Top Trending Hotels Near Dimbola Lodge

See all 91 Hotels near Dimbola Lodge
Nectar Logo

Get 200 Nectar points when you book your hotel

Simply enter your Nectar card number when prompted. Your points will be credited 30 days after you return from your trip.

Freshwater Bay House
Freshwater Bay House

Freshwater Bay, Freshwater PO40 9RB

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Offering direct access to the beach, this Freshwater guesthouse is within 3 mi (5 km) of Dimbola Lodge, Tennyson Down, and Th …

£228
The Bugle Coaching Inn
The Bugle Coaching Inn

The Square, Yarmouth PO41 0NS

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (104 reviews)

Situated in the historical district, this inn is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Yarmouth Castle and within 3 mi (5 km) of Fort Victoria …

£70
Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel
Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel

South Baddesley Road, Lymington SO41 5ZB

4.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (99 reviews)

This family-friendly Lymington hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lymington Pier Ferry Port and St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery …

£133
Leyland Country House
Leyland Country House

Undershore Road, Lymington SO41 5QA

4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this country house is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lymington Pier Ferry Port and St Barbe Museum and Art Galler …

£110
Chewton Glen
Chewton Glen

Christchurch Road, New Milton BH25 6QS

5 out of 5 (3 reviews)

£325
Gothic View Gourmet B&B
Gothic View Gourmet B&B

Town Lane, Ventnor PO38 2JS

3.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (15 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of Blackgang Chine, St. Catherine's Oratory, and Hoy …

£77
El Patron Hotel
El Patron Hotel

14 St Thomas Square, Newport PO30 1SL

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Newport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St. Thomas Church and Seaclose Park. Carisbrooke Castle and Owl …

£100
Rhinefield House Hotel
Rhinefield House Hotel

Rhinefield Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7QB

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (220 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 …

£159
East Close Hotel
East Close Hotel

Lyndhurst Road, Christchurch BH23 7EF

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (5 reviews)

Situated in Christchurch, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Sammy Miller Museum and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Highcliffe Castle …

Get Rates
Mimosa Lodge
Mimosa Lodge

59 Baring Road, Cowes PO31 8DW

4.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (23 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Cowes Beach, Royal London Yacht Club, and Island …

£95
Hide content

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.

false