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WIGHT THE O FF IC IA L G U ID E 2016

I N C LUD ING AC C O MMODATION & THING S TO SEE AND DO

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Why don’t you give your car a break? Leave it behind.

You don’t need to bring your car if you’re planning to visit the Isle of Wight. There are great train, coach and bus connections to all the major ports providing regular ferry services to the Island. And once you’re here, we’ve got a host of ideas and IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT ways for you to enjoy your visit without your car. MORE LOOK OUT FOR A When you drive less, you see more!

AMBASSADOR (this is Aaron)

For great car-free ideas call on 01983 521555 or go to www.visitisleofwight.co.uk Visit Isle of Wight Ltd The Guildhall High Street NEWPORT Isle of Wight PO30 1TY GUILDHALL

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9 The Isle of Wight is easy to get to, and once you are here you won’t want to leave! Just 13 miles from north to south and 27 miles from east to west, the Island offers an incredible range of things to see and do. Add to this a warmer than average climate and it’s not surprising that it continues to be the perfect holiday destination for adventure seekers. A place of infinite possibilities, the beautiful Isle of Wight is fantastic fun for families with new and exciting discoveries around every corner.

If so, take a look at the thriving towns of Newport and Cowes, which are well connected and only a short drive to many of the Island’s best beaches and historic sites – including castles, stately homes and roman villas. In the evening, you can choose from a range of bars, restaurants and entertainment.

If you are looking for a traditional seaside family break with clean, award-winning sandy beaches and entertainment for younger visitors then start your search around Sandown, Shanklin, Ryde or Ventnor.

Perhaps though you’re craving something a little quieter, away from the piers and pedalos. You might consider staying in the West Wight countryside around Brighstone, Yarmouth or Freshwater where you’ll find miles of unspoilt beaches and clifftop paths with vistas of the world famous Needles Lighthouse and Alum Bay’s multicoloured sands.

As well as being amongst the UK’s sunniest spots, these resorts have our biggest range of hotels and B&Bs alongside high quality campsites and caravan parks. Take your pick from family-friendly attractions including adventure and wildlife parks, interactive museums and seaside amusements. Or maybe you are tying in a visit around one of our world-class events, which now include Cowes Week, Isle of Wight Festival, Bestival and our walking and cycling festivals.

By day, try watersports and fossil hunting along the Island’s south west coast or search for red squirrels in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. At night, try a cosy village pub serving local produce and admire a starry sky without light pollution. Wherever you choose to stay on the Isle of Wight, we’re confident you’ll be back next year.

10 OF OUR FAVOURITE BEACHES

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ISLAND EVENTS

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ADVENTURE ISLAND

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TRAVEL & TRANSPORT

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VISITOR INFORMATION

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USEFUL INFORMATION

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SANDOWN & LAKE

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Design Aaron Rudd Creative www.aaronrudd.co.uk Photography The photography throughout this brochure has been kindly supplied by Visit Isle of Wight.

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RURAL WIGHT

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WEST WIGHT

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS & TOURISM BUSINESSES Information in this guide has been collected from proprietors. IWCCTI cannot accept responsibility for an inaccuracy or consequence arising from reliance thereon.

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UNIQUELY W I G H T EX P ER IEN C ES Award-winning beaches Whether you are looking to top up your tan, take a late evening stroll as the sun sets, or simply see how far you can skim a stone, the Island has miles of award-winning sandy beaches (currently more than anywhere else in England) and rugged coastline for you to explore.

Outdoor adventures With its contrasting landscapes and surrounding seas the Isle of Wight makes the perfect “playground” for watersports and adventure activities. Try your hand at everything from Archery to Zorbing, with courses and sessions available for virtually all ages and abilities. We are also regarded as one of the best places for Cycling in the world!

Festival Island Two of the UK’s biggest music festivals, Bestival and The Isle of Wight Festival, are part of a big festival family on the Isle of Wight, with events of all shapes and sizes across the year. Others include the world’s largest sailing regatta at Cowes Week, The Garlic Festival, V-Dub Island, Isle of Wight Walking Festival and the International Classic Car Show.

Eat local One thing our warmer climate allows us to do is grow some of the best produce you will find anywhere. Isle of Wight grown Garlic, Cheese, Tomatoes, Oils and Chilli are all regular exports as well as being available to sample locally - we also have some of the best known Ice Cream in the world produced here (sadly it doesn’t grow on trees!)

Carnival capital As well as holding two of the longest running parades in England the Isle of Wight also boasts more carnivals per head of population than the rest of the UK! Catch the colourful parades throughout the summer and winter, and keep an eye out for the spectacular illuminated carnivals which light up the streets in many of our towns.


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The sunshine capital of the UK…? It has been a “hotly” debated topic for many years, and the Isle of Wight is often attributed as one of the places that gets the most sunshine hours. One thing we know for sure is the Island has its very own microclimate at The Undercliff in Ventnor, where we hold the English record for the warmest nights in May, June and July.

The Garden Isle With around half the Island designated as Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty you’re never far from unspoilt landscapes. Look out for unexpected gardens too, including bonsai at Godshill Model Village and the market garden at Osborne’s Swiss Cottage, originally tended by the Royal children. Our annual Wight In Bloom competition inspires green-fingered Islanders!

Dinosaur Island The Isle of Wight is the richest place in the UK for fossil discoveries, with over 25 different species recognised to have lived on the Island when it was still connected to mainland Europe! As well as hunting for fossils on our beaches you can also try out the “Dinosaur Island” app, which lets you walk alongside dinosaurs with your smartphone or tablet.

Hover across the Solent The very first hovercraft was produced on the Isle of Wight back in 1956, and you can now take a trip from Ryde to Southsea and experience the last remaining commercial Hovercraft service in the world. It’s also the quickest way to cross the Solent at just 10 minutes journey time!

The Needles Rocks The “Needles you can’t thread” are regarded as one of the Island’s “Eight Wonders”, and the incredible chalk rocks and lighthouse they describe form our most iconic landmark. The nearby chairlift down to the colourful sands of Alum Bay beach is one of the most spectacular rides on the Island!


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EXPLORE THE ISLAND If you’re looking to get out for some fun in the great outdoors, the Island is the perfect place to do so. Over half of ‘The Garden Isle’ is a designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, and looking around, it’s not hard to see why. From stunning beaches, and clear starry skies to chalk cliffs and rolling hills, the Island showcases the best bits of nature. Why not hire a bike and follow some of the cycle routes? Lonely Planet named us as one of the world’s top ten cycling destinations, with a suite of over 150 miles of way-marked bike routes through our “cyclist’s paradise”. The Island also offers some stunning coastal footpaths, including the Tennyson Trail
 in Freshwater where you can walk in the footsteps of the famous poet laureate up and over the headland to the iconic Needles. Attractions offer interactive history, family fun, outdoor activities, music festivals and more so you’ll never be stuck for interesting things to see and do. Many of our popular attractions have holiday events throughout the year with firework displays, woodland illuminations, theatre workshops and art & craft workshops. Themed birthday parties and special junior experiences such as “Zookeeper for a day” also provide an unforgettable day out for children. As the UK’s dinosaur capital, it’s not surprising that there are also a fantastic range of fun and educational attractions at Island theme parks and museums that bring dinosaurs to life. Embark on your pre-historic journey by downloading the incredible ‘Dinosaur Island’ app and take pictures of family and friends walking alongside these mighty giants in the very place they were discovered!

Get close to nature on a Wildlife Weekend and discover ancient woodlands, wondrous wetlands and the Island’s top rock pooling sites. Or visit during the annual walking festival in May and take part in a range of Family Discovery Walks, from story walks where children can walk along the shore at low tide searching for sea glass, driftwood and limpet shells to evening Ghost Walks – keep close behind our guides as they regale you with tales of mystery and suspense. For more fun-filled activities and adventure, our award-winning beaches offer safe, clean entertainment for all ages. The Isle of Wight has its very own microclimate too, making it one of the sunniest places in the UK. Ventnor, at the southernmost tip of the Island, is home to Ventnor Botanic Gardens where exotic plants (even palm trees!) grow. The Island’s resort towns have long sandy beaches with traditional activities and amenities from Crazy Golf and mini fairgrounds to beachfront cafes and quaint pubs serving freshly caught seafood often landed on the beach right next to you!

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Cycle the Red Squirrel Trail Hire some bikes and ride along the former railway track, taking you through woodland where you might see a dash of red jumping between the treetops.

Fossil Hunting at Brook Chine The Daily Telegraph named the Island as one of the five “best places in Britain for young fans to come nose-to-nose with dinosaurs – or hunt for fossils.” Explore the coastline and beach at Brook to discover dinosaur footprints and a fossilised forest, along with all sorts of other interesting remains hidden amongst the sand and stones.

Make tracks along the coastal path Take the time to tackle the Isle of Wight coastal path on foot and you’ll be rewarded with scenery and sea air that will leave you feeling rejuvenated. The route offers ramblers a 67 mile circular tour of some of the most dramatic views in England, taking in lighthouses, piers and even a seaside castle.

Follow the real-life “War Horse” Track the new Warrior Trail on foot, by bike, and even on horseback, celebrating a courageous thoroughbred called “Warrior” - raised on the Isle of Wight by Winston Churchill’s great friend Jack Seely


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AUTHENTIC ISLAND FLAVOURS Garlic The Isle of Wight has a growing reputation for its produce and it’s no wonder we’re being described as the foodie capital of the south coast! The Island really is one of the best places in Britain to eat out, and whatever your taste you’ll be spoilt for choice here, with menus featuring the finest locally sourced ingredients. With more than 60 miles of coastline it’s no surprise that seafood is a popular choice with many pubs, restaurants and cafes serving the day’s catch of crab, lobster and fish. The Isle of Wight’s unique mix of climate and geography means you’ll find locally grown produce on offer throughout the year. The choice extends to drinks too, with beer, wine or cider, all locally brewed and served with pride. Where you eat is up to you and we guarantee there’s plenty to suit your taste and appetite! Whether it’s an award-winning restaurant, a classic country pub, a vintage tearoom or seafront café there’s plenty of choice for all of the family. There are ‘olde worlde’ pubs with beams and roaring log fires, inns in superb coastal locations providing a breath of sea air, and pubs with outdoor play areas and gardens. There are also plenty of stylish and contemporary bars on the Island providing a relaxed atmosphere for that pre-theatre cocktail or speciality after dinner coffee. Isle of Wight restaurants offer a wide variety of options; from a leisurely lunch with friends and family at a beachfront location, to a celebratory dinner for two at a top-notch hotel. The Isle of Wight has a superb choice of restaurants for all tastes and budgets, many of which have earned prestigious awards for their cuisines. Every town and village has places to tempt you, so indulge yourself and enjoy great food, drink and friendly service.

A pungent delight that has helped put the Isle of Wight on the culinary map. The Garlic Farm in Newchurch supplies retailers and delicatessens across the UK, producing 150 tons each year. Go for a stroll away from the main roads and you’ll come across the smell of wild garlic too.

Ice cream It’s a seaside tradition that, on the Island, has a local and international flavour. Ice cream makers use milk from our dairy herds to produce award-winning treats. The Minghella family’s famous Italian-style ice cream, which is produced in Wootton and received worldwide attention when the late film director Anthony Minghella enjoyed Oscar wins for The English Patient and Cold Mountain.

Crab on chips Don’t miss out on what is fast becoming the Island’s signature dish! Isle of Wight crabmeat is the best in Britain and it’s even better when served with a breath of fresh sea air and as a local twist on the classic fish and chips. Which also tastes even better here of course…

Royal recipes In the Swiss Cottage at Osborne the princesses learned how to bake and serve tea for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. If you visit today you can go back in time to 1861 and see preparations for tea. Osborne is where the Battenburg cake, the Victoria Sponge and the Osborne Pudding were invented.

Local brews Our pubs and restaurants are proud to serve our Island beers and ales from breweries like Goddards, Yates and Island Brewery. There’s wine from Rosemary Vineyard and Adgestone Vineyard and the Island even has its own distillery now, with hand crafted gin, vodka and whisky making the perfect tipple or takeaway souvenir.


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Appley

Appley’s wide sandy shore is a playgroun d for beach-goers, with enough space for beach football and plenty of facilities for a family outing. Watch the Hovercra ft coming and going from Southsea or visi t the nearby Puckpo ol Park if you want try your hand at min to igolf or see some wa rtime fortifications.

Bembridge

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Gurnard

Gurnard beach offers stunning sunsets looking towards yachts on the Solent. On a warm day it’s a popular spot for wandering along the promenade with an ice cream, whilst youngsters enjoy the playground overlooking the row of pretty beach huts.

St. Helens

St Helens is a perfect spot for people-watching, with paddlers and rockpoolers making the most of the still shallow wat ers. Out to sea, you can admire one of the Solent’s imposin g forts and there’s also a plaq ue on the ruin of a church tower marking the part that the area played in the French Armada. .

Compton Compton Bay has been named one of the “top 50 best beaches in the world” by the Sunday Times Travel Magazine. It’s a favourite with surfers and bodyboarders searching for the perfect wave. A drive over the top of the adjacent Military Road reveals one of the Island’s most memorable views.

Osborne Osborne Bay was Queen Victoria’s private beach and it finally opened to the public in 2012 for those visiting Osborne House. You can now sit in her Majesty’s ornate alcove where she spent many hours sketching the Solent.

Steephill Cove Steephill Cove is one of the Isle of Wight’s most charming spots, providing a welcome contrast to the Island’s bustling seaside resorts. It might not be the easiest beach to reach on the Isle of Wight, but it’s well worth the effort. On a warm day the Cove is quietly humming, with swimmers yelping and splashing in the clear waters and children exploring the rock pools at low tide.

Freshwater

Freshwater Bay is two beaches in one. The stoney section is popular with first-time ‘standup paddleboarders’ who you’ll often see trying to navigate away from the shore. Round to the right as you face the sea is a secluded sandy beach with rockpools at low tide.

Sandown & Shanklin

Sandown is a classic British seaside resort with more than a day’s entertainment for young or not so young visitors. Try out a pedalo, take a nostalgic walk on the pier, build a sandcastle or visit Sandham Gardens where you’ll find one of the Isle of Wight’s best playgrounds.

