Winchester House YMCA

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YMCA Winchester House in Shanklin is a great base from which to explore the Isle of Wight. With sweeping cliff top views across Hope Bay, easy access to many island attractions and great transport links, YMCA Winchester House is the perfect place for any group or school visit.

We offer group / school accommodation for up to 120 in our main house, and self contained, self-catering accommodation for up to 24 in The Lodge, within the grounds of Winchester House.

We are also a perfect venue for your wedding ceremony, wedding reception, family party, conference or meeting.


We are open all year round, including Christmas, New Year and bank holidays.

Our accommodation in the main house welcomes groups of between 20 – 120 people, with bed & breakfast, half board and full board options available. Our on-site dedicated catering team offer tasty, nutritious meals, and can accommodate all dietary needs.

We also have self contained, self catering accommodation within the grounds of Winchester House, in The Lodge, which sleeps between 12 and 24 people, and offers bunk bedded rooms, plus 2 en-suite leaders rooms, fully equipped kitchen, large lounge, barbeque area and free wifi. There are no sea views for the Lodge.


Our accommodation within YMCA Winchester House is in the form of bunk-bedded, twin and single rooms, separate leader’s rooms, 2 en-suite leader’s rooms and comfortable lounges. The house has 3 wings, each with security coded doors, plus beautiful sea views from some of our rooms, and from our veranda.  

The Lodge is located within the grounds of YMCA Winchester House, and offers self contained self catering accommodation with fully equipped kitchen including large oven, fridge and freezer, all crockery and cutlery and microwave. Coin-operated laundry, large lounge and dining area, TV and DVD player, barbecue and free wifi. Accommodation is in the form of 6 bunk-bedded rooms, plus 2 en-suite leader’s rooms. N.B. There are no sea views for the Lodge.

Facilities & Features

We are incredibly proud of the quality of service that we provide to our guests. Since 2004 we have provided exciting visits for thousands of children and young people. Our welcoming, safe environment makes us a firm favourite year after year.

In 2014, 95% of our residential customers rated their overall stay with us as either ‘Good’ or ‘Excellent’. We feel that this is as a result of our dedicated, hard-working staff team, our ability to listen to the needs of our customers, and our fantastic location right on the cliff path, with direct, traffic-free access to the sandy beach.

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To book, please call 01489 772215, or see our website for more information

Adults Only
Bar and/or Restaurant
Family Friendly
Ferry Arranged or Inclusive
Fitness Facilities and/or Spa
Free Wi-Fi
Ground Floor Room(s)
Half-Board Available
Linen Included (applies to self-catering)
Off Road Parking
Open All Year
Pets Accepted by Arrangement
Sea View (some rooms)
Swimming Pool
Wheelchair User Accessible
Sandown Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6HT
01983 862441
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