Almost half the Island is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Its small size means everywhere is within easy reach, and yet there are over 500 miles (800km) of coastal and rural footpaths and bridleways, NT and OS walks, waymarked trails, high downlands and steep chines, all ideal for cycling holidays and walking holidays on the Isle of Wight.
Niton lies at the Island's southern tip and enjoys some of the UK's sunniest summers - and mildest winters - thanks to its sheltered southerly aspect. A popular stop for walkers, the area contributes some truly dramatic scenery to the famous 60mile (95km) round-Island Coastal Path which passes right by the chalet.
Surrounded by pretty country lanes, Westcliff is also the ideal base for cyclists. For more of a challenge (and the chance to see some spectacular rugged coastline) there's the windswept old "Military Road" which stretches north from Niton and takes in cliffs, flats, peaks and valleys all the way up the West Coast to the Needles.
Fossil-hunters too are well-served (BBC's Dinosaur Island was filmed just up the coast), as are birdwatchers and naturalists with the nearby Undercliff offering habitat to many rare species.
For more traditional seaside pursuits, young families love to bask in nearby Ventnor Bay's safe beach and rockpools, while couples can seek out the Island's sleepy harbours and romantic inns. Several beautiful local coves are also tucked away just a short distance from the chalet.
Budding Alan Titchmarshes will want to sample the subtropical delights of Ventnor's Botanic Gardens... that's if they can tear themselves away from our own magnificent grounds! Swaying palm trees and bright mallow adorn the gorgeous well-tended slopes in the gardens, and the chalet itself offers wonderful picture-postcard views across the treetops to the sea.