OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR HOTELIERS
Whilst many hotels and guest houses on the Island stay in the same family’s ownership for decades, there are always opportunities for both experienced hoteliers and those looking for a lifestyle change, to look to buy a business on the Island.
Leading commercial agent Gully Howard can offer a selection of seaside hotels or guest houses, with bedroom numbers ranging from 8 to 35. All their currently listed guest houses and hotels for sale are shown here and they would welcome a more in depth discussion about your requirements, if you are considering moving to their beautiful Island any time soon!
About the Isle of Wight
Steeped in history, with miles of stunning unspoilt scenery and a wealth of attractions, the Isle of Wight has something for everyone. From historic sites to natural delights, music festivals and major national events, it is a unique holiday destination.
Located a few miles off the Hampshire coast the Isle of Wight combines an almost sub-tropical climate, a diverse landscape and coastline with a wide variety of events. Easily accessible from London, the Island continues to grow in popularity as both a place to live and holiday.
The Isle of Wight is one of the most beautiful parts of Britain and measures just 23 miles by 13. It boasts award-winning beaches, unspoilt and spectacular scenery and a rich historical heritage. Over half of the Island is an Area of Natural of Beauty, and benefits from over 500 miles of award-winning public foot paths and bridleways, and about 30 miles of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.
The Isle of Wight is well known for its numerous castles and houses open to the public including Carisbrooke Castle, the Needles Old Battery, various Manor houses, as well as Queen Victoria’s favourite home, Osborne House. This royal stamp of approval brought many famous Victorians to visit and settle on the Isle of Wight. Alfred Lord Tennyson, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll and John Keats are just a few of the historical greats who were inspired by this “Enchanted Isle”.
Not only does the Island offer over 60 cultural and family-orientated attractions and an abundance of good restaurants and pubs - with many specialising in quality local produce, the Island continues to host the world famous Cowes Week Regatta and the Round the Island Race as well as a variety of sailing, cycling and walking events. A wide variety of further land and water based activities can be enjoyed including golf, Ice hockey, Ice skating, cricket, rugby, football, tennis, surfing, wind sailing, kayaking, sea and freshwater fishing.
The Island is just 2 hours from London and with 6 ferry routes available and up to 350 ferry crossings a day across the waters of The Solent connecting with road and rail links, it is surprisingly accessible.
Over the years the Island has adapted to the latest tourism trends and has tapped in to the lucrative groups and schools market in addition to the traditional short break market. This has strengthened and lengthened the season.