Not many people know that the Isle of Wight is actually not just an island off England's south coast, but also a county. It is England's largest island, which is good news for house hunters looking to move there, as property developers have plenty of scope to build both inland and coastal properties.
The island has a rich history, and property on the Isle of Wight reflects that. Property choices include the very best of old and new, so there is something to suit every preference and budget. Single people, couples and families can all find their ideal home to buy or rent on the island if they take time to look at all the options.
House prices on the Isle of Wight can be as varied as the property types found there: spacious four-bedroomed family houses nestled within cleverly landscaped gardens in Cowes, brand-new luxury apartments in Freshwater Bay, lovely detached character cottages in Newport...
The Isle of Wight can be reached by road, rail and sea. Being located just off England's south coast, the island is linked to the mainland ports of Southampton, Lymington and Portsmouth by vehicle-carrying ferries, hovercraft and high-speed passenger catamarans.
Lymington, Southampton, Portsmouth are all easily accessible for motorists - motorways provide quick and easy routes to the ports from all parts of the country. Southampton and Portsmouth ferry terminals are both linked to London's Waterloo Station by rail services (via a 1½ hour journey).
Once on the island, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding things to do. It might be hard to tear the kids away from Amazon World Zoo, and nights to remember at the Shanklin Theatre can be a delight for Mum and Dad. As for budding botanists... a visit to the Ventnor Botanic Gardens is a must.
Finally, the most popular destinations to head for as you embark upon your property search in the Isle of Wight are Shorwell, Ryde, Brook, Nunwell, and Cowes. Newport is perhaps where the largest homes are, but if you are prepared to compromise a little on size, then you may well find a great new home elsewhere on the island.
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