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PURE ISLAND HAPPINESS THE HOLIDAY GUIDE FOR THE ISLE OF WIGHT 2017

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Set sail across the Solent with Red Funnel, the Isle of Wight Specialist, and enjoy award-winning ferry travel. With over 155 years’ experience carrying passengers between Southampton and Cowes, you can even book your accommodation through us and save 25%^ on ferry travel. Sit back and relax for our 55 minute crossing, with modern onboard facilities including stylish lounge areas, free Wi-Fi and premium in-house food & drink outlets showcasing Island produce and great coffee.

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TOWER OF LONDON?

ENGLAND IN A NUTSHELL Situated an hour’s drive from London, and four miles off the South Coast of England, the Isle of Wight really is the UK in miniature.

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Inspiring countryside, historic houses and ancient monuments, great family attractions, beautiful beaches, coastal towns and pretty villages, all just a few minutes apart from each other on a safe and welcoming holiday Island.

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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

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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 Bay

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ISLE OF WIGHT BEACHES FROM BREATHTAKING CLIFFS TO ROLLING GREEN FIELDS AND SLEEPY TIDAL ESTUARIES TO ENDLESS SANDY BEACHES, THE ISLE OF WIGHT HAS AN INCREDIBLE RANGE OF NATURAL BEAUTY TO ENJOY. YET THE ISLAND IS ONLY 24 MILES BY 13 MILES AND YOU’RE NEVER MORE THAN NINE MILES FROM ONE OF OUR BEAUTIFUL BEACHES.

We have beaches to suit everyone, from traditional sandy bays with seaside attractions to sweeping shorelines where dinosaurs once roamed. To the south east are the ‘Bay Area’ beaches of Sandown and Shanklin with miles of golden sand and seafronts with amusements, pubs and cafés. Further north from here is Yaverland, which is popular for watersports. Ventnor in the south has a very traditional seafront and bay, with vintage beach huts and great cafés and pubs. There’s limited parking along the short seafront but large car parks at each end. In Ryde the sands go out for almost a mile when the tide recedes and the beach stretches all the way past Appley to Puckpool. There’s parking along the long seafront and a large car park at Appley. Seaview is stony but great for sailing and watersports, and nearby Seagrove Bay is only accessible on foot but sandy at low tide. St Helens has a pebble and sand beach and is bordered by beach huts made from old railway carriages and has two car parks on the Duver.

Bembridge Ledge surrounds the easternmost point of the Island leaving rockpools to explore at low tide. Cowes has a pebble beach but a little further west is Gurnard and the beach here, bordered by the green painted beach huts, is far more sandy and safe. Yarmouth has a short pebble beach but further west there are the traditional sandy beaches of Colwell and Totland, offering fabulous sunset views. Alum Bay’s world famous coloured sands are a sight to see. Nearby Freshwater has a pebble beach but clear waters for swimming and rockpools for exploring at low tide – there is a car park across the road. The south west coast has wild unspoiled beaches beneath towering cliffs. Compton Beach has a wide expanse of sand and rolling waves beneath the deep orange cliffs and is great for surfing.

Brook Beach has casts and footprints from dinosaurs and at low tide a petrified forest appears. Both have National Trust run car parks. Follow the coast down and there are more stunning beaches where you may not even see another soul. You have to negotiate a pathway down the tumbling cliffs to Blackgang Beach and be warned – it’s also a naturist beach! Steephill Cove is a hidden gem, only accessible by foot and the car parking is back on the main road, but it is well worth the effort to visit this pretty little bay below Ventnor Botanic Garden. So whether you’re looking for a traditional bucket and spade style of beach with deckchairs and windbreaks to hire or a beach that is untamed and free, you can take your pick on the Isle of Wight.


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VENTNOR BEACH Small and perfectly formed, Ventnor Bay is a traditional beach, little changed since Victorian times. The old bathing machines have been converted into beach huts and cafés and pubs line the seafront. Access is down the winding cascade road with its waterfall gardens and a bandstand sits at the corner of the small haven.

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SANDOWN AND SHANKLIN BEACHES There are miles of gently sloping sand and lots of things to see and do at these two traditional holiday beaches on the south east coast of the Island. Sandown has a pier with amusements where you can play crazy golf or choose from the many cafés and pubs along the seafront. Shanklin’s seafront with amusements and pirate themed crazy golf is below the main town and can be accessed via a lift from the top of the cliff.

RYDE BEACH At low tide the sands here stretch far out into the Solent and are the reason that Ryde has one of the longest piers in the country - at 745 yards it is second only to Southend Pier. The sands reach from Ryde, through Appley to Puckpool, and you can hire deckchairs, windbreaks and loungers. A kids’ playground, amusements and a bowling alley sit on Ryde seafront, along with pubs and cafés including the iconic Ryde Castle. Towards Appley is a large boating lake with swan pedalos.

COMPTON BEACH Likened to the surfing beaches of Cornwall and the West Country, Compton Beach is possibly the most beautiful on the Isle of Wight. With rolling waves, soft sands and deep orange cliffs with strata of many different colours, topped by lush green fields, it really is a stunning setting. Great for family beach days and for watersports such as surfing. The chalk ridge that stretches to the Needles emerges majestically from the western end, with far reaching views – often to Dorset on a clear day.


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FERRIES YOUR ISLE OF WIGHT HOLIDAY BEGINS BY CROSSING THE SOLENT

Holidays on the Isle of Wight always start the moment you set sail. It’s exciting. It’s different. You look out across the water at an Island just waiting to be discovered, by boat, car ferry or hovercraft.

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Red Funnel Ferries is the Isle of Wight specialist with over 155 years’ experience, carrying 3.4 million passengers annually on award-winning services between Southampton and the Island. Red Funnel also offer accommodation and packaged holidays, activity breaks and tickets to major events and attractions.

Hovertravel is the only yearround passenger hovercraft service in the world. Established in 1965, hovercraft link the Island community and the mainland with a brief but thrilling journey of under ten minutes, cruising at speeds of up to 30 knots. Hovertravel is also a frequent ferry service, with a craft every 30 minutes (increasing to every 15 minutes for the peak morning and evening periods) and a total of 70 crossings each day.

The vehicle ferry service runs from Southampton to East Cowes, operating 365 days a year, with hourly sailings during the peak season (journey time 55-60 minutes). Complementing the vehicle ferry route is the Hi-Speed Red Jet service, which offers foot passenger travel between Southampton and West Cowes on a half hourly service at peak times (journey time 23-25 minutes).

Hovertravel has two brand new craft which have been built locally. The hovercraft is symbolic of the ingenuity and determination of British inventors. Sir Christopher Cockerell invented the hovercraft on the Isle of Wight in the early 1960s and it was Island pioneers who created the Hovertravel service which has operated continuously for 50 years.

WIGHTLINK FROM PORTSMOUTH OR LYMINGTON Wightlink carries almost five million passengers across the Solent every year, across three key routes. The Portsmouth - Ryde foot passenger catamaran operates between Portsmouth Harbour railway station and Ryde Pier Head. This crossing takes just 22 minutes. Also running from Portsmouth Harbour is the Wightlink car and passenger ferry, connecting Portsmouth with Fishbourne. The Portsmouth Terminal is adjacent to Portsmouth Harbour railway station and the national and local bus interchange. The terminal is also easily reached from London via the A3. The Lymington - Yarmouth car & passenger ferry route is Wightlink’s most scenic ferry crossing and at just 40 minutes, it’s also the shortest and fastest car ferry route to the Isle of Wight.


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A TASTE OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT FROM FRESH FISH TO ICE CREAM, FROM GARLIC AND TOMATOES TO A LOCAL ALE, THE ISLE OF WIGHT HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERY APPETITE.

The food we eat can make or break a holiday - and the Isle of Wight is as much of a feast for the stomach as it is for the eyes. Produce grows in abundance here, largely thanks to our fertile soils and unique mild climate. The Island is home to a working water mill, three breweries, two vineyards and a distillery; plus a whole host of farmers, growers, fishermen and independent artisan producers. Produce grows in abundance here, largely thanks to our fertile soils and mild climate. Most of our restaurants and pubs use local produce and showcase the freshest and finest meats, vegetables and seafood.

There is an emphasis on cutting down food miles and shortening the journey from field to plate. As well as the environmental benefit, you have the added satisfaction of knowing exactly where your food has come from and who has grown, cultivated or caught it. By buying local you are able to keep in touch with the seasons as you will be eating foods at their peak taste. You can purchase directly from many of the Island’s farm shops and local markets where the fruit and vegetables are likely to have been picked within 24 hours. The Island’s farmers’ markets are held every week, giving you the chance to meet the people behind the food and source the freshest produce.


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It should come as no surprise that the Isle of Wight is also home to a selection of award-winning restaurants, cafÊs and pubs – they have scooped up accolades including prestigious Bib Gourmand awards, Michelin recommendations, AA rosettes and VisitEngland awards.

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The Isle of Wight happily keeps up Britain’s strong tradition of pub culture, with many welcoming pubs serving fine ales and great food. You’re spoilt for choice if you want a gourmet dining experience on the Isle of Wight. Nine of our hotels, restaurants and pubs are listed in the 2017 Michelin Guide for good food.

The 62 mile long ‘Taste Around the Island Cycle Route’ has to be one of the best ways to see the Island. Allow four days to sedately ride around the Island (with a few walks uphill) on quiet country lanes. This will allow you plenty of time for stops at local food producers and gastro pubs en route. The route is way-marked with distinctive royal blue signs and there is a wealth of quality accommodation along the way, providing a rest from your ‘tour de food’.


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TRAVELLING AROUND THE ISLAND TRAVELLING AROUND THE ISLE OF WIGHT COULDN’T BE EASIER, WITH A RANGE OF OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO HELP YOU COVER EVERY INCH OF THE 24 X 13 MILES OF THE ISLAND.

“a alker’s paradise” BY FOOT

There are over 500 miles of public rights of way to explore on the Island, and going by foot gives you some of the best views over the coast and countryside.

BY BIKE The Isle of Wight was recently voted as one of the world’s top cycling destinations by Lonely Planet, and an excellent network of cycleways and rail trails links up much of the Island. ‘Bicycle Island’ is also a great place for a cycling holiday. There are cycling routes to suit everyone, with a choice of challenging off-road bridleways, peaceful byways and level tracks on former railway lines. Within an area of just 147 square miles you will find over 200 miles of cycle routes enticing you into the countryside or along the coast. Cycles can be hired from a number of different outlets throughout the Island and there are companies that are able to offer a delivery service to your ferry port or accommodation, and guided rides.

