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ISLE of WIGHT

2013

Hotels Bed & breakfast Self catering

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Contents Getting to the Island with Wightlink .................................................................. 5 Hotels ......................................................................................................................... 6 Bed & Breakfast / Guest Accommodation ........................................................ 11 Self Catering ........................................................................................................... 15 Holiday Parks & Camping .................................................................................... 17 Useful Information ................................................................................................ 20 Gradings & Symbols .............................................................................................. 21 Map .......................................................................................................................... 22 Published by and Copyright Island Holiday Media Ltd, 30 Quay Street, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 5BA. Information in this guide has been collected from proprietors and IHM cannot accept responsibility for any inaccuracy or consequences arising from reliance thereon. IHM is an independent publisher. Front cover: Steve Thearle, thearlephotography.com. Photography: Steve Thearle & Abigail Hennings. For sales or information contact: 01983 200336 or david@islandholidaymedia.co.uk

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Welcome... The Isle of Wight is the perfect holiday and short break destination. An island that sits a world apart from the hustle of every day life and where visitors have been welcomed since at least 1780. Isle of Wight 2013 aims to bring you an inspiring selection of the Island’s many wonderful hotels, bed & breakfast establishments and self catering accommodation, as well as caravan and camping sites and holiday parks. Find somewhere to stay that’s right for you and then look forward to enjoying the Isle of Wight’s many cultural, heritage and family attractions. Obviously this small guide can only present you with a flavour of what the Isle of Wight has to offer including its beautiful scenery and coastline. There is so much more to see on our website isleofwight.co.uk and we have included QR codes throughout (like the one at the bottom of this page) which will link you directly to more relevant online information and inspiring ideas. We hope to welcome you to the Isle of Wight soon…. no Island comes this close.

If you own a smart phone or tablet, you can download a free “QR Code Reader” from all popular App Stores including Apple and Android. Once you have scanned the code it will show you more useful information, from where our stunning photographs were taken, to how to book your ferry tickets.

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Getting to the Island with Wightlink It’s amazing how a sea crossing can transport you to another world. Once you arrive in Portsmouth or Lymington in the New Forest, your Isle of Wight holiday has practically started. As you leave the harbour the Island is already in view from the deck of the Wightlink ferry or catamaran. Crossing the Solent with Wightlink is all part of the experience, taking under 20 mins on the fast passenger service from Portsmouth. The vehicle ferries from Lymington and Portsmouth complete the journey in 40 mins. Journey times by car from London have been dramatically reduced by the opening of the Hindhead tunnel on the A3. So you can avoid long queues on the motorways heading west and lost days spent in airport departure lounges! Regular express train and coach services from London Waterloo and London Victoria can also speed you to Portsmouth and your Isle of Wight experience starts as soon as you step on the ferry.

Portsmouth

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Lymington

East Cowes Wootton

Yarmouth Totland Freshwater Bay

Ryde

St Helens

Newport

Brading

Arreton

Calbourne

Rookley Brighstone

Godshill Chale

Seaview

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HOTELS Albion Hotel Freshwater Bay

Situated right on the beach with breathtaking views across Freshwater Bay. Spacious en-suite bedrooms, most with sea facing balcony or patio. The restaurant has sea views and offers an excellent choice at both dinner and breakfast. Indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi. Lift. Licensed bar. Car parking. WiFi. Ferry inclusive breaks. B&B from £59 Seafront, Freshwater Bay, PO40 9RA info@albionhotel.co.uk albionhotel.co.uk

01983 755755

Albert Cottage East Cowes

Albert Cottage Hotel was once part of Queen Victoria’s Osborne Estate. The Grade II listed building, set in two acres of gardens, is now a stylish ten bedroom hotel & home of the delightful Consort Restaurant. Relaxing bar, extensive patio area overlooking lawn & garden. All bedrooms are en-suite, flat screen TVs, direct dial phones, free WiFi, car parking & ground floor rooms. B&B from £85pn York Avenue, EastCowes, PO32 6BD enquiries@albertcottagehotel.com albertcottagehotel.com

01983 299309

The Brunswick Hotel Shanklin

The Brunswick Hotel has been a family run, luxury hotel for over 35 years. Situated in arguably one of the most idyllic locations on the Isle of Wight. Unsurpassable sea views over Shanklin & Sandown Bay. Relax in the welcoming bar lounge. Indoor and outdoor pools. 4 course meals. En-suite facilities. Colour TV. Fantastic sea views. Half board from £59pp Queens Road, Shanklin, PO37 6AN enquiries@brunswick-hotel.co.uk brunswick-hotel.co.uk

