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OPEN ALL YEAR GORGEOUS, WELL EQUIPPED FOUR BEDROOM PERIOD COTTAGE

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Matt and Sally Clark

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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OPEN ALL YEAR GORGEOUS, WELL EQUIPPED FOUR BEDROOM PERIOD COTTAGE

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cottage in Ventnor - Smugglers Cottage

'Home from Home' 4 bedrm Cottage in Central Ventnor, Walkers & Cyclists paradise

Get away from it all on the beautiful and peaceful Isle of Wight. The moment you get off the ferry, you will feel the difference. Our lovely 4 bedroom holiday cottage, 'Smugglers', in the centre of Ventnor, on the Isle of Wight, sleeps 7 people comfortably, plus a cot if required. There is a double bedroom which has a single room adjoining & a double room with a twin room adjoining. There is a shower room, and a family bathroom fitted with a toilet, basin & bath with shower attachment. Downstairs there is a comfortable living room with a wood burning stove, leading to the dining room & newly fitted kitchen. The courtyard garden has seating & a barbecue area. At the side of the holiday cottage is a useful covered passageway that lends itself perfectly to storage of bicycles, wellington boots, kayaks & surfboards. The double doors open onto the road for easy loading & unloading. There is no parking at the property, however there are two car parks which are less than 5 minutes walk away. The bus service is fantastic, running every half hour through the day & every hour through the night. Bus stop 2 minutes from the cottage. We regret that, due to the steepness of Tulse Hill & the roads around Ventnor, the property is not suitable for the infirm.

This charming holiday cottage, built in the early 1800's at the beginning of Ventnor's popularity, has all the modern comforts you require to have wonderful holiday. The kingsize beds in the double rooms have pocket sprung mattresses to give you a great nights sleep. The smaller rooms have day beds that provide the ultimate flexibility without having to use sofa beds - comfortable for sleeping and close to parents for children, or use as a sitting room to relax in off your bedroom for couples renting the holiday cottage for a romantic break in Ventnor.

The new shower room has an electric shower to refresh you after a long day's walking on the Isle of Wight or beach activities.

The bathroom in this Ventnor holiday cottage has a new freestanding claw footed bath, hand basin and toilet.

The lounge has a wood burner so you can top up the warmth from the recently installed gas central heating if you wish.

The newly installed kitchen in this holiday cottage in Ventnor is fully equipped so you can produce wonderful meals yourself, or just microwave a ready meal if you prefer. There is a fridge freezer, a washer dryer, dishwasher and tassimo coffee maker.

Free WiFi, BluRay Player, Freeview TV and a radio with iPod dock is supplied.

The garden has tables and chairs for 8 people and a gas barbecue with gas supplied.

There are board games. DVDs and books for rainy days too!

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered

Matt and Sally Clark

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We returned to the Isle of Wight in 2011 and now live in Wroxall just five minutes north of Ventnor. We love the area, with it's beaches, rolling countryside and downland, especially because we have two terriers who live for their walks.

Matt and Sally Clark purchased this cottage in 2012

We fell in love with 'Smugglers' as soon as we stepped inside the door. It has a wonderful cosy feel to it, but is deceptively spacious.

It was built early on in Ventnor's history - about 1830. The garden is pretty and sheltered and the resident neighbours are delightful.

Central location in Ventnor

Close to the high street with shops, restaurants and bars.

Short walk down to the Esplanade to the beach and restaurants and bars there, including Ventnor Haven Fishery for fresh local wet fish and Fish & Chip takeaway!

Ventnor has many renowned restaurants - from classic English& World Cuisine to Tapas Bars and the usual takeaways and pub food.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday cottage rental in Ventnor, United Kingdom

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OPEN ALL YEAR Gorgeous, well equipped four bedroom period cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
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OPEN ALL YEAR Gorgeous, well equipped four bedroom period cottage
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1005095
+44 01825840977
Ventnor Isle of Wight
Owner Submitted Review
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....fab bathrooms and beds!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
Thank you for a lovely stay. We loved your fab bathrooms and beds!
We had great food at Bembridge Beach Hut and Cantina. Good luck to you both in the future.
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OPEN ALL YEAR Gorgeous, well equipped four bedroom period cottage
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1005095
+44 01825840977
Ventnor Isle of Wight
Owner Submitted Review
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You gave us such a lovely warm welcome.........

