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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Ventnor, Isle of Wight your home away from home

Ventnor is one of Britain’s most popular Victorian resorts and its sand and shingle beach is ideal for sunbathing and safe swimming. The promenade is lined with cafés, pubs and amusements in the old Victorian buildings. There are a series of zig-zag terraces up to the main town itself where there are plenty of souvenir shops, restaurants, banks and supermarkets. The town also offers clifftop walks and pretty Botanical Gardens. A holiday rental in Ventnor is ideal for relaxing family holidays and is a great base for walkers and cyclists too.

Things to Do in Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Walking

There are some great walks right outside the door of your Ventnor vacation rental. Stroll along the seawall and the Undercliff to nearby Bonchurch, a secluded beach where Charles Dickens once stayed. Hike to Steephill Cove, a local beauty spot, or walk along the cliffs of St Lawrence. There are many beautiful walks to be enjoyed with dramatic views all over the Isle of Wight.

Beaches

The Isle of Wight is known for its gorgeous sandy beaches and as well as the lovely beach at Ventnor there are plenty more just a short drive away. Sandown and Shanklin both have large family-friendly beaches with plenty of amenities and water sports. The quieter Freshwater Bay is on the west side of the island.

Places to Visit Near Ventnor, Isle of Wight The Needles and Alum Bay

This beautiful area has amazing coloured sands and cliffs which look across the bay to the interesting formation of the Needles Rocks. There are boat trips around the coast, a chairlift up the cliffs and a theme park with rides for the children, to complete an action-packed day out for all the family.

Carisbrooke Castle

This ancient fortress, now managed by English Heritage, is remarkably well-kept with battlements, a keep and an Edwardian inspired garden.

Osborne House

This lavishly appointed stately home was the favourite residence of Queen Victoria. After a tour of the magnificent interior with its opulent furnishings and historic artworks, spend time in the delightful gardens and enjoy the gorgeous sea views from the extensive parkland.

Weather in Ventnor, Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight enjoys its own warm microclimate with exceptionally mild winters and temperatures averaging 40-47°F (4-8°C) in the winter. The summer months are warm and dry, averaging 72°F (22°C) in August.

Travel to Ventnor, Isle of Wight

The easiest way to reach your holiday home in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight is by car or airplane to Southampton Airport which is just approximately 30 miles from Ventnor. From Southampton there several car ferries which sail to Cowes. Other ferry services run to the Isle of Wight from Portsmouth and Lymington.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful property

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This property is in the perfect location right on the esplanade- you can hear the sea from your bed. We were out of season so cld easily park right outside. The house has everything you need, it is very well equipped, beautifully but simply furnished, very comfortable, a real home from home.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Very comfortable and private stay.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The apartment is very homely with lovely decor and well fitted for all our needs. The owners were very friendly and considerate and advised us on local restaurants, walks, and seasonal attractions for our first time on the island. There was everything we needed in the apartment to get going. Overall we had a lovely, cosy and private time. The apartment made a great home to explore Ventnor and the rest of the island.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Wonderful to come "home" to...

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                                                                                                      You can read on other people’s reviews just how idyllic, charming, well-appointed and beautifully decorated The Hermitage is. And I agree with them all! The photos really are a true depiction of the accommodation. It can feel like the only reasons you want to get out of that huge, comfortable bed are for the stunning views over the English Channel, or to soak in the huge whirlpool tub. However, It’s exploring your surroundings that’s makes staying here even more attractive and enjoyable. As an ex-Islander, I remember when Ventnor’s Victorian grandeur had faded, but recently it seems the smart money has moved in. Whilst neighbouring Sandown and Shanklin still caters for those seeking sun, sea and sand, Ventnor has definitely gone upmarket. The Hermitage is a short walk from some very smart cafés, bars and restaurants, particularly those on the Esplanade. The Spyglass is a great traditional pub (a proper Pint of Prawns!) and the Ale & Oyster is one of many eateries that take pride in using local produce. Back in the town, Cantina does great tapas, there’s a few more proper pubs and of course, there's Perks Bar - a must for those with a curiosity for unusual or themed venues! Indeed, Ventnor was a great starting point for us “foodies”. The Royal Hotel is also excellent and for a real treat, Michelin-starred chef Robert Thompson’s restaurant is a short drive away. There are so many wonderful places to eat and drink on the Island, it’s well worth doing your research before you arrive. You’ll need to walk it all off, of course. The Hermitage was a great base from which to explore some wonderful walks and stunning scenery. Ask Leslie or indeed any of the locals about Steephill Cove, St. Catherine’s Lighthouse, The “Pepperpot”, Newtown Creek. We walked at Compton Bay on New Year’s Eve and it was breath-taking (and not because it was cold!). Many visitors don’t know or don’t bother about these places which is a shame as they don’t know what they’re missing out on. If you’re looking for quaint towns, Yarmouth is a 40 minute drive along a stunning coast road and of course, Cowes is always worth a visit, especially during the Round The Island Race, Cowes Week or the Cowes Classic powerboat racing. But above all, we got to come back to this beautiful, cosy, comfortable cottage. We’d recommend it to anyone and can’t wait for our next visit.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 02-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016