Impressive grounds at Firestone Lodge.
The traditional kitchen also has a breakfast-bar. Take a seat here to chat with the chef.
The large sitting-room with French doors leading onto the terrace to enjoy summer sun or light the wood-burner in the cooler months.
A quiet sanctuary from the rest of the house in the top floor bedroom.
The rear courtyard is the perfect spot to enjoy a cup of coffee and a good read.
Let the sun into the sitting/dining-room.
Gather around the table and plan your next island adventure.
Enjoy a glass of wine and some local cheese after a day out visiting the island.
Preparing a holiday meal in the modern kitchen.
Plan your day at the breakfast-bar in the kitchen.
The kitchen has all you need for your holiday meals.
The large family bathroom on the first floor.
Family bathroom complete with roll-top bath and hand shower attachment for salty beach feet.
The day bed in bedroom one faces the front of the house.
A good read with a cup of tea.
The pretty single bedroom with day bed.
Bedroom two with bunk-beds and bright bean bags for the children.
Plenty of reading material for the children in the bunk bedroom.
One of the pretty bedrooms at the property.
Pretty touches to the double bedroom.
Ample space to hang your clothes.
The first floor landing with latch door leading up to the main bedroom on the second floor.
The main bedroom at the top of the house offers you a place to sleep, read or watch the Smart TV.
A view from the main bedroom through to the en suite bathroom.
Perfect corner to read a good book.
The en suite bathroom with windows overlooking the front of the property and garden.
The en suite bathroom on the top floor.
Through the latch door, the steps leading up to the top floor with rope hand rail.
Welcome to Firestone Lodge.
The gravel drive leading into the parking area at Firestone Lodge.
Breakfast anyone?
The front garden with picnic tables for those al fresco evenings.
View of Quarr Abbey in Fishbourne.
Queen Victoria's favourite home, Osborne House, in East Cowes.
The zig-zag road leading down to Ventnor esplanade and beach front.
St Catherine's lighthouse.
The iconic Needles.

Firestone Lodge

5494

2.6 miles W of Ryde / Sleeps 7 + cot

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

Nearest pub

Pop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner, open all day everyday. The carvery is well known and popular with traditional toast dinners a speciality. There's ample parking and quiz night every Sunday.

Nearest beach

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A private beach accessed only from Osborne House where you will pay an entry fee. The beach is sandy and safe, a favourite of Queen Victoria and her children when they were in residence. These days you can take a look at her bathing hut and enjoy an ice cream on the beach. A shuttle bus runs from the house between April - October. There's no lifeguard cover and dogs are not allowed.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2023

Beautiful

Peaceful - love the deckchairs supplied.

Nearest walk

Wootton Bridge offers a variety of countryside walks for you to enjoy, all kindly available to download from iwight.com. This one covers three and a half miles and will take up to two hours. Start from Brannon Way car park and enjoy exploring the countryside around Wootton.

Nearest town

Wootton village incorporates Wootton Creek, Wootton Common and Wooton Bridge, a series of lovely little places along this north east coast riverside where you can walk to your heart's content and only a short hop to the ferry port at Fishbourne.

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

April 2024

The old fort

Great food and staff


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.

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

An Artisan coffee shop in the heart of Seaview just a short stroll away from the seafront. Enjoy homemade cakes, biscuits, panninis, salads and quiche. Pop in for a well earned snack if you are walking around the coast or spending the day of the beach.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2022

Lovely cafe with friendly and helpful staff.

Cafe in the centre of Seaview, on a corner. It has indoor and outdoor seating and you can eat in or take out.
I enjoyed a very tasty breakfast here of scrambled eggs with bacon.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Best coffee

Lovely food, friendly staff and the best "Flat white" ever!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Wow this place is superb

Fantastic food. Breakfast, lunch just great.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Amazing pizza’s

Would recommend getting the takeaway pizza’s!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Great coffee

Lovely service, excellent coffee, fun cafe.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2019

Lily’s cafe

Delicious open wraps


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2019

Perfect for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea

A proper local cafe that is open year round.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2018

Laughably Expensive

The owners have squashed in as much furniture and bric-a-brac as possible which makes for an uncomfortably 'cosy' ambience.

