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Welcome to 2020, the start of a new decade, can you believe that we hadn't even seen an iPad in 2010!! Technology is changing life so quickly, even in Lisle Combe where life can at times be 20th century! We have attempted to update the WiFi over the past year and with some success, it now reaches into our twin bedded room and the Drawing room, which means we are all set for a new direction of business meetings and brainstorming. No interruptions, peace and quiet in a stunning location! Gets the creative business mind galloping. Please contact Ruth for details.
We are closed for B&B during the months of January, February and most of March, which means we can catch up with the dreaded paperwork, decorate rooms and make home improvements! The sun was shining today (a rare occasion it would seem) and so we have been clearing drains and guttering, oh the joys!!
Our events calendar continues to grow with both private and our own events. This year we have pop up pubs, breakfast week, cream teas, weddings and sewing retreats, so watch this space for details throughout the year.
Best wishes and Happy New Year, Ruth & Rob & the boys
Look what's on in January
Pop up Pub at Lisle Combe on Saturday 25th January. Come and join us for a catch up with friends and neighbours...... into our 6th year of pubs, going from strength to strength! A firm fixture in the social calendar of our St Lawrence residents and beyond!!
Doors open at 7pm, last orders at 11pm
Saturday 25th January celebrates both Burns Night and the Chinese New Year this year and so you can come as a Chinese dragon... or wearing a kilt... we can celebrate both!
Cash Bar and snacks available
Lisle Combe Breakfast Week: Monday 27th Jan - Friday 31st Jan 2020
Join us for a celebration of the British (Isle of Wight) Breakfast at Lisle Combe! Enjoy our Full English breakfast with sausages from Brownriggs, tomatoes from the Arretton valley, mushrooms from the New Forest and coffee from Island Roasted. We can offer Gluten Free and Vegan/Vegetarian breakfast too.
Breakfast costs £9.50 per person and will be served from 9am - 12noon
New for 2020, we can now offer a glass of fizzy after 11am!
Brunch served after 11am costs £12.50
Tables are booking fast so please book in advance with Ruth or Rob on 852582
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As 2019 draws to a close, with our charity events and Christmas High Tea, life at Lisle Combe continues in it's own little way!
After a very busy season of Bed and Breakfast guests it's good to spend time organising our charity events. The Masquerade Casino Evening was a great success, raising over £700 for Ventnor Cricket Club, our guests loved the excitement of the Roulette Wheel and Black Jack tables. We also held a 'Black Friday' coffee morning and pop up shop which we are delighted to say raised just over £160 for the Mountbatten Hospice.
December saw our first ever Christmas High Teas, hours spent decorating the house with greenery from the garden, gave a traditional festive feel to Lisle Combe. Cakes cooked and in the freezer, we can now make scones blindfolded!! Guests arrived with empty stomachs ready to munch on sandwiches, scones and clotted cream and a selection of cakes. After a glass of fizzy and plenty of chatter, happy guests left with a doggie bag of cakes for later!
2020 starts with our now established 'Breakfast Week' at the end of January and a 'pop up' pub to welcome in the New Year. Bookings look good already, with 4 weddings to look forward to and plenty of afternoon teas to prepare scones......
Pop Up Pub on Burn's Night, Saturday 25th January, from 7pm - 11pm. Kilts optional .....
Lisle Combe Breakfast Week from Monday 27th January - Friday 31st January 2020.
Please come and join us for a Full English breakfast! 9am-12noon Breakfast costs £9.50 and includes a full English breakfast (with vegetarian/gluten free options) plus tea/coffee and toast.
New for 2020, we can even offer a glass of fizzy after 11am! Brunch served after 11am costs £12.50
Advance bookings only
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Lots happening at Lisle Combe now that our Bed and Breakfast season is drawing to a close.....
Thursday 7th November - Pop Up Pub - 7pm to 10.30pm
Join us for the last pub of the year. No fireworks but plenty of chatter and log fires burning!
Saturday 23rd November - Masquerade Casino Evening - 7pm to 11.30pm. Come and join us, raising much needed funds for Ventnor Cricket Club. Tickets £15 (in advance) includes welcome drink and casino chips! Dress - black tie, fabulous dresses and mysterious masks!
Friday 29th November - Black Friday Coffee Morning for Mountbatten Hospice.
Cakes, coffee, designer clothes and gift ideas! Can you beat this mix?
Christmas High Tea
Monday 9th December, Tuesday 10th December, Wednesday 11th December, Thursday 12th December
Treat yourself, friends, family or colleagues and indulge in a sumptuous High Tea. All served on vintage crockery in the elegant surroundings of Lisle Combe. £15 per person, book your table between 3pm and 5pm and enjoy a selection of sandwiches, a variety of delicious homemade cakes and scones served with clotted cream and jams. Tea/Coffee and a festive glass of bubbly.
Call Ruth and Robert on 852582 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Not forgetting our annual Breakfast Week in January 2020 - watch this space for details!
Please contact us on 01983 852582 for tickets and details of any of the above events.
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Springtime is a wonderful vision of colour with bluebells, violets and primroses all flowering at Lisle Combe. The bank to the tennis court is a mass with colour and the steps up to the front lawn bubble over with bluebells and primulars.
It's a busy time at Lisle Combe, the house opens for the Bed and Breakfast season on the 1st April. Since then, we have welcomed guests from all over the world, mainly from different parts of the UK, at the moment. They are enjoying the warm weather and sunshine, one of our guests even swam in the sea yesterday!
Pop up Pub
Saturday 27th April.
Doors open at 6pm until 10.30pm
Come along and enjoy the cash bar, friendly atmosphere and wander around the garden.
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Did you know that Alfred Noyes lived at Lisle Combe? He brought this beautiful house, with his second wife, Mary Angela, in 1929 and lived here until he died in 1958.
Famous for his narrative poem The Highwayman (1906), Alfred Noyes played an important role in shaping the Twentieth century. At Lisle Combe there is plenty of evidence of his life on the Isle of Wight and beyond. Living history, as you are surrounded by memoirs if his life, it's a step back in time! Just the smell as you walk through the front door, read the letters, see the paintings - they all transport you to a time of life after the second World War and the rebuild to future optimism (read 'No Other Man' a great reflection of this time).
Now the third generation to live at Lisle Combe, the Noyes family welcome people to stay at the home of a distinguished poet and author, and experience a little bit of the magic.........
" There's a magic in the distance, where the sea-line meets the sky" form Forty Singing Seamen by Alfred Noyes.
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Apologies, it's been a while!
A busy season of weddings and B&B guests is flying by. With the beautiful weather, life has been hectic especially with family life and injured hubby! But we are nearly through to the start of September when the kids go back to school and a different style of guest arrives.
Next Pop Up Pub:
Saturday 15th September
6pm - 10.30pm
Live music with Jez & Gary