Newsletter – August on the Isle of Wight
If you haven’t booked your holiday on the Isle of Wight then WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
We have some of the greatest events and things to do and they are waiting for you to come and visit. This month we have the Island’s carnivals, Cowes Week, The Isle of Wight Proms and the FANTASTIC Jack-Up the 80’s.
We also have great attractions and things to do, like Robin Hill Country Park with their Summer Slide, Blackgang Chine celebrating 175 years in the business, the Donkey Sanctuary, The Tiger Sanctuary and The Isle of Wight Monkey Haven to name just a few.
If you thought the Isle of Wight was small compared to Devon or Cornwall, you would be right, but we have so much action and fun packed in, we really are the “Party Island” and somewhere the whole family will enjoy coming to again and again.
See You soon……
The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary is based between Shanklin and Ventnor on the road to Wroxall and we are open all year round from 10:00am till 4:30pm, weather permitting. Everyone is welcome to come and visit our lovely donkeys including well-behaved dogs. The charity relies entirely on donations, adoptions and the many fundraising activities held throughout the year. Come and see these beautiful and characterful creatures.
The Isle of Wight Zoo is a family-run zoo with a special interest in tigers and lemurs. The zoo was built within the ruins of a Victorian Fort built to guard Sandown’s coast, which means we face one of the Isle of Wight’s nicest beaches. Once upon a time the zoo owners used to walk tiger cubs on the beach, and we’re still famous locally for it. Nowadays we focus on looking after older tigers and giving them a happy retirement.
Monkey Haven is a multi-award-winning attraction that makes animals happy… and people happy. This Isle of Wight animal sanctuary is Number 1 on TripAdvisor and the best small attraction in England, according to the tourism chiefs at VisitEngland.
West Wight Alpacas is a trekking and alpaca stud farm set within 23-acres of picturesque countryside in the village of Wellow on the Isle of Wight and is home to a wonderful herd of unique Suri alpacas. There is also a great cafe/restaurant there called the Llama Tree which is well worth a visit.
We have great events for you to enjoy and take part in every day during the summer, whether it be a festival, summer fair, fireworks or a show.
Comfortable, clean and catered clubhouse with balcony viewing areas overlooking 500m all-weather, outdoor track. Adrenaline-packed action for anyone aged from 8 to 88. A fantastic addition to the Island’s list of must-dos attractions in any weather. All equipment provided.
Fun for ALL the Family.
We’ve been growing Garlic on the Isle of Wight ever since Granny planted the first garlic crop in her kitchen garden in 1972. Her son Colin has since travelled the world seeking out the history and origins of garlic while his wife Jenny experimented in the farmhouse kitchen with different garlic pickles and chutneys. We now offer an ever-expanding range of garlic inspired products from garlic chutney to beer and ice cream.
Luccombe Hall Hotel is stunningly located on the cliff top in Shanklin. As one of the best-located isle of Wight hotels, you will be spoilt for just the best sea views. The hotel is just a couple of minutes away from the main Shanklin to Ventnor Road and occupies a very peaceful location yet is only a few minutes walk to the Shanklin Old Village.
Luccombe Hall Hotel is proud to be able to offer the best range of facilities of any hotel on the Isle of Wight. There’s plenty to do for all the family, whatever the weather. Relax in the hot tub or sauna. Allow the kids to let off some steam with a swim in the pool and a round of table tennis. Keep active and burn off some calories on the squash court.
If your idea of a perfect break involves looking out upon spectacular views of the sea then spend an evening, before and after dinner, in our wonderful lounge. You will experience delicious fine dining and stunning sea views in The Appley Restaurant. You can also enjoy refreshments in the Grand View Tea Gardens which also boast panoramic views of Shanklin and Sandown beaches.
Luccombe Manor is perfect for you and your family. You can sit in the lounge and watch the yachts and cross-channel ferries pass by. You may want to relax in the outdoor hot tub, take a swim in the heated pool, cool off in the games room or take a wander through the magnificent gardens.
A choice of 41 unique and comfortable bedrooms, varying in style and size from singles through to family suites, superior rooms and a four poster and honeymoon suite, we are certain you will find a room suited to your requirements at the Wight.
All rooms have been redecorated and fitted with blackout curtains and new carpets to ensure your comfort. Free wifi is available in all public areas and the vast majority of bedrooms to complement your leisure time.
We are an independent establishment, and we believe in a friendly approach and personal touch. Our aim is to offer you a comfortable bed, superb cleanliness and a quality breakfast whether you are just passing through, staying for a weekend, or with us for a longer break.
Behind the guesthouse is our Mediterranean-style outdoor swimming pool which is heated and open from mid-May to mid-September.