The Isle of Wight is a walker’s paradise, filled with footpaths across contrasting landscapes and beaches, making it the ideal place for a walking holiday or break. This extensive network of footpaths can take you from a gentle meander along rural tree lined paths to longer challenging hikes over open fields and chalk downs. The Isle of Wight’s varied countryside includes fields, forests and woodland, providing the perfect complement to our 64 miles of coastal paths which cover rocky coves, estuaries, and dramatic cliff tops. So put your best foot forward – you’re never far from a secret cove or enchanting village.


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BY TRAIN The Island Line train service operates from Ryde Pier Head. It connects the towns of Ryde, Brading, Sandown, Lake and Shanklin. The trains link up with both Ryde passenger ferry services. You can buy a throughticket from London Waterloo to any station along the Island Line network which will include travel via either of the foot passenger ferry services. The line is operated by South West Trains so any discounts which apply on their network are also valid on the Island Line and connections. The carriages might look familiar – they are former London Underground electric trains!

BY BUS You’ll see Southern Vectis buses wherever you go. There are 14 regular routes in operation connecting most parts of the Island. Regular buses run between the main towns and resorts until very late at night, with services to rural areas operating throughout the day. The bus service operates 365 days a year. Bus stops are easily accessible from the ferry terminals.

BY CAR Many of the roads on the Island are narrow, so please take extra care whilst driving on them and be aware of more vulnerable road users, such as cyclists, walkers and horse riders. The roads are well signposted, with brown signs pointing you to the majority of key attractions, events and places of interest. There are speed restrictions on roads across much of the Island, with several dedicated 20MPH zones.


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Stay and dine in style on the Island with a luxurious mini break at The Royal, a landmark 4-star hotel set in exotic gardens in the idyllic seaside resort of Ventnor. Stay for two nights, with ferry included, and enjoy a three course meal for two in the hotel’s 2 AA Rosette restaurant. Built in 1832, The Royal is one of the oldest hotels on the island and shares the rare privilege of being one of only 30 establishments to be listed in every Michelin Guide since it was first published in 1911. As part of your stay you can discover what happens behind the scenes of The Royal’s award-winning Appuldurcombe Restaurant. Perfect for food or cooking enthusiasts!

You’ll also be able to enjoy more of the Island’s great local produce with a lunch at The Garlic Farm, where you can sample the amazing range of garlic inspired products in the Taste Experience and enjoy exceptional gourmet food with lunch in the restaurant.

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The Royal Hotel is a refined, elegant historic jewel and has been a destination for the discerning traveller for more than 180 years. WWW.ROYALHOTELIOW.CO.UK

THE GARLIC FARM The Garlic Farm’s produce is world renowned. You can stay on-site too, with seven beautifully converted self-catering holiday cottages and three luxury yurts around the farm. WWW.THEGARLICFARM.CO.UK


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DRIVE LESS SEE MORE IT’S SO EASY TO GET AROUND THE ISLE OF WIGHT. PART OF THE ISLAND’S CHARM IS HOW ACCESSIBLE IT IS TO EXPLORE THE VARIED LANDSCAPE ON TWO WHEELS OR WITH A STOUT PAIR OF BOOTS.

Cyclists won’t be disappointed. ‘Bicycle Island’ is criss-crossed by trails, byways and a tangle of pretty country lanes that cry out to become lost in. You can push your own bikes onto the ferries for free or hire cycles while you’re here, including electric assist bikes from one of the cycle hire/tour companies on the Island. Baggage transfer services allow you to ride from place to place with only a credit card and picnic to weigh you down. For families or ‘easy riders’, try the Red Squirrel Cycle Trail. Give yourself a day and a half to navigate your way along the mostly flat and traffic free cycleways built on disused railway lines. This is a wonderful chance to spot red squirrels and other wildlife in the tree lined hedgerows.

The train and bus services will help you to explore the countryside. At tourist information points, you can find a series of leaflets entitled ‘Rambles by Bus’ produced by the Ramblers Association and the Island bus company. These ‘bus stop to bus stop’ walks take you through stunning scenery.

Visitors on foot can choose between the inland trails or the contrasting gradients of the circular coastal path.

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway from Wootton to Smallbrook Junction, has convenient connections to the Island Line which runs between Ryde and Shanklin. Or how about getting around on horseback? There are hundreds of miles of bridleways and a plethora of equestrian centres. And finally, why not try viewing the Island from the sea – you can go on an organised boat tour or hire sea kayaks, RIBs, dinghies or even a yacht. Anchors away!


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ISLAND OF INSPIRATION QUEEN VICTORIA MADE OSBORNE HOUSE HER SUMMER HOME WITH PRINCE ALBERT. AS A RESULT THE ISLE OF WIGHT BECAME A MAJOR HOLIDAY RESORT FOR FASHIONABLE VICTORIANS INCLUDING HER POET LAUREATE ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON, CHARLES DICKENS AND PIONEERING PHOTOGRAPHER JULIA MARGARET CAMERON.

Queen Victoria made Osborne House her summer home with Prince Albert. As a result the Isle of Wight became a major holiday resort for fashionable Victorians including her poet laureate Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Charles Dickens and pioneering photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. You can visit Tennyson Downs where the famous poet would roam in a long black cloak and see his monument at the highest point. Bonchurch, where Dickens wrote much of David Copperfield, is a pretty village to the east of Ventnor and Dimbola, Julia Margaret Cameron’s former home in Freshwater Bay, is now a museum to her and a photographic gallery.

Julia’s home became a focal point for a crowd of bohemian artists, writers and poets including the sculptor and painter G.F. Watts, the Pre-Raphaelite painter William Holman Hunt and the actress Ellen Terry. Writers Edmund Lear and Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson), author of Alice in Wonderland, visited too. Winston Churchill’s parents met at a dance on a boat off Cowes and Winston spent a lot of time on the beach at Ventnor as a small boy. Karl Marx visited Ventnor at around the same time, although he was an older man. Warrior the war horse was foaled on the Isle of Wight and went to war on the Western Front with General Jack Seely, in 1914; with both returning in 1918.


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FESTIVALS THEN AND NOW

QUEEN VICTORIA “It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot,” said Queen Victoria of Osborne when it was completed and her family spent their summer holidays at the estate, with Albert also building a Swiss Cottage and a fort in the grounds for the children. Victoria spent a lot of her later years here, adding a fabulous Indian banqueting room, The Durbar Room, after becoming Empress of India. In January 1901 she passed away in her bed at Osborne surrounded by members of her family.

In 1970 Freshwater became famous again when the largest ever pop festival was held in fields at nearby Afton, after two smaller pop festivals in 1968 and 1969. Jimi Hendrix’s performance at the festival, which attracted around 600,000 people, was his last before his untimely death less than 3 weeks later and a statue of him stands in the garden of Dimbola. Bob Dylan was persuaded to play at the 1969 festival held in Wootton, staying at a farmhouse in Bembridge while he was here. Several members of The Beatles came to that festival, also staying in Bembridge. They reference the Isle of Wight in their song ‘When I’m 64’. The festival was rekindled in 2002 and since then many of the biggest names in music have played here, and some of them have stayed here too. These include David Bowie, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fleetwood Mac and Queen with Adam Lambert.


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ATTRACTIONS & THINGS TO DO WE LIKE TO THINK THAT THE ISLE OF WIGHT HAS MORE FAMILY-FRIENDLY ATTRACTIONS PER SQUARE MILE THAN ANYWHERE IN BRITAIN, WITH FUN FOR ALL AGES. FROM DINOSAURS TO ROCKETS, ATTRACTIONS AND PLACES TO VISIT ARE IN PLENTIFUL SUPPLY ON THE ISLAND, WITH SOMETHING TO SUIT EVERYONE. Possibly the Island’s most recognisable landmark is The Needles Rocks and Lighthouse, nearby to which The Needles Landmark Attraction is full of things to entertain all the family, including a traditional Victorian carousel and a ‘Spins and Needles’ Tea Cup ride. Take in one of the Island’s most iconic views from the famous chairlift!

You’re never far from the Isle of Wight’s place in history and culture with a wide range of museums, galleries and historic sites. English Heritage and National Trust properties offer castles and stately homes telling the dramatic stories of the lives of kings and queens. All human life is here, from the Romans to radio and rockets. You can visit a villa, or learn more about Marconi’s pioneering broadcasts along with the Isle of Wight’s role in the space race.

You can keep the kids entertained at a fun park like Robin Hill Country Park, by taking a ride on a steam train or by visiting one of our fantastic animal attractions such as Amazon World or Monkey Haven. For prehistoric creatures don’t miss Dinosaur Isle, Britain’s first purpose built dinosaur attraction, just over the sea wall in Sandown where you can walk back 120 million years. See hundreds of fossils as well as a robotic dinosaur that you can control!


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You can also experience a brand new magical theme world at an Isle of Wight institution. Blackgang Chine’s new Underwater Kingdom offers an amazing array of colourful sea creatures, magical underwater caves, coral reef and an abandoned sunken shipwreck. The family will have plenty of fun at our many all-weather attractions, including children’s play centres, trampolining and bowling along with many other indoor attractions.

For the ultimate group challenge, why not test your driving skills at the new all-weather Wight Karting Go Kart track? The 500m purposebuilt track can even host ‘Grand Prix’ events on request, granting your group exclusive use of the track in karts reaching speeds of up to 45mph. There’s more petrol driven fun for all the family with the Wight Warriors speedway team at Smallbrook Stadium. Race meetings are held most weeks between April and October. Whenever you visit us, we guarantee you’ll be spoilt for choice for great days out.


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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

(Closed Sundays Jan / Feb)


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TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A RELAXING BREAK SOMEWHERE BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL WITH THE BEST OF HOTELS, FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT, THEN LOOK NO FURTHER. JUST 24 BY 13 MILES, THE ISLE OF WIGHT IS A SMALL ISLAND WITH OVER HALF DESIGNATED AN AREA OF OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY.

“over alf of e Island s designated an area of outstanding atural eauty” Sixty miles of stunning coastline and a remarkably diverse landscape all go toward creating the perfect backdrop for a wonderful holiday. Whatever time of the year you decide to visit, the Island is bursting with life.

If you can tear yourself away from the many charms of the south of the Island, then the West Wight has some of the Island’s most spectacular scenery and the views from Tennyson Down are truly breathtaking.