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ELECTRIC WOODS - SPIRIT OF THE ORIENT

THE CHALE SHOW

www.electricwoods.co.uk

24 February - 6 March ACOUSTIC ISLE

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30 April - 15 May

www.thechaleshow.co.uk

9 - 14 August VENTNOR FRINGE FESTIVAL

www.ventnorexchange.co.uk/vfringe

6 - 13 August

ISLE OF WIGHT WALKING FESTIVAL

ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT COWES WEEK

www.isleofwightwalkingfestival.co.uk

www.aamcowesweek.co.uk

14 May

13 - 14 August

WOLVERTON FOLK & BLUES FAIR

JACK UP THE 80S VOL 3

www.wolvertonmanor.co.uk

www.jackupthe80s.co.uk

15 May

20 - 21 August

WALK THE WIGHT

ISLE OF WIGHT GARLIC FESTIVAL

2 - 5 June NEWPORT JAZZ WEEKEND

www.newportjazzweekend.co.uk

9 - 12 June ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL

www.isleofwightfestival.com

25 June

WOLVERTON MANOR GARDEN FAIR

www.wolvertonmanor.co.uk

8 -11 September BESTIVAL

www.bestival.net

www.thenewcarnivalcompany.com

IW CLASSIC CAR EXTRAVAGANZA

26 June

October

ROYAL ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY SHOW

ISLE OF WIGHT CYCLING FESTIVAL

www.sunseaandcycling.com

21 - 24 October

FESTIVAL OF THE SEA

ISLE OF WIGHT AUTUMN WALKING FESTIVAL

www.visitisleofwight.co.uk

www. isleofwightwalkingfestival.co.uk

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October

J.P MORGAN ROUND THE ISLAND YACHT RACE

ISLE OF WIGHT LITERARY FESTIVAL

www.roundtheisland.org.uk

July and August MAGIC IN THE SKIES AT THE NEEDLES LANDMARK ATTRACTION

www.isleofwightliteraryfestival. org

24 October - 1 November (October tbc) ISLE OF FRIGHT

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Throughout December

July and August

SANTA SPECIALS AT THE IW STEAM RAILWAY

ISLE OF WIGHT CARNIVALS

www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/whats-on/carnivals

15 - 25 July ISLE OF WIGHT ARTS OPEN STUDIOS

www.isleofwightarts.com

The Isle of Wight is world famous as home of the Isle of Wight Festival, Bestival and Cowes Week. But people in the know will tell you there is always something happening whatever time of year you visit.

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17 - 18 September

18 June - 3 July

ISLAND EVENTS

www.garlic-festival.co.uk

MARDI GRAS PARADE

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For further information and details of other events, go to ww.visitisleofwight. co.uk, or for local community events, visit www.iwight.com

www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

Throughout December FESTIVE GUIDED TOURS AT OSBORNE

www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/ osborne/

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ADVENTURE ISLAND You will never be short of things to do on the Isle of Wight, with your next adventure waiting just around the corner. You may not think of the Isle of Wight as a destination for adrenalin junkies, but you’d be surprised! It’s the perfect playground for those looking for an adventure. The contrasting landscapes and surrounding seas allow for a huge range of exciting activities, from kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, surfing, tree climbing, mountainboarding, go karting, bushcraft, land yachting, and even zorbing! Thrill-seekers can brave white-knuckle rides at amusement parks, come face to face with tigers and crocodiles at animal kingdoms, swoop down to the beach on a chairlift over multi-coloured cliffs or go in search of creatures that walked the Island 130-million years ago.

BUCKLE UP FOR OUTDOOR ACTION Kayak around the coast

Practice your survival skills

The view of the Isle of Wight is even better from the water, and there are lots of places you can set off on kayaking sessions to explore the various bits of coast. You might even discover a hidden bay or two

Budding Bear Grylls’ can join a bushcraft session and learn how to build their own shelter, light a fire, gather water and cook food in the wild. Great outdoor fun whilst learning some pretty handy new skills!

Hurtle downhill on a Mountain Board

Take flight by Paragliding

There are miles of open terrain for you to explore on four wheels. Intro and adventure sessions are available, lasting an hour and two hours respectively, or once you’ve mastered the technique you can book yourself on a “day tour” – getting you out across the Island on some of the tougher trails.

Ride on a rib Enjoy an adrenaline charged blast out across the water by jumping on board a RIB charter. As well as a thrilling ride you’ll also get a speedy tour of the Island’s coast, with some even heading out past the landmark rocks at The Needles.

Enjoy a unique perspective of the Isle of Wight, riding up-draughts along our spectacular heritage coastline with a true “bird’s eye view”. Because of our weather and geography the Island often escapes the effects of some of the UK’s low pressure systems, which gives us more “flying” days than anywhere else.

All-weather go-karting Wight Karting offers a great racing day out for families, with a range of speed restricted karts enabling anyone from the age of 8 and upwards to have a go. For any “petrolheads” looking for some adrenaline fuelled fun the 460 metre track is the perfect arena, behind the wheel of one of their 270cc karts.


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GETTING HERE... Less than one and a half hour’s journey from London by train and ferry, the Isle of Wight is ideally located for visitors looking for a holiday or short break, and easy to reach from all the major UK airports.

CAR & PASSENGER FERRY SERVICES There are up to 200 Isle of Wight ferry crossings a day operating from Portsmouth, Southampton and Lymington. The main links operate for passengers into 5 different Island towns – Ryde, Cowes, East Cowes, Fishbourne and Yarmouth – the latter 3 services also carry vehicles.

HOVERTRAVEL TEL 01983 717700 www.hovertravel.co.uk Southsea to Ryde hovercraft (foot passengers only)

RED FUNNEL TEL 0844 844 2690 www.redfunnel.co.uk Southampton to East Cowes Southampton to Cowes high-speed Red Jet (foot passengers only)

SCOOT FERRIES

NATIONAL RAIL

www.scootferries.co.uk Portsmouth to Cowes (foot passengers only) Lymington to Yarmouth (foot passengers only)

TEL 0845 748 4950 www.nationalrail.co.uk
 Travel from London to Portsmouth, Southampton or Brockenhurst (for Lymington) with through ticketing and connection with the Island rail service to Ryde, Sandown and Shanklin.

WIGHTLINK FERRIES TEL 0333 999 7333 www.wightlink.co.uk
 Portsmouth to Fishbourne and Lymington to Yarmouth Portsmouth to Ryde high speed catamaran (foot passengers only)

TRAINS There are excellent rail connections to all the major ferry ports, providing fast access to the Isle of Wight from across the UK. Travel time from London Stations to most of the ports is less than 2 hours, and many ferry services coincide with train arrival times – inclusive tickets can also be purchased.

COACHES The bus stations at Portsmouth and Southampton are both a short distance from the adjoining passenger ferries, allowing coach travel from any connecting destinations. There are also “all in one” tickets available, which include coach travel to the port, ferry travel and connecting bus service once you arrive on the Island.

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… AND GETTING AROUND Travelling around the Garden Isle is a pleasure – with buses, bicycles and trains all on offer, along with friendly advice from our Travel Ambassadors

Exploring the Island is easy and discovering those hidden beauty spots and unspoilt locations isn’t difficult at all. Leave the car behind and catch the bus for spectacular coastal views - there are also open-top “Breezer” tours, and a “hop on, hop off” Island Coaster service which has the capacity to carry bikes. Take in the stunning views from the top of a double-decker and let someone else do the driving!

We encourage you to ‘Drive Less, See More’, and on the eastern side of the Island that includes using the train. There’s a regular service operating from Ryde Pierhead which connects the towns of Ryde, Brading, Sandown, Lake and Shanklin. Enthusiasts will recognise that the carriages providing this service are former London Underground electric trains, giving the Island Line it’s very own unique identity and appeal.

The Isle of Wight is a year round cyclist’s paradise, with over 500 miles of cycle and bridleways weaving their way through dramatic and contrasting Island landscapes. The “Bicycle Island” offers something for every cyclist, from multi-day tours to relaxing afternoon rides, and we recently scooped top spot in Lonely Planet’s “Top 10 World Cycling Routes.”

For more travel advice and information, why not ask our team of Travel Ambassadors? Based at Newport’s Visitor Information Centre, our friendly staff will be able to help with any questions or queries. You can even find them on social media too, on Facebook and on Twitter at @IOWTravelAmb

BUSES SOUTHERN VECTIS TEL 01983 827000 www.islandbuses.info

TRAINS ISLAND LINE Timetables and live train information at: www.southwesttrains.co.uk/island-line.aspx

PARKING Tourist Parking Permits available. For further details please see www.iwight.com


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Coming soon to the Isle of Wight

SQUIRREL

ELECTRICBIKES

We’re keen to encourage less car use for our residents, businesses and tourists. That’s why we’re pleased to be launching Red Squirrel Electric Bikes for hire across the Isle of Wight.

You’d be nuts not to use them... @redsquirrelbike

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To find out more go to www.nutsnotto.co.uk or call us on 01983 521555

Your holiday starts the moment you step onboard Cruise across the Solent from Southampton with Red Funnel Ferries, the Isle of Wight specialists. Enjoy tasty, fresh food and drink, a friendly service, free WiFi and more. You can also book accommodation through us and save 25% on ferry travel when booked together*

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Just Arrived on The Island! Our fleet of two seater electric cars are now available for hire right across the Isle of Wight. A fantastic way to travel, have fun, explore and enjoy the delights of the island. Available for half, full day or longer periods. If you live on the island or are coming to vist, simply hop into a Twizy. It makes a great day out...

So‌ what are you waiting for? Hire a Twizy. Just hop in and go‌ Easy as.

Available all year round To book please call

01590 675675

The fastest, friendly and frequent route with great value travel for short breaks & days out Discounted combo deals available with attractions, theatres, dining and much more...

office@hireatwizy.co.uk www.hireatwizy.co.uk Members of

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VISITOR INFORMATION Need inspiration or advice during your stay? Start at Newport’s Visitor Information Centre or pop into one of our Tourist Information Points

The brand new Isle of Wight Visitor Information Centre is located in the heart of Newport at The Guildhall. Chat to our team of friendly Travel Ambassadors who are here to help you with inspirational ideas of things to do and see on the Isle of Wight. We also offer a range of local produce for sale as well as essential items like postcards and maps. We’re open Monday to Friday 10.30 - 3.30 and Saturday 10.30 - 2.30, a must visit on your holiday.

VISIT US AT THE GUILDHALL, HIGH STREET, NEWPORT, PO30 1TY

BEMBRIDGE

HAVENSTREET

Bembridge Community Library, Church Road, Bembridge, Isle of Wight PO35 5NA

Isle of Wight Steam Railway, The Railway Station, Havenstreet, Isle of Wight PO33 4DS

BRADING

NEWPORT

Brading Railway Station/Heritage Centre, Isle of Wight PO36 0EB

County Press Shop, 123 Pyle Street, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1ST

BRIGHSTONE

Quay Arts, Sea St, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5BW

Seven - Cafe + Bar + Restaurant, Main Road, Brighstone, Isle of Wight PO30 4AH

COWES Aqua Marine Gifts, 60 High Street, Cowes Isle of Wight PO31 7RL

CALL US ON 01983 521555

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Valu-4-u, Castle Street, East Cowes, Isle of Wight PO32 6RD

You can also find Tourist Information Points at many of the main towns and villages on the Isle of Wight. These outlets have a range of free brochures and leaflets on display containing information on many of the great things to see and do during your stay on the Isle of Wight.

FRESHWATER Dimbola Museum and Galleries, Terrace Lane, Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight PO40 9QE.

GODSHILL Godshill Village Store, The Post Office, High Street, Godshill, Isle of Wight PO38 3HH

SANDOWN The Holiday Shop, 37 High St, Sandown, Isle of Wight PO36 8DE

SHANKLIN Vernon Cottage, 1 Eastcliff Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight PO37 6AA

VENTNOR Seasons Newsagents & Post Office, 8-10 High Street Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1RY

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ISLE OF WIGHT

A great value family day out.

Visit us at the South-Western tip of the Isle of Wight,

beach, enjoy an unforgettable boat trip or delight in one of

explore our wonderful natural coastline and discover the

the UK’s most picturesque open-top bus rides.

world famous Needles Rocks and Trinity Lighthouse from Alum Bay – the Island’s most iconic location.

Take time to explore our rich and varied history and have your photo taken at the World Famous Marconi Monument,

Set within an area of outstanding natural beauty,

which marks the precise location where Guglielmo Marconi

experience our spectacular chairlift and grab a bird’s eye

undertook his pioneering work at the end of the 19th

view of the multi-coloured sand cliffs of Alum Bay and the

Century, which led to radio and all telecommunications as

stunning turquoise waters beyond. Take things easy on the

we know it today.

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Save 25% on all attractions with our Super Saver tickets. Watch our craftsmen at work

Delicious hot and cold snacks

4D Film Experience Spectacular fireworks Get close to the Needles Rocks Shop like aVictorian Shop like aVictorian

Landmark Location – grab a bird’s eye view from our spectacular chairlift Landmark Attractions – The Lost World 4D film Landmark Shopping – Taste the Wight in our new retail outlet Landmark Events – Join us for music & fireworks every Thursday throughout August

Relax and unwind with a speciality coffee in Marconi’s Tea Rooms or indulge in a spot of lunch before watching a fascinating demonstration courtesy of our Alum

Only pay to park your car and for the activities you want to enjoy.

confectionery is made in our Sweet Manufactory or making

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your own unique coloured sand souvenirs in our Sand Shop.

The Needles, Alum Bay, Isle of Wight PO39 0JD

Bay glassmakers, learning all about how traditional

For further information please call 01983 752401 or visit our website.

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FREE ADMISSION! • FREE WINERY TOURS! • FREE TASTING!

Wines, Juices, Liqueurs & Ciders

TOURING PARK

CARAVANS & CAMPER VANS

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● FREE ADMISSION & TASTING

We charge no admission fee and offer free tasting.

● VINEYARD TRAIL

Feeling adventurous? Why not take a stroll round the vines, read our information boards and see all the different varieties that we grow.

● VISUAL DISPLAYS

We have many different informative displays showing the winemaking process.

● WINERY - OPEN TO PUBLIC

Our winery is open for you to tour and you can see all the equipment used in the winemaking process.

Vineleaf THE

COFFEE SHOP

Set overlooking the vines!

Serving a large selection of light lunches and snacks - including homemade cakes and scones.

SMALLBROOK LANE ● RYDE ● PO33 4BE tel: 01983 811084 www.rosemaryvineyard.co.uk

Every Saturday, Sunday, Monday & Tuesday we will be offering FREE guided winery tours. Tours will commence at: 11am, 12pm, & 1pm and will last approximately 30 minutes. We will go through the winemaking process and the equipment used, followed by a tasting of our wines, juices, liqueurs and ciders. (Booking is not necessary.) At all times throughout the day our winery is open for you to self tour.

April - September MON - SAT 10:00 - 17:30 SUN 10:00 - 16:00

October

MON - SAT 10:00 - 17:00 SUN 10:00 - 16:00

November - March MON - SUN 10:00 - 16:00

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Squawk Birds

Toboggan Run

Canopy Skywalk Falconry Shows

A full day’s fun for all the family

Cows Express

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USEFUL INFORMATION GRADINGS When you visit the Isle of Wight we want to make sure you have an experience you will remember and that you’ll come back time and time again. Quality is equally as important for us as it is for you and therefore most accommodation featured in this guide has been quality graded by either Visit England or the AA. Please be aware that gradings may change during the life of this guide and 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 by visiting www.qualityintourism.com or www.theaa.com

THERE ARE TWO NATIONAL ASSESSING BODIES - VISIT ENGLAND AND THE AA.

ACCOMMODATION RATINGS MADE EASY

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Simple, practical, no frills Well Presented and well run Good level of quality and comfort Excellent service throughout Exceptional with a degree of luxury

These quality ratings indicate the overall accommodation standard, cleanliness, ambiance, hospitality, service and quality of food. Generally the higher the star rating the higher the quality. Star Ratings are also accompanied by a category which describes the assessment criteria and includes Hotels, B&B’s, Self Catering, Hostels and Holiday Parks.

Both work to National Quality Assurance standards and use independent assessors.

HOTELS Hotels must be licenced, offer dinner at least 5 nights a week and all rooms must be en suite or have a private bathroom. Hotel categories include:

GUEST ACCOMMODATION

They must have a minimum of 6 bedrooms but more likely to have 20+ bedrooms.

