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RETIRED RAILWAY STATION CONVERTED INTO TWO ENCHANTING COTTAGES

Julia Carter

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
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RETIRED RAILWAY STATION CONVERTED INTO TWO ENCHANTING COTTAGES

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Ventnor - Whitwell Station

2 & 3 bedroom Cottages sleeps 4 +1 & 5 +1 located in the Isle of Wight

The Victorian waiting rooms and former named Engine Shed are tastefully converted into cottages, Primrose, Bluebell and Whistle Stop. This is a unique place to stay an enjoy a holiday in the isle of Wight. Each cottage have the atmosphere of the days of steam. All thoughtfully furnished to the highest standard to accommodate every need. Every care has been taken to make your stay as enjoyable as possible with all the comforts of home.

There are two or three upstairs bedrooms in the cottages with a double bed in one and two single beds in the other.

For little ones: A cot, highchair and Stairgate is available in the cottage.

The lounge is warm and inviting with TV, DVD and usual refinements.

Excellently equipped kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine and many other conveniences are fitted to the highest standard.

Bathroom with shower.

Can sleep 5.

Heating Throughout.

All Bed Linen & Towels provided.

Pets are welcome.

Wireless Internet.

Gardens are set out for all to enjoy with a small vineyard.

Local Fishing Lakes pubs and Walks: There are local Fishing lakes within 5 minutes walk from the Station and excellent walking countryside and coastal walks.

The village hosts and excellent village pub with an excellent reputation for eating where children are very welcome.

Pets are welcome

More Details

Details for holiday cottage Whitwell Station, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

Each Cottage has 3 or 2 Bedrooms (Double Bed in one, and single beds in others), all bed linen provided. A cot and highchair is also available. A family lounge, fitted kitchen including electric cooker, microwave, fridge freezer and washing machine. Also included is a bathroom, shower and heating throughout. WiFi TV, DVD plus all the usual refinements. There is a family pub nearby which is a 5 minute walk and local shops and post office are only a 5 minute drive to the village of Niton. The station is located in a quiet picturesque country setting, with a large garden and a small Vine yard. The station is surrounded by fields and beautiful scenery. It is ideal for children and well-trained pets. There is a private driveway and so is away from road traffic. The views from Whitwell are truly wonderful and the area is rich in country roads, in a setting perfect for walking, fishing and exploring...all in the theme of an old island railway and English village.
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Julia Carter

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Retied Victorian Railway Station renovated to high standard

Tranquil and very beautiful location, Historic building on the edge of a beautiful village Ideal for family groups set in it own gardens with small vineyard. Gate protected.https://us.homeaway.co.uk/lm/611.426082.1026653/description.html#

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
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Reviews

4.7
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

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Retired Railway Station converted into two enchanting cottages
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
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Retired Railway Station converted into two enchanting cottages
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p426082
+44 01983730667
Ventnor Isle of Wight
France
3

WINTER WARMER !

  • 3 out of 5
We stayed at Whitwell station during the Christmas period and If we had stayed there during warmer weather I am sure we would have enjoyed it more.The cottage was very clean but not very cosy due to being very cold,although there is a single storage heater in the lounge and two electric fires to put on the cost of feeding the electric meter was expensive.The cottages are on the edge of the village with some enjoyable walks and the village pub was very welcoming with excellent food.
  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2011
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Christmas was the coldest snap this winter and the icy winds from the east were unusually excessive for a much longer period it really felt bitterly cold.

So we decided this January to completely refurbish both cottages which has included better insulation and comfort to accommodate future cold winters and to keep up the high standard .

The archaic electric coin meters have also been removed and all electricity is now included in the price with no increase.

If you follow Twiiter we have some photos of the work currently being undertaking.

There are some enjoyable walks and the village pub is good but there is also much more to see and do in probably the best and most beautiful part of the Isle of Wight.
business
Retired Railway Station converted into two enchanting cottages
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p426082
+44 01983730667
Ventnor Isle of Wight
Warwickshire
5

STEAM RAILWAY HEAVEN

  • 5 out of 5
This cottage provided 4 adults with a very interesting and comfortable stay. It is set in a beautiful peaceful spot away from the road of which we are very envious. It was once the waiting room of the now disused Whitwell station - wonderful for steam railway buffs or anyone hoping for a relaxing holiday with a difference.Our holiday was just what we wanted - a relaxing break from the rush of daily life. Julia and Graham were excellent hosts - providing little extras and lovely touches which made it feel very homely. The property was very clean with comfortable beds, lovely soft quilts/pillows and proper bath sized fluffy towels. Living space was big enough for 4 [not so little] adults to relax comfortably with lots of old raiway memorabilia around. Graham shared with us his photos and book about the old station + photos showing the redevelopment of the cottages- all very interesting. They were very friendly and helpful hosts interested in helping to make our holiday extra special - Graham even loaned out one of his guitars to the musician amongst us and arranged for him to join a 'jamming session' with his son and nephew one evening! The only things that would have made our stay even better would be if there was a shaver point in the bathroom and maybe a radio downstairs otherwise all our needs and more were catered for. We thoroughly enjoyed our week touring around the many fantastic sights of this lovely Island and sampling the real ales in several of the great pubs - one just 5 minutes walk away in the village serving very good food with generous helpings. We would certainly recommend this cottage to friends and family and we will be back again one day - soon we hope!
  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2010
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Retired Railway Station converted into two enchanting cottages
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p426082
+44 01983730667
Ventnor Isle of Wight
Camberley, Surrey
5

