Sandown – Alverstone Ponds Hobbits Landing Lodge

A modern lodge situated in an area of remarkable natural beauty. Alverstone Ponds is the perfect spot for a romantic break or a day trip around the Isle of Wight. You are welcome to bring your four-legged companion.

Enter the trendy open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner through the lodge’s patio doors, which includes an electric oven and range, microwave, and fridge/freezer. The dining table is ideal for a continental breakfast or a delectable evening dinner prepared in the well-equipped kitchen, which includes an electric oven and range, microwave, and under-counter fridge/freezer.

After a long day of touring, relax on the plush sofa in front of the roaring fire and watch TV or gaze out the window at the wonderful views over the ponds, taking in the ever-changing panorama. The main bedroom has a double bed and a wall-mounted television, as well as those lovely pond views. Finally, the lodge’s interior is completed by a large shower room and WC.

From the lodge’s covered balcony, sit and take in the views of the water. Choose from the patio furniture here or travel down to the lower level of this outdoor space, where you’ll find more rattan furniture and a better view of the carp jumping in the water. Through guarded entry, on-site designated parking is accessible.

Private fishing can be arranged for a cost that must be paid directly to the owner. There’s also a shared laundry room with a washer and dryer.


Sandown Beach, with miles of beautiful golden sands and Sandown’s pleasure pier, is one of the Isle of Wight’s best and most well-known beaches. Sandown is a conventional ‘bucket and spade’ holiday beach with everything you’d expect from an English family beach, and it’s popular with visitors and surfers.

Traditional coastal cafes, souvenir and beach stores line Sandown’s esplanade, while the pier offers a variety of amusements, including a crazy golf course. The beach includes various places where you may rent deckchairs, sun loungers, and windbreaks to set up camp on the beach, as well as take away teas and coffees and enjoy hot chips with salt and vinegar.

Watersports are highly popular in Yaverland, a short walk from the town, and there are several local water sports centres where you may try your hand at windsurfing, kayaking, and a variety of other activities.

The High Street, which runs parallel to the seashore, features a mix of arty and touristy stores, as well as large grocery brands, pubs, cafes, and restaurants.

The region near Sandown Bay is great for fossil hunting, so if you keep your eyes peeled, you can find yourself with a very rare, very old gift.

You can also visit the Isle of Wight Dinosaur Museum to learn more about the island’s dinosaur past.