Star ratings for Guest Accommodation reflect the visitor expectations of this sector, where quality is seen as more important than facilities and services. Higher star ratings are achieved by providing certain additional facilities and services. Guests Accommodation Categories include:

SMALL HOTELS

GUEST ACCOMMODATION

Have a maximum of 20 bedrooms and likely to be more personally run.

This category encompasses anything from one room bed and breakfast to the larger places found in our coastal resorts which may offer dinner and may be licensed.

HOTELS

COUNTRY HOUSE HOTELS Have ample grounds or garden, in a rural or semi rural location, with emphasis on peace and quiet. Other categories are Town House Hotel and Metro Hotel.

BED & BREAKFASTS Accommodate no more than 6 people. It’s like staying as a special guest in someone’s home.

FARMHOUSES Offer bed and breakfast and sometimes dinner, always on a farm.

GUEST HOUSES Tend to have more than 3 bedrooms and may offer dinner to their guests. Some may be licensed.

INNS Are pubs with rooms which serve food in the evenings as well as breakfast.

SELF CATERING Self Catering accommodation is assessed on layout, design, quality and range of kitchen equipment, quality and comfort of the bedrooms and bathrooms and cleanliness. Categories include Self-Catering, Serviced Apartments and Approved Caravan Holiday Homes.

HOSTELS Star rated accommodation often in shared rooms with bunk beds. Predominately group bookings only. May be fully serviced or Self Catering.

HOLIDAY, TOURING AND CAMPING PARKS Ratings are awarded for the overall quality with five stars being reserved for parks of exceptional quality. The categories include Holiday Park, Holiday Villages, Touring Park and Camping Park. NB. The AA award Pennant ratings ( ) rather than stars.


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ACCOLADES

QUALITY & SYMBOLS

VISIT BRITAIN ADDITIONAL AWARDS

Advertisements featured in this brochure follow a standard to help you compare and select the accommodation which is appropriate to your needs. Each advertisement contains a tariff box which indicates prices, months open and key facilities available at the establishment.

Silver and Gold Awards for Hotels/ Guest Accommodation - awarded to an establishment in addition to the star rating these awards reflect the highest levels of quality in bathrooms, bedrooms and service.

AA INSPECTORS’ CHOICE These hotels stand out as the very best in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, regardless of style. The selected Inspectors’ Choice hotels are identified by red Stars.

GOLD STAR AWARD AA Gold Stars are awarded to the very best of Guest Accommodation within the 3, 4 and 5 star ratings.

DAVID BELLAMY AWARDS Awarded to parks who demonstrate commitment across a wide range of environmental considerations.

BREAKFAST AWARDS This award recognises those hotels and bed & breakfasts that offer their guests a quality and choice of breakfast, service and hospitality which exceeds what would be expected at their star rating.

FACILITY SYMBOLS : Ferry can be arranged T Christmas breaks L Credit cards accepted > (8) Children welcome (figure denotes min. age accepted)

; Central heating z Off street parking h Pets welcome ) Licensed for alcohol Z Café/restaurant P Shop on site G Gardens available for guests’ use - S moking in designated areas only ` W  ashing machine/laundrette on-site

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TARIFF There is no legal definition for ‘season’ however advertisers are encouraged to adopt the following: Low Season - October to mid May Mid Season - mid May to mid July & September High Season - late July to & including August

Please note that prices shown within each advertisement tariff box are for guidance only and could be subject to change. Therefore it is advisable to contact the establishment direct to confirm the exact cost prior to booking.

ACCESSIBILITY If you have a particular mobility, visual or hearing need, look out for the Visit England National accessible scheme ratings on some of our advertisers. Also make note of accommodation that have lifts \ and ground floor rooms ÿ available. It is always advisable to discuss your individual needs with the chosen establishment before making your booking. Please log on to www.tourismforall.org.uk or www.enjoyengland.com/access for more information.


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ACCOMMODATION AGENCIES It isn’t always easy choosing the right place to stay. Accommodation agencies can make the process much simpler and less stressful. An agency - which has its own list of properties and expert staff - can be a big help in making sure you pick the right place for your holiday. For example, you may need a two bedroom property with a large secluded garden, close to a pub that serves food, and not too far from the sea. It could pay you to let an agency do the work for you. Wherever you stay, we’re sure you’ll love the Island and will want to come back for more!


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Booking couldn’t be easier: Call our team of Island based holiday advisors - there to help you find your perfect holiday home. Book your car ferry at discounted rates (ferry fare discounts subject to availability), or book online 24/7.

Varied

Why settle for anything less? Short Breaks 7 Nights - 14 Nights Rent Range £195 - £3500 per week Open All Year No. of units 150 sleeping 2 - 18

01983 866455

enquiries@island-holiday-homes.net www.island-holiday-homes.net

WEST WIGHT

NO. OF NIGHTS

RURAL WIGHT

Our large selection of holiday homes caters for all budgets and all accommodation needs from Scan the QR code with characterful thatched cottages, your smart phone to luxury apartments to beachside find our website retreats across the Island. island-holiday-homes.net

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When you experience an Island Holiday Home, you’ll know why we’re the Island’s best-loved holiday lettings company.


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ISLAND COTTAGE HOLIDAYS SELF CATERING

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TEL 01983 403377 enq@islandcottageholidays.com www.islandcottageholidays.com

L :T ; hG[ |pt W` - > Charming cottages close to the sea and in delightful rural surroundings. Situated throughout the Isle of Wight. PRICE PER COTTAGE/PER WEEK

SLEEPS 2 SLEEPS 4/5 SLEEPS 6 SLEEPS 8/12

£215 - £595 £289 - £945 £295 - £1195 £399 - £2995

OPEN ALL YEAR 140 COTTAGES. SLEEPING 2 TO 12

Pretty thatched cottages, farm houses, stone cottages with stunning sea views and in picturesque villages. Some cottages with swimming pools and wonderful houses on the beach. Our cottages are carefully selected and graded for quality.

Why not book your holiday with Wight Coast Holidays we are one of leading holiday letting agencies on the island we can offer a wide range of properties for all types of holiday or break. Please phone for further information or visit our website to view our properties.

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NO. OF NIGHTS 3 NTS 7 NTS

P.O.A £200 - £4850

OPEN ALL YEAR. NO. OF UNITS 160 SLEEPING 2 -18

WZ Whether you’re looking for a cosy cottage to celebrate a special occasion, or a manor house for a big family holiday, we showcase a large selection of properties, hand-picked and in unique locations, from simple to sumptuous. Our passion for the Island means that we want you to love it as much as we do and our family-run business is dedicated to providing exceptional service, with local knowledge and attention to detail.

37 HIGH STREET, BEMBRIDGE, PO35 5SD TEL 01983 873163 toby@wightcoastholidays.co.uk www.wightcoastholidays.co.uk www.wightcoastparks.co.uk www.breezeregattalets.co.uk

NO. OF NIGHTS 3 NTS P.O.A

7 NTS £200 - £3500

OPEN ALL YEAR. NO. OF UNITS 150 SLEEPING 2-20

Home from Home Holidays is one of the Island’s largest holiday letting agencies providing high quality self catering accommodation across the Isle of Wight. Call for our brochure today. Check availability and book online at www.homefromhomeiow.co.uk

HOME FROM HOME HOLIDAYS SELF CATERING

www.homefromhomeiow.co.uk hfromh@crldirect.co.uk TEL 01983 532385

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• Water and food bowl available on request for each of your pets • Access to refrigeration facilities available on request

FARRINGFORD HOLIDAY COTTAGES

Self catering accommodation Bedbury Lane, Freshwater Bay. Tel: 01983 752500 9 am-5 pm for Cottage enquiries. contact@farringford.co.uk. www.farringford.co.uk THE SENTRY MEAD

Guest Accommodation Madeira Road, Totland Bay. Tel: 01983 753212. www.sentrymead.co.uk

RYDE AND EAST WIGHT

If you are bringing your dog, there are a number of quality accommodation providers who participate in the “Welcome Pets!” scheme. Establishments that take part have to provide a number of facilities and services for you and your four legged friends, including:

The accommodation providers on the Isle of Wight with “Welcome Pets” awards are:

COWES AND EAST COWES

The Isle of Wight has a large number of dog and pet-friendly accommodation options. Many holiday cottages, hotels and bed and breakfasts will welcome the whole family during your stay.

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LUCCOMBE VILLA

Self Catering accommodation. 9 Popham Road, Shanklin. Tel: 01983 862825. info@luccombevilla.co.uk. www.luccombevilla.co.uk

• For dogs a scoop and disposal bags are to be provided, with dedicated bin for waste disposal

SANDOWN MANOR

Bed and Breakfast Accommodation. Yaverland Road, Sandown. Tel: 01983 402266. info@sandownmanor.co.uk. www.sandownmanor.co.uk

A full list of the “Welcome Pets” award requirements can be found on the Quality in Tourism website. See www.qualityintourism.com for more information.

SEABREEZE & SEASPRAY CHALETS

Self Catering accommodation. Sandown Bay Holiday Centre, 54 Sandown Bay, Yaverland Road, Sandown. Tel: 07919 842890

To find the perfect accommodation that welcomes your four legged friend, start at www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/accommodation/ dog-friendly where you will find over 100 accommodation providers ready to welcome your whole family.

WEST WIGHT

• Storage space provided for any animal transportation crates or cages brought by owners

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ACCOMMODATION AGENCIES SHANKLIN SANDOWN AND LAKE VENTNOR AND SOUTH WIGHT

Shanklin offers a lovely mix of the seaside and open, green space with some fantastic parks and gardens. Rylstone Gardens provide the most tranquil and beautiful spot to sit and soak up the sunshine. Look out for the extensive programme of events at the Bandstand located in the Gardens.

With all this to offer, it’s not surprising that Shanklin has a variety of great places to stay. As one of the Island’s traditional seaside resorts it has a reputation for high quality B&B’s and guesthouses, there is something to suit all. So whether you would like to stay in a hotel or bed & breakfast, or would prefer self-catering or the extensive facilities of a holiday park, you will find exactly what you are looking for in Shanklin.

WEST WIGHT

The famous Shanklin Chine, a gorge with rare plants and delightful waterfall, is quite simply unique. Lose yourself in the history and character of Shanklin Old Village packed with charming thatched cottages most housing wonderful, unique gift shops and tea rooms.

Shanklin hosts a wide variety of events to entertain all. The thriving Shanklin Theatre is a must see attraction with a year round programme of events to suit all tastes. Not forgetting the popular annual Carnivals and Shanklin Regatta are quite a spectacle. The resort is buzzing with anticipation, activity and excitement.

RURAL WIGHT

The Shanklin Esplanade, lined with traditional seaside games, amusements, cafes, hotels, restaurants and pubs, is the perfect place to while away your day.

Exploring Shanklin is easy with buses, trains and ample car parking. The popular cliff lift makes getting from the Esplanade to the cliff path with access to the town and Old Village easy.

RYDE AND EAST WIGHT

Relax and unwind on the golden sands, hire a traditional beach hut or, for the more energetic, try the water sports on offer. Whatever your age or interests there are lots of things to do in Shanklin.

COWES AND EAST COWES

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One of Shanklin’s premier hotels situated in a prime location on the cliff top overlooking the bay and within walking distance of the town and picturesque old village.

THE CHANNEL VIEW HOTEL HOTEL

The Gino family have owned and personally managed this landmark hotel for over thirty years during which time they together with their staff have attained an excellent reputation for their hospitality.

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HOPE ROAD, SHANKLIN PO37 6EH TEL 01983 862309 FAX 01983 868400 enquiries@channelviewhotel.co.uk www.channelviewhotel.co.uk

The hotel offers very well appointed ensuite rooms many with wonderful sea views. All rooms have lovely toiletries, welcome tray, TV, hairdryer, telephone, and free WiFi throughout.

HALF BOARD FROM PER PERSON FROM LOW MAR MID MAY & SEPT HIGH JULY & AUG

2 NTS £106 £132 £142

4 NTS £212 £256 £276

7 NTS £371 £427 £462

B&B FROM £45 -£62. 56 BEDROOMS ALL EN-SUITE. OPEN MARCH - DECEMBER. FERRIES CAN BE BOOKED

You can start the day with a full British breakfast, other options are changed daily including pancakes, kippers and devilled mushrooms. Whilst for dinner there is an excellent choice of delicious starters and soups followed by dishes such as traditional roast beef to vegetarian goats cheese croustades topped with cranberries. To finish your meal choose from one of Chef’s wonderful sweets ranging from sticky toffee pudding to pannacotta with caramelised orange or if you prefer, there is a cheese board. To compliment your meal choose a bottle of wine from the hotel’s comprehensive wine list to be served at your table in the Osborne room.

Other facilities at the hotel include the superb heated indoor pool, the sauna, solarium and relaxing aromatherapy massages can be booked for your enjoyment during your stay. The hotel has music several nights a week in the bar which boasts a great dance floor. There is a lift to most floors plus an easy access additional car park at the rear of the hotel. On the lower terrace you can sit looking out to sea whilst having a chilled glass of wine or a cream tea, whilst from the garden terrace you can enjoy a pre-dinner drink as the daylight fades away Bookings can be made any day to any day for any length of stay and we are able to book the car ferry for you if required. The prices listed are our Standard category for rooms at the rear of the hotel. It is easy to upgrade to a Classic Room with partial sea view or a Superior room with full sea view just give us a call. For that special occasion why not book our Deluxe double room with its king size brass bed and fabulous sea views. Channel View is an excellent choice for couples, singles and families with the beach and the glorious cliff walk just seconds away. If you would like a brochure or to make a booking please telephone, email or you can book direct from our website. We look forward to welcoming you to the hotel.


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HALF BOARD 1 NT £58 £70 £74

2 NTS £116 £140 £148

7 NTS £406 £490 £518

B&B FROM £48 PER NIGHT, 33 BEDROOMS, ALL EN-SUITE. OPEN APR - NOV

Shanklin’s traditional seaside amenities are close by - the esplanade, water sports, glorious sandy beach and the undulating Cliff Path, with its panoramic views.

• Five Course Quality Dining • Relaxing Bar Lounge • Heated Outdoor Pool open May to the end of September • Quiet Lounge • Peaceful Gardens • Car Parking within the grounds

All bedrooms are en-suite, some have showers and others baths with thermostatic showers over. A refreshing tray of tea and coffee will help you settle in and unwind. All our rooms have direct dial telephones, 26 or 32 inch flat screen TV’s, ceiling or free standing fans, clock radios, hairdryers and an iron and board.

Treat yourself to a deluxe sea view room and enjoy a canopied king size bed, slippers and robes and a 32” flat screen TV.

Ferry inclusive packages available. Special Offers - see website. Summer Holiday Special - Children free for B&B when sharing parents room during July and August.

WEST WIGHT

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Upgrade to a sea view room and wake up to spectacular ocean views .

RURAL WIGHT

3 QUEENS ROAD, SHANKLIN PO37 6AN TEL 01983 862742 FAX 01983 868572 enquiries@keatsgreenhotel.co.uk www.keatsgreenhotel.co.uk

Experience the warmest welcome and excellent service at our 3 star appointed hotel, perfectly located to enjoy the tranquillity of Keats Green as well as exhilarating sea views.

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Standing in its own spacious grounds the Malton House Hotel commands one of Shanklin’s finest locations. This elegant detached Victorian Villa has been lovingly converted to a first class hotel. All rooms are airy, fresh and inviting with a superb standard of furnishing and decoration throughout. You can enjoy the exhilarating cliff top walks overlooking the bay or take the nearby lift to the Esplanade and all the attractions of Shanklin.

