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Welcome to the Lake B&B

Welcome to The Lake on the Isle of Wight. The Lake offers nearly all the things you would expect from a small Hotel, spacious lounges, a bar and comfortable accommodation and a hearty and healthy breakfast.

Just 400 yards from the sea, our AA 4 star 'highly commended' Bed and Breakfast Guest accommodation is set in the beautiful 'olde worlde' seaside village of Bonchurch, one of the most special and historic locations on the Isle of Wight.

Isle of Wight bed and breakfast

The Wyatt family has run "The Lake" for the last 45 years and is currently run as a b&b by Richard and Carol Wyatt, and a bunch of eager-to-please staff.

Comfort and service come first here in a very quiet and relaxed atmosphere. We offer a great breakfast here and we try to source local produce to support local farmers, including Isle of Wight milk and free range eggs.

Whatever your reason for visiting the Isle of Wight; a family holiday, short break or a weekend flyer, look no further.

Outstanding Value

Of all the hotels, guest houses and bed & breakfast accommodation on the Isle of Wight, we really do believe we can offer some of the best value guest accommodation, food and service available here in beautiful Bonchurch, Ventnor!

We do not have a Spa ‘on site’, but Hannah and her team can now offer 'In room holistic massage and pampering'. A range of professional treatments in the comfort of your room. Please click here for more information.

The Lake Google+ Link

Please visit our Google+ page for the Lake b&b. You will find a lot more photos of our bedrooms, daily info about Bonchurch and the Island. Please "follow us" and add us to your google circles and you can be kept up to date with everything at the Lake. You can leave a review here too

Free Wifi is available in the reception rooms and most bedrooms.

We now have an online booking facility for standard double or twin rooms, please see our bookings page. If you wish to make a booking for a family room or wish to take advantage of our special car ferry breaks please contact us direct on 01983 852613 or email at

Isle of Wight Local Weather Ventnor Bonchurch     Wi-Fi is available in hotel reception rooms and in most bedroom accommodation
The Lake Country House Gardens Isle of Wight

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The Lake viewed from upper Bonchurch Isle of Wight

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Awards and Star ratings

The Lake Isle of Wight Guest Accommodation AA Award

Guest accommodation is assessed in a different way to hotels with star ratings, with the emphasis on guest care and quality rather than the provision of extra facilities. At present we hold a 4 star guest accommodation award.


A Isle of Wight Hotel is one of the best places to stay. An important part of your holiday or break is choosing the right Hotel to suit you. Depending sometimes on the weather, you may want to spend a little time indoors. This particular Isle of Wight Hotel offers a variety of comfortable lounges that you can spend time in and also have advantage of wi-fi access on your laptop or use a hotel computer free.
Although this the Lake is now Bed and breakfast accommodation, it has all the facilities you would expect from a small Hotel, a garden, several lounges including a bar. It has nice comfortable rooms that are all ‘ensuite’, and all with large 32” LCD TVs.
A good start to choosing an Hotel would be

Hotels Isle of Wight

Breaks Isle of Wight

There are a great many styles of holidays you can opt for on the Isle of Wight or IOW. Popular are the short breaks that include the car ferry. Known as Isle of Wight breaks, this will include a passage on the car ferry in the arrangements made by one of the Isle of Wight Hotels, guest houses or bed & breakfast establishments. You can of course, take an Isle of Wight break without transport, but for most visitors, an essential part would be to include a car in your break. There is a vast selection of activities to take part in, Golf, riding, sailing, really too many to list, but nearly everything is available to do or see, or just to come and enjoy the sheer beauty of the Island and enjoy its peace and tranquillity. A good start for break isle of wight is at

Short Breaks Isle of Wight

An Isle of Wight Weekend Break can be just the sort of tonic to recharge the batteries. On your own, with friends or family, an break can be just the thing,. And of course, we can include the car ferry to make it even easier for you to travel over here. For a good start for your IOW Break try the Lake on its ferry break page.

