Catch up with what is happening with isleofwight.com and also on the Isle of Wight.
Feeling fed up in February?
Feeling fed up in February? If you need cheering up, why not give yourself something to look forward to and book a fantastic break on our glorious Isle of Wight. Are you fed up with getting up, going to and returning from work in the dark, sitting in endless traffic jams or perhaps you are fed up with looking out of your window at the same view for hours on end, do you need a break from long boring winter nights on the settee. Are your Christmas celebrations feeling a like a distant memory with only the tightness of your clothes as an annoying reminder of all those impossible to resist mince pies, celebratory chocolates and festive food fancies, perhaps eaten until you ended up feeling as stuffed as the turkey or was that just me? Answers on a postcard to Fiona, 78 Clarence Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6HA If you can relate to any of this then the answer you could be looking for is to book yourselves a ‘great get away from it all break’ on our glorious Isle! Come on your own (we are a friendly bunch here) or arrange a well overdue get together […]
SUPERB SPECIAL OFFERS, book now & save on your Island break.
SUPERB SPECIAL OFFERS, book now & save on your Island break. There are superb deals to be had on Isle of Wight breaks, self-catering, B&B’s, hotels and so much more, so there has never been a better time to treat yourselves. FOR SPECIAL OFFERS CLICK HERE *all offers are subject to availability About us: Welcome to isleofwight.com. Our website includes a comprehensive range of everything that is great about the Isle of Wight. “The Garden Isle”, as it is known, offers a vast array of holiday accommodation for every taste and budget. There are hotels, bed and breakfasts, holiday parks, self-catering holiday cottages, caravan and camping parks and boutique hotels. There is something for all the family, couples, youngsters and hopeless romantics looking for that special break. The Isle of Wight is perhaps one of the most special places in the UK to enjoy a holiday or short break. Located just off the south coast, you will sail away to a beautiful Island and leave the “hustle and bustle” of mainland Britain behind. The short ferry journey across the Solent is both inspiring and relaxing. The Isle of Wight has so much to offer, from the Isle of Wight Festival, Bestival and Garlic Festival to our […]
Kevin & Fiona are delighted to welcome back BLACKGANG CHINE & ROBIN HILL
Kevin & Fiona are delighted to welcome back BLACKGANG CHINE & ROBIN HILL. Like many of you, both Kevin and I have very fond and happy childhood memories of spending time at both of these fantastic Island attractions. Did you know that Blackgang Chine is the oldest attraction in the UK, this year being their 175th Anniversary! As you can imagine to really do this wonderful achievement justice, much is planned for 2018 so be sure to visit to soak up the incredible atmosphere of the wonderful park, where their happy team are looking forward to welcoming you. Robin Hill has some incredible day and nighttime experiences to be found throughout the season, the beautiful park is set in 88 acres of stunning countryside and really is the destination for visitors of all ages looking for outdoor fun, adventure and great family experiences. For music lovers, the parks EKLECTICA Boutique Music Festival is back and bigger than ever for 2018! Blackgang Chine celebrates its 175th birthday in 2018, and you’re all invited to join the party! Let your imagination run wild as you start your very own adventure… You can fight pirates on-board your own ship, discover life-sized moving dinosaurs, become a sheriff of your […]
SPOTLIGHT on Ventnor Botanic Gardens
SPOTLIGHT on Ventnor Botanic Gardens Ventnor Botanic Garden lies in the remarkable microclimate at the heart of the famous ‘Undercliff.’ This unique garden is protected from the cold northerly winds by chalk downs. Indeed, it holds the warmth from its southerly aspect so well that, combined with the moderating influence of the sea, frost is rarely known. When frost does occur it is usually of short duration and not great severity. With an average rainfall of 28 inches, its climate is more akin to the Mediterranean. This enables a wide variety of plants considered too tender for much of mainland Britain to be grown. The Garden is unrivalled for its collections of subtropical plants grown unprotected out of doors. “Nestling in the microclimate of The Undercliff, Ventnor Botanic Garden on the Isle of Wight has a subtropical and exotic plant collection unrivalled elsewhere in the UK. Plants which would normally be found in protected glasshouses thrive and naturalise in geographical plantings based on the Mediterranean zones of the world. As you will see from these pages there is much to see at Ventnor, and we hope you enjoy this unique and wonderful garden.” The site of the Garden was formerly the Royal National […]
Best Holiday Parks on the Isle of Wight for 2018
The Isle of Wight has long been associated with family holidays and we want to share the BEST Isle of Wight Holiday Parks with you. If you are bringing a car, you will make your way to the Island by choosing the ferry crossing from Southampton to East Cowes using Red Funnel; or by opting for the routes operated by Wightlink that run between Lymington to Yarmouth and Portsmouth to Wootton. Passenger Ferries run between Southampton and Cowes and Portsmouth Hard to Ryde Pier Head. In addition, a fun way to cross is by Hovercraft which runs from Southsea Common to Ryde Esplanade. The operator is Hovertravel. Our advice to EVERYONE when bringing a car to the Island is to ASK FOR A FERRY INCLUSIVE PRICE, as many of the holiday parks are able to buy them on your behalf at a price considerably less than you booking directly with the ferry companies. Not only does a holiday on the Isle of Wight feel like you have traveled abroad, but the warmer climate, which is gently warmed by the Gulf stream allows plants to grow on the southern shores that are not able to grow anywhere else in the UK. […]
SUPERB SPECIAL OFFERS – THE ROYAL HOTEL
SUPERB SPECIAL OFFERS – THE ROYAL HOTEL *Winter 2 nights stay, including return car ferry – January and February £395 (RRP £610) CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFER *Historic Holiday – January and February £416 CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFER *Royal Retreat – January and February from £465 CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFER *Valentine’s Treat – Wine and dine your loved one over Saturday 10 or Wednesday 14 February from £430 (RRP £730), including return car ferry. CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFER *Kids go Free February Half term – 9 – 18 February 2018 from £395 (RRP £710) Two night stay in a classic family room for two adults and up to 2 children CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFER *Wine Weekend – Friday 23 and Saturday 24 February 2018 | From £460 including half board, gourmet wine tasting experience and return car ferry CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFER *Gastronomic Weekend – NEW! Tour and tasting experience at Isle of Wight Cheese company.- Offer includes a fresh seasonal vegetable bag from Living Larder! £495 for two persons 16 – 18 March CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFER A COASTAL DESTINATION FOR THE DISCERNING TRAVELLER FOR MORE THAN 180 YEARS. Sitting close to the heart of the beautiful Victoria town of Ventnor and within […]
Earl Mountbatten Hospice Walk the Wight 2018
Earl Mountbatten Hospice Walk the Wight 2018 is Sunday 13th May. WELL DONE AND THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK PART IN WALK THE WIGHT 2017 WALK THE WIGHT (2017) Walk the Wight was an awesome and emotional day, and we’re really proud of everyone who stepped out in support of the hospice – you are all absolute super stars! Organising Walk the Wight takes most of the year and can’t be achieved without the support of so many people, witnessing the event finally come together on the day is nothing short of inspirational. Figures so far show that over 8,200 men, women, children and dogs took part; numbers were boosted by just under 1,000 people who registered on the day itself. Nigel Hartley, Chief Executive, who walked the entire 26.5 miles said: “It’s been extraordinary, exhilarating and painful in places! It’s incredibly humbling to see so many amazing people walk across our beautiful Island in support of patients and their families. Thank you to each and every one of you!” OVER £4 MILLION raised since 1991! Please click here for more information Country walks and Coastal paths of the Isle of Wight Our glorious Isle has miles upon miles of […]
10% off Spring breaks SPECIAL OFFER at THE HAVELOCK
10% off Spring breaks SPECIAL OFFER at THE HAVELOCK – Isle of Wight Guest Accommodation 10% off Spring breaks Valid 16th March – 24th May 2018 – excludes Easter 30th March – 2nd April 2018 10% off all accommodation bookings of 2 nights or more when taken between 16th March and 24th May 2018 (excludes Easter 30th March – 2nd April), when booking directly with The Havelock. Please also ask us about car ferry packages for your stay throughout the year and we’ll aim to give you the best price possible! Please either phone Ann on 01983 862747 or book directly online from our website www.havelockshanklin.co.uk using code:10in18. These offers are not valid when booking through agents ie. Booking.com, Late Rooms, Expedia.com, Hotels.com etc. and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. All offers are subject to availability. Isle of Wight Guest Accommodation 10% off Spring breaks Valid 16th March – 24th May 2018 – excludes Easter 30th March – 2nd April 2018 10% off all accommodation bookings of 2 nights or more when taken between 16th March and 24th May 2018 (excludes Easter 30th March – 2nd April), when booking directly with The Havelock. https://isleofwight.com/special-offer/10-off-spring-breaks-havelock-isle-wight-hotels/ #isleofwight […]
SPECIAL OFFERS SPOTLIGHT ON GARDEN ISLE HOTELS – ISLE OF WIGHT HOTELS
‘SPECIAL OFFERS’ SPOTLIGHT ON GARDEN ISLE HOTELS – ISLE OF WIGHT HOTELS DINE & STAY at LUCCOMBE MANOR COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL – ISLE OF WIGHT HOTELS Luccombe Manor Country House Hotel in Shanklin offers friendly and relaxing family hotel accommodation in a peaceful location close to the beach and old village. One of only a handful of dog friendly Isle of Wight hotels Luccombe Manor extends a most warm welcome to your four legged friend. A family run hotel which prides itself on its friendly service and warm reception will make you feel special as soon as you step through the door. If your idea of a perfect break involves looking out upon wonderful views of the sea then spend an evening, before and after dinner, in our wonderful lounge. You will experience delicious fine dining and stunning seaviews in The Appley Restaurant. You can also enjoy refreshments in the Grand View Tea Gardens which also boast a panoramic views of Shanklin and Sandown beaches. Luccombe Manor is perfect for you and your family. You can sit in the lounge and watch the yachts and cross channel ferries pass by. You may want to relax in the outdoor hot tub, take a swim […]
SPECIAL OFFERS AT THE SWISS COTTAGE FOR 2018 – ISLE OF WIGHT GUEST HOUSES
SPECIAL OFFERS AT THE SWISS COTTAGE FOR 2018 – ISLE OF WIGHT GUEST HOUSES Welcome to The Swiss Cottage SPECIAL OFFERS FOR 2018 at The Swiss Cottage CLICK HERE FOR MARCH & MAY 2018 SPECIAL OFFER CLICK HERE FOR OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2018 SPECIAL OFFER CLICK HERE FOR SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT BETWEEN MARCH & JUNE 2018 CLICK HERE FOR SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT BETWEEN SEPTEMBER & NOVEMBER 2018 4 Star Guest Accommodation,Lots of our Guests have already booked up for 2017 and we are 70% full for the year but this is how we finished up for 2016 as follows; ETC Silver Award and Breakfast Award The Swiss Cottage is an award-winning guest house in Shanklin, Isle of Wight, providing high standards of hospitality and service at a top quality but affordable guest accommodation. The guest house is a Victorian building built in 1866 on one of the original quiet streets with its own off street parking in the heart of Shanklin, close to all the amenities and is a short stroll away from the Beach. We look forward to welcoming you very soon.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS & BEST WISHES FOR 2018 EVERYONE!
