isleofwight.com Holiday Newsletter 1/10/16
“It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot” – such were the words of Queen Victoria after her first visit to Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. With the arrival of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert many of the Island towns became popular Victorian holiday spots, Shanklin was a fashionable watering place, much frequented by European Royalty. The Chine was ‘a must’ on every Victorian itinerary and contemporary descriptions abound in such phrases as “terrifically sublime” and “savagely grand”. Another popular town during this era was Ventnor which rose in popularity as it became renowned as a health resort due to it’s micro-climate.
Family holidays on the Isle of Wight still have a timeless feeling about them and there are many great Victorian buildings now lovingly converted into holiday accommodation so you can relive a little of this Victorian splendour during your stay.
Rylstone Manor – Shanklin, Isle of Wight – Tel: 01983 862806
Rylstone Manor Hotel is a stunning manor house dating back to 1863 and is exquisitely decorated throughout, it is of Victorian proportion and incorporates a blend of Gothic, Tudor and Georgian influences which reflects its unique charms both externally and within. Stay either on a bed and breakfast basis or with evening meals included.
Sentry Mead – Totland Bay – Tel: 01983 753212
Quality breakfast, relaxing atmosphere and tranquil surroundings make the Sentry Mead in Totland Bay a top destination for Visitors to the West Wight of the Island. A stunning Victorian Villa not far from the beach offering en suite comfortable rooms is a great choice for walkers and cyclist or just those wanting to escape for some peace
Veryan House- Sleeps 10 – Ventnor – Tel: 01983 532385
During the mid 1800’s, it was for many years a Victorian School for Young Gentlemen. All rooms have stunning views along with the comfort and relaxation that a holiday here offers. Idyllic location on the outskirts of Ventnor surrounded by beautiful downlands to the rear and sea views to the front . Part of Home from Home Holidays.
Appley Manor – Ryde – Tel: 01983 564777
Built in 1850 as a magnificent Victorian residence, the architecture copied that of Osborne house with an observation tower overlooking the Solent, as was fashionable in Victorian times. It has been extensively refurbished to include all modern comforts and offers you some of the most comfortable accommodation in the Ryde area.
Hermitage B&B – Totland Bay – Tel: 01983 752518
The Hermitage is a Victorian house built in 1880, having the same coat of arms as The Hermitage in St Petersberg, Russia. We welcome our guests with a friendly service in an informal relaxed atmosphere and aim to make your stay special. The Hermitage provides the perfect base to unwind and explore the island!
Torwood – Sleeps 13 – Bonchurch – Tel: 01983 866455
A traditional Victorian Villa built with Island stone giving it a wonderful light and airy feel. Decorated with charm and character, retaining many of the traditional features including wonderful high ceilings, working fireplaces and double doors opening from all the reception rooms straight out to the garden with seaviews beyond
The Haven – Sleeps 4 – Bembridge – Tel: 01983 303303
A lovely Victorian cottage with character & charm. This appealing holiday home is situated along a quiet road within the village of Bembridge, which is situated on the eastern coast of the Isle of Wight. Coastal walks with wonderful sea views are on your doorstep & children love the nearby beaches. Part of Wight Island Escapes.
The Broadway Park Hotel, once the magnificent mansion house of a Victorian entrepreneur, has great character and much architectural interest. A short pleasant stroll from the seafront, the hotel is set in its own grounds and is one of the most attractively located hotels in Sandown.
Osborne House – Explore More
No trip to the island would be complete without a visit to this royal seaside palace where Queen Victoria lived with her beloved Prince Albert and their nine children.
Dimbola Lodge – Explore More
The third Beer and Buses event takes place over the weekend of Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October 2016
There will be routes covering most of the Island and visiting lots of our lovely Island pubs.
Shanklin Chine – Explore More
With the arrival of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at Osborne, Shanklin became a fashionable watering place, much frequented by European Royalty. The Chine was ‘a must’ on every Victorian itinerary.
Nightingale Hotel – Boutique Accommodation by the Sea – Explore More
This stunning Shanklin hotel has undergone a complete refurbishment making it a modern boutique style accommodation, with fine dining, sea view rooms & exceptional service.
Luccombe Manor Hotel – Family Friendly Hotel – Explore More
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