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An eco-friendly New Year break

Ease yourself into 2012 with a relaxing break on the Isle Of Wight

Posted: 20 December 2011
by Fiona McKim

After the presents have been exchanged, the Christmas films watched and the final leftover turkey sandwich devoured, many of us are left feeling slightly deflated (or should that be inflated?) and looking for a refreshing break.

With a journey time of 35 minutes from Portsmouth by ferry, the Isle Of Wight could be just the place for a cheeky little getaway before the school term begins. With picture perfect British scenery for long strolls and amazing local produce stocking the many cosmopolitan gastropubs and restaurants, families seeking a revitalising yet still chilled-out start to the year should find this chic little island fits the bill nicely.

For eco friendly luxury accomodation, try Niton Barns, located in the picturesque village of Niton in South Wight. The five-star converted Haven Cottage is full of character yet contemporary in design, welcomes children as well as dogs and is heated by green sources. You can even arrange for a hamper of delicious local meats, cakes and wine to greet you on arrival for a gourmet New Year soiree.

Departing on 28 December, a family of six can enjoy six nights self-catering in Haven Cottage from just £95 per person (saving £250).

For further details call Wight Link on 0871 376 0013 or visit

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