The Boat House accommodation is one of a pair, all on the ground floor and there are lovely walks along the esplanade just outside the property. Island attractions include The Needles, with chair lift, amusement park, boat rides, lighthouse & coloured sands of Alum Bay. Blackgang Chine, the oldest themed attraction in the UK is nearby, other attractions include Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Isle of Wight Pearl, Dinosaur Isle, a donkey sanctuary & Calbourne Water Mill, which has a 17th-century working watermill. Osborne House & Gardens (Queen Victoria's holiday residence), Carisbrooke Castle and the sailing town of Yarmouth are worthy of a visit. Cowes in the north west of the island is renowned for its sailing. Also within easy reach are vineyards and quaint villages, some with thatched roofs such as Godshill, Old Shanklin and Brighstone. Outdoor pursuits include scenic walking, riding, fishing, cycling, water sports and golf. Beach 400 yards. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 300 yards.