Situated just a few minutes from the historic Carisbrooke Castle with it s panoramic views over Newport and the surrounding countryside. Only 5 mins walk to the local village, convenience store, post office, pubs with great food and a fabulous Italian restaurant. 10-15 mins stroll into Newport town centre, Good central location for rambling, walking and cycling around the Island . All beaches within 20-30 mins drive br / br / br / br / Castle Lodge currently has eight rooms to let in total. Singles,twins, double and a family suite. br / br / br / br / Geographically located in the centre of the Island, Newport is its principal town and main shopping centre. Excellent roads and bus services make it easy to reach from anywhere on the Island and the Southern Vectis bus terminus is right in the centre of town. Enjoy browsing in the major chain stores or the many individual and intriguing little shops to be found in the lanes leading off the High Street and two main squares. br / br / br / br / Newport has two elegant squares and many fine town houses date from Georgian and early Victorian times.. Historic buildings have been restored to provide the tiny Apollo Theatre in Pyle Street and the Quay Arts Centre, housed in former warehouses, on the western bank of the river, where you will find pubs, sports facilities and a cycle way to Cowes. Leisure sports are available at Seaclose Park and at the nearby Mountbatten Centre, a modern complex with indoor swimming pool, theatre and adjoining Arboretum. br / br / br / br / The town center has a variety of cafe, bars , restaurants and night life to suit all ages. There is a multiplex cinema showing all the latest movies, seven days a week. br / br / Newport holds a market every Tuesday along with a local farmers market on a Friday, both held in and around St Thomas s square.