Craiglea Self-Catering Holiday Cottage, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight


Decisions, Decisions, Decisions—A Walk on the West Side

Beach, downs, Bronze Age burials, coloured sands, tat, Needles Battery, and refreshment choices—a walk with many interests. With 67 miles of coastal walks, The Isle of Wight offers you’ve plenty of choice. West Wight is unspoiled with large tracts owned by the National Trust. Try this one […]

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The Best Cycling & MTB Routes in West Isle of Wight

Cycling and mountain biking are great ways to explore the trails, lanes and routes of the Western part of the Isle of Wight, which features the quiet towns of Yarmouth, Totland Bay, Freshwater and Alum Bay. It’s definitely the part of the island to visit if you […]

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The Needles Battery & Park


The Needles Battery & Park (2.0 miles from Totland Bay) The Needles Rock and Lighthouse is the Isle of Wight’s most famous landmark, and is a must see. The park (free entry) consists of several child-orientated activities and a traditional tea and cake house. Check availability at […]

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Tennyson Down

Tennyson Down (1.3 miles from Totland Bay) Alfred Lord Tennyson often came here for inspiration, and taking in the views from Tennyson Monument (erected in his memory in 1897) you can see why. Tennyson Down has beautiful open downland with sheer chalk cliffs and dramatic sea views. […]

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Headon Warren


Headon Warren (1.2 miles from Totland Bay) One of our favourite spots! Headon Warren is the largest area of heathland on the island, with spectacular limestone cliffs which meet the sea at Totland Bay. Panoramic views of West Wight and the Dorset coastline can be enjoyed from […]

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Ventnor Botanic Garden

Ventnor (approx. 17 miles from Totland Bay) The garden has a subtropical and exotic plant collection, in open air, thanks to the microclimate of The Undercliff. And more good news – the gardens are free to enter!

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Fort Victoria

nr. Yarmouth (2.9 miles from Totland Bay) The remains of Fort Victoria now house a Planetarium, Model Railway, Underwater Archaeology Centre and a Marine Aquarium. It’s ideal for families. The surrounding Country Park offers woodland and seashore walks. There’s also a picnic area and café.

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Goodleaf Tree Climbing

Goodleaf Tree Climbing is a great activity near Craiglea Holiday Cottage

nr Northwood (approx 13 miles from Totland Bay) Located in woodland to the North of Newport, Goodleaf Tree Climbing provides highly-rated recreational tree climbing activities for anyone aged 8-80! Featured on the BBC, Goodleaf is a great experience, ideal if you are staying at Craiglea with children […]

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Craiglea Holiday Cottage
The Broadway, Totland Bay
Isle of Wight PO39 0BW
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