Artisan Gift Shop & Craft Studio

Gifts, Cards & Homewares

Contemporary Craft Workshops

Freshwater Village, Isle of Wight

Creative workshops in a friendly space

Contemporary craft workshops for small groups.
Bringing you a changing menu of courses specialising in private bespoke events.

Artisan gift shop

Stockists include Island designers alongside quality UK made housewares & gifts sprinkled with fairly traded products sourced from craftsmen around the globe.


Find us in the village of Freshwater in the West of the Isle of Wight, UK.

Just 10 minutes drive from Yarmouth ferry port or reach us along the coastal footpath through Fort Victoria and old railway line cycle path running along the river Yar. Take bus route 7 or 21 with Southern Vectis.


Our high street store is temporarily CLOSED but you can shop ONLINE 


Essential Oil Candles

All natural hand soaps

Luxury body products

Isle of Wight gifts

Craft kits

Rowan Yarn



Whistle and Hound is an independent gift shop and contemporary craft studio on the Isle of Wight.

We sell cards, gifts, housewares and craft kits from local Island designers, British makers and global artisans, ethically sourced and fairly traded.

NEW for 2020!

Our Tearoom, Patisserie & Chocolate Shop next door

The Rabbit Hole IOW found right next door to us in Freshwater happily situated on the corner of our Victorian Parade. A tiny tea room specialising in loose-leaf global blends, unique coffee blends and freshly made cakes and patisserie to eat in and take away. We are also the ONLY Chocolate Shop in the West Wight with our own handmade speciality truffles and selection of loose continental chocolates to make up your own box selection.

Currently CLOSED but offering a free WEST WIGHT gift bag DELIVERY SERVICE for special occasions, birthdays, a thank you or just to cheer someone up and let them know you are thinking of them. Contact



Next series of workshops will start in SEPTEMBER

If you are a teacher and are looking to hire our space to run workshops please get in touch.

Candle Making

Blend your own essential oil candles

Knit our IOW Gansey

8 week course to knit your own Gansey join any time!

Sweet treats

Make your own natural plant based sweet treats

Intro to Needle Felting

First steps make a needle felt Egg

Needle Felt next steps

Improve your skills make a needle felt bird

Needle felt more skills

Advance your skills make a needle felt toadstool


51 School Green Road
Isle of Wight
PO40 9AS

01983 718 400

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