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Comfortable cottage with stunning sea view in Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Mary Pountain

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Bedrooms 2
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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Comfortable cottage with stunning sea view in Ventnor, Isle of Wight

People7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Ventnor - Chelsea Cottage

2 bedroom cottage with fabulous view overlooking the English Channel

Chelsea Cottage is extremely comfortable and well-equipped, and has recently been comprehensively renovated and redecorated to a high standard throughout. The lounge, front bedroom and patios face south east and command a panoramic view of the English Channel and its shipping; the top patio receives the sun all day. The cottage is set back from the street and is very quiet. There is satellite TV, a DVD player, radio/CD player, internet/wifi, a large assortment of board games and a good selection of books, including literature about the Island. In the front bedroom there is a large desk which makes this a great place for those wanting to get away to work in a peaceful environment with a view. The well-equipped kitchen adjoins the dining room, which seats 6 comfortably. The stairs are quite steep, but there is a handrail, and 2 stair gates are provided. Steps lead down to the secluded lower patio where there is a garden seat and washing line.

The cottage is ideally situated, since, while quiet and with a fantastic view, it is in Ventnor town and so close to shops and other facilities. It can also easily be reached by public transport (frequent local bus services to all parts of the Island). It takes 10-15 minutes to walk to Ventnor and Bonchurch beaches.

Ventnor was developed as a resort in Victorian times and had many famous holiday residents, including Edward Elgar. Its history is evident in its houses and in such details as the rings for bathing machines still visible on the beach. The neighbouring village of Bonchurch is steeped in history, with its tiny Norman church and its Victorian mansions. Charles Dickens wrote part of David Copperfield whilst staying at Bonchurch, which he described as 'the prettiest place I ever saw in my life, at home or abroad'.

Ventnor and the Undercliff are renowned for their benign climate, since they receive the fresh sea air and are sheltered from cold northerly winds. The famous Botanic Gardens, built on the site of the old TB hospital, have plants from all over the world.

Today Ventnor has all essential shops as well as an interesting selection of cafés and restaurants catering for all tastes and pockets. Fish landed straight from the boat is on sale daily at the beach.

Ventnor's situation is stunning, nestling on the slopes of St Boniface Down. It is steeply terraced and has been called the English Madeira. It is a centre for many interesting walks - through Bonchurch and the Landslip towards Shanklin or along the cliffs to Steephill Cove, where you can buy fresh seafood products or have tea on the lovely beach. This beach is our favourite: quiet and great for swimming and rock-pooling. The coastal path continues to St Catherine's Lighthouse and beyond towards the wilder West Wight., where there is a stunning view from the View Point car park above Blackgang Chine. The Island is a geologist's paradise, and along this coast you can go on a guided dinosaur trail, looking at fossils.

The Isle of Wight packs a huge amount of interest into a small space. Inland there are miles of footpaths and cycle routes on the Downs and along the old railway lines. Historic houses such as Osborne House (the holiday home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert), Nunwell Manor and Arreton Manor are worth a visit, and you can go even further back in time at Carisbrooke Castle (where Charles I was imprisoned) and Brading Roman Villa with its unique mosaics. There are vineyards and local breweries, and plenty of good fresh local food to be found.

There are lots of family attractions: Sandown Zoo, Blackgang Chine, crazy golf, Robin Hill country park and Havenstreet Steam Railway to name but a few, and you are never far away from a family-friendly pub.