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8 PARK ROAD, SHANKLIN PO37 6AY TEL 01983 865007 FAX 01983 865576 www.maltonhouse.co.uk

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• Dining room • Quiet lounge with sun trap patio

HALF BOARD

• Family rooms

PER PRSN 2 NTS 7 NTS LOW £86 £245 MID £88 £252 HIGH £90 £266

• Mid-season prices vary Please phone for up-to-date prices and ferry inclusive breaks.

B&B FROM £32, 12 BEDROOMS ALL EN SUITE. OPEN MAY - SEPT

HALF BOARD FROM PER PERSON LOW MID HIGH

2 NTS £98 £104 £110

7 NTS £309 £327 £346

B&B FROM £68 2 NTS

Exclusively for Adults(16+ only). Ideally situated in the heart of the Old Village with restaurants, beach & shops just a short walk. We take great pride in our friendly service, high standards & cleanliness. No supplements on single rooms.

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RYLSTONE GARDENS, POPHAM ROAD, SHANKLIN PO37 6RG TEL 01983 862806 rylstone.manor@btinternet.com www.rylstone-manor.co.uk B&B per night based on 2 people sharing PER ROOM LOW HIGH

DELUXE £135 £145

SUPERIOR £155 £165

FERRY INCLUSIVE RATE ON REQUEST HALF BOARD IS AN EXTRA £29 PPPN SINGLE OCCUPANCY ON REQUEST

Rylstone Manor Hotel located in the beautiful Rylstone Gardens in Shanklin is a stunning manor house dating back to 1863 and is exquisitely decorated throughout. A fantastic base from which to explore the Isle or just relax and enjoy its unique surroundings. The Manor is of Victorian proportion and incorporates a blend of Gothic, Tudor and Georgian influences which reflects its unique charms both externally and within. · Recommended in Good Hotel Guide since 2006 · Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence · Winners of IOW Chamber of Commerce Excellence Award 2012 · Winners Conde Nast Johansens Most Excellent Value Award 2009 and finalist in 2008 & 2013 · Evivo Gold Award Winners 2010.

3 GRANGE ROAD, SHANKLIN PO37 6NN TEL 01983 862337 www.grangebank.co.uk

BED AND BREAKFAST LOW MID HIGH

2 NTS £58 PPPN £64 PPPN £70 PPPN

7 NTS £188 PPPW £208 PPPW £228 PPPW

SUPERIOR ROOMS £3 PPPN SUPPLEMENT. ALL ROOMS EN-SUITE

The Chestnuts has a clean, fresh contemporary look and feel. All rooms recently refurbished. Close to beach. Reductions for kids. Discounted ferry. Free Wi-Fi access. Flat screen TV’s & DVD players in bedrooms.

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4 HOPE ROAD, SHANKLIN PO37 6EA TEL 01983 862162 info@thechestnutsshanklin.co.uk www.thechestnutsshanklin.co.uk

B&B PER PERSON 1 NT £37 - £39

7 NTS £246 - £259

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BEDFORD LODGE GUEST ACCOMMODATION

SHANKLIN

EASTCLIFF ROAD, SHANKLIN OLD VILLAGE PO37 6AA TEL 01983 862416 mail@bedfordlodge.co.uk www.bedfordlodge.co.uk

BED & BREAKFAST (PP, 2 SHARING) 1NT £32 £36 £40

2NTS £64 £72 £80

7NTS £210 £230 £255

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for 9 cars. Open all year, we cater for tourists, those visiting relatives and business people equally. All our rooms are individually decorated, and we have a four poster and premier rooms for those special occasions too. Our leisurely English Breakfast is served 08.30 -10.00, overlooking the gardens, using fair-trade, locally sourced products.

VENTNOR AND SOUTH WIGHT

SEASON LOW MID HIGH

The Bedford Lodge is an idyllic spot in which to relax and unwind. Situated on a leafy avenue, next to Shanklin Chine, in the heart of picturesque Shanklin Old Village, close to quaint shops, thatched pubs and excellent eateries, it’s just minutes from the sea. The Lodge has a large private garden, with sloping lawns, mature trees and sun terrace with private, off-street parking

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THE ROWBOROUGH GUEST ACCOMMODATION

32 ARTHURS HILL, SHANKLIN, PO37 6EX TEL 01983 866072 info@rowboroughhotel.com www.rowboroughhotel.com RYDE AND EAST WIGHT

2016 TARIFF 1 NT BB £34 £38 £42

1 NT HB £46 £52 £55

7 NT HB £320 £350 £370

B&B FROM £34, 9 BEDROOMS, ALL EN-SUITE. OPEN MARCH 1ST - OCT 30TH MINIMUM 2 NIGHT STAYS

The public areas, all recently refurbished, give a light and airy feel to this imposing but extremely comfortable Victorian house where service with a smile is always guaranteed! • Ground Floor room for the mobility impaired guests • Special rates for families available for children 3 years and above. • Preferred ferry rates available • Free WIFI throughout

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• Pet Friendly (small, well behaved dogs only, concessions apply) • Licensed Bar, Guest Lounge, Conservatory, Patio & Gardens • Excellent home cooked meals available within a daily changing menu (most special diets catered for) • 5 Star Food Hygiene rating. • Close to Shanklin railway station and local bus services. • No debit/credit card charges. • No Public Holiday supplements

WEST WIGHT

LOW MID HIGH

A warm family ‘home from home’ welcome awaits you at The Rowborough. Ideally located to the cliff path, beaches and Shanklin Town and Chine, The Rowborough is the perfect base from which to explore the Island either by car, on foot or using the Island’s excellent public transport system, all within easy reach. All bedrooms are spotlessly clean, maintained to a high standard, en-suite and offer Free view flat screen TV/ DVD’s, radio alarm, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities.

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SWISS COTTAGE SHANKLIN GUEST ACCOMMODATION

10 ST GEORGES ROAD, SHANKLIN PO37 6BA TEL 01983 862333 info@swiss-cottage.co.uk www.swiss-cottage.co.uk

: ; z) ZG! %C ãÿ> (10) SD Keith & Christine offer a warm & friendly welcome to their award winning modernised home in the heart of Shanklin. We have been the Winners of Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 4 years running 2012 to 2015. We are proud to operate Environmentally & Green Friendly Practices which our guests appreciate. Built in 1866 it has a light & airy dining room, sunny TV lounge, licensed bar & comfy seating on the decked patio area. The 8 well appointed en suite rooms offer flexible accommodation for family suites, double & twin rooms and single occupancy. Early Booking is advisable as we have 90% Occupancy Rates but don’t forget your slippers!

HALF BOARD AND B&B PRICES PP B&B NT B&B WK MID £35 £245 HIGH £38 £266

H/B NT £50 £53

H/B WK £350 £371

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• We specialise in Weekly Holidays on B&B or Half Board commencing on any day of the week

• No Babies or children under 10 years of age

• Stay 4 Nights on B&B during March, April, May & October and get 1 night Free for £105. (Adult Rates apply, excluding B/H’s)

• Larger Double Rooms with comfy sitting area and also Ground Floor Rooms

• A varied home cooked 3 Course Evening Meal served in June, July & September • Serving our Award Winning Breakfast Menu with 8 different varieties to choose from or our speciality 9 Item Full English!

• Discounted Car Ferry Bookings from all 3 ports with Red Funnel & Wightlink

• Complimentary gift for those celebrating a special occasion whilst staying with us • Extensive Bathroom and Hospitality Trays • Fans, Mini Fridge & Hair Dryers • Free Daily News Papers

• Not forgetting 15% Discount for our Senior Citizens 65 years + (Except School Holidays 23rd July to 2nd Sept)

• Fresh Towels Provided

• 30% discount for children 10 years +

• Free Onsite Parking for 6 cars on forecourt

• Free Wi-Fi, Flat Screen TV’s, DVD Players

THE AQUA GUEST ACCOMMODATION

17 THE ESPLANADE, SHANKLIN PO37 6BN TEL 01983 863024 james@theaqua.co.uk www.theaqua.co.uk

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SINGLE £ 40 £ 43 £ 40

DOUBLE £ 76 £ 86 £ 76

FAMILY £ 126 £ 138 £ 126

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Annette and James Blanchett have run this beautifully appointed family business for 35 years and have built a fine reputation for high quality and friendly service. Accommodation is offered in a selection of bedrooms from single to family rooms, all furnished and decorated in delightful style and offering all the comforts you would expect including free Wifi throughout the premises. Many of the rooms have lovely sea views across Shanklin Bay and the sandy beach and Rooms with balconies are extremely popular throughout the season, so book early!

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The Brasserie Restaurant is both comfortable and modern and has been re-designed and decorated with a light and airy design and overlooks Shanklin beach. Our chefs prepare all meals from fresh ingredients where possible and present a varied menu supported by a selected list of popular, inexpensive wines. Guests using the bar, which offers real ales and a wide range of beers and spirits, can relax with a drink, play pool or darts or even take to the dance floor that comes alive during our popular seasonal entertainment nights.


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BED & BREAKFAST LOW MID HIGH

GUEST ACCOMMODATION

14, ST GEORGES ROAD, SHANKLIN PO37 6BA TEL 01983 862821 MOB 07811 808575 www.thesomerville.co.uk somerville@fsmail.net

7NTS £175 £185 £190

REDUCED CAR FERRY CROSSINGS AVAILABLE 4 BEDROOMS, ALL EN-SUITE

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THE CLIFTON

Per room per night

GUEST ACCOMMODATION

1 QUEENS ROAD, SHANKLIN, PO37 6AN TEL 01983 863015 FAX 01983 865911 E-MAIL reception@thecliftonshanklin.co.uk WEB www.thecliftonshanklin.co.uk

LOW from £97 MID from £109 HIGH from £117

7 Nights per room

£645 £725 £778

10% Discount off all Direct Bookings made via www.thecliftonshanklin.co.uk use coupon code VisitIOW

SANDOWN AND LAKE

Fernhurst apartments are in a quiet position within walking distance of the sea, shops, restaurants and entertainment. Bus & Train stations also within walking distance. There are 5 comfortable well equipped self contained apartments.

SHANKLIN

2 NTS £55 £58 £60

“THE PERFECT GETAWAY OVERLOOKING THE BAY” - The Clifton’s stunning cliff top location makes it an ideal retreat for those in search of tranquility, with the garden opening onto the Coastal Path. Our Bistro, with an uninterrupted sea view, uses local produce including a daily fish menu.

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NO. OF NIGHTS

£225 - £470 £325 - £900 £375 - £1200 £600 - £1350

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SELF CATERING

OLD VILLAGE, SHANKLIN TEL 01483 415185 rwthaynes@gmail.com

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Please visit our website for special offers & excellent ferry rates.

HOLIDAY & TOURING PARK

NINHAM FARM, SHANKLIN PO37 7PL TEL 01983 864243 office@ninham-holidays.co.uk www.ninham-holidays.co.uk

2 ADULTS INC. ELEC. PER NIGHT MIN MAX

£18.00 £26.50

OPEN 29TH APRIL - 25TH SEPTEMBER

OPEN ALL YEAR. NO. OF UNITS 1 SLEEPING 4

ACCOMMODATION RATINGS

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Simple, practical, no frills Well Presented and well run Good level of quality and comfort Excellent service throughout Exceptional with a degree of luxury

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NINHAM COUNTRY HOLIDAYS

7 NTS £360 - £650

RURAL WIGHT

With miles of bridleways accessible directly from the park, you can explore by bike or foot, all the Island has to offer.

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RUBSTONE COTTAGE

Surrounded by beautiful mature woodland & rolling countryside, Ninham provides a unique setting for lovers of the outdoors.

OPEN ALL YEAR NO. OF UNITS 5

Character stone cottage in central but quiet location. Ideal base for attractions, restaurants, shops and beach. Double and twin bedrooms, separate lounge, dining room, enclosed courtyard.

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SLEEPS 4 £235 - £545

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42 WESTERN ROAD, SHANKLIN PO37 7NF TEL 01983 862126 www.fernhurst-apartments.co.uk spetcher@fernhurst-apartments.co.uk

SLEEPS 2 £195 - £425

COWES AND EAST COWES

22A CHURCH ROAD, SHANKLIN PO37 6QR TEL 01983 867900 upperchine@btconnect.com www.upperchinecottages.co.uk

7 NTS SLEEPS 2 SLEEPS 4 SLEEPS 6 CHURCH MEWS

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Self-catering Cottages & Apartments all with Balcony or Patio. Cottages & Apartments available with ensuites. Cottage available with Hot Tub. Wifi available. Indoor heated Swimming pool & Spa. Fitness Area. Indoor Play Area (suitable for all ages). Tennis Court. On-site Parking. 5 minutes walk to Old Village, Shanklin. 10 minutes walk to Appley Beach. Adjacent parkland with play area and duck pond. Ideal location for coastal walks. We have Red Funnel ferry inclusive packages available see the web-site.

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EAST COWES

RYDE YARMOUTH

NEWTOWN

NEWPORT

TOTLAND

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MOTTISTONE

SANDOWN

FRESHWATER BRIGHSTONE

GODSHILL

LAKE SHANKLIN

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There are some good pubs and restaurants selling a range of different cuisines.

Lake Beach is located between the popular resort beaches of Sandown and Shanklin, and shares the same gently sloping golden sands and clear swimming waters. To the rear of Lake Beach (also known as Dunroamin Beach) the cliff rises steeply creating a dramatic looking natural screen and shelter for the beach, at the foot of which runs the sea wall and path / cycleway.

WEST WIGHT

Being a traditional British seaside destination there is no shortage of places to grab an ice cream and snacks along the seafront in Sandown.

Sandown has excellent bus and train services and makes an excellent base for a visit to the Isle of Wight.

RURAL WIGHT

Sandown has lots of things to do for people of all ages and interests. With a great selection of attractions, including a Zoo housed in an old fort and a purpose built interactive Dinosaur Museum.

One of the town’s most well-known features is the traditional Sandown Pier. There is a range of traditional amusements and arcade games, with bowling, crazy golf and cafes to keep adults and children entertained for hours.

Sandown’s seafront is lined with a variety of hotels which offer panoramic seaviews across the bay. Elsewhere in the town there are lots of choices of other types of accommodation. If you are looking to come camping on the Isle of Wight there are sites a short distance from the town which offer both tent and caravan pitches.

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The main town beach stretches all the way along the Esplanade where it meets Yaverland Beach, which is popular for watersports, and there are a number of local water sports centres from which you can test your skills at windsurfing, kayaking or many other activities.

With one of the highest concentrations of dinosaur fossils anywhere in the world, the Isle of Wight has been dubbed “Dinosaur Island”. The area around Sandown Bay is a fun place for fossil hunting, so with a keen eye you could be leaving with a very special, very old souvenir.

COWES AND EAST COWES

You can relax and spend quality time strolling along Sandown Beach followed by an ice cream or refreshments at one of the beach cafés.

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Sandown sits on the South East coast of the Isle of Wight, sheltered in a beautiful bay, and is famed for its long stretches of golden sandy beach and the traditional British seafront and pier.


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ESPLANADE, SANDOWN PO36 8LB TEL 01983 402141 FAX 01983 403143 info@trouvillehotel.co.uk www.trouvillehotel.co.uk

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At the Trouville Hotel, our aim is to provide the comfort & care for a holiday to be remembered.

