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The inland settlement of Rookley may look like the sleepy village that time forgot - the old schoolhouse has been converted into a private dwelling, and Rookley Brickyard, the island's last remaining brickworks, closed in 1974 - but visitors flock to the area for two reasons. One is the 20-acre Rookley Country Park, a caravan and chalet centre set in glorious surroundings with coarse fishing lakes, a putting green, swimming pools, bars, restaurants and activities and entertainment for all the family. Rookley's other great attraction is the Chequers Inn, a country pub that blends traditional charm with contemporary quality. A former smugglers' den - where the scoundrels reputedly hid illegal spirits under layers of fish - it's recommended by the CAMRA Good Beer Guide, and has been declared the National Family Pub Of The Year by the Good Pub Guide. Customers might work off a hearty lunch at the Lake Farm riding stables, located close by. From Rookley, there are stimulating walks to Chillerton and Godshill, a quaint, picture-postcard village whose twisting roads and thatched cottages are overlooked by a 15th Century hilltop church. Here, the intricately detailed Model Village is worth visiting, in the gardens of the Old Vicarage.

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The Chequers Inn (0.77 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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Freewaters Cottage (1.53 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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Godshill Park Farm House (2.60 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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Gothic View Gourmet B&B (3.05 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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Braunstone House (3.08 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 (3.12 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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NorthCourt (3.23 miles)

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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Appuldurcombe Holiday Cottages (3.25 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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Premier Inn Isle of Wight Newport (3.46 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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Hermitage Court Farm (3.82 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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