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

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Published 26/05/2021 On the Map: Out of the Ordinary Isle of Wight Stays


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

Art Deco House UK

Spectacular cliff top art deco house with stunning sea views and period features on the Isle of Wight. How about being transported back to the heady days of the ‘20s and ‘30s, surrounded by opulent décor, art deco architecture, and unspoiled views of the English seaside?  Yes, it's possible, as this is exactly what Art Deco House UK promises, and more besides! …

The Mission

The Mission

The delightfully quirky ‘tin tabernacle' on the Isle of Wight, a divine setting for a bracing island escape you'll soon be saying your prayers to return to!  It stands to reason that The Mission is situated in an designated Area of Outstanding Beauty - Blythe Shute on the south coast of the Isle of Wight, to be exact. This glorious pet-friendly ‘tin tabernacle' sleeps up to…

The Scout Hall

The Scout Hall

An instantly welcoming, enduringly quirky Isle of Wight haven, perfectly positioned amongst a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Be Prepared: for a one-of-a-kind stay at the Scout Hall! Originally - and specifically - constructed as a Boy Scout Hall, way back in the 1900s, The Scout Hall has since undergone a masterful restoration and a retro makeover that would make Lord Baden…

Vintage Vacations Airstreams

Vintage Vacations Airstreams

A gleaming fleet of vintage Airstreams and caravans, furnished for comfort and secluded in their own peaceful corner of the Isle of Wight. The original and best ambassadors of the UK Airstream, Vintage Vacations have created a laid-back slice of glamping paradise...one that's all but guaranteed to make you feel as though you've stepped quirkily back in time. Twice earning the title of ‘Best…

The Shack

The Shack

Go blissfully back to basics, in a cute-and-quirky, off-grid Isle of Wight hideaway that's mere footsteps away from a beautiful sandy beach. Prepare to fall head-over-heels in love with The Shack, a gorgeous little wooden hideaway in a magical spot that's close to bustling Cowes, and even closer to an idyllic sandy wilderness beach. The proud winner of My Isle of Wight's coveted ‘Cosiest…

Into the Woods Treehouse and The Hideaway

Into the Woods Treehouse and The Hideaway

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. If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of...a cosy, contemporary Shepherd's Hideaway and an enchanting Treehouse full of secrets, all perfectly tucked away on the north coast of the Isle of Wight. Along with…

Tom's Eco Lodge

Tom's Eco Lodge

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. At Tom's Eco Lodge, located at Tapnell Farm, you'll discover a thoughtfully-designed glamping haven to suit everyone. After all, how many sites can offer a wide range of luxury outdoor accommodation with plentiful space, fresh sea views,…

Woodside Bay Treehouse

Woodside Bay Treehouse

Experience a romantic sense of the exotic just for two, set in the green and tranquil surroundings of the scenic Isle of Wight. Set in the Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat, a beautiful beachside resort on the picturesque Isle of Wight, is the deliciously secluded Woodside Bay Treehouse, perfect for any couple looking for a snuggle-worthy romantic hideaway with a magical difference!…

Galahad at Windmill Campersite

Galahad at Windmill Campersite

Located in the centre of the Isle of Wight is one of the UK's most unique overnight stays, in a converted Westland Wessex helicopter named Galahad at Windmill Campersite. Head to this intimate and exclusive glamping site in the centre of the island, named after the historic windmill which was said to supply nearby Carisbrooke Castle with water as far back as 11th Century. Now…

Tiny Homes Holidays

Tiny Homes Holidays

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. Newly-launched, supported by the Isle of Wight Rural Fund and featured in the Guardian's anticipated ‘Twenty Places Opening in 2017', Tiny Homes Holidays is the exciting new venture from the owners of Vintage Vacations and The Shacks.  …

Landward Cottage

Landward Cottage

Landward Cottage is a serene lighthouse cottage ideal for families, set on the bracingly beautiful Isle of Wight. You'll find St. Catherine's Lighthouse in tranquil Niton, just ten minutes from the Isle of Wight coastal resort of Ventnor, and boasting both lush green scenery and dramatic coastal views. Landward Cottage, one of three on the lighthouse site, sleeps up to four people in…

Chapel House

Chapel House

Enter a truly glorious church conversion, rich in heavenly luxury and sumptuously set on the windswept coast of the Isle of Wight. Ideal for luxury group holidays with a touch of celestial charm, Chapel House is a breathtaking church conversion set within the Isle of Wight village of Chale, on the south west coast. If your idea of a church stay is dusty and old-fashioned, you're in…

Sea Shells

Sea Shells

Stir up some creative spirit with a stay in a peaceful seaside cottage, a few sandy steps away from Bonchurch beach. With its serene, characterful beauty surrounded by invigorating sea-salted air, it isn't hard to see why the village of Bonchurch was once such a favourite haunt for creative types back in Victorian times. Stylish, bright and seaside-themed, Sea Shells perfectly…

Dome Meadow Tapnell Farm

Dome Meadow Tapnell Farm

Dome comforts, courtesy of a selection of geodesic domes, privately nestled on the Isle of Wight for amazing rural views. Nestled on friendly Tapnell Farm, Tom's Eco Lodge is a detail-rich glamping haven that's home to luxury outdoor accommodation, awe-inspiring sea views (with sandy beaches right on the doorstep!), a unique farm park, restaurant and an exhilarating adventure.   Dome…

The Nest at Into the Woods

The Nest at Into the Woods

A romantic, hand-crafted treetop haven for two, secluded amongst enchanting woodland on the Isle of Wight.Boasting soothing views over tranquil farmland, The Nest at Into the Woods is the perfect setting for you and your loved one to retreat from hectic everyday life for a while.A cute-and-cosy hand-crafted treehouse for two, you'll find everything you need inside for a romantic break that's…

Seaview Beach House

Seaview Beach House

A spectacular family beachfront retreat on the Isle of Wight, with a stunning garden and panoramic views of the sweeping coast.Beautifully positioned on the beachfront, with long stretches of sand and mesmerising views of the coast, Seaview Beach House promises to take your breath clean away.Sleeping up to 10 guests, the Isle of Wight retreat is perfect for families or groups of friends with…

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