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Winter Attractions Open On Isle of Wight

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Osborne House

The Isle of Wight is still very much open this winter.

There are plenty of attractions that are open throughout the year to provide fun and excitement on a island escape.

Some of those that are open for all or part of the week include The Needles, Osborne House, Carisbrooke Castle, Wight Karting, Monkey Haven, Ventnor Botanic Gardens, Quarr Abbey, Dinosaur Isle, Amazon World, Isle of Wight Zoo, Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary and Brading Roman Villa.

To book your apartment, visit our accommodation page.

2018 Late Availability + 2019 Open

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Spyglass Inn, Ventnor

As the year moves on, we are are already looking to 2019 with our first guests booked and 2019 availability open for all. Prices have been held at 2018 rates, so get booking to secure your 2019 holiday.

However, back to this year, with the summer sun now upon us and the thoughts of a sunny summer holiday on the Isle of Wight in the air, there are just a handful of weeks left across our apartments for June, July and August of 2018.

Check out our availability to nab a week away before they go – 2018 has been a hugely popular year, so the Isle of Wight is the place to be.

Don’t forget we can offer a discount for Red Funnel and also have travel cots with linen and high chairs available to our guests free of charge.

For 2018 and 2019 availability, visit our booking page.

Picture: Spyglass Inn, Ventnor

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It may only be February but the sun is shining on the Isle of Wight, as shown on the picture taken this morning outside the Spyglass Inn on Ventnor Esplanade.

2018 is already booking up fast with guests already having stayed in January and booked through to October, so get your holiday booked to avoid disappointment.

Spyglass Inn, Ventnor

Food and Drink: Dunnose Magna, Luccombe

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Dunnose Magna

If you are looking for a pitstop on your walk to Ventnor, why not pop into Dunnose Magna in Luccombe?

Historically a tea gardens, it is a return to old with a new tea gardens now opened in the gardens of the thatched house. Open 11am to 5pm (not Wednesdays), it offers Purbeck ice cream, homemade cakes, light lunches and a selection of hot, cold and alcoholic beverages, all nestled in the Luccombe valley.

In addition to this, you can also see one of the streams that feed Luccombe Chine, currently closed due to landslips, and also the family of chickens that liven just next door.

For more, visit DunnoseMagna.co.uk.

Photo: Sunny Times In Ventnor

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The sun is shining on the Isle of Wight, so why not book a last minute break? You can visit our Booking page to check our late availability.

Here’s Orchard Bay in Ventnor recently, just next door to the Ventnor Botanic Gardens:

Orchard Bay Steps Ventnor

Photo: Orchard Bay, Ventnor

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The sun is still shining on the Isle of Wight this autumn, as shown by the picture below of Orchard Bay, Ventnor, from Sunday. Having been washed away by a storm 2 years ago, the footpath and steps to this secluded gem just beyond Ventnor Botanic Gardens have just re-opened, allowing locals and visitors to enjoy this wonderful spot.

Perfect for a picnic or playing about after a trip to the gardens, they offer a lovely place to enjoy what the island has to offer.

We’re open all year round, with our new apartments, Highlands, launching in a couple of days, so get in touch to book your autumn and winter breaks on the Isle of Wight.

Orchard Bay Ventnor

Photo: Bank Holiday Sailing In Ventnor

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It is a busy old weekend on the Isle of Wight this bank holiday. With the start of the Isle of Wight Walking Festival (Walk the Wight) along with the Randonee cycling race, everyone is out and about enjoying the fine weather.

Here’s the boats that took part in the Ventnor Races organised by Shanklin Sailing Club coming in after reaching the finishing line this morning:

Ventnor Beach Boats

 

Places To Visit: Steephill Cove

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Steephill Cove
Steephill Cove (click to enlarge)

Just around the corner from Ventnor is a hidden gem, waiting to be explored – Steephill Cove.

The tiny fishing village is a short walk away from both Ventnor esplanade and the Botanic Gardens along the coastal path. With no cars in the village (parking is available further inland) and the paths simply covered in the shingle from the beach, when arriving in the village, you’ll feel like your stepping back in time.

Away from modern life, the huts and houses form a perfect setting for a relaxing day out. It’s a no fuss kind of place, with a few restaurants and cafes, some of which feature fresh fish caught by the fisherman of the cove, and of course, the beach.

And that’s it. But with the view, who needs any more?