Isle of Wight
Tel: 01983 755656
Additional FeaturesColour Television all rooms
Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
DescriptionIvy Lodge, built in 1877, is a large house of character situated in the beautiful West Wight at Freshwater Bay and is home to Barbara and Nigel Shaw.
The house is situated just five minutes walk from the pretty Freshwater Bay and is a good starting point for many lovely walks along the cliffs to Tennyson Down and beyond to the Needles or onto the Afton Down with its stunning views along the coastal cliffs and across the Solent or along the river Yars disused railway line to Yarmouth with its popular yachting centre. Other nearby facilities include golf, horse riding, cycling and a swimming pool at Freshwater. The famous Alum Bay with its coloured sand cliffs is close at hand. The Isle of Wight has many beautiful attractions none of which are really very far away!
Ivy Lodge offers bed and breakfast terms for guests wishing to stay in this part of the Isle of Wight from the beginning of April to the end of October. The tariff and booking information can be found on the Booking page.
Motorists, cyclists and walkers are welcome, with or without children, although we have no special facilities for small children.
The house has 3 spacious rooms (2 double and 1 twin-bedded) which are tastefully decorated and two have a balcony with pleasant views over the large garden towards the downs and Freshwater Bay. Each bedroom has comfortable beds and washbasin and has the benefit of full central heating; toilets and bathroom with a walk-in shower are available on the same landing. There are tea-making facilities and a colour television in each bedroom. There is also an extensive library of books available to all.
The house is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac close to Freshwater Bay and has its own spaces for parking.
Smokers are requested to refrain from smoking whilst indoors.
Barbara Shaw is your host. She is an artist and paints under her maiden name of Barbara Newman.
Barbara has been inspired by the beautiful and varied landscape of the Isle of Wight.
She spent her childhood on the island and then trained at Portsmouth College of Art.
Besides raising a family, she found time to paint and develop her own work and now has many years experience in different types of media and forms of expression. Her subjects include landscape, seascape and portrait with particular interest in dogs, cats and horses.
As well as painting many commissions, she has displayed her work at successful exhibitions at Henley-on-Thames.
Barbara is a qualified adult education tutor and now gives regular daytime Painting for Pleasure classes covering many techniques of drawing and painting, including the use of water colour, oil, pastel and pen and ink.