ANOTHER WONDERFUL WEEK AT WHITWELL

  • 5 out of 5
We've just had yet another wonderful week in Bluebell Cottage, we think our 5th or 6th year in a row. Julia and Graham are wonderful hosts and the cottage is always lovely and clean and very comfortable, everything you need (and more) is there, it is a wonderful place to stay. Over the years we have stayed in lots of places in the IOW and this is by far the best, and we look forward to returning again.
  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2010
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Retired Railway Station converted into two enchanting cottages
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p426082
+44 01983730667
Ventnor Isle of Wight
Hampshire
5

CHRISTMAS BREAK

  • 5 out of 5
Dear Julia
We had a wonderful stay in your very comfortable cottage.
We found the whole environment welcoming and very comfortable - beautiful bed linen and you were perfect hosts.
The views from the Station is fantastic and we enjoyed some lovely walks and food from the local pubs and really chilled.
We will be back again.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2010
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Retired Railway Station converted into two enchanting cottages
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p426082
+44 01983730667
Ventnor Isle of Wight
Leicestershire
5

WELCOME TO THE STATION

  • 5 out of 5
We have stayed here on many occasions - BRILLIANT!! Julia & Graham are wonderful hosts, the station happens to be my children's favourite holiday destination.... they ask to go back year after year... you can't beat a child's recommendation for a holiday!!

We ALWAYS receive a very warm welcome, the cottages are immaculate, child friendly gardens, easy access location for exploring the island and we love going back - the immediate feeling of relaxation abounds here.... hence we'll be back in May again this year.....
  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2010
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
business
Retired Railway Station converted into two enchanting cottages
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p426082
+44 01983730667
Ventnor Isle of Wight
Essex
5

RAILYWAY COTTAGE NO1

  • 5 out of 5
A lovely cosy property ideal for the 2 of us. Graham & Julia were extremely helpful - even sharing photos & history of the restoration. The cottage was well equipped (but no radio) and very comfortable. The pub in the village - a 5 minute walk away is highly recommended. Watch out for the visiting pussy cat if you leave the window open - can give you a bit of a shock when he comes & says hello. I would recommend the property. Lovely views,plenty of history (a step back in time) & near a fishing lake (if required) and central to all attractions on the island.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2009
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Southampton
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Portsmouth
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Shanklin
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Ventnor Sandy Beach
Nearest Barpub
1000 Metres
Whitehorse Public House, Whitwell
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Sandown Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1000 Kilometres
Whitehorse Public House
Car: recommended

Whitwell Railway Station - Holiday cottages set in two acres of land and overlooks beautiful views of English hedgerows, rolling hills and Whitwell Village. The station is situated on the edge of the village but a 5 minute minute walk from the renowned local pub. The accommodation is converted from the former waiting rooms, booking hall and the named Engine Shed, There are excellent walks and cycle rides around Whitwell and being just 2 miles from the south coast of the island some excellent coastal walks.

There is a small Vineyard within the garden

The Ventnor West line originally opened in 1897 and was said to be 'one of the prettiest branch lines in England' with many local inhabitants lovingly talking of childhood memories of a treasured line.

The trains and bustle are long gone, but when sitting on the platform you can almost hear the rattle of a train, and recall the bygone days of steam.

The cottages are of an exceptional standard and achieved an AA 4 Star Plus rating.

Other Activities: sailing

Golf: Golf Course is within 15 minutes in the seaside town of Sandown or 30 mins the Golf course at Freshwater bay.

Ski: A little bit difficult in the isle of Wight!!!!

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Notes

  • Short breaks MInimum rental 3 nights £220.00 from October to March
  • CONDITIONS OF HIRE. The Contract is made between the Visitor and the Owner of the property for which the booking is made and is deemed to be made subject to these conditions of Hire. The acceptance of a deposit from a visitor creates a contract between them and the owner of the property. Once the signed booking form and deposit has been received, the holiday booking is then firm and full rent be required, even if you have to cancel your holiday. (See Cancellation Conditions).

    PAYMENT. The visitor will be asked to complete and sign a Booking Form and send this with a cheque for £100 – from which £50 is cover for any breakages/damage. This will be refunded within 14 days after the holiday.
    Telephone reservations will be held 7 working days and officially confirmed once you have received your completed Form and Cheque. The full rental is due 6 weeks before arrival date.
  • UTILITIES are included in tariff (we ask that you act responsibly and legally regarding Internet use and protect your children’s viewing)

    OVERCROWDING. In no circumstances is it allowed for the maximum number of persons stated in the property description to be exceeded at any time. We reserve the right to terminate the Contract and Visitor will be liable for all the full Booking Hire Charge and the whole of the Deposit automatically forfeited. We give priority to families, and enquiries to accommodate all male/female parties (in excess of two) will not be considered.

    KEYS. Keys can be collected on arrival and must be handed in prior to leaving

    NO SMOKING. Strictly No smoking please within the cottages. You will be asked to leave if you persist

    ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES. Visitors (unless otherwise stated) may take occupation after 2.00 pm of day of arrival and must vacate promptly by 10.00 am on departure day.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • The bedrooms are warm and inviting.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • diving
  • golf