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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 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Mary Pountain
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
11 September, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Chelsea Cottage is a lovely cottage with absolutely stunning views. It is in a really quiet area, within walking distance of the town centre. It is a very well equipped, cosy, comfortable home from home.

We were warned prior to going that the stairs are quite steep, they are, but handled with care ( worse coming down than going up ! ) they are fine.

Everything was well thought of. It was lovely to see lots of little personal things around like family photos, little knick knacks, and favorite bits of art.

There was only one tiny little thing that I would comment on, I would of liked a mirror in the main bedroom. But such a minor detail really.

On the whole it was a really enjoyable experience and a real pleasure to come back to after a day out.

We would definitely book it again and recommended it to our friends and family.

We would rate it 10 out of 10 with 100 out of 10 for the views!

We very much hope to come back to the Island very soon and your beautiful home will be our first choice. We loved it so much

Thank you again.
Apr 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Ventnor around the Isle of Wight

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Tumble Dryer
  • 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:
  • 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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Comfortable cottage with stunning sea view in Ventnor, Isle of Wight
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Cozy, well-appointed cottage with a great location and an amazing view

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage. It was well-equipped and spacious (more so than we had expected) with a good sized living area and two potential dining/kids' activity areas. Our two daughters - 5 and 8 - loved the bunk beds, the garden and the view with the shining sea and ships passing.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Chelsea Cottage and hope you'll come again one day. With best wishes Mary and Chris
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Wonderful cottage with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't wish for anything more

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful place to stay. It has everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

Chelsea Cottage has wonderful, panoramic views with a small garden so that you can enjoy the views from the patio if you wish. The cottage itself is beautifully decorated and furnished, with a wonderful view of the sea from the main bedroom. It's fully equipped and close to the town and sea front. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Chelsea Cottage. We hope you'll come again sometime. With best wishes Mary and Chris
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Beautiful cottage with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We have thoroughly enjoyed our week long stay in Chelsea Cottage. This charming venue is tucked away down an alleyway, yet opens up to show the most amazing view of the English Channel, high above the rooftops. We spent our evenings watching cruise liners, tankers and sail boats drifting past. We were fortunate to have incredible weather and enjoyed the nearby beaches of Ventnor and Shanklin every day. The cottage is recently refurbished to a high standard and whilst it is small it had all the facilities we needed including an outside washing line to dry off our swimmers, without blocking our view. We had three very young children with us and travellers should know that the stairs are very steep, however there are easy to fit stair gates at the property which allowed us to move about the cottage with peace of mind. We would highly recommend this cottage to others.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous sea views - the perfect cottage for a peaceful holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Mary & Chris for a fantastic stay in Chelsea Cottage! We were blown away by the fabulous sea views from the terrace, living room and bedroom. The location is perfect, very central yet peaceful, and a great base to explore the Isle of Wight. We particularly liked Ventnor Botanic Gardens and walking along the coastal path to Shanklin. We didn't have a car but that wasn't a problem, it was a very easy journey from the mainland by train and bus. The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we could have possibly needed. We would recommend to anyone and would love to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our cottage. The view certainly is wonderful. We are fortunate to have so much nearby that doesn't depend on having a car. We hope you'll come again sometime. Best wishes Mary and Chris
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Lovely cottage with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay with everything you need for a holiday. Terrace overlooks the sea and gets the sun all day.

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you liked the cottage and had an enjoyable time on the Island. We hope to see you again sometime. With best wishes Mary and Chris
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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

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Ventnor,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£270
for 2 nights
From
£135
£720
 
 
Early Autumn & Half term
22 Sep 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£240
for 2 nights
From
£120
£620
 
 
Early Winter
29 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£95
£450
 
 
Christmas & New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£800
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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