HAPPY CHRISTMAS & BEST WISHES FOR 2018 – Wishing you all a very enjoyable festive season and a healthy & prosperous new year. From us all at isleofwight.com
JACK UP THE 80’s – PRESS RELEASE
JAKI SET TO JACK UP THE 80s! British Soul star Jaki Graham is the latest name to be added to what’s shaping up to be another crowd-pleasing line-up for next Summer’s Jack Up The 80s festival, which takes place on 11th and 12th August. Jaki has enjoyed chart success for more than 30 years with hits such as Could It Be I’m Falling In Love a duet with David Grant in 1985, Set Me Free, Round and Round, and a version of Chaka Khan’s Ain’t Nobody, which topped the USA Billboard dance charts for five weeks in the early 1990s. A highly-acclaimed performer, Jaki is renowned for putting on a great live set and loves the Isle of Wight having holidayed here many times. Organisers said “We’re really excited to welcome Jaki to our festival, she’s someone who’s had a string of hits, she was a real trailblazer on the London soul scene and a regular on Top of the Pops in the 1980s. Jaki will be performing with a great live band and is guaranteed to delight audience members of all ages.” Now in its sixth year, this will be the festival’s second year at its new home Smallbrook […]
GRAB A BARGAIN BREAK to our glorious Isle
Grab yourselves a well earned and fabulous break to our glorious Island. Relax and enjoy the truly beautiful surroundings and treat yourselves to a delicious meal out. With so many places to choose from serving scrumptious local produce and a vast selection of fine beverages too you are bound to have a wonderful time. CLICK HERE FOR SPECIAL OFFERS
LENDY COWES WEEK Eight days of incredible sailing and socialising!
It’s never too early to get excited about COWES WEEK DARLINGS 4th-11th August 2018! Eight days of sailing & socialising BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION HERE
SPOTLIGHT ON LUCCOMBE MANOR HOTEL
Sister hotel to Luccombe Manor Hotel, which we “spotlighted” yesterday is the Luccombe Hall Hotel, which is owned and run by the Wells Family and has long since been associated with quality and high levels of customer service. Looking straight out to see and with a Squash courts, an indoor and outdoor pool, you will be hard pushed to get a better hotel and holiday experience on the Isle of Wight. Take a look at what they have to offer and see why YOU SHOULD BOOK NOW for that special occasion. To find out more CLICK HERE
SPOTLIGHT ON LUCCOMBE MANOR HOTEL
Well, when you are looking for a superb hotel for that special break or holiday treat, they don’t get much better than Luccombe Manor Hotel. Yes, it has lovely rooms, great facilities and food to die for, but it has one of the best views on the Isle of Wight, looking out across Sandown Bay towards the south coast of the UK beyond. Take a look at what this FANTASTIC hotel has to offer by clicking the link below. Luccombe Manor Country Hotel, Isle of Wight Luccombe Manor Country Hotel, Isle of Wight
SPOTLIGHT ON COLWELL BAY BUNGALOWS
SPOT LIGHT ON COLWELL BAY HOLIDAY BUNGALOWS Located on the West coast of the Isle of Wight these stunning holiday Cottage come fully equipped and furnished to a high standard and the park has great on site facilities to keep you entertained when you are not out exploring the stunning coastline of the island. Our popular holiday park has superb on-site facilities including a tennis court and swimming pool. You’ll also find that the superior quality self-catering accommodation available is among the very best on the Isle of Wight. The park is open all year round and we have a number of cottages that come with their own private outdoor hot tub to enjoy and relax in after a day out exploring this beautiful part of the island. Across each of our self catering holiday accommodation choices you will enjoy WiFi access, a welcome pack and a selection of family games so you can all have some fun together. This luxurious and peaceful holiday park is open all year round and is ideal for active families, groups and couples seeking a relaxing coastal escape or a base to explore this beautiful and diverse island. Cottages at Colwell Bay These spacious coastal cottages were fully refurbished […]
Camerata Chamber Choir FREE EVENT
Free entry – all welcome. Enjoy the sublime sounds of the Island’s prize-winning chamber choir singing a wonderful selection of pieces spanning 500 years, in the lovely West Wight setting of Christ Church Totland. There will be a retiring collection Please click here to visit our website
Spotlight on Rookley Country Park
Spotlight on Rookley Country Park – quality self catering holidays in bungalows, cottages and caravans. This fantastic park is located in the heart of the Isle of Wight making it perfect for exploring all the Island has to offer. With great on-site facilities Rookley Park will keep the whole family entertained during their stay with indoor and outdoor pools, fishing, playground, entertainment lounge, bar and restaurant. Enjoy a great Isle of Wight self-catering cottage break this summer at Rookley Park. Prices start from just £599 for a short break and £799 for a week, for the whole family! To book your break please call 01983 897103 and quote ‘IOW.com’ or click the link below to find out more. https://isleofwight.com/…/rookley-country-park-isle-of-wig…/
GREAT IDEA FOR THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT – Garden Isle Hotels
Give Someone a Break this Christmas Isle of Wight Gift Voucher Offer Buy Now Telephone 01983 869000 The perfect gift this Christmas. A magical 2018 mini break on the Isle of Wight. Choose one of the hugely discounted vouchers below that may be offset against a Mini Break at Luccombe Hall Hotel, a Dining Break at Luccombe Manor Country House Hotel or a break at Shanklin Villa Luxury Holiday Apartments £100 Voucher – now just £85 £300 Voucher – now just £249 £500 Voucher – now just £399 PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
WIN FOUR TICKETS to see DICK WHITTINGTON & HIS CAT at Shanklin Theatre
WIN FOUR TICKETS to see DICK WHITTINGTON & HIS CAT at Shanklin Theatre running from 23rd December to 3rd January at 2.45pm 28th & 30 December 2.45pm & 7pm (PLEASE NOTE winning tickets excludes 26th December) To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is Like our facebook page CLICK HERE TO LIKE US ON FACEBOOK and subscribe to our mailing list for exclusive offers and crazy deals! PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE IN THE BOX ON OUR HOMEPAGE OUR CURRENT SUBSCRIBERS WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE ENTERED IN TO THE DRAW – GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! Presented by SPOTLIGHT (IOW) LTD
BRING YOUR BELOVED DOG/S & HORSE/S on holiday with you to our glorious Island!
