Shalcombe - ISLE OF WIGHT

What's around Shalcombe?


Shalcombe is a small village in the western area of the Isle of Wight close by to the towns of Freshwater and Yarmouth which are under 5 miles drive away. It is not very far from the sea and so it makes a wonderful choice of location for a holiday cottage, if you are visiting the island for a self-catering break. There are not very many amenities in Shalcombe itself but renting a cottage that comes fully equipped with everything you will need on your holiday means that you won’t need a restaurant at every corner! These cottages come with hot tubs, fixed BBQs and lovely private gardens, meaning you may not even want to leave your lodge too often!

walks in Brighstone Forest near ShalcombeShalcombe is set in stunning scenery with the Brighstone Forest very close by. With an array of flora and fauna, soaring trees and plenty of pretty flowers, it makes a wonderful place to go for a stroll in the morning, soaking up the fresh air and serene atmosphere.

One of the wonderful aspects of the Isle of Wight is its countryside, woodland and beach. There are so many places for walks to choose from in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

After a pleasant walk enjoying the scenery, why not pop in for afternoon tea at the café at Chessell Pottery Barns?


have a treat of tea and cakes at the Courtyard Cafe ShalcombeChessell Pottery Barns are in Shalcombe. The barns offer the opportunity to enjoy tea and superb cakes in the Courtyard Café, to buy pottery made in the Isle of Wight and to purchase a variety of gifts from the gift shop. It's worth popping in for a look if in the area. Visitors can also buy a piece of pottery to paint. Holidaymakers should note that items need to be fired once they are painted and glazed. This can take several days.



Places to visit near Shalcombe


The town of Yarmouth is under five miles drive from Shalcombe, and should definitely be visited as there is a lot to see and do here. This gorgeous port has a wide variety of shops, pubs and cafes, as well as the Yarmouth Castle. This small but imposing castle features many artefacts and has little exhibitions and displays, making it a historical and educational trip. There are also incredible views over the Solent from the castle, making the perfect photo opportunity!

Also in Yarmouth is the 19th century Fort Victoria, which houses the Underwater Archaeology Centre. This centre features a marine aquarium, planetarium and model railway, making it extra fun if you have kids in tow, and afterwards, watching the ships go sailing by the harbour from the fort is a brilliant way to really appreciate this stunning port.

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