Christmas Escapes on the Isle of Wight

25-10-2012 Escape to the Isle of Wight for an enchanting Christmas with Red Funnel

Accommodation packages still available for Christmas breaks, from just £80pp

Christmas is coming and the good news is that there is still availability across a number of cosy boltholes on the Isle of Wight and festive breaks are available with Red Funnel from as little as £80 per person. 

This year, enjoy a quintessentially English festive period by paying a visit to the Victorian Christmas at Osborne House, or stock up on gifts at the Island’s new Christmas market running from 1 – 23 December or Red Funnel’s own Cowes Food and Special Christmas Gift Show on the 9 December. Make the most of the wintery weather with a walk to take in the Island’s breathtaking views, before warming up in a traditional tea room or in front of a fire at a cosy local pub. With so much going on and a whole range of Christmas accommodation options to choose from, winter is an ideal time to visit. 

Families will love the self-catering Victoria Cottage - spend the day soaking up the Christmas atmosphere in Cowes before heading back to this three storey town house, located just five minutes away from the bustling Cowes High Street. A seven night break at Victoria Cottage costs from just £80, based on seven people sharing and includes return Red Funnel vehicle ferry crossing. This price is based on stays during December 2012, on a self-catering basis. 

Couples looking for a cosy Christmas can enjoy the intimate Brunswick House B&B in Ventnor, with its mix of contemporary bedrooms and traditional reception rooms helping to create the ideal warm and relaxed atmosphere during wintery nights. A three night break at Brunswick House B&B costs from just £133pp, based on two adults sharing and includes return Red Funnel vehicle ferry crossings. This price is based on stays 23-26 December 2012, on a B&B basis. 

For those needing to stay at home and visit relatives over the festive period, Red Funnel has teamed up with four star The Royal to offer a Winter Warmer luxurious pre-Christmas break. A two night stay at The Royal costs from just £200pp, based on two adults sharing and includes return Red Funnel vehicle ferry crossings, plus a three course dinner both nights and full English breakfast both mornings. This price is valid for stays until 23 December 2012.  Call The Royal on 01983 852186 and quote 'WINTER WARMER' to book.

Getting to the Isle of Wight is easy with Red Funnel. Vehicle Ferries and Red Jet Hi-Speed foot passenger services run regularly around the clock from Southampton, which is within easy reach of the M3 and M27. Vehicle Ferry fares start from as little as £48 return for a short break, for a car and up to seven passengers. Plus, book accommodation with Red Funnel from their extensive range of hotels, campsites and more and you can save up to 50% off ferry travel*. 

For further information and reservations call Red Funnel on 0844 844 9988 or visit