Farringford News, Events and Blogs

We will bring you news on the House, upcoming events and insights into the works of Tennyson.

Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge

This week the Isle of Wight welcomes the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge to Cowes. This is a great opportunity to visit the yachting centre of the world to witness the Panerai British Classic Week …

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Panerai Classic Yachts ChallengePosted: 13 Jul 2018

Bear Hunt

‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ is a classic childrens favourite and this year Visit Isle of Wight, The National Trust and Walker Books have teamed up to create their very own ‘Bear Hunt’ on the Isle of Wight.…

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Bear HuntPosted: 10 Jul 2018

Equestrian Action at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight

Catch the world’s most renowned equestrian athletes in a competition like no other. Olympic heroes and young, keen talent will compete in a thrilling triathlon of events to become champion of London Capital & Finance Osborne Horse Trials.…

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Equestrian Action at Osborne House on the Isle of WightPosted: 24 Jun 2018

Isle of Wight Festival Celebrating 50 Years

The Isle of Wight Festival has an esteemed history having started way back in 1968, the festival was subsequently banned due to the sheer number of people who turned up in 1970 to see Jimi Hendrix's last ever gig.…

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Isle of Wight Festival Celebrating 50 YearsPosted: 18 Jun 2018

Crossing the Bar

"Crossing the Bar" is one of Tennyson's most famous poems. It is often read at funerals and memoria…

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Crossing the BarPosted: 22 Jul 2017

Cowes Week

Cowes Week takes place in August each year and is one of the UK’s longest running sporting events. Starting in 1886…

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Cowes WeekPosted: 21 Jul 2017

White Park Cattle

Rare Breed White Park Cattle at Farringford,Three of our beautiful White Park cattle gave birth to bull cal…

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White Park CattlePosted: 03 Jul 2017

Restoration Update June 2015

Planning Permission,Last winter 2014 we were pleased to be granted full planning permission for the third a…

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Restoration Update June 2015Posted: 12 Jun 2017

Isle of Wight Festival Season

The Isle of Wight Festival marks the beginning of the UK’s music festival calendar and has featured great headline acts like the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Coldplay, David Bowie, Rod Stewart and REM.…

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Isle of Wight Festival SeasonPosted: 22 May 2017

Jim Cheshire talks about Moxon and Tennyson

Though I no longer write this blog regularly, as I said in my last blog, I will send in contributions as and when I c…

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Jim Cheshire talks about Moxon and TennysonPosted: 27 Apr 2017

Orchard Brothers Corner Shop

Just down the road from Farringford, near the thatched church and The Piano wine bar is a little piece of Isle of Wight history, Orchard Brothers family grocers.…

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Orchard Brothers Corner ShopPosted: 22 Mar 2017

A Romantic Spring Break on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight has long been the backdrop for the romantic, from the Pre-Raphaelite artists of the 19th century who were drawn to the romantic poetry of Alfred Lord Tennyson…

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A Romantic Spring Break on the Isle of WightPosted: 20 Dec 2016
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