Chale Bay Farm is located in the village of Chale with uninterrupted sea views towards the Needles and Tennyson Down.
Key local features include:
Opened in 1843 it was Britain's first theme park and is still a national attraction managed by the same founding family and only a 5-minute drive / 20 minute walk from Chale Bay Farm
Located on St. Catherine’s Down at the top of the hill above Chale is the 35ft tall octagonal tower light-house built in 1312 and is the second oldest lighthouse in Britain. According to local legend, it was built as a penance by the then Lord of the Manor, Walter de Godeton, who took casks of wine that belonged to the Church from a shipwrecked French cargo ship. A second light-house was built on the coast at St Catherine's Point in 1836 and then another one that it is still in use. The oratory and remnants of the nearby Victorian lighthouse are known to islanders as the Pepper Pot and Salt Cellar
Further along St Catherine’s Down is the Hoy Monument, built by Michael Hoy in 1814 to commemorate the visit of the Tsar of Russia to Great Britain. A later plaque erected on the bottom of the pedestal in 1857 was to commemorate soldiers killed in the Crimea.
St Andrew’s Church
The Parish Church of St Andrew was founded by Hugh Gendon in 1114, while the present church structure dates from the 14th century. The Church has some impressive stained glass windows and six bells in the tower.
Just a couple of minutes from Chale Bay Farm is the Butterfly Paragliding Club where they cater for both newbies and experienced paragliders.
A newly formed team of experts can take you on a fossil hunting expedition between Compton and Atherfield.
The largest forest on the Isle of Wight is just along the Military Road at Brighstone.