We stayed here for 2 nights in late Feb 2011. It's an Arts and Crafts house, which has been restored in sympathetic style, with its original oak panelling and many period features. The cosy wood panelled lounge (with bookcase filled with books on local interest) has a beautiful view out across the large garden towards the Needles and the sea, and the bedrooms have sea views. You have your own private bathroom across the hall. Breakfast was top class - including home made preserves and silver cutlery etc - and was taken at a large communal table in the dining room. We really enjoyed our two days here and felt like esteemed house guests! The landlady was very friendly and spent time explaining about the history of the house. During our stay we walked to Yarmouth and there got chatting to a local lady who told us some more about the house so it did feel we were staying in something of a local landmark! Along with the birds at Newtown Creek it was a highlihgt of our short stay on the island.
Strang Hall is a real delight and certainly anyone with an interest in architecture or interior design would find it particularly fascinating place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Strang Hall is a beautiful Arts & Crafts style house, built in 1924 for a wealthy American family as their holiday home. Standing in its own grounds above Totland Bay, it has stunning views of the sea, the downland and the village below. We bought Strang Hall in 2005 and after restoration and renovation, opened a year later as a B & B. We have tried to retain as much of the original joinery, fittings and furniture as possible, whilst sorting out the plumbing! In the main part of the house we have two guest bedrooms, both with original fitted wardrobes,fixtures & fittings. They have wonderful sea and downland views; each has its own private bathroom. The Garden Suite consists of a double bedroom, ensuite bathroom/dressing room and sitting room. It occupies the ground and mezzanine floors of the 1928 wing; it has its own direct access to the garden. The guest dining room is very restful with golden oak joinery,white walls and Spode The gardens are just over an acre and are an ongoing restoration project. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Strang Hall Totland Bay, Isle Of Wight