Friday 26 February 2010

Enchanted Manor wins big with TripAdvisor reviewers

Congratulations to the Enchanted Manor, which has been voted the 6th best B&B in Europe in TripAdvisor’s 2010 Travellers' Choice Awards.  It was described by one enthusiastic guest reviewing online as being ‘the most wonderfully enchanting escape from everyday stress’.  See the full set of TripAdvisor reviews here.

Other guests commented on the ‘beautiful suite, stunning location and very warm welcome.’  On making the hot list, Maggie Hilton, owner of the Enchanted Manor said, ‘we are so pleased to get such fantastic reviews on Tripadvisor.  We always endeavour to provide our guests with a unique personal service and a magical experience that they will treasure forever.  Our satisfaction is knowing that we have made our guests dreams come true and when they are happy we are happy.’

Find other B&Bs on the Isle of Wight on Wightstay here.

Tuesday 9 February 2010

What are dark skies?

The Isle of Wight has the most fantastic, inky black skies.  This is because of the low light pollution over our Island.  Find out more about Dark Skies here.  See the Campaign for Rural England's light pollution map here.

The Vectis Astronomical Society are holding their annual Star Party at Brighstone from March 11-15th.

Why not check Wightstay for self-catering accommodation in the West Wight for the event here.  Or you could look for camping and touring parks in the West Wight here.  If you fancy something a bit more luxurious we have a great list of hotels and B&Bs here

Come and join the star gazing at the Isle of Wight Star Party this March!

Friday 5 February 2010

Welcome to Coast & Country self-catering accommodation

Welcome to Jill and Steve Cowley, who offer premium self-catering accommodation in stunning rural Wellow.  All of the properties are within two miles of the harbour at Yarmouth, which has a great range of pubs and restaurants.

Their properties are Orchard Lee which sleeps up to 10, or can be divided into two units, sleeping six and four in either end.of the property.

Tudor Lee is a self-contained wing of the listed farmhouse, recently sensitively renovated.  It's a great hideaway for couples.

Their latest property Eastern Lee is a detatched chalet bungalow with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, with some aspects revealing as far as Yarmouth harbour

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