01983 863245

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HOTELS Calverts Hotel Newport

Located in central Newport. Calverts is the perfect location for both business & leisure breaks. Fully licensed bar. Restaurant offering full English breakfast from early in the morning. All bedrooms are en-suite with colour TV & tea making facilities. Bed and breakfast including the car ferry from only £49! One telephone call or email and we will book your ferry. B&B from £33 Quay Street, Newport PO30 5BA info@calvertshotel.co.uk

01983 525281

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Channel View Hotel

Shanklin The Channel View is set on the cliff top overlooking Shanklin Bay. All rooms are ensuite, with colour TV, radio, phone, hair dryer & welcome tray, many with sea views. Indoor pool with spa, sauna & solarium. Licenced bar & dance floor. Traditional English breakfasts & varied dinner menu. Evening entertainment. WiFi. Car park. Lift to most floors. Car ferry packages available. B&B from £40-£58 Hope Road, Shanklin, PO37 6EH enquiries@channelviewhotel.co.uk channelviewhotel.co.uk

01983 862309

Grand Hotel Sandown

With its superb location on sweeping Sandown Bay, the Grand Hotel is positioned perfectly with uninterrupted views of the sea and within easy walking distance of the town centre. Comfortable en-suite bedrooms. Excellent food at breakfast and dinner. Car Parking. Save money - telephone or email and we will book your car ferry! B&B from £39 Seafront, Sandown PO36 8QA enquiries@grandhotel.info

01983 402236

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HOTELS The Ocean View Shanklin

An elegant hotel with magnificent views across Sandown Bay. Spacious en-suite bedrooms, some with sea views & balconies. Conveniently located for the amenities within the town centre & Old Shanklin Village. Large bar lounge. Entertainment most evenings. Snooker room. Heated indoor pool plus sauna & steam room. B&B from £35pppn 1-5 Park Road, Shanklin, PO37 6BB info@holdsworthhotels.co.uk www.holdsworthhotels.co.uk

01983 861111

The Palmerston Hotel Shanklin

The Palmerston is just a few minutes walk from the town centre, the Old Village, beach & esplanade. Ideally situated for families. Family owned & run hotel. We have gained an excellent reputation & good quality food with hearty breakfasts to get you going. Single, double, twin & family en-suite rooms. Beautiful gardens. Private car park. Buffet breakfast. B&B from £25pppn Palmerston Road, Shanklin, PO37 6AS info@palmerston-hotel.co.uk palmerston-hotel.com

01983 865547

Priory Bay Hotel Seaview

English country house by the sea within a 70 acre estate. Leisure facilities include: 6-hole golf course, tennis courts, croquet lawn, bird watching, horseriding, falconry courses & private sandy beach. Selfcatering cottages & luxury yurts. Two restaurants offer dishes featuring fresh seafood, homegrown, local & foraged ingredients. In-room beauty treatments. Priory Bay caters for weddings at the hotel & on the private beach, plus corporate events. B&B £55 - £225 Priory Drive, Seaview, PO34 5BU enquiries@priorybay.co.uk priorybay.co.uk

01983 613146

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HOTELS Sandown Hotel Sandown

The Sandown is situated in an excellent position on Sandown seafront. Sea facing bar, lounge & dining room offering continental breakfast. All rooms are en-suite with tea & coffee making facilities & colour TV. Car parking. Lift. WiFi. Telephone or email & we will book your ferry. 3 nights including the car ferry from only £99! B&B from £33 Seafront, Sandown PO36 8AS info@sandownhotel.co.uk

01983 402072

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Sandpipers Hotel Freshwater Bay

In the heart of Freshwater Bay with sea views and the beach just a stroll away. Comfortable en-suite bedrooms with continental breakfast in our spacious dining room. There is a choice of bedrooms that are either in the original hotel or in the ‘new’ wing. Beach holidays at great prices. Telephone or email for car ferry inclusive stays from only £49! B&B from £33 Seafront, Freshwater Bay, PO40 9QX info@sandpipershotel.net sandpipershotel.net

01983 404217

The Sandringham Sandown

Seafront hotel, en-suite bedrooms, balconies. • Indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi • Ideal for family summer holidays • Children only one third of the price • Pool table and full size snooker table • Car parking • Entertainment • Car ferry inclusive stays available B&B from £49 Seafront, Sandown PO36 8AH info@sandringhamhotel.co.uk

