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New Homes in the Isle of Wight

Welcome to the Isle of Wight

Whether you’re visiting the beach, exploring historic sites or discovering more about the dinosaurs, the Isle of Wight has something to offer families of all ages. Located just a short ferry ride from Portsmouth and the south coast, a new home in the Isle of Wight could tick all the right boxes for you, whether you’re settling in the island’s towns, villages or countryside. 

A quick history

The history of human settlement in the Isle of Wight dates back to Roman times, with villas found at both Newport and Brading. Carisbrooke Castle dates back to Norman times, and King Charles I was later held prisoner there in the mid-17th century.

Osborne House in East Cowes was a holiday favourite for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and thanks to its royal fans, the Isle of Wight welcomed other well-known visitors including Charles Dickens, John Keats and Alfred Lord Tennyson. The island is also home to a number of excellent dinosaur sites, including footprints at Hanover Point.

Business and industry

The Isle of Wight is home to a range of businesses spanning industries including tourism, leisure and retail. The biggest employers on the island include the Smithfield Packing Company, the Isle of Wight County School Board and the Isle of Wight Council. It’s also possible to commute to Portsmouth by ferry, where businesses include IBM United Kingdom, BVT Surface Fleet Support and Pall Europe.

Things to do in the area

The Isle of Wight is well-known for its impressive historic buildings, including Carisbrooke Castle and Queen Victoria’s holiday home, Osborne House. If you or your children are interested in dinosaurs, Dinosaur Isle and the Dinosaur Exhibition Centre are a must-visit, while other family-friendly attractions include Blackgang Chine theme park, Isle of Wight Zoo and Amazon World Zoo Park.

For adventures in the great outdoors, you don’t have to travel far. Robin Hill Country Park has thrill rides as well as expansive gardens, while the Isle of Wight Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Hamstead Heritage Coast are ideal for hiking and cycling. 

Each year, the island plays host to Bestival, a popular three-day music festival at Robin Hill which attracts live acts from around the world.

Travel and commuting

If you’re travelling to and from the English mainland, you can get a ferry from Portsmouth to Fishbourne with a journey time of one hour, while the hovercraft from Southsea to Ryde takes just 10 minutes. Once you’ve reached the island, the journey from Cowes to Shanklin on the opposite coast takes around 30 minutes by car, while there are also trains connecting local towns. If you want to catch a plane, Southampton Airport is the closest major airport to the Isle of Wight.

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St George's Gate

St George's Way, Shide, Newport, ISLE OF WIGHT, PO30 2QH
  • £ £172,500 To £245,000
  • 2 & 3 bedroom homes
  • 0.8 miles from your search location
Featured Development

The Orchids

Coldeast Way, Sarisbury Green, SOUTHAMPTON, SO31 7AT

<b>SOLD OUT.</b> The Orchids is surrounded by beautiful woodlands and with easy access to the M27 taking you to nearby Southampton city centre, Whiteley village and Fareham with plenty of choice for shopping and eating out. Making it an ideal place for young people to enjoy living in a leafy location whilst being close to local shops, pubs and restaurants.

  • 12.5 miles from your search location

One Eight Zero

Bedhampton Hill, Bedhampton, HAVANT, PO9 3JP

<b>SOLD OUT.</b> A glimpse of life at the View, One Eight Zero, luxury homes with the ideal position and panoramic views over Langstone Harbour in Bedhampton. Finished to the highest specification, these homes offer unparalleled style and design and an enviable location with excellent links to London, Petersfield, Chichester and beyond.

  • 16.7 miles from your search location

Berewood Heath

Grainger Street, Waterlooville, HAMPSHIRE, PO7 3BE
  • £ £339,950 To £509,950
  • 3 & 4 bedroom homes
  • 17.3 miles from your search location

Oakhill Gardens

Gravel Hill, Swanmore, SOUTHAMPTON, SO32 2UN
  • £ £389,950 To £765,000
  • 3, 4 & 5 bedroom homes
  • 17.7 miles from your search location

St James Place

Chalton Lane, Clanfield, WATERLOOVILLE, PO8 0PP
  • £ £480,000 To £569,000
  • 4 bedroom homes
  • 21.9 miles from your search location
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Kings Chase

Jermyns Lane, Braishfield, ROMSEY, SO51 0PB

COMING SOON to Romsey, a brand new development of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes. Kings Chase is an ideal location for commuters, being close to Southampton, Winchester, Salisbury and Bournemouth and just minutes from The New Forest. The development is due to launch in summer 2018 and will be home to excellent new sports facilities and pitches, as well as a good choice of local schools and shops nearby.

  • 22.8 miles from your search location

Causeway Park

The Causeway, Petersfield, HAMPSHIRE, GU31 4LL
  • £ £395,000 To £724,950
  • 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedroom homes
  • 26.3 miles from your search location

The Furlongs, Westergate

Hook Lane, Westergate, CHICHESTER, PO20 3TE
  • £ £287,000 To £640,000
  • 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedroom homes
  • 29.2 miles from your search location

William's Gate

Flansham Lane, Bognor Regis, WEST SUSSEX, PO22 8FZ

SOLD OUT. William's Gate in Felpham, West Sussex, close to the coast and countryside and on the doorstep of an 18-hole golf course. Our current phase consists exclusively of privately-owned, detached family homes, thoughtfully-designed and well-spaced. Enjoy seaside living in a beautiful setting less than 20 minutes from Chichester.

  • 29.8 miles from your search location
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