Our Property

A selection of photos of Ruskin Lodge and the surrounding area.

Ruskin Lodge circa 1899
Ruskin Lodge circa 1899

An early photograph of Ruskin Lodge. Once owned by the personal physician of the Tennyson family. Dr Dabbs was a personal friend of Hallam Tennyson.

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Compton Bay
Compton Bay

Compton, a sandy beach well know for surfing, two miles distant.

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Marshall and Rose
Marshall and Rose

Ruskin Lodge has two baby grand pianos. The Marshall and Rose pictured has recently been restored and is situated in the lounge. The second piano, made by John Broadwood and Sons, is located in the dining room, this piano has also been recently restored. Guests are welcome to use either. A wide selection of music is provided.

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The dining room.
The dining room.

Breakfast is served in the dining room, the time at your convenience.

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Ruskin Lodge from the sw.
Ruskin Lodge from the sw.

From the south west

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Bedroom three - ensuite
Bedroom three - ensuite

Ensuite family room.

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The conservatory
The conservatory

Available for use by guests. If conditions permit the telescopes can be set up for a view of the Island's dark skies.

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Ruskin Lodge
Ruskin Lodge

View from the West.

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Freshwater Bay ski school
Freshwater Bay ski school

Freshwater Bay Ski School

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Astronomy at Ruskin Lodge
Astronomy at Ruskin Lodge

A six inch refractor, one of a number of telescopes at Ruskin Lodge. If conditions permit, guests may be offered a view of the cosmos. The dark skies of the West Wight are renowned for the views of the night sky they offer.

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Painting hanging in bedroom two.
Painting hanging in bedroom two.

Woman in white. One of a number of original art works hanging at Ruskin Lodge

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The lounge
The lounge

Guests are welcome to play either of the grand pianos at Ruskin Lodge.

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