The magnificent south west coast of the Isle of Wight
The south west coast of the Isle of Wight is noted for being the least populated and most beautiful part of the Island. The Old Brewhouse is fortunate in its position within this area. Here it lies protected within vast stretches of Outstanding Natural Beauty and nestled beside fields which hold special scientific interest for their rare flowers and butterflies.
Located along the sandy beaches of Brook Bay is the Best Kept village of Brook, with its south-facing exposure and uninterrupted sea views. The seaside village of Brook is ideally situated for accessing the Island’s extensive network of coastal paths, downland walks and superb cycling routes. The Lonely Planet guidebook even lists Island cycling as some of the best in the world.
The Old Brewhouse is easily found just off of the historic Military Road which runs along the south coast of the Island and hosts an hourly bus for visitors travelling to and from the central town of Newport where they will find supermarkets, cinemas, theatres, sports facilities, restaurants and excellent art museums.
The ideal holiday destination
Residents of Brook are fortunate to have the popular Sun Inn Pub within easy walking distance where they can enjoy local fare along with stunning sea views. Brook Bay itself is well-known to paleontologists and greatly appreciated by budding dinosaur fans who come to search for fossils and footprints on ‘Dinosaur Island’.
Further along the coast is the Victorian town of Ventnor with its many antique shops and the seaside town of Sandown, with its famous Dinosaur Museum. The Island also boasts a Roman Villa in Brading, an aquarium at Fort Victoria and several amusement parks such as Blackgang Chine, Robin Hill, Flamingo Park, Amazon World, the Needles Country Park.
It must be said that the walking, cycling and sailing on the island are second to none. Every year the Island hosts the country’s largest walking festival, the world’s oldest sailing regatta and some of the most popular cycling events in the country. The Old Brewhouse is the perfect location from which to view the thousands of yachts which sail round the island every summer- or for just soaking up the sunshine in a peaceful garden – for the Island also boasts the sunniest weather in England.
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