MARINA BAY HOTEL

Situated centrally on the Esplanade, opposite the golden beach, the Trouville is the ideal base for an Island break.

HOTEL

The en suite bedrooms, most with panoramic sea views, offer Freeview TV & radio, hospitality trays & direct dial phones & are accessed by the lift. Complimentary WIFI access is available.

H/B CAR FERRY INCLUSIVE PER PRSN LOW MID HIGH

2 NTS £177 £186 £200

4 NTS £287 £311 £334

7 NTS £424 £459 £489

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17 CULVER PARADE SANDOWN PO36 8AT TEL 01983 403677 FAX 01983 403295 info@themarinabayhotel.com www.marinabayhotel.co.uk

Delight in the pleasure of good food in the restaurant, providing relaxed & professional service blended with a quality menu. Visit our website www.trouvillehotel.co.uk for special offers and to BOOK ONLINE

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Marina Bay Hotel is a bright and friendly hotel located directly opposite the fine sandy beach in Sandown - an ideal holiday for all ages. We offer a choice freshly cooked meals daily, live entertainment and a fully stocked bar. You can relax and enjoy the stunning views from our large decked area outside.

TARIFF BED & BREAKFAST LOW MID HIGH

1 NT £30 £40 £48

3 NTS 7 NTS £85 £199 £115 £270 £140 £330

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A warm welcome awaits you at Piers-View family run guest house. Established for 30 years, renowned for excellent food and extensive choice menu, inc special & vegetarian diets. Situated on the cliff path overlooking the bay in an ideal location for a quiet and relaxing holiday, just 5 minutes from the beach and within easy reach of both Sandown and Shanklin. Our comfortable rooms have freeview TV’s, radio, complimentary hospitality tray and guest wifi availability. Close to shops, leisure centre and all travel routes. Secure cycle storage. Ample off road parking.

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PIERS-VIEW GUEST ACCOMMODATION

20 CLIFF PATH, LAKE PO36 8PL TEL 01983 404646 www.piers-view-iow.co.uk

The Montpelier is situated in one of the finest positions in Sandown, directly opposite the beach, pier and is the ideal base for your stay on the Island. The spacious en suite rooms are all clean and comfortable, most with breathtaking sea views. Room only tariff available.

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PER PRSN DAILY 7 NTS LOW £45 £280 MID £46 £290 HIGH £49 £310 B&B FROM £30 DAILY. 10 ENSUITE. 3 GROUND FLOOR ROOMS. OPEN MAR - OCT

GUEST ACCOMMODATION

PIER STREET, SANDOWN PO36 8JR TEL 01983 403964 www.themontpelier.co.uk

Creamy scrambled eggs with smoked salmon tumbling over muffins - this is just one of the alternative breakfasts we offer along with evening meals some evenings, a car park, a garden and being close to the beach, Shanklin and Sandown as well as Lake station.

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CLIFF LODGE GUEST HOUSE

13 CLIFF PATH, LAKE PO36 8PL TEL 01983 402963 clifflodge@uwclub.net www.cliff-lodge-isle-of-wight.co.uk

www.themontpelier.co.uk BED & BREAKFAST 2 NTS £58 - £70

7 NTS £196 - £238

7 BEDROOMS, ALL EN SUITE OPEN ALL YEAR

Friendly, family run guest house situated in a quiet location on the cliff path with stunning views of Sandown bay. Close to public transport and footpath to beach. Car parking and cycle storage available. Discounts for 3 nights or more and for Walkers & Cyclists

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1 NT £29 £32

2+ NTS £27 PN £30 PN

7 NTS £175.50 £195

OPEN ALL YEAR EXCEPT XMAS 7TH NIGHT HALF PRICE AT ALL TIMES 9 BEDROOMS

HAYTOR LODGE GUEST ACCOMMODATION

16 CLIFF PATH, LAKE PO36 8PL TEL 01983 402969 stay@haytorlodge.co.uk www.haytorlodge.co.uk

B&B PP 1 NT £30 - £35

7 NTS £170 - £200

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Fully equipped self catering apartments ranging from Studio to 3 bedrooms to accomodate upto 8 people. • One minute from the beach and High Street • Open all year, short and long breaks available • WiFi access • Off street parking

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SELF CATERING

SLEEPS 2 SLEEPS 2/4 SLEEPS 5/8 £160-£350 £165-£570 £185-£740 OPEN ALL YEAR. NO. OF UNITS 7 SLEEPING 2-8

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YAVERLAND ROAD, SANDOWN PO36 8QB TEL 01983 402360 kathy@fortspinney.co.uk www.fortspinney.co.uk

Fort Spinney is situated on the seafront opposite the safe, sandy beaches of Sandown Bay. Beautiful views of Culver Cliffs, yet within easy level walking distance to shops and seafront entertainments. • 2 Berth apartments • 2/4 berth apartments • 2 bedroomed bungalows sleeping 4/6

SANDOWN AND LAKE

Two three and one two bedroom cottages set in lovely quiet surroundings close to NT woodland. An ideal location for exploring the Island, walking, cycling or just relaxing. Fishing nearby. 10minutes safe sandy beaches. All cottages are accessible to guests with disabilities. No smoking.

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6 VICTORIA ROAD, SANDOWN PO36 8AP TEL 01983 403209 info@victorialodgeapartments.co.uk www.victorialodgeapartments.co.uk

• 3 bedroomed bungalows sleeping 6/8

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BORTHWOOD COTTAGES BORTHWOOD LANE, SANDOWN PO36 0HH TEL 01983 403967 anne@borthwoodcottages.co.uk www.borthwoodcottages.co.uk

3 NTS 7 NTS P.O.A £285 - £820 3 UNITS, SLEEPING 2-6 OPEN ALL YEAR

NO. OF PEOPLE SLEEPS 2 SLEEPS 2/4 SLEEPS 4/6 SLEEPS 6/8

£230-£400 £280-£510 £330-£790 £410-£1000

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SELF CATERING

SELF CATERING

OPEN MARCH - NOVEMBER NO. OF UNITS 18 SLEEPING 2 - 8

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CHEVERTON COPSE HOLIDAY PARK

RYDE AND EAST WIGHT

SCOTCHELLS BROOK LANE, SANDOWN PO36 0JP TEL 01983 403161 holidays@chevertoncopse.com www.chevertoncopse.com

PRICE PER CARAVAN 3 OR 4 NTS

7 NTS

FROM £180

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FROM £505

FROM £255

FROM £575

SPECIAL OFFERS AVAILABLE - PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR UP TO DATE OFFERS.

grades and prices to suit all budgets. All come fully equipped with 8 channel TV, fridge, gas cooker, microwave, shower, basin and WC. Duvets and linen are provided and beds are made up for your arrival. · Games Room with seasonal Licensed Clubhouse · Entertainment during Whitsun & School Summer Holidays · Children’s Play Areas · Sports Field for ball games

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The Isle of Wight is the perfect place for your holiday or a relaxing short break. It is a stunning island boasting unspoilt scenery and a wealth of fascinating attractions. Here at Cheverton Copse we are a family run park, set in 4 acres of safe and attractive grounds, only 1.5 miles from the seaside towns of Sandown and Shanklin. Our aim is to provide an unspoilt countryside atmosphere where our guests can enjoy a relaxed holiday. There are 57 caravans with a variety of

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BEMBRIDGE BRADING

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BRIGHSTONE GODSHILL

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LAKE SHANKLIN

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A short distance from the seafront at the Western side of the town you can stroll through Ventnor Park, which leads onto the famous Ventnor Botanic Gardens where the town’s micro-climate can be truly appreciated in a 22 acre sub-tropical paradise.

Many of Ventnor’s hotels are housed in charming Victorian buildings, and as a traditional holiday resort there is no shortage of places to stay in the local area. If you are looking for spectacular sea views Ventnor’s hillside location provides many of the buildings with this aspect, so be sure to check with the accommodation provider if this option is available when booking.

WEST WIGHT

A short walk from here and you will discover one of the Isle of Wight’s best kept secrets, Steephill Cove, which is one of the most relaxing beaches on the Island.

Along Ventnor esplanade there are several pubs, cafes and restaurants offering a variety of food and refreshments, with a number of alternative places to eat further into town. With the local fisheries there are some great fish and seafood options available at many of the eateries, and some of the local hotels are highly recommended for their fine dining experiences.

RURAL WIGHT

Ventnor has plenty of things to do both in the town and nearby. Ventnor Beach is a great suntrap, and the sand and shingle beach is great for sunbathing and family swimming. The beach huts that line the back of the beach are converted Victorian “bathing machines” and are available to hire, along with deckchairs.

On the main promenade there is a traditional arcade with a range of amusements, then opposite the harbour the spectacular Cascade Gardens run down the side of the cliff where the main road zig-zags its way back up into the main town. Further along there is a children’s paddling pool which features a giant map of the Isle of Wight, and from here there are great walks to Wheelers Bay and Bonchurch along the Sea Wall.

RYDE AND EAST WIGHT

The town lies beneath St Boniface Down (the highest point on the Isle of Wight) and for the most part is built on the side of a steep hill leading down to the seafront and beach.

COWES AND EAST COWES

Ventnor on the South of the Isle of Wight is a traditional seaside resort, and one of Britain’s most famous Victorian health resorts due to its unique micro-climate.


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THE HERMITAGE SELF CATERING ST CATHERINE’S DOWN, WHITWELL, PO38 2PD TEL 0333 122 3231 www.thehermitageiow.co.uk www.bluechipholidays.co.uk

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The Hermitage is situated in an elevated position on the south side of the island surrounded by attractive countryside in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In the house you are welcomed by a grand entrance hall with the drawing room and games room to your left and the kitchen and dining rooms to your right. The drawing room is in traditional style and perfect for socialising with 2 sets of French doors leading to the patio and feature pond. The games room offers a pool

table and table tennis. In the gym there is a treadmill, exercise bike and free weights with an en suite shower. Upstairs there are 10 bedrooms (four Master bedroom suites, 2 smaller double rooms and 4 twin rooms all with either en suite shower or bath and rear or garden views). To refine your holiday further the Property Manager (by prior arrangement) can arrange for catering, the hire of a hot tub, pampering from a beauty therapist, children’s entertainer or bouncy castle, boat hire and lots more!

Near the Ventnor Botanic Gardens and beaches including Steephill Cove, spacious self-contained Apartments and Cottage in peaceful sun trap gardens with superb sea views. Coastal and downland walks from the door. Suits couples and families. Short breaks from £150. Private parking. Free Wi-Fi.

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At the end of a private road overlooking the English Channel, situated at the southern tip of the Island; with stunning views over the channel.

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Ventnor’s beach is superb for bathing & boating & enjoys a particularly mild climate. Cliff top paths & nearby St. Boniface Down offer exhilarating walking with breathtaking views, or delight in easy strolls through the sub-tropical Botanic Gardens.

16 SPRING VALE GARDENS , VENTNOR PO38 1QX TEL 01983 853458 www.isleofwight.com/where-to-stay/ wyndcliffe-holiday-apartments-

TARIFF 3 NTS £120 - £150

7 NTS £235 - £415

Short breaks available low season •Panoramic sea views •Luxury apartments •Parking •Gardens to relax in

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£195 - £555 £240 - £695 £440 - £995

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The old walled orchard still maintains its oldeworlde charm, as it is traffic-free, making it completely safe for children, it contains our 40 static caravans 4-6 berth, gas and electricity is included in the price, linen is not supplied, but available to hire. Also two 3 bedroom centrally heated apartments, and the 2 bedroom Orchard Lodge which are all self-contained. (Dogs are permitted in certain units). Our Touring, Motorhome and Tenting amenities, are situated within sheltered grassland, with upland views of Stenbury Downs. All pitches have electric hook-ups and this area is split into three sections. The

The toilet block is built to a high specification, with modern washing facilities; complete with free showers, hand & hair dryers and a separate washing up area. The access friendly room is situated within the same complex. The park is rich in wildlife and has won the prestigious David Bellamy Gold Award. Excellent amenities, wonderful wildlife, an ideal spot for bird watchers, horse riding or golfing, a superb base for walkers or cyclists, as you can access walkways within minutes. The outdoor heated pool with combined Toddlers pool, is open Whitsun to mid September, and is overlooked by the bar and lounge area. Nightly entertainment is offered during Whitsun week and during the peak summer season. The nearest Bus stop is 150 yards from the site.

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Restrictions for PEAK dates apply. Please see our website for tariff details.

Relax and enjoy a visit to our picturesque family run holiday park, which was originally part of the grounds of an historic house. We reside within 14 acres of tranquil unspoilt countryside, a perfect retreat for all the family, yet we are only a few minutes by car to the glorious beaches of Shanklin, Sandown & Ventnor.

‘Main Field’ and tranquil ‘Meadow’ area where a selection of grass, hardstanding or Fully Serviced pitches are available. A stream meanders alongside the Meadow, also a tranquil area for relaxing, picnicking, nature watching and recreational activities.

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WROXALL NR. VENTNOR PO38 3EP TEL 01983 852597 info@appuldurcombegardens.co.uk www.appuldurcombegardens.co.uk

“One of the Islands most beautiful holiday hideaways”.

RYDE AND EAST WIGHT

HOLIDAY, TOURING & CAMPING PARK

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Cowes is the northern-most town on the Isle of Wight and has the unique feature of being split into two by the mouth of the River Medina.

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Both sides of the town have award-winning beaches, which offer fantastic views across the Solent. Both Cowes beach and East Cowes beach provide great vantage points for many of the regular sailing events that take place in the town.

The West side of the town, usually known as just “Cowes”, has a foot passenger ferry link to the mainland, with one of the major vehicle ferry links to the Isle of Wight landing on the Eastern side, known as “East Cowes”.

It is easy to cross from one side of Cowes to the other across the river via the chain ferry, which is capable of carrying both foot passengers and vehicles. Cowes is a vibrant area for shopping, with many boutique stores mixed in with nautical stores and quirky gift shops, and it is easily navigated along the pedestrianised High Street. The parade which sits to the west of the town front is a great place to take a stroll, and makes for an easy scenic walk along to the neighbouring village of Gurnard.

There is a good variety of accommodation in Cowes, which during the summer months tends to fill up very quickly so it is best to book early if you want to stay locally. There are a few hotels and guesthouses in town and various holiday cottages and flats, with more options for camping, caravanning and holiday parks on the outskirts.

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Cowes offers a variety of different cuisines when you are looking for places to eat. Along with award winning restaurants selling locally sourced produce there are also some popular pubs selling traditional English food.

Cowes Week is one of the main events on the Isle of Wight calendar, and as the largest sailing regatta in the world it has been known to double the population of Cowes when it takes place during the summer. There are many other sailing events that take place from and to Cowes during the year, with the historic Royal Yacht Squadron providing the starting point for many races such as the Round the Island Race.

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There are plenty of activities and things to do in Cowes. Sailing is obviously a very popular pastime, and if you are visiting there are several rib and yacht charter companies where you can hire a vessel. There are local museums where you discover more about the maritime and military histories of both Cowes and the Isle of Wight as a whole. Possibly the most famous attraction on the Isle of Wight is Queen Victoria’s former residence, the magnificent Osborne, which sits just outside of East Cowes.

There is also no shortage of places to grab a tasty snack or ice cream and sit by the marina to watch the boats in the Solent. RYDE AND EAST WIGHT

Both sides of the town are steeped in maritime heritage, with large marinas making them very popular for sailing all year round, and the world’s largest sailing regatta “Cowes Week” takes place here every summer.


