You will find a Premier Convenience Store and Post Office just 5 minutes drive from Borthwood Cottages and a further 2/3 minutes down the main road to Sandown and Shanklin you will find a Morrisons (with petrol station) and Aldi Supermarket.
You will be spoilt for choice on the Island for places to eat out or have a relaxing drink. Those detailed below are just a short drive from Borthwood Cottages.
The Pointer Inn, High Street, Newhurch, PO36 0NN
The Fighting Cocks, Hale Common, Arreton, PO30 3AR
Merrie Gardens, Merrie Gardens Farm, Newport Road, PO36 9PT
The White Lion, Main Road, Arreton, PO30 3AA
The Dairyman’s Daughter, Main Road, Arreton, PO30 3AA
The Hare & Hounds, Downend Road, Newport, PO30 2NU
Two of the local garden centres have cafes. There is the The Bear Café at Dalverton Garden Centre and the Garden Café at Thompson’s Garden Centre.
The Garlic Farm at Newchurch and Bluebells Café at Briddlesford Lodge Farm, Wootton are also places you can eat locally during the day.
Also you can find a drive-thru KFC at Lake.
In our local area there are several outlets for local food producers. The nearest being the award winning Isle of Wight Cheese Company, which is literally just down the road. A little further field are Farmer Jacks at Arreton Barns and Briddlesford Farm Shop at Briddlesford Lodge Farm. Both sell a wide selection of local produce and both have in store butchers selling local meat.
The Garlic Farm at Newchurch sells, would you believe, garlic plus lots of other garlic related products.