The exotic Fernbank Guest House is an idyllic establishment with a tropical garden and swimming facilities that make you feel like you’re abroad. Whether you want to relax and unwind or explore your local surroundings, The Fernbank is the perfect venue to complete your trip to the Island.

Covid-19 Updates - 'We're Good to Go'

What does 'We're Good to Go' mean for me? Find out more

Please be aware that not all facilities may be available since re-opening, please see the 'Useful info' tab for more updates

Under the current national lockdown, holidays in the UK are not allowed, meaning overnight stays are only permitted for specific reasons. if you comply with these rules and need to book an overnight stay, please see our FAQ’s  for further information.

We are currently unable to offer online payment plans, but if the value of your Red Funnel Holiday (Ferry + Accommodation) exceeds £200 and you wish to explore this option, please call us on 02380 019192 or email your request to

Please note: we recommend that you obtain adequate holiday insurance cover at time of booking. 


Overlooking its own sub-tropical landscaped gardens and nestling at the foot of St Martins Down is the intimate, tranquil Fernbank, a quiet retreat close to the sea. The Fernbank is only a short stroll from the beautiful Old Village and just minutes from the Downs, beach and Esplanade.  

All of the 17 bedrooms are en suite ranging from single to superior and  a Family (of 3). Tea/coffee making facilities. Colour TV. Radio. Hair dryer. Additionally in the Superior range, DVD player, ironing facilities and superior toiletries. There is a superbly stocked bar and an all day lite bite menu. Complimentary Wi-fi. Heated indoor swimming pool. Petanque/Boules terrain. Private car parking. Children of 15 years and over are welcome. Pets not accepted.

Open: 26 March - 31 October 2021  |  Minimum number of nights: 3 in all rooms, except IW Festival (18-21 June 2021) when it's 4 nights.

Facilities included


  • Car parking
  • WiFi 
  • TV
  • DVD player (available in superior range)
  • Ironing facilities (available in superior range)
  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Hospitality tray 


  • Check-in - 15:00
  • Check-out - 10:30
  • Breakfast - 08:30 to 09:30



Covid-19 updates

The Fernbank request you keep to social distancing rules as much as possible, and they have enhanced cleaning protocols in place for the safety of staff and guests.
If you have any worries or concerns please call The Fernbank on 01983 862790 and they will be happy to discuss them with you.

The Fernbank Address: 6 Highfield Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight PO37 6PP

  • Shanklin Esplanade and Beach
  • Shanklin Chine
  • Shanklin Old Village
  • Sandown Bay
  • Shanklin and Sandown Golf Club
  • Isle of Wight Zoo
  • Dinosaur Isle 
  • Many bars and restaurants