Retro Sunny Ground Floor Flat home swap
Our Flat is a retro modern one bedroom, with a lovely big sunny lounge and garden.
The kitchen has recently been refitted and now includes a Dishwasher and Wok burner.
Things to do on the Isle of Wight:
Sailing - sailing school UKSA, Cowes
Walking - Festival - May & October
Cycling - Festival September
Golfing - Ryde, Freshwater, Cowes
Gurnard - our local beach! Cowes, Pebbles. Compton, rural sandy, great body surf too. Take a Picnic. Ryde - sandy, old victorian resort. Totland, pebbles, lovely for the best sunset in the world! Ventnor, shingle, beautiful! Old vicrorian resort. Steephill Cove, nr Ventnor. Little known fishermans cove, great for a crab sandwich.
Sandown / Shanklin both sandy with a sea walk to promanade between the two.
Alum Bay, a long walk down, no toilets, but stunning clear cold water. Pebbles - Take a Picnic!
There are so many more, but these are the main beaches.
Top of our list has to be :
The Bonchurch Inn, Bonchurch, near Ventnor, great beer and wine, a lovely little italian with a sunny courtyard. Try the lasagne!
The Woodvale, Gurnard - Our local Pub - Good food, the 16oz rump is great for sharing. Sunsets are amazing!
The Pier View, Cowes, great food, the chilli nachos are lovely!
The Anchor, Cowes, Good Live music Thurday, Friday and Saturday nights.
The Buddle Inn, Niton has good food, and has live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
Puckpool Park tea rooms, they are licenced, and they do the best pizza!
Olivios - Newport or Ryde - Italian Restaurant.
The Water Front - Totland Bay - Great for a drink to watch the sun set!
The George - Newport - Good pub food, Nice sunny beer garden, Lovely fire in winter.
Old Gaffers - yarmouth 31May - 2nd June
IOW Festival - June
Cowes Week -august - is a sailing event which attracts people from all over the world.
Cowes Firework Night - last friday of Cowes Week.
V DUB Festival - for VW campervans - August
Ryde Carnival - August
The Garlic Festival - August
Chale Show - August
Steam Extravaganza - Traction Engines - August
Woolverton Manor Garden show - September
Bestival - September (Music)
Historic Places to visit :-
Carisbrooke Castle - Charles 1st was imprisioned here.
Osborne House - Queen Victorias Holiday Home - East Cowes
Roman Villa - Newport
IOW Steam Railway - Wootton or Hvenstreet - You can travel to Ryde, Sandown or Shanklin by changing onto IOW rail trains
Godshill - A Chocolate box Village of thatched cottages with Lovely Cream Teas available.
Yarmouth - a lovely little Village and Sailing port, with a charming pier, and lots of lovely pubs which all do good food.
Places of interest :-
Sandown Zoo, Amazon World, Blackgang Chine, Robin Hill, Bus Museum, Dinosaur Museum, Butterfly world, Tank Museum, Quay arts centre, Browns Pitch & Putt Golf course, Sandown. Crazy Golf- Shanklin sea front.
We require pet care for our cats, Nobby, Tilly and Bubz. They just have a mixture of dry and wet cat food morning and evening, and fresh water every day. If you decide to go away for a few days, friends and family can care for them.
Type of home swap
- Home Exchange
- Non Simultaneous Exchange
- Housesitting Wanted
- Open to Offers
- Housesitting Offered
- Weekend Exchange
Conditions of home exchange
- Non smokers only
- No pets allowed
- Children welcome
- Pet Care Offered
- Pet Care required
- Garage / Parking
- Use of computer
- Washer / Drier
- Use of boat
- Use of bike
- Horse Riding
- Shopping facilities
- Local restaurants
- Art galleries
- Good public transport
- Car recommended
Closest airport: Southampton
Nearest city: Cowes
Property type: Apartment
Location type: Beach/Seaside