Winkle Street in Calbourne, is a picturesque row of Grade II listed stone cottages overlooking a trickling stream, which frequently appears on photographs and postcards from any gift shop across the Isle of White, England.

The Isle of Wight is a county and the largest and second most populous island in England. Home to the poets Swinburne and Tennyson and to Queen Victoria, who built her much-loved summer residence and final home Osborne House at East Cowes, the island has a maritime and industrial tradition including boat building, sail making, the manufacture of flying boats, the world’s first hovercraft, and the testing and development of Britain’s space rockets.

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