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Penda Cottage attached to St Catherine's Lighthouse sleeps five people set on the Isle of Wight.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Three bedrooms and one bathroom. Sleeps five guests. Parking to the rear.

In association with Trinity House, Rural Retreats are pleased to present St Catherine's Lighthouse in Niton, on the Isle of Wight.

St Catherine's Lighthouse is situated just outside the hamlet of Niton, approximately 10 minutes' drive from the popular coastal resort of Ventnor, the southernmost point of the Island. The site comprises a terrace of three self-catering former lighthouse keepers' cottages, Landward Cottage, sleeping 4 guests, Gurnard Cottage, sleeping five guests and Penda Cottage sleeping five guests. There is an excellent real ale pub a 10-minute walk up the hill.

This holiday cottage at a glance

Sleeps five guests.

Three bedrooms and one bathroom.

Fully enclosed and private courtyard with a shared open grassed area.

Parking to the rear.

Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome (small additional charge per dog). The ferries welcome dogs in the passenger lounges in dedicated areas and provide water bowls.

The lighthouse does not have a fog signal.


Minimum stay of a two night stay.

Please see important information regarding this property within the Notes Tab above.

Additional features

Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer.

Electric effect wood burner, TV and CD player.

Telephone with honesty box.

Travel cot and highchair available on request.

There are guided tours of the lighthouse throughout the year (subject to availability). If you would like to view the lighthouse please click here or telephone 01983 730435.

Also on this site is Gurnard Cottage, sleeping five guests and Landward Cottage, sleeping four guests.

Within easy reach of the beach.

Attractions and nearby amenities

Enjoy a historical day exploring Carisbrooke Castle, Brading Roman Villa or Arreton Old Village.

Stroll around the lovely Rosemary Vineyard.

Close by is Sandown Pier.

Isle of Wight Military History Museum

A great day for the whole family is Robin Hill Park and Gardens, the brilliant Isle of Wight Zoo as well as Seaview Wildlife Encounters.

Nearby beaches include Ventnor beach, Shanklin beach, Freshwater Bay and Sandown beach including the Battery Gardens. The island is very dog friendly and that there are 9 beaches that welcome dogs all year round.

Travelling times are approximately one and a half to two hours from London to Lymington Ferry Port or Portsmouth Ferry Port - 30 minute ferry crossing, 30 minute drive from Yarmouth or 35 minutes form Fishbourne to Niton village.

More Details

Property Manager
Rural Retreats Holidays Ltd
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have found the best place on earth, the whole experience of staying at St Catherine's Lighthouse was wonderful. From the moment we opened our door to this rather spacious cottage we had a wonderful time. The welcome pack had everything we needed and more including the lovely flowers. The place was warm, clean and cosy. Thank you to everyone concerned.
Nov 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Niton in Niton and Whitwell

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Ground floor: Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bathroom with electric shower over bath
  • Bathroom with electric shower over bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Ground floor: Double bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , Double bedroom with a 5' bed
    Ground floor: Twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedroom with 3' beds
    Ground floor: Single bedroom - 1 Single Bed , Single bedroom with 3' bed
  • Double bedroom with 5' bed, Twin bedroom with 3' beds, Single bedroom with 3' bed.
  • Television
  • Garden
Electric convector heating, electric "wood burning stove effect" fire. Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer. TV and CD player. Telephone with honesty box. Travel cot and highchair available on request. WiFi* *Please note that internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor Rural Retreats will be held responsible.


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Other Activities:

There are some wonderful towns throughout the Isle of Wight including:

The busy port towns of Cowes and East Cowes.

The seaside town of Ventnor.

The historic town of Newport.

The popular and busy village of Bembridge.

The historic, coastal town of Yarmouth.

The village of Seaview with its panoramic views.

The largest town on the island, Ryde.

Places to visit on the Isle of Wight include:

The Needles Park including its famous cable car ride – Alum Bay, PO39 0JD. Tel: 0871 720 0022.

