Those looking to escape with family and friends over the holiday period will find endless options on the Isle of Wight. Whether it’s for Christmas or New Year, or just a chance to get away and relax after the madness of the festive season, the Isle of Wight offers luxurious properties where guests can truly indulge.
Situated in Shanklin, this stunning six bedroom property offers the glamour of a bygone age. Sleeping up to 14 adults and five children, Marina Villa has the Highest Grade Award by the English Tourist Board. Built in 1929 as a lavish gentleman’s residence, the property was designed to take full advantage of its cliff-top location. With spectacular sea views over Sandown Bay, the house even has an upstairs sunroom with huge sliding picture windows to enjoy the Island’s breathtaking sunrises and sunsets each day. With all of this to enjoy, this is the perfect place to sit back with a cocktail in hand and truly relax into your Christmas break. Some of the house’s beautiful Art Deco influences can be seen in the stained glass windows, the magnificent staircase and galleried landing. There is also a grand dining room where families and friends can enjoy their Christmas Day feast in opulent surroundings.
Sleeping 16 guests, this magnificent property is set across five acres of land and offers beautiful uninterrupted views over the Solent. Located in an elevated position, Oak Cliff Place is a great escape and, with its own small wood, is the perfect spot for a crisp Christmas Day walk. Inside, six of the eight bedrooms have full sea views, and the large drawing room and adjoining conservatory provide a peaceful setting for enjoying the wonderful coastal outlook. And if you’re looking for a truly traditional Christmas, complete with roasting chestnuts, this is the place for you as guests can also enjoy the roaring open fire. In case of warmer weather, there is also an outside tennis court, heated swimming pool and several lawns.
For a quirkier choice, the Pink House offers something a little bit different. Located in Bembridge, this Georgian mansion sleeps 16 guests in its eight bedrooms and, as with previous properties, also has tennis courts, private gardens and stunning views of the Solent. Each room is decorated uniquely, with bright colours to contrast dark Winter days and fit the Christmas spirit. And, just a leisurely 15 minutes walk away, Bembridge village also offers a variety of independent shops and eateries where guests can continue to indulge in Christmas treats. Fox’s Restaurant offers a fantastic Christmas menu or, for those looking for something more special, The Spinnaker Inn can organise bespoke Christmas parties for you and your guests.
Why not live like the other half this Christmas? Haven Hall is a luxury boutique hotel set across two acres of land offering stunning sea views, a swimming pool, tennis courts and even a croquet lawn. Some of its previous guests have included none other than Colin Firth, Jimmy Carr and Peter Crouch – so why not join in the fun and treat yourself this Christmas? Exclusively for adults, the hotel is perfect for smaller groups and couples looking to escape over the Christmas period. Offering both five star luxury rooms and suites, decorated with elegant antiques and glittering chandeliers, Haven Hall is Island grandeur at its best.
Visiting the Isle of Wight over the festive season offers a chance to truly escape, sit back and relax. And with stunning properties and beautiful views your Christmas celebrations will have an indulgent setting. Treat yourself to a glorious getaway and book your Christmas break to the Island today.
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