Luccombe Hall Country House Hotel
Commanding a stunning cliff-top location above Shanklin on the Isle of Wight, this newly refurbished country house hotel offers breath-taking views, fantastic indoor and outdoor facilities and free Wi-Fi. Originally built in 1870 as the summer home for the Bishop of Portsmouth, this family-run property is surrounded by 4 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. Its staggering views coupled with its warm and friendly service help to cultivate a relaxing ambiance far removed from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The Hotel offers 29 en-suite rooms all of which are spacious and attractively furnished, perfect for a relaxing and refreshing break. All rooms also come fully equipped with a wide range of modern amenities and conveniences including free Wi-Fi access, TV with Sky Channels, direct-dial telephone, bath and shower, hairdryer, designer toiletries and tea & coffee making facilities. There are plenty of room types to choose from, whether Single, Double, Twin or Family options. For those looking for something a little extra, luxurious Superior Rooms are also available. Whilst for the ultimate indulgence, the sublime Executive Rooms feature their own private balcony, four-poster bed and the best sea views in the hotel. The Grand View Restaurant certainly lives up to its name with spectacular views across the gardens and the sea. Its inspired menu offers a delightful range of traditional British meals with a dash of international influences, all served up by the Hotel s friendly yet professional team. For a few pre-dinner or after dinner drinks, the Bishops Bar is open throughout the day and even has a roaring log fire in the Winter months. On warmer days, guests can enjoy the staggering views in the Grand View Tea Gardens offering a great selection of snacks, beverages and ice creams Luccombe Hall Country House Hotel is one of the area s premier seafront hotels and offers more activities and facilities than any other Isle of Wight Hotel. There s plenty to do for all the family, whatever the weather. Facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool (and an outdoor pool in the summer) hot tub, Sauna, squash court, games room (with a pool table, table tennis and board games), children s outdoor area and much more besides. The Hotel is situated on the East Coast of the Isle of Wight, just five minutes from Shanklin and a twenty minute drive from Newport. Limited free on-site parking is also available. Visitors can catch the train from Portsmouth Harbour Station, approximately 90 minutes from the Hotel there is also a local station in Shanklin, just 5 minutes away. For those flying in, Southampton Airport is two hours away or the Isle of Wight/Sandown Airport is only a 15 minute taxi ride from the Hotel.With such a stunning Isle of Wight location, including direct beach access and excellent on-site facilities, guests would be forgiven for never wanting to leave the hotel. However, just a short distance away there are a fantastic range of sights just waiting to be discovered. The popular coastal resort of Shanklin is full of natural charm and character, whether it s the stunning views and sandy beaches, the historical whimsy of the Old Village or the many pubs, restaurants and amusements found at the Esplanade, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Perhaps most spectacular of all is the nearby Shanklin Chine, a deep narrow ravine of stunning natural beauty as well as rich haven of rare plants, ferns, woodland and an enchanting 45ft waterfall. There are plenty more attractions to explore in the surrounding area, including the 18th Century baroque elegance of Appuldurcombe House and its Owl and Falconry Centre, the unique beauty of Ventnor Botanical Gardens and the all-ages fun of the Isle of Wight Zoo. The Hotel is also a great place to stay during the summer s famous Isle of Wight music festival at Seaclose Park, perfect for those wishing to avoid the traditional muddy fields and sleepless nights of the ve
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