Welcome to Seahorses Guest House, Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Photo: Seahorses Bed and Breakfast

Seahorses is a holiday destination with a difference! We are an established four-star Guest House with our own Art Studio. Seahorses Guest House opened in 1999, offering a warm and friendly ‘home base’ from which to explore the local landscapes and attractions of the rural West Wight. Freshwater is near the ferry port and yacht harbour at Yarmouth. We welcome all holiday visitors, and are a member of both the Isle of Wight Tourist Board and EnjoyEngland.com.

2016 Tariff

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Bed and Breakfast

Single Person £45 per person for the 1st night and £42 per person, per night thereafter.

Two or More People Sharing £42 per person, per night.

Children up to 3yrs free of charge.

Children 4yrs to 12yrs half price.

Children 13yrs and over as standard adult prices above.

Pets £5 per pet, per night, maximum 2 pets per room.

Period discounts available on stays of 7 nights and over, please enquire.

Self-Catering (Studio Cottage)*

Tariffs range from £290 to £735 per week depending on the time of year.

3 and 4 night breaks are also available. Please enquire via the Booking Form and mention “self-catering” or please phone direct on: +44(0)1983 752 574

Payment Method Credit Card, Debit card, bank transfer, cheque or cash on arrival. 10% deposit (or £10 minimum) required on all bookings.

* The self-catering cottage is not star-rated by the Enjoy England organisation.


Self-catering Studio Cottage

Seahorses is able to offer our holiday makers an attractive self-catering cottage. The cottage has been built as a stable conversion, and has two bedrooms (one double and a twin) plus a study/bedroom. The kitchen/dining/sitting room is open plan and looks out onto a small lawn and orchard. Studio Cottage is situated next to Seahorses Art Studio, and so is perfect for residential Art Courses. The lovely two and a half-acre garden of Seahorses Guest House is also available to all self-catering guests.

The new self-catering Studio Cottage.

Studio Cottage is ideal for self-catering visitors to Seahorses

If you would like more information or would like to check availability for the Studio Cottage please use our booking enquiry form.

Photo of the grounds of the guest house.

Garden view, facing east

Seahorses is a part of The Lantern Community; a charity offering, amongst other things, residential, training and recreational opportunities for adults with learning disabilities. The Guest House and self-catering facilities create an enterprise which assists in supporting the aims of the Charity.

Over the years we have had many new and repeat visitors representing a wide variety of holiday makers; bird-watchers, golfers, walkers, cyclists, para-gliders, artists and crafts people to name but a few. We are used to family units, large groups with, say, a mini-bus, couples and of course, the individual holiday maker. Our secure car park is big enough for large touring vans, motor-homes or caravans to park and turn.

Photo of the Dining Room.

Guests enjoying their breakfast at Seahorses.

Nearby are a wide range of local facilities, such as supermarkets, a garden centre, small village shops, pubs, cafés, health centre, gymnasium and swimming pool, all within ten minutes walk. Freshwater Bay can be reached by a charming public footpath which crosses our garden; taking about fifteen minutes walk, or a few minutes by car. Within ten minutes car journey from Seahorses can be found a huge variety of natural features; chalk cliffs, downland, beaches, bays, harbours, salt estuaries, farms and woodland. This landscape offers so much to both the naturalist and to those more inclined to active outdoor sports.

Photo of coastal rock pools with the cliffs and sea behind them.

Rock pools at Freshwater Bay

We hope this website will help you gain an idea of what Seahorses has to offer. Don’t forget, if you are a family with small children we have a large two and a half acre garden to play in, and an Art Studio to be creative in (by arrangement with Boris, our resident artist); some families come at half-terms for this reason. In addition to the above, we offer Art & Craft Courses and facilities.

Photo: A group of guests making a mosaic

Mosaic group

If after looking through this site you still have questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail or phone us.

Whenever possible, we grow our own fruit & vegetables organically for our guests to enjoy.

Photo: Rows of ripening vegetables with grassy paths in between.

The vegetable garden

Why not make a booking enquiry today?

Seahorses Guest House
Victoria Road, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, PO40 9PP
UK Phone: (01983) 752 574
From outside UK: +44 1983 752 574
Email: Seahorses Enquiries and Bookings                                                            

Charity Number 1075845
Company Number 3773749