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Population: 250
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Although Chale is a quiet farming village, its history is bound up with the sea. Chale is located at the southern point of the island where the spectacular but treacherous coastline was once notorious for shipwrecks. Many vessels smashed into the rocks in and around Chale Bay, with great loss of life, and salvaged timber was then used in local building. The Wight Mouse - a 17th Century coaching inn with fine sea views (and excellent children's facilities) - was extended with timber taken from the wreck of the Clarendon in 1836. Over the centuries, attempts were made to improve safety for sailors, and two abandoned lighthouses, known locally as the Pepper Pot and Salt Shaker, are still standing on St Catherine's Down. The Down, which towers above Chale and looks out over the English Channel, is much loved by walkers for its breathtaking scenery and sights such as the 72-feet Hoy Monument, built in 1814. Chale's most popular visitor attraction is Blackgang Chine, a theme park set in the cliffside among 40 acres of beautifully planted Victorian gardens. The park mixes the thrills of rollercoasters and water rides with animated indoor shows and traditional amusements such as a hall of mirrors.

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Wight Mouse Inn (0.01 miles)

Wight Mouse Inn

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The Wight Mouse Inn is a unique 17th Century county coaching inn in the village of Chale on the beautiful Isle of Wight. We offer delightful accommodation that has a ... More

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Hermitage Court Farm (0.91 miles)

Hermitage Court Farm

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Hermitage Court Farm is the Isle of Wight’s most secluded and tranquil Bed and Breakfast accommodation: the ideal place in which to get away from the hustle and bustle of ... More


Herveys Cottage (1.46 miles)

Herveys Cottage

A delightful, Grade II listed, semi detached thatched cottage, adjoining the owner's home in the charming village of Niton. Close to the Island's southern coast, the property is thought to be the oldest cottage in ... More

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Enchanted Manor (1.54 miles)

Enchanted Manor
The Enchanted Manor has been restored into a magical boutique retreat. A secluded hideaway for discerning guests fed up with the run of the mill accommodation, looking for somewhere different with modern facilities, excellent service ... More | visit website
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Gothic View Gourmet B&B (1.55 miles)

Gothic View Gourmet B&B
Gothic View is an old Chapel dating back to 1884 it still retains many of its original features such as the rose windows and lovely gothic doors. The Chapel is situated in the rural countryside but ... More | visit website
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Nettlecombe Farm Holiday Cottages & Fishing Lakes (2.69 miles)

Nettlecombe Farm Holiday Cottages & Fishing Lakes

Nettlecombe Farmhouse & Fishing Lakes are situated in the heart of the rolling South Wight countryside, at the top of a quiet lane around half a mile from the village of Whitwell. ... More | visit website

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St Rhadagunds (3.19 miles)

St Rhadagunds
South facing and set amidst beautiful grounds, St Rhadagunds offers superb sea views. The house possesses great character and provides a warm & relaxed atmosphere.

Guest laundry, games room with pool, table tennis and darts, ... More | visit website
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Woodcliffe Holiday Apartments (3.37 miles)

Woodcliffe Holiday Apartments

Woodcliffe stands back from and above the Undercliff Drive, in peaceful secluded terraced gardens. The house, cottage and modern apartments face south across the Undercliff offering superb views of the English Channel. Wireless internet.

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The Chequers Inn (3.89 miles)

The Chequers Inn
The Chequers Inn is a friendly country pub set in the idyllic countryside of the Isle of Wight and although it has many modern facilities, it still retains its traditional character.

The pub offers an extensive ... More | visit website
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NorthCourt (3.89 miles)

NorthCourt is very much a family home and will be best appreciated by those who enjoy a peaceful country atmosphere in a historic setting.

NorthCourt was built in 1615 by the deputy Governor of the Island, ... More | visit website

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