A holiday in Ventnor offers an extensive menu for those that wish to do more than simply relax on the sheltered sandy beaches it provides.
There is some absolutely fantastic scenery to capture your imagination if you are into painting or photography with high views across the island from the top of St Boniface downs and some idyllic spots tucked away in the old village of Bonchurch or along the Undercliff drive towards Niton and some breathtaking views out to sea.
We are lucky enough to enjoy our own little micro climate thanks to the downs that protect us from the northerly winds , we regularly see temperatures a couple of degrees higher than the rest of southern England. Because of this Ventnor is home to one of the best botanic gardens in the country where many rarities thrive.
To the east of Ventnor lies the picturesque village of Bonchurch a favourite haunt of Charles Dickens that has little changed since his day. A leisurely stroll will take you into the Luccombe land slip. an area of outstanding natural beauty and a SSSi (site of special scientific interest ) and a little further on the old village of Shanklin
For those of you that are a bit more outgoing you can find stables nearby offering riding lessons and hacking sessions.
For those that have a liking for mud there are plenty of off road routes for mountain biking
And for those that like the waves there is surfing, windsurfing and sailing or for a more tranquil time why not hire a boat and go fishing or relax on one of the Ventnor bay tours.
We have a bowling green, a little putting green and golf course with spectacular views and tennis courts open to the public all within easy walking distance. Just before the botanic gardens there is Ventnor cricket club where you can enjoy some good quality local matches.
A little further afield you can find a bit more adventure with one of the two paragliding/hanggliding schools (Butterfly Paragliding) or if you are a qualified pilot already we can introduce you to the local club and show you the flying sites nearby.
There are lots of very good pubs and restaurants in Ventnor. We can particularly recommend Phileas Foggs Restaurant.
Lovely Steephill Cove, short walk along the seafront from Ventnor.
The famous Needles at the western end of the Isle of Wight seen from the viewpoint near the historic Rocket Testing site at Tennyson Down. Did you know that the Black Arrow launcher for Britain's first satellite, Prospero, was tested here? The satellite was launched in 1971 and is still in orbit now, 40 years later.
See where it is now.
Offering a warm welcome and luxury accommodation
"St Boniface Down on one side, sea views on the other"
60 miles of stunning unspoilt