Formally the home of Alfred Lord Tennyson
As you approach Farringford along the sweeping drive flanked by mature trees, you will appreciate why Alfred Lord Tennyson chose this immensely charming house as his home.
In the Autumn of 1853 Alfred and Emily searched the Isle of Wight, determined to find a quiet retreat where Alfred could write. On seeing Farringford, an imposing late 18th Century house with Gothic style windows, castellated walls, extensive secluded grounds and breathtaking scenery, he said "We will go no further, this must be our home" and so it was for some 40 years. His library, where some of his most important works were written, has a collection of mementos of his life at Farringford