A friendly establishment set in an acre of secluded grounds, our house is beautifully situated beneath Tennyson's Monument amidst National Trust downland. One of the most westerly guest houses on the Isle of Wight and close to the Needles.
The Isle of Wight is a short sea crossing from the mainland. With a history that extends from the Stone Age, through the Roman and Medieval eras to the present day via Tudor, Regency and Victorian times, and is an Island for everyone. Today there are many family attractions together with impressive coastal scenery, wonderful downland, unspoilt 'English' villages and splendid beaches. The island measures a mere twenty three miles by thirteen so everything is within easy reach. It also enjoys excellent weather.
Our house, set in an acre of secluded grounds, is beautifully situated amidst National Trust downland. Nestling beneath Tennyson Down, not far from the magnificent cliffs towering above `Frenchman's Hole', it has splendid country and Solentviews. Here you can enjoy many interesting and varied walks. For that feeling of being on top of the world, try the walk across the Downs to the tip of the headland for breathtaking views of the Needles and the sweep of the Dorset coastline.
We offer a traditional English breakfast, but of course you may order a light Continental breakfast if you prefer.
In the evenings you can relax in the comfort of our guests lounge and if conversation runs short there is an eclectic choice of books or magazines to entertain you. You may of course like to take a short stroll and explore our acre of grounds around the house or just relax on the terrace.The house has eight bedrooms and two family suites. Four bedrooms are on the ground floor, four on the first floor and the family suites, (comprising two bedrooms and bathroom), are on the second. The spacious bedrooms, all of which have en suite facilities, are each furnished with an individual charm and have delightful rural aspects or sea views. Each room has a colour television and hot drink making facility.
Ground Floor en-suite rooms available - We can lend you a wheelchair during your stay with us - so you don't have to bring one with you, saving valuable luggage space in the car.
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Please note:Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate pets
The House is designated as a no smoking area
|Bed & Breakfast||Short Breaks Available Prices are per person|
|Low Season Rate from 2 nights £66 / per week £210
Mid Season Rate from 2 nights £72 / per week £230
High Season Rate from 2 nights £80 / per week £255
|Low Season Rate 3 nights £96 / 4 nights £124
Mid Season Rate from 3 nights £105 / 4 nights £136
High Season Rate from 3 nights £120 / 4 nights £156
|Prices are per person - We can offer ferry inclusive prices on application|
The Coach House is a self contained apartment in the grounds of Frenchman's Cove with delightful views of Tennyson Down and the surrounding countryside, it offers self catering accommodation for four, with a well appointed kitchen area which includes microwave, fridge / freezer, electric cooker, kettle, toaster, cafetière and a good selection of pots, pans, cutlery, kitchen utensils, crockery and glasses.
The lounge / dining area offers a table and four folding chairs plus comfortable seating and for your entertainment a TV, DVD and CD/radio/cassette player.
The master bedroom has en suite bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and washbasin.
The ground floor has a lobby and utility room complete with a washing machine, tumble dryer etc. plus a WC and washbasin. A door leads to a sleeping area with 2'6" Bunk Beds, suitable for children only, a wardrobe and chest of drawers and stairs leading to rest of accommodation which is on first floor.
One of the most westerly located guest houses on the Isle of Wight, set in the countryside alongside Tennyson Down, with fantastic views of The Solent, Headon Warren and Afton Downs. The Needles at Alum Bay are located within two kilometres, with the beaches of Totland Bay and Freshwater Bay within three kilometres.
Frenchman's Cove is surrounded by footpaths enabling ramblers to keep off the roads and appreciate the local countryside with magnificent views.
Not far away is the town of Yarmouth and the river Yar with plenty of birds to keep ornithologists happy. In the spring and summer the flowers are a delight to see as are the butterflies.
How to find us: From Yarmouth follow signs to Totland, then Alum Bay. About ½ mile after leaving Totland, look for a sharp left-hand fork doubling back. This is Alum Bay Old Road and we are ¼ mile down on the right.
The nearest car/passenger ferry service to Frenchman's Cove is the Lymington to Yarmouth route, a short crossing operated by Wightlink. The journey from Yarmouth to the Guest House is about 15 minutes by car. The Island has a good network of bus routes and we are a few minutes walk from the nearest bus stop. Good value 'Rover Tickets' can be obtained.