A R R E T O N M A N O R
Escape Into History
Welcome to Arreton Manor, our historical private residence, nestled amongst the Arreton Down Nature Reserve, in the heart of the Isle of Wight. Due to popular demand and because of the Manor's historical prominence on the island, we have made some rooms available to overnight guests so that they can be surrounded by history in a house that has changed considerably little. It is incredible how much love people feel for this house and we really enjoy sharing it!
The Manor is steeped in history that stems from before when it was first recorded in 872AD in Alfred The Great's Will, the first of the eight British monarchs who were known to own it, including Edward The Confessor, William The Conqueror, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and Charles I. James I reviewed his troops on our front lawns and Charles I hid in a cupboard on our first floor. Queen Victoria even graced us with planting a conifer tree on our front lawn and would visit our local Medieval church, St. George's, to visit the grave of Elizabeth Wallbridge, whose life inspired the book 'The Dairyman's Daughter' by the Revd Richmond which had a circulation of over 4 million copies and was translated into 19 languages. The Manor has been several things in its long history but it has changed very little since 1590 and is truly a very handsome and exceptionally fine example of Jacobean manorial architecture. Arreton Manor has always been predominantly a private home, as it is now, and we have made some rooms available for a more unusual escape where you can choose to breakfast in the 430 year old oak panelled Court Room, followed perhaps by a morning stroll through our grounds which include seven ornamental gardens. We are fully licensed so perhaps a glass of wine in the oak panelled Hall before a fire in the evening?
We welcome anyone who needs a haven to relax in or simply an unusual base from where to explore the island, singles or couples alike. If you enjoy history and/or Architecture, we are positive that our home would be really fun for you. We are nestled amongst the Arreton Down Nature Reserve so we have several walks around our home, one of the best being accessible directly through an old metal gate at the rear of our garden. Being central on the island, we find that we are ideally located to explore the island from with ease. Although very relaxing most of the time, the house does come alive enormously around festive times such as the Isle of Wight Festival, Cowes Week, Bonfire Night, Halloween, Christmas and, of course, New Year's Eve so please do check at the time of booking if there is an event if you are looking for peace and quiet.
We have super friendly dogs and a snuggly cat who roam the property freely (although not allowed in bedrooms) so we apologise that we unfortunately cannot accommodate other pets and we do not advice bookings for those with severe allergies to cats and/or dogs. We also cannot accommodate children nor anyone who is disabled either since the property is Grade II* listed so is impossible to change enough to make it completely safe in such a manner.
This is a private home in which we have selected guest rooms in the main house and one separate guest suite, The Nook, which is still joined to the Manor but has its own private entrance. If you are longing for a romantic getaway or an escape with an unusual historical twist, you've found the right place! Sole travellers will also find it extremely welcoming., even on business. We would be thrilled to have you become part of Arreton Manor's great history!
The Pulford Family
Each room has its own personality and decor to match its place in the home
For those staying in the main house, the optional breakfast is served in the original oak panelled Court Room in the Manor where you shall be completely encompassed in history. For those in The Nook, the optional breakfast will be waiting for you in the kitchenette for your convenience
Available at the Manor upon request. Fees apply accordingly although there is a communal washing machine available in the grounds free of charge
Once open to the public, feel free to explore our now private gardens which includes six large knot gardens, a tree which is said to have been planted by Queen Victoria and lawns that King James I reviewed his troops on. Tours available in extra options at time of booking a room
We offer free Wi-Fi which unfortunately relies on the Isle's speed capabilities which is usually fine but can also be a little grumpy at times
Arreton Manor Antique Shop
Our very own Antique Shop within our coachhouse, offering antiques, garden statuary and other wonders for your home. Open Tuesdays to Sundays
Parking and Transfers
Free parking. Transfers are available upon request, fees apply accordingly
THINGS TO DO
Our Two Local Pubs
We have two excellent pubs, The White Lion and The Dairyman's Daughter right in front of our home! Both serve delicious food throughout the day and evening and are a true asset to our community
Take a walk through the gardens and find an old metal gate that will lead you straight onto the beautiful Arreton Downs which spread out beyond our home. During the Summer months, you can even find yourself in clouds of rare butterflies!
The Isle of Wight is rich in its vast array of cultural sites and heritage. Being central on the Isle, Arreton Manor is ideally located to explore from
St. George's Church
Before the Manor stands the handsome St.George's Church. Being a 12th century church with a splendid interior, it is well worth visiting. Bell ringing practice still occurs and we have the pleasure of being able to hear it at the Manor every Monday evening
The Isle is surrounded by wonderful beaches and beautifully coloured waters. Water sports are one of the Isle's most popular attractions and there are many harbours and beaches only a short drive away from the Manor
Take a short walk out of our front gates and you will come across the popular Arreton Barns where you shall find the fabulous Farmer Jack's farm shop amongst several fine and interesting shops and entertainment
"...a unique stately home setting in the middle of the countryside. A great place to treat yourself with wonderful butterfly meadows to get out of bed early for!"
Weddings & Events
Whether you are looking for a location for a wedding, corporate event, or Birthday, we have a fabulous events room and fully licensed bar to suit your needs as well as spacious grounds should you be looking to put up a marquee