The Isle of Wight has events such as the Walking Festivals, Cycling Festival and Garlic Festival, and each town has its own Carnival in August.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mary Pountain (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Lovely cottage, fabulous views.
Aug 2008
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Reviews

4.9
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Comfortable cottage with stunning sea view in Ventnor, Isle of Wight
average rating of 4.894737 based on 23 reviews
5

WOW - stunning view, great location, superb house

  • 5 of 5

The title says it! WOW! what a gem of a holiday cottage. Owner was fabulous with communications and organisation prior to arrival and details at the cottage. On arrival the cottage was fantastically equipped and clean. Stunning views from the lounge as per pictures; a pleasure to sit and have breakfast or afternoon tea to look out. Great location within easy walk of Ventnor which had a surprising array of superb restaurants and good walks along the coast. All in all a fab rental and highly recommended. Thanks!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed staying in our cottage and exploring Ventnor. Best wishes Mary
5

A true gem!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic cottage! Although we knew it had sea views, the photos on the website do not do this cottage justice. The view is stunning, and the cottage really comfortable and well equipped. It was spotlessly clean, and lacked for nothing. All my dealings with the owner were easy and she was very helpful in recommendations, and answered my many emailed questions promptly and in a friendly and helpful manner. The coastal walks in both directions are gorgeous, and very interesting. For anyone who likes fish, we highly recommend buying fresh fish from the Ventnor Haven Fisheries, who land their fish daily (we had it every day!) Also for garlic lovers-the Garlic Farm in Newchurch. We ate enough garlic to ward off heart disease and vampires for years! We would absolutely recommend this cottage and Ventnor.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed staying in Chelsea Cottage. The view is certainly wonderful and always interesting as the weather changes and different boats pass by. Ventnor has many individual little shops and you seemed to have found time to explore the town as well as places further afield. Mary and Chris
5

Chelsea Cottage - A gem in Ventnor

  • 5 of 5

Chelsea Cottage is a hidden gem. It has the most wonderful views of the channel and is well appointed and a very comfortable and attractive place to stay. The owners were very helpful to us and the cottage exceeded our expectations. We would warmly recommend it and would definitely stay there again. Ventnor itself is a lovely town with some great places to eat.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in Chelsea Cottage and found some of the wonderful places to eat in Ventnor. Mary and Chris
5

Great quality, location and value for money

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at Chelsea Cottage. The cottage is tucked away down a little passage so there is no passing traffic, its really quiet. The location is fantastic because you have great views and 10 min walk to the High Street, shops, restaurants and pubs. Ventnor appears to be moving up market, reflected by the large number of lovely cafes and bars that all look really inviting. The cottage is extremely well equipped and the bed was gorgeously comfortable. The house itself has a really homely feel. It has been renovated with care and to a high standard, and felt like home the moment we arrived. The kitchen is very small but has everything you need. The downstairs living space feels really spacious. We enjoyed having breakfast at the table overlooking the view of the sea. Parking is out on the road but it was always easy to find a space all the time and there is no parking charge. The best things we did were walking along the beach at Ventnor, having a drink or three in the Spyglass Inn, sitting in the sun having coffee outside Samphire on the seafront and walking to Steephill Cove for crab soup in the Beach Shack. And logging onto the shipping website to find out about the passing ships! We would definitely go back. The only thing that I hadn't appreciated before hand was that the bathroom is accessed via the back bedroom (I may have missed that in the info) but that didn't affect us there was only two of us. This was a lovely property, spotlessly clean and fantastic value for money. Thank you Mary!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Chesea Cottage. You are very welcome to come again any time! The bathroom access through the bedroom is mentioned on the website information but it is very easy to miss the details when looking for somewhere to stay. People tend not to be too concerned about this as it is just for a short time, and as you say for a couple it isn't a problem. We too love to sit in the lounge and watch the boats go by and wonder where they are coming from and going to, so the marine traffic app is fun to use. Best wishes Mary
5

Superb Relaxing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and comfortable and the location is very quiet. Very well equipped, everything that we required was there, even a pair of binoculars. The views from the terrace are absolutely fantastic. Only a short walk into the town and shops. We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage and the island. The Spyglass Inn provides very good food. Also we walked a few times to Steephiil cove for very good seafood, we also recommend the Winter Gardens in Ventnor for a sundowner. The owners very customer service only one word, Excellent. We would recommend this cottage to all our friends and reatives

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Chelsea cottage has the best views

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Chelsea cottage it is home from home

The panoramic views are totally amazing and you can hear the sea at night

Chelsea cottage has everything you could need and more besides from hot water bottles to thermos flasks

It's kept very clean and tidy the children loved the board games and wifi is a grateful bonus with teenagers

It's just a short distance from Ventnor town and to the sea front and beach. There are loads of great walks with great views on the doorstep.

