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A peaceful getaway on the beautiful Isle of WightWelcome to the Old Stables, a beautiful and stylish barn conversion near Freshwater Bay on the Isle of Wight. This property was originally part of the famous Farringford Estate owned by Lord Tennyson, the world renown poet. Nestling at the foot of the downs the property is located up a private lane in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is within easy walking distance of Freshwater Bay - the local beach - nearby shops, a superb cafe/bar and friendly pub.
Pebble Cottage in the heart of BembridgeThis is a new listing, and we are still in the process of completing Pebble Cottage with little features and comforts for August. It is in the heart of Bembridge, with a short walk to the local shops, and The Olde Village Inn pub - a favourite of ours! Forelands beach is a good 15 minute walk away, an excellent beach for walking the dogs (or oneself), and a great place for children to enjoy all things to do with being by the seaside.
"Paddlers Rest" Stunning Sea Views !"Paddlers Rest" is new to the market following a total refurbishment. Spectacular sea views from the lounge towards Fort Albert, Hurst Castle and the Lighthouse. Enjoy the best sunsets on the Island from the patio or a 3-minute walk to the private beach. Beautiful coastal walks with many restaurants and cafes along the way. Ideal location for families, walkers, cyclists or artists!
With more than 60 miles of beaches, this small island in the Solent off the south coast of England has been a perfect holiday retreat for generations. From the picture-postcard villages of Bembridge and Seaview to scenic beaches like Freshwater Bay, there’s an invitation here to lose yourself in a quieter past, be it beachcombing on the shore at Yarmouth or hunting for dinosaur footprints and fossils at Compton Bay. Dramatic cliffs and unspoiled interior offer spectacular walking, but there’s a thriving social life, too, as displayed in the famous annual sailing week at Cowes. Water sports can be found all around the island, from surfing at Shanklin to paddleboarding at Totland. Family-friendly entertainment includes fun theme parks like Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill.
The only way to reach the Isle of Wight is by boat. You can take a car across by ferry from Southampton, Portsmouth, or Lymington, and faster passenger crossings are available on the Red Jet (from Southampton), the Wightlink catamaran (from Portsmouth), and the Hovertravel hovercraft (from Southsea). All are well served with trains to London, a two-hour journey away. As well as the major London airport hubs, it is possible to fly into Southampton’s regional airport (SOU) from a number of European cities. Once on the island, you can shuttle between its towns and villages by bus, or via the train that runs between Ryde and Shanklin.
Good news: The Isle of Wight is officially one of the sunniest places in the UK. It averages 37 hours of sunshine a week, with the south of the island faring particularly well thanks to its sheltered position beneath the cliffs: this microclimate is one of the reasons the town of Ventnor enjoys a thriving botanic garden. Do not expect high temperatures, however — summer averages between 55 and 68 Fahrenheit, and you’ll want to pack layers and a waterproof jacket to be prepared for windy and rainy spells, which can arrive at any time. Fall tends to be the wettest season, and in winter temperatures drop to the high 40s.
This series of chalk stacks rises from the sea at the island’s westernmost point like a set of static icebergs. You can admire their jagged forms and the Victorian lighthouse that protects ships from them on a clifftop walk, or from a ride on the nearby chairlift. They’re overlooked by the Old Battery, a defensive fort built in the 1860s, which you can still visit today.
Miles of soft sand and plenty of nearby amenities make this spot on the northeastern part of the island one of its most beloved bits of shoreline. The dog-friendly beach is so wide that its pier — constructed in 1814, and nearly half a mile in length — is the second-longest in the country. You can see Portsmouth from its end.
The town tucked away at the south of the island became famous as a health resort in the 19th century. It’s still a beautiful spot thanks to its parks, gardens, and sea views, and in Steephill Cove it has one of the best secret beaches on the coast.