01983 406655

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HOTELS Shanklin Beach Hotel Shanklin

Located on the stunning seafront of Shanklin, & recently under new management. Ideal for family holidays, short breaks & coach tours. The recent addition of Foley’s Irish Bar & ongoing major hotel upgrades are taking the hotel to new levels of facilities & exceptional customer service. A lift serves the main two floors of the accommodation. Restaurant with wide range of menus choices. Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BJ info@shanklinbeachhotel.com

01983 862611

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Appley Manor Hotel Ryde B&B £56 Situated in a quiet area, close to Ryde, beaches & other amenities. Appley Road, Ryde, PO33 1PH 01983 564777 info@appley-manor.co.uk appley-manor.co.uk Chad Hill

Sandown B&B from £32pppn Victorian house. All rooms en-suite, single, double, twin & family rooms available. Bar & restaurant. Car parking. 7 Hill Street, Sandown, PO36 9DD 01983 403231 chadhillhotel.co.uk

Eastmount Hall Hotel Shanklin

B&B from £31pn EM £41 Heated pool, table tennis & enclosed trampoline. En-suite bedrooms. Car park. Beauty therapy room. Close to cliff path. Eastmount Road, Shanklin, PO37 6DN 01983 862531 eastmounthotel.co.uk

The Fountain Inn Cowes

B&B from £49pr En-suite rooms, some with sea views. TV, phone, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, tea/coffee facilities. Free WiFi. High Street, Cowes, PO31 7AW 01983 292397 oldenglishinns.co.uk/cowes

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B&B / GUEST ACCOMMODATION The Aqua Shanklin

Bedrooms range from single to family rooms; all non-smoking, en-suite, double glazed, central heating, colour TV, radio/intercom, baby listening, fitted hairdryers & hospitality trays. Many rooms have sea views or a balcony overlooking Shanklin Beach. Restaurant with varied menu, bar & entertainment lounge with darts board, pool table & dance floor. B&B £36 - £41pp Annette & James Blanchett 17 The Esplanade Shanklin PO37 6BN james@theaqua.co.uk theaqua.co.uk

01983 863024

The Leconfield Ventnor

Elevated 400 feet above sea level and set in St Boniface Down, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Enjoy an AA rosette standard evening meal cooked with Island produce. Adults only (over 16). Sea views most bedrooms. Comfortable sitting rooms. Conservatory, dining room, heated outdoor pool, garden. Ferry inclusive breaks with dinner available. B&B from £55pppn 85 Leeson Road, Ventnor, PO38 1PU enquiries@leconfieldhotel.com leconfieldhotel.com

01983 852196

Swainston Manor Calbourne

Swainston stands in 32 acres of unspoilt countryside and is one of the most imposing houses on the Island. Bedrooms are individually styled and have large stunning en-suite bathrooms. Swainston Manor provides the guests with the perfect country house bed & breakfast retreat. Helicopter pad. Car ferry inclusive stays available. B&B from £99 Calbourne, PO30 4HX info@swainstonmanor.co.uk

01983 521121

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B&B / GUEST ACCOMMODATION The Wight Mouse Inn Chale

This unique 17th century coaching inn in the quiet village of Chale offers modern accommodation, a family orientated restaurant, bar area, lounge, plenty of free parking & children’s indoor/ outdoor play area. Rooms overlook the beautiful surrounding countryside. Just half an hour from all ferry terminals. All rooms are en-suite. TVs in all rooms. Dog friendly rooms on request. B&B from £50 Church Place, Chale, PO38 2HA wightmouse.iow@hall-woodhouse.co.uk

01983 730431

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The Sandhill Sandown

The Sandhill is just a short walk from all the local amenities, railway station & bus stops. All rooms are en-suite with colour TV, direct dial telephones, WiFi. Sun lounge available for guest use. Bar & restaurant on site. B&B from £30-40 6 Hill Street, Sandown, PO36 9DB sandhillsandown@aol.com

01983 403635

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Alvington Manor Farm Carisbrooke Rooms from £25pppn

17th century manor farmhouse, on a working farm in beautiful countryside. Off road parking. Children prices available. Manor Farm Lane, Carisbrooke, PO30 5SP 01983 523463 alvingtonmanorfarm.co.uk

Annie’s B&B East Cowes

B&B from £76pn for 2 sharing All bedrooms en-suite. Some with views over Cowes Harbour, some overlook the garden. Free WiFi. Private parking. 49 Cambridge Rd, East Cowes, PO32 6AH 01983 291306 anniesbnb.co.uk

