We've tried to make Mole End a home away from home: the kitchen is equipped with a mixture of traditional and groovy gear, with the emphasis on practicality; lounging opportunities are legion, whether in the living room, upstairs snug or outside on the terrace; bedrooms are cosily furnished; and we've subjected the sea views to minute examination to ensure they pass muster.
We love spending time here – we hope you will too.
Everyone wants a good night's sleep on holiday, and the bedrooms at Mole End are designed to give you just that.
There's room for up to four people in two bedrooms – one kingsize and two singles. Both rooms have luxurious beds, warm furnishings and extensive built-in wardrobe space, and the sea views from the master bedroom are simply magnificent.
If necessary, a fifth person can sleep on the foldout bed which can go in the curtained snug area or either of the bedrooms.
Holiday eating should be a pleasurable and relaxing experience, whether you cook for yourselves or order in a takeaway.
We've equipped the kitchen to cover any eventuality – a full English breakfast to set you up for a hearty walk on the coastal path, a succulent roast in the Aga (don't panic – there's a conventional oven too), or fish and chips spread out on the large kitchen table.
The dining area is spacious and relaxed, and if you want to eat outside you can always marinade some Dunsbury Farm lamb chops and chuck them on the barbecue.
There's plenty of room at Mole End for everyone to relax together or separately.
We like to sit on the terrace with a cup of coffee, watching the stately progress of the cruise liners as they snail their way towards far-flung climes; it's also hard to resist the honeysuckle-covered arbour seat – perfect for curling up with a book.
After a long day's walk along the coastal path you can lie back in the luxurious bath for a good soak and a G&T; or plan your next day's activities with the huge Isle of Wight map on the wall in the snug.
The sitting room is perfect for autumn evenings or if the weather's not behaving: throw a log on the wood-burning stove and slump on the sofa for a DVD-fest or settle in for a board game. We've also provided plenty of books for adults and kids. You can even play chess on the checkerboard-patterned kitchen table.
"Any man from America or Australia might take one glance at the island as something on a map, and then decide to give it a couple of hours. But you can spend days exploring the Isle of Wight, which, if you are really interested, begins magically enlarging itself for you."