Perched cosily under the tops of the National Trust s St Catherine s Down and gazing down over the beautiful rural Isle of Wight countryside towards the waters of the Solent the ten-acre Farm is hidden away well off beaten tracks and more than a mile from the nearest main road on the southern side of the Island. From here and from the Downs at our doors you can see everything ... yet hear nothing but the odd rabbit thumping across the lawn a pigeon chortling or the woodpeckers dining in the trees. br / br / br / br / Our peaceful surroundings however hide the opportunity for plenty of action. The Downs of the isle of Wight are full of history-from ancient burial mounds and a medieval lighthouse to one of Britain s most amusing Victorian follies - and full of opportunities for leisurely exploration. A network of the Island s well-known bridleways and footpaths crosses various parts of the property and there is direct access to over a hundred miles of the finest and best-maintained footpaths riding tracks and mountain-bike trails in Britain. br / br / br / br / A twenty-minute stroll across the Downs (or a very much shorter car trip) brings you to the nearby village of Niton with its charming shops and friendly pubs while a little further on you come to the famously picturesque village of Godshill with its much-photographed thatched roofs and celebrated cream teas. The Isle of Wight coastal towns of Sandown Shanklin and Ventnor - famous as holiday venues from Victorian times -- with their glorious beaches and their cliff walks are just a short drive away.