Keats Cottage is a boutique b&b and restaurant offering a unique poetry and well-being experience. The b&b is located at the top of the Old Village in Shanklin, Isle of Wight, overlooking the theatre and within a 5 minute walk of the sea. The house was named after John Keats, an English Romantic poet who stayed at the then named Eglatine Cottage in the summer of 1819 and wrote some of his poems at this very property. His poetry, as well as Blake's, Shelley's, Byron's and Tennyson's after whom further rooms are named, is readily available at Keats Cottage.
Steeped in history and with parts of the building over 400 years old, Keats Cottage has been lovingly refurbished. All the rooms are equipped with modern amenities and we offer crisp linen, fluffy towels and luxurious toiletries. We believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you can enjoy a traditional English breakfast consisting of organic ingredients sourced from nearby farms as well as home-made bread & jams, delicious omelettes, creamy porridge or vitamin packed fruit smoothies to name just a few options!
David and Ewa having fallen in love with this old world charm and the generosity of the Islanders, decided to make Keats Cottage their home and open it up to families and history enthusiasts alike. We now look forward to welcoming you and showing you the magic of the place and to offering you an unforgettable and relaxing holiday on the Isle of Wight. For those of you from further afield, we are happy to converse in English, German & Polish.
The Keats Cottage Team - from left to right
Ewa - born in Poland & having worked in Chipping Campden and Bath, Ewa's love of cooking has taken her to the Isle of Wight with her husband and biggest critic - son Jack. She has recently discovered the wonders of vegetarian food and healthy eating whilst still being partial to the temptations of traditional delights all of which you will be be to enjoy at Keats Kitchen. Watch this space for up and coming menus!
Jack - our now 5 year old cheeky chappy who loves entertaining would be more than happy to show like minded youngsters the delights the Island has to offer.
David - has a history of opening successful hotels, bed and breakfasts and restaurants of a very high standard. He has worked in the hospitality industry both in the UK as well as in Switzerland for over 20 years. His charm, hospitality and superb attention to guests is already well known to many.
Susy - David's Mum is a renowned interior designer who has revamped many luxurious hotels and apartments in Switzerland. Her biggest passions are photography, arts and crafts. We cannot wait to share with you her hand made creations in our B&B bedrooms as well as bespoke gifts which will be displayed at Keats Kitchen. She is looking forward to meeting up with like minded people.
Zeus - having adapted to his new seaside lifestyle with more than a little enthusiasm, he can share his in depth knowledge with more four legged friends.
Our 2 bedroom apartment is now open. The suite has its own living room, two large double rooms - one with a superking size bed & a beautiful chandalier and the other with a king/twin beds & a garden view. It has one large bathroom with a bath and a shower. The apartment is ideal for families & friends and an extra rollaway bed can be added at an extra price. Maximum capacity is 5 people.