We are located in the countryside about a mile away from Godshill village as the crow flies. When the skies are clear we are usually blessed with transparent dark skies. However, there are some lights visible that you need to be aware of.
There are night time security lights that are just visible at our local farm. These are only a nuisance when its cloudy as it illuminates the clouds. Even taking this into account, our SQM registers 21.03 on most clear nights when the Moon is not around, so we feel this is not an issue
We have two neighbours nearby that, although far enough away, may use their car or house lights performing their normal night time activities. As these tend to be in the earlier times of the night, and also as astronomers tend to be out all night if the conditions are clear we feel that this again, is not an issue.
We are extremely fortunate that our closest pub is The Chequers Inn, located just under a mile away at the end of our lane. It takes about 25 minutes to walk there at an easy pace. A firm favourite with locals as well as families, its easy to see why, with its outdoor play area, countryside views and games room. The food is high quality, plus has a great selection of local ales and it is very spacious inside. We can highly recommend it personally and there are many favourable references to it within our guest reviews, see-
In Godshill there are two excellent pubs, The Taverners and The Griffin, both serve great food and drinks, see –