Welcome to Stargazers' Retreat, our heavenly glamping abode with unforgettable sea views.
Just look at how close this heavenly hideaway is situated to the ocean.
The yurt has the most luxurious, unique feature... two outdoor bathtubs. How romantic!
Perched up high with glistening sea views.
Step inside and simply fall in love with the dreamy interior.
The king-sized bed is idyllic for a restful night's sleep.
Climb the ladder to discover the bedroom mezzanine floor, perfect for children.
With three small single beds, younger family members will love this space!
Natural light floods the yurt through the traditional Toono window.
The yurt is perfect for families, but equally as lovely for a romantic retreat.
The kitchen is very well-equipped for a glamping abode.
Snuggle up by the wood-burner on cooler days.
Lovely linens line the floor to ceiling windows from where you can admire the sparkling sea view!
There's plenty of space inside for gathering around the dinner table.
Or why not dine al fresco?
With a warming wood burner and central heating, this stunning yurt is the perfect escape in every season!
The location of this beautiful yurt is simply unbeatable!
To the left of the bed is the shower-room.
The gorgeous interiors of the yurt flow through to this unique space.
And take a look at the roof! The dome ceiling makes it feel as if you are showering in the wilds.
Whether you choose to shower or to take a bath, nature always surrounds you.
We just love this special feature.
Completely perfect...
The most unique place to stay!
Just a stone's throw from the water.
The outside space is amazing. Cosy up around the fire-pit or why not cook under the lean-to?
Your glamping escape awaits...
The yurt is in the perfect spot for Stargazing! What a beautiful sight. Image taken by the owners.
To the left of the hideaway, you'll see a smaller neighbouring yurt. Both properties have plenty of privacy, with their own secluded outdoor spaces.
St Catherine's Light House sits on the most southerly tip of the Island, is just a stroll away.
One of the Island's hidden secrets, discover Castle Haven beach just down the lane from the lighthouse.
Surrounded by gorgeous countryside, this southerly part of the Island is very special.
Walkers can pick up the coast path and enjoy miles of stunning scenery.
A short drive away is magical Freshwater Bay, ideal for kayaking, swimming and surfing.
Take the chairlift to the beach for a fabulous view of the iconic Needles.
Head to Totland Bay for crystal clear waters and beachside dining at The Hut.
Ventnor Botanic Gardens are worth a visit throughout the seasons.
Osborne House is simply fabulous and a day can be spent enjoying the house, gardens and Queen Victoria's private beach.
Yarmouth is home to the Wightlink ferry and a great selection of eclectic shops and eateries.

Stargazers' Retreat

5125

3.6 miles W of Ventnor / Sleeps 5 + cot

10% off for parties of 2 + cot or less at certain times of the year, view offer...

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7 Nights from £1200

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Located up the road from St Catherine's Lighthouse and in an area of outstanding beauty, this pub is the most southerly on the island. Sit on the outside terrace and enjoy views across the bay or in winter warm up infront of an open fire. The menu is traditional and dogs are very welcome.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2023

Great location great food

Sit outside in the garden for views of the sea whilst enjoying really well cooked food

Nearest beach

A pretty little cove, great for rock pooling with a slipway, small area of sand with rocky surrounding area. Dog restrictions apply during high season. There is no lifeguard cover so care should be taken.

Nearest walk

A good couple of hours stomp over moderate terrain with some difficult bits gives you a great outing around the only onshore lighthouse left on the island, as well as lots of comms history, wildlife and views. The National Trust have a free download fully describing the route.

Nearest town

Ventnor is the place to go if you enjoy a vibrant arts scene or botanical gardens. It seems a little warmer here all year-round, hence the flora and plentiful fish make it a great spot for anglers. Most of the island crab comes from here.

Also nearby

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Offering views across the Solent, this bistro bar and restaurant has a wide ranging menu throughout the day. You can watch the world go by from the outdoor seating or enjoy the nautical interior inside. Dogs and children are welcome.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2023

Fabulous Old Fort

Wonderful seafront eatery and hostelry. Delicious food, great service - all with fab views of the sea and moorings


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2023

Great food and atmosphere

The food here is always excellent and the staff friendly and efficient.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2023

The Old Fort Seaview

Pub / restaurant


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

April 2023

Great views, tasty vegan food

We booked in advance having seen reviews about it being busy, glad we did it was full. We were lucky to get window table, wonderful view, relaxed environment, friendly efficient staff. Great to gave vegan options and can recommend the quality chilli. Would certainly go again!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2022

Great Atmosphere

Ate here twice during our weeks stay in Seaview. Even though we hadn’t booked the first time we went, which was a busy Saturday lunch time and we were a party of 6 including a 3 year old, we were given a warm welcome and seated with no problems. We had great service and the food was delicious on both occasions. We booked for our second visit as it seems to be a very popular place, understandably given the quality of the food and the service. Very family friendly too with a great buzzy atmosphere, would highly recommend a visit.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Great food and atmosphere

