Blandings is part of Horringford Gardens, a diversified horticultural business and the home of Erica and Robin Oulton. The business involves vegetable growing, production and distribution of Erica’s Homemade, a range of artisan preserves and includes a B & B and a self catering cottage. There is an abundance of wildlife, badgers, foxes, millions of rabbits and half a dozen tame red squirrels, ducks chickens and a host of birds that feed regularly in the gardens. Several of the squirrels have names. There is Blondie who has a platinum blonde tail and Stumpy who has no tail at all, amongst others.
Blandings is set within a small group of farm buildings converted in 2001. Whilst keeping its rural character, Blandings offers every modern comfort in a twin or double room with en suite bath and shower. There is a fridge, TV, radio and all modern comforts including tea and coffee making facilities. 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.
Situated on the edge of one of the Isle of Wight's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Blandings is set in secluded gardens with views of neighbouring Newchurch and the Downs. Centrally located, it is ideally based for expeditions to explore the Island and enjoy its many amenities, it is within easy reach of all the Island's best resorts. Newport, the Island's 'capital', with its shops, multiplex cinema, restaurants and pubs is a ten-minute drive away. The yachting centre of Cowes is only twenty minutes away and ample storage for sails, dinghies, etc., can be provided if required. With direct access to the A23 cross Island cycle track, Horringford lies at the heart of the Island's extensive network of bridleways, cycle and footpaths, giving access to some of the most beautiful and remote parts of the Island. None of the Island's beaches is more than a short drive.
The price is for two guests and includes Erica's delicious full English breakfast using our own fresh eggs and mostly Island grown and reared produce. Our prices are the same year round.
- Alarm clock
- Colour television
- Free High speed internet connection
- Free Wireless internet connection
- Internet access
- Ironing board
- Pets allowed
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Bathtub/shower combination