The station's commanding position above the village of Whitwell is impressive, with panoramic views towards Niton, St Catherine's Down and beyond. Today, Whitwell Station lives on in another chapter of its life. Having been tastefully converted into a residential property with accompanying holiday homes. From the characterful cream picket fences to the substantial station canopy painted in the original railway colours, you could be forgiven for thinking that as you approach the station it could still be the early 1900's. Today, the black textured platform edging stones are still visible with the original waiting shelter on the down platform, and the station buildings on the up platform. Even though the track has long since gone, the historical theme of the property has been faithfully kept. The holiday cottages occupy what was once the ticket office, Station master's office, the Ladies' waiting room and the parcel office.
Part of the former track bed has been converted to a small domestic vineyard, which forms part of the grounds to the cottages.
Whitwell is close to beaches at Ventnor and Shanklin, and there are many spectacular walks and cycle rides across unspoilt downland that can be started from your front door. We are also just a mile and a half away from the popular coastal path as it passes along the St Lawerence cliff top.