Rosemary Cottage is located in the pretty of village of Newchurch in an area known as Langbridge. It is only 15 minutes drive from the capital town Newport on the Isle of Wight and the Wightlink ferry crossings near Ryde. The popular beach resorts of Sandown and Shanklin are 10 minutes away. The stunning scenery of the West Wight is within easy reach.
Newchurch is home to the 11th Century "All Saints" church and an 18th Century pub. The 'Pointer Inn' Newchurch has won 'Island Lifes' Dining Pub of the Year 2 years running and serves excellent home cooked food and real ales. What's even better is it is within walking distance from Rosemary Cottage!
Rosemary Cottage Bed and Breakfast is situated alongside the River Yar which flows through Langbridge. A disused railway line runs adjacent to Rosemary Cottage and is now part of the National Cycle Network and known as 'Route 23.' This cycle track is relatively flat and accessed immediately from our gates. It is ideal for walkers and cyclists with interests in birds, flora and fauna and other wildlife to be spotted.
The cycle path extends in one direction from Rosemary Cottage towards Alverstone and its Wetland Nature Reserve then onto Sandown Bay. In the other direction, Merstone with its 'Troll Trail', Newport and its shops and the popular sailing centre of Cowes can be found.
Newchurch is home to the extremely popular Garlic Farm who have been growing delicious Isle of Wight garlic for over 30 years. The Garlic Farm Shop is a must visit where all garlic goodies and gadgets can be purchased. The newly opened Garlic Farm Cafe serves amazing food with locally sourced produce wherever possible. From the Garlic Farm you can take the 'Farm walk' and stroll around the well-stocked fishing lakes. Rosemary Cottage Bed and Breakfast customers can enjoy a days fishing for a small charge.
There is a rural bus service which runs through Langbridge or you can jump on the open top 'Downs Tour' bus for great views of the surrounding countryside.
For budding star-gazers the Vectis Astronomical Society is a stones throw away. Weekly meetings can be attended and with no light pollution you can experience stunning views of the stars above Newchurch.
Other local attractions in our vicinity include Amazon World which hosts rare and endangered species and is dedicated to the survival of our tropical rain forests. Robin Hill Country Park with its downland walks, wildlife and picnic areas, can also be enjoyed during the summer months.