The Boathouse Seaview

B&B from £45 En-suite rooms, all with Freeview & large TVs. Large car park. Cosy bar with log fire. Food served all day. Springvale Road, Seaview, PO34 5AW 01983 810616 theboathouseiow.co.uk

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B&B / GUEST ACCOMMODATION The Braemar

Shanklin B&B from £30pn Family run, licensed hotel. Children & pets welcome. En-suite facilities. Colour TV. 1 Grange Road, Shanklin, PO37 6NN 01983 863172 thebraemar.com

Braewood

Freshwater B&B from £30pppn Victorian house offering excellent B&B. All rooms en-suite. Free WiFi. Open all year round. Beautiful garden. Afton Road, Freshwater, PO40 9TP 01983 759910 braewood-iow.co.uk

The Barn Godshill Rooms from £32ppprpn Shanklin Road, Sandford, Nr Godshill, PO38 3AW sites.google.com/site/ isleofwightpoundfarm 01983 840047 Cherry Lee

Sandown Rooms from £25 Less than 3 mins walk from High Street & seafront. Full breakfast included. All rooms en-suite with LCD TV. Children welcome. 15 Beachfield Road, Sandown, PO36 8LT 01983 405164 cherryleebnb.co.uk

The Chequers Inn Rookley

B&B from £70 The award winning Chequers Inn set in idyllic countryside now offers stunning en-suite rooms for B&B. Family room available. Niton Road, Rookley, Ventnor, PO38 3NZ 01983 840314 chequers-holidays.co.uk

The Crab & Lobster Inn Bembridge

B&B from £40 Superb location with unequalled sea views. All rooms en-suite. Free WiFi. Family room available. 32 Forelands Field Rd, Bembridge, PO35 5TR 01983 872244 crabandlobsterinn.co.uk

The Edgecliffe Shanklin

B&B from £28pppn Located along Shanklin’s cliff walk, 5 mins from beach. All rooms en-suite. Lounge, bar & garden. Child discounts available. Clarence Gardens, Shanklin, PO37 6HA 01983 866199 edgecliffehtl@aol.com

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B&B / GUEST ACCOMMODATION Endeavour House

B&B from £70 for 2 people Within minutes of Cowes’ High Street, sailing marinas & yacht clubs. Off road parking. WiFi. 47 Mill Hill Road, Cowes, PO31 7EG 01983 297406 endeavourhousecowes.co.uk

The Fishbourne Fishbourne

All rooms en-suite. Freshly redecorated. A short walk to the Fishbourne ferry terminal. Fishbourne Lane, Fishbourne, PO33 4EU 01983 882823 thefishbourne.co.uk

B&B from £45

Haytor Lodge Lake

B&B from £25pppn Situated on the cliff path overlooking Sandown Bay. Open all year. Comfortable accommodation close to amenities. 16 Cliff Path, Lake, PO36 8PL 01983 402969 haytorlodge.co.uk

The Hermitage Totland

B&B from £25pppn Friendly, family accommodation. Rural location, sea views. Open all year. Cliff Road, Totland, PO39 0EW 01983 752518 thehermitagebnb.co.uk

Osterley Lodge Sandown

B&B from £27.50pn Near the Cliff Path, buses & train station. Storage for bicycles. Parking, garden, free WiFi, licensed. Choice of breakfast. 62 Sandown Road, Sandown, PO36 9JX 01983 402017 osterleylodgeiw@btconnect.com

The Royson Shanklin

B&B from £30pppn 4* B&B/Half board licensed guest house, ample parking, close to cliff top walks, sandy beaches, en-suite rooms & WiFi. 26 Littlestairs Road, Shanklin, PO37 6HS 01983 862163 theroyson.co.uk info@theroyson.co.uk

St. Georges House

Shanklin B&B from £30pppn St Georges Road, Shanklin, PO37 6BA En-suite rooms with TV, hospitality trays. Dining room, lounge, bar, parking. Children welcome. Ferries arranged. 01983 863691 info@stgeorgesiow.com stgeorgesiow.com

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B&B / GUEST ACCOMMODATION The Steamer Inn Shanklin

B&B from £42prpn Excellent ensuite accommodation, some rooms with balconies overlooking the sea. 18 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BS 01983 862641 info@thesteamer.com thesteamer.co.uk

The Spyglass Inn Ventnor

B&B accommodation in self-contained apartments, comprising of double bedrooms with en-suite facilities. Esplanade, Ventnor, PO38 1JX 01983 855338 info@thespyglass.com thespyglass.com

