product.

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