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Comfortable, fully equipped 3 bedroom house, quiet location only a few minutes from waterfront, shops, restaurants and pubs. Ideal for family holidays/yachtsmen (opposite Shepards Wharf marina). Special rates for couples/mini breaks. West facing garden, parking, No smoking.

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QUEENS ROAD, COWES PO31 8BW TEL 01983 292508 reception@newholmwoodhotel.co.uk www.newholmwoodhotel.co.uk

BED & BREAKFAST STANDARD DOUBLE STANDARD SEA VIEW SEA VIEW DELUXE

£119 £123 £137

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Situated on the water’s edge in Cowes the BEST WESTERN New Holmwood Hotel & Restaurant enjoys spectacular sea views, offering its clientele the highest level of service, quality & comfort. The Spinnaker restaurant offers a great choice of freshly cooked cuisine, using locally sourced Isle of Wight produce where possible. With our sea facing lounge & restaurant and our two outdoor terraces all facing the water, there is plenty of space to enjoy our comfortable surroundings with a morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening watching the magnificent sunsets, voted one of the best in the world.

12 HARBOUR VIEW, ST ANDREWS STREET, COWES TEL/FAX 020 8994 0856 MOB 07763 194 155 suziethomas47@aol.com

3 NTS POA

7 NTS £245 - £600

OPEN ALL YEAR. NO. OF UNITS 1 SLEEPING 6 + COT

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THE HOME OF YACHTING If you’re staying in Cowes or visiting the town this summer then keep an eye on the water because there’s plenty of action going on! The world famous Cowes Week regatta brings more than 8,500 competitors and 100,000 spectators to the town in August.

It’s the largest event of its kind in the world, culminating in the spectacular Cowes Week firework display on the Friday night. There’s the Little Britain Challenge Cup too, Cowes Dinghy Week and the Classic Powerboat Race. Cowes is also a great place to stay during the Festival of The Sea (18 June to 3 July) which welcomes the Solitaire du Figaro French Sailing Race to the town for the first time (22 to 26 June).

The legendary Round the Island Race takes place on Saturday July 2nd. Cowes and yachting are intrinsically linked. The racing season brings vibrancy and glamour to the town and you don’t have to be a seasoned sailor to soak up the atmosphere!


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OLD ROAD, EAST COWES PO32 6AW TEL 01983 293452 FAX 01983 200494 sue@waverley-park.co.uk www.waverley-park.co.uk FLATS/STATIC CARAVANS £129 - £313

7 NTS

£230 - £1080

OPEN ALL YEAR NO. OF UNITS 48 SLEEPING 2 - 8

• Value for money high quality accommodation • Open all year - SPECIAL WINTER BREAKS

• Easy walking distance to car ferry, West Cowes, Osborne House, Waitrose and bus stops • Ideal base for sailing, walking, cycling, fishing and golfing • Haven for wildlife • Children’s play area • Dogs welcome • Free cots and highchairs (bookable) • Summer months - free club membership, outdoor heated pool and games room • Touring/Camping facilities • Free high speed internet

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This delightful ‘hands on’ family run park is set in 12 acres of gently sloping grounds. The original house dating from 1795 commands panoramic views of shipping routes and leisure craft in the Solent and Cowes Harbour. A gate at the lower end of the site opens on to the unspoilt esplanade. From 29th April to 18th September the licensed club and its sun terrace are open every evening for meals with entertainment in high season. The heated outdoor pool is open from 27th May - 10th September.

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HOLIDAY, TOURING & CAMPING PARK

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WAVERLEY PARK HOLIDAY CENTRE

• Short breaks for 3 plus nights • Reduced rates with Red Funnel car ferry

CAMPING/TOURING PER NIGHT

£22 - £28 (SERVICED PITCHES) £13 - £20 (NON SERVICED PITCHES) OPEN ALL YEAR

• Parking next to caravans • Price include gas, electricity, bed linen • All accommodation has colour TV, shower, WC, fridge, gas cooker and microwave; most have CH and double glazing

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With a number of cafes and restaurants located along both the seafront and into the town itself there is plenty of choice on offer for places to eat in Ryde. Both Union Street and Ryde High Street offer various cuisines from around the globe as well as a good range of bars and pubs for more traditional “pub grub”.

There are also various holiday cottage options in Ryde for those looking for a selfcatering break, and several campsites just outside of Ryde town offering caravan and camping options. Close by you will find Seaview, Bembridge and St Helens all offering charm and character and a wide variety of accommodation choices.

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As the largest town on the Isle of Wight it is little surprise that Ryde is the venue for some of the biggest events that take place annually. Every August bank holiday thousands of scooter enthusiasts descend upon Ryde for the Isle of Wight Scooter Rally, and only a few weeks later Ryde Esplanade can be seen covered in cherished classic cars for the International Classic Car Show.

As a long established seaside resort Ryde has a number of traditional hotels and guesthouses available to those looking for accommodation.

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Ryde esplanade offers a number of great places for family entertainment, including the ice rink and superbowl. Further along there is a fun fair for young children and a very popular canoe lake which leads on to Ryde’s sandy beaches.

Tucked away on the south-west side of Ryde you will find the Play Lane Millennium Green, a tranquil beauty spot, perfect for relaxing with a picnic.

Ryde also holds one of the UK’s oldest carnivals, which is traditionally held at the end of the summer and forms the end of the Isle of Wight carnival season which travels across the Island.

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Ryde offers a great variety of things to do which will interest all ages, not least of which are the hovercraft and catamaran ferry from which you can travel to and from the mainland.

Continue along the seafront and you will discover the imposing Appley Tower, which is situated at the back of Appley beach, and even further along this walk you will reach the Victorian Fortification Battery at Puckpool Park.

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In addition to an expanse of sandy beaches which stretch right along the town, Ryde has a great selection of boutique shops, museums and galleries for you to visit along with lots of other things to see and do along its esplanade.

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Ryde is the largest town on the Isle of Wight, and with its prominent position along the seafront and hovercraft and passenger ferry links it is little wonder it is often referred to as “The Gateway to the Island”.


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Two comfortable Victorian properties with comprehensive facilities in grounds overlooking Bembridge Harbour. Ideal for families and couples of all ages. Linen and all utilities included. Five minutes from beach. 3 restaurants, pub, tea room and shops in village. On regular bus route. Parking within the grounds. Please see our website for detailed information including availability. Dogs welcome.

SELF CATERING PRICE PER UNIT

DUVER ROAD, ST HELENS, RYDE PO33 1XY TEL 01983 875993 enquiries@sthelenscastle.co.uk www.sthelenscastle.co.uk

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SLEEPS 3 £160 - £350

SLEEPS 5/6 £160 - £450

OPEN APRIL-OCTOBER. NO. OF UNITS 5. SLEEPING 2-6

Centrally heated apartments, with superb views of the sea, harbour and Ryde’s vast sandy beach. Fully equipped for self-catering and with flat screen TV/ Freeview/DVD and WiFi. Large Garden with seating, patio and BBQ. Forecourt parking and transport from/ to Ryde Passenger Ferry and Hovercraft. Small pets taken. Local shops, cafe and leisure amenities are on the doorstep. Nearby the town offers a wide variety of good restaurants, bars and shops. Ferry discounts and senior citizen special offers available off-peak.

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Perfectly situated overlooking Ryde’s beautiful sandy beach and just a short walk from the marina and Ryde’s other leisure facilities. The apartments have spectacular sea views and are delightfully furnished to the highest standards. Non-smoking.

STRAND HOUSE

Lovely Victorian house set in secluded garden with woodland to rear. Converted into studios or 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for 2-6 people with lounge, fully equipped, fitted kitchen areas and bathrooms, colour TVs, gas fires, free bed linen, cots and highchairs. Car parking. Barbecue. Few minutes’ walk to sandy beaches, shops and buses. Resident Proprietors. £130 per week for couples in studio flats during April to mid May and October.

TARIFF 4 NTS £495 - £575

7 NTS £575 - £725

OPEN MAR-OCT. NO. OF UNITS 2 SLEEPING 4 (+2)

LIONSTONE HOUSE APARTMENTS SELF CATERING

THE STRAND, RYDE PO33 1JE TEL 01983 563496 MOB 07866 888 808 lionstonehouse@gmail.com www.lionstonehouse.co.uk

TARIFF 3 - 6 NTS P.O.A

7 NTS £270 - £495

OPEN ALL YEAR NO. OF UNITS 6 SLEEPING 2 - 5

WHITECLIFF BAY HOLIDAY PARK HOLIDAY PARK

BEMBRIDGE PO35 5PL TEL 01442 50 88 50 holiday.sales@away-resorts.com www.awayresorts.co.uk Facebook.com/familyholidays

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We believe this wonderful holiday park offers something for everyone to enjoy, young and old, couples, groups and families – you’ll find this perfectly formed park offers stunning views and great facilities in abundance. A place where holiday memories are made. The location offers the perfect balance between coast and country, with both gentle downs and a beautiful sandy

beach on your doorstep. It’s cracking!

• Crazy golf, sauna, pool table

We have a dedicated park designed for Touring and Camping, perfectly set on a south facing gentle slope with stunning countryside views and great facilities including...

• Exclusive ferry rates when booked direct with us

• Heated indoor & outdoor pools • Family entertainment & kids club • Bars, restaurants, sun terrace & shop

• Canvas village bell tents and cottages available to hire • Holiday Homes for Sale • Dogs welcome in selected accommodation


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OPEN ALL YEAR NO. OF UNITS 39 SLEEPING 1 - 6

On our small park we cater for everyone wishing for a peaceful holiday in clean, quality accommodation. St Helens village green has shops, pub, restaurants & bus stops. Ryde is only 8 minutes away with shops, golf, indoor pool, ice rink, 10-pin bowling & supermarkets.

• Children’s play area, pirate ship, swings, aerial runway, tunnel slides. Fun for all ages

• 1 new caravan in 2016 • Laundrette & games room • Wheelchair accessible unit • 7 pine cabins with dishwasher, fridge freezer, 2 bathroom/shower room, central heating

• All prices include return car ferry & cancellation plan • New Wifi system available • All accommodation non-smoking

• Outside table & chairs with every unit • Reductions for 2 week bookings & guests without cars • Short breaks October to March • 3 nts from £220 to £265 • 4 nts from £255 to £305 Check our website for summer specials PLEASE CALL IN - WE ARE OPEN ALL YEAR. Please contact us for enquiries & brochure 01983 872507 or visit www.oldmill.co.uk.

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PINE CABINS FROM APARTMENTS FROM CARAVANS FROM SHORT BREAK 3 NIGHTS FROM SHORT BREAK 4 NIGHTS FROM

• Quality 12ft wide caravans with fridge freezers, central heating and 5 with balconies.

RURAL WIGHT

TEL 01983 872507 FAX 0870 706 1703 guide@oldmill.co.uk www.oldmill.co.uk

Overlooking picturesque Bembridge Harbour & National Trust Common. From this beautiful position you can explore the Island or relax here in the gardens watching the sailing boats & ships pass by. The area is ideal for walking, cycling, fishing and bird watching. Beaches are only 10 minutes walk away.

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Family run camping park in picturesque rural setting close to the beaches & rolling downland. Designated dog walks. Relaxed atmosphere on site no marked pitches. Purpose built toilet block with free showers & hot water to basins. • Laundry room • Tumble dryer • Iron & ironing board • Hairdryer points • Disabled access statement available on request • Battery charging • Electric hook-ups, bookable in advance • Freezer pack service • Basic food provisions available on site • Children’s playground

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Situated in beautiful countryside, overlooking Whitecliff Bay. Family owned and run for over 60 years, this peaceful park makes the ideal setting to relax and unwind. We have a selection of well equipped, centrally heated, modern caravans available to hire, and also holiday homes to purchase. Our private access leads to the sheltered, sandy beach, while for those wishing to explore, the coastal footpath near the park offers fantastic panoramic views. Sandhills is within easy access to Bembridge with its many shops and harbour and is also an ideal base to visit the numerous villages and attractions on the Island.

LODGE HIRE FROM £505 - £995 PER WEEK

CARPENTERS ROAD, ST HELENS, RYDE PO33 1YN TEL 01983 874557 MOB 07795 482 722 www.carpentersfarm.co.uk

CHILD PRICE ON APPLICATION

Red Funnel Ferry Deals Available, Call us for more info.

Family run camping park set in 40 acres of beautiful countryside with glorious views, no marked pitches except for elec hook-ups, lovely walks by footpath, ideally situated for a very enjoyable holiday. Separate field for dog walking. • Two toilet blocks, shower block • Free hot water to all amenities • Laundry room • Dishwashing rooms • Free ice pack service • Calor gas supplies • Childrens play area • Caravan storage

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BEAPER FARM CAMPING & TOURING PARK

BRADING ROAD, RYDE PO33 1QJ TEL 01983 615210 (Touring enqs.inc.electric) TEL 01983 875184 (Storage enquiries only) beaper@btinternet.com www.beaperfarm.com

SHORT BREAKS AVAILABLE, PRICES ON REQUEST

HIGH SEASON LOW SEASON ADULT £8 PPPN £7 PPPN HOOK £4 PN £4 PN UP PITCH

HIGH SEASON ADULT £8 hook-up extra £2 per person

LOW SEASON £7 £1 per person

Children no charge under 6 yrs see website for more details over 50s 10% discount low season

Award winning family run touring park located in the tranquil setting of Whitefield forest, within one mile of the coastal town of Ryde. All pitches are level & spacious with a mixture of traditional grass or hard standings, some fully serviced, all with electric hook-ups. Modern purpose built amenities block including baby, family and disabled facilities as well as dishwashing and laundry facilities. Look on our website or telephone Pat for details of special ferry offers, package deals and special rates for the over 50’s.

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BRADING ROAD, RYDE PO33 1QJ TEL 01983 617069 www.whitefieldforest.co.uk pat&louise@whitefieldforest.co.uk

PER NIGHT, INC. ELEC. MIN MAX £17.50 £26 BASED ON 2 ADULTS PER PITCH NO.OF PITCHES 100 OPEN 18TH MAR - 3RD OCT

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WOOTTON BRIDGE, PO33 4LE TEL 01983 883261 welcome@kitehillfarm.co.uk www.kitehillfarm.co.uk

Simple, practical, no frills Well Presented and well run Good level of quality and comfort Excellent service throughout Exceptional with a degree of luxury

CAMPING/TOURING PER NIGHT, INC ELECTRICITY £18.50 SLEEPING 2 PEOPLE NO. OF PITCHES 60 OPEN ALL YEAR

A quiet family run site set in 12 acres of secluded countryside, bordering large wood, scenic walks, 5 minutes easy walking distance of Wootton village, shops, pubs and takeaways. Five minutes from Fishbourne ferry. Modern purpose built toilet/shower block including disabled facility. Nearest major towns: Ryde 3m, Newport 3m, Cowes 5m. Children’s play area. Contact: Mrs J.M.Abraham.


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RURAL WIGHT Wherever you choose to stay you won’t be far from footpaths, bridleways or cycle tracks to whisk you off to landscapes that will take your breath away. The peace and simplicity of the countryside is a perfect tonic to recharge and a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday living. Get up close to nature, look out for our famous red squirrels and visit one of our many wildlife hides the perfect place for birdwatching.

Clean country air, healthy living and delicious fresh organic food and drink. You can’t get much better than life in the countryside.