Swiss Cottage Shanklin

B&B £36-40 Modern en-suite Half board £50-54 per adult pn rooms to suit all the family. 10 St. Georges Road, Shanklin, PO37 6BA 01983 862333 swiss-cottage.co.uk

The Triton Shanklin

B&B from £60pr Short walk from town centre or beach. En-suite rooms. Choice of breakfasts. Ferry inclusive breaks. Dogs welcome. Atherley Road, Shanklin, PO37 7AU 01983 862494 iow-accommodation.com

Westbury Lodge Shanklin B&B from £33 A short stroll to the Old Village, bus & train stations. Free WiFi. Flat screen TVs. Lounge & conservatory. Adults only. 25 Queens Road, Shanklin, PO37 6AW 01983 864926 westburylodge.co.uk

SELF CATERING Cornerstone Garden Apartments Ventnor

Beautiful Grade II listed Victorian home, offering two spacious garden apartments, both sleeping up to 4. Dogs welcome. St Boniface Road, Ventnor, PO38 1PL 01983 853421 ventnorapartments.co.uk

Farm & Country Holidays

Exceptional B&B & self-catering in rural locations. Cottages, farmhouses, barn conversions, even manor houses. B&B 01983 567910 S/C 01983 875184 wightfarmholidays.co.uk

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SELF CATERING Harvesters, Brewhouse & Stable Cottages Wroxall Area of outstanding natural beauty. Ideal for walking & family holidays. Short drive away from many tourist attractions. Rew Lane, Wroxall, PO38 3AU 0800 2985819 littlespanfarm.co.uk

Hill Farm Barn Bembridge

18th century threshing barn set in private grounds. Short breaks. Low occupancy discount. WiFi access. Sleeps 8. Carpenters Road, Brading, PO36 0BB 01983 875184 hillfarmbrading.co.uk

Hill Farm Lodge Bembridge Wooden lodge overlooking Brading Downs. Private & peaceful. Centrally heated & double glazed. Sleeps up to 4. Carpenters Road, Brading, PO36 0BB 01983 875184 hillfarmbrading.co.uk

Island Cottage Holidays Islandwide

Charming seaside houses & rural cottages in delightful surroundings. Over 130 carefully selected properties to choose from. 01983 403377 islandcottageholidays.com

Kings Manor Farm Lodge Freshwater Beautiful stone cottage. Sleeps 10. Open fire. Courtyard. Heated outdoor pool. Jetty accessible to small craft. Copse Lane, Freshwater, PO40 9TL 01983 756050 kingsmanorfarm.com Mizpah House Cowes Superior self catering holiday house, conveniently situated in the heart of Cowes. Accommodates up to 14 people. 55 Beckford Road, Cowes, PO31 7SJ 01983 293463 mizpah-house.com Sandown Bay Chalet Rentals Sandown Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 7 chalets. Dogs welcome at slight upgrade cost. Sandown Bay 01304 368657 sandownbay.com

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HOLIDAY PARKS & CAMPING

The per fect pitch Located in Bembridge, with our own secluded sandy beach and boasting indoor and outdoor activities, pools, bars and family entertainment, Whitecliff Bay is perfectly situated to explore the Island.

Touring & Camping Pitches from £4 per night

Guest services 01983 872671

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Self- catering Short breaks from £99

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Located in Bembridge, with our own secluded sandy beach and boasting indoor and outdoor activities, pools, bars and family entertainment, Whitecliff Bay is perfectly situated to explore the Island. There is a wide choice of accommodation from luxury lodges to value chalets.

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Rookley Country Park

Rookley Centrally located and set in 23 acres of beautifully manicured parkland. Rookley Country Park 006 IOW Mini Guide Ad_Accommodation.indd 1 boasts on park activities, indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, seasonal entertainments programme, children’s play areas and on site bar and eaterie. The park is open all year round and provides a variety of accommodation choices sleeping between 4 and 8 guests, from spacious caravans to luxurious cottages, some even with hot tubs. Main Road, Rookley, PO38 3LU islandviewholidays.co.uk

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HOLIDAY PARKS & CAMPING Fairway Holiday Park Sandown

Fairway Holiday Park is situated in Sandown, only a 25 minutes walk away from the beach. Amusement arcade & Fairway Family Fun Club. Licensed clubhouse with evening entertainment (at peak times only). Laundrette on site. Children’s play area. Shop opposite the site entrance. Cafeteria and take-away. Outdoor heated swimming pool. Ideally situated to explore the whole Island. Perowne Way, Sandown, PO36 9PS enquiries@fairwayholidaypark.co.uk fairwayholidaypark.co.uk

