Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Ventnor - Verbena Cottage
Verbena Cottage, Ventnor, Isle of Wight
Nestling between Shanklin and Ventnor, the pretty village of Bonchurch , like Ventnor, was constructed predominantly through the Victorian years for the wealthy gentry, who holidayed in the area, taking in the notably milder climate. From Monks Bay at Bonchurch you can take the level walk along the revetment to the shore at Ventnor, passing tiny fisherman’s cottages and Wheelers Bay. A feature of Bonchurch village is the pretty pond, stocked with huge carp and ducks. The village was a favourite haunt of Charles Dickens who wrote a large part of his classic novel ‘David Copperfield’ on one of his many stays. Verbena is a terraced, stone cottage built in 1862, located in an elevated position in Upper Bonchurch, affording extensive sea views. The rear of the cottage backs onto the famous St Boniface Down which provides a rich haven for wildlife and offers some spectacular walks.
Bonchurch village is a 20-minute walk and Ventnor, with its good choice of shops and restaurants, is a mile away. The cottage provides a homely and comfortable base from which to explore the island.
Access into the cottage is via a slope and nine stone steps to the small front terrace which has excellent sea views. Comfortable living/dining room with freeview TV and DVD player and lovely sea views. WiFi access. Kitchen with full cooker, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and dishwasher. Shower room with washing machine. On the first floor there are two bedrooms; a twin bedroom with sea views and a double bedroom with en-suite full bathroom. There are steep stairs from the en-suite bathroom to a small sun deck with views of Boniface Down(children must be supervised at all times). There is limited parking available beneath the cottage and more in Bonchurch Shute.
The cottage is not suitable for those with walking difficulties.
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- non smoking only
- children welcome