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

People7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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. The front double has a king sized pocket sprung bed and there is a queen sized bed in the second double room. There is a shower room with basin but no toilet, 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 and gas grill. 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

Owner
Alun & Sheelagh Crewe
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Danish, Welsh
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
28 November, 2017

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 Ventnor

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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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 3 - 1 Single Bed , Single bedroom off bedroom 1
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Twin room off Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Double bed with high quality pocket matress
  • 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:
  • 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

Reviews

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Smugglers - pretty cottage in quiet street in town, with easy access to beach
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5

A great property for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Smugglers is a lovely house and ideally placed for the High Street in Ventnor and the beach. We managed to make use of all the facilities except the barbecue and everything worked very well. The owners promptly sorted out the only mishap despite the fact that it was bank holiday Monday. I would wholeheartedly recommend Smugglers as ideal for a family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Luke for your great review. Sorry you experienced a mishap with the toilet. Glad we managed to sort it out quickly. Hope to host you again sometime. Best Regards, Alun & Sheelagh
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4

Enjoyable holiday

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage well situated though not suitable for elderly or infirm as it is on a steep hill, but this is true for most of Ventnor and surrounding villages.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage , great stay , fully equipped , great communications with the owners ...Many Thanks

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Paul. Thank you for your review. Glad you liked the cottage. Hope to welcome you back sometime. Alun & Sheelagh
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5

Very much recommended

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here recently with a group of 4 adults and 4 children under 3yrs. The cottage was perfect for our needs. Well maintained and decorated, very clean and literally 1 minute walk to the High Street, although this doesn't cause any disruption with noise etc. The cottage is well equipped with all the things you are likely to need. There is no parking in the road but is free on street parking nearby. However this is all on some very steep hills so bear this in mind if there are any mobility problems in your group. All in all a great place to stay for a holiday and I would certainly consider returning again.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Martin. Thank you for your excellent review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back to Smugglers sometime in the future.
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5

Great stay in a really nice property

  • 5 of 5

We had a really good stay in Smugglers. The property was clean and had everything we needed. The kitchen was well stocked with all we needed for cooking, and the bathrooms and bedrooms were great in accommodating our group. Ventnor high street is about 30 seconds down the hill, and has a couple of really nice restaurants. The beach isn't much further. Overall, we found nothing wanting with Smugglers, and are very happy with our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyable stay

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyable stay. We appreciated the little welcome pack upon arrival. The cottage was close to the high street, groceries and parking (we purchased a 4 day permit which allowed us to park at most other car parks on the island). Cottage was well equipped and very clean throughout. Good Internet for the kids! We were a little disappointed at not being able to bbq on one of the sunny days, and also found the shower a little small with very little pressure. Enjoyed Spyglass on the Esplanade but had terrible fish and chips from Ventnor Haven Fishery (all batter and rocks for chips). Overall, a great time was enjoyed by all.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bryan. Thank you for your great review. We're sorry about the shower. We thought we'd fixed it but clearly it needs a more thorough investigation. We're investigating supplying a gas barbecue as the previous charcoal one caused us problems with the time between changovers in the summer. Sorry this wasn't available for your stay. Best Regards, Alun & Sheelagh Hi Bryan. You'll be pleased to know that we've replaced the shower. It had obviously died even though it was only a few years old. Thanks again for your feedback. Best Regards, 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, South East England

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 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£870
 
 
Easter 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
From
£150
£850
 
 
Early summer
16 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
From
£135
Fri,Sat
£810
 
 
Summer half term 2018
26 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£875
for 7 nights
£875
 
 
Mid-summer 2018
3 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
From
£145
Fri,Sat
£845
 
 
Early high-summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
From
£185
Fri,Sat
£875
 
 
High summer 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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