The small village of Rookley is located in the heart of the Isle of Wight and is a great destination for those looking for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. A Rookley holiday can also offer a range of activities with the popular resort of Rookley Country Park right on its doorstep. Travellers will find that a Rookley holiday rental cottage is the perfect base for either simply relaxing or indulging in a range of outdoor pursuits. No matter what kind of holiday you have in mind, you will leave the island after staying in a Rookley holiday rental cottage with plenty of wonderful memories of your stay.
The village of Rookley is a perfect place for simply relaxing and watching the world go by. If you are feeling energetic you can enjoy a spot of sailing, fishing, walking or cycling. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, a Rookley holiday is also the ideal option for keen photographers and painters as there is a range of wonderful subjects to be enjoyed there.
If you can tear yourself away from your comfortable Rookley holiday rental cottage it is worth taking the 5 minute journey north to the town of Newport. One of the most prominent attractions to be found in the town is the Newport Roman Villa. Discovered in 1926, the Roman villa was built in 280 AD and is thought to have been owned by a wealthy farmer. The villa has various artefacts to be seen as well as beautifully preserved mosaics and one of the best preserved examples of a bath suite in the whole of Britain.
For those who are interested in taking a Rookley holiday they will be pleased to hear that the Isle of Wight has an almost sub-tropical climate which means that there are warm summers and mild winters. The best time of year to have a Rookley holiday rental cottage are the months of July and August when the average daytime temperature reaches a reasonable 19°C. During the winter months, January and February are usually the coldest with the daytime temperature dropping to around 8°C.
direct flights to the Isle of Wight unless you have your own small plane. If this is the case then you could land at either Bembridge Airport or Sandown Airport on the island. Most people embarking on a Rookley holiday arrive at Southampton Airport (SOU) and then take a ferry of hovercraft over to the island. Several flight operators offer regular, cheap flights to Southampton such as Eastern Airways, British Airways and Flybe. Passengers can depart from a number of other UK airports including Edinburgh (EDI), Newcastle(NCL), Leeds (LBA), Manchester (MAN) and Liverpool (LPL)