Santa Maria, Ryde, Isle of Wight
a leisurely stroll along Ryde’s promenade, enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the beach or explore the many shops, restaurants and café’s the town has to offer.
Havenstreet is the home of the Isle of Wight Steam railway which is a short walk from the cottage, and one of the islands premier attractions is the theme park Robin Hill which is approximately 3 miles away.
Visible from the balcony are the towers of Osborne House the royal seaside palace where Queen Victoria lived with Prince Albert and their nine children.
There are a number of attractions nearby to suit all the family, including wildlife centres, a zoo, vineyards, castle, adventure/theme parks, traditional pottery and glass making, lavender farm, garlic farm and NT homes and gardens.
Visitors who love outdoor pursuits will find plenty to do exploring the extensive network of quiet country roads, footpaths, bridleways and cycle tracks.
Other outdoor pursuits include birdwatching, horse riding, golf, watersports, go-carts, paintballing, sailing and fishing.
Also, both children and adults will enjoy a great range of dinosaur attractions and activities available on the island, with opportunities for dinosaur and fossil enthusiasts.
These include museums such as the award-winning Dinosaur Isle, fossil hunts with experts such as Dinosaur Fossil Hunts and Footprint Tours, and also beaches such as Brook and Compton where you can discover your own fossils!
A wonderful cottage, Santa Maria can be enjoyed throughout the year and is festively decorated for guests at Christmas and the New Ye