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On the Map: Out of the Ordinary Isle of Wight Stays

26 May 2021

Just two hours away from London via ferry (or hovercraft!), the Isle of Wight is an ideal destination for lovers of intriguing history, rich heritage, and windswept coastal scenery.

Designated a UNESCO biosphere reserve, the island’s rugged cliffs and quarries are perfect for fossil-hunting, while Queen Victoria loved the verdant Isle of Wight landscape so much, that she built her beloved summer residence there.

Discover the intriguing vibrancy to be found on this small-but-perfectly-formed island by booking a stay in one of our favourite retreats, which you can browse right here, right now.
Author: Nina Jervis
Main Image: Into the Woods ‘The Hideaway’ | Whippingham

Art Deco House UK

Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Spectacular cliff top art deco house with stunning sea views and period features on the Isle of Wight.
Bedrooms: 6 (+1)
Sleeps: 16

Into the Woods Treehouse and The Hideaway

Whippingham, Isle of Wight
Naturally secluded woodland retreats, steeped in an intoxicating blend of fun, excitement, adventure and romance on the picturesque north coast of the Isle of Wight.
Bedrooms: 2 -3 per unit
Sleeps: up to 6 per unit
£350 (2 nights)

Tom's Eco Lodge

Yarmouth, Isle of Wight
Sustainable rural glamping on the Isle of Wight - where you'll find the perfect setting, from scenic romantic escapes to fresh, fun-filled family adventures.
Bedrooms: varies
Sleeps: varies
£90 (one night in pod, low season)

Tiny Homes Holidays

Newport, Isle of Wight
Good things come in small packages - nourish your mind, body and soul by strolling in life's slow lane for a while, on the beautiful Isle of Wight.
Sleeps: 4 per unit
£175 (2 nights)


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