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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Ryde, Isle of Wight your home away from home

The old town of Ryde is a mixture of old Regency style buildings and quaint backstreets with small shops. It also has miles of sandy beaches and the second longest pier in Britain which juts out into the Solent for almost half a mile. Ryde has plenty of cafés, pubs and restaurants and is known for its lively nightlife. It is also close to the towns of Bembridge and Seaview, making it an excellent centre for younger visitors. A holiday rental in Ryde makes an excellent base for walking, shopping, beaches and entertainment.

Things to Do in Ryde, Isle of Wight Local Activities

Ryde has an excellent outdoor swimming pool, an ice rink and a ten-pin bowling alley along with plenty of local shops and restaurants to keep all the family amused during your stay in a Ryde holiday rental. Carnival

The oldest carnival in England takes place in Ryde at the beginning of September each year. It is organized by the former director of the massive Notting Hill Carnival and is a great fun time to visit Ryde. Walking

The Isle of Wight has some beautiful scenery and sea views from the coastal paths. It is an ideal place for walkers and cyclists to enjoy a holiday. Woodland walks are popular in Parkhurst Forest. Visitors can take a stroll to St Catherine’s Lighthouse or enjoy an invigorating walk around St Boniface Down.

Places to Visit Near Ryde, Isle of Wight

Shanklin

This old-world village with its quaint shops is a pleasant place to spend a day exploring. Its beach is one of the best sandy beaches on the island, particularly for families. It has plenty of amenities and water sports and has a Blue Flag award for clean bathing.

The Needles and Alum Bay

This beautiful area has amazing coloured sands and cliffs which look across the bay to the interesting formation of the Needles Rocks. There are boat trips around the coast, a chairlift and a theme park with rides for the children, to complete an action-packed family day out.

Osborne House

This lavishly appointed stately home was the favourite residence of Queen Victoria. After a tour of the magnificent interior with its opulent furnishings and historic artworks, spend time in the serene gardens and enjoy the gorgeous sea views.

Weather in Ryde, Isle of Wight

The island location gives the Isle of Wight exceptionally mild winters with temperatures averaging 40-47°F (4-8°C) in the winter. Summer months are warm and dry, averaging 72°F (22°C) in August.

Getting to Ryde, Isle of Wight

The easiest way to reach Ryde on the Isle of Wight is by car or airplane to Southampton Airport which is just 18 miles from Ryde. From Southampton there several car ferries which sail into Cowes. Other ferry services run to the Isle of Wight from Portsmouth and Lymington.

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Recent Reviews

Great little cosy retreat, within easy striking distance of all the highlights of the new forest

4 of 5
Cosy, private, in great surroundings. Easy walk to a couple of nice pubs too. A perfect rural retreat.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

A beautiful. Well equipped bungalow with cosy wood burner and large kitchen diner.

5 of 5
Excellent. Owners were very friendly and helpful.We spent a very relaxing few days here. Would highly recommend.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

Wonderful to come "home" to...

5 of 5
You can read on other people’s reviews just how idyllic, charming, well-appointed and beautifully decorated The Hermitage is. And I agree with them all! The photos really are a true depiction of the accommodation. It can feel like the only reasons you want to get out of that huge, comfortable bed are for the stunning views over the English Channel, or to soak in the huge whirlpool tub. However, It’s exploring your surroundings that’s makes staying here even more attractive and enjoyable. As an ex-Islander, I remember when Ventnor’s Victorian grandeur had faded, but recently it seems the smart money has moved in. Whilst neighbouring Sandown and Shanklin still caters for those seeking sun, sea and sand, Ventnor has definitely gone upmarket. The Hermitage is a short walk from some very smart cafés, bars and restaurants, particularly those on the Esplanade. The Spyglass is a great traditional pub (a proper Pint of Prawns!) and the Ale & Oyster is one of many eateries that take pride in using local produce. Back in the town, Cantina does great tapas, there’s a few more proper pubs and of course, there's Perks Bar - a must for those with a curiosity for unusual or themed venues! Indeed, Ventnor was a great starting point for us “foodies”. The Royal Hotel is also excellent and for a real treat, Michelin-starred chef Robert Thompson’s restaurant is a short drive away. There are so many wonderful places to eat and drink on the Island, it’s well worth doing your research before you arrive. You’ll need to walk it all off, of course. The Hermitage was a great base from which to explore some wonderful walks and stunning scenery. Ask Leslie or indeed any of the locals about Steephill Cove, St. Catherine’s Lighthouse, The “Pepperpot”, Newtown Creek. We walked at Compton Bay on New Year’s Eve and it was breath-taking (and not because it was cold!). Many visitors don’t know or don’t bother about these places which is a shame as they don’t know what they’re missing out on. If you’re looking for quaint towns, Yarmouth is a 40 minute drive along a stunning coast road and of course, Cowes is always worth a visit, especially during the Round The Island Race, Cowes Week or the Cowes Classic powerboat racing. But above all, we got to come back to this beautiful, cosy, comfortable cottage. We’d recommend it to anyone and can’t wait for our next visit.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016