Food


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Great pub

Excellent food and wine list, very helpful staff, not to be missed


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Amazing food and dog friendly

So nice we went twice for food and several times for a drink outside after a day on the beach!
Dog friendly and a lovely view.
Great menu and fab service


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

May 2022

Nice evening meal

Great atmosphere, nice staff, good food, reasonable pricing


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2022

Excellent

Great service, food and view, visited a number of times during our stay and were never disappointed.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2021

Food great and great location

Lovely location on seafront and food was excellent. Staff friendly and attentive too.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Lovely views, friendly staff, nice food

We visited a couple of times and enjoyed it. Great view!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Excellent food and great staff

This is a great place to eat as it has some lovely dishes and has a specials board. We tried the sea bass which was so nice we returned for a second helping! Our party also tried the fish of the day which was a whole sea bream, again delicious. The shell on prawns, the fish and chips and the crab ramekin were also really nice and the bread served here was gorgeous and you get plenty of butter. The chocolate brownie dessert was a triumph too. All of this, plus it is dog friendly! Definitely recommended to try.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2021

The Old Fort

Great food, lovely staff and very welcoming


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Friday lunch

Two had ploughman's, one fish and chips, one sea bass. All excellent.
The new to the menu Lemon Posset was a delightful end to the meal.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Good quality, well priced

Good quality, well priced and varied menu, with indoor and outdoor seating. We had a whole fresh plaice, and pulled pork burger, and both were excellent. Decent wine list as well


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Mrs Rachel Coleman

Our fish


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2020

Excellent friendly service.

Lovely staff and food.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2019

Curry nights

We usually go to the weekly curry night when we are on holiday


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2019

The Old Fort Seaview

Lovely seaside pub with outside sitting area. Enjoyed the food, but you do need to book ahead as they get very busy and its OK to sit outside if it is a balmy summer evening.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2019

Nice but....

We never got to actually eat in this pub. We did try several times but we were either too late or too early and they weren't serving food and then on our last evening there we were told no dogs after 6pm so we couldn't get a table. To be honest we did rather feel that sailing club members were given priority over holiday makers and that we were a bit of a nuisance that is tolerated rather than encouraged.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This pub is in a great location for walkers and cyclists on the southern most stretch of the island. With good food and a relaxed atmosphere be sure to pop in. There's a large outside seating area for warmer months. Dogs are welcome.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Trevor Maycock

We ate several times at the 'mouse. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food is very good and the portions significant. A good food menu and selection of beers. Overall, excellent value for money and well staffed with good service even when busy.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2019

Mrs S Gates

Very nice pub good food and décor, friendly had two good meals in the pub

This gem of a place is located centrally on the Island and offers a loving and forever home to donkeys. Open daily, entry is free and you can wander the site to say hello to over 100 donkeys and ponies. Dogs are welcome and Grazers Cafe offers refreshments. Donations to support the sanctuary are very welcome.

A recently opened community shop offering local produce, newspapers, fresh fruit, veg and milk. It's ideally situated in the middle of Seaview and a great place to stock up. They are only open mornings until Easter and then will extend to all day until October.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2023

Fantastic community shop!

An absolute treasure trove selling everyday essentials and lots of special island treats. Very pleasant people running it.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2023

Great community shop

Well stocked with fresh bread and bakery items daily. Very helpful, polite staff. Nice to talk to local people who helped with advice on days out, beaches etc


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2023

Friendly and sell stocked

Went in for one thing came out with 6 including beautiful local artist card plus a new beach spade and tasty sourdough bread!Very handy organised little shop and always a bonus when served with cheerful attitude.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2022

Well stocked shop right in the middle of Seaview

A community shop spread over three linked rooms.
A good selection of food and general necessities and also buckets, spades and crabbing lines.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Gem of a shop

Everything you need for day to day catering. Wonderful


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2021

Everything you need

If staying in Seaview please support this shop with its friendly staff.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2020

Wonderful.

Great selection. Lovely staff.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2019

Great choice

This shop was open at 2 set times during the day, and we were pleased to see it was open until 18.30 when we stayed in Sept. They have a great choice of local produce including dairy items, the milk and Greek yogurt we had was delicious. The fruit was fresh and good quality, plus on sale were various dry goods and newspapers. A great selection of items. We will use the shop again if we return to Seaview.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2018

Great Little Local Shop

A new community shop recently opened in the heart of the village. It offers fresh fruit and vegetables, milk, bread and other local produce. This is the perfect place to get provisions in Seaview and saves a trip to the supermarket in the car.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Set in the heart of the countryside, this pub has masses of parking, a huge kids play area, childrens menu and dogs are welcome. Three roaring log fires will keep you toasty in winter.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Meal at The Chequers Inn

We had a lovely meal at The Chequers Inn, the server was excellent, the staff were very friendly and the food was amazing. Very dog friendly


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2019

Best pub/restuarant we visited durring our stay.

Excellent food, good selection of beers and the friendliest staff you could wish to have serving you.
They made our border collie Mollie really welcome.

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