IT’S WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY and really is time to treat yourselves and book a fabulous break to our glorious Island. PAWS & HOOVES are most welcome here as we have DOG FRIENDLY AND HORSE FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION (for horse friendly details) please email me direct ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ for more information about the incredible multi-million pound facilities which are available for you and your beloved horse which includes great deals on ferry travel for your horsebox too. Head over to our shores now and build some precious memories which are sure to last a lifetime, but BE WARNED, one trip will never be enough! If you hurry there is still time to take advantage of some great offers for your pre-Christmas, Christmas, Twixmas or New Year celebrations. For those of you who have been before and just can’t resist another visit then you lucky people already know just how charming and magical our little gem of an Island is, but for those of you who have yet to venture over, here are a few tasters for you. A warm welcome awaits and there are miles upon miles of beautiful beaches and walks, many of which are coastal. Our stunning scenery and relaxed way […]
TAKE YOUR HORSE ON HOLIDAY TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT – TOP NOTCH ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES FOR YOU BOTH!
‘HOLA from Nispero’ who lives in Spain, he is dreaming of a FAB BREAK WITH HIS OWNER on the Island & we know just the place! TAKE YOUR HORSE ON HOLIDAY TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT – TOP NOTCH ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES FOR YOU BOTH! Please email email@example.com for details.
Tantalising Tuesday SPECIAL OFFERS – grab a bargain break now!
Some great offers to be had including Festive breaks there is something for everyone so you can afford to treat yourselves – you are sure to love our glorious Isle and everything it has to offer. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
KARTING WITH BELLS ON!
Christmas is here! Christmas is just around the corner, and our range of Christmas products are now here. Choose from our festive race packages, or simply select a gift voucher for any amount between £15 and £200 to let them select their WightKarting experience. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
RE-LIVE YOUR PRECIOUS CHILDHOOD MEMORIES book a fantastic family break on our glorious Island
RE-LIVE YOUR PRECIOUS CHILDHOOD MEMORIES book a fantastic break on our glorious Island. STEP BACK IN TIME – Come and relive your wonderful childhood memories on our fantastic Island where you will still find miles and miles of sandy beaches, coves to explore and a treasure trove of exciting, fun things to do and everything you need is so neatly packed up within easy reach any stresses are sure to fade away. We have something for everyone from posh Hotels and B&B’s to camping in tents, yurts, caravans or pretty self-catering cottages. Why not get a party of friends or family together as there are some large homes up for grabs so everyone can be under one roof. Maybe you prefer an apartment, we have plenty of those too. Many accommodation providers are dog friendly so you can even bring your treasured pet along to join in the fun and enjoy our stunning coastal and country walks together. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR BOOK NOW for something to look forward to. WARNING ONE TRIP WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH we are a friendly, relaxed bunch here and you really may not want to go home! PLEASE CLICK HERE TO […]
SEARCH OUR SPECIALS AND GRAB A BARGAIN BREAK NOW!
LOTS OF FABULOUS SAVINGS TO BE HAD SO YOU CAN BOOK NOW! Great deals including Christmas breaks, New Year & Easter, there are also savings to be had on bookings for next year so you can afford to treat yourselves to a fantastic and well earned break on our glorious Island – it’s always nice to have something to look forward to.
Heaven is a Place on Earth this Christmas – The Isle of Wight
Jingle bells, jingle bells, Christmas is on its’ way, There’s time to book your special break and Yule Tide holiday – HEY. Jingle bells, oh jingle bells, there’s lots to see and do, So why not click the links below and book some time for YOU. Bank End Farm Self Catering Cottages Now there are some great places to stay on the Island, but Bank End Farm has an enviable location on the coast, close to Steephill Cove and Orchard Bay in beautiful countryside. Lobster Pot Cottage Sleeps 4+1 available from the 26th Nov -14th Jan Lobster Pot is a beautiful stone cottage in a wonderful location on the south coast of the Island, minutes from the sea. The cottage is one of three sitting in an attractive open courtyard. Lobster Pot has been sympathetically converted, preserving many original features including the exposed beams, and is furnished and equipped to a high standard. Fishermans Cottages Sleeps 2 + baby in one Bedroom from the 26th Nov -14th Jan The Fisherman’s cottage stands in an open courtyard with stunning sea views. It was once an old fisherman’s smokery but has now been renovated to provide a compact comfortable self catering cottage […]
Welcome to our New Customers – Haven Hall, Luxurious Self Catering Suites
isleofwight.com welcomes new customers – Haven Hall at Shanklin on the Isle of Wight, who offer SUPERB, LUXURIOUS self catering suites and apartments for the discerning. Haven Hall is perhaps one of the most stunning properties within Sandown Bay and sits on the cliff tops, with unrivalled views across Sandown Bay to the souther coast of the Mainland. To say that it has been modernised and brought in to this century is somewhat of an understatement, as the whole property and its’ grounds have been subject to extensive works by the resident owners. Its’ position takes full advantage of the the micro-climate of the Isle of Wight, warmed by the Gulf Stream and protecting the Island from the harsher weather that can affect the rest of the UK. The gardens, which have been extensively planted and landscaped have recently been awarded “Best Commercial Garden 2017” for Isle of Wight in Bloom.Alan Titchmarsh recently. Benefiting from a beautiful swimming pool and tennis court within the gardens, there is ample parking in the gated car park area. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE
GREAT IDEA FOR THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT – Garden Isle Hotels
Give Someone a Break this Christmas Isle of Wight Gift Voucher Offer Buy Now Telephone 01983 869000 The perfect gift this Christmas. A magical 2018 mini break on the Isle of Wight. Choose one of the hugely discounted vouchers below that may be offset against a Mini Break at Luccombe Hall Hotel, a Dining Break at Luccombe Manor Country House Hotel or a break at Shanklin Villa Luxury Holiday Apartments £100 Voucher – now just £85 £300 Voucher – now just £249 £500 Voucher – now just £399 PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
SOUTHERN VECTIS CHRISTMAS LIGHTS TOUR
Dig out your winter woollies and experience the magic of Christmas aboard an open top bus. The Christmas Lights Tour is back! Running nightly between 11th and 23rd December, the annual Southern Vectis Christmas Lights Tour offers spectacular views of the Isle of Wight at night and visits some of the Island’s best Christmas light displays. For more information PLEASE CLICK HERE
SPOTLIGHT on Newbarn Country Cottages, Gatcombe
An ideal base for you to explore the our beautiful Island Newbarn lies in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the south of the small hamlet of Gatcombe in a secluded valley below the wooded slopes of the chalk downs which form the backbone of the island. Although consisting of only a handful of cottages, Gatcombe once had its own school and watermill (now derelict) and still has a fine 13th century church, originally the private chapel of the Lord of the manor Gatcombe. Sheltered by the woods of Gatcombe Park the church has benefited from many alterations over the centuries, so little of the original remains apart from the front and some intriguing legends. From this ideal location all parts of the island are easily reached by car. Whether you love sandy beaches, spectacular scenery or the peace of a nature reserve, you can be there within 30 minutes. For those who enjoy walking Carisbrooke Castle is less than 3 miles to the north along the Shepherds Trail and many other walks can be started here, some enjoying spectacular views over the island and south coast of Dorset and Hampshire. While the island is a walkers paradise with an […]
Speedway Promoters Delight At ‘Wightlink’ Wizards Return
Speedway Promoters Delight At ‘Wightlink’ Wizards Return Island speedway bosses Barry Bishop and Martin Widman are delighted to be able to confirm today that they intend to enter a team in the Southern Development League (SDL) next season. The team name will be Isle of Wight ‘Wightlink’ Wizards and this venture will be in addition to all the usual Warrior activity. Those who have been supporting speedway on the Isle of Wight since its launch in 1996 will recall the name of The Isle of Wight Wizards from the very first speedway season, so with the launch of this new project, it probably comes as no surprise that Wizards is the name chosen for the Island’s latest speedway team. The side will be made up of riders from the Isle of Wight who have come through the My First Skid Speedway (MFS) school. SDL teams consist of four riders with matches taking place over six heats. The Wizards matches will take place as part of the Warriors normal race night. In 2017 five teams contested the SDL – Plymouth, Kent, Reading (based at Eastbourne), Exeter (based at Somerset) and Weymouth (based at Plymouth). The SDL and its Midlands equivalent have done […]
Dine and Stay at the Royal Hotel, Isle of Wight from only £80 per person this November and December
Dine and Stay at the Royal Hotel, Isle of Wight from only £80 per person this November and December Feast on exquisite food with a selection of exceptional wines. Relax in our Classic double/twin room for two persons, 3 course dinner and a full English breakfast. Sunday- Thursday from £160 Friday and Saturday from £180 Plan a date night, plan your next break, it’s important to catch a moment to pamper yourself and recharge your batteries. Price is based upon two persons sharing. PLEASE QUOTE ‘DINE&STAY via ISLEOFWIGHT.COM when booking. For more information PLEASE CLICK HERE Please call to book on 01983 852186 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org quoting DINEANDSTAY via ISLEOFWIGHT.COM Available until 29th March 2018. Excluding Christmas, new year, special event dates. All dates are subject to availability.