01983 403462

St Helens Holiday Park St Helens

Located on the east of the Island, St Helens Holiday Park enjoys a glorious setting, is beautifully maintained and is incredibly childfriendly. With a barbecue area, football pitch and sports field, this park is perfect for families as well as couples seeking that truly relaxing escape. A range of spacious and comfortable caravan accommodation is available, comfortably sleeping between two and eight guests. Field Lane, St Helens, Ryde, PO33 1UX islandviewholidays.co.uk

01983 721606

Sandhills Holiday Park Whitecliff Bay, Bembridge

Situated in beautiful countryside, overlooking Whitecliff Bay, this peaceful family owned & run park makes the ideal setting to relax & unwind. We have modern, centrally heated caravans available to hire, & also holiday homes to purchase. Sandhills has its own private path to the sandy beach, children’s play area, shop, offlicence & laundrette. Also within easy access to Bembridge, with its many shops and harbour. Whitecliff Bay, Bembridge, PO35 5QB enquiries@sandhillsholidaypark.com sandhillsholidaypark.com

01983 872277

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HOLIDAY PARKS & CAMPING

Carpenters Farm St. Helens

Pitches from £5pppn Close to beaches. Shower & toilet block. Basic food provisions available on site. Laundry room. Children’s playground. Carpenters Road, St. Helens, PO33 1YN 01983 874557 carpentersfarm.co.uk

Whitefield Forest Touring Park Ryde Pitches from £8pppn Modern toilet & shower block. Spacious pitches. Special offers & ferry offers available. Brading Road, Ryde, PO33 1QL 01983 617069 whitefieldforest.co.uk

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Useful Information WIGHTLINK: 0871 376 1000

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HOVERTRAVEL: 01983 811000

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SOUTHERN VECTIS: 0871 200 2233 islandbuses.info ISLAND LINE AND SOUTHWEST TRAINS National rail enquiries: 0845 748 4950 nationalrail.com IW STEAM RAILWAY: 01983 882204 iwsteamrailway.co.uk VISIT ISLE OF WIGHT: visitisleofwight.org.uk

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Gradings Most accommodation in this guide has been quality graded by Visit Britain or the AA. Please be aware that gradings may have changed since the printing of this guide. Therefore it is advisable, before booking your accommodation, that you contact the establishment to clarify the current grading status or contact the grading authorities direct: qualityintourism.com or theaa.com ........................................................................................................................................ National Quality Assurance Scheme There are two national assessing bodies - Visit England and the AA. Both adhere to National Quality Assurance standards and use independent assessors. ........................................................................................................................................ Accommodation Ratings I Simple, practical, no frills I I Well presented and well run I II Good level of quality and comfort I III Excellent service throughout I IIII Exceptional with a degree of luxury ........................................................................................................................................ Hotels Hotels must be licensed, offer dinner at least 5 nights a week. All rooms must be en-suite or have a private bathroom. A minimum of 6 bedrooms. Guest Accommodation Star ratings for guest accommodation reflect the visitor expectations, where quality is seen as more important than facilities and services. Higher star ratings are achieved by providing certain additional facilities and services. Bed & Breakfast Accommodate no more then 6 people. It’s like staying as a special guest in someone’s home. Farmhouses Offer B&B and sometimes dinner, a true rural setting. Guest Houses Tend to have more than 3 bedrooms and may offer dinner to their guests. Some are licensed. Inns Essentially pubs with rooms, serving food in the evenings as well as breakfast. Self-Catering Assessed on layout, design, quality comfort of the bedrooms, bathrooms and cleanliness. Categories include self-catering serviced apartments and approved caravan holiday homes. Holiday Parks & Camping Ratings are awarded for the overall quality.

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Basingstoke

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South Downs

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Chichester

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We’re your link to...

...seeing the best of the Isle of Wight

As the Island’s leading cross Solent ferry operator, we operate in excess of 50,000 sailings a year, departing every half hour at peak times. Our car ferries sail from Portsmouth to Fishbourne and Lymington to Yarmouth in under 40 minutes, whilst our foot passenger catamarans take around 20 minutes from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier Head. You won’t have to wait long to explore the Isle of Wight!

CALL NOW TO BOOK 0871 376 1000 Calls cost 7p per minute, plus network e x t r a s

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