The Belmont - Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Something Special

On the Island there is a vast array of unique and individual shops, here we will try to build guide to some of them which you may want to visit whilst your here.

Drift in Cowes & Yarmouth (Open April fools day till Christmas each year)
A trove of exquisite treasures from around the world. Drift now occupies two pretty shops in the lovely harbour towns of Yarmouth and Cowes on the Isle of Wight. Each year the shops stay open until Christmas and then, shortly thereafter, both are closed whilst John and Katia head off to new places to find different treasures and also to re-visit previous sources.

Oasis outside Ryde.
The Oasis is unique shop based on the Isle of Wight selling Teak furniture, Cushions, Candles, flowers, homeware and much more. The Oasis has featured in many publications over the years enhancing customers homes with unique and sometimes very interesting products sourced from all around the world.If you are an independent person who is fed up with boil in the bag shopping you will enjoy it here…

Isle of Wight Pearl. Brighstone
Isle of Wight Pearl houses the largest collection of pearl jewellery in the UK. With over 20 years experience in the pearl industry, Isle of Wight Pearl are the pearl specialists.

Busy Bee Garden Centre. Ryde
Busy Bee Garden Centre started life 25 years ago in 1987 when the current owners Mr & Mrs Leslie had a small greenhouse with open area for planting. Since then Busy Bee has expanded to be the largest garden centre on the Isle of Wight. We’ve combined years of experience providing our customers with the very best quality,range and value. Also for people visiting our store on the island this is an ideal place to look for special offers or events we will be holding in the future.

Island Gems. Our shop, Island Gems, offers a wide variety of fossils, minerals, gemstones, crystals and jewellery with a rock and gem theme. We have a comprehensive selection of amber jewellery and some more unusual designs made from jet, petrified wood and fossilised dinosaur bone.

Isle of Wight Lavender Farm.
Here at Isle of Wight Lavender we pride ourselves on producing the highest quality Lavender cultavars. We are National Collection holders for Lavendula with over 230 cultivars of Lavender.

Garlic Farm
They’ve been growing garlic on the Isle of Wight for over 50 years now and are the UK’s largest specialist garlic grower. We are proud of our exceptional quality garlic which is renowned for its flavour, keeping quality and beauty.

The House of Chilli 
The House of Chilli is a hothouse of chilli inspired creativity based on the holiday hotspot of the Isle of Wight. Our southerly location and tasty climate make for great chilli growing conditions. Our aim is not just to help the hardened chilliheads feel the burn, but to bring a range of products suited to all tastes and to spread the warming glow of chilli love.

DragonflyDragonfly Wellbeing has been a family run retail business in Newport on the beautiful Isle of Wight since 1979. Still owned by the same people, Dragonfly has evolved over the years and now has it’s own healing centre next door,  Dragonfly Centre for Wellbeing.  The shop stocks a wonderfully wide range of products including  specialising in some beautiful jewellery made with crystals and semi precious stones, each with their own individual healing qualities.

i called you up, just a voice on the phone, a stranger to me, but i liked your tone, The next thing i know we are in your home, You put up with our rubbish and let Niels drone! We've found a new haven with you and Lin, I still can't believe you let us in! Your personal touch goes above and beyond, our memories of the Belmont are nothing but fond. Thanks again for everything, it was lots of fun and we will be back-sorry- Rosie & Niels