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Tel code: 01983 | code search
Postcode: PO30 | code search
Population: 370
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The small village of Gatcombe is the ideal hideaway for visitors seeking rest and relaxation in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Located in the centre of the island and surrounded by farmland, Gatcombe lies in a valley at the foot of the downs' richly wooded hillsides. The village provides an excellent base for exploring the countryside on horseback, by bicycle or on foot. There are great walking opportunities around these parts. Visitors will enjoy a gentle stroll along the bridle path passing the old water mill, or to neighbouring villages such as Chillerton and Rookley. Carisbrooke Castle is less than three miles away. The experienced hiker is spoilt for choice, with a network of routes leading to some of the island's most spectacular coastal scenery. The "Tennyson Trail" is especially popular, ending at Alum Bay in the west. Here, there are wonderful views out over the dramatic sea stacks, The Needles, and the famous multi-coloured sand cliffs. Gatcombe is an unusually tranquil village, without so much as a pub, and the 13th Century church of St Olave adds to the feeling of timelessness. However, shopping and entertainment are close to hand in Newport, the capital town, less than four miles away.

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Freewaters Cottage (0.62 miles)

Freewaters Cottage

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Enjoying glorious views in an area of outstanding natural beauty, this delightful, single storey, converted dairy nestles at the head of a secluded valley in the picturesque ... More

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The Chequers Inn (1.55 miles)

The Chequers Inn
The Chequers Inn is a friendly country pub set in the idyllic countryside of the Isle of Wight and although it has many modern facilities, it still retains its traditional character.

The pub offers an extensive ... More | visit website
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NorthCourt (2.54 miles)

NorthCourt
NorthCourt is very much a family home and will be best appreciated by those who enjoy a peaceful country atmosphere in a historic setting.

NorthCourt was built in 1615 by the deputy Governor of the Island, ... More | visit website
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Braunstone House (2.67 miles)

Braunstone House
Braunstone House Hotel is located in Newport, the capital town of the Isle of Wight. An elegant Georgian building restored to many of it's original features including oak panelled bedrooms, secluded walled garden and fine ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Newport Isle of Wight (2.72 miles)

Travelodge Newport Isle of Wight is located in the heart of Newport, which is an ideal location for business and leisure travellers who need quick and easy access to the town centre and its surrounding ... More | visit website

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Gothic View Gourmet B&B (3.08 miles)

Gothic View Gourmet B&B
Gothic View is an old Chapel dating back to 1884 it still retains many of its original features such as the rose windows and lovely gothic doors. The Chapel is situated in the rural countryside but ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Isle of Wight Newport (3.12 miles)

Premier Inn Isle of Wight Newport
For shops and local amenities Newport city centre is only 1 mile away. Our Isle Of Wight (Newport) Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room and an onsite Table Table restaurant ... More | visit website
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Godshill Park Farm House (3.47 miles)

Godshill Park Farm House
The house has been providing guest accommodation since at least the 1960's - we occasionally get callers who tell us they used to stay here when they were children. The farm's location in an ... More | visit website
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Appuldurcombe Holiday Cottages (4.09 miles)

Appuldurcombe Holiday Cottages
5 Cottages - Once the grandest and most striking house on the Isle of Wight, Appuldurcombe's 18th century baroque elegance is still notable today in the partly restored building. The very individual and picturesque stone ... More | visit website
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Hermitage Court Farm (4.13 miles)

Hermitage Court Farm

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Hermitage Court Farm is the Isle of Wight’s most secluded and tranquil Bed and Breakfast accommodation: the ideal place in which to get away from the hustle and bustle of ... More

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