Willses is an enchanting 16th century thatched cottage situated in Brighstone, on the Isle of Wight. It is perfectly located for walking, cycling, fossil hunting, sea swimming, and if you are brave enough even paragliding. It is also perfectly situated for starting from if you are looking to explore the wonderful Isle of Wight. The cottage is one of the oldest in Brighstone and is thought to date back to the 17th Century.  Willses and its grounds have undergone a huge no-expense-spared renovation to restore it to its former glory whilst adding a few of the modern touches we all take for granted nowadays.

Brighstone village is situated in the scenic, rural south west of the island known locally as ‘Back o’ the Wight’. It is perfectly located with the Jurassic coast just 10 minutes walk away, famous for its concentrated number of dinosaur fossils. Alternatively with the sweeping Downs on the doorstep ramblers can join the Tennyson Trail in 10 minutes and explore Brighstone Forest or walk the Warrior TrailMottistone Manor & Gardens is a National Trust property and only 5 minutes drive away.

The village also boasts a wonderful Village Shop, open 7 days a week incorporating a delicatessen with local produce, a bakery and a post office, there is also a newsagents, museum, and a wonderful giftshop.  The Three Bishops pub is 5 minutes walk from Willses and has a nice beer garden and offers ‘pub grub’.  There is a bus stop outside the village shop with 6 services through the day running from Newport to Alum Bay via Freshwater.