Isle of Wight

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loopyloo87 Wed 22-Apr-15 21:04:05

Hi all,I've never been to the iow & we have decided on a long weekend with our 9 year old.. Can anyone tell me the cheapest way to travel on the ferry we are coming from london also where's the best area to stay that's close to activities and amenities thankyou smile

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ReeseWithoutHerSpoon Sat 25-Apr-15 19:03:06

The cheapest way to do the ferry is use tesco club card points. Otherwise there isn't much between the price at all. Early morning/later evening is cheaper, as is midweek. I'd just go from wherever is most convenient for you to get to. (I assume you're driving?)

As for where to stay, Sandown, Shanklin, Ventnor side of the island has lots going on and they are all nice towns. Sandown is busiest and most touristy, but still ok.

And personally, I love the island that much that I never mind the drive round to get to other places.

loopyloo87 Mon 27-Apr-15 10:03:07

Hi & thankyou for your reply & advice yes we will be driving from Southampton.We are thinking about staying at the Premier Inn do you know of any good B&B's?

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ReeseWithoutHerSpoon Mon 27-Apr-15 20:15:46

We've always camped on the island or stayed self catering.

TeddTess Mon 27-Apr-15 20:47:25

would love some self catering recommendations for May. TIA!

ReeseWithoutHerSpoon Mon 27-Apr-15 21:43:22

A couple of years ago we stayed in a log cabin at Calborne Mill. It was beautiful and the bread in the tea room at the Mill was a bonus!

www.calbournewatermill.co.uk/hol_eco.shtml

We have camped in various places.

Static caravans at Appuldurcombe are nice

www.appuldurcombegardens.co.uk

Anywhere in Niton is good- Niton Barns cottages. Not stayed there but they look lovely, and Niton is a lovely peaceful villag.

Oh, and I'm giving all of my secrets away now, but check out Vintage Vacations (airstream caravans and individually decorated self catering dotted across the island)

TeddTess Tue 28-Apr-15 09:55:50

thanks so much!

shakemysilliesout Thu 30-Apr-15 09:29:32

U must visit shanklin chine. It's lovely. I also feel your 9 yr old has to go to black gang chine.

loopyloo87 Sun 03-May-15 11:58:17

Thankyou all so much for your recommendations greatly appreciated thanks for your secrets ;)

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