Godshill is a pretty, quintessentially English village on the Isle of Wight and a most appealing peaceful location for a self-catering holiday on the Isle of Wight. As you wander through its gently winding streets, you’ll notice some of the island’s oldest architecture and a number of fascinating historical landmarks. An enchanting medieval church, welcoming tearooms and rows of lovely thatched cottages can be found in the heart of the village. A holiday cottage in Godshill is perfect for a relaxing stay on the Isle of Wight. Located near the centre of the island, it is surrounded by beautifully unspoilt countryside and only a short drive from the sweeping, sandy beaches and towering, white cliffs for which this English Channel island is famous. Godshill is a popular stop among visitors exploring the island, and famous as the site of the first ever Isle of Wight Festival, which took place at Ford Farm, in the Sixties.
Visitors who base themselves in Godshill holiday cottages are well served by a lovely selection of independent shops, where locally produced cider, pickles and crafts are available. For a refreshing pint, take a stroll to the Taverners or the Griffin, which features a children’s playground and griffin-shaped maze. With their beamed ceilings and roaring fires, both are atmospheric options for a hearty pub lunch. Don’t leave your Godshill holiday cottage before you have seen the model village, with bathing huts, vintage buses and Twenties homes, set in two acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. In the stunning countryside surrounding Godshill, you’ll find the Allendale Equestrian Centre, where pony rides along the island’s picturesque bridleways and lanes can be arranged. A short drive eastwards is the pretty coastal resort of Shanklin, home to nostalgic seaside attractions, gardens and safe bathing waters. Also easily reached from Godshill are the spectacular beaches of Whitecliff Bay, St Helens, Ventnor and Brighstone Bay, where sunbathing, sand-castle building and surfing are popular.