Isle of Wight Ventnor Hotel

Accommodation Isle of Wight - This broad term cover a great variation of making sure you find the right place to stay. Staying at the Lake, the pick of
Isle of Wight accommodation will be the right one. Our rooms have great outlooks over the garden and towards St. Boniface down. Great rates are also play a big part and you will not be disappointed by ours. Our quality accommodation is graded by the A/A and VisitBritain organizations to ensure you receive a fair quality grading.
A good start to see Accommodation on Isle of Wight would be the Lake Hotel


Isle of Wight car ferry breaks

  The car ferry breaks that we do can be taken from Portsmouth, Lymington or Southampton. Ferry crossings can be booked by the Lake at the time of reservation. All the information that is needed is an approximate time of travel both ways. A good start for an Isle of Wight car ferry break is at the Lake.

Car ferry breaks Isle of Wight

Bed and Breakfast Isle of Wight

B&b’s, guest houses, bed & breakfasts, these terms can conjure up all sorts of images. Hopefully the Landlady in her flowery pinny ordering you to bed at 8.30 is long gone! Bed & breakfast or b&b is now the way to go. A tremendous variation of eating places on the Island and in and around Bonchurch and Ventnor dictate that the visitors have now got a great choice of eateries to indulge themselves, whether taking a break on the Island or on their main Holiday. Our breakfast at the the Lake is buffet style offering both a great choice of hot and cold food. For a good start to finding the best Bed and breakfast Isle of Wight - try us.

Isle of Wight B&B

Guest House IOW

Guest House is a very old fashioned term for accommodation. It conjures an image from the past and we at the Lake will offer all the things you will get in a guest house and so much more - all at a better price. If looking for a guest house on the Isle of wight - look at hotels and guest accommodation too.


Four Star Guest Accommodation

There is a lot of confusion over the difference between a four star hotel and four star guest accommodation. The Lake is not an Hotel, it just offers bed & breakfast. In the old days, it would be called a Bed & breakfast Hotel, but now we are called guest accommodation and our star rating is based on this term. For a clearer idea of the difference in Hotels and Guest Accommodation try the Lake .

Hotel IOW


We find ourselves of being in a position of being the only dog friendly place to stay in Bonchuch on the IOW. We have always accommodated dogs at the Lake on the IOW. Quality Isle of Wight Dog friendly place are hard to find and we have many returning customers with their dogs. We have 4 ground floor rooms that are ideal for guests with dogs. Our beach in Bonchurch is only 400 yards down the road and many walks can be taken from our grounds. A dog friendly isle of wight hotel is a good term to find accommodation. It well may find the Lake which is dog friendly b&b accommodation We do make a charge for our dog friendly accommodation . The term Pet friendly is sometimes used as well when searching for Hotels that take dogs or pets. For a dog friendly place to stay on the Isle of Wight, look no further than the Lake.


Ventnor Isle of Wight

This lovely old town is built on a one- in- four incline. Originally a Victorian health spa, it has a great crescent shaped waterfront with half a dozen eating places. The Botanic Gardens are a must - 22 acres! Bonchurch is on the east side of Ventnor and about 15-20 minute walk in to town. When looking at Isle of Wight Hotels - Try Ventnor - A great place to stay to explore and visit and a good place to stay is at the Lake

Isle of Wight Ventnor Hotel


on the Isle of Wight is a gem. Almost unchanged for centuries, this sleepy seaside village with its famous duckpond attracts visitors throughout the year. We have a very old Norman church and also a larger one, very popular for weddings. A Pub, Post office and Garage make sure this village is very much alive, although it might look different at 8 o’clock at night in the Winter! Bonchurch is one of the nicer places to stay on the Isle of Wight. Just half a mile from Ventnor, Bonchurch offers some good accommodation and a good start to look for some is at

Bonchurch Hotels

VENTNOR HOTELS offer the same accommodation as here at the Lake. We like to think we are a small Hotel offering just bed & breakfast. Looking for Ventnor Hotels - don't forget to look us up at the Lake in Bonchurch before you make a decision on staying at a Ventnor Hotel.