The Victorian resort of Ventnor is famous for its amazing botanical gardens where plants from all over the world thrive in the wonderful Island microclimate. Nearby is the famous area of natural beauty known as the Undercliff, a fascinating semitropical environment like no other on the Island.

The Isle of Wight is also home to an extremely varied cross section of wildlife past and present. There are many species of wildlife that you won’t find anywhere else in Britain. Creatures including rare bats, bugs and butterflies make their home in the Island’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Heritage Coast.


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They live around the dramatic cliffs, long and hidden beaches, quiet estuaries, and the gently rolling patchwork of fields with secretive woodlands and open chalk downs, all of which are a haven for wildlife. Aside from the general landscape, we have a number of extraordinary nature reserves teeming with wildlife and both native and migrating birds. Ningwood Common has a varied and interesting mix of habitats: grassland, clay heath, and beautiful oak woodland. It’s where you can find many red squirrels, dormice, birds, delicate wild flowers and butterflies.

Above the woodland is High Hat, a spectacular viewpoint above the cliffs and forest. Arreton Down has an amazing 30 species of wildlife per square metre including the noisy Great Green Bush Cricket and an unusually named herb called the Bastard Toad Flax. From the top of the down, you’ll get incredible views across the Island – north, south, east and west, as far as the Needles!

Some of our reserves are small, fragile and home to very rare species which can only be accessed by a permit or viewed from outside their perimeter. An example of this is the beautiful St Lawrence woods, where ancient paths cross the warm and humid woodland. This fascinating area is on the largest rotational landslip in Western Europe. The wood accommodates many species of bats (there are 17 species in the UK and 14 of them can be found on the Isle of Wight).

RED SQUIRRELS The Isle of Wight provides a sanctuary for thousands of red squirrels. The aggressive American Greys are not allowed on the Island and the Solent acts as a natural barrier. One of the best places to see red squirrels is Parkhurst Forest, which has some of the best oak and pines on the Island and was mentioned in the Domesday records as a royal hunting forest. Another hot spot is Alverstone Mead Nature Reserve’s ‘Trail of Discovery’ which passes through water meadows and woodland and you may even get to feed these squirrels by hand! Other great places to see red squirrels at play include Rylstone Gardens in Shanklin and Robin Hill Country Park.


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COWES THE MARITIME GATEWAY TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT

Renowned the world over, Cowes is the maritime gateway to the Isle of Wight, welcoming thousands of boats to Cowes Week and its other prestigious sailing regattas.

During Cowes Week, The Parade on Cowes seafront is taken over with a stage, bars and stalls filling the area and providing opportunities for dancing in the streets! Many regattas are held in Cowes throughout the sailing season, including the Cowes Classics Week, the Panerai Classic Week, Cowes Week, Etchells World, Little Britain and the annual Powerboat Race. When you’re not sailing you can dine on the finest foods and indulge in some top end retail therapy in the two town centres of Cowes and East Cowes. The eclectic mix of shops supply everything from ropes and tackle to ballgowns, and eateries range from welcoming cafes and bars to high end brasserie dining.

Boat owners have moorings in the marinas on each side of the river Medina, bringing a cosmopolitan feel to the coastal towns of Cowes and East Cowes. It’s a place where you can escape from the world on a remote walk along a deserted stretch of the coast - or grab a piece of the action and shop, eat out or sail. Cowes is buzzing year round with a range of quality independent shops and places to eat. There are excellent facilities for visiting and local boat owners in the various marinas in the town.

The marinas include Cowes Yacht Haven is the most central marina with berthing for up to 260 boats. Shepherd’s Wharf has berthing for 130 visiting boats, 40 residents, and a basin for the exclusive use of dry sailing clients. East Cowes Marina has a further 380 berths. With the Red Funnel car ferry from Southampton docking in East Cowes and the Red Jet bringing foot passengers to the Fountain Yard in Cowes, the harbour is a busy, bustling waterway, especially in the summer months.

Any trip to Cowes should include a visit to Osborne, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s summer palace by the sea. You’ll be seeing more of this attraction in cinemas in 2017, when Victoria & Abdul opens. Filmed on the Island, and starring Judi Dench, it tells the story of the queen’s relationship with her Indian servant Abdul Karim. Queen Victoria and Albert will also return to TV screens this year with the second series of ITV’s acclaimed drama Victoria.


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FOUR STAR INNS OF DISTINCTION

WORLD RENOWNED FOSSIL COLLECTION Culver Parade, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 8QA (01983) 404344 www.dinosaurisle.com 

FISHBOURNE

01983 882823

www.thefishbourne.co.uk

SEAVIEW

01983 810616

www.theboathouseiow.co.uk

dinosaurisle

• Working laboratory • Interactive displays • Extensive gift shop • Family tickets available BEMBRIDGE

01983 872840

www.thespinnakeriow.co.uk

• All weather attraction open all year

Deal get a 10% discount off your admission to our neighbours the Isle of Wight Zoo if visiting on the same day terms and conditions apply

Open daily April to August, 10am to 6pm, September to March, 10am to 4pm. Last admission one hour before close. 

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GETTING TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT THE ISLE OF WIGHT IS LOCATED IN THE SOUTH OF THE UK AND IS REALLY EASY TO GET TO, AND ONCE YOU ARE HERE YOU WON’T WANT TO LEAVE! Less than an hour and a half’s journey from London by train, the Isle of Wight is ideally located for English visitors looking for a holiday or short break, and straightforward to reach from all the major UK airports.

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 an hour and a half, 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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BY ROAD TO PORTSMOUTH OR SOUTHAMPTON From London

1 hour

From Manchester 4.5 hours From Birmingham 3 hours

BY RAIL TO PORTSMOUTH OR SOUTHAMPTON From London

1.5 hours

From Manchester

5 hours

From Birmingham 2 hours

BY SEA VEHICLE FERRY FLIGHTS If you are travelling from further afield, or outside the UK, you can reach the Isle of Wight via flights into either of the major London airports at Heathrow and Gatwick. There are also regional flights available into Bournemouth and Southampton which will give shorter connection times to the Island.

FERRIES 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 five different Island towns – Ryde, Cowes, East Cowes, Fishbourne and Yarmouth – the latter three services also carry vehicles.

Red Funnel

Southampton – East Cowes

1 hour

Wightlink

Portsmouth – Fishbourne

45 minutes

Lymington – Yarmouth

40 minutes

PASSENGER FERRY Hovertravel Hovercraft

Southsea – Ryde

10 minutes

Red Funnel Red Jet

Southampton – West Cowes

25 minutes

Wightlink Catamaran

Portsmouth Harbour – Ryde

22 minutes


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WIGHT NIGHTS IF YOU KNOW WHERE TO LOOK, THE ISLAND COMES ALIVE AT NIGHT WITH VIBRANT AND VARIED ENTERTAINMENT: WINTER CARNIVALS, ETHEREAL LANTERN PARADES, STUNNING FIREWORK DISPLAYS, STAR GAZING, NATURE WATCHING, GHOST WALKS, GREAT FOOD AND DRINK, MUSIC, THEATRE, CINEMA AND ART EVENTS...

Sample the local cider or fine ale, and enjoy a hearty roast dinner in one of the Island’s historic inns. Relax and wind down in front of a roaring log fire, watching the ebb and flow of country life unfolding around you. And if you’re a music lover, then every day of the week you can find brilliant bands playing in a pub, club or bistro somewhere near you.

For something a little different, go star gazing. Our Island is well known for its wonderful dark skies, as celebrated each March with the ‘Isle of Wight Star Party’ attended by astronomy enthusiasts and professionals. Professor Bill Martin of the University of Hertfordshire Centre for Astrophysics and Atmospheric Instrumentation Research says “with the data we have from the Isle of Wight you potentially have the best combination of dark skies and clear weather in the UK.”


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“Our Island s el nown or ts onderful dark kiesâ€?

As dusk falls, a beautiful array of lighting brings a warm and magical glow to the trees, glades and paths, enhanced by atmospheric music and entertainment. A truly memorable experience, in October, January and February.

The spectacular Electric Woods at Robin Hill Country Park feature a spectacle of light, colour and sound set in ancient woodland.


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JANUARY

ISLE OF WIGHT EVENTS 2017

27th-29th January / 10th12th, 17th-26th February 2017 ELECTRIC WOODS, SPIRIT OF THE ORIENT Robin Hill

FEBRUARY THE ISLE OF WIGHT HAS HUNDREDS OF

20th - 24th February 2017

EVENTS TAKING PLACE AND HOSTS AN

VICTORIAN FUN & GAMES AT OSBORNE

INCREDIBLE RANGE OF CELEBRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. WE’LL BASICALLY FIND ANY EXCUSE TO PARTY AND HAVE FESTIVALS DEDICATED TO MUSIC, LITERATURE, THE SEA, SAILING, HEALING, HARPS, CHRISTMAS TREES… EVEN GARLIC

East Cowes

APRIL

29th April – 14th May 2017 ISLE WALK 2017 Islandwide

GETS A LOOK IN! MAY

14th May 2017 WALK THE WIGHT 2017 Island wide

JUNE

1st - 4th June 2017 NEWPORT JAZZ WEEKEND Newport

FEBRUARY

JUNE

Easing us out of the winter during February half term is the Spirit of the Orient – an atmospheric festival of lights, set in the ancient woodland at Robin Hill Country Park.

Newport Jazz Weekend is the first weekend in June – you can catch some hot jazz and cool blues at venues ranging from theatres to pubs.

MAY Isle Walk 2017 includes Walk the Wight, an Island institution that attracts thousands of walkers every year. The route crosses the entire width of the Island, starting in Bembridge and finishing at the Needles – although you can choose to do a section, rather than the full 26 miles. Many people walk or run the route in fancy dress to raise money for Earl Mountbatten Hospice. In May, there’s also the Wolverton Folk and Blues Fair which takes place in the beautiful grounds of Wolverton Manor near Shorwell.

Next up is the Isle of Wight Festival – perhaps the most iconic festival in the world. It’s where Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and The Doors played between 1968-1970. The festival was reborn in 2002 and continues to attract some of the biggest names in the biz. Another favourite is the Festival of the Sea. This incorporates the Round the Island Race, which is one of the world’s largest and most famous yacht races. Over two weeks you can attend a range of amazing nautical events including the pirate-themed Shipwreck Isle, a two day event packed with family fun.

