Isle of Wight B&B FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

The Grange The Isle of Wight Guests Fees Schedule Travel
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What do you offer at The Grange?
We provide short breaks by the sea which can be simply enjoyed on a bed & breakfast basis. There are also options to take part in a variety of courses from creative writing to yoga and salsa. We also offer health and beauty treatments as well as one-to-one tuition in subjects including personal fitness training, yoga and Alexander Technique.


Why did you choose to set up The Grange in the Isle of Wight?
Well, it's such a beautiful island with lush countryside and, although it's only two hours from London, it feels as if you've gone across the sea to a far away place. Crossing the water has something symbolic in it as it marks a clear break away from the everyday routines. The island itself, despite its laid-back looks, is a hotbed of activity. There are all the outdoor sports and activities you can imagine. Then there are the many festivals including walking, cycling, sailing, jazz and the return of the rock festival. Check our Links page to see what's going on locally. We're based in Shanklin on the south east coast of the island, which boasts the best weather in the UK so it's a great destination all year round!

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Is it suitable for single people or for those travelling on their own?
Yes, it's the sort of place you can feel comfortable right away with its friendly, easy-going atmosphere. More than that, coming to The Grange gives an opportunity to meet like-minded people and make new connections.

Does The Grange attract a particular age range?
If you would like to relax, unwind, have some fun, meet great people and maybe learn something new, then age is irrelevant and you're always welcome at The Grange.

Are children welcome at The Grange?
The answer is yes, although there are courses that are not suitable for children. Please call to check before booking. We can recommend childcare if required and we have cots and high chairs available for use.

Can I bring my pets? What is the smoking policy?
We regret that we can't take pets and we also request no smoking anywhere indoors.

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On the Courses page, you include a price beside each date. What does it include?
Prices include course fees and VAT. Book accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis for now and we will be in touch with you to check your dinner requirements.

Do you offer any discounts?
Yes, if you are a past course participant of either The Grange or Skyros you are entitled to a 20% discount on the course fees and this is taken into account by our secure online booking system.

Do I need to pay these fees in full when I book?
No, you can secure your place with a deposit of £50.00 payable by cheque or credit/debit card with the balance payable on departure.

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What is the schedule for a typical weekend including courses?

4.00pm onwards:Arrival and welcome drinks
7.30pm:Dinner and introductions

8.00 - 10.00am:Breakfast
10.30am - 12.30pm:Courses
5.00pm - 7.00pm:Courses

8.00 - 10.00am:Breakfast
10.30am - 12.30pm:Courses

Do I need to join in all activities on the programme?
No, this is your break after all and you can opt in or out as you please. You might choose to take it easy some days or perhaps you would like to take the day out to explore the island. Please feel free to take part in The Grange activities and enjoy the facilities here as much or as little as you feel inclined.

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How do I reach The Grange?
The simplest way is by train as you can book a ticket direct to Shanklin including the 15-minute journey by catamaran from Portsmouth Harbour. See Getting There on our Locations page which will give you access to National Rail online bookings as well as Wightlink and Red Funnel ferries if you choose to travel by car.

We are always pleased to receive feedback so if you have any other questions or comments for us, then do let us know by sending an email to or by calling us on 01983 867 644.