Bed & breakfast in Ventnor has never had so much choice. But bed & breakfast Ventnor needn't be just that. You can get a good breakfast and a good bed just a few minutes walk away in Bonchurch at the Lake. This b&b close to Ventnor offers so much more than your normal B&B- look at our website here at the lake


Isle of Wight special deals are becoming part of the Holiday vocabulary. We can offer all the same deals as Hotels on the IOW. Here at the Lake we try and keep a value for money policy on all our tariffs. These special deals and short breaks are very dependant on the car ferry companies offering special deals or special offers on the car ferry. As with Hotels, we can try and offer special deals on our short breaks at the last moment - it just depends on what car ferry company can offer. So for a special deal and/or short break on the IOW, try us first at the Lake



Some holidaymakers are not sure where to stay on the Isle of Wight but have heard the name Shanklin, or Shanklin Hotels. Bonchurch is only 3 miles from Shanklin and offers the same sort of accommodation, but in a much lower key way. Shanklin is a much bigger, busier and brasher resort than Bonchurch. So, if you have considered a stay in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight, have a look at Bonchurch - you might be pleasantly surprised. For a stay in Bonchurch near Shanklin try the Lake

Isleofwight b&b

Lodgings Isle of Wight

This is a very American/Canadian term for accommodation, hotel or guest houses, or just a general term for all. Exactly the same meaning, but a term in the UK that is never used, it would always be accommodation. Another term never used in the UK for a holiday or holidays , is vacation or vacations. Vacation Isle of Wight
A good start to finding Lodgings Isle of Wight   would be at the Lake.

Isle of Wight Vacation

Finding the right Spelling!


Without mentioning the word Wight, there are a host of spelling errors when searching for accommodation or is it accomodation or acommodation, or even accommadation! The word Isle can be wrong too with Ilse being used instead of Isle. Hotel or Hotels are some of the words that are never spelt wrongly thank goodness. Of course Wight is another matter - see below! Anway, spellings don't really matter - everyone is still looking for the same place and that can be found at the Lake. The isle of White offers great holidays when you are a guest at the holiday destination of the Lake . A friendly staff and fellow guests make sure your holidays are filled with pleasure. The ilse of white b&b called the Lake, offers all the short breaks and special deals including ferry breaks and special short breaks, and offers great accommodation for a bed & breakfast vacations

Isle Of Whight

Isle of White It's the same place! Isle of White is the most popular spelling mistake The confusion in the spelling of the Isle of Wight., and other variations of the Isle are Whyte, Whight and even Wright! There are a good many more variations. European visitors normally refer to 'The Island of Wight'. One very popular abbreviation is IOW. This IOW can be found whenever a short reference is needed and a lot of Islanders use this IOW when they use it as part of as address. The Island was originally called Vectis by the Romans, and some old maps do spell the Island with White or Whyte Any way, whatever way you spell it, a good start to staying on the Wight? White? Whyte? is to stay here on the IOW at the 'Lake'

Ilse of White

Holiday Isle Of Wight

Holidays! Holidays! Holidays! An Isle of Wight Holiday can give you just the right place for you to enjoy the Island. A good breakfast to set you up for the day is an important part – and ours is good. A comfortable clean room is also a major part of a good Holiday and ours are – click on our room page to see. We are all looking for a good Holiday and to enjoy your  Isle of Wight Holidays the Lake is a good start

Isle Of Wight holidays

Island of Wight – a lovely place

The Island of Wight or IOW, really is a spectacular location to visit. Dazzling landscapes blend with natural beauty all around with a quiet, tranquil atmosphere. Many people holiday here and once visited, return to the Island year after year. Isle of Wight Hotels and B&B abound all over. Some people even end up buying somewhere to live on the Island of Wight! It offers lush green landscapes, tropical in many parts, and wonderful sandy beaches. There are also rocky and pebble beaches dotted around the Island of Wight to provide many a great day out for children. For those who live in busy cities, we have a great contrast here, with quiet peaceful walks and trails. There is a tremendous variation of accommodation offered here on the Island of Wight; Hotels, Guest Houses, Campsites, Cottages and a good start for great Bed & Breakfast accommodation is here at the Lake. Listed in the YFS business directory in the Hotels Ventnor category

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