2nd - 4th June 2017 ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL OF RUNNING West Wight

2nd – 4th June 2017 OLD GAFFERS FESTIVAL Yarmouth

8th - 11th June 2017 ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL Newport

23rd June – 9th July 2017 FESTIVAL OF THE SEA Islandwide

25th June 2017 ROYAL ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY SHOW 2017 Newport


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JULY

1st July 2017

AUGUST

MARDI GRAS CARNIVAL

August 2017 (dates to be announced)

Ryde

ST. HELENS CARNIVAL

1st July 2017

St Helens

Island wide / Cowes

August 2017 (dates to be announced)

2nd July 2017

Shanklin

ROUND THE ISLAND RACE

SHIPWRECK ISLE PIRATE DAY

SHANKLIN CARNIVAL

Ryde

August 2017 (dates to be announced)

14th - 24th July 2017

COWES CARNIVAL

OPEN STUDIOS ISLE OF WIGHT ARTS

Cowes

Island wide

August 2017 (dates to be announced)

29th July 2017

VENTNOR CARNIVAL

SANDOWN CARNIVAL

Ventnor

Sandown

8th - 13th August 2017

July 2017 (dates to be announced) RHYTHMTREE FESTIVAL Calbourne

July 2017 (dates to be announced) NEWPORT CARNIVAL

VENTNOR FRINGE ARTS FESTIVAL Ventnor

11th - 13th August 2017 V-DUB ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL Newport

Newport

12th-13th August 2017

29th July to 5th August 2017

Smallbrook

COWES WEEK Cowes

JACK UP THE 80’S

19th - 20th August 2017 ISLE OF WIGHT GARLIC FESTIVAL Arreton

26th/27th August 2017 COWES CLASSIC POWERBOAT RACE Cowes

August Bank Holiday 2017 SCOOTER RALLY Ryde

31st August 2017 RYDE CARNIVAL MAIN SHOW Ryde

JULY One of the highlights in the sailing calendar – and definitely ours – is Cowes Week, which kicks off on 29th July 2017. The regatta is the biggest sailing event in the world and attracts thousands of people every day for the sailing races, entertainment, food and fireworks.

AUGUST As well as Ventnor Fringe other great festivals in August include VDub near Newport which celebrates all things Volkswagen. Meanwhile Jack up the 80s brings musical legends, ra-ra skirts and legwarmers to Smallbrook Stadium, just outside Ryde. Foodies will enjoy the Garlic Festival, which offers a fun filled weekend of entertainment with a focus on the incredible range of garlic grown at the nearby Garlic Farm. You can sample foods including garlic beer and ice cream (perhaps an acquired taste!). Also look out for the Healing Festival in the serene setting of Ventnor Botanic Garden; and the Isle of Wight Steam Railway’s annual Steam Show. Plus over the August Bank Holiday you can enjoy the spectacle of 5,000 mods on scooters descending on the Island for their annual rally.


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ISLE OF WIGHT EVENTS 2017 SEPTEMBER There’s plenty to do in Autumn with a Charity Classic Car event, held on Newport Quay and Ryde seafront, with vintage vehicles from all over the UK and mainland Europe. Ryde’s Illuminated Carnival is the biggest carnival of the year with thousands of spectators lining the streets. Come and join the fun and soak up the heady atmosphere of the evening. Finally don’t miss Bembridge Harbour Food Festival for gourmet treats.

OCTOBER In October, Harp on Wight brings harp music to the seaside town of Ryde with live performances, workshops, lessons and exhibitions. Then the Literary Festival moves into historic Northwood House in Cowes and a whole host of big name writers come to inspire their readers with talks on everything from the future of computing to housewives in Nazi Germany. During October, it’s the Festival of Light at Robin Hill Country Park. Plus it’s the eagerly awaited Classic Buses, Beer and Walks Weekend – 70 vintage buses took part in 2016, taking thirsty passengers to and from the Island’s top pubs!

DECEMBER Closing the year in glittering style is the Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival. There are ‘theme decorated’ trees all around the pretty villages of Brighstone and Mottistone – last year, there were over 200 trees decked out in spectacular style by local schools, charities and other organisations. There’s also carol singing, mulled wine and mince pies. Happy Christmas everyone!

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

September 2017 (dates to be announced)

20th-24th October 2017

BEMBRIDGE HARBOUR FOOD FESTIVAL

Ryde

Bembridge

Month of October 2017

2nd September 2017

ELECTRIC WOODS, FESTIVAL OF LIGHT

RYDE ILLUMINATED CARNIVAL

Robin Hill

Ryde

16th & 17th September 2017 INTERNATIONAL CLASSIC CAR SHOW Ryde

HARP ON WIGHT

14th - 15th October 2017 ISLE OF WIGHT BEER & BUSES WEEKEND Island wide

12th - 15th October 2017

September 2017 (dates to be announced)

ISLE OF WIGHT LITERARY FESTIVAL

SWEETCORN FAYRE

Cowes

Arreton

Throughout December 2017

September 2017 (dates to be announced)

SANTA SPECIALS AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT STEAM RAILWAY

COWES CLASSIC POWERBOAT RACE

Ryde

Cowes

14th-17th September 2017 LITTLE BRITAIN CHALLENGE CUP REGATTA Cowes

23rd September 2017 ISLE OF WIGHT DAY Islandwide

23 September to Sunday 1 October 2017 NEW ISLE OF WIGHT CYCLING FESTIVAL Island wide


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GREAT PLACES TO STAY QUEEN VICTORIA AND PRINCE ALBERT KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING WHEN THEY DECIDED TO MAKE THE ISLE OF WIGHT THEIR HOLIDAY HOME OVER 150 YEARS AGO. IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A RELAXING BREAK AWAY FROM THE PRESSURES OF EVERYDAY LIFE, YOU’LL FIND THE ISLAND A WELCOME RETREAT AND A GREAT HOLIDAY BASE.

From manor houses and waterfront villas to charming thatched cottages down by the sea, the Isle of Wight has over 1000 places to stay. You’ll find fine independent hotels, boutique bed and breakfast guest houses, seaside retreats and rural hideaways all located on our beautiful Island. Just like the landscape, the variety of accommodation on offer provides something for every taste. Lovers of the great outdoors can enjoy a night under the stars in exotic safari tents, treehouses, Airstream caravans or pitch up with your own tent on campsites across the Island. Touring campervans and caravans are welcome, and our quiet roads make Island driving a delight. You can even hire your own campervan whilst you’re here.

Our coastal resorts offer traditional seaside accommodation at its best, with locally sourced food and drink, live music in the evenings and insider knowledge about what not to miss on the Island. Independent travellers will love our range of self-catering properties, many of which provide a well-stocked fridge of local goodies and logs for the fire on autumn nights. Family holidays are our speciality, with resort & countryside holiday parks packed full with things to do, from bike riding to archery, kids clubs to photographic courses. Enjoy a relaxing spa break in an adults only complex, or rent a family beach house for a long weekend, the choice is yours.


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MAP OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT BUS ROUTES 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 12 37 38

Lymington

Newport - St Mary’s Hospital - Parkhurst - Northwood - Cowes Newport - Merstone - Godshill - Shanklin - Lake - Sandown - Brading - Ryde Newport- Godshill - Brading - Ventnor - Shanklin - Lake - Sandown - Ryde East Cowes - Whippingham - Wootton - Ryde Newport - Whippingham - East Cowes Newport - Chale - Blackgang - Niton - Whitwell - Ventnor Newport - Shalfleet - Wellow/Cranmore - Yarmouth - Freshwater - Totland - Alum Bay Newport - Arreton - Lake - Sandown - Bembridge - St Helens - Seaview - Ryde Newport - Fairlee/Staplers - Wootton - Binstead - Ryde Newport - Carisbrooke - Shorwell - Brighstone - Brook - Freshwater Bay - Freshwater - Totland Ryde - Binstead - Haylands - Ryde Newport - Gunville - Carisbrooke - Whitepit Lane - Newport

Lymington to Yarmouth car/passenger ferry

Hamstead

Yarmouth

Newtown

A305 4

Ningwood

Thorley

TRAIN ROUTE Shanklin - Lake - Sandown - Brading - Smallbrook - Ryde

Totland

Freshwater

Newbridge

Wellow

Calbourne Alum Bay

Freshwater Bay

Chessell Brook

Hulverstone A3 055

GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS USED IN THIS GUIDE:

COWES & EAST COWES COWES

EAST COWES

RYDE & EAST WIGHT WEST WIGHT YARMOUTH

NEWTOWN

RYDE

NEWPORT BEMBRIDGE BRADING

NEWPORT

TOTLAND MOTTISTONE

SANDOWN

FRESHWATER

LAKE BRIGHSTONE

SANDOWN & LAKE

GODSHILL SHANKLIN

SHANKLIN VENTNOR

SOUTH WIGHT & VENTNOR

Mottistone

Brighstone


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Portsmouth

Southampton to East Cowes car/passenger ferry

Southampton to West Cowes passenger ferry

Southsea Southsea to Ryde passenger hovercraft

East Cowes

Cowes

Portsmouth to Fishbourne car/passenger ferry

Gurnard

Whippingham

Northwood

Fishbourne

1 02 A3

A3020

Ryde

A3054

Spring Vale Seaview

Binstead

Wootton Bridge

Newport

A3054

A305 5

A3 05 4

Porchfield

Portsmouth to Ryde passenger ferry

Havenstreet

Nettlestone St. Helens

Blackwater

A3055

Downend

Shide

Arreton

Brading

Bembridge

Langbridge Morton

Merstone

Gatcombe

Yaverland

Adgestone

Rookley Shorwell

Sandown Apse Heath

20 A30

Yafford

A3056 Lake

Whiteley Bank

Shanklin

Godshill Atherfield Green

A3 05 5

Chale Green Wroxall Whitwell Chale

Ventnor

Niton Steephill Cove St. Lawrence Blackgang

FOR UP TO DATE TIMETABLE INFORMATION PLEASE SCAN HERE

Bus route information supplied by Southern Vectis. Information correct at time of publication. See www.islandbuses.info for further information.


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USEFUL INFORMATION GRADINGS

When you visit the Isle ofWight 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

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.

THERE ARE TWO NATIONAL ASSESSING BODIES - VISIT ENGLAND AND THE AA. 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 SelfCatering, 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 VISIT BRITAIN ADDITIONAL AWARDS 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.

QUALITY & SYMBOLS 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.