NEWSLETTER – CHRISTMAS ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT
The Isle of Wight is one of the most beautiful places that you and your family could experience Christmas and New Year. Not only is our pace of life considerably more relaxed, but there is loads to see and do. Why not visit Osborne House and see how Queen Victoria celebrated her Christmas in sumptuous style, or enjoy one of the many walks that we have along the coastline or stunning countryside. Scroll down through the Newsletter and take a look at the December Events Diary and see what’s on? One thing is for sure. Your peaceful holiday will be one to remember and it will certainly recharge your batteries for 2018. SEE YOU SOON Classic Cottages – Islandwide Come and find your CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR COTTAGE with Classic Cottages. We’ve got 195 holiday cottages matching your search on the Isle of Wight. Classic Cottages have been the independent holiday cottage specialists for over 40 years. Still run and owned by the founding family, we pride ourselves on our local expertise across the South and West From family-sized homes with sea views to chic couples’ boltholes, there’s something for every holiday on the Isle of Wight. Island Holiday Homes […]
Three-course dinner for £24 at The Seaview Hotel Bar & Restaurant
Three-course dinner for £24! This November why not treat yourself to a three-course dinner in our Michelin Bib Gourmand award-winning restaurant for just £24 per person? Highlights of the menu include Isle of Wight Day ‘dish of the day ‘Green Barn Farm’ goats cheese soufflé with local watercress veloute, black olive and Oil of Wight. Call 01983 612711 and quote ‘3 for 24 – ISLEOFWIGHT.COM’ To see full menu click here For more information about The Seaview Hotel PLEASE CLICK HERE
Sports Press Release – Isle of Wight ‘Wightlink’ Warriors Speedway
Speedway Warriors In The Final Of The Community Club Of The Year The Isle of Wight ‘Wightlink’ Warriors speedway team have been voted one of speedways top four community clubs of the year. The announcement was made at tonight’s annual Gala Dinner staged in Leicester hosted by the World Speedway Riders Association (WRSA) and is the climax of two and a half years of perspiration and determination by co-promoters Barry Bishop and Martin Widman. Warriors rank alongside established Premiership and Championship clubs Rye House, Somerset and Glasgow and have impressed speedway bosses with the ‘Warrior Way’ – an ethos that aims to merge the thrill of speedway racing with an inclusivity of activities for all ages and abilities. The progress achieved since re-launching the Warriors in 2016 has been magnificent and tonight’s nomination is fully deserved recognising as it does the hours of dedication and work invested in the project to date. Barry and Martin received universal praise from the awards committee who highlighted the very special Christmas luncheon event for lonely Island folk as a shining example of community involvement in action. A clearly proud and emotional Bishop broke off from the after party congratulations to say ‘Being […]
SPOTLIGHT ON The Leconfield, Bonchurch 10% DISCOUNT on 2018
SPOTLIGHT ON The Leconfield, Bonchurch The Leconfield in the historical village of Bonchurch is a luxury guest accommodation with panoramic sea views from most of its guest and public rooms. A warm welcome awaits you on arrival and during your stay you can expect an excellent level of service. Your country hotel Isle of Wight holiday retreat is the perfect peaceful location – we regret we do not have suitable accommodation for families with young children, we are “ADULT ONLY” [over 16 years] and do not accept dogs. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR 10% DISCOUNT ON 2018 *All bookings are subject to availability
FAMILY FUN at Shanklin Theatre – DICK WHITTINGTON & HIS CAT
WIGHT CHRISTMAS – WE HAVE A FANTASTIC FESTIVE SEASON at THE WIGHT, SANDOWN.
WIGHT CHRISTMAS 2017 At the Wight Christmas Programme Adult Rate – £460.00 Child Rates – 2 – 5 years—£120.00 6 – 9 years—£194.00 10 – 14 years—£230.00 15 – 16 years—£350.00 Our 4 night Christmas Programme starts with Dinner on Saturday 23rd December, and ends with Breakfast on Wednesday 27th December. (3 lunches only). If you would like to extend your holiday by arriving before 23rd December we are offering Room, Breakfast and Evening Dinner at a cost of just £47.00 per adult per extra night. Alternatively to stay on after 27th December i.e. for part or all of Twixmas – is £58.00 per adult per night (in both cases with huge child reductions.) Twixmas Why not try a Twixmas Break, arriving Wednesday 27th December and departing Saturday 30th December— Room, Breakfast and Evening Dinner for £190.00 per adult, again with huge reductions for children. New Year Package Sorry, fully booked as at 3rd October SO PLEASE BOOK EARLY IF YOU WISH TO JOIN US NEXT YEAR. Adult Rate – £290.00 Child Rates – 2 – 5 years—£85.00 6 – 9 years—£120.00 10 – 14 years—£140.00 15 – 16 years—£220.00 Our 3 night New […]
CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHTS – NOW ONLY £25.95 PP at Rookley Park
GREAT DEAL ON CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHTS….Fancy a Christmas Party with great food, a fantastic atmosphere and BARGAIN overnight stays that mean everyone can party safely. NOW ONLY £25.95 is the cost of your fun evening and if you want to stay it is just £17.45 per person to stop in one of the Parks superb cottages. CLICK HERE to find out more
WINTER WARMER OFFER – BOOK TODAY – LAST CHANCE 10% off and FREE CAR FERRY – CHOICE OF THREE HOTELS
Isle of Wight Winter Warmer FREE Ferry Travel Stay 29th October – 28th February 2nts from £199 for 2 Last Day 10% Off Book Today Friday 3rd November Choice of 3 Hotels: Luccombe Hall Hotel (family friendly) Luccombe Manor Country House Hotel(family friendly, dog friendly) Melville Hall Hotel & Utopia Spa adults only 2 Nights Accommodation for 2 People Full English Breakfast Course Dinner on Your 1st Evening FREE Return Car Ferry from Southampton FREE Coffee & Mince Pies FREE Tickets to Brading Children Just £20 per night when sharing a room with 2 adults Weekend Supplements – Just £20 Per Night Sea View Room Upgrades – £20 Per Night PLEASE CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE Offer available on new bookings only and subject to availability. Offer excludes 24 Dec – 1 Jan Payment in full at time of booking. Terms & conditions apply.
ISLAND HOLIDAY HOMES INTRODUCES A Showstopping 16th Century cottage! Must see… ‘COUTHY BUTTS’
‘Couthy Butts’ is a delightful 16th century cottage set amongst some of the most breath taking scenery on the Isle of Wight. Couthy Butts can be found hidden amid the sprawling countryside hills that is the South Wight. The last remaining 16th century Georgian cottage is characteristic of thatched roof and feature stone walls, a place where you can experience the tranquility of it’s breath taking surroundings. If you want to explore what the South Wight has to offer you can take a short drive to the sandy beach at Ventnor, experience the miniature model village in Godshill, take a drive along the Military Road towards West Wight and enjoy the exhilarating coastal views. You may decide to visit the local pubs in the charming villages of Whitwell or Niton. The cottage is an ideal retreat for the perfect getaway. Booking our properties takes five minutes using our quick, easy and secure online system, or check out some of our fabulous properties by clicking below:
FORTHCOMING OCT/NOV & DEC – FUN EVENTS at the ISLE OF WIGHT DONKEY SANCTUARY
PLEASE DO come and join us and meet all our family for some fun and festive days out this October, November and December We look forward to seeing you very soon.
DON’T BE NUTS! BOOK ONE OF THESE FANTASTIC SPECIAL OFFERS NOW!
