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Family adventures on the Isle of Wight

Visit this wild and windswept isle for a series of exciting challenges


Posted: 30 May 2013
by Fiona McKim


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Accomodation

Long-gone are the days when eco-friendly accommodation was synonymous with ramshackle, basic lodgings and suspect bathroom facilities. Today’s conscientious Isle Of Wight visitor can stay in style and luxury in an idyllic rural location at Niton Barns.

Set in a village that the phrase chocolate box could have been invented for, these converted 16th century barns are loaded with luxury touches we wished we could transplant back to our home. Undefloor heating and enormous wet-room showers were a particular highlight, while the development’s commitment to sustainability ensures your family can sleep easy on the (obscenely comfortable) beds knowing respect is being paid to the beautiful island on which you rest.

Locally, amongst Niton’s thatched roofs and quaint tea shops, The Buddle Inn is a sturdy smugglers pub, with roaring fires, live music and a nice line in hearty pub grub. Sitting down with a glass of chilled white wine, succulent local fishcake while young and old alike boogie along to a local troubadour is the perfect restorative evening after an active adventurous day.

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