The Isle of Wight is home to many beautiful properties and homes in some of the most stunning locations around. Whether it’s a cosy cottage to hunker down in, a large beach house for the whole family or a historic bolt-hole, there is something for everyone. The Island’s excellent holiday agencies are on hand to help you find your dream getaway retreat…
HB Holiday Lettings
Ideal for cosy holidays, 1 York Cottages sits right in the heart of Bembridge. Sleeping four, this cottage has been completely refurbished throughout. The star of the show is undoubtedly the open-plan kitchen and living area, complete with large skylight, flooding the room with light, and folding doors opening out to the garden where you will find a large lock-up shed, ideal for storing bikes and sailing gear.
HB Holiday Lettings is a small independent holiday company offering bespoke and personal service, specialising in the Seaview and Bembridge areas.
Great for a get-together, Barton Manor Farmhouse is an impressive old farmhouse nestled on the Barton Manor Estate, just next door to Queen Victoria’s former holiday home, Osborne. This 150 year old pile has been brought bang up to date with period renovations and modern facilities for up to nine guests and a baby. Take a stroll through the 200 acres of woodland or take the dog to the private beach and enjoy the view across Osborne Bay, then cuddle up on the huge sofas for a movie night.
Classic Cottages have an Island-wide collection of over 200 properties, ranging from romantic bolt-holes for two, to family homes sleeping fourteen.
Farringford Self-Catering Cottages
Enjoy a stay in a historic and unspoilt area of the West Wight. Set in the grounds of Farringford, the residence of Alfred Lord Tennyson, Poet Laureate – from 1853 until his death in 1892 – are seven self-catering cottages. Situated in a peaceful location on the edge of the estate, the cottages are set around a cobbled courtyard, each with its own individual character and charm. As part of the comprehensive restoration programme at Farringford, the grounds are also being returned to their Tennyson-era appearance. Take the opportunity to book onto a tour of the impressive house itself.
Ventnor Botanic Garden
Stay in the unique setting of the famous Ventnor Botanic Garden. Here, you have several options to choose from. Two can stay in The Cabin, tucked away in the Upper Nursery with views across the garden and English Channel, in a corner of Ventnor Botanic Garden that not many visitors get to explore. Six can reside in Signal Point – a beautifully restored Victorian cottage enjoying an elevated position, nestled amongst the plants and trees. Or, the whole family can enjoy a camping or glamping experience in the grounds.
Vectis Holiday Homes
Proudly offering stylish and high quality holiday accommodation in the southern town of Shanklin, with great walks close to the beach and countryside. With contemporary spacious properties which have all been refurbished to a fantastically high standard, and are perfect for discerning holidaymakers. The Seascape is their premium three bedroom apartment, with a landscaped garden right on the cliff edge and hot tub overlooking the glorious coastline in Luccombe! As well as this there are also a great selection of smart one and two bedroom apartments at Dove Court in historic Shanklin.
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