Lots of great SPECIAL OFFERS/LAST MINUTE DEALS to tempt you to our wonderful shores – Half-term, Halloween, Christmas, Twixmas, New Year and lots more – there is so much to see and do on our glorious Island and all so neatly packed so everything your heart desires is never too far away! BOOK NOW – CLICK HERE for all of our offers
LET US TEMPT YOU BACK TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT THIS AUTUMN
Walk on an Isle of Wight beach THIS Autumn This Autumn, you can still go to the beach and get away from it all. You might not be in your swim suit, but you will still be bowled over by the natural beauty that is waiting for you to discover and explore. The Island’s beaches and coastal walk offer some of the best views and scenery in the UK, so to tempt you to our shores this Autumn, we have put together some FANTASTIC special offers, just for YOU. The Royal Hotel – Ventnor KIDS GO FREE KIDS GO FREE 20 – 29 October £505 (RRP £730) Two night stay in a classic family room for two adults and up to 2 children inclusive of: Full English breakfast 3 course table d’hôte dinner Return car ferry Enjoy this half term break with our KIDS GO FREE deal. That’s right! Your little ones can stay for FREE at The Royal this October half term. So take this opportunity to spoil them with ice creams and adventure on the Isle of Wight. Longer stays available, please call for more information. Please call to book on 01983 852186 or email […]
Discover the Heart of the Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight Holiday Newsletter DISCOVER THE HEART OF THE BEAUTIFUL ISLE OF WIGHT Well, most people have heard of towns like Sandown, Shanklin, Ryde and Ventnor and indeed, many people have stayed in them over the years. However, how many have discovered the heart of the Island and enjoyed the many walks and trails that we have to offer. The Island has miles of walks, cycle tracks and bridle ways across stunning Downland and through ancient woodland and this natural beauty can be experienced at first hand. We have a walking section which highlights many of the greatest walks and will help you discover an Isle of Wight that you never knew existed. In addition, we have put together a selection of accommodation providers that can offer you superb places to stay. Remember, Heaven IS a place on Earth – and it’s called the Isle of Wight. Ivy Hall – Wootton Bridge Ivy Hall is on the Isle of Wight coastal path and main bus route and is half way between Ryde and Newport making it a perfect base for exploring the Islands many attractions. Only 1 mile from the Wightlink car ferry terminal at Fishbourne and 3 miles from […]
The Isle of Wight is VERY RELAXING says Grace (head of security at isleofwight.com)
The Isle of Wight is VERY RELAXING PLACE INDEED says Grace (head of security at isleofwight.com) who spends most of her days sleeping so thank goodness we still enjoy an extremely low crime rate here on our glorious Island! Why not follow Grace’s lead and book yourselves a relaxing break NOW there is so much to see and do and all neatly packed in to 25 x 13 miles. There are 70 miles of breath-taking coastal walks to enjoy and wonderful opportunities to stop off at a local watering holes along the way to enjoy some of our fine ale, wines and delicious local food too. Don’t forget to bring your dog and please do email us a picture of your adventures. HAPPY, (YAPPY) HOLIDAYS! PLEASE CLICK HERE TO BEGIN YOUR ISLE OF WIGHT ADVENTURE PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR DOG FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION
SPOLIGHT ON THE SANDS HOTEL, SANDOWN
Ideally located on Culver Parade straight across from the golden sands of Sandown beach is the Sands Hotel. Perfect for couples, family’s and friends looking for a beach holiday with great facilities. The Sands Hotel offers a friendly, relaxing environment, with bar, restaurant, outside pool and terrace. Whatever the time of year the Sands Hotel has something for everyone. Take a stroll through the town, or explore further afield and discover the true beauty of the Island. Laze on the beach or beside our pool and enjoy some of the best sunshine figures in the UK. TINSEL & TURKEY – CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW We look forward to welcoming you soon. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
SANDOWN NOVEMBER CELEBRATIONS EVENT
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Beautiful Bed and Breakfast Accommodation just waiting for YOU
Treat yourself to a break between now and Christmas – You Deserve it. The Isle of Wight is the ideal destination to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern day life. Not only do you cruise across to our shores, it is like leaving the World behind and stepping back in to a time where people have time for you and want to stop and speak. The warm welcome that you receive when you visit our Island will make you appreciate life and your loved ones that will share the trip with you. We have put together a showcase of some of the more select bed and breakfasts that are available to you at this time of year, but remember, this is just a selection and to find out everything that is on offer, please press the SPECIAL OFFERS button below. If you have a specific request or requirement, then please contact the team on 01983 520052 and we will be happy to help and advise you. Alvington Manor Farm – Carisbrooke Alvington Manor Farm is a Bed and Breakfast located just outside Newport. The 17th Century Manor house is just off the famous Tennyson walking trail […]
Culinary hat-trick for The Restaurant at the Seaview Hotel!
Culinary hat-trick for The Restaurant at the Seaview Hotel! The Restaurant at the Seaview Hotel has been awarded a prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand for the third consecutive year. The Bib Gourmand, created by Michelin in 1997 in recognition of affordable and creative dining, is regarded as to be as noteworthy as the coveted Stars. ‘I am incredibly happy that we have retained our Bib for the third year. We are lucky to work with fantastic suppliers on the Island and the quality of ingredients from cheese, to seafood, to heritage vegetables is quite simply exceptional. Outstanding ingredients, and a talented team, now that’s the winning combination!’ says Liam Howes, Head Chef. Liam Howes was made Head Chef this year, and at 24 he is currently one of the youngest chefs to have a Michelin award. The Restaurant menu showcases modern British cuisine featuring an array of local suppliers, with considered and sometimes unusual flavour combinations such as hake with clams, Living Larder stuffed pepper, samphire and harissa hollandaise or Green Barn Farm goats cheese soufflé with fiery local watercress veloute, black olive crumbs and oil of Wight extra virgin rapeseed oil. ‘I used to experiment with flavours when I was a […]
NEWSLETTER – BOUTIQUE BONANZA ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT
Now we have all heard of hotel and B&B accommodation when it comes to booking a holiday or short break, but what exactly are they? Boutique Hotels and B&B’s offer a quirky and usually exceptionally high standard of accommodation, set to a particular theme. They are accommodation providers that have broken away from the “norm” to offer the traveller a truly individual and unique experience. We are extremely fortunate on the Island to be able to offer a fantastic selection of Boutique Accommodation Providers, who will make your stay on the Isle of Wight memorable and enjoyable to boot. They can be found in the centre of towns or out in the heart and depths of the Island’s Countryside and there is something for everyone’s taste and most importantly budget. THE LECONFIELD – BONCHURCH The Leconfield in the historical village of Bonchurch is a luxury guest accommodation with panoramic sea views from most of its guest and public rooms. A warm welcome awaits you on arrival and during your stay you can expect an excellent level of service. Your country hotel Isle of Wight holiday retreat is the perfect peaceful location – we regret we do not have suitable accommodation for […]
IW CYCLE FESTIVAL – PRESS RELEASE
IW Cycle Fest Press Release: The Isle of Wight Cycling Festival 2017 returns in style this weekend. The fun-packed week launches in the stunning Northwood Park in Cowes at 10am on Saturday 23rd September and features a retail village, a pump track provided by Cycle Isle Trax, a bike test track, a display of bikes through the decades, starting as far back at 1860, local cuisine and entertainment, giveaways and competitions, including the chance to win a brand new bike courtesy of SpyVelo in Cowes. The launch weekend will also incorporate the SpyVelo 100 Mile Cyclo-Sportive – a 50 or 100 mile sign-posted ride around the Island and Old Skool Riki\’s Retro Ride – a 40 mile ride with riders riding bikes from all eras. Over the following days, multiple organised rides will take place from various locations all over the Island – with accurate grading and all cycling disciplines covered, there will be rides suitable for every rider. The final weekend of the IW Cycle Fest will take place at Nodewell Farm in Totland and will be an off-road extravaganza, with a Cyclo-Cross Race, Junior Racing, Dual Eliminator Downhill Race and a Cross-Country Enduro – The Hills. With a […]
ANY DAY TO ANY DAY BOOKINGS at Whitecliff Bay
ANY DAY TO ANY DAY BOOKINGS at Whitecliff Bay ANY DAY arrivals on your bookings! We’re super excited to let you know that you can now book any holiday between 3rd November 2017 – 16th March 2018 with the arrival date of your choice! The flexibility of booking any day arrivals gives you a great opportunity to plan a break around the dates that suit you and your family. Normally, breaks are restricted to 3, 4 or 7 nights and you can only arrive on certain days of the week. We are giving you the freedom to arrive on any day of the week. Perfect if you have a job that might be shift work, or if you have younger children and you can slip away for a few days without worrying about the school holidays. There is a minimum stay of 2 nights, but apart from that, you can stay as long or as short as you like. You could come away for 2, 5, 6 or even 20 nights! To top off your any day to any day escape we’re also happy to announce that we now have selected facilities open during November and December for the first time! Check out below for more […]
NEWSLETTER – HALF TERM CAMPING ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT
Isle of Wight Holiday Newsletter HALF TERM CAMPING ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT The Isle of Wight is one of the UK’s favourite holiday and short break destinations, being so closely located to the Midlands, London and the Home Counties. One of the biggest reasons for its’ popularity is the fact that the short stretch of water – The Solent – makes it feel as if you are leaving the UK and your troubles behind and going off on an adventure. Well, the kids summer holidays are in the past, but the Half Term Breaks will soon be upon us again and both you and your family deserve a fantastic break away in the run up towards Christmas. One of the best and most cost effective ways to get away is to consider a camping holiday and we have some great places for you to enjoy. Some are located on the cliff tops, close to a Jurrasic beach, whilst others are tucked away in the Island’s beautiful countryside, just waiting for you to enjoy the wildlife and stunning surroundings. If you STILL need convincing after reading our newsletter, why not drop us a line and tell us what you […]
SPOTLIGHT on THE RYEDALE GUESTHOUSE – SHANKLIN
TO BOOK DIRECT NOW WITH US please Telephone: 01983 862375 and take advantage of this Season’s Closing deals. After another busy season we are offering last minute 5% OFF and also reduction on car ferry bookings from either Portsmouth or Lymington. Our Guest house closes for the season on the 31st October and re-opens March 2018. We look forward to welcoming you soon. About us: The Ryedale, is a warm and welcoming 4 star guest house offering bed and breakfast accommodation, set in a former gentleman’s residence dating back to 1901. When choosing somewhere to stay most guests look for cleanliness, freshness and a good breakfast; we always make those our priorities to ensure that your stay is an enjoyable one. We are situated centrally to all local amenities that Shanklin has to offer: beautiful clean beaches and a large selection of restaurants and shops. Parking is available at the small car park up the road, for which guests receive a free parking permit. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION **BOOK DIRECT AND ENJOY 5% DISCOUNT – We can also offer discount on both Wightlink and Red Funnel car ferries from either Portsmouth or Lymington *all offers are subject […]
SPECIAL OFFER – ISLAND HOLIDAY HOMES – SAVE UP TO £220 AT DOWNEDGE sleeps 13 in 6 rooms
SPECIAL OFFER – ISLAND HOLIDAY HOMES – SAVE UP TO £220 AT DOWNEDGE sleeps 13 in 6 rooms PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
SPOTLIGHT ON THE HAVELOCK, SHANKLIN
SPOTLIGHT ON THE HAVELOCK, SHANKLIN The Havelock is ideally situated close to the very pretty Shanklin Old Village and beautiful seafront, proprietors Dave & Ann look forward to welcoming you to The Havelock and make sure your stay is a relaxing and memorable experience. We are an independent establishment, and we believe in a friendly approach and personal touch with the warmest of welcomes. Our aim is to offer you a comfortable bed, superb cleanliness and a quality breakfast whether you are just passing through, staying for a weekend, or with us for a longer break – you won’t regret booking with us. Guests can rest and relax in our comfortable lounge which looks out onto the garden, there are a variety of magazines and books which are available to you, we also have a chest of games, cards and puzzles. We have seating on the front terrace where you can enjoy watching boats and ships pass by. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
SPOTLIGHT ON ROOKLEY PARK
A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU AT ROOKLEY PARK Ideally located in the heart of the Isle of Wight in the village of Rookley making it perfect for exploring all the Island has to offer. With great on-site facilities Rookley Park will keep the whole family entertained during their stay with indoor and outdoor pools, fishing, playground, entertainment lounge, bar and restaurant. BOOK YOUR STAY NOW to build some precious memories which are sure to last a lifetime. Enjoy a great Isle of Wight self-catering cottage break this summer at Rookley Park. Prices start from just £599 for a short break and £799 for a week, for the whole family! To book your break please call 01983 897103 and quote ‘IOW.com’ PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
NEWSLETTER – Come and See us in September and October
The Isle of Wight is at its’ best in our opinion during the months of September and October. The kids have gone back to school and the weather is usually still good. The attractions are still open without the summer hordes of people meaning that you can take your time and relax. We are all here on our beautiful Island waiting to welcome you to our shores. The Island is different. It has a relaxed and tranquil way of life that is envied by many. People have the time of day to stop and talk to you and give you a friendly welcome. However, we offer something that no other county in the UK can offer you. The chance to sail away to our shores on the ferry and leave your troubles, worries and pressures behind. It’s like going abroad without the need for a passport. If you STILL need convincing after reading our newsletter, why not drop us a line and tell us what you are looking for by way of accommodation or interests and we are sure that we will be able to help you. Alternatively, give us a call on 01983 520052. Heaven is a place on […]
‘THE GURT COOK OFF RETURNS’ Isle of Wight Day’s recipe for success The event will take place at the Isle of Wight College on Monday 25th September APPLY NOW TO ENTER.
‘THE GURT COOK OFF RETURNS’ Isle of Wight Day’s recipe for success The event will take place at the Isle of Wight College on Monday 25th September APPLY NOW TO ENTER. Last year’s High Sheriff, Robin Courage, came up with the fantastic idea to celebrate Island life by holding an annual Isle of Wight Day. As part of these celebrations, and to showcase our wonderful food and culinary talent, local councilor Julie Jones-Evans teamed up with Paul Buckland at the Isle of Wight Technical College to launch The Gurt Cook Off. Well, Isle of Wight Day was so successful it has now turned into a weekend-long (22-24 September) celebration of all that is good and magical on the island and the cook-off returns! ‘We are really pleased to announce the return of The Gurt Cook Off as part of the Isle of Wight day fun. It’s simply an enjoyable and creative way to get our award-winning Isle of Wight produce in the spotlight. We’re also delighted to welcy Steady Cook; 4 talented chefs choose from a range of produce kindly donated by Island suppliers and have 90 minutes to prepare a 2-course meal. Catering students act as commis chefs, giving […]
SPOTLIGHT on The Maclaran, Shanklin – ADULTS ONLY – Ferry inclusive – Late Deal/Short Breaks SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 2017
ADULTS ONLY – Ferry inclusive -Late Deal/Short Breaks at The Miclaran, Shanklin Late Deal/Short Breaks The Miclaran October Offer Discounted Room Rate-prices are for 2 people sharing a double or twin room Complimentary Cream Tea served on arrival between 2 & 4pm Full English breakfast or lighter option included All double/twin rooms have spectacular sea views. Option of Discounted Car Ferry Inclusive from Southampton (Portsmouth & Lymington Sailings will incur a supplement) 2 Night Break £150/ Car Ferry Inclusive £213 3 Night Break £225/ Car Ferry Inclusive £288 4 Night Break £300/ Car Ferry Inclusive £363 Car ferry inclusive: if you require two rooms remember to add the car ferry price just once if travelling in one car. ************************** Singleton Special!!! Upgrade to Sea View Double Room for just an extra £10 per night (single room £40 per night) Complimentary Cream Tea included, served on arrival between 2 & 4pm Full English Breakfast or lighter option included Option of Discounted Car Ferry from Southampton (Portsmouth/ Lymington Sailings will incur a supplement) 2 Night Break £100/ Car Ferry Inclusive £165 3 Night Break £150/ Car Ferry Inclusive £215 4 Night Break £200/ Car Ferry Inclusive £265 ************************* Offers valid from 1 […]
SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER & NOVEMBER SPECIALS AT THE ROYAL HOTEL, VENTNOR – something for everyone
SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER & NOVEMBER SPECIALS AT THE ROYAL HOTEL, VENTNOR – something for everyone. *ALL SPECIAL OFFERS MUST BE BOOKED DIRECT WITH THE HOTEL. all offers are subject to availability. PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION OIL PAINTING WITH SOPHIA PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION HOPS DINE & STAY PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION QUEEN VICTORIA’S HOLIDAY ISLAND PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION GARDEN ISLE PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION GASTRONOMIC WEEKEND PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION TEE OFF PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
SPOTLIGHT ON THE BEAUTIFUL RUSKIN LODGE GUEST HOUSE, FRESHWATER BAY
*BOOK NOW AND ENJOY 10% DISCOUNT FOR BOOKINGS OF 3 NIGHTS OR MORE FOR SEPT/OCT 2017 AT BEAUTIFUL RUSKIN LODGE GUEST HOUSE, FRESHWATER BAY (*offer subject to availability) In the beautiful West Wight, Ruskin Lodge is often described by guests as having a warm, relaxed and friendly feel. Visitors are provided with keys to allow free access throughout the day. All rooms are large, light and airy and great care has been taken to retain the period feel of this late Victorian home, with features such as fireplaces retained where possible. Relax in the cosy conservatory or on the balcony, with its unobstructed panoramic views across the 1970 Isle of Wight Pop Festival site, the Downs and the western end of the Island. For more information PLEASE CLICK HERE
THE ROYAL HOTEL – VENTNOR – PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
PHOTOGRAPHY workshop 10 – 12 or 11 – 13 November | £485 Two-night stay in a classic double room for two inclusive of: Full English breakfast each morning 3 course table d’hôte dinner every evening Photography workshop and 2 course Royal set lunch – 11 November Return car ferry 11 November 10 am – 3 pm Photography Workshop PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION for workshop details. BOOK DIRECT for Exclusive Savings.
SPOTLIGHT on THE FERNSIDE GUESTHOUSE, SANDOWN
SPOTLIGHT on THE FERNSIDE GUESTHOUSE, SANDOWN. Once an imposing Victorian family home, The Fernside is now a family-run Adults only (16+) Guest House with ten rooms, a lounge and bar area, dining room and guest car park. Guest Rooms The Fernside has ten comfortable rooms, all with en-suite, and with free WiFi, television with Freeview®, full central heating, hospitality trays, toiletries and quality linen and towels. We offer a choice of bedrooms; Single, Double or Twin Guests have individual room and front door keys to enable all-day access. We look forward to welcoming you soon. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
SPOTLIGHT ON BEAPER FARM CAMPING & CARAVAN PARK
SPOTLIGHT ON BEAPER FARM CAMPING & CARAVAN PARK At Beaper Farms enjoy 40 acres of beautiful unspoilt countryside with the camping pitches occupying two large closely mown fields, surrounded by farmland and ancient woodland. Just a mile and a half away lies Ye Old Kyngs Town Brading. Offering two local pubs and quaint little restaurants to suit all pockets, 800 meters in the opposite direction is an out of town Tesco also 18 hole Golf course, and a lovely Garden centre serving early morning breakfast. Plus for the young at heart a Go Kart track. Appley beach is within easy reach and also Bembridge beach where children can hunt for crabs or cockles at low tide great fun for all ages and perfect for building more precious memories which are sure to last a lifetime. Footpaths from the site will take you across country to St Helens and Seaview with beautiful views over the Solent. For more information PLEASE CLICK HERE
SPOT LIGHT ON THE ALBION HOTEL, FRESHWATER BAY
The enviable seafront location of the Albion Hotel with its fantastic ocean views over the breath-taking beauty of Freshwater bay on the Isle of Wight is a perfect base for exploring the stunning west wight coast. The hotel is steeped in rich history and offers guests a very comfortable place in which to relax and recharge. This lovely hotel is filled with an old world charm of yesteryear, with en-suite comfortable rooms many of which have balconies. There is a restaurant with breathtaking views over the bay and it is no wonder so many people come back to the Albion hotel year after year. For more information PLEASE CLICK HERE
SPOTLIGHT ON THE WIGHT, SANDOWN
The Wight in Sandown makes a perfect choice for your holiday or short break on the Isle of Wight, offering a great service, delicious food and fantastic facilities all within easy reach of the town and beach. A choice of 41 unique and comfortable bedrooms, varying in style and size from singles through to family suites, superior rooms and a four poster and honeymoon suite, we are certain you will find a room suited to your requirements at the Wight. Each room is en-suite with colour TV (flat screen with freeview and radio), hospitality tray, hairdryer, digital safe and tower fan. All rooms have been redecorated and fitted with blackout curtains and new carpets to ensure your comfort. Free WiFi is available in all public areas and the vast majority of bedrooms to compliment your leisure time. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Stay 4 Nights for the Price of 3 in October @ The Swiss Cottage in Shanklin
Stay 4 Nights for the Price of 3 in October @ The Swiss Cottage in Shanklin Come and stay with us on our End of Season Offer between 30th September to 27th October 2017, Price for One person £111 or £180 including any car ferry booking or £222 or £290 including any car ferry booking. Enjoy our Award Winning Breakfast to set you up for the day to explore the Island. So give Keith & Christine a call on 01983 862333 to check our last minute availability or check out our website www.swiss-cottage.co.uk or email email@example.com *Offer subject to availability
PROVEN WEIGHT-LOSS AID in the form of a cuppa tea!
PROVEN WEIGHT-LOSS AID in the form of a cuppa tea! For more information PLEASE CLICK HERE
SPOTLIGHT ON MARINA BAY HOTEL – SANDOWN
SPOTLIGHT ON MARINA BAY HOTEL – SANDOWN SEAFRONT The location of this lovely hotel offers stunning views of the beautiful beach of Sandown which is just a few short steps away. The hotel offers comfortable rooms, a restaurant, lounge bar and a large decked area from which to enjoy the magnificent views. Live entertainment can be enjoyed in the evenings. Ideal for any age range. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
SPOTLIGHT ON LITTLE SEDGE, self-catering, WEST WIGHT
Little Sedge is ideally situated in the very pretty West Wight of our glorious Island between Freshwater Village & Freshwater Bay. The self-catering accommodation is for up to 3 adults (sorry not children or pets) and also provides a large private patio for our guest’s use. Ample private parking. For more information PLEASE CLICK HERE
Spotlight on The New Holmwood Hotel, Cowes, Isle of Wight.
The New Holmwood Hotel is located at Cowes on the Isle of Wight, right on the sea front and looking out across the Solent towards the entrance to Southampton Water, where you can see shipping and of course the Liners leaving Southampton Port. It is the perfect location for a break, holiday or function, with many weddings, dinners and parties being held there, guests taking advantage of its’ excellent reputation for food. Find out more by clicking here
August Bank Holiday Bargains Newsletter
Isle Of Wight.com | Newsletter Isle of Wight Holiday Newsletter Stay What’s on To do Food & Drink Special Offers August Bank Holiday Bargains Well – as Elton John once said, “Don’t let the sun go down” on your summer of 2017 without making time for both you and your family. Those long lazy, summer days are getting shorter and even Christmas adverts are sneaking on to the TV. Come and see us on the Isle of Wight, we are waiting to offer you a friendly welcome at one of our many establishments. What’s more, we have some GREAT BANK HOLIDAY DEALS for you to take advantage of. Image taken from Grange Farm. Click the following link to discover Grange Farm Holidays Hotel Special Offers The Isle of Wight has long since been associated with holidays and as a result offers a wealth of quality hotel accommodation. We can help you find the perfect hotel at a corking price, to make the summer of 2017 one to truly remember.If you are looking for something specific, give us a call and let us help you find the perfect break. 01983 520052 See Deals Bed & Breakfast Special Offers B&B accommodation […]
SPOTLIGHT ON A Farm Holiday RIGHT on the coast
Following the comments regarding our last newsletter and the feature photograph, we though we would share with you where it was taken from. Now farm holidays do not get much better than this and Grange Farm is located right on the coast, looking out to see across the beach and cliff tops. It really is in an enviable position and this coupled with the choice and styles of accommodation make it a MUST for families. In an area of outstanding natural beauty on the South West coast of the Isle of Wight is Grange Farm Holidays, a friendly family run farm providing self catering accommodation, camping & touring, Camping Pods and holiday caravans. The farm is in a coastal location with fresh clean sea air with easy access to a beautiful sandy beach with stunning views of the Chine and Brighstone Forest. The farm has some unusual residence for you to meet during your stay including Alpacas, pigs, goats, pony, horse, water buffalos, donkey, poultry etc and small pets. Find out more about Grange Farm by CLICKING HERE
Spotlight on the Refurbished Ocean View, Beach Front Apartment
Situated in Sandown on the Isle of Wight this spacious centrally heated apartment is ideal for families, its large private sun terrace with private access leading directly onto Sandown beach and its centrally situated location that is within easy walking distance of all local amenities and leisure activities, including restaurants, shops and pubs make this a great place to spend a family holiday any time of the year. This apartment has recently been awarded four stars in the English Tourist Board Ratings. The apartment is the lower half of a former Victorian guest house with accommodation consisting of 3 double bedrooms, 2 with en-suite, a family bathroom with spa bath and a further separate toilet. Large lounge, kitchen / diner and separate utility room. All linen and bedding is provided for your stay, and for smaller guests a highchair and cot (cot bedding is not provided). Garaged parking is available for your car. DISCOVER MORE BY CLICKING HERE
Spotlight on The Sands Hotel, Sandown Esplanade, Isle of Wight
Ideally located on Culver Parade straight across from the golden sands of Sandown beach is the Sands Hotel. Perfect for couples, family’s and friends looking for a beach holiday with great facilities. The Sands Hotel offers a friendly, relaxing environment, with bar, restaurant, outside pool and terrace. Whatever the time of year the Sands Hotel has something for everyone. Take a stroll through the town, or explore further afield and discover the true beauty of the Island. Laze on the beach or beside our pool and enjoy some of the best sunshine figures in the UK. We have live entertainment in our lounge bar most evenings during the main season. Please see our entertainment guide page for further details on nightly entertainment. In the Bar we also have Sky TV (available during the day) and offer free WiFi. All of our rooms have en suite Shower rooms (however, the en suite cannot be accessed whilst in a wheelchair) with Colour Television, tea/coffee making facilities and hair dryers. On the first floor some rooms have balconies with fantastic sea views overlooking Sandown Bay and Culver Cliffs. https://isleofwight.com/item/sands-hotel-sandown-isle-of-wight/
Ventnor Botanic Garden -Botanic Lager Press Release August 2017
Botanic Lager Press Release Ventnor Botanic Garden, Isle of Wight 8/8/17 Drink beer, Save the Garden Ventnor Botanic Garden and brewing partner, Goddards Brewery, are pleased to announce the launch of a new beer in the Botanic series, a lager with a touch of Eucalyptus. Head Brewer at Goddards, Nigel Eldridge, explains, “I have rarely enjoyed tasting a lager in development as much as this one. The Eucalyptus is innovative and refreshing. It complements the Boadicea hop’s flavour notes beautifully.” Chris Kidd, Curator at Ventnor Botanic Garden, added, “Remember that old Australian beer advert, ‘I wouldn’t give a XXXX for any other lager’? In a way we have brought it back with this new lager brewed and bottled on the Island. Goddards have created a great marriage of our handpicked hops and the aromatic character of Eucalyptus globulus, a tree native to Australia.” VBG‘s microclimate supports the only Eucalyptus globulus plantation in the U.K. We harvest sustainably – never sacrificing a tree. As the world warms up due to the greenhouse effect we expect to see Eucalyptus used more and more as a crop and biomass tree. VBG has three species of Eucalyptus which are National Champions meaning they […]
Welcome to holidaycottages.co.uk
Brand new member to isleofwight.com with 3 fabulous self catering properties to choose from. Providing first class service for over 25 years helping people find their perfect cottage holiday. Choose one of our Isle of Wight cottages to place yourself amongst the beautiful countryside and breathtaking coastline of England’s biggest island. Leeson House, Ventnor, Isle of Wight Sleeps 8 +1 – Bedrooms 4 – 4 Star – No Dogs Majestic Victorian stone house with sea views from its elevated position overlooking Bonchurch beach and Ventnor, this spacious and tastefully finished home boasts open fires and stripped wooden floors. Afton View, Freshwater, Isle of Wight Sleeps 5 – Bedrooms 3 – 3 Stars – Dogs allowed A lovely terraced house located in the pretty village of Freshwater on the West coast of the Island and only a short distance from the bay and picturesque downland. Tara, Ventnor, Isle of Wight – Find out more Sleeps 6 – Bedrooms 3 – 4 Star – No Dogs A spacious house set in an enviable coastal location with off-road parking and private garden. Located a stones’ throw from the beach and nearby town centre, it’s the perfect spot for a family holiday See more […]
Summer Sizzler Holiday Newsletter
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COMPETITION TIME with VIP Cottages
Here is your chance to win a FABULOUS Gold ipad by entering VIP Cottages photo competition. All you have to do is press the link below and then enter your name, address and contact details and submit your favourite UK holiday snap. ENTER COMPETITION HERE Conditions apply and check out their website to find out more
Exclusive Offer – FREE CAR FERRY to start the school holidays
Exclusive car ferry inclusive summer holiday offers to the Isle of Wight, stay in self catering holiday cottages with a choice of two great parks.
Garden Isle Hotels FLASH SALE
3 nights Bed & Breakfast offre on the Isle of Wight, Stay Sunday – Thursday nights; 2 Course Dinner 1st Evening; Car Ferry Travel from Southampton from £378 for 2 people
JACK UP THE 80s MAKE A CHEEKY ANNOUNCEMENT
Jack Up The 80s offers the perfect excuse to visit the Island for a long weekend and explore some of our great beaches, lazy summer days, fresh food and live music down by the sea, countryside and outdoor activities whilst you’re here.
A Guide to Isle of Wight Holiday Parks – Part 2 South Coast
Not everyone is looking for the same thing when it comes to holiday parks on the Isle of Wight with some people preferring a caravan holiday tucked away in the countryside where they can relax and explore the many Island footpaths and cycle tracks, while others seek a full on action packed holiday with enough activities and entertainment to keep even the most active family happy during their stay. Our small guide to holiday parks on the south coast of the Island will help you find that perfect park, so whether your after relaxation or adventure we know it will be a great family holiday. PART 2 – Holiday Parks of the South Coast of the Isle of Wight Appuldurcombe Gardens Holiday Park – Ventnor This friendly family holiday park is located within 14 acres of lush secluded grounds, surrounded by beautiful open countryside. Offering static caravan and self catering apartments as well as extensive camping and touring facilities close to the seaside town of Ventnor. On-site there is a small shop open from April to October, a cafe which opens seasonally with takeaway service as well as a bar, games rooms , outdoor heated pool and toddlers pool […]
Nettlecombe Farm Gallery Page
Check out our new gallery page for Nettlecombe Farm on the Isle of Wight We have some amazing images that will inspire you to book at this amazing holiday destination Find out why you should be booking a holiday at the award winning Nettlecombe Farm, with its’ beautiful farm cottages, animals, carp ponds and STUNNING VIEWS. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE
Great Changes at Isle of Wight Holiday Resort
WHITECLIFF BAY RESORT, ISLE OF WIGHT. – AWAY RESORTS Kevin Daniells Managing Director isleofwight.com Well, today folks I took my camera and decided to go and grab some updated photo’s of Whitecliff Bay on the Isle of Wight. This has been a popular and successful holiday resort for many years and is located on the eastern tip of the Island, in the lea of Bembridge Down, with what has to be one of my favourite beaches, Whitecliff Bay. Now it is about five years since I last visited the site, but today I decided I needed new photographs for my website www.isleofwight.com. All I can say is “Boy, was I in for a shock.” To say that the resort has changed beyond all recognition is somewhat of an understatement after being purchased by Away Resorts. The level of investment has been considerable and they have created what has to be one of the best holiday destinations in the UK, with exceptional facilities and accommodation. On top of that, there is of course the stunning location and fantastic beach, making this a truly, family friendly resort. The outdoor pool is truly stunning and it sits in a position where it can […]
Just the two of us.. Isle of Wight Holiday Newsletter
Explore a selection of place to stay perfect for two on the Isle of Wight with the isleofwight.com holiday newsletter
June Holiday Newsletter Isle of Wight
Our Latest Isle of Wight Holiday Newsletter is now available to read online, packed with great offers and perfect places to stay so why not Jump into June with isleofwight.com
A Trip out to Yarmouth
Now I have lived on the Island for forty years and one of my favourite towns has to be Yarmouth in the west. It is exceptionally pretty at any time of year, but June and July are the best months in my opinion, because boats and yachts are venturing out on to the water from the Solent ports and heading for the town’s harbour. Well, every two years there is a festival to celebrate the “Gaff” rigging of sailing boats galled the Yarmouth Old Gaffers and I have never been to see it. Well this weekend I ventured over there with my camera to see the sceptical and was not disappointed. Take a look at some of the pictures I took below and to find out more about Yarmouth, visit the town guide at www.isleofwight.com
Dining Break at Luccombe Manor Country House Hotel
Book a dining break at Luccombe Manor on the Isle of Wight during 2017 from as little as £118 per person between now and December 24th – go on indulge yourself!
GOLD AWARD for Orchards Holiday Park
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Win a FABOULUS Holiday at Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park
WIN a short break with Away Resorts, Whitecliff Bay! Closing date: 31 May 17. Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park is perhaps the premier holiday park on the Isle of Wight and sits at the eastern most tip of the Island, sheltered by Bembridge Down and the White cliff of Culver. The park has always offered excellent facilites and welcomed generations of families, but now under the ownership of Away Resorts, Whitecliff Bay is exceptional, with high levels of investment ensuring that the accommodation is second to none. All you have to do to enter the competition is just let us know your name and email address in the box provided below. For terms and conditions, please go to the bottom of this page. The winner will be selected at random and be contacted by email. This Competition is now CLOSED FIND OUT MORE ABOUT WHITECLIFF BAY HOLIDAY PARK BY CLICKING HERE Take a look at the gallery below to find out what you could be enjoying Terms and conditions: Your holiday must be taken by 31 October 2017 and excludes dates between 21 Jul – 3 Sept and 20-29 Oct. A short break is Monday to Friday or Friday to […]
Spotlight On – The Sentry Mead Hotel in Totland Bay
The Sentry Mead Hotel in Totland Bay Quality breakfast, relaxing atmosphere and tranquil surroundings make the Sentry Mead in Totland Bay a top destination for visitors to the west coast of the Isle of Wight. A stunning Victorian Villa not far from the beach with some great sea views, offering en suite comfortable rooms is a great choice for walkers and cyclists or just those wanting to escape for some peace. The Sentry Mead is also perfect for those wishing to bring their dog on holiday with an all-year dog-friendly section of beach and Turf Walk right opposite for a late night walk Due to it’s perfect location both in the country and by the coast it is a popular destination for walkers and cyclists are welcomed at Sentry Mead and we have facilities for storing bicycles and drying clothes. Being on the west coast guests also have easy access many local attractions including The Needles, Alum Bay, Freshwater Bay, Colwell Bay and Yarmouth Harbour. Find out more about the Sentry Mead Hotel on the Isle of Wight Here
May Half Term Fun – Holiday News
May Half Term Fun – Holiday News Half Term is nearly here and there is still plenty of time to book a great stay on the Isle of Wight. This weeks newsletter is a fabulous guide to everything fun to do this half term on the Island with lots of fun activities, places to visit and some brilliant deals on places to stay. We hope that this news letter will whet your appetite and get you thinking about a half term break, but if there is any further information you require or help in making that decision, please feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Read the full newsletter here