Easy to reach. Hard to leave.

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The Hillside is different.

Georgian, Contemporary, Relaxed, Vibrant, To Be, To DO - visited by all the loveliest guests you could think of.

Hillside is a charming 18th century thatched country house overlooking the Victorian town of Ventnor and backing onto National Trust land at the foot of St Boniface Down. 

Lovely stay - lovely sleep - thank you!!

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Panoramic sea views and a southerly aspect help Hillside enjoy all the available sunshine, making the house and its grounds as warm and welcoming in the summer, as they are sheltered and cosy in the winter.

Having recently been extensively refurbished, Hillside fuses contemporary Scandinavian interiors with charming rooms, creating great harmony within the environment and a unique homely feel.

Guests are encouraged to make themselves at home, enjoy the interiors and art collections and feel amongst friends from the moment they arrive. The team at Hillside will strive to offer the highest standard in hospitality and service, ensuring your stay is as comfortable, as it is memorable.

Desk #1 with textThe Hillside landscape includes:

- Extensive woodland with an ever-growing wildlife population - butterflies, moths and a huge variety of flowers, red squirels, black sheep, bees and much more.

- A flourishing vegetable garden and greenhouse which provides the finest fresh produce and ingredients for the restaurant and a wide variety of homemade treats, such as daily bread, jam, marmalade, honey, spices, chutney, butter, yoghurt and even the famous house ale.

- Food, of course, as it plays an important role at Hillside:
Hillside Restaurant offers French Cuisine dining with a Scandinavian twist, made of our own and local produce - freshly prepared and presented in menus which change frequently - giving a choice of 5 starters, 5 mains and 5 desserts and specials. Seating's between 1900hrs and 2030hrs when possible to give a nice flow in the restaurant presently Monday to Saturday. Sample menus can be viewed here and the actual menus which change frequently can be viewed on the link "I would like to eat at Hillside.

As "we cook for those who book " please book your table in advance so we can give you a relaxed and well planned evening in the elegant ambience of the restaurant, sitting rooms and conservatory. Please expect an extensive wine list and warm Welcome.

The Hillside bedrooms are comfortable and tranquil, most of which overlooking the sea. Rooms are modern, minimalist and decorated in pale colours, with stylish lighting, bold paintings and vintage blankets and accessories providing a dynamic, yet understated elegance.

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Vi-Spring beds with goose down duvets in white cotton linen ensure the very best nights sleep. En-suite bathrooms with powerful showers and under-floor heating are supplied with the finest towels and toiletries.


Situated next to the Hotel on Hillside grounds you will find Hillside Stables, sleeps 5, perfect for those seeking more seclusion and space. Refurbished in '12 the apartment presents itself as cosy and comfortable with 2 bed areas with either single or double beds as requested - a shared grand shower room and toilet.


A dining table, kettle and toaster is available and further comfortable leather chairs and sofa in which to relax. Breakfast is served at hotel - just across the courtyard.