Meadow­view
Holidays

Our location

A few minutes walk from the site lies the village of Niton. Niton is a pretty village with a long history which can be seen from the wonderful array of thatched and stone cottages and Victorian houses, that line the small roads. There is a well stocked convenience store, a local Newsagents and Tea Room, a Chemist shop and a wonderful store selling local crafts and many other items.

There is also a beautiful village church, St John the Baptist.

Those looking for a step back in history will be charmed by Niton.

Holidays aren't complete without a visit ot the local pub of course. Indeed, Niton has it's own pub, The White Lion, set in the heart of the village which offers a friendly atmostphere and a good menu. In fact, those looking to eat out are spoilt for choice with a number of excellent pub restaurants in the area. The White Horse in the village of Whitwell (two miles down the road) has an extensive menu and is reknowned for its excellent food. The White Mouse in Blackgang is very family friendly with plenty of space.

Of course if it's history you are after, then wander down to The Buddle in Niton Undercliffe (20 minute walk) . The 16th Century Buddle Inn, is reputed to be one of the oldest on the island island and carries many stories of local smugglers because of it's close proximity to Puckaster Cove with it's hidded rocky inlets. Indeed, you can walk down to Puckaster Cove to see for yourself!

Of course there are many good walks leading from Meadowview and the surrounding area. National Trust land and an array of footpaths lie a few strides away from the site. From the site, you can walk up to St Catherines Down where at the peak of the hill is St Catherines Oratory, locally known as the "Pepperpot", a stone lighthouse built in the 14th century by Walter De Godeton. It is the second oldest lighthouse in the British Islands. There is also a Bronze Age barrow nearby.

Of course, The Pepperpot no longer serves as a Lighthouse. There is now a lighthouse built to the west of Niton at the foot of the Undercliffe which can also be walked to (or a 5 minute drive). This was built in 1837 after the wreck of the Clarendon, as St Catherines point was notorious for sea fogs and ship wrecks.

There are are a number of books and sites offering suggestions for walking in this area. Some further help may be found here -

And of course with all these open spaces, your dog will have a holiday, too! Meadowview welcomes dogs, although we do ask that they are kept on the lead around the caravans. Need a wash and brush up for your muddy doggy before you go home? Try Cottage Canines in Whitwell for a friendly, professional service.

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