Although the fayre is good, it's not exceptional, the wait is long and the organisation is questionable. The prices charged would give one the impression that everything is gold plated. More realistic prices would lead to greater footfall and higher profits but then they'd have to get rid of some of the 'stuff' crammed in there and they'd have to organise themselves more effectively.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2017

Lovely spot

Located on the High Street, this eclectic cafe serves good coffee and a great variety of snacks and cakes baked fresh daily. It's a bit of a tardis and looks small from the outside but there's loads of seating to the rear.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Park your car anywhere on the Esplanade at Seaview and walk past the Boathouse pub with the sea on your right. You will pass rows of beach huts, woodland and into Puckpool Park. The sea views are stunning across the Solent to the mainland and the park itself is a gem. The path hugs the coast all the way around to Ryde, past Appley beach with its gothic tower and into the town. You'll find lots of places to eat and drink en-route, the path is even and flat so suitable for pushchairs. Dogs are allowed on the footpaths but restricted on the beach so do check the signs. The return walk is approx 2 miles depending how far into Ryde you walk and the best return route is back the way you came.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Great walk into Ryde

Lovely walk - looks like a fab cafe half way but couldn’t get in as so busy


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2021

Easy flat walk

Great walk to Ryde especially as you can walk across the beach at all states ot the tide


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Lovely coast path

Great views, accessible with a pushchair and plenty of places to stop on route for refreshments and a great kids park in puckpool park (with public toilets), our toddler loved it. The Old Barracks beer garden is sunny and nice with reasonably priced drinks. Don't miss the sand playground on Ryde seafront if you have little kids, our toddler loved it!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2020

Nice Walk

It is a nice walk along the coast from Seaview to Ryde. There are a couple of park cafes on the way and some nice coffee shops in Ryde.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2020

Excellent pushchair friendly walk

A lovely walk from the doorstep, although you may need to walk via Bluett Road in Seaview at high tide! There are a couple of cafes in Puckpool to take a rest and refreshments.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2019

Enjoyable walk

With the sea to look at and all the activity on it along the way it is a very enjoyable walk. When the tide is out you can shorten the walk by cutting across the beaches. If you walk along the paths you will pass a small nature reserve which can be visited by all, a couple of pubs, The Boathouse looked good, a cafe which we went in called The Dell and recreations. The area named Appley has a Coastal Foley and woods to walk through. The beach at Ryde is large and sandy, and Ryde has many places for refreshments after your walk. You can continue your walk along the pier, which is free for pedestrians. We estimated the distance to be a little over 2 miles, we took our time and enjoyed the views.

This pub is slap bang in the middle of Bembridge village and is popular with locals and visitors alike. Parking is fine on the roads nearby. The menu is created using food locally sourced in the village so expect seasonal, fresh produce. Specials change daily and include fish fresh from the local harbour. A pizza oven is the latest addition so freshly made pizza is also on the menu.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2023

Old Village Inn

Really good pub with great staff. A constructive criticism would be that modifications and updating can sometimes detract from that old world pub character that we love. Still very good and highly recommended, but could be even better.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2022

Fabulous friendly staff

We used this pub several times as a large family group, with young children and baby. The landlord couldn’t have been more helpful and ensured everyone was happy. The chef was also willing to adapt meals to suit and the serving staff quick and efficient. A really great place to grab a meal.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2022

The Old Village Inn

Lovely atmosphere very welcoming and friendly, food was excellent perfect for us


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Old Village Inn

We visited this pub on our first night in Bembridge after booking in advance. Very friendly staff, child friendly menu, well located


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

OVI

Staff really nice food is excellent but book in advance as it can get really busy


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

December 2019

Friendly local

Great friendly pub. Went a couple of times and the food was great, the staff were welcoming and the quiz was great fun. Really enjoyed our nights here and wish this was my local.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2019

Friendly, welcoming, something for everyone.

Fabulous find in the village centre. Wide and varied menu, catering for most dietary needs. Staff are incredible. We ate here twice in a row, but I have no doubt that if you were in the area for a week you wouldn't run out of options.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2017

Traditional village pub

I like it here. It's casual, frequented by locals (usually a good sign) and the food is pretty good for a village pub. The meat is from the local butchers and highly recommended.

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