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Daily Mail
August 2013

The Isle of Wight has numerous royal connections.

But the Sovereign who really put it on the map was Queen Victoria.  After selling the Royal Pavilion at Brighton for £26,000, she bought a property to the east of Cowes and under the direction of her beloved husband, Prince Albert, built a palace - Osborne House - that she called 'cosy'.

Read more here.

Coast magazine
January 2013

Priory Bay Yurts
Isle of Wight

Why here?
Glamping fans will love the yurts with sea views, overlooking the private beach at Priory Bay.

What can I see and do?
The sandy beach is lined with trees and offers views over the Solent.  There are rockpools to explore, with lots of opportunity for shrimping, crabbing and even fishing for mackerel from the beach.

See article here.

mumsnet.com
July 2012

"Fabulous family-friendly hotel with private beach"

If you're looking for an Enid Blyton-esque style family holiday, then look no further. The Priory Bay Hotel covers 70 acres of prime headland on the east side of the Isle of Wight, with brilliant views over the sea, and more importantly, has its own private beach.

Full article here.

Red Online - TRAVEL Book places to stay: Priory Bay Review
July 2012

Why go? For a slice of paradise without having to get on a plane...

Priory Bay is an intimate, boutique hotel that's ideal for anyone looking for relaxation, romance and rest.  The Isle of Wight setting is dreamy, too - the hotel is situated right next to the beach from which it took its name, just a few minutes' drie form the Isle of Wight's capital.

Full article here.

Red Online - TRAVEL Inspiration: Six of the Best Glamping Sites in the British Isles
July 2012

Priory Bay Hotel in the Isle of Wight has recently added 'designer camping' to the list of things they offer (along with individually designed rooms, a private beach and the hotel yacht, Infanta, available for charter).  Their hand-crafted yurts all overlook the beach, and are furnished to the highest standard (there's no skimping on comfort here, whatsoever), each are over 20 feet in diameter and include a sink-into king-size bed.

Full article here.

Top Sante
July 2012

Best for an A-list beach break:

Suspect the best celebrity beaches are all as far-flung as the Seychelles? Think again. On the quintessentially British Isle of Wight sits Priory Bay, a luxury country house hotel which has hosted Keira Knightley...

Full article here.

DIVA Travel
January 2012

Hill Farm, Fishbourne House and the Garlic Farm are all lovely places to stay, but if it's class you're after, or a venue for a civil partnership, the island's best option is boutique hotel Priory Bay. 

See full article here.

The Independent
December 2012

Great British Escapes The coast

Explore the outer edges of our island heritage

Luxury Yurts at Priory Bay Hotel, Isle of Wight

Five Mongolian yurts have been pitched in the grounds of Priory Bay country-house hotel on the Isle of Wight.  The intimate luxury campsite is set in a woodland clearing and command views of a private beach and the Solent beyond.  Inside, the yurts have been styled with contemporary furnishings, including king-size lined-dressed beds, and each has an en-suite bathroom with overhead shower or rolltop bath.  

Luxury yurts at Priory Bay (01983 613146; priorybay.co.uk), from  £200 per night B&B, available until 30 September.

Time Out - 10 great British beaches
March 2012

The Isle of Wight has some classic beaches, and one of the nicest is also one of the most secluded.  Priory Bay near Sandview, on the eastern side of the island, is unspoilt and accessed via the Priory Bay hotel that backs on to it; there's an oyster bar from which to enjoy the views.

Full article here.

The Times Weekend
March 2012

30 Places in Great Britain and Ireland

Best for romance - Priory Bay, Isle of Wight

An elegant Virginia creeper-clad manor-house-turned-hotel, the Priory Bay's country house charm is perfect for romance.  Rooms are individually styled, some featuring 15th-century panelling and others decorated in a seaside style.  Communal spaces have comfy sofas and roaring fires on cold nights.  This year you can get married on the hotel's private beach.

Full article here.

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