FACILITY SYMBOLS

: Ferry can be arranged T Christmas breaks > (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 ` W  ashing machine/laundrette on-site

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[| Gas/electric { Bottled gas e Hard standing 6 Overnight holding area C Bathroom/shower ã Linen free ; Linen for hire ÿ Ground floor rooms SD Special diets can be catered for Free WiFi available 5 Public House / Inn nearby Accessible by public transport SR Special rates / out of season deals W Licensed for Civil Weddings \ Lift Q Spa ( Accept groups 9/B Walkers / Cyclists welcome , Motorhome Pitches

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Walk in Shower / Wetroom

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Facilities for the visually impaired Facilities for the hearing impaired

Electric hook-up

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.

TRAVEL AMBASSADOR GREEN STAR SCHEME The new Travel Ambassador Green Star Scheme is awarded to businesses on the Isle of Wight who actively promote the many ways to explore our beautiful Island without the car, such as cycling, walking, bus and train travel. Each business that has been awarded the Green Star will be able to help you to visit the Isle of Wight without your car, including providing journey planners and offering inspirational days out and things to see and do once you have arrived, using sustainable transport.

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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HOTELS LIKE THE VARIED LANDSCAPES SURROUNDING THEM, THE HOTELS ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT OFFER DIVERSE ARCHITECTURE, SETTINGS AND EXPERIENCES TO SUIT ALL AGES AND TASTES.

You may be looking for a family friendly hotel close to the local attractions, or perhaps are looking to bring the family pet away on your holiday, or you might just be looking for luxury facilities such as a swimming pool or spa. For romantic breaks or special occasions, the Isle of Wight has some beautiful hotels, many of which are fully licensed for weddings and set in picturesque locations. We have a number of luxury hotels on the Island, such as The Royal, a former coaching house and now 4 star hotel which overlooks Ventnor’s exotic coastline. There are also several hotels on the Isle of Wight that specialise in spa breaks.


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SOUTH WIGHT & VENTNOR

THE ROYAL HOTEL

Belgrave Road, Ventnor PO38 1JJ Tel 01983 852186 Fax 01983 855395 enquiries@royalhoteliow.co.uk www.royalhoteliow.co.uk

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TARIFF B&B FROM £95.00 PER NIGHT SPECIAL OFFERS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE DISCOUNTED FERRY INCLUSIVE PACKAGES AVAILABLE BEST RATES GUARANTEED FOR BOOKING DIRECT WITH THE ROYAL HOTEL OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

THE CHANNEL VIEW HOTEL

Built in 1832, The Royal is the epitome of timeless elegance. Its historic architecture, sumptuous furnishings, and impeccable service evoke all the grandeur and glamour of a bygone era. Set in sub-tropical gardens in the seaside town of Ventnor, The Royal has been a family-run business since 1994. As one of the island’s most outstanding hotels, we have taken great care to refurbish it in a classic British style that guarantees comfort as well as charm.

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· AA 4 star hotel · Two AA rosette · 52 en-suite rooms · 2 mins from Ventnor Beach · Spa Treatments available · Specialise in Half Board · Preferred Ferry Rates available · Conferencing facilities · Free WiFi throughout · Wheelchair accessible · Outdoor heated swimming pool · Free Onsite Parking · Pet Friendly

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HOTEL 78%

Hope Road, Shanklin PO37 6EH Tel 01983 862309 Fax 01983 868400 enquiries@channelviewhotel.co.uk www.channelviewhotel.co.uk

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

2 NTS £108 £136 £150

4 NTS £220 £264 £284

B&B FROM £46 - £63. 56 BEDROOMS ALL EN-SUITE. OPEN MARCH - DECEMBER. FERRIES CAN BE BOOKED

7 NTS £385 £441 £476

The Gino Family and their staff have built up an excellent reputation during their 30 years at Channel View. Located on the cliff top overlooking Shanklin Bay, yet within walking distance of the famous thatched old village. All of the Ensuite rooms are beautifully decorated and very well appointed all have wifi, television, radio, telephone, hairdryer and welcome tray; many have a view of the sea.

The modern fully tiled ensuite facilities compliment the accommodation. The hotel is renowned for its cuisine offering a traditional breakfast and an excellent dinner menu, with a variety of quality dishes. After dinner your evenings can be spent listening and dancing to the entertainment several nights of the week.

During your stay you can also enjoy the hotel’s luxury indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and solarium. Or you can while away an hour having a cream tea whilst sitting in the sun lounge looking out to sea. All in all Channel View is an excellent choice. Once discovered many return.


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SANDOWN & LAKE

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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.

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17 Culver Parade Sandown PO36 8AT Tel 01983 403677 Fax 01983 403295 info@themarinabayhotel.com www.marinabayhotel.co.uk

We offer a choice of 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.

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22 Hope Road, Shanklin PO37 6EA Tel 01983 862605 info@curraghmorehotel.co.uk www.curraghmorehotel.co.uk

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The Curraghmore is a small family run hotel situated on the road to the beach and enjoys the benefits of wonderful sea views from most rooms, a private car park and a 5 min walk from the train station and town. Half board accommodation is offered with traditional style meals. Bed & breakfast only is also available.

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PER PERSON 2 NTS B&B 2 NTS HB LOW £68 £98 MID £74 £104 HIGH £80 £110

1 NT 3 NTS 7 NTS £30 £85 £199 £40 £115 £270 £48 £140 £330

B&B FROM £68 2 NTS

HALF BOARD AVAILABLE

An award winning grade 2 listed manor house.

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A fantastic base from which to explore the Island or just relax and enjoy its unique surroundings. A friendly hotel that thrives on the personal touch, if the guests relax they enjoy the stay more.

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B&B PN 2 people sharing PER ROOM DELUXE SUPERIOR LOW £135 £155 HIGH £145 £165

COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL

Popham Road, Shanklin PO37 6RG Tel 01983 862806 rylstone.manor@btinternet.com www.rylstone-manor.co.uk

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

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Queens Road, Cowes PO31 8BW Tel 01983 292508 reception@newholmwoodhotel.co.uk www.newholmwoodhotel.co.uk

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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.

Esplanade, Sandown PO36 8LB Tel 01983 402141 Fax 01983 403143 info@trouvillehotel.co.uk www.trouvillehotel.co.uk

STANDARD DOUBLE STANDARD SEA VIEW SEA VIEW DELUXE

£119 £123 £137

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At the Trouville Hotel, our aim is to provide the comfort & care for a holiday to be remembered. Situated centrally on the Esplanade, opposite the golden beach, the Trouville is the ideal base for an Island break. 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.

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2 NTS £177 £186 £200

4 NTS £287 £311 £334

For special offers visit www.trouvillehotel.co.uk

7 NTS £424 £459 £489

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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SOUTH WIGHT & VENTNOR

ST MAUR GUEST ACCOMMODATION

Castle Road, Ventnor PO38 1LG Tel 01983 852570 Fax 01983 852306 info@stmaur.co.uk www.stmaur.co.uk

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2NTS £184 £190 £184

4NTS 7NTS £304 £525 £324 £581 £304 £525

OPEN JAN TO DEC EN-SUITE BEDROOMS

David and Jan are resident proprietors of the St Maur, which has been in the family since 1966 and have built a reputation for good home cooked food and friendly service. Standing in spacious grounds with its own car park, the St Maur faces due south and enjoys maximum sunshine. If you are looking for a quiet break or main holiday with plenty of walks, then we are the place to stay. • Some balcony and sea view rooms available • Beautiful gardens where guests can relax with deckchairs and sun loungers

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• No smoking throughout • Close to Botanic Gardens and Ventnor park • Just a short walk from Ventnor beach, Steephill Cove and town centre • All rooms en suite with complimentary toiletries, colour TV, clock radios, hairdryers and tea/coffee making facilities • Traditionally English menu. Six course evening dinner with choice of main course • Local produce used according to season

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• Varied choice of breakfast menu • Licensed bar with extensive range of fine wines, beers & spirits • No children under the age of 5 10% Discount for over 55’s staying a week or longer during the summer. Prices shown are for first floor superior rooms with balcony or sun terrace or second floor superior rooms with Juliet dorma windows. Please ask for details of our Easter breaks.

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GUEST ACCOMMODATION

17 The Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN Tel 01983 863024 info@theaqua.co.uk www.theaqua.co.uk

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SINGLE £ 43 £ 46 £ 43

DOUBLE £ 76 £ 86 £ 76

TREBLE £ 116 £ 128 £ 116

ALL PRICES - FROM, PER ROOM PER NIGHT B&B

Annette and James have run this beautifully appointed family business for 37 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 Wi-Fi throughout the premises. Many of the rooms have lovely sea views across Shanklin Bay and the sandy beach, and the Rooms with balconies are extremely popular throughout the holiday season, so book early !

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The Brasserie Restaurant is both comfortable and modern and is decorated in a light airy design and overlooks the seafront. Our chefs prepare all meals from fresh ingredients where possible and present a menu which includes a number of fresh fish dishes together with a specials board which is changed daily. Our Bar Lounge has a well-stocked Bar which offers real ale and a wide range of keg beers and spirits. Here guests can relax together with a drink and enjoy a game of Pool or Darts. There is also the option of sitting outside to enjoy the sun on the seafront Patios and Decks.


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GUEST ACCOMMODATION THE ISLE OF WIGHT HOSTS A GREAT RANGE OF QUALITY BED AND BREAKFASTS AND GUEST HOUSES, OFFERING A WARM AND FRIENDLY HOME FROM HOME ATMOSPHERE. YOU CAN SAMPLE HOME COOKED FOOD USING LOCAL PRODUCE AND ENJOY A RELAXING ROMANTIC RETREAT OR A FRIENDLY FAMILY BREAK.

Often located in scenic areas, a B&B is ideal if you are on a biking, walking or activity holiday, where a good hearty breakfast will set you up for the rest of the day.

The Isle of Wight has many types of guest accommodation establishments to suit all tastes and budgets. You can choose from guest houses, country inns and farmhouse cottages, all offering unique features. Many are family run, offering a high level of friendly service to their guest experiences. You will also find many of the Island’s finest country houses and villas have been converted into welcoming places to stay.


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SWISS COTTAGE SHANKLIN

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GUEST ACCOMMODATION

10 St Georges Road, Shanklin PO37 6BA Tel 01983 862333 info@swiss-cottage.co.uk www.swiss-cottage.co.uk

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HALF BOARD AND B&B PRICES PP B&B NT B&B WK MID £37 £259 HIGH £40 £280

H/B NT £52 £55

H/B WK £364 £385

MINIMUM STAY 3 NIGHTS (NO 1 OR 2 NIGHTERS) OPEN BETWEEN 1ST APR - 27TH OCT

THE ROWBOROUGH

Keith & Christine offer a warm & friendly welcome to their Award Winning modernised home in the Heart of Shanklin. We have continued to be voted in the Top 1% and Winners of there Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 5 years running from 2012 to 2016. We are proud to have won Awards in 2014 & 2016 re our Environmental & 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!

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• We specialise in Short Breaks and Weekly Holidays on B & B or Half Board commencing on any day of the week to suit you

• No Babies or children under 10 years of age

• Stay 4 Nights for the Price of 3 on B & B during April, May & October, getting 1 night Free for £111 (Adult Rates apply, excluding B/H’s)

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

• A varied home cooked traditional 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 10% Discount for our Senior Citizens 65 years + (Except School Holidays 22nd July to 1st September)

• Fresh Towels Provided

• 20% discount for children over 10 years +

• Free On-site Parking for 6 cars on forecourt

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

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GUEST ACCOMMODATION

32 Arthurs Hill, Shanklin, PO37 6EX Tel 01983 866072 info@rowboroughhotel.com www.rowboroughhotel.com

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1 NT BB £35 £40 £45

1 NT HB £48 £55 £58

7 NT HB £330 £365 £385

B&B FROM £35, 9 BEDROOMS, ALL EN-SUITE. OPEN FEB 27TH - OCT 29TH MINIMUM 2 NIGHT STAYS

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.

The public areas 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) • Close to Shanklin railway station and local bus services. Courtesy transport available to and from station. Please ask when booking. • No debit/credit card charges. • No Public Holiday supplements


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A warm welcome awaits you at Piers-View family run guest house. Established for over 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.

GUEST ACCOMMODATION

20 Cliff Path, Lake PO36 8PL Tel 01983 404646 www.piers-view-iow.co.uk

• 3 day Half-Board Easter Special £140 • No single supplements • Free Wi-Fi availability HALF BOARD PER PRSN DAILY 7 NTS LOW £46 £290 MID £47 £300 HIGH £50 £320 B&B FROM £32 DAILY. 10 ENSUITE. 3 GROUND FLOOR ROOMS. OPEN MAR - OCT

BEDFORD LODGE GUEST ACCOMMODATION

Eastcliff Road, Shanklin Old Village PO37 6AA Tel 01983 862416 mail@bedfordlodge.co.uk www.bedfordlodge.co.uk

DOUBLE ROOM B&B (MAX 2 PPL) SEASON LOW MID HIGH

1NT £60 £70 £80

2NTS £120 £140 £160

Brooke House is a beautiful blend of charming Victorian character and the modern comforts of home. Hana and Steve invite you to Brooke House’s friendly, informal atmosphere and to taste their freshly prepared meals. Ideally located for all public transport links. Find us on Facebook.

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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 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.

7NTS £400 £470 £520

CAR FERRIES CAN ALSO BE BOOKED

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2, St. Paul’s Avenue, Shanklin PO37 7AL Tel 01983 863162 brookehouseshanklin@btconnect.com www.brookehouseshanklin.co.uk

PER PRSN MID HIGH

2 NTS £72 £74

7NTS £226 £233

3 COURSE EVENING MEAL £11.00 7 BEDROOMS, ALL EN-SUITE

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THE CLIFTON 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

‘’THE PERFECT GETAWAY OVERLOOKING THE BAY’’ The Clifton’s stunning cliff top location makes it an ideal retreat for those in search of tranquility. The award winning garden opens onto the Coastal Path, with the beach and Shanklin Old Village a 4min walk away. For Last Minute Deals follow this link www.thecliftonshanklin. co.uk/last-minute-deals.php

2 Queens Road, Shanklin PO37 6AN Tel 01983 862747 www.havelockshanklin.co.uk info@havelockshanklin.co.uk

The Havelock is located in a fantastic position in the heart of Shanklin overlooking the sea, with 10 of the 22 rooms offering a sea view.

BED & BREAKFAST Per room per night

Normal from £108 High from £118

7 Nights per room

£718.20 £784.70

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

BED & BREAKFAST - PRPN PRICES FROM SINGLE DOUBLE SEA VIEW DOUBLE

LOW £44 £80 £85

MID £47 £88 £94

HIGH £50 £94 £99

ALL ROOMS EN-SUITE. OPEN 31ST MARCH - 29TH OCTOBER.

Residents licenced bar, award winning gardens and a seasonally heated outdoor swimming pool. Visit England - Breakfast award. Groups welcome. Car ferry packages available.


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Creamy scrambled eggs with smoked salmon tumbling over muffins - this is just one of the alternative breakfasts we offer along with evening meals available Sun - Wed, 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

LOW HIGH

13 Cliff Path, Lake PO36 8PL Tel 01983 402963 clifflodge@uwclub.net www.cliff-lodge-isle-of-wight.co.uk

1 NT £31 £34

2+ NTS £29 PN £32 PN

7 NTS £188.50 £208

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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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Luxury Country House accommodation Stunning sea views throughout Ideal location for walking. Situated on main Island bus route in rural position. The house surrounded by well tended gardens enjoying uninterrupted panoramic views of the English Channel. Adult only accommodation (over 16’s) Ample off road parking for all guests.

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Bonchurch, Ventnor PO38 1PU Tel 01983 852196 enquiries@leconfieldhotel.com www.leconfieldhotel.com

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HAYTOR LODGE

1 NT £30 - £37

GUEST ACCOMMODATION

16 Cliff Path, Lake PO36 8PL Tel 01983 402969 stay@haytorlodge.co.uk www.haytorlodge.co.uk

SANDOWN & LAKE

7 NTS £200 - £225

ALL ROOMS ENSUITE OPEN ALL YEAR

THE MONTPELIER GUEST ACCOMMODATION

ALVINGTON MANOR FARM GUEST ACCOMMODATION

Carisbrooke, PO30 5SP Tel 01983 523463

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BED & BREAKFAST 2 NTS £60 - £72

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7 BEDROOMS, ALL EN SUITE. OPEN ALL YEAR

LOW MID HIGH

1 NT £70 £80 £90

3 NTS £210 £240 £270

5 NTS £350 £400 £450

11 BEDROOMS ALL EN-SUITE. OPEN ALL YEAR.

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 BED & BREAKFAST 2 NTS £55

7 NTS £180

3 BEDROOMS, ALL EN SUITE OPEN ALL YEAR

The Chestnuts has a clean, fresh contemporary look and feel with rooms and en-suites to match. Flat screen TV’s & DVD players in bedrooms. Free WI FI access. 2 family rooms available. Only a few minutes’ walk to the beach. Licensed bar. Discounted ferry.

Pier Street, Sandown PO36 8JR Tel 01983 403964 www.themontpelier.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. www.themontpelier.co.uk

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4 Hope Road, Shanklin PO37 6EA Tel 01983 862162 info@thechestnutsshanklin.co.uk www.thechestnutsshanklin.co.uk

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GRANGE BANK HOUSE GUEST ACCOMMODATION

3 Grange Road, Shanklin PO37 6NN Tel 01983 862337 www.grangebank.co.uk

B&B PER PERSON 1 NT £37 - £39

7 NTS £259 - £273

9 BEDROOMS, ALL EN SUITE OPEN ALL FEB - NOV

A Traditional and friendly licenced Bed and Breakfast with all the comforts of home. Situated in the heart of the old town of Shanklin with a short walk from the beach, shops and some great restaurants. A Warm welcome and a delicious breakfast awaits you. BED AND BREAKFAST LOW SEASON FROM £35 PPPN NIGHT

HIGH SEASON FROM £38 PPPN NIGHT

KING SIZE ROOMS AVAILABLE. ALL ROOMS EN-SUITE. CAR FERRY DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE WHEN BOOKING DIRECT.


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ACCOMMODATION AGENCIES AND SELF CATERING ISLE OF WIGHT SELF CATERING BREAKS ARE VERY POPULAR, AND THERE ARE PLENTY OF OPTIONS FOR YOU TO CHOOSE FROM.

You can also find a number of varied and unique types of accommodation, such as Airstream caravans, yurts and self-drive campervans. Self Catering on the Isle of Wight is a popular choice because it provides the ultimate freedom and flexibility for your break, with many luxury, high standard options available. You are free to enjoy your holiday under your own terms, allowing you to fill your schedule with as many activities and attractions as you want – or just simply kick back and relax!

Self Catering is one of the ideal ways to enjoy the sights of the Island without leaving the atmosphere of “home” too far behind, and there are some great Isle of Wight holiday cottages and apartments offering this kind of accommodation. There are traditional houses and cottages, many of which are located in stunning Isle of Wight locations and offer the ideal base for visitors.

SELF CATERING AGENCIES A large number of properties on the Island are managed by self catering specialists, who can offer you help and expertise in selecting the right option for your break. Wherever you stay, we’re sure you’ll love the Island and will want to come back for more!


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High Street, Seaview, PO34 5ES Tel 01983 617322 enquiries@wightlocations.co.uk www.wightlocations.co.uk

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

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

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.

£275 - £525 £289 - £945 £295 - £1295 £425 - £3245

Our cottages are carefully selected and graded for quality.

OPEN ALL YEAR 140 COTTAGES. SLEEPING 2 TO 12

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 across the Island. 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.

NO. OF NIGHTS 3 NTS 7 NTS

P.O.A £200 - £4850

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

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

DISCOUNTED FERRIES. SHORT BREAKS. SPECIAL OFFERS. ONLINE BOOKING / AVAILABILITY.

Whether you’re looking for village life or a seaside break, a family get together or weekend escape we’re here to help. By booking through us, we are confident that you will return home with fond memories of your holiday and will want to start planning your next visit to this beautiful Island. As one of the Island’s largest holiday letting agencies, we provide excellent standards of service and quality accommodation and pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge of the Island and our understanding of our guest’s needs when advising on our holiday homes. Call for a brochure or go online.

ISLAND HOLIDAY HOMES 37 Regent Street, Shanklin P037 7AF Tel 01983 866455 enquiries@island-holiday-homes.net www.island-holiday-homes.net

A wide and varied selection of quality, self-catering homes, from characterful cottages, luxury apartments to beachside retreats. Booking couldn’t be easier: Call our team of Island-based holiday advisors. Or book on-line 24/7 on our secure website. Book your car ferry at discounted rates (ferry fare discounts subject to availability)

NO. OF NIGHTS SHORT BREAKS RENT RANGE

7 NTS, 14NTS £195-£3500 PER WEEK

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LUCCOMBE VILLA HOLIDAY APARTMENTS SELF CATERING

9 Popham Road, Shanklin PO37 6RF Tel 01983 862825 info@luccombevilla.co.uk www.luccombevilla.co.uk

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ATHERFIELD GREEN FARM COTTAGES SELF CATERING

Chale, Nr Ventnor PO38 2LG Tel 01983741573 info@atherfield.co.uk www.atherfield.co.uk

Nine self-catering apartments set in a beautiful location in Shanklin Old Village with secluded gardens, swimming pool, and free WiFi. Situated on the coastal path and a short walk to the steps which lead down to Shanklin’s sandy beach. Apartments vary in size from one to three bedrooms. Short breaks available from Oct-Apr. TARIFF 2017 LOW HIGH

£390 - £585 £700 - £1250

OPEN ALL YEAR. NO. OF UNITS 9, SLEEPING 2 - 6.

