For a local I don’t get over to the Isle of Wight nearly enough but all this is going to change now because The Grey Traveller has happened on the Caledon Guest House in beautiful classy Cowes on the northern tip of the Isle Of Wight.
I booked online a few weeks before visiting and Mark the host was kind enough to text me to check on my arrival time to ensure that there would be someone there to greet he who likes to think he is obeyed and myself.
With an easy Wightlink sail from Portsmouth to Fishboune we were soon ensconced in our home from home on Mill Hill Road. Plenty of parking but being so close to the town and seafront we didn’t feel the urge to drive. As the name of the road suggests we had a nice downward stroll to Cowes on our first evening and were ever so pleasantly surprised at the choice and good quality eateries to choose from. We are walkers so being so close to the Isle of Wight coastal path suited us just fine.
Our room in the Caledon Guest House was comfortable, light and airy with a TV and refreshment tray. They pride theirselves on using local produce for breakfast which was incredibly filling and yummy. There were lots of different Tea pigs teas to try too!
The hosts are incredibly friendly and will answer any questions that you have I’m sure. Mark told us a little of the history of this beautiful Victorian house (so conveniently located for us) and apparently it was once the home of an alchemist I believe (hope I got that right Mark).
So The Grey Traveller will be island hopping again soon to see hosts Mark and Andrea and to do a little more of that glorious coastal path.