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.


An exclusive offer from The Fernbank when booking any double bedroom through Red Funnel Holidays!

A complimentary bottle of chilled house white wine will be waiting your arrival in your room - what a great way to start your break on the Isle of Wight!

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 12 years and over are welcome. Pets not accepted.

Open: 23 March - 30 September  |  Minimum number of nights: 2 in all rooms, except over Bank Holiday weekends when it's 3 nights in all rooms and 4 nights over Festivals

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 - 14:00
  • Check-out - 10:30
  • Breakfast - 08:30 to 09:30



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 
  • Islejump Trampoline Park
  • Many bars and restaurants