YMCA Winchester House, Isle of Wight for Youth and Schools

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Group accommodation on the Isle of Wight for large activity groups

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
YMCA Winchester House, Isle of Wight, sleeps 12-119 in 43 bedrooms.

Since 2004, YMCA Winchester House has provided school and youth groups with a safe, welcoming and inspiring environment. Each year thousands of children and young people enjoy the spacious accommodation, in an enviable position on the cliff path between Sandown and Shanklin, with sweeping views across Hope Bay, and direct access to the golden sandy beach.

YMCA Winchester House is open all year round, with free car and coach parking, and is the perfect venue for a group residential visit to the beautiful Isle of Wight. Just a short drive from all of the ferry ports, and with good local public transport links, the island's main attractions are all within easy reach.

There are two accommodation options available:

1) YMCA Winchester House - the main house has three wings which can accommodate up to 113 guests in comfortable bunk bed style rooms, and separate en-suite leaders rooms. Full board, half board and bed & breakfast options are available.

2) The Lodge - A separate self contained, self catering accommodation (The Lodge), within the grounds of Winchester House, which can accommodate between 12 - 24 guests. The Lodge provides excellent, fully equipped self catering facilities, private lounge, 2 en-suite leaders rooms and patio area with barbecue. (Catered options for Lodge guests can also be accommodated, with meals being taken in the main house, contact us to discuss your requirements).

For our catered guests, we are proud to offer tasty, nutritious meals, with all food freshly prepared on-site by our dedicated catering team. All dietary needs can be catered for.

Our staff are friendly, approachable and versatile allowing groups to be as flexible as possible offering fantastic opportunities at affordable prices. In 2014, 99% of guests who stayed at YMCA Winchester House rated their overall stay as GOOD or EXCELLENT.

Groups of 30+ who stay for 3 nights or more can also enjoy FREE supervised evening activities!


We are proud to offer tasty, nutritious meals, with all food prepared on site by our dedicated catering team. All dietary needs can be catered for.
Our spacious dining room within Winchester House provides a relaxed, comfortable setting in which to enjoy meals for up to 120 people.
Most of the wings have their own private lounges, with other large rooms also available for hire.
WiFi can be used in the main house.
Our games room, (a converted chapel) includes a pool table, table football, table tennis, board games and can be used for a disco.
Winchester House has full central heating.
Most of the bedrooms are a bunk-bed style. The South wing also has a selection of single & twin rooms. 2 en suite leaders rooms available.
We provide all bed linen in the main house and is included in the price.
The main house have fully equipped bathrooms with showers. Disabled toilets & showers downstairs in the House, & 2 en suite leaders rooms.
We are fully equipped to accommodate people with disabilities including suitable bathrooms and lifts.
There is an on site nursery and facilities can be booked by prior arrangement. We also run school holiday activity programmes for 4 -12 year olds.
We have lots of outdoor space for games and barbecues, and have direct traffic-free access to the sandy beach.
There is no swimming pool available at Winchester House.
There is plentiful free, on-site parking, including coach parking.
There is no smoking on site, this also includes e-cigarettes.
Sorry, no pets on site.


Winchester House is situated on the cliff path with traffic-free access to the sandy beach via a path from the back of the House.
Winchester House is located between the towns of Sandown and Shanklin, both of which can be reached within a 2-3 minute drive or short walk.
There are some shopping facilities and food outlets approximately a 5 minute walk from Winchester House.
Shanklin, Sandown and Lake all have a variety of pubs, takeaways and restaurants. Shanklin Old Village has a particularly good selection of traditional pubs and eateries.

Booking Information

As a charity, we try to keep our prices competitive to ensure as many groups can access our services as possible. For full details of our Winchester House (catered) rates, please see our website or call us. We are open all year round.
*Please note weekly prices are for 4 nights only*

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Leader Rooms
Risk Assessment
Educational Focus
Presentation Aids
Outdoor Activities
Disabled Facilities

Getting here

YMCA Winchester House
Sandown Road
Isle of Wight
PO37 6HT
United Kingdom
The nearest train station in in Lake, a ten minute walk from the House.
There is a bus stop outside Winchester House, with other bus routes nearby.
The nearest main airport is in Southampton, there is also one in Bournemouth.

Rental Rates

As a children's charity, we endeavour to keep our prices competitive to ensure as many groups can access our services as possible. For our rates please see our website or give us a call. Example prices: High season, f/board, 5 nights, £208 per child Low season, f/board, 3 nights, £101 per child

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YMCA Winchester House, Isle of Wight
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+44 (0)1489 772 215
YMCA Winchester House
Sandown Road
Isle of Wight
PO37 6HT
United Kingdom