Harriet Hue at The Caledon Guest House - Open Studios 2014 Isle of Wight

This weekend The Caledon is hosting the amazing Isle of Wight Artist Harriet Hue for the Isle of Wight Open Studios 2014.

This brilliant event showcases the many talented artists on the Isle of Wight over 2 weekends. To read more visit www.isleofwightarts.com/openstudios/ where you can view all the artists taking part in this years event and download a copy of the 2014 yearbook.

Come and meet Harriet in person at The Caledon from 10am to 5pm on the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st July.

59 Mill Hill Road, Cowes, PO31 7EG. 01983 293599

The Caledon Guest House
www.the-caledon.co.uk

The Caledon is in The Guardian!

Who’d have thought it?! We have a very small but oh so exciting mention in The Guardian!

Never mind the fabulous article on cycling on the Isle of Wight, and all the great things it will do for tourism here on our sunny isle, just head straight to the bottom to find us!

Just kidding….in all seriousness, this is something we are really excited about. Isle of Wight Tourism are busy promoting ‘Bicycle Island’ this year, as the Isle of Wight really is a fantastic place to cycle and we want everyone to know about it!

Did you know that the Isle of Wight is listed in Lonely Planet’s “Top 10 World Cycling Routes”?

As part of the Bicycle Island initiative, The Caledon Guest House has been awarded a grant to help build a brand new cycle store in our grounds, with secure, lockable racking for up to 12 bikes. 

This is fantastic news for us! We already consider ourselves bicycle friendly accommodation and have lots of happy cyclists come and stay with us each year. The Caledon is right on the Round the Island route and as keen cyclists ourselves we are always on hand to offer help and advice, and our fantastic Island breakfasts are sure to set you up for the day.

We are really looking forward to improving the service we offer and providing bigger and better storage facilities. Watch this space for construction updates…

The Caledon Guest House
www.the-caledon.co.uk

The Isle of Wight County Show 2014

Another fabulous sunny weekend at The Isle of Wight County Show. Great to find out more about Island country life and farming and see so many animals up close and personal, who knew bulls were sooo enormous???

Lovely food stalls, rides for the kids, dog show, ponies, falconry display and show jumping! One for the diary next year :-)

For more info, go to Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society website www.riwas.org.uk

The Caledon Guest House
www.the-caledon.co.uk

JP Morgan Round the Island Race 2014
A very slow but sunny race this year, with the winners, Team Richard Mille, taking nearly 9 hours! Phew! Ben Ainslie won last year taking only 2hrs 52mins!
Lots of happy, sun kissed faces came home though, so there must have been just enough breeze out there. The JP Morgan team staying at The Caledon were very pleased with third place in their group. 
Beautiful photo taken off The Needles by Thierry Martinez Photographe, and some fab pics here.
The Caledon Guest Housewww.the-caledon.co.uk

JP Morgan Round the Island Race 2014

A very slow but sunny race this year, with the winners, Team Richard Mille, taking nearly 9 hours! Phew! Ben Ainslie won last year taking only 2hrs 52mins!

Lots of happy, sun kissed faces came home though, so there must have been just enough breeze out there. The JP Morgan team staying at The Caledon were very pleased with third place in their group. 

Beautiful photo taken off The Needles by Thierry Martinez Photographe, and some fab pics here.

The Caledon Guest House
www.the-caledon.co.uk

Isle of Wight Festival 2014

Another fabulous Isle of WIght Festival! Perfect sunny weather and discovering some top new bands made it one of the best in our 10 years here! Amber Run and The Struts were definite highlights, with James Walsh from Star Sailor and Calvin Harris big faves too.

Thanks as usual to all our lovely guests for making it such a fun weekend, and for looking after our house…no mud this year, yay! Fab to see some of you again and great to meet you newbies, see you again next year!!

The Caledon Guest House
www.the-caledon.co.uk

A great day out at Carisbrooke Castle!

We really enjoyed ourselves at Carisbrooke Castle over the school holidays. Set amongst stunning scenery, the castle is beautifully preserved with something for everyone. Our kids particularly loved the wall walk which goes all around the walls of the castle, the donkeys and the seemingly bottomless well - throw in a penny and wait for the splash, it takes ages!

Come and stay with us at The Caledon Guest House in Cowes, just 15 mins drive away.

Have a read on the English Heritage website for more info.

Thrilled to receive the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for the fifth year running! Thanks to all our fabulous guests for taking the time to post such lovely reviews, it really does mean the world to us! xxx
The Caledon Guest Housewww.the-caledon.co.uk

Thrilled to receive the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for the fifth year running! Thanks to all our fabulous guests for taking the time to post such lovely reviews, it really does mean the world to us! xxx

The Caledon Guest House
www.the-caledon.co.uk

Brawn’s of Cowes is now a French Brasserie!

If you’re looking for somewhere fresh and new to go in Cowes, then head on over to the friendly team at Brawn’s. New owner and chef Charlie has lovingly refurbished the place (even making his own tables, very impressed!) and Brawn’s is no longer a tapas restaurant but a lovely French Brasserie! 

Mark and I had a fab meal there last week; the guinea fowl was delicious, the chocolate mousse amazing and the wine spot on! Yummy!

We will definitely be back and recommending Brawns to all our guests at The Caledon.

Thanks Charlie for a lovely evening :)

The Caledon Guest House
www.the-caledon.co.uk

Our beautiful new ensuite doubles and twin bedrooms are selling like hot cakes, so if you’re thinking of staying with us this summer then get booking to avoid disappointment :-)
The Caledon Guest Housewww.the-caledon.co.uk

Our beautiful new ensuite doubles and twin bedrooms are selling like hot cakes, so if you’re thinking of staying with us this summer then get booking to avoid disappointment :-)

The Caledon Guest House
www.the-caledon.co.uk

If you’re looking for something different to do while you’re here on our lovely Island, why not try a silver jewellery making day with the lovely Lauren at Little Joy Workshop in Ryde. 

Set in a beautiful studio, just off the high street, Lauren is super friendly and talks you through every aspect of silversmithing. My mum and I went together, we were complete beginners and it was a lovely, relaxing way to spend the day. 

We both thought that the course was brilliant value for money and we were amazed to come away having made a gorgeous piece of jewellery that we actually want to wear! Can’t wait to go again :)

The Caledon Guest House