Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight is an island off the south coast of England. It is a county and the largest, second-most populous island in England. It’s known for its beaches and seafront promenades such as sandy Shanklin and south-facing Ventnor, which is dotted with vintage beach huts.
The island has resorts that have been holiday destinations since the Victorian times, and is known for its mild climate and coastal scenery. The quickest public transport link to the mainland is the hovercraft from Ryde to Southsea; three ferry and two catamaran services cross the Solent to Southampton, Portsmouth and Lymington.
Property prices are lower than other South Coast locations. Coastal towns and villages are the most popular for individuals looking to buy a property. As an estate agent you will find that there are two main markets; the quieter rural market on the west coast such as Freshwater and Yarmouth or the busier, sandy beach area on the east side such as Ryde, Wootton and Seaview. Most house sales are to mainland buyers, split between holiday home buyers and those retiring.