Enjoy and Autumn Weekend Breaks with Red Funnel

14-09-2009 Stay on the Isle of Wight from £15.80 pppn and discover the best scenic pub walks

This autumn, Red Funnel, the Isle of Wight specialist is offering some great deals on short breaks at a range of properties. With a whole host of places to stay - from chic hotels and cosy guest houses to luxury self-catering cottages and apartments, visitors can save 25% on ferry travel when booking accommodation through Red Funnel.

The Isle of Wight is a great destination for an autumn escape. Half of the Island is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and there are over 500 miles of footpaths allowing you to explore the spectacular landscapes. The Isle of Wight also enjoys a unique micro climate making it great for fresh produce, much of which is in evidence in local pubs and restaurants. So why not indulge in some of the best pub walks the UK has to offer?

Pretty and chic around Merstone, Godshill and Rookley

The Barn is a fantastic four-star self-catering barn conversion in Merstone sleeping up to six people in three bedrooms. Thirsty walkers should head for the picturesque village of Godshill and stop off at the award winning hostelry The Taveners, a 17th century pub serving local produce in the heart of the village. Two nights at The Barn starts at £190 to hire the entire cottage sleeping up to six people working out at just £15.80 per person per night based on six sharing.

Seafront and traditional ales in Shanklin
Heatherleigh Guest House can be found close to the famous cliff top path in Shanklin and is ideally located for all the excellent local pubs both in the old village and on the seafront. For an easy circuit taking the best views of the pretty seaside town, pub walkers should include The Steamer Inn on the Esplanade and King Harry’s Bar in the old village to sample the best of the local ales on offer at both these traditional country pubs. Two nights at the four star Heatherleigh House from £152 per double room including breakfast.

Rural Retreats in the West

Chapel Furlong Farm is a B&B in a working farmhouse located in the picturesque village of Hulverstone in the unspoilt West Wight. With direct access to Afton Down and located close to footpaths which hug the wild coastline, walkers will be spoilt for choice. After a windswept afternoon, refreshments can be sought at The Sun Inn, a 600 year old former smugglers haunt serving local ales, fine wines and produce from the neighbouring farm. Two nights at Chapel Furlong Farm from £136 per double room including breakfast.

Travelling to the Isle of Wight is easy with Red Funnel. Vehicle ferries run regularly around the clock from Southampton, which is within easy reach of the M3 and M27. Return ferry travel for a car and up to six passengers starts from just £32 for a day return, and £38 for a short break