Very attractive, ground floor disabled accessible, farm cottages; two three-bedroom, a twobedroom, and a one-bedroom; with wet rooms, set in the beautiful, picturesque hamlet of Atherfield Green. Great location for cycling, walking and beaches. Good local shops and pubs nearby, hot tub on site, dogs welcome. SELF CATERING 3 NTS (not available peak season), POA 7 NTS £214 - £1204 4 UNITS, SLEEPING 2 - 8, OPEN ALL YEAR

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TARIFF S/C - 7 NIGHTS - £595 - £895 SLEEPS 6

Staplers Rd, Wootton Bridge PO33 4RW Tel 01983 882147 www.grange-farm-holidays.co.uk info@grange-farm-holidays.co.uk

OPEN ALL YEAR SLEEPS 6, 3 BEDROOMS

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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

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17 The Strand, Ryde PO33 1JE Tel 07973 683722 www.strandhouse.co.uk

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BORTHWOOD COTTAGES SELF CATERING

Borthwood Lane, Sandown PO36 0HH Tel 01983 403967 anne@borthwoodcottages.co.uk www.borthwoodcottages.co.uk

TARIFF 3 NTS £525

7 NTS £650 - £725

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

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. 10 minutes safe sandy beaches. All cottages are accessible to guests with disabilities. No smoking. SELF CATERING 3 NTS 7 NTS P.O.A £285 - £820 3 UNITS, SLEEPING 2-6 OPEN ALL YEAR

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

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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

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.

GRANGE FARM S/C & B&B

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Red Squirrel 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. Friday to Friday booking. Wheelchair/Disabled. One dog per family permitted.

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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. 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

LINSTONE CHINE SELF CATERING

Monks Lane, Freshwater PO40 9SU Tel 01983 755933 holidays@linstone-chine.co.uk www.linstone-chine.com

SHANKLIN

PER BUNGALOW LOW HIGH

3 NTS £180 -

7 NTS £270 £570

30 UNITS. SLEEPING 4 - 6 OPEN MAR - OCT

RUBSTONE COTTAGE SELF CATERING

Old Village, Shanklin Tel 01483 415185 rwthaynes@gmail.com 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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7 NTS £360 - £650

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MEADOWVIEW HOLIDAYS

SOUTH WIGHT & VENTNOR

Newport Road, Niton PO38 2NS Mob 07977 856795 Tel 01983 730015 info@meadowviewniton.co.uk www.meadowviewniton.co.uk

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

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WYNDCLIFFE APARTMENTS

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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.

SELF CATERING

16 Spring Gardens , Ventnor PO38 1QX

Tel 01983 853458 www.isleofwight.com/whereto-stay/wyndcliffe-holidayapartmentsResident proprietors Ros and Peter Young, please call for enquiries

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.

3 NTS P.O.A

7 NTS £230 - £365

OPEN APRIL - OCTOBER NO. OF UNITS 7 SLEEPING 7

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

SELF CATERING

NO. OF NTS - PRICES FROM 7 NTS (FRI - FRI) £325- £675

TARIFF 3 NTS £120 - £150

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Delightfully furnished. Underfloor heating throughout. Private enclosed garden. Sleeps 5.

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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.

MILK PAN FARM SELF CATERING

Bagwich Lane, Godshill, Ventnor PO38 8JY Tel 01983 840570 tony.morrish@googlemail.com www.milkpanfarm.com

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THE OAKS SELF CATERING

56 West Hill Road, Ryde PO33 1LW Tel 01983 565769 christinerossall@hotmail.com www.theoaksryde.co.uk

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TARIFF WINTER 7 NTS £240

SUMMER 7 NTS £350

OPEN ALL YEAR. 2 UNITS SLEEPING 2

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. £140 per week for couples in studio flats during April to mid May and October.

No Smoking. NO. OF PEOPLE/WEEK SLEEPS 2 £140 - £260

SLEEPS 3 £170 - £360

SLEEPS 5/6 £170 - £460

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UPPER CHINE HOLIDAY COTTAGES SELF CATERING

22A Church Road, Shanklin PO37 6QR Tel 01983 867900 upperchine@btconnect.com www.upperchinecottages.co.uk NO. OF NIGHTS 3 NTS

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7 NTS SLEEPS 2 SLEEPS 4 SLEEPS 6 CHURCH MEWS

£300 - £500 £370 - £925 £420 - £1250 £550 - £1350

OPEN ALL YEAR, NO. OF UNITS 14 SLEEPING 2 - 6

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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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Ideal family accommodation set in peaceful rural village with garage and highly recommended pub. Comfortable 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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SELF CATERING

2 Ludbrook Way, Whitwell PO38 2QB Tel 01258 473327 geoff_eldridge@talktalk.net

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

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.

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FERNHURST APARTMENTS 42 Western Road, Shanklin PO37 7NF Tel 01983 862126 www.fernhurst-apartments.co.uk spetcher@fernhurst-apartments.co.uk

TARIFF SLEEPS 2 £199 - £430

SLEEPS 4 £235 - £550

OPEN ALL YEAR NO. OF UNITS 5

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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.

WOODCLIFFE APARTMENTS SELF CATERING

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Undercliff Drive, St Lawrence, Ventnor PO38 1XJ Tel 01983 852397 info@woodcliffe.net www.woodcliffe.net

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PICTURESQUE BRIGHSTONE BAY COTTAGES SELF CATERING

Grange Farm, Brighstone Bay PO30 4DA Tel 01983 740296 www.grangefarmholidays.com

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£195 - £565 £245 - £725 £450 - £1085

OPEN ALL YEAR

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 65. TARIFF P.O.A OPEN MAR - OCT NO. OF UNITS 4 SLEEPING 2 - 10

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SELF CATERING

6 Victoria Road, Sandown PO36 8AP Tel 01983 403209 info@victorialodgeapartments.co.uk www.victorialodgeapartments.co.uk

SLEEPS 2 SLEEPS 2/4 SLEEPS 5/8 £160-£360 £165-£580 £185-£750 OPEN ALL YEAR. NO. OF UNITS 7 SLEEPING 2-8

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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Fully equipped self catering apartments ranging from Studio to 3 bedrooms to accommodate up to 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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The Strand, Ryde PO33 1JE Tel 01983 563496 Mob 07866 888 808 lionstonehouse@gmail.com www.lionstonehouse.co.uk

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MERSLEY FARM SELF CATERING

(THE GARLIC FARM)

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

Newchurch PO36 0NR Tel 01983 898477 Mob 07551012160 hugo@thegarlicfarm.co.uk www.mersleyfarm.co.uk

OPEN ALL YEAR, 10 UNITS SLEEPING 2 -10 PEOPLE

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WEST VIEW RYDE SELF CATERING

22 Church Lane, Ryde Tel 023 92460714 Mob 0767792406 poulton924@btinternet.com www.westview.uk.com

NO. OF NIGHTS 3 NTS 7 NTS OCT-MAR £150 - £390 £210 - £790 APR-SEPT £190 - £790 £290 - £1850

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Beautiful self catering cottages and luxury yurts on The Garlic Farm. 10 minutes to beach, access to farm land, tennis court, football pitch, games room, fishing lakes, free WIFI and excellent walks. 7 cottages, 3 luxury yurts sleeping 2-10 people.

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Central to all the shops and attractions of Ryde. Close to beaches and only 10 minutes walk from ferry, bus and train terminals the cottage is very convenient for those without personal transport. With 5 star ratings from TripAdvisor, West View is fully equipped and comfortably furnished. Pets are welcome and wifi is available. TARIFF 4 NIGHTS £67 - £93 PN*

7 NIGHTS £400 - £800*

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DOG FRIENDLY ISLE OF WIGHT IF YOUR FOUR-LEGGED FRIEND COULD CHOOSE HIS (OR HER) FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION IN THE UK, WE’D BET OUR LAST BONIO THAT IT WOULD BE THE ISLE OF WIGHT!

We’re one of the most genuinely dogfriendly places to visit, with a massive variety of walks around our coastlines, beaches to be sniffed, places to be explored and acres of downland and woodland to be scampered on. Dogs are welcome on most of our beaches all year round and there are loads of restaurants, cafes, hotels, pubs, holiday cottages and places to stay that would be honoured to host your pooch – as well as you, of course.

Dogs travel free on all our car ferry routes, as well as on the Ryde catamaran, Cowes passenger ferry and Hovertravel services. To find the perfect accommodation that welcomes your four legged friend, start at www.visitisleofwight.co.uk where you will find more than 80 accommodation providers ready to welcome your whole family.

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HOST TO SPECTACULAR EVENTS, WORLD-CLASS ATTRACTIONS, WATERFRONT SHOPPING AND CENTURIES OF HISTORY. IOW TO PORTSMOUTH CROSSING TIMES FROM ONLY 10 MINUTES

Walk in Shower / Wetroom Wheelchair access Facilities for the visually impaired Facilities for the hearing impaired

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HOLIDAY PARKS AND CAMPING IN FARMLAND AND COASTAL SETTINGS, NEAR SHOPS AND TOWNS, THERE IS A WIDE VARIETY OF ISLE OF WIGHT HOLIDAY PARKS

If you are looking for a family holiday or would just like the freedom to come and go as you please, Isle of Wight Holiday Parks are an ideal base to explore the rest of the Island. Camping is one of the best ways to experience the Island, and with over half the Island designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it’s an ideal place to get close to nature.

AND CARAVAN PARKS, PERFECTLY SUITED FOR FAMILIES OR COUPLES.

You can choose from parks with traditional chalets and holiday caravans, many of which have an extensive list of facilities. Come rain or shine the parks are well prepared, offering both indoor and outdoor activities, allowing no time for boredom! Along with swimming pools, sports facilities and entertainment, many also offer amenities such as convenience stores, bars and eateries.

