About Frenchman’s Cove

Frenchman’s Cove on the Isle of Wight is a warm, welcoming, family-run guest house, offering ideally located family B&B or self-catering accommodation to holidaymakers and locals alike who are looking to explore all that the Isle of Wight has to offer.

Nestling beneath Tennyson Down, not far from the magnificent cliffs towering above ‘Frenchman’s Hole’, Frenchman’s Cove has splendid country and Solent views and is situated perfectly for enjoying a range of walks, cycle trails and other activities.

 Stay in one of the charming and spacious en-suite bedrooms, and enjoy full English or continental breakfast options which have an established reputation in the area, or choose a self-catering option and stay in the Coach House.

Whatever type of Isle of Wight holiday you’re looking for, Frenchman’s Cove is the place to stay.

Dining area, Bar and Guest Lounge

Within the Frenchman’s Cove main house, we have a wonderfully cosy bar area [not licenced] with an enclosed wood burning stove, perfect for evenings where you’d like to sit and relax by the fire.

In the morning, breakfast is served in our separate dining room, next to the bar area, which has wonderful views out towards the front lawn and the Solent, providing a nice and relaxing start to your day ahead.

We also have a lovely guest lounge where you can treat yourselves as if you are in your own home. It’s equipped with nice & comfy sofas and a series of magazines and books to get stuck in to on a relaxing evening.

The Gardens, Surrounding Scenery & Wildlife

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.

The Isle of Wight is home to some fantastic species of plants and wildlife, namely the red squirrel; rare butterflies and Kestrals. We’re lucky to have a lot of the wildlife on our doorstep; some of which can be seen in the slider on the left.