Willses is an enchanting 16th century thatched cottage situated in Brighstone, on the Isle of Wight. It is perfectly located for walking, cycling, fossil hunting, sea swimming, and even paragliding if you are brave enough. It is also an ideally situated stepping-stone to start out from if you are looking to explore this wonderful island. The cottage and its grounds have recently undergone a huge no-expense-spared renovation to restore it to its former glory whilst adding a few of the modern touches we all take for granted nowadays.
Brighstone village is situated in the scenic, rural south west of the island known locally as ‘Back o’ the Wight’. It is perfectly located with the Jurassic coast just 10 minutes walk away, famous for its concentrated number of dinosaur fossils. Alternatively with the sweeping Downs on the doorstep ramblers can join the Tennyson Trail in 10 minutes and explore Brighstone Forest or walk the Warrior Trail. Mottistone Manor & Gardens is a National Trust property and only 5 minutes drive away.
The village also boasts a wonderful Village Shop, open 7 days a week incorporating a delicatessen with local produce, a bakery and a post office, there is also a newsagents, museum, and a wonderful giftshop. The Three Bishops pub is 5 minutes walk from the B&B and has a nice beer garden and offers ‘pub grub’. There is a bus stop outside the village shop with 6 services through the day running from Newport to Alum Bay via Freshwater.
Willses B&B offers a double room with ensuite or a twin room with ensuite together with a newly converted self catering Barn accommodating two adults. The Barn features a bedroom which can be arranged with twin beds or as a superking with an ensuite. There is a kitchen, living & dining area offering a cosy and comfortable living arrangement and an outside seating area. All our guests are invited to enjoy our lovely garden if they have time. There is also free wifi throughout the property and private parking on site.
We are very happy to accommodate one small or medium sized very well behaved dog in our barn if you would like to holiday with your four legged friend.
- Number of Rooms / Units
|Room / Unit Type||Room / Unit Tariff*|
|Badger Run||from £75.00 to £85.00 per room per night (breakfast included)|
|Garden View||from £85.00 to £95.00 per room per night (breakfast included)|
|The Barn (Self Catering)||£105.00 per unit per night|
*June 1st - September 30th:
Garden View: £95 per night
Badger Run (As two single beds): £85 per night
Badger Run (As a Double): £85 per night
The Barn (Self-catering) - £105 per night - please enquire for a price for your stay. We offer special rates based on a 7 night stay from 1 May until 30 September.
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
- Cater for vegetarians
- Early breakfast available
- Serve breakfast
- Special diets catered for
- Vegans catered for
- Vegetarians catered for
Children & Infants
- No children allowed
- Adults only
- Beach / Coast within walking distance
- Beach/Coast 10 min walking distance
- Beach/Coast 20 min walking distance
- Central heating throughout
- Garden / Grounds for visitors use
- LGBT Friendly
- No Pets
- No smoking in dining area
- Open on bank holidays
- Prior Booking Recommended
- Real log/coal fires
- Wireless Internet Access
- Eating Out Within Walking Distance
- Fitness facilities close by
- Golf Course close by
Parking & Transport
- Bus stop within walking distance
- Car parking
- Free parking
- Off-road parking
- On Site Car Parking
- On site parking
- Secure cycle parking
- Cash Accepted
- Country house
- Countryside Setting
- In countryside
- No smoking
- Non smoking establishment
- Of historic, literary or architectural interest
Room / Unit Features
- All rooms non-smoking
- Colour Television all rooms
- Colour Television some rooms
- Digital TV
- Digital TV Some Rooms
- Drying facilities
- Hairdryer all rooms
- Hairdryer available
- Hairdryer in all bedrooms
- Internet access all rooms
- Non smoking rooms available
- Satellite TV all rooms
- Sea View some rooms
- Shaver Point/s
- Showers all rooms
- Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
- Tea and coffee making all rooms
- Baggage Storage
- Cyclists welcome
- Marketed as green/environmentally friendly
- Short breaks available
- Special provisions for cyclists
- Special provisions for lone female travellers
- Special provisions for walkers
- Walkers Welcome
Travel & Trade
- Packed lunches available
- Wi-fi available
Map & Directions
From East Cowes ferry, second exit at roundabout onto Well Road, A3021, A3054 to Newport, town centre, Pyle Street, B3323 to Shorwell, B3399 to Brighstone.
From Fishbourne ferry, B3339 (Fishbourne lane), A3054 to Newport, town centre, Pyle Street, B3323 to Shorwell, B3399 to Brighstone.
From Yarmouth ferry, A3054 to Totland, A3055 to Freshwater, B3399 to Brighstone.
Public Transport Directions
From West Cowes Red Jet Hi-speed ferry : No 1 bus route to Newport and change to No. 12 to Brighstone.
From Ryde Catamaran/Hovertravel: No. 9 bus route to Newport and change to No. 12 to Brighstone.
From Yarmouth ferry: No. 7 to Freshwater and change to No. 12 to Brighstone.
For further bus information please contact Southern Vectis at www.islandbuses.info/ or +44 0871 200 2233 (bus times) / +44 01983 827000 (head office).
RESTAURANT / BREAKFAST / DINING ROOM
BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS: GENERAL
This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.
|Closed (1 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019)|
|Open (1 May 2019 - 30 Sept 2019)|
* Closed Christmas & New Year.