One of the islands main attractions is the stunning landscape, with rolling downs, undeveloped coastline and unspoiled countryside and with over half the Island an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty our rural accommodation is situated in beautiful countryside. With an excellent selection of country house hotels and guest accommodation, get ready for your escape to the countryside. If you’re tempted by the sound of staying on a farm we’ve some wonderful properties. Or for something altogether different, try a converted dairy, barn or stable. Whatever type of rural holiday you choose be assured you will be suitable refreshed and ready for action.


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MEADOWVIEW HOLIDAYS Small family run business near village of Niton, adjacent to owners working farm of beef cattle and sheep. Uninterrupted panoramic views over surrounding countryside.

NEWPORT ROAD, NITON PO38 2NS MOB 07977 856795 TEL 01983 730015 info@meadowviewniton.co.uk www.meadowviewniton.co.uk

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7 NTS £150 - £170

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7 NTS (FRI - FRI) £325- £675

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SELF CATERING

GRANGE FARM, BRIGHSTONE BAY PO30 4DA TEL 01983 740296 www.grangefarmholidays.com

SUMMER 7 NTS £350

OPEN ALL YEAR. 2 UNITS SLEEPING 2

Self Catering coastal farm holiday with Cottage Barn Conversions, Static Caravans, Camping and Camping Pods. Small family run site, unusual animals, by the sea, easy access to beach, children welcome, fishing, fossil hunting, star gazing, cycling. A walkers paradise in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Please see our other property (Grange Farm) on page 60.

TARIFF P.O.A

OPEN MAR - OCT NO. OF UNITS 4 SLEEPING 2 - 10

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STAPLERS ROAD, WOOTTON BRIDGE PO33 4RW TEL 01983 882147 www.grange-farm-holidays.co.uk info@grange-farm-holidays.co.uk

TARIFF S/C - 7 NIGHTS - £895 - £1125 B&B £40-£45 PPPN £45 X1 NIGHT SLEEPS 8 OPEN ALL YEAR SLEEPS 8, 5 BEDROOMS

Ideal family accommodation set in peaceful rural village with garage and highly recommended pub. Cheerful well equipped bungalow, garden, parking for two cars. Within easy reach of Island’s attractions, beaches, walks and local fishing lakes.

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2 LUDBROOK WAY, WHITWELL PO38 2QB TEL 01258 473327 geoff_eldridge@talktalk.net

TARIFF 7 NIGHTS £275 - £575 OPEN ALL YEAR. NO. OF UNITS 1 SLEEPING 6

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WINTER 7 NTS £240

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This beautiful farmhouse sleeps 8 in 5 bedrooms 2 en-suite, family suite with bathroom plus large family bathroom, large kitchen/diner 2 lounges, dining room, and utility room. Large garden, play area, peaceful surroundings, close to ferries, bus stop. Local village, pub, Ryde’s sandy beaches 5 miles away, private parking, plus private ancient woodland for walking.

COWES AND EAST COWES

Peaceful accommodation in a truly rural “Old English country lane”. For the couple that are seeking a pastoral holiday, close to the centre of the Island. The area is superb for walking & relaxing.

VENTNOR AND SOUTH WIGHT

SELF CATERING

SANDOWN AND LAKE

Red Squirel Lodge a new build at Grange Farm is on one level, with three bedrooms, one ensuite, a large wet room with facilities for the less mobile and an attractive kitchenliving area. The property sleeps up to six, has a covered veranda and decked area. For more information please visit our website. Disabled Friendly.

7 NTS £230 - £365

SHANKLIN

2 NTS £50 - £55

CARISBROOKE, PO30 5SP TEL 01983 523463

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17th Century Manor Farmhouse. Ideal base for exploring the Island. Just outside Carisbrooke, where there are good eating establishments. About 2 miles from Newport town centre, close to Tennyson Trail, ideal for walking and cycling. All rooms ensuite and free WiFi. Contact: Mrs M. Marsh


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NEWTOWN BEMBRIDGE

NEWPORT TOTLAND

BRADING MOTTISTONE SANDOWN

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ACCOMMODATION AGENCIES SHANKLIN SANDOWN AND LAKE VENTNOR AND SOUTH WIGHT

Some of the most beautiful Isle of Wight beaches are found over this side, with Compton Bay and Brook Beach offering a combination of sandy beaches and potential dinosaur discoveries! West Wight also offers a good choice of places to eat, with locally sourced food and produce central to many menus.

West Wight plays host to one of the largest and longest running events on the Isle of Wight in the Old Gaffers Sailing Festival in Yarmouth. In addition there are a number of other regular events including the world music festival “Rhythmtree” Open Studios arts and crafts and a closed road cycling event along the coast road in the “Wight Riviera”. There is a great range of choice for accommodation in West Wight, including bed & breakfasts, hotels and self-catering and holiday cottage breaks. In and around the main towns of Freshwater and Yarmouth there are a number of options, or if you prefer something quieter there are plenty of providers in rural locations. There are some fabulous secluded cottages, or if you prefer the comforts of a B&B you will find some splendid guesthouses.

WEST WIGHT

One of West Wight’s main attractions is the stunning landscape, with rolling downs, undeveloped coastline and unspoiled countryside making up an area of outstanding natural beauty. There is a rich variety of plant and animal life in a remarkably small area.

In the quiet corner of the Isle of Wight you’ll find every opportunity to rediscover the simple holiday pleasures. One of the most popular walks on the Isle of Wight is the Tennyson Trail, which starts at Carisbrooke Castle, and runs along the central ridge of West Wight.

Many of the coastal cafes and tearooms offer some of the most spectacular views on the Isle of Wight, giving you the option of a unique eating out experience.

RURAL WIGHT

Visit one of Britain’s most famous natural landscapes, the Needles Rocks where you can take a boat trip to get the best view. From here you can also see the famous coloured sands of Alum Bay.

For those that enjoy traditional attractions and activities there is a diverse selection that includes adventure parks, animal attractions, a 16th century castle and a converted Victorian fort.

RYDE AND EAST WIGHT

With lots to explore for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers alike, West Wight is a must-see during your holiday or short break on the Island.

COWES AND EAST COWES

The quieter side of the Isle of Wight is known as “West Wight”, and is a regular haven for those that enjoy outdoor and leisure activities.


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Beautifully situated in the tranquil West Wight and just 120 yards from the beach, Sentry Mead offers guests a relaxed and informal get-away. The resident proprietors, Sarah and Jean-Pierre, look forward to welcoming you and ensuring your stay is restful and enjoyable. Pets welcome. Evening meals by request.

MADEIRA ROAD, TOTLAND BAY, PO39 OBJ TEL 01983 753212 info@sentrymead.co.uk www.sentrymead.co.uk

SUPERIOR MID-LEVEL BUDGET

1N £120 £100 £80

2N £230 £190 £150

On site facilities include a 9 hole putting green, pitch & putt, five-a-side football field, children’s play area, crazy golf, shop and launderette. Free access to local swimming pool. Sorry no pets. Ferry inclusive breaks available

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BED & BREAKFAST

GUEST ACCOMMODATION

Quality 2 bedroom self-catering bungalows accommodating up to 6 people. Set in a 38 acre site with panoramic views across the Solent towards The Needles.

7N £805 £665 £525

B&B FROM £40PPPN 10 BEDROOMS, ALL EN-SUITE

PER BUNGALOW

SELF CATERING

LOW HIGH

MONKS LANE, FRESHWATER PO40 9SU TEL 01983 755933 holidays@linstone-chine.co.uk www.linstone-chine.com

CHILTON FARM

Self Catering coastal farm holiday with Cottage Barn Conversions, Static Caravans, Camping and Camping Pods. Small family run site, unusual animals, by the sea, easy access to beach, children welcome, fishing, fossil hunting, star gazing, cycling. A walkers paradise in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Please see our other property (Picturesque Brighstone Bay Cottages) on page 57.

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BED & BREAKFAST

CHILTON LANE, BRIGHSTONE PO30 4DS TEL 01983 740338 info@chiltonfarm.co.uk www.chiltonfarm.co.uk

TARIFF

HOLIDAY & TOURING PARK

£30 - £35

OPEN MARCH - DECEMBER. FAMILY RATES AVAILABLE. 8 UNITS SLEEPING 2 -8.

7 NTS £250 £550

30 UNITS. SLEEPING 4 - 6 OPEN MAR - OCT

Courtyard Cottages: 8 cottages and B&B rooms around attractive courtyard. 2 tennis courts. Course fishing, 5 min walk to beach. Two country pubs within one mile. Weekend breaks and ferry inclusive holidays available. Set in beautiful rural countryside.

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BRIGHSTONE BAY, PO30 4DA TEL 01983 740296 www.grangefarmholidays.com grangefarmholidays@gmail.com

OPEN MAR TO END OCT NO. OF UNITS 11 SLEEPING 2-8

FACILITY SYMBOLS : Ferry can be arranged T Christmas breaks L Credit cards accepted > (8) Children welcome (figure denotes min. age accepted)

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Free WiFi available Public House / Inn nearby Accessible by public transport Special rates / out of season deals Flat screen TV in each bedroom Licensed for Civil Weddings Conference facilities available Lift Featured on visitIsleofwight.co.uk

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THE ORCHARDS HOLIDAY PARK HOLIDAY & TOURING PARK

SHANKLIN

NR YARMOUTH, NEWBRIDGE PO41 0TS TEL 01983 531331/350 FAX 01983 531666 info@orchards-holiday-park.co.uk www.orchards-holiday-park.co.uk

The Orchards Holiday Park is an awardwinning park with top quality facilities. It is situated in the beautiful, unspoilt countryside on the west of the island with spectacular views.

We also have 160 touring pitches and an impressive Facilities Centre, housing all your touring needs, all with under-floor heating.

Check our website, follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all you need to know about The Orchards

VENTNOR AND SOUTH WIGHT

10% DISCOUNT FOR EARLY PREPAID BOOKING. EXCLUSIVE FERRY PACKAGES AVAILABLE. PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR ALL PRICE DETAILS OR TELEPHONE FOR BROCHURE AND TARIFF.

There are 64 holiday caravans, 4 or 6 berths, very well equipped. Most also have central heating and double-glazing.

• Accessible caravan available • Excellent location for visiting the islands attractions • Online booking now available from our website • Dogs welcome in some caravans • Short breaks available. • Excellent cycling and walking routes from park. • Heated indoor and outdoor pools. • See website for facilities/special offers We look forward to welcoming you

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HEATHFIELD CAMPING CAMPING & TOURING PARK

LOW SEASON

MID SEASON

HIGH SEASON

£15.00

£19.00

£25.00

NON ELECTRIC PITCHES AVAILABLE

Heathfield Farm Camping is a small family run park in the rural West Wight on the outskirts of Freshwater village. Less than two miles from Yarmouth ferry port, we are situated in the heart of the most magnificent walking countryside, with easy access to public transport. The park is level and has 75 generously spaced marked pitches. The separate playing field is ideal for ball games and has two barbecue areas with picnic tables. Bus stop outside park. Wi-fi access. Open from May - September.

COMPTON FARM HOLIDAY PARK

MILITARY ROAD, BROOK, IOW PO30 4HF TEL 01983 740215 comptonfarmiow@gmail.com

NO. OF NIGHTS 7 NTS

£360 - £550

OPEN MAY - NOV 12 X 6 BERTH FULLY EQUIPPED CARAVANS CAMPING £15 - £18 2 PERSONS, 1 CAR

Family run beef farm set in area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). Chalk downland National Trust area with a wealth of fauna and flora. 10 minute walk to Compton. Safe sandy beach with excellent surfing, situated along the beautiful unspoilt South Coast. 5 mins drive to Freshwater and the Needles Landmark Attraction is a short drive away. 28 family sized camping pitches, 20 acre field to cycle and play in with a small play area for younger children. Toilet block, showers, washup, small laundry. 12 caravans fully equipped with full size cooker, fridge freezer, shower, wc. Ample car parking Compton Farm is very popular with families, with people returning year after year, it is advisable to book early. Relax, unwind in a beautiful quiet unspoilt area.

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HEATHFIELD ROAD, FRESHWATER PO36 0JP TEL 01983 407822 web@heathfieldcamping.co.uk www.heathfieldcamping.co.uk

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INDEX ACCOMMODATION AGENCIES PAGE 27

Island Holiday Homes 01983 866455 www.island-holiday-homes.net PAGE 28

Wight Coast Holidays 01983 873163 www.wightcoastholidays.co.uk PAGE 28

Wight Locations Ltd

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Blackgang Chine 01983 730330 www.blackgangchine.com PAGE 23

Robin Hill 01983 527352 www.robin-hill.com PAGES 20-21

The Needles Park 0871 720 0022 www.theneedles.co.uk

01983 617322 www.wightlocations.co.uk

COWES & EAST COWES

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Waverley Park Holiday Centre

Home From Home Holidays 01983 532385 www.homefromhomeiow.co.uk PAGE 28

Island Cottage Holidays Ltd 01983 403377 www.islandcottageholidays.com

Harrison Bristow Holiday Lettings 01983 875378 www.hbholidaylettings.co.uk

Wight Island Escapes 01983 303303 www.wightislandescapes.com

Blue Chip Holidays 0333 3317 536 www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/isle-of-wight

ATTRACTIONS PAGE 19

West Wight Alpacas

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01983 293452 www.waverley-park.co.uk

Holly Tree House Bed & Breakfast 01983 246227 www.hollytreehousecowes.co.uk

Prince of Wales 01983 292843 www.iwprinceofwalespub.co.uk

Duke Of York Inn

01983 811084 www.rosemaryvineyard.co.uk PAGE 22

Amazon World 01983 867122 www.amazonworld.co.uk

01983 840781 www.godshillparkfarm.net PAGE 57

Meadowview Holidays 01983 730015 www.meadowviewniton.co.uk

Redway Farm Bed And Breakfast 01983 865228 www.bedbreakfast.redwayfarm.co.uk PAGE 57

Milk Pan Farm 01983 840570 www.milkpanfarm.com PAGE 57

Grange Farm Cottages & B&B 01983 882147 www.grange-farm-holidays.co.uk PAGE 57

Picturesque Brighstone Bay

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New Holmwood Hotel 01983 292508 www.newholmwoodhotel.co.uk

Red Squirrel Lodge 01983 882147 www.grange-farm-holidays.co.uk

Villa Rothsay Hotel 01983 295178 www.villa-rothsay.co.uk PAGE 48

NEWPORT

Rosemary Vineyard

Godshill Park Farm House

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01983 760172 www.silvergladesiow.co.uk

01983 740296 www.grangefarmholidays.com

Mariners

www.english-heritage.org.uk

Silver Glades Caravan Park

01983 295171 www.dukeofyorkcowes.co.uk

01983 760900 www.westwightalpacas.co.uk

English Heritage

RURAL WIGHT

020 8994 0856

KEY TO BUSINESS CATEGORIES

R H Taylor(Perreton) Ltd

Hotels

01983 865218

Guest Accommodation

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Self Catering

Alvington Manor Farm 01983 523463 www.alvingtonmanorfarm.co.uk

Caravan Parks/Camping Sites Holiday Parks and Centres

Marvel Cottage

Attractions

01983 403377 www.mys.uk.com

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Willow Bank 01258 473327 PAGE 57

