Isle of Wight -
Newport is a civil parish and a county town of the Isle of
Wight, an island off the south coast of England. Newport has a
population of 23,957 according to the 2001 census. The town is
situated slightly to the north of the centre of the Island, at the
head of the navigable section of the River Medina, which flows
northward to the Solent, and on which the town has a quay.
There are signs of Roman settlement in the area, which was probably
known as Medina, including two known Roman villas one of which,
Newport Roman Villa, is excavated and open to the public.
There was little later use until after the Norman conquest with the
first charter being granted late in the twelfth century. In 1377 an
invading French force burnt down much of the town while attempting
to take Carisbrooke Castle, then under the command of Sir Hugh
Tyrill. A group of French were captured and killed, then buried in a
tumulus later nicknamed Noddies Hill, a "noddy" being medieval slang
for a body. This was later corrupted to Nodehill, the present-day
name for a part of central Newport – a name confusing to many as the
area is flat.
Newport Quay Hotel offers Bed and Breakfast on the Isle of Wight.
The building is 17th Century, Grade II listed . The bed and
breakfast is set in a quiet street, steeped in historical and
architectural interest, at the heart of the glorious Isle of Wight’s
capital town of Newport.
Martin and Suki are proud to welcome you to their family-run
B&B which is open all year round. There are 12 beautifully
decorated, warm and comfortable en-suite rooms, with single, double,
twin, family and four poster rooms available, two of which are on
the ground floor.
rooms are non-smoking, but ashtrays are provided in the courtyard.
Bed and Breakfast is located in Newport, Isle of Wight, 100 metres
from the Quay which fronts the tidal Medina river. There is always
plenty of boat traffic to observe and two excellent places to enjoy
the water and its activities -Quay Arts and .the hugely popular
quayside pub, The Bargeman’s Rest. The Guest house is popular with
businessmen, lawyers (we are opposite the Law Courts), walkers,
cyclists and holidaymakers. We have a loyal clientele who come back
month after month to work and enjoy the unique position we have
being close to the High Street (100metres) and the bus station (4
Tel: 01983 865720
Blandings is set within a small group of farm buildings at
Horringford Gardens just south of Arreton and was formerly the
piggery and wainhouse where the farm carts were stored.
Horringford is a working farm with a farm shop on Wednesdays and
Saturdays. Our farm shop is a wonderful place for fresh seasonal
island vegetables and as much a place to have a free cup of coffee,
a biscuit and a chat as a place to shop. You will find friendly
faces and produce harvested that morning. There is a butchery
counter serving a wide range of the very best Island reared meat,
flour ground in the next village - in fact everything just as it
should be in a Farm Shop!
Whilst keeping its rural character, Blandings offers every modern
comfort. It also has its own wooden sun deck that on warm sunny days
is the perfect place to enjoy breakfast and plan the day ahead or
relax with an evening sundowner.
There is always plenty to do. Nowhere on the Isle of Wight is more
than about half an hour's drive from Arreton which is near the
middle of the Island, a few miles to the south of Newport, the main
town on the Island.
cycle route from Cowes to Sandown (A23) runs through Arreton close
to Blandings offering the perfect location for cyclists. Cycles and
equipment are available for hire in the village and can be delivered
to Blandings ready for your use.
Surrounded by trees, in a delightful rural setting with pleasant
views of the surrounding downs and countryside, Blandings is
registered with the local Island Tourist Board and the AA with a
prestigious four diamond rating. We are also members of Wight Farm
and Country Holidays. The accommodation is completely self contained
with its own entrance.
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