With a setting overlooking the countryside that’s made the Isle of Wight a favourite with walkers, Solent View is home to a collection of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom cottages. Perfect for family breaks or taking time out with friends on the beautiful Wight, Solent View overlooks the Hersey Nature Reserve, and with the beach just minutes away you can be from your sofa to the shore before you can say “don’t forget the towels”.
Every property in the collection has been refurbished to a high standard, so whichever one takes your fancy you’ll open the door to find an elegant décor and a contemporary design.
Thanks to open plan living, you’ll be free to spend time with your friends and family, yet still enjoy your own space to relax, and private decked spaces outside each property mean you’re never more than a step away from the sounds of the countryside and a breath of fresh air.
If you find yourselves with a hankering for some local produce in a friendly pub during your stay, The Boathouse isn’t only one of the Wight’s most popular eateries but it’s within walking distance of Solent View too.
With a reputation for serving some of the finest food on the island and fantastic views out to sea, The Boathouse held an AA Dinner award during 2011 and 2012, and although the menu’s varied it specialises in fresh fish.
This one’s a favourite with the Blue Chip team when they’re on the island, and it serves up the kind of food that’ll have you returning night after night yet the atmosphere’s relaxed and family friendly so you can take the whole clan.
One of the Wight’s busiest sailing hubs, the little village of Seaview has a reputation for being something of a well-to-do resort, and it’s a picturesque setting for a wander. Within easy reach of Solent View, Seaview’s a brilliant vantage point for taking in views across the Solent, and if you’re after sandy beaches to spend some time on you’ll find Priory Bay and Seagrove Bay home to two of the island’s finest.
If you fancy getting into the maritime spirit of things during your time there, There's a popular sailing regatta held every year in Seaview that sees the Solent transform into a colourful tapestry of bobbings boats.
Now we’ll let you in on a little secret…if you follow a pathway down to the sea from just outside the Solent View resort you’ll find yourself on an unspoilt shingle beach that’s perfect for those of you who just want some time away from the crowds.
Whether you set up camp for the day and watch the kids enjoy the water, or you make time to wander down for a few minutes of wave watching at the start of the day, the beach has the feeling of being off the beaten track and it's just minutes from the properties above.
Now what’s a holiday in the tranquil beauty of the Isle of Wight without a few good old fashioned barbeques? Well, the communal barbeque at Solent View means there’s plenty of opportunity to show off your skills at cooking al fresco, and we have to say we think burgers taste all the better when you eat them with a view and the breeze in your hair.
Perfect for rounding off a sunny day, or cooking up a lunch while the kids enjoy the wide open spaces, the barbeque is available for all guests to enjoy during their time at Solent View.
With so much scenery to admire and so many walks to trundle, it’s good news that Solent View is home to Café Blue. The perfect pit stop, the café serves hot and cold meals, drinks and even has a license for that sneaky glass of wine of pint of something cold.
We have it on very good authority that the full English’s will have you indulging morning after morning, and we can’t think of a better way to start a busy day of adventures. And if you prefer to dine al fresco, there’s a takeaway service too…enjoy.
The Hersey Nature Reserve
For those of you keen to take in some of the area’s wildlife during your stay, you’ll find the beautiful Hersey Nature Reserve right next door to Solent View. The perfect combination of coast and country, the nature reserve is a peaceful spot to sit for a while, see if you can spot some of the buzzards that call the area home or just watch the yachts out on the Solent if you visit during the world-famous Cowes Week.
The reserve’s one of the best spots on the Wight to see the red squirrels that attract wildlife lovers in their droves, and it’s one of the only places in the whole of the country where you can spot them.