For quiet relaxation there are country camping sites, where you’ll find a choice of footpaths leading through fields, farms and woods. Some Isle of Wight campsites have fishing lakes and others adjoin farms, where there are friendly farm animals for the children to meet. If you prefer a few more home comforts why not opt for ‘glamping’ in a yurt, complete with woodburning stove and shower room. If you prefer a livelier holiday, many caravan and camping sites are within easy reach of the main resort towns and beaches and some are part of a larger holiday park complex, where campers can enjoy the benefits of additional facilities.


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Mill Road St Helens PO33 1UE Tel 01983 872507 FAX 0870 706 1703 guide@oldmill.co.uk www.oldmill.co.uk

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

PRICE PER UNIT INC. RETURN CAR FERRY PINE CABINS FROM APARTMENTS FROM CARAVANS FROM SHORT BREAK 3 NTS FROM SHORT BREAK 4 NTS FROM

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.

£355 - £1140 £320 - £955 £280 - £985 £230 - £275 inc. return car ferry £265 - £315 inc. return car ferry

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

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• Quality 12ft wide caravans with fridge freezers, central heating and 11 with balconies. • All prices include return car ferry & cancellation plan • Free Wifi • All accommodation non-smoking • Children’s play area, pirate ship, swings, aerial runway, tunnel slides. Fun for all ages • Outside table & chairs with every unit • Reductions for 2 week bookings & guests without cars • Short breaks October to March • 3 nts from £230 to £275 • 4 nts from £265 to £315 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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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 3 NTS

£134 - £322

7 NTS

£230 - £1080

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

This delightful ‘hands on’ family run park is set in 12 acres of 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 28th April to 17th September the licensed club and its sun terrace are open every evening for meals. Nightly entertainment 27th May - 1st September. The heated outdoor pool is open from 26th May - 9th September. • Value for money high quality accommodation • Open all year - SPECIAL WINTER BREAKS • Short breaks for 3 plus nights • Special rates with Red Funnel car ferry

CAMPING/TOURING PER NIGHT SLEEPING 2 £22 - £30 (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 & DVD, shower, WC, fridge, gas cooker and microwave; most have CH and double glazing

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APPULDURCOMBE GARDENS HOLIDAY PARK HOLIDAY, TOURING & CAMPING PARK

Wroxall nr. Ventnor PO38 3EP Tel 01983 852597 info@appuldurcombegardens.co.uk www.appuldurcombegardens.co.uk

NO. OF NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION IS PRICED ON A NIGHTLY BASIS AND CAN BE TAKEN ON ‘ANY DAY’ OF THE WEEK. Restrictions for PEAK dates apply. Please see our website for tariff details. OPEN MARCH - EARLY NOVEMBER NO. OF UNITS 40 SLEEPING 4-6

“One of the Islands most beautiful holiday hideaways”. 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. 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

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‘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. 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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Four stunning

Isle of Wight holiday parks...

...perfect for creating amazing memories! Our award winning parks include^ • Fantastic choice of quality accommodation • Heated indoor & outdoor swimming pools • Superb bars and restaurants • All weather sports courts and playgrounds • The best coastal locations

Cowes East Cowes

• Dazzling entertainment

Thorness Bay

Nodes Point

Ryde

Yarmouth Totland

• 12 months season for owners+ Shalfleet

Newport

Bembridge Sandown

Lower Hyde Beach Areas of outstanding natural beauty

• Caravan and lodges available to own

Brightstone

Godshill

Landguard

Shanklin

SHORT BREAKS 7 Night Holidays

Thorness Bay

Nodes Point

Holidays & ownership

Holidays & ownership

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visit: parkdeanresorts.co.uk * Prices vary between models and Parkdean Resorts parks. Subject to availability. All prices include VAT. Images are for illustration purposes. Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge. ^Facilities vary by park, please check when booking. Lead in prices are ‘from’ prices, subject to availability and correct at time of print. +Owners can holiday as often as they like within their specified holiday season and pitch agreement. Parkdean Resorts holiday parks are not residential parks and holiday homes cannot be occupied as a permanent residence. Facilities and entertainment will be available from time to time at the discretion of Parkdean Resorts.


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CHEVERTON COPSE

SANDOWN & LAKE

HOLIDAY PARK

Scotchells Brook Lane, Sandown PO36 0JP Tel 01983 403161 holidays@chevertoncopse.com www.chevertoncopse.com

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3 NTS

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

THE ORCHARDS HOLIDAY PARK

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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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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· Easy access to Island’s network of footpaths · Morrisons and Aldi supermarkets 5 minutes away · Marstons local pub close by · Bus service within easy walking distance · Early and Late season bargain packages · Wi-fi Visit www.chevertoncopse.com for further details and special offers

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HOLIDAY & TOURING PARK

Nr Yarmouth, Newbridge PO41 0TS Tel 01983 531331/350 reservations@orchards-holiday-park.co.uk www.orchards-holiday-park.co.uk

:> ; h ) P`!qpI ] é[ |{ eCã SR 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.

5% 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. We also have 160 touring pitches and an impressive Facilities Centre, housing all your touring needs, all with under-floor heating.

• 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 • No. 7 bus stops at park entrance hourly We look forward to welcoming you

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


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KITE HILL FARM CAMPING & TOURING PARK

Wootton Bridge, PO33 4LE Tel 01983 883261 welcome@kitehillfarm.co.uk www.kitehillfarm.co.uk

CAMPING/TOURING PER NIGHT, INC ELECTRICITY £18.50 SLEEPING 2 PEOPLE

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.

COMPTON FARM HOLIDAY PARK

Military Road, Brook PO30 4HF Tel 01983 740215 comptonfarmiow@gmail.com

NO. OF NIGHTS 7 NTS

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

Contact: Mrs J.M.Abraham.

NO. OF PITCHES 60 OPEN ALL YEAR

£360 - £550

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. See the stars, with low light pollution enjoy an evening star gazing.

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SANDHILLS HOLIDAY PARK HOLIDAY PARK

Whitecliff Bay, Bembridge, PO35 5QB Tel 01983 872277 enquiries@sandhillsholidaypark.com www.sandhillsholidaypark.com Find us on facebook

2017 CARAVAN HIRE FROM £325 - £795 PER WEEK LODGE HIRE FROM £495 - £995 PER WEEK SHORT BREAKS AVAILABLE, PRICES ON REQUEST

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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.

HEATHFIELD CAMPING CAMPING & TOURING PARK

Heathfield Road, Freshwater PO36 0JP Tel 01983 407822 web@heathfieldcamping.co.uk www.heathfieldcamping.co.uk

2 ADULTS, PER NT, INC ELECTRIC LOW SEASON

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£15.00

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£25.00

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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. Kids wooden play area. Bus stop outside park. Wi-fi access. Open from May - September.


65 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.

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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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WHITEFIELD FOREST TOURING PARK CAMPING & TOURING PARK

Brading Road, Ryde PO33 1QJ Tel 01983 617069 www.whitefieldforest.co.uk pat&louise@whitefieldforest.co.uk

CAMPING/TOURING PER NIGHT, INC. ELEC. MIN MAX £17.50 £26 BASED ON 2 ADULTS PER PITCH NO. OF PITCHES 100 OPEN 31ST MAR - 8TH OCT

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GRANGE FARM 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. Iron and ironing board. Dishwashing rooms. Free ice pack service. Calor gas supplies. Children’s play area. Caravan storage. WiFi available.

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BEAPER FARM Brading Road, Ryde PO33 1QJ Tel 01983 615210 (Touring enqs.inc.electric) Tel 01983 875184 (Storage enquiries only) beaper@btinternet.com www.beaperfarm.com

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

LOW SEASON ADULT £7 hook-up extra £1 per person

Children no charge under 5yrs See website for more details

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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CARPENTERS FARM CAMPING & TOURING PARK

Carpenters Rd, St Helens, Ryde PO33 1YN Tel 01983 874557 Mob 07795 482 722 www.carpentersfarm.co.uk

PRICE PER NIGHT HIGH SEASON LOW SEASON ADULT £8 PPPN £7 PPPN HOOK £4 PN £4 PN UP PITCH CHILD PRICE ON APPLICATION

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

Surrounded by beautiful mature woodland & rolling countryside, Ninham provides a unique setting for lovers of the outdoors. With miles of bridleways accessible directly from the park, you can explore by bike or foot, all the Island has to offer.

NINHAM COUNTRY HOLIDAYS HOLIDAY & TOURING PARK

Ninham Farm, Shanklin PO37 7PL Tel 01983 864243 office@ninham-holidays.co.uk www.ninham-holidays.co.uk

TARIFF P.O.A OPEN MAR TO END OCT NO. OF UNITS 11 SLEEPING 2-8

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Brighstone Bay, PO30 4DA Tel 01983 740296 www.grangefarmholidays.com grangefarmholidays@gmail.com

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2 ADULTS INC. ELEC. PER NIGHT MIN MAX

£19.00 £27.75

OPEN 5TH MAY - 27TH SEPTEMBER

One of the few unspoilt, noncommercialised coastal sites with unpolluted sea air, situated on the beautiful s.w. coast, with easy access to our sandy beach and picturesque views of our Chine and Brighstone Forest. The whole area is ideal for cycling, fishing, fossil hunting - a walkers paradise. An idea family holiday for Camping, Camping Pods or Selfcatering in our static caravans, converted barns. We are a small, family run working farm, having many unusual, friendly animals including: Alpacas, pigs, goats, sheep, horse, water buffalos, donkeys, poultry etc + small pets.

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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

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.

The 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 Call us on 01983 521555 Follow us for loads of inspiring ideas

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More Routes... More Ferries... More Often Whether you’re travelling by foot or car, getting to the Isle of Wight is easier with Wightlink Ferries • The choice of three convenient routes – from Lymington and Portsmouth • More sailings each day* than any other cross Solent ferry operator • We’ve got the Island covered – Yarmouth in the West to Ryde and Fishbourne in the East • Crossings from only 22 minutes* • Great on board facilities – spacious lounges, refreshments and sundecks

The Isle of Wight is the place to be, let us take you there.

Book now at wightlink.co.uk *More sailings each day is based on the combined total of all three Wightlink routes. Number of sailings each day varies throughout the year. Portsmouth Harbour Station to Ryde Pier Head in 22 minutes. Portsmouth to Fishbourne in 45 minutes and Lymington to Yarmouth in 40 minutes.

Isle of Wight Official Guide 2017  

The 2017 Official Destination Guide for the Isle of Wight.