West Wight Alpacas

West Wight Alpacas is a fabulous tourist attraction in Wellow – a small village in the beautiful West Wight area of the Isle of Wight.  We, at Sentry Mead, are just a 15 minute drive from the farm which, in our opinion, is a must-see for any guests visiting the area....

Isle of Wight Zoo

The Isle of Wight Zoo recently invited me to a promotional day for hotel and guesthouse owners all over the Isle of Wight.  I’ve never been to the Zoo in the 12 years that I have lived on the Island and while it’s hard for me to get to visit any attraction, because...

Hotel to Bed and Breakfast

Sentry Mead made the change from hotel to bed and breakfast in 2012.  We made the decision after a few years of watching our guests’ expectations and needs change as the state of the economy meant people got much savvier about what they wanted – and about what they...

Dark Skies Award for Isle of Wight B&B

Isle of Wight B&B, Sentry Mead, has won an award of appreciation from the British Astronomical Association's Campaign for Dark Skies. The Sentry Mead was nominated by guest Peter Mugridge, who visited in August 2010 to take advantage of the West Wight's glorious...

Channel 4’s Four in a Bed

Sentry Mead took part in the Channel Four show ‘Four in a Bed’ in 2011.  It seemed a good idea at the time – the opportunity of letting more people know that we were here and offering, what we hope is, a really good, relaxed and informal break for guests.  I just had...