A friendly guest house in an ideal location, The Fernside offers a warm welcome and comfortable accommodation, with just a short stroll to the beach. If you’d prefer to stay closer to home, the B&B has a fully licensed bar. 

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 holidays@redfunnel.co.uk

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


The Fernside is a family run licensed guest house close to the station and only a short walk from the beach and town centre of Sandown. 

All 10 rooms have en suite shower and include tea/coffee making facilities and colour TV with digital freeview.  Free wi-fi internet access is available throughout the building. There is a fully licensed bar offering an ideal place to relax with a drink before or after enjoying a meal at one of the many excellent restaurants nearby.  There are also a small selection of bar snacks available (excluding Sunday evening). Car parking available. Children welcome in family room. Pet friendly. 

Open: all year (except Christmas Day & Boxing Day) |  Minimum number of nights: 1

Facilities included


  • Car parking
  • WiFi
  • Licensed bar
  • TV
  • Hospitality tray


  • Check-in - After 14:00 to 18:00
  • Check-out - By 10:00
  • Breakfast - 08:30 to 09:00


Covid-19 updates

The Fernside request you keep to social distancing rules as much as possible. They have enhanced cleaning measures in place to protect staff and guests.
If you have any worries or concerns please call The Fernside on 01983 402356 and they will be happy to discuss them with you.

The Fernside Address: 30 Station Avenue, Sandown, Isle of Wight PO36 9BW

  • Sandown Esplanade and Beach
  • Isle of Wight Zoo
  • Dinosaur Isle
  • Brading Roman Villa
  • Garlic Farm
  • Sandown and Shanklin Golf Club
  • Many bars and restaurants