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Smugglers - pretty cottage in quiet street in town, with easy access to beach

People7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
7
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cottage in Ventnor - Cosy Victorian cottage

4 bedroom well equipped character cottage

OPEN ALL YEAR Smugglers is a pretty and cosy early Victorian Cottage in the centre of Ventnor, sleeping 7 people comfortably, plus a cot if required. There is a large double bedroom with a single room attached and a double room with a twin room attached. Both doubles have king sized pocket sprung beds. There is a shower room, and a family bathroom fitted with a toilet, basin & bath with shower attachment. Downstairs there is a comfortable living room with a wood burning stove, leading to the dining room and newly fitted kitchen. The courtyard garden has seating area as well as a quirky outside toilet! At the side of the cottage is a useful covered passageway that lends itself perfectly to storage of pushchairs, bicycles, Wellington boots, kayaks and surfboards. The double doors open onto the road for easy loading and unloading. There is no parking at the property, however there are two car parks and free roadside parking which is less than 5 minutes walk away. Buses run every half hour through the day from a bus stop moments from the cottage (outside Boots in the High Street) and hourly through the night.

We regret that, due to the steepness of Tulse Hill and the roads around Ventnor, the property is not suitable for the infirm.

Smugglers is in the centre of the lovely seaside town of Ventnor. Moments from the high street, it is a short walk to Ventnor's restaurants, pubs and coffee shops, as well as the beach and the Esplanade. The pretty villages of Bonchurch, Niton and Shanklin are also close by. Ventnor golf course is less than 1.5 miles away, with the most stunning views across glorious countryside to the sea. Only a short drive away is Queen Victoria's beloved home Osborne House, the historic Carisbrooke Castle, Yarmouth Castle as well as family attractions like Blackgang Chine and the Donkey Sanctuary. The wilder beaches to the west offer diving, paragliding, surfing and kayaking. For walkers, there are over 500 miles of very well signposted footpaths on the Island, more per square mile than any other English county! It is not far to The Needles and Alum Bay, Tennyson Down, Newtown Nature Reserve and much more. Yarmouth and Cowes are no more than 30 minutes by car, for those who love their sailing.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Alun & Sheelagh Crewe
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Danish, Welsh
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
1 December, 2016
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About Alun & Sheelagh Crewe

Alun and Sheelagh both hail from Wales, Sheelagh from Aberystwyth, Alun from Newport. We have both lived abroad during our working lives but wanted a base back in the UK that we could return to whenever we had a spare weekend. We fell in love with the Isle of Wight when visiting relatives there. Our goal, in sharing Smugglers with guests is to provide a home-from-home. A place where you can immediately relax, feel at home, and start your holiday. We hope to have you as our guests and look forward to meeting you.

Alun & Sheelagh Crewe

Alun & Sheelagh Crewe purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Alun & Sheelagh Crewe chose Isle of Wight

We spent a long time looking for our perfect getaway retreat on the Isle of Wight. We had homed in on Vetnor as one of our favourite places to be. The strong community feeling and lively town centre, the beauty of the beach and the famous 'microclimate' that promotes almost tropical weather and the friendly welcome in every pub and restuarant we entered. All of these things led us to focus our search in Ventnor. We looked at, literally, dozens of houses before falling in love with 'Smugglers'. It's character and homely feel together with being on a quiet street yet only a few yards from the town centre made it an obvious choice. The previous owners, Matt and Sally Clark, had sepnt a lot of time restoring and improving the cottage with high-quality modern appliances and decor that didn't detract from the 200 year-old character. It's a philosophy we intend to continue.

What makes this cottage unique

Smugglers is a 4-bedroomed cottage only 50 metres from the town centre and 400 metres from the beach, yet in the very quiet street of Tulse Hill. It was dubbed 'Smugglers' because of the strange trap door in the back bedroom which we imagine was used when the Revenue Men came to call. It has a private enclosed rear garden with patio and chairs for outdoor dining and cozy log-burning fire for cool evenings. The kitchen is well-equipped with high-quality appliances and there are games, DVDs, Freesat and high-speed wireless internet connection for your entertainment. The central position means that the nearest restaurant (Foggs) is only 30m away and the nearest pub (The Crab and Lobster) only 100m.

Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Smugglers - pretty cottage in quiet street in town, with easy access to beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

Well equipped and great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. Very friendly and responsive owners. Spacious house n well equipped kitchen with a nice yard.

The only thing is no parking in front of house but it wasn't far from house. Overall very good house and would love to be back here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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5

Perfect holiday home.

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable cottage fully equipped. Great location, handy for shops and beach. We paid for a car park permit which was well worth it as you can park in most car parks on the island. Recommended+++

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review and so glad you had a good time. Hope to welcome you to Smugglers again sometime. Alun & Sheelagh
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Salt Lake City, Utah
5

Great Home in Central Ventnor Location

  • 5 of 5

We slept seven people from three different families there with great comfort. The house is welcoming and warm, with a large sized kitchen and plenty of room for simply hanging out. We had a couple large, home-cooked meals for seven. Everything needed for preparation was already there and there is a large dining table for all of us as well so we could share the family meals all together.

Alun and Sheelagh were very communicative from the beginning and made our stay simple, private, and hassle-free.

The house is only steps away from the high street and the major bus stop for Ventnor, and is a short walk from the Esplanade and Coastal Path for enjoying sun and surf.

We had a very enjoyable time in our short stay, and would recommend Smugglers to anyone considering a stay in Ventnor.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mike. Thank you for your review. We're glad you had a good time in Smugglers and a nostalgic visit to Ventnor. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in the UK and to welcome you back to Smugglers again someday Alun & Sheelagh
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Hastings
5

Brilliantly equipped and comfortable cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in the cottage 2 years running and it is perfect for what we need (2 families with 3 children). It's very well maintained and equipped for a weekend break. It has everything...wood for the burner, loo roll, dishwasher tablets, pods for the coffee maker and even sandwich bags for picnics!!

It's in a great location, however it's not for the infirm, as the hill up to the house is very steep! Thankfully, not a problem for us though.

There are some great places to eat and drink nearby (Fogg's, Cantina, The Crab & Lobster) and the beach is a 10 minute walk downhill.

The owners of the property, Alun & Sheelagh were brilliant in their communication and nothing is too much bother.

We will definitely return again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review. So glad that you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to seeing you again next year. Alun & Sheelagh
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5

Charming and practical

  • 5 of 5

Despite being beautiful and well located (which we could see already in the place description) every single detail of the place was well thought and practical making us feel immediately at home. I definitely recommend to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you Carole. So glad you enjoyed your stay and felt at home. All the best Alun & Sheelagh
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Location

Nearest Airport
86 Miles
London, Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Crab & Lobster
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Fishbourne
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Ventnor Golf Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Shanklin
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Foggs
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Ventnor
Car: recommended

Smugglers is in the centre of the lovely seaside town of Ventnor. Moments from the high street, it is a short walk to Ventnor's restaurants, pubs and coffee shops, as well as the beach and the Esplanade. The pretty villages of Bonchurch, Niton and Shanklin are also close by. Ventnor golf course is less than 1.5 miles away, with the most stunning views across glorious countryside to the sea. Only a short drive away is Queen Victoria's beloved home Osborne House, the historic Carisbrooke Castle, Yarmouth Castle as well as family attractions like Blackgang Chine and the Donkey Sanctuary. The wilder beaches to the west offer diving, paragliding, surfing and kayaking. For walkers, there are over 500 miles of very well signposted footpaths on the Island, more per square mile than any other English county! It is not far to The Needles and Alum Bay, Tennyson Down, Newtown Nature Reserve and much more. Yarmouth and Cowes are no more than 30 minutes by car, for those who love their sailing.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ventnor, Isle of Wight

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
 
Christmas/New Year 2016
22 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
£850
 
 
Easter 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£800
 
 
Early Summer 2017
23 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£775
 
 
Summer Half Term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Mid Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£800
 
 
Early Hight Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
£825
 
 
High Summer 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£995
for 7 nights
£995
 
 
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
£800
 
 
Autumn Half-term
22 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£780
for 7 nights
£780
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£870
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£525
£2,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ventnor in South East England

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room - Shower Enclosure , Shower room with sink
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bathroom with sink and toilet
  • Separate bath and shower rooms on first floor
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King size bed with high-quality pocket matress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Double bed with high quality pocket matress
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Single bedroom off bedroom 1
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Twin room off Bedroom 2
  • Four bedrooms with sleeping accomodation for seven plus a cot
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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