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The Farringford Hotel
"Dont be taken in by the promise of traditional charm; this hotel is a depressing place suited to people of a certain age. It is dated, stuck in the past ..." More

Sandpipers
"Good Points: Quality of food Location Bad Points: Buffet breakfast not replenished quickly enough for the number of guests Lack of dinner service on Sunday night not made clear in advance

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The Farringford Hotel
"We were greeted at the hotel only to be told that we were to early and to come back in an hour or so. We did cheque in after an hour ..." More

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The dramatic cliffs towering over the beach at Freshwater Bay make this one of the island's most popular destinations for tourists - and locals. Winter brings sensational scenes, with the waves from the English Channel roaring urgently into the bay. In summertime, the waters are warm, calm and clear, ideal for snorkelling and body-boarding. The bay area, located near the western extreme of the island, has some famous associations. Victorian society portrait photographer Julia Margaret Cameron lived at Dimbola Lodge, now a museum exhibiting her work. And Farringford Hotel, a richly attractive building, was for 40 years the home of Alfred Lord Tennyson, whose visitors included such luminaries as Lewis Carroll, Charles Darwin and Edward Lear. Tennyson regularly walked on the high downs of Freshwater and what was later named in his honour Tennyson Down, taking inspiration from the awe-inspiring coastal scenery. Heading west from Freshwater towards Alum Bay, the walker is rewarded with views of The Needles (sea stacks rising sharply above the waves) complete with a 109-feet lighthouse and the Old Battery, once used as a rocket testing site. Freshwater town is the area's main shopping and holiday centre, with opportunities for art classes and workshops.

Attraction

Dimbola Lodge Musuem

Camping

Heathfield Farm Camping

Classes

Yoga - Sheila Bernsen

Cottage

Freshfields

Dentist

Freshwater Dental Practice

Doctor

Brookside Health Centre

Golf Club

Freshwater Bay Golf Club

Holiday Park

Island View

Market

Freshwater Country Market

Pub and Bar

Red Lion
The Farringford Hotel

Restaurant

Fatimaís
Red Lion
The Farringford Hotel

School

All Saints CE Primary School
West Wight Middle School

Self-Catering

Island View
The Farringford Hotel

Solicitor

Eldridges Solicitors
RJR Solicitors

Taxi

Micks Taxis
Norton Taxis
Rayners Taxis

Sports Clubs

West Wight Road Runners (Athletics)

Shops

Honnor & jeffrey Ltd
Afton Park Nursery & Plant Centre
Thorne Butchers
The Captains Cabin
The Village Bakery
Kemkay Ltd
The Flower Shop
Gardenia Forest
Tackle Box
Avenue Road Greengrocers
Bikemech
Orchard Bros

Activities

High Adventure Ltd(Airsports)

Places to Stay near Freshwater

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Norton Grange Classic Resort (0.90 miles)

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Norton Grange can be found nestled in the picturesque fishing town of Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Its distinctly tropical feel ... More | visit website
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George Hotel (0.99 miles)

George Hotel

In the heart of the bustling village of Yarmouth, looking out over the harbour, this 17 century town house offers warm, traditional, individually decorated accommodation and superb cuisine.

Meticulous attention to detail ensures a perfect marriage ... More | visit website

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Bugle Coaching Inn (0.99 miles)

Bugle Coaching Inn
The Bugle Coaching Inn is located in the heart of Yarmouth Square. Yarmouth is the gateway town for the West Wight and we are a stones-throw away from the Lymington-Yarmouth ferry port.

A charming 16th Century ... More | visit website
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The Farringford Hotel (1.48 miles)

The Farringford Hotel

As you approach Farringford along the long sweeping drive flanked by mature trees, you will appreciate why Alfred Lord Tennyson chose this immensely charming house as his home.

A great deal of the West Wight has ... More

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Sandpipers (1.51 miles)

Sandpipers

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Sandpipers Hotel is situated in Freshwater Bay, just 50 metres from the beach and close to the Tennyson walking trail. The newly refurbished bar areas sell a wide range of Real Ale ... More

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Freshwater Bay House (1.66 miles)

Freshwater Bay House

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Freshwater Bay House, named after the semi-circular bay on which it stands, is a famous landmark within yards of some of the finest walking on ... More

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Country Garden Hotel (1.93 miles)

Country Garden Hotel
The Country Garden Hotel is adult only accommodation offering bed & breakfast in a quiet & tranquil location. It is situated towards the outskirts of Totland, just 5 minutes drive from the bustling port of ... More | visit website
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Jevington B&B (4.37 miles)

Jevington B&B

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Ian and June extend a warm welcome to their ideally situated B&B, set in a quiet lane yet only a few hundred yards away, walk through the marina to some ... More

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Westover Hall (4.48 miles)

Westover Hall
This Victorian mansion was built in 1897 for the German industrialist Alexander Siemens without regard to cost and was acknowledged to be the most luxurious residence along the south coast of England.

Today, Westover Hall is ... More | visit website
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Elmers Court Country Club & Suites (4.55 miles)

Elmers Court Country Club & Suites

Located on the stunning Solent Coast, this New Forest hotel is only 15 minutes' walk from the nearby town of Lymington. Set in a manor house dating from 1820 and surrounded by 23 acres of ... More | visit website

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