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Bonchurch, with its olde-world atmosphere, is the ideal retreat for anyone seeking a peaceful break far from the madding crowd. A village which has inspired such literary figures as Charles Dickens, John Keats and Anna Sewell, it developed on the side of St Boniface Down - the island's highest point - during the Victorian era. Like its larger neighbour, Ventnor, it originally attracted wealthy families setting up holiday homes. These grand houses of yesteryear make for a stunning contrast with the village's modest stone cottages, narrow streets and varied scenery. Down by the bay is a shingle and sand beach enclosed by rocks that guarantee children loads of good old-fashioned holiday fun, climbing, scrambling and fishing in the rock pools. On the front, the cafés tempt families with fresh, locally caught seafood. One of Bonchurch's most popular spots is the village pond, not only because of its restful surroundings but also for the ducks and the gulping carp that jostle to devour any food thrown by visitors. Walkers love The Landslip, an excellent clifftop journey through ancient oak woodland and a dramatic gorge called the Devil's Chimney, and the pedestrian route to Ventnor, taking in the sights of Wheelers Bay.

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Ventnor Towers (0.40 miles)

Ventnor Towers
Ventnor Towers is an elegant Victorian house built in 1872 and has been a hotel since the turn of the last century. It is situated in what is often considered the most beautiful location on ... More | visit website
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Spring Gardens (0.48 miles)

Spring Gardens
A friendly run guesthouse with fantastic sea views and with in walking distance to the beach and all amenities. Breakfast will be served in your room so you have complete privacy. All rooms are to ... More | visit website
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Cornerways Hotel (0.48 miles)

Cornerways has been described by our guests as a comfortable and friendly place with an informal, relaxed atmosphere a 'home from home'. A glance through our Visitors Book would give you an impression of how ... More | visit website
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Brunswick House (0.75 miles)

Brunswick House
Brunswick House is a family run 4 star guest house; offering bed and breakfast accomodation. All rooms are en-suite with colour TVs; CD radio alarm clocks; shaver points and beverage facilities. On street parking ... More | visit website
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Windsor Carlton Hotel (0.88 miles)

Windsor Carlton Hotel

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A small Victorian town house offering 4 star quality guest accommodation set over 3 floors. The Windsor Carlton has been refurbished for the 2008 season. We offer five quality en-suite rooms set in ... More

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Wellington Hotel (1.15 miles)

Wellington Hotel
The hotel is in an unrivalled position; it faces due south and is at town-level for shops, buses and entertainment. The beach is accessible through our terraced gardens, enabling guests to bathe straight from the hotel.

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Royal Hotel (1.21 miles)

Royal Hotel

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The Royal Hotel is one of the Isle of Wight’s Best Kept Secrets – a refined and elegant historic jewel and ... More | visit website

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Eversley Hotel (1.27 miles)

Eversley Hotel
The Eversley stands in an acre of grounds from which there are glorious views of the English Channel and boasts its own private access to Ventnor Park and the coastal footpaths. All rooms are ensuite ... More | visit website
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St Maur Hotel (1.35 miles)

St Maur Hotel

The St Maur Hotel is an ideal holiday location on the Isle of Wight. Situated in Ventnor, one of the prettiest areas on the Island, which makes it ideal for walking holidays. Close to Ventnor Park and ... More | visit website

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Bourne Hall Country Hotel (1.54 miles)

Bourne Hall Country Hotel

Bourne Hall Country Hotel enjoys an enviable reputation for quality, excellence and its fine cuisine. We pride ourselves on our friendly service and beautiful surroundings ensuring your time with us is pleasant and relaxing.

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