Blackgang Chine, great family fun with a range of rides and attractions – PO38 2HN. Tel: 01983 730330

Robin Hill, Adventure Park and Gardens – Newport, PO30 2NU. Tel: 01983 527352

Dinosaur Isle – Sandown, PO36 8QA. Tel: 01983 404344

Isle of Wight Military History Museum – Cowes, PO31 8QU. Tel: 01983 300037

Owl and Monkey Haven – Newport, PO30 2NB. Tel: 01983 530885

Seaview Wildlife Encounter – Seaview, PO34 5AP. Tel: 01983 612153

Isle of Wight Zoo – Sandown, PO36 8QB. Tel: 01983 403883

Godshill Model Village – Godshill, PO38 3HH. Tel: 01983 840270

Sandown Pier – Sandown, PO36 8JT. Tel: 01983 404122

Bembridge Fort – Bembridge, PO36 8QY. Tel: 01983 741020

Arreton Old Village , a traditional, working, craft village – Arreton, PO30 3AA. Tel: 01983 528353

Rosemary Vineyard – Newport, PO33 4BE. Tel: 01983 811084

Beautiful beaches stretch the Isle of Wight coastline including:

Cowes Beach, Cowes.

St Helens Beach, Ryde.

Ventnor Beach, Ventor. A medium sized beach ideal for families.

Steephill Cove, Ventor.

Shanklin Beach, Shanklin. A large sized beach very popular with families.

Freshwater Bay, Freshwater. A medium sized, popular with families.

Sandown Beach, Sandown.

Bembridge Beach, Bembridge.

There are a wealth of activities on the Isle of Wight including:

Wight Cycle Hire – Yarmouth, PO41 0QT. Tel: 01983 761800

Isle of Wight Sea Kayaking – Freshwater, PO40 9XR. Tel: 01983 755838

Fynn Marine Rib & Yacht Charters – Cowes, PO31 7BD. Tel: 01983 297500

Isle of Wight Adventure Activities, delivering plenty of adventure activities including paddleboarding, coasteering or climbing – Freshwater, PO40 9XR. Tel: 01983 755838

High Adventure Ltd, see things from a different perspective and enjoy the day paragliding – Tel: 07811 700410

Ventnor Golf Club – Ventnor, PO38 1BP. Tel: 01983 853326

Hill Farm Stables – Freshwater, PO40 9TQ. Tel: 01983 752502

Wight Karting – Ryde, PO33 1QS. Tel: 01983 565366

There are an abundance of historic homes and gardens to visit on the Isle of Wight including:

Carisbrooke Castle – Newport, PO30 1XY. Tel: 0370 333 1181

Newport Roman Villa – Newport, PO30 1HA. Tel: 01983 823828

Brading Roman Villa – Brading, PO36 0EN. Tel: 01983 406223

North Court – Shorwell, PO30 3JG. Tel: 01983 740415

Ventnor Botanic Garden – Ventnor, PO38 1UL. Tel: 01983 855397

Yarmouth Castle – Yarmouth, PO41 0PB. Tel: 0370 333 1181

Nunwell House & Gardens – Brading, PO36. Tel: 01983 407240

Some favourite restaurants to try on the Isle of Wight include:

The Hut – Freshwater, PO40 9NP. Tel: 01983 898637

The Little Gloster – Cowes, PO31 8JQ. Tel: 01983 298776

Baywatch on the Beach – Ryde, PO33 1YB. Tel: 01983 873259

The Crab Shed – Ventnor, PO38 1UG. Tel: 01983 852177

The Boathouse – Seaview, PO34 5AW. Tel: 01983 810616

The Pond Café – Bonchurch, PO38 1RG. Tel: 01983 855666

The New Inn – Shalfleet, PO30 4ND. Tel: 01983 531314

Events within Isle of Wight include:

February/March: Isle of Wight Acoustic Isle Festival

May: Isle of Wight Walking Festival

June: Isle of Wight Festival

August: Cowes Week

September: Cycling Festival


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  • rental notes on extras

  • Contractual booking deposit: 33.00% rent