Not to give too much away but Victoria, portrayed by Jenna Coleman to rave reviews, went on to have nine children with Prince Albert and by the time they had their third the couple yearned for what so many parents dream of today: a summer escape by the sea. Prince Albert designed Osborne House on the Isle of Wight for them and you can now hire holiday cottages in the grounds through English Heritage (Englishheritage.org.uk).But how much better to have a place of your own on the island, where property prices are notably lower than other South Coast locations.
Getting on and off the island has been a source of debate for years. Some say a bridge or tunnel would improve work opportunities and raise salaries while others say a permanent link would destroy the island’s identity. It would certainly mean a property price hike. “About 45 per cent of our house sales are to mainland buyers, pretty much split between holiday home buyers and people retiring,” says Ben Williams, director of Wootton Estate Agents in Ryde.
Text extract from www.express.co.uk