The Lodge was just perfect for us, it had everything we needed, and was spotlessly clean. Good kitchen, great bathroom, nice sized lounge and bedroom.
It's located just off the beaten track, in the grounds of the owners property.
We walked into Ryde everyday, took about 15-20 minutes via the very useful shortcut through the woods.
Gilly and Dave were very welcoming and friendly, they shared lots of local knowledge. We loved it that Bali wagged his tail continually.
Thank you Gilly for giving me a glass of your damson liqueur, it went down a treat.
We had a great week here, and look forward to coming back.
Arrived at the Lodge with the help of Gill's very good directions. First impression was such a peaceful location. Greeted by Gill and the lovely Bali. That's their dog! The Lodge has everything you need. A home away from home in a beautiful setting. Grounds well looked after with a fish pond in a tranquil setting. Ryde is a few minutes drive away but it feels you are in your own little world here. Gill and Dave very helpful and booked us into a restaurant on a very busy night and that was very good. Highly recommend the Lodge and will be back but for longer next time.
I'm beyond impressed with this place. The chalet is set in the grounds of the owners property which is just far enough off the beaten track to feel like you are in the middle of nowhere when you are are actually right in the middle of everything. Our hosts were lovely and unobtrusive. The chalet is warm comfy and cosy. A very good kitchen, we cooked up a storm every night. Bathroom is a wet room with an awesome shower. The grounds are stunning... I could go on.... The Isle of Wight was a complete surprise to us both. Its beautiful. Thanks Gilly and Dave we will be back!!
Need to switch off for a few days ? This is the place ! Only a mile from Ryde centre , but feels like you're in the middle of the countryside . A lovely retreat , even when it's pouring down . Our week flew by and thanks to Gill and Dave we were pointed towards some excellent eateries . Best of all of these was Michaelangelo`s, a family run Italian restaurant . Strolling to Appley Beach was also well worth the effort . All in all , a real " Stress Buster " .
The gardens are beautiful and peaceful. An excellent location, easy to get to Ryde with a choice of restaurants. The lodge was beautifully furnished and had everything we needed. Gill, Dave and Bali were friendly and helpful, we had a lovely relaxing time, and hope to return. The garlic farm and festival were great, Rosemary's Vineyard was an interesting visit, with the largest slice of cake I've ever had! Thank you for your kindness Gill.
Gilly and Dave’s Lodge was an absolute delight!! Everything we needed and so much more. The Lodge is so peaceful and tranquil...situated in a fab place just a short drive from many beaches. Gill and Dave are such amazing hosts, friendly, kind and helpful. It really was a pleasure and we will most definitely be back!