Nestled on a pretty street in the coastal town of Ventnor, The Hambrough benefits from both a village-feel location and fabulous sea views. This boutique island hotel has seven individually designed rooms; all are fresh, light and airy, some with balconies looking across the English Channel. If you are after something more private, there is also a charming cottage for four and a lovely town house, which sleeps ten, with original features but modern amenities. The appointment of multi award-winning executive chef Matthew Tomkinson is elevating The Hambrough’s reputation as one of the Isle of Wight’s top culinary destinations. Matthew brings with him a wealth of experience, as a Roux Scholarship winner and having previously been at two other restaurants awarded a Michelin star whilst he was Head Chef, his light, classical style menus have garnered a faithful following. The friendly staff add to its charm without compromising on service. On the southern tip of the Isle of Wight and sheltered by St Boniface Down to the north, this is one of the sunniest spots in the UK and perfect for a seaside escape.
Doubles from £160
+44 (0)1983 856333; thehambrough.com