Dairy Cottage 01983 730015 www.dairy.meadowviewniton.co.uk

Newbarn Country Cottages 01983 721202 www.newbarncountrycottages.co.uk

Isle of Wight Holiday Cottages

The Crab & Lobster Inn 01983 872244 www.crabandlobsterinn.co.uk

The Fishbourne 01983 882823 www.thefishbourne.co.uk PAGE 54

Sandhills Holiday Park 01983 872277 www.sandhillsholidaypark.com

Yelfs Hotel

01798 872705 www.isleofwight-accommodation.com

01983 564062 www.yelfshotel.com

Thorncross Farm

Lakeside Park Hotel & Spa

01983 740291 www.thorncross-holiday-cottages.co.uk

01983 882266 www.lakesideparkhotel.com

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07973 683722 www.strandhouse.co.uk

Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park Ltd 01442 50 88 50 www.awayresorts.co.uk PAGE 53

Old Mill Holiday Park 01983 872507 www.oldmill.co.uk PAGE 54

Carpenters Farm 01983 874557 www.carpentersfarm.co.uk PAGE 54

Beaper Farm 01983 615210 www.beaperfarm.com

Strand House

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The Oaks 01983 565769 www.theoaksryde.co.uk PAGE 52

Lionstone House Apartments 01983 563496 www.lionstonehouse.co.uk PAGE 52

The Castle 01983 875993 www.sthelenscastle.co.uk

SHANKLIN

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Whitefield Forest Touring Park

Ninham Country Holidays

01983 617069 www.whitefieldforest.co.uk

01983 864243 www.ninham-holidays.co.uk

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Kite Hill Farm

Grange Bank House

01983 883261 www.kitehillfarm.co.uk

01983 862337 www.grangebank.co.uk

Isle Of Wight Beach Homes

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07974 752510 www.isleofwight-caravans.co.uk

Lisle Court B&B 01983 882860 www.lislecourt.org.uk

The Boathouse 01983 810616 www.theboathouseiow.co.uk

The Rowborough 01983 866072 www.rowboroughhotel.com PAGE 35

Bedford Lodge 01983 862416 www.bedfordlodge.co.uk

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Somerville 01983 862821 www.thesomerville.co.uk

YMCA Isle Of Wight - Winchester House 01983 862441 www.ymca-fg.org

The Edgecliffe 01983 866199 www.wightonline.co.uk/edgecliffehotel

The Miclaran 01983 862726 www.miclaran.co.uk

The Grange 01983 867644 www.thegrangebythesea.com

The Birkdale Guest House 01983 862949 www.birkdalehotel.com PAGE 32

Channel View Hotel 01983 862309 www.channelviewhotel.co.uk PAGE 33

Keats Green Hotel 01983 862742 www.keatsgreenhotel.co.uk PAGE 34

Malton House Hotel 01983 865007 www.maltonhouse.co.uk PAGE 34

Rylstone Manor Hotel 01983 862806 www.rylstone-manor.co.uk PAGE 34

The Chestnuts 01983 862162 www.thechestnutsshanklin.co.uk PAGE 34

Curraghmore Hotel 01983 862605 www.curraghmorehotel.co.uk PAGE 36

The Aqua 01983 863024 www.aquahotel.co.uk PAGE 36

Swiss Cottage 01983 862333 www.swiss-cottage.co.uk


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The Clifton 01983 863015 www.thecliftonshanklin.co.uk

Bourne Hall Country House Hotel 01983 862820 www.bournehallhotel.co.uk

The Hermitage B&B

The Lawns

01983 752518 www.thehermitagebnb.co.uk

01983 402549 www.thelawns.com

Brook House

Lyndhurst House

01983 740535 www.brookhouseiow.co.uk

01983 403663 www.lyndhurstbandbiow.co.uk

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Sentry Mead

Cheverton Copse

01983 862800 www.harrowlodge.co.uk

01983 753212 www.sentrymead.co.uk

01983 403161 www.chevertoncopse.com

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Upper Chine Holiday Cottages

Linstone Chine

Marina Bay

01983 867900 www.upperchinecottages.co.uk

01983 755933 www.linstone-chine.co.uk

01983 403677 www.marinabayhotel.co.uk

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West Wight Cottages

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Harrow Lodge Hotel

Rubstone Cottage 01483 415185

07795 078049 www.westwightcottages.co.uk

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Chilton Farm

Fernhurst Holiday Apartments 01983 862126 www.fernhurst-apartments.co.uk

Lyon Court 01983 863939 www.lyoncourtshanklin.co.uk

Luccombe Villa 01983 862825 www.luccombevilla.co.uk

WEST WIGHT PAGE 60

Grange Farm 01983 740296 www.grangefarmholidays.com PAGE 61

Compton Farm 01983 740215 www.comptonfarm.co.uk

01983 740338 www.chiltonfarm.co.uk

Eve’s Tipis 07721 016601 www.eves-tipis.co.uk

Stonewind Farm 01983 752912

The West Bay Club 01983 760355 www.westbayclub.co.uk

Coast & Country Holidays 01983 760327 www.coastandcountry.eu

Tapnell Farm Accommodation 01983 758722 tapnellfarm.com/stay

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Heathfield Farm Camping

Piers View Guest House

The Montpelier 01983 403964 www.themontpelier.co.uk PAGE 40

Trouville Hotel 01983 402141 www.trouvillehotel.co.uk

The Sandhill 01983 403635 www.sandhill-hotel.co.uk

Ocean Hotel 01983 402351 www.ocean-hotel.co.uk

Sands Hotel 01983 402305 www.sands-hotel.co.uk

The Wight 01983 403722 www.wighthotel.co.uk

KEY TO BUSINESS CATEGORIES

01983 407822 www.heathfieldcamping.co.uk

01983 404646 www.piers-view-iow.co.uk

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The Orchards

Haytor Lodge

Self Catering

01983 531331 www.orchards-holiday-park.co.uk

01983 402969 www.haytorlodge.co.uk

Caravan Parks/Camping Sites

Clifton House

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01983 753237 www.cliftonhouse-iow.co.uk

Frenchmans Cove 01983 752227 www.frenchmanscove.co.uk

Hotels Guest Accommodation

Holiday Parks and Centres

Cliff Lodge Guest House

Attractions

01983 402963 www.cliff-lodge-isle-of-wight.co.uk

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Victoria Lodge Apartments

The Hermitage

Red Funnel Group

01983 403209 www.victorialodgeapartments.co.uk

03331 223231 www.thehermitageiow.co.uk

0844 844 9988 www.redfunnel.co.uk

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Atherfield Green Farm Holiday Cottages

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Fort Spinney Holiday Bungalows 01983 402360 www.fortspinney.co.uk PAGE 41

Borthwood Cottages 01983 403967 www.borthwoodcottages.co.uk

Parterre Holiday Apartments 01983 403555 www.isleofwight-selfcatering.com

Sandown Bay Chalet Rentals 01304 368657 www.sandownbay.com

Apartment 2 Ocean View 01268 691444 www.onthebeachiow.co.uk

VENTNOR & SOUTH WIGHT Chale Bay Farm 01983 730950 www.chalebayfarm.co.uk

The Leconfield 01983 852196 www.leconfieldhotel.com PAGE 45

Appuldurcombe Gardens Holiday Park

01983 741573 www.atherfield.co.uk

Wightaway 01983 856979 www.ventnor-accommodation.com

Ventnor Self Catering 020 7385 1394 www.ventnorselfcatering.co.uk

Whitwell Station 01983 730667 www.whitwellstation.co.uk

The Boathouse 01983 852373 www.theboathouse-steephillcove.co.uk

SOMETHING DIFFERENT Isle of Wight Campervan Holidays

01983 852570 www.stmaur.co.uk

01983 717700 www.hovertravel.com PAGE 68

Wightlink Ltd 0333 999 7333 www.wightlink.co.uk

Island Line 0345 6000 650 www.southwesttrains.co.uk/island-line.aspx

South Wight Rentals 01983 864263 www.southwightrentals.co.uk

Southern Vectis

07802 758113 www.vintagevacations.co.uk

www.scootferries.co.uk 01983 827000 www.islandbuses.info

The Really Green Holiday Company 07802 678591 www.thereallygreenholidaycompany.com

01983 525010

St Maur

Hovertravel Ltd

Vintage Vacations

Hillside Ventnor Ltd

01983 852680 www.standrewsventnor.com

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Scoot Ferries Limited

TAXIS

St Andrews

01590 675 675 www.hireatwizy.co.uk

01983 642143 www.isleofwightcampers.co.uk

01983 852597 www.appuldurcombegardens.co.uk 01983 852271 www.hillsideventnor.co.uk

Hire A Twizy

Solo Taxis Rounsevell Cars 01983 280800

Mustis Taxi 01983 559 191 www.mustistaxi.co.uk

Mick’s Taxi

KEY TO BUSINESS CATEGORIES Hotels Guest Accommodation

01983 752936 www.mickstaxiservice.co.uk

Self Catering

Wyndcliffe Apartments

TRAVEL & TRANSPORT

Holiday Parks and Centres

01983 853458

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Red Squirrel Bikes

Attractions

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Woodcliffe Apartments 01983 852397 www.woodcliffe.net

01983 521555 www.nutsnotto.co.uk

Caravan Parks/Camping Sites

Transport Public Houses Something Special Accommodation Agencies


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USEFUL ASSOCIATIONS & LINKS WIGHT MERIT GROUP www.wightmerit.co.uk An association of 7 independently owned quality Hotels / guesthouses based mainly in the Sandown & Shanklin area with the aim of bringing more tourists to the Isle Of Wight. Run by the proprietors, working together to allow us to offer quality accommodation to our guests with a personal service. Every establishment is totally unique as such we’re sure that one of us will be able to meet your needs.

THE BRITISH HOLIDAY & HOME PARKS ASSOCIATION www.bhhpa.org.uk The British Holiday & Home Parks Association is the only organisation established exclusively to serve and represent the interests of the British parks industry. Membership is made up of the owners and managers of park home estates, touring and tenting parks, caravan holiday home parks, chalet parks and all types of self-catering accommodation.

AREA OF OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY www.wightaonb.org.uk Around half the Island is an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is made up of five distinct land parcels.

ISLE OF WIGHT FARM AND COUNTRY HOLIDAYS

VENTNOR BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

www.wightfarmholidays.co.uk

Towering over Ventnor is St Boniface Down which gives the town its unique microclimate and attractive appearance with Victorian Villas on terraces tumbling down to the southerly facing beach.

Isle of Wight Farm and Country Holidays offer exceptional bed and breakfast and self catering accommodation in unique countryside locations. We have properties set in rural and village locations, some on working farms, some peacefully quiet, so there is something to suit everyone! From the sandy coves, along dramatic cliffs and into the wooded downs beyond, our properties are tucked away in superb settings. You have the choice of farmhouses, cottages, lovingly restored barn conversions and even manor houses. Our members’ warmth of welcome matches the care and attention they give to their properties. Holidaying on a working farm always offers something different

SHANKLIN HOTEL AND ACCOMMODATION ASSOCIATION (SHAA) www.visitshanklin.co.uk Shanklin Hotel and Accommodation Association (SHAA) was founded in 1935, it is now the only remaining Hotel Association on the Isle of Wight. SHAA works on behalf of its members’ and helps to promote the town of Shanklin through various other local organisations.

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VISIT ISLE OF WIGHT www.visitisleofwight.co.uk Visit Isle of Wight is the official tourist board for the Isle of Wight, responsible for marketing the Island to domestic UK and established European and other international markets and for showcasing the best that the Isle of Wight has to offer.

ISLE OF WIGHT SELFCATERING ASSOCIATION www.wightselfcatering.co.uk Working together to support and promote self-catering holidays across the Isle of Wight. Come and enjoy the simple pleasures of the great British holiday on England’s premier off-shore destination… heritage, music, arts, and spectacular driving, cycling and walking in a landscape altogether different. We have a wide selection of vacation rentals offering a real away-from-it-all break at any time of year. The Island is just across the Solent, your gateway to a place that feels like abroad but is so close to home.

ISLE OF WIGHT VISITOR ATTRACTION ASSOCIATION (VAA) www.isleofwightvaa.com


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Alum Bay

Lymington

Totland

Lymington to Yarmouth car/passenger ferry

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Hamstead

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Newport - Whippingham - East Cowes

East Cowes - Whippingham - Wootton - Ryde

Newport- Godshill - Brading - Ventnor - Shanklin - Lake - Sandown - Ryde

Newport - Merstone - Godshill - Shanklin - Lake - Sandown - Brading - Ryde

Newport - St Mary’s Hospital - Parkhurst - Northwood - Cowes

Newtown

Calbourne

Brighstone

Gurnard

Porchfield

A3054

Southampton to West Cowes passenger ferry

Chale Green

Gatcombe

Arreton

Binstead

Portsmouth

Southsea

Bembridge

Southsea to Ryde passenger hovercraft

Portsmouth to Ryde passenger ferry

St. Helens

Seaview

Spring Vale

Nettlestone

Brading

Yaverland

Sandown 20 A30

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Shanklin

Lake

Morton

Ryde

Portsmouth to Fishbourne car/passenger ferry

A3056

Adgestone

Langbridge

Wroxall

Steephill Cove St. Lawrence

Ventnor

Whiteley Bank

Apse Heath

Havenstreet

Wootton Bridge

A3054

Fishbourne

Portsmouth to West Cowes passenger ferry

Southampton to East Cowes car/passenger ferry

East Cowes

Godshill

Whitwell

Downend

Whippingham

Rookley

Merstone

Blackwater

Shide

Newport

Cowes

Northwood

Shorwell

Yafford

Atherfield Green

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Ningwood

Newbridge

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Newport - Shalfleet - Wellow/Cranmore - Yarmouth - Freshwater - Totland - Alum Bay

Thorley

Wellow

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Newport - Arreton - Lake - Sandown - Bembridge - St Helens - Seaview - Ryde

Chale

Blackgang

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Yarmouth

Freshwater

Chessell

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Newport - Fairlee/Staplers - Wootton - Binstead - Ryde

Mottistone

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Newport - Carisbrooke - Shorwell - Brighstone - Brook - Freshwater Bay - Freshwater - Totland

Freshwater Bay

Hulverstone

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Ryde - Binstead - Haylands - Ryde

Brook

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Newport - Gunville - Carisbrooke - Whitepit Lane - Newport

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go Travel to the Isle of Wight this Summer with Wightlink, the leading cross-Solent travel operator. With more routes, three spacious terminals all within easy reach of the mainland road and rail networks, coupled with fast crossing times, we provide the perfect start to your Summer break.

stay Your Island break is just 22 minutes away*

The Isle of Wight has everything to offer individuals and families with exclusive deals on some of the finest hotels or choose from a variety of beautiful cottages ideal for that relaxing long weekend on the not so far away Island.

do Enjoy the charm and tranquillity, the history and culture that the Island can provide. For those with more activity in mind and a great family day out, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the thrills and excitement of major attractions to suit all ages. You can even explore every corner using safe cycling routes and breath taking coastal and cross Island walks or, maybe a stroll along our award-winning beaches.

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*Portsmouth Harbour Station to Ryde Pier Head in 22 minutes. Portsmouth to Fishbourne in 45 minutes and Lymington to Yarmouth in 40 minutes.

To find out more about the Isle of Wight this Summer and the benefits of early booking visit

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Isle of Wight: The Official Guide 2016  
Isle of Wight: The Official Guide 2016  

Including accommodation & things to see and do!

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