A perfect base for the beach & the town of Ventnor, which is a 5-min drive away. Ventnor’s popular shingle & sand beach is a favourite with all ages, where freshly caught fish of the day can be brought at the marina, & fishing & boat trips around the coastline are available daily. There is a wide selection of great eateries, pubs & boutique-style individual shops within a short driving distance. Blackgang Chine is nearby, the oldest themed attraction in the UK & within easy reach are the Needles & Alum Bay. Attractions include Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Isle of Wight Pearl, Dinosaur Isle, Donkey Sanctuary & Calbourne Water Mill. Osborne House & Gardens, known for being Queen Victoria’s holiday residence, & Carisbrooke Castle are a short distance away. The sailing towns of Yarmouth & Cowes, & the popular resorts & Shanklin & Sandown are nearby. The island can be explored from open-top buses that stop regularly at various collection points. Beach 1½ miles. Shop, pub & restaurant ½ mile.