We can't wait to come back later in the year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Southampton
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
St Boniface Arms
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Fishbourne
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Ventnor
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Shanklin
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
M3
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
El Toro Contento
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
Ventnor
Car: not necessary

Chelsea Cottage is peacefully situated on a hill with a stunning panoramic view overlooking the English Channel and only 5 minutes from the shops. It is ideal for those wanting a relaxing holiday. For a more active holiday, there are many beaches with safe swimming to choose from, wonderful walking on coastal, downland and woodland paths and it is a great place for cycling and golf. Nearby are the beautiful Ventnor Botanic Garden, Isle of Wight Glass and the Donkey Sanctuary. The picturesque Bonchurch beach and village where Charles Dickens and other famous Victorian writers stayed is a short walk away. There are many places of interest such as Queen Victoria's residence Osborne House, Carisbrooke Castle and Brading Roman Villa. With the Dinosaur Museum, the Steam Railway, family-friendly pubs and theme parks at Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill there is plenty for all the family. The West Wight has wonderful beaches and walks leading to Tennyson Down, Alum Bay and the Needles.

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Prices & Availability

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Prices for this holiday cottage in Ventnor, Isle of Wight

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Summer
23 May 2015 - 10 Jul 2015
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
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£100
£650
 
 
Summer
11 Jul 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£825
for 7 nights
£825
 
 
Late Summer
5 Sep 2015 - 25 Sep 2015
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
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£100
£650
 
 
Early Autumn
26 Sep 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
2 night minimum stay
£170
for 2 nights
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£85
£525
 
 
Late Autumn
31 Oct 2015 - 20 Dec 2015
2 night minimum stay
£120
for 2 nights
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£60
£360
 
 
Xmas & New Year
21 Dec 2015 - 4 Jan 2016
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
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£110
£700
 

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Notes Short breaks are accepted throughout most of the year and the start date is flexible.

From mid-July to the end of August short breaks are not available and the start date is Saturday. We cannot accept last-minute bookings (ie less than 1 week before start date).

We do not accept bookings for hen or stag (or similar) parties.
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom is small, with a toilet, sink and a bath with an electric shower. It is is accessed through the back bedroom. The airing cupboard contains the immersion heater which is on a timer. There is storage space underneath and there are hot water bottles and extra blankets available for use.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , with kingsize duvet
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , 1 Cot , these are bunks and single bed + travel cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , the sofabed is in the lounge
  • The front bedroom has a double bed with king size duvet. The bedroom window faces looks out to sea so you can lie in bed and watch the boats and the sunrise. With a wardrobe, chest of drawers and book case, there is plenty of room for storage. There is a large desk and this makes a great place for those wanting to get away to work in a peaceful environment with a nice view. The back bedroom has a set of good-sized bunks, a single bed and a wardrobe with drawers. The bathroom leads off the back bedroom. The travel cot can be used wherever it is convenient. There are two stair gates that can be used at the top and bottom of the stairs. Under the bed there are toys suitable for young children. The good quality sofabed in the living room opens out to a double bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The heating is by new efficient electric Rointe radiators downstairs and convector heaters upstairs, all thermostatically controlled. There is an electric stove in the living room for extra or instant heat. The cottage is set behind the houses on South Street so there is hardly any street noise. Car-parking is on street. There is space outside to pull in to unload if a parking space isn't available in the street. There are other streets nearby where a car can be safely left, and a car park below St Catherine's Street. There are steps from South Street right down to beach level. Ventnor and Bonchurch beaches can be reached by walking along the sea wall. Fresh fish and seafood is available daily from Ventnor Haven - you can watch the fishing boats from the cottage. Ventnor has some lovely places to eat and there are lots of family-friendly pubs and restaurants on the island.

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