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
What can we say!! You gave us such a lovely warm welcome, you are both so kind and take so much pride in the house. This shows in all the care you have taken to think of everything. It really felt like a home from home - I felt very relaxed and the children enjoyed themselves too. The Island is lovely, we wnet out every day. Blackgand Chine, great for the kids, the chairlift at the Needles was 'scary', Godshill Model Village great, Brook Beach and the fossil hunt tour strongly recommended.
Would love to come back and would not hesitate to recommend Smugglers to others.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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OPEN ALL YEAR Gorgeous, well equipped four bedroom period cottage
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1005095
+44 01825840977
Ventnor Isle of Wight
Owner Submitted Review
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Thanks for such a well-equipped stay

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
Thanks for such a well-equipped stay. So refreshing to stay somewhere with plenty of toilet roll and some washing up liquid - just the basics but you'd amazed how many places are lacking!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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OPEN ALL YEAR Gorgeous, well equipped four bedroom period cottage
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1005095
+44 01825840977
Ventnor Isle of Wight
5

Fantastic!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
The property is just as described, very well equipped, clean and comfortable - especially the beds! Matt and Sally's welcome and welcome pack were much appreciated, and the best we have ever had. Would highly recommend it, and look forward to returning in the future.
Owner's Response: Thank you all! We are so happy that you had a good time.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
OPEN ALL YEAR Gorgeous, well equipped four bedroom period cottage
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1005095
+44 01825840977
Ventnor Isle of Wight
Owner Submitted Review
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Smugglers is better equipped than our own home!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
Thank you so much for a fantastic holiday. We have really enjoyed our stay - especially as Smugglers is better equipped than our own home!
Ventnor is a great place and we've had a lovely time exploring the area - we'll definitely be back. Thanks again for being great hosts and for the warm welcome.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Location

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Gatwick
Nearest Ferry
12.5 Miles
Fishbourne
Nearest Train
4.2 Miles
Shanklin
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Ventnor
Nearest Barpub
84 Metres
Crab and Lobster
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Ventnor Golf Course (12 hole)
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Phileas Fogg (International Cuisine)
Car: recommended

Built in the early 1800's & newly refurbished, Smugglers is in the heart of the lovely seaside town of Ventnor. Moments from the high street, it is a short walk to Ventnor's restaurants, pubs & coffee shops, as well as the beach. The pretty villages of Bonchurch, Niton & Shanklin are also close by. Ventnor golf course is less than 1.5 miles away, with the most stunning views across glorious countryside to the sea. Only a short drive away is Queen Victoria's beloved home Osborne House, the historic Carisbrooke Castle, Yarmouth Castle as well as family attractions such as Blackgang Chine & Sandown Zoo. The wilder beaches to the west offer diving, paragliding, surfing & kayaking. For walkers, there are over 500 miles of very well signposted footpaths on the Island, more per square mile than any other English county! It is not far to The Needles & Alum Bay, Tennyson Down, Newtown Nature Reserve & much more. Yarmouth & Cowes are no more than 30 minutes by car, for those who love their sailing.

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Spring and Summer
22 Mar 2014 - 18 Jul 2014
£125
£750
3 nights
 
 
High Summer
19 Jul 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
£950
7 nights
 
 
Autumn and Winter
30 Aug 2014 - 12 Dec 2014
£105
£550
3 nights
 
 
Christmas and New Year
13 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
£150
£850
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
£125
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit £100.00
Notes Fully central heated with endless hot water, a free standing bath and pocket sprung king sized double beds. All this and a wood burning stove to toast your toes in the evening!

Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ventnor in Isle of Wight

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Thermos Flask
  • Living Room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower attachement on taps
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Single or twin
  • The two attached bedrooms have day beds which may used as sofas if these rooms are unoccupied. In the 3rd bedroom, the day bed has a trundle bed that can be used to give 2 single beds. The 3rd bedroom has a fascinating 'smugglers hatch' - a hatch through to the kitchen below! Although this is bolted shut for safety, it begs the question 'what was its function?'. One theory is that it was a hatch with steps for the maid to get from her room to the kitchen and outside without being seen. Another is that Smugglers used it to drop contraband through the floor when the Duty Men visited! We like the last theory, but you decide which is best!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys
  • Television
  • Radio
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Barbecue
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • snorkelling
  • diving
  • surfing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
Notes:
A car is not absolutely necessary although it is recommended. There is no parking outside the property as the little street is narrow and steep, but the car parks are less than half a mile away - about 3 minutes walk - and we can arrange a weekly parking permit for you if you wish. You may of course drive down Tulse Hill to the cottage to unload before parking. For those without a car, there is a regular and frequent bus service from Ventnor High Street. A maximum of 2 quiet and well behaved dogs are welcomed by prior arrangement. Please supply your own dog beds, towels, bowls and blankets etc. We request that dogs are not permitted upstairs or on the furniture. We do not supply beach towels.
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