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Albion Hotel

Albion Hotel

0.2 mi from Dimbola Lodge

Gate Lane, Freshwater Bay, Freshwater PO40 9RA

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (22 reviews)

Located in Freshwater Bay, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Dimbola Lodge and within 3 mi (5 km) of Tennyson Down and The …

£74
The Bugle Coaching Inn

The Bugle Coaching Inn

2.4 mi from Dimbola Lodge

The Square, Yarmouth PO41 0NS

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (154 reviews)

Located in West Wight, this inn is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Yarmouth Castle and within 3 mi (5 km) of Fort Victoria Country Par …

£63
South Lawn Hotel

South Lawn Hotel

5.4 mi from Dimbola Lodge

Lymington Road, Lymington SO41 0RF

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (44 reviews)

Located in Milford on Sea, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Hurst Castle and within 6 mi (10 km) of St Barbe Museum and Art …

£66
Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel

Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel

6 mi from Dimbola Lodge

South Baddesley Road, Lymington SO41 5ZB

4.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (124 reviews)

Set in Lymington, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Yarmouth Castle, Fort Victoria Country Park, and …

£94
Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach

7.8 mi from Dimbola Lodge

Marine Drive, New Milton BH25 7DZ

5.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (199 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Barton-on-Sea inn is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Sammy Miller Museum and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Highcliff …

£75
The Cliff House Hotel

The Cliff House Hotel

8.2 mi from Dimbola Lodge

Marine Drive West, New Milton BH25 7QL

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (90 reviews)

Located in Barton-on-Sea, this inn is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Highcliffe Castle and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Sammy Miller Museum. …

£100
Careys Manor & Senspa

Careys Manor & Senspa

11 mi from Dimbola Lodge

Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7RH

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (41 reviews)

Located in the heart of Brockenhurst, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Brockenhurst College, St. Nicholas Church, an …

£124
Best Western New Holmwood Hotel

Best Western New Holmwood Hotel

11 mi from Dimbola Lodge

Queens Road Egypt Point, Cowes PO31 8BW

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (43 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cowes, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cowes Beach and Island Sailing Club. Cowes Harbour an …

£78
Rhinefield House Hotel

Rhinefield House Hotel

12 mi from Dimbola Lodge

Rhinefield Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7QB

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (300 reviews)

Situated in Brockenhurst, this spa hotel is 1.8 mi (3 km) from New Forest and within 6 mi (10 km) of Brockenhurst College and …

£141
Captains Club Hotel

Captains Club Hotel

12 mi from Dimbola Lodge

Wick Lane, Christchurch BH23 1HU

4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (6 reviews)

Situated in Christchurch, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Red House Museum and Gardens, Christchurch …

£249

Pocket Guide: West Wight Dimbola Lodge Hotels

Home to dramatic landscapes and inspiring views, it's no surprise the Isle of Wight is often thought of as an artistic haven. Before the famous Hendrix-centric Isle of Wight festivals of the 1960s and 1970s, the island was home to some earlier but similarly pioneering, artists. Julia Margaret Cameron, the Victorian photographer, made her home on the island between 1860 and 1875. Visitors staying in hotels near Freshwater Bay in the west of the island can now visit her home and studio at Dimbola Lodge.

A Dominating Sight

The idyllic beach at Freshwater Bay must have been quite a sight back in the late-19th Century, just as it is today. Arriving on the island in the early 1860, Cameron bought a pair of adjacent houses and chose to unite the two by building a central Gothic tower. The resulting building dominates this pretty cove, and is a demonstration of the considerable wealth of the photographer's family. The house was named Dimbola Lodge, after the family's coffee plantation in Sri Lanka.

An Artistic Centre

Today, the impressive home houses a vast collection of artistic works. In addition to the permanent collection of Cameron's own work, there are also displays of cameras and a changing exhibition feature the work of other photographic artists. Visitors can relax after looking around, by taking a tea, coffee or cake in the on-site tearoom.

Hotels near Freshwater Bay

Freshwater Bay - the setting for Dimbola Lodge - is located on the far western tip of the island. Close to the Needles, the area is popular with tourists, thus ensuring that many of the finest hotels on the Isle of Wight are nearby.

The Freshwater Bay House offers a particularly convenient location, overlooking the picturesque cove. In addition to direct beach access, the hotel provides a seasonal outdoor pool, on-site bar and a breakfast each morning.

Nearby Totland also houses a number of fine hotels, including the Wester Manor Bed and Breakfast, and the traditional Highland Inn. Alternatively, visitors can find a number of quaint places to stay in nearby Yarmouth, which offers regular ferry services to Lymington, on the mainland.

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