|General Details |
Originally an old stone barn Medlars has been converted to a stylish and comfortable bed and breakfast with plenty of character and high standard of accommodation. Located less than a mile from Yarmouth town centre (15 min walk) and harbour it is perfect for those looking for a quiet rural setting for their holiday and a perfect base for exploring the stunning Isle of Wight .
The pretty bedrooms are all tastefully furnished and located on the first floor of the house , Breakfast is served in the dining room.
The double bedroom has a four poster bed and a private bathroom with bath, shower and toilet and view over the attractive garden.
The other guest room has an en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and toilet and can be used as either a double or twin room this an lovely view over the surrounding fields and countryside.
A choice of full English or Continental breakfast is available each morning.
Vegetarian and other special diets can be catered for with prior notice.
Liz, the owner of Medlars is on hand to help in the planning of your holiday from helping with walking routes to advice on Island attractions and some local places of interest.
The Coastal Town of Yarmouth is within a 15 minute walk of Medlars and offers a wide range of pubs and restaurants to suite all taste from traditional pub fare to seafood restaurants and Mexican cusine.
Getting here by Ferry
Yarmouth is located on the western side of the Island and the town has grown up as a result of its natural harbour, which is guarded by Yarmouth Castle, a fortification built to protect the Solent from invading forces by Henry VIII in 1547. The Harbour attracts many yachts and motor cruisers which take advantage of the estuary afforded by the River Yar.
This is a bustling town which has an active community all year round. Wightlink Ferries dock here from Lymington, the crossing taking just half an hour. It is the boats and yachts, however, which attract much of the business and custom. The square has a varied range of shops and delightful eating establishments and if you have not been to Yarmouth before, but feel it looks familiar, it is because much of the TV series “Rocket to the Moon” was filmed here.
From Yarmouth you can pick up a boat which will take you fishing in the Solent or perhaps off the Needles. There are also walks along the promenade and the former railway track, called “The Causeway”, which provides a delightful walk through trees and along the banks of the Yar. This will take you towards Freshwater and while you are walking you might see one of the Islands red squirrels, a fox or many species of birds.
The Pier at Yarmouth is also a great place to go fishing. Trips leave from there for various destinations, and in the later summer months, the Waverley, an old paddle steamer, collects people for a round trip of the Island. If you think the Island is beautiful now, wait ‘til you’ve seen it from the sea.
Foot passengers on the ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth can be picked up by arrangement.
For visitors with their own vehicle, there is safe, off-road parking available at the house.
Medlars is very well situated for walking and cycling. There is safe garaging for bicycles and well behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement