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At the Frenchman’s Cove on the Isle of Wight you are guaranteed a warm welcome whether you are staying at the guest house or enjoying the freedom of self catering holiday in the delightful Coach House. Located under Tennyson Down  and close to the cliffs and cove to which the Guest house is named it is the perfect spot for those wanting to explore the many stunning walks and cycle routes the West Wight has to offer. Whatever type of Isle of Wight holiday you’re looking for, Frenchman’s Cove is the place to stay. At Frenchman’s Cove, we’re so lucky to be situated ideally between Tennyson Cross, The Needles and Totland Bay; all in our own hidden area. Not only this, but we have nearly an acre of grounds to the front, sides and back of the property that can be enjoyed by couples and families alike, predominantly in the Summer months with a BBQ and games. There are hundreds of walks to take with nature at every corner of the Guest House. We have The Needles to the West, Yarmouth to the North, Tennyson Downs to the South and Afton Downs to the East. With years of walking under our belts, we can advise you on the best places to see spectacular views, monuments, trails and more.

About the Frenchman’s Cove Guest House

The Frenchman’s Cove guest house is perfectly positioned in Totland on the Isle of Wight, enjoying an acre of secluded grounds and a beautiful location nestled beneath Tennyson Down and benefitting from a wonderful expanse of Solent sea-views. Frenchman’s Cove guest house offers eight charming, individual and spacious en-suite bedrooms with magnificent views and two multiple bedroomed family suites – perfect to suit all guest sizes. We offer all who stay in the guest house a choice of our English breakfast or a continental option, and have developed a reputation for our high-quality food over the years – therefore ensuring that you’ll enjoy whichever dish you opt for each morning.

  • All rooms are en-suite with a modern fitted bathroom
  • All rooms offer a TV, plug sockets, hairdryer, complimentary toiletries and tea & coffee making facilities
  • Free wi-fi is available throughout the public areas of the building
  • 4 Ground Floor Rooms – Family Room, 2 Twins and a Double – perfect for those who struggle with stairs
  • Minimum of 2 Nights when booking

We have a bar area and separate dining room, both of which you are welcome to use as your own, although we no longer have a licence to serve alcohol, you can enjoy the space in front of a freshly lit fire. Our guest house is located perfectly for those looking to explore by foot or by bike, situated amongst the National Trust downland offering wonderful views of the Needles and the Dorset coastline. There’s a wealth of attractions and interesting things to do on the Isle of Wight – from the zoo through to the amusement park, from the gardens through to the museums, there’s plenty for all of the family to do with the Frenchman’s Cove as a base.

About the Coach House – Self Catering Holidays

Completely private location, away from the Guest House

  • Includes living area and combined kitchen
  • Views over the hills and the Solent
  • Modern en-suite bathroom from master suite
  • Ample parking
  • Suitable for couples or families of up to 4
  • Week Breaks only during peak season
  • Short breaks available off peak – contact us for details
If you’re looking for self-catering accommodation on the Isle of Wight, look no further than The Coach House at Frenchman’s Cove. The self-contained apartment sits in the grounds of Frenchman’s Cove, sharing the beautiful views of Tennyson Down and its surrounding countryside, and offers self-catering accommodation for four – ideally suited to two adults and two children. Whilst guests at The Coach House are welcome to experience and enjoy all that Frenchman’s Cove has to offer, The Coach House is a brilliant space for those looking to create their perfect holiday for themselves. Enjoy all the facilities you could need to enjoy a home-cooked meal with the Coach Houses’ well-appointed kitchen including an oven, microwave, fridge and freezer, kettle, selection of pots and pans, cutlery, crockery, and glasses. There’s even a washing machine and a tumble dryer – meaning that you won’t have to worry about a huge pile of washing on your return. Relax in the lounge area on the comfortable seating whilst watching an evening of television or a film on the DVD player – or set the soundtrack of your stay through the Coach Houses’ CD player. We have created The Coach House to be a true home from home for those looking for self-catering accommodation on the Isle of Wight, and know that all who stay here will enjoy a slice of Island living in the beautiful location. As an extra, guests staying at The Coach House are welcome to join us for breakfast in the main dining room of Frenchman’s Cove Guest House, though breakfast charges will apply. (Between 8.00 and 9.30).

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Frenchmans Cove, Frenchmans Cove, Alum Bay Old Road, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight