Freshwater Bay House, Isle of Wight

Chalky white cliffs and eyebrow-arching sea views set the tone for the delights that follow at this county house on the Isle of Wight - Queen Victoria's favourite island that’s just a ferry hop from the South Coast. The location is as gorgeous as it gets; to the south of the village of Freshwater, within pebble-throwing distance of its namesake bay, and just a skip from Tennyson Downs. You’ll also be within easy reach of the area’s showstoppers, including the imposing Stag and Mermaid rocks, the multi-coloured sands of Alum Bay, the remarkable Ventnor Botanic Garden, and the 125-million-year-old dinosaur footprints at Compton Bay. And then, of course, there’s the Needles Old Battery for the ubiquitous photo opportunity and the best views of The Needles Rocks. 

Groups love

Far-reaching sea views from many guest rooms 

Staying so close to Tennyson Downs 

Gardens with paths leading down to the beach  

Fabulous guided and self-guided walks 

The handy boot and drying room  

Comfortable accommodation with full-board 

The house’s unique character and history 

Places to visit

Freshwater Bay 


Osborne House 

Carisbrooke Castle 

Isle of Wight steam railway 

Ventnor Botanic Gardens 

House facts

House capacity: 72 

